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with Jean Philpot
In this class, especially designed for adults with learning challenges, students will enhance everyday life skills by improving their basic reading, writing, and problem-solving proficiencies. Learners set their own individualized goals and work toward them in a safe, nurturing, and creative environment. Contact the Adult Education office for additional information.
with Lynn Perry
The Tech Spot is a School and Community Project located at the Renaissance Center (60 Water Street in Skowhegan). Under the supervision of an adult education instructor and other volunteer teachers, local students offer technology advice and tutoring at no charge to adults from throughout our school district. Individual and small group sessions are available by reservation or walk-in. Examples of possible help sessions include: general computer operation, preparing resumes, completing online job applications, conducting web searches, using Facebook and other social media programs, and operating Smart phones, iPads, Tablets, and PCs. Assistance is also available for creative software applications including basic iPhoto, & iMovie. Help with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) is available as well.
New Books, New Readers by Maine Humanities Council
The Maine Humanities Council, a statewide non-profit organization, uses the humanities— literature, history, philosophy, and culture — as a tool for positive change in Maine communities. Our programs and grants encourage critical thinking and conversations across social, economic, and cultural boundaries.
This New Books, New Readers series will feature the Wabanaki people. The Wabanaki communities have lived on the land now called Maine for over 10,000 years. How have Wabanaki people asked and answered the questions who are we? where are we? how did we get here? And where might we be going? – before ‘Maine’, as ‘Maine’ became a state? How are Wabanaki people and communities asking and answering these and other questions now, after 200 years of living in ‘Maine’?
This series will meet 4 times this semester on the following Tuesdays:
- February 11
- March 17
- April 14
- May 5
Photoshop - Independent Study & Projects
with Lynn Perry
Photoshop students from the Adult Education 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. The class will not meet on October 14 (Columbus Day), November 11th (Veteran's Day) and November 25th (Thanksgiving Break).
with Marilyn Rogers-Bull
This is not a beginner’s class. It is for those who have painted in the past or present and would like to join others who love to share their love of painting. Painters are encouraged to use any medium they might choose. Marilyn uses oils and watercolors mostly, but if you prefer another kind, that is fine also. We would love to have you join us!
A few words from Marilyn – I am not a teacher; have only had a few lessons myself. But…Many years ago while walking on a beach in Florida, I dreamed up the idea of having a class at Skowhegan Adult Ed for those who might love to paint as much as I do. I went to the Skowhegan Adult Ed office and made a deal with them; that if they would let me have a room once a week for such an idea (and since I’m not a teacher) I shouldn’t be paid. It is such a blessing and I have found some wonderful friends, many of whom can paint much better than I can.
with Sharon Surman
If you're a quilter, or you've always wanted to be, come and be a part of a group that inspires, shares, challenges and encourages you to grow and learn all things quilting. We use modern convenicnes, rotary cutters, rulers, sewing machines and precuts as well as yardage, seam rippers and some hand sewing. Bring a project you've always wanted to try or need help finishing or come ready to accept the challenge of a new class directed project. All levels of quilting are welcome.
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.
Aerobics ~ Low Impact
with Lois Davis
Come to a fun and exciting low impact aerobics class where you work out at your own pace. Relieve stress, improve cardio, tone, and make new friends.
with Petra Prokopova
Pilates is the Western and modern mind-boby movement exercise method related to the Eastern and ancient tradition of yoga. Pilates emphasizes spinal health and teaches rolling/stacking movement of the spine. It promotes core muscle stability aiding greatly in the prevention of back injuries and each pilates workout provides full-range motion exercises to build full mobility of the joints. In a pilates workout, you get to hold a pose in the setup of an excercise for a few seconds and then you move in a flow for a few repetitions.
Please bring a thick exercise/yoga mat for adequate cushioning of the spine or other tender points.
Some individuals may need other supporting props; I will assess the need during the first class.