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Making a Glass Mosaic
with Monica Morris
We will be working on completing a project together, learning the steps of this craft and the tools needed.
Monica took a one day glass mosaic course about 7 years ago, and that one lesson launched her into a new hobby. She hopes to show you the basics so that you can then take it in any direction.
Materials each student will need:
1. Cardboard box large enough to fit your sheet of glass and deep enough, so that when we cut our glass the box will keep glass shards from flying out.2. Safety glasses and gloves3. Tweezers4. Washcloth or sponge and a medium bowl to hold water (only for the final class)5. Pre-mixed sanded grout, color of your choice to best match the color of your glass.6. Aleene's 3 Pack, 8 oz Tacky Glue, 8 FL OZ, Original Version 3 Count7. A 12 inch round wood canvas of at least ½ inch thickness. You can orderor pick up from Lowes or Home Depot
These will cost a bit over $100. A more detailed, specific list will be provided to registered students.
Nature, Art and Mathematics
with Cyrene Slegona
A hands-on course to explore connections between mathematics and nature through art. We will investigate Fibonacci numbers, the Golden Section, Platonic solids and how they present in Nature and Art. Each session will include hands-on explorations with paper, adhesive, pencils and color. Art experience of all levels welcome.
Cyrene Slegona has explored the connections between Nature, Art and Mathematics as a student and classroom teacher for more than 30 years. As a Maine Master Naturalist and through nature journaling she has continued to explore and discover new connections between the three disciplines. Sharing the connections is an ongoing ways of discovering even more. She is a Master’s graduate of the University of Maine in education and a life-long residents of Maine.
with Nancy Blatz
If you want to try something new like painting in watercolor this is the best way to dip your toe/brush in the water. If you have been thinking you would like to get back to painting, the course will review all the basic techniques. If you have been painting through out the pandemic and want to share your works, please bring them with you. All levels are welcome!
As has been done in previous courses, strict adherence to the presentations is not required. NEW PAINTERS. Do not buy any supplies until checking with Nancy. Proper materials guarantees success.
Photographers We May Have Missed
with Paul Sheridan
Why are some artists better remembered than others? Is it class, the market, geography, or other reasons? We will do a fairly fast look at a number of photographers from the past, from recent times, and some currently working to get an overview of who we may have missed. Plenty of links will be sent and some background about each. You will want to continue your explorations, all very easily performed, thanks to the World Wide Web. Among them: Cig Harvey, Shiho Fukada, Jutharat Pinyodoonyachet, Hyunmi Yoo, Bruna Rotunno, An-My Lê, Saiyna Bashir, Tex Williams, Zanele Muholi, Claude Cahun, Eiko Yamazawa, Lee Miller.
Paul Sheridan has a B.A. in art and an M.F.A. in photography, and in the many years he was on the faculty at the City University of New York, he also used the collected history of the medium in teaching of basic, intermediate, and advanced black and white chemical/optical photography. Now in the digital age, he continues that practice here using the internet. He has been making photographs for more than fifty-five years and has taught several well-received courses at Senior College, notably on photography, driver safety, and films.