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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

Taking Awesome Pictures with Your iPhone/iPad Camera


with BoomerTech Adventures, Westbrook Adult Education

Calendar Jan 1, 2021

This is a natural follow-up to the first course, but is a stand-alone course as well. The focus here is on editing images as well as knowing how to organize images and video on iPhones or iPads. Other areas of focus include using the “For You” section (ready-made slide shows), creating, using, and sharing albums, and search. This is a self-paced course.

Watercolor Landscapes


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

Calendar Current session started 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)

Fantastic Photo Finishes- Organize & Edit Images with Your iPhone/iPad Photos App


with BoomerTech Adventures, Westbrook Adult Education

Calendar Jan 11, 2021

This is a step-by-step guide to taking beautiful photos, appropriate for novice photographers and anyone who wants to significantly upgrade their photography skills. Students will learn to take photos, portraits, slo-motion, panos, and more. Also students will learn about camera settings for proper focus and exposure, High Dynamic Range, and picture composition. This is a self-paced course.

Sip and Color


with Valerie Lawson, Washington County Adult Education

Calendar Jan 12, 2021 at 7 pm

Bust out your coloring books and your favorite beverage and join us for some time to make art and socialize. There will be coloring pages available to download if needed.

Online via Zoom

Host: Valerie Lawson

Tuesdays, starting January 12, 2021, 7-9pm

Cost: $25

To sign up email or call 207-370-4139

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.



Color Theory for Web Designers


with Self-Paced Online, York Adult Education

Calendar Current session started Mar 1, 2021

Color plays an important role in visual communication, especially when designing websites. For web designers, understanding color theory is a key to creating a color palette for UI/UX projects. This self-paced course will teach you the fundamentals of color theory and how to apply this framework to your web design practice.

Self-Paced Online, Start Anytime, $79

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner


with Chad Walker, York Adult Education

Calendar Current session started 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

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