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Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education



Personal Enrichment

Independent Publishing: an Introduction

$20

with Jane Karker

Calendar Dec 13, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Are you ready to independently publish your book? Given today technology and the opportunities newly opened to self-published books, now is the best time to finish your manuscript and publish your work. This class will guide authors through the steps needed to publish responsibly, effectively and learn to avoid the many pitfalls in the fast-changing world of independent publishing. Independent writers now have a whole new way of producing and marketing their books. Recent innovations in the rapidly changing technology in printing have created a boom in self-publishing. Good books that don’t meet traditional publisher’s criteria can now be affordably printed and marketed by self publishing authors. This workshop will outline some of the publishing options both traditional and nontraditional, including what is offered locally. Students will get a brief introduction into successful book marketing techniques and find out how to get the assistance they need, and about the many types of organizations that work with Maine authors.

Need a minimum of 6 people to run this class. Bring a fellow writer with you! Jane Karker lives in Maine and is the owner and president of Maine Authors Publishing & Cooperative. She has helped over 300 authors publish their books. With over 25 years of experience in the publishing and printing industry, Jane will address ways to affordably produce, publish and market books for self-publishing authors.

Introduction to Oil Painting F18

$127

with Nicole DeSimone

Calendar Oct 4, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
This course is for students who wish to try oil painting for the first time or those who would like guided instruction on the techniques and practices for using the medium. We will break oil painting down to a step-by-step process. Learn about the materials used in oil painting, how to mix colors, and apply and handle paint. We will work on various exercises to help you practice working with the materials and begin to work on complete paintings. NOTE: This is a 3-hour class as requested by some students last year. Plan accordingly! Students who have already taken this class and have their paints are welcome to join at a lesser fee. Nicole plans to differentiate the exercises for multiple skill levels. (For returning students please DO NOT register online. Call our office at 288-4703 to get the reduced materials fee of $25. Total cost will be $107.)

All supplies will be provided throughout the course, including a set of 12 color oil paints that students can keep. Materials fee of $45 is included in the cost of the class already. Students are only asked to bring in cotton rags (old t shirts), or paper towels and a few small to medium sized jars with sealing lids if they have them. Nicole DeSimone is a painter working primarily in Oils, painting the figure, landscape and still life.

It's Greek to Me! Baking with Phyllo

$45

with Susan Vafiades-Diaz

Calendar Sep 20, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week
This three-hour class will give you the basics of baking with phyllo. Learn how to use phyllo pastry as a base for savory casseroles like spanakopita and yummy desserts like baklava. You’ll also learn how to roll phyllo and to craft phyllo triangles, purses and cups. Dinner is included. A $25 materials fee is included in the cost of the class.

Students should bring a wide pastry brush (at least 2 inches).

Keep Your Ride on The Road!

Free

with Skip Wilson

Calendar Oct 16, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week
Join Skip Wilson of Skip’s Automotive Services in Southwest Harbor for a free-wheeling discussion of anything you might want to know about cars and trucks—the good, the bad, and the ugly, and how to keep yours running smoothly for a long life. Free and open to all. Bring your questions!

Line Dancing for All! F18

$49

with Sharen Kean

Calendar Sep 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks
Line Dancing is a choreographed style of dance. The steps are simple and don't involve a partner.

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

Low Cost Solar Solution F18

$45

with Lee Zwicker

Calendar Oct 11, 2018 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week
Are you interested in learning how to use an abundant resource: sunlight, to benefit financially and fight climate change at the same time? Do you wish to learn about hi-tech solar water heaters, photo voltaic panels and solar hot air heating systems? Do you wish to learn how and where to purchase solar equipment at wholesale prices? Or maybe you are just interested in learning where to get plans on how to build solar heated water troughs or bird baths that do not freeze in winter. If this sounds like what you are interested in, then this course is for you. Instructor Lee Zwicker has been living off-the-grid for 15 years and teaching solar energy classes for ten years.

Maine Driving Dynamics for 65+ year olds F18

$25

with Donald Saunders

Calendar Oct 6, 2018 at 8:30 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 may 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. Students under 65 years of age should register under the other listing with the fee of $40.

Maine Driving Dynamics for under 65 years old F18

$40

with Donald Saunders

Calendar Oct 6, 2018 at 8:30 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 may 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.





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