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Every Picture Tells a Story


with Jill Braceland, Biddeford Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 8, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on May 10, 2021

Learn techniques on how to work through that box of photographs we all have. Integrating the stories behind the pictures will also be explored. Please bring some of your photographs to get started.

Art Night Out - Drilled Seaglass Pendants and Keychain


with Art Night Out Instructor, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 8, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn the secrets to drilling glass, stones and shells. Add colorful beads and spirals using our easy wire-wrapped loop techniques to create your own unique jewelry. Use our collection of sea glass, beach stones and shells, or bring your own favorites. Workshop fee includes all materials to make one pendant and one key chain.

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Clay Nights for All Ages: Wall Art


with Paisley Stewart Hanson, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 8, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This class will be held onsite, face-to-face.

Pottery is here! Explore a fun, easy beginner’s class focusing on hand-building. We will explore coil, slab, and pinch techniques as we experiment with texture, molds, color, and function of our clay work. Each class has two parts.  Part one each week will be a new project and part two is focused on glazing techniques. All experience levels welcome. Come and let the creativity fly!  Course fees include clay, glaze, and firing.

Wall Art Pottery:  Create a stunning wall piece using various hand-building techniques! 



with Christine Pilkinton, York Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 9, 2021 at 10:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Learn from a classical fine artist how to draw with, block in, determine values & blend pastels.  Weekly critiques & a private Facebook group for additional sharing & resources through the week. Drawing experience is helpful as emphasis will be on pastel color application with some critique for drawing.

Disappearing Four Patch Quilt Block


with Jacqueline Soper, Bonny Eagle Adult Education

Calendar Mar 9, 2021 at 1:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

All participants in face-to-face classes must be wearing a mask upon entering our building, then sanitize hands and maintain social distancing. Thank you.

You can sew this exciting disappearing four patch quilt together with your favorite fabrics. This quilt looks complex, but surprisingly easy to make. Learn an easy and precise rotary cutting method and practice accurate piecing using a scant ¼” seam. Learn how to sew rows together, how to sandwich the quilt, and sew binding. Makes a great baby quilt, lap quilt or make it to fit your bed. Supply list available from adult ed office.

About Jaki: Jaki has been sewing and quilting for over 40 years. She is the owner of Quilt Studio 55, a local business that supports long arm services, studio classes, and custom quilt designs. Her classes are comprised of learning simple techniques which allow for truing up sewn units to achieve accuracy. Anyone who is interested in mastering the flying geese units, or sewing with curves, will love these classes.

Hammered Sterling Silver Jewelry


with Elizabeth Goody, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 9, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This class will be held onsite, face-to-face.

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.  Tools will be on loan from the instructor.  Materials fee: $5 per piece, (cash please) payable to the instructor.


Intro to Gouache Painting


with Victoria Gordon, Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 9, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Explore this beautiful, opaque water-medium to create expressive paintings! Gouache is an underutilized and versatile medium for sketching, studies and finished fine art works. Learn to mix, layer and balance transparent and opaque washes. Masks and distancing required.

Required: Pencil, eraser, four sheets of watercolor paper (8' x 10" inch or larger), four tubes of gouache paint: alizarin crimson, ultramarine, lemon yellow and titanium white, one 1/2" flat watercolor brush, one #10 round watercolor brush (approx. $25 at Michael’s or Amazon).

Tory Gordon is a watercolor/pen & ink artist living and working in Biddeford. Her art is inspired by people, places and things and expresses itself in a fluid style. She believes everyone has an artist within waiting to express itself in beautiful, surprising ways.

Therapeutic Drawing


with Deborah Pouliot, Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 9, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

What is Tangling?

It is an easy-to-learn, fun, relaxing way to create beautiful images. Create tangles using a combination of dots, lines, simple s-curves and orbs. It is nonrepresentational and unplanned so no need to worry about results. Tangling can help increase focus, creativity, self-confidence and aid in problem-solving, self-image and provide an increased sense of well-being. It has been shown to help with phobias, addictions, pain management, conflict resolution, stress relief and reduce blood pressure. Tuition includes all materials. Registration closes at noon on Friday 3/5. Masks and distancing required.

Deborah Pouliot was an art teacher at Noble Middle School for 28 years. She taught Tangling in her classroom as well as to 100+ teachers in her district with the goal of aiding students transitions from one activity to another.

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