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 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 from 4:00 to 5:15pm

September 5, 12, 19, 26

October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

November 7, 14, 28

December 5, 12, 19

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.



Homeschool Art Club Second Wednesday of each month, 10:00-12:00pm





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 usually need to provide something.  The cost of each session is $15.


Columbus Day Mixed Media Extravaganza

Monday OCTOBER 9, 9:00am to 2:00pm

Let’s get messy!!!  In this one-day camp, each student will begin the day stitching up an art journal.  We will be using vintage Little Golden Books for covers as seen below. We will also work on completing an 8 x 10 mixed media painting as well as several art journal pages.  We will use acrylic paint, oil pastels, watercolor, pens, pencils, markers, and more.  Ages 8 and up are welcome to join.  Each student will need to bring a lunch.  The cost for this workshop is $60.



Day-Before-Thanksgiving JEWELRY MAKING CAMP

Wednesday August 16, 9:00am to 2:00pm

Back by popular demand, and open to ages 9 and up, we will work with pouring resin, stringing beads, forming wire, using jump rings, making shrink plastic charms and pendants, and more.  Students must also bring lunch and a water bottle.  The cost for this camp is $60.



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


OPEN STUDIO WEDNESDAYS! 10:00am- 12:00pm

The first Wednesday of every month!





A new concept in the making…  Bring whatever you are working on to the studio and be creative with me.  Try out my tools, I’ll even share my materials!  Did you know inspiration is contagious?  I’ll always have hot tea available too!  The cost for Open Studio is $10.


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.




Mixed-Media Art Journaling

Every-other-Friday, 1:30 – 3:30pm:


OCTOBER 6 & 20



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.



Black Eyed Susan Paint Night

WEDNESDAY October 4, 6:30 to 8:30pm

Paint this beautiful flowery scene in one evening.  Choose your own acrylic colors and learn tips on mixing, effective brush strokes, and achieving a contrasting background.  All materials provided.  And BYOB!  The cost of this workshop is $25.


Intro to Encaustics

Saturday October 14, 9:00-3:00pm

Learn the basics of this luscious medium;  how to make and tint encaustic medium, how to keep a hot pallet, how to prime surfaces, and of course, how to paint with wax!  We will embed objects and carve and incise lines.  Students will work back and forth between two panels.  I’ll urge you to construct a simple landscape, but you may paint as you wish.  Students should bring lunch and warm clothing as I will keep the door to the deck open for the duration.  The cost for this workshop is $80 which includes all supplies.  Space is limited to 4 students.



Ladies Craft Night Out (PICKET FENCE FISH!)

Thursday October 26, 6:00-8:30pm

Up-cycle and old fence post and turn it into one of these funky fish.  All materials provided, even the cut out fish.  The cost of this workshop is $30.  If you’d like a second fish for $10 extra, let me know ahead of time!!


Hardcover Postcard Book

Saturday October 28, 11:30-3:00

Learn how to assemble a darling postcard book.  We will be covering bookboard with decorative papers and assembling an accordion insert using postcards.  I’ll demonstrate my method of turning this book into an art journal.  Students will have the option of doing this in their books as well.  Students should bring about 12 postcards.  If you need postcards, let me know ahead of time.   The cost of this class is $40.



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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