Art Clinic

February 1 - 3, 2024
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Announcement to Public: All are welcome to the Northern New England Conference (NNEC) Art Clinic 2024 Sabbath morning program. Sabbath School Worship 10:00am, Visual Presentation 11:00am, and art gallery open between services and during lunch. Art Clinic is a program through the NNEC Education Department and hosted by Pine Tree Academy. Sabbath events to be held in the school gymnasium. FMI, please email or call 207-797-3760, ext. 213.
  • Date: February 1 - 3, 2024
  • Location: Pine Tree Academy
  • Breakfast meals are NOT included.
  • Bring a sack lunch for Thursday noon
  • Bring a smock or oversized shirt
  • Bring a water bottle
  • All clinic attire must be modest with no hats or jewelry in the buildings.
  • No electronic devices allowed during class hours.
  • Class size is limited and classes are offered on a first come, first served basis. Different classes are offered for different age groups.


5th-8th Grade

- Felt Crafting - Heidi Ruiz, Instructor
During the felt crafting course participants will explore working with felt in different projects. Students will create garlands and room decor using a variety of methods and techniques. They will also experiment with color combinations and textures to create 3D pieces. Such projects include felt flowers, wreaths and more. The flowers make one of a kind non-perishable beautiful bouquets!
- Watercolor - Heidi Sabnani, Instructor
This watercolor course will give students the opportunity to explore using liquid watercolors to create a variety of projects. The class will focus on projects for new learners to this medium. However, if your child has some experience some intermediate level options will be available. If your student has supplies they prefer they are welcome to bring them. In addition to projects they can take home, we will be creating one project for #MakeArtMatter #watercolorprayerpostcards.
- Pencil & Ink Drawing - Donna Niwinski, Instructor
Info coming soon...
- Woodworking - Own Pierce, Instructor
In this class, students will construct either a birdhouse, a toy top fresh from the lathe, or a small keepsake box for the more ambitious.  Wood is a fine medium for artistic expression.

5th-12th Grade

- Visual Presentation - Janel Tyson, Instructor
This is a crash course acting class.  Students will work together to audition for a part, memorize their lines, learn the basics of exits and entrances, practice projecting their voices, and then present the play on Sabbath morning.  While students don’t get to take home a physical project, the experience and fun we have in class makes Visual Presentation a great Art Clinic option.

7th-12th Grade

- Costume Design - Sharon Hinckley, Instructor
Create the costumes for the visual presentation.
- Culinary Arts - Sophia Milano, Instructor
Info coming soon...
- Set Design - Marjorie Tardif, Instructor
Paint the set, build props, plus more, for the visual presentation.

9th-12th Grade

- Acrylics - Heather Khansari Nejad, Instructor
Students will learn how to use basic techniques of acrylic painting including brush handling, detailing, blending, texturizing, stippling, and proportions. We will cover color mixing, layout, and implementation of foundational skills to develop a personal painting style. We will discuss complementary colors, warm and cool tones, depth, and how to correct mistakes when using this medium. Students will do one piece through visualization of a prop collectively, as well as one piece of their own choosing to accommodate variable experience/skill levels.**Students may bring their own personal brushes or acrylic paint if they so choose. Please label ALL personal items and store in a labeled individual container**
- Computer Aided Art - Michael DeLay, Instructor
Use of computer software similar to Auto Cad to make items such as vinyl transfers.
- TicTok for Jesus - Dustin Johnson, Instructor
Short-form video content (<60 seconds) is the fastest growing content form. The statistics are mind blowing as to how many people on TicTok, Youtube, and Instagram, are spending hours every day scrolling through short videos. As Christians, we are called to reach others where they are and in this class we will learn how to share Jesus in creative ways using just our phones. Each student (or group of students) will learn how to thoroughly plan, theme, and create short form videos for their channels (new or old).

Tentative Schedule

*Please do not dismiss your students for lunch and supper until the scheduled meal times.
**Important - Teaching time should be done by 3:30 and remaining class time for teachers, assistants, and students is to be spent providing any last pieces of art work to the Art Gallery Coordinator for display, clean-up of class area, packing/putting supplies away and returning to storage.
***Note: No Breakfast - breakfast is on your own

Thursday (Feb. 1)

Instructor Meeting (Room 107)
Registration in Gym, Prayer
Session 1
Bring Sack Lunch
Session 2
Supper - Gym (Provided)

Friday (Feb. 2)

Worship - Gym
Session 3
Lunch - Gym (Provided)
1:00pm - 4:45pm
Session 4
Opening Sabbath
Supper - Gym (Provided)

Saturday (Feb. 3)

Worship Service - Gym (Open to Public)
Visual Presentation- Gym (Open to Public)
Lunch (Provided) - Art Gallery open
Art Clinic Ends After Lunch

Registration Details

Each student participating in Art Clinic must be accompanied by a chaperone who is responsible for him or her at all times. Therefore, chaperone's must register. A chaperone can be responsible for more than one student.

Chaperones will be asked to perform duties at the clinic to insure the program runs smoothly. If you do not select preferences during the registration process, you will be assigned duties at random. We will try to meet your choices, however, all the duties need coverage.


Registration is CLOSED, the final deadline was January 17, 2024.

Are there any exceptions? The only circumstance we will allow a student to register in Art Clinic after the final deadline is if they have just enrolled in a Northern New England Conference School and have not had the opportunity to register previously.

Fees & Refunds

  • Student application fee - $60 (for food and art supplies)
  • Chaperone application fee - $45 (for food)
  • Non-participating Young Child fee - $20 (for food)
There will be NO REFUND of fees after the January 17 deadline.


- A parent or guardian must fill out this form for each of their children wishing to participate.
- Chaperone's need to register as well.
- Credit Card payment is taken safely in the registration form.
Registration is CLOSED!!!

About Art Clinic

A time for kids to explore potentially new-to-them art forms and how they can express their spiritual gifts through art. In advance, the students choose an art form and get multiple sessions of learning, practicing, and showing their art form. The few days end with church services on Sabbath that give family and friends a chance to view the student’s art.

2022 Virtual Art Show

Thanks for being a part of Art Clinic 2022. It's great to see so much talent!

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