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Floating Embroidery - Online

$29

with Sarah J deGrandis

Calendar Jul 21, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Create a magical “floating” piece of embroidery! Learn basic embroidery stitches on tulle in a 6-inch round embroidery hoop to create a lovely piece for your home or as a gift.

Required:  Available at Michaels: 6 inch wooden embroidery hoop, embroidery floss in 5 colors: green, yellow and your choice for the rest, Embroidery needle or other sharp-tipped needle that can fit floss; pencil, pen, or disappearing ink marker and a pair of scissors. Available at Joann Fabrics: 8 inch X 8 inch (or larger) square of Bridal tulle. Bridal tulle is much finer than the standard costume/deco tulle, which doesn't work as well to hold stitches.

Sarah deGrandis, BFA in New Media from ME College of Art, is a formally trained artist and longtime crafter who knows a little bit about a lot. She is passionate about learning different crafts and using modern, fun takes on traditional techniques.

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Workshop 103: Email
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Workshop 103: Email

$19

with Jeanne Cassidy

Calendar Jul 21, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you ever wanted to use a computer but didn’t know where to start? Intimidated by the technology or feel like you are missing out? Learn this new skill set in a stress-free, nonjudgmental environment. Each workshop is designed to build on the next to give you the basic building blocks to become comfortable using a laptop keyboard, screen & mouse to navigate between programs, websites and communicate via email. Our two-hour workshops are prerequisites for other introductory courses. In class laptops provided.

Email: Create your own email address, compose, send & reply to messages. Become comfortable with basic Gmail set-up and functions so you can communicate using email with ease.

Jeanne Cassidy, MA, CPCM, PMP, has worked with computers for 30+ years in the military and aerospace industry. She enjoys sharing her extensive experience with people who want to become more familiar with existing technology.

Workshop 201: Introduction to Windows 10
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Workshop 201: Introduction to Windows 10

$39

with Jeanne Cassidy

Calendar Jul 28, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

The following two-week sessions are offered for those who have mastered the basics taught in the New Computer User Workshops. Each class is stand-alone and not dependent on the others. In class laptops provided.

Introduction to Windows 10: Whether you are migrating from an older version or have never used Microsoft Windows before, become familiar with the latest features. Learn to set up your personal computer to suit your preferences, discover how to easily navigate and search, as well as file and retrieve documents and other files.

Jeanne Cassidy, MA, CPCM, PMP, has worked with computers for 30+ years in the military and aerospace industry. She enjoys sharing her extensive experience with people who want to become more familiar with existing technology.

Intermediate Golf - Summer

$105

with Scott Mayer

Calendar Aug 3, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Review your game with video, including full swing analysis, chipping and putting and sand shots. Clubs are provided or brig your own. Register early - this class fills fast!Note: In case of rain, there will be an indoor rules and etiquette class on location You will be notified of weather cancellations and make up dates, if needed, by 3 PM the day of class.

Required: Collared shirts, sneakers or golf shoes. No jeans or T-shirts allowed.

Scott Mayer, Class A PGA Certified Teacher & Coach is the new Director of Instruction at Dunegrass Golf Club. He has been teaching the game of golf for 28 years and is a four time winner of the State of ME PGA Teaching Professional award as well as a Number One PGA Golf Instructor for the State of ME by Golf Digest. He co-owns M&M Events and the Portland Golf Expo.

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Healthy Home Makeover - Online

$15

with Deborah Pouliot

Calendar Aug 4, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Remove chemicals, toxins and negative energy from your home and body! Enjoy a healthier and simpler lifestyle, breathing easier and creating flow in your home. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, want to live a little greener or get a jump on spring cleaning then join us and discover how to clean less and live more. Even the smallest changes can make a huge impact in your home and for the environment. 

Deborah Pouliot is an Independent Norwex Consultant who retired from her 28 year job as an art teacher at Noble Middle School to share her passion for reducing chemicals in our homes.

Workshop 202: Introduction to MS Office 2016 - Word
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Workshop 202: Introduction to MS Office 2016 - Word

$39

with Jeanne Cassidy

Calendar Aug 4, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

The following two-week sessions are offered for those who have mastered the basics taught in the New Computer User Workshops. Each class is stand-alone and not dependent on the others. In class laptops provided.

Introduction to MS Office 2016 - Word: This powerful word processing program allows users to type and manipulate text in a graphic environment that resembles a page of paper. Learn the basic functions and how to use them to create customized documents that can wow!

Jeanne Cassidy, MA, CPCM, PMP, has worked with computers for 30+ years in the military and aerospace industry. She enjoys sharing her extensive experience with people who want to become more familiar with existing technology.

Greeting Cards: More Cuts & Folds

$29

with Faith Garnett

Calendar Aug 5, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Do you dislike paying $5 or more for a card that is neither unique or personal? Join a growing group of crafters who make their own! Create three cards: one that can double as a gift card holder, another that pops up when a tab is pulled and a third that fans open like a book so you can include a photo or set of images to communicate your sentiment. There will be a selection of stamps to choose from to make cards for specific occasions such as birthday, graduation, thank you or thinking of you. Please bring your preferred adhesive. Registration closes 8/3.

Faith Garnett began teaching card making in 2009. She sells her work at craft fairs and through private sales.

Outdoor Adventures in Watercolor Section II

$105

with Russel Whitten

Calendar Aug 7, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Join other students, beginning and beyond, in outdoor excursions to enjoy watercolor painting and artistic camaraderie. Russel will provide training in controlling watercolor media and tonal drawing, re-creating the appearance of nature with the understanding of forms and their surrounding elements. The study of perspective, composition, value and color will play as our foundation. All levels are welcome. Class location will be discussed weekly. Check out Russel’s work in our online Gallery.

Required: 1 sm tube ea.: Cadmium Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Ultramarine, Cadmium Red, and Alizarin; 1 Round #10 watercolor brush, 1 drawing pencil HB basic #2, 1 eraser, 1 light board or piece of cardboard and several sheets of Arches watercolor paper, 140 lb. cold press, and a portable watercolor easel and folding chair (optional) (mats. approx. $40-$50).

Russel Whitten, a local artist/teacher, studied at The Art Students League of New York, 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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