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Oil Painting for All Ability Levels 5/2
with Susan Mesick
For beginners, we'll cover the use of materials specific to oil painting, including paints, mediums, surfaces, clean up and safe handling. Let's explore basic design/composition, color mixing, paint application and final presentation! For more advanced students - Sue will help you take it to the next level! Materials list follows:
Recommended online stores are: Cheap Joes, Blick or Artist and Craftsman. Artist and Craftsman also has a store in Portland off Forest Ave. You can find all of the materials needed at any one of these sites. Walmart and Ocean State Job Lots sell some of the materials, specifically canvas boards and paints. If you have any questions, you can reach me at 207-459-5064.
Paints: There are many brands and a student grade paint is fine to start with. This would include Winton, Daler Rowney
Alizarin CrimsonUltramarine BlueCadmium LemonSap GreenRaw UmberWhite
Brushes: 4 to begin with) Some good brands are Windsor and Newton, Robert Simmons Signet series, Royal Langnickel. You will be frustrated if you use the cheap brushes.Filberts #1 and #4Round #5Bright #8
You will also need 5x7 canvas boards (Ocean State Job Lots and Walmart)
Liquin An oil painting medium that I use is and can be found at the above online sites.
Palette, used for mixing your colors. Palettes are surfaces that won’t absorb the paint and can be a paper palette, acrylic, or glass even freezer paper will work.
A roll of paper towels or some old rags.
A table top easel is helpful but not necessary
Thank you and I look forward to painting with you.
Online Learning & Teaching
Discover the fascinating world of online learning and teaching. Specifically for K-12 teachers, find out why and how your students learn online. Explore wonderful eTools, from drag-and-drop games to virtual labs. Then find out how you can begin to use the web in your own teaching. See why web-enhanced courses are being introduced in K-12 schools. Help your students to learn more and prepare them for the workplace.
with Deb Farnham Thompson
Bring a friend and join the fun at SCAE's fundraiser Paint Night! Miss Deb will be guiding us through a painting of a beautiful lighthouse. Everything is included!
Painted Rocks 5/19
with Tara Finlay
There is a nationwide trend of painting rocks and leaving them around for people to find to brighten their day. Whether you want to contribute to this movement or just paint rocks for yourself, we'll cover what kinds of rocks make ideal painting surfaces, the types of paints to use and what to avoid, and more. All materials provided *except the rocks*. Ideal rocks have a mostly smooth surface and are about 3-6" in size. Bring 2-3 rocks so you can work on one while another is drying. Kit fee $2 covers paint and supplies payable to the instructor.
Radical Forgiveness Ceremony Workshop
with Mandy Furbush
Want to let go of the past, but unsure how? Ready to move forward in your life and embrace the peace and happiness that is rightfully yours? Then this Sacred Ceremony is for you! Inspired by healing circles used by various indigenous cultures around the world, this largely non-verbal process has proven itself to be extremely powerful and effective in allowing people to forgive themselves and others and to find peace and happiness. This sacred ceremony preserves privacy and anonymity and provides an opportunity to heal from the grief, trauma, hurt, and pain that you have experienced in life. Forgive yourself and everyone else in your life without having to "tell your Story." Spring is here! Why not clean out that emotional closet and join us for this 2 1/2 hour transformational ceremony that will leave you filled with peace and joy. Need a minimum of 8 participant to hold the ceremony. Due to space constraints, there are only 20 seats available for this event. Participants must be 18 or older.
with Cindy Simon
Make & take spring potpourri! Recipes include herbs, essential oils and plants. Calm, energize, de-stress, uplift mood, purify, balance and more! Learn while you create and arrange your potpourri on a decorative dish provided. Materials fee of $5 payable to instructor at class.
with Mandy Furbush
Daily demands of life leaving you feeling frazzled and exhausted? In this one-hour class, learn tips and strategies for coping with the daily stress that comes your way. The little things are the big things when it comes to managing stress. Better health and well-being can be yours, and it can start today!
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
The effects of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) vary widely, but it is important for every teacher to understand how to recognize behaviors that may indicate ASD. Discover strategies for working effectively with ASD students and how to work effectively with parents to create the most positive learning environments for children and teens.