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Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education



Personal Enrichment

Art for Adults

$76

with Mike Duffy

Calendar Jan 29, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This is an art class where we will explore the various types of art, like painting, sculpture, paper art and drawing just to name a few. We’ll learn about mixing colors, sculpt with clay and other materials and learn about different types of paint like watercolor, acrylics, gouache and egg tempera. We’ll create projects that combine different styles, projects that are 3-D and projects that can be framed. As an artist, I like to put a little humor in some of my works and I like to be serious in others, so some projects might have some whimsy and some projects will have more serious subject matters. This class is designed to give adults a chance to explore the huge variety of art styles out there. Art is more than just pretty pictures. There is a material fee included in the class cost. Picasso once said: “I am always doing that which I cannot do in order that I may learn how to do it.”

There is an $8 materials fee included in the cost of the class.

Beginner Jewelry Making Using Metals

$125

with Mary Swift

Calendar Jan 29, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn to make your own jewelry! This course is for anyone who has an interest in learning the basics of jewelry making. We will start with copper to practice sawing, soldering, filing, and forming the metal. We will then use other metals or combinations of metals such as sterling silver, copper, brass, bronze, and or nickel silver. Class size is limited to 10. Materials fee of $55 is included in the course fee already.

About the Instructor: Mary Swift as a BFA from Maine College of Art. She has over 40 years experience making and selling 14K and Sterling Silver Jewelry and ceramics, both wholesale and retail. Currently Mary is teacher jewelry at MDI High School and Arts/crafts to students with and without special needs.

Full Course

Beginner Jewelry Making with Metals SECTION 2

$125

with Mary Swift

Calendar Jan 31, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn to make your own jewelry! This course is for anyone who has an interest in learning the basics of jewelry making. We will start with copper to practice sawing, soldering, filing, and forming the metal. We will then use other metals or combinations of metals such as sterling silver, copper, brass, bronze, and or nickel silver. Class size is limited to 10. Materials fee of $55 is included in the course fee already.

About the Instructor: Mary Swift as a BFA from Maine College of Art. She has over 40 years experience making and selling 14K and Sterling Silver Jewelry and ceramics, both wholesale and retail. Currently Mary is teacher jewelry at MDI High School and Arts/crafts to students with and without special needs.

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Budgeting Basics W19

Free

with Sarah Joy Chaples

Calendar Feb 5, 2019 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

In this workshop, you will learn the basic components for building a budget. We will discuss money tracking, goal setting, and how having a sense of your overall financial situation can assist you in the process of building a budget.

Creative Writing: Writing the Inner Critic Out of Your Story W19

$65

with Sima Haigh

Calendar Jan 22, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at creative writing? Whether it’s poetry, a short story, or a novel, Sima would like to work with you on the ins and outs of getting started and editing to make it your best. We will spend class time discussing questions and concerns you may have, as well as doing some creative writing with prompts, which we will share. We will also kindly critique each other’s work and offer constructive criticism and suggestions.

Bring Notebook and Pen/PencilInstructor

Bio: While getting her bachelor’s degree at College of the Atlantic, Sima's focus was on creative writing and photography. She has written several novels.  She has a poetry/photography book published, and one of her novels is about to be sent to the printers for publication.  Sima feels confident that she can offer other aspiring writers advice and encouragement.

Dance: Line Dancing for All! W19

$49

with Sheri Kean

Calendar Jan 30, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Line Dancing is a partnerless dance in which the dancers stand side by side in a line or lines. Dance to pop. swing, rock and roll, disco, Latin, blues, jazz, and a little country style rhythms.

Dance experience is not necessary. Dance shoes are strongly suggested or shoe with leather soles.

No class on Feb. 20.

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Dance: Salsa And Single Time Swing COMBO

$76

with Sheri Kean

Calendar Jan 29, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

***If you want to register for BOTH of these dance classes, there is a $10 savings per person. Please use this Registration in order to get the discount.

Dance: Salsa! W19

$43

with Sheri Kean

Calendar Jan 29, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

HOT! HOT! HOT! Salsa is a sexy, energetic, and a fun partner dance. Sals originated in Cuba and Puerto Rico. The movements of Salsa are a combination of Afro-Cuban dance, Cha Cha Cha, and Mambo.

Dance shoes strongly recommended or shoes with suede soles.

No dance or parnter experience required.

No Class on Feb. 19

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