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MSAD #11 Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

American Sign Language-Level II


with Alma Simmons

Calendar Mar 29, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

This class is designed for those who want to expand their basic skills. Continue to build your vocabulary and signing techniques as you progress to a higher level. We will take a class trip to a local restaurant to practice our sign language skills. Come join us; it will be fun and exciting!

Students will be able to use the same text book they purchased for ASL I, Signing, How to Speak with Your Hands, ISBN 055337539-3.

An Introduction and Overview to Tiny House Construction


with John Favreau

Calendar Apr 28, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Learn the basic fundamentals involved in the tiny house construction process. This is a lecture-based class that gives students an overview of tiny house construction.

This two-hour class is ideal for the person who is contemplating building a tiny house with the goal being to have students walk away with the knowledge to make an informed decision.

Topics covered in the class are not limited to, but will cover

  • design considerations
  • construction techniques
  • codes
  • and tiny house living.

This class will be held at the Long Branch School facility at 25 Main Street, Bowdoinham.

Aromatherapy Diffuser Jewelry


with Rachael Gilley

Calendar Feb 28, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Diffuser jewelry is a creative and fun way to use essential oils aromatically - on the go!

Learn about the healing properties of stones and oils as you make both a necklace and a pair of earrings. Using volcanic lava beads and other stones, you'll have an attractive, yet useful jewelry set to add to your wardrobe.

All supplies and tools are provided by the instructor ($15.00 payable at class).

Art Night Out - Drilled Sea Glass Necklace & Key Chain


with Emily Jenson

Calendar Apr 12, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn the secrets to drilling glass, stones and shells. Add colorful beads and spirals using our easy wire-wrapped loop techniques to create your own unique jewelry.

Choose from our collection of sea glass, beach stones and shells, or bring your own favorites.

Registration includes all the materials and instruction to make one pendant and key chain.

There are only 8 seats available for this class. Register early!

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Ask The Dog Trainer


with Jessica Greenleaf

Calendar Mar 1, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this Q&A style class, we are sure to cover the topics you want to hear about. Bring your own questions and learn solutions to problems others are having.

Common topics include

  • barking
  • jumping
  • multi-dog household issues
  • housebreaking
  • fear-related problems
  • and stubborn dogs (topics covered in class will vary depending on the group’s questions).

Basic Dog Obedience


with John Palange

Calendar Apr 3, 2018 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Do you sometimes feel like your dog is the master? A well trained pet will make life easier and more enjoyable for everyone.

In this six-week basic obedience class we will work on teaching your dog to

  • walk without pulling on a leash
  • heel
  • sit
  • down
  • stay
  • and come, in a friendly and relaxed way.

Dogs should be six months or older. Proof of rabies vaccination must be submitted to Adult Ed office prior to first class. You will need a six-foot leash and an appropriate training collar.

John Palange has trained dogs professionally at K-9 Training Center for over 40 years, with other trainers often referring their most “challenging” dogs to him. He specializes in obedience and problem behavior. Check out his website at

Basic Sewing for Beginners and Intermediates


with Wynne Winchell

Calendar Mar 13, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Join our "sewcial" and learn the basics of sewing. Perfect if you are a beginner, or continue progressing if you've taken the class before.

You will have an opportunity to create Spring aprons, fabric books, place mats, decorations, simple clothing and more. Learn how to read a pattern and understand the features of your sewing machine.

The instructor will have materials available for your first class project, after that you will need to bring your own. There will be plenty of books for you to get ideas and fabric to choose from.

Bring your sewing machine to class.


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Beginner's Crochet


with Samantha Dimmick

Calendar Jan 29, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Have you wanted to learn how to crochet, but were overwhelmed by the vast array of available hooks, yarns, stitches, and patterns?

In this class, you’ll learn about the tools and materials needed for crocheting, basic stitches, how to troubleshoot mistakes and how to read a yarn label. Students can choose to make a scarf, dish cloth, coffee cup cozy or headband - add a crochet flower for extra appeal.

No previous experience is necessary. This class is the foundation for all crochet projects. Supplies needed will be discussed at the first class.

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