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Maine Driving Dynamics for 65+ year olds W18

$25

with Donald Saunders

Calendar Apr 7, 2018 at 8 am, runs for 1 week
Maine Driving Dynamics is a Maine sponsored, 5-hour defensive driving course that offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. Course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine highways. The class is taught by a certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor in a format that engages students with lectures, videos, and class discussion/participation. Those completing the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record. Students 55 and older can receive an insurance discount from their insurer.

Class will be held in the Adult Ed building behind the high school out by the tennis courts.

Maine Driving Dynamics for under 65 years old W18

$40

with Donald Saunders

Calendar Apr 7, 2018 at 8 am
Maine Driving Dynamics is a Maine sponsored, 5-hour defensive driving course that offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. Course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine highways. The class is taught by a certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor in a format that engages students with lectures, videos, and class discussion/participation. Those completing the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record. Students 55 and older can receive an insurance discount from their insurer.

65+ years old please look for the class Maine Driving Dynamics for 65+ or call us at 288-4703 to get your discounted rate of $25.

Maki Sushi: Sushi is Rice; Rice is Sushi W 18

$88

with Bill Morrison

Calendar Mar 8, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks
Chef Bill Morrison will start from the beginning when it comes to cooking rice including how to cool and season rice to make the perfect rice for learning the art of sushi. After cooking the rice you will learn how to make two basic rolls: Maki and Inside-Out. In the second class you will learn the art of cutting vegetables and prepping them for Maki Rolls. You will also prepare sauces for the roll and explore the classic Japanese rolls that are the foundation of Sushi. The final week is all about Pirate Sushi. This is a time to experiment and create some "American" sushi rolls. You are invited to bring some ingredients from home to use as well!

A $30 Materials (food) fee is already included in the cost of the class.

Microsoft Excel for MAC: an Introduction

$55

with Steven Nickerson

Calendar Mar 26, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
This course is designed for students running Microsoft Excel on a Mac computer. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to create and save basic spreadsheets, apply formatting to spreadsheets, and perform basic functions. This course is for students who desire to gain the necessary skills to perform their day-t-day responsibilities, and who want to learn something new or use the application to be more productive in their work.

Bring you fully charged Mac laptop with Microsoft Excel installed.

Mixed Media W18

$68

with Michael Duffy

Calendar Feb 28, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Mixed media is just what the name implies it is art that uses more than one type of art medium. In this class we will explore the various mediums that artists use to create a mixed media work of art, like watercolors, gouache, acrylics, pen and inks and other materials. Using a mixed media technique changes the character of the art. It gives it a texture and another dimension to the art. We'll look at other works of art that utilize the mixed media technique and experiment with our own works of art.

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

One Hundred Years of American Art History 1918-2018.

$68

with Michael Duffy

Calendar Feb 26, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
This will be a hands on art history class where we will explore the American artists that shaped the art world in the early 20th century and continue to do so today. We will explore such artists as Georgia O'keefe, Edward Hopper, Helen Frankenthaller, Jasper Johns, just to name a few. With each decade and each artist we touch on, we will experiment with that artist's style and techniques, trying to create the way the artist creates. Each class will try a different style of art that America experienced in the 100 years that we study. Styles like Art Deco, Abstract art, Regionalism, Abstract Expressionism. This is a hands on art class, painting, sculpting and drawing as well as discussing the aspects of American art.

There is a pre-requisite for this class: You must know who painted Whistler's Mother.

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Springtime Sewing Projects W18 session 2

$10

with Ruth Davis

Calendar Mar 10, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

Ready to be creative? Ruth Davis will teach you how to make a wall hanging, table runner, or small quilt with a springtime theme (your choice). Beginners are encourage to enroll along with intermediates. Sewing machines are available on site if you don't want to bring one. Classes will be held at Quilt 'n Fabric on Seal Cove Rd. in Southwest Harbor. Class size is limited to 4. Please expect to spend $20-35 on materials.

 

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The "Gradual Yes Method" of Sales (for authors) W18

$20
Calendar Apr 5, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Promoting a book is a marathon, not a sprint, and authors can often get overwhelmed before they even begin. You will get information on traditional and internet book marketing and ways to avoid burnout with tools to break down markeing tasks into realistic steps. These tools are used with the "Gradual Yes Method"- ten basic sales truths, specifically for authors.





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