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Family Soap Making

$18

with ELIZABETH GOODY, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 22, 2024 at 6 pm

In this class, you will use a variety of soap bases, scents, colors and textures to make you own soaps. Beth will provide molds, but you can bring your own. Please bring a microwavable glass container (mason jar, 2-cup glass measuring cup, or a small bowl). 

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


Materials fee: $7 payable to the instructor, with the option to purchase additional materials. 

Supreme Embroidery - Crazy Quilt Stitches

$79

with Susan Hill, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 22, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This workshop will identify and teach the complex embroidery stitches, and their innovative variations, found on Crazy Quilts -- including Feather, Herringbone, Wheat Sheaf, Chain, Stem, French Knot and Satin stitch. The course will provide information on the history of American Crazy Quilts and needlework , and resource information for embroidery materials, for textile museums and archives. This course was inspired by an historic crazy quilt circa 1856 shared by student Deb Doherty, the quilt will be brought to each class so everyone can see the wonderful stitches.

Zentangle-Develop Your Personal Catalog

$105

with Martha Brooks, Central Lincoln County Adult Education

Calendar May 22, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Pre-requisite: Previous Zentangle Intro class and/or familiarity with the Zentangle Method basics. Everything has a place, and a place for everything! Organize your collection of tangles, alphabetically, using Bijou 2x2 tiles to create monotangles of your favorites. Using a slide filing system, all your inspiration will be neatly in one place! A Materials Kit, included in class price, will be available for pickup at the Damariscotta CLC-AE Office prior to class start date. Materials Kit includes Bijou tiles, one archival binder, and 1 package of 25 clear plastic tile inserts.

As a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT), Martha Brooks finds great joy in sharing Zentangle with others! She is a retired Speech Pathologist who loves when people gather, the beauty found in the natural world around us, and rescuing greyhounds. She has found great contentment as she settles into life on the midcoast of Maine!

Sewing for Advanced Beginners 5.23.24

$69

with Sandy Clement, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 23, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This course is a good refresher for those who haven't sewn for years or for those new at sewing with some basic experience. We will start out with a zippered pouch, a simple tote, and finish with a project of your choice from a pattern. Sandy will provide materials to complete the zippered pouch so there is no need to bring fabric to the first class. You may bring your sewing machine and favorite sewing notions, if you wish. There are machines in the sewing room that may be used as well. A $10 materials fee is included. 

Full Course

Lighthouse and Puffin Cruise-Bar Harbor

$180

with Steve McGrath, York Adult Education

Calendar May 23, 2024 at 6 pm

Description here including reservation information:

In the first live online class, we'll start by learning camera settings, aperture, shutter, ISO, white balance and other compositional techniques critical to lighthouse photography. The following Sunday! During the Cruise, we’ll focus on photographing the wildlife and lighthouses, sharing techniques and approaches. Finally, we’ll meet online the following week to share, learn and critique our images. Limited to 15 students. This workshop is for beginner and intermediate photographers.

 

May 23 Thursday Online 6-8:00

May 26 Sunday On the Cruise

May 28 Tuesday Online Critique Class 6-8:00

Make up dates May 30

Instructor: Steve McGrath

Walking Tour of Greenwood Cemetery

$15

with Ron Romano, Biddeford Adult Education

Calendar May 25, 2024 at 12 pm
1 additional session on May 25, 2024

Greenwood Cemetery is a hidden gem! Established in the mid-1800s when other “garden” cemeteries arose, Greenwood offers a wide variety of gravestone materials, monument forms, symbolism, and epitaphs from the nineteenth century. Cemetery historian Ron Romano will share the best that Greenwood has to offer, pausing to visit the graves of some who were lost at sea, taken down by disease, died by suicide, and even murder. The stroll along the winding pathways of this pleasant burial space will take about 90 minutes. Two identical tours will run the same day, at noon and again at 2 PM.

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Multimedia Card Making

$45

with Kathleen Gerdes, Scarborough Adult Education

Calendar May 28, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this workshop, you will learn how to create greeting cards using multimedia techniques. Materials, which will be provided by the instructor, include colored pencils, paint, distress inks, stamps, beads, baubles, old sheet music, and pages from old books. Each student will be provided with 3 blank cards to decorate. We'll have fun cutting, pasting, and creating cards that you'll be able to send to family and friends.  Students need to bring sharp scissors, craft glue, and any related materials they'd like to use. 

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Braiding Circles

$25

with Veronica Perez, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar May 29, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Braiding circles is a community gathering workshop focused on braiding a three-strand braid from synthetic hair while conversing about fractured identity, experiences, and belonging. For artist Veronica Perez, it started as a way to create more braids for their larger sculptures but turned into a place for honest and open conversation. The circles came about through the need to create a space for open community conversation and the need to work toward the goal of communal healing through storytelling and braiding. Join us for this special event! All materials included.





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