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Ceramics: Beginning/ Intermediate


with Jeremy Smith

Calendar Mar 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

In this ten week course, you will explore the beauty of clay by learning to make coil pots, boxes, tiles and functional pottery. Students may personalize their approach to learning new wheel-thrown and hand building methods. Tools will be available during class. Students will be responsible for purchasing their own clay, approximately $25. Information about the clay required will be given at first class.

Instructor: Jeremy Smith

10 Thursdays, 6:30-8 pm

Begins: March 1, 2018

Location: MCHS

Registration: $89


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Make & Take Gifts with Essential Oils (February Session) NEW!


with Joanna Wilhelm

Calendar Feb 6, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn about essential oils, how they’re made and all of their purposes. These oils can be used from making our houses smell good to replacing beauty products to supporting physical and emotional health. You’ll get to make a couple goodies, too, and get recipes to make more! These are easy to make and great to use yourself and to give as gifts. We’ll be making bath salts that double as shower bombs and room sprays (there will be choices of a Sleepytime and an appropriate seasonal-inspired one). And, as an extra bonus, some all-natural cleaner for around the house and some additional easy-peasy but good recipes. Maybe you’ve been hearing about essential oils and are curious, or maybe you just like finding ways to make gifts for others and things to use at home for yourself. In any case, we’ll have a casual get-together that will be fun and informative, too!

Instructor: Joanna Wilhelm

Session I: Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Session II: Thursday, May 3, 2018

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: MCHS

Registration: $20 per session 

Supplies included in the registration fee


Make a 9 Block “Sampler” Quilt NEW!


with Betsy Cannan

Calendar Feb 27, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This 9 block sampler quilt provides a fun, relaxing, educational experience in quilting. You will make your own quilt with plenty of hands-on guidance! You will learn easy cutting, piecing, and binding techniques. This quilt is appropriate for beginners, or experienced quilters who want to work on their skills. Students will need to provide their own sewing machine, extension cord, iron and ironing surface, and sewing supplies.

Before first class, students should purchase “Make Your First Quilt” by M'liss Rae Hawley.

Instructor: Betsy Cannan, Traditional and Modern Professional Quilter 

6 Tuesdays, 5:30–8:30 pm

Begins: February 27, 2018

Location: Professional Development Center, 75 North Rd, Readfield

Registration: $65


Upholstery Basics


with Kelsie French

Calendar Mar 1, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

If you have a favorite old chair or ottoman, don’t discard it. Reupholster it! Under the direction of a skilled instructor, you will learn basic upholstery techniques and complete a small project during this 8 week class. Students purchase fabric on their own. Supply fee $15-$25, depending on your project, payable to instructor.

Instructor: Kelsie French, E. W. French Upholstery

8 Thursdays, 6-9 pm

Begins: March 1, 2018

Location: MCMS

Registration: $85


Full Course

Water Colors for Beginners NEW!


with Linda Murray

Calendar Apr 3, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This class is for the true beginner, but also open to those who have painted in Watercolor but need a little help improving their skills. Each week students will be introduced to an element of the landscape and then begin putting those elements together. They will learn watercolor techniques such as dry brushing, scraping and wet-into-wet applications. They will also be introduced to color theory. Classes will begin with a helpful critique and demonstration of a new technique. A required workbook is included in the class fee. Students are responsible for their own materials. A recommended materials list is available at registration.

Instructor: Linda Murray

8 Tuesdays, 6-8:30 pm

Begins: April 3, 2018

Location: MCHS

Cost: $79 plus $25 for workbook

Total due at registration: $104

Instructor Bio: Linda graduated from the University of Maine at Augusta with honors holding a Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art. She has participated in many juried shows, and won numerous art competitions. Linda's paintings are held in public and private collections throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. Her artwork can be viewed at


Welding Basics


with Ian Hippler

Calendar Mar 7, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This class teaches professional welding skills and technology for those wishing to enter the welding profession or a technical college program. Hobbyists welcomed. No previous welding experience is required. Each class includes approximately 30 minutes of theory and safety training and 2 hours of hands-on welding. Safety glasses, welding gloves, and leather boots required. Book and supply fees are due at registration.

Instructor: Ian Hippler

10 Wednesdays, 6-8:30 pm

Begins: March 7, 2018

Location: MCHS

Registration: $129

Book Rental Fee: $40

Lab Fee:$30

Total due at registration: $199                                                                   


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“Clammy Friends” Quilt NEW!


with Betsy Cannan

Calendar Apr 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This colorful quilt finishes at 64" X 72", or whatever size you want. Can be made from your favorite scraps or a new color scheme of your choice. The skills you will learn are cutting and sewing, color and design development, working with solids and designs, using a template, and sewing curves using a glue stick, and binding.

Instructor: Betsy Cannan, Traditional and Modern Professional Quilter & Teacher

4 Tuesdays, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Begins: April 24, 2018

Location: Professional Development Center, 75 North Rd, Readfield

Registration: $45


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