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Needle Felting: Goddess of the Sea


with Maureen Andrew, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar May 18, 2024 at 9 am

Create a lovely mermaid with sheep wool using the needle felting* method.  You will begin by making an armature and then building it up with fiber to sculpt your sea goddess.  Add some curly goat locks and maybe some seaweed!  Even beginners can make this beauty!

$8 materials fee to be collected at class. No experience necessary, open to beginner or fiber enthusiast!

*Needle felting uses a barbed needle that is repeatedly stabbed into the wool to agitate the fibers. As the needle works in and out of the wool, the barbs catch scales on the fibers and cause them to interlock and bind together.

About Your Instructor: Maureen Andrew took up felting over 20 years ago when overwhelmed with fiber from her own flock! Her creations are whimsical and fun. She has been teaching felting for 10 years and has taught at Schoodic Arts for All. A creative artist at heart, she dabbles in multiple mediums.


Clay Boxes Spring 2024


with Cody Clinton, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar May 18, 2024 at 10 am

Weekend Ceramics Workshops All classes are taught by instructor, Cody Clinton, and will be held at PHEC on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm. Finished pieces will be dried and fired after the workshop ends, and be made available for pickup approximately 2 weeks after the workshop unless otherwise specified. Using slab-building techniques we will create any number of a variety of box forms such as; jewelry boxes, pen/pencil boxes, stash boxes, butter dishes, luminaries, tea boxes, napkin holders, etc.. Day one will be dedicated to learning the construction techniques and completing a single basic form. There will then be time to create additional forms of your choosing on day two. We will also present various ways to embellish and decorate your completed forms on day two. Day two will also allow you time and opportunity to expand on building things with box forms.

Pottery; "Vases"


with Joshua Rysted, MSAD#44 Adult & Continuing Education

Calendar May 18, 2024 at 10 am

This is a hand-built pottery class. 

In this one-day ceramic hand-building course, you will learn to make a slab constructed vase. Textures will be used to create dynamic surfaces on a vase that will make a beautiful addition to your home. Your finished project will be glazed in your choice of color. It will be ready for pick up approximately two weeks after class. No previous clay experience is required for this class. All tools and supplies will be provided by the clay studio. 

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Acrylic Pour Painting: An Introduction


with Sandi Cirillo, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar May 18, 2024 at 1 pm

Learn this fluid art technique using acrylics and a canvas. We don't use paint brushes, rather the paint is poured onto a canvas and spread by moving the canvas around. The fluid paint will blend the colors and create unique patterns on the canvas. Abstraction is the key here. Even if you've never worked with this technique before, everyone can be successful in expressing their inner creativity in a gorgeous finished product.

Students should wear old clothes, bring an old towel and a materials fee of $20 (payable to the instructor at class).



with Ann John, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 18, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Collages can be used to express ideas, create works of art, or both! This versatile art form originated in the 1900s and was used by Picasso, Braque, and others as they experimented with different styles. Join Ann in exploring different colors, textures, and ideas to create a unique work of art. Variety is, after all, the spice of life. Please pre-register as a minimum of 4 people is required to run the course.




with Marie Armentino, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 20, 2024 at 10:45 am, runs for 1 week

Welcome spring with beautiful colors and mosaics using buttons! Utilizing the pointillistic techniques of Neo-Impressionists to include Seurat, Signac, and Van Gough, you will use points of color to create a “bigger picture”. Who knew a button could do so much? Please pre-register as a minimum of 4 people is required to run the course.


Carving Chopsticks and Jam Spreaders


with Zack Rouda, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar May 20, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

***Please note that the date for this workshop has changed. The new date is Monday May 20th.

Explore the significance of knives as essential tools throughout history, used for cutting, carving, and shaping materials. While knives remain crucial in the modern era, many have limited their use to the kitchen. Rediscover confidence and resilience by mastering basic knife safety and carving skills. This course offers a comprehensive understanding of knives, guiding students to create practical utensils. Students will make a fine pair of chopsticks and/or a jam spreader. Next, try to make a spinning top! We’ll cover safety, techniques, good form, and various basic carving projects using a variety of green woods.

Create a “Welcome” Bumblebee Deco Mesh Wreath W24


with Amy Harrington, Augusta Adult and Community Education

Calendar May 20, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Amy will supply the materials to make a Stunning “Welcome” Bumblebee deco-mesh wreath and will guide you through the process to create a beautiful 24-inch wreath. We will have an intermission halfway through the three-hour class. Amy will provide snacks and drinks. This class is very relaxed and has a fun atmosphere.  A $30 materials fee is due to Amy Harrington at the start of class.

Amy is a mom of four and has been crafting for over 13 years. Amy discovered a passion for wreath-making in 2021 and has been mastering the craft ever since. She enjoys bringing joy to her customers’ homes, warming hearts, and seeing the wonder in her students’ eyes as they say, “I made that!” Amy attends out-of-state workshops and takes classes online from her coaches to stay on top of the up-and-coming trends. She looks forward to sharing her passion with you.

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