Personal Development in Portland

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Acclaimed artist with 12 years of teaching experience, Sarah Sorenson-Coppi inspires aspiring potters through four hours of instruction in the back of her Portland gallery. Throughout the instruction, would-be pottsmiths, from all skill levels will learn the fundamentals the craft and create customized ceramic souvenirs through small class sizes limited to 6 students. Individualized classes are relaxed and tailored to each student, letting ceramic enthusiasts create a mosaic masterpiece, sculpt a stunning platter, or spin cylindrical pieces on the wheel, such as a vase, bowl, or bowling ball display case. Glazing and firing pieces to a shiny sheen is included in the deal and lets keepsakes tug on smile strings for years to come, or until smiling is done for you by robo butlers. All materials are provided.

34 Washington Ave
Portland,
ME
US

When Peter Joyce realized how many Maine civilians and law-enforcement officers could benefit from learning fundamental firearm skills that would protect them in life-threatening scenarios, he decided to start Weaponcraft. Since its founding in 1993, Weaponcraft’s staff of Special Response Team and SWAT operators and instructors have imbued novice and expert pupils with the same training that military personnel receive. From an introductory firearms class to courses specializing in advanced tactical techniques, each small class includes plenty of individual attention to ensure each student leaves with improved firearm comfort, knowledge, and skills.

34 Rainmaker Drive
Portland,
ME
US

In 1850, Portland Adult Education began doling out knowledge to the masses, focusing on English, business, and all areas of academia. Like the 19th-century horses that gradually transformed into Dodge Caravans, the courses have evolved over the last century and a half. They're now split into two categories: business and personal enrichment. On the business side, students can master everything from computer basics to law. Personal enrichment classes encompass cooking, fitness, and even meditation.

1600 Forest Ave
Portland,
ME
US