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Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education



Personal Enrichment

Art: Drawing for Beginners

$68

with Mike Duffy

Calendar Mar 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This class will be for beginners and will 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).

Will run

Felting for Beginners and Beyond

$35

with Tracy Haskell

Calendar Mar 23, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Explore both wet and needle felting as we create a vessel or luminary. The first will class be spent constructing our vessel and learning how to use wet felting techniques to transform wool fibers into beautiful three-dimensional, free standing objects. The second class will be spent learning the basic technique of needle felting as we add design elements to the vessels we have created. 

 

Students will need to bring an old towel to be used to cover our work surface. Optional: Students may also want to bring something to stuff inside the finished vessel to hold its shape as it dries... this can be small pieces of cloth, recycled plastic grocery bags or wash cloths.

NOTE: Class 1 runs 5:30p-8:00p    Class 2 runs 5:30p-7:00p

Full Course

Traditional Indonesian Batik

$75

with Elizabeth Keenan

Calendar Mar 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Batik is the traditional fabric of Indonesia. In this class you’ll learn this skill plus adventure into a new realm of creativity!

Using hot wax as a resist to the dye penetrating the fabric, beautiful, multicolor designs and affects can be created. Natural fibers (muslin, canvas duck, silk, etc.) will be used to practice applying the hot wax using a tjanting tool. When the wax is cooled the fabric is submerged in a dye bath, and the waxed areas will resist the dye. The fabric is then dried before the process is repeated with more wax adhered followed by submersion. Applying the dye with brushes will also be explored. Some possibilities for completed project to consider include dinner napkins, tablecloths, wall-hangings, or just yardage for throw pillows or clothing. Students may be asked to bring some materials yet to be determined. No Class on 4/21. There is a $40 materials fee to be paid directly to the instructor on the first night.

Maine Driving Dynamics (under 65 years old)

$40

with Donald Saunders

Calendar Mar 31, 2020 at 5:30 pm, 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.

If you are 65+ years old, please register HERE for the discount.

Maine Driving Dynamics (65+ years old)

$25

with Donald Saunders

Calendar Mar 31, 2020 at 6 pm, 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.

PS The instructor is very entertaining, and the information is very informative!

Building Credit: Let's Talk About It.

Free

with Tom Grogan

Calendar Apr 7, 2020 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

Join us to explore wise use of credit. Learn more about your credit score and why it matters.

Gardening: Grow Your Own Organic Garden

$15

with Suzanne Morse

Calendar Apr 8, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join this highly popular class offered by MOFGA!

Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. Topics covered: soil science, enriching soil, fundamentals of composting, crop rotation, use of green manures, plant vs week identification, weed control, dealing with pests, etc. The instructor is an experienced farmer or gardener in our area. Free seeds will be provided! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques. We will even send you home with free seeds!

Will run

Driver's Ed Spring
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Driver's Ed Spring

$495

with Dan King

Calendar Apr 13, 2020 at 3 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Driver’s Edge Driving School offers Driver Education at MDIHS. Students must be at least 15 years old by the date of the first class. Registrations forms can be found at the MDIHS main office or contact the Adult Ed office or email mdiae@mdirss.org for a downloadable copy. A deposit of $100 must be returned with the registration form to hold the space. Checks should be made to “Driver’s Edge Driving School” and then returned to MDIHS Main Office. An email will be sent to out 7-10 days before the first class with more details.

APRIL 13, 14, 15 (Wed.),  27, 28, MAY 4, 5, 11,12, 18  (No classes April 20, 21)  

 





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