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3-D Holiday Tree Greeting Card

$30

with Susan Perrine

Oct 27, 2015 at 6 pm
One of the first things that herald in the holiday season is greeting cards. You can easily make your own 3-D cards to send to family members and friends and WOW them with your creative abilities. This one-night class will teach you all you need to know to cut and fold beautiful specialty papers into unique holiday greeting cards. Students are to bring an exacto knife, scissors, cutting board (if you own one), otherwise a piece of cardboard about 15" x 15" is fine. Material fee included in the cost of the class.

9 Phases of Chi

$96

with Diane Doiron

Oct 1, 2015 at 1 pm, runs for 10 weeks
The 9 Phases of Chi is a powerful approach to strengthening your body while enhancing your nervous system, releasing unhealthy thought patterns and emotional blockages, and discovering the true essence of your spirit. Students incorporate mindful movements and breath work with self applied massage and meditation. Experience the pure joy and freedom of stress relief, increased energy and vitality, inner peace and pain relief. As time allows, we will add in qigong for the eyes, arthritis movements for the upper extremities, and emotional freedom tapping. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. DVD available from instructor for an additional fee.

Abstraction Using Watercolors

$91

with Linda Murray

Sep 25, 2015 at 9:30 am, runs for 7 weeks
This class is for the watercolor artist who is looking to expand their painting style using abstraction. Students will be introduced to other artists who work in varying levels of abstraction. Students will be encouraged to explore this watercolor style while working in a wet-in-wet format, using resists, incorporating stamping and collage. You will learn to develop your images using color and design theory coupled with your inherent intuition. Design principles will also be a emphasized in this class.

Acrylics, Beginning

$115

with Debra Arter

Sep 30, 2015 at 9:30 am, runs for 9 weeks
Acrylic painting may be just the tool you need to enjoy a color-filled life, and it's easier to learn than you may think! Through a series of guided lessons and demonstrations, each student will learn how to mix colors, arrange pleasing compositions, use color theory and understand technical aspects of acrylic paint on various surfaces. Don’t worry about prior skills, we will nurture everyone in a supportive environment. Materials list is available on merrymeeting.org.

Acrylics, Intermediate & Advanced

$115

with Debra Arter

Sep 30, 2015 at 1 pm, runs for 8 weeks
This class is designed for students who wish to further refine their painting technique using acrylic paints. Don’t procrastinate about getting work done at home any longer. Instruction in still life, landscape, and portraiture will be made available in a supportive environment. Attention will be paid to individual student goals. Continued emphasis on observation and color mixing will enable participants to achieve mastery in this vibrant medium. Some prior experience is advised for enrollment in this course. Materials list is available on merrymeeting.org. Optional supplies available from instructor for nominal fee.

Advanced Coastal Navigation (Piloting)

$95

with Power Squadron

Sep 24, 2015 at 6:30 pm, runs for 9 weeks
This course continues to build on the base developed in Piloting, and includes practical use of additional electronic navigation systems and other advanced techniques for finding position. Among topics covered are finding position using bearings and angles; collision avoidance using GPS and radar; what to do when electronics fail; tides, currents and wind and their effect on piloting; and electronic navigation. Navigation tools, if needed may be purchased from the instructor for $17. Taught by experienced US Power Squadron instructors. Prerequisite: Piloting recommended, or a knowledge of basic navigation skills. No discounts.

Aging Awareness – Safety, Security and Well-Being at Home and the Workplace

$25

with Michelle Rich

Oct 20, 2015 at 6 pm
This highly interactive and experiential program will challenge the participants to examine their attitudes of aging along with society’s perception, learn about sensory changes as we age and discuss implementation of safety protocols in the home as well as in the workplace.

Alexander Technique

$75

with Christine Haines

Sep 29, 2015 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Discover a new direction with The Alexander Technique! The Alexander Technique helps you to identify and prevent harmful postural habits that may be the cause of stress and pain. Through regular lessons you can learn to release tension and rediscover balance of mind and body. With an increased awareness you can: be poised without stiffness, move gracefully with less effort, be alert and focused with less strain, breathe and speak more easily, be calm and confident. Please bring a mat to lie on and a couple of paperback books to support the head.





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