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Take Fabulous Photos of the Flora and Fauna in Your World - NEW!


with Boomer TECH, Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar Jan 1, 2021

This course shows you how to take beautiful photos of flowers, plants, and wildlife. Four easy-to-follow videos demonstrate and give examples of each of the topics which include: Using focus, exposure and HDR features to capture the beauty ofyour surroundings; ways to avoid blurry images; tips for composing your images; and editing options that turn so-so images into stunning images. In addition to the instructional videos, we have several articles with usefu linformation to build your repertoire of photographic strategies. This course is made for you if you want to learn to use your camera or significantly upgrade your skills and abilities.

Begins: Upon Registration

Registration: $24.99

Location: Online - You view class at your convenience! The instructors provide personalized support for the class via email.

Class access available until June 30, 2021


 BoomerTECH Adventures guides, Jill, Chris,and Ed are available to answer any of your questions at

Watercolor Landscapes


with Kelli McNichols, Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jan 1, 2021

Learn the essential concepts and techniques to create your own beautiful landscapes. From mixing colors, to composition, to working with reference photos, to adding details, you'll learn step-by-step how to transform a scene into a painting.

Register at to learn more and receive $10 off this course.

Fee: $29 (before $10 coupon code)

Visible Mending Techniques


with Ashley Arnett-Shipley, Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar Jan 18, 2021

In this workshop, you will learn basic embroidery stitches, patching, darning, sashiko stitching patterns and more! Alone or combined, apply these techniques to mend or embellish your tattered garments, quilts and other textiles. The most sustainable option is the one you already own! Materials List: embroidery hoop, embroidery floss, sewing thread, needle variety pack, scrap fabric, scissors, water soluble marker (optional)

Instructor: Ashley Arnett-Shipley

Online Videos - Learn at your own pace. Students will have access to videos for 6 months after registration.

Begins: Upon Registration

Instructor will also schedule a one-on-one Zoom meeting with each registrant. 


Instructor has a BFA in Textile Design, and teaches with the Kansas City Textile Arts Center.



Drawing for the Absolute Beginner


with York Adult Education

Calendar Mar 17, 2021

Gain a solid foundation in the basics of drawing to become the artist you’ve always wanted to be. This course will help you become familiar with paper type, drawing styles, techniques, and basic principles of perspective, layout and design. Self-Paced Online,

Start Dates: Mar 17, Apr 14, May 12

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner
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Drawing for the Absolute Beginner


with ., York Adult Education

Calendar Jun 1, 2021


If you've always been interested in drawing but don't really know how to get started, then this is the course for you. Gain a solid foundation and understanding of the basics of drawing and become the artist you've always dreamed you could be!


You'll become intimately familiar with paper types, drawing styles, rendering techniques, and the basic principles of perspective, layout, design, lighting, volume, and space. If you have an interest in learning what it's like to draw or would love to increase your current knowledge in the field of art and illustrating, then this course aims to fulfill all of your needs.

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Wheel Pottery June 29-August 3


with PATRICIA HAYES, MSAD #37 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jun 29, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Class for wheel pottery involves learning about the basics of clay and forming on the pottery wheel. Beginners start with centering and forming and by the end of the six-week class can make small bowls or cups and have completed at least 7-8 items which they have been glazed and fired. There is an additional $20 material fee due to the instructor the first night of class. Limited to 6 participants during each session.

Full Course

Handbuilding Pottery June 30-August 4


with PATRICIA HAYES, MSAD #37 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jun 30, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Handbuilding encompasses the use of four types of clay. Each clay including porcelain, terra cotta, white stoneware, and brown stoneware will have its own hand-built project. There is an additional $20 material fee due to the instructor the first night of class. Limited to 6 participants during each session

Full Course

Arts and Crafts with Michelle: Summer Beach Magnet


with Michelle Cross, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Jul 1, 2021 at 2 pm, runs for 4 weeks

The sand, the sun, the lighthouse… all are signs of summer! Create a beach scene on this heavy duty magnet. Perfect to display all year! Magnets will be provided by Michelle.

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