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Acorns into Food


with Sarah Moore, Region 9 Adult Education

Calendar Feb 25, 2019 at 6 pm

Did you know you could make acorns into flour?  This wild food has many benefits including high nutritional value, low glycemic index value, and a long storage life.  Learn collection methods and how to prepare acorns into food.  Best of all--you get to taste test food made from the acorns!


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Acoustic Guitar II W19


with Ted Elliott, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education

Calendar Apr 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks
In this class you’ll need 12 or so basic chords, knowledge of the capo, and a sense of adventure as we go more into depth with the 1960’s Bob Dylan, Leadbelly, Iris DeMent, Bruce Springsteen, 1960’s Rolling Stones, Woody Guthrie, view more Rory Block, Leo Kottke, Beatles DVD’s and old time blues DVD’s for fun! You set the pace, but some practice will be required between classes. You can take this class without Guitar I if you have the basic knowledge. You’ll need to bring a guitar, capo, picks, tuner, and notebook. Limit 6 students.

Acrylic Painting


with Gayle Fitzpatrick, Kittery Adult Education

Calendar Apr 23, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This class covers composition, color theory, and color mixing as well as materials and techniques. You will learn and practice the fundamentals of painting with acrylics. Class time will provide time for experimentation, creativity and the opportunity to work on your own projects with guidance from the instructor. Beginner and Intermediate painters are both welcome! Class size limited to 10. Bring to class: materials list supplied at registration.

Tuesday April 23- May 28, 6:30-8 p.m., 6 sessions

Course Fee: $72

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Acrylic Pouring-Beginners Art


with Ann Berry, Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar Mar 5, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Acrylic Pouring is an art style for people of all skill levels. The class will teach the basics of color theory and students will walk away with four full sized pieces of art. Be prepared to get messy! Supply fee $40 payable to Instructor first night of class.

Instructor: Ann Berry

4 Tuesdays, 6-8 pm

Begins: March 5, 2019

Location: MCHS

Registration: $25

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Acrylic: POP-ART


with Hattie Stiles, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar May 8, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Make a colorful pop-art inspired portrait using acrylic paint on canvas! Choose an image of a person or animal (family member, friend, pet, celebrity, anything etc.!) to translate into an original painting.  Bring at least two reference images (of the image you would like to paint). With the help of the instructor, you will grid-out and draw your image and then use acrylic paint to add value and vibrancy.  All experience levels welcome.  Materials fee of $22 payable to instructor at class.




Acrylics - Session 2


with Melissa Rioux, Ellsworth Adult Education

Calendar Apr 3, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn the basics of working with acrylic paint and color mixing. Much like the beginners’ watercolor class, students will learn basic color theory and the properties of this water-based paint. Students will make a color wheel, three color studies using grids and shapes, and experiment with manipulating the media to paint a portrait/self portrait or a still life composition. Course materials are available for purchase online (, at AC Moore and Hobby Lobby in Bangor, and Shirley’s Yarns & Crafts in Hancock (10% discount for Adult Ed students). No class 04/17/19; makeup class (if needed) 05/22/19.

Melissa Rioux hails from coastal Maine but spent 10 years in New York teaching and writing arts curriculum for children and adults. She is devoted to the transformative power art can have to alter and improve the world.

Supply List

  • Acrylic Paints: Alizarin crimson, cadmium red medium, cadmium yellow and lemon yellow, cobalt and ultramarine blue or cerulean, viridian green, titanium white, mars or ivory black, burnt sienna, yellow ochre, raw umber;
  • Brushes (an assortment): Filbert, round (size 3, 6, 8), 1/2” flat; Disposable palette paper (or some type of palette);
  • Medium palette knife;
  • Canvases or clay boards (4);
  • Pad of Bristol vellum or heavy multimedia paper (watercolor paper works);
  • Water jar, pencils, masking tape or drafting tape, and a small spray bottle for water.

Melissa suggests that this list is ideal. If all are not affordable, bring what you have to the first class and she’ll review supplies.

Acting Class 101


with Fred Liebfried, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Feb 26, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Did you ever want to take an acting class? Brush up on your acting skills? Would you like to feel more comfortable speaking in front of a group? Have some interactive fun? This class will help jump start your imagination. We will exam the foundations of the craft of acting: character choices, movement, and relaxation. You will work on a monologue and a scene. This class will be great if you are a beginner who has had little or no acting experience – or for those who want to revisit the fundamentals of acting.


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with ed 2go, Kittery Adult Education

This course will provide opportunities to work in Long Term Care facilities, assisting residents with activities and social needs. After completing the course, you will be able to work as an Activity Director in a Long Term Care setting.

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