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Wood Slice Ornaments
with Gabrielle Lovi, Windham/Raymond Adult Education
Craft three beautiful wood slice ornaments! There will be tons of seasonal and holiday designs to add to your ornament and verbiage to choose. You can event “paint” your own design. When you leave, you take home a beautiful project with you to decorate your tree or gift packages!
Materials fee of $10 (cash please!) payable to the instructor at class.
Worm Composting for Beginners
with Jock Robie, RSU 19 Adult Education
Are you interested in raising your own worms?
This instructor will demonstrate and assist as beginners set up their own worm bins (limit five households – one worm bin per household.) After the worm bins are assembled then the instructor will give his “Worm Talk.” The talk covers the following subjects:
What is Vermiculture and Worm Composting and how is it different from regular composting?
Why do it? What are the benefits?
What are the main things to consider before trying?
What is important for worms to thrive?
What are the main problems encountered and how to avoid (or remediate if necessary.)
Our Sun's Nearest Neighbors
with James DellaPenna, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education
This class presents a tour through space comprising the immediate neighborhood of our star, the Sun. A close examination of “all” star systems within 10 light years of our Sun is discussed. Subsequently, the discussion extends to 15 light years from the Sun, limited only to stars visible to the naked eye. The purpose of this talk is to satisfy people’s curiosity about what relatively close stars might be like. We often hear about the closest star system but seldom do we hear about anything beyond that. How many are there? What size are they? Which ones can we see with our naked eyes? Where in the sky are they located? Which ones have planets? Ample time is provided for questions.
Sketching Studio: Sketching in Color
with Ed Higgins, Merrymeeting Adult Education
This intermediate class is recommended for sketching students interested in adding color to their repertoire. We’ll use mixed media including pastel, pastel pencils, and colored pencils, as well as watercolor and ink, depending on student interest. This class is going to be great for artists in any medium who wish to fill their sketchbooks or journals with ideas and color studies for larger works. ***NO CLASS: 12/26.
Sketchbook Studio: Developing the Eye-Hand Connection
with Ed Higgins, Merrymeeting Adult Education
By far the most important tool of the artist is the simple sketchbook. Learning to see like an artist means learning to sketch. Quickly, accurately, and without fear. With a few simple exercises and techniques, you’ll learn to see like an artist. You will work in a positive, supportive, creative environment with artists of all skill levels. If you’ve been telling yourself for years that you can’t draw, you’re a little thing Ed Higgins likes to call wrong! ***NO CLASS: 12/28.
RELAX AND PAINT WITH SUE, December Session
with Sue Cannafarina, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education
Join local artist Sue Cannafarina for this two-hour class of monthly painting fun while learning techniques used by the impressionists and Bob Ross (Lol). Bring a beautiful image to life ranging from still lifes, landscapes, and object studies. No experience is necessary, and all materials are provided. This is a great opportunity to spend time with friends or to make new ones. Plus you get to bring home a work of art to enjoy! Pre-registration for each class is required as class size is limited to 12 people.
Explorer Pack Basket
with Jessica Steele, Central Lincoln County Adult Education
Making a pack basket can be a fun and rewarding project and a perfect gift! A pack basket is a traditional type of backpack used for carrying items while hiking, hunting, or for general outdoor activities. Pack baskets have a long history dating back centuries and have been used by various cultures around the world. Here in Maine our Maine Guides walked the woods with these packs to transport supplies and game through rugged terrain.
In this course, we will weave a 10-12” tall basket with premium reed. We will go over the history of pack baskets and what materials have been used. The instructor will go through the process of making the basket step-by-step ensuring all will walk away with a finished basket. The baskets will have a base and feet along with pack straps. We will bring a variety of color straps and even color reeds to add a little color to your basket. Walk away with a pack basket and the knowledge for life!
All level weavers are welcome EVEN if you have never weaved!
Jessica Steele has a passion for the wilderness and for teaching. She has worked in the field of Adventure and Environmental Education for more than 30 years. This leg of her journey is about connecting more with herself, others, and the wilderness.