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Maine Adult Education



Personal Enrichment

Plein-Air Landscape Oil Painting

$65

with Christopher Reed, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Jul 13, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
This class is open to beginners as well as those looking to build upon prior experience in landscape oil painting along the Eastern Promenade and the Audubon sanctuary in Falmouth, weather permitting. The objective will be in developing color accuracy, new painting techniques, and gaining a better understanding of composition. These skills can be applied to online classes as well based on photos from the same locations. Mindfulness tools will be utilized for minimizing inhibitions and fears associated with the creative process. Masks and proper social distancing will be practiced during this class. A supply list and further information will be provided when class is determined to run.

EVENING-Through The Trees Family Foraging

$50

with Marcia Griffin, MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jul 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

For all ages! Each week a wild edible plant or two that you can find locally will be introduced, along with instructions on wildcrafting with that plant. Participants will be able to make teas, topical oils, infused honey, and prepare foraged foods to eat. A 30-minute weekly ZOOM meeting will give participants the opportunity to share their foraging finds and discuss the wildcrafted item of the week.

Starts 7/6 6:30-7pm $50 per family

• An email will be sent with instructions on how to access your course materials once you have registered.

Spanish for Beginners 7.13.20

$65

with Paul Garcia, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jul 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks
Beginner’s Spanish focuses on basic elements, giving emphasis to development of spoken language skills. One goal will be ‘thinking on one’s feet’—viable self-expression. Classroom practice spans the gamut from the traditional through situational exercises and ‘total physical response’ techniques. Textbook fee of $15 is payable to the instructor at the first class.

Online July 14: AM Drawing Flowers & Leaves

$75

with Kathleen Boldt, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar Jul 14, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Many of you are familiar with me, but for those who are not,I have been teaching here for a long time.  I am a graduate ofPortland School of Art, which later became Maine College of Art.

Join longtime art instructor Kathie Boldt to practice drawing flowers and leaves by hand. Demonstration videos will be made available for students to watch on their own time in advance of class meetings. You must have completed a beginning drawing class prior to taking this one.

This class is offered in part through video conferencing platforms, like Zoom or Webex. Students must have access to the internet, an active email account, and an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. 

Merrymeeting will email information about accessing the class prior to its start date.    

Full Course

Tai Chi Essentials

Free

with Louise Poppema, Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 14, 2020 at 12 pm

Please join Louise for a 30 minute, seated Tai Chi Essentials class via Zoom! You will develop awareness of your internal energy, relieve stress and feel more relaxed.

Requirements for class:

  • a smartphone, tablet or computer to access Zoom (you will need to have the Zoom App if you are using a smartphone or tablet)
  • a chair where your feet can sit flat on the floor or a stool to rest your feet flat on

Your Zoom link will be included in your emailed registration receipt.

Online July 14: PM Drawing Flowers & Leaves

$75

with Kathleen Boldt, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar Jul 14, 2020 at 2:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Many of you are familiar with me, but for those who are not,I have been teaching here for a long time.  I am a graduate ofPortland School of Art, which later became Maine College of Art.

Join longtime art instructor Kathie Boldt to practice drawing flowers and leaves by hand. Demonstration videos will be made available for students to watch on their own time in advance of class meetings. You must have completed a beginning drawing class prior to taking this one.

This class is offered in part through video conferencing platforms, like Zoom or Webex. Students must have access to the internet, an active email account, and an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. 

Merrymeeting will email information about accessing the class prior to its start date.   

Full Course

Cooking Vegetarian Indian Food 7.14.20

$49

with Dee Patel, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jul 14, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn to make delicious vegetarian Indian food in this class taught by Dee Patel of Namaste Indian Food. Dee has had a passion for cooking Indian food since she was a teenager living with her grandmother in India, and she loves to share both her own and her grandmother’s recipes. Her menu features a daily special and several of her most popular dishes will be among those you will learn in this class, such as Paneer-Tikka Masala Curry, Dal (Lentil Soup), Naan, Raitu or her special Potato Salad. There will also be a lovely Indian Chai tea!

Full Course

iPhone Photography, Mastering the Art

$15

with Gary Harmatz, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jul 14, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Worldwide, more photographs are now taken with the iPhone than any other camera. You will learn what you need to know in order to capture creative and dynamic images using this high-powered camera that is almost always at your fingertips. Gary will guide you through the use and selection of apps for enhancing and embellishing photos along with the tools you need to take amazing on-the-go photos.

Full Course




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