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Your Own Home Spa


with Kristen Bartlett, Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 7, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Indulge Yourself!Bring the spa experience into your home! Create a personalized body mist that will blow your mind and fragrant tablets that dissolve in water to give off a soothing blend of aromas that will take your showers to a whole new level. From relaxing to energizing, to romantic or sinus-clearing - create essential oil blends that are perfect for yo. Leave with a personalized body mist and several aromatherapy shower steamers to gift or indulge in yourself. Tuition includes materials.

Registration closes at noon on Thursday 3/4.  Masks and distancing required.

Required: An apron, two 2-Qt size (or larger) mixing bowls, a whisk or dinner fork, a mini or standard muffin pan and a set of measuring cups.

Kristen Bartlett was exposed to art at a very early age, inspiring her lifelong creative path. With schooling in drawing, oil painting, graphic design and photography, Kristen practices many forms of art and crafts.

Every Picture Tells a Story


with Jill Braceland, Biddeford Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 8, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on May 10, 2021

Learn techniques on how to work through that box of photographs we all have. Integrating the stories behind the pictures will also be explored. Please bring some of your photographs to get started.

Art Night Out - Drilled Seaglass Pendants and Keychain


with Art Night Out Instructor, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 8, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn the secrets to drilling glass, stones and shells. Add colorful beads and spirals using our easy wire-wrapped loop techniques to create your own unique jewelry. Use our collection of sea glass, beach stones and shells, or bring your own favorites. Workshop fee includes all materials to make one pendant and one key chain.

Will run

Clay Nights for All Ages: Wall Art


with Paisley Stewart Hanson, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 8, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This class will be held onsite, face-to-face.

Pottery is here! Explore a fun, easy beginner’s class focusing on hand-building. We will explore coil, slab, and pinch techniques as we experiment with texture, molds, color, and function of our clay work. Each class has two parts.  Part one each week will be a new project and part two is focused on glazing techniques. All experience levels welcome. Come and let the creativity fly!  Course fees include clay, glaze, and firing.

Wall Art Pottery:  Create a stunning wall piece using various hand-building techniques! 

H - Yarn Craft Chat Group Via Zoom


with Andrea Bozzino, Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership

Calendar Mar 8, 2021 at 7 pm

Yarn Craft Chat Group Via Zoom

Zoom with each other as you work on your own project. Share your projects and conversations with people that have similar interests. This is not an instructional class. Four sessions.

Host: Andrea Bozzino

Mondays, March 8 – 29            7 - 8 pm         Course Fee: $15



with Christine Pilkinton, York Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 9, 2021 at 10:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Learn from a classical fine artist how to draw with, block in, determine values & blend pastels.  Weekly critiques & a private Facebook group for additional sharing & resources through the week. Drawing experience is helpful as emphasis will be on pastel color application with some critique for drawing.

Disappearing Four Patch Quilt Block


with Jacqueline Soper, Bonny Eagle Adult Education

Calendar Mar 9, 2021 at 1:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

All participants in face-to-face classes must be wearing a mask upon entering our building, then sanitize hands and maintain social distancing. Thank you.

You can sew this exciting disappearing four patch quilt together with your favorite fabrics. This quilt looks complex, but surprisingly easy to make. Learn an easy and precise rotary cutting method and practice accurate piecing using a scant ¼” seam. Learn how to sew rows together, how to sandwich the quilt, and sew binding. Makes a great baby quilt, lap quilt or make it to fit your bed. Supply list available from adult ed office.

About Jaki: Jaki has been sewing and quilting for over 40 years. She is the owner of Quilt Studio 55, a local business that supports long arm services, studio classes, and custom quilt designs. Her classes are comprised of learning simple techniques which allow for truing up sewn units to achieve accuracy. Anyone who is interested in mastering the flying geese units, or sewing with curves, will love these classes.

Hammered Sterling Silver Jewelry


with Elizabeth Goody, Sanford Community Adult Education

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

This class will be held onsite, face-to-face.

Beth brings a wealth of experience and creativity to guide you as you make your own piece of hammered jewelry in sterling silver.  You may choose to create earrings, a pendant, or a bracelet.  A great personal treasure for yourself or as a gift.  Tools will be on loan from the instructor.  Materials fee: $5 per piece, (cash please) payable to the instructor.


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