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Painting Club

$5

with Marilyn Rogers-Bull

Calendar Feb 24, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This is not a beginner’s class. It is for those who have painted in the past or present and would like to join others who love to share their love of painting. Painters are encouraged to use any medium they might choose. Marilyn uses oils and watercolors mostly, but if you prefer another kind, that is fine also. We would love to have you join us!

A few words from Marilyn – I am not a teacher; have only had a few lessons myself. But…Many years ago while walking on a beach in Florida, I dreamed up the idea of having a class at Skowhegan Adult Ed for those who might love to paint as much as I do. I went to the Skowhegan Adult Ed office and made a deal with them; that if they would let me have a room once a week for such an idea (and since I’m not a teacher) I shouldn’t be paid. It is such a blessing and I have found some wonderful friends, many of whom can paint much better than I can.

 

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Quilting Club

$60

with Sharon Surman

Calendar Feb 24, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

If you're a quilter, or you've always wanted to be, come and be a part of a group that inspires, shares, challenges and encourages you to grow and learn all things quilting. We use modern convenicnes, rotary cutters, rulers, sewing machines and precuts as well as yardage, seam rippers and some hand sewing. Bring a project you've always wanted to try or need help finishing or come ready to accept the challenge of a new class directed project. All levels of quilting are welcome.

Tools quilters LOVE: 100% Cotton fabric by the yard or for convenience and variety; Charm Packs, Fat Quarters and Jelly Rolls, Rotary Cutter and Cutting Mat, Quilting Rulers 6"x24", 6"x6" & 12.5"x12.5", Quilting pins, Fabric Scissors (sharp) small nippers and large shears. Thread: Cotton/quilting in neutral colors, beige, off-white or gray.

 

Introduction to Homeowner Carpentry

$90

with Charles Beardsley

Calendar Feb 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

After an introduction to shop and tool safety, participants will learn several tips for basic homeowner construction and repairs. Topics may include the following: building a sawhorse, building a wall, installing dry wall, installing windows and doors, and building a deck with rails and stairs.

Participants need to bring a tape measure, hammer, safety glasses and work boots. A speed square is optional but encouraged.

Charles Beardsley is new to our program but brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. A graduate of the University of Vermont, Mr.. Beardsley previously taught at United Technology Center in Bangor, and he has decades of experience in the construction industry.

Knitting & Crocheting

$45

with Jayne Hart

Calendar Feb 25, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

The art of knitting/crocheting is making a comeback. Participants will master the skills of knitting and/or crocheting. Those who already have experience are welcome. Learn other techniques of knitting, such as cable, enterlac, domino, and lace knitting. Join us and enjoy an evening out with others who share a common interest. Participants will learn how to complete one of the following projects: hats, mittens, scarves or felting.

Please bring a pair of number eight (8) knitting needles and a light weight skein of yarn.

 

Technical Photography

$20

with Arend Thibodeau

Calendar Mar 10, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this workshop, we will explore aperture, shutter speed and ISO and understand why they are so crucial in creating stunning images. Manual settings on a camera can unleash a new and exciting world of creativity and can help you in creating memorable art and unique photographic statements. Learn how to take photography to a new level and leave behind the program or auto mode on your camera.

 

Quilting for Beginners

$60

with Doreen Morris

Calendar Mar 17, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

If you have never quilted before but are eager to give it a try, this is the class for you!  With guidance and assistance, step by step, all participants will complete a quilt during this three to four week class.

Upon registration, instructor will email students regarding needed supplies. The estimated cost of these supplies will be $50.

Technical Photography

$20

with Arend Thibodeau

Calendar Mar 31, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this workshop, we will explore aperture, shutter speed and ISO and understand why they are so crucial in creating stunning images. Manual settings on a camera can unleash a new and exciting world of creativity and can help you in creating memorable art and unique photographic statements. Learn how to take photography to a new level and leave behind the program or auto mode on your camera.

 

Basic Blacksmithing

$50

with Richard Tessier

Calendar Apr 16, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

The class will provide students with an opportunity to watch demonstrations 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.

There is a $10.00 fee for materials and fuel which will be paid to the instructor on Thursday night.

This TWO DAY workshop that will meet both days at the Malbons Mills Blacksmith Shop.

  • Day 1 on Thursday, April 16 at 6pm
  • Day 2 on Saturday, April 18 from 8am to 4pm  (lunch is included on Saturday).

 





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