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Accuplacer Math

Free

with Melissa Mowery

Apr 24, 2017 at 10:30 am

This math course is self paced and individualized depending on the results of Unit Pre-tests – You only work on the skills you haven’t mastered yet!

It starts with basic arithmetic and progresses through geometry and algebra skills.

Class meets Mondays and Wednesdays, 1-3 PM, January 4th through April 12th. No class January 16th or February 20th & 22nd.

Registration by appointment only, please call our Saco Learning Center at 207-282-3846 or the OOB/Saco Adult Ed office at 207-934-7922 to set up a meeting with our Student Services Coordinator, Liis Nigol.

See our Academic page for more information.

Melissa Mowery is the Academic Coordinator and Adult Education Teacher for the OOB/Saco Learning Center. Raising two children and having degrees in Industrial Arts & Math Education led her to a rewarding career of volunteering and teaching grades Pre-K through High School for over 20 years. Prior to her career in education, Melissa traveled and worked in a variety of jobs outside of education as well. She is passionate about her family, her students, her dogs, nature, desserts and having a positive outlook on life!

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Accuplacer Prep Math

Free

with Melissa Mowery

Jan 10, 2017 at 1 pm, runs for 26 weeks

This math course is self paced and individualized depending on the results of Unit Pre-tests _ You only work on the skills you haven't mastered yet! It starts with basic arithmetic and progresses through geometry and algebra skills. 

This enrollment class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays, January 4 through April 12th, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. No class January 16 (Martin Luther King Day), 2/20 or 2/22 (February vacation).

Registration by appointment only, please call our Saco Learning Center at 207-282-3846 to set up a meeting with our Student Services Coordinator, Liis Nigol.

Learning Center Hours: M/TU from 8 AM - 2 PM and W/TH from 8:30 AM - 7 PM.

See our Current Academic Course Schedule.

Melissa Mowery is the Academic Coordinator and Adult Education Teacher for the OOB/Saco Learning Center. Raising two children and having degrees in Industrial Arts & Math Education led her to a rewarding career of volunteering and teaching grades Pre-K through High School for over 20 years. Prior to her career in education, Melissa traveled and worked in a variety of jobs outside of education as well. She is passionate about her family, her students, her dogs, nature, desserts and having a positive outlook on life!

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Accuplacer Testing - By Appt

Free

with Liis Nigol, MEd

Jan 4, 2017 at 3 pm, runs for 1 week

An opportunity to take the college entrance exam to see how prepared you are for college. Please call 207-282-3846 or 207-934-7922 to schedule an appointment.

Liis Nigol is the Student Services Coordinator for the OOB/Saco Adult Education program. She has worked as a counselor with elementary, middle school, high school, and college students for over 20 years.

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Acting 101

$49

with Michael P Harris

May 1, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class will give an insight into how a stage production comes to life. With so many community theaters around it would be great to look at what goes on behind the scenes - the audition process, casting, developing the set, blocking and many helpful acting techniques.

Mike Harris, a veteran of local community theaters, acting troupes and improv groups, has worked as an amateur in many productions, including Peter Pan, Damn Yankees, and Oliver, just to name a few. He is also involved professionally with Curtain Call productions, performing in interactive dinner theater all over New England and has a slew of local TV commercials to his credit.

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Acupressure for Stress & Anxiety

$19

with Meret C Bainbridge

May 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Acupressure, finger pressure on acupuncture points, is a simple, safe, easy to learn, on-the-go tool for self care. Acupressure can help calm the busy monkey mind, increase mental focus and relaxation, and help you get a good nights sleep. Learn effective pressure points for relaxation and stress relief. In this hands on class, learn common acupressure points by giving yourself a mini treatment. Wear comfortable clothing.

Meret Bainbridge, L.Ac., is the owner of Acupuncture by Meret and has been practicing acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1997. She is a registered practitioner of Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupressure with 20+ years experience.

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Acupressure Shoulder & Neck Release

$25

with Meret C Bainbridge

May 10, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Acupressure, finger pressure on acupuncture point, is a simple, effective technique originating in the rich tradition of Asian medicine. This class will focus on releasing shoulder and neck tension. Give and receive a simple 5-step protocol of acupressure points in the shoulder and neck region, followed by a 5-step protocol of centering points for relaxation and calming, done lying down or sitting. Register with a friend for future practice, single participants will be matched for in-class practice.

Required: 2 bed pillows and cushioned blanket for your treatment table and comfortable clothing.

Meret Bainbridge, L.Ac., is the owner of Acupuncture by Meret, and has been practicing acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1997. She is a registered practitioner of Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupressure with 20+ years experience.

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Adobe Photoshop Basics

$99

with Maureen Topa, BA

May 3, 2017 at 6:15 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Build a basic foundation for working with digital images using Adobe Photoshop. Create new images; manipulate objects, color, size, shape, texture, combine images; edit digital images; restore/edit damaged photos and learn the basics of color. Develop a fundamental understanding of digital images and expand your knowledge outside of class through examples and tutorials. This course uses Adobe Photoshop CS6.

Prerequisite: Being comfortable making/organizing files into folders - whether on a Mac or PC. Please bring a notebook and pen/pencil, and a flash drive (at least 4GB).

Maureen Topa graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 2005 with a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design. Since graduating, she has worked as a designer for a print shop, a newspaper, a nonprofit and for various clients as a freelance artist, which is one of the great things about the field of graphic design.

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Aerosolgrafia Art

$45

with Robert Chipman

Jun 3, 2017 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

Introduction to Spray Can Art

Lurking beneath this relatively generic sounding title, and differing considerably to graffiti which appears on the sides of buildings, Aerosolgrafia takes the viewer on a surreal and mind-bending journey. This other-wordly art form originated in Mexico in 1982. Learn to create Fine Art using spray paints, crumpled paper and common household materials through the magical aerosolgrafia technique. Tuition includes all other materials.

Required: A few can/jar lids (3-8Ó across), soft kitchen sponges and Rustoleum 2x Spray Paint in: Gloss black and white, Brilliant Blue, Meadow Green, Gloss Apple Red and Gloss Sun Yellow. Wear clothing to paint in. All paints can be found at Home Depot (approx. $20-25).

Check out his Aerosolgrafia Art and how its done in our Gallery!

Robert Chipman, local artist and performer, works with spray paint, found objects, acrylics, charcoal, pen, pencil and watercolors. His paintings has been published in several novels and magazines. He has also worked as a professional birthday clown, juggler and stage magician for more than 30 years.





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