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Kittery Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

Drilled Beach Stone: Necklace and Key Ring


with Susan Randall

Calendar Sep 19, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Learn to turn beach stones into beautiful one of a kind necklaces and key rings by safely drilling beach stones, setting grommets and attaching jump rings. At the end of class, you will have 2 necklaces and 1 key ring. Choose from prepared stones that Susan will provide. If time allows additional materials may be purchased to make more items.

Thursday, Sept. 19-Oct. 10, 6-7:30 p.m., 3 sessions  *no class 10/3

Course Fee: $69

Material Fee: $5, payable to instructor at first class.

Energy Medicine for Stress Relief


with Mary Schwoerer

Calendar Oct 22, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

HOW do I release Built-Up Stress?? Think in terms of opening a valve that lets off steam. When you are feeling like a pressure cooker, you need to release congested energy from your body. In this workshop, you will learn a series of exercises for opening the valve, releasing the stress, unscrambling your energies, and taking yourself out of biochemical overwhelm. Learn simple exercises that propel you towards greater health and happiness while balancing negative energies that assault your wellbeing. Our bodies are amazingly resilient when using the right tools. Mary currently works as a Reiki/Energy Therapy Facilitator at Portsmouth hospital. 

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6-7:30 p.m., 1 session

Course fee: $12

Estate Planning - Prepare for the Uncertainties of Life


with Kathryn Bedell

Calendar Sep 24, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Overview of basic and sophisticated estate planning, including Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, and a discussion of the probate process and how to avoid it. Kathryn Bedell is a law partner at Ballou & Bedell in York. Her practice focuses on estate planning, asset preservation, and probate matter, including guardianships and conservatorships.

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 1 session

Course Fee: $7

Estate Planning Lessons Learned: Aretha Franklin, Prince and other Celebrity Wills


with Michael Guy and Jennie Cutten

Calendar Oct 17, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

How would the celebrity estate battles play out in Maine? We'll give you a primer on how the Probate Code in Maine might view the issues in these cases and then we'll discuss how you think it should play out. Like in law school, we'll give you the law, a hypothetical fact pattern (what we know about the celebrity estates) and then we can all debate how the court should rule and why. Get your dander up and wear your tackiest tie. Let's play lawyer!

Thursday, Oct.17, 6-8 p.m., 1 session

Course Fee: $15

Facebook for Business 1


with Katie Lyons

Calendar Dec 4, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Classes will meet at the Rice Public Library, 8 Wentworth St., Kittery.

Bring your own tablet or laptop, or use a library workstation. Upon signup, please inform Kittery/Marshwood Adult Ed if you need an accessible classroom.

Making a Facebook page for your business or organization is one thing- promoting it and using it as an advertising tool is another. Learn the best ways to get the word out about your page, how to incorporate photos and video, and reach as many customers as possible.

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6-8 pm, 1 session

Course Fee: $12

Facebook for Business 2


with Katie Lyons

Calendar Dec 11, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Classes will meet at the Rice Public Library, 8 Wentworth St., Kittery.

Bring your own tablet or laptop, or use a library workstation. Upon signup, please inform Kittery/Marshwood Adult Ed if you need an accessible classroom.

Learn how to fine-tune your social media presence: creating effective and engaging content, networking with other professionals, and promoting your business across different platforms. This session is for users who are familiar with the nuts and bolts of a Facebook business page.

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6-8 pm, 1 session

Course Fee: $12

Fall Birding: Little Brown Jobbers


with Dave Tucker

Calendar Oct 12, 2019 at 7:30 am, runs for 1 week

Join Dave on a birding walk around Fort Foster looking for sparrows, kinglets and thrushes. The emphasis will be on learning identification skills. Bring to class: binoculars. Meet at the entrance gate of Fort Foster in Kittery, Maine.

Saturday, Oct. 12, 7:30- 9:30 a.m., 1 session *rain date Sunday, Oct. 13

Course Fee: $14

Felting Nature: Birds


with Jennifer Field

Calendar Oct 1, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Students will explore a variety of wet and needle felting techniques to turn wool fleece into a standing sculptural bird. Students will learn how to make wire legs, needle felt a core with undyed wool, wet felt sheet felt to use as wings and tail. Students will assemble a sculptural bird complete with handmade glass eyes created by the instructor.  Students will also learn how to create sculpted beaks. This an amazing, colorful sculptural medium. Some felting or sculpture experience would be helpful but not necessary. This is a beginner friendly class, but students will hopefully gain the confidence to take on any felting project and more advanced students will learn a bunch of my tricks and techniques. Bring to class: a sketchbook for notes, an old bath towel (not your best), VERY SHARP scissors and bring LOTS of photos of your intended subject bird. A 3 needle pink Clover needle holder is my favorite and recommended. It can be found online or purchased from the instructor for $14

Tuesday, Oct. 1-15, 6-9 pm, 3 sessions

Course Fee: $95

Material Fee: $40,payable to instructor at first class(materials includes basic wet felting kit, extra felting needle, felting foam, glass eyes, wire, beak material and a variety of fleece. Extra fleece, needles and holders and glass eyes available for purchase.)

Jennifer Field is a mixed media artist living in Eliot, Maine. She travels all over the country teaching and showing her glass beads, jewelry and felted sculptures. Her work incorporates needle and wet felted wool, lampworked glass, enameled metal and other mediums into whimsical sculptures and jewelry. Her subject matter is inspired by nature: Birds, animals and flowers are among her favorite forms. With a background as a toy, fabric, graphic and product designer and an illustrator and after 20+ years creating lampworked glass beads and metal jewelry, Jennifer discovered felting with wool and it has become her primary passion. Jennifer maintains a colorful dreamy studio at Salmon Falls Mills in Rollinsford, NH.


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