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RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Our Classes

Number Skills for College


with Stephanie McChord

Calendar Jan 28, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 13 weeks

This course will prepare students for Algebra I and/or entry-level college math. Whether you need a refresher before registering for your first college math course or need to improve your scores on the ACCUPLACER, you will find this course helpful. There will be a review of whole number operations, fractions, decimals, percentages, and other essential math skills. Word problems and the language of math will be explored.


Painting Club


with Marilyn Rogers-Bull

Calendar Feb 25, 2019 at 5 pm, runs for 10 weeks
We would like to invite anyone who has been painting for a while to join us on Monday evenings. We are not an exclusive club and welcome all to come and paint with us. We have been painting only with oils but would love to have those who may paint with watercolors or any othe medium. Join the fun!

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Photographic Lighting


with Arend Thibodeau

Calendar Apr 24, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Natural light, on camera flash, studio lighting, fill flash; what is the difference in all this and why should I worry about lighting with photography? In this workshop, you can learn how to assess the lighting you have available in whatever situation you find yourself in; additionally you will learn how to make your available light work the best for you. We will also explore introduced light such as flash and studio lighting in order to understand when they should be considered verses when they should be ignored.


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Photoshop - Independent Study & Projects

Calendar Mar 4, 2019 at 3:30 pm, runs for 13 weeks

Photoshop students from the SAAE 54 Photoshop II class will continue this fall in a ten-week, “Photoshop Independent Study and Projects” format. Students who have studied together for several semesters will meet to continue their projects: photo enhancement for lighting, color and size; adding artistic elements with filters, text and framing. Other who have been using Photoshop Elements or Photoshop are welcome to join the group for project support. The goal of this independent study is to create a place for group sharing, support and experimentation, but not for traditional instruction. There is no teacher.



with Arend Thibodeau

Calendar May 1, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

You will need to bring a DSLR with a flash (on camera is fine) to class for this exciting workshop in portraiture.

We will explore studio lighting, and the various methods of setting up lighting scenarios. There will be strobes and flash units available and the class will fully participate in making their own portraits. Enter the exciting world of portraiture and learn to take your own family portraits, senior pictures or even capture images of your beloved family pet.


Quilting Club


with Sharon Surman

Calendar Feb 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Have you ever wondered, "How'd They Do That?" All levels of quilting ability welcome! We will gather on Monday nights to teach quilting and share quilting skills, patterns and ideas. Get inspired to start a new project or finish some UFOs. Hand or machine quilters welcomed and encouraged. You will need to bring fabric and quilting tools. If you are not sure what you need, quilters love to share.

Tools quilters LOVE: 100% Cotton fabric by the yard or for convenience and variety; Charm Packs, Fat Quarters and Jelly Rolls, Rotary Cutter and Cutting Mat, Quilting Rulers 6"x24", 6"x6" & 12.5"x12.5", Quilting pins, Fabric Scissors (sharp) small nippers and large shears. Thread: Cotton/quilting in neutral colors, beige, off-white or gray.


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Reading Skills for College


with Mariah Smith

Calendar Jan 29, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 13 weeks

Effective reading comprehension is essential to success at the college level. This course is designed to help students improve reading comprehension and the ability to engage in critical analysis. An emphasis is placed on developing vocabulary and improving reading speed. Assignments introduce students to college level textbooks, outlining strategies, and critical researching skills.

Skowhegan History in Four Field Trips


with Dave Harville

Calendar Apr 25, 2019 at 5 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Are you interested in learning more about Skowhegan?s history? Come join us while we take you on four field trips around Skowhegan and enlighten you on some of our town?s history. We'll go on a trip to the Skowhegan Library, The Margaret Chase Smith Library, the Skowhegan History House, and to the SS Cemetery. We will meet at the Municipal Building in the event of rain on any of the dates.

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