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Beginner/Intermediate Sewing NEW!


with Carole Hicks

Calendar Sep 17, 2019 at 5 pm, runs for 4 weeks

A basic level sewing class for individuals who have never used a sewing machine, or for those who want to expand on their sewing skills and take on larger projects. In the class you will learn professional sewing skills using 2 industrial machines (one for light/medium fabrics and one walking foot upholstery for heavy fabrics.) After training , there will be time for a project of choice. Beginners are encouraged to select a simple project such as a pillow cover or cover for an outdoor cushion. An advanced class may be offered later in the Fall, if there is interest.

For specific questions about this class, please email Carole Hicks at

Instructor: Carole Hicks

Begins: September 17, 2019

Session I: 4 Tuesdays, 5-6:30 pm

Session II: 4 Tuesdays, 6:45-8:15

Begins: September 19, 2019

Session I: 4 Thursdays, 5-6:30 pm

Session II: 4 Thursdays, 6:45-8:15

Location: MCMS

Registration: $39

When registering, please specify which of the 4 sessions you are signing up for.

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Canvas Tote - NEW!


with Libby Harville

Calendar Oct 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Make your own tote similar to the large LL Bean canvas bag !! Please bring to class: 1 piece canvas or other heavy material 26”x 38" 1 piece contrasting fabric for bottom of bag 16”x 26" 2 pieces of contrasting fabric or 1" webbing* for handles 2" X 44" Scissors Ruler - quilting ruler if you have one Pencil Pins Iron + portable ironing board helpful (Above based on based on large tote. You can make a smaller one if you prefer)

Instructor: Libby Harville

2 Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Begins: October 17, 2019

Location: MCMS

Registration: $15

Ceramics: Beginning/Intermediate


with Jeremy Smith

Calendar Oct 3, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

In this 10 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, which will be available the first night of class for $15 per bag.

Instructor: Jeremy Smith

10 Thursdays, 6:30-8 pm

Begins: October 3, 2019

Location: MCHS

Registration: $89

Introduction to Chair Caning


with Glen Hawes

Calendar Sep 12, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This class is intended to introduce students to materials, tools, and techniques for restoring and re-caning old chairs and broken seats. All participants will come away with the basic knowledge to pursue more skilled caning on your own. Please bring to class: bucket, 10 clothespins, 10 golf tees, an awl, spray bottle, craft scissors, and a sponge. Caning reed may be purchased from instructor (approximately $25.)

Note: This is not a weaving class; the chair you want to restore must have holes.

Instructor: Glen Hawes

5 Thursdays, 6-8:30 pm

Begins: September 12, 2019

Location: MCHS

Registration: $49

Needle Felting - Holiday Ornaments NEW!


with Lori Twiss

Calendar Nov 18, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Needle felting for beginners, novice, or expert. Learn how to use needles and wool as you create a holiday decoration or ornament. All supplies available at class for a fee payable to the instructor or bring your own.

Instructor: Lori Twiss

Monday, November 18, 2019

Time: 6:00-8:30 pm

Location: MCHS

Registration: $15

Supply fee: $6 per item, Payable to instructor

Watercolor Combo Class NEW!


with Linda Murray

Calendar Sep 16, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 8 weeks

This class will accommodate both beginner and more advanced watercolor students. Beginner students will be asked to purchase “Watercolor for Beginners” for $25. We shall work from this book during class. More advanced students will be given handouts each week to work from. Class time will be spent going over the elements of the landscape with beginners, including a demo. More advanced students will work on handouts in class with the instructor’s help. Each class will include new techniques, gentle critiques and instructor demos. Students will be encouraged to work at their own skill level and are responsible for their own materials. Materials list available from Maranacook Adult Ed.

Instructor: Linda Murray

8 Mondays, 9:30 am-Noon

Begins: September 16, 2019

Location: PDC, 75 North Rd, Readfield

Cost: $79

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


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