July 8 – Aug. 26
Ceramics Open Studio

(Ages 16+)
Instructor: Brendan Roddy
DATES: July 8, 22, 29   /  August 5, 12, 19, 26
MONDAYS, 9am – 12pm
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Summer Open Studio for Ceramics – Work along side instructor and ceramic artist Brendan Roddy in this flexible, open studio environment.

Participants will have access to the RTA ceramics studio, be given 25 lbs of studio clay, and have the opportunity to explore and create at their own pace. This open studio environment will foster peer and instructor feedback and cover basic skills and glazing in a less-structured format.

MEMBER: $250 (includes $25 of clay) can purchase additional clay if needed
NON-MEMBER: $275 (includes $25 of clay) can purchase additional clay if needed

July 9 – Aug. 13
INTRO TO STONE SETTING

Adults (16+)
Tuesdays, July 9 – August 13, 2019  (6 week session)
6pm – 8pm
Instructor: Marrick Auger
Member Price: $150 + $25 materials fee /  Non-Member Price: $168 + $25 materials fee
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This is the perfect workshop for learning the art of stone setting. In this 6-week class, students will learn how to create a custom bezel, solder, set stones and more. Students will explore specialized stone-setting tools to design and create their own unique work. This is a great class for beginners and for those with some metalworking experience who want to advance their skills in stone-setting.

 

July 16 (Tuesday)
SEWING: Beach Tote

Summer Sewing with Serina: Beach Tote
Adults (Ages 16+)
Tuesday, July 16, 4pm – 7pm
Instructor: Serina Ruggeri
Fee: $50 per person ; all supplies included
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Your perfect beach tote awaits! In this workshop you can customize your very own beach tote to show off your personal style. You will learn to sew pockets and embellishments on nautical canvas of your choice. No experience required. Bring your friends and come have a good time. Bring your own wine, water or whatever you’d like to drink and join us for this fun summer event!

 

2 Day Workshop: Saturday July 27 & Sunday July 28, 2019
WORKSHOP: Realistic Watercolor Via Transparent Washes

Ages 18+
10am – 4pm
Saturday July 27 & Sunday July 28, 2019
Instructor: Jennifer Littleton
Member Price: $225  /  Non-Member Price: $250
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Have you wondered how a realistic watercolor artist creates atmospheric perspective?  In addition, do you desire to learn how to layer washes to create more realistic, luminescent, intense colors and values?  J. M. Littleton will reveal her process of how she begins with a preliminary drawing and layering light washes to develop them into realistic images.  Students will enjoy learning these concepts through lecture, discussion, demonstration, & personal instruction and they will practice executing flat and gradated washes.  In addition, students will learn the meaning and uses of color theory to enhance the depth of field in their paintings.  Further, participants will bring in images (with a strong light source) of subject matter that interests them, to develop a painting. Though Ms. Littleton focuses on wildlife painting in her own work, the realistic techniques she teaches are applicable for all subject matter including still life, landscape, figure, portrait and marine painting.  More details here

 

 

July 24 – Aug. 28
WANDERING WATERCOLORS

Adults (16+)
Wednesdays, July 24 – August 28, 2019  (6 week session)
1-4pm
Instructor: Russel Whitten
Member Price: $185  Non-Member Price: $198
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Join us as we get out of the studio and into nature for a 6 week watercolor painting class led by Russel Whitten. Each week, class will be held offsite at a location around town. If mother nature decides to not cooperate, class will be held at RTA. All students should meet at RTA each week to find out where the location for the class will be held and as a group, will venture out to paint! This class is for both beginners and intermediate students looking to refresh their painting skills & color knowledge.

 

August 9 (Friday)
SEWING: Toss Pillows

Summer Sewing with Serina: Beach Tote
Adults (Ages 16+)
Friday, August 9, 6pm – 9pm
Instructor: Serina Ruggeri
Fee: $50 per person ; all supplies included
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Freshen up your guest room, or make a personalized gift with Maine-made throw pillows. In this workshop, you will make a simple toss pillow from a selection of nautical/summery Maine made canvas fabrics. You will learn to interchange fabrics and add embellishments if you choose. No experience required. Bring your friends and come have a good time! Bring your own wine, water or whatever you’d like to drink and join us for this fun summer event!

 

August 15 (Thursday)
Watercolor Seascapes

Adults (Ages 16+)
Thursday, August 15, 6pm – 8:30pm
Instructor: Piper Castles
Fee: $45 per person ; all supplies included
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Have you always wanted to learn how to paint with watercolors? This class will lead you through everything you need to know to get started with watercolors with demonstrations and individual attention. We will complete a painting (or nearly so) that will focus on creating a seascape using basic techniques. No prior experience needed.