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Let’s Make It Up! Improv Theater Camp


with Elise Voigt

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 22, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

This camp experience will allow kids to create and tell their own stories over the course of a week. We will learn and use improv theater techniques and exercises to explore and express ourselves and flex our imagination, culminating in a showcase performance on the final day for friends and family. No experience necessary, just the courage to be on stage and skills for being silly. Elise Voigt is a trained actress and theater educator who has been working in the midcoast area for the last 15 years. Her love of theater and children perfectly combines to make meaningful and memorable moments for students and audiences alike. ***Ages 9-14.

Paint Night: The Brook Trout


with Shirley Anderson

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 25, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Paint Night w/ Shirley! Like they say, a bad day fishing is better than a good day at work. Come join us and learn to paint this beautiful and colorful freshwater Brook Trout. Shirley Anderson will lead you step by step through the process and teach you a few painting tips and techniques. Canvas and paints are supplied.

Journaling for Writers


with Stephanie Garrity

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 1, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

A question that is often asked of writers is “where do you get your ideas from?” It is one thing to have an idea; it is another thing entirely to remember it when you sit down at your computer to write. Learn how to harness your writer’s imagination, avoid writer’s block and hone your writing skills by keeping a daily writer’s journal. Your instructor will share tips and techniques for setting up your journal as well as for finding inspiration even when you are not feeling particularly inspired. A blank notebook will be provided, please bring your own writing utensils. Can’t wait to see you there! Join your instructor, writer and author Stephanie Garrity, in taking your journaling practice to the next level.

Maine Blueberries: They’re Wild!


with Maine Tasting Center

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 3, 2024 at 3 pm, runs for 1 week

Discover the difference between the original Maine wild blueberry and hybridized “grocery store” blueberries through a guided tasting experience showcasing a variety of blueberry products made by Mainers. The iconic wild blueberry's 10,000-year history as the original superfood of Maine is an age-old story packed with flavor - we'll leave you in good taste as you see for yourself what sets the Maine wild blueberry apart from the rest! In this class, attendees will learn about Maine's wild blueberry industry while sampling a wide variety of wild blueberry products made by Maine producers.

Paint Night: Flowers on Wine Glasses


with Shirley Anderson

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 6, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Paint Night w/ Shirley! Have you ever wanted to paint on a wine glass? Come join us and paint a set of 4 (no stem) wine glasses with beautiful flowers. This class is designed for beginners. Shirley Anderson will lead you step by step through the process of creating a gorgeous set of wine glasses for yourself or as a special gift. This class has an additional materials fee for supplies of $20, payable to the instructor on the night of the workshop.

Get To Know Your PC!


with Andrew Edwards

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 8, 2024 at 4 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Learn to use your PC computer like a pro with professional digital artist, Andrew Elijah Edwards. This course is for newcomers to Microsoft Windows operating system or those wishing to go deeper with their digital workflow learning new tips & tricks. Make the most of these powerful digital tools and up your digital expertise. ***Please note: No PCs will be provided for this course. This course will cover basic information about PC computers through a show & tell/lecture-style format.

Entertaining with Maine Ingredients: Bountiful Boards


with Maine Tasting Center

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 8, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

A beautifully arranged charcuterie and cheese board is a sure way to impress, whether you're entertaining at home or contributing to a pot luck. The best way to improve upon this classic appetizer is to fill your board with locally-sourced cheeses, meats and accouterments. In this class, students will be introduced to a wide variety of Maine producers; sample their products and learn how to incorporate them into your next charcuterie board. Attendees will also explore the fundamentals of arranging a beautiful charcuterie board - from cutting techniques for meats and cheeses to selecting and arranging eye-catching garnishes. This class will offer plenty of opportunity to taste products and practice various cutting and arranging techniques. All materials and product lists/recipes will be provided.

Painting on the iPad


with Andrew Edwards

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 8, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

It’s like iPad Bob Ross! Come paint with us, digitally. Learn to use your iPad and Apple Pencil to create stunning works of art on this new medium. Paint along with your digital artist instructor Andrew Edwards and learn the fundamentals of building up a composition, be it a stunning landscape or intimate portrait or still life. Learn how to use the powerful software tool Procreate to and how to leverage these tools to paint in watercolor, charcoal, oil paints, you name it, digitally on your own iPad. Students should bring their own iPad and Stylus and be ready to get creative! All levels welcome, your instructor will walk you through step by step. If you are new to the art of drawing or a seasoned artist looking to transfer their skills to a digital medium, you will be right at home.

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