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Captain License Information Session


with John Coffin

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 7, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you interested in obtaining a USCG Captain’s License? Do you want to learn the differences between an Operator Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV) license and a Master 100GT license, and what experience the Coast Guard requires for each? These informational sessions will help answer these questions and others about the two licenses. Also discussed will be the different methods for completing the course requirements. We plan to offer both courses in Maine during the Fall of 2024, representing the Captain School Key West/Miami. This information session is free, but please register in advance, so the instructor knows how many individuals will be attending and can send login instructions.

Get To Know Your PC!


with Andrew Edwards

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 8, 2024 at 4 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Learn to use your PC computer like a pro with professional digital artist, Andrew Elijah Edwards. This course is for newcomers to Microsoft Windows operating system or those wishing to go deeper with their digital workflow learning new tips & tricks. Make the most of these powerful digital tools and up your digital expertise. ***Please note: No PCs will be provided for this course. This course will cover basic information about PC computers through a show & tell/lecture-style format.

Entertaining with Maine Ingredients: Bountiful Boards


with Maine Tasting Center

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 8, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

A beautifully arranged charcuterie and cheese board is a sure way to impress, whether you're entertaining at home or contributing to a pot luck. The best way to improve upon this classic appetizer is to fill your board with locally-sourced cheeses, meats and accouterments. In this class, students will be introduced to a wide variety of Maine producers; sample their products and learn how to incorporate them into your next charcuterie board. Attendees will also explore the fundamentals of arranging a beautiful charcuterie board - from cutting techniques for meats and cheeses to selecting and arranging eye-catching garnishes. This class will offer plenty of opportunity to taste products and practice various cutting and arranging techniques. All materials and product lists/recipes will be provided.

Painting on the iPad


with Andrew Edwards

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 8, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

It’s like iPad Bob Ross! Come paint with us, digitally. Learn to use your iPad and Apple Pencil to create stunning works of art on this new medium. Paint along with your digital artist instructor Andrew Edwards and learn the fundamentals of building up a composition, be it a stunning landscape or intimate portrait or still life. Learn how to use the powerful software tool Procreate to and how to leverage these tools to paint in watercolor, charcoal, oil paints, you name it, digitally on your own iPad. Students should bring their own iPad and Stylus and be ready to get creative! All levels welcome, your instructor will walk you through step by step. If you are new to the art of drawing or a seasoned artist looking to transfer their skills to a digital medium, you will be right at home.

Cattail Sun Hats
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Cattail Sun Hats


with Zack Rouda

Cattails (genus Typha) are wetland plants with a unique flowering spike, and flat leaves that reach heights of 3 to 10 feet. They are one of the most common plants in large marshes and on the edge of ponds. Two species are most common in US: broad leaved cattail (T. latifolia) and narrow leaf cattail (T. angustifolia). Cattails are a wonderful plant: beautiful, edible in several forms, and excellent for weaving. Euell Gibbons famously referred to cattails as "the supermarket of the swamp." Cattail leaves can be used for baskets, cordage, sleeping mats, and much more. Learn to identify, gather regeneratively, process, store and weave with cattails. We'll use cattails to weave a sun hat that will be lightweight, comfortable, and a beautiful work of art. You may want to pack a lunch for yourself to eat.



with David Spahr

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 18, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Crave the forest's bounty? Join David (65+ years of experience!) for an immersive foraging adventure. Learn to identify edible treasures, from berries to mushrooms, and uncover the secrets of plant ecology. This isn't just a walk, it's a transformative experience that fills your basket and your soul! Limited spots, register today! David is a member of the Maine Mycological Assoc. NOTE: This class will start with an outdoor talk at the waterfront followed by the walking portion.

Summer Science Camp: Junior Engineers Lab!


with Mad Science of Maine

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 19, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Put on your hard hat for this exciting week of Engineering Science. We’ll get wacky with aerodynamics, crazy with circuitry, radical with rockets, innovative with inventions, and mad with machines! In this thought provoking week, we will span the fields of Chemical, Aerospace, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering. We start out the week exploring structures and learning about the role that the movement of air plays on simple flying devices. Children will spend a day learning the fundamentals of rocketry where they will build their own Aerospace rocket to take home. Children will use their construction skills by assembling and controlling fun machines like pulleys, levers, and catapults, and even robots! They finish out the week by experimenting with chemical engineering and inventing potential work-saving inventions of their own. Who knows, your child may be the next Edison! Please note: Camp is for ages 6-12 y/o.

Summer Animation Camp!


with Andrew Edwards

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 19, 2024 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

Come join us for a week of Animation! Bring your imagination to life with traditional frame by frame animation alongside cutting edge digital animation software. Learn from professional new media artist and educator Andrew Elijah Edwards and create your own custom animation project from start to finish while playing with the artform. Discover and explore the fundamental concepts behind professional animation techniques and explore the medium of moving image in this week long adventure!! ***Ages 13-17.

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