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Empty Bowls Community Pottery Project Messalonskee W23


with Sherrie Corbett Mather

Calendar Feb 9, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Be a part of the Messalonskee Empty Bowls tradition! In this class you will learn to make and glaze slab bowls that will contribute to the supply of bowls for the Empty Bowls Dinner here at Messalonskee High School on Friday, Mar. 24 2023. You will make two bowls to take home to use, as gifts or decorations and the other two bowls will contribute to an evening event that will help the food pantries in our RSU 18 communities. Dress in work clothes. A $15 materials fee, which covers the cost of clay, glaze, and firing of your two bowls and is payable to the instructor at the start of class. Must be 17 to register. Makeup date Mar. 2. Pottery pickup will be Mar. 9. Limit 12 students.

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Sewing for Beginners Messalonskee W23


with Josephine Schiebel

Calendar Mar 1, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

In this class, you will learn to use a sewing machine and make simple objects such as a tote bag and a zippered pencil pouch. Students must bring their own portable sewing machine to class.  Your supply list will be sent via email when we have enough students for the class. Makeup date of Mar. 22. Limit 8 students.

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Design Your Own Fresh Floral Arrangement W23


with Robin Samalus-Getchell

Calendar Mar 6, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Join Robin at The Robin’s Nest to design a seasonal fresh floral arrangement. All materials are included in the cost of the class and you will design a beautiful fresh cut floral arrangement to keep, or to give as a gift. Come prepared to learn some basics of floral design and to have fun! Limit 15 students.
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Jewelry Making: Lovely Pearl Lariat W23


with Emily Pettengill

Calendar Mar 7, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn how to make a lariat necklace with stainless steel, fresh water pearls, and Czech glass drops. The perfect gift for someone you love or to yourself! Beginner Level. A $30 materials fee is payable to the instructor at start of class.

Stained Glass Messalonskee W23


with Carmela Patriotti

Calendar Mar 9, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
In this class Beginner students will learn the step-by-step process of Tiffany’s copper foil stained glass design. You will complete a beautiful panel and participate in a field trip during the second class to the new Stained Glass shop in Manchester. By the end of the class you will have gained the fundamental skills to continue a new and beautiful hobby. The kit is $120, and there will be other materials that you will need to purchase, such as glass, which costs approximately $40-50. For Intermediate students: You will work independently and under the teacher’s watchful eye as you advance your techniques. Lab fee for Intermediate students is $10 payable to the instructor at the start of the first class. If you have been thinking about learning Stained Glass or improving your skill this is your chance! Makeup date Apr. 27. Limit 10 students.

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Watercolor of the Seasons: Bears W23


with Serena Sanborn

Calendar Mar 11, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Delve into the fascinating world of bear hibernation! Serena, a Maine Master Naturalist, will share interesting facts about bears and their habits while Desi will guide the watercolor creation. The final work will be an 11×17 depiction of a bear in its colorful habitat. All supplies included. Please bring your lunch, as there will be a half hour break to eat. Limit 10 students.

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Macramé Plant Holders W23


with Shannon Fitts

Calendar Mar 15, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Join Shannon to create a new macramé plant holder each week. All materials are included in the cost of the class and the instructor provides models, supplies and directions. Each week will be a different design, Limit 20 students.

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Create a Spring Deco-Mesh Wreath W23


with Amy Harrington

Calendar Mar 20, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Amy has been crafting for twelve years. She sews and scrapbooks and recently discovered a passion for wreath-making. She loves to express her creativity and believes that work should be fun! Amy will prepare a materials kit to create one spring wreath during this workshop, and will guide you through the process. You will leave with a beautiful wreath and the knowledge to create more in the future. A $30 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the start of class.

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