Kids’ And Adult Classes 2017

Upcoming Classes at The Painted Dog:

An Art & Stitch Studio located in Brunswick, Maine!!!!

The Painted Dog Studio is located at 13 Pleasant Street in Brunswick, Maine, on the second floor of a building called The Title Company.  For more info on classes, or to register, email Mandy at thepainteddogstudio@gmail.com.

 

KIDS CLASSES!

REMEMBER you must register ahead of time to ensure a place at the table!  Simply email Mandy at thepainteddogstudio@gmail.com.

 

After School Art Club Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:15pm

MARCH: 7, 14, 21, 28

APRIL: No April After School Art Club (See SPRING BREAK ART CAMP FOR WEE FOLK)

MAY: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

The After School Art Club is designed for K through 5th graders and will combine a mixture of fun art and fine art.  Possible areas of “study” will be book making, art journaling, watercolor, illustration, assemblage, collage, jewelry making, stamp carving, and more.  Kids will be encouraged to follow their own creative desires and not necessarily follow a prescribed project.  The cost is $20 per session.  This includes all materials and a simple snack.

 

Fun Art Fridays  Twice per month, from 4:30-5:30pm

MARCH:  3 and 24

APRIL:  No Fun Art Fridays (See SPRING BREAK ART CAMP FOR WEE FOLK)

Fun Art Fridays is designed for kiddos in grades K through 5th who wish to explore different messy, hands-on art projects.  We will be using paint, clay, paper, scissors, glue, and more.  Each child will take home one finished project per session.  The cost is $20 per session and includes all materials.

 

Homeschool Art Club One Wednesday per month, 10:00-12:00pm

MARCH 8

APRIL 12

MAY 10

Each session will consist of a different project such as, printmaking, stamp making, screen printing, paper making, book making and more.  Parents and students can decide what these sessions will be. Most materials are provided, however parents will need to provide something.  The cost of each session is $15.

 

Learn To Use Your Sewing Machine! (AND make a headband!)

Monday APRIL 3, 6:00-8:30pm

Designed for the complete beginner! I’ll go over the basics about your sewing machine; how to thread it, wind a bobbin, and use your dials. We will practice straight stitching, top stitching, and curved seams.  The class will make an easy one-size-fits-all headband. Students should bring a quarter yard of cotton fabric, matching thread, fabric scissors, straight pins, and their sewing machine to class.  (DON’T forget your plug and foot peddle!)  Open to ages 8 to adult.  The cost of one class is $30.  (Space is limited to only 4 students, so reserve your spot soon!)  P.S. I have a small fleet of machines if you need to use of of mine!

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SPRING BREAK ART CAMP FOR WEE FOLK! (Make a crazy castle!)

Monday and Wednesday APRIL 17 and 19, 9:00am to 12:00pm

This camp is designed for ages K through 4th and is all about BUILDING! The first day we will focus on building a large castle-like sculpture from found and up-cycled objects; paper towel tubes, egg cartons, cereal boxes, tins, shells, etc.  On the second day we will focus on priming our sculpture with gesso, painting our sculpture with a variety of colorful acrylic paint and adding embellishments from the treasure jar (a large jar filled with Wonderful crafty cast offs sourced from places like Goodwill.) There will be a few other side projects available as well.  I will provide several choices for a snack.  Students should bring a water bottle.  The cost of this camp is $85 for both days.  There is a $5 sibling discount.

 

YOUNG BOOK MAKERS CAMP

Monday-Thursday, July 10-July 13, 9:00am to 12:00pm

Young Book Makers Camp will take place Monday through Thursday, July 10th to the 13th, from 9 to noon each day.  Ages 8 to 18 are welcome to join.  Each day we will start out working on a zine; a small, single sheet, folded book that tells a short story.  (These zines will be copied and handed out to each student on Thursday to take home).  We will also work on an two ring binder-style art journal each day (binders shown below) and an accordion fold book will be made as well.  Students should bring a dozen or so photos that can be cut and glued into a book.  The cost for this 4-day camp is $135 which includes all materials and a snack.

 

TWEEN AND TEEN PAINT CAMP (PAINT A GIANT CANVAS!)

Monday through Thursday, July 31st- August 3rd, 9:00-1:30pm

Open to ages 11 and up, paint an enormous canvas over 4 days of creative bliss!  We will begin each day with a different mark making “warm up” exercise.  These will be fun little drawing and lettering prompts to get the creativity flowing. Students will start their painting by experimenting on their canvases with different brushes, rollers and scrapers.  They will receive guidance throughout their painting project and will be encouraged to think about color relationships, value contrast, and composition balance.  Students can choose to paint abstractly or paint representational.  I will provide a variety of texture pastes, collage material, and quality acrylic paint, including Golden brand fluid acrylics.  The cost of this camp is $190 which includes all paint, a snack, decaf iced tea, and a 30 inch square canvas!  Students must bring a lunch and a water bottle to class each day.

 

 

ADULT CLASSES!

REMEMBER you must register ahead of time to ensure a place at the table!  Simply email Mandy at thepainteddogstudio@gmail.com.

 

Coptic Bookbinding

SATURDAY, May 13th, 10:00am-3:00pm

Learn one of the classic bookbinding stitches – coptic binding. The coptic binding is an ancient way to sew together a book with wonderful contemporary applications. It’s a great binding technique to learn and master, both for beginning bookbinders and experienced book artists. In this class we will focus on constructing a blank book, paying special attention to cover materials, page paper and the overall design of books as decorative and functional objects. Students will leave class with their own bound book in addition to instructions and tools to continue making coptic bound books. No bookbinding experience is necessary. Please bring a hard cover book, no larger than 8.5” in any direction, to cut up and recycle the covers for your blank book!  The cost for this workshop is $50.  Students must register by emailing Mandy at thepainteddogstudio@gmail.com.

 

Ladies Who Lunch (and Zendoodle) A change of day for the New Year!!!

MONDAYS, 12:00-1:00pm

Escape from work during your lunch break and come zendoodle with me!  Make Monday your Zenday! Students will learn at least one repetitive doodle during each session and also experiment with ways to shade and possibly color.  Zendoodling is a lovely meditative process; come see what all the buzz is about. Each session starts at 12:00 and ends at 1:00.  Just bring drawing weight paper and a snack.  I’ll provide everything else (markers, pencils, blending stumps, watermedia and a hot cup of tea)!  The cost for each session is only $5.

*Ladies Who Lunch (and Zendoodle) will not meet when MSAD 75 has no school.

 

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Watercolor Paint Night  “Stained Glass Trees”

FRIDAY March 3, 6:30-8:30pm

Paint this sweet tree scene in just two hours.  All supplies are included and I’ll serve tea or coffee.  If you happen to have a set of watercolors and your own preferred cold press watercolor paper, by all means, bring it along!  Otherwise, I have extra materials.  The cost for this class is $25.  Space is limited, reserve your spot soon!

 

 

The Wonders of Watercolor

THURSDAYS, Once per week, from 10:30am-12:30pm

This weekly class is all about experimenting with watercolor!  Each class will consist of practicing a few techniques, such as wet-in-wet approaches, resists, masks, dry brushing, and more.  We will especially investigate color relationships and the role that value plays.  Students must bring with them cold press watercolor paper, a set of watercolors, and several watercolor brushes, especially one large round brush.  If you’re new and not sure of where to start, email me and I can help steer you in the right direction.  Bring a snack if you wish, and I always will have tea and coffee to offer!  The cost  for this class is $20 per session.

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Learn To Use Your Sewing Machine! (AND make a headband!)

Wednesday MARCH 1, 10:30-1:00pm

Monday APRIL 3, 6:00-8:30pm

Designed for the complete beginner!  I’ll go over the basics about your sewing machine; how to thread it, wind a bobbin, and use your dials. We will practice straight stitching, top stitching, and curved seams.  The class will make an easy one-size-fits-all headband. Students should bring a quarter yard of cotton fabric, matching thread, fabric scissors, straight pins, and their sewing machine to class.  (DON’T forget your plug and foot peddle!)  Open to ages 8 to adult.  The cost of one class is $30.  (Space is limited to only 4 students, so reserve your spot soon!)  P.S. I have a small fleet of machines if you need to use of of mine!

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Make A Beautiful Blank Journal From an Old Book!

Friday March 24th, 10:00am to 1:30pm

Here we are making a book from a book!  Students will remove the text block from an old hardcover book and replace it with paper of their choice.  Learn to cut and score folios, stitch signatures together, and assemble your new old book using end papers and PVA glue.  Students MUST bring their own paper for the book, (I prefer thicker paper such as 140 lb. water color, but any will do), a bone folder and a ruler, and a hard cover book to use.  I’ll provide the rest!  And don’t forget your lunch!  Or we could order pizza from Portland Pie?  The cost for this class is $45.

 

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Artful Lettering Workshop (With Watercolor and Gouache Doodling!)

Wednesday March 29, 6:00-8:00pm

Practice my quirky style of hand lettering a through z!  Learn tips and Trips to embellishing letterings and a bit on how to create your own stylized writing.  Write a phrase or word of your own and create a doodled piece of art around it.  Color your work with watercolor and gouache.  The cost for this workshop is $25.

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Betty The Bodacious Mixed Media Bird (A PanPastel Workshop)

Wednesday MARCH 1, 6:00-8:30pm

Make this cute chubby bird on a branch.  Design your own birdie or use my rotund Betty design!  Add some texture, explore luxurious PanPastels, collage a tree branch, choose a background color and try some lettering.  The cost for this workshop is $25. Supplies are included!

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Mixed-Media Art Journaling

Every-other-Friday, 1:30 – 3:30pm:

FEBRUARY 3 & 17

MARCH 3 & 17 & 31

APRIL 14 & 28

In these sessions, we will explore different techniques using a mix of water soluble media along with some other artsy goodies and combining them with paper ephemera collage.  We will write just a little bit but we will also explore page composition and general mess making.  This is a no-mistakes approach!!  Each student should bring to class cold press watercolor paper or a mixed media art journal. $20 per session.

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Belted Books

FRIDAYS, April 21 & 28, 5:30 – 8:30pm

This is a two-part class.  On Friday night, April 21st, from 5:30 to 8:30pm, we will “art-up” our blank pages with paint, machine stitching, and meaningful paper scraps.  On the following Friday evening, April 28th, we will bind our books using the bind-over-tapes method.  Students will have the week in between to add more elements to their pages.  You’ll need to bring a hard cover book to use as your cover, meaningful paper scraps from your life, and a couple of old belts.  Goodwill is a great source for belts! The cost for this class is $60 and includes all materials except the above.

 

Knitting 101

Wednesday FEBRUARY 22, 6:00-8:30pm

Learn the continental method of knitting in this one night workshop. Perfect for beginners; learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off.  Bring a set of needles, size 8 or 9 is great, and a skein of worsted weight yarn, something like Lion Brand Wool Ease is great!  The cost for this class is $25.

Felted Soap

Saturday FEBRUARY 25, 2:00-4:00pm

Make a gorgeous hand felted bar of soap.  Covering a bar of soap with felt is easy, I promise!  You’ll even get a bit of a forearm workout!  Students must bring a bar of soap to class.  (I like the all natural rectangular bars).  The cost for this workshop is $25.  Felt two bars for an extra $5.

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Felted Snowmen (And Snowladies)

Friday MARCH 31, 10-12:30pm

Back by popular demand, make your own custom designed (and adorable) snowman or snowlady.  Learn  the basics of wet felting and needle felting.  These cuties stand about 3 inches tall.  The cost for this workshop is $30 and includes all materials.

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PARTIES!

Want to book an art or craft party?  We’d LOVE to help you out.  We hold parties for kids and adults at The Painted Dog and have even been known to travel for home parties as well. Email Mandy at thepainteddogstudio@gmail.com with your idea and we can discuss!

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