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Merrymeeting Adult Education

Arts & Crafts

Seaglass Driftwood Sun-Catcher


with Shirley Anderson

Calendar Next session starts Jul 25, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Aug 3, 2023

Join Shirley Anderson and create your own sea glass sun-catcher. Hang it in a window or hang it in a garden. It will look beautiful anywhere. This beautiful project is perfect for anyone who loves whimsical ocean decor.

A Walk into Color: Wild-Harvesting Local Dye


with Alexandra Arellano

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 11, 2023 at 1:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Alexandra Arellano's workshops are open to all but will be geared toward beginner to intermediate natural dyers/herbalists. These offerings will evolve with the seasons, and the flora/fungi/materials in focus will reflect those shifts. We will focus on ethical/sustainable protocols and safety when it comes to wild-harvesting; as well as how to properly process, dry, prepare and use these materials. These walks’ focal points will be on identification and proper harvesting of intended dye source(s). These walks will explore and discuss a multitude of different color sources each meeting. We will also discuss proper techniques and tools for processing, drying and usage. Attendees are encouraged to wear appropriate attire for foraging and walking around wooded and potentially wet areas. Ticks can be prevalent throughout this time of the year, so attendees should take necessary precautions and preventions. Participants are encouraged to bring a harvesting basket and/or a container for transport/storage, pocket knife and pruning shears.

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