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Merrymeeting Adult Education

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Intro to Tarot


with Jeannie Sullivan

Calendar Mar 1, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

In this fun and interactive class you will begin to learn the art of tarot reading. We will journey through the Major Arcana, frolic with the Court cards, and rumble our way through the suits. Each week you will learn a different aspect of the cards and will have an opportunity to practice reading with each other. Students will need to purchase the Ryder Waite Tarot Deck before starting class.

Maine Authors Publishing: Why Cooperative Publishing?


with Patsy Baldus

Calendar Mar 1, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

You have just finished your heartfelt novel, so what do you do now? You could choose to go with one of the more traditional publishers, or you could choose to go with a current cooperative publishing company that has modernized self or independent publishing. What does this path look like for an author? In this class, we will look at the advantages of belonging to a publishing cooperative, the steps involved to get that book to the printing press, and some of the challenges you will face if you decide to go this route. Maine Authors Publishing and Cooperative in Thomaston, Maine, will be used as a model for this presentation.

Sugar Easter Eggs


with Gary Stein

Calendar Mar 1, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Students will learn to make sugar Easter eggs for decorating. Students will also learn to decorate the eggs using a combination of Royal icing and / or commercial decorations. Supply list will be emailed a few weeks before the class. This class meets three times on the following dates: Tuesday, March 1 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Thursday, March 3rd from 6:00pm - 8:00pm and Tuesday, March 8th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

America's Boating Course, Session II


with Power Squadron

Calendar Mar 1, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

The most comprehensive in-person boating course available, America’s Boating Course, gives you the skills you need to enjoy your time on the water and boat with confidence. Our boater safety class meets most states’ certification requirements and is available in both Spanish and English. Taking a boating class reduces your risk of accidents and injuries, saves you money on boat insurance, and qualifies you for a state boat license or operator certificate in most states. Our in-person boating course includes a comprehensive introduction to boating, covering boat types, boat engines, boat selection, and more. You’ll learn about boating laws and regulations as well as boat registration and licensing. Get in-depth knowledge of boating safety equipment, and learn how to become a safe boater by learning the dos and don’ts of boater safety. Gain practical knowledge of navigation, rules of the road, handling emergencies and mechanical problems on the water, the basics of towing and trailering, important information for hunters, anglers, water sports enthusiasts, and so much more. Four sessions with a NASBLA approved examination. The cost for couples sharing materials is $95. Please call Merrymeeting Adult Education for discount. No other discounts.

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Intro to Ceramics: Handbuilding


with Melissa Bardsley

Calendar Mar 2, 2022 at 3:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Come join Melissa Bardsley for a 6 week class of hand building at Merrymeeting Arts Center in Bowdoinham. This class is intended for beginners, we will start with pinch pots and progress to 3D slab work where students will create plates, mugs, and lidded containers and then progress into students' individual projects. Surface texture and design will also be covered and explored allowing for students to explore combining techniques. Take advantage of this opportunity to add creativity into your schedule and take time for yourself. A $55 materials fee, payable to the instructor will be paid on the first night of the class. Additional clay will be available for purchase separately.

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Chickadee Painting


with Shirley Anderson

Calendar Mar 2, 2022 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn to paint this beautiful chickadee  step by step, no art experience is required!  Ruffled feathers and a simply moss covered branch are painted using a layering technique. Canvas & Paints provided!

Chair Yoga


with Barbara McGranahan

Calendar Mar 2, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Chair yoga provides an adaptive and accessible way for individuals who experience challenges with strength, balance and mobility. This class is for all abilities and integrates the chair into the poses making modifications for each level of ability. There will be an emphasis on mindful breathing, dynamic movements, stretching and strengthening muscles and exploring ranges of motions creating a full mind-body experience. Each class will conclude with a peaceful relaxation/meditation session. We will begin with in-chair only and adapt our class based on the needs of the participants.

Canoe Paddle Carving


with Ken Wise

Calendar Mar 2, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this hands-on workshop you will create a beautiful and useful canoe paddle using hand tools. We will explore traditional designs and local woods. All tools and materials will be provided. Some woodcarving experience is suggested.

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