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A Night in the Museum
This is an evening event at the Isabella Gardner Museum where you will enjoy art and live music. The trip starts at 3:30pm Thursday May 17th, 2018 from Wells High School. Transportation and entrance fee are included on your fee. Dinner and refreshments are available for purchase. The event is from 5:30 to 9:00 PM, plenty of time to enjoy the museum, dinner, and refreshments. The van returns to Wells from the museum approximately 11:00 PM.
American Mah Jongg
with Beth Saidman
with Cindy Simon
In the class, you will learn about the healing properties of essential oils. You will make three products; an aromatherapy spray for all sorts of uses, create a facial/body moisturizer lotion and a bath soak with salts. Oils include a wide variety to calm, heal, energize, de-stress, help with chronic pain, uplift mood, cleanse, inspire purify, balance and more. Materials fee of $5.00 payable to instructor at class. Instructor: Cindy Simon is a community educator, wellness coach, counselor, writing coach, and a freelance writer and published author. She holds a Master’s degree, a national certification in counseling and is a Reiki Master. Cindy teaches classes/workshops and counsels individuals in health and wellness, writing; including such topics as meditation, yoga therapy, macrobiotics diet, yoga mudras, healthy living, creative writing, novel writing, travel writing and senior exercise classes.
with Robin Shaw
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready for some fun. You will learn the Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba and Swing. Next time you attend a wedding, anniversary or other social event, you will be ready to dance the night away with confidence. No experience necessary. Everyone is welcome. Wear smooth-soled shoes; leather is ideal. Cost Per Couple $89., Cost Per Single $44.50, if signing up as a single, please call the office to sign up, 646-4565. Instructor: Robin Shaw is a certified Fred Astaire dance instructor. She has been teaching dance since 2002 at the Portsmouth Ballroom and other adult education programs.
Belly Dancing Session 2
with Lew-Ann Leen
Boater Safety and Basic Seamanship
with Chris Mayo
This course will provide you with an overview of U.S. Coast Guard mandatory safety gear and safe boating practices. You will also discuss principles of safe boating, based on the instructor’s extensive personal experience. There will be a brief opportunity for hands-on application of basic seamanship skills such as knot tying, cleating, and securing boats to docks and moorings. You will also examine the effects of the wind and current while boating and docking. INSTRUCTOR: Chris Mayo is the Wells Harbormaster for over 6 years. He was a commercial fisherman for most of his life and worked on NOAA research ships for 4 years becoming one of the youngest Chief Boatswains. Chris attended Maine Maritime Academy and earned his Associates degree in Marine Transportation and Small Vessel Operations.
with Erica Hood
This in-depth hand-building ceramic course is great for all levels of experience. You will have an opportunity to hand-build projects using multiple processes. Building with slabs and coils is key to creating functional pieces of art. There will also be an emphasis on developing your personal style by utilizing form and surface design. Projects will include platters, mugs, vases, boxes and other utilitarian pieces. Cost includes all materials, use of tools and firing. INSTRUCTOR: Erica Hood earned a B.F.A. from MA College of Art and Design in 2014 and has studied under many ceramics professionals. She has taught at schools and studios across New England and continues to create sculptural and functional artwork out of her personal studio in Wells. Visit ericalynnhood.com.
Chalk/Clay Painting 101
with Darlene Mitchell
In this basic course, you will learn 5 techniques of chalk painting, including paint layering, paint washing, clear wax, dark wax and glazing. These techniques are done on wood, glass or metal. Gain the confidence to paint furniture, kitchen cabinets or lamps in your own home. Paints are no VOC (volatile organic compounds), odorless and contain no solvents. No stripping, sanding or priming is necessary to transform your project into something new. All instruction, paints, brushes, finishes, moldings, glass and other supplies are included. Wear clothes suitable for painting. INSTRUCTOR: Darlene Mitchell has been passionate about furniture painting for 40 years. Five years ago Darlene enrolled in beginner and advanced classes for chalk/porcelain clay paints. She then became a retailer and opened Mainely Vintage, which is located in Reed's Antiques in Wells.