Arts Crafts Entertainment

Fall Herbal Potpourri

Tuition: $35.00 Dover Residents: $30.00

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn about the healing properties of essential oils and herbs and make a fall themed potpourri center piece.  Greens, oils,  herbs, container all are included as well as potpourri fall recipes for wellness, calming and uplifting.

McConnell Center Room 220

Taught by:

Cynthia Simon

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

Available Spaces: 6

Step Into Sewing~Step One (Saturday Mornings)

Tuition: $160.00 Dover Residents: $160.00

Start Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018
End Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018

Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

This 8 hour course will get you up and running.  We will explore the sewing machine and how it works, learn basic stitches, basic sewing techniques, and identify notions that you will need.  You will come away with the knowledge of how to run a machine and how to get started as well as completing several simple projects.  In order to best meet all the student needs, this series will be held at The Sewing Tree studio in Dover.  This session will be held on Saturday mornings.

 

Taught by:

Christine Ecker

Owner and operator of The Sewing Tree in Dover, NH.  She has been teaching sewing to adults and children for 15 years through her business.  The Sewing Tree classes range from very beginning to more advanced techniques and project classes.

Address:
The Sewing Tree
66 Third St. Studio 201
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 5

Pencil Drawing for Beginners

Tuition: $95.00 Dover Residents: $90.00

Start Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
End Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This course is geared for the person who thinks he/she cannot draw.  You will learn to use your eyes and hands together to draw just about anything.  You will be amazed at how easy it will be to draw what ever you want.  You will also be adding pencil shading to your pictures to make them look realistic.  There will be some homework each week for practice. All supplies provided.

Tuesdays @ Dover Middle School Room 306

Taught by:

Ginny Hallowell

Ginny is a pen and ink with watercolor artist.  She has taught public school art for 37 years.  She also teaches adult and children's group and private lessons.

Address:
Dover Middle School

Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 2

Pressure Canning

Tuition: $35.00 Dover Residents: $30.00

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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 Middle School Rm 111L

Taught by:

Address:
Dover Middle School

Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 3

Fly Fishing From A-Z

Tuition: $120.00 Dover Residents: $115.00

Start Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
End Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018

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.

Thursdays, Dover Middle School Room 111L

Taught by:

John McKernan

Address:
Dover Middle School

Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

T-Shirt Quilting

Tuition: $130.00 Dover Residents: $130.00

Start Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
End Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to take the multitude of T-shirts that we collect and turn them into a wonderful memory quilt?  Here is your chance to learn just how.  Guest Educator, Gloria Snowman, will teach you how to take the sports, race, souvenir, kids T-shirts and make them into a beautiful T-shirt quilt that you can show off or cuddle up with while remembering all those wonderful moments. This a three part series of planning and preparing, creating the quilt, finishing and binding.  Prior to the class you will sent a list of how to cut your T-shirts at home to prepare them. Each class will teach you and allow you to practice the techniques you will need for you to complete the work on your quilt at home to be prepared for the next step. Classes are October 4, October 25 and November 15.

Note: If this is your first quilt, we recommend you start with a crib or twin size.

Taught by:

Christine Ecker

Owner and operator of The Sewing Tree in Dover, NH.  She has been teaching sewing to adults and children for 15 years through her business.  The Sewing Tree classes range from very beginning to more advanced techniques and project classes.

Address:
The Sewing Tree
66 Third St. Studio 201
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 6

Shibori Dyeing with Indigo on location at Art Stream Studios

Tuition: $90.00 Dover Residents: $85.00

Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018

Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Learn the Japanese technique of stitching or folding and dyeing natural fabrics to create beautiful patterns.  This class will teach you repeatable techniques which you can repeat at home.  Class includes all materials to dye a yard of fabric (supplied) but you can bring one or two 100% cotton or linen items additionally to dye.

 

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: 7

Salsa-Water Bath Canning

Tuition: $35.00 Dover Residents: $30.00

Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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 Middle School Room 111L

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 Middle School

Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 6

Make and Take Homemade Herbal Teas

Tuition: $35.00 Dover Residents: $30.00

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

New blends!!! New Teas!!! 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 samples.  Make 3 teas to take home, 1-grounding,  2-comforting, 3-healing (aches and pains, depression, anxiety, headaches).

Bring a notebook to class.

McConnell Center Room 206B

Taught by:

Cynthia Simon

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

Available Spaces: 7

Making Personalized Greeting Cards

Tuition: $50.00 Dover Residents: $45.00

Start Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
End Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

You will learn ways to make various types of greeting cards. These cards can be adapted to any occasion. (This is NOT a STAMPING-UP class).  We will be using numerous supplies that will be provided.  Come join us and add your creativity and personal touch to the cards you send to your loved ones. All supplies provided.

Wednesdays, Dover Middle School Rm 306

Taught by:

Ginny Hallowell

Ginny is a pen and ink with watercolor artist.  She has taught public school art for 37 years.  She also teaches adult and children's group and private lessons.

Address:
Dover Middle School

Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 7

Water Bath Canning for Jams

Tuition: $35.00 Dover Residents: $30.00

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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 jam. All materials included. All long hair must be secured. Please bring a hand towel to class.

Dover Middle School Rm 111L

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 Middle School

Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 6

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Tuition: $90.00 Dover Residents: $85.00

Start Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018
End Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is a course for BEGINNERS.  If you have never used acrylic paint before, come join us and learn the techniques for creating your own paintings.  It is a BASIC course, so if you already have knowledge of acrylic painting, it is not the class for you.  All supplies will be provided.

Thursdays, Dover Middle School Rm 306

Taught by:

Ginny Hallowell

Ginny is a pen and ink with watercolor artist.  She has taught public school art for 37 years.  She also teaches adult and children's group and private lessons.

Address:
Dover Middle School

Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 5

Cranberry Sauce-Water Bath Canning

Tuition: $35.00 Dover Residents: $30.00

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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 Middle School Rm 111L

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 Middle School

Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 6

Sterling Silver Swirled Paddle Earrings

Tuition: $40.00 Dover Residents: $35.00

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this basic jewelry making class, you will learn techniques that will enable you to completely hand make earrings from sterling silver and copper.  First, you learn how to make your own ear wire.  You’ll flush-cut wire, work-harden your elements and add design flourishes.  Next, you’ll forge copper into a paddle to create the dangle.  You’ll then spiral sterling silver wire around your copper base, antique and polish your metal, pulling it all together into a gorgeous pair of handmade designer earrings.

McConnell Center Rm 220

Taught by:

Jennica Lesiege

Jennica is a working jewelry artist and designer.  She teaches jewelry making classes at her studio and locally.  Her work is sold in galleries and online @ etsy.com/shop/JennicaLeSiege.

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

Available Spaces: 12

Aromatherapy Glycerin Herbal Soap

Tuition: $35.00 Dover Residents: $30.00

Date: Monday, October 29, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn about the healing properties of essential oils and herbs making a glycerin herb soap.  Choices includes: chamomile and lemongrass or lavender and rosemary.

McConnell Center Rm 220

Taught by:

Cynthia Simon

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

Available Spaces: 6

Green Cleaning

Tuition: $35.00 Dover Residents: $30.00

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Ready for some fun making a healthy alternative to cleaning chemicals? In this class you will be creating a all purpose cleaning spray, glass and window cleaning spray, and counter top cleaning spray, just to name a few.  You will also be taking the recipe sheet home with you!

McConnell Center Rm 220

Taught by:

Colleen Fahy

Colleen lives locally and enjoys helping people.  She has assisted with our former instructor, Kim Cole in make and take classes as well as holding her own.  She has taught at Kennebunk Free Library and participates as a vendor at local craft events.

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

Available Spaces: 10

Sterling Silver Spiraled Earrings

Tuition: $55.00 Dover Residents: $50.00

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this basic jewelry making class, you will learn techniques that will enable you to completely hand make earrings from sterling silver wire, semi-precious beads and Swarovski Crystals.  First, you learn how to make you own ear wires.  You’ll flush-cut wire, work-harden your elements and add beads and other design flourishes.  Next, you’ll make a spiraled eye-pin and add beads to make the earring’s dangle.  Lastly, you’ll put it all together and take home your handmade earrings and the knowledge to create even more.

McConnell Center Rm 220

Taught by:

Jennica Lesiege

Jennica is a working jewelry artist and designer.  She teaches jewelry making classes at her studio and locally.  Her work is sold in galleries and online @ etsy.com/shop/JennicaLeSiege.

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

Available Spaces: 13

Teacher Rollerball Recipes

Tuition: $35.00 Dover Residents: $30.00

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Great teacher gifts to help support the ones who instruct our children.  You will create some of these blends, clear the air room spray, class cheer room spray, grubby hands spray, and well teacher immunity blend.  Plus, you get top take the recipes home with you!

McConnell Center Room 220

Taught by:

Colleen Fahy

Colleen lives locally and enjoys helping people.  She has assisted with our former instructor, Kim Cole in make and take classes as well as holding her own.  She has taught at Kennebunk Free Library and participates as a vendor at local craft events.

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

Available Spaces: 10

Digital Photo Organization and Printing

Tuition: $55.00 Dover Residents: $50.00

Start Date: Monday, November 26, 2018
End Date: Monday, December 10, 2018

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: 6

Introduction to Beekeeping

Tuition: $25.00 Dover Residents: $20.00

Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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: 20

Aromatherapy Lip Balm & Spray

Tuition: $35.00 Dover Residents: $30.00

Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Utilizing all natural ingredients and essential oils such as peppermint and vanilla, and other oils make a moisturizing lip balm and aromatherapy spray and learn about the healing properties of essential oils.

McConnell Center, Room 206A

 

Taught by:

Cynthia Simon

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

Available Spaces: 8

Clamshell Earrings in Sterling Silver

Tuition: $55.00 Dover Residents: $50.00

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this basic jewelry making class, you will learn techniques that will enable you to completely hand make earrings from sterling silver and shell pearls.  First, you learn how to make your own ear wires.  You’ll flush-cut wire, work-harden your elements and learn how to use specialty tools.  Next, you’ll spiral sterling silver into an open shell design.  You’ll put your pieces together and then antique them, pulling it all together into a gorgeous pair of handmade designer earrings.

McConnell Center Rm 220

Taught by:

Jennica Lesiege

Jennica is a working jewelry artist and designer.  She teaches jewelry making classes at her studio and locally.  Her work is sold in galleries and online @ etsy.com/shop/JennicaLeSiege.

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

Available Spaces: 15

Twelve Sprays of Christmas

Tuition: $35.00 Dover Residents: $30.00

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Just in time for the holidays!  There is not a doubt that certain smells remind you of the holidays.  We will be creating room sprays with a holiday scent.  You will want to keep several on hand in the bathroom, guest room, your bedroom, just to name a few.  These are a nontoxic alternative to ring in the holidays.  We will create four blends to take home, along with the recipe sheet for the entire collection.

McConnell Center Rm 220

Taught by:

Colleen Fahy

Colleen lives locally and enjoys helping people.  She has assisted with our former instructor, Kim Cole in make and take classes as well as holding her own.  She has taught at Kennebunk Free Library and participates as a vendor at local craft events.

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

Available Spaces: 9

Step Into Sewing~Step One (Thursday Mornings)

Tuition: $160.00 Dover Residents: $160.00

Start Date: Thursday, January 3, 2019
End Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

This 8 hour course will get you up and running.  We will explore the sewing machine and how it works, learn basic stitches, basic sewing techniques, and identify notions that you will need.  You will come away with the knowledge of how to run a machine and how to get started as well as completing several simple projects.  In order to best meet all the student needs, this series will be held at The Sewing Tree studio in Dover.  This session will be held on Thursday mornings.

 

Taught by:

Christine Ecker

Owner and operator of The Sewing Tree in Dover, NH.  She has been teaching sewing to adults and children for 15 years through her business.  The Sewing Tree classes range from very beginning to more advanced techniques and project classes.

Address:
The Sewing Tree
66 Third St. Studio 201
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 6

Step Into Sewing~Step One (Saturday Mornings)

Tuition: $160.00 Dover Residents: $160.00

Start Date: Saturday, January 5, 2019
End Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019

Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

This 8 hour course will get you up and running.  We will explore the sewing machine and how it works, learn basic stitches, basic sewing techniques, and identify notions that you will need.  You will come away with the knowledge of how to run a machine and how to get started as well as completing several simple projects.  In order to best meet all the student needs, this series will be held at The Sewing Tree studio in Dover.  This session will be held on Saturday mornings.

 

Taught by:

Christine Ecker

Owner and operator of The Sewing Tree in Dover, NH.  She has been teaching sewing to adults and children for 15 years through her business.  The Sewing Tree classes range from very beginning to more advanced techniques and project classes.

Address:
The Sewing Tree
66 Third St. Studio 201
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 6

Step Into Sewing~Step One (Monday Evenings)

Tuition: $160.00 Dover Residents: $160.00

Start Date: Monday, January 7, 2019
End Date: Monday, February 4, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This 8 hour course will get you up and running.  We will explore the sewing machine and how it works, learn basic stitches, basic sewing techniques, and identify notions that you will need.  You will come away with the knowledge of how to run a machine and how to get started as well as completing several simple projects.  In order to best meet all the student needs, this series will be held at The Sewing Tree studio in Dover.  This session will be held on Monday evenings. No class on MLK day!

 

Taught by:

Christine Ecker

Owner and operator of The Sewing Tree in Dover, NH.  She has been teaching sewing to adults and children for 15 years through her business.  The Sewing Tree classes range from very beginning to more advanced techniques and project classes.

Address:
The Sewing Tree
66 Third St. Studio 201
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 6