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Bezel Ring


with Alice Carroll

Calendar Next session starts Sep 15, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

This workshop includes a ring with a bezel set stone. Each student will learn the basic techniques and to finish a beautiful piece of jewelry. You can bring a stone, sea glass or beach stone of your choice for the ring or use a small black onyx that is provided. We will cover soldering, fusing, light forging and forming, and bezel setting.

Cabin Fever Cure


with Mary Byrom

Calendar Next session starts Jan 22, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

This is the perfect cure for cabin fever! This traveling sketchbook class will venture out to select locations both indoors and out, you will be cozy and warm and this will be an interesting and fun adventure! This traveling sketchbook class is for everyone. With just a pen, pencil and a sketchbook you can begin this creative adventure. This class begins with an overview of different types of sketchbooks, how you can use them and the various supplies you will need. We will look at various techniques you can apply to your sketchbook. Beginner-to-experienced artists will love this process. Sketching develops your observing and drawing skills, increases your visual vocabulary, expands your creativity and is very relaxing. Individual expression and creativity is encouraged. Every week we will meet at a different location. For all levels. This class is perfect for beginners who would like to try a new experience with a minimum expense for supplies. Beginners are very welcome.

Cape Cod Knotted Bracelet


with Alice Carroll

Calendar Next session starts Jan 19, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Each student will create a beautiful sterling silver knotted bracelet. Through deMonstration and hands on time the students will learn soldering and forming. This is a one day 3 hours class. Students will be familiarized with all bench tools, hammers and torches. No experience necessary. All tools and supplies provided.

Cornucopia of Cupcakes


with Debby Mansor

Calendar Next session starts Nov 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn how to make a 3-D cornucopia out of a cupcake decorated with buttercream fruits and vegetables. This demo will show how to make buttercream fall leaves, pumpkins, corn, grapes, bananas and apples. Students will get to partic pate in decorating simple fall-themed cupcakes to take home.

Dental Assisting
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Dental Assisting

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with Kelly Rose, DMD

Calendar Next session starts Oct 15, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This is an 10-week course designed to enable you to be job-ready in a career in Dental Assisting. According to the Labor Department, there should be more than 91,000 openings for dental assistants up to the year 2020. That amounts to more than 30% employment growth, which is much faster than the average for all professions. The need for so many more dental assistants is easy to cipher: A large aging population intensifies the demand for quality healthcare and qualified practitioners. Our program is designed to teach all the aspects of obtaining employment in the field, helping you to prepare to take national dental exams, perfecting your resume and learning how to find employment in Dental Assisting. After completing our program, you will be provided the opportunity to sit for The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB®), Radiation Health and Safety (RHS®). Should a student decide to intern in the field, we will work with the student to obtain those internships. Click here to register.

Drilling Stone and Seaglass Ring


with Alice Carroll

Calendar Next session starts Oct 13, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Discover Learn to drill holes in beach stones or seaglass, then line the hole with a sterling tube rivet. Each student will create a silver piece of both a stone/glass riveted on top. Bring your collection and as time allows students will be able to drill and create beads and charms that they can attach to chains or wires. No experience necessary.

English Smocking


with Linda Monagle

Calendar Next session starts Sep 17, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session on Oct 23, 2018

You will learn the basic stitches and techniques of hand smocking while completing a special garment for yourself or a loved one. Basic sewing skills helpful. Materials list umpn registration. Options include: holiday apron, dainty camisole or nighty, sweet baby bonnet, jumper or pinafore. Former shop owner/instructor at The Smock Exchange, Danvers/Hamilton, MA and FLOSSIE in Essex, MA. Linda has been smocking and teaching classes for over 35 years to adults and children. Linda also volunteered for many years in Coolidge Hall at the Topsfield Fair, as chairperson of the Smocking, Heirloom Sewing and Sewing Departments. She has been blessed with two beautiful granddaughters who help perpetuate her love of sewing and smocking.

Fabulous Landscapes


with Mary Byrom

Calendar Next session starts Jan 2, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks
1 additional session on Feb 6, 2019

This studio painting class is for beginner-to-experienced painters wishing to expand their landscape painting skills. We will explore different ways to key a painting, how to make color choices, create solid designs and increase our visual vocabulary while having a lot of fun! Each week we will focus on different elements that will significantly improve your ability to see and understand how successful landscapes are painted. Asking key questions, we will work from direct observation, plein air sketches and photographs to design and develop landscapes with impact. Students will be introduced to a process for starting a landscape painting with a key set of questions and powerful tools that will provide a strong foundation for their painting. Individual expression and creativity is strengthened by this process. Students may use oil, acrylic or gouache in this class. Beginners through intermediate painter are welcome. Materials list provided here : Mediums: Oils , Acrylics, Gouache.

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