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Make a Great Photograph
with Gary Swinton
Lightness, darkness, shapes, points of focus and the locations of each in the image, all matter in the language of photography. Composition is a way of guiding the viewer’s eye towards the most important elements of your work. It will make the difference between good and great pictures. Bring some of your images on a thumb drive and learn about the elements of composition. The instructor will also project some of his own images for discussion.
Making Milk Soap
with Laurel Lopez
Milk soap is the best moisturizer! Learn how to make this wonderful, luxurious soap and take a batch home too! You will have a choice of cow's milk or goat's milk (please indicate which you prefer at the time of registration). A supply list is available upon registration. Additional materials fee of $20.00 payable to the instructor at time of class.
Mozzarella and Ricotta Cheese--Session II
with Diana Mosher
If you love cheese, sign up for this one-night hands-on class! Learn to make ricotta and mozzarella cheese without any special tools or pans. Enjoy a tasting session during class and then take home some of your cheeses to enjoy. Students will need to bring 2 one-pint containers to take cheese home. Supply fee of $8.00 is payable to teacher at class.
Needhams--Maine's Potato Candy
with Vicki Dill
While Maine is not only famous for its blueberries and maple syrup, it has another, more earthy, local crop: potatoes. If you're from Maine, you've probably heard of needhams — a traditional sweet, covered in chocolate, with a soft center coconut confection and a surprising ingredient, POTATO. In this one-evening class, learn how to make these sweet Maine treats, just in time for the holidays. A supply fee of $6.00 is payable to instructor at the class. Students should bring a flat, 1-pint container to take their needhams home.
Needle Felted Animals
with Debra Arter
In this one night class, each participant will make a cozy soft small mammal or bird of their choice out of wool and use the needle felting method to create the features of their new friend. A material fee of $9.00 is included in the registration fee which covers the cost of all wool, beads, supplies and armature materials. You will be able to take home a needle felting needle too. No experience required! You will want to make an entire zoo because it is so much fun! Class size is limited. Please bring your reading glasses and a small plastic pill bottle or jar to take home needle safely. Children over age 12 welcome to attend with an adult.
Origami Gift Box For The Holidays
with Carol Mitchell-Cusick
Origami is the art of paper folding. In this class, you will learn how to make a beautiful origami box with lid using simple folds. You'll want to make more than one after this class because they are so much fun and perfect for smaller gifts and treats! We will be using papers with a holiday theme. A $5.00 supply fee is payable to instructor at class.
Perfect Pies and Tarts, Oh My!
with Debra Arter
If you have suffered through pastry mishaps or wondered what to do about runny pie filling, this may be the class for you. In one evening we will make a standard two-crust pie as well as a fresh fruit almond tart that will get rave reviews every time you make it. Hands on time with instruction, recipes, tips and liberal tasting opportunities assure that this is a class you won't want to miss! Be sure to bring a zip lock bag to take home samples (that do not get eaten) as well as an apron and your favorite rolling pin that has been gathering dust in the closet! Class size limited! Fun guaranteed! Registration fee includes material fee.
with Susan Bailey
Join local veterinarian, Dr. Susan Bailey, to discuss common medical issues concerning cats and dogs. Topics may include: knowing when to take your pet to the veterinarian for preventative care and illness; how to recognize an emergency, and basic first aid for common injuries. We will also try to cover flea and tick control, dental health, and specific ways to help care for your geriatric pets. Please bring your questions, and leave armed with the knowledge and confidence to make informed decisions regarding your pet's health. Dr. Bailey, owns Porchside Veterinary Clinic in Dresden.