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Acrylics (Session 1 February)

$74

with Melissa Rioux

Feb 1, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn the basics of working with acrylic paint and color mixing. Much like the beginners’ watercolor class, students will learn basic color theory and the properties of this water-based paint. Students will make a color wheel, three color studies using grids and shapes, and experiment with manipulating the media to paint a portrait/self portrait or a still life composition. . Course materials are available for purchase online, at AC Moore in Bangor, and Shirley’s Yarns & Crafts in Hancock (10% discount for Adult Ed students). Supply List Acrylic Paints: Alizarin crimson, cadmium red medium, cadmium yellow and lemon yellow, cobalt and ultramarine blue or cerulean, viridian green, titanium white, mars or ivory black, burnt sienna, yellow ochre, raw umber Brushes (an assortment): Filbert, round (size 3, 6, 8), 1/2” flat Disposable palette paper (or some type of palette) Medium palette knife Canvases or clay boards (4) Pad of Bristol vellum or heavy multimedia paper (watercolor paper works) Water jar, pencils, masking tape or drafting tape, and a small spray bottle for water. Melissa suggests that this list is ideal. If all are not affordable, bring what you have to the first class and she’ll review supplies.

 

Acrylics (Session 2 March)

$74

with Melissa Rioux

Mar 29, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn the basics of working with acrylic paint and color mixing. Much like the beginners’ watercolor class, students will learn basic color theory and the properties of this water-based paint. Students will make a color wheel, three color studies using grids and shapes, and experiment with manipulating the media to paint a portrait/self portrait or a still life composition. Course materials are available for purchase online, at AC Moore in Bangor, and Shirley’s Yarns & Crafts in Hancock (10% discount for Adult Ed students). Supply List Acrylic Paints: Alizarin crimson, cadmium red medium, cadmium yellow and lemon yellow, cobalt and ultramarine blue or cerulean, viridian green, titanium white, mars or ivory black, burnt sienna, yellow ochre, raw umber Brushes (an assortment): Filbert, round (size 3, 6, 8), 1/2” flat Disposable palette paper (or some type of palette) Medium palette knife Canvases or clay boards (4) Pad of Bristol vellum or heavy multimedia paper (watercolor paper works) Water jar, pencils, masking tape or drafting tape, and a small spray bottle for water. Melissa suggests that this list is ideal. If all are not affordable, bring what you have to the first class and she’ll review supplies.

 

Advising-Spring

Free

with Annie Sargent

Jan 3, 2017 at 10 am, runs for 25 weeks

Meet with an advisor to learn more about continuing your education and/or preparing for work.

 

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America's Boating Course

$10

with Scott Miller

Mar 18, 2017 at 8 am, runs for 1 week

This day-long workshop is designed to familiarize students with the fundamentals of safe boating. The course covers safety equipment, trip planning, navigation rules and aids, state and federal regulations, anchoring, dealing with adverse conditions and emergencies, communications, trailering, and knots and lines. The course also introduces navigation and the use of charts- important information on determining where you are and how to safely go where you wish. The information is useful for users of all sorts of watercraft (power, sail, paddle) and for both ocean and freshwater boating. The course includes an examination for certification for states that require operator licenses. This course is sponsored by the United States Power Squadrons. Students who take the course and pass the exam will be offered a free 6-month membership in United States Power Squadrons. Makeup class (if needed) 03/25/17.

A $10.00 fee and $26.00 for the student manual (may be shared) is payable to the instructor at the first class. These costs are in addition to the Ellsworth Adult Education $10.00 registration fee.

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American Sign Language I

$69

with Carrie Pierce

May 9, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This course will cover the basics of grammar within ASL. Topics covered will be time, food, family, colors, numbers, ABCs, feelings, animals and likes and dislikes. Students will learn how to have a basic conversation in ASL. This class will also cover topics within the deaf community and will be voice off. The course uses a variety of learning methods, such as games, partner, and group work. Makeup class (if needed) 06/20/17.

 

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American Stories Block I

Free

with Emily Nash

Jan 12, 2017 at 1 pm, runs for 21 weeks

Join us for a study of America's journey to the 21st Century. We will explore events and people who made history through activities and projects. Topics will include voting rights, minimum wage & economics, law, democracy in action and more. Students will also be preparing for college and the HiSET exam. High School diploma credit is awarded for this course.

All of our academic courses start with a free and confidential appointment with the student advisor who will discuss the course, the requirements and assist you in making a decision about whether the course is a good fit for you.  Please contact our program at 664-7110 or adultedinfo@ellsworthschools  to set up an appointment.

 

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Basic Computer Skills Certificate Program

$15

with Vanessa Richards

Jan 12, 2017 at 4:30 pm, runs for 22 weeks

More and more jobs require computer skills and some employers require all job seekers to apply online for jobs. Many jobs require employees to know how to use email, search the internet, create documents, and handle other digital literacy tasks. Ellsworth Adult Education has partnered with NorthStar Basic Computer to teach digital literacy skills and document mastery by awarding certificates while also preparing the next steps for your career path. Join this self-paced learning lab to learn basic computer skills.The initial assessment determines the skills and knowledge you need to design a program to meet your own needs. Your adviser will work with you to set up a program. To earn a certificate, each assessment must be taken in a supervised setting. Priority given to High School Completion and Certificate program students. Open to the public on a space available basis.

 

Basic Fly Casting

$65

with Kevin Tracewski

Apr 22, 2017 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

The goal of this course is to provide students with the casting skills necessary to fish effectively on your own. This is a “hands-on” course, so your time will be spent with a fly rod in hand, working on your own casting. Most instruction will be done in small groups, but casting suggestions will also be offered on an individual basis. Videotape analysis of your casting stroke will be provided. Students are encouraged to use their own fly rod and reel, but equipment will be available for anyone who needs it. Please do not buy new equipment just to take this course. This course will be taught in Orono and directions are available on our website.

 





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