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Beautiful China Doll - WS17
with Darrell Fisher
Create your own one-of-a-kind China doll. Students will work with greenware, use glazing techniques on greenware slipcast ceramic body parts and facial features - which will be fired, and design and create period clothing. The doll sizes range from 15-22 inches tall when complete. Students will receive a kit with all doll parts needed to complete the project. A $50 materials fee will payable to the instructor at the first class. A display of these finished dolls along with a PowerPoint presentation of the history of dolls will be presented at the first class.
Beginning Acting - WS17
with Emily Fournier
This fun class will teach you the basics of acting from how to memorize scripts to building your characters and presenting on stage. Even if you have been on stage before you will benefit from reviewing these basic techniques and learning new ones. The class will consist of hands-on activities that will help you become a better actor. Whether you want to audition for local productions or just get better at public speaking, this class is for you! No experience necessary. Emily Fournier is the producer of the Recycled Shakespeare Company with years of acting experience.
Beginning Beekeeping - WS17
with Lincoln Sennett
Beekeeping is an enjoyable hobby with sweet rewards. Taking a class like this is one of the best ways to get started and avoid costly mistakes. Learn all aspects of beginning beekeeping from starting a hive, getting your equipment ready, and treating bee problems, such as mites. Beginners as well as those with some experience are welcome. Schedule includes a Saturday field trip – tentatively scheduled for May 6, 2017 from 8am-12pm (weather permitting). Classes will meet at Swan's Honey, 332 Bessey Ridge Road, Albion Lincoln Sennett of Swan’s Honey has been in the beekeeping business for over 15 years.
No class March 29. Swan's Honey will invoice LAE $65 per student.
Boston Flower and Garden Show - WS17
with Kathy Cote
The Boston Flower & Garden Show will return to the Seaport World Trade with the theme “Superheroes of the Garden”. You’ve probably heard of Comic-Con, the huge celebration of comic books, video games and popular culture. This year’s Flower Show will be a veritable Horti-Con, honoring the crusaders, innovative tools and legendary plants helping to make us all champions in the battle for garden supremacy! A tradition loved by New Englanders for more than 100 years is also the region’s top shopping opportunity for garden-related products and services. You’ll find everything you’ll need to stock up for the coming season: plants, garden tools and furnishings, landscape services, botanical décor, clothing, and floral-themed gifts. It’s all in the Garden Marketplace! Don’t forget to bring your camera to the Show! There are tons of great photo opportunities and the pictures will help you plan your new garden long after the Show is over. Share your best footage with your family and friends, and of course with us on our Facebook page! Package and coat check is available. There are a limited number of wheelchairs available on a first come first serve basis. Wear your walking shoes! After flower show, we’ll spend a few hours shopping and feasting at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Pick up location: Lawrence Jr. High parking lot – Fairfield: 7:00 a.m. Park & Ride across from West Gardiner Service Plaza - 7:30 a.m.
Change Your Thoughts-Heal Your Body - WS17
with Linda Hargesheimer
Experience how the positive and negative happenings in your life can have a profound effect on your health right down to the cellular level. Identify and explore the emotional challenges in your life that have had an impact on your health. Learn how your body physically responds to your emotions and techniques to overcome and eliminate difficult cellular memories using mind/body approaches. Leave with 12 strategies that you can implement for a happier and healthier life.
Computers for the Savvy 60s Crowd
with Linda Davis
Whether a complete beginner or you're looking to brush up on your skills, this class is for you! Get hands-on instruction in this informative and fun class with slower-paced activities. Discover what your personal computer can do and develop your computer skills to stay current in today's world or job market. Delivered in a welcoming and supportive environment, this class will take you through the basics of using a computer. You'll be free to learn and progress at your own speed with the guidance of our instructor. Topics covered will be: email, internet, social media, Microsoft Word and Publisher, and iPads.
Decorative Tole Painting
with Melissa Carter
Learn new painting strokes and techniques in this intermediate tole painting class. Combine the old with the new and use a few new mediums as you create your works of art. You'll be creating three projects on wood, slate, and canvas: flowers on a wood cut-out iron, berries on a slate plaque, and a bunny shelf-sitter. All you'll need to bring to class is a 3-piece brush set (round, flat, and liner). Kits for each project will be supplied to you and include paint, tracing paper, written instructions, picture, palette, and a water basin. A one-time $25 supply fee will be payable to the instructor at the first class. It's time to get creative!
No class Feb. 22 - winter break.
Grow Your Own Organic Garden! - WS17
with Kate Newkirk
Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. We'll talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the fundamentals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation, and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies, and cultural methods of dealing with pests. The instructor will be an experience farmer or gardener from your region. We'll even send you home with free seeds! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.
LCD projector and laptop