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The Arts (Art, Music, Dance)

in Lifelong Learning

Do you have a class idea? Tell us!

Free

with Lynn Sheehan

Calendar Current session started Jul 1, 2023

We believe that incorporating fresh and innovative topics into our classes not only keeps our students engaged and motivated, but also enhances their learning experience. It is vital for us to constantly adapt and evolve our teaching methods to meet the changing needs and interests of our students. Please tell us your idea for a new class!

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner
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Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

$115

with Chad Walker

Calendar Current session started Jul 1, 2023

If you've always been interested in drawing but don't really know how to get started, then this is the course for you. Gain a solid foundation and understanding of the basics of drawing and become the artist you've always dreamed you could be! You'll become intimately familiar with paper types, drawing styles, rendering techniques, and the basic principles of perspective, layout, design, lighting, volume, and space. If you have an interest in learning what it's like to draw or would love to increase your current knowledge in the field of art and illustrating, then this course aims to fulfill all of your needs.

Session Start Dates:

Aug 16 | Sep 13 | Oct 18 | Nov 15

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Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking
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Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking

$115

with Beverly Richards Schulz

Calendar Current session started Jul 1, 2023

Learn to use digital editing techniques to show off your photos and memorabilia in Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking! Using Photoshop Elements, this course will teach you how to make the most of your scrapbooking talents and artistic ideas when you combine traditional and digital scrapbooking. Starting with simple projects, you'll quickly learn how to build pages, use artistic journaling, and produce sophisticated illusions. Photoshop Elements lets you build your own clip art, create frames, and develop multi-layer pages with an endless array of layouts and designs. You'll see how to draw and create your own art, build collages and scrapbooks to share, and work with both color and black and white. If you need to restore or age images—the tools are all available to you. Come take your scrapbooking to a new level!

Session Start Dates:

Aug 16 | Sep 13 | Oct 18 | Nov 15

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Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera
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Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera

$115

with Curt Simmons

Calendar Current session started Jul 1, 2023

Nature photography can be a fun, relaxing, and exciting hobby! In this course, you'll learn about the many aspects of outdoor photography as well as how to master your digital camera's controls and features. With the knowledge you gain in this course, you'll be taking exceptional nature photos in no time. You'll explore composition and lighting issues and find out how to take beautiful photos of landscapes, flowers, trees, and water. Along the way, you'll delve into your camera's shutter speed and aperture controls so that you'll be able to capture the photos you really want. You will discover how to use your computer to process your photos and digitally correct the most common problems. You'll see how your photos can become works of art rather than just snapshots of nature. By the end of this course, you'll have become the nature photographer you always wanted to be!

Session Start Dates:

Aug 16 | Sep 13 | Oct 18 | Nov 15

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Private Ballroom Dance Lessons

$69

with Robin Shaw

Calendar Current session started Jul 1, 2023

Do you have a special event coming up? Do you want a personalized dance for it? During your two sessions, one hour each, Robin will work with you to choreograph and practice the perfect dance to your song. Smooth soled shoes work best.

Pick the time that works for you and pick your start date.

Day and Times:

Tuesday, 1:30-2:30

Tuesday, 2:30-3:30

Wednesday, 5:30-6:30

Wednesday, 6:30-7:30

Thursday, 1:30 - 2:30

Thursday, 2:30-3:30

Then you pick the date to start.

Would you like to teach for us?

Free

with Lynn Sheehan

Calendar Current session started Jul 1, 2023

Are you passionate about education and looking for a rewarding teaching opportunity? Look no further than York Adult Education! With a long-standing reputation for excellence, York Adult Education provides a dynamic and supportive environment for both students and educators alike. Whether you are an experienced teacher, just starting your teaching career, or never taught before, joining our team will give you the chance to make a real difference in the lives of adult learners.

Fired Up with Mandala Dotting

$19

with Joyce Amend

Calendar Next session starts Oct 3, 2023 at 5:30 pm

Ceramic tile trivets with beautifully painted dot mandalas created by you! What fun! Each mandala is created by a dotting method using specific tools. No artistic experience required. The method is simple, yet beautiful mandala patterns will result. In this 2-hr. workshop you will design a dot mandala on a 6” clay bisque trivet using a template to define your design. Step by step instruction assures success! Once painting is finished, instructor will have your creation kiln-fired. Your finished piece will then be ready for pick up in 7-10 days. All tile trivets, brushes and paints are included in the class fee, except for dotting tools which you will need to purchase if you don’t already have them. A set of tools are $15 paid directly to the instructor. The tool fee is in addition to the workshop fee. Class size limited. Instructor: Joyce Amend

Full Course

Paint Party Fundraiser

$29

with Rob Underwood

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 5, 2023 at 6 pm

Unleash your inner artist and join us for a delightful evening of acrilic painting, where we'll bring flowers to life through the beauty of line drawings and vibrant acrilics. This fundraiser is designed for both beginners and those with some prior painting experience, providing a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere to explore your creative talents. You will leave with an impressive 11x14 piece of artwork.

Please note that this Paint Party is located at the Wiggly Bridge Distillery at 441 US-1, York, ME.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

Thank you, Wiggly Bridge, for hosting this event.

If you know of a business who would like to host another Literacy Fundraiser for York Adult Education, please contact me at Lrobertson@yorkschools.org. Thank you.





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