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Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

Mend Your Fences - Person to Person


with Patricia LaVallee

Calendar Oct 8, 2019 at 5:30 pm

How to recognize the need to set limits and how to develop the method to stick by them. Learn why boundaries are really an act of love. This is a Tuesday evening class.

Painting with Water-soluble Oils for Beginner & Intermediate Level


with Vincent Carducci

Calendar Oct 17, 2019 at 5 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Materials and process are the focus of the class--transparency vs. opacity, warm vs. cool color, building a surface with oil paint, color harmony, composing, edges, values, and the handling of the brush. For the environment and those sensitive to handling solvents or oils, all students will use water-based oil paints, readily available from internet art suppliers. These oils dry slowly and handle like traditional oil paints. A materials list is provided on registration. This is a Thursday evening class.

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Plein Air Painting


with Vincent Carducci

Calendar Sep 21, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 3 weeks

Meeting initially at the school, we will then work from a nearby outdoor location, practicing the handling of the brush, line, composing with an eye for passage, color harmony, and building the surface, moving through one or two paintings. A pre-primed 18” x 24" canvas is suggested, with paints referenced in the indoor course, a standing easel, and paper towels. Beginners or those with medium experience welcome. Session #2 & #3 will meet from the class consensus. This is a daytime Saturday class.

QuickBooks 2017 Intro


with Dorothy Prescott

Calendar Oct 9, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

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 your small business or company. This is a Wednesday evening class.

This course is for beginning users.

Short-term Vacation Rental Basics


with Dee Peppe

Calendar Dec 5, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

The short-term vacation rental community is growing worldwide and in mid-coast Maine. Are you wondering if your property has the potential for some extra income? Come and explore the possibilities that are available to you. This general information session will help you decide if short-term renting is the right fit for you, your family, and your home. Discussion specifics will be generated by your questions, and the ins-and-outs revealed by a two-year veteran of short-term vacation rental success. Considerations for discussion; lodging taxes, local permits, navigating the websites, security, and expectations. After the class has generated some clarity for you and you decide to jump on this journey, there will be another multi-day course offered mid-winter to help you actually get things up and running. This is a Thursday evening class.

Shrub & Tree Care-Prepare for Winter


with Kevin Bailey

Calendar Oct 26, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Are you shocked at what winter does to your landscape? Learn appropriate techniques for preserving your shrubs and flowering trees from the rigors of ice, wind, heavy snow, January thaw, etc. What are the best supplies for tree and shrub protection, and when is it safe to remove them in the spring? Avoid the appearance of totally brown rhododendrons next April! Q&A is encouraged. This is a Saturday morning class.



with Audrey McGlashan

Calendar Oct 30, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Designed for those who wish to acquire or improve their basic skills in watercolor painting. You’ll be introduced to new skills and approaches each week, with plenty of class time to work on a painting and get instructor feedback. A list of student-grade watercolor paints, brushes, paper and sundries is available when you register. This is a Wednesday evening class.


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Welding - Fabrication


with Alex Fowles

Calendar Dec 7, 2019 at 8 am, runs for 1 week

You’ve taken a welding class…now it’s time to tackle that home project! Join us for “rent-a-booth” Saturday and put those skills into practice—bring your own project and materials. Projects will be “carry in, carry out.” All projects and additional materials must be vetted at least one week in advance through the instructor(s).

Previous welding instruction and experience is required. Prepare to pay extra for materials the instructor anticipates you'll need.

Payment plan available: $40 deposit plus 2 payments of $40.00, paid every four weeks.

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