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Handbuilding Pottery April 25-May 30


with Patricia Hayes, MSAD #37 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 25, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Handbuilding encompasses the use of four types of clay. Each clay including porcelain, terra cotta, white stoneware, and brown stoneware will have its own hand-built project. There is an additional $20 material fee due to the instructor the first night of class. Limited to 6 participants during each session

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Stained Glass for Beginners Spring 2024


with Dusty Trombley, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Apr 25, 2024 at 5 pm

Students will learn the Tiffany style of stained glass, consisting of cutting, grinding, foiling, and soldering. All tools and supplies are included for the first three pieces. Students will create a beginner learning piece, a night light, and a candle holder. Students can purchase additional materials from the instructor if they choose to make more pieces.

Dusty Trombley has been working with stained glass for over 40 years. She has taught over 1000 people in many different adult ed classes. She has done a lot of repair work including church windows and developed pieces from photographs. Dusty enjoys the creativity that glass allows. 

Dusty welcomes students of all ages however, students under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.


Basic Landscape Drawing


with Patrick Corey, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Apr 25, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

There's no better way to draw a landscape than to experience and observe it in person. Learn about the tools, materials, and techniques plein air artists use to capture their natural surroundings using pencil and wash on paper. The initial class will take place inside where observational drawing, composition, approach, and supplies will be discussed. The following three classes will take place at selected locations within five miles of the WRAE classroom. A suggested supply list will be provided.

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Sewing for Beginners 4.25.24


with Sandy Clement, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 25, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks
Learn the basics of machine sewing and how to troubleshoot problems while working on 2 fun projects. We will start by sewing an envelope pillow with pillow insert. We will also be making a cute and easy zippered pouch. Sandy will supply muslin for the pillow insert and polyester stuffing as well as the fusible fleece and zipper for the pouch. No need to bring fabric to the first class. You may bring your own machine or use one in the classroom. A $10 materials fee is included in the registration.
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Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Part II


with Naomi Howe, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

Calendar Apr 25, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This class is for those students who have taken Part I, or those who want to go ‘beyond the basics’. This class will take value scales and create value studies, use shading techniques and light studies, use viewfinders to render more accurate drawings and perspective, and take line and contour sketches to manifest quick and elegant gesture drawings. This fun class will give students confidence and insight into creating their own personal style and art. Materials: Drawing pencils, white rubber eraser, black fine-point pen, charcoal stick, and drawing pad (at least 8” x 10”). (Many of these materials will be available to 'try' and experiment with in class, so students can identify which are best for them). Please note: The book and workbook purchase is highly recommended!

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Family Knitting Nights!


with Vicky Vaughn, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 25, 2024 at 6 pm

Learn the joys of knitting with Vicky this spring! Knitting is a great way to not only get creative and make beautiful things, but it can also be a relaxing and theraputic time.

Join Vicky in this new 4-week class where she will guide both parent and child in learning just how fun and easy knitting can be. You'll learn how to cast on, master the basic knit and purl stitches, learn some tips and tricks on repairing mistakes, and learn how to read a pattern! Vicky is a passionite knitter and not only makes classes exciting for her students, but makes learning how to knit FUN!

Materials for class include:
• Size 7 Knitting Needles
• 1 pair of small scissors
• Tape measure
• 1 light color Supersaver Red Heart Yarn (7 Ounces)

This cost of the class is for a team of 2 (one parent, one child). If a parent has multiple children that would like to join, let us know! Class is limited to children ages 12 and above. 

Handmade Cards - Session 2


with Lorna Plourde, Midcoast Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 25, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Make your own cards with love. These classes will teach you how to make beautiful cards, providing instructions and techniques. You will make four unique cards, and each class will teach a different design. The instructor fee is $5 per class (payable the night of each class) and there is always a door prize. All supplies are provided.

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Needle Turned Appliqué


with Jane Parsons, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 25, 2024 at 6 pm

Learn how to appliqué using the needle turn technique – a technique in which you cut a piece of fabric and sew it to a background fabric. You then hand stitch the design by using your needle to turn a small seam allowance under the fabric.

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