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Art Club- Thomaston Grammar School


with Cynthia McGuirl, RSU #13 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Current session started Oct 16, 2019 at 3 pm

Art Club is offered to 4th and 5th grade students at TGS by local artist, Cindy McGuirl with assistance from Callie Saulniers. This is a popular program that often has a wait list. You will receive a call or email directly from Cindy or Callie to confirm your child’s program schedule. Please note that there is no bus home, so be sure to note pick-up arrangements for your student on the permission form. Let the art begin!

Art Club - (Grades 4 & 5) with instructor Cindy McGuirl. A variety of art topics using different techniques are offered throughout the year. Students get a brief lesson on how to use the new materials and then create their own, unique projects. Art-making usually includes duct tape sculpture, bookbinding, marbled paper making, sock puppets, and oodles more!

SCHEDULE: Art Club begins October 16th at Thomaston Grammar School, and continues on Wednesdays and Thursdays when school is in session until May 7th. Students may sign up for one or both days as available. Programs start directly after-school and run until 5:30pm. There is NO ART CLUB ON holidays, early release days, and snow days.

Knitters' Night Out
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Knitters' Night Out


with Pat Demers, RSU16 Adult Education

Calendar Jan 9, 2020 at 6 pm

Bring your work-in-progress and join knitting enthusiasts on Thursday evenings for a night out. If you know how to knit but would like to learn more or would like help with a project, this group is for you! Experienced knitters who enjoy sharing and socializing with others are also welcome. Registration: $5 monthly. No need to pre-register - just drop in! Please call 345-3217 if you would like more information.

Adult Coloring


with Carol Palmer, Spruce Mountain Adult Education

Calendar Jan 10, 2020 at 10 am

Join us for a weekly adult coloring session.  We will supply you with all the materials you will need to enjoy your time.  Bring your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and enjoy a "stress free" time.  You are welcome to bring in your own supplies. 

This class will take place on Fridays, January 10th - May 22nd from 10 am - 12 pm. 



Art: Watercolor for Beginners


with Mike Duffy, Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jan 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

This class will be a gently guide you into watercolor painting. We'll cover the basic stuff like how to do a wash, what kind of brush, what kind of paper and what kind of paints to use. We'll also cover more advanced and stylized skills in this class. Drawing skills are not needed. Learn how to mix colors and how to understand the color wheel. Each week or two we'll create a masterpiece suitable for framing. Instead of just looking at the scenery around the island, you can express what you see in watercolor. There is a materials fee (included in the total fee already) of $8.00 to cover the paint, paper and brushes.

No classes on Feb. 18 or March 3.

Full Course



with George Deans, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Jan 22, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This workshop is open to all abilities and experience. Topics covered are fundamentals of hand and power tools, tool and machine maintenance, sharpening and shop safety.

You may come in with a project in mind, work with the instructor to create one, or not. You do not need to have a project to make this class a success.  Projects should be transportable. Participants are responsible for additional supply costs of their individual projects.

*No class 2/19.

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Art: American Art and the Maine Connection


with Mike Duffy, Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jan 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

In this class we will explore the history of American art and how many artists either were born in Maine or found their way there at some point in their career. Artists like the American Modernist painter Marsden Hartley, Andrew and son Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent, Edward Hopper and Winslow Homer just to name a very few. In this class we’ll explore these artists, their styles and their connection to Maine. We will be focusing on a select few artists, understanding their style and how they created their works, resulting in the class recreating some works as well as producing original art based on the artist’s style. Also, because of the intimate connection between this island and the art world. We’ll explore some well-known artists who reside on MDI. When you’re done this class, you’ll truly be a “Down Artster”. There is an $8 materials fee included in the cost of the class.

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Beginner Crochet


with Samantha Dimmick, MSAD #11 Adult Education

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this class you will learn about the tools and materials needed for crocheting, basic stiches, how to troubleshoot mistakes, and how to read a yarn label. Students can choose to make a scarf, dish cloth, or headband. No prior experience needed. This class is the foundation for all crochet projects.

Full Course

Rug Braiding


with Bangor Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 6 pm

This is an opportunity for people to work on their rug braiding projects and learn from each other. Work on your project and see what others are creating. Participants must bring their own materials to class. Prior rug braiding experience is necessary.

To enroll in enrichment classes, participants must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in school.

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