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Abstract Landscapes Using Fluid Acrylics


with Linda Murray

Feb 27, 2015 at 9:30 am, runs for 8 weeks
This class is for the artist who has some experience with acrylic paint. Fluid acrylics is a versatile medium that handles a little like full bodied acrylics and a little like watercolor. Students will explore the landscape working from pure abstraction towards nature, painting with no preconceived notion of the results using their intuition to develop the piece. Students are responsible for their own materials. Please see the recommended materials list available at

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Acrylic Painting for Beginners


with Debra Arter

Jan 21, 2015 at 9:30 am, runs for 8 weeks
Acrylic painting may be just the tool you need to enjoy a colorfilled 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

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Acrylic Painting for Intermediates


with Debra Arter

Jan 21, 2015 at 1 pm, runs for 8 weeks
Would you like to refine your painting techniques using acrylic paints? Instruction in still life, landscape, and portraiture will be made available in a supportive environment. Continued emphasis on observation and color mixing will enable participants to achieve mastery in this vibrant medium. Some prior experience is advised. Materials list is on

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America’s Boating Course


with Power Squadron

Mar 3, 2015 at 6:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks
Learn the basics of boating: rules of the road, navigational lights and buoys, use of compass for bearings, marine charts and introduction to piloting. Course meets the requirements of most states for a recreational boating license. Course is taught by experienced members of the United States Sail and Power Squadron. Book and plotting tools are included. No discounts.

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with Mandy Russell

Mar 25, 2015 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
Aprons used to be an essential part of every woman’s wardrobe. In this 5-week course students will make several retro-style full length aprons that flatter the figure (NO gathered waists!). The instructor will guide students through the basic sewing construction of each apron and then show several different and unique options for embellishing. Students will be shown how to incorporate up-cycled materials into their aprons like vintage trims and laces, old denim, buttons, tablecloth linens and much more. Learn how to make your own binding, transfer Grandma’s famous cookie recipe onto fabric, apply an applique, and use a ruffle foot attachment! Students must bring their own sewing machine and supplies, an extension cord and have basic knowledge about using their sewing machine. Perfect for those with little or a lot of sewing experience. $12 fee to instructor.

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Archery Hunter Education

Mar 10, 2015 at 8 am, runs for 1 week
An archery education course will provide a student with a wealth of knowledge regarding equipment, proper hunting methods, responsibilities, and general safety. Most classes will have some outdoor exercises. Passage of a final exam is required. You must attend both Wednesday and Sunday in order to receive your certificate.

Artful Lettering


with Mandy Russell

Jul 15, 2015 at 6 pm

In this NEW one-evening class, students will learn several different approaches to artful lettering- perfect for use in art journals, mixed media art, and many other creative endeavors. The instructor will also demonstrate several ways to add color to custom lettering. Come equipped with several favorite words as well as your favorite quote. There is a $5 materials fee made payable to the instructor. Students can waive the fee if they bring with them a .01 or .02 Micron pen, drawing weight paper, and a #2 pencil. For more information visit


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Asian Tapas


with Chris Toy

Aug 13, 2015 at 6 pm

What’s better than small-plates dining? Enjoy a hands-on course in Asian Tapas and become a host extraordinaire! Chef Chris Toy will show you how to make a variety of delectable Asian Tapas perfect for cooking and entertaining. Learn to make Crab Rangoon, vegetable egg rolls, and pot stickers with a variety of fillings. Round out the menu with dipping sauces and dessert wontons and no one goes home hungry. A $10 food fee is included. No discounts.


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