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Card Making with Katie!


with Katie Nickerson, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar Dec 2, 2023 at 1 pm

Why buy a card from the store when you can make your own? Instructor Katie joins us this Fall to help you get creative and design your very own beautiful and unique card. She is an independant "Stampin' Up" demonstrator that will show you how to go from kit to card. The cost of the class includes card kits for 4 total cards, and Katie will show you how to create 2 different card designs in class. Please bring glue and a pair of scissors with you. What are you waiting for? Lets get stampin'!

min. 4 / max. of 8 students per session
If you would like an extra kit, you can purchase one from Katie for $5 per kit. 

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Foraged Garland
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Foraged Garland


with Sue DeCesare, Biddeford Adult Education

A garland makes a lovely centerpiece for any occasion, and feels especially appropriate during the holidays. Using seasonal foliage and blooms, you will create a one-of-a-kind hanging swag or table runner that you can say you made yourself.

Holiday Ornaments


with Anne Beaulieu, Biddeford Adult Education

Calendar Dec 2, 2023 at 1 pm

Have you seen those clear plastic ball ornaments? Ever wonder how to decorate them? Well here is your chance. We will make 4 different ornaments (2 of each). You'll be able to go home and make your own for gifts or for yourself.

Pottery; Porcelain Snowflake Ornaments


with Joshua Rysted, MSAD#44 Adult & Continuing Ed

Calendar Dec 2, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

One of my favorite holiday traditions that I started with my wife is searching out a unique,

handmade ornaments each year to hang on our Christmas tree.  Here is your chance to make

your very own snowflake ornament out of porcelain clay.  Using simple cookie cutter shapes

and a slab of clay, you will create five unique ornaments that when fired will all be white as

snow.  You can keep them for yourself or give them away as gifts.  This project is suitable for

adults or parents attending with children over eight years old.  No previous clay experience is

required for this class. 

*One parent plus one child equals one registration to make five ornaments.  If a second child

attends or if more ornaments are desired, please sign up for a second registration. 

Instructor: Joshua Rysted

When:  Saturday, December 2       Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Where: The Pottery Studio            Tuition: $40.00 per person for this one day class.

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Basket Weaving: Holiday Centerpiece


with Sue Campbell Audrey Gilman, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Dec 2, 2023 at 2 pm

Join Sue Campbell as she teaches you to weave a basket (approximately 13"x9") using natural, red and green colored flat reed. Once your basket is finished, Audrey will instruct you on how to take freshly cut brush (balsam and fir) and transform those boughs into a festive, seasonal centerpiece using your just-created basket. It's perfect to give away for the holiday or keep and put on your holiday table.

Basket making supplies and tools provided along with liner, florist foam and brush. Students are asked to bring hand held pruners, gloves and holiday decorations. 

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Printmaking Studio for Astronauts


with Ed Higgins, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Dec 4, 2023 at 9 am, runs for 10 weeks

By popular demand! This class will explore both traditional and experimental printmaking techniques. You don’t need fancy presses and expensive gear to make beautiful block or intaglio prints. This class will test your ingenuity and prove that necessity is the mother of invention. You’ll be encouraged to be your own astronaut, develop your own style, and explore the world of printmaking where no artist has gone before! ***NO CLASSES: 12/25, 1/1, 1/15, 2/19.

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Rolled Pillowcase


with Janet Vaivods, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar Dec 4, 2023 at 10 am
1 additional session on Dec 11, 2023

Are you new to sewing and looking for a beginner-friendly project? Janet joins us to show you how to make these adorable rolled pillowcases! The rolled pillowcase method (also called a burrito or French seam method) is not only a simple pattern, but you can make really beautiful and unique pillowcases that you can't buy at the store.

Supplies/Matierlas for class:
• Sewing machine
• General sewing supplies (rotary cutter, scissors, etc) 

Body Fabric
• 3/4 yard of 45" wide fabric 

Cuff Fabric
• 1/4 yard of 45" wide fabric

Accent Fabric
• 2" of 45" wide fabric 



with Marie Armentino, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar Dec 4, 2023 at 10:15 am, runs for 1 week

Yes, you can make your own homemade candy cane body scrub! It exfoliates, softens your skin, and smells great all at the same time! This is inexpensive to make and a great gift. You'll want to make one for everyone you know! Materials fee of $2 is payable to instructor in class. Please pre-register as a minimum of 4 people is required to run the course.


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