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Let's Art Tangle
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Let's Art Tangle


with Bette Kersting Bell, Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education

Participants will have an opportunity to learn 9 to 12 Tangle designs which can be incorporated into a drawn design. Tangles are typically black ink on white background. The designs look like doodles, but they are typically detailed and specific. They are fun and can be quietly meditative. All materials provided including instructions. INSTRUCTOR: Bette Kersting Bell is a retired educator with a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, and now teaches creative activities that have useful outcomes. 

Pine Cone Flower Wreath


with Marybeth Ray, Oxford Hills/Nezinscot Adult Education

Calendar Oct 5, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join this easy craft-night event, making a cut Pine Cone “flower” wreath. Pre-cut pine cones, paint, wreath forms and brushes included. Bring a glue gun and glue sticks!

Sewing Open Studio


with Nancy LeClair, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 5, 2020 at 6 pm
1 additional session on Oct 6, 2020

Complete unfinished projects or create new ones! You will be guided through difficult spots, whether you are making a new handbag, completing a quilt or looking for new ideas and patterns to carry you through the summer months. You will not run out of creative juices and reasons to laugh! Bring sewing machine and supplies or do hand work. Irons, ironing boards, cutting mats and rulers supplied. NACE has an extensive pattern lending library. 


T-Shirt Quilt Class


with Elizabeth Boston, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Join Beth to make the easiest t-shirt quilt you will ever make! It can be made on a sewing machine and/or serger. Add a nice flannel backing to make it cozy and warm. It is a great way to preserve memories of childhood or of loved ones. 

Supplies include: 8-10 T-shirts (washed & dried), Fusible stabilizer (Pellon P44F or similar) cut into 16 14” squares, 3 or more yards of flannel for backing (washed & dried), sewing machine, serger (optional), thread, scissors and basic sewing supplies. 

Beginner & Advanced Painting
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Beginner & Advanced Painting


with Suzette East, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Oct 6, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 8 weeks

Haven’t‌ ‌you‌ ‌always‌ ‌wanted‌ ‌to‌ ‌paint‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌manner‌ ‌of‌ ‌Georgia‌ ‌O’Keefe?‌ ‌Well‌ ‌now‌ ‌you‌ ‌can,‌ ‌we‌ ‌will‌ ‌feature‌ ‌her‌ ‌style‌ ‌mixed‌ ‌in‌ ‌with‌ ‌our‌ ‌own‌ ‌Maine‌ ‌flair‌ ‌in‌ ‌creating‌ ‌a‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌kind‌ ‌piece‌ ‌in‌ ‌this‌ ‌Master‌ ‌Class.‌ ‌Painters‌ ‌will‌ ‌create‌ ‌a‌ ‌hazy‌ ‌snow‌ ‌backdrop‌ ‌to‌ ‌mount‌ ‌their‌ ‌“moose”‌ ‌skull‌ ‌on‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌cascading‌ ‌border‌ ‌of‌ ‌pine‌ ‌tassels - a ‌totally‌ ‌incredible‌ ‌look!‌ ‌Suzette‌ ‌will‌ ‌have‌ ‌a‌ ‌skull‌ ‌and‌ ‌bough‌ ‌to‌ ‌examine‌ ‌and‌ ‌notes‌ ‌for‌ ‌students‌ ‌to‌ ‌get‌ ‌their‌ ‌creative‌ ‌juices‌ ‌flowing.‌ ‌Always‌ ‌a‌ ‌fun‌ ‌class!‌ ‌This fall, this class will be offered to beginner and advanced painting students! You’ll need: Tube artist acrylics in colors of: Titanium white, mars black, ultramarine blue, thalo blue, lemon yellow, quinacridone or acra magenta, burnt umber, Brushes: 1” flat shader or blender, no 10 flat and round, no 1 script liner and a wedge, chisel or angle brush of smaller size, sponge, (old brushes), 2 sided water/brush bin, palette, lt brown water color pencil. Come in comfy clothes and be prepared to create a masterpiece! Class includes a 30 minute lunch break.


This fall, ALL Enrichment courses are pay-per-class. When pre-registering, please send a check or money order for the FIRST CLASS ONLY. You can also call ahead to register and pay at the first class. Because all classes are pay-per-class, we are NOT offering the option to pay online or by credit card this semester. All payments must be made by cash, check or money order. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and we hope to be back to our usual routine in 2021. Thank you for your patience and understanding. If you prepaid for a previously canceled class, you can also check the “Credit” box on the form below and mail to us. 

Non-Academic (Enrichment) Courses: You may mail in your payment and registration form.  You may register by phone (564-6525) and then mail in your payment with the mail in registration form. You may also register in person at our Main Office at Penquis Higher Education Center in Dover Foxcroft. All Fall 2020 Enrichment classes are pay-per-class. Class prices are listed with each individual class. Sorry, we are not accepting online or credit/debit card payments this semester. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH BY MAIL.

Canceled Spring 2020 Classes: If you prepaid for a canceled Spring 2020 class, we can offer you a refund or a credit towards any future class. Refund requests must be made before November 30, 2020. Class credits will not expire.

Classes will be set up for physical distancing with limited spaces available, and masks will be required. If you prepaid for a Spring 2020 class that did not run, we can offer you a refund, or credit towards a Fall 2020 or future class. Sorry, we are unable to refund the $1.99 fees for online payments. If you would like a refund, please contact us before November 30, 2020. Class credit will not expire. You will notice that classes are now pay-per-session. Each week when you arrive for class, you will be screened by PVAEC staff for COVID symptoms and pay for that day/night’s class. Please plan on arriving 15-30 minutes early for your class. 

Your safety is our top priority so please understand that these classes are subject to being postponed and/or canceled. 

Though the world may be changing, we are still here! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 207-564-6525 or email Our hope is to be back to our full schedule in 2021. 

- Your PVAEC Team


Sewing for Beginners a.m.


with Lori Roberts, Bonny Eagle Adult Education

Calendar Oct 6, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 8 weeks

We will practice safe distancing and a mask must be worn during this class. Thank you for helping to keep our staff and students safe. 

If you ever wanted to learn to use a sewing machine or know how to use one and would like to brush up on your sewing skills, then this class is for you. We start at the beginning, learning to thread your machine, winding a bobbin and to sew an accurate ¼ inch seam. You’ll make simple projects every week starting with an ugly potholder. You will build your skills and gain confidence while having fun and learning at your own pace. Move on to making your own pillowcase, using the “hot dog” method and learning a French seam. Please purchase your own fabric for pillowcases and have basic sewing supplies, needles, thread, scissors and a working sewing machine with manual. Instructor will provide material for all other projects. For those returning students or those that are comfortable with their machines, we will be creating more intricate projects, starting with an Origami Candle Mat. You will need to have a rotary cutter, cutting mat and rulers. Returning students will need to purchase all fabric for class. Instructor has a sewing machine available for use.

Please note: A $1.99 credit card processing fee will be added to the price of this class.

About Lori: Lori got started sewing because her daughter wanted a quilt when she was in kindergarten after she had heard a story about a quilt. She was 5 years old. She’s been sewing ever since, for over 15 years! Lori also loves being able to share her knowledge of sewing with beginners who are just starting out as well as others who are learning new tricks of the trade. “Teaching the correct way to use sewing machines to create clothing, display items used for decoration and practical items to use around the house or to give as gifts is such a rewarding experience.”

Write Your Autobiography


with Margo Truscott, Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education

Calendar Oct 6, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

You do not have to be a great writer to write about your life; all you need is the desire to do so.  Writing allows you to make peace with decisions and choices made throughout your life, and by documenting your life’s story; you leave behind your legacy that can be read by future generations, family members, and friends.

Student should bring enthusiasm, a love of writing, journal or notebook and a pen!

Basic Machine Sewing


with C Maxwell, Auburn Adult and Community Education

Calendar Oct 6, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

If you've always wanted to learn to sew or you've done some sewing, but don't feel comfortable with a sewing machine, this class is for you.  Bring small pieces of fabric and basic sewing supplies.  We will make an easy project each week.  Machines will be supplied unless you prefer to bring your own.

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