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Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education



Lifelong Learning

Identifying Frauds and Scams

Free

with NDEC Staff

Calendar Jan 21, 2022 at 2 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn about the different types of internet fraud and scams, the dos and don’ts of protecting yourself online and what to do if you have experienced online fraud or abuse. This class is part of the NDEC Aging Well with Technology Curriculum – Protecting Your Online Presence, designed with those 55+ in mind. 

Sewing Lessons for Beginners Section 1

$10

with Ruth Davis

Calendar Jan 22, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 3 weeks

Learn how to sew by working on a beginner sewing project picked by instructor Ruth Davis. Please indicate which section you want. If you are mailing in your registration (vs online registration), please call first to ensure there is space: 288-4703. We plan to run an intermediate class during the winter semester. Class sizes are limited to 4.

Location: 11 Seal Cove Rd, Southwest Harbor.

Functional Wellness: Senior Fitness Section 1

$30

with Michelle Spencer

Calendar Jan 24, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 7 weeks

In this hour-long class, Michelle will support you in improving your strength, flexibility, cognitive, and spiritual health.

Supplies needed: light weights, water bottles, chair, and a computer/tablet/smartphone to attend class via Zoom.

No Class Feb. 21

Learning About Devices

Free

with NDEC Staff

Calendar Jan 25, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

 

Learn about different digital devices in this informative webinar. This webinar is part of the new NDEC Aging Well with Technology Curriculum – Getting What You Need Online, designed with those 55+ in mind.

Watercolor for Beginners

$74

with Mike Duffy

Calendar Jan 25, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

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 $8 to the instructor on the first night of class for materials.

No class 2/22. Make-up date 3/15, if needed.

Observing Birds for Beginners (includes 2 field trips)

$58

with Craig Kesselheim

Calendar Jan 26, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

MDI is a rich place to become a bird observer in every season. Whether your interest is in getting to know your feeder birds better, or becoming a more active and informed outdoors birder, this course will be designed to be low stress, supportive, and informative introduction to our avian companions on MDI. We will improve observational skills, explore seasonal changes in bird life, and practice identification by sight, sound, season, silhouette, behavior and habitat. Evening sessions on ZOOM are designed to provide fundamentals as well as practice. Two weekend field trips will reinforce the social and practical joys of birding in real time. Young birders and their parents are welcome. Please bring binoculars to the field trips if you have them. (Let Craig know if you need to borrow a pair.)

Instructor Bio: Craig has been a birder since his early college years. He is a retired educator who lives in Southwest Harbor. His birding adventures include the western US, Canada, a bit of Europe, and a LOT of time birding Maine's varied geography and habitat. Craig guides annually with the Acadia Birding Festival and occasionally for The Natural History Center.

Observing Birds for Beginners (zoom sessions only)

$46

with Craig Kesselheim

Calendar Jan 26, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

MDI is a rich place to become a bird observer in every season. Whether your interest is in getting to know your feeder birds better, or becoming a more active and informed outdoors birder, this course will be designed to be low stress, supportive, and informative introduction to our avian companions on MDI. We will improve observational skills, explore seasonal changes in bird life, and practice identification by sight, sound, season, silhouette, behavior and habitat. Evening sessions on ZOOM are designed to provide fundamentals as well as practice.

This section only includes the four Zoom sessions, not the field trips.

Instructor Bio: Craig has been a birder since his early college years. He is a retired educator who lives in Southwest Harbor. His birding adventures include the western US, Canada, a bit of Europe, and a LOT of time birding Maine's varied geography and habitat. Craig guides annually with the Acadia Birding Festival and occasionally for The Natural History Center.

Drawing for Beginners and Intermediate

$74

with Mike Duffy

Calendar Jan 26, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 7 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 my 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 pencil; 4B or 6B pencil; white eraser or preferably a kneaded eraser

No class 2/23. Make-up class 3/16 if needed.





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