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Merrymeeting Adult Education

Our Classes

Clay, Beyond the Wheel


with Lonie Ellis

Calendar Nov 13, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Have you avoided creating with clay because you don't have access to a potter's wheel? This class will take you beyond the wheel to create beautiful hand built pieces. Each week will focus on a different hand building technique: pinch, coil and slab. You will also learn various surface designs methods to enhance your work. This class will give you a good foundation to start creating with clay off the wheel! Glazing and firing schedule will be discussed during class. Materials (clay and glaze) and firing fee of $20 included in the price of the course.

Full Course

Composition Tips Using Your Smart Phone Camera


with Jill Spencer

Calendar Dec 10, 2018 at 1 pm, runs for 2 weeks

The newer smart phones (Androids & iPhones) have pretty sophisticated cameras that take sharp images. Improve your pictures even more by employing a variety of composition strategies. Topics include: taking portraits, night shooting, using reflections for unique perspectives, adding interest to your landscape shots, ways to capture flora and fauna in a distinctive manner, and more. This two-week class will allow us to explore some strategies, practice them during the week, and then share our best efforts plus investigate several additional approaches. Please bring your fully charged smart phone (Android or iPhone). No discounts.

Drivers Education Session III
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Drivers Education Session III


with Chriscinda Park

Calendar Nov 13, 2018 at 2:30 pm

Are you 15 years of age or older and want your State of Maine permit and to prepare for your driving exam? We offer driver education courses to help build strong, safe, and confident drivers. Students are awarded an instructional permit upon successful completion of the course with a grade of 80% or better. Full payment is required at the time of registration. Download the AGREEMENT FORM HERE and email to or, mail to: 35 Republic Avenue, Topsham, Me. 04086.  Total hours of instruction is 40 hours; 30 classroom and 10 driving. Only employee discounts allowed.

Nov 13, 15, 27, 29, Dec. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18 & 20


Class C Driver Application if you ansered YES to Question 8, Please take this form to your Dr. and have your Dr. send to the State Dept. of Motor Vehicles






English Accuplacer Prep
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English Accuplacer Prep


with Kathy Ingmundson

Are you preparing to go to college? This class will assist you to sit for the English portion of the Accuplacer test. Individualized instruction will help students advance at their own pace. Students will be able to study for both parts of the test: Sentence Skills and Reading Comprehension. Merrymeeting Adult Education is an Accuplacer test site so when you are ready, your instructor can schedule a testing time for you. Textbooks included. FREE for students enrolled in the College Transitions, HiSET equivalency, and adult students enrolled in the diploma program. Call Paul Elisha, Academic Counselor, for more details.729-7323

Felted Mistletoe


with Lonie Ellis

Calendar Dec 5, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Hang this in a doorway this holiday season and wait to see what happens! Mistletoe is relevant to several cultures and has been part of an old fashion Christmas for years when those caught under it are expected to kiss. It is getting harder to find real mistletoe and this class will give you the opportunity to make a felted mistletoe ball to hang in your home and add to your holiday cheer. Price of the course includes a $7 material fee.

French Beginning Session II


with Laurie Notch

Calendar Nov 19, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Le Francais à portee de main – French at your fingertips. This class is for everyone who wants to learn just enough French to get by in a French speaking country (or province), as well as those who want a refresher simply for the pleasure of speaking. We’ll cover pronunciation, basic phrases to express yourself, and essential vocabulary. Along the way get tips on travel and culture from your teacher, who has lived and traveled in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Students are responsible for ordering their own book prior to the start of class: Barron’s E-Z French, Publisher & Address: Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., 250 Wireless Boulevard, Hauppauge, NY 11788. ISBN or Catalog # 978-0-7641-4455-4. Estimated cost of text: As low as $0.95 (used) up to $13.87 (new) on

French Intermediate Session II


with Laurie Notch

Calendar Nov 13, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Don’t stop now! The journey continues with the book, Barron’s E-Z French, and where Beginning French left off. Learn the lingo and cultural tidbits for travel, eating out, going shopping, and the holidays in French-speaking countries. Continuer à explorer! Students are responsible for ordering their own book prior to the start of class: Vite et Bien 1, ISBN-13: 978-2090352726 (Check out used copies on Amazon!)

Getting Paid to Talk


with Jenny Marcotte

Calendar Nov 28, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you ever been told you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials, and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area! We’ll discuss industry pros and cons and play samples from working voice professionals. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of our teacher. This class is lots of fun, realistic, and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice over field. For more info please visit: No discounts.

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