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Art: Watercolor (March)

$89

with Melissa Rioux

Calendar Mar 19, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Explore color on paper; learn or practice the fundamentals of watercolor, brush techniques and tone transitions. This class is for anyone interested in exploring with watercolor paints and brushes. Students will be introduced to a range of materials and encouraged to play and yield their own varied results. All levels are encouraged to participate! Supplies are available for purchase online, at AC Moore in Bangor, and Shirley’s Yarns & Crafts in Hancock (10% discount for Adult Education students). Melissa Rioux hails from coastal Maine but spent 10 years in New York teaching and writing arts curriculum for children and adults. She is devoted to the transformative power art can have to alter and improve the world. No class 04/16/18; makeup class (if needed) 05/07/18.

Supply List

Arches cold or hot press sheet paper (3 lg. sheets)

Palette (plastic, metal, or glass)

Masking tape, water cup, pencil

Watercolor in tubes (small): Alizarin crimson, cadmium red, cadmium yellow light, lemon yellow or Indian yellow, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, cobalt blue, black, yellow ochre, burnt sienna, raw umber

Watercolor brushes (an assortment): round (size 4, 6, 8, 10), filbert, 1/2” flat (Kolinsky sable brushes preferred, but any assortment - fan, filbert or wash brushes are fun to experiment with)

Melissa suggests that this list is ideal. If all are not affordable, bring what you have to the first class and she’ll review supplies.

 

Arts & Crafts: Create Your Own Greeting Cards and Gifts (February)

$25

with Lynn O'Kane

Calendar Feb 1, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

In days gone by, Dutch women would create rosettes from recycle tea bag packets. Learn the technique of folding paper to create unique and beautiful designs for greeting cards, gift cards or scrapbooks. They are so beautiful, you can frame them and give them as gifts! In this hands-on class, you will learn the techniques of Teabag and Iris Folding and explore creating your own designs. No experience is required. You will be provided with three kit-based projects ($15.00 payable to the instructor). Please bring a pair of scissors, ruler, scotch tape and pencil with you. Lynn O'Kane is a life-long crafter who enjoys making handmade items and sharing her skills and ideas through teaching. Makeup class (if needed) 03/01/18.

 

Arts & Crafts: Create Your Own Greeting Cards and Gifts (March)

$25

with Lynn O'Kane

Calendar Mar 15, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

In days gone by, Dutch women would create rosettes from recycle tea bag packets. Learn the technique of folding paper to create unique and beautiful designs for greeting cards, gift cards or scrapbooks. They are so beautiful, you can frame them and give them as gifts! In this hands-on class, you will learn the techniques of Teabag and Iris Folding and explore creating your own designs. No experience is required. You will be provided with three kit-based projects ($15.00 payable to the instructor). Please bring a pair of scissors, ruler, scotch tape and pencil with you. Lynn O'Kane is a life-long crafter who enjoys making handmade items and sharing her skills and ideas through teaching. Makeup class (if needed) 04/05/18.

 

Arts & Crafts: Crochet - Spring Chicken Hotpad

$25

with Lynn O'Kane

Calendar Mar 27, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

We will be making a chicken hotpad in this hands-on class. This class is designed for the confident beginner but no experience is required. Class is limited to six students. Please bring a size G or H crochet hook and a ball of cotton yarn (Sugar & Cream or Peaches & Cream for the main body of the chicken) to the first class. Lynn O'Kane is a life-long crafter who enjoys making handmade items and sharing her skills and ideas through teaching. Makeup class (if needed) 04/24/18.

 

Arts & Crafts: Crochet! Get Hooked!

$99

with Lynn O'Kane

Calendar Jan 30, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

If you've tried to learn how to crochet before and haven't been able to catch on, this workshop is for you.  The class limit is four students, as reflected in the cost of the course, and you will receive lots of individual attention. You will learn the basic stitches and how to read a pattern in this hands-on class. No experience is required. Stitches learned will be used to make a project each week or so. As you become more skilled, you may select your own projects. Please bring a size H or bigger crochet hook and two coordinating skeins of worsted weight yarn to the first class. Lynn O'Kane is a life-long crafter who enjoys making handmade items and sharing her skills and ideas through teaching. No class 02/20/18; makeup class (if needed) 03/20/18.

 

ATV and Snowmobile Safety - Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

$10

with Ernest West

Calendar Mar 17, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

This course will teach students how to properly operate and maintain an ATV or snowmobile. Personal safety, emergencies and survival/first aid, hunter responsibility, map and compass, landowner rights, laws, responsibilities and ethics will be covered. Passage of a final exam is required. You must attend the full class in order to receive your certificate. Thank you to Friend & Friend of Ellsworth for supporting this course by generously providing an ATV and snowmobile for examination during the class. Please bring a bag lunch! Ernie has been teaching CPR/First Aid courses for more than 20 years as well as outdoor recreation safety courses for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Makeup class (if needed) 03/18/18.

Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife courses are available to students 10 years of age and older; school age students must be accompanied by an adult.

Beekeeping - Beginners

$45

with Peter Cowin

Calendar Mar 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class is designed to stimulate interest and questions about beekeeping as a hobby or to help with pollination. It covers what is needed, where to locate bee hives, where to buy them, what it costs and how to care for bees so they survive the winter. Many join the class because they are aware of the huge importance and decline of honeybees and other pollinators and just want to help. Learn about the fascinating hobby of beekeeping, pollinate your garden and grow your own honey! Peter Cowin is President of the Penobscot County Beekeepers' Association and writes a monthly column "The Bee Whisper's Diary" in the Bangor Daily News. Makeup class (if needed) 04/24/2018.

 

Beekeeping - Intermediate

$45

with Peter Cowin

Calendar May 15, 2018 at 6:30 am, runs for 3 weeks

This class is designed to look in more detail at key aspects of beekeeping, particularly helpful to those who wish to run several hives and get the most out of them. The course is a good follow-on from the beginner’s course. Building up hive strength, swarm prevention, splitting hives, making nucs, disease prevention, feral colony relocation and honey production are all covered. Peter Cowin is President of the Penobscot County Beekeepers' Association and writes a monthly column "The Bee Whisper's Diary" in the Bangor Daily News. Makeup class (if needed) 06/05/18.

 





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