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Learn to Crochet Messalonskee W20
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Learn to Crochet Messalonskee W20


with Carla Gilley, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education

Students will meet with the teacher for the first night or two of class to learn the basics of crocheting. (These first two classes are a must especially if you are a beginner.) The next sessions will be reading a pattern and stitches not yet covered. We will work on a project of your choice from a selection of the teacher’s patterns and make practice pieces of each stitch. You will need a K or J crochet hook and a skein of worsted (4 ply) light colored yarn the first night of class. Limit 7 students. No class April 23. Storm date of May 14.

Mosaic Stepping Stone


with Art Night Out ®, Boothbay Region Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 9, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Create your unique path with the help of a stepping-stone. Learn how to use mosaic tools while working with our extensive tile collection. Pour your cement and take the form home to be removed the next day. Workshop fee includes all materials to make one 9-inch stepping-stone.


Introduction to Painting with Pastels
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Introduction to Painting with Pastels


with Jude Valentine, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Apr 10, 2020 at 9:30 am, runs for 3 weeks

Learn basic principles of composition, blocking and color mixing to create accomplished pastel paintings. A combination of drawing and painting, the pastel medium is a great place to begin to understand color, shape, design and creating the illusion of form. Working on paper, we will explore painting pastel still lives and creating compelling compositions. This section is for beginners. Materials are included.

Instructor: Jude Valentine
Fridays, 4/10 - 4/24, 9:30 - 11:00 AM
Location: WRAE Learning Center
Fee: $69

Keeping Germs Away Naturally with Essential Oils
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Keeping Germs Away Naturally with Essential Oils


with Elissa Nauman, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Apr 10, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Go “green” with your spring cleaning this year by using essential oils! You will learn to make cleaning products that contain just a few simple ingredients that are safe and non-toxic, and comes with the peace of mind of cleaning healthy! We will also talk about how to protect yourself from germs and what to use to support you and your family with winter illnesses. You will be given “recipes” for creating your own concoctions at home, and will learn tips and tricks for keeping your home clean, healthy and smelling good. We will make a cleaning item, a room/linen spray, and a hand sanitizer; students have the choice of making one or two of each type. Materials fee of $3 per cleaning item and $2 for hand sanitizer to be paid in class to instructor. Exact cash appreciated.

Instructor: Elissa Nauman
Friday, 3/6, 10:00 - 12:00 PM
Location: WRAE Learning Center
Fee: $14

Shibori Dyeing
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Shibori Dyeing


with Christina Thibault, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Apr 11, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Explore the Japanese form of fabric dyeing. We will discuss traditional indigo dyeing, but for the ease of this class, we will be using other dyes. We will walk through some basic folding and sticking methods to ensure lovely results! If you would like to experiment, bring a cotton item or piece of fabric with you.

Instructor: Christina Thibault
Saturday, 4/11, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: WRAE Learning Center
Fee: $49

Double Knit with One Color SUPER SATURDAY Spring 2020


with Sherry Corbin, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Apr 11, 2020 at 10 am

Knitters… if you haven’t tried double knitting, please join me to learn an incredibly fast, easy and fun way to make a thick, sturdy potholder. We’ll make one together…just bring your knitting needles and a ball of medium weight yarn.

Please note there is a non-refundable $1.99 credit card registration fee for online registrations. If a class is cancelled for any reason, we are unable to refund the $1.99 registration fee. Call us at 564-6525 to make arrangements for paying by check or cash, and avoiding the non-refundable registration fees. Paying online is safe, easy and convenient so if you're happy to pay the extra $1.99 registration fee, we welcome you to do so.

Linked Bracelet - Sterling Silver


with Alice Carroll, York Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 11, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Create your own unique sterling silver linked bracelet. There will be a demonstration and plenty of work time for each student to learn the basic techniques and to finish a beautiful piece of jewelry. We will cover soldering, fusing, and light forging

Alice Carroll, who has a BFA from Maine College of Art and an MFA from Rochester Technology of Art, School for American Crafts, was an Artist in Residence at Penland School of Crafts in NC for two years. She came back to Maine in 1994 and has been teaching at Heartwood College of Art, Sanctuary Arts, and River Tree Arts.


Beginner Quilting W20
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Beginner Quilting W20


with Vicki Limberger, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education

  1. Begin to Quilt! Come learn the basics of creating a beautiful quilt! Learn skills such as strip cutting, lining up seams to pin, piecing blocks together, sandwiching the quilt, and learn different styles of quilting. Students will make a mug rug and a lap quilt. A supply list is available on our FAQ tab at There may be “homework” and students must know how to sew. Bring your own machine! Limit 10 students. Storm date of June 1. No class Apr. 20.

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