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RSU 19 Adult Education


Personal Enrichment

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Acrylic Painting


with Heather Barter

Apr 5, 2017 at 6:45 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Become familiar with the versatile me-dium of acrylic painting. Over six weeks we will explore different techniques of acrylic painting and the unique prop-erties of acrylic while creating still-life compositions arranged in the studio and working from student-chosen photo references. To develop successful paintings, we will also address subjects of composition and aesthetics, color theory, and basic drawing principles to provide an effective foundation from which to build their paintings.

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Arctic Fox Painting


with Obrianna Cornelius

Apr 25, 2017 at 6 pm

This lovely, dainty fox painting will make a perfect addition to your wall, or a perfect personalized gift! Bring a coffee, or tea and we'll do the rest! This calm and peaceful paint night is the perfect night out.

A materials fee of $15 is to be paid directly to the instructor.

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Art History


with Obrianna Cornelius

Feb 28, 2017 at 4 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Are you an art appreciator, but want to know just a bit more? This overview of art history is perfect for those desirous of further education in basic art history. We will cover cave art to modern art, moving from each major movement and artist to the next. The goal of this class is to know the great masters by their artwork, and to have an understanding of the major art movements throughout history. (Class will not meet on March 14)

Students will need to bring: sketchbook, pencils, and colored pencils.

Artistic Composition


with Obrianna Cornelius

May 16, 2017 at 6 pm

Good composition in art tends to be a mystery to many beginning artists. Unfortunately, many new artists approach composition as guesswork. This one-night class will take the mystery out of how to place your objects in a painting or drawing.  

Materials needed are sketchbook and pen or pencil.

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Basic Fly Casting


with Kevin Tracewski

Apr 22, 2017 at 9 am

You will learn the casting skills necessary to fish effectively on your own. This is a “hands-on” course, so your time will be spent with a fly rod in hand, working on your own casting. Most instruction will be done in small groups, but casting suggestions will also be offered on an individual basis. Videotape analysis of your casting stroke will be provided. Students are encouraged to use their own fly rod and reel, but equipment will be available for anyone who needs it. Please do not buy new equipment just to take this course. Kevin Tracewski, a certified fly casting instructor and author of the best selling book, A Fisherman’s Guide to Maine.

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Bin to Bale: The Surprising Journey of Your Trash and Recycling

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with Katrina Venhuisen

Apr 5, 2017 at 6 pm

What do you think happens to your trash and recyclables once you’ve set them out at the curb? Watch a fascinating virtual tour of ecomaine’s recycling, and waste-to-energy facilities. You’ll be surprised at the journey your soup can, yogurt container, and paper products take. Perhaps your milk jug turns into playground equipment, or maybe your soda bottle turns into a fleece jacket. See your recyclables being sorted on a conveyor belt using UV light, magnets, spinning stars, and manual labor. Learn about the process your non-recyclable waste goes through in our eco-conscious burning process and how it creates electricity for 15,000 homes per year. Learn easy ways to help you sort your waste, make a positive impact on the environment, and lower trash outputs and costs. Get answers to questions such as: Do I really need to rinse out cans and bottles before I put them into recycling? What about pizza boxes and liners with bits of pizza attached? What if a bag or container has no triangle on it?

ecomaine is your local community-owned nonprofit waste management company, providing comprehensive long-term solid waste solutions in a safe, environmentally-responsible, economically-sound manner; they’re a leader in raising public awareness of sustainable waste management strategies and offer this as a free community service.

Instructor: Katrina Venhuizen, Environmental Educator at ecomaine

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Boating Safety


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Apr 23, 2017 at 9 am

Participation in a boating education course will teach how to properly operate and maintain a boat. Laws, responsibilities and personal safety will also be covered. Passage of a final exam is required. You must attend the whole class day in order to receive your certificate.

Note: Persons under 18 years of age MAY NOT operate a personal watercraft unless they possess on their person, identification showing proof of age and proof of successful completion of a boating safety course unless they are accompanied by a person 18 years of age or older who physically occupies the personal watercraft.

Total Course = 6 Hours

Proper Operation & Safety (Boating Handling-Equipment-Trailering) = 3 HoursLaws = 30 MinutesEmergencies & Survival (cold water) = 40 MinutesSelf Help First Aid = 20 MinutesEnvironment/Ethics = 1 1/2 Hours

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Buying Local Meat


with Donna Coffin

Mar 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Buying meat directly from local farmers is a way to support the local agriculture community, but it can be confusing says Donna Coffin, Extension Professor. At this program you will learn about the different words used to describe how animals are raised and how meat is sold from local farms – natural, grass-fed, organic, dry-aged, pasture raised, free range, humane and prime. Also, how much meat to expect when you buy a side or quarter, where you can purchase directly from farmers and how to care for the meat until it is used will be discussed.

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