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Let It Flow


with Deena Ball

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 15, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

During this workshop students will explore the flowing properties of watercolor. No other media can accomplish what water flowing with pigment creates. Students will learn pouring techniques, and create beautiful wet on wet paintings where the colors melt together. Students will learn which pigments stay suspended in the water solution and which fall out plus how to use this information to their advantage. Students will start with intuitive paintings and progress to using the flowing techniques to create more representational work. Please note: This is a one day 8 hour workshop on wet on wet techniques for intermediate and advanced watercolorists. Students bring their own watercolor supplies which should be of professional grade, all cotton 300 lb watercolor paper, large excellent brushes and professional grade tube watercolors. In addition, please bring several small jars for mixing pouring options. Bring your own lunch/snacks.

How to Play Piano by Ear


with Craig Coffman

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 16, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Learn one of music’s deepest mysteries: how to play songs without relying on music. A very practical presentation of music theory that includes predicting chord progressions, learning from recordings, and transposing-all expressed in everyday language. This is an ideal follow-up to the “Instant Piano” class and is open to anyone who has a basic understanding of chords on any instrument. Expand your musical horizons, and free yourself from sheet-music dependence, and be the life of the party! Prior experience with chords recommended. Fee includes the online book, online follow-up lessons, a recording of the class and an optional monthly question and answer session. Class is held online using zoom. *This course includes ONE live online session, and students follow up on their own with provided video lessons.

Past Life Regression Group Experience


with Peggy Schick

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 16, 2024 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

PLR involves safe transpersonal journeying in a hypnotic state. This workshop will include instruction, setting of intention, the regression experience itself, and post-regression integration. Hypnosis is simply a very, very relaxed state. To experience a past life, participants must surrender to and trust the process, yet they remain in control. Participants must have earbuds with a microphone and a quiet home environment. Do not try to participate while caring for a child or adult. This is an online program.

All About the Movies 101


with Felicity Gibbs

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 17, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Do you love film, but wish you knew more? Are you excited about a day spent at the movies and want to discuss what you watched? If you answered “yes!” to either of those, then this is the class for you. In this 6 week course we will dive genre by genre into the world of cinema and learn who the players are and what the future of the medium can hold. A list of films will be presented to all who enroll to encourage discussion. These movies will be what I feel best represent each week's topics. Viewings are not mandatory, but will help expand on the presentations. All films will be accessible on Netflix or Amazon Prime. Should the enrollees require different sources, I will investigate alternatives. All students should be able to access the above mentioned apps, as well as the following free websites: IMDB, Hollywood Reporter, Variety.

Merrymeeting PREMIER Membership Club


with Merrymeeting Staff

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 18, 2024 at 8 am

BECOME A PREMIER MEMBER TODAY! Join the Merrymeeting PREMIERE Membership Club for only $25! *membership fee is annual.

Membership benefits include:

Early Access: Premiere members receive our catalogs digitally prior to public distribution, for exclusive early access to class schedules and offerings (actual registration still limited to public release).

Loyalty Program: Premiere members receive 25% off every 6th class they take with Merrymeeting.

Catalog Opportunity: Premiere members may submit announcements in our future catalogs, as we are dedicating a page for announcements by our Merrymeeting Premiere members. (restrictions apply, contact us directly for details).

Discount Offer: Premiere members receive a 10% discount on any Merrymeeting Youth & Family program (excluding DE and any program over $400; can only be used once annually).

Exclusive Media: Enjoy convenient video workshops, on topics ranging from cooking to meditation, with access to our growing library of media (media library will officially launch May 2023).

Subscription Service: Premiere memberships include a free subscription to our latest Merrymeeting Premiere Magazine (exclusive annual online publication emailed directly to club members).

Special Invitations: Premiere members will enjoy access to special workshops and events developed especially for them.

The Sales Agent Online Class


with Center for Real Estate Studies of Maine

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 18, 2024 at 8 am, runs for 24 weeks

This 55-hour remote learning real estate agent course, approved by the Maine Real Estate Commission, is a prerequisite to taking the Pearson VUE state licensing exam. Based on the book, Introduction to a Successful Career in Maine Real Estate, by Charles “Kim” Coit, its content includes material that is basic to the practice of real estate in Maine. This class is ongoing and the student can start as soon as they register. PDF copy of book is provided, $35 for hard copy.

Portrait Studio: Trois Crayons Technique


with Ed Higgins

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 18, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 10 weeks

Sanguine, black, and white Conté crayons, when used in concert on toned paper, can create stunning and lifelike portraits. This class, a follow up to the Fall portraits class, will dive deeper into this technique. One aim for the term is to work from a live model (additional contribution for the model’s time is appreciated). Previous portrait experience, or prior attendance in any one of Ed’s portrait or sketching classes is a prerequisite. *No Class: 4/15, 5/27.

Renting for Success


with John Hodge

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 18, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Renting for Success will provide you with a better understanding of how to find, maintain, and succeed in today’s challenging rental market. It will also assist you in understanding your rights as a renter and provide you with an understanding of what a landlord expects from their tenant. This will help you to keep and maintain that apartment that you’ve worked so hard to find. The program cannot guarantee success but it will assist you in your efforts to find your next home. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to the participant upon conclusion of the course. Workshop is co-sponsored by the Brunswick Housing Authority. *Workshop dates & times vary and depend on availability. Register to receive the latest information.

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