Kids’ And Adult Classes 2018

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 Merrymeeting Title Company.  For more info on classes, or to register, email Mandy at



REMEMBER you must register ahead of time to ensure a place at the table!  Simply email Mandy at


After School Art Club

Tuesdays AND Fridays from 3:45 to 5:00pm

For the months of February, March, April, and May*

(*We do not meet when kids do not have school!)


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 a prescribed project.  I’m finding they are happiest when they can make what they want.  I’ll always have a project available but more often than not, children will follow their own path.  The cost is $15 per session.  This includes all materials and a simple snack.  Shadow box designed below by Rohen, age 11.





Printmaking and Paper Crafting at Merrymeeting Art Studio in Bowdoinham

(April Break Art Camp For Kids)


Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: April 16, 18, and 20

9:00am to 12:00pm

THIS CAMP TAKES PLACE AT MERRYMEETING ART STUDIO IN BOWDOINHAM, MAINE.  Open to ages 7 and up, we will have 3 mornings of creative bliss.  Our first goal will be to create a library of papers to use later.  We will begin camp by carving stamps from potatoes and other vegetables (yes, other vegetables!) We will also carve rubber stamps and will print our images on paper using paint and ink.  We will create gelatin prints and paste paper as well.   The next camp day we will use our papers!  We will create a small folded book, called a zine,  and use our own papers and stamps to adorn the pages.  Last, we will create pop up cards and origami.  Each student will get to take home a copy of everyone’s zine upon leaving camp.  Students should bring a water bottle and a nut-free snack.  The cost for this camp is $100 and includes all materials.





ADULT CLASSES! (in no particular order!)

REMEMBER you must register ahead of time to ensure a place at the table!  Simply email Mandy at


Zendoodle Mondays

A different Zendoodle lesson every Monday from 11:00 to 12:00pm 

Relax and learn several repetitive doodles as well as tricks to color or shade.  Each Monday will consist of several doodles and a different layout; sometimes we will create a scene like the cute snowman below and other times it will be more free form and random.  A cup of hot tea is always offered!  $10 and all supplies included.


Open Studio Mondays

Every Monday from 10:30 to 12:30pm

Bring what you’re working on or start something new.  Use my tools and materials if you’d like.  That’s right!  What’s mine is yours to use!  Paint, ink, even paper.  Have fun.  No instruction will be provided but I’ll always have tea to offer!  $10.

Easy Record Sleeve Book

APRIL 6 12:30 – 2:30pm

Learn how easy it is to construct a sweet little record sleeve book.  We will form the front and back cover from a vintage record sleeve and connect them with a denim spine.  Learn how to insert a single signature and form a quick and easy pamphlet stitch binding.   The book below shows a slightly different binding, ours will be straight and simple!  A toggle button closure adds a cute finishing touch.  $20 and all supplies included.


The Wonders of Watercolor

Every-other-Thursday, 10:30am-12:30pm:

MARCH 8 & 22

APRIL 5 & 19

MAY 3 & 17

This bi-monthly class is all about experimenting with watercolor!  We will paint a scene or image and  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.




Mixed-Media Art Journaling

Every-other-Friday, 1:00 – 3:00pm:

MARCH 2 & 16 & 30

APRIL 13 & 27

MAY 11 & 25

In these sessions, we will explore different techniques using a wide range of art supplies. We will write just a little bit but we will mainly explore page composition and general artsy 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.





Make A Book From an Old Book

Sunday March 25th 10:00 to 1:30pm

In this workshop, we will be gutting an old book and filling it with paper of our choice.  I’ll provide drawing weight paper and a light mixed media paper.  Learn how to measure, cut folios, assemble a signature, stitch up a text block, and seat it into your old book.  $45 and all supplies included.  If you’d like to bring an old book feel free, otherwise I have lots!



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 with your idea and we can discuss!









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