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Merrymeeting Adult Education

Our Classes

Absolute Beginner Yoga


with Ann Kimmage

Calendar Oct 3, 2019 at 4 pm, runs for 10 weeks

You’re tempted and would like the chance to give yoga a try but aren’t sure where to start. These gentle poses and helpful modifications are perfect for beginners and those who are new to yoga and might lack flexibility. Enliven, de-stress, and maintain a healthy body with yoga and mindfulness techniques taught by an experienced, certified yoga and stress management instructor. No class Nov. 28.

Acrylic Painting for Beginners


with Pat Casey

Calendar Sep 24, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 8 weeks

New at painting? Interested in expanding your artistic expression? Join us for a fun adventure by adding acrylics to your palette of mediums. In just 8 weeks, you will learn to mix colors, use basic tools and various acrylic mediums and painting supports (canvas, wood, etc.). Create appealing still life compositions and experiment with texture, color, and contrast. Work at your own pace in your own style with Pat Casey, an experienced teacher.

Materials list available HERE

Acrylic Painting, Intermediate


with Pat Casey

Calendar Sep 25, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 8 weeks

If you've taken a beginner's course or have some previous painting experience, this course will help you continue to explore acrylics. Begin at your own skill level and work at your own pace. Review mixing colors, choosing and preparing supports, adding texture; then on to using acrylic gels and other mediums (including mixed media art), composing a still life, and painting landscapes/seascapes from photos. Optional project: painting BIG! We encourage experimentation and expanding your painting horizons.

See the material list HERE

Adobe Lightroom Classic CC for Desktop


with Leah Haraden

Calendar Sep 28, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Adobe Lightroom Classic CC is the popular desktop photo editing software that will help you to keep your digital photos organized. In this class, you will learn many of its tools and features that will make your images look their best. We’ll do this by covering Lightroom setup and configuration, exposure adjustments, presets, plugins, recovering details in shadows, how to edit a landscape photo, how to retouch a portrait, and much more. Students should have a laptop with the current version of Adobe Lightroom Classic CC installed to participate in this class. No discounts.

Adorable Needlefelted Animals


with Deb Arter

Calendar Nov 12, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

In two evenings, each participant will make one or more cozy soft small mammals or birds of their choice out of wool using the needle felting method. In the past, popular choices were bears, penguins and ducks! A material fee of $11 included in the cost covers the wool and armature materials. One felting needle is also included. Bring your glasses if you wear them for close vision. No experience required. Class size is limited. No discounts.

Adult Basic Education
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Adult Basic Education


with Kathy Ingmundson

Calendar Sep 10, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 13 weeks

This class will provide instruction in basic reading, writing, critical thinking, and math to help students acquire fundamental academic, career and adult life skills. Students will meet with the Academic Counselor to do an intake and a pre-test CASAS to determine their strengths and weaknesses. The counselor will help them to set goals that will guide them in their classroom activities. No cost for this course. Books are included.

Advanced Marine Navigation


with Wawenock Sail and Power Squadron

Calendar Sep 11, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 9 weeks

This course continues to build on the base developed in Marine Navigation (Piloting), and includes practical use of additional electronic navigation systems and other advanced techniques for finding position. Among topics covered are finding position using bearings and angles; collision avoidance using GPS and radar; what to do when electronics fail; tides, currents and wind and their effect on piloting; and electronic navigation. Navigation tools, if needed may be purchased from the instructor. Prerequisite: Marine Navigation (Piloting) recommended, or a knowledge of basic navigation skills. Power Squadron members, call Merrymeeting for your discounted rate of $90. No other discount.

All Thai'd Up


with Chris Toy

Calendar Oct 28, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Who needs takeout when you can easily create delicious authentic Thai dishes at home? With Chris Toy you will create the flavors that make Thai cuisine uniquely delicious. Learn the techniques for making the perfect Pad Thai, Summer Spring Rolls, and Thai Wonton Soup. As a bonus, Chris will share tips for using and maintaining a wok. Food fee of $10 included in cost. No discounts.

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