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Ellsworth Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

Digital Photography: Extremely Basic Digital Photography


with Mike Perlman

Calendar Jan 29, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Confused by all the buttons, dials and symbols on your digital camera? This course will decode the language of digital photography and cover the very essentials of the art form. For beginners only. Mike Perlman has over 15 years of video and photo experience and works as a professional photographer and videographer. No class 02/19/18; makeup class (if needed) 03/19/18.

For beginners only. Digital camera (DSLR) required.

Digital Photography: Beyond the Basics Digital Photography


with Mike Perlman

Calendar Jan 30, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Do you have a decent handle on aperture, shutter speed, and ISO? This class focuses more on photography as an art form for those quick to grasp technology. Lighting, composition, and session shoots will be featured in this course. Mike Perlman has over 15 years of video and photo experience and works as a professional photographer and videographer. No class 02/20/18; makeup class (if needed) 03/20/18.

For intermediate photographers. Digital camera (DSLR) required.

Fly Fishing - Basic Fly Casting


with Kevin Tracewski

Calendar Apr 21, 2018 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 is small groups, but casting suggestions will also be offered on an individual basis. Videotape analysis of your casting stroke will be provided. Students are encourage 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 by Registered Maine Guide Kevin Tracewski (directions will be sent to registered students). Makeup class (if needed) Sunday 04/22/18.


Fly Fishing: Introduction to Fly Fishing


with Kevin Tracewski

Calendar Mar 3, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

This course is designed to get you solidly grounded in the fundamentals needed to enjoy fly fishing. Topics covered include tackle selection and assembly, knots, fly casting, fish foods, artificial flies, fly fishing strategies, entomology, and wading safety. After completing this course, you should have all the understanding and skills necessary to catch fish with a fly rod on your own. This course will be taught in Orono by Registered Maine Guide Kevin Tracewski (directions will be sent to registered students). Makeup class (if needed) Sunday 03/04/18.


Grow Your Own Organic Garden! Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association


with Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners

Calendar Apr 4, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the fundamentals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests. The instructor will be an experienced farmer or gardener from your region. We will even send you home with free seeds! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.


Heartsaverâ„¢ Adult First Aid CPR AED


with Ernest West

Calendar May 4, 2018 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

A classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrive. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.  This course also teaches adult CPR and AED use. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid, CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. Ernie has been teaching CPR/First Aid courses for more than 20 years as well as outdoor recreation safety courses for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Makeup class (if needed) 05/11/18.


Homebuyers' Workshop


with Heather Massow

Calendar Mar 1, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This ten-hour course is valuable to anyone considering a home purchase and is required for many down payment assistance and other lending programs for first-time homebuyers. The course will help you make good choices about becoming a homeowner and selecting a home that meets your needs and matches your financial resources.  The course provides step-by-step instruction on all aspects of the home buying process from application to closing, as well as determining how much home you can afford; budgeting for home ownership expenses; how credit affects home buying; resources for down payment assistance; mortgage financing options; real estate contracts; and home inspections. The certificate obtained from taking the class is good for two years. HoMEworks homebuyer education classes provide an opportunity to learn about the home buying process in a neutral environment. Buyers who have taken home buying classes are more confident when asking questions and making decisions about homeownership and loan products. Education gives buyers the tools they need to avoid predatory lending and possible foreclosure. Heather Massow is a certified Housing Counselor and educator. She has worked with Penquis for over nine years with clients who are facing foreclosure, as well as teaching homebuyer education classes. Makeup class (if needed) 03/29/18.


Hypnosis: Enjoy the Benefits of Self-Hypnosis


with Hugh Sadlier

Calendar Apr 12, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn how to enter a comfortably relaxed, self-hypnotic state and be able to return to that state anytime you desire. You are able to be completely free of conscious mind interference and benefit from and interact with your subconscious mind. You can simply enjoy the deeply relaxed feelings or work with your inner mind to make changes within yourself and your life. Hugh is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist who has been practicing in Maine since 1991. He has worked with over 3000 people on more than 300 different issues.


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