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Crochet for Beginners


with Pam Jones

Calendar Next session starts Oct 7, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Want to learn to crochet? Join Pam and learn basic crochet instruction and stitches. Skeins of yarn will be provided (or bring your own) and various crochet hooks for you to try. By the end of class you will have a scarf. Pam will also help with other crochet projects if you want to bring them with you for guidance.

Driftwood & Sea Glass Wreath


with Cherie Herne

Calendar Next session starts Dec 11, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Join local driftwood artist Cherie Herne from Salty Girl and the Long Dog in making a one-of-a-kind driftwood and sea glass wreath. You will be supplied with a sturdy wooden ring with hanger, driftwood sticks and accent pieces, wood glue, epoxy cement, sea glass, a paper template and take-home instructions. Cherie and her assistant Salty Gals will guide you step-by-step in completing your beautiful, Maine driftwood wreath. Registration includes all supplies, and light refreshments.

Driftwood Christmas Trees


with Cherie Herne

Calendar Next session starts Nov 6, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Make you own driftwood Christmas tree! Join driftwood artist Cherie Herne and her assistant Salty Gals for this special evening of creativity and fun. We’ll supply instruction and everything you’ll need to create a tabletop driftwood tree including driftwood branches, a driftwood stand, a steel pole, supplies to make a starfish or sea glass angel topper and lots of inspiration! Registration includes all supplies, and light refreshments.

English Smocking - Ornament


with Linda Monagle

Calendar Next session starts Oct 1, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session on Oct 29, 2019

Learn the basic stitches and techniques of hand smocking with creating a beautiful heirloom ornament. A complete kit will be provided in colorful solid or tartan plaid. Linda Monagle is the 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.

Exploring Careers in Eldercare


with Kathryn Desrosiers

Calendar Next session starts at 6:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Are you wondering if the medical field is right for you? Could a career in the world of eldercare be just the right fit? Do you know the difference between PSS, CNA, or CRMA? Come join Nick as he describes the different duties and certifications, rewards and difficulties, and the career ladder in eldercare. Nick is passionate about serving the aging with grace and dignity and wants to share that with the community.

How to Get What You Want From..


with Rob Kanzer

Calendar Next session starts Oct 21, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
2 additional sessions through Nov 4, 2019

Most of us complain about what we don’t have. In this course, you will learn how to create a compelling statement of what you do want and also learn several techniques of how to get what you want. Life and business coach, Rob Kanzer, has 36 years of experience with corporate executives, moms and dads, small business owners, and folks just like you, helping them achieve happiness and success in their work, personal lives, and even their own inner peace of mind.

Intro to Abstraction


with Bess Cutler

Calendar Next session starts Oct 1, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
1 additional session on Jan 7, 2020

Learn how to look at anything abstractly and organize it as a composition. Working from unconventional still-lifes, learn to see the whole and not just the parts. Emphasis is on the dynamics of composition to help you go beyond the literal. Mixed media and collage will also be included. Critical analysis of strengths and weaknesses in the work will provide the structure to get you going in the right direction. Weekly homework is given but is optional. Materials list is available on our website.

Introduction to Room Design and Styling


with Joanne Voltaire

Calendar Next session starts Oct 16, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Learn the key components of room design and style, and discover low cost ways to achieve a new look. We’ll explore how to develop a sense of cohesiveness, comfort, and practicality in a living space that represents you and your family. Then we will “play” with the components learned to create a vision board for a makeover.

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