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Merrymeeting Adult Education

Our Classes

Mix Up Your Greens!


with Deborah Walder

Calendar Jul 12, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Summer is the  best time to experiment with salads. There are so many fun greens to use and so many colorful veggies we can add. And don't forget the fruit. Your summer dinner can not only taste delicious, but it can look wonderful and to top it good for you! Come join this fun participatory workshop to play in the greens and enjoy some summer salad.

Sweet as Honey!


with Sherri Talbot

Calendar Jul 12, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Interested in cutting white sugar from your diet? Want to give your inner bee a boost? This two hour course will introduce you to how to cook with honey, as well as some of the benefits. Come prepared to taste test an array of items made from this sweet syrup while learning some interesting and weird facts. All participants will receive a mini-cookbook containing a day's worth of meals made with locally sourced ingredients including - of course - honey!

Folk Style and Clawhammer Ukulele


with Duncan Perry

Calendar Jul 12, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Do you love folk and country music? Then you need to learn a thing or two about how to play it! Discover up-picking, a technique used by Pete Seeger and other folk greats as well as the popular down-picking style, known variously as clawhammer or frailing. Along the way you'll get the basics of reading tablature, a system of notating finger positioning and techniques to enhance your playing. You don't need a banjo ukulele to learn these styles (but it's fun to have one). What you do need is a playable ukulele tuned to GCEA, an iPad or computer capable of using Zoom, basic knowledge of how to play the ukulele including the ability to make smooth and seamless transitions between, at least, the C, F, Am, and G7 chords.

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Silver Jewelry Making: Session I


with Penny Hartwell

Calendar Jul 12, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Working with Silver Clay is an exciting process where the inexperienced can explore their artistic abilities and create unique one of a kind items. Come join this exciting class where beginners can easily learn to create earrings, pendants, charms, beads, bracelets, and rings. Experience a new creative adventure and learn how easy and fun it is to make beautiful items from Precious Metal Clay (PMC) or Art Clay Silver (ACS). Materials fee of $80 is payable to the instructor on the first night of class.

Story Structure 101


with Stephanie Garrity

Calendar Jul 12, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Is there a story that you feel needs to be told? Perhaps you have an idea for a story that has been rattling around in the back of your mind for weeks, months, or even years and would love to get it out of your head and onto paper. Maybe you simply love reading and would like to start creating stories of your own. It is easy enough to say “just sit down and write,” but if you find yourself staring at the blank page in front of you and wondering “where do I start?” Or perhaps you are already working on a story but would like to polish your current writing style. Or maybe you are simply curious as to how writers craft their stories. No matter which category you fall into, this course is for you! Join your instructor, Stephanie Garrity, in learning the basic building blocks of story structure including; setting, point of view, characterization, plot, dialogue, description and style. Bring pens and a notebook and a good dose of imagination. Can’t wait to see you there!

Dressing for Illusion (New!)


with Candace Sanborn

Calendar Jul 12, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This class teaches people about the art of intentionally controlling how they appear in clothing based on where they put colors, patterns and embellishments.

Terracotta Pot of Lilies of the Valley


with Shirley Anderson

Calendar Jul 13, 2022 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

The lily of the valley's sweet scent and beautiful bell-shaped flowers will make you fall in love immediately.  Learn how to paint these beautiful spring flower plants along with an aged terracotta pot or a beautiful blue and white vase. The choice is up to you! Painting is Acrylic on 11 x 14 canvas. Materials provided.

Reiki First Level Workshop
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Reiki First Level Workshop


with Mayi Sapien

Bring joy, harmony and sense to your life with the powerful radiant energy of Reiki. Get in charge of your own well-being and learn how to maintain or improve your physical, mental and emotional health by cleaning your personal bio electromagnetic field. In a very natural, deep and easy way, Reiki techniques lead you to balance your chakras, strengthen your immune system, reduce stress, and break you free of sadness, depression, anger and despair. As a Reiki practitioner you would increase your wellness. Sharing it with friends, Family, pets and plants. It doesn’t go against modern medicine, psychological treatment or any specific philosophy, religion or spiritual belief. It enhances The good results and benefits of all of them. This is an invitation for you to reach your unity with the Universe. Take the consciousness of your Divine presence to your daily life. Instructor Mayi Sapien is a Holistic Therapist and Reiki Master since 1996. This is a 2-day workshop.

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