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Arts & Crafts

Pine Needle Baskets

$45

with Zack Rouda

Calendar Jan 21, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

White pine, Maine’s state flower, and Red pine, are ubiquitous throughout the state and provide a vital pool of resources for human and nonhuman Mainers alike. Pine needles are beautiful and strong! They can be coiled and sewn together to make hats, lovely usable baskets, and/or adorably tiny ones. Learn to identify, regeneratively gather and harvest, properly store and process, and weave with pine needles. We'll cover the basics of coiled basketry, which is a global, ancient human skill, and create a wonderful pine-needle basket.

Pet Portraits in Acrylic

$55

with Shirley Anderson

Calendar Jan 26, 2023 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Paint your pet in acrylic. After signing up for class, Email the teacher at least 5 high quality pictures of your pet, Dog cat rooster whatever you got to: (Shirl.art5050@gmail.com) your pet photo will be simply sketched onto a canvas, while you will take care of the painting. Use of fun colors and playfulness are a must in this class! Canvas and paints are supplied.

Pet Portraits in Acrylic

$55

with Shirley Anderson

Calendar Feb 16, 2023 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Paint your pet in acrylic. After signing up for class, Email the teacher at least 5 high quality pictures of your pet, Dog cat rooster whatever you got to: (Shirl.art5050@gmail.com) your pet photo will be simply sketched onto a canvas, while you will take care of the painting. Use of fun colors and playfulness are a must in this class! Canvas and paints are supplied.

Invasive Bittersweet: Bird Feeder

$65

with Zack Rouda

Calendar Feb 25, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

So-called "invasive" or round-leafed bittersweet is a creeping vine with inedible berries that is considered invasive in North America. Frustrating to gardeners and arborists, and not readily favored by birds, bittersweet is a largely useless bane on wild land. We can use traditional harvesting techniques to tend invasive bittersweet in the wild: harvesting material for baskets while controlling and suppressing future damaging growth. Learn to make a beautiful woven window feeder for birds! We'll cover identification, collection, processing and storage, and creation, including the basics of stake-and-strand waling and randing weaves.





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