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Drawing, Learning to See


with Kathie Boldt

Calendar Jul 11, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 7 weeks
Using material from Betty Edwards, "Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain", students will learn five basic perceiving skills. The process is demanding, engaging and deeply satisfying as you integrate these skills and expand your awareness. Materials discussed at first class, approximately $20-$25.

Drilled Sea Glass Necklace and Key Chain


with Art Night Out

Calendar Jul 17, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Learn how to drill glass, stones and shells. Add colorful beads and spirals using our easy wire-wrapped loop techniques to create your own unique jewelry. Use our collection of sea glass, beach stones and shells, or bring your own favorites. Workshop fee includes all materials to make one pendant and one key chain. No discounts.

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East Coast Swing Dance


with Barbara Charles

Calendar Jun 13, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Are you ready to be cool? If so, the Swing is a “must learn” dance. The dance was created by dance studios including the Arthur Murray dance studios in the 1940s, based on the Lindy Hop. For those who want to learn only Swing, we will be reviewing the foundation and adding more moves, including the triple step. It will be more technical than the foundation class.

Felt Making and Mixed Media Techniques


with Long Branch

Calendar May 27, 2018 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week

Mixed media artist Susan Mills leads you step-by-step through the process of wet felting while you create your own unique piece of felt art in this class. Learn to select wool, and with soap and water, make beautiful, seamless pieces such as handbags, vessels, or even mittens you will be proud to show off to your friends. You will also learn to incorporate found objects into your designs. Beginners are welcome, but some experience is helpful. Classes will be held at Susan Mills studio in Bowdoin. The class will begin with a centering process and communion with nature to inspire your work. From there, Susan will assist you with your project, whether it be a traditional felting arrangement or a non-traditional piece of artwork. Unleash your imagination! Tuition includes materials. No Discounts.

Fiction in a Flash: Pumping Up Prose with Prompts


with Laurie Notch

Calendar Jul 11, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Can you compose a story in 500, 100, or 50 words or less? In three hours, develop characters, plot, and compose a finished work. A great way to exercise those writing muscles and keep them in shape. Come on, all you writers! Here's your chance to take up the challenge and have some fun! No discounts.

Fresh Flavors of Hawaii


with Chris Toy

Calendar Aug 13, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Chris spent the month of February in Hawaii! Come and see what he learned between walking the beaches, rainforests and lava fields. Join Chris for a taste of Hawaii with some Hawaiian Salmon Poke Salad, the Classic Hawaiian comfort food Loco Moco, and smokey and tangy Huli Huli Chicken. Bring an empty stomach and empty containers for possible leftovers! $10 food fee included in the cost. No discounts.

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Gardening is for the Birds, the Bees and Other Wildlife Too!


with Amy Witt/Earth Walkers

Calendar Jul 10, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Gardens bring delight to gardeners, visitors, and people passing by. They can also provide important habitat for birds, bees, butterflies and other animals that bring your landscape to life with activity. Discover ways to attract beneficial wildlife to your garden using ecologically friendly gardening practices. No discounts.

Green Cleaning with Essential Oils


with Rachel Sanders

Calendar Jun 20, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Easy on your wallet and effective against bacteria! Make and take home an all-purpose cleaner, dusting spray, glass cleaner and foaming hand soap. Leave with a list of ingredients and supplies to have on hand. A list of essential oils best for cleaning and the properties that make them so effective will be provided, along with various articles/educational materials. A $15 materials fee is included in the cost of the course.

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