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Balsam Fir Christmas Wreath - Fall 2018

$12

with Lorraine Lindstedt

Calendar Next session starts Nov 7, 2018 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 picked Maine Balsam Fir, Red Ribbon, Easy Clamp Ring.

Additional supplies available.

Material fee $11 payable to instructor CASH only.

Balsam Fir Kissing Ball Workshop - Fall 2018

$12

with Lorraine Lindstedt

Calendar Next session starts Nov 19, 2018 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

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.

Supply list: gloves and small hand pruners.

Additional supplies available.

Material fee $13 payable to instructor CASH only.

Beginner Acrylic Pour Painting - Fall 2018
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Beginner Acrylic Pour Painting - Fall 2018

$39

with Tara Finlay

Calendar Next session starts Sep 25, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

With this exciting process, you 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, who 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 or cardboard in your car for the trip home.

Beginner Crochet Skills - Fall 2018

$39

with Tara Finlay

Calendar Next session starts Nov 28, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Learn basic crochet skills such as chaining, the basic stitches, and then we’ll use those stitches to create a dishcloth. We’ll learn crocheting in the round, increases and decreases by making a scrubby, and how to crochet to a dishtowel. For the first class you will need:

  • Basic set of crochet hooks size E-J or F-K or one size J hook (The instructor will have crochet hooks to share if you want to try before you buy.)
  • Ball of medium-weight 100% COTTON yarn like “Sugar N’ Cream”.

There is no materials fee. Additional materials for the second and third week of class will be discussed and the cost of those materials will be minimal.

Beginner Punch Needle - Fall 2018

$49

with Tara Finlay

Calendar Next session starts Nov 8, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Punch needle embroidery has deep roots in New England as women made hooked rugs out of old clothing or yarn. We’ll learn this craft using a smaller embroidery punch needle and regular embroidery floss to make this cute snowman ornament. Materials fee includes everything you need to make the project including the punch needle kit which you then keep. In the second class we will finish the ornament using fabric - you are welcome to bring your own or the instructor will have some you can use.

Included is a $20 kit fee that includes floss, and finishing materials, you keep the kit.

Christmas Center Piece - Fall 2018

$27

with Gail Roller

Calendar Next session starts Dec 12, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Make a lovely seasonal center piece in a birch bark container. Fragrant greens, seasonal berries and glittering accents bring holiday cheer. Putting together a beautiful holiday centerpiece doesn’t have to be difficult. Instructor will provide all necessary pieces to make this beautiful center piece.

Holiday Bowl - Fall 2018

$31

with Martha Chessie

Calendar Next session starts Dec 11, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Come make a large holding bowl, add as much color as you want. We will weave a continuous twill weave.

Supply list: a mop size bucket, sturdy scissors, 12 spring type clothespins, pencil, jackknife, tape measure, and a spray bottle.

Ink Pendants - Fall 2018

$26

with Tara Finlay

Calendar Next session starts Oct 13, 2018 at 11 am, runs for 1 week

If you like color, this class is for you. Using alcohol inks and special paper, create little works of abstract art that you can keep whole for framing, or use the pendant trays and glass cabochons provided to create wearable pendants featuring your creations. If you took the class already and want to further explore the use of alcohol inks please feel free to join again.





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