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Stained Glass


with Penny Hartwell

Calendar Sep 24, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Beautiful objects are created in this class every semester by beginners. You can create a stained glass window or lampshade using the copper-foil technique. Learn acid etching and drilling. This is a fun and rewarding course. Students get a discount at Maine Art Glass for supplies. Instructor will discuss materials on the first class and direct students on what to purchase.

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Stocking Your All Natural Medicine Kit


with Cheri Murray

Calendar Oct 24, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Opening a typical medicine cabinet you could find Band-Aids, some type of wound ointment, pain relievers, antihistamines – you get the picture. But what might you find if that medicine cabinet is stocked with more natural remedies to treat your burns, cuts, muscle soreness, colds; remedies that are derived from nature and not from Big Pharma. Cheri will bring Chinese salves, homeopathic remedies, essential oils, herbal tinctures and more and discuss their healing properties. You will leave with a better understanding of how to treat common ailments using natural products. But it’s a good idea to keep those Band-Aids! No discounts.

Stone Charm Bracelet


with Art Night Out

Calendar Oct 16, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Our custom charm bracelet is perfect for personalizing with stones and beads. Using pre-drilled stones, you will learn wire-wrapping techniques to add components and decorative embellishments to this adjustable bracelet (sterling silver over brass). Workshop includes all materials to make one silver bracelet. Taught by Certified Art Night Out Instructors, experienced artists who provide a relaxed atmosphere, lots of support, and quality materials/tools to ensure a positive experience. Leave class with new skills and an amazing piece you created yourself. No discounts.

Tarot: Definition and Symbology


with Rose Morris

Calendar Oct 24, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Tarot has been around for hundreds of years, but many people avoid using it because they find it difficult to remember the meanings of 78 cards, all of which can be interpreted in an upright or reversed position. That’s 156 cards! This class is designed to clarify each card within the Tarot and to help you more easily understand the many different nuances. So if Tarot seems overwhelming and you've struggled to learn the tarot system, this is the class for you! It's also great if you are new to tarot or trying to understand a deck you already have.

The Art of Writing Horror
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The Art of Writing Horror


with Laurie Notch

Calendar Sep 27, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Sir Anthony Hopkins once said of the horror genre, "We are fascinated by the darkness in ourselves, we are fascinated by the shadow, we are fascinated by the boogeyman." This course will explore the nature of horror writing and what makes it a viable and profitable literary genre with an overview of authors such as Poe, Sheeley, Stoker, Lovecraft, King, and Koontz.

This is Your Life: Creating Stories from Our Memories


with Pat Casey, MA, MFA

Calendar Oct 6, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

Have you begun writing a memoir? Or do you want to begin, but don’t know how to start? Whether you want to publish a book or preserve family stories and history, this course is for you. No matter what your writing experience, Pat Casey will help you get started, find inspiration, and save treasured memories in a form you will enjoy writing and reading over and over again. Please bring a laptop or notebook/pad and pen. Students must have computer access to compose and email their work.

Woodland Gnomes


with Lonie Ellis

Calendar Nov 29, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Decorate your holidays with these whimsical felt gnomes or hide them around your house for the children to find. However you choose to use them, these gnomes are guaranteed to make you smile. Fun and easy to make. The cost for the class includes a $5 material fee to make one gnome. If time allows a second gnome can be made for an additional $5.

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