Get Artistic (And Saucy) With Souhegan High School

Are you ready to learn some fantastic skills through the Souhegan High School Winter 2013 Evening Enrichment Courses Workshops?

To register for any of these unique classes, you can call 673-9940 ext “5317” during school hours or email to register.

Course size is limited to space available. The courses will be filled with the first registered and payments before the first class will secure your seat.

The cost of the course is based on the number of weeks the course meets and residence in the SHS School District. All courses and workshops meet at Souhegan High School – 412 Boston Post Rd.  Amherst, NH  03031.

Please check the start date!


Yoga:  Moving Into Peace

 Teacher:  John Silva
Dates:  Monday 6 weeks    January 28, February 4, 11, 18, March 4 11
Times:  7:00 – 8:30-pm
Cost:  $50.00 for residents, $60.00 for non-residents

We will focus primarily on yoga postures and breath work, working toward engaging body, mind, and spirit in our practice. Classes will last 90 minutes, the last part of which will be a relaxation period.  The course is appropriate for all levels of experience, especially beginners. Participants should bring a yoga mat and block and optionally a throw or blanket for relaxation.  The instructor has over 15 years of yoga experience, including 5 years as a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher. 

Feeling Saucy?

Teacher: Elizabeth Skipper
Dates: Monday 6 weeks    January 28, February 4, 11, 18, March 4 11
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm.
Cost: $100.00 for residents, $110.00 for non-residents plus a lab fee for ingredients.

Looking to add a little pizzazz to your meals? Turning a good dish into a great dish can be as simple as adding the right sauce. From classic sauces like béchamel, hollandaise and béarnaise, pasta sauces like alfredo and puttanesca, lively salsas and satays, to dessert sauces like chocolate, butterscotch, and raspberry, there are endless ways to dress up your dishes! In this class you’ll learn how to make some of the most popular, plus lots of variations so you’ll never run out of ideas.  As always, you’ll learn plenty of expert tips and tricks that apply not only to your sauces, but to all your cooking needs and questions.  The instructor is Elizabeth Skipper, an accomplished personal chef and culinary teacher, of The Everyday Epicure LLC in Amherst.


House History Research  

Teacher:  Jackie Marshall
Dates: Tuesday     6  weeks     January 29, February 5, 12, 19, March 3 12
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Cost:  $70.00 for residents and $80.00 for non-residents     

Amherst genealogist Jackie Marshall will present a class on how to research land and probate records in Hillsborough County. This class is of interest to the beginning House Historian and Family Genealogist. How old is your home, who lived in it and what were their lives like? Or are you interested in tracing the history of a specific public building or tract of land in Amherst? Even if your house isn’t old, the land it sits on is – find out how it was used and by whom. We will have one daytime field-trip to the Hillsborough County Deed Registry, time to be determined.

Hypnosis for Life Enhancement
Programming Your Mind for Success
Teacher:  Lois Scheffler, CH
Dates:  Tuesday     6  weeks     January 29, February 5, 12, 19, March 3 12
Time:  6:30 – 8:00pm
Cost:  $77.00 for all participants

Struggling to lose weight? Feeling tired or unhealthy? Overwhelmed with your To-Do list? Are you hard on yourself, or others? Are you frustrated with family, kids, or your spouse? Would you like an escape from the madness? Here’s your opportunity to take charge of your life through this amazingly fun, relaxing and empowering course! Register now to become part of this fun-filled and insightful class where you will learn life skills that improve the way you respond to daily challenges. Discover how to use the power of your mind to enhance your personal, social, and professional skills. Transform your thoughts to create a life of health, wealth and happiness. This class is designed to help YOU achieve the goals you desire.  Depending on the class interests, we will focus on a variety of topics during the six weeks, including:  lowering stress, losing weight, building incredible confidence, generating financial abundance, enjoying improved health, and creating more passion in your relationships. If you want to feel unbelievably good this fall, register today.  Come, participate, and enjoy the beginning of a new chapter in your life.    

Lois Scheffler is a Certified Hypnotist through the National Guild of Hypnotists and has extensive training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Reiki, and Feng Shui.  She also has forty years as a multi-registered medical professional. Because of her extensive background in medicine, education, corporate leadership, and diverse cultures, Lois’s clients receive tailor-made programs that address their specific needs.  This “Life Enhancement” program is designed to help you jumpstart your success.  

Watercolor Painting

Teacher:  Kevin Dadoly
Dates: Tuesday     6 weeks      January 29, February 5, 12, 19, March 3 12
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Cost:  $70.00 for residents and $80.00 for non-residents     

Join Kevin Dadoly as he instructs this popular studio course designed to enhance and challenge all levels of watercolor artists from the beginner to the exhibiting artist! Expect to explore all types of painting techniques, and subject matter, in an enjoyable and positive environment.   

Make your own Dairy Products at Home

Teacher:  Kathie Nunley
Dates: Tuesday     4 weeks January 29, February 5, 12, 19
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Cost:  $50.00 for residents and $60.00 for non-residents     Lab fee:  $18.00

This class will cover the dairy processes our great grandmothers all knew.  It’s not hard to make your own dairy products – but the information has been lost over the past few generations.  You will learn how to handle and process un-pasteurized milk to make sweet-cream butter,  cultured butter, buttermilk, sour cream, yogurt, Greek yogurt, whey, mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, cottage cheese, feta, farmers cheese and clabber. 

Creating Stained Glass 3-D Objects and 2-D Panels

Teacher:  Susanna Ries
Dates: Tuesday       6 weeks       January 29, February 5, 12, 19, March 3 12
Time: 6:00-8:30pm
Cost:  $80.00 for residents and $90.00 for non-residents

Think outside the flat panel – and let’s make some creative boxes, lampshades and lanterns using 3-D construction. This class is for beginners and advanced students.  Most tools will be supplied, and there will be some glass available but each student should buy a starter kit which will cost around $50.00.  Come join the fun! Susanna Ries has been creating original stained glass for 21 years. Her passion for glass began when she took classes at Renaissance Glassworks in Nashua NH.  She has been showing her artwork at two local galleries, East Colony Fine Art in Manchester and the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Store in Concord.  Susanna’s background is in Fine Art – she earned a BA Degree in Art from Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire.


Beginning Hoopdance

Teacher: Kate Walsh
Day:  Wednesday 6 weeks    January 30, February 6, 13, 20, March 6 13
Time:   6:30-7:30pm
Place:  Clark Elementary School Gym
Cost:  $50.00 for residents and $60.00 for non-residents

Catch the fun and fitness of the hoopdance craze. Beyond the hula hooping of the past, hoopdance combines a great core workout with moving around to get your heartrate up. Learn waist and hip hooping, halos, corkscrews,and the swoop in this level 1 class. Practice hoops will be provided. Join us in your comfortable exercise clothes ready to have fun. 

Creative Writing
Teacher: Alex Jay Dubberly
Day:  Wednesday  6 weeks     January 30, February 6, 13, 20, March 6 13
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Cost:  $50.00 for residents and $60.00 for non-residents

MFA student Alex Jay Dubberly will be teaching an eight-week Creative Writing course open to writers of all abilities, open to adults, and juniors and seniors in High School. All genres are welcome though, due to time constraints, the focus of the class will be on poetry, prose poetry, short fiction and dramatic treatments. The class will help writers form better writing habits, revise their own work, as well as challenge writers with new and innovative cross-genre prompts. Prepare to produce new work, revise old work, and gain a better understanding of creative writing in general.

Alex Jay will be teaching the class as part of his Teaching Practicum requirement for his MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College in Vermont. He has guest lectured at Keene State College and has published a handful of poems, both in print and online. Requirements for the course are simple: pen and paper. All reading is suggested and handouts will be provided throughout the course. For more information feel free to contact:

Learn the Art of Needle Felting

Teacher:  Sharon Spivak
Dates:  Wednesday  6 weeks       January 30, February 6, 13, 20, March 6 13
Times:  7:00-9:00pm.
Cost:  $70.00 for residents and $80.00 for non-residents

Needle felting is a dry felting process using special needles and wool fiber to create tapestries, animal sculptures, embellishments and other interesting items. During this course, we will design and create a small tapestry suitable for framing. You will be a amazed at what you can do with colorful fiber, needles and a little creative imagination.
Course cost includes supplies students will need. Sharon, a resident of Amherst, has been an artist for many years working in a variety of mediums. She became fascinated with fiber art many years ago and learned how to spin her own yarn. Sharon has been needle felting for the past 10 and is noted for her uniquely detailed abstract needle felted tapestries. When not indulging in her
artistic passions, Sharon works part time at Temple Beth Abraham in Nashua as a Hebrew Resource Specialist. Sharon holds a degree in Jewish Studies and enjoyed a long career as a registered nurse prior to earning her degree.

Conversational German for beginners    

Teacher:  Susi Ehrenstein
Dates:  Wednesday  6 weeks      January 30, February 6, 13, 20, March 6 13
Times:  6:00 – 7:30pm.
Cost:  $50.00 for residents and $60.00 for non-residents
6-week-introductory course.  New improved curriculum with latest state-of-the-art college texts !! Are you planning on going on a vacation to Deutschland , are you frequently traveling there on business or are you simply interested in this beautiful and strange language? Lesson content will cover:  Expressing greetings and farewells, Getting acquainted, inquiring about somebody’s well-being, Spelling in German, Numbers, Useful classroom expressions, Giving personal information, Describing yourself, Inquiring about others, Hobbies and interests.

Introduction to Quilting

Teacher: Jean Cannon
Dates:  Wednesday    6 weeks      January 30, February 6, 13, 20, March 6 13
Time:  7:00 – 9:00pm
Cost:  $70.00 for residents and $80.00 for non-residents  

Come learn the basics of quilting including design, color theory, cutting/piecing techniques, and finishing a small quilted project. This will be a hands on class with homework (sewing) each week. You will need a portable sewing machine in good repair. Fabric requirements, other tools and supplies will be discussed at the first class.

Pottery Studio
Teacher:  Mary Salmon
Dates:  Wednesday    6 weeks       January 30, February 6, 13, 20, March 6 13  
Time:  7:00 – 9:00pm
Cost:  $70.00 for residents and $80.00 for non-residents   $20.00 lab fee for supplies.

6 Weeks of studio experience creating with clay.  Pinch, coil, and slab construction as well as wheel throwing.  Decorative glaze and texturing techniques will be explored.

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