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Fearless Public Speaking: Speak, Act And Look Like a Leader

$99

with Bonnie Gross, York Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next session starts Sep 10, 2018

When there are two people with the same skills entering a room, delivering a speech, or participating in a meeting– the person who looks, acts and sounds like a leader is the person most remembered. Make sure next time—it’s YOU! This class teaches you the skills not usually taught in traditional “presentation skills” courses; you will learn the secrets of how to speak, look and act like a leader. Being a calm, confident, impactful presenter starts before you write the first line - it starts with what and how you think. Learn the speaking skills of great public figures, such as John F. Kennedy and Steve Jobs, who have used their voices and speaking style to exude power and influence. (Approx. 12 hours.)

Fears - Eliminate Fears with Hypnosis

$15

with Hugh Sadlier, Ellsworth Adult Education

Calendar May 16, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Discover the roots of your fears in hypnosis. Release whatever had caused your fears to take hold and free yourself completely from them. By creating new, positive thoughts, feelings and perceptions, you can enjoy being the new, transformed you.

Hugh Sadlier is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist who has been practicing in Maine since 1991. He has worked with over 3000 people, in individual sessions, on more than 300 different issues. Hugh maintains offices in Portland and Blue Hill.

Felted Clutch - Beginner/Intermediate

$29

with Patty Collins, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Mar 18, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Felted Clutch – Beginner/Intermediate

Join Patty in this class to learn how to use the felting technique of booking to create a purse. This method gives a bit more dimension to your handbag. In the first class we will build your purse, using a book resist and a merino wool. In the second class we will sew on a metal kiss clasp and embellish to give your bag a beautiful finish. At the end of our four-hour class, you will walk away with a complete clutch. Materials needed: 4 ounces of roving – choose from Merino, Cordial or Romney. (Please no peace fleece for this class); Bath towel; Wool can be purchased at Portfiber, 50 Cove St., Portland.

Instructor: Patty Collins

Mondays, 3/18 – 3/25, 6:00 – 8:00 PM for 2 sessions

Location: Windham High School – Room 302

Fee: $29, plus $15 materials fee paid to the instructor

Patricia (Patty) Collins has discovered, through felting, a fun, therapeutic and easy-to-do art form that she is excited to share with others. As a mom of two, grandmother of four, and full-time program coordinator, she finds in felting a way to express her creativity in a relaxing, calming, and gratifying experience. Patty will confidently instruct others to be amazed by their own talents through felting.

Felted Hats - Beginner/Intermediate

$29

with Patty Collins, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Mar 4, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Felted Hats – Beginner/Intermediate

Come learn how to make these fun and colorful hats using both needle and wet felting techniques. In the first class, we will be using a foam hat form to build the shell for your hat. In the next class, we will wet-felt and shape your hat.

The hats are fun to make and great for the beginner to experienced felter. Tools will be available to use in class. If

you have a multi-tool and needles, please feel free to bring them! Materials needed: 5 ounces of roving – choose from Merino, Cordial or Romney. (Please no peace fleece for this class); Bath towel; Wool can be purchased at Portfiber, 50 Cove St., Portland.

Instructor: Patty Collins

Mondays, 3/4 – 3/11, 6:00 – 8:00 PM for 2 sessions

Location: Windham High School – Room 302

Fee: $29, plus $10 materials fee paid to the instructor

Patricia (Patty) Collins has discovered, through felting, a fun, therapeutic and easy-to-do art form that she is excited to share with others. As a mom of two, grandmother of four, and full-time program coordinator, she finds in felting a way to express her creativity in a relaxing, calming, and gratifying experience. Patty will confidently instruct others to be amazed by their own talents through felting.

Felted Landscapes

$25

with Sandi Cirillo, RSU 25 Adult and Community Education

Calendar May 23, 2019 at 6 pm

Have you ever wanted to learn how t make a felted landscape? Students will learn how to create a beautiful landscape using an ancient craft process called felmaking. We'll learn alll about wet felting and dry needle felting. Imagine what you can create using wood, soap, water and a little agitation. Materials fee: $8 (payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.) 1 session

Felted Vessels and More

$20

with Donna Maria Vix, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 26, 2019 at 6 pm

In this class students will be making small felted vases suitable for holding felt or dried flowers or small items. These charming vases can also be used for real flowers with the addition of a waterproof insert. Many other items can be made from the techniques taught in this class, so we may go on to make small trinket boxes, jewelry boxes, a ring holder for beside the sink, or more vases! The kit provided includes a foam pad, koozie to shape around, 7 felting needles, finger protectors, scissors, wooden handle, awl, both core and outside roving and a carrying case, allowing students to continue with their new craft at home. Students do need to bring a piece of Styrofoam packing material about the size of a soda can to help when they are using the needles. A $35.00 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. Dr. Donna Maria Vix has enjoyed working with her hands since childhood. She is proficient in many mediums and used her talent daily when she worked as a dentist in NJ. She especially enjoys teaching others how to make things that she has been complimented on herself, so they, too, can enjoy making things for themselves, for gifts, or to give as donations.

Felted Woodland Creatures

$93

with Jennifer Field, Kittery Adult Education

Calendar Mar 12, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

In this fun & colorful 3-night workshop, students will explore needle felting techniques to "sculpt" wool fleece into a woodland animal. Either a fawn or a fox.  Students will learn how to create a sturdy wire skeleton (armature), about animal proportions and how to sculpt a solid core in natural undyed wool fleece, using very sharp barbed needles. Day two students will focus on applying color and finishing details. Glass eyes created by the instructor will bring your creation to life. This is an advanced beginner friendly class, meaning some creative experience. Felting or sculptural experience is helpful. Bring to class: a 3 needle Pink Clover pen holder (they are available online or from instructor for $14), bring a pen and sketchbook (for notes), if you own them, bring wire cutters, needle nose pliers and small SHARP scissors (instructor will bring some to share). Extra needles, glass eyes, wire, needle holders and fleece will be available for purchase from instructor.

Tuesday, March 12-26, 6-9 p.m., 3 sessions

Course Fee: $93 

Material Fee: $30, payable to instructor at first class

 

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Fermented Foods: Let's Make Kimchi

$26

with Kate McCarty, Scarborough Adult Learning Center

Calendar Apr 23, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

We know the gut-health benefits of fermented foods, now let’s make some! Explore fermenting, basic equipment, recommended recipes and ingredients. Then get hands-on with UMaine Extension volunteers and staff by making kimchi; this Korean combo of cabbage, radishes and other ingredients has been dubbed the world’s healthiest food, according to one health magazine. It can be served as a main dish, with rice or noodles, or makes a perfect comfort-soup ingredient on a cold day. Unsure of kimchi? Skills learned transfer to making other gut-beneficial fermented foods such as sauerkraut, pickles, kombucha, tempeh, apple cider vinegar, and yogurt. Take home handouts, recipes and some kimchi. Kate is author of “Portland Food: Culinary Capital of Maine” and “Distilled in Maine: A History of Temperance, Libations and Craft Spirits” (Also see her class: Cocktails from the Garden).

Tues, 4/23/2019, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, $26 

Instructor: Kate McCarty, UMaine Ext Master Gardener/Master Food Preserver





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