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Metal Bead Workshop


with Alice Carroll

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 19, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

This workshop each student will make a beautiful silver and brass bead out of sheet metal. We will learn to shape the metal into a square, oval, round, hexagon or rectangle form by hammering. The top and the bottom will be textured using a rolling mill, stamps or hammers. We will discuss surface decoration while learning how to solder, shape and form. It will be able to be worn on any kind of chain. No experience needed. Alice Carroll, who has a BFA from Maine College of Art and an MFA from Rochester Technology of Art, School for American Crafts, was an Artist in Residence at Penland School of Crafts in NC for two years. She came back to Maine in 1994 and has been teaching at Heartwood College of Art, Sanctuary Arts, and River Tree Arts.

Clay Creations: Wheel Throw a Bowl


with Denise McDonough, Firefly Pottery

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 29, 2022 at 10 am
1 additional session on Dec 1, 2022

This is a limited class to learn how to throw your own pottery bowls on the wheel!! Each student makes 2. Once fired, it will be ready for you to come back and glaze!

Estate Planning – Prepare for the Uncertainties of Life and Revocable Trusts & Irrevocable Trusts – Are They Right for You?


with Kathryn Bedell

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 29, 2022 at 6 pm

Presented by: Kathryn Bedell, Esq. This class will begin with an overview of basic estate planning, including wills, powers of attorney, health care directives, etc. The class will then delve into, learning how revocable trusts can help avoid probate and protect your privacy, and how irrevocable trusts can protect your assets from nursing home or Maine Care (Medicaid) liens. Discussion will include other strategies to safeguard assets from life events such as business failure or divorce of adult children. Kathryn Bedell is a lawyer in York, Maine and has been practicing for 31 years. Her practice focuses on estate planning, asset preservation, and probate matters.

Portrait Photography


with Steve McGrath

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 1, 2022 at 6 pm

This portrait photography course is designed to teach you everything you need to know to take professional-quality portraits. You will learn how to work with all different types of subjects, from individuals and groups to children and pets. Steve will explain the nuances of lighting and posing, how to shoot in studio or on location, and how to master the gear you will need to create inspiring work!

Wonderful Watercolor - Advanced Beginner/Intermediate (3 weeks)


with Kathryn Carter

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 3, 2022 at 10 am

Watercolor moves freely with surprising results, yet can be easily controlled when desired. In these fun, easy classes, Kathryn will guide you with clear step-by-step instruction and helpful demonstrations as you enjoy creating your own beautiful paintings.(Materials list available upon registration.) Advanced Beginners/Intermediates Continuing to build on our knowledge and skills using new techniques to create provocative, rich darks, luminously atmospheric lights, textures and details; color recipes that are exciting and limitless; design concepts – foundation builders on which to advance.

Photoshop Elements


with Steve McGrath

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 5, 2022 at 6 pm

This workshop will help participants learn Photoshop© techniques and skills, and apply them immediately to their personal photography. Using classroom lecture and interactive student participation, the course will cover workflow, file types, optimizing images, layers, tools, panoramics, color balance, black and white, and archiving. Extensive handouts will lead students step-by-step so that skills can be practiced at home. We use Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019 for our instructional labs in class.

Holiday Stone and Sea Glass Framed Art


with Lisa Robertson

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 5, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Those framed stone and sea glass pictures that you see in galleries and gift shops, with tiny rocks as birds, dogs, and people, are all the rage! Create your own unique artwork with Lisa and go home with a beautifully framed piece that you'll be proud to display or give as a gift.

Kourabiedes (Greek Wedding Cookies)


with Dianne Duckworth

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 6, 2022 at 6 pm

These traditional Greek cookies will melt in your mouth. Some call them Christmas Cookies, Other Greek Wedding Cookies, you’ll call them delicious! Dianne uses her Yaya’s recipe that has been passed down for generations. These cookies are traditionally made with walnuts. About 20 years ago the Aunties wanted to switch it up and used pecans. The family has used pecans ever since. These cookies make a great gift. However after tasting them you may not want to give them away.

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