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3D Resin & Ink Suncatchers

$24

with Tara Finlay

Calendar Sep 30, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

We're breaking out of the framed version and into a mold to allow both sides of these stunning resin and ink creations to be visible. Learn to mix and pour 2-part resin, and what special inks to use to create the 3D effect. Learn what is different about making resin ink art in a mold vs in a frame, and learn what to look for and what to avoid in choosing molds for resin. Your piece will have to cure at least overnight and you will be told in class when you can pick it up. A $30 materials is fee payable to instructor the night of class.

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Acrylic Pour Dips

$24

with Tara Finlay

Calendar Nov 14, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Acrylic dips are a combination of acrylic pour painting and monoprints. You will learn the special recipe to make paint suitable for dipping, choose a color scheme, and will dip 4 mini canvases or tiles to make art to hang or to turn into coasters later at home. Photo shows a variety of color schemes. You will be taking your pieces home in a container provided by the instructor. A $30 materials fee is payable to instructor the night of class.

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Alcohol Ink Coasters

$38

with Rhea McCoy

Calendar Sep 27, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Instructor will demonstrate how to make one-of-a-kind alcohol ink tiles that can be used as small decor art pieces or coasters for your favorite beverages. You will leave with 4 custom tiles with cork backings. Get out of the house and have a creative night out with friends! All materials included.

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Artist Mentorship

Free

with Kristin Fitzpatrick

Artists will work closely with their mentor to establish technical, conceptual, and professional goals. This customized program is intended for artists seeking to advance their artistic practice. Overcome your artistic obstacles; whether they be speaking about, making, presenting, or selling your artwork. Your goals + areas of concentration (medium) will determine which mentor you are paired with. With your mentor, you will co-create a self-designed program; addressing your practice, process, and aesthetic barriers. When necessary, mentors will provide medium specific demonstrations and constructive criticism of both process + product. Mentorship can take place at Arts Afire Studio or another agreed upon location. For rates and more information, please contact Kristin Fitzpatrick: kfitzpatrick@sanford.org  207-608-8738

Beginner Acrylic Pour 10/5

$24

with Tara Finlay

Calendar Oct 5, 2019 at 11:30 am, runs for 1 week

Learn the hottest trend in DIY abstract art! We'll learn what paints work best and what to avoid, as well as the various mediums to mix the paint with for pouring. The instructor will demonstrate mixing paint and two ways of pouring. You'll chose one and make a gorgeous piece of art on an 8x10 canvas. Anyone can do this with the right materials - absolute beginners to experienced fine artists new to pouring will benefit from this class. The instructor will provide a container for you to transport your wet painting home in. A $30 materials fee is payable to instructor the night of class.

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Beginner Gouache: Plein Air at Parsons

$92

with Taylor Grant

Calendar Sep 21, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

A one day outdoor painting workshop that takes place at Parson's Beach in Kennebunk. We'll spend the day familiarizing ourselves with gouache, the bold cousin of watercolor. This water based, opaque medium that dries to a matte finish is well suited for painting quick studies of ever-shifting atmospheric conditions. Beginner gauche set and medium specific paper included. Bring sunscreen, bug spray, snacks, and plenty of water! We'll have a rain date if weather is not agreeable.  

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Beginner Soft Pastel

$36

with Tara Finlay

Calendar Oct 10, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

In this two-night gentle introduction to soft pastel, we'll work with a student grade set (that you get to take home!) to produce an impressionistic landscape using a photo reference from the instructor. You'll learn how to block in values and apply the pastels. Then in the second class, you'll learn a super-quick underpainting technique to bring richness and vibrancy to your work. We'll do an impressionist floral design using the student pastels but you will get to try out several brands of professional pastels so you can experience them before you invest in a set yourself. Materials fee: $15 payable to instructor night of first class.

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Beginner's Observational Drawing

$78

with Taylor Grant

Calendar Sep 25, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Paper, a pencil, and your brain. That's all you need to start learning how to draw. It's a skill just like reading and writing, and this class aims to demystify that process. It's for "the true blue" beginner and will provide a supportive, judgement free zone where students can build a solid foundation in the perception of line, space, and value relationships and build confidence in rendering what they see. Materials fee included in course fee.

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