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Balsam Fir Kissing Ball Workshop - Fall 2018
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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

$39

with Tara Finlay

Calendar Next session starts Nov 19, 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
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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.

Cake Decorating for Everyone - Fall 2018

$27

with Margie Genereux

Calendar Next session starts Nov 28, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

You are one course away from making beautiful cakes! Join Margie as we learn the basket-weave pattern, which can be learned in a few minutes, but will bring you years of beautiful cakes! Students are asked to bring an unfrosted one-layer cake. Materials fee includes frosting and a basket-weave decorating tip. Videos and how-to sites will be provided to students as well.

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.

Excel Essentials - Fall 2018

$39

with Margie Genereux

Calendar Next session starts Nov 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This three week course is for those new to spreadsheets, or those who currently work in Excel who would like to know the tips, tricks and secrets of how to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Students will create several spreadsheets from the ground up, learning all the basics of building and editing spreadsheets as well as creating charts and graphs. Projects will be as follows: simple budget, price comparison and multi-sheet payroll. We’ll be using Office 2010, but will discuss other versions of Office, as well as other free spreadsheet options.

Framed Mosaic Suncatcher - Fall 2018

$49

with Tara Finlay

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

Back by popular demand! Create a stunning work of art to hang in your window using the many items provided such as sea glass, colored glass, shells, and more. In class we will prepare the frames and design and attach the items and hooks so you can hang the finished product. Then you will be given access to an online video to do the optional final step at home- encasing the items in a hard coating of resin.

Holiday Bowl - Fall 2018
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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.





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