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Intro to Gouache Painting
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Intro to Gouache Painting


with Victoria Gordon, Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Calendar Next session starts Mar 9, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Explore this beautiful, opaque water-medium to create expressive paintings! Gouache is an underutilized and versatile medium for sketching, studies and finished fine art works. Learn to mix, layer and balance transparent and opaque washes. Masks and distancing required.

Required: Pencil, eraser, four sheets of watercolor paper (8' x 10" inch or larger), four tubes of gouache paint: alizarin crimson, ultramarine, lemon yellow and titanium white, one 1/2" flat watercolor brush, one #10 round watercolor brush (approx. $25 at Michael’s or Amazon).

Tory Gordon is a watercolor/pen & ink artist living and working in Biddeford. Her art is inspired by people, places and things and expresses itself in a fluid style. She believes everyone has an artist within waiting to express itself in beautiful, surprising ways.

Therapeutic Drawing


with Deborah Pouliot, Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 9, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

What is Tangling?

It is an easy-to-learn, fun, relaxing way to create beautiful images. Create tangles using a combination of dots, lines, simple s-curves and orbs. It is nonrepresentational and unplanned so no need to worry about results. Tangling can help increase focus, creativity, self-confidence and aid in problem-solving, self-image and provide an increased sense of well-being. It has been shown to help with phobias, addictions, pain management, conflict resolution, stress relief and reduce blood pressure. Tuition includes all materials. Registration closes at noon on Friday 3/5. Masks and distancing required.

Deborah Pouliot was an art teacher at Noble Middle School for 28 years. She taught Tangling in her classroom as well as to 100+ teachers in her district with the goal of aiding students transitions from one activity to another.

Crystal Geode Bath Bombs!


with DIANA MINUTELLI, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next session starts Mar 9, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Create your own bath bomb! These bath bombs (made to look like crystal geodes) are fun and easy to make! Enjoy them at your next bathtime or give to someone who could benefit from the gift of relaxation. Bath bombs are made of sea salt, citric acid, coconut oil, and corn starch! Diana will walk you through the process of mixing the ingredients, to include color and scent!

Materials fee $5 paid to the instructor.

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Sew Your Own Face Coverings - 3 different styles


with Elizabeth Boston, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 9, 2021 at 6:30 pm
Learn how quick and easy it is to sew your own cloth face mask. In this 3 week class, we will learn to sew a different style each week. Try them all out and find the style that works best for you.

•  Pre-washed 100% cotton fabrics:
    2 pieces 7.5X9 inches for each mask
•  16 inches 1/4 inch wide elastic
    and 2 silicone sliders for each   mask.
•  Sewing Machine, thread, pins, scissors

Kits can be purchased from instructor for $8 per mask.

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with MICHAEL BURD, Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Mar 10, 2021 at 1 pm

In the battle for attracting and retaining customers in the Information Age it has become more important than ever to understand the power of Social Media as a marketing tool. 

Call the office to schedule 207-778-3460

Basket Weaving: Garden Basket & Jean's Carry All Basket


with Gin Randolph, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Mar 10, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Please note the schedule has changed from what was printed in the catalog. Class will meet on 3/10 & 3/24. No class 3/17.

Create two very functional baskets: one to carry your harvested vegetables and the other to carry items in--perfect for the market, your latest craft project, etc. Gardent Basket measures approximately 13L x 13W x 12.5H; Jean's Carry All basket measures approximately 15L x 9W x 10H. All materials are provided. All levels of experience are welcome to join.

Full Course

Playing with Pastels Landscapes - I


with Lynn Driscoll, Oxford Hills/Nezinscot Adult Education

Calendar Mar 11, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

In this class the basic steps of the medium pastels will be taught layer by layer. We will practice the simple steps of creating a beautiful painting with fun techniques. All materials will be supplied by the instructor. Feel free to bring your own materials if you like.

DIY Constellation Canvas - Live Online


with Sarah J deGrandis, Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 11, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Star Light, Star Bright!

Create a lovely night sky-inspired piece of wall art using simple materials. This project is easily customizable using your favorite constellations and creates a beautiful glow in your home. It also makes a great gift! Registration closes at noon the 1st day of class.

Required: 12-inch x 12-inch black canvas OR white canvas, painted black (stretched canvas ONLY, no panels), 35-count white string lights, silver or gold metallic marker (Sharpies work best!), a printout of your chosen, well-spaced, constellation-no larger than 9-inch x 9-inch, an awl or tack-to poke holes in the canvas, glue gun and glue sticks (approx. $20).

Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit

Sarah deGrandis, BFA in New Media from ME College of Art, is a formally trained artist and longtime crafter who knows a little bit about a lot. She is passionate about learning different crafts and using modern, fun takes on traditional techniques.

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