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Mindful Abstract Landscape Painting (Zoom Class)

$65

with Christopher Reed, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Jul 14, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
This class will incorporate mindfulness based techniques with an expressive approach to landscape oil painting. Exercises will emphasize various mark making and painting effects in an abstract way while providing an understanding of the basic principles of color theory and composition. The objective of the class will be to gradually overcome natural inhibitions, perfectionism, in order to fully express yourself at an intuitive level. No experience is required, just a willingness to tap into unchartered territory to discover your creative potential. A supply list will be provided when class is determined to run.

Revocable Trusts & Irrevocable Trusts – Are They Right for You?

$19

with Kathryn Bedell, Esq., York Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 14, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn how revocable trusts can help avoid probate and protect your privacy, and how irrevocable trusts can protect your assets from nursing home or Maine Care (Medicaid) liens.  Discussion will include other strategies to safeguard assets from life events such as business failure or divorce of adult children. 

Kathryn Bedell is a law partner at Ballou & Bedell in York and has been practicing for almost 30 years. Her practice focuses on estate planning, asset preservation, and probate matters.

iPhone Basics

Free

with Keith Drago Rockport Library, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jul 15, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn the basics of using your iPhone. We will cover the parts of the iPhone, navigating your device, browsing the web, managing your storage, installing apps and using the Apple Store, and more! We will only be covering iPhones, we will NOT be covering Android phones. Class is free but you must register.

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Mindful Landscape Pastel Drawing (Zoom Class)

$65

with Christopher Reed, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Jul 15, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
This class will introduce students to the basic principles of pastel drawing, including the mixing of colors on various textured surfaces, layering, and blending (dry and wet technique). Composition and value will be explored through landscape photographs. Mindfulness exercises will accentuate the creative process and allow the inner artist to unfold naturally without judgment and fear. A supply list will be provided when class is determined to run.

Natural Sleep & Relaxation with Essential Oils

$15

with Laura Philbrook, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jul 15, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

The power of smell is an increasingly popular area of research as scientists study ways in which certain scents can evoke a range of emotional and physical responses. In this class you will learn about different essential oils that are benificial for sleep and relaxation and general sleep hygiene tips. Each participant will make a sleep roller & body scrub. A materials fee of $20.00 is payable to the instructor at class.

Botanical Mixed Media (Zoom Class)

$65

with Christopher Reed, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Jul 16, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
Students will be introduced to the basic techniques of botanical drawing through the close observation of various types of plants, primarily native to Maine, in addition to the use of photos. The principles of line, composition, and value will be emphasized utilizing graphite, charcoal, pastel, ink, and watercolor pencils. Meditative exercises will help to minimize inhibitions and fears associated with the creative process. A supply list will be provided when class is determined to run.

Handbuilt Mug

$46

with Amanda Williams, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 16, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

We know you miss pottery classes!  We miss you too.  We have a pretty neat solution to social distancing for pottery.  As you know, the studio is small and it would be virtually impossible to keep everyone at a safe distance.  So, what will be happening is that Amanda will be in the studio, teaching and creating the project described over Zoom.  Upon registration, students will stop in at the studio and pick up a clay kit for the class.  Gather these homemade "tools" for your live, online session with Amanda:  a butter knife, a rule or straight edge, a fork or comb, an old plastic credit card or gift card, a dish of water, newspaper, and a plastic bag to cover the finished piece while drying.  Optional tools: a sponge, a chopstick, a paint brush, and interesting objects with textures you can press into the clay to add visual elements.  Once the session is complete, and you're satisfied with your project, you'll bring it back to the studio, and we will get it in the next available kiln firing.  And we'll let you know when it's ready for pick up!

Learn the basics of hand building and make a beautiful coffee mug using tools you already have at home.  Follow the instructor in real time, as she walks step-by-step through the process!  Includes $12 material fee for clay and firing fee.

Three Minutes a Day Can Change Your Life - a Simple, Effective Spiritual Practice

$25

with Laura Perkins, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jul 16, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Spiritual growth doesn't require you to become a hermit or to change your life completely. But it does require commitment to a simple daily practice. Simple means a minimum of just 3 minutes each day. In our often hectic world of constant demands, are you wondering how you could ever add another commitment to your daily routine? If a daily practice of just 3 minutes a day allowed the other 1437 minutes of your day to flow more easily, would you be willing to try the daily practice for 30 days? Instructor's workbook will be available for $10.





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