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Smartphone Photography


with Noel Topping, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar May 24, 2021 at 3 pm, runs for 1 week

Unlock the full potential of the camera you have RIGHT THERE in your pocket with a 'smartphone' camera . The camera you ALWAYS have with you! This class will reveal many of the universal tips of photography from Professional Photographer Noel T and bring them to your phone photography. We will be covering things like: Choosing a Phone (if you don't already have one), Why use your phone over a standard camera, Accessories, Apps, Sharing and Photography Tips and Tricks specifically for your smartphone photography. Make your photos look professional and have fun! Noel Topping, current - experienced professional photographer in a variety of forms ranging from Portraits, Products, Events, Landscapes, Graphics and having photographed over 300 weddings is willing to share what he has learned about photography in technical detail. Experienced teacher having taught all the Bangor Photo classes in it's time and years of teaching in Adult Education Programs has brought the fun of his work to the classroom. Classes are as entertaining as they are informative. Classically trained yet modernized in the current digital photography world.

Soap Making Workshop and Demo Messalonskee W21


with Erin Feldpausch, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education

Calendar May 25, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This age-old process is simple yet tricky.  Learn to combine lye, fat, and water to make soap, and learn safety tips. During this soap making demonstration and information night you will get a lot of pointers and helpful hints. There is a $10 lab fee to the instructor before class starts for your soap, and there will be other soaps available to purchase in the classroom. Inclement weather makeup will be May 25.  Limit 10 students.

Due to COVID regulations we are unsure if all classes will run.  Please put your name on the class wait list.  Once we know we are able to run the class we will contact you to register. 

A Library of Hand Bound Books


with Gayle Fitzpatrick, Kittery Adult Education

Calendar Next session starts May 25, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this class, students will create 6 book structures: a simple pamphlet book a Japanese Stab Bound book, a basic Codex, a hard cover accordion book, a hard cover book with signatures sewn on tapes, and flutter books. Class will focus on the techniques,

structures, tools, materials and processes.

4 Tuesday sessions

May 25- June 15, 6-8 p.m.

Course Fee: $58

Material Fee: $8, payable to instructor at class

Full Course

Hammered Sterling Silver Jewelry


with ELIZABETH GOODY, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next available session starts May 26, 2021 at 6 pm

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. 

Materials fee: $5 per piece, payable to instructor.

Masterpieces and Messages: Paint and Pour Canvas


with Angie Butler Welch, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar May 26, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Ever Done a Paint and Sip? Angie puts her own little spin on it! Not only will she walk you step by step through your painting, giving you a variety of choices on colors and even canvas size, BUT because Angie is a professional Medium and Psychic, everyone will receive a mini intuitive reading / messages based on their painting! It’s amazing the insight, healing and guidance that comes through, just from YOUR painting! While this is a "Paint and Sip" style class, the use of alcohol in our facilities is prohibited. Psychic Medium and Intuitive Artist, Angie Butler Welch owns Leap of Faith Soul Space in Brewer, Maine. All materials are provided. Please visit for more info.

Abstract Oil Stick Painting (Zoom Class)


with Christopher Reed, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Jun 1, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks
Students will use a variety of different still life and landscape images as inspiration for finding their own unique style of abstract painting. The oil stick medium provides the opportunity to explore various drawing/painting techniques and is compatible with tube oil paint for creating more painterly effects. Mindfulness techniques will help to gradually overcome natural inhibitions, perfectionism, in order to paint in a very free and expressive way. No experience is required, just an openness to making new creative discoveries. A supply list will be provided when the class is determined to run

Open Studio Oil Painting


with Sandy Clement, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jun 1, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join us in-person or remotely for an open studio painting experience! Bring unfinished or blank canvas, paint, and easel to enjoy 2 relaxing hours with fellow artists and budding artists. Let's keep painting!

Needle Felt Fairy Houses
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Needle Felt Fairy Houses


with Jessica Zdanys, Gorham Adult Education

Beginners and advanced needle felters welcome! Attendees will receive standard felting materials (2 needles, foam square, various colors of felt) as well as basic needle felt instructions to build 3D creations. The instructor will support students as they design their own unique fairy house inspired by different images and samples of fairy houses.

2 classes, Wednesdays, 6/2 and 6/9, 9:00am - 11:00am, Community Arts Center, 34 School St., $35

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