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Wooden Spoon Carving
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Wooden Spoon Carving


with Jessica Steele, RSU #3 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Nov 7, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Spoon carving is a wonderful craft that allows you to create functional and beautiful wooden spoons using traditional hand tools. These spoons will be the size of a serving spoon with a handle of 6”-8”. We will go over the following for creating a skill for life: Gathering the proper tools and materials, Caring and sharpening your tools, Using your knives and various techniques, Refining your cut, Selecting the wood and how to prepare it, Creating a rough shape, How to make the “bowl”, Shaping the handle and creating designs, Sanding and treating the spoon, Remember to take your time, work carefully, and practice! Carving a wooden spoon can be a satisfying and rewarding woodworking project. A great way to spend time with a loved one, a friend, or join us for the night to meet new people! Course fee covers material, instruction, and a spoon or two to take home!

Card-Making 101


with Stephanie Fenderson, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar Nov 7, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Welcome to a fun-filled winter/holiday theme card-making class. We will be creating several A2 (5½” x 4¼”) size cards throughout our three weeks of meeting. Beginner and intermediate skill levels will be utilized in this class. Mixed media is also used throughout each and every class. Bring an old apron if you are concerned about possibly getting any ink, glue etc on your clothing. If you are curious and/or gifted in a ‘creative using your hands kind of way,’ this should be a neat class to explore. Please arrive a few minutes early so as to not disrupt a prompt start to class and instruction. All materials needed will be provided by the instructor. A $10 materials fee is expected at first class. No checks please.

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Cooking Basics for Young Adults


with Deborah Barnett-Community Education Assistant, MSAD 11 Gardiner Area Adult & Community Education ( 207-582-3774

Calendar Nov 7, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Are heading off to college next year? Getting your own apartment? Ready to take charge of cooking for yourself? This amazing class will teach you all the basics. We'll cover : healthier eating, cooking terms and styles, stocking a kitchen, meal planning, grocery shopping, and recipes. Each class has a hands-on cooking segment for practice (and eating!!).

If you are 18-24 years old this is the class for You!

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Let’s Make Framed Glass Art!


with Bette Kersting Bell, Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education

Calendar Nov 7, 2023 at 5:30 pm

All participants will have an opportunity to make 1: 8” x 10” glass framed art piece. The frames will include stained glass, and any other glass pieces that participants bring to class. We will use E6000 glue to attach the glass pieces to the framed clear glass. Instructions and necessary materials will be provided. Let’s Create for Useful’s Sake! Class Requirements: All participants will need to bring glass pieces or objects to add to their individual designs.

BIO: As a retired educator with a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Bette Kersting Bell now teaches creative activities that have useful outcomes. These experiential workshops happen at schools, libraries, community settings or conferences. Wherever learning takes place, it will always be fun, hands-on, and have a useful product. She can be reached at or 205-420-8938.

Basic Watercolor from Life - Beginner/Intermediate


with Patrick Corey, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Nov 7, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Watercolor is a great medium for creating artwork from life. In this course we will create watercolor drawings of still life objects. Topics discussed will include colors and how to mix them, brushes, basic techniques including wash and dry brush, process, and art supplies. A suggested supply list will be provided.




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Cardmaking with Lorna


with Lorna Plourde, Augusta Adult and Community Education

Calendar Nov 7, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

You will make four cards in each class. Learn new techniques and fun folding. No stress class. Students go home with instructions of the cards they made in class. All supplies are included in the price of the class.

Lorna has been cardmaking for 25 years and giving classes for 15 years. With every class is a doorprize. 


Naturalist's Sketchbook


with Laurel Dodge, Central Lincoln County Adult Education

Calendar Nov 7, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Please note: The location of this class has changed from what was printed in our brochure. The new location for this class is Great Salt Bay School in Damariscotta. 

Creating a naturalist’s sketchbook is a hobby that requires minimal equipment and expense, but can bring great satisfaction and a fresh perspective on nature. Record your nature discoveries with pen and ink and watercolor to create a one-of-a-kind journal of your adventures in the wild.

Artistic talent is not necessary to create a naturalist’s sketchbook. All that is needed is a sense of wonder and a desire to learn more about the natural world. Treasures found during the instructor’s adventures in nature will be on display to sketch or you can bring your own.

Laurel Dodge has a master’s degree in environmental studies and has worked for nature centers, land trusts and a zoo. She is an illustrator and nature photographer.

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Zentangle Holiday Cards and Christmas Tree Ornaments


with Valeria Rienzi, Kittery Adult Education

Calendar Nov 7, 2023 at 6 pm

Zentangle®  Workshops

Taught by Valeria Rienzi CZT (Certified Zentangle® Teacher)

Holiday Cards and Christmas Tree Ornaments

Let's make Holiday Cards and decorate Christmas tree ornaments.

6 Tuesday Sessions

Nov. 7-Dec. 12, 6-8 pm.

Registration Fee: $90

Material Fee: $25, paid to instructor at first class by cash/check

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