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Paint Night: The Great Horned Owl


with Shirley Anderson, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Apr 30, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Paint Night w/ Shirley! Come join us and paint this majestic hunter and capture its wise expression with those large yellow eyes. Layering, dry brushing, and shading are a few of the techniques used to capture its beauty and wise expression. Canvas and paints are supplied.

Oil Painting


with Linda Leach & Sandy Clement, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 30, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
This semester's theme is "Creating Depth Through Perspective". During this class we will explore several ways you can create depth in your paintings using various perspective techniques. Please join us as we show you how to create the illusion of distance using linear and atmospheric perspective. Materials needed are oil paints, 2-3 brushes, a painting or palette knife, a 16 x 20 canvas, palette or palate paper. Medium sized canvas and basic painting supplies needed for first class as we will create the underpainting for the project. A general materials list can be obtained through the Adult Ed office.

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with Kim Crawford, Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education

Calendar Apr 30, 2024 at 6 pm

Paper Quilling is the art of rolling, shaping, gluing, and creating shapes with colorful paper strips. With quilling you can make art, bookmarks, jewelry, magnets, cards, ornaments, key chains, multipurpose boxes, frames, and lots of other things. Kim will teach you  some basic techniques. You will make a quilled item and take some supplies home with you at the end of the class.

Lab/Materials Fee: $10 to be paid to the instructor the night of class

Full Course

Homemade Candy and other Delights Spring 2024


with Jessica Steele, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar May 1, 2024 at 5 pm

Why not! Let’s get together for a three-hour class to go over some of my favorite treats. We will go over how to make homemade chocolate, turtles, peanut butter cups, peppermint patties, chocolate covered pretzels, coconut clusters, salted caramels, candy nuts, caramel corn, and maybe even maple fudge. We will learn the basic tools and materials, ingredients, recipes, and step-by-step process. 

All classes are taught by instructor, Jessica Steele and all materials are included. Registration and payment are required to hold your spot in class. Space is limited! Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance to receive a refund. If our Adult Ed office or instructor cancel class, refunds will be issued to students.


Jessica Steele M.Ed. has a deep passion for the wilderness and for teaching. She has been working in the field of Adventure and Environmental Education for more than 30 years. This leg of her journey is about connecting more deeply with herself, others, and the wilderness. Join her for a program of connection, learning, and growing.

Improv for Healing the Heart


with Elise Voigt, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar May 1, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Explore intuitive movement, play and storytelling. Create connection to yourself and to others through improvisational theater exercises. Learn the “rules” of improv technique, like the practice of saying “Yes, And..” while enjoying shared laughter and personal catharsis in a group setting. We will practice being fully embodied in ourselves while experimenting with being other characters too. Improv is a wonderful tool for toning the mind and working spontaneously in the moment with others. Practice the art of being yourself, the art of being together and the art of being enough as you come as you are, ready to play! Elise Voigt is a trained actress and theater educator excited to share her skills with adults, both actors and non-actors. No experience necessary.

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Landscapes in Watercolor


with Audrey Parker, Portland Adult Education

Calendar May 1, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks
Learn the basics of watercolors and how to bring landscapes to life, studying composition, value, and color to capture the beauty of the world around us. Bring your own photos to paint from if you want.
Full Course

Learn to Crochet


with Donna Marshall, RSU16 Adult Education

Calendar May 1, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Crochet is more than doilies! If you can think it, you can probably find a pattern & make it! Donna learned to crochet & knit as a teen; now she pursues her passion for crochet in retirement and loves to share the skill with others. In this 4-week session, you will learn: basic techniques & stitches and how to read and choose a pattern. You will work on an individual project and we will troubleshoot any problems that may come up. Bring a G, H, or J crochet hook & a skein of 4-ply Acrylic yarn from Walmart. Let the fun begin! Four sessions, Wednesdays May 1 through May 22.

Full Course
Beginner Expressive Art Journaling
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Beginner Expressive Art Journaling


with Pam Clark, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 2, 2024 at 11 am
1 additional session on Apr 4, 2024

Mixed media art journaling gives you the freedom to create self-expressive art without the fear of mistakes. Expressive art journaling can help to reduce stress, depression and anxiety. In this 4-week class, learn to create a visual expression of ideas, thoughts and emotions while relaxing and having fun using a wide range of art supplies and techniques.

No art skills required! Supplies for use in class are provided.

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