Try something new this year

Whether you want to learn a second or third language, improve your English, earn your high school diploma, prepare for college, or train for a new career, Portland Adult Education is here for you. As we prepare for a new school year, our doors are open and we invite you to come visit, meet our students, take a class, and see firsthand the power of adult learning.

Learning for everyone

Whatever new skill or life change you’re dreaming of, there’s a good chance your local Maine adult education program can help you get there.

  • Feb
    24

    Banish Your Sugar Demons With Hypnosis

    Hypnosis can help you get to the root cause of your sugar cravings. Discover the underlying mental and emotional connections that are not available to your conscious mind. Release the old connections and replace them with new, comfortable, confident, in-control ones.

  • Feb
    26

    Darning And Mending

    Hand-sewing, mending and darning clothing are ancient human hand skills. Humans have used animal skins, tendons, sinew, furs and hairs, and various plant fibers to make needles, threads and fabrics, which can be sewn into pants, shirts, hats, gloves, bags, pouches, and more. Patches can be made to be beautiful as well as functional. Needles […]

  • Feb
    26

    Mindful Landscape Oil Painting

    This class is open to beginners as well as those looking to build upon prior experience in landscape oil painting. The basic skills of mixing colors, applying paint, developing composition and value will be acquired through the use of landscape photos. Each class will begin with a meditative exercise for minimizing inhibitions and fears associated with the creative process. A supply kit […]

  • Feb
    27

    Ferment This! Kefir

    Perhaps the simplest fermented milk beverage to make, but less well-known, Kefir has an interesting history. This “drinkable yogurt” has a very interesting culture arranged in strainable retrievable grains. More marvelous microbiology to go along with the ferment to cultivate and activate the mind. Instructor Emma Holder (Masters in Micro/Immuno, McGill ’93) Info and materials […]

  • Feb
    27

    Ukulele For Beginners

    The ukulele is a versatile, go anywhere instrument that is easy to play (with practice of course). Students will have a ball learning to play familiar songs using common chords, along with basic strumming and picking techniques. You don’t need to know how to read music. You do have to have a ukulele (no baritones […]

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