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Geology of the Midcoast Area
with David Pope
Explore the geology of the Midcoast area through classroom work and field trips. From glacial sculpting and erratics to tidal action and uplift, Midcoast Maine has many geological stories to tell. This course includes an introduction to rock and mineral identification, plate tectonics, bedrock geology and glacial geology all in the context of our area. Map, written text and on-line sources will be used. The weekly schedule and several short field trips will be determined at the first class. Student interests will guide the course.
Getting Paid to Talk - Intro to Voice Acting
with Staff Voice Coaches
Have you ever been told that you have a great voice? This exciting class will explore numerous aspects of voice-over work for television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries and the Internet in your area. We will cover all the basics, including how to prepare the all-important demo, and how to be successful and earn great income in this exciting field. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and to hear examples of demos recorded by professional voice actors. Class participants will even have a chance to record a commercial script under the direction of a real producer! This class is informative, lots of fun, and a great first step for anyone interested in voice acting professionally.
Greek Cuisine Night!
with Debra Arter
PLEASE NOTE: The start time listed in the brochure was incorrect. The correct start time for this course is 5:00 pm. Also, the class date has changed from the one listed in our brochure. The new class date is Tuesday, March 21.
If you can’t be on a Greek isle in March the next best thing is cooking a Greek meal with friends in Maine! In this three hour class we will prepare Greek Lemon Soup, Spanakopita (spinach triangles) and Amygdalota (Greek almond cookies). These dishes may have tricky names but instructor, Debra Arter will show you how easy they are to make at in your own kitchen and share the flavor of the Mediterranean region with others. Bring an apron and a plastic sealed container to take home samples to your family. Recipes are provided in this hands-on cooking class. No experience necessary. Materials fee of $10 payable to instructor. Class size limited.
Debra Arter has been cooking international dishes for her family and others for many years. When she brings her Spanakopita to a venue the pan is always empty on the way home!
Grow Your Own Organic Garden
Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the fundamentals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests. The instructor will be an experienced farmer or gardener from your region. We will even send you home with free seeds! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.
Guitar for Relaxation 2
with Pat Ginnaty
This course will continue with the ideas, song forms and techniques that were discussed in Guitar For Relaxation. We will combine approaches to play more complicated songs, while perfecting our approach to ordinary songs.
Prerequisites for this course are the ability to switch basic chords, and strum. As content is class driven, song lists are encouraged from the beginning!
Patrick Ginnaty started playing at age 16 and went on to study guitar at UMA and the Berklee College of Music. Through both taking and teaching guitar lessons, he has learned to help students to focus on achieving THEIR goals.
Handbuilt Spring Flower Vase
with Bridgette Kinney
Adults must accompany all children under the age of 16. This is an easy class for any age! Each student will be given 1.5 pounds of clay and stamps to create a small handbuilt slab flower vase. Students will create at the first session and glaze their work at the second session. After firing, students can pick up their vase the week following the second class. A materials fee of $8 per person is payable to the instructor at the class. Please note: the registration fee covers one adult and up to two children.
Handcut Joinery Session 1
with Rick Gallion
Cutting woodworking joints by hand is the hallmark of fine craftsmanship. In this class you will learn to cut mortise and tenon and dovetail joints using hand tools. There will be a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor. All tools provided. Rick Gallion has been a professional woodworker for thirty years and has taught many students the craft of woodworking. His new shop is designed as a teaching facility.
Handcut Joinery Session 2
with Rick Gallion