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Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education

Personal Enrichment

Adult Education Diploma


with Timothy McKim

Need only a few credits to complete your high school diploma? Through an online learning program as well as face-to-face tutoring, you can work at your own pace through step-by-step lessons while working with a teacher on a weekly basis to earn those lingering credits. Special focus and attention will be on your college and career interests. We even have a survey course you can take to explore a career option!

Rolling admissions. Call for an intake appointment anytime.

Please call our office for your first informational appointment. 288-4703.

Art: Drawing for All


with Mike Duffy

Calendar Sep 23, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This class will be for beginners and intermediates and focus first on the basics then expand to how to draw people and animals, as well as learning perspective, tonal value and pen and ink. To learn and understand drawing, we must start with the basics like understanding line, form, value and shading. Any drawing will have in it at least one of those elements so it is important to learn how to apply them to a drawing. Learning shading helps understand form. Learning to use lines and shapes help define a drawing. Henri Matisse once said: “A line is simply a dot that went for a walk.”

There is no material fee, however students are asked to bring at least one drawing pad no smaller than 9X12 preferably bigger, drawing pencils HB, 2B and 4B or whatever is available ( an HB pencil is like your #2 pencil from school. 2B, 3B or 4B means that it is a shading pencil, the higher the number the darker the shade) and an eraser preferably a kneaded eraser and a white eraser (no pink erasers).

Full Course

Art: Exploring Different Art Techniques


with Mike Duffy

Calendar Sep 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

This is a class where we explore the various media of art like painting; sculpting with clay and other materials; drawing and pastels; pen and ink, just to name a few. Aside from exploring these different art media, we will also highlight a well-known or famous artist during this exploration. This will include Georgia O’Keefe, Nikki De Saint Phalle. Keith Haring, Hokusai and more. This class will reveal the unlimited potential of art by exploring the artists that use the materials that we have before us. There is an $8 materials fee already included in the cost of the class.

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Art: Watercolor for Beginners and Intermediates


with Mike Duffy

Calendar Sep 24, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

This class will be a 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. Instead of just looking at the scenery around the island, you can express what you see in watercolor. There is a materials fee (included in the total fee already) of $8.00 to cover the paint, paper and brushes.

Full Course

Cooking: Intro to Vegan Cooking


with Tony Dalisio

Calendar Oct 2, 2019 at 4 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Accessible vegan cooking for all levels! Over four class periods, we will cover: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Each class we will discuss, and prepare 2-3 dishes that will be easy for you to add in to your weekly meal rotation. Please plan to pay a materials fee of $20-35 at the first class for food.

Full Course

Dance: Cha Cha!


with Sheri Kean

Calendar Sep 24, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

A very controlled, dramatic Latin Dance. It is a display of various emotions - passion, conflict, strength, empowerment, and romance.

Dance experience is not necessary.

Partner is strongly suggested, but not required.

Dance shoes are strongly suggested or shoes with leather soles.

Dance: Country (Texas) Two-Step for Beginners


with Sheri Kean

Calendar Sep 24, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

With roots from Swing dancing, Country 2 Step is the most popular country dance style in partner dancing. Very easy for beginners to learn. Dance experience is not necessary.

Partner is suggested, but not required.Dance shoes are strongly suggested or Western boots/shoes with leather soles.

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Dance: Learn Line Dancing!


with Sheri Kean

Calendar Sep 25, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

As the name describes, dancers stand in a line(s), side by side, for this style of dance. Types of music will include: Pop, Swing, Rock n’ Roll, Disco, Latin, Blues, Jazz, and a little Country. It’s fun and is sure to make you smile! Dance experience and partner are not necessary. Dance shoes or shoes with suede bottoms are strongly suggested.

DROP-INS Welcome: $10 per class. Please register when you come to class.

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