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Acrylic Pour Dips


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.




Artist Mentorship


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:  207-608-8738

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Bow Tucks Purse


with Sandy Dodson

Calendar Oct 26, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Make this versatile purse in one class. It has several compartments that make organizing and finding your things easy. Bring to class a sewing machine in good working order and a cutting board.  Come spend a fun Saturday and have a great purse to show for it.  Purse measures 11"x11"x5"

Materials List:

front & back - top main section - 1/2 yard (also enough for handle and front pocket)

Front and back contrasting bottom piece - 1/3 yard

Lining for the entire inside - 1/2 yard

Inside pockets - 1/3 yard

Cover for bottom insert - use scraps from above pieces or 12" x 16"

button loop and ties- 1/4 yard

1 inch or larger button

shoulder strap - 5" x 42" piece of fabric

fusible fleece - iron on is easy to work with - 2 yards

thread to match

heavy cardboard or matte board for the bottom



Customized Art Class


Don't see the art class you wish to take? Let us know! We will recruit an artist that specializes in the process(es) you wish to learn. Make it an private, semi-private, or group class. Have a something special to celebrate? Have an art party at the studio! For rates and more information, please contact Kristin Fitzpatrick:  207-608-8738


Dutch Pour Method (Acrylic Pour)


with Tara Finlay

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

This acrylic pouring method has a interesting twist. Learn the special recipe for mixing paint to do the popular Dutch pour. If you've tried this method at home with your blow dryer, learn how to do it without the blow dryer. We'll use a deep cradled canvas to display our abstract painting which often looks like an abstract flower. All materials included for $35 payable to instructor the night of class. No experience necessary. Appropriate for absolute beginners to professional artists who want to learn fluid painting methods.



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Family Art Night: Alcohol Inks


with Rhea McCoy

Calendar Nov 9, 2019 at 3 pm, runs for 1 week

Skip the movies and create a unique piece of art as a family! Layer + manipulate alcohol inks on tile to create beautiful abstract designs. Experiment with inks on 4x4 tiles before starting on your larger, framed 6x6 tile. Sharing in this collaborative process will result in a finished, framed piece of art to display in your home. No popcorn or screens necessary to have fun and spend time with your family! All materials included.


Floating Resin Ornaments


with Tara Finlay

Calendar Nov 22, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn to mix and pour resin and what kinds of molds to use to cast resin. Instructor will provide all materials including seasonal items to embed in your resin to create ornaments perfect for large and small holiday trees a like. Each person will create around 5 ornaments. Your ornaments need to cure in the mold for at least 24 hours. You will be notified the night of class when they can be picked up. The instructor will drill holes for you if you like.  A $25 materials fee is payable to instructor the night of class.




Girls Night Out: Clay Night 11/1


with Amanda Williams

Calendar Nov 1, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Gather up the girls and prepare for a fun night out! Learn to throw clay on the potter's wheel and make a "hand-built" functional forms. Great for beginners or those returning to clay. Make something for yourself or a friend while getting in some creative bonding time with your girlfriends! Materials fee of $12 (cash) payable to instructor at class.


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