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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.

 

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.

 

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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Basic Literacy Tutor Training

$35

with Annie Sargent

Feb 2, 2017 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

The written word bombards us daily. We're expected to read information constantly. For about 45% of our population, reading proficiently is difficult and sometimes impossible. Teaching an adult to read does not require an education degree. It does require patience and the desire to help transform an adult's life through literacy. The 14-hour training certification provides teaching strategies, adult learning models, information on learning disabilities and lesson planning. No class 02/23/16; makeup date (if needed) 03/09/16.  Contribution of $35 helps defray the cost of materials.  Scholarships available.  Class will meet in the Ellsworth City Hall Auditorium, 2nd Floor, 1 City Hall Plaza, Ellsworth.

 

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Beekeeping - Beginners

$45

with Peter Cowin

Mar 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class is designed to stimulate interest and questions about beekeeping as a hobby or to help with pollination. It covers what is needed, where to locate bee hives, where to buy them, what it costs and how to care for bees so they survive the winter. Many join the class because they are aware of the huge importance and decline of honeybees and other pollinators and just want to help. Learn about the fascinating hobby of beekeeping, pollinate your garden and grow your own honey! Makeup class (if needed) 03/27/17.

 

Beekeeping - Intermediate

$45

with Peter Cowin

Apr 5, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This class is designed to look in more detail at key aspects of beekeeping, particularly helpful to those who wish to run several hives and get the most out of them. The course is a good follow-on from the beginner’s course. Building up hive strength, swarm prevention, splitting hives, making nucs, disease prevention, feral colony relocation and honey production are all covered.

 





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