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After-School Art Programs
Confirmation letters will be sent home to parents with more information. Our after-school arts programs are offered to a wide age range of students. Please be sure to register only for what class your student is eligible for. There will be a bus to program sites (for those starting right after school) however, there is no bus home. Please have arrangements made for the pick-up of your student. Let the art begin!
Art Club - (Grades 4 & 5) with instructor Cindy McGuirl. A variety of art topics using different techniques are offered throughout the year. Students get a brief lesson on how to use the new materials and then create their own, unique projects. Some topics are: Duct Tape Sculpture, Bookbinding and a Halloween mural. The class is flexible in topics. SCHEDULE: Begining October 9 - October 31 (BREAK FOR 3 WEEKS) starting again November 27 - December 19. Meets at Thomaston Grammer School. Tuesdays and Wednesdays you may sign up for one or both days. After school until 5:30. No class when school is closed, including but not limited to: holidays, early release days, and snow days.
Arts with Heart - (Grades 6 - 8) with instructor Alexis Iammarion. MURAL ARTS in the heart of Rockland! Think big, design big and lend your talents to a cause! This year-long painting workshop focuses on collaborative mural work and creating one-of-a-kind beautification on pieces for local organizations like our animal shelter, hospitals, schools, libraries and local businesses! SCHEDULE: Beginning October 11. Thursdays. Meets at Flanagan Community Building, YMCA. After school until 4:30. No class when school is closed, including but not limited to: holidays, early release days, and snow days.
Illustration and Graphic Novel Intensive - (Grades 9-12) with instructor Alexis Iammarino. This high school drawing intensive gives time, space and instruction to young artists interested in developing their drawing, narrative and character development skills. Artists in this workshop will each work on their own comic book or graphic novel, learn how to be a peer mentor and to work as a creative collectively to assist one another in becoming confident and independently driven artists! SCHEDULE: Beginning October 18. Thursdays. Meets at Flanagan Community Building, YMCA. 5:00-7:30pm. No class when school is closed, including but not limited to: holidays, early release days, and snow days.
Arts @ Work - (Grades 9 - 12, Mentorship Program) with instructor Alexis Iammarino. This year-long program introduces local high school students to professional practice in the arts and provides young artists an opportunity to express themselves through art in a positive environment while creating collaboratively and gaining experience in making public art to enhance their community. Designed specifically for high school students, this program aims to deepen artistic learning, enhance student portfolios, and introduce the skills and practices of community, studio arts, and arts administration. Students in this program develop an independent project that is at the core of their studio work and mentors and professionals in that field or medium(s) are matched based on project goals and interests. Entering into year two, RASA's/Arts @ Work program continues to partner with host site, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art’s ArtLab as a base for experiential and contemporary work in the arts. SCHEDULE: Beginning October 12. Fridays. Meets at CMCA, 21 Winter Street: After school - 4:30. No class when school is closed, including but not limited to: holidays, early release days, and snow days.
ATV & Snowmobile Safety
with Reggie Read, MSAD #40 Adult Education
Participation in an ATV education course will teach you how to properly operate and maintain an ATV. Laws, responsibilities and personal safety will also be covered. Passage of a final exam is required. You must attend every day of the class in order to receive your certificate. Participation in a snowmobile education course will teach you how to properly operate and maintain a snowmobile. Laws, responsibilities and personal safety will also be covered. Passage of a final exam is required. You must attend every day of the class in order to receive your certificate
Grow Your Own Organic Garden
with Dick York, Houlton/Hodgdon Adult & Community Education
Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yieding plants will be discussed. This course wil cover the fundamenatals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation, and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. The instructor is an experienced farmer.
Holiday Treats Exchange
Bring 2 dozen of your favorite holiday treats along with your recipe to share and swap wit others while socializing over coffee/tea and treats. At the end of the night, you will take home an assortment of holiday goodies to freeze untill needed for holiday guests, as well as a holiday recipe booklet to add to your recipe collection
Knitters' Night Out
with Pat Demers, RSU16 Adult Education
Why knit alone when you can join others for a knitters’ night out! All skill levels are welcome, from those who know how to knit but would like to learn more or need help with a project, to experienced knitters who enjoy sharing, mentoring and socializing. Bring your project in-progress to work on. Thursdays, September 6th through the school year, 6-8 pm. Registration: $5 per month. Join anytime!
Quilted Christmas Ornament Workshop
with Christa Galipeau, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education
This one night class is always a favorite! Join us as we make no sew quilted Christmas balls! Use them as ornaments, or decorations. All supplies are included for only $10.00