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

The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 3:45 to 5:00pm


OCTOBER 2 & 16



(*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 $20 per session.  This includes all materials and a simple snack.  Shadow box designed below by Rohen, age 11.



Summer Art Camp III:  Fun and Funky Mixed Media Jewelry Making

Monday/Wednesday/Friday, August 13th, 15th, and 17th

9:00 – 12:00pm

We are mixing our media here and making some very funky jewelry pieces.  Designed for ages 7 through 16, we will be working with clay, resin, felt, buttons, shrink plastic, and more to create some very whimsical earrings, bracelets, and necklaces.  We will make our own paper beads as well!  Students should bring a water bottle to camp.  A nut-free snack will be provided.  The cost is $95 and all materials provided.



Summer Art Camp IV: Splash! Water Media Exploration

Tuesday and Thursday, August 21st and 23rd

9:00 to 12:00pm

This camp is designed for ages 7 through 13.  We will experiment with all sorts of watermedia techniques on paper.  We will use a wide variety of water soluble and water reactive media such as watercolors, rubbing alcohol, alcohol inks, water soluble crayons, gelatos, and much more.  Students will begin by constructing a large folder to keep their work in.  The folder will of course be decorated!  We will work primarily on paper.  All exercises will allow students to use their own imagination and choice of subject matter.  Students should bring a water bottle to camp. A nut-free snack will be provided.  The cost is $65.




ADULT CLASSES! (in no particular order!)

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



Mixed-Media Art Journaling Sundays

A different art journaling lesson every 2nd and 4th Friday per month from 4:00 – 6:00pm:


OCTOBER 12 & 26


DECEMBER 14 & 28

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.


Felt Sugar Skulls

Tuesday October 30th from 6:30 to 8:30pm

Back by popular demand; stitch up a sweet little sugar skull and embellish it how you see fit.  Learn how to complete blanket stitch, a running stitch and practice cross stitches.  Dive into my stash of found-objects-galore.  You’ll be able to complete one stuffed skull and can take home materials to make a second.  $25 and all supplies included.  BYOB if you’d like!


Ballerinas Wearing Wool Cat Suits

Sunday November 25th from 10:00am to 3:30pm

Learn the basics of cutting up felted wool sweaters and sewing them into an adorable cat-costumed ballerina doll.  All steps to creating this stuffed doll will be taught including how to make a gorgeous wrap-around tutu embellished with funky found objects.  Make your cat have purrsonality with a simple hand-stitched face.  A purrfect gift for that cat/doll/dance lover in your life.  Yes, I did just use that pun two times in a row.  $95 and includes all materials.




The Wonders of Watercolor

ALMOST every-other-Thursday, STARTING in SUMMER, 10:30am-12:30pm:


This 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.






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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