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American Sign Language - Fall 2017

$189

with Carl David Pielick

Calendar Sep 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

This is a beginning course in American Sign Language (ASL). The course will include extensive learning in Expressive and Receptive use of ASL through the use of instructor lead activities. Class participation and video observation will allow students to gain a basic ability to use and understand ASL. Additionally, this course will discuss Deaf Culture and the history of Deaf culture for a brief glimpse into this diverse minority culture.

NO CLASS NOV 23

 

Balsam Fir Christmas Wreath - Fall 2017

$12

with Lorraine Lindstedt

Calendar Nov 16, 2017 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Join us for a fun filled class! Create a gift, continue a Maine tradition and keep Maine Green this Christmas. Make a beautiful fresh @ 24” balsam fir Christmas wreath. Beginners become instant wreath makers with easy clamp rings. Your wreath will remain fresh throughout the holidays and beyond. After the holidays, recycle the ring and use the balsam in a fragrant sachet.

Materials provided: Freshly harvested Maine Balsam Fir, red ribbon, easy clamp ring. Additional supplies available.

Bring to class: Gloves and small hand pruners.

Instructor: Our instructors are experienced wreath makers, crafters and educators. Presented by Woodlot Management & Products, a family owned and operated tree farm.

Material Fee: $11 (payable to instructor CASH ONLY)

Balsam Fir Kissing Ball Workshop - Fall 2017

$12

with Lorraine Lindstedt

Calendar Nov 20, 2017 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Join us for a fun filled class! Create a gift, bring the fragrance of Christmas into your home and keep Maine green this Christmas. Using materials provided, you will make a beautiful, 16” full arrangement of Maine balsam decorated with red ribbons. Your kissing ball is designed to be hung in an archway or outdoors. It will remain fresh throughout the holidays and beyond. After the holidays, recycle the balsam in a fragrant sachet.

Materials provided: Freshly picked Maine Balsam Fir from our local woodlot, red ribbon, kissing ball form. Additional supplies available.

Bring to class: Gloves and small hand pruners.

Instructor: Our instructors are experienced wreath makers, crafters and educators. Presented by Woodlot Management & Products, a family owned and operated tree farm.

Material Fee: $13 (payable to instructor CASH ONLY)

Basic Computer Class - Fall 2017

$65

with Ann Marie McDonough

Calendar Sep 6, 2017 at 9 am, runs for 7 weeks

Do you feel intimated by your computer and the world of technology? This might just be the course for you. This computer class will introduce you to the skills needed to feel confident and comfortable with your computer. This is a true beginners course.

The course will begin with the basics of software, hardware and use of a PC computer. This course will place emphasis on Microsoft programs Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Students will become familiar with:

  • the Internet and be able to search for websites
  • access email social media use, and
  • safety on the Internet

 

Birds of Autumn A Photographic Exploration - Fall 2017

$20

with Josh Fecteau

Calendar Oct 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

In this two-hour class, naturalist and birder Josh Fecteau will introduce you to some of his feathered friends of fall through photos, audio clips, and stories. Venturing beyond the birds of backyard feeders, you may discover wild winged ones you never knew existed. No experience with birds needed; curiosity required!

 

Bookmaking and Illustration - Fall 2017

$90

with Toni Truesdale

Calendar Oct 14, 2017 at 10 am, runs for 5 weeks
Create one-of-a-kind artists books: with hand stitched, accordion, pop-ups, specialty and spiral binding processes. Learn illustration techniques to illuminate your own books. This class is self-paced, individual instruction for all artistic levels; with group feedback sessions. There will be a share/trade table to exchange papers and other materials, some available for purchase. Bring you creative ideas and have fun. NO CLASS NOV 4

Christmas Center Piece - Fall 2017

$32

with Gail Roller

Calendar Dec 13, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Make a lovely seasonal centerpiece in a birchback container. Fragrant greens, seasonal berries and glittering accents bring holiday cheer.

Fee includes material fee.

Christmas Craft Fair in Boston - Fall 2017

$49

with Sue De Cesare

Calendar Nov 4, 2017 at 8:15 am, runs for 1 week

The Christmas Festival makes preparing for the holidays a breeze, with gifts for everyone and all the elements for stylish entertaining. For holiday decorating, the show offers many possibilities from opulent brocade and tapestry Christmas stockings and wall hangings to old fashioned cranberry garland wreaths, musical angel figurines, whimsical holiday elves, gleaming seashell ornaments, collectible Santas and colorful seasonal flags. Offering everything a holiday shopper could desire under one magnificent roof. The annual Christmas Festival, features the distinctive work of over 300 master American craftsmen. Bargain hunters, as well as those with extravagant tastes, will find an endless array of gorgeous home accessories, designer fashions, artisan jewelry, handcrafted holiday décor, tempting gourmet specialty foods and one-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts unavailable elsewhere.

 

Bus:

  • leaves Park & Ride at 8:15am (across from Wal-Mart), Biddeford
  • leaves from Boston at 4:00pm
  • returns to Park & Ride at approximately 6:00pm

Group of 4 or more use Promo Code "CRAFT" we'll take $10 off each registration.

NO REFUNDS AFTER 10/25





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