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Expressive Arts Workshop for Trauma Survivors W24

Free

with Alexandria Zadok

Calendar Feb 27, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 14 weeks

Come explore and play with different healing modalities, including art and writing. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Sexual Assault Crises & Support Center and the Family Violence Project and seeks to create a supportive community. No art skills are needed, just a desire to explore with others. This class is free and all materials are provided.  This class meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

Alexandria Zadok has had an interest in trauma recovery for decades, using modalities such as art, music, and yoga for her own healing. She is currently working on her Master of Counseling at Vermont University. She hopes to help build a vibrant supportive community for trauma survivors in the Augusta area.

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Create a “Hello Spring” Gnome Deco Mesh Wreath W24

$32

with Amy Harrington

Calendar Mar 4, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Amy will supply the materials to make a “Hello Spring” Gnome deco-mesh wreath and will guide you through the process to create a beautiful 24-inch wreath. This Wreath includes a sign that is gnome-shaped. We will have an intermission halfway through the 3-hour class. Amy will provide snacks and drinks. This class is very relaxed and has a fun atmosphere. A $30 materials fee is due to Amy Harrington at the start of class.

Storm date of March 11. Amy is a mom of four and has been crafting for over 13 years.

Amy discovered a passion for wreath-making in 2021 and has been mastering the craft ever since. She enjoys bringing joy to her customers’ homes, warming hearts, and seeing the wonder in her students’ eyes as they say, “I made that!” Amy attends out-of-state workshops and takes classes online from her coaches to stay on top of the up-and-coming trends. She looks forward to sharing her passion with you.

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Introduction to Needle Felting W24

$75

with Kristen Bishop

Calendar Mar 6, 2024 at 5:30 pm

Students will learn the basic skills for both needle felting and wet felting. Each week will feature a new project that they could take home. Material fee of $60 payable to instructor at the start of class. Additional materials can be purchased.

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Open Studio W24

$48

with Shalimar Chasse

Calendar Mar 15, 2024 , runs for 4 weeks

Enjoy creating in a company? Please join us twice monthly to be inspired and share practice with others! Mature young people ages 16 and up and adults welcome! Thirty-year veteran arts educator available for instruction as needed.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own supplies to their first class (a list of recommended general supplies is available after completing an online media interest survey link provided at registration). Possible planned media-specific activities with either additional material fees or a list of supplies to purchase and recommended donations or additional registrations for instruction will be offered to interested participants.

This is a great opportunity to finish some of those incomplete projects and learn from others' new art-making approaches!

Classes will meet:

  • March 15, 6:00 p.m            
  • March 30, 10:00 a.m.                 
  • April 5, 6:00 p.m.
  • April 20, 10:00 a.m. 
  • May 3, 6:00 p.m.
  • May 18, 10:00 a.m.
  • June 2, TBA
  • June 14, 6:00 p.m.

Card-Making Workshop March W24

$26

with Lorna Plourde

Calendar Mar 19, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Make four handmade cards and learn new techniques and fun folds. All embellishments and envelopes are included. You will go home with instructions for the cards you made in class. There is a lab fee of $5 payable to the instructor on the first night of class.

Lorna has been card-making for over 25 years and teaching classes for 15 years. With every class is a special door prize.

Create a Ladybug “Welcome” Deco Mesh Wreath W24

$32

with Amy Harrington

Calendar Apr 1, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Amy will supply the materials to make a Cute Ladybug “Welcome” deco-mesh wreath and will guide you through the process of creating a beautiful 24-inch wreath. We will have an intermission halfway through the three-hour class. Amy will provide snacks and drinks.

This class is very relaxed and has a fun atmosphere.  A $30 materials fee is due to Amy Harrington at the start of class.  Storm date of April 8.

Amy is a mom of four and has been crafting for over 13 years. Amy discovered a passion for wreath-making in 2021 and has been mastering the craft ever since. She enjoys bringing joy to her customers’ homes, warming hearts, and seeing the wonder in her students’ eyes as they say, “I made that!” Amy attends out-of-state workshops and takes classes online from her coaches to stay on top of the up-and-coming trends. She looks forward to sharing her passion with you.

Acadian Arts Watercolor Painting Retreat at Harbor View House, Prospect Harbor, Maine W24

$495

with Mary Laury

Calendar Apr 4, 2024 , runs for 1 week

Your instructor, Mary Laury is an accomplished watercolorist and highly esteemed teacher. She encourages all her students to believe they can be successful.

Painting is an exciting medium; it flows and moves and does beautiful things. If you have never painted in watercolors, we will start at the beginning. If you have painted before, you will pick up some new tips and tricks as well. We all learn together!

Escape to a Grand Victorian Inn, the Harbor View House in Prospect Harbor on the coast of Maine, with an intimate group of artists, cooks, and creatives! All meals are included in the workshop fee plus special activities to extend your learning from the day’s workshops, including a private house concert by Grammy balloted singer-songwriter, storyteller, and author Gordon Ward. Day students are welcome.

For more information about the workshop, call Mary at 207-632-2251. To book your stay at the inn call 207-963-9122 or visit hharborviewhousellc.com.

For more information go to: acadianarts.com

Open Studio For 11-15 Year Olds W24

$30

with Shalimar Chasse

Calendar Apr 17, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Enjoy making art and looking for some art classes outside of school? Come and join us for a choice-based art open studio!

This is a great opportunity to work with materials that may not be available to you in school or to explore techniques you might like additional instruction.

Once registered, you will receive via email a choice media inquiry sheet and an online survey. From this, a custom experience will be crafted for you!

Materials fee based on media choices and usage. An estimate will be projected via email before class. You are encouraged to bring along some of your art to share and to set goals for optional long-term study with support!





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