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Marlinspike Seamanship-Nautical Arts - March


with Gene Reil

Calendar Mar 16, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

With tips and guidance from the instructor and two texts for reference (Marlinspike Sailor by Hervey Garret Smith or Des Pawson's more recent Knot Craft), learn to manipulate various types of rope to create key fobs, bracelets, pouches, floor mats and more. This book was originally written and illustrated 60 years ago, but remains the go-to guide for clear instruction and inspiration in rope craft. The book and a few simple tools and cording will get you deep into the handwork. This class is presented live. See the suggested supply list below.

Marlinspike supply list

The Power of Line - online


with Susan Reidy

Calendar Mar 23, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This class, offered via Zoom, is for those who want to draw, and/or improve their drawing skill. Increase your drawing observation, confidence and control. In this class, a study of various drawing and shading techniques will be explored. The techniques then will be applied to basic shapes and forms, followed by a completed still life drawing utilizing techniques covered during class. A short supply list is available when you register.

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Create an 18th Century-style Hussive (or sewing Kit) - online


with Susan Reidy

Calendar Apr 28, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This online presentation is a step-by-step lesson in creating your own 18th Century-style sewing kit that is both practical and durable, to withstand the test of time and frequent use. This is a great project to engage in with a family member! Materials will be provided for both a simple, plain version and a colorful version of the sewing kit. A sewing machine is optional, but not necessary to complete the projects. Students must schedule with MCST Adult Ed to pick up and pay (there is a $15 materials fee) for their sewing kit materials the week before class begins on April 28th.

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