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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education



Our Classes

Etsy 101

$59

with Meleena Erikson

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Selling your crafts online.

Set up a FREE Etsy store and PayPal account, learn basic terminology and branding strategies, list items, decode the mystery of quality packing and shipping. Cover the basics of branding, picture taking, description writing and pricing. Prerequisite: Basic computer, Internet and email skills.

Meleena Erikson, in the marketing field nearly 20 years, has worked with small businesses and nonprofits utilizing social media to help grow their business. She is a college professor in Marketing at SNHU and owns a marketing firm.

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Watercolor Florals

$95

with Russel Whitten

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Paint more loosely and expressively in watercolor! Flowers are a great subject when seeking to paint intuitively and fluidly. Explore the practice of techniques that will strengthen your painting skills including: observation & editing, positive and negative painting, textural effects, glazing, wet-into-wet painting and color mixing. Wrap it all up by painting a flower arrangement using the techniques learned in class as well as improvisational techniques as you develop your own personal style. No class 2/17.

Prerequisite: Watercolor Basics.

Required: 1 sm tube ea: Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow (medium), Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cadmium Red (medium), Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine (or French Ultramarine), Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna; 1 Round #10 watercolor brush,1 drawing pencil #3B, 1 eraser, 1 light board or piece of cardboard, and two sheets of Arches watercolor paper, 140 lb. cold press (or hot press, if preferred); palette for mixing and a water jar (approx. $40-$50).

Russel Whitten, a local artist/teacher, studied at The Art Students League of NY, Heartwood College of Art, and is a member of The Ogunquit Art Association/Barn Gallery. Students love his easy, supportive style.

Full Course

Weight Management with Hypnosis

$39

with Hugh Sadlier, MEd., BCH

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Whether you have a little or a lot to lose, hypnotherapy can help you achieve your ideal weight. Discuss new methods of weight reduction and practical solutions for your individual needs. Come away relaxed, empowered and equipped with tools and techniques to help you reach and maintain your ideal weight. Bring a mat and/or pillow for extra comfort.

Hugh Sadlier, practicing hypnotherapy for 28 years, has worked with over 3000 people on more than 300 separate issues, including weight management & eating disorders. He practices at Integrative Health Center of ME.

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Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation

$49

with Susan Giarolo

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Come in, lay down, cover up and allow this guided relaxation to take you inward through the layers (koshas) of your being as you set a personal intention specific to your life. This method aids in healing, stress relief, addictions, feelings of loss and the release of long held behavioral patterns; leading to physical, mental and emotional relaxation. Bring a mat, wear comfortable clothing and minimize the use of perfumes. No class 2/17.

Sue Giarolo, a Kripalu-trained 200 hour yoga instructor, is also certified in Let Your Yoga Dance, Restorative Yoga, YSR12, Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra and Reiki I/II.

A Romantic Valentine’s Dinner for Two

$59

with Moira Rascati

Calendar Jan 28, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Treat your loved ones to a special Valentine’s dinner you can recreate at home.

Start with seared sea scallops in rosemary cream sauce, impress them with radicchio and candied nut salad with ginger raspberry dressing. Our entree will be pistachio crusted pork tenderloin with port wine sauce alongside vegetable medley and layered potatoes as accompaniments. Italian zabaglione, a wine-based meringue, will be the grande finale to this romantic meal. Appropriate wine choices will be discussed. This class is hands-on so bring your apron, French knife and appetite!

​Moira Rascati is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in NY and has been a sous-chef at Joseph’s by the Sea for the past 25 years. She has also taught the Garde Manger course at SMCC for 10+ years.

Advanced Watercolor

$95

with Russel Whitten

Calendar Jan 29, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Get new ideas and build upon the techniques you have already established. Learn to draw with watercolor, understand positive and negative space and color mixing and matching. Work on slightly more complex still life subjects, with step-by-step demonstrations and explanations on its execution. No class 2/19.

Prerequisite: Watercolor Basics. Required: 1 sm tube ea: Cadmium Yellow (light), Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow (medium), Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cadmium Red (medium), Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine (or French Ultramarine), Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna; 1 Round #10 watercolor brush,1 drawing pencil #3B, 1 eraser, 1 light board or piece of cardboard, and two sheets of Arches watercolor paper, 140 lb. cold press (or hot press, if preferred); palette for mixing and a water jar (approx. $40-$50).

Russel Whitten, a local artist/teacher, studied at The Art Students League of NY, Heartwood College of Art, and is a member of The Ogunquit Art Association/Barn Gallery. Students love his easy, supportive style.

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Becoming a Notary Public

$39

with Michael Thomas Foley

Calendar Jan 29, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

A notary’s primary duty is to formally witness transactions involving paper documents and, in Maine, officiate at weddings. Prepare to be commissioned as a notary public, learn the history of the office, its powers and duties, eligibility, procedures and record-keeping. Applicants must be residents of ME or NH residents who are regularly employed or carry on a trade/business in ME. Leave with the testing and paperwork ready to submit to the State. License is approximately $50 and is valid for seven years.

Michael Foley, an appointed ME Notary & Dedimus Justice for 10+ years, has notarized countless documents and performed many marriage ceremonies. He has been serving his community for over 15 years in various elected & appointed positions.

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DIY Health Elixir

$19

with Dalton Link

Calendar Jan 29, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Known as the Immortal Health Elixir by the Chinese and originating in the Far East around 2000 years ago, kombucha has tremendous health benefits extending to your heart, brain and gut. Find out about this ancient drink’s benefits and how to make it. Techniques, recipes, flavoring and bottling will be covered. Each student will be provided a starter scoby and a glass vessel to make kombucha at home.

Dalton Link is a body care and vitamin specialist at Whole Foods Market in Portland, ME, as well as a burgeoning botanist with interests in mini cacti & succulents, urban farming, terrariums and bonsai trees.





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