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Beginner Ceramics

$125

with Heather O'Neil

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 26, 2024 at 3:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session on May 21, 2024

Ever wanted to take some time for yourself and play with clay? Learn the basics of hand building and wheel throwing in this 6 week class. This class is geared toward the beginner. The first 10 people to sign up have priority on the wheel. Please let admins know if you prefer to hand build or wheel throw so we can keep an accurate account. Glazing will also be covered so that you can leave with finished pieces. $65 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first night of class. *Purchasing additional clay: The fee is an additional $65 to cover the firing, glazes and other consumables used during class. Please note: If you miss a class, you cannot make-up the class at another time. The ceramics schedule is very tight and these classes are usually full. Thank you for your understanding! *No Class: 4/16.

Book Talk: Regina Strongheart

Free

with Regina Strongheart

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 26, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Regina Strongheart's book, “When My Mother was a Mountain” is based on her month-long solo camping trip in the Black Hills of SD in 1996. For this event, Regina will read some of her chapters, entertain questions and discussions, and have books for purchasing. Regina was a chemistry teacher for thirty years. She learned about her healing gifts organically through her many adventures, individual research into the healing arts, and her own personal healing journey. She lives in a magical forest in Topsham, Me. where she operates her business, Forest Circles.

Open Studio Ceramics (Tuesday Sessions)

$115

with Heather O'Neil

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 26, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session on May 21, 2024

Are you comfortable with your clay abilities and just looking for a place to work and improve your skills? Join us in the Morse High School Ceramics Studio and start making all those things you have been dreaming up! This is not an instructor lead class, but the instructor will be on site working in case you need something. $65 for materials and studio fee, payable to instructor, must be paid on the first night of class. *Purchasing additional clay: The fee is an additional $65 to cover the firing, glazes and other consumables used during class. Please note: If you miss a class, you cannot make-up the class at another time. The ceramics schedule is very tight and these classes are usually full. Thank you for your understanding! *No Class: 4/16.

13 Rolls in 3 Hours!

$45

with Deb Arter

Calendar Next session starts Mar 26, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Who can resist the smell of fresh bread baking? We will learn how to mix, knead, proof and shape basic yeast dough. Participants will learn how to create cloverleaf rolls, butter crescents, cinnamon swirls, tea rings and whole-wheat rolls, as well as an economically savory braid that comes together quickly. No discounts. $10 materials fee included.

Full Course

Middle Eastern Belly Dance Mixed Level Drills & Thrills

$150

with Josephina Gasca

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 26, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Authentic Belly Dance, or raks sharqi, is an ancient form of dance. Raks sharqi means “dance of the east” in Arabic. Belly dance celebrates every body type and every stage of life. The dance is proud and powerful and soft and sinewy with elegant and isolating movements emanating from the core. It’s the Pilates of dance. And so much fun! This is a great refresher class for experienced dancers and suitable for dancers new to belly dance. Please wear comfortable clothing, similar to what you might wear to a yoga class that will allow for free movement and the ability to see your movement. Hip scarves make it even more fun. You can dance barefoot or in a pair of comfortable dance shoes in the studio. Zills (finger cymbals) will be used in class. Check in with the instructor before you purchase any. As an added bonus, you will also have access to a video library with instruction, drills, and ongoing choreography during the length of the session.

Trim & Tone

$85

with Pam Justice

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 26, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This 60 minute, energetic, fun-filled cardio fitness class features a fusion of easy to follow dance moves, resistance training, yoga, and kickboxing, all choreographed to popular music! The class is designed for all fitness levels with safe and effective moves to give a total body workout! Students should bring mat and weights. Class meets Tuesdays & Thursdays. *No Class: 4/16 & 4/18.

Yin Yoga w/ Barbara

$75

with Barbara McGranahan

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 27, 2024 at 5:15 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Explore the serenity of Yin Yoga with Barbara! Yin Yoga is a slow-paced practice integrating traditional Chinese medicine principles. One practice is holding asanas (postures) for extended periods to stimulate meridians, fostering joint circulation and flexibility. Founded in the late '70s, Yin Yoga is a meditative journey aimed at inner awareness and universal interconnectedness. Complement your active yoga with this transformative class. *No Class: 4/17. ***Please bring your own mat.

Play the Ukulele, Your Journey Begins Here!

$79

with Duncan Perry

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 27, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session on Apr 23, 2024

Learn to play the ukulele! It has never been more popular and you don't even have to know how to read music! On the uke you can knock out folk music, rock, blues, jazz, pop, country, tunes old and new -- even classical music. Duncan Perry, who has taught more than 700 students of all ages, will introduce you to essential chords and playing techniques using commonly known songs. Oh, and there are lots of laughs along the way. And, learning to play an instrument is good for your brain! You will need a playable ukulele and an electronic tuner or a tuner app. And when folks hear you play this happy instrument, well, they just have to smile! If you don’t own a ukulele, please contact Duncan at uketime24@gmail.com for information. What are you waiting for? Grab a uke and get ready for a musical adventure, then spread the joy!





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