How and when do you cut flowers from your garden? Learn which flowers make good cut flowers and how to arrange “country” flowers and maintain the arrangement. Participants will bring their own vases. Water and lots of flowers provided. There is a separate materials fee of $45, payable to the instructor at the start of class.
Taking advantage of opportunies to work outside, this class is designed for those who wish to acquire or improve their basic skills in watercolor painting. Let's develop our eye for color and bring out our subjects through its creative use in this summer Watercolors class. The focus will be on color mixing and layering on color. For inspiration, we will use ocean, skies and some still life paintings involving the fruits of summer, as well as other objects you can bring from home. If you are interested in painting people we can use each other as "test subjects" as long as everyone is agreeable to it! We will be painting outside unless the weather is uncooperative. There will be a lot of changing light, and that will also be another point of experimentation.You'll be introduced to new techniques and approaches each week, with plenty of class time to work on a painting and get instructor feedback. A basic supply list is available here: Supply list WC painting.
You're all grown up now, but remember when you built your first model car from a kit? Relive that experience and apply your artistic expression with plastic modeling. This course may be right for you if you like using your hands, getting creative, and putting something together that is unique, challenging, and rewarding. Modeling knows no limits; this course is designed for anyone age 16+ and can take you from the very basics, to the more advanced, and anything in between. In three days, we'll cover good fundamental techniques of modeling along with solid painting techniques from our MCST auto collision instructor that will help you create something to be enjoyed and treasured when completed. Plastic modeling comes in many different subject matters: cars, planes, boats, buildings, animals, human figures, and science fiction, and beyond. So, come with your chosen model and be prepared to have a great time making new friends and getting creative in this course. A list of suggested supplies/tools will be provided when you enroll.
Does the thought of spring in Maine make you want to get your hands dirty in the garden? This class is an in depth look at how you can have flowers blooming continuously from spring to late fall. You will learn not only how to plant, grow and divide perennials, but how to work with corms, tubers and bulbs. Understand the perennial border and the importance of good soil preparation and irrigation!
This class focuses on how to create pleasing garden designs that perform and are healthy. What are all the things you have to consider to make a group of plants look great and still be healthy? What are some techniques you can use to help with the design process? How does your location, soil and budget effect your design? Learn how to plan and budget, design irrigation, and use natural lighting to your best advantage. Many examples are shown to help you think more about design.