We appreciate your interest in our classes. Our 6-week Artist Series meet once a week for 3 hours and cost $195 per 6-week session. Our One-Day Workshops run from 9-4 p.m. and cost $79. Current studio members receive 20% off all classes offered at Artascope. (NOTE: Refunds include a $25 processing fee up until 1 week before class. If less than a week before class, refunds are 50% of purchase price OR 100% credit on another class.)

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April 2017

Sunday One-Day Workshop: Encaustic Wax Techniques

April 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Would you like to try something both creative and fun? Encaustic painting is just that! Encaustic painting is composed of beeswax, damar resin and pigments that are applied to a surface while melted. It is an ancient, beautiful and unique medium to work with, limited only by your imagination. We will have an hour break for lunch from 12-1PM. There is a small refrigerator available if you would like to bring your own. There are also several lunch possibilities within walking…

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May 2017

Wednesday One-Day Workshop: Fused Glass

May 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Simple fused glass cabochons for jewelry making are surprisingly easy to build. By layering small pieces of glass in different orders and different color combinations, you can achieve a variety of different looks. Students will be encouraged to experiment with glass, materials and design. We will have an hour break for lunch between Noon-1:00. Feel free to bring your own lunch, or check out one of the local restaurants. $79 workshop fee does not include materials. A $25 materials fee…

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Sunday One-Day Workshop: Precious Metal Clay

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Precious Metal Clay (PMC) combines the ease of working with clay and the results of precious metals. Learn rolling, stamping and cutting techniques during the creation process and see how they translate in a completed kiln fired PMC piece. We will have an hour break for lunch between Noon-1:00. Feel free to bring your own lunch, or check out one of the local restaurants. $79 workshop fee does not include PMC clay. Large packs of PMC bronze clay and small…

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Beginning/Intermediate Metalsmithing 6-week Artist Series

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Starts May 15th in Yarmouth (Mondays, from 6-9 pm for 6 weeks) For beginner and intermediate students, this class explores the many techniques involved in taking ideas from conception to the completion of wearable metal art. Individual students’ skills will be expanded as we delve into sawing, soldering, forming with the hydraulic press, riveting, texturing and cold connections. Students will learn how to set seaglass and pottery into bezels for making bracelets, earrings and pendants. Fee: $195 for 6 weeks, or $40…

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Watercolor Seascape 6-week Artist Series

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Starts May 15th in Yarmouth (Mondays, from 6-9 pm for 6 weeks) In this series, you'll discover the endless possibilities of how to paint with the magical medium of watercolor. During each class you will be learning new techniques and doing new projects. Be prepared to have fun while being provided with very detailed instructions. Fee: $195 for 6 weeks, or $40 per class. Call (207) 847-4060 for drop-in availability. Workshop fee does not include materials. Click here for a list of recommended supplies. A supply…

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Drawing Exploration 6-week Artist Series

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Starts May 16th in Yarmouth (Tuesdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for 6 weeks) Join this fun class to hone your drawing skills and try out a variety of techniques and materials. Designed for beginners as well as those who want to brush up, each class will focus on a specific technique using various drawing implements. Students will explore line, contour, volume, use of light and shadow, and more, in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere. Expect to complete a series of works, including…

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Beginning Metalsmithing 6-week Artist Series

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Starts May 16th in Yarmouth (Tuesdays, from 6-9 pm for 6 weeks) Learn metalsmithing in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Begin by learning how to handle the necessary tools and equipment. You will then set out on several projects, making rings, bracelets and earrings, and perfecting skills in techniques like forging, texturizing and soldering. Fee: $195 for 6 weeks, or $40 per class. Call (207) 847-4060 for drop-in availability. Workshop fee does not include materials. Supply kit available at Artascope.

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Chinese Brush Painting 6-week Artist Series

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Starts May 16th in Yarmouth (Tuesdays, from 6-9 pm for 6 weeks) Explore the beauty of Chinese Brush Painting by using simple brush strokes to give an impression of your subject. In this 6-week class we’ll begin with the “Four Gentlemen” (bamboo, plum blossom, chrysanthemums, orchid), then we’ll apply what we’ve learned to paint peonies, irises, birds, simple landscape scenes, and more. Fee: $195 for 6 weeks, or $40 per class. Call (207) 847-4060 for drop-in availability. Workshop fee does not include materials. A supply…

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Expressions in Painting 6-week Artist Series

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Starts May 17th in Yarmouth (Wednesdays, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for 6 weeks) Do you have a desire to explore yourself through painting? Do you want to learn playful and visually appealing techniques that will help you communicate your artistic vision? This class will instruct you in the basics of expressionist painting techniques such as glazing, washes, scumbling, and adding texture. You will learn about the great expressionist painters such as Van Gogh and Paul Klee. And, you will…

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Seascape Acrylic Painting 6-week Artist Series

May 18 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Starts May 18th in Yarmouth (Thursdays, from 8:30am to 11:30am for 6 weeks) Acrylic is a wonderful media for painting, whether you are a new or advanced artist. It provides endless range of texture and effects. Acrylic paint is full of versatility, bright, bold colors and offers opacity. Because acrylic is water based, it dries quickly and allows you to paint right over the previous layer, which is convenient for the beginners to cover the mistakes, and great for the advanced artist for…

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June 2017

Sunday One-Day Workshop – Painting on Silk

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Learn how to paint on silk and go home with two beautiful silk scarves at the end of the day. You will learn about design techniques, resist applications, and how to finish your silk art, so you can wear it home. $79 workshop fee does not include materials kit. $25 paid to the instructor will provide you with all the raw materials and tools you'll need. Bring simple drawings and/or ideas for your project. The instructor will also have some basic designs…

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Wednesday One-Day Workshop: Four Paintings – Four Techniques

June 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Working in acrylic, you'll master painting skills on small 6” x 6” paintings - great for daily painters and people who want to improve their skills more quickly. You will learn all aspects of painting, from drawing to learning the value, and realistic, impressionistic, and palette knife paintings. We will have an hour break for lunch between Noon-1:00. Feel free to bring your own lunch, or check out one of the local restaurants. $79 workshop fee does not include materials. Click…

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Sunday One-Day Workshop: Chinese Brush Painting

June 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Discover the beauty of Chinese Brush Painting--the art of using simple brush strokes to give the impression of a subject or scene. You will learn the most common brushstrokes used in brush painting. Once you've had time to practice each stroke you'll learn how to combine them to paint birds and animals. We will have an hour break for lunch between Noon-1:00. Feel free to bring your own lunch, or check out one of the local restaurants. $79 workshop fee does not include materials.…

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Wednesday One-Day Workshop: Painting with Palette Knives

June 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Working in acrylic, you'll learn how easy and fun it is to create different effects in painting with a painting knife. The terms painting knife and palette knife are often used interchangeably when describing the technique of applying paint to a surface with the blade of an artist’s knife. The ways you hold the knife, the angle to the board, the amount of paint on the blade and the direction you pull it through the paint or drag it on the surface…

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Sunday One-Day Workshop: Tell Your Own Story

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Have you ever wanted to write your personal story? It's much easier than you imagine. In this workshop, Katie Murphy, a certified Guided Autobiography instructor, will introduce you to life themes and guide you through the process of remembering and recording the events that make your life unique. As your story emerges you'll get some writing tips, but it's not a creative writing class—it’s about revisiting and responding to episodes in your life. Guided Autobiography (GAB) is fun, fascinating, and surprising—you’ll go…

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August 2017

Sunday One-Day Workshop: Chinese Brush Painting

August 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artascope at bec, 48 Railroad Square
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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Discover the beauty of Chinese Brush Painting--the art of using simple brush strokes to give the impression of a subject or scene. You will learn the most common brushstrokes used in brush painting. Once you've had time to practice each stroke you'll learn how to combine them to paint popular subjects like bamboo, orchids, sunflowers, butterflies, birds, and even a panda. We will have an hour break for lunch between Noon-1:00. Feel free to bring your own lunch, or check out one of the…

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