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Quilt Binding


with Doreen Morris, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar May 1, 2021 at 9 am

This one-day class will teach you how to finish the edges, an important final step in the quilt making process.

Because this is a class for those with some previous quilting experience, participants must know how to sew a 1/4 inch seam and must have a working home machine.

Naturalist as Artist: Science and Art on the Trails with Waterville Creates May 1 W21


with Serena Sanborn, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education

Calendar May 1, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Science meets art in this unique and fun adventure with Waterville Creates on the Quarry Road Trails! Come explore at an easy pace with a master naturalist and artist as you learn some basics on the secrets of species, the science of observing, and the art of nature journaling. Register for every Saturday or choose just one or two! Recommended: paper and pencil or a sketchbook that is easy to take along on a walk. Limit 15 students. If you wish to sign up for all three, there is a discount of $10 on the overall total. Must call the office to receive discount. Discounts will not be applied retroactively to online payments.

Due to COVID regulations we are unsure if all classes will run.  Please put your name on the class wait list.  Once we know we are able to run the class we will contact you to register. 

Copper Embossing with Vera's Iron and Vine


with Vera Johnson, Spruce Mountain Adult Education

Calendar May 2, 2021 at 12 pm

Come learn a 2500 year old craft seldom used today. Copper embossed pieces are created using hand tools. Wood forms will not be used. Images will be provided or you can bring your own - they must fit in a 5" x 5 " frame. All tools and materials are provided. You will leave with a finished piece and a new hobby.

There is an additional $ 5.00 materials fee due at the start of class.

Class will be held on 2 dates - Sunday, April 18th or Sunday May 2nd from 12 - 4 PM.

Check our examples and other art created by Vera here :

PHOTO PLATE: Preserving Memories


with Marie Armentino, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 3, 2021 at 10:30 am, runs for 1 week

Cherish a special memory and keep your loved ones close all year long! Family, friends, a beloved pet---you choose what to commemorate using a single photo or a collage. Design, with love, this personalized photo plate for your table, as a keepsake, or to give as a gift for a loved one. Certainly, this makes a great Mother’s Day Gift! Please email your photo(s) to on or by April 29. Materials fee of $5 is payable to the instructor at the time of the class. Please preregister as we need a minimum of 4 people to run the course. 

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Cricut Greeting Cards and Gift Tags


with Tanya Noyes, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next available session starts May 3, 2021 at 6 pm

*Prerequisite: Own a Cricut Maker or Explore Air 2 machine and some familiarity using Cricut.*

Learn how easy it is to create your own greeting cards for any event along with gift tags for holiday events. Bring your creativity as I show you how to create beautiful cards that look like you bought them at a boutique store. Come join us and bring your creativity!

Please bring:
• Your laptop or tablet that has Design Space,
• Your Cricut Maker or Explorer Air 2
• Some cardstock (in colors of your choice)
• Double sided tape or squares
• And your creativity!

Knitting Basics (Mon)


with Victoria Vaughn, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts May 3, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session

This class is designed to "flip" from onsite to remote, should we need to close our buildings.

Ideal for beginning or "rusty" knitters. Casting on, ending a project and repairing mistakes will be covered, as well as mastery of the basic knit and pearl stitches, the foundation of all knitting.  All levels of ability are welcome! Bring size 7 knitting needles, 1 light color Supersaver Red heart yarn (7 ounces), 1 small pair of scissors and a tape measure. First session would be slippers or mittens.

No Class  2/15; 4/19; 5/24


Still Life Pastel (Zoom Class)


with Christopher Reed, Portland Adult Education

Calendar May 3, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks
This class will provide students with the basic principles of pastel painting, including the layering of colors and blending. Composition and value will also be explored through still life photographs. Mindfulness exercises will accentuate the creative process and allow the inner artist to unfold naturally without judgment and fear. For beginners as well as those with previous experience. A supply list will be provided when the class is determined to run

Getting To Know Your Serger


with Elizabeth Boston, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next available session starts May 3, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Dust off your Serger, and learn how easy it is to use! We will start with Serger threading and maintenance, then learn basic stitches. Discover how easy it is to tie on and off, and to sew perfect curves and corners. We will finish up by creating a pretty and functional personal scrap caddy designed and to catch your Serger cast-offs and keep your most needed tools close at hand. Bring your Serger to class, along with 2 needles, 4 different colors of thread and any accessories that you have. Your instructor will provide fabric samples and instructions.

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