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Sanford Community Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

Beginner Acrylic Pour Painting 1/30


with Tara Finlay

Calendar Jan 30, 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.



Beginner Punch Needle
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Beginner Punch Needle


with Tara Finlay

Calendar Dec 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Punch needle embroidery has deep roots in New England as women hooked rugs out of old clothing or yarn. We'll use a smaller embroidery punch needle and regular floss to make this cute ornament.  In second class, we will finish the ornament using fabric. Materials fee payable to instructor ($20) includes punch needle kit, floss, and finishing materials. You keep the kit.



Beginning Ukulele 1/22


with Dick Ruel

Calendar Jan 22, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

You'll be playing songs on the first night...guaranteed! Learn all the basic chord shapes that you will need to have fun with the UKE! Learn about scales, chord formations, chord transitions, progressions and why and how they work, how to read tablature, sheet music notations, counting and strumming patterns. Bring a ukulele, tuner and music stand.  No class 2/19.

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. 

Bookbinding & Printmaking Workshop


with Sarah Shepley

Calendar Mar 16, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

This class will be introduction and exploration of gelli printmaking and  simple bookmaking. 

In this first part of this workshop, participants will explore the many uses of Geli plates (mono printing without a press using soft gel “plates”).  We will explore both the uses of texture as well as working with stencils. Materials will be available for participants to make their own stencils and  will learn how to create layered designs as well as “narrative“ pieces. Other demonstrations include: rainbow roll for background as well as using gel mediums for transparency. No experience necessary. Whether you want to create designs for bookmaking and collage or work on a narrative piece, this workshop offers a variety of techniques. 

The second part of this workshop is the introduction of simple bookmaking techniques using the papers students have designed previously .

This workshop offers a balance between creative experimentation with a variety of materials along with developing concrete skills in the book arts. Using papers that students themselves have designed is very satisfying. All materials included, no experience necessary.


Branch Weaving


with Tara Finlay

Calendar May 20, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this gentle introduction to basic weaving, we'll be working with colorful yarns and Y-shaped branches. Please bring one sturdy Y-shaped branch approximately 1/2" or larger in diameter. The branch should be cut green (not dead, dry, brittle) and free of leaves. If you do not have access to branches, please let us know and the instructor will provide them. The instructor will also have lots of pretty yarn but you can bring any yarn you choose. Various styles and textures of yarn look good together in a weaving. Materials fee of $5 payable to instructor in class.


Bullet Journaling 4/23


with Sandra Thompson

Calendar Apr 23, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Do you have a million different to-do lists floating around? Do you want to be more organized but don't know where to start? Do you already have several systems of organization but need one way to keep track of it all? Bullet Journaling is the answer to your organizational prayers!! Learn a few simple and life-changing tricks to organize your entire life in one place and walk away with your own personalized Bullet Journal and starter tools. Materials fee of $12 payable to the instructor at class.


Check it out Session 1/28


with Allen Lampert

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

Does the idea of going back to school excite or scare you? Maybe both! That's perfectly okay and completely expected. It's not as scary as you may think.  

Sanford Community Adult Education has small classes, great teachers and a lot of support for you.  Come meet our director, Allen Lampert, to hear more about SCAE and our programs.

Whether it's academic support, community education, or job training, let SCAE help. If you are thinking about coming back to school, register for one of our one-night sessions.

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