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Balsam Wreath or Kissing Ball Workshop

$14

with Woodlot Management & Products, Lorraine Lindstedt

Calendar Nov 9, 2017 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Balsam Fir Kissing Ball or Balsam Fir Christmas Wreath Workshop

Join us for a fun filled class! Create a gift, bring the fragrance of Christmas into your home and keep Maine green all winter long. Using provided materials, you will choose to make either; a beautiful 16” Kissing Ball of Maine Balsam Fir decorated with red ribbons or the classic Maine traditional 24” Balsam Fir Wreath. Your kissing Ball is designed to be hung in an archway or outdoors, your wreath hung on an outside door or wall. Both will remain fresh throughout the holidays and beyond. After the holidays, recycle the balsam into a fragrant sachet.

Bring to class: gloves and small hand pruners.

Materials fees paid to instructor: $13/Kissing Ball, $11 Wreath.

Materials provided: Freshly harvested Maine Balsam Fir from our local woodlot, red ribbon, kissing ball form or reusable easy clamp wreath ring. Additional supplies are available.

Instructor: Woodlot Management & Products

Thursday, 11/9, 7:00 – 9:00pm for 1 session

Location: Windham High School, Cafeteria

Fee: $14 course fee, plus materials fee to be paid to instructor - $13/Kissing Ball or $11/Wreath

Woodlot Management & Products is a family-owned and operated tree farm. The instructors are experienced wreath makers, crafters and educators.

Drawing From the Inside Out

$59

with Barbara Bagshaw

Calendar Oct 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Drawing from the Inside Out

We will explore pencil, charcoal, and pastel drawing techniques and the communication of emotion through drawing in this class. We will work on still life and figures as we investigate seeing and drawing from the inside out. Beginners to advanced levels are welcome. Please bring 8x10 or larger drawing pad, pencils and sharpener.  For students who wish to try them, feel free to also bring charcoal and/or pastels. No class 11/23.

Instructor: Barbara Bagshaw

Thursdays, 10/5 to 11/30, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM for 8 sessions

Location: Windham High School - Room 304

Fee: $59, plus $5 materials fee paid to instructor

Barbara studied at Bennington College and has over fifteen years’ experience in art education. She shows in numerous galleries locally, nationally and internationally and is a speaker on the connection of the arts and healing. 

Course will run

Oil and Acrylic Painting

$44

with Barbara Bagshaw

Calendar Oct 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Oil and Acrylic Painting

Are you a beginner, intermediate, Sunday or professional painter? Whether you want to try your hand at something new or add some techniques to your craft, this class is for you. We will work still life, figure and touch on the communication of emotion in paint. We will focus on the “process not the product” and you will walk away surprised by the results. You can bring oil or acrylic paint, brushes, pallet knife and canvas or canvas pad. Suggested colors: black, white (titanium), blue (ultramarine), red (cadmium), and yellow (cadmium). $10 materials fee payable to instructor. If you choose to paint with oil, please bring low odor mineral spirits as well.  

Instructor: Barbara Bagshaw

Tuesday, 10/5 – 11/21, 6:30 – 8:30 PM for 8 sessions

Location: High School – Room 304

Fee: $44, plus $10 materials fee paid to instructor

Course will run

Open Sew

$64

with Diane Wilson

Calendar Sep 12, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Open Sew

Did you take Sewing Machine Basics last spring and want to continue learning to use your machine? Do you have some sewing projects that need to be completed? Come and join our on-going quilting/sewing classes. Meet old friends and make new ones while working on finishing a project you have already begun, starting something new, or getting a little help completing an already started project.  This class is perfect for beginners as well as the experienced sewer or quilter. Bring your own sewing machine with manual, sewing materials, as well as iron/ironing surface and extension cords.

Instructor: Diane Wilson

Tuesday, 9/12 – 10/31, 5:30 - 8:30pm for 8 sessions

Location: Windham High School – Room 301

Fee: $64

Course will run

Paint a Vintage Holiday Sign

$29

with Miki Earle

Calendar Nov 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Paint a Vintage Holiday Sign

Create your own beautiful holiday sign for your home or for gift giving. Each student will choose between several options to complete the sign in the class. Each sign will be painted, aged and waxed for one-of-a-kind treasure.  More than walking out with a completed sign, you will learn the skills to make any sign without expensive equipment, stencils or vinyl. Miki Earle, creator of the Royal Chalk paint line, has taught hundreds of DIY students. Leave with your new sign and the knowledge of how to create any sign you want. Wear paint clothes or and bring a small drop cloth. All materials, paints and tools will be provided.

Instructor: Miki Earle

Monday, 11/6, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Windham Middle School – Industrial Tech Room (303)

Class fee: $29

Materials fee: $25

Course will run

Pottery an Invitation to Clay

$159

with Adam Corriveau

Calendar Sep 18, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Pottery: An Invitation to Clay

This beginning clay class will cover the basics of throwing on the potter’s wheel and hand building techniques to create mugs, bowls and ceramic pieces. This fun paced program with artist, Adam Corriveau, is designed to get your artistic energies flowing while you try something new. The stages of clay, from creating the piece all the way through the firing process, will be discussed. All levels and abilities are welcomed; you bring the ideas and Adam will help you create them. No class 10/9.

Instructor: Adam Corriveau

Monday, 9/18 to 11/27, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM for 10 sessions

Location: High School – Room 305

Fee: $134, plus $25 materials fee 

Full Course

Watercolor Magic!

$129

with Varvara Harmon

Calendar Sep 12, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Watercolor Magic!

Do you want to learn how watercolor will paint for you? Then take this class to discover the endless possibilities of how to paint with this magical medium. During each class you will be learning new techniques and doing new projects! Be prepared to have fun while being provided with very detailed instructions.

Instructor: Varvara Harmon

Tuesday, 9/12– 11/28, 5:30 to 8:30pm for 12 sessions

Location: Windham Middle School, Industrial Tech Room 303

Fee: $129

Full Course




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