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Art Adventure-The Traveling Sketchbook Part I

$149

with Mary Byrom

Calendar Mar 7, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

This traveling sketchbook class is for everyone. With just a pen, pencil and a sketchbook you can begin this creative adventure. We start this class with an overview of different types of sketchbooks and how you can use them, the minimum sketching supplies to bring with you and the maximum amount of supplies you might want to bring with you. We will look at various techniques and applications you can use in 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, growth 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 of expense for supplies. Beginners are very welcome. Mary Byrom, an award winning painter, is nationally known for her sensitive renditions of the Maine landscape. She is a rural and urban sketcher and painter, sketching extensively indoors and out, teaching for over 20 years. She has been featured in the Portsmouth Herald, the Portland Press Herald, Epoch Times, Artscope Magazine and Southwest Art Magazine. Most recently, the September 2017 Plein Air Magazine features her work and paintings of Maine. Bring your own materials; a list is available upon request. 

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Art Adventure-The Traveling Sketchbook Part II

$149

with Mary Byrom

Calendar Apr 25, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

This traveling sketchbook class is for everyone. With just a pen, pencil and a sketchbook you can begin this creative adventure. We start this class with an overview of different types of sketchbooks and how you can use them, the minimum sketching supplies to bring with you and the maximum amount of supplies you might want to bring with you. We will look at various techniques and applications you can use in 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, growth 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 of expense for supplies. Beginners are very welcome. Mary Byrom, an award winning painter, is nationally known for her sensitive renditions of the Maine landscape. She is a rural and urban sketcher and painter, sketching extensively indoors and out, teaching for over 20 years. She has been featured in the Portsmouth Herald, the Portland Press Herald, Epoch Times, Artscope Magazine and Southwest Art Magazine. Most recently, the September 2017 Plein Air Magazine features her work and paintings of Maine. Bring your own materials; a list is available upon request. 

Wednesday, 10 am-1 pm, 6 weeks, Cost: $149

Ballroom Dancing for Beginners (Spring 2018)

$90

with Joanne Voltaire

Calendar Mar 7, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Ready for a new experience or simple refresher? Join us on the floor for a fun introduction to waltz, foxtrot and swing. You'll learn the basics o the big band era dances while enjoying both classic and contemporary ballroom music. no experience is necessary, Smooth soled shoes are recommended.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This class is $90 PER COUPLE.  Upon registration, only type in ONE person's name - we will assume you have a partner.  Again, the registration fee covers two people, one couple.

Barre with Amanda - April (Spring 2018)

$99

with Amanda Gunter

Calendar Apr 23, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles) combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements.

Barre with Amanda - March (Spring 2018)

$99

with Amanda Gunter

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

Barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles) combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements.

Beginner Hoop Dance (Spring 2018)

$70

with Jennifer Daly

Calendar Mar 13, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Hoop dance is an exciting and evolving form of artistic movement and dance that will elevate your mood and help keep you fit! Not only does it burn calories while toning your entire body, but it is also a great way to release stress, quiet your mind and get your creative juices flowing! This class will teach students how to hoop on and off the body, transitions between movements, flow, and tricks. It is geared toward students brand new to hooping or for those ready to move beyond the waist. Specially made adult-sized hoops make it possible for everyone to hoop! Jeni is a certified Levels 1,2 Instructor. She has been teaching classes in Hoop Dance since 2010 at various dance, yoga and wellness centers in ME, NH, and MA. She discovered Hoop Dance while working with a top international dance company in Los Angeles. (Hoops will be available to borrow or purchase for $45) Please note the price is $70.00.

Beginning Beekeeping (Spring 2018)

$115

with William Turner

Calendar Apr 3, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

You will learn what you need to begin beekeeping. We’ll cover tools, hive, location for an apiary, how to obtain bees and install them in the hive. A hive opening will be part of the class. You will learn about the life cycle of the bee, what they need to survive and how to care for them year-round. We will offer numerous opportunities to work with live bees in our apiaries so that you get some hand-on experience before your bees arrive. You will be able to purchase bees and equipment through the class, if you choose. One of the class sessions will be outdoors. “Bee” a part of this exciting hobby! If there is enough interest, a cooking with honey class may be added, but there will be an extra charge. Bill Turner is a 34 year veteran of beekeeping, and a former MA bee inspector. Tim Fisher, a retired engineer from Portsmouth Shipyard, has assisted in teaching this class for the last five years. (Required textbook: The Beekeeper’s Handbook, 4th edition, by Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile. We will purchase the textbook for you for an additional $29 or you may obtain your own copy) No class on 4/17/2018

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Belly Dance - All Levels (Spring 2018)

$65

with Jennifer Daly

Calendar Apr 24, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Lose yourself in the captivating music and movement of Middle Eastern dance in this empowering and energizing class. From sharp & percussive to soft & fluid, you will learn some of the basic movements that make up the foundation of this dance form. Geared toward brand new students and those with some experience, this class will include a comprehensive breakdown of technique, traveling steps and turns, drills, and putting it all together in combinations. Belly Dance is studied and performed by women of all backgrounds and ages. Not only is it a beautiful art form and means of self-expression, it also increases flexibility, tones your abs and helps you to achieve grace, poise, balance and coordination. Please note the price is $65.00.





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