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Acrylic Paint Pouring: Beginners

$35

with Tara Finlay, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Mar 30, 2019 at 11 am, runs for 1 week
With this exciting process, students never know what beautiful patterns will be created until the paint is poured. We’ll cover what types of paint and additives work best to create beautiful abstract art. This class is appropriate for any artistic skill level, from beginner to pro, that wants to learn this technique. You will be transporting your wet paintings home in a container provided by the instructor, but you may want to have some plastic and a clean trunk or floor to rest the container on for the trip home. $30 materials fee payable to the instructor the day of class.
Full Course

Invitation To Soulcollage

$32

with Lillian Harris, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Mar 2, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week
This workshop is an opportunity to dive into SoulCollage, a simple technique for unleashing creativity, accessing inner knowing and connecting with others in a dynamic group environment Using found images, scissors and a glue stick, each participant will begin creating a deck of their own 5x8” SoulCollage cards. The SoulCollage process is fun and relaxing. Beginner and experienced collagers welcome. All materials will be provided. Please bring $10 to be paid to instructor for materials.
Full Course
Knife And Tool Sharpening
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Knife And Tool Sharpening

$30

with Zachary Rouda, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Mar 6, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Learn how to sharpen knives, axes, pruners, scissors, and other blade tools. Bring your own dull tools that need to be touched up, or come to practice sharpening some of our tools. We'll cover the basic theory behind sharpening edge tools, and practice using a variety of sharpening stones. Sharpening stones available for purchase: $30
Mindful Landscape Oil Painting
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Mindful Landscape Oil Painting

$90

with Christopher Reed, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Feb 27, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
This class is open to beginners as well as those looking to build upon prior experience in landscape oil painting. The basic skills of mixing colors, applying paint, developing composition and value will be acquired through the use of landscape photos. Each class will begin with a meditative exercise for minimizing inhibitions and fears associated with the creative process. A supply kit is available with a student discount at The Art Mart in Portland.
Pine Needle Baskets
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Pine Needle Baskets

$35

with Zachary Rouda, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Feb 27, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
White pine, Maine’s state flower, and Red pine, are ubiquitous throughout the state and provide a vital pool of resources for human and non-human Mainers alike. Pine needles are beautiful, and strong! They can be coiled and sewn together to make lovely usable baskets and/or adorably tiny ones. Students will learn to identify, regeneratively gather and harvest, properly store and process, and weave with pine needles. You will learn the basics of coiled basketry, which is a global, ancient human skill, and create a wonderful pine-needle basket. Every participant will make a basket to take home.

Voice Over Class

$37

with Rich Henkels, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Mar 28, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

YOU'VE HEARD BRIAN THON ON TV AND RADIO COMMERCIALS! Now hear Brian LIVE as he illustrates how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, and videos! Most people go about it the wrong way. Brian will show you a unique, outside-of-the-box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there! This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with practically no overhead! And NOW is the best time to make this happen as new companies are looking for new voices like never before. This exciting and fun class could be the game changer you’ve been looking for! (Brian Thon’s voice can be heard on work from professional sports teams to Fortune 500 companies, from GE Healthcare to Fox News.)





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