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Creative Writing Workshop - Session 4

$94

with Elizabeth Potter

Calendar May 1, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This ongoing workshop offers participants an opportunity to get the creative juices flowing, overcome the internal critic, and let heart and soul flow out onto the page! Just as importantly, it also provides a tight knit, supportive community of fellow writers with whom to share the fruits of your labor. The instructor, Elizabeth Potter, will present proven writing prompts and techniques to tickle your muse and coax even the most hesitant voice onto the page. 

Elizabeth Potter is a teacher and poet residing in midcoast Maine. Her new collection of poetry “T’ai Chi of Leaves” was released by Moon Pie press in September 2016. Her poems have also been widely published in literary journals both locally and nationally. Elizabeth has been leading creative writing workshops for all ages for the past seventeen years. 

Creative Writing Workshop - Session 5

$94

with Elizabeth Potter

Calendar May 29, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This ongoing workshop offers participants an opportunity to get the creative juices flowing, overcome the internal critic, and let heart and soul flow out onto the page! Just as importantly, it also provides a tight knit, supportive community of fellow writers with whom to share the fruits of your labor. The instructor, Elizabeth Potter, will present proven writing prompts and techniques to tickle your muse and coax even the most hesitant voice onto the page. 

Elizabeth Potter is a teacher and poet residing in midcoast Maine. Her new collection of poetry “T’ai Chi of Leaves” was released by Moon Pie press in September 2016. Her poems have also been widely published in literary journals both locally and nationally. Elizabeth has been leading creative writing workshops for all ages for the past seventeen years. 

Darling Needle Felted Animals

$59

with Debra Arter

Calendar Apr 4, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

In this two-evening class each participant will make one or more cozy soft small mammals or birds of their choice out of wool and use the needle felting method to create the features of their new friend. In the past, popular choices were bears, penguins and ducks. 

A material fee of $10 (included in the cost) covers all wool and armature materials, plus one felting needle. You may create a treasured gift or something to keep for yourself.  No experience required! Bring your glasses if you wear them for close vision. Young people aged 12 and up may attend with an adult. Class size is limited.

Debra Arter holds a MA in Fine Art and has been teaching adults various art processes for many years. She has worked on her needle felting projects even while on an airplane! 

Effective Interviewing Skills

Free

with Goodwill Workforce Solutions

Calendar May 7, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Gain the confidence you need to ace that interview and get the job! The key is to go in prepared! In this interviewing workshop, we will discuss various interview preparation techniques, practice commonly asked questions, and learn to avoid some common interviewing mistakes. 

Exercise Ball

$54

with Stacy Graffam

Calendar Feb 26, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn how to turn your exercise ball into a home gym without the expense!  This class is core-strength based; you will learn how to find, use and improve upon your own core strength, posture, and balance. 

Come join us to get a full body workout and learn how to use your ball at work and at home.  Bring an exercise ball (55-65 cm), 3 or 5 pound hand weights and water to class.  All ability levels are welcome.

Stacy L. Graffam is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Senior Fitness Specialist. 

Foraging for Wild, Edible & Medicinal Plants

$49

with Tom Seymour

Calendar May 11, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

This class consists of a classroom seminar followed by an outdoor field trip. At the class session, Tom will give a narrated presentation of on-screen photos of edible wild plants, some of which have medicinal uses as well. All plants shown and discussed are available in the midcoast region of Maine and none are rare, endangered or threatened (most are common garden “weeds”).  At the end of the session, participants should  have a new understanding of and greater appreciation for these common, useful, healthful and tasty wild treats.   

The outdoor field trip takes place at the nature trail behind Medomak Middle School. Please bring water, good walking shoes and a snack or lunch to class.

Tom Seymour is a Maine naturalist, Registered Maine Guide, freelance writer and book author.  His book credits include Hiking Maine, Fishing Maine, Birding Maine, Forager’s Notebook, Wild Plants of Maine and his most recent Foraging Mushrooms Maine published in 2017. 

Getting Paid to Talk – Intro to Voice Acting

$34

with Voice Coaches Staff

Calendar May 6, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you ever been told that you have a great voice? This exciting class will explore numerous aspects of voice-over work for television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries and the Internet in your area. We will cover all the basics, including how to prepare the all-important demo, and how to be successful and earn great income in this exciting field. Students will have a opportunity to ask questions and to hear demos recorded by professional voice actors.  Class participants will even have a chance to record a commercial script under the direction of a real producer! This class is informative, lots of fun, and a great first step for anyone interested in voice acting professionally. 

Gouache Painting – The Natural World

$74

with Julie Babb

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

This course is for beginner to intermediate painters of the gouache medium. The class will be based on solid principles of representational painting and drawing and will include color mixing, developing neutrals and some brush techniques using subjects from the natural world– animals, botanicals, shells, etc. Techniques for understanding motion and how gesture affects the actual paint application will be studied. Materials list upon registration. 

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