Come join Melissa Bardsley for a 6 week class of hand building at Merrymeeting Arts Center in Bowdoinham. This class is intended for beginners, we will start with pinch pots and progress to 3D slab work where students will create plates, mugs, and lidded containers and then progress into students individual projects. Surface texture and design will also be covered and explored allowing for students to explore combining techniques. Take advantage of this opportunity to add creativity into your schedule and take time for yourself. A $40 materials fee, payable to the instructor will be paid on the first night of the class. Additional clay will be available for purchase separately.
Sign up with your young person and make art together. Each adult will bring one 10 year old or older for a meaningful art experience together. I will incorporate some art history, we’ll explore some techniques and ideas, then we’ll roll up our sleeves and make some art! There will be moments where you work collaboratively, as well as times where you each make your own piece. Some of the things we do will make lovely holiday gifts. Share the fun of making art with a young person you love.
You do not need to be ET to make a wonderful scone! If you've had flat or tough and dry scones, this might be just the class you have been waiting to attend. Debra will show you step-by-step how to make light and tender Chocolate Cherry Scones, Apricot Ginger Scones and Bacon, Cheddar, Chive Scones, as well as Basic Scones. This class will be participatory and samples of all items will be tasted and the rest divided among the class. Remember to bring a container to take home samples. Class size limited. Cost of the course includes $10 material fee. No experience necessary. No discounts.
After a review of the basics of reading a topo map, finding our location, and creating bearings using our topo maps, we’ll focus on trip planning using old and new tools. Also presented are challenges to try outside using some of the navigation by compass tricks of the trade after practicing indoors in class. A compass never runs out of batteries or fails to connect with a satellite. Students should have reliable internet and an audio- and video-enabled device to participate. No discounts.
Please note: There will be no class on Nov 24. Class will extend 1 week, ending 12/22. Continue developing skills in grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, spelling and conversation in this beginner's class. Students are responsible for ordering their own book prior to the start of class: “Basic Spanish” (2nd or 3rd edition), by Dorothy Richmond.
This course will include walking in the woods to find edible mushrooms along with detailed descriptions of habitat and structure of mushrooms. Your instructor, David Spahr, has collected edible mushrooms for 46 years and is a member of the Maine Mycological Association and the North American Mycological Association. Every walk bears a different bounty depending on the season, the weather and location. The majority of mudrooms found in nature are often not edible, and learning this element is even more important than knowing which ones you can eat. Require Supply List: Notebook and pen to take notes, sensible clothing and footwear, water, snack and bug repellant. A basket or bags, are optional. Children 8 to 15 are allowed to register only with a parent who is also registered. These hikes can be moderate in difficulty. No discounts.