CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
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March 31 to May 16 (no classes April 21 - 25)
To Register: Go to our Registration Page to complete your form for returning to Firehouse Arts by snail mail (20 Center Street, Yarmouth, Me 04096) or by email.
To Pay: Select a class and pay online (below), or send your registration form with a check made payable to Firehouse Arts
WINTER SESSION- JAN.27-MARCH 15
SPRING SESSION - MARCH 31 - MAY 16
3:00 - 5:00pm Drawing Studio w/ Marlena Faxon
Learn to draw through a variety of exercises, tips and techniques that will sharpen your hand eye coordination, increase levels of observation and ignite your inner artist's eye. Come to class with ideas of what you would like to draw.
Fee: $120 per session (supplies included)
3:30-5:30pm Sew More Club w/ Annie Witte
Using a combination of hand work, stitching, embroidering, machine work, and weaving, we'll create creatures, woven bags, lavendar pillows, aprons and more. Each class will have its own project from start to finish, maybe a tiny bit of overlap to next class. Design, color, format, texture, and imagination will come together.
Fee: $120 per session (supplies included)
6:30 - 8:00pm Comic Drawing w/ Rick Parker
Do you like to draw? Then why not let internationally-known Beavis and Butt-Head cartoonist, Rick Parker, teach you everything it took him 40 years to learn? You can do this in only a few classes. Learn how to create characters, craft stories, draw people and animals - learn all about how to create your own comic book, graphic novel or TV Show. Rick's been there and done that--with his instruction , you'll be able to do it, too! Bring a pencil, paper, eraser and a clipboard. Rick will take you through everything step by step.
6:00 - 9:00pm Sew What w/ Sue Hammerland
Come join Sue Hammerland and bring your sewing machine! Sue will help you figure out how to sew that project you've been wanting to make-- apparel, toys, your own fiber art creation!
Mondays - Register for Spring Session Only
7:00 - 9:00pm Open Clay Studio w/ Kat Gillies
This clay class introduces a variety of concepts and techniques used in contemporary ceramic object-making. Projects include ideas and skills used in both sculpture and design around the world and through history. This course includes introduction to slab, pinch, coil, tile and press molds. Through these projects students develop ideas and learn new skills-- building, finishing and firing ceramic objects. This course is open to both students with previous experience and no experience at all.
Fee: $195 per session
1:00 - 2:30pm Snow Magic w/ Charlie Paschal
The magic of winter is anything but white! This class will be full of color, providing an abundance of learning opportunities and skill building through materials and creative experiences. Projects include a variety of drawing, painting, printmaking, clay and sculpture.
Age: 3 - 6
Fee: $120 (includes supplies)
3:30 - 5:00pm Paint & Sew w/ Solvejg Makaretz
Paint your own creature on fabric and learn how to sew and stuff to
take home a one-of-a-kind plushy!
Fee: $120 (All materials provided)
3:30 - 5:30pm Papier Maché w/ Anne Alexander
Sculpt your own wild kingdom out of paper mache!
Kids will learn the skills to build at least one critter at the Firehouse studio, using non-toxic paste, gesso and paint. Dress for a little mess and a lot of fun!
6:30 - 8:00pm Digital Photography ++ w/ Mike Leonard
Feb. 11 - Intro to Digital Photography Got a camera for Christmas? or one that you still haven't been able to figure out? What you didn't read in your camera manual you can find out here and make better pictures instantly.
Feb. 25 - Intro to Photoshop for the Non-profits ThIs class is a virtual on-ramp for anyone needing to create signage, posters, bulletins, slides for presentations, and to just enhance their photos.
March 4 - Intro to Photoshop for Scrapbooking Take your images to a new level with some basic functions in Photoshop: (For Adobe versions CS through CS6 & Elements 10) Cropping & Resizing; Levels and simple picture clean up; Introduction to Adobe camera raw processing
March 11 - Digital Photography: Making your Own Fine Art Prints With a little tweaking in Photoshop you can turn your best shot into a work of art. Mike will explain the tools used in the process of editing your images and prepping them for fine art printing. This includes cropping, resizing, adding text, borders and other image adjustments available in Photoshop.
March 18 - Bring It On: Open question night/review Often there isn't enough time in a class to go over the multitude of questions. And sometimes it's nice to go home from a class, try stuff and then come back with your questions. Here's your chance! If you have taken 2 other classes earlier in the winter session, please drop down on the PayPal selection to register for your FREE class!
Fee: $25 per class
10:00 - Noon Landscape Painting with Acrylics w/ Diana Johnson
Spark your creativity through painting. Beginners and those with previous painting experience are all welcome. In this class we will explore the
fundamentals of landscape painting from the initial sketch to the final
stroke of paint. You will receive tips for various stages of the painting
process. The instructor will use acrylics to demonstrate painting
techniques. Copies of all new reference photos used in demonstrations will be available for everyone. Please supply your own materials. A list of basic
materials can be obtained at registration.
3:00 - 5:00pm Kids' Open Clay Studio w/ Kat Gillies
This clay class introduces a variety of concepts and techniques used in contemporary ceramic object-making. Projects include ideas and skills used in both sculpture and design around the world and through historywith an introduction to slab, pinch, coil, tile and press molds. Through these projects students develop ideas and learn new skills-- building, finishing and firing ceramic objects.
6:30 - 8:00pm Drawing Fundamentals w/ Ed Zelinsky
In my class the only goal will be sharpening your drawing skills in an interesting and natural way. Drawing is fun and we'll keep it that way. Afterward, you can apply what you've learned to painting or portrait making or designing furniture. Confidence in drawing adds confidence to every almost every other creative pursuit.
Need: A stack of 8.5 x 11 photocopier paper. I like the heavier weight myself. Whatever you like to draw with- ball point pen, soft pencil, sharpies. A drawing pad if you like. (I like thin translucent paper so that I can refine a sketch over and over... obsessively sometimes! ;^), Some examples by your favorite drawing artist. David Hockney? Rick Parker? Milton Glaser?
Age: Teen +
6:00 - 8:00pm Alabaster Carving w/ Anne Alexander
Get a great introduction to subtractive sculpting by carving a small alabaster sculpture of your own design! Students will choose a stone to carve into either an abstract form or simplified, recognizable form. Saws, rasps, files, and sandpapers will be used to create the sculpture. The works will be finished by wet sanding, oiling, and waxing.
9:00 -11:30am Paint & Print w/ Leslie Hamren
Each week we'll delve into a different project - one week we'll do 'easy' botanical paintings (you'll leave with two matted masterpieces), another week you'll use soft linoleum to create your own printing block, (and leave with home-made stationery), and another week we'll be painting and block printing on fabric! You'll have lots of ideas to take home for other projects as well!
FEE: $150 (includes all supplies)
3:00 - 5:00pm Metal Works w/ Ann Thompson
Using examples from a collection of folk toys, students use authentic manufacturing techniques and hand tools to create their own inventive moving art. Along the way, students will experience problem-solving and critical thinking, while gaining insight about materials, engineering processes and craftmanship. And it's a lot of fun!
6:00 - 8:00pm Intro to Painting w/ Tom Flanagan
In this course we will explore in theory and practice how to paint what we see. At the end of the course each student will leave with a better understanding of how to depict a subject in two dimensions, using still life studies, in oil paint. Whether you are a beginning painter or someone looking for a refresher, working on the mechanics of painting is a great way to build confidence.
“Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye. it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.”
Fee: $120 (supply list supplied on registration)
9:00-11:00am Painted Placemats and Floorcloths w/ Marlena Faxon
Looking to add some color or design to your home? Have you ever wondered how to make a floor cloth and would like to try? This class will cover the basics of floor cloth making and explore color, design, pattern and texture with regular house paint on place mat size, 2'x3' or 3'x4' canvas. The cloths will then be sealed with a water based polyurethane finish that is durable and can be wiped clean with water.
Students are welcome to bring there own water based, interior or exterior paints
and any inspiration samples. Some paints will be on hand to use as well as brushes, rollers, tape, texture, printing and stenciling tools.
Fee: $120 (Please bring an additional $20 material fee to first class)
SATURDAY, FEB 8
10:00- Noon Pewter Hearts w/ Ann Thompson
Create solid pewter pendants, buttons or magnets using non-toxic, American pewter by sculpting your own heart's mold and casting with low-temperature molten pewter.
Age 10 to 110