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with Patricia Weeks, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 4, 2021 at 5:30 pm
3 additional sessions through Jun 3, 2021

The Zentangle method is easy to learn, relaxing and fun! This class is for beginners and experienced tanglers. Zentangle is a meditative art form that can gain you inspiration for other creative endeavors. 

Beginners may purchase a beginner's kit from Patty for $10. For detailed supply list, go to: or call 207-676-3223 

Senior discount $8 (For senior discount, please call 207-676-3223 to register)

Still Life Oil Painting Zoom


with Christopher Reed, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Mar 4, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Students will learn the basic skills of mixing oil colors, applying paint, and developing composition through the use of still life photos. There will be the opportunity to work from actual still life setups as well. Each class will begin with a meditative exercise for minimizing inhibitions and fears associated with the creative process. A supply list will be provided when class is determined to run. 

Night Photography


with Michael Leonard, Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Calendar Next session starts Mar 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Take jaw-dropping photos in the dark!

Anyone wanting to shoot through the night to sunrise with limited light will want to attend this slide lecture. This technique has recently evolved due to more sensitive sensors in your cameras. Learn how to capture striking images using the dim lighting from various sources including the moon, cars, trains, fire, moving lights, street lights, lightening and even fireflies. 

Masks and distancing required.

Mike Leonard, a photographer since the ‘80s with experience ranging from TV production to leading photography cruises, has been teaching for 12+ years. He enjoys teaching photographers of all levels to help them grow their talents.

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Painting with Jackie - Red Barn
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Painting with Jackie - Red Barn


with Jacklyn Marie, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Learn how to paint one of Jackie’s seasonal classics, or learn to paint all four. Each month Jackie will teach you the techniques with step-by-step instruction. You will be guided to create the painting as pictured or create your very own masterpiece! Materials and other supplies may be used in each section of this series. Cost of the class does not include supplies.

*A supply list and Zoom login information will be included with all email receipts for registrations.

Instructor: Jacklyn Marie
Section 1: Winter Reindeer - Thursday, 2/4, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Section 2: Red Barn - Thursday, 3/4, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Section 3: Purple Hydrangeas - Thursday, 4/1, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Section 4: Anchors Away - Thursday, 5/6, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: Online
Fee: $24/Section (supplies not included in price)

Friday Night Quilting


with Elle Hickey, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 5, 2021 at 3 pm
2 additional sessions through May 21, 2021

Finish those UFO’s or start a new one. Pick up helpful tips from fellow stitchers and make new friends! Escape those constant interruptions at home for over five hours of sewing and camaraderie. Show and tell is encouraged, and no one is too new to join in the fun! Bring handwork or your sewing machine and supplies. Iron, ironing board, cutting mats and rulers supplied. 

Senior discount $7 (For senior discount, please call 207-676-3223 to register)

Upcycled Vintage Train Luggage Cases


with Lucy Hardy, Biddeford Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 6, 2021 at 8 am, runs for 1 week

Breathe new life into those worn and stained train luggage cases (small little pieces of luggage) in this eight hour class with lifelong crafter Lucy Hardy. You will smile with delight when your case comes back alive in a new way. These cases work perfectly for sliding under a plane or bus seat for carry-on luggage. Use them as baskets and cosmetics, portable sewing kits and face cloth holders—the uses are endless! Choose a child themed fabric for your favorite little one to use as an overnight case on a sleepover to Grandma’s house. See samples on Facebook under Hardys’ Handiwork. Be looking NOW in thrift shops for a case—they can be elusive. The instructor has a very limited supply for sale—first come, first served. Students must provide their own supplies. Supply list will be provided.

How to Eat Acorns


with Zach Rouda, Biddeford Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 6, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Acorns have remained an important and nutritious food source for many animals including humans, around the world, for hundreds of thousands of years. Learn how to identify, gather, process, store, and use acorns in the kitchen. This will be an in-depth lecture-style class with ample time for questions.

Creativity with NO Talent!


with Lisa Alyson, York Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 6, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 2 weeks

True creativity is natural. Our own minds are what limits us in creativity and in life. This is an invitation to paint what comes in the moment. There are no judgements, critiques or goals. Really.

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