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Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education



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Afternoon Book Group
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Afternoon Book Group

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with Jade Austin

Calendar Feb 28, 2018 at 2 pm, runs for 16 weeks
Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education, in collaboration with the Wells Public Library, hosts monthly Afternoon and Evening Adult Book Discussion Groups. Discussions are facilitated by both Adult Education and Library staff. Books for the program are available through the MINERVA online catalog. Join us for lively discussions and shared insights. Please call the library at 646-8181 for a list of upcoming dates and book selections.

American Mah Jongg

$40

with Beth Saidman

Calendar Jun 5, 2018 at 5 pm, runs for 3 weeks
Challenge yourself by learning to play this mind-stimulating social table game for 3 or 4 players. It is much like gin rummy, using a set of checker-like tiles marked with Chinese symbols. Cost of Mah Jongg book and card is an additional $20 and available through Amazon. The instructor will provide information the first night of class. INSTRUCTOR: Beth Saidman is an avid Mah Jongg player and has been teaching for 18 years. She makes learning easy and fun.

Beach Profiling

$9

with Jacob Aman

Calendar Mar 7, 2018 at 5 pm
Beach profiling is a simple surveying technique used to measure the impacts of coastal erosion. Learn how citizen science is tracking sand erosion at beaches from York to Scarborough since 1999 through monthly data collection and collaboration with state and university researchers. This data is used to help beach management make decisions at the local and state level, and the data is shared at the annual Maine Beaches Conference. Find out how it’s done and how you can get involved as a volunteer. INSTRUCTOR: Jake Aman has been working at the Wells Reserve since 2008. He manages fisheries-related monitoring and restoration projects and works with volunteers to monitor coastal environmental conditions in Southern Maine.

Belly Dancing Session 1

$69

with Lew-Ann Leen

Calendar Mar 8, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
Strengthen your core, improve your flexibility, shake and shimmy off inches while moving to the beautiful mysterious melodies of the Old World. As a means of self-expression, this ancient art inspires grace, poise and confidence and boosts self-esteem. Wear comfortable clothing such as a tank top and capri pants. Hip scarves are optional, but useful and fun. INSTRUCTOR: Lew-Ann Leen attended Dance Teacher Training School at Kent State. She’s worked in NYC and Costa Rica choreographing musicals and owns her own theater company. Visit Lew-AnnDance.com.

Belly Dancing Session 2

$69

with Lew-Ann Leen

Calendar Apr 26, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
Strengthen your core, improve your flexibility, shake and shimmy off inches while moving to the beautiful mysterious melodies of the Old World. As a means of self-expression, this ancient art inspires grace, poise and confidence and boosts self-esteem. Wear comfortable clothing such as a tank top and capri pants. Hip scarves are optional, but useful and fun. INSTRUCTOR: Lew-Ann Leen attended Dance Teacher Training School at Kent State. She’s worked in NYC and Costa Rica choreographing musicals and owns her own theater company. Visit Lew-AnnDance.com.

Chalk/Clay Painting 101

$75

with Darlene Mitchell

Calendar May 1, 2018 at 5:30 pm
In this basic course, you will learn 5 techniques of chalk painting, including paint layering, paint washing, clear wax, dark wax and glazing. These techniques are done on wood, glass or metal. Gain the confidence to paint furniture, kitchen cabinets or lamps in your own home. Paints are no VOC (volatile organic compounds), odorless and contain no solvents. No stripping, sanding or priming is necessary to transform your project into something new. All instruction, paints, brushes, finishes, moldings, glass and other supplies are included. Wear clothes suitable for painting. INSTRUCTOR: Darlene Mitchell has been passionate about furniture painting for 40 years. Five years ago Darlene enrolled in beginner and advanced classes for chalk/porcelain clay paints. She then became a retailer and opened Mainely Vintage, which is located in Reed's Antiques in Wells.

Citizenship
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Citizenship

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with Kimberly Crook

Calendar Feb 26, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 14 weeks
Prepare to take the U.S. Citizenship exam. Subjects include U.S. history and government, reading, writing and the vocabulary necessary to pass the exam. Instructor Kimberly Crook has a Masters in Applied Linguistics and taught adults in Boston for 14 years in a variety of settings. She is certified to teach ESL in Maine and had taught K-12 here.

Drawing Basics

$59

with Russel Whitten

Calendar Mar 6, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 5 weeks
This course is appropriate for beginner through experienced students. Learn drawing basics such as the use of value to create form, perspective, composition, and drawing from life and imagination. The instructor will individualize instruction to meet the needs of each student. Please bring the following materials to class: 8X10 (or larger) drawing pad with a spiral binding, HB or #2 pencil, Willow medium charcoal, kneaded eraser, and a handheld pencil sharpener. INSTRUCTOR: Russel Whitten studied art at Maine College of Art, Heartwood College of Art and the Art Students League of New York. He is a member and showing artist with the Ogunquit Arts Association/ Barn Gallery and the Kymara Gallery. His painting experience includes scenic artistry in theater painting at The Ogunquit Playhouse, Good Theater in Portland Maine and Prescott Park, Portsmouth NH. He has taught over 15 years in local adult education programs.





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