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Achieving Top Search Engine Positions (Fall 2018)
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Achieving Top Search Engine Positions (Fall 2018)

$99

with Online with Ed2Go.com/yace, York Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next session starts Sep 12, 2018 , runs for 20 weeks

The vast majority of Web traffic comes from search engines. That means the most important thing you can do to increase your website’s traffic is to improve its search engine ranking. To do that, you have to understand both the art and science of search engine optimization (SEO). In this course, you’ll gain the knowledge you need to boost your website’s visibility. You’ll discover how search engines crawl the Web, rank websites, and find previously undiscovered sites, and learn which HTML tags are key to getting sites on a search engine’s radar.  Cost: $89 for 6 week online course - www.Online with Ed2Go.com/yace. Session Start Dates: February 14, March 14, April 11, May 16, June 13

Acorns into Food

$15

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!

 

Acoustic Guitar II W19

$69

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.

Acoustic Jam Session

$79

with Pat Colwell, MSAD #11 Adult Education

Calendar Jan 22, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Tired of strumming your guitar alone in your basement or garage? Ready to take the next step and start playing with others? This class will provide students with a low pressure, non-judgmental opportunity to experience the joy that comes from making music with other people. We will focus primarily on acoustic guitar-based music, but other acoustic instruments such as mandolins, fiddles, bass & harmonicas are welcome, as are people who would like to try singing with a group. Students should have a solid understanding of their instruments including tuning, basic chords and rhythm patterns and be willing to work in small groups with other musicians. The ability to accept constructive feedback from an instructor is also important.

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ACRYLIC AND/OR WATERCOLOR
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ACRYLIC AND/OR WATERCOLOR

$68

with Barbara Hathaway, Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Apr 3, 2019 at 6 pm

Be creative. Express your talent in Acrylic or Watercolor at the Hathaway Art Studio, in Wilton. Explore mixing color and brush techniques. Learn a few tips on drawing compositions and effective use of shadows and highlights while painting a landscape or seascape. Paint alon with a demo or work at your own pace. See your brush strokes make a beautiful sky, sunset and refections. Add other elements of rocks, mountains, trees, flowers and foliage to show details. Both mediums are fun, easy to use and easy to clean up with water. 

Class can be combined on Thursdays to fit your schedule. Beginners to semi-pro willbe able to paint a composition to mat or frame.

Materials: Watercolor paper tablet 140 lbs., 3 WC brushes, 1 large, 1 medium, 1 small,WC Paint set, palette, paper towels or rag.Acrylic materials are: panel board or canvas not larger than 16" X 20", Acrylic paint set,palette, paper towel or rag.Location: 32 Maple St., Wilton

FMI you can call the instructor at 207-645-3449 or bhaway@myfairpoint.net

Fee: $68- pabable to the instructor.

Acrylic Paint Pouring: Beginners

$35

with Tara Finlay, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Jan 26, 2019 at 11 am, runs for 1 week
With this exciting process, students never know what beautiful patterns will be created until the paint is poured. We’ll cover what types of paint and additives work best to create beautiful abstract art. This class is appropriate for any artistic skill level, from beginner to pro, that wants to learn this technique. You will be transporting your wet paintings home in a container provided by the instructor, but you may want to have some plastic and a clean trunk or floor to rest the container on for the trip home. $30 materials fee payable to the instructor the day of class.

Acrylic Paint Pouring: Beginners

$35

with Tara Finlay, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Mar 30, 2019 at 11 am, runs for 1 week
With this exciting process, students never know what beautiful patterns will be created until the paint is poured. We’ll cover what types of paint and additives work best to create beautiful abstract art. This class is appropriate for any artistic skill level, from beginner to pro, that wants to learn this technique. You will be transporting your wet paintings home in a container provided by the instructor, but you may want to have some plastic and a clean trunk or floor to rest the container on for the trip home. $30 materials fee payable to the instructor the day of class.

Acrylic Painting

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani, Bangor Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jan 28, 2019 at 6 pm

Explore your creative potential with acrylic painting! This class will teach you how to exploit the versatility and vitality of the acrylic medium with a solid foundation of the basics of acrylic painting. Students will learn about the various properties of acrylic paint, color mixing, painting techniques, applications, various mediums, and choosing brushes.

Through weekly demonstrations and step-by-step instruction, students will be painting a variety of subject matter. Following each class, there will be a group class critique. Out-of-class exercises will be encouraged to give students the opportunity to further explore the medium, practice new skills and grow in artistic expression. No previous experience is necessary. All levels are welcome.

To enroll in enrichment classes, participants must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in school.

Supply List:

Items with an * will be used the first class. 

 

*Cadmium Yellow

*Lemon Yellow

*Cadmium Red

*Alizarin Crimson Red

*Cerulean Blue

*Ultramarine Blue

*White

*Black

*Raw Umber

Payne’s Gray

Yellow Ochre

Raw Umber

Raw Sienna

Phthalo Blue

Viridian Green

Sap Green

Burnt Umber

Burnt Sienna

*#8, *#10 Round Bristle (#6) 

*# 10 Flat Bristle (#6, #8)

#6 Filbert

#8 Bristle Fan Brush

#14 Bright

#14 Angle

#14 Synthetic White Sable Flat Brush

2” Hake Brush (for soft blending, optional)

1½”, 2” Flat Decorator (Liquitex) Palette Wetting Spray Fluid (to be discussed in class) (Liquitex) Slo-Dri Blending Fluid Medium (to be discussed in class)

 

MANY of these brushes can be bought TOGETHER as a “Brush Value Pack” at substantial savings and are also recommended. I also use a generic “Value Pak” of assorted bristle brushes and the “Value Pak” Royal Langnickel RSET 9306 Medium Taklon brush set (less than $10.00). Also, bring what you already own.

  

*Palette Knives:  (Flat, Bent)

*Mixing palette and storage container (a palette/surface to mix your colors on and a sealed, air-tight container to store and transport your wet paints.

*White, 9” paper, plastic, or foam picnic plates (to be used as mixing palettes)

Support (board to lean on, 11” x 14”) 

Canvas Boards or Stretched Canvas or Masonite Board (pre-primed), (11” x 14”)

*140lb. Cold Press Watercolor Paper (for studies/practice) 11” x 14”

*HB Pencil or Stick of Soft Vine Charcoal

*Blue Painter’s Tape

*Misting Bottle (spray bottle for water to keep paints moist)

*(2) Water Containers(to wash/rinse brushes)

*Paper Towels

*Gloss Medium(to be discussed in class)

Flow Enhancer (to be discussed in class)

*Extender (to be discussed in class)

Gesso (to be discussed in class)

Color Wheel 

Ruler

Smock(recommended)

Small table easel (optional)

Sponge(regular 4”x6” kitchen/household)





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