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List of Adult Classes
All Arts, Crafts, Cooking and Home Classes
New!   AROMATHERAPY
Instructor: Anastasia Papanikolaou
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14304 Mar 29 (Wed) 7:00 pm-9:00 pm $43/$40
You will learn to make a relaxing or detoxifying bath salt and a room freshener. Basic aromatherapy blending techniques will be taught. The benefits of practitioner grade aromatherapy essential oils and how to safely use essential oils for you and your loved ones will also be discussed. You will leave with gifts to use at home. Class notes and recipes will be provided. Material fee of $5 payable to instructor at class.


About the Instructor:
Anastasia Papanikolaou has been practicing and teaching alternative healing modalities since 2000.
In 2013, she completed a Level 1 Herbal apprenticeship with the Boston School of Herbal Studies in Arlington, MA. and continues to learn and study with various herbal teachers.

She is a Certified Aromatherapist, teacher, speaker, healer, jewelry designer and enjoys making various herbal products. Anastasia is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others and strives to inspire and empower people towards greater health and well-being. www.onecosmicheart.net
BEGINNING CROCHET WITH BERNADETTE
Instructor: Bernadette Dureault M.Ed
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14439 May 1-June 12 (6 Mon Ex 5/29) 6:15 pm-7:45 pm $78/$75
Make either a pillow or bag while learning the basic stitches and techniques of crochet. The class will focus on chain, single, double, half double, and treble stitch. We will discuss types and weights of yarn and how they affect a project. Then we will put the stitches together to make our bag or pillow. Bring worsted weight yarn H and I hook to class.
New!   CLAY PLAY (Age 5 & Up with Parent)
Instructor: Jen Rubini
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14194 Mar 27 (Mon) 1:00 pm-2:00 pm $38/$35 adult & 1 child, $10 each add'l child
In this one hour pottery workshop you will learn basic of hand building and pottery painting, with an air dry clay. We work with each individual to help create a fun sculpture, dish or pot. You will learn the different techniques of design and painting. Everyone will bring home a completed piece of pottery.
CLAY, POTTERS WHEEL, SCULPTURE (Adult and Teen)
Instructor: Suzanne Donahue
Location: Pottery Studio 108 Lowell Rd. Westford More Information
RCC-E14265 Mar 13-Apr 10 (5 Mon) 7:00 pm-9:00 pm $132/$129
RCC-E14266 Mar 14-Apr 11 (5 Tues) 7:00 pm-9:00 pm $132/$129
RCC-E14267 May 8-June 12 (5 Mon, EX 5/29) 7:00 pm-9:00 pm $132/$129
RCC-E14268 May 9-June 13 (6 Tues) 7:00 pm-9:00 pm $158/$155
Students will learn useful art by means of the potter's wheel and will also learn to sculpt, hand build and add nature to their beautiful designs. Glazing and firing techniques will be applied when creating your pottery. All supplies and firings are included in cost. Beginner to advanced student. For directions to the studio, click more information above.
CROCHET CONTINUED
Instructor: Bernadette Dureault M.Ed.
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14440 June 26-July 31 (6 Mon) 6:15 pm-7:45 pm $78/$75
Build on the techniques you acquired in the beginner class. Learn to read a pattern, both written and symbol. Bring any unfinished projects to first class.
New!   GOOD FOODS FOR MY PLATE (for Families & Children)
Instructor: Julie Shepherd
Location: Cameron Senior Center Kitchen, 20 Pleasant St, Westford
RCC-E14251 GOOD FOODS FOR MYPLATE (for Families & Children)
May 5-May 26 (4 Fri) 3:00 pm-4:30 pm, Free at Cameron Senior Center
This four-week program teaches and allows families with their children basic nutrition guidelines based on MyPlate, how to adopt healthy eating habits, and how to make healthy snacks. The program will feature weekly new recipes for preparing fun, simple, healthy dishes using whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and snack foods. Basic cooking skills and food safety is included. Families at the end of the class will be able to bring home a 15-20 lb. bag of groceries especially created for their needs.
HEALTHY EATING ON A BUDGET (for Seniors)
Instructor: Julie Shepherd
Location: Cameron Senior Center Kitchen, 20 Pleasant St, Westford, MA
RCC-E14240 Apr 3 (Mon) 10:30 am-12:00 pm, Free
RCC-E14241 May 1 (Mon) 10:30 am-12:00 pm, Free
RCC-E14242 June 5 (Mon) 10:30 am-12:00 pm, Free
Free nutrition education and cooking class to help seniors stay healthy, eat right, and choose an active lifestyle. Instructor will guide seniors through fun, hands-on activities during the 1.5 hour program. Topics include basic nutrition guidelines, chronic disease prevention, healthy meal planning on a limited budget, and food safety. The course will teach the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables and being physically active daily.
HOW AND WHY TO GO SOLAR
Instructor: Mark Durrenberger
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14501 May 11 (Thur) 7:00 pm-8:30 pm $10/$7
Are you curious about solar energy? Get answers to your questions such as how solar works; the benefits of a solar electric system (including lower electric bills!); the cost, payback time frame, and grants and tax credits available; how you can make money by selling solar credits (SRECs); how solar impacts or business; how to interpret your electric bill and identify steps to lower it; and how to solar-friendly state in the country and how to take advantage of generous government incentives including rebates and tax credits.
New!   INTRODUCTION TO COLD PROCESS SOAP MAKING
Instructor: Jennifer Hofmann
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14419 May 16 (Tues) 6:30 pm-8:30 pm $70/$67
Cold process soaps are created by blending oils (or fat) with a lye mixture. In turn the soap saponifies over the next twenty-four hours turning the lye-oil mixture into a solid bar of soap!

The class will cover the following:
Brief history and basic chemistry of soap making
Necessary materials, supplies and equipment
Safety considerations when working with sodium hydroxide
Taking accurate measurements & proper mixing temperatures
Coloring your soap (micas, labcolors, herbs, spices & clays)
Scenting your soap (fragrance oils verses essential oils)
Preparing your molds and molding options
Insulating, cutting, curing and storing your finished soap

Everyone will make their own 1lb batch of soap that they will get to take home with them (the mold will be theirs to keep as well so they can make future batches of soap).
Students will also leave with very thorough handouts and enough information to make awesome vegetable-based natural soap from scratch on their own as well as a full-sized bar of soap to enjoy. This class uses only vegetable based ingredients. Materials fee of $20 is payable to instructor at class.

NOTE: This is an age 18+ class since making soap from scratch involves working with lye (aka sodium hydroxide). For safety reasons please wear or bring a long-sleeved shirt. You'll also need to bring an old towel or blanket to insulate your soap on the way home.

About the Instructor:
Jennifer prides herself in making high quality handmade soaps and bath products. Her soaps are visually appealing, but also natural, gentle, and moisturizing. She makes a wide range of bath products from balms, scrubs, butters, and facial items to help all skin types, to soothe, and to moisturize. Jennifer has passed her Basic and Advance CP/HP Certification test and is a certified advanced teacher by the Soap Guild. www.jennifersoap.com.










New!   MOMMY & ME CLAY TIME (Newborn & Up with Parent)
Instructor: Jen Rubini
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14425 Apr 12 (Wed) 10:30 am-11:30 am $28/$25 adult & 1 child, $10 each add'l child
RCC-E14426 May 17 (Wed) 10:30 am-11:30 am $28/$25 adult & 1 child, $10 each add'l child
RCC-E14427 June 14 (Wed) 10:30 am-11:30 am $28/$25 adult & 1 child, $10 each add'l child
Great sensory fun with your little ones. This class invites moms, dads, or caretakers and their children to create milestone memorabilia. We will use our hands and feet, air dry clay, and paints, to make mementos & wall hangings. Wonderful for both parents and children to cherish as they grow older.



NEW WATERCOLOR PAINTING AMERICAN WATERCOLOR MASTERS (All Levels)
Instructor: Cynthia Van Horne Ehrlich
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14451 Jul 11- Aug 1 (4 Tues) 11:00 am-1:00 pm $105/$102
RCC-E14452 Jul 11- Aug 1 (4 Tues) 6:30 pm-8:30 pm $105/$102
Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Andrew Wyeth, John Singer Sargent by paining from their artwork learn the styles and techniques of these famous artists and how you might learn from their styles and techniques and use them in your own paintings. Images will be provided by the instructor. All levels of experience welcome.

About the instructor: Cynthia Van Horne Ehrlich is a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society, and a Copley Artist with The Copley Society of Boston. In 1994 she had her own gallery, The Cynthia Van Horne Ehrlich Gallery, in Provincetown, MA. Her portraits were invited and shown with Andrew Wyeth's portraits in New York. Her work is collected both privately and is in corporate collections across the USA and internationally. She has been published in "Flowers in Watercolor" Rockport Publishers (1996) and most recently in "Splash 6" NorthLight Books Publishers (2001). She has been teaching for 25+ years at various schools including the DeCordova Museum School in Lincoln, Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Massachusetts and privately at Rose Bud Cottage, Westford, Massachusetts. Her students range in age from 6 to 80 years old. She is a gentle teacher and aims to bring out the best of her students' abilities. Some of her students have gone on to win awards and even give up their present careers to become full-time professional artists
NEW WATERCOLOR PAINTING SUNRISES SUNSETS (All levels)
Instructor: Cynthia Van Horne Ehrlich
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14454 Aug 8-Aug 29 (4 Tue) 11:00 am-1:00 pm $105/$102
RCC-E14455 Aug 8-Aug 29 (4 Tue) 6:30 pm-8:30 pm $105/$102
We will be painting sunrises in pinks & yellow also evening sunsets in reds and violets. Lean to blend these wonderful colors so they look natural not streaky. Capture these shows by Mother Nature in watercolor. Images will be provided by the instructor. All levels of experience welcome.

About the instructor: Cynthia Van Horne Ehrlich is a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society, and a Copley Artist with The Copley Society of Boston. In 1994 she had her own gallery, The Cynthia Van Horne Ehrlich Gallery, in Provincetown, MA. Her portraits were invited and shown with Andrew Wyeth's portraits in New York. Her work is collected both privately and is in corporate collections across the USA and internationally. She has been published in "Flowers in Watercolor" Rockport Publishers (1996) and most recently in "Splash 6" NorthLight Books Publishers (2001). She has been teaching for 25+ years at various schools including the DeCordova Museum School in Lincoln, Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Massachusetts and privately at Rose Bud Cottage, Westford, Massachusetts. Her students range in age from 6 to 80 years old. She is a gentle teacher and aims to bring out the best of her students' abilities. Some of her students have gone on to win awards and even give up their present careers to become full-time professional artists
NEW! BEGINNING OIL PAINTING FOR ADULTS AND TEENS AGE 16+
Instructor:Donna Gordon
Location: Donna Gordon Art Studio, 27 Hemlock Road, Westford, MA
RCC-E14563 May 4-June 1 (5 Thur) 6:00 pm-8:00 pm $200/$197
This class is for the beginner who would love to learn the basics of oil painting. Professional artist and teacher, Donna Gordon, will demonstrate then provide step-by-step instruction to help students learn oil painting techniques. Students will learn about how lighting affects an object in the painting and not to apply values (lights and darks) on a canvas to create a three dimensional object. Students will also learn the basics of composition, color and color mixing along with brush techniques.
NEW! FRESH SUMMER FLORAL ARRANGEMENT TAUGHT BY FLOURISH FLOWERS
Instructor: Kathryn Liebowitz
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14566 Monday July 10, 2017 9:30 AM
Explore the elements of flower design - texture, color, shape, proportion and surroundings--and experiment with the playful art of combining flowers (cultivated and wild) with moss, stones, bark, branches lichen, shells, feathers and other objects that catch your eye. We will view and discuss images of stunning flower designs of all styles and work with an array of summer blooms and other organize materials. Please bring along a vase (or two), floral scissors or knife and found materials you want to incorporate into your arrangements. In season, fresh flowers provided.
NEW! WATERCOLOR PAINTING LANDSCAPES (All Levels)
Instructor: Cynthia Van Horne Ehrlich
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street More Information
RCC-E14071 Apr 18-May 23 (6 Tues) 11:00 am-1:00 pm $128/$125
Instructor: Cynthia Van Horne Ehrlich
RCC-E14072 Apr 18-May 23 (6 Tues) 6:30 pm-8:30 pm $128/$125
Instructor: Cynthia Van Horne Ehrlich
We will be painting fields, farms, mountains, steams, and ponds. Capture the great outdoors in watercolor. Images will be provided by the instructor. All levels of experience welcome.

About the instructor:
Cynthia Van Horne Ehrlich is a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society, and a Copley Artist with The Copley Society of Boston. In 1994 she had her own gallery, The Cynthia Van Horne Ehrlich Gallery, in Provincetown, MA. Her portraits were invited and shown with Andrew Wyeth's portraits in New York. Her work is collected both privately and is in corporate collections across the USA and internationally. She has been published in "Flowers in Watercolor" Rockport Publishers (1996) and most recently in "Splash 6" NorthLight Books Publishers (2001). She has been teaching for 25+ years at various schools including the DeCordova Museum School in Lincoln, Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Massachusetts and privately at Rose Bud Cottage, Westford, Massachusetts. Her students range in age from 6 to 80 years old. She is a gentle teacher and aims to bring out the best of her students' abilities. Some of her students have gone on to win awards and even give up their present careers to become full-time professional artists.
PAINT & SIP (Adults & Teens)
Instructor: Mary Jane Brunelle BFA, BSBA
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14336 Mar 30 (Thur) 7:00 pm-9:00 pm $38/$35
Grab some friends, a partner, or take some time for yourself! Relax, sip some wine, and be guided through an acrylic painting. No experience required and all materials are provided. Wear some old clothes and come have some fun. An example of what we will be painting can be found on the online registration page. Teens are welcome if accompanied by an adult or with written parental permission. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available for those under age 21.
New!   PANSY WREATH WORKSHOP
Instructor: Jim Connolly
Location: Weston Nurseries, 160 Pine hill Rd, Chelmsford
RCC-E14218 Apr 5 (Wed) 6:00 pm-7:00 pm $53/$50
Create your own Pansy Wreath from start to finish using a moss form. This wreath will adorn your door or table all season long.

About the Instructor:
Jim Connolly is a Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist (MCH) and a Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional (MCLP). In 2012 he served as President of the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA).
NEW! PRESERVATION OF YOUR HISTORIC HOME: REMOVAL OF LEAD, MOLD AND OTHER THREATS
Instructor:Ryan DeMoura & Ron Peik
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14547 Jun 8 (Thur) 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm $20/$17
This class will offer effective solutions on how to deal with lead paint, mold and other environmental issues in your home, with a special focus on preserving the historic details, character and old world features that make your home a unique treasure.
SEASONED COOKS AND YOUNG EATERS (FOR SENIORS AND CHILDREN, AGES 4-8)
Instructor: Julie Shepherd
Location: Cameron Senior Center Kitchen, 20 Pleasant St. Westford
RCC-E14246 Apr 7-Apr 28 (4 Fri) 3:30 pm-5:00 pm, Free at Cameron Senior Ctr
Children gain so much from cooking - science, math and reading skills, patience, small motor skills, and the confidence achieved from accomplishing a task. What better time than now to get cooking, who knows, you may have a budding Mario Batali in the family. Must be income qualified. Free, register online.
New!   SPRING LAWN CARE
Instructor: Jim Connolly
Location: Weston Nurseries, 160 Pine Hill Rd, Chelmsford
RCC-E14216 Apr 1 (Sat) 11:00 am-12:00 pm $13/$10
The drought of 2016 inflicted much damage to your lawn. Jim Connolly will give you the information you need to revitalize your soil and bring life back to your lawn this upcoming season.

About the Instructor:
Jim Connolly is a Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist (MCH) and a Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional (MCLP). In 2012 he served as President of the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA).
SPRING TOWN WIDE YARD SALE
Location: Abbot School lawn and various homes in town
RCC-E14329 At Home Yard Sale April 29 (Sat) 9:00 am-1:00 pm $10 Donation to Roudenbush
RCC-E14339 Abbot Lawn Apr 29 (Sat) 9:00 am-1:00 pm $10 Donation to Roudenbush
There are two ways to be a part of the town-wide yard sale! Have your yard sale at home or at the Abbot School front lawn. Roudenbush will do advertising in the Westford Eagle, and at our sites. No refunds are given due to rain. Sunday will be the rain date if needed. If having your sale at home, please list a few of your treasures for sale on the registration form. Sale is for dry goods only, no baked goods please. If you feel you will need more time for your sale, please consider having your yard sale at home as Abbot lawn will run 9am-1pm. Register by Wednesday April 19, to get your street listed in the Round Roudenbush column of Westford Eagle.
New!   STONEWALL BUILDING BASICS
Instructor: Jay Bearfield
Location: Liquid landscape Designs/ Rock Art Studios, 69 Broadway St
RCC-E14345 Apr 8 (Sat) 9:00 am-12:00 pm $43/$40
Did you know that if you were to line all the stonewalls in New England up in a straight line its estimated it would circle the Earth more than five times? People for generations have been stacking stones to delineate boundaries, contain livestock and adorn their properties, often without the use of mortar. Learn the basics of this skill and try out your hand at this old art. Participants will work on constructing a dry laid stone wall and leave with a fundamental understanding of the basics of dry stack stonework. Work gloves are suggested. If there is inclement weather, class will be held Apr 15.
NEW WATERCOLOR PAINTING FROM LIFE STILL LIFE (All Levels)
Instructor: Cynthia Van Horne Ehrlich
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14448 June 6-June 27 (4 Tues) 11:00 am-1:00 pm $105/$102
RCC-E14449 June 6-June 27 (4 Tues) 6:30 pm-8:30 pm $105/$102
We will draw and paint from objects you or the teacher will bring to class, like china, flowers, glass, metal, fruit, veggies, shadows. Learn to draw and paint quickly and spontaneously for freshness in your paintings. All levels of experience welcome.


About the instructor: Cynthia Van Horne Ehrlich is a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society, and a Copley Artist with The Copley Society of Boston. In 1994 she had her own gallery, The Cynthia Van Horne Ehrlich Gallery, in Provincetown, MA. Her portraits were invited and shown with Andrew Wyeth's portraits in New York. Her work is collected both privately and is in corporate collections across the USA and internationally. She has been published in "Flowers in Watercolor" Rockport Publishers (1996) and most recently in "Splash 6" NorthLight Books Publishers (2001). She has been teaching for 25+ years at various schools including the DeCordova Museum School in Lincoln, Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Massachusetts and privately at Rose Bud Cottage, Westford, Massachusetts. Her students range in age from 6 to 80 years old. She is a gentle teacher and aims to bring out the best of her students' abilities. Some of her students have gone on to win awards and even give up their present careers to become full-time professional artists.
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