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Arts & Crafts

Traditional Case Bindings

$75

with Joelle Webber

Calendar Mar 19, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

A three-week series of book arts classes that will cover various techniques and materials including Decorative Calligraphic Papers and two Case Bindings. One with a cloth spine and one with a paper spine. Each class will focus on a different topic, while we learn the basics of book binding vocabulary and a bit of book binding history.

1. Decorative Calligraphic Papers - Learn the basics of using broad edged mark-making tools & round pointed tip brushes in calligraphic ways. We will explore creating lyrical and staccato marks, and discuss patterns in this mono-chromatic style of page design.

2. Case Binding with a Soft Cloth Spine – In this class, we will create the basic, multi-gathering, case bound book. Learning how to sew a text block with the Coptic stitch, we will consolidate and strengthen the inner spine before fitting it into our hard bound covers.

3. Case Binding with a Paper Spine – The third class will focus on strengthening our skills in forming our text blocks, while learning an alternative style of cover. We will add a decorative paper spine to the hard bound covers.

Joelle Webber has spent 40 years collecting book arts techniques in college & workshop settings. She now designs classes for many different communities of makers based on her experience in writing, paper decorating, collage, calligraphy, pop-up, paper sculpting, book binding and box making. Tuesdays 03/19, 03/26; 04/02 (3 weeks)

Session 3: Ukulele for Beginners

$80

with Duncan Perry

Calendar Mar 27, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Learn to play the ukulele! It has never been more popular and you don’t even have to know how to read music! On the uke you can knock out folk music, rock, blues, jazz, pop, country, tunes old and new - even Classical music. Duncan Perry, who has taught more than 700 students of all ages, will introduce you to essential chords and playing techniques using commonly known songs. Oh, and there are lots of laughs along the way. And, learning to play an instrument is good for your brain! You will need a playable ukulele and an electronic tuner or a tuner app. And when folks hear you play this happy instrument, well, they just have to smile! If you don’t own a ukulele, please contact us for information. Students must have an audio- and video-enabled laptop, desktop, or tablet with reliable internet to participate in class. We do not recommend using a smartphone.

Acadian Arts Watercolor Painting Retreat at Harbor View House, Prospect Harbor, Maine

$495

with Mary Laury

Calendar Apr 6, 2024

Mary Laury is an accomplished watercolorist and highly esteemed teacher. She encourages all her students to believe they can be successful. Painting is an exciting medium; it flows and moves and does beautiful things. If you have never painted in watercolors, we will start at the beginning. If you have painted before, you will pick up some new tips and tricks as well. We all learn together!

Escape to a Victorian Inn, the Harbor View House in Prospect Harbor on the coast of Maine, with an intimate group of artist, cooks and creatives! All meals are included in the workshop fee plus special activities to extend your learning from the day’s workshops, including a private house concert by Grammy balloted sing-songwriter, storyteller, and author Gordan Ward. For more information about the workshop, call Mary at 207-632-2251. To book your stay at the inn call 207-963-9122 or visit https://harborviewhousellc.com/.  

Fiddlehead Basket Making

$120

with Jessica Steele

Calendar Apr 7, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

If you are hiking in the forest or wandering in your garden, this will be a nice basket for fiddleheads, mushrooms, or herbs. Size is approximately 4” Width x 8" Height x 10" Length.

*NO REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS*

Session 4: Ukulele for Beginners

$80

with Duncan Perry

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Learn to play the ukulele! It has never been more popular and you don’t even have to know how to read music! On the uke you can knock out folk music, rock, blues, jazz, pop, country, tunes old and new - even Classical music. Duncan Perry, who has taught more than 700 students of all ages, will introduce you to essential chords and playing techniques using commonly known songs. Oh, and there are lots of laughs along the way. And, learning to play an instrument is good for your brain! You will need a playable ukulele and an electronic tuner or a tuner app. And when folks hear you play this happy instrument, well, they just have to smile! If you don’t own a ukulele, please contact us for information. Students must have an audio- and video-enabled laptop, desktop, or tablet with reliable internet to participate in class. We do not recommend using a smartphone.

Driftwood Mobiles

$55

with Chris Toy

Calendar May 7, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

NOTE - This class was listed as running on 6/7/24 in the brochure - the class is scheduled for 5/7/24.  Upcycled Driftwood Mobiles. Come learn the secrets of how Alexander Calder designed and assembled his iconic moving sculptures. We'll use organic driftwood shapes formed by the wind, water, and sand of our Maine coast and recycled wire salvaged from local farms and fields. Everything needed will be supplied. Bring needle nosed pliers if you have them.

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Acadian Arts Retreat Watercolor Painting at Roosevelt Campobello International Park, New Brunswick, Canada

$495

with Mary Laury

Calendar Jun 21, 2024

Your instructor, Mary Laury is an accomplished watercolorist and highly esteemed teacher. She encourages all her students to believe they can be successful. Painting is an exciting medium; it flows and moves and does beautiful things. If you have never painted in watercolors, we will start at the beginning. If you have painted before, you will pick up some new tips and tricks as well. We all learn together!

Step back to a time when President Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor, and their family escaped to their “beautiful little island” in the Canadian Maritimes, Campobello Island. We will be exclusive guests of the international park, staying in historic Victorian cottages. Workshop participants will explore and paint the same coastal scenery enjoyed by the summer residents at the turn of the 20th century. All meals are included in the workshop fee as well as specially planned optional evening activities designed to extend your learning from the day’s workshops. including a private concert by award winning Celtic Fiddle player, Katherine Moller, in the Victorian parlor of Hubbard House. Register for the retreat then call Sherry Mitchell at 506-752-2922 to make room reservations. Acadian Arts Retreats participants will have exclusive overnight accommodations in the park. 





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