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Easter Egg Fun


with India Baker

Calendar Mar 13, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Let your creative juices flow! Design your own eggs following India's easy step by step instructions.  All materials are supplied. Learn about the traditional craft of Ukrainian Easter Eggs (Pysanky) as well as the principles of wax resist method of dyeing. Max 10 students.






Fly Tying with John Wight


with John Wight

Calendar Jan 30, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

The instructor is John Wight, a Master Maine Guide for over 50 years. All tools and materials are provided, as well as handouts for your reference. Geared for beginners, but tiers with experience will not be disappointed.

This course is 6 weeks, starting with basic flies that teach the skills you will need to progress to the harder patterns. All the flies in this course are the ones that are used in this part of Maine starting with simple streamers then on to Caddis, Stone, and May Flies that are common here in Western Maine. Practice is expected between classes, and arrangements can be made to take tools and materials home to help in that regard.

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with Joshua Rysted

Calendar Feb 22, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Brighten up your mid-winter nights with a ceramic luminary. In this one day course, you will use slabs of clay to hand build a beautiful and functional ceramic tea light lantern. The slabs of clay will be cut and pierced so that a tea light shines through the holes. You will also have the option to turn your luminary into a scented wax melter. No previous clay experience is required for this class. All tools and supplies will be provided by the clay studio. Your finished project will be glazed in your choice of color and ready for pick up approximately two weeks after class.

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Woven Basket Pottery


with Joshua Rysted

Calendar Mar 29, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Springtime is coming!  Easter is on the way, which makes the perfect time for baskets.  In this one-day course, you will use extruded coils of clay to create a woven ceramic basket that could be used to serve bread, hold whole fruit on the table, or be an Easter basket.  Your finished project will be microwave and dishwasher safe and glazed in your choice of color. Max 10

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