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East Coast Swing Dance Session II


with Barbara Charles

Calendar Oct 24, 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. Classes are held at ABsolutely Fit Center, 9 Cumberland St., Brunswick. No Discounts.

Essential Oils


with Cheri Murray

Calendar Sep 26, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

What's all the fuss about essential oils? What are they? How do you use them? Are they safe? Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness application and used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends. Come and learn all about these magical liquids in a bottle. They do more than just smell good! Learn how to stock your first aid kit. No Discounts

Felted Mistletoe


with Lonie Ellis

Calendar Dec 5, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Hang this in a doorway this holiday season and wait to see what happens! Mistletoe is relevant to several cultures and has been part of an old fashion Christmas for years when those caught under it are expected to kiss. It is getting harder to find real mistletoe and this class will give you the opportunity to make a felted mistletoe ball to hang in your home and add to your holiday cheer. Price of the course includes a $7 material fee.

Figure Drawing for Illustration


with Vance Bessey

Calendar Sep 11, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

If your wish is to expand your drawing skills or to develop your technique as a professional Graphic Novel illustrator, Children’s Book Illustrator, Video Game Designer or CGI Animator, you need to be able to draw the human figure quickly and convincingly. It is the core of those professions. Drawing the human figure is at once the most difficult and the most satisfying aspect of art. This class will cut out the middleman (or woman) by teaching you to draw people without using models. Using the arts of proportion, gesture and form - with a little anatomy thrown in - you will create your own characters for use in media, narrative arts and illustration. You will be surprised what you can accomplish with these techniques. This class requires drawing pad, pencils, and colored pencils.

Fluid and High Flow Acrylic Directed Study


with Linda Murray

Calendar Sep 21, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 8 weeks

This class is designed for students that are new to high flow and fluid acrylic paints and those that have been painting in this medium for a while. We will explore various techniques with a strong emphasis on painting abstractly, however, students may paint whatever subject matter they wish. We will explore composition, color theory as well as other design elements and their relationships. Each class will begin with a helpful critique and demonstration of a new technique. Students are responsible for their own materials. See materials list HERE

Forget Your Forks: International Flat Breads!


with Chris Toy

Calendar Oct 9, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Throughout history, many cultures had foods that can be classified as flatbread. Using flour, water and salt, these simple breads prove it’s truly fine (not to mention delicious) to eat with your hands. Whether used to sop up sauce, roll up wraps or dab on dips, flatbreads are a blank canvas for cooks around the world. Join Chris to make Greek Pita, Indian Naan, Mexican Tortillas, and Navajo Fry Bread then create simple fillings and eat ‘em up! Bring your containers in case there’s anything to bring home. Food fee included. No discounts.

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Foundation Drawing Skills


with Missy H. Dunaway

Calendar Sep 10, 2018 at 5 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Have you always wanted to draw? Missy will lead you through the basics of developing fundamental drawing skills while building your confidence along the way. Learn how to use a range of drawing materials and techniques such as: contour line with ink, gesture with charcoal, drawing the skull, and beginner portrait drawing. This class is not only for students preparing for art school, but anyone who wished they had attended art school! Missy is an accomplished and awarded artist. See her website at Material list click HERE

Get Stuffed with Stuffed Pasta


with Chris Toy

Calendar Nov 7, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

It looks impressively complicated but filled pasta is actually very easy to make. Chris will teach you how to make great pasta dough every time with delicious and simple fillings. Take the dough, take the fillings and create ravioli and tortellini pasta. Top with a simple sauce before sitting down together to enjoy your creations. Bring your containers in case there’s anything to bring home. Food fee included. No discounts.

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