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Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education

Personal Enrichment

Dance: Single Time Swing W19


with Sheri Kean

Calendar Jan 29, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Single Time Swing was born in the era of the Big Band. Big Band music is often a very fast triple time swing. Single Time Swing is easier and more comfortable when dancing to faster music.

Dance shoes strongly recommended or shoes with suede soles. No dance or parnter experience required.

No Class on Feb. 19



with Mike Duffy

Calendar Jan 28, 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. Once the basics are understood, then learning how to draw an object, animal or a person will make a little more sense. Drawing from real life, using ones imagination and studying the drawings and sketches of the masters, the three things that will help an artist become better at 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

Dream Interpretation: an Introduction


with Kathryn Milair

Calendar Feb 27, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

“The dream is a hidden door in the innermost secret recesses of the soul, opening to the cosmic night which was psyche long before there was any ego-consciousness.” – Carl Jung. This group focuses on personal dream interpretation and exploration. During each session individual members present their personal dreams. Typically, two dreams will be explored per 2-hour gathering. Class size is limited to 6.

Please bring a personal dream written in detail. Please make 7 copies of each dream to be handed out to the group members. (If making copies isn't possible, we can do them before class begins.)

About Kathryn: Born on MDI, Kathryn has returned to MDI after many years away. She is a certified SoulCollage® instructor. She has also studied Jungian dream work and has used it in her work with the general population as well as with women and children who have experienced domestic violence and individuals experiencing addiction.

Eliminate Fears with Hyponosis. W19


with Hugh Sadlier

Calendar Jan 31, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Discover the roots of your fears in hypnosis. Release what had caused your fears to take hold and free yourself completely from them. By creating new, positive thoughts, feelings and perceptions, you can enjoy being the new transformed you.

Enjoy the Benefits of Self-Hypnosis W19


with Hugh Sadlier

Calendar Mar 7, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn how to enter a comfortably relaxed, self-hypnotic state and be able to return to that state any time you desire. You are able to be free of conscious mind interference and benefit from and interact with your subconscious. You can simply enjoy the deeply relaxed feelings or work with your inner mind to make changes within yourself and your life.

Financial Workshop: Your Source for Financial Education


with Elise Frank

Calendar Jan 22, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Edward Jones believes financial education is an important step in helping you achieve a better future. That is why the Financial Workshop: Your Source for Financial Education offers clear and practical investing education in a convenient and comfortable format. By attending this 4-week workshop, you'll gain a better understanding of the key principles of saving and investing plus learn specific strategies to help work toward reaching your long-term goals.

Elise Frank is a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones.

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Fly Fishing W19


with Terry Kelley

Calendar Jan 23, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Join Terry Kelley, Registered Maine Guide, for this hands-on class that is intended for beginners, but all skill and experience levels are welcome. All areas basic to fly fishing will be covered: fly rods, lines, reels, leaders, knots, fly tying and selection, etymology, and casting. Guest speakers may include an entomologist, regional biologists, and individuals with fly tying experience. Casting lessons may take place offsite: to be announced. All materials provided.

Full Course

Fly-Tying: An Introduction


with Terry Kelley

Calendar Jan 24, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This is a great hobby- this instructor has been tying flies for over 40 years! Fly fishing is his passion and fly tying takes it to the next level. This hands-on class is intended for the first-time tier. You will examine and us use different equipment and material as the class progresses. You will be tying several types and patters of clues such as streamers, drys, wets. Nymphs, and tandems. These flies are what angles are using in local waters to catch trout and salmon.

Before the class begins, you will need to talk to the instructor about purchasing your own equipment. Suggested Equipment Source from Cabelas:  1. Cabela’s standard fly-tying tool kit IK-3107332. Thread kit IK-318715 3. Cement IK-310680 or equivalent items.

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