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Virtual Painting with Acrylics 9th grade to Adult
with Sarah-Lee Terrat
Tuesdays weekly from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.
Curious about acrylic paint? In this course you’ll learn lots of great tools and techniques. Brush it semi- transparent in layers for subtle effect, or spread it heavily and texture it with all kinds of tools…There are so many ways to use this incredibly versatile medium.
Some things we’ll explore to get you started: Surprising painting tools that you can find around your house; basic color theory, working with dark and light, warm and cool colors; understanding foreground and background, layers; and transparent glazing by using different clear mediums. Join us each Tuesday for an info-packed exploration, giving you the start you need to go ahead and paint on your own.
Art supplies are included. We will arrange pick-up or delivery with you.
*Sign-up a housemate for $108 and come out and play together.
Fly tying for fly fishing
with John Wolfe
Have you ever thought about learning to tie trout flies and taking to the river with a fly rod? MakerSphere has a great introductory course to offer this spring. Join Bill Whitehair and John Wolfe for three evenings of fly tying lessons followed by a fly fishing lesson in the Lower Pond at the Waterbury Stowe Fish and Game Club. There, you can learn to cast your own flies to Vermont’s favorite fish; the brook trout. Bill and John have been teaching together for several years. Bill’s style is to wrap just enough material on a hook to catch a trout and tie just enough to support his fishing habits. A peek into John’s fly box is going to reveal the work of a true craftsman with a passion for tying crisp and elegant flies. We’ll start out tying the classic wooly bugger – a fly any fish in the world would eat. From there we can explore styles based on the interests of the class.
This class is Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm starting May 12th at the MakerSphere Art Center and culminating on June 2nd at the Waterbury/Stowe Fish and Game Club to learn how your flies can be used to catch some great fish. Bring what you have but know that Bill has a few rod set-ups to lend out.
The class will be held indoors at MakerSphere with enough room for social distancing. All your tools and materials are part of the course cost of $75.
Wood Carving - Shore Bird
with Bob Lindemann
Please join MakerSphere for another exciting course in basic wood carving with instructor Bob Lindemann. He has been carving for many years and is part of the Green Mountain Woodcarvers (greenmountainwoodcarvers.org). His passion for teaching has continued after retiring from Lamoille Middle School and since coming to work with Waterbury. In this course, you will learn to carve a shore bird in basswood that will bring smiles to anyone interested in birding or a desire and passion for wood carving. Bring your intermediate skills or a desire to learn the basics in this basic class.
The first class will encompass woodcarving safety and the 3 basic carving cuts for you to hone throughout the process as you learn to carve a Spotted Sandpiper in the first 2 hr session. You can then take the tools home to finish carving and sanding. An optional Zoom session will be held the following Thursday to help you finish carving the piece. The second class will wrap up your carving and guide you through painting and displaying your masterpiece.
An additional deposit of $45.00 (cash or check please) for the cost of the carving knife, safety glove, paint, sandpaper and basswood blank is needed at the start of class. This will be refunded at the culmination of the course.
Please join us for a fun and exciting experience learning about shore birds and the carving process.
NOTE: Please bring a comfortable lawn chair for the in-person classes to be held under a tent an 201 Hollow Road on May 16th and May 23rd.
There is an optional ZOOM check-in meeting for troubleshooting, held on Thursday May 20th.