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Finish Up Class


with Martha Chessie, Biddeford Adult Education

Calendar Dec 8, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Do you have any unfinished baskets at home? Bring them in and Martha will guide you into completing them.

Bring along a bag lunch with a mop size bucket, scissors, 12 spring type clothespins, pencil, jackknife, tape measure, and a spray bottle.

Price includes $10 material fee.

Advanced Soap Making


with Sarah Holden-Remick, Marshwood Adult & Community Education

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

Previous cold process soap making experience is required. In this course you will learn how to make soap using goat milk or other dairy products including yoghurt and cream. You will learn the benefits of using dairy products in soap. You will leave this class with 2lbs of soap and your soap mold.

Basket Weaving: Happy Kitty!


with Gin Randolph, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Dec 8, 2021 at 6 pm

A woman's cat loved this basket so much it just about lived in it!  You could say it was purrrfect for curling up in.  It could also be used for knitting, storage, or shopping (18" x 14" x 14").  Materials and hands-on instruction provided at the class. No experience necessary.  

*Please bring 50 spring-type clothes pins to class.

Full Course

Create a Canvas Wrapped Photo


with Gary Swinton, MSAD 11 Gardiner Area Adult & Community Education ( 207-582-3774

Calendar Dec 8, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Imagine one of your favorite photos prominently displayed as a canvas wrap. In this class you will learn canvas wrap techniques and how to present your photograph for the greatest impact. The preparation of photos for distribution and display on the web and via e-mail will be also be discussed. Each student may make one canvas wrap print in class. An additional fee, paid to the instructor, will cover the cost of supplies and printing. Bring a pen drive with some favorite photos.

Cricut 101


with LeRae Kinney, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Dec 8, 2021 at 6 pm

This class 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. 

We will complete two projects: 

     1. Cut a word/name using vinyl and adhere it to a clear water bottle

     2. Download a free project, cut and assemble it

There are two options for this class, you can be an active participant or a passive observer. 

1.  To be an active participant you MUST bring your device to class (laptop, iPad, tablet) with Cricut Design Space ALREADY downloaded. It is optional to bring your cricut machine but please bring your green cutting mat and any weeding tools you may have. You can plug into one of ours to cut your projects. All of the magic happens on Cricut Design Space!   

2.  To be a passive participant means that you will watch, learn and maybe take notes on how things are done. You will not be able to design your own water bottle and download a project to print and assemble. This is a good option if you simply want to see what a cricut is and how it works before you purchase one for yourself. 

All materials will be provided for you to make the two pre-selected projects.

*If you need assistance downloading Cricut Design Space, please plan to arrive at class AT LEAST 30 minutes early and notify the adult education office of this need. We are happy to help you! However, please note that we will not use regular class time to walk you through the download. We will assist you with this at the end of the class. You will be able to watch and learn how things work but you will not be able to participate in making the projects on your own.

Balsam Fir Kissing Ball Workshop


with Lorraine and Tom Lindstedt, Biddeford Adult Education

Calendar Dec 8, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Create a gift and keep Maine Green this Christmas. Recycle the balsam as a fragrant sachet. Join us for a class that is fun and easy! Using materials provided, you will make a thick, full arrangement of Maine balsam decorated with red ribbons. This fragrant variation of the traditional mistletoe ball is designed to hang on the porch, entry, or an archway above your favorite kissing spot. Your kissing ball will remain fresh throughout the holiday season - and beyond!!

Material fee due to instructor night of class. $13 cash only.

Materials provided: Freshly picked Maine Balsam Fir from our local woodlot, red ribbon, kissing ball form. Additional supplies available.

Bring to class: Gloves and small hand pruners.

Our instructors are experienced wreath makers, crafters and educators. Presented by Woodlot Management & Products, a family owned and operated tree farm.

Will run

Chalk Christmas Couture


with Amy Morgan, MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Dec 9, 2021 at 6 pm

Make and take Tree Duo’s decoration or Cute Wooden Gift Tags 

Material costs paid to the instructor: Tree supply $30 & Tags supply $20

December 9th at 6pm at the Turner Adult Learning Center


Holiday Birch Reindeer


with Chris Toy, Central Lincoln County Adult Education

Calendar Dec 9, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Get in the holiday workshop spirit and join Chris for a crafty evening making your own natural wood reindeer with birch logs and twigs. We’ll make tabletop reindeer. Once you learn the process you’ll be able to make herds of all sizes from tree ornaments to reindeer big enough to pull Santa’s sleigh. Chris will supply materials, along with some garden clippers and different sized drills to share. If you have some of your own tools feel free to bring them. 

Chris Toy is a retired Maine educator, cooking instructor, author and Registered Maine Guide. He enjoys beach combing, where he finds his craft supplies. He creates rustic upcycled crafts by combing the coastline for driftwood, beachstone, and recycled wire from political signs. His work can be viewed on Facebook at Acadian Driftwood Arts.

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