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Native American Beading
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Native American Beading

$50

with Trisha Morey

Beadwork is an art form expressed and practiced throughout Native American tribes. Each tribe has designs, colors, patterns and techniques which identify them. This one-night workshop will give a quick history of traditional beadwork of the Wabanaki people, color representation, and the difference between the traditional materials and the materials we use today. We will then dive into a beading project and produce a finished piece. No discounts.

Make & Can Strawberry Jam
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Make & Can Strawberry Jam

$40

with Allison Carroll Duffy

Strawberry season is almost here! And what better way to enjoy these berries than in homemade strawberry jam? Join Allison Carroll Duffy, Master Food Preserver and cookbook author, for this hands-on workshop where you’ll learn not only how to make strawberry jam, but also how to can and preserve it--so that you can enjoy it year round! We’ll cover the basics of safe home canning, including proper procedures, techniques, and use of tools and equipment. Then we’ll learn hands-on by making a big batch of strawberry jam, and canning it using the boiling water bath method. There will be plenty of jam to taste, and each participant will go home with a jar of jam to enjoy. $10 material fee included. No discounts.

Online Learning with Raye: Special for Drawing Class
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Online Learning with Raye: Special for Drawing Class

Free

with Raye Leonard

Calendar Jun 3, 2020 at 12:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Undecided about whether or not online learning is right for you? Test drive the tools of online learning with Raye Leonard, Merrymeeting's project administrator and distance learning guru. Take a virtual tour of the digital platforms you are most likely to encounter in an online course at Merrymeeting, ask questions, and share your concerns. 

Online: Fiction in a Flash

$48

with Laurie Notch

Calendar Jun 6, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Just how short can a short story be? Can you tell a tale in few words? In this course, we will explore and practice hint fiction, drabble stories, and the craft of the flash. Come join the challenge and the fun of being a quick-on-the-draw writer.

This class is offered through video conferencing and/or pre-recorded video, or a combination of the two. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.

Foraging
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Foraging

$40

with David Spahr

This 2.5-hour course will include walking the woods to find edible wild food along with detailed descriptions of habitat and structure of the plants. David has been foraging for over 50 years. He is a member of the Maine Mycological Society and the North American Mycological Assoc. Supplies to bring: Notebook and pen to take notes on your finds is very useful. A GPS if you have one, basket, mesh or other bags, wax or brown paper bags, knife, bug repellant and hat, water or other refreshment and a snack, gloves, waterproof boots (preferred), tall socks you can tuck in your pant legs. Optional: Vest with pockets or backpack, field guide, magnifying glass. No discounts.

Online: June 8 Photographing Flora & Fauna with Your iPhone

$30

with Jill Spencer

Calendar Jun 8, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Tips for Taking Wonderful Pictures of the Flora and Fauna in Your World With Your Phone’s Camera App 

Flowers are blooming! Critters are visiting our backyards! Grab your phone to capture the glory of nature all around us. Topics we’ll explore focus & exposure, how to create a dramatic image of the simplest of flowers, what to aim for when taking wildlife shots, and more. Join our online class, with phone in hand, ready to practice some new ways of thinking about your nature photographs.

This class is offered through video conferencing and/or pre-recorded video, or a combination of the two. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.

Online: Intermediate French

$48

with Laurie Notch

Calendar Jun 8, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Learn lingo and cultural tidbits for travel, eating out, shopping, and holidays in French-speaking countries. Students are responsible for ordering their own book prior to the start of class: “Vite et Bien 1”.

This class is offered through video conferencing and/or pre-recorded video, or a combination of the two. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.

Online: June 8 Photographing Flora & Fauna with Your iPhone

$30

with Jill Spencer

Calendar Jun 8, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Tips for Taking Wonderful Pictures of the Flora and Fauna in Your World With Your Phone’s Camera App

Flowers are blooming! Critters are visiting our backyards! Grab your phone to capture the glory of nature all around us. Topics we’ll explore focus & exposure, how to create a dramatic image of the simplest of flowers, what to aim for when taking wildlife shots, and more. Join our online class, with phone in hand, ready to practice some new ways of thinking about your nature photographs.

This class is offered through video conferencing and/or pre-recorded video, or a combination of the two. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.





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