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NDEC; Understanding the Internet

Free

with National Digital Equity Center, MSAD#44 Adult & Continuing Ed

Calendar Apr 2, 2024 at 9 am

The internet has become such a large part of our daily lives that having a basic understanding of itsorigins is essential. This course introduces the origins of the internet, how it works and what you can do on the internet.

No devices are required; just bring yourself.

When: Tuesday, April 2nd

Time: 9:00-10:00 a.m.

 

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Strong Fit Fun

$110

with Deidre Hutchins, MSAD 11 Gardiner Area Adult & Community Education (adulted@msad11.org) 207-582-3774

Calendar Apr 2, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks
1 additional session

Do you want to take your fitness to the next level? This 45-minute heart pumping, non-stop workout is guaranteed to strengthen your core, increase your endurance, and improve your mental state. Engage in resistance training using dumbbells, bands, foam rollers, fit balls, medicine balls, kettle bells and more; in a spacious and welcoming environment. Plank, push-up, and squat your way to a new and improved you. Increase your energy, challenge yourself, de-stress from work, and rise to the occasion in this high-energy atmosphere. This will be the best 45 minutes of your day. Join us!

Watercolor Using Decalcomania

$120

with Linda Murray, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Apr 2, 2024 at 9:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Decalcomania is a technique that was first used by the surrealists to make fine art images.This technique is fun and playful, allowing the student to work spontaneously. It can be used to create trees, landscapes, flowers, abstract images or even portraitures using watercolor and plastic wrap. Decalcomania provides wonderful texture which we will learn to develop further once it's dry. For the beginner, it is advised to use a tree or stump as your subject; one with interesting bark, moss and gnarly roots is a good choice. For this class we are only concerned with the bottom portion of the tree. We will not be painting foliage. Bring your reference photos in if you want to paint a tree or landscape. There will be a demo of creating a tree and landscape during the first class. Class is 6 sessions. Materials list will be provided upon registration. Participants should already be comfortable painting with watercolors to get the most out of this experience.

Downsizing?

$19

with Jill Braceland, Biddeford Adult Education

Calendar Apr 2, 2024 at 10 am
This seminar is designed to offer organizing strategies to start your downsizing efforts. Establish your project priorities, learn what supplies you might need, and set realistic time constraints. Leave with an action plan.

CareerCenter Workshop Interviewing April 2 W24

Free

with Belinda Naborowsky, Augusta Adult and Community Education

Calendar Apr 2, 2024 at 10:30 am, runs for 1 week

A hands-on opportunity to best-situate yourself for an interview. Discuss common misconceptions, mock interviews among peers, and address barriers that will help you achieve success.

This class will help you prepare before the interview and practice the most commonly asked interview questions.

10x10 Art & Artists: Women Who Rocked the Art World!

$185

with Jennifer Linskey, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Apr 2, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Rachel Ruysch enjoyed great fame during the Dutch Golden Age, in a career spanning over 6 decades. Artemisia Gentileschi, an Italian Baroque painter, was the first woman to become a member of the Academy of Art and Design in Florence. Hear these women’s, (plus 8 more), incredible stories! Expand your knowledge of artistic time periods and make a piece each week utilizing ideas the “female artist of the week” thought about. This class is part art history, part looking at an artist’s work in-depth, and part synthesizing the learning. We will discuss what inspired our female artist of the week, learn interesting tidbits and facts about their art and working methods, and the remaining ⅔ of class will be your studio project. Beginners have made wonderful pieces in this class. Every student’s work looks different–and the ideas we look at will translate, and be helpful to, further art exploration. Most of this class is drawing and painting. However, there will be a week of sculpture and a week of printmaking to give you a taste and appreciation for these media. Join us for a look at 10 fascinating female artists! *No Class: 5/21 + 6/11.

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Scrap Quilt with Floating Border

$26

with Jacqueline Soper, Bonny Eagle Adult Education

Calendar Apr 2, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This scrap quilt can be made with a variety of large scale prints and finished with an elegant nine patch floating border. Any theme of fabric can be chosen for the arrangement of this quilt. Learn accurate rotary cutting, sewing with a scant quarter inch seam, ironing techniques, straight line quilting and binding procedure. Make a lap quilt or any quilt size you wish. Lap quilt size is 51” X 68. Supply list available at adult ed office.

About Jaki: Jaki Soper has been sewing and quilting for over 40 years. She is the owner of Quilt Studio 55, a local business that supports long arm services, studio classes, and custom quilt designs. Her classes are comprised of learning simple techniques which allow for truing up sewn units to achieve accuracy. If you are interested in mastering the flying geese units in the placemat class, or sewing with curves in the drunkard path class, then these classes are for you.

A non-refundable $1.99 transaction fee will be added to the price of this class.

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Online games - Finding & Playing Good Games for 55+
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Online games - Finding & Playing Good Games for 55+

Free

with Nicole Moran, RSU 19 Adult Education

Calendar Apr 2, 2024 at 2 pm

Research has found that playing games online has benefits for mental health, such as improvingmemory, enhancing cognitive skills and helping focus. In this class we will visit several great siteswith a wide variety of fun games.

You must preregister for this class at: https://digitalequitycenter.org/classes/class/online-games-finding-playing-good-games-for-55/?instance_id=4264 





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