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Easy Does it Quilted Zippered Bag

$26

with Jacqueline Soper

Calendar Mar 4, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Learn how to professionally sew this quilted zippered bag with handles and matching eyeglass case as a bonus. Quilting the fabric, inserting a zipper, adding handles and binding the seams will be learned in this sewing class. Store your favorite things or make many and give as gifts. Materials fee of $8 to be paid to the instructor at the first class (Kit includes a 14” wide zipper, white, black, or beige, and special foam batting for the bag). Supply list available from adult ed office.

About Jaki: Jaki Soper has been sewing and quilting for over 40 years. She is the owner of Quilt Studio 55, a local business that supports long arm services, studio classes, and custom quilt designs. Her classes are comprised of learning simple techniques which allow for truing up sewn units to achieve accuracy. If you are interested in mastering the flying geese units in the placemat class, or sewing with curves in the drunkard path class, then these classes are for you.

A non-refundable $1.99 transaction fee will be added to the price of this class.

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Drawing & Acrylic Painting for Beginners

$48

with Susan Cannafarina

Calendar Mar 4, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Begin practicing basic drawing skills and understand how to mix colors. Move on to using different painting techniques by studying various artists’ painting styles and their memorable works. Each class will help you understand how to balance shadows and highlights to bring out details in your drawings and paintings. The paintings you make will be memorable keepsakes to save or give as gifts. Supply list available at adult ed office.

About Sue: Susan is an artist who lived many years in France studying the Impressionists' painting methods (Renoir, Monet, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Pissarro, Picasso and Matisse). She teaches how to apply their techniques in easy to learn steps for beginners and intermediate painters as part of regular classes held at the adult ed department for enhanced learning.

A non-refundable $1.99 transaction fee will be added to the price of this class.

Full Course

Sewing for Beginners I Daytime Class

$64

with Lori Roberts

Calendar Mar 5, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 8 weeks

Start at the beginning. Learn to thread your machine, wind a bobbin and sew an accurate ¼ inch seam. Make simple projects every week starting with an ugly potholder. Have fun and learn at your own pace while building your skills and gaining confidence. Move on to making your own pillowcase, using the “hot dog” method and learning a French seam. You will need to purchase your own fabric for pillowcases and have basic sewing supplies, needles, thread, scissors and a working sewing machine with manual. The instructor will provide material for all other projects and has a sewing machine available for use.

About Lori: Lori got started sewing because her daughter wanted a quilt when she was in kindergarten after she had heard a story about a quilt. She was 5 years old. She’s been sewing ever since, for over 15 years! Lori also loves being able to share her knowledge of sewing with beginners who are just starting out as well as others who are learning new tricks of the trade. “Teaching the correct way to use sewing machines to create clothing, display items used for decoration and practical items to use around the house or to give as gifts is such a rewarding experience.”

A non-refundable $1.99 transaction fee will be added to the price of this class.

Full Course

Chair Seat Weaving

$59

with Joanne Merrill

Calendar Mar 5, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Transform your broken chair into a useful and attractive addition to your home. This class is for splint woven seats or seats with cane woven through holes around the edge of the chair seat. Bring a plastic bucket, scissors and a chair. Material fee of $30 to be paid directly to the instructor first night for pegs and cane.

A non-refundable $1.99 transaction fee will be added to the price of this class.

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Telehealth: Connecting with your Healthcare Provider from Home

Free

with Nicole Moran

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 11 am

Connect with your healthcare provider from the comfort of your own home. Telehealth is the new “home visit” allowing healthcare providers to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients, whether it’s for checkups, consultations or a follow-up appointment. Learn how to set up your initial appointment and what to expect from insurance and patient portals to community resources. Class is free of charge. All participants must register online before the day of class as space is limited.

About Nicole: Nicole is an experienced teacher/tutor with a demonstrated history of working in the education industry at the preschool, elementary, middle school, high school and college level. Nicole is genuinely getting to know students to make them more comfortable and to make learning interesting and useful for students in an environment in which they feel safe and respected.

Make Your Best Shot: Intro to Digital Photography

$30

with Michael Leonard

Calendar Mar 13, 2024 at 5:30 pm

This session covers a lot of what you should have read in the camera instruction manual but did not. Presented in a way that is almost embarrassingly easy to comprehend! Topics covered: camera settings, modes and when to use them, gear (including tripods), understanding exposure and white balance and tips for making your best shots of various subjects.

About Mike: Mike Leonard has been taking pictures for more than 40 years and among his favorite subjects to shoot are nighttime scenes including lightning and Aurora, and in the daytime he likes shooting landscapes, seascapes, lighthouses and more. His work is frequently on covers of The Notes publication in Yarmouth, Maine, in the Maine Activities Guide, on the local CBS affiliate in weather casts and his work has also been featured in books, magazines, annual reports, brochures, textbooks and nationally on the Weather Channel.

A non-refundable $1.99 transaction fee will be added to the price of this class.

After Dark Photos

$30

with Michael Leonard

Calendar Mar 14, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Many people put their cameras away once the sun sets, yet some amazing images can be taken at night. Learn how to take great shots after the sun sets and before the sun rises with your DSLR camera. With the peak of the aurora coming in 2025, now is the time to start practicing your best “after dark” shots! Shooting the Milky Way, aurora and star trails will be discussed as well as nighttime photography equipment. Please bring your camera and a tripod. Weather permitting, we will demonstrate some of the techniques discussed.

About Mike: Mike Leonard has been taking pictures for more than 40 years and among his favorite subjects to shoot are nighttime scenes including Lightning and Aurora, and in the daytime he likes shooting landscapes, seascapes, lighthouses and more. His work is frequently on covers of The Notes publication in Yarmouth, Maine, In the Maine Activities Guide, on the local CBS affiliate in weather casts and his work has also been featured in books, magazines, annual reports, brochures, textbooks and nationally on the Weather Channel.

A non-refundable $1.99 transaction fee will be added to the price of this class.

Drawing From Nature

$48

with Debra Bickford

Calendar Mar 26, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn how to draw from direct observation of objects in nature. Follow the process of careful observation, creation of basic shapes, refining them and creating details and values to bring a drawing to life. The act of careful observation and interpretation of an object on a flat surface develops skill, and is a calming activity, as you’ll have to slow down and look very carefully at what is in front of you. You’ll be given tips and tricks to break down an object into basic shapes with demonstrations on how to create 3/D value, texture and effects of light on an object. Basic drawing tools will be demonstrated and used. The instructor will provide a significant collection of natural objects to choose from. You will have the option to create a simple lighting observation box that can aid in drawing. Beginner to advanced students welcome! Supply list available at adult ed office.

About Debra: Debra Bickford has lived in the Buxton and Hollis area for over 50 years. She has a BA from Maine College of Art and a BS in Art Education from USM. She has taught Visual Arts in Maine at the High School Level for 37 years and recently retired. She has also served on the board of the Maine Art Education Association for twenty years and was the President from 2017-19. In 2015 she was the MAEA Secondary Art Educator of the year and in 2018 she was honored with the MAEA Art Educator of the year. Debra is a painter and printmaker who loves to garden.

A non-refundable $1.99 transaction fee will be added to the price of this class.

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