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Art of Stress Relief: Workshop 3/9


with Jeannine Burgess

Calendar Mar 9, 2019 at 3 pm, runs for 1 week

The unmistakable image of a mandala, circle, or life wheel, is a representation of the universe through the use of sacred geometry. Throughout history and around the globe these images have been used as an act of worship or meditation. Often used as a calming practice for its creator, mandalas are meant to conjure emotions and energetic responses from the viewer. Each piece may resonate with a certain thought, emotion or physical sensation. Presented by artist and yoga teacher Jeannine Burgess, whose own mandala exploration has quite literally, brought her life full circle; combining her mutual loves for decorative painting and healing. In this workshop, Jeannine will lead you through some meditative techniques which calm the nervous system as well as open up creative potential. There will be additional information provided on the energetics of sacred geometry patterns and how they can be used to compliment a relaxation practice. Using watercolor paints, pencils, and pastels on an original template drawn atop the Flower of Life, you will be able to create your own 12x12" mixed-media expression of the universe. This experience is for adults who want to tap into their own creativity as well as calm the body and mind... or for anyone who wants to play with shapes and colors! Allow your subconscious to surface, and create in a safe space for personal expression.

Artist Mentorship
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Artist Mentorship

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Artists will work closely with their mentor to establish technical, conceptual, and professional goals. This customized program is intended for artists seeking to advance their artistic practice. Overcome your artistic obstacles; whether they be speaking about, making, presenting, or selling your artwork. Your goals + areas of concentration (medium) will determine which mentor you are paired with. With your mentor, you will co-create a self-designed program; addressing your practice, process, and aesthetic barriers. When necessary, mentors will provide medium specific demonstrations and constructive criticism of both process + product. Mentorship can take place at Arts Afire Studio or another agreed upon location. For rates and more information, please contact Kristin Fitzpatrick:  207-608-8738

Basket Finishing Night


with Christine Smith

Calendar May 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This is your opportunity to finish any projects that aren't done or that you need help finishing.  We had a lot of big baskets this year. I want you to be able to enjoy your beautiful, finished baskets.



Basketball for Everyone!


with Lewis Fink

Calendar Jan 15, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 18 weeks



Bring your friends and work out on the court as you enjoy friendly competition shooting hoops!

$3 per night pay as you go or register online and pay $54 up front.

Will not meet on 2/19 & 4/16 due to school vacations.


Become a Mystery Shopper 5/9


with Sandra Thompson

Calendar May 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Do you enjoy shopping, eating out, and exploring new places? Are you interested in making money while patronizing local establishments? Become a Mystery Shopper and get paid for shopping in your spare time!! With as little as a few hours a month, you can earn money by shopping everything from fine dining and movie theaters, to fast food restaurants, gas stations, retail stores, and more. This course will arm you with you the basics of working as a Mystery Shopper, including how to find reputable agencies and manage submissions, as well as provide you with a variety of tips and tricks to help you become a successful (and lucrative) Mystery Shopper.




Becoming a Notary Public


with Lisa Blanchette

Calendar Mar 19, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Interested in becoming a Notary? Prepare to apply to become a Notary, or to use your current Commission wisely and lawfully. Learn about everything from the history of Notaries, to eligibility, powers and duties, procedures, troubleshooting, record keeping, documents, content and recommissioning. Fee includes workbook.


Beginner Acrylic Pour Painting 5/2


with Tara Finlay

Calendar May 2, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

With this exciting process, you never know what beautiful patterns will be created until the paint is poured. We'll cover what types of paint and additives work best to create beautiful abstract art. This class is appropriate for any artistic skill level, from beginner to pro, who wants to learn this technique. You will be transporting your wet paintings home in a container provided by the instructor, but you may want to have some plastic or cardboard in your car for the trip home.  There is a $30 materials fee payable to the instructor at class.



Boho Dreamcatcher


with Tara Finlay

Calendar Mar 28, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This boho dream catcher wall hanging is fun and easy to make. The instructor will have beads, trims, ribbons, hoops, and some feathers but if you have specific colors you would like to work with, you should bring them. Yarn, ribbon, decorative trims will all work. For health reasons, please only bring store-bought feathers. Materials fee $10 payable to instructor. If you have a glue gun, please bring it. You can use a doily for your center if you have it-  make sure you bring a hoop (like a wooden embroidery hoop) that will fit it. The materials fee will be adjusted for students bringing their own materials. 



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