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Aromatherapy Diffuser Jewelry
with Jenny Spencer
Diffuser jewelry is a creative and fun way to use essential oils on the go. I will guide you in designing your own diffuser bracelet and necklace made with lava beads, as well as other stones. All supplies/tools are provided. Participants take home a free sample of essential oil to use with your new bracelet! *A $25.00 material fee is payable to the instructor first night of class. Limit 10 students.
with Richard Tessier
The class will provide students with an opportunity to watch demonstartions of specific blacksmithing techniques, and tool use. Practice time will follow. This is a two day introductory course to explore the basics of the blacksmithing trade. Learn everything from wearing safety clothes to building and managing a coal fire. Learn what tools are needed to bend, twist, punch, drift, shouldering and forge welding.
The class will be held one evening at the Skowhegan High School and one Saturday. The Saturday class will involve travel to a Malbons Mills Blacksmith Shop.
There is a $5.00 fee for materials and fuel which will be paid to the instructor on the first night.
Bee Keeping For Beginners
with Mark Reifschneider
This beginner bee class will educate those interested in getting involved with BEES. Some of the discussion will be about assembling bee equipment, installing a nuc, controlling swarming, and dealing with varro mites. Other topics will be how and when to harvest honey, split hives and winterize the bees.
$45, the cost of book and donation to local bee keeper’s association, given to the instructor on the first night of class.
Kevin Fabian will be co-teaching with Mark Reifschneider during this workshop.
Card Making and Scrapbooking
with Kathleen Lewia
Give yourself the gift of one evening a week to learn how to make boutique quality birthday/occasion cards, Thank You cards, and bookmarks. Work on scrapbook pages with other scrapbookers, or complete a project you started and just never quite completed. Learn cutting, stamping, and embossing techniques, how to design a page or an entire book – and share ideas with new friends.
Bring supplies you may already have and your favorite photos. If you do not have supplies, you may use the instructor’s for free.
Essential Oils for Your Health
with Jenny Spencer
What are essential oils? Where do they come from? How can we use them to help support our family’s health in cooking and in cleaning?
Essential Oils for Your Health is an interactive class where you will experience therapeutic-grade essential oils and learn how they can help you to live a healthy lifestyle. Find out how the oils can help support your immune, digestive and respiratory systems, how they can assist with emotional balance and help you deal with stress. Also, learn how you can get a better sleep, healthier skin and be in charge of your health.
Come and enjoy this hands-on class where you will not only learn but will be making items to take home and use. *A $15.00 material fee is payable to the instructor at the start of the class. This covers your take-home item’s and hand out’s.
Introduction To Needle Felting
with Darice Zdrazi
Basic tools and techniques will be used to create your felted/wool sculptures.
Students will need $25.00 to cover supplies (give to instructor on the first night of class).
Instructor asks that you please bring an old leather glove (heavy leather if you have it) as the glove is not included in the kit.
Introduction to Photography
with Arend Thibodeau
What is the rule of thirds? Why are my images boring? Why does my friend take the same picture as I do and her picture looks better? Bring your camera to class and learn how to make a great image rather than simply take a photograph. We will focus on what constitutes a great image and how to think about composition, lighting and subject matter. We will compare and contrast work by contemporary artists in order to understand how to develop our own unique statements as photographers.
Keeping Germs Away Naturally with Essential Oils
with Jenny Spencer
Come, learn to refresh your home and senses with Essential Oils. In this class, we will discuss non-toxic cleaning techniques that will deep clean your home that are safe and non-toxic, and come with the peace of mind of cleaning healthy! We will also talk about how to protect yourself from germs and what to use to support you and your family with winter illnesses. You will be given “recipes” for creating your own concoction at home, and will learn tips and tricks for keeping your home clean, healthy and smelling good. This is the healthy way to remove mold, musty air, and allergens, kill germs, bacteria and even dust mites. Materials and recipes will be provided for you to prepare and to take home: a cleaning glass bottle spray 8 oz. for kitchen and bathroom, a 4oz. air spray to kills allergens in rooms, and a glass jar to prepare a multipurpose scrub. *A $25.00 material fee is payable to the instructor at the start of the class. This covers your take-home item’s and hand out’s. Limit 10.