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Watercolor Landscapes


with Kelli McNichols, Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education

Calendar Current session started Jan 1, 2021

Learn the essential concepts and techniques to create your own beautiful landscapes. From mixing colors, to composition, to working with reference photos, to adding details, you'll learn step-by-step how to transform a scene into a painting.

Register at to learn more and receive $10 off this course.

Fee: $29 (before $10 coupon code)

Sip and Color


with Valerie Lawson, Washington County Adult Education

Calendar Jan 12, 2021 at 7 pm

Bust out your coloring books and your favorite beverage and join us for some time to make art and socialize. There will be coloring pages available to download if needed.

Online via Zoom

Host: Valerie Lawson

Tuesdays, starting January 12, 2021, 7-9pm

Cost: $25

To sign up email or call 207-370-4139

Visible Mending Techniques


with Ashley Arnett-Shipley, Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar Jan 18, 2021

In this workshop, you will learn basic embroidery stitches, patching, darning, sashiko stitching patterns and more! Alone or combined, apply these techniques to mend or embellish your tattered garments, quilts and other textiles. The most sustainable option is the one you already own! Materials List: embroidery hoop, embroidery floss, sewing thread, needle variety pack, scrap fabric, scissors, water soluble marker (optional)

Instructor: Ashley Arnett-Shipley

Online Videos - Learn at your own pace. Students will have access to videos for 6 months after registration.

Begins: Upon Registration

Instructor will also schedule a one-on-one Zoom meeting with each registrant. 


Instructor has a BFA in Textile Design, and teaches with the Kansas City Textile Arts Center.



Creating Customized Greeting Cards for Any Occasion Using a Word Processor
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Creating Customized Greeting Cards for Any Occasion Using a Word Processor


with Bill Keller, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Learn to use a word processor like Google Docs to create a customized greeting card with special pics, graphics, and of course a special message from you. Join this class now in time to make your own cards for Valentine's Day and other special occasions. We will use simple templates that can be printed onto 8.5 x 11 inch sheets of paper or cardstock producing a 5x11.5 card or a smaller 4x5 card. We will learn how to get perfectly sized envelopes for these as well as customizing the envelopes and merging them with a contact list or just addressing them yourself. 

Instructor: Bill Keller 
Tuesdays, 1/19 - 1/26, 6:30 - 8:30 PM 
Location: Online 
Fee: $29

Using Google Photos To Organize and Share Your Photos


with Bill Keller, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Current session started Jan 20, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

In this class, we will explore the many ways that Google Photos can help you to organize, share, and edit, all your photos at no cost to you for the app or for unlimited storage. When you finish this two session class, you should be skilled in using all of the tools of this amazing app. You must have a Google account which the instructor may help you obtain. Gmail isn’t required to have a Google account. Also note that if you take the Exploring Google five-week class, we will spend at least one session on Google Photos. Note: effective June 1, Google will change storage options for Google Photos. This class will be taught via Zoom. If you haven’t used Zoom, Bill will do a short lesson with you (via Zoom) before the start of the first session.

Instructor: Bill Keller
Wednesdays, 1/20 - 1/27, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Online
Fee: $29

Knitting Basics (Mon)


with Victoria Vaughn, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Current session started Jan 25, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
2 additional sessions through May 3, 2021

This class is designed to "flip" from onsite to remote, should we need to close our buildings.

Ideal for beginning or "rusty" knitters. Casting on, ending a project and repairing mistakes will be covered, as well as mastery of the basic knit and pearl stitches, the foundation of all knitting.  All levels of ability are welcome! Bring size 7 knitting needles, 1 light color Supersaver Red heart yarn (7 ounces), 1 small pair of scissors and a tape measure. First session would be slippers or mittens.

No Class  2/15; 4/19; 5/24


Mindful Pastel Landscape Drawing


with Christopher Reed, Scarborough Adult Learning Center

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 26, 2021 at 12:30 pm
1 additional session on Mar 23, 2021

This class introduces students to the basic principles of pastel landscape drawing, including the mixing of colors on various textured surfaces, layering, and blending. Composition and value will be explored through landscape photographs. Mindfulness exercises will accentuate the creative process and allow the inner artist to unfold naturally, without judgement or fear. This class is for beginners as well as those with experience. A supply list will be provided. Instructor Christopher Reed graduated from Bowdoin College with a BA in Visual Arts. He is a painter, exhibitor, and art teacher inspired by the synthesis of nature, the evolving play of light, and each artist's unique expression of feelings and interpretation.


Session 1:Tuesdays, Jan. 26-March 9 (no class Feb. 16), 12:30-2:30 PM

Session 2: Tuesdays, March 23-May 4 (no class April 20), 12:30-2:30 PM

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with Gloria Hewett, RSU #3 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jan 26, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This class will be an introduction to both hand building techniques and wheel throwing techniques.  Students will be using both red and white low fire clay and glazes to make their pieces.  Students will create both functional and non-functional pieces such as a vase and a mug on the wheel and a bowl, a plate and a plaque using hand building.  Students will also be free to explore their own ideas for pieces as well.  Students with no experience in clay are welcome as well as students who have worked in clay before. 

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