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Garden Seeds From the Past
with Stephanie Blomquist
In this class we will discuss various grains, vegetables, and legumes that were once commonly grown throughout America on our farms and in our home gardens 50, 80, 100 and even 150 years ago. Many of these plants are not grown anymore in most backyard gardens. Some are hard to find, if not impossible, but there are many plants we can still grow, and maybe even save from being lost forever. We will explore why this is even important in the first place. We will even discuss how to potentially revive extinct varieties of plants for your garden. Participants will go home with a small sample of seeds to take home for their gardens.
Stephanie Blomquist is a very busy mother of four, and a self-employed part-time farmer. She has an avid interest in self sustainability, living off the land and homesteading.
Geology of the Midcoast Area
with David Pope
Explore the geology of our immediate area through classroom work and field trips. From glacial sculpting and erratics to the primordial origins of the rock units, Mid-Coast Maine tells many geological stories. This course includes an introduction to rock and mineral identification, plate tectonics, bedrock geology and glacial geology all in local context. Maps, written text and on-line sources will be used. The weekly class schedule and several short field trip dates will be firmed up at the first class. Student interests will guide the course.
David Pope grew up rockhounding in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. He holds both an undergraduate and graduate degree in geology. He recently authored “Geology of the Pemaquid Region, Mid-Coast Maine”.
Getting Paid to Talk - Intro to Voice Acting
with Staff Voice Coaches
Have you ever been told that you have a great voice? This exciting class will explore numerous aspects of voice-over work for television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries and the Internet in your area. We will cover all the basics, including how to prepare the all-important demo, and how to be successful and earn great income in this exciting field. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and to hear examples of demos recorded by professional voice actors.
Class participants will even have a chance to record a commercial script under the direction of a real producer! This class is informative, lots of fun, and a great first step for anyone interested in voice acting professionally.
Growing Garlic and Extending the Gardening Season
with Sharon Turner
Maine has a short growing season - traditionally four months, more or less. There are, however, many ways to lengthen that short season and have good wholesome food available through the fall, winter, and early spring. In this class we will explore everything from old-fashioned cold frames and hot caps to the latest in low and high tunnels and coverings. Seed starting, winter vegetable storage and fall garlic planting will be addressed. Organic practices will be emphasized. Garlic to plant this fall for harvest next summer will be available for purchase. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor the first night of class.
Sharon Turner is a certified Master Gardener, consultant, educator and designer. At her nursery in Washington she specializes in heirloom and open-pollinated vegetable and flower seedlings and native perennials, shrubs and trees.
Guitar for Relaxation
with Pat Ginnaty
This course will continue with the ideas, song forms and techniques that were discussed in Guitar For Relaxation. We will combine approaches to play more complicated songs, while perfecting our approach to ordinary songs. Prerequisites for this course are the ability to switch basic chords and strum. As content is class driven, song lists are encouraged from the beginning!
Patrick Ginnaty started playing at age 16 and went on to study guitar at UMA and the Berklee College of Music. Through both taking and teaching guitar lessons, he has learned to help students to focus on achieving THEIR goals.
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Halloween Lighted Jack O'Lantern
with Cynthia Dean
This one night Make N Take class will feature a Lighted Ceramic Jack O’ Lantern. Students will get to choose from a few different poses and faces. It will be painted with acrylic paint and finished with a shiny sealer and come with the electrical component to scare or dazzle your trick or treaters for years to come. The materials fee is $30, which will include the piece, the use of the tools and paints and the electrical components. Students will take their piece home with them that night.
Cynthia Dean is the owner of the ceramic shop “Paint It Shoreself,” located in Rockland. She first fell in love with ceramics in grade school and bought her first kiln and molds at 22. Cynthia is certified through Gare, Mayco and Duncan Ceramic Companies and has been teaching ceramics for over 20 years.
Handbuilt Flower Vase
with Bridgette Kinney
Adults must accompany all children under the age of 16. This is an easy class for any age! Each student will be given 1.5 pounds of clay and stamps to create a small handbuilt slab flower vase. Students will create at the first session and glaze their work at the second session. After firing, students can pick up their vase the week following the second class. A materials fee of $8 per person is payable to the instructor at the class.
Bridgette Kinney has been a potter for 14 years and is the owner and operator of Dragon’s Breath Pottery in Warren.
with Rick Gallion
Cutting woodworking joints by hand is the hallmark of fine craftsmanship. In this class you will learn to cut mortise and tenon and dovetail joints using hand tools. There will be a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor. All tools provided.
Instructor Rick Gallion has been a professional woodworker for thirty years and has taught many students the craft of woodworking. His new shop is designed as a teaching facility. All classes will be held at the Clary Lake Woodworking School at 777 Gardiner Road (Hwy 126), Jefferson. Class size is limited. Safety glasses provided for each class.