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with Linda Mansur Migneault

Calendar Sep 25, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 5 weeks

Beginner through intermediate acrylic artists, this is the class for you! Bring your materials and a reference photograph of what you would like to paint. A simple landscape or still life is a great choice for beginners.

Materials: small canvas board, beginners may experiment with Apple Barrel paints, include red, blue, yellow, white and black as basic needs, (white will be used the most)-try to avoid gloss.  Brushes (round 2,6,8 and flat 2,6,8).  Bring a container for water, paper towels, trash bag or plastic to cover the table.

Beach Glass Mobile


with Tara Finlay

Calendar Sep 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Make a pretty beach mobile to hang in your window, on your porch, or wall.  Materials fee includes hanging material and glue, and some beach glass.  Please bring a piece of driftwood or a branch or dowel to hang your creation from. The stringing material can be hard to see so please bring your glasses if you need them.  There is a $5 materials fee payable to the instructor at class.

Beach Painting


with Tara Finlay

Calendar Sep 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Keep your beach memories alive all winter long with this painting featuring ocean waves and a sand beach with little shells and beach glass accents. No artistic experience required.  Personalize your painting any way you wish. You can bring small accents but the instructor will have some for you to use if you don't have any.  There is a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor at class.

Beginner Acrylic Pour Painting


with Tara Finlay

Calendar Nov 10, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

With this exciting process, you never know what beautiful patterns will be created until the paint is poured. We'll cover what types of paint and additives work best to create beautiful abstract art. This class is appropriate for any artistic skill level, from beginner to pro, who wants to learn this technique. You will be transporting your wet paintings home in a container provided by the instructor, but you may want to have some plastic or cardboard in your car for the trip home.  There is a $25 materials fee payable to the instructor at class.

Beginner Crochet


with Tara Finlay

Calendar Nov 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Learn basic crochet skills such as chaining, basic stitches, and then we'll use those stitches to create a dishcloth.  We'll learn crocheting in the round, increases and decreases by making a scrubby, and how to crochet  a dishtowel.  For the first class, you will need a basic set of crochet hooks size E-J or F-K or one size J hook and one ball of medium-weight 100% cotton year like "Sugar N' Cream". Instructor will have crochet hooks to share if you want to try before you buy. No materials fee.  Additional materials for the second and third week of class will be discussed and the cost of those materials will be minimal.

Beginner Punch Needle


with Tara Finlay

Calendar Dec 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Punch needle embroidery has deep roots in New England as women hooked rugs out of old clothing or yarn. We'll use a smaller embroidery punch needle and regular floss to make this cute ornament.  In second class, we will finish the ornament using fabric. Materials fee payable to instructor ($20) includes punch needle kit, floss, and finishing materials. You keep the kit.

Cane Wrapped Rocks


with Christine Smith

Calendar Sep 20, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Wrapping rocks in a quick, fun way to create a nature-based object of beauty.  The technique is based on ancient Japanese basket weaving. We have found it addicting to choose a smooth ocean rock and figure out the best way to embellish it with cane. Bring your own rock or choose from ours. Your rocks should easily fit into the palm of your hand. If you are patient, you can even wrap a tiny rock for a necklace. Materials fee of $5 payable to the instructor at class.

Cherokee Double Wall Basket


with Christine Smith

Calendar Nov 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This fancy basket has a lot of features to make it really special.  Start with a twill base in two colors.  One color goes inside of the basket and the other on the outside which is also woven with patterns and curls. It requires more work than a regular basket, but is not extra difficult. It measures 8" x 15". Materials fee of $30 payable to the instructor at class.

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