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Asian Holiday Appetizers

$40

with Chris Toy

Calendar Dec 5, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

If you have company coming for the holidays or you need something impressive to take for that special potluck, Chris has it covered! We’ll have our own pre-holiday party with crispy fried shrimp wontons with homemade duck sauce, mini egg rolls, teriyaki party wings, and cold spicy sesame noodles. YUM! Bring your containers in case there’s anything to bring home. Food fee included. No discounts.

Full Course

Astrology Basics: Planets, Signs, Houses, Aspects

$80

with Kathryn Zumstein

Calendar Oct 14, 2018 at 1 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Most of us know enough about astrology to recognize the names of the astrological signs and to know which is our own. But there is so much more! This basics class will introduce the language of astrology and decipher the basic building blocks: planets, signs, houses, aspects. Using the charts of famous people as examples, we will start to understand how energy manifests in the human condition and how it translates into actual life expression. We will incorporate the principles of evolutionary astrology, which addresses the original intent to incarnate, and what issues and experiences the soul is seeking to integrate and resolve, as shown in the natal chart. Students should purchase book before the start of class: Astrology & the Evolution of Consciousness, ISBN:1-4120-40280 No class on Nov 25.

Ballroom Dance, Beginner Session II

$61

with Barbara Charles

Calendar Oct 31, 2018 at 7:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Students get a unique opportunity to learn both Latin and American Ballroom in one class! Latin Ballroom is one of the hottest dance crazes to hit the U.S.; it's fun, romantic and a great form of exercise. Cruises, nightclubs, weddings, reunions and parties are always more fun when you are dancing, and American Ballroom Dance is a perfect ice breaker. At any social event, the sight of a great dancer moving to a captivating beat is simply irresistible and now you can step in light with confidence. No partner or prior dance experience necessary. In Session I students learn all the basics of Foxtrot, Swing, Salsa and Merengue. In Session II students learn all the basics of Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha and Tango. Classes are held at ABsolutely Fit Center, 9 Cumberland St., Brunswick. No Discounts.

Ballroom Dance, Intermediate Session II

$61

with Barbara Charles

Calendar Nov 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Day Changed to Thursdays! Students continue to learn American and Latin Ballroom in this intermediate dance class. Students who have some ballroom and Latin dance experience are welcome - so get ready to perfect your existing dance steps and build confidence with each class. Students continue to learn all the moves in Foxtrot, Swing, Mambo, Merengue, Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha and Tango. No partner necessary. Classes are held at ABsolutely Fit Center, 9 Cumberland St., Brunswick. No Discounts.

Beginner's Quilting

$100

with Susan Fides

Calendar Oct 7, 2018 at 1 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Spend Sunday afternoons learning how to quilt in the long-established traditions of gathering to learn, sew, and share. You will learn the entire process of making a 40'"X 40" lap quilt: working in class and at home you will complete a 40”x40” lap quilt . If you prefer handwork, you will have the opportunity to learn how to hand-piece and hand-quilt. Click HERE for materials list.

Beginning Bagpipes
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Beginning Bagpipes

$73

with Jeffrey Herbster

Calendar Sep 26, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Learn the basics of playing the Highland Bagpipes using a practice chanter. The ability to read music is helpful, but not necessary. Students will need to purchase a quality practice changer, $50-$75, available through the instructor, ipipe4u@hotmail.com. Required text: Beginning the Bagpipes by Sandy Jones, Croft-Mor Publications (1981)-estimated cost-$20

Botanical Drawing Scaling Up

$60

with Lili Bates

Calendar Dec 15, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

Tiny flowers and fruits have fascinating architecture. In order to be rendered properly, the subject must be enlarged. Using a magnifying glass, students will examine every minute detail of a subject. Learn to measure and scale up the botanical specimen of your choice for final art work. Drawing experience necessary. Bring lunch & snacks. Materials to bring: 2H, and HB pencils, kneaded eraser, colored pencils, magnifying glass, pencil sharpener...battery operated is best. 6" or 12" clear plastic ruler, drawing board....at least 18" square, masking tape, tracing paper, 11 x 14 Strathmore drawing paper, best or medium surface. Botanical subject of your choice. The Mix in Brunswick carries these supplies. Shop early. Bring lunch and snacks. No discounts.

Botanical Drawing White on White

$60

with Lili Bates

Calendar Nov 17, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

Have you been avoiding drawing white flowers on white paper? Garlic, White onions, white mushrooms, white anything! This class will teach you the basics of white on white in living color. Whether you choose simple graphite or colored pencils, the principle is the same. Correct form and subtle tones will enable you to achieve a realistic drawing of whatever white subject you choose to bring to class. Drawing experience necessary. Bring lunch & snacks. Materials to bring: 11 x 14" Strathmore Drawing paper, Best or medium surface, Canson tracing paper, #2H and HB pencils, kneaded eraser, pencil sharpener, drawing board, at least 18" square, colored pencils, 6" or 12" clear plastic ruler, masking tape, magnifying glass...desirable, but not necessary. The Mix in Brunswick carries these supplies. Shop early. Bring lunch and snacks. No discounts.





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