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Microsoft Excel Intermediate

$59

with Val Landry

Calendar Mar 28, 2024 at 8:30 am, runs for 2 weeks

During this session, you will learn how to navigate multiple worksheets, save your workbook, create formulas, use functions, change the layout of your worksheet, and how to create practical worksheets. 

Some examples of using Microsoft Excel as a Practical Tool:

  • 1040 Income Tax – Maintain tax information that is very useful when preparing your annual tax return. 
  • Grocery Shopping List – Quickly create a weekly grocery shopping list. What a time saver! 
  • Contractor Estimate Calculator - Great tool for any contractor who has to provide estimates for customers. 
  • Household Budget – Create a monthly budget of your household expenditures. 

This is live online class using ZOOM. 

Val is a lifelong business educator and academic advisor focused on helping enrich and enhance student’s educational and life purposes. Experienced in college management and as an adult educator, having taught at the Mid-State College and Kennebec Valley Community College. My teaching experiencecovers over 45 years in areas of computer applications, accounting, and quickbooks training workshops.

French - An Introduction Part 3

$89

with France Hilbert

Calendar Mar 28, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Congratulations on reaching the final leg of our Introductory French journey! Whether you've completed the previous parts or are just starting with us, this class is designed to accommodate all levels, including false beginners.

This concluding segment marks the culmination of your foundational learning.  Over the eight weeks, we'll consolidate your language skills, emphasizing fluency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing through interactive activities, practical exercises, and cultural exploration. This will refine your command of the language, preparing you for more advanced studies or confident communication in real life situations.  If you have questions about your readiness, contact us!  This is a live online class using ZOOM.  

Makeup class, if needed, 05/23/24.

France Hilbert has taught classes at College of the Atlantic since 2018. She is a professional artist and art educator with an extensive resume of training and experience including major commissions and installations. Her artistic education began at the age of seven, when she was taught by her grandfather, the late artist Jaro Hilbert. From him, she received a thorough education in the classical tradition. She pursued her formal education at the National Fine Art Academy of Paris, France, (ENSBA), was an artist in residence in Copenhagen, studied German Expressionism in Berlin, and traveled extensively to paint and study around Europe and abroad. At the Art Students League of New York, she received a Merit Scholarship to master portraiture in painting and completed a Certificate in Sculpture. She was selected for “Model to Monument”, a sculpture program at The Academy of Art, Newington Cropsey Foundation, Hastings on Hudson, NY.  She also received an Edward G. McDowell Travel Grant from the Art Students League of New York.  Of her many public and private commissions, some are permanent installations. “Talma”, a 7-foot bronze sculpture is installed in the public square of the Theatre of the Valley of L’Yerres, in Brunoy, France. A pair of 4-foot bronze relief sculptures entitled ”The Calling” are installed at the Georgetown University Medical School building in Washington, DC.

Portrait Drawing (Mar/In-Person)

$119

with France Hilbert

Calendar Mar 29, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 8 weeks

Students will learn the fundamentals of portrait drawing. They will study individual features, learn proportions, and anatomical structure.  Students will be challenged to make decisions as they work to express their perspective and personal interpretation, culminating in a life-size portrait. This class will also involve sketching from a live model, drawing the full forms, learning about movement, volume, and composition.  This is an in-person class.

Makeup class, if needed, 05/24/24.

For supplies, we will use large drawing pads, pencils, pens and charcoal.  

France Hilbert has taught classes at College of the Atlantic since 2018. She is a professional artist and art educator with an extensive resume of training and experience including major commissions and installations. Her artistic education began at the age of seven, when she was taught by her grandfather, the late artist Jaro Hilbert. From him, she received a thorough education in the classical tradition. She pursued her formal education at the National Fine Art Academy of Paris, France, (ENSBA), was an artist in residence in Copenhagen, studied German Expressionism in Berlin, and traveled extensively to paint and study around Europe and abroad. At the Art Students League of New York, she received a Merit Scholarship to master portraiture in painting and completed a Certificate in Sculpture. She was selected for “Model to Monument”, a sculpture program at The Academy of Art, Newington Cropsey Foundation, Hastings on Hudson, NY and received an Edward G. McDowell Travel Grant from the Art Students League of New York. Of her many public and private commissions, some are permanent installations. “Talma”, a 7-foot bronze sculpture is installed in the public square of the Theatre of the Valley of L’Yerres, in Brunoy, France. A pair of 4-foot bronze relief sculptures entitled ”The Calling” are installed at the Georgetown University Medical School building in Washington, DC.

Pollinator Gardening Part II: Growing Native Plants for Pollinators

$29

with Lauren Landers

Calendar Mar 30, 2024 at 11 am

From choosing the right plants to cultivating native plants in your flower beds, this course will help you master the art of native plant gardening. We'll also learn how to make our own wildflower seed balls! This is an in-person class.

Lauren Landers is a gardening writer and active master gardener volunteer who enjoys sharing her love of nature with others. Focusing on hands-on learning and functional skills that will improve your gardening practice, Lauren's classes cover topics like pollinator gardening, edible gardening and food preservation.

Carry Naloxone to Save a Life (Apr)

Free

with Nick St. Louis

Calendar Apr 1, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is drug that blocks the absorption of opioids in the brain at the receptor-level. Opioids effect our respiration, which is why someone suffering from an overdose may stop breathing. By blocking opioid absorption, naloxone pauses its effects in the body. AMHC OPTIONS provides free Narcan (naloxone) kits and training to those who want it, and an increasing number of other public health organizations and health providers are doing the same.  Join this training to receive a kit and learn more about it.  This is an in-person class. 

Nick St. Louis of AMHC and the OPTIONS Initiative, works with local law enforcement and EMS agencies to support folks who are still using drugs and provide them with appropriate resources and referrals. He supports these folks by developing trusting relationships that open a continued dialogue that will, hopefully, end with the person entering recovery, however that looks for them.  He also educates the public on harm reduction, trains folks about Narcan and how to use it, and about Maine’s Good Samaritan Law.  Nick is in long-term recovery himself and is a strong advocate for the use of MOUD and harm reduction methods. “We need to keep people alive so that they can enter recovery when they’re ready. Dead people cannot recover.”  Contact Nick by email at nstlouis@amhc.org.

Cooking for Beginners-Not Your Grandmother’s Meatloaf Dinner

$39

with George Blumenschein, Jr.

Calendar Apr 1, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this session, you’ll learn how to prepare a tender, juicy, meatloaf full of flavor, served with mashed potatoes and broccoli. 

Learn how to use onions, garlic, herbs, and spices to flavor a meatloaf to perfection. You’ll also learn the different techniques to mash potatoes and how to shock vegetables. In addition, learn how to juggle food preparation so your meal components are all ready at the same time. Handouts, recipes and links will be provided.  This is an in-person class

George Blumenschein, Jr., a culinary enthusiast and chef, shares his love for food by teaching people the art of enjoying cooking. With a passion for creating delectable dishes, George brings his expertise to the kitchen, making the culinary experience accessible and delightful for all. 

Figure Drawing (Apr/Online)

$119

with France Hilbert

Calendar Apr 1, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This course introduces students to the techniques and methods of the depiction of the human figure through direct observational drawing.

We will be working from models online to investigate movement, volume, and anatomy of the human form. We will learn perspective to draw the figure in space. Students will practice with a variety of subjects such as themselves, people with whom they live, family members, or pets. Students will be given assignments and documents such as illustrations of anatomy, references to art history and artists’ works.  This is a live online class using ZOOM. 

Makeup class, if needed, 06/03/24.

For supplies we will use large drawing pads, pencils, pens and charcoal.

France Hilbert has taught classes at College of the Atlantic since 2018. She is a professional artist and art educator with an extensive resume of training and experience including major commissions and installations. Her artistic education began at the age of seven, when she was taught by her grandfather, the late artist Jaro Hilbert. From him, she received a thorough education in the classical tradition. She pursued her formal education at the National Fine Art Academy of Paris, France, (ENSBA), was an artist in residence in Copenhagen, studied German Expressionism in Berlin, and traveled extensively to paint and study around Europe and abroad. At the Art Students League of New York, she received a Merit Scholarship to master portraiture in painting and completed a Certificate in Sculpture. She was selected for “Model to Monument”, a sculpture program at The Academy of Art, Newington Cropsey Foundation, Hastings on Hudson, NY and received an Edward G. McDowell Travel Grant from the Art Students League of New York. Of her many public and private commissions, some are permanent installations. “Talma”, a 7-foot bronze sculpture is installed in the public square of the Theatre of the Valley of L’Yerres, in Brunoy, France. A pair of 4-foot bronze relief sculptures entitled ”The Calling” are installed at the Georgetown University Medical School building in Washington, DC.

Explore Your World through Drawing (Apr/Online)

$119

with France Hilbert

Calendar Apr 2, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

You are probably good at taking pictures with your phone, but if you want to capture moments of your life in a more unique way, this class is for you.  An experienced artist-teacher will guide you through the basics of drawing and painting, and help you visually re-create whatever matters to you most - from real people and places, to things that live only in your imagination. All you need to bring is your curiosity about drawing, and your own special way of seeing the world around you.  This is a live online class using ZOOM.  

For supplies we will use large drawing pads, pencils, pens, and a travel set of watercolors.

France Hilbert has taught classes at College of the Atlantic since 2018. She is a professional artist and art educator with an extensive resume of training and experience including major commissions and installations. Her artistic education began at the age of seven, when she was taught by her grandfather, the late artist Jaro Hilbert. From him, she received a thorough education in the classical tradition. She pursued her formal education at the National Fine Art Academy of Paris, France, (ENSBA), was an artist in residence in Copenhagen, studied German Expressionism in Berlin, and traveled extensively to paint and study around Europe and abroad. At the Art Students League of New York, she received a Merit Scholarship to master portraiture in painting and completed a Certificate in Sculpture. She was selected for “Model to Monument”, a sculpture program at The Academy of Art, Newington Cropsey Foundation, Hastings on Hudson, NY and received an Edward G. McDowell Travel Grant from the Art Students League of New York. Of her many public and private commissions, some are permanent installations. “Talma”, a 7-foot bronze sculpture is installed in the public square of the Theatre of the Valley of L’Yerres, in Brunoy, France. A pair of 4-foot bronze relief sculptures entitled ”The Calling” are installed at the Georgetown University Medical School building in Washington, DC.





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