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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! Learn the sequence and procedure of rug hooking, from start to finish. Every step will be demonstrated. Once you have mastered the basics, you can easily incorporate rovings, hand spun and commercial yarns, felting techniques and embellishments, 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. See available kits at http://www.jconnerhookedrugs.com/kits.html. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate the kit you prefer. 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 as well as a bag lunch if you wish.
French Braid Quilt
with Barbara Acord
Functions, Settings, and Menus-It's Complicated!
with Gary Swinton
Today's digital cameras have a variety of features. Are you getting the most out of your investment? Are you happy with the results? Let a professional help you figure it all out! You'll be surprised by how much sharper and more interesting your photos are when you learn how to use your digital tools. We'll discuss image size and quality, shooting options, and menu choices that will make a difference in the sharpness of your photos. A Saturday morning "shooting" class is included (4/20), giving everyone a chance for hands-on practice. Leave this course with a solid understanding of your camera and the confidence to start making it work for you. Please bring your camera with you. A manually adjustable camera will work best for the purpose of the class.
with Dawn Thistle
Gardiner has a fascinating history and the Gardiner Public Library has an amazing collection of artifacts, documents, maps, and photographs that bring it to life. Have you ever wondered about who may have lived in the historic homes in your neighborhood, what businesses or industries kept the downtown humming throughout the decades, or just what people did for fun during the long, cold Kennebec winters? Bring your questions and curiosity and join Special Collections Librarian, Dawn Thistle, for an armchair tour of historic Gardiner. Learn about Gardiner's literary, cultural, and economic contributions to the area and the nation.
Gel Printing with Plants
with SpinOff Studio
Genealogy First Steps
with Emily Schroeder
In this class for beginners to genealogy, we will learn research techniques using persons of particular interest. Document gathering, helpful tips for interviewing relatives and using specific forms will be covered. Also covered will be guidance in using resources, such as the Census, vital records, obituaries, and various organizations. Students will be referred to the Maine State Library and a number of websites for additional resources.
Getting Started on Etsy
with Meleena Erikson
Etsy is an e-commerce business where creative entrepreneurs can sell their products in both global and local markets. Do you have handmade items or vintage goods to sell? Etsy may be the right marketplace for you. Join us to learn more. We'll discuss how to sign up, build your brand, set up your shipping profile, promote your items and take pictures that drive traffic. The global world of Etsy may be your next big entrepreneurial step!
Getting Things Done When You are Over 60
with Harriet Vaughan
This class will focus on giving you the confidence to put things away rather than leave stuff on every horizontal surface as a way of remembering. You will learn how to use your energy well and to adapt and compensate for short-term memory glitches. Your instructor will be sharing techniques she has developed for herself as she has progressed through the aging process.