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Just Once Guitar for Busy People

$24

with Don Pride

Calendar Feb 3, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs. Bring your acoustic guitar. Students age 13+ are welcome. Don Pride is a professional musician, teacher and composer who plays throughout the United States. He is a member of the Portland Jazz Orchestra and leads The Don Pride Band. Don teaches at the University of Southern Maine, St. Joseph’s College, the Portland Conservatory of Music and in his private studio. Materials fee: $29 book fee, payable directly to the instructor the night of class. Monday, 2/3, 6:00pm-8:30pm, GMS Band Room, $24 (plus $29 book fee payable to instructor)

Watercolor for All Levels - Session II

$39

with Maddie Lou Chaplin

Calendar Feb 6, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 2 weeks

Boost your skills to new heights with step-by-step instruction and the support and encouragement of your teacher and fellow students. Each week a new theme is introduced and a specific technique is demonstrated. A list of materials will be mailed upon registration. Maddie Lou Chaplin is a full-time professional artist who works with watercolors, acrylics, and oils. Her art has received widespread recognition and numerous awards. Session II: 2 classes, Thursdays, 2/6-2/13, 10:00am-12:30pm, GMS, $39 11th Annual Watercolor Art Show Gorham Adult Education presents our 11th Annual Watercolor Art Show & Reception on Thursday, May 14th from 6:00pm-7:00pm at Baxter Memorial Library. Artwork will be displayed until June.

Full Course

Stained Glass Design* - 2/8/20

$59

with Erin Schlicher

Calendar Feb 8, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Represent your own designs in the medium of glass! Learn to develop your ideas into quick sketches and then into a full-scale design. From there, play with shapes, colors, and textures to bring your design to life. Participants will learn how to pick out and cut glass accurately, use a grinder, foil, and solder resulting in an original piece. This class is open to beginners and those who want to build on their skills. It can also be used as an open studio to bring your own glass and use our tools to complete your work. Instructor: Erin Schlicher Saturday Class Single Day class. *same class offered on 8 different dates. Saturday, 2/8, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Community Arts Center, 34 School St., Gorham, $59 (materials included)

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Spanish Cooking Night

$34

with Nicholas Orgo

Calendar Feb 12, 2020 at 6 pm

Students will learn how to make authentic Spanish chorizo and will then use that chorizo to make an outstanding seafood paella with shrimp, mussels and saffron infused rice. This class will leave your taste buds saying, “olé.” Nicholas Orgo is the chef and owner of M.A.N.E. Catering and Event Services and has over 20 years of experience in restaurant and catering. Wednesday, 2/12, 6:00pm-8:30pm, GMS, $34, includes food fee Please note our policy: Cooking classes require a 5-day cancellation notice as they require the advance purchase of perishable products. No shows and late cancellations will not be refunded.

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Introduction to Crochet - Session I

$49

with Christina Thibault

Calendar Feb 15, 2020 at 9 am

Join us for an introductory class for crochet! That’s the one with the hook, not two needles! We will learn basic stitches and patterns, hook sizes, traditional yarns, and alternative options like rope, cording or t-shirt yarn and “plarn” made from repurposed plastic bags. Crochet can be a quick and easy way to create lots of fun and interesting things. The ease of the basic stitches makes it a great hobby. Let’s make a goal to work on a hat and see where we go from there! Instructor: Christina Thibault Session I: Saturday, 2/15, 9:00am-12:00pm, Community Arts Center, 34 School St., Gorham, $49 (materials included) *Same class offered on two different dates.

Full Course

Stained Glass Design* - 2/22/20

$59

with Erin Schlicher

Calendar Feb 22, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Represent your own designs in the medium of glass! Learn to develop your ideas into quick sketches and then into a full-scale design. From there, play with shapes, colors, and textures to bring your design to life. Participants will learn how to pick out and cut glass accurately, use a grinder, foil, and solder resulting in an original piece. This class is open to beginners and those who want to build on their skills. It can also be used as an open studio to bring your own glass and use our tools to complete your work. Instructor: Erin Schlicher Saturday Class Single Day class. *same class offered on 8 different dates. Saturday, 2/22, 9:00am-12:00pm, Community Arts Center, 34 School St., Gorham, $59 (materials included)

Ukulele for Beginners

$75

with Duncan Hardy

Calendar Feb 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Go crazy with Ukulele! Join our beginners' course! Want to discover the hottest, happiest musical instrument around? Here’s your chance to learn to play the ukulele. This little instrument is versatile and a blast to play (with regular practice, of course). On it you can knock out folk tunes, rock, samba, blues, pop, jazz, country, reggae, classical music as well as songs grandma knows. The ukulele can go most anywhere with you because it’s small and lightweight. Our beginners’ ukulele course is meant for people with no musical background – including people who think they are musically challenged! And, you don’t even need to know how to read music! You will learn the essentials of playing ukulele in a relaxed setting from a popular and seasoned ukulele instructor who loves to bring the aloha of this wonderful instrument to one and all. Using familiar songs, he introduces you to chords, strumming and finger picking…truly a fun way to learn the ukulele. You will need to have a playable soprano, concert or tenor sized ukulele (no baritones, please) and an electronic tuner. If you need to buy a ukulele, Friendly River Music in Cornish, Midtown Music in Biddeford and Ear Craft Music in Dover, NH are offering discounts on ukuleles to our students. Duncan Perry, a multi-instrumentalist, has been playing ukulele for 12 years. He is a popular and experienced teacher and performer who offers classes up and down the Southern coast of Maine. 4 classes – Mondays, 2/24-3/16, 6:00pm-7:30pm, GMS, $75

Line Dancing 101

$90

with Melissa Adams

Calendar Feb 25, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

DROP-IN RATE: $12/PER CLASS Do you like to dance and have a good time? Come on out and give line dancing a try! This class is tons of fun and a great way to get some exercise without knowing it. We will learn choreographed dances to the newest music, some country and much more. Our class will start super simple and we will kick it up a small notch at the end for those who really like a challenge or have already done this before. No experience or partner necessary. Students are asked to wear shoes without grips on the bottom. Melissa Adams has been dancing for more than 25 years and began to teach five years ago to share her passion with others. 8 classes – Tuesdays, 2/25-4/14, 5:30pm-7:00pm, GMS, $90





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