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A Civil Conversation - A Civility Workshop

Free

with Brian Langley and Brian Hubbell

Calendar Feb 28, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

A Civility Workshop Join Brian Langley, former Maine State Senate leader, and Brian Hubbell, Maine State Representative, for a hands-on workshop in building constructive relationships one civil conversation at a time. Reviving civility takes a village and you can be part of making a difference in yours. Makeup class (if needed) 03/07/19.

Brian Langley served five terms in the legislature, representing Hancock County in the Maine State Senate and chaired the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee. He is the Chef/owner of the Union River Lobster Pot Restaurant in Ellsworth.

Brian Hubbell is a four-term State Representative for Bar Harbor, Mt. Desert and Lamoine, with legislative service on the Education and Appropriation Committees. He has particular interest in education policy, school funding, renewable energy and scientific research and development.

Achieve Your Ideal Weight with Hypnosis

$25

with Hugh Sadlier

Calendar Mar 21, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Hypnosis can help you achieve your ideal weight. Your subconscious mind knows all the reasons, messages and experiences that caused you to become overweight. It can also help you disconnect the impact of those “reasons” and replace them with new, positive thoughts, feelings and perceptions that become “the new you” through repetition.

Hugh Sadlier is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist who has been practicing in Maine since 1991. He has worked with over 3000 people, in individual sessions, on more than 300 different issues. Hugh maintains offices in Portland and Blue Hill.

Acrylics - Session 1

$89

with Melissa Rioux

Calendar Jan 30, 2019 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 (dickblick.com), at AC Moore and Hobby Lobby in Bangor, and Shirley’s Yarns & Crafts in Hancock (10% discount for Adult Ed students). No class 02/20/19; makeup class (if needed) 03/20/19.

Melissa Rioux hails from coastal Maine but spent 10 years in New York teaching and writing arts curriculum for children and adults. She is devoted to the transformative power art can have to alter and improve the world.

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.

Will run

Acrylics - Session 2

$89

with Melissa Rioux

Calendar Apr 3, 2019 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 (dickblick.com), at AC Moore and Hobby Lobby in Bangor, and Shirley’s Yarns & Crafts in Hancock (10% discount for Adult Ed students). No class 04/17/19; makeup class (if needed) 05/22/19.

Melissa Rioux hails from coastal Maine but spent 10 years in New York teaching and writing arts curriculum for children and adults. She is devoted to the transformative power art can have to alter and improve the world.

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.

Anatomy and Physiology

$140

with Marti Dayton

Calendar Jan 31, 2019 at 5 pm, runs for 11 weeks

This course provides students with an opportunity to develop an understanding of the relationships between the structures and functions of the body. Students will be introduced to mechanisms for maintaining homeostasis within the human body and the problems that can ensue when the mechanisms do not function properly. This course will involves participating in lectures, lab activities, projects, dissections, making of models and diagrams, journal writing and evaluating clinical studies. Upon successful completion of this course, students will earn high school diploma credit. No class 02/21/19 or 04/18/19. Makeup class (if needed) 05/02/19.

Ballroom Dance for Beginners

$25

with Elizabeth Pouwels

Calendar Feb 24, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Do you have a wedding or special event coming up, or do you just want to learn the basics of the traditional Waltz, Foxtrot and East Coast Swing? Join us for a great time socializing and learning to dance, and it’s also great exercise! Come alone or with a partner - singles are welcome! Makeup class (if needed) 04/07/19.  

Elizabeth Pouwels teaches for various organizations including the Maine Swing Dance Council and the Ballroom Dance Society of Central Maine, and is a two-time winner of Dancing with the Ellsworth Stars.

David Koenka grew up in a family of dancers and takes great pleasure in learning and sharing all he can about dance.

Will run

Basic Music Theory/Ear Training (Part 1-Evening Session)

$50

with Daniel Conte

Calendar Jan 31, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 5 weeks

What are scales, intervals and chords? How can understanding them help us as we write, perform or just listen to music? Daniel Conte, experienced composer, arranger and performer, will guide you gently through the basics of how music is structured, and what to listen and/or look for to gain a better understanding of what you are writing, performing or hearing. No class 02/21/19; makeup class (if needed) 03/14/19.

Daniel Conte has been involved in music since learning to play the tuba in 4th grade. He is a singer, composer, pianist, and conductor. He believes most people have a lot more ability than they think and enjoys helping them realize it.

Basic Music Theory/Ear Training (Part 1-Morning Session)

$50

with Daniel Conte

Calendar Jan 31, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 5 weeks

What are scales, intervals and chords? How can understanding them help us as we write, perform or just listen to music? Daniel Conte, experienced composer, arranger and performer, will guide you gently through the basics of how music is structured, and what to listen and/or look for to gain a better understanding of what you are writing, performing or hearing. No class 02/21/19; makeup class (if needed) 03/14/19.

Daniel Conte has been involved in music since learning to play the tuba in 4th grade. He is a singer, composer, pianist, and conductor. He believes most people have a lot more ability than they think and enjoys helping them realize it.





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