Arts Crafts Entertainment

Make and Take Homemade Herbal Teas

Tuition: $30.00 Dover Residents: $25.00

Date: Monday, September 25, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn about the ancient and modern day healing and medicinal properties of teas!  Teas have been used to assist in treating depression, anxiety, insomnia, arthritis, digestive problems, boost immunity, alleviate headaches and for calming and energizing.  Create and make your own teas and take home a sample.  Make 3 teas to take home, 1-uplifting, 2-relaxing, 3-healing (for pain and digestive issues).

Bring a notebook to class.

Dover High School Rm 137B

Taught by:

Cynthia Simon

Address:
Dover High School
25 Alumni Way
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 6

Acting 101

Tuition: $85.00 Dover Residents: $80.00

Start Date: Monday, October 2, 2017
End Date: Monday, December 4, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This workshop will provide an opportunity for first timers or experienced actors to explore and discuss all aspects of the theater performance.  Students will gain the skills they need to perform scripted text including various techniques used to create a character and the break down of scenes.  The group will explore monologues and scenes in class and rehearse these pieces for a performance at the end of the session. No class on October 9. Bring notebook, pen/pencils and wear comfortable clothing to class.

Mondays @ Dover High School Rm 207

 

Taught by:

Rick Kincaid

Rick has over 20 years of experience in theater and film acting. Best actor, short subject nominee, Visionfest 2015 and MIFF 2015.

Address:
Dover High School
25 Alumni Way
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8

Fly Fishing From A-Z

Tuition: $120.00 Dover Residents: $110.00

Start Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017
End Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This introductory course offers instruction on fly-fishing fundamentals such as rod set-up, gear and equipment options, casting theory and drills, knot tying, fish ecology and aquatic insects, fish identification, safety, ethical fishing practices and lots more.  From A to Z, you’ll soon be on the water catching fish! All equipment provided; however, if you own your own feel free to bring it. This course includes classroom and 2-field trips.

Dover High School Rm 134

Taught by:

John McKernan

Address:
Dover High School
25 Alumni Way
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 9

Genealogy on the Web-Tracing Family History-Beginners and Advanced

Tuition: $100.00 Dover Residents: $95.00

Start Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
End Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

For beginners, learn step-by-step classroom and computer website instruction to easily search and find your relative on various free websites and learn the basic techniques that will save you hours of frustration as well as how to record on pedigree charts, family group sheets and other essential forms. For advanced learners, continue with step-by-step instruction and specialized search techniques using various websites and learn how to use genealogy look-ups, message boards and how to organize your research and create your own family trees to share with others.

 

Wednesdays @ The McConnell Center

 

Taught by:

Ellen Gray

Ellen is an experienced New Hampshire educator, retired as a Dover Social Studies teacher having taught at the middle school, high school and adult high school levels.  She continues to share her love of teaching by offering enrichment classes in genealogy, calligraphy, decoupage, art history and other crafts at the Dover Adult Learning Center.   Ellen can be contacted at EllenSGray@myfairpoint.net.

Address:
Computer Lab McConnell Center Rm 301
61 Locust Street
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 4

Dried Wreath Workshop @ Greenleaf Farms

Tuition: $50.00 Dover Residents: $45.00

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come make a beautiful,  fragrant dried wreath using herbs and dried flowers gathered here at Greenleaf Farms as well as some decorative silks. You will create a beautiful fall wreath in this workshop.

Taught by:

Deborah Sousane

Deborah owns and operates Greenleaf Farms in Dover. Greenleaf Farms offers annuals, perennials, flowers for all occasions, farm fresh produce and herbalist.

Company: Greenleaf Farms

Address:
Greenleaf Farms
24 Littleworth Rd
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8

Chinese Calligraphy

Tuition: $80.00 Dover Residents: $75.00

Start Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017
End Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017

Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy.  An overview of the practice of Chinese written language technique, how to form the characters, what they mean, and how they sound.  Proper techniques for brush control, alignment of characters, and useful words will be presented. No prior knowledge of the Chinese language is required for this introductory course. Students with some basic knowledge of Mandarin will be given more advanced instruction. Brushes, ink and paper will be supplied by the instructor.

McConnell Center Rm 209

Taught by:

Runjuan Huang

Runjuan studied and practiced the art of writing Chinese characters all her life.  She spent 3 year at college in China studying the Chinese language, both modern and archaic.  She has also taught students how to read and write the Chinese language.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 9

Organic Gardening Skills & Issues

Tuition: $60.00 Dover Residents: $50.00

Start Date: Monday, October 16, 2017
End Date: Monday, October 30, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This course will include practical tips on how to create a new garden, soil preparation, seed starting, planting techniques, container gardening, cultural techniques during the growing season (such as watering, fertilizing, and pest and weed control), how plants and soil interact, succession planning, planting multiple crops in the same space at the same time, how to compost, crop rotation, cover cropping and mycorrhizobials.  There will also be discussion about our existing industrial food production system including pesticides, genetically modified seeds, seed labeling and supplier concentration, globalization & famine, organic certification, and regulatory capture.

Mondays @ McConnell Center Rm 208A

Taught by:

Vincent Cirasole

Vincent has taught physical education and organic gardening in New York before relocating to the Granite State in 2013.  He also is a Master Gardener, a commercial vegetable grower, and an organic growing enthusiast.  Over a period of years, he has developed this course which has proven to be fascinating and popular with students.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 12

Fido & Felix: Essential Oils for your Pet

Tuition: $35.00 Dover Residents: $30.00

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn how essential oils can support not only yourself, but your beloved pet!  We will make three sprays focusing different areas of support for our furry friends: Worry Relief, Itch Relief and Lumps & Bumps.  Additional recipes will be included for use at home.

Dover High School Rm 137B

Taught by:

Kimberly Cole

Kimberly has been a wellness advocate and coach with thirteen years in health and wellness with an emphasis on all natural alternative as a result of health issues with her son.

Address:
Dover High School
25 Alumni Way
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 9

Beginners Watercolor-Fun with Florals onsite @ Artstream Studio

Tuition: $115.00 Dover Residents: $110.00

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn this amazing medium and get painting in no time!  This workshop is a perfect way with simple materials to jump start your painting practice. We will explore the most playful ways to create lush beautiful paintings with our favorite flower subjects. Frustration free and rule breaking! Materials included.

 

Taught by:

Susan Schwake

Susan has taught art for 20 years in the seacoast region in diverse settings as Plymouth State University, The Community Campus in Portsmouth, The Bell Center, Academy Artworks and Music, Artstream , Community Partners, the State council on the Arts workshops among many others.  She has also created her own online courses in fine art which are offered through her website www.susanschwake.com

Company: Artstream

Address:
Artstream
20 Front St.
Rollinsford, NH
03869 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 5

Natural Brass Embossed Jewelry

Tuition: $40.00 Dover Residents: $35.00

Date: Monday, October 23, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Experience how gratifying it is to create gorgeous embossed jewelry that gets noticed! Using the new Vintaj metal texturizing system, you will impress patterns on pre-patinaed natural brass shapes and reveal interesting contrast with sanding blocks and sand paper. You will then experiment with metal patina inks, allowing you to add gorgeous, layered color. Finally, you will combine your textured metal with chain and beads to create whimsical, modern jewelry. Workshop fee includes all materials needed to make one embossed pendant with brass chain.

McConnell Center Rm 206B

Taught by:

Art Night Out

Art Night Out Instructors are experienced passionate artisans.  We provide a relaxed, fun environment to ensure a positive learning experience.  Art Night Out classes feature high quality materials, tools, and instruction resulting in something you'll truly be proud to say you made yourself.  No prior experience is necessary to attend.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 5

Water Bath Canning for Jams

Tuition: $35.00 Dover Residents: $30.00

Date: Monday, October 23, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Have you always wanted to gain knowledge about food preservation? Come join us and learn about the process using lower temperature for acidic foods i.e. tomatoes and fruits, safety, its history and canning tools/utensils. Students will take home a jar of blueberry jam. All materials included. All long hair must be secured. Please bring a hand towel to class.

Dover High Rm 136

Taught by:

Kate Nickerson & Pam Sawyer

Kate has been a classroom teacher for 24 years and department head for canning at the Rochester Fair.  She has over forty years in canning experience.

Address:
Dover High School
25 Alumni Way
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 6

Pressure Canning

Tuition: $35.00 Dover Residents: $30.00

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Have you always wanted to gain knowledge about food preservation? Come join us and learn about Pressure Canning, the method used to preserve fruits, vegetables, meats, poultry, fish , and other food items. You will also learn its safety, its history and canning tools/utensils. Students will take home a jar of carrots. All materials included. All long hair must be secured. Bring a hand towel to class.

Dover High School Rm 136

Taught by:

Pam Sawyer

Pam has been awarded 6 ribbons for projects entered into fairs.  She was the NH & ME state representative for the American Soldiers Memorial project for 7 years and taught at an after school program at a local elementary school.

Address:
Dover High School
25 Alumni Way
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 2

Salsa-Water Bath Canning

Tuition: $35.00 Dover Residents: $30.00

Date: Monday, October 30, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Everyone enjoys a little salsa and chips for a party. Now you can learn to make your own by adding or removing ingredients.  You will learn tips on customizing your salsa.  The night of class you will make a basic salsa with jalapeno pepper, onions, tomatoes , and spices.  In order to make it in the allotted time,  a few steps will be prepared ahead of class, so you can preserve a jar to take home.  There will be several recipes for you to try at home as well.  Please have small towel or 2 potholders for carrying home your jar.  If you have long hair, please wear it up or wear a hat.

Dover High School Rm 136

Taught by:

Kate Nickerson & Pam Sawyer

Kate has been a classroom teacher for 24 years and department head for canning at the Rochester Fair.  She has over forty years in canning experience.

Address:
Dover High School
25 Alumni Way
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 3

Soap Making at Greenleaf Farms

Tuition: $60.00 Dover Residents: $55.00

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Discover the fine art of making fragrant, all natural, vegetable-based soaps in this hands- on workshop.  Learn tips, techniques, and recipes for making soothing soaps for healthy skin.

Taught by:

Deborah Sousane

Deborah owns and operates Greenleaf Farms in Dover. Greenleaf Farms offers annuals, perennials, flowers for all occasions, farm fresh produce and herbalist.

Company: Greenleaf Farms

Address:
Greenleaf Farms
24 Littleworth Rd
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 2

Painting Step-By-Step (Autumn in Maine)

Tuition: $50.00 Dover Residents: $45.00

Date: Monday, November 6, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Do you have a desire to explore yourself through painting?  You will learn step-by-step how to utilize expressionist painting techniques to create an autumn lake scene.  Even if you’ve never tried painting before, this is easy to accomplish and provides the opportunity to express your creativity.  Workshop fee includes materials to make one 11” x 14” painting.

Dover High School Rm 137C

Taught by:

Art Night Out

Art Night Out Instructors are experienced passionate artisans.  We provide a relaxed, fun environment to ensure a positive learning experience.  Art Night Out classes feature high quality materials, tools, and instruction resulting in something you'll truly be proud to say you made yourself.  No prior experience is necessary to attend.

Address:
Dover High School
25 Alumni Way
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 6

Cranberry Sauce-Water Bath Canning

Tuition: $35.00 Dover Residents: $30.00

Date: Monday, November 6, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Just in time for the holidays! Learn about canning and put fresh cranberry sauce on your table this year.  Also learn cranberry sauce varieties; jellied, whole berry & spiced.  Please bring a hand towel to class. All materials included. Long hair must be secured.

Dover High School Rm 136

Taught by:

Kate Nickerson & Pam Sawyer

Kate has been a classroom teacher for 24 years and department head for canning at the Rochester Fair.  She has over forty years in canning experience.

Address:
Dover High School
25 Alumni Way
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 5

Beach Stone Wine Jewelry

Tuition: $40.00 Dover Residents: $35.00

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Class up your glass and never mix up wine glasses again with these custom Beach Stone Wine Glass Charms!  Learn how to safely drill beach stones to make a set of 4 individual wine glass charms and a wine bottle charm.  Make a set for yourself or give them as a gift.  The instructor will provide the beach stones used for this project.

Dover High School Rm 137C

Taught by:

Susan Randall

Susan has been a business owner for 5+ years making Beach Stone necklaces and key rings.

Address:
Dover High School
25 Alumni Way
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 2

Painting Watercolor Wreaths @ Art Stream Studios

Tuition: $115.00 Dover Residents: $110.00

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Using watercolor paint we will learn to create beautiful wreaths with leaf, birds and flower shapes.  Each wreath will be unique and composed on the elements the student chooses.  Color mixing, painting techniques and lots of tips and tricks taught in this fun workshop.  Materials included. Bring a bag lunch!

 

Taught by:

Susan Schwake

Susan has taught art for 20 years in the seacoast region in diverse settings as Plymouth State University, The Community Campus in Portsmouth, The Bell Center, Academy Artworks and Music, Artstream , Community Partners, the State council on the Arts workshops among many others.  She has also created her own online courses in fine art which are offered through her website www.susanschwake.com

Company: Artstream

Address:
Artstream
20 Front St.
Rollinsford, NH
03869 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8

Riveted Luggage Tags and Purse Charms

Tuition: $40.00 Dover Residents: $35.00

Date: Monday, November 13, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come release stress with Art Night Out.  In this class, you will hammer, rivet and personalize leather pieces to create one of a kind charms or tags for your purse or luggage. Let's have fun and get creative with leather! Makes 4 leather tags.  All materials included in tuition.

McConnell Center Rm 220

Taught by:

Art Night Out

Art Night Out Instructors are experienced passionate artisans.  We provide a relaxed, fun environment to ensure a positive learning experience.  Art Night Out classes feature high quality materials, tools, and instruction resulting in something you'll truly be proud to say you made yourself.  No prior experience is necessary to attend.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8

Essentially Well using Essential Oils

Tuition: $35.00 Dover Residents: $30.00

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A fun workshop creating essential oil rollerball blends for adults to use with or without foot reflexology points.  A brief overview of reflexology and essential oils will be covered and recipes will indicate application instruction for both local and reflexology points on the foot.  Choose four roller balls to make to support  your body and take home the recipes for all ten support blends, includes: Respiratory, Throat, Romance, Muscle, Energy, Head, Sleep, Stomach, Defense, and Seasonal support.

Dover High School Room 137B

Taught by:

Kimberly Cole

Kimberly has been a wellness advocate and coach with thirteen years in health and wellness with an emphasis on all natural alternative as a result of health issues with her son.

Address:
Dover High School
25 Alumni Way
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 3

Digital Photo Organization and Printing

Tuition: $55.00 Dover Residents: $50.00

Start Date: Monday, November 27, 2017
End Date: Monday, December 11, 2017

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Digital cameras, smartphones, tablets...there are many ways to take digital photos, but what do you do with them all?  In this class you will learn how to use your computer to organize your digital photos and create photo projects.

Participants should be comfortable working on Windows computers and a web browser.  Bring to class:

1) Your digital photos: on your digital camera or smartphone with its USB transfer cable, on camera memory cards, on CD/DVDs, or on an external hard drive or flash drive.

2) A USB flash drive or external hard drive-this is where you will organize your own photos

3) A laptop computer (if you wish to use your own computer) or you can use one of our laptops

Mondays @  McConnell Center Rm 220

Taught by:

Tiffany Brand

Tiffany has lived in the seacoast of New Hampshire all of her life. She has over 15 years of experience in teaching technology, serving as a technology coordinator, trainer, and a computer teacher for several school districts. She enjoys bringing the fun, excitement, and usefulness of technology to her students and colleagues.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 3

Holiday Floral Design

Tuition: $140.00 Dover Residents: $130.00

Start Date: Friday, December 1, 2017
End Date: Friday, December 15, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy the holidays and relax while making your own festive floral decorations.  In the first class, you’ll create your own wreath, in the second class a boxwood Christmas tree.  In the final class cheerful candles and fragrant evergreens will be the foundation for a design, incorporating other mixed green and holiday regalia.  You’ll also learn how to add fresh flowers to pieces and how to keep your arrangements fresh throughout the holiday season.  Bring pruning shears or sturdy scissors to class.

McConnell Center Rm 220

Taught by:

Deborah Sousane

Deborah owns and operates Greenleaf Farms in Dover. Greenleaf Farms offers annuals, perennials, flowers for all occasions, farm fresh produce and herbalist.

Company: Greenleaf Farms

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 5

Stone Charm Bracelet

Tuition: $60.00 Dover Residents: $55.00

Date: Monday, December 4, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Our custom charm bracelet is perfect for personalizing with stones and beads. Using pre-drilled stones, you will learn wire-wrapping techniques to add components and decorative embellishments to this adjustable bracelet (sterling silver over brass). Workshop includes all materials to make one silver bracelet.

McConnell Center Rm 220

Taught by:

Art Night Out

Art Night Out Instructors are experienced passionate artisans.  We provide a relaxed, fun environment to ensure a positive learning experience.  Art Night Out classes feature high quality materials, tools, and instruction resulting in something you'll truly be proud to say you made yourself.  No prior experience is necessary to attend.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 7

Aromatherapy Scrubs & Soaks

Tuition: $25.00 Dover Residents: $20.00

Date: Monday, December 4, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn about the healing properties of essential oils.  Make a sugar scrub that exfoliates, a salt scrub that cleanses and an Epsom salt foot soak.  Oils include those that energize, de-stress, help with chronic pain, and uplift mood. Bring a notebook to class.

Dover High School Rm 137B

Taught by:

Cynthia Simon

Address:
Dover High School
25 Alumni Way
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 6

Introduction to Beekeeping

Tuition: $20.00 Dover Residents: $15.00

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In this session you will receive an overview of keeping bees with brief presentation about the time, commitment and financial considerations involved with this hobby.  EAS certified Master Beekeeper, Brian Pride, will review the equipment necessary to establish you own hive and options for placement of hives at various locations.  Seasonal management of hives, pests and diseases and products of the hive will be discussed.  This is an interactive program, with time allotted for demonstrations, questions and answers.

McConnell Center Rm 220

Taught by:

Brian Pride

Eastern Apicultural Society Certified Master Beekeeper.  Beekeeper for 6 years co owner of Bee Pride, retail store in Lebanon, Maine selling beekeeping supplies.  Also teaches multiple levels of classes for beekeepers in the store.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 19

Twelve Sprays of Christmas

Tuition: $35.00 Dover Residents: $30.00

Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

“IT’S BEGINNING TO SMELL A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS!”

There is not doubt that certain smells remind you of the holidays...spiced apple cider, peppermint, and pine trees!  You’ll want several of these to keep on hand in bathrooms, guest rooms, your bedroom and nearby, especially when entertaining to spread holiday cheer and make your place smell like Christmas!  Many products are available on the market that help with home fragrance.  However, many of the scented candles, plug-ins and other odor masking spray products can be toxic and harmful to your health due to the chemicals and artificial scents.  Save money, reduce the chemical load in your home and have fun making your own holiday air fresheners out of essential oils!  Made with several beneficial ingredients, these natural air fresheners will be sure to provide the perfect holiday scent keeping your home smelling lovely for the holidays and chemical free.  Choose 4 sprays to make and take, and go home with all twelve recipes for different holiday scents.

Dover High School Room 137B

Taught by:

Kimberly Cole

Kimberly has been a wellness advocate and coach with thirteen years in health and wellness with an emphasis on all natural alternative as a result of health issues with her son.

Address:
Dover High School
25 Alumni Way
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 5