Dear Sun Spots: A group of senior citizens from the Auburn area is looking for someone to teach oil painting on a weekly basis. This would be from September until the end of May. We can only pay a minimal fee, but will provide the place to hold the classes. There are no classes during holiday weeks such as Christmas and Thanksgiving. For more information you may contact Ruth Stowe at (207) 782-7938, Arlene Harris at (207) 345-3218 or Hester Gilpatric at (207) 345-3040. – Arlene Harris, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for an art teacher who teaches oil painting in the Lewiston and Auburn area. I would like to enroll in a class this fall. If you know of anyone, please print the information in Sun Spots. I read it every day. – No Name, No Town.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, try contacting Lewiston Adult Education. Their oil painting class is full but there will be classes in the spring and you may want to contact them shortly to ensure your place in the class. They also offer a watercolor class that meets from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 for 10 weeks, and another section from 6 to 9 p.m. starting Sept. 11. A painter’s workshop will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. starting Sept. 10 for 12 weeks. These classes are $30 for residents or $35 for non. To register or for more information call (207) 795-4141.

Oil painting classes will also be offered at Mount Blue High School in Farmington. Classes there don’t start until Sept. 25 and run through Dec. 4 for 10 weeks. They meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Brochures are expected to be mailed out to all SAD 9 Franklin County residents around the week of Sept. 8. To register call (207) 778-3460.

In addition, Auburn Adult and Community Education Program has a watercolor class currently in progress. It started Aug. 26 but you could join up now. Artist, Barbara Hathaway, is teaching the class that meets Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Edward Little High School. Classes run for eight weeks for $35. Students will explore watercolor while they develop a personal painting style. Beginners to intermediates are invited. Stiff watercolor paper, watercolor paints, and large, medium and small brushes are needed. Each student will finish at least one painting for framing. To register call Auburn Adult Education at (207) 784-9220.

Dear Sun Spots: We would like to include this as a correction to the write-up published in Sun Spots Aug. 23:

In the write-up about the multicultural celebration to be held Sept. 13 in Lewiston’s Kennedy Park, we at the Maine Rural Workers Coalition did not mean to offend anyone by not listing their culture among the others listed. We thought that people would understand that this was only a partial list as we obviously could not list every culture that is represented in the area. In retrospect, it would have been better not to have listed any cultures at all so that no one felt left out. Again, we apologize and wish to emphasize that ALL cultures are of equal importance to us and our goal is to have EVERY culture in this area represented at the fair. If a culture is not represented at the fair, it is because no one from that culture came forward to participate. The whole purpose of this celebration from the beginning was to unite all cultures in the area.

For more details on the celebration contact Dot Treadwell at Downtown Neighborhood Association (207) 784-2380 or Dena Wade at Maine Rural Worker’s Coalition at (207) 753-1922. – Dena Wade, Lewiston.


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