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Bladesmithing (Session 1)

$125

with Adriaan Gerber, Ellsworth Adult Education

Calendar Apr 28, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

If you’ve ever wondered how knives are created or want to gain some basic blacksmithing skills, join this two session workshop offered by blacksmith Adriaan Gerber at his workshop in Ellsworth. You’ll learn basic forging, filing and heat treating techniques, as well as how to fit a handle to your knife. You’ll leave with your own steel knife made with your own hands. Gerber believes this project builds self-empowerment and confidence. It also offers a glimpse into an ancient art form practiced through the ages. All knives are made from raw materials, ensuring a level of craftsmanship that only handmade articles can have. No previous experience necessary. Please bring leather gloves and eye protection, as well as a bag lunch and drink. There is a $25.00 material fee payable to the instructor at the first class. Makeup class (if needed) 05/12/19.

Adriaan Gerber is a knife maker from Ellsworth who has been making sharp, pointy things for a decade. Before that, he was a software consultant at Boston University. He believes that forging objects from steel is simply the coolest thing you will ever learn.

Directions will be sent to students upon registering.

Full Course

Bladesmithing (Session 2)

$125

with Adriaan Gerber, Ellsworth Adult Education

Calendar May 19, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

If you’ve ever wondered how knives are created or want to gain some basic blacksmithing skills, join this two session workshop offered by blacksmith Adriaan Gerber at his workshop in Ellsworth. You’ll learn basic forging, filing and heat treating techniques, as well as how to fit a handle to your knife. You’ll leave with your own steel knife made with your own hands. Gerber believes this project builds self-empowerment and confidence. It also offers a glimpse into an ancient art form practiced through the ages. All knives are made from raw materials, ensuring a level of craftsmanship that only handmade articles can have. No previous experience necessary. Please bring leather gloves and eye protection, as well as a bag lunch and drink. There is a $25.00 material fee payable to the instructor at the first class. Makeup class (if needed) 06/02/19.

Adriaan Gerber is a knife maker from Ellsworth who has been making sharp, pointy things for a decade. Before that, he was a software consultant at Boston University. He believes that forging objects from steel is simply the coolest thing you will ever learn.

Directions will be sent to students upon registering.

Full Course
Downeast Picklers!  Introduction to Pickleball - Session 4
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Downeast Picklers! Introduction to Pickleball - Session 4

$27

with Chris Cherry, Ellsworth Adult Education

Calendar Apr 29, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

This two-week course that will cover the basic rules for playing the sport of pickleball, as well as the use of strategy as a way to win points. Emphasis will be placed on safety. Pickleball is played with a paddle and wiffle ball, which will be provided for student use. No additional equipment is needed other than clean athletic shoes (no street shoes are allowed on the courts). The first half of the class will include instruction, with the second half of the class open for games. Come prepared to have fun! Makeup class (if needed) 05/13/19.

Downeast Picklers Instructors Anthony Eaton, Gordon Wissinger and Chris Cherry provide many years experience spent developing their skills at playing and teaching competitive and recreational pickleball. Anthony and Gordon have played competitive pickleball at the highest skill levels in both Maine and Arizona.

Downeast Picklers! Introduction to Pickleball - Session 5

$27

with Gordon Wissinger, Ellsworth Adult Education

Calendar May 2, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This two-week course that will cover the basic rules for playing the sport of pickleball, as well as the use of strategy as a way to win points. Emphasis will be placed on safety. Pickleball is played with a paddle and wiffle ball, which will be provided for student use. No additional equipment is needed other than clean athletic shoes (no street shoes are allowed on the courts). The first half of the class will include instruction, with the second half of the class open for games. Come prepared to have fun! Makeup class (if needed) 05/16/19.

Downeast Picklers Instructors Anthony Eaton, Gordon Wissinger and Chris Cherry provide many years experience spent developing their skills at playing and teaching competitive and recreational pickleball. Anthony and Gordon have played competitive pickleball at the highest skill levels in both Maine and Arizona.

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Kripalu Yoga for Everyone (Session 3)

$65

with Molly Shields, Ellsworth Adult Education

Calendar Mar 28, 2019 at 4:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Yoga is for everyone, no one is too old or too stiff.  Molly teaches yoga poses with a focus on individual ability and working toward body alignment.  Her goal is to help others realize and enjoy the physical and mental benefits of a regular yoga practice.  This is an open-enrollment class; if you register after the start date, you may continue into Session 4 until you have attended six classes.

Kripalu Yoga for Everyone (Session 4)

$65

with Molly Shields, Ellsworth Adult Education

Calendar May 9, 2019 at 4:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Yoga is for everyone, no one is too old or too stiff.  Molly teaches yoga poses with a focus on individual ability and working toward body alignment.  Her goal is to help others realize and enjoy the physical and mental benefits of a regular yoga practice.





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