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in Lifelong Learning

Dog Training: Puppies Section 2

$185

with Whitney Thurston

Calendar Sep 28, 2022 at 5:15 pm, runs for 5 weeks

NOTE: If you choose to pay by check, you earn a $5 discount. Be sure to choose the 'Pay By Check' option and then send us a check for $170 to "MDI Adult Ed" 1081 Eagle Lake Rd. Bar Harbor ME 04609.

One dog+one handler per household per class please.  

This class is for puppies 9-16 weeks old on the first week of class. We will focus on proper socialization, troubleshooting puppy problems, and beginning obedience. Socialization is crucial at this age in preventing fear and related problems down the road so we will practice interacting with other puppies, meeting new people, exploring new objects and surfaces and growing confidence. We will also discuss house training and crate training, play biting and jumping and use positive reinforcement to teach your puppies to sit, down, stand, stay, leave it, walking on leash and come when called. Only people at the first class, no dogs please.

Dog Training: Manners 1 Section 3

$185

with Whitney Thurston

Calendar Sep 28, 2022 at 6:15 pm, runs for 5 weeks

NOTE: If you choose to pay by check, you earn a $5 discount. Be sure to choose the 'Pay By Check' option and then send us a check for $180 to  "MDI Adult Ed" 1081 Eagle Lake Rd. Bar Harbor ME 04609.

One dog+one handler per household per class please.  

Tired of feeling like you’re at the other end of a dog sled team? Want to be able to take your dog to the farmers market without them jumping all over everyone? Need to figure out how to get your dog to come when you really need him to? Manners 1 is the class for you! For dogs 4 months and older, this class will help you and your dog work as a team to conquer the big struggles of having an adolescent dog. We'll use positive reinforcement to practice coming when called, polite greetings (not jumping), leash walking, sit/down/stand, stay, mat training and attention training.  Class meets for five weeks, first week without dogs. For non-reactive dogs only. Again, first class is people only, no dogs.

Full Course

Drawing for Beginners and Intermediate

$79

with Mike Duffy

Calendar Sep 28, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learning to draw means learning about the fundamentals of drawing, the tools used for drawing as well as taking it upon yourself to practice what you learn. 

In Mike's drawing for beginners class, we’ll go over the elements like the basic line, shape & form, tonal value, perspective and color. We’ll start with drawing simple shapes and keep moving forward, adding shading and perspective. We’ll then carry these skills into learning how to draw still life setups, landscapes, people and faces. Understanding these elements will give the average budding artist the confidence to learn how to draw better. 

You’ll be asked to have a sketchbook, drawing pencils and a drawing eraser (no pink erasers). There will be drawing homework each week to keep honing your skills. 

Students should purchase the following supplies: sketchbook 9 X 12 or bigger; HB or #2 pencils; 4, 5, or 6B pencils; white eraser or preferably a kneaded eraser (no pink erasers); if possible: charcoal (vine charcoal and charcoal pencil) 

Full Course

Dog Training: Manners 1 Section 4

$185

with Whitney Thurston

Calendar Sep 28, 2022 at 7:15 pm, runs for 5 weeks

NOTE: If you choose to pay by check, you earn a $5 discount. Be sure to choose the 'Pay By Check' option and then send us a check for $180 to  "MDI Adult Ed" 1081 Eagle Lake Rd. Bar Harbor ME 04609.

One dog+one handler per household per class please.  

Tired of feeling like you’re at the other end of a dog sled team? Want to be able to take your dog to the farmers market without them jumping all over everyone? Need to figure out how to get your dog to come when you really need him to? Manners 1 is the class for you! For dogs 4 months and older, this class will help you and your dog work as a team to conquer the big struggles of having an adolescent dog. We'll use positive reinforcement to practice coming when called, polite greetings (not jumping), leash walking, sit/down/stand, stay, mat training and attention training.  Class meets for five weeks, first week without dogs. For non-reactive dogs only. Again, first class is people only, no dogs.

Will run

Dog Training: Manners 1 Section 5

$185

with Whitney Thurston

Calendar Sep 29, 2022 at 5:15 pm, runs for 5 weeks

NOTE: If you choose to pay by check, you earn a $5 discount. Be sure to choose the 'Pay By Check' option and then send us a check for $180 to  "MDI Adult Ed" 1081 Eagle Lake Rd. Bar Harbor ME 04609.

One dog+one handler per household per class please.  

Tired of feeling like you’re at the other end of a dog sled team? Want to be able to take your dog to the farmers market without them jumping all over everyone? Need to figure out how to get your dog to come when you really need him to? Manners 1 is the class for you! For dogs 4 months and older, this class will help you and your dog work as a team to conquer the big struggles of having an adolescent dog. We'll use positive reinforcement to practice coming when called, polite greetings (not jumping), leash walking, sit/down/stand, stay, mat training and attention training.  Class meets for six weeks, first week without dogs. For non-reactive dogs only. Again, first class is people only, no dogs.

Dog Training: Manners 2 Section 1

$185

with Whitney Thurston

Calendar Sep 29, 2022 at 6:15 pm, runs for 5 weeks

NOTE: If you choose to pay by check, you earn a $5 discount. Be sure to choose the 'Pay By Check' option and then send us a check for $180 to "MDI Adult Ed " 1081 Eagle Lake Rd. Bar Harbor ME 04609.

Taking your basic obedience skills to the next level. Including mat training, walk away, drop it, focus work, leave it, heeling and adding distance and distractions to your obedience cues. Must have completed Manners 1 course for entrance (or by instructor permission). 

 One dog+one handler per household per class please.  

Watercolor for Beginners and Intermediates Section 2

$79

with Mike Duffy

Calendar Sep 29, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

In-Person class: This class will gently guide you into watercolor painting. We'll cover the basic stuff like how to do a wash, what kind of brush, what kind of paper and what kind of paints to use. We'll also cover more advanced and stylized skills in this class. Drawing skills are not needed. Learn how to mix colors and how to understand the color wheel. Each week or two we'll create a masterpiece suitable for framing.  PLEASE PLAN TO PAY $10 to the instructor on the first night of class for materials.

Full Course

Email Basics

Free

with NDEC Staff

Calendar Oct 3, 2022 at 1:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This is an in-person, on-site class. Your host will make sure you have access to the instructor on Zoom.

Learn the basics of using email with this interactive class. We will look at navigating, composing, replying, working with attachments and more, with hands-on class participation.

Masking for this class is highly encouraged.

Full Course




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