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Folk Art Rug Hooking
with Janet Conner
Like all old fashioned crafts, rug hooking is low-tech, simple and lots of fun! You can easily incorporate rovings, hand spun and commercial yarns, felting techniques and embellishments, once you have mastered the basics. Learn the sequence and procedure of rug hooking, from start to finish. Every step will be demonstrated. We will discuss the history and tradition of primitive rug hooking, learn about finding and preparing materials, and research sources for design inspiration. You will choose from a variety of simple folk art designed rug hooking KITS, for a small mat or chair pad, purchased directly from the instructor. Your rug hooking kit will include everything needed: hook, instructions, design suggestions, binding, burlap, hoop and a selection of one-of-a-kind heirloom and hand dyed wools. ($41-$60, depending upon size) If you have a favorite pair of sharp fabric scissors, please bring these to class.
with Art Night Out
Turn your photography into fine art. Using this innovative technique, digital prints are transformed into art pieces to be hung in your home. We will provide photos for you to work with. (You are welcome to work with one of your own photos but it must be a laser ink (not inkjet) copy, the image being no larger than 5x7 inches and no smaller than 4x6 inches.) You will also get better results with a photo that is high in contrast. Each student makes several transfers on a variety of surfaces such as wood, metal and paper.
with NDEC Tom Furrow
This class is through the National Digital Equity Center, a program dedicated to providing Maine students with computer skills and digital literacy. In this class students will gain an understanding of hardware vs software. They will understand the anatomy of a computer as well as the operating systems: Windows and Apple OS. Students will learn about file systems and file extensions: .doc, .pdf, .mp3. This class will also teach students about internet access. Sign up to get a better understanding of your computer.
Maine Chickadee Paint Night
with Shirley Anderson
This canvas depicts the Maine state bird, the chickadee. Come have fun while learning the technique of painting feathers and moss covered branches. Bring a friend and enjoy a night out!
Scone Home: A Night of Scone Delights!
with Debra Arter
You do not need to be ET to make a wonderful scone! Have you had flat or tough dry scones? Debra will show you how to make light and tender Chocolate Cherry Scones, Apricot Ginger Scones, Cranberry Orange Scones, Bacon, Cheddar & Chive Scones and basic scones. This class will be participatory and samples of all items will be tasted and the rest divided among the class. Remember to bring your apron and an empty container to store all that you will take home.
with Susan Farnsworth
Review the basics of making a simple will. A will can protect your assets and help minimize the chances of a contest over your estate. If you die without one, your estate may not be distributed as you would choose. Use a will to: provide for your family, specify to whom you would like to receive your property, state your funeral and burial instructions, create a trust for minor children, disinherit a person(s), or name a guardian for minor children. Join local attorney Susan Farnsworth for this one-evening class as she explains the process of creating a will and discusses how to determine whether a simple will is sufficient or if a more complex document is in order to protect your assets.
Tai Chi Flow
with Lisa St. Hilaire
Have you wanted to try tai chi but felt like learning a whole form was too much? Come play Tai Chi Flow! You'll learn a few basic tai chi and qigong movements in a flowing manner without the sequencing that is typical of tai chi forms. This is a great introduction to tai chi, and also a reinforcement for basic tai chi principles for people with previous tai chi experience.
Basic Dog Obedience
with John Palange
Do you sometimes feel like your dog is the master? A well-trained pet will make life easier and more enjoyable for everyone. In this six-week basic obedience class we will work on teaching your dog to walk without pulling on a leash, heel, sit, down, stay, and come, in a friendly and relaxed way. Dogs should be six months old or older. Proof of rabies vaccination must be submitted to Adult Ed office prior to first class. You will need a six-foot leash and an appropriate training collar. John Palange has trained dogs professionally at K-9 Training Center for over 42 years, with other trainers often referring their most “challenging” dogs to him.