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Arm Knitting

$39

with Shelli Pride

Calendar Mar 27, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Arm Knitting

Who doesn’t love cuddling under a big squishy throw blanket on a cold winter night? Learn how to make your very own oversized garter stitch throw or scarf – no knitting experience required. In this beginner friendly class, you will learn every step of construction, from cast on to bind off. Since you’ll be using your arms instead of knitting needles, all you need is yarn to get started . You’ll learn to cast on and bind off; arm knit with the basics and purling; put your stitches on hold; join in new balls of yarn; weave in your ends. Please ask for material list with local vendor discount upon registration.

 

Instructor: Shelli Pride

Wednesdays, 3/27 – 4/10, 6:00 – 8:00 PM for 3 sessions

Location: Windham High School – Room 127

Fee: $39

Digital Photography

$59

with Richard Snow

Calendar Mar 5, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Digital Photography

If you're new to digital photography and want to advance your ability as a photographer, this is the course for you. This three-week instructional course will cover terminology, types of digital cameras, digital camera systems, composition, light, exposure, and exposure modes. Students are encouraged to have a Digital SLR (DSLR) or Mirror-less Interchangeable Lens Camera (MILC), their camera manual, and a basic working knowledge of their camera.

 

Instructor: Richard Snow

Tuesdays, 3/5 – 3/19, 6:00 - 8:30 PM for 3 sessions

Location: Windham High School – Room 110

Fee: $59

 

Richard Snow is an avid semi-pro photographer who calls Windham home. He most enjoys shooting waterfalls and lighthouses, but also spends time shooting high school sports, portraits, and other landscapes in Maine and New Hampshire.

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Felted Clutch - Beginner/Intermediate

$29

with Patty Collins

Calendar Mar 18, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Felted Clutch – Beginner/Intermediate

Join Patty in this class to learn how to use the felting technique of booking to create a purse. This method gives a bit more dimension to your handbag. In the first class we will build your purse, using a book resist and a merino wool. In the second class we will sew on a metal kiss clasp and embellish to give your bag a beautiful finish. At the end of our four-hour class, you will walk away with a complete clutch. Materials needed: 4 ounces of roving – choose from Merino, Cordial or Romney. (Please no peace fleece for this class); Bath towel; Wool can be purchased at Portfiber, 50 Cove St., Portland.

Instructor: Patty Collins

Mondays, 3/18 – 3/25, 6:00 – 8:00 PM for 2 sessions

Location: Windham High School – Room 302

Fee: $29, plus $15 materials fee paid to the instructor

Patricia (Patty) Collins has discovered, through felting, a fun, therapeutic and easy-to-do art form that she is excited to share with others. As a mom of two, grandmother of four, and full-time program coordinator, she finds in felting a way to express her creativity in a relaxing, calming, and gratifying experience. Patty will confidently instruct others to be amazed by their own talents through felting.

Felted Hats - Beginner/Intermediate

$29

with Patty Collins

Calendar Mar 4, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Felted Hats – Beginner/Intermediate

Come learn how to make these fun and colorful hats using both needle and wet felting techniques. In the first class, we will be using a foam hat form to build the shell for your hat. In the next class, we will wet-felt and shape your hat.

The hats are fun to make and great for the beginner to experienced felter. Tools will be available to use in class. If

you have a multi-tool and needles, please feel free to bring them! Materials needed: 5 ounces of roving – choose from Merino, Cordial or Romney. (Please no peace fleece for this class); Bath towel; Wool can be purchased at Portfiber, 50 Cove St., Portland.

Instructor: Patty Collins

Mondays, 3/4 – 3/11, 6:00 – 8:00 PM for 2 sessions

Location: Windham High School – Room 302

Fee: $29, plus $10 materials fee paid to the instructor

Patricia (Patty) Collins has discovered, through felting, a fun, therapeutic and easy-to-do art form that she is excited to share with others. As a mom of two, grandmother of four, and full-time program coordinator, she finds in felting a way to express her creativity in a relaxing, calming, and gratifying experience. Patty will confidently instruct others to be amazed by their own talents through felting.

Homemade Soap, Salt Scrubs and Salt Soaks

$39

with Susan Reed

Calendar Mar 27, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Homemade Soap, Salt Scrubs and Salt Soaks

Let’s refresh your senses and renew your skin as we make some all natural and elegant bath products together! This is a hands-on class where I will guide you in creating aromatherapeutic salt scrubs (with a coconut oil base) and salt soaks in week 1 and luxurious bath bars (with a glycerin soap base) in week 2. I will also give you the resources to continue your designs at home. We will be working with various essential oils (rosemary, lavender, citrus, peppermint, etc), so for those with sensitivities or allergies, please be aware. I hope you will join me for a few nights of creativity with endless possibilities!

Instructor: Susan Reed

Wednesdays, 3/27 – 4/3, 6:00 – 8:30 PM for 2 sessions

Location: Windham High School – Room 302

Fee: $19, plus $20 materials fee

 

Susan Reed has been sharing her knowledge of soaping and scrubbing for 15 years and after some time off pursuing other creative interests, she's ready for round 2, teaching at WRAE.

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My First Sock

$39

with Shelli Pride

Calendar Mar 6, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

My First Sock

Have you always wanted to knit socks but too shy to try? Have you a fear of turning the heel? Or maybe you’ve never used double-pointed needles before. Put a handmade spring in your step as you knit your first, favorite pair of socks. Use yarns you love to make beautiful, comfortable socks with step-by-step guidance. Knit in the round using your favorite method. Work your sock leg in stockinette with no gaps, before creating a heel flap that's shaped to curve gently around the back of your foot. Finish the sides of your heel flap, and decrease in the round until you reach your original number of stitches. Get the perfect foot length, and shape the toe for a great fit using a technique that makes grafting a breeze. Knit cute, cozy socks you can't wait to pull on. Please ask for material list with local vendor discount upon registration.

Instructor: Shelli Pride

Wednesdays, 3/27 – 3/20, 6:00 – 8:00 PM for 3 sessions

Location: Windham High School – Room 127

Fee: $39

Shelli Pride has been an avid knitter since the age of 6. She has a passion for the fiber arts.

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Open Sew

$69

with Diane Wilson

Calendar Mar 5, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Open Sew

Do you want to learn how to use your sewing machine? Do you have some sewing projects that need to be completed? Come join our on-going quilting/sewing classes. Make new friends or meet with old friends while starting a new project, working on finishing a project you have already begun, 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 and sewing materials, as well as iron/ironing surface and extension cords. No class 4/16.

 

Instructor: Diane Wilson

Tuesdays, 3/5 – 4/30, 5:30 - 8:30 PM for 8 sessions

Location: Windham High School – Room 301

Fee: $69

Master seamstress, Diane Wilson, started sewing at the age of 12 and has been perfecting her craft for 54 years. She started as a tailor at Benoits before working in textile mills, and now teaches sewing and quilting classes, as well as running her own sewing/quilting business from home.

Tennessee Waltz Quilt or UFO (Unfinished Objects)

$49

with Diane Wilson

Calendar Mar 2, 2019 at 7:30 am, runs for 2 weeks

Tennessee Waltz Quilt or UFO (Unfinished Objects)

Come join us and make a Tennessee Waltz quilt. This pattern looks complicated, but they're actually very easy and fast to piece! You can make the size of your choice. This class is not just for quilters; any and all sewing projects are welcome! Bring lunch, snacks and sewing materials as well as an iron, ironing surface, and extension cord. Detailed instructions and materials list will be provided upon registration for the quilters. Materials fee of $10 paid to instructor for those doing the Tennessee Waltz quilt.

 

Instructor: Diane Wilson

Saturdays, 3/2 - 4/6, 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM for 2 sessions

Location: Windham High School – Room 301

Fee: $49, plus $10 materials fee paid to instructor

 

Master seamstress, Diane Wilson, started sewing at the age of 12 and has been perfecting her craft for 54 years. She started as a tailor at Benoits before working in textile mills, and now teaches sewing and quilting classes, as well as running her own sewing/quilting business from home.





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