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Driftwood Mobiles and Stabiles

$45

with Chris Toy, Westbrook Adult Education

Calendar May 15, 2024 at 5 pm

Have you ever wondered how to create mobiles that spin and dance in the slightest breeze? Join Chris Toy and learn the secrets of how to connect and balance recycled driftwood and wire to make beautiful hanging mobiles and tabletop stabiles. Tools and materials will be provided but feel free to bring needle nose pliers, wire cutters, spare wire clothes hangers, and coin sized (quarter, half dollar, dollar) pieces of weathered driftwood. Chris Toy is a retired Maine educator, cooking instructor, author and Registered Maine Guide. He enjoys beach combing, where he finds his craft supplies. He creates rustic upcycled crafts by combing the coastline for driftwood, beach stone, and recycled wire from political signs. His work can be viewed on Facebook at Acadian Driftwood Arts.

Paint Night: The Monarch Butterfly

$55

with Shirley Anderson, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar May 15, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Paint Night w/ Shirley! With its flashy orange wings, Monarch Butterflies certainly are a favorite. Whether you're a gardener or just a nature lover you will certainly enjoy this paint class that is designed for beginners. Shirley Anderson will lead you step by step through the process of bringing this beautiful Monarch Butterfly to life. Canvas and paints are supplied.

Will run

Felted Patch - Crow

$79

with Resa Randolph, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 15, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this 4-week class you will create a felted patch of Maine's other state bird, the American Crow, perched on the branch of a flowering apple tree. The first week we'll cut out the pattern, felt the pieces together and add roving. Then in the second week we'll add embroidery for details. Registration fee includes all materials.

Hammered Sterling Silver Jewelry

$18

with ELIZABETH GOODY, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 15, 2024 at 6 pm

In this jewelry class, you will learn how to take wire and a hammer and make a very nice piece of jewelry!

This cost of the class is per person. Class is limited to children ages 12 and above. 


Materials fee: $10 per piece, payable to the instructor. 

Spa Gift Set

$31

with Sarah Holden Remick, Kittery Adult Education

Calendar May 15, 2024 at 6 pm

You will learn how to make a selection of bath and beauty products perfect for the home spa experience. In the class, we will make all natural solid lotion bars, cleansing sugar scrub cubes and dry face masks. You will leave the class with 2 mini solid lotion bars, a jar of cleansing sugar scrub cubes and a dry face mask. You will also leave with the recipes used in the class.

Wednesday, May 15, 6-7:30pm

Registration Fee: $31

Material Fee: $20, paid to instructor at class by cash/check

Tumbled Sea Glass and Broken Pottery

$35

with Shirley Anderson, MSAD 11 Gardiner Area Adult & Community Education (adulted@msad11.org) 207-582-3774

Calendar May 16, 2024 at 5 pm
1 additional session on May 30, 2024

Come create some beautiful artwork.  Broken pottery and tumbled glass are the perfect night out with friends. Lots of colors and textures to choose from. Create something for you or to give as a gift.

Will run

Log Cabin Quilt

$50

with Jane Parsons, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 16, 2024 at 5:30 pm

The Log Cabin Quilt block is a block you will want to make over and over again! It’s infinitely changeable and can be made into a variety of designs. With this design you’re only limited by your imagination and that means the possibilities are endless. Jane will show you the key techniques to keep your block square and the “logs” straight. 

Spring Soap Making

$35

with Colleen Condon, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar May 16, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on May 23, 2024

In this workshop, you will learn how to make solid dishsoap bars using the cold process technique with step-by-step directions and safety advice to follow while making soap with lye. Equipment and ingredients needed are included for an addtional $20.00 materials fee, payable to the instructor on the evening of the workshop.





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