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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.

Acadian Arts Asian Fusion Cooking Retreat @ Harbor View House, Prospect Harbor (Apr 2024)

$495

with Chris Toy

Calendar Apr 6, 2024 , runs for 1 week

Your instructor, Chris Toy is the author of 6 popular cookbooks, a private chef, and has taught Asian-fusion cooking for several Maine community education programs. Cooking students will learn how to prepare a variety of recipes from Asia, Europe, and the Americas incorporating traditional and local ingredients. Each meal will actively engage cooks with the tools, techniques, and stories behind the dishes being created.

Escape to a Grand Victorian Inn, the Harbor View House in Prospect Harbor on the coast of Maine, with an intimate group of artist, cooks and creatives! All meals are included in the workshop fee plus special activities to extend your learning from the day’s workshops, including a private house concert by Grammy balloted sing-songwriter, storyteller, and author Gordon Ward.

We will be scheduling time to view the Solar Eclipse at Schoodic Point, with will reach 97% of totality there! We have special glasses for all of you. Fingers crossed for clear skies! 

Day students are welcome. For more information about the workshop, call Mary at 207-632-2251. To book your stay at the inn call 207-963-9122 or visit https://harborviewhousellc.com/. 

Feedback from recent participants:  

“I learned so much from Chris that I can use immediately at home in my own kitchen.”  “Great kitchen hints!”

Acadian Arts Watercolor Retreat @ Harbor View House, Prospect Harbor (Apr 2024)

$495

with Mary Laury

Calendar Apr 6, 2024 , runs for 1 week

Your instructor, Mary Laury is an accomplished watercolorist and highly esteemed teacher. She encourages all her students to believe they can be successful. Painting is an exciting medium; it flows and moves and does beautiful things. If you have never painted in watercolors, we will start at the beginning. If you have painted before, you will pick up some new tips and tricks as well. We all learn together!

Escape to a Grand Victorian Inn, the Harbor View House in Prospect Harbor on the coast of Maine, with an intimate group of artist, cooks and creatives! All meals are included in the workshop fee plus special activities to extend your learning from the day’s workshops, including a private house concert by Grammy balloted sing-songwriter, storyteller, and author Gordon Ward. 

We will be scheduling time to view the Solar Eclipse at Schoodic Point, with will reach 97% of totality there!  We have special glasses for all of you.  Fingers crossed for clear skies!

For more information about the workshop, call Mary at 207-632-2251. To book your stay at the inn, call 207-963-9122 or visit https://harborviewhousellc.com/. 

Feedback from recent participants: 

“Great instructor!-Mary acts as a guide to develop our own style.“ “Easy no stress instruction.”

Lighthouse Lovers Cruise at the Maine Maritime Museum

$180

with Steve McGrath

Calendar Apr 24, 2024 , runs for 1 week

If you’d like to capture the beauty of coastal Maine lighthouses, this might be just the course for you.  You’ll start online focusing on camera settings that you may want to use out on the water.  Then you’ll have the chance to experiment and take lots of photos using different settings and sharing techniques and approaches  on the cruise.  The final online session you share and learn from each others’ experience and photos.   This workshop is for beginner and intermediate photographers. $180.00 does not include the $60 cruise ticket 

  • Friday, 04/19/24 Online from 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sunday, 04/21/24  Lighthouse Lovers Cruise time TBD
  • Wednesday 04/24/24  Online Critique Class 6:00pm-8:00pm 

See up to 10 of Maine’s most iconic lighthouses: Doubling Point Light, Kennebec Range Lights, Squirrel Point Light, Perkins Island Light, Pond Island Light, Seguin Island Light Station, Cuckolds Light, Ram Island Light, Burnt Island Light, and Hendricks Head Light (4 hours).

Cruise comfortably with plenty of space to move around the open upper deck and enclosed lower deck. All cruise fees include admission.  In-person ticket sales end 20 minutes prior to departure; boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure. Please plan your arrival accordingly. 

For more information and tickets, contact Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street, Bath, ME 04530, Telephone: 207.443.1316.

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.  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 club and on his own. Many of his images have been published in school text books.

Lighthouse and Puffin Photography-Bar Harbor

$180

with Steve McGrath

Calendar May 23, 2024 , runs for 1 week

If you’d like to capture the beauty of coastal Maine wildlife and lighthouses, this is the course for you! 

You’ll start the class online, focusing on camera settings that you may want to use out on the water.  Then you’ll have the chance to experiment and take lots of photos using different settings and sharing techniques and approaches on the cruise.  For the final online session, you share and learn from each others’ experience and photos.  This workshop is for beginner and intermediate photographers. The $180 registration fee does not include the ticket for the cruise. You will need to purchase that ticket separately.  Course is limited to 15 students.

  • Thu 05/23/24 - Online class 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sun 05/26/24 - Cruise out of Bar Harbor
  • Tue 05/28/24 - Online Critique Class 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Make up date, if needed, 05/30/24

For more information about the cruise and purchasing tickets, contact Bar Harbor Whale Watch.

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.  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 club and on his own. Many of his images have been published in school text books.

Acadian Arts Asian Fusion Cooking Retreat @ Roosevelt Campobello Island Int'l Park, New Brunswick (Jun 2024)

$495

with Chris Toy

Calendar Jun 21, 2024 , runs for 1 week

Your instructor, Chris Toy is the author of 6 popular cookbooks, a private chef, and has taught Asian-fusion cooking for several Maine community education programs. Cooking students will learn how to prepare a variety of recipes from Asia, Europe, and the Americas incorporating traditional and local ingredients. Each meal will actively engage cooks with the tools, techniques, and stories behind the dishes being created.

Step back to a time when President Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor, and their family escaped to their “beautiful little island” in the Canadian Maritimes, Campobello Island. We will be exclusive guests of the international park, staying in historic Victorian cottages. Workshop participants will explore and paint the same coastal scenery enjoyed by the summer residents at the turn of the 20th century.

All meals are included in the workshop fee, as well as specially planned optional evening activities designed to extend your learning from the day’s workshops, including a private concert by award-winning Celtic Fiddle player, Katherine Moller, in the Victorian parlor of Hubbard House.

Register for the retreat, then call Sherry Mitchell at 506-752-2922 to make room reservations. Acadian Arts Retreats participants will have exclusive overnight accommodations in the park.

Feedback from recent Acadian Arts Retreats participants: 

“I learned so much that Chris taught me, and the recipes were attainable."  Chris speaks slowly and encourages questions."

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Acadian Arts Watercolor Retreat @ Roosevelt Campobello Island Int'l Park, New Brunswick (Jun 2024)

$495

with Mary Laury

Calendar Jun 21, 2024 , runs for 1 week

Your instructor, Mary Laury is an accomplished watercolorist and highly esteemed teacher. She encourages all her students to believe they can be successful. Painting is an exciting medium; it flows and moves and does beautiful things. If you have never painted in watercolors, we will start at the beginning. If you have painted before, you will pick up some new tips and tricks as well. We all learn together!

Step back to a time when President Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor, and their family escaped to their “beautiful little island” in the Canadian Maritimes, Campobello Island. We will be exclusive guests of the international park, staying in historic Victorian cottages. Workshop participants will explore and paint the same coastal scenery enjoyed by the summer residents at the turn of the 20th century.

All meals are included in the workshop fee, as well as specially planned optional evening activities designed to extend your learning from the day’s workshops, including a private concert by award-winning Celtic Fiddle player, Katherine Moller, in the Victorian parlor of Hubbard House.

Register for the retreat, then call Sherry Mitchell at 506-752-2922 to make room reservations. Acadian Arts Retreats participants will have exclusive overnight accommodations in the park.

Feedback from recent Acadian Arts Retreats participants: 

“Mary is a wonderful guide and a gifted teacher.”  “Very helpful watercolor instruction."

 

Will run

Acadian Arts Asian Fusion Cooking Retreat @ Roosevelt Campobello Island Int'l Park, New Brunswick (July 2024)

$495

with Chris Toy

Calendar Jul 12, 2024 , runs for 1 week

Your instructor, Chris Toy is the author of 6 popular cookbooks, a private chef, and has taught Asian-fusion cooking for several Maine community education programs. Cooking students will learn how to prepare a variety of recipes from Asia, Europe, and the Americas incorporating traditional and local ingredients. Each meal will actively engage cooks with the tools, techniques, and stories behind the dishes being created.

Step back to a time when President Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor, and their family escaped to their “beautiful little island” in the Canadian Maritimes, Campobello Island. We will be exclusive guests of the international park, staying in historic Victorian cottages. Workshop participants will explore and paint the same coastal scenery enjoyed by the summer residents at the turn of the 20th century.

All meals are included in the workshop fee, as well as specially planned optional evening activities designed to extend your learning from the day’s workshops, including a private concert by award-winning Celtic Fiddle player, Katherine Moller, in the Victorian parlor of Hubbard House.

Register for the retreat, then call Sherry Mitchell at 506-752-2922 to make room reservations. Acadian Arts Retreats participants will have exclusive overnight accommodations in the park.

Feedback from recent Acadian Arts Retreats participants: 

“I learned so much that Chris taught me, and the recipes were attainable."  Chris speaks slowly and encourages questions."

Will run





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