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Marlinspike Seamanship-Nautical Art-Nov.


with Gene Reil

Calendar Nov 5, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

With tips and guidance from the instructor and two texts for reference (Marlinspike Sailor by Herbie Garret Smith or Des Pawson's more recent Knot Craft), learn to manipulate various types of rope to create key fobs, bracelets, pouches, floor mats and more. This book was originally written and illustrated 60 years ago, but remains the go-to guide for clear instruction and inspiration in rope craft. The book and a few simple tools and cording will get you deep into the handwork.


Painting with Water-soluble Oils for Beginner & Intermediate Level


with Vincent Carducci

Calendar Oct 17, 2019 at 5 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Materials and process are the focus of the class--transparency vs. opacity, warm vs. cool color, building a surface with oil paint, color harmony, composing, edges, values, and the handling of the brush. For the environment and those sensitive to handling solvents or oils, all students will use water-based oil paints, readily available from internet art suppliers. These oils dry slowly and handle like traditional oil paints. A materials list is provided on registration.

Plein Air Painting


with Vincent Carducci

Calendar Sep 21, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 3 weeks

Meeting initially at the school, we will then work from a nearby outdoor location, practicing the handling of the brush, line, composing with an eye for passage, color harmony, and building the surface, moving through one or two paintings. A pre-primed 18” x 24" canvas is suggested, with paints referenced in the indoor course, a standing easel, and paper towels. Beginners or those with medium experience welcome. Session #2 & #3 will meet from the class consensus.



with Audrey McGlashan

Calendar Oct 30, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Designed for those who wish to acquire or improve their basic skills in watercolor painting. You’ll be introduced to new skills and approaches each week, with plenty of class time to work on a painting and get instructor feedback. A list of student-grade watercolor paints, brushes, paper and sundries is available when you register.


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