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Chair Caning & Splint Seat Weaving
with Joanna Merrill
Transform your broken chair into a useful and attractive addition to your home. This class is for splint woven seats or seats with cane woven through holes around the edge of the chair seat. Bring plastic bucket, scissors, and a chair. 8 Weeks
Materials fee: $30 payable to instructor first night for pegs and cane.
Chalk Painting Your Furniture or Kitchen Cabinets
with Meredith Earle
Is there furniture in your home that needs a fresh look? Been dreaming of a new kitchen? This class is for YOU! Learn the simple Royal Chalk 4-step system for painting your furniture in this single evening course. Create any look you desire....vintage, cottage, antiqued, modern….in any painted color you desire at a fraction of the cost of new cabinets or new furniture. Wood, MDF, Laminate all can be painted. No experience required! Miki Earle, creator of The Royal Chalk paint line, has taught hundreds of DIY students to successfully refinish furniture and cabinetry. Wear your painting clothes or an apron and bring a small drop cloth. All materials, chalking supplies and tools will be provided.
Bring a VERY small portable piece of wooden Furniture to paint (that has been scrubbed clean with a grease cutting soap) AND a one cup sample of flat low-primer paint. We love the Home Depot BEHR Premium Plus flat sheen 8-ounce samples. (Please, no chairs with spindles.)
Visit the royalchalk.com site to get an idea of the beauty you can create.
Materials Fee: $25 payable to instructor night of class. Set up begins at 5:30.
Christmas or Manger Herbs
with Betsey Golon
Create a fragrant blend of herbs and flowers to be used as potpourri or sachets for the Christmas tree or to give as gifts. The symbolism of the herbs and a brief history of how these were used will be covered. You’ll go home with some recipes for other projects.
Mail materials fee of $15 (non refundable) to Betsey Golon, PO Box 1479, Naples, ME 04055 one week prior to class.
Decorated Boxwood Tree
with Brad Eldridge
Learn the basics for making a fresh traditional boxwood tree. All supplies will be provided to create a basic tree with simple decorations. Suggestions will be given for other ways to decorate at home in your own style.
Material fee: $25 payable to instructor night of class.
with Eamon White
Learning to take good photos takes a lot of time and practice. Join us as we go over basic camera settings, ISO, aperture and depth of field. Then we’ll talk about lenses, the difference between them and which one to use to get the best shots. You’ll discover how to play with light and how to make your photos stand out.
Note: You must have a DSLR camera (with removable lenses) for this course. This is not the class for you if you own a point and shoot or a smartphone camera.
No class: 10/19 6 Wks
Intro to Acrylic Painting
with Susan Cannafarina
Join us for a fun session that begins with learning to draw from sight and understanding color. Then move on to using acrylic paints to create beautiful reproductions of the Masters’ works. Each class will help you understand techniques to balance shadows and highlights and bring out details in your drawings and paintings. The paintings you do will explore different techniques and the results will be memorable keepsakes to save or give as gifts. 8 weeks No class 11/8
1) 2 pencils for basic drawing (one hard eg.#2 and one soft eg.charcoal) & one sketch pad (8X10 or larger)
2) 1 set of basic brushes with different sizes (from very small & fine to 1-2" flat ends & slanted ends, and a fan brush...you don't need more than 5 or 6 of varying sizes and shapes)
3) 1 set on acrylic paints (make sure they have at least the primary colors: red, yellow, green, blue, black, brown and white).
4) 5 canvases (they can be gesso covered panels=hard board or gesso covered stretched over a frame_ 1 canvas size 8X10, 4 cnavases size 11x14 (FYI: panels are less expensive)
Melt and Pour Soap Making Techniques
with Eileen Curtis
Join Eileen Curtis of Sunflower Hill and learn no lye soap making. We will discuss the difference between fragrance and essential oils, different types of melt and pour soap, how to mix fragrances, the different types of colorants available and more. We will learn to make small soap embeds using candy molds, how to embed them into a bar of soap and how to layer soap so you can have multiple colors in one bar.
Please bring a microwave safe 2 cup measuring cup…and your enthusiasm.
Materials Fee: $20 payable to instructor night of class
Paint a Vintage Holiday Sign
with Meredith Earle
Create your own beautiful holiday sign for your home or for gift giving. Each student will choose between several options to complete the sign in class. Each sign will be painted, aged and waxed for one-of-a-kind treasure. More than walking out with a completed sign, you will learn the skills to make any sign without expensive equipment, stencils or vinyl. Miki Earle, creator of The Royal Chalk paint line, has taught hundreds of DIY students. Leave with your new sign and the knowledge of how to create any sign you want. Wear paint clothes and bring a small drop cloth. All materials, paints and tools will be provided.
Materials Fee: $25 payable to instructor night of class Set up begins at 5:30.