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.
Day One has worked to prevent, intervene in, treat, and address the after-effects of substance abuse in adolescents and young adults for nearly four decades, using in-school services, outpatient therapy, and a residential program. The residential program targets adolescent males who have succumbed to substance abuse. These clients live at the center for eight months to a year and undergo a series of challenges, setting goals to help learn how to make positive choices and healthy decisions. Outpatient services include individual, group, and play therapy for survivors of substance abuse or children affected by substance abuse. These participants use tools such as group discussion and creative writing to cope with the abuse or neglect they may have suffered. The center also engages youth in creating healthy futures through peer programs at local schools, where teens help each other talk through and develop strategies for overcoming substance abuse, eating disorders, or self-harm.
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.
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.
Whether clients are looking to shed a few pounds, recover from a slam dunk gone wrong, or simply boost their physical fitness, the certified trainers at One2One BodyScapes Scarborough work closely with them to create personal fitness plans for specialized goals. Each personal-training session combines muscle strengthening, flexibility, and cardiovascular exercises with improved mental toughness through stress reduction and rejection of long-held bad habits. In addition to traditional training sessions, the fitness gurus offer programs tailored to the particular needs of brides, teens, and expectant mothers.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars' multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 600 calories with each go-round.