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Acrylic Painting


with Gayle Fitzpatrick, Kittery Adult Education

Calendar Current session started Apr 27, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This class covers composition, color theory, and color mixing as well as materials and techniques. You’ll learn and practice the

fundamentals of painting with acrylics. Class time will provide time for experimentation, creativity and the opportunity to work

on your own projects with guidance from the instructor. Beginner and Intermediate painters are both welcome Bring to class: materials list supplied at registration.

4 Tuesday sessions

April 27-May 18, 6-8 p.m.

Course Fee: $58

Beginning Watercolor
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Beginning Watercolor


with Patricia Sevigny-Higgins, Marshwood Adult & Community Education

Pat is an artist educator with 38 years of  teaching art in both elementary and high school here in the SAD 35  school district. This course covers the very basic techniques of using watercolor  paints. Preparation, materials and basic watercolor techniques will be explored. This is for the individual who has some basic drawing ability and would like to learn to take their drawings into the painting phase. A series of small paintings will be accomplished in 6 weeks of study.

A materials list will be provided closer to the start of class.

Art Journaling


with Pamela Clark, Marshwood Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 28, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Create an expressive art journal that requires no artistic ability or special supplies.  Discover this powerful tool for self healing, relaxation, motivation and goal setting.  Learn how to use expressive art journaling to increase empowerment as well as to decrease anxiety and depression.

Since expressive art journaling is focused more on you expressing yourself than specific art technique, the list of potential supplies you could choose to use is endless.  You will be creating your own, unique page so it is not necessary for you to have specific supplies for class. When you register you will receive a materials suggestion list for things you have around the house.

This is an in-person 6 week course. 

Knitting: Session 2


with Vicky Vaughn, Marshwood Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 5, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Always wanted to learn how to knit? Or has it been a long time since you've picked up the needles? Maybe you're stuck on a project. Join us in a relaxed, fun atmosphere! You'll learn how to cast on, knit and purl, read a pattern, as well as repair mistakes in an easy-going class. It's fun to be part of a creative community.

All levels are welcome!

You'll need a skein of light colored Red Heart Worsted Weight yarn and a pair of size needles (size 7 or 8 is best) other small supplies will be discussed. Get ready to learn how to make all kinds of items suitable for gift giving. One of Vicky’s favorite patterns is a dead fish hat which she is happy to share. Get ready to laugh with Vicky, she certainly makes knitting fun.

Naturalist as Artist: Science and Art on the Trails with Waterville Creates May 15 W21


with Serena Sanborn, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education

Calendar May 15, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Science meets art in this unique and fun adventure with Waterville Creates on the Quarry Road Trails! Come explore at an easy pace with a master naturalist and artist as you learn some basics on the secrets of species, the science of observing, and the art of nature journaling. Register for every Saturday or choose just one or two! Recommended: paper and pencil or a sketchbook that is easy to take along on a walk. Limit 15 students. If you wish to sign up for all three, there is a discount of $10 on the overall total. Must call the office to receive discount. Discounts will not be applied retroactively to online payments.

Due to COVID regulations we are unsure if all classes will run.  Please put your name on the class wait list.  Once we know we are able to run the class we will contact you to register. 

Macro Photography


with Noel Topping, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar May 17, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Come and enjoy learning about the big-little world of Macro Photography, with Tips and Tricks by Noel Topping. Be prepared to have an excuse in the future to buy the many different gadgets that will be demonstrated for use with Macro (Close-Up) photography. Different styles of Close Up photography will be demonstrated along with the varying gear used to achieve the photos. Noel Topping, current - experienced professional photographer in a variety of forms ranging from Portraits, Products, Events, Landscapes, Graphics and having photographed over 300 weddings is willing to share what he has learned about photography in technical detail. Experienced teacher having taught all the Bangor Photo classes in it's time and years of teaching in Adult Education Programs has brought the fun of his work to the classroom. Classes are as entertaining as they are informative. Classically trained yet modernized in the current digital photography world.

Beginner Wire Wrapped Jewelry


with ELIZABETH GOODY, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next available session starts May 19, 2021 at 6 pm

Learn how to make a simple yet elegant pendant with a semiprecious stone of your choice and sterling silver or copper wire. There will be a variety of stones to choose from and options for hanging your pendant including leather or chain. Please bring a hand towel, to work on and wire clippers, and needle nose pliers if you have them. Tools and supplies will be available if you don’t have them. 

Materials cost begin at $5.00/ pendant depending on your choice of materials. Leather is included in the initial cost; chains are extra. All material are paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class. 

Lotions and Scrubs


with Heather Emerson, RSU #40 Adult Education

Calendar May 19, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Looking for a great, handmade gift to give or just something to keep for yourself? Learn how to make handmade lotions and sugar/ salt scrubs for a fraction of the cost of what you would pay in the store. Each participant will create a personalized salt scrub, a sugar scrub and a 12-14 oz. bottle of lotion.

Each participant should bring 2 eight ounce jars and 1 sixteen ounce jar for their creations. Instructor will supply all ingredients for the lotions and scrubs, including scents and add-ins.

Heather Emerson is a co-owner of Emerson Homestead in Waldoboro, and has a menagerie of goats and poultry. Emerson Homestead makes and sells handcrafted soaps, lotions, scrubs and soy candles, as well as a number of home decorative items.

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