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York Adult Education

Lifelong Learning

Indoor Walking Trails and Fitness Stations

Calendar Next session starts Sep 30, 2019 at 4 pm

Come in from the cold and walk around the Middle School. Choose “trails” with stairs or without. Fitness stations around the building will help build muscle tone while you walk the trails.

Intro to Abstraction


with Bess Cutler

Calendar Next session starts Oct 1, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
1 additional session on Jan 7, 2020

Learn how to look at anything abstractly and organize it as a composition. Working from unconventional still-lifes, learn to see the whole and not just the parts. Emphasis is on the dynamics of composition to help you go beyond the literal. Mixed media and collage will also be included. Critical analysis of strengths and weaknesses in the work will provide the structure to get you going in the right direction. Weekly homework is given but is optional. Materials list is available on our website.


Maine Driving Dynamics


with Bureau of Highway Safety Instructor

Calendar Next session starts Nov 5, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Jan 28, 2020

This two-class, five hour course offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. The course includes attitudes and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways. The course is taught by a certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor. The course format engages students with lectures, videos, and class discussion/participation. Those completing the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving records. It is important that you arrive at class on time, otherwise you will not receive credit.

Making Change
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Making Change


with Lynn Sheehan

Calendar Next session starts Sep 10, 2019 at 5 pm

Tuesday is a great day for making change! A support group for people ages 13 and up committed to or considering making a change with their substance use. It’s free, confidential, and there is no sign up. Just show up at the York Public Library. Free pizza too! Making Change is not treatment or therapy. Making Change is a one hour, weekly support group that encourages honesty, promotes self-awareness, and inspires positive change. This training is sponsored by a partnership between YACE and Choose to be Healthy Coalition of York Hospital. Pizza donated by Anthony’s, York House of Pizza, and Ruby’s. Thank you for your support! Location: York Public Library

Microsoft Word


with Marty Schofield

Calendar Next session starts Nov 5, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

In this hands-on course, the student will explore the Word interface, format characters and paragraphs. Insert headers and footers, save (and find after) and print. Develop effective documents, and other practical applications. The class builds on the student’s existing knowledge of their laptop. Bring your own laptop with MS 2007 or higher.

Online Safety in Banking


with Erica Berry

Calendar Next session starts Nov 4, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

The majority of Americans now use online banking, which means keeping your transactions safe is more important than ever. Learn the risks and the best ways to protect you and your assets.

Painting Powerful Landscapes


with Mary Byrom

Calendar Next session starts Sep 18, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks
4 additional sessions through Apr 8, 2020

This studio painting class is for beginner-to-experienced painters wishing to expand their landscape painting skills. We will explore different ways to key a painting, how to make color choices, create solid designs and increase our visual vocabulary while having a lot of fun! Each week we will focus on different elements that will significantly improve your ability to see and understand how successful landscapes are painted. Asking key questions, we will work from direct observation, plein air sketches and photographs to design and develop landscapes with impact. Individual expression and creativity is strengthened by this process. Students may use oil, acrylic or gouache in this class. Beginners through intermediate painter are welcome. Materials list is available on our website.

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Photoshop I


with Rob Underwood

Calendar Next session starts Jan 8, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

In this class by Adobe Certified Expert Rob Underwood, you will learn the basics of Adobe’s premiere photo editing application. Did you ever wonder how photos were edited so precisely? Did you ever want to remove an unwanted family member from a photo? Here’s your chance to learn how to “photoshop” images. You will need to have at least the 30-day trial of this application on a laptop to participate in the class. You will learn how to retouch photos, color correct, photo illustrate, use the tools panel, and work with layers.

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