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Nature Journaling I Session 1
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Nature Journaling I Session 1

$79

with Jodi Paloni

Calendar May 8, 2019 at 3:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Join us and make a personal commitment to spend more time outdoors. In this class, we’ll learn about the effects that having simple and regular “moments in nature” have on our overall well being while teaching us about the natural communities we live in.

Indoors: First we will gather indoors to discuss the positive outcomes nature can have on our good health, practice simple journaling skills and techniques to capture outdoor moments in inspiring ways, and create a simple nature journal using paper folding and gluing and/or basic hand-stitching techniques. A variety of sample nature journal pages will be on hand for inspiration.

In between: For homework, participants are asked to practice a few “moments in nature” solo sessions and begin working in their newly-crafted journals.

Outdoors: On day two, a Saturday morning, we’ll gather at a nearby natural area to share our homework––– the positive effects we noticed and any obstacles we faced. Next, we’ll practice three hands-on sensory observation skills––––sudden takes, sinking in, and making meaningful connections–––and create “sketches” depicting our experiences using both words and images in our books. 

Jodi Paloni is the author of the linked story collection, They Could Live With Themselves, a two-time finalist for the Maine Literary Awards and IPPY Silver Medalist. She has an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. 

Nature Journaling I Session 2
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Nature Journaling I Session 2

$79

with Jodi Paloni

Calendar May 8, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join us and make a personal commitment to spend more time outdoors. In this class, we’ll learn about the effects that having simple and regular “moments in nature” have on our overall well being while teaching us about the natural communities we live in.

Indoors: First we will gather indoors to discuss the positive outcomes nature can have on our good health, practice simple journaling skills and techniques to capture outdoor moments in inspiring ways, and create a simple nature journal using paper folding and gluing and/or basic hand-stitching techniques. A variety of sample nature journal pages will be on hand for inspiration.

In between: For homework, participants are asked to practice a few “moments in nature” solo sessions and begin working in their newly-crafted journals.

Outdoors: On day two, a Saturday morning, we’ll gather at a nearby natural area to share our homework––– the positive effects we noticed and any obstacles we faced. Next, we’ll practice three hands-on sensory observation skills––––sudden takes, sinking in, and making meaningful connections–––and create “sketches” depicting our experiences using both words and images in our books. 

Jodi Paloni is the author of the linked story collection, They Could Live With Themselves, a two-time finalist for the Maine Literary Awards and IPPY Silver Medalist. She has an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. 

Nature Journaling II Pemaquid Point Session 1

$54

with Jodi Paloni

Calendar May 18, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Participation in Intro to Nature Journaling I is recommended, but not required for this class. Participants will be immersed in three hands-on sensory observation skills–––sudden takes, sinking in, and making connections–––a simple path to acclimatizing in the nature world. Our work and play will be inspired by the crashing of waves on rocks and the sun on the water. All necessary materials will be available. 

Jodi Paloni is the author of the linked story collection, They Could Live With Themselves, a two-time finalist for the Maine Literary Awards and IPPY Silver Medalist. She has an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. 

Nature Journaling II Pemaquid Point Session 2

$54

with Jodi Paloni

Calendar May 18, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Participation in Intro to Nature Journaling I is recommended, but not required for this class. Participants will be immersed in three hands-on sensory observation skills–––sudden takes, sinking in, and making connections–––a simple path to acclimatizing in the nature world. Our work and play will be inspired by the crashing of waves on rocks and the sun on the water. All necessary materials will be available. 

Jodi Paloni is the author of the linked story collection, They Could Live With Themselves, a two-time finalist for the Maine Literary Awards and IPPY Silver Medalist. She has an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. 

Navigating Mid Coast Maine

$84

with Coast Guard Auxiliary

Calendar Apr 23, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Here are three easy ways to make boating more enjoyable: 1) learn the basics about the information found on nautical charts including GPS charts, 2) have your charts out where you can use them when enjoying Maine’s beautiful mid-coast waters, and 3) learn about navigation aids (they’re on the charts and on the water) so you can use them to cruise safely. You can do all three things by taking this class. It is an introduction to navigation using a chart of the Boothbay area. 

Learn how to read a chart and become familiar with the coastal waters between Small Point and Pemaquid. Problem sets will help you plan cruises and understand the information found on charts (e.g., buoys, lights, water depth) and to use them while cruising the area. True and magnetic headings, variation, lines of position, chart symbols, piloting, latitude and longitude, and dead reckoning are explained. The Three Rivers chart (#13293) is included. Please bring a pencil and a good eraser to the first class. A parallel ruler and dividers are needed in the first class. If you do not have either charting tool, each can be purchased separately. 

Nia: Mindful Dance Fitness - Session 2

$59

with Anna Fiedler

Calendar Mar 26, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Nia is an energizing barefoot cardio workout that connects the body, mind, and soul. Through Nia, you can enhance your potential to live a healthy and meaningful life by engaging your senses and listening to your body. Nia leaves you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced. Nia is non-impact and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Each class starts with setting a focus. We will then warm up, dance our hearts out, and cool down, ending class with movement on the floor, followed by stepping back out into daily life.

Two full sessions are being offered, each with a distinct focus. Session 1: Discover your relationship with the nine movement forms of Nia including martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts. Learn tools to grow by playing with both those that you are drawn toward and those that challenge you. Session 2: The 5 sensations of fitness: flexibility, agility, mobility, stability, and strength. We will focus on sensing these in your body and how to enrich your daily life with them.

Anna Fiedler is a certified Nia blue belt teacher who has taught Nia since 2007. She enjoys creating space for others to tap into their own power and well-being through movement.   

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Outdoor Painting Workshop

$75

with Vincent Carducci

Calendar May 11, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Primary areas of focus include local color and color temperature, working from a warm ground to warm/cool harmonies, composing from an open-ended outdoor site, and planning the stages of alla prima sessions. Working from an agreed-upon location, materials are the same as the indoor class, with the addition of a standing outdoor easel. 

With 21 solo shows, Vincent Carducci’s paintings and prints are held in private and corporate collections across America.  He has taught in a wide variety of venues, including workshops, arts councils and universities. 

Pastability

$44

with Debra Arter

Calendar Apr 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Stuck in a Mac and Cheese rut? If so, you are in for a surprise in this one-night class where pasta is revealed as the star it can be! We will learn about and taste varieties of pasta and correct preparation. We will make Pasta Pancetta,  Rotini with Toasted Walnut, Blue Cheese, and Chives, as well as easy Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Pesto Bow Ties. 

Pasta can be transformed into a quick and nutritious meal using much less sodium than commercial products.  Bring containers to take home samples. Recipes and directions included for all dishes. Buon Appetito! Class size is limited. 

Debra Arter has been teaching cooking classes to adults for nearly a decade. Her Home Ec. teacher mother instilled in her a love of creative and healthy food preparation. Her love of inspired community building through cooking events is contagious.





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