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Photography for Beginners


with Brian Peterson, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Apr 25, 2024 at 6 pm

This course will teach you how to take great photographs with an adjustable 35mm or digital camera (Note; "point and shoot" cameras are not covered). Topics like composition, shutter speeds, F-stops, depth of field, lenses etc. will be discussed. Bring camera and instuction booklet.

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Glass Fused "Bird in a Tree" Suncatcher


with Firefly Pottery, York Adult Education

Calendar Apr 25, 2024 at 6:30 pm

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of glass fusing with our "Springtime Bird on Branch" course. Unleash your creativity as you learn a range of glass fusing techniques to craft a captivating scene featuring your favorite birdy buddy perched on a delicate Spring branch.

Classes held at Firefly Pottery in Portsmouth NH

Build a Shaker Style Table
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Build a Shaker Style Table


with Rick Gallion, Central Lincoln County Adult Education

Calendar Apr 27, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

This class will cover building a small end table that is 30” high, and 16” square. The course is for beginner to experienced woodworkers. The student will make all components of the table using both power tools and hand tools. The project will include most of the procedures required in Basic Woodworking, including: tapering table legs, gluing up panels, cutting multiple parts and making mortise and tenon joints. All tools, safety glasses and hearing protection provided. A materials fee will be charged based on which type of wood the student chooses upon registration; Poplar (best if the project is to be painted) $100; or Oak - $150. Students will use the SawStop table saw that has the revolutionary new braking system which eliminates the chance of injuries from the blade. Because of this, a $50 refundable deposit will be required. The materials fee and refundable deposit are payable to the instructor the first day of class.

Instructor Rick Gallion has been a professional woodworker for over thirty years and has taught many students the craft of woodworking. His shop is designed as a teaching facility.

Invasive Bittersweet: Bird Feeder


with Zack Rouda, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Apr 27, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

***Please note that the date for this workshop has changed. The new date is Satutday April 27th.

Frustrating to gardeners and arborists, and not readily favored by birds, Asiatic bittersweet is a largely useless bane on wild land. We can use traditional harvesting techniques to tend Asian bittersweet in the wild: harvesting material for baskets while controlling and suppressing future damaging growth. Learn to make a beautiful woven window feeder for birds! We'll cover identification, responsible collection, materials processing and storage, and creation, including the basics of stake-and-strand waling and randing weaves. The bird feeder that we will make is designed to be attached to a window. Suction cups for the bird feeder, along with all required tools and materials, will be provided.

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Matisse Cut Outs
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Matisse Cut Outs


with Sandi Cirillo, RSU 24 Adult Education

"If my story were ever to be written truthfully from start to finish, it would amaze everyone". This quote is from Henri Matisse who was a painter, sculptor and printmaker. In this "hands on class", we'll  be learning how Matisse created his artwork, specifically focusing on his cut paper collages he created later in his life. We'll be creating a cut paper collage using  all  sorts of paper and maybe even a little fabric so bring in any goodies like this you may have at home to incorporate into your piece.  This is an art history class that will keep you moving as you learn about this amazing artist.

All supplies provided.

Needle Felting: Felted Wall Hanging


with Maureen Andrew, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Apr 27, 2024 at 9 am


Copy an Audobon print onto wool prefelt fabric using the needle felting method. This is fine work and experience with needle felting is helpful. Your instructor will have references to choose from, or people can bring their own.  She has used Audobon’s Birds of America by Roger Tory Peterson (The Baby Elephant Folio). A $5 supply fee will be collected by the instructor at class.

*Needle felting uses a barbed needle that is repeatedly stabbed into the wool to agitate the fibers. As the needle works in and out of the wool, the barbs catch scales on the fibers and cause them to interlock and bind together.

About Your Instructor: Maureen Andrew took up felting over 20 years ago when overwhelmed with fiber from her own flock! Her creations are whimsical and fun. She has been teaching felting for 10 years and has taught at Schoodic Arts for All. A creative artist at heart, she dabbles in multiple mediums.


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Textured Slab Trays Spring 2024


with Cody Clinton, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Apr 27, 2024 at 10 am

Weekend Ceramics Workshops All classes are taught by instructor, Cody Clinton, and will be held at PHEC on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm. Finished pieces will be dried and fired after the workshop ends, and be made available for pickup approximately 2 weeks after the workshop unless otherwise specified. We will explore creating textured slabs of clay by hand and using a pressing technique to form them into trays, platters, plates, and even bowls. Day one will be dedicated to learning the process and creating one or two pieces that we will allow to firm up for day two. Day two will allow you time to bring back some of your forms, and textures to experiment with using the technique, as well as we will teach you how to add embellishments and functional components to your pieces such as handles and feet.

Card Making with Katie!


with Katie Nickerson, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 4, 2024 at 1 pm
1 additional session on May 4, 2024

Why buy a card from the store when you can make your own? NACE is excited to have Katie back to do some more "Stampin' Up" demonstrations to create beautiful cards that are great for special occasions. This Winter/Spring semester, Katie will show you how to create two different card designs in class from kits, each dedicated to a different theme. The cost of the class includes card kits for four total cards, two of which we will go over in class. Please bring glue and a pair of scissors with you. What are you waiting for? Lets get stampin'!

min. 4 / max. of 6 students per session You may purchase additional kits from katie for $5 if desired. 

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