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Merrymeeting Adult Education


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Abstract Landscapes Using Fluid Acrylics


with Linda Murray

Feb 27, 2015 at 9:30 am, runs for 8 weeks

This class is for the artist who has some experience with acrylic paint. Fluid acrylics is a versatile medium that handles a little like full bodied acrylics and a little like watercolor. Students will explore the landscape working from pure abstraction towards nature, painting with no preconceived notion of the results using their intuition to develop the piece. Students are responsible for their own materials.

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Acrylic Painting for Beginners


with Debra Arter

Jan 21, 2015 at 9:30 am, runs for 8 weeks

Acrylic painting may be just the tool you need to enjoy a colorfilled life, and it’s easier to learn than you may think! Through a series of guided lessons and demonstrations, each student will learn how to mix colors, arrange pleasing compositions, use color theory and understand technical aspects of acrylic paint on various surfaces. Don’t worry about prior skills – we will nurture everyone in a supportive environment.

Materials list is available HERE.


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Acrylic Painting for Intermediates


with Debra Arter

Jan 21, 2015 at 1 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Would you like to refine your painting techniques using acrylic paints? Instruction in still life, landscape, and portraiture will be made available in a supportive environment. Continued emphasis on observation and color mixing will enable participants to achieve mastery in this vibrant medium. Some prior experience is advised.

Materials list is available HERE.


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America’s Boating Course


with Power Squadron

Mar 3, 2015 at 6:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks
Learn the basics of boating: rules of the road, navigational lights and buoys, use of compass for bearings, marine charts and introduction to piloting. Course meets the requirements of most states for a recreational boating license. Course is taught by experienced members of the United States Sail and Power Squadron. Book and plotting tools are included. No discounts.



with Mandy Russell

Mar 25, 2015 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
Aprons used to be an essential part of every woman’s wardrobe. In this 5-week course students will make several retro-style full length aprons that flatter the figure (NO gathered waists!). The instructor will guide students through the basic sewing construction of each apron and then show several different and unique options for embellishing. Students will be shown how to incorporate up-cycled materials into their aprons like vintage trims and laces, old denim, buttons, tablecloth linens and much more. Learn how to make your own binding, transfer Grandma’s famous cookie recipe onto fabric, apply an applique, and use a ruffle foot attachment! Students must bring their own sewing machine and supplies, an extension cord and have basic knowledge about using their sewing machine. Perfect for those with little or a lot of sewing experience. $12 fee to instructor.

Archery Hunter Education

Mar 10, 2015 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

An archery education course will provide a student with a wealth of knowledge regarding equipment, proper hunting methods, responsibilities, and general safety. Most classes will have some outdoor exercises. Passage of a final exam is required. You must attend both Wednesday and Sunday in order to receive your certificate.

TUESDAY MARCH 10 6-9     Mt Ararat High School

SUNDAY MARCH 22 8-4:30 Adult Ed. Center


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Assisted Dying: Understanding the Debate Session I.


with Valerie Lovelace

Jan 21, 2015 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

The ethically-charged question of hastening one’s own death often prompts extreme reaction. Important concerns arise from every arena. Information is abundantly available and much of it convincing. What do these laws really provide? How is one to sort it all out? Is it possible to accept differing points of view and hold to a personal truth while allowing others their version? With straightforward information and candid discussion, there is a clear path to understanding the assisted dying debate. This workshop makes it possible for participants to explore their own perspectives while challenging themselves to experience others’ points of view. No Discounts


Astrology: Understanding Your Birth Chart


with Phyllis Hill

Mar 11, 2015 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
How do zodiacal signs affect human experience? Is an Aries headstrong? Mercury in Gemini, naturally distracted? Virgo, persnickety? With your chart, a bit of celestial geometry, a touch of natural philosophy and a little mythology, we’ll explore this ancient path of self-discovery. Needed: date, time and place of birth; curiosity and imagination. Materials - useful, but not essential: colored pencils and clear ruler; notebook or 1/2” binder. Essential: Birth Chart, preferably ‘Whole Signs’ (Can bring own chart or provide instructor with birth information and she will calculate and print chart for $5)

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