edVentures, Fredericton, New Brunswick

Fashion and Sewing
Batik Smart Wallet - Gail Mitchell
Clothing Pattern Development (Introduction) - Rachel MacGillivray
Fashion Illustration - Lorraine Hodgins
Free Motion Machine Quilting - Gail Mitchell
Make your own Dress Form - Sarah McIntyre
Oh! Canada Quilting - Gail Mitchell
Serger Basics - Rachel MacGillivray

Heritage and Traditional Craft
Aboriginal Ash Basketry: Maliseet Tradition - Katie Augustine
Fancy Baskets - Katie Augustine
Jewellery and Metalwork
Basic Beading - Sarah Smith-Stewart
Metal Jewellery Introduction - Sarah Smith-Stewart
Pendant with Stone Set - Erica Stanley
Traditional Pearl Knotting - Sarah Smith-Stewart

Photography and Digital Media
Digital Photography (Introduction) - Gary Weekes
Lighting for Digital Photography - Gary Weekes
Photography: History in Focus - Gary Weekes

Increasing Pottery Skills - Chris Colwell
Pottery for Beginners - Chris Doiron
Raku Pottery: Out of the Fire - Chris Doiron
Throwing Clay on the Pottery Wheel (Introduction) - Juliette Scheffers

Textiles and Fibre Arts
Chakra Swirl Basket - Lisa Fullarton
Embossing and Gel Medium - Kent Jensen
Fabulous Nuno Felt Scarf - Alexandra Keely
Garlic and Onion Keeper Basket - Lisa Fullarton
Growler Basket - Lisa Fullarton
Josepine Knot Basket - Lisa Fullarton
Learn to Spin - Rachel MacGillvray
Market Basket - Lisa Fullarton
Rib Basket - Lisa Fullarton
Rug Hooking a Geometric Mat - Elizabeth Bastin
Silk Painting and Resist: Murals - Kent Jensen
Simple Reed Stars - Lisa Fullarton
Spin it up a Notch - Rachel MacGillvray
Story Shawl - Alexandra Keely
Tapestry Weaving Introduction - Jacqueline Bourque
Traditional Rug Hooking (Introduction) - Elizabeth Bastin

Visual Arts, Mixed Media and Design
Black and White Mandala Introduction - Lisa Fullarton
Black and White Mandala Intermediate - Lisa Fullarton
Egg Tempera Painting - William Forrestall
Encaustic Painting: Beeswax plus Pigment - Sarah Petite
Experience l'Acadie! - Luanna Dugas
Explorations in Drawing Advanced - Lloyd Fitzgerald
Explorations in Drawing Introduction - Lloyd Fitzgerald

Capturing your Memories - Sandra Phinney
Self-Publishing & Marketing - Terry Armstrong

Maine Learning Vacations

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

Bring out your inner artisan with one- and two-week workshops in ceramics, blacksmithing, glass beads, fiber arts, writing, and more. May 29–September 3. $735–$3,110. 89 Haystack School Dr., Deer Isle. 207-348-2306.

Maine Media Workshops

From iPhone photography and letterpress printing to cinematography and poetry, pros and amateurs alike find plenty to learn at this cool midcoast arts school. May 29–October 29. $195–$1,795. 70 Camden St., Rockport. 207-236-8581.

New England School of Metalwork

Axes and chef’s knives and razors, oh my! Sign up to, ahem, forge new metalworking skills at this hands-on center. May–November. $440–$1,300. 7 Albiston Way, Auburn. 207-777-6211.

Saltwater Farm Cooking School

Five-day workshops cover culinary basics (knife skills, baking bread, growing herbs), and specialty intensives highlight regional cuisines of Mexico, Italy, and France. June–October. $450–$650. Salt Water Farm Rd., Lincolnville. 207-236-0554.

The WoodenBoat School

Something for every type of boat nerd — think classes on boat-design software, boat building, oar making, bronze casting, sailing, even marine photography and painting. June 5–October 1. $550–$3,111. 41 WoodenBoat Ln., Brooklin. 207-359-4651.

Summer Keys

What’s a Music Adventure?  We used to call it a vacation, but people have been telling us that’s inaccurate, lately; saying they end up WORKING too hard to call it that – not because they HAVE to, mind you, but after all, arriving in one of the loveliest pieces of geography one could imagine, where all of life feels just wonderful, and faced with a VERY knowledgeable, very friendly and inspiring faculty, plus hours and hours of reserved practice time, with no job pressure, dishes to wash, or dogs to walk, what would YOU do?