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Kitchen Cabinet Basics
with Rick Gallion
For anyone considering building cabinets for kitchen, utility room, or even armoires or TV cabinets this class is for you. We will discuss design options, material and hardware choices and construction techniques. No materials or safety equipment needed.
Instructor Rick Gallion has been a professional woodworker for over thirty years and has taught many students the craft of woodworking. His 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.
Learning Your Sewing Machine
with Sandra Johns
This course is for anyone who has a sewing machine and wants to know how to use it. First we will focus on threading your machine, tension adjustment, and using your manual. Next students will learn how to use different sewing machine feet and samples will be made. The final weeks of class will focus on making samples, picking a project and finishing it. Students will need to bring their working sewing machine, manual (original or downloaded version), thread, and a half yard of plain cotton fabric.
Sandra Johns is a former art teacher with 50 years experience making her own clothes, quilting and making fabric dolls.
Love on the Wheel
with Liz Proffetty
Whether you come as a couple or a single you are sure to fall in love with the sensuous qualities of clay. Try out the wheel, get a little messy and have a good time. You will be given time to decorate your work with stamps and paints and we will glaze and fire one of your creations with a glaze of your choice. You are welcome to bring snacks and beverages for yourself or to share. (Ages 14 and up)
Liz Proffetty holds a BFA in ceramics and certification in teaching art. She has been working as a professional potter for 30 years and loves sharing her passion for clay with others. All classes will be held at Neighborhood Clay located at 590 Main Street, Damariscotta
Maine Driving Dynamics Course
with ME Driving Dynamics
Maine Driving Dynamics is a Maine sponsored five hour defensive driving course that offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving skills. Course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways. It is taught by a certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor in a format that engages students with lectures, videos, and class discussion/participation.
Those completing the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record and students 55 and older can receive an insurance discount from their insurer. More importantly, students taking this course will be safer drivers.
Make a Mug
with Liz Proffetty
Make a wonderful, functional mug with little or no experience using clay. Make a Mug workshop is designed for all levels of experience. Using hand-building techniques (not the pottery wheel) you will make a mug and have it glazed in your choice of several glaze colors. It will be ready for use in about 2 weeks. Come a little muddy and be ready to laugh and have fun. I will be offering a demonstration and helping everyone get started. You are welcome to brings snacks and beverages for yourself or to share. All ages welcome (children under 7 please have an adult present).
Liz Proffetty holds a BFA in ceramics and certification in teaching art. She has been working as a professional potter for 30 years and loves sharing her passion for clay with others. All classes will be held at Neighborhood Clay located at 590 Main Street, Damariscotta.
Making Jewelry with Sea Glass
with Lynne Thompson
Beautiful pieces of natural sea glass are turned into wearable art in this class. Learn some of the basics of jewelry making as you create a pendant and earrings out of sea glass.
Sea glass and wire will be provided by the instructor but feel free to bring your own pieces. Students should bring their needlenose pliers to class. Some will be available for use for those who do not own a pair.
Lynne Thompson has been creating sea glass jewelry since 1996 after moving to New Harbor, Maine.
Medicare and Understanding It
with Robert Harvey
This course will review the following areas: when you are eligible for Medicare benefits; the timeline to enroll for Medicare benefits without penalties; what original Medicare covers and does not cover; and what additional plans are available that work in conjunction with original Medicare. Financial assistance options will also be discussed briefly.
Robert Harvey is a licensed Life and Health agent with offices in Brunswick and Scarborough Maine. He has been assisting clients with reviewing and enrolling in individual health insurance plans and transitioning on to Medicare coverage for the last 10 years.
Nature Journaling I Session 1
with Jodi Paloni
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.