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with Tom Vannah
This summer course that runs T/W/Th/F for 1 week will give you a basic understanding of your automobile as well as a possible launching pad to affiliated careers or further study at a community college level. We will cover the basic theory and diagnostics of the following topics, aligned to ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) standards: Foundation and Safety, Basic Engine and Auto Transmission Fundamentals/Service, Steering System and Suspension, and Brakes. By completion of class, the student will have a solid understanding of lubrication, fluids, tires, vehicle maintenance, and how systems work. Safety modules will be assigned to study via a website at home prior to the class starting. This is not a bring-in-your-own-vehicle repair class; applied learning will occur in the shop on a demo vehicle. Student must provide their own safety glasses and reinforced toe footwear.
Certified Residential Medication Assistant - July
with Terry Adkins
This 40-hour CRMA course includes classroom, with clinical available after successful completion of classroom. All students must complete clinical, either with our instructor or arranged through your facility. Successful students will be certified to administer oral medications to residents in state-licensed assisted living facilities. Clinical component is an additional $125 cost if done with MCST instructor. Contact Adult Ed for an application.
QuickBooks 2021-Basics & Intermediate
with Teresa Johnson
This live, instructor-led Intuit-approved course, is a Microsoft Office Suite course using official course material for Windows 10 desktop geared for beginning/intermediate users. Students will learn to navigate one of the most widely used accounting software applications for small businesses. QuickBooks is an enormous aid in paying bills, invoicing, tracking expenses, paying sales tax and creating reports to better manage a small business or company. This course provides the MOS certification pathway (no expiration) for interested students, and they may elect to take the official exam here at our Certiport testing facility, when ready. Loaner laptops are provided for the duration of the class so that all students may have access to a Windows 10 device at home. Call the Adult Ed office for separate purchase details of the required text book and eBook which accompany this course. Please, also, complete these forms: QBooks Excel 3part Reg form
The Colors of Summer (watercolor painting)
with Audrey McGlashan
Taking advantage of opportunies to work outside, this class is designed for those who wish to acquire or improve their basic skills in watercolor painting. Let's develop our eye for color and bring out our subjects through its creative use in this summer Watercolors class. The focus will be on color mixing and layering on color. For inspiration, we will use ocean, skies and some still life paintings involving the fruits of summer, as well as other objects you can bring from home. If you are interested in painting people we can use each other as "test subjects" as long as everyone is agreeable to it! We will be painting outside unless the weather is uncooperative. There will be a lot of changing light, and that will also be another point of experimentation.You'll be introduced to new techniques and approaches each week, with plenty of class time to work on a painting and get instructor feedback. A basic supply list is available here: Supply list WC painting.
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - a model odyssey
with Tom Vannah
You're all grown up now, but remember when you built your first model car from a kit? Relive that experience and apply your artistic expression with plastic modeling. This course may be right for you if you like using your hands, getting creative, and putting something together that is unique, challenging, and rewarding. Modeling knows no limits; this course is designed for anyone age 16+ and can take you from the very basics, to the more advanced, and anything in between. In three days, we'll cover good fundamental techniques of modeling along with solid painting techniques from our MCST auto collision instructor that will help you create something to be enjoyed and treasured when completed. Plastic modeling comes in many different subject matters: cars, planes, boats, buildings, animals, human figures, and science fiction, and beyond. So, come with your chosen model and be prepared to have a great time making new friends and getting creative in this course. A list of suggested supplies/tools will be provided when you enroll.
New to Gardening in Maine
with John Fromer
Maine can be a challenging place to garden. Our season is short. Our soil is questionable. If we didn’t have rocks, we wouldn’t have anything to stand on! Still, Maine is a wonderful place to garden. Come to this class to learn what we can grow and when, where many resources are, how to get a soil test and what gardening by the sea is like. Learn about our native plants, weather cycles, soils, pests, and local resources. It will be a good place to start!
The Power of Line - online
with Susan Reidy
This class, offered via Zoom, is for those who want to draw, and/or improve their drawing skill. Increase your drawing observation, confidence and control. In this class, a study of various drawing and shading techniques will be explored. The techniques then will be applied to basic shapes and forms, followed by a completed still life drawing utilizing techniques covered during class. A short supply list is available here: Suggested Supply List
Exploring Drawing Techniques
with Marjorie Strauss
Find your medium! We will work from observation – first with still life and then with a posed (clothed) model. Each class will explore a different drawing method (pen or pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, or pastel.) This series of classes will include several assignments.
Students provide their own drawing board and clips (around 18” x 24”), sketchbook with wire binding (8.5” x 11”), and a free standing easel. Course fee includes all other supplies and model fee.