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All Things Paper - NEW!
with Gayle Fitzpatrick
Paper has been around for 2000 years and we're going to explore all facets of it! Starting with making sheets of paper, to marbling paper, to binding books, to sculpting, as well as creating amazing cards. A materials fee of $8.00 will be paid directly to the instructor. INSTRUCTOR: Gayle Fitzpatrick studied Fine Arts, Art Education and Art History at Massachusetts College of Art, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and studied traditional Japanese papermaking with Tsuneo Naito and at the Penland School of Crafts, in North Carolina. She currently teaches art, printmaking and drawing at Kittery Community Education and Noble Adult Education.
American Mah Jongg
with Beth Saidman
Challenge yourself by learning to play this mind-stimulating social table game for 3 or 4 players. It is much like gin rummy, using a set of checker-like tiles marked with Chinese symbols. Cost of Mah Jongg book and card is an additional $20 and available through Amazon. The instructor will provide information the first night of class. INSTRUCTOR: Beth Saidman is an avid Mah Jongg player and has been teaching for 18 years. She makes learning easy and fun.
Aromatherapy - Make & Take with Scrubs & Soaks
with Cindy Simon
In the class, you will learn about the healing properties of essential oils and herbs, scrubs and soaks. Choices include; Chamomile and lemongrass, lavender and rosemary. Materials fee of $5.00 payable to instructor at class.
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.
with Jacob Aman
Beach profiling is a simple surveying technique used to measure the impacts of coastal erosion. Learn how citizen science is tracking sand erosion at beaches from York to Scarborough since 1999 through monthly data collection and collaboration with state and university researchers. This data is used to help beach management make decisions at the local and state level, and the data is shared at the annual Maine Beaches Conference. Find out how it’s done and how you can get involved as a volunteer. INSTRUCTOR: Jake Aman has been working at the Wells Reserve since 2008. He manages fisheries-related monitoring and restoration projects and works with volunteers to monitor coastal environmental conditions in Southern Maine.
Belly Dancing Session 2
with Lew-Ann Leen
Strengthen your core, improve your flexibility, shake and shimmy off inches while moving to the beautiful mysterious melodies of the Old World. As a means of self-expression, this ancient art inspires grace, poise and confidence and boosts self-esteem. Wear comfortable clothing such as a tank top and capri pants. Hip scarves are optional, but useful and fun. INSTRUCTOR: Lew-Ann Leen attended Dance Teacher Training School at Kent State. She’s worked in NYC and Costa Rica choreographing musicals and owns her own theater company. Visit Lew-AnnDance.com.
Bottle Vase Basket - NEW!
with Martha Chessie
Bring along 2 glass jars, such as a mayonnaise, salsa, spaghetti sauce or pickle jar to make these wonderful baskets, just in time for mother’s Day. I will bring extra jars along as well. Please bring the following to class: mop-size bucket, sturdy shears, 12 spring-type clothespins, tape measure, pencil, jack knife, spray bottle and old towel. Materials fee of $10 payable to instructor at class. INSTRUCTOR: Martha Chessie began her love of baskets by taking basket-weaving classes 36 years ago through an Adult Education program. She now sells her baskets throughout Maine and her home state of Vermont. Martha enjoys adding unique items to her creations such as antlers, beaver sticks, horse bits, leather reins and halters, birch strips and seashore finds.
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.