Registering for Courses
No. We serve people from all over the state of Maine, any resident of Maine can register for our courses.
There is no charge for the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) formerly known as GED, but you must pass a HiSET test. We also have HiSET preparation classes available at no charge.
To attend classes in Adult Education, you must be 18 years old and out of High School.
You can register by mail, phone, online, or at our office. Course fees must be paid at the time of registration. Registration forms are included in our printed catalog and a printable form is available here on our website. A check or money order must accompany the form.
Register by phone at 207-873-5754: If you register by phone, we accept major credit cards. Payment is required at time of registration.
Register in person: If you register in person at one of our program locations, you may pay by personal check, money order, or cash.
Register online: You can pay for your favorite course with a major credit card. Search through all our offerings for your favorite course. If online registration is available a “registration” button will appear. Follow the prompts to checkout to complete your transaction. If class shows a “full” tag please place your name on the wait list.
Register by mail: If you register by mail you may pay by personal check, or money order. Registration form
For Messalonskee classes
(make checks payable to: RSU #18
Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education
131 Messalonskee High Drive, Oakland, Maine 04963
For Waterville classes
(make checks payable to: MMRACE)
Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education
One Brooklyn Avenue, Waterville, Maine 04901
If you have mailed in your registration for a class which was already full, your registration form and fee will be returned and you will automatically be placed on the waiting list for that class.
If you register in person, you’ll know immediately the status of the class.
If you register online, the class will show as “full course”
If you are on a waiting list, you will be contacted if a space becomes available. Please do not go to the class unless you have been called. The teacher will have to send you to our office in order to check your wait list status if you just show up for class. All waiting lists are handled on a “first come – first serve” basis and each class is filled in the order people were placed on the waiting list. Once contacted for an opening you will have a maximum of one week to call to register.
Refunds will be given in the following situations:
If the course you register for is cancelled, we will refund your full registration fee.
If the course you register for is filled when we receive your registration, we will refund your full registration fee.
If you notify us prior to the first class, we refund your registration fee.
Once a course begins, no refunds will be issued for that class.
Refunds generally take 2-3 weeks
Yes, click on the link below for a printable version of the current brochure.
Programs and Locations
First locate your program using the “Find a Local Program” search box located near the top of the homepage at maineadulted.org. You will then be presented with an interactive Google map which will allow you to pinpoint the location of the program(s) closest to you and get driving directions.
We are defining Maine College Transitions Programs as comprehensive, integrated or sequential programs of study leading to enrollment in a post secondary institution. MCTP are offered through local adult education programs.
All of our enrichment classes are self supporting throught the fees paid by the students enrolled.
We have several grants which make many of our courses self supporting.
We also receive money from the State of Maine for many of our academic students.
This revenue allows us to offer a great variety of academic and enrichment courses to our communities.
If Waterville Public Schools are cancelled during the day due to weather, there are no adult education classes at the Waterville site.
If RSU 18/Messalonskee Public Schools are cancelled during the day due to weather, there are no adult education classes at the Messalonskee site.
If a storm should start during the day, we will make the decision to cancel classes by 4:00 p.m. The announcement will be made on our web page, facebook page, and there will be a voice message on our telephone. As is always the case, the student must use his/her own judgement whether to venture out or not.
Painting in Pastels with Ann Rhinehardt
923-3299 (h) 649-4124(c)
- Soft Pastels: at least a set of 30. Can be ½ sticks. Faber-Castell has a 72 piece ½ stick soft pastel set for $45 at AC Moore or Michael’s. If you use a coupon for 40 or 50% off, they are very reasonable. They will take competitors’ coupons as well. Rembrandt is the Artist’s Grade brand most available locally. Art Spectrum is another good medium soft pastel. Try to avoid Alphacolor. You may also purchase individual sticks.
- Vine charcoal, both thin and thick
- Kneaded eraser and pencil for sketches
- Sketchbook for value studies
- Drawing board (piece of foam core is fine)
- Clips or artists’ tape
- Wax paper or glassine
- Stiff paint brush for removing pastel from your painting surface. ¼” is a good size. Don’t buy one, just use an old one.
- Paper towels and an old hand towel or rag.
- Viewfinder (can make one from 2 L shaped pieces of card or mat board)
- Easel if you would like to work on one.
- Gloves or oil-free barrier hand cream if you wish
- Paper stump or tortillon
- Pad of pastel/charcoal paper, 11×14 or larger. Strathmore, Fabriano Tiziano and Canson and are a few names. Strathmore has less of a honeycomb texture that Canson. Look at the textures to decide what you might like to work on. Try to get a pad with a mix of soft tones. If you wish instead to try individual sheets, we can discuss it during the first class. You may want to explore different surfaces as the class progresses and can purchase individual sheets.
If there are any questions, please feel free to call me or e-mail me. Bring any pastels you have with you to the first class.
You can expect to pay $50 or more for supplies, depending on what you already have. This is just a guess-timate so you have an idea about the costs. Prices tend to vary quite a bit.
Supplies are available at Berry’s in Oakland, Michael’s or AC Moore in Augusta. There is also the Artists and Craftsman Supply in Portland. I am also purchase from: Dick Blick, 1-800-828-454, www.dickblick.com or Amazon. You will want to check prices to be sure you are getting the lowest price.
Syllabus for Painting in Pastel: The following is a rough idea of what we will cover in this class over the next six weeks. If you have some experience already, I will set some individual challenges for you. If there are specific requests, please let me know and I will try to cover that material as well. More advanced students will have choice of subject matter or we can select challenges together.
- Session 1: Introduction to Pastels, Materials and some basic techniques.
- Session 2: More techniques, Seeing Values, working from a simple still life.
- Session 3: Texture and Color Theory. Landscape Painting.
- Session 4: Composition, Mixed Media Techniques. Landscape painting
- Session 5: People/Animal Portraits
- Session 6: Finishing current work. Storing your paintings, Framing, Critiques.
We have put together the following guidelines for our enrichment teachers.