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Acrylic Painting


with Gayle Fitzpatrick, Kittery Adult Education

Calendar Mar 7, 2023 at 6 pm

This class covers composition, color theory, and color mixing as well as materials and techniques. You will learn and practice the fundamentals of painting with acrylics. Class time will provide time for for experimentation, creativity and the opportunity to work on your own projects with guidance from the instructor. Beginner and Intermediate painters are both welcome! Materials list provided.

4 Tuesday sessions


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Cricut for Beginner's Package


with Tamra Keaton, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 7, 2023 at 6 pm

This series of classes will show you the basics, how to use your cricut and how to get started making simple projects. We will begin with a short tutorial of how to use Cricut Design Space.  

You will want to bring your Cricut, phone or laptop (that has Design Space on it), cutting mat and any tools that you may have.  If you do not have tools, we will have some that you can use for the class.

This is a 5 class series.  

March 7th -  Intro to Cricut, register your cricut, access Design Space, knowledge of tools, terminology, weeding and making a cup.  (Cup and vinyal will be provided).

March 21st - Weeding and layering vinyl

April 4th -  Infusible Ink

May 2nd -  Iron-on

May 16th -  Stenciling

WATERCOLOR S1 - Beginner


with Russel Whitten, Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education

Calendar Mar 7, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn and practice a variety of techniques and approaches  specific to watercolor painting. Whether a beginner or experienced, enjoy a relaxing and supportive environment to  paint from references, still life objects and observation. You  will receive feedback and see what others are working on.  Bring ideas for projects to class for instruction tailored to  your needs, or participate in guided exercises to gain a deeper  understanding of this medium. You may bring your own  supplies, if you prefer to purchase your own supplies, please  request a materials list at registration. 

INSTRUCTOR: Russel Whitten studied Fine Arts and Art Education at Heartwood College of Art, Maine College of Art and Art Student League in New York. He is a member and showing artist with the Ogunquit Arts Association/Barn Gallery and The Wright Gallery in Cape Porpoise. He currently teaches art in the OOB/Saco and Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education Programs. Portfolio: Instagram@whittenrussel or Facebook

Full Course

Intro to Expressive Art Journaling


with Pamela Clark, Marshwood Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 8, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session on Apr 5, 2023

Mixed media art journaling gives you the freedom to create self-expressive art without the fear of mistakes. Expressive art journaling can help to reduce stress, depression, and anxiety. Learn to create a visual expression of ideas, thoughts & emotions while relaxing & having fun using a wide range of art supplies & techniques. No art skills are required!

Pamela Clark is the owner/instructor at Healing Expressive Art (HEART) with over 11 years of experience using expressive art to help facilitate self-exploration, healing, and empowerment.

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Watercolors, Part II


with Pauline Cook, Gray-New Gloucester Adult Education

Calendar Mar 22, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Building on our beginners course, we will explore a host of new and traditional techniques. At each class we will present and resolve problems in rendering skies, water, rocks, and figures.

No class on 4/19

* List of supplies needed will be sent to students 1 week prior to class beginning. *

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Arts & Crafts with Michelle: Welcome Spring Truck Spring 2023


with Michelle Cross, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Mar 23, 2023 at 2 pm

Michelle Cross is a retired educator who has a lifelong passion for crafting of all types. Creating beautiful works of art with friends is sure to make these classes a pleasure for students of all levels. All supplies provided by Michelle, but please bring your own brushes. Sign up for one, two or all three classes!

Welcome Spring Truck Spring arrives this year in this colorful truck with its cargo of flowers, birdhouses, butterflies and a bunny! A cheery way to brighten your door! Cutout provided - bring your own brushes.

Summertime Kitty Porch Greeter Everyone will feel welcomed when they see this adorable cat on your porch. The birds even seem content with their “guard” watching them. All wood provided - bring your own brushes.

Summertime Gnome Paver Your summer garden or porch will be extra colorful with these three gnomes. Their beards are a bright variety of flowers in beautiful summer colors. Pavers provided - bring your own brushes.

Small Pack Basket Course


with Jessica Steele, United Technologies Center - Adult Education

Calendar Mar 23, 2023 at 5 pm

Small Pack Basket Course

All level weavers are welcome EVEN if you have never weaved! Weave a 10-12” tall basket with premium reed.These are beautiful baskets perfect for a child or yourself. Straps are adjust able for child to adults.
Great gift for that someone special! 

$65 fee includes: reed, pine feet, plywood base, strap, and instruction

Anyone 12-17 must be accompanied with an adult.

Full Course

Router Basics (March)


with Rick Gallion, RSU #40 Adult Education

Calendar Mar 23, 2023 at 6 pm

The router is the second most important power tool in any shop. It is also the most versatile. Learn the basic techniques of using this tool, some of the shop made jigs that make it do more, and what to look for when purchasing a router. No materials needed.

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