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Computer Cafe (Evening)
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Computer Cafe (Evening)

$65

with Vanessa Richards

Calendar Jan 27, 2022 at 4 pm, runs for 12 weeks

This class is a computer lab designed to offer a space for people to access computer support from an experienced teacher, compassionate volunteers and fellow participants. You will be given instruction, as well as support, in accessing information for learning new skills on your own. This is an open enrollment lab and you purchase a punch card for 6 sessions. Punch cards can be renewed. Students enrolled in our academic programs receive a fee waiver for this lab. BYOC (bring your own coffee)!  When you register for this class, you’ll receive a follow-up contact from our advisor to access your skills, goals, and interests.  This is an in-person lab; ongoing enrollment. 

No class 02/24/22 or 04/21/22.

Vanessa loves working with adult learners. She is really easy to be around and makes people extremely comfortable; she even makes learning math and computers fun! She is committed to helping adults discover their strengths, build their confidence, and realize they can accomplish their goals. In her free time, she loves to travel and explore the outdoors. Vanessa teaches math, science, technology, and provides college and career advising.

Downeast Coastal Maine Lighthouse Photography Workshop and Cruise

$95

with Steve McGrath

Calendar Jun 3, 2022 , runs for 3 weeks

This workshop starts with an instructional live online session using ZOOM, followed by a field session on a Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company 3-hour Puffin & Lighthouse Tour, followed by a final live online review and critique session on ZOOM. 

In the first live online class, we'll start by learning camera settings, aperture, shutter, ISO, white balance and other compositional techniques critical to lighthouse photography.  The following Saturday, we’ll meet in Bar Harbor at Bar Harbor Whale Watch at 8:30a for a 9:30a departure. During the tour, we’ll focus on photographing the puffins and  lighthouses, sharing techniques and approaches. Finally, we’ll meet online the following Friday to share, learn and critique our images. The registration fee for this workshop includes the cost of the cruise.  Limited to 15 students.  This workshop is for beginner and intermediate photographers.

Schedule:

Friday 06/03/22, 7:00p-8:30p-Live online class using ZOOM 

Saturday  06/11/22,  8:30a-1:00p-In-person Puffin & Lighthouse Cruise Session, Bar Harbor Whale Watch, Bar Harbor, Maine. 

Friday 06/17/22, 7:00p-8:30p-Live online class using ZOOM

Steve McGrath is a professional freelance photographer and photography teacher who has been creating images for 20 years. Steve first began by shooting sports photography for local high schools, then weddings, and stock agencies. Then his love of the outdoors led him to focusing more on his true passion. Steve was an active member of the Gateway Camera Club for many years, and has won many ribbons and awards at fairs and competitions through the group and on his own. Many of his images have been published in school text books.

Full Course

Watercolor Basics (June)

$89

with Mary Laury

Calendar Jun 7, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Watercolor Painting is an exciting medium; it flows and moves and does beautiful things. Instructor Mary Laury has been recognized for her work by the Maine Arts Commission.  Participants will do landscapes and seascapes in this 4-session course. If you have never painted in watercolors we will start at the beginning. If you have painted before, you may pick up some new tips and tricks as well. We all learn together!   This is an in-person course held at the Moore Community Center, an accessible facility with an elevator.  Masks and social distancing required.  

To see the supply list, click here.

Mary Laury served as the founding Executive Director of Schoodic Arts for All, an award winning non-profit organization celebrating the arts and culture in Downeast Maine for over 20 years. The botanical subjects and dynamic nature of Maine are Mary's passions. An experienced teacher, she has taught painting and drawing in classrooms and in the field for many programs throughout her career.

Choose My Plate (Summer)

Free

with Despe Lebel Healthy Acadia

Calendar Jul 6, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

This FREE four-class series has a theme of healthy eating and encourages participants to increase consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. Lessons are interactive, fun, and engaging, and cooking demonstrations are part of each lesson. Each participant will receive a cookbook with 24 colorful and healthy recipes.  This is a live online class.

Despe Lebel is a trained Nutrition Educator working with Healthy Acadia. 

Ellsworth Adult Education is pleased to partner with Healthy Acadia to provide this class.  Healthy Acadia offers the class and Ellsworth Adult Education supports the course by promoting it, handling registrations and other ways.  

 

Eating Better on a Budget (Summer)

Free

with Despe Lebel Healthy Acadia

Calendar Jul 6, 2022 at 12 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Eating Better On A Budget focuses on food resource management and provides strategies for participants to stretch their food dollars. Lessons are interactive, and fun, and engaging cooking demonstrations are part of each lesson. Each participant will receive a cookbook with 24 colorful and healthy recipes.  This is a live online class.

Despe Lebel is a trained Nutrition Educator working with Healthy Acadia. 

Ellsworth Adult Education is pleased to partner with Healthy Acadia to provide this class.  Healthy Acadia offers the class and Ellsworth Adult Education supports the course by promoting it, handling registrations and other ways.  

Cooking Matters for Families (Summer)

Free

with Despe Lebel Healthy Acadia

Calendar Jul 27, 2022 at 12:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This live online, 6-session series is designed to teach families how to prepare tasty, healthy, and affordable meals at home! Class meets weekly over Zoom on Wednesday afternoons for one-hour cooking and nutrition education sessions. This is a great time to spend time with your kiddos in the kitchen!

All participants receive a cookbook and a bag of groceries each week to prepare the recipes we learn about in class.  Groceries are available for pick up at Ellsworth Adult Education on Wednesdays.  This class is perfect for those wanting to improve their cooking skills and learn alongside their children, learn new recipes, or learn the basics of nutrition and healthy eating.  This is a live online class.

Despe Lebel is a trained Nutrition Educator working with Healthy Acadia. 

Ellsworth Adult Education is pleased to partner with Healthy Acadia to provide this class.  Healthy Acadia offers the class and Ellsworth Adult Education supports the course by promoting it, handling registrations and other ways.  

Self-Defense Awareness

$120

with Travis Allen

Calendar Oct 17, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Reality Based Self-Defense (RBSD) combines psychological and physical aspects for more efficient techniques and self awareness. Self awareness is a big part of self-defense. Being self aware includes having situational and environmental awareness. RBSD uses all these to allow you to protect yourself and others with less energy and more effective results. You will be prepared to take control of any dangerous situation life throws your way with more confidence. We don't have gis or pretty belts. We do not do katas nor do we do forms. We are completely BS free. We teach techniques that are effective in today's potentially dangerous society. Reality based techniques are created by using body mechanics, physics and anatomy - the trifecta of effectiveness.  In addition, you will also be psychologically prepared to react to these type of situations (this is the most important part of any defense system). You will be empowered with effective techniques and have the confidence to use them. RBSD does not discriminate against age, height or weight. This works for anyone. You DO NOT have to hurt someone to keep safe control of a situation. This is an in-person class. 

Makeup class, if needed,  11/28

Travis Allen is the founder of Self-Defense Innovations, Inc. He has spent most of his adult life involved in martial arts and self-defense. He spent years working in the psychiatric and mental health field in Maine and Massachusetts. Travis has taken his experience in psych and mental health, along with martial arts, and created a new, effective self-defense system.

Drawing: Anyone Can Learn to Draw (November)

$89

with Mary Laury

Calendar Nov 1, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

You can Draw! Anyone can learn to draw. This 4 week class will teach you how to draw what you see. This class will give you a jump start to drawing accurately and give you confidence to draw for pleasure or as a base for your painting. Get ready for a whole world of seeing details that you have never noticed before!  This is an in-person course held at the Moore Community Center, an accessible facility with an elevator.  Masks and social distancing required.  

Makeup class, if needed, 04/06/22.

To see the supply list, click here.

Mary Laury served as the founding Executive Director of Schoodic Arts for All, an award winning non-profit organization celebrating the arts and culture in Downeast Maine for over 20 years. The botanical subjects and dynamic nature of Maine are Mary's passions. An experienced teacher, she has taught painting and drawing in classrooms and in the field for many programs throughout her career.





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