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DIY Maine Pack Baskets - Hampden


with Devon Kane

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Come with no basket weaving knowledge and leave with an incredible pack-basket (backpack style) that you you'll have made yourself! Not only will you have a new creation, but you will also learn the skills to make it again. 

These pack baskets are traditionally used for ice fishing but can be also used for picnics, laundry, gardening and more. Sign up with your friends and join the fun. 

The $88.00 course fee includes all the materials you will need in this one-day, hands-on class.


Froebel Star Making Class


with Terry Deane

Calendar Mar 7, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this one-night class, you will learn how to make a Froebel Star. Froebel Stars originated in German folklore. Similar to origami, these 3-dimensional creations are made by folding strips of paper into lovely stars that can be used as ornaments, bows for gifts or nay other creative purpose. Stars for ornaments are generally dipped in paraffin wax and sprinkled with fine glitter to make them sturdy and more festive.

Once you master the process, you'll be hooked! You'll leave the class with as many stars that you can make along with additional strips of paper to make more at home.

Bring the kids!

A $10.00 materials fee will be paid directly to the instructor the night of class if you want to use colored paper. No materials fee will be charged if you only want to use white paper.


Homemade Greeting Cards


with Joyce Schwartz

Calendar Jan 28, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

During this 4-week course, you will make a variety of beautiful greeting cards including birthday and Valentine's Day cards. You'll learn how to color images with a water brush, use die cuts and more. 

This would be a fun activity to bring a son or daughter along to help.

The $32.00 course fee includes all materials needed for this class.


Intro to Soap Making


with Yolanda Castiglia

Calendar Feb 13, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this one-night, hands-on class, you will learn how to make soap from scratch using natural oils and ingredients. We'll discuss materials, safety and different types of soap making. 

Participants will collectively make a master batch of soap and scent to their own liking and take them home with them.

The $19.00 course fee will include the cost of all ingredients and materials.


Introduction to Basket Making - Orono


with Vicki McCarron

Calendar Jan 29, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This 3-session class is designed for new basket weavers. You will meet once a month for three months and make a different basket each session. Each class, the basket will get progressively more difficult. Overall, you will learn two types of basket bottoms, several styles of weaving and a variety of rim finishes.

Once you register for the class, you will be provided with a list of supplies and tools to bring to class.

A $12.00 materials fee will be payable directly to the insructor each class ($36.00 total for all 3 sessions).


Introduction to Digital Photography


with Michael Hallahan

Calendar Feb 5, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Get the most out of your digital camera and learn from an experienced professional photographer how to take great photographs during this 6-week class. Some of the topics covered in this class will be: Basic Photographic Concepts, Digital Photography’s Strengths and Weaknesses,

Workflow from Camera to Print, Basic Adobe Photoshop Techniques and Long-Term Digital Image Storage. This course is designed for the beginning digital photographer.


Misty Island Paint Night - Orono


with Obrianna Cornelius

Calendar Apr 24, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This one-night 'paint and sip' style class is intended for people who want a fun and creative evening out. You'll create a beautiful acrylic painting of a lazy and misty island in the sea that you can display in your home or gift to a friend.

You'll be able to improvise and choose your colors while the instructor explains the method.

A snack will be provided; bring a coffee to tea with you.

A $15.00 materials fee will be paid directly to the instructor the night of class.


Penny Rug Applique Class - The Rockwood Moose


with Toni Philbrook

Calendar Mar 9, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

The Rockwood Moose can be made into a pillow or wall hanging with wool applique. In this one-day class, you'll learn the technique of making 'Penny Rugs" and the hand stitching that enhances the design. 

Sharp shears are required. Bring any pearl cotton threads or floss you may have or purchase some from the instructor. 

A $30.00 materials fee will be payable directly to the instructor during the class.


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