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25 Events That Changed the Face of Bangor
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25 Events That Changed the Face of Bangor

$10

with Richard Shaw

Calendar Oct 25, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Historian Richard Shaw digs deep into his historical files to present an illustrated seminar every student should find enriching. Since being settled by Jacob Buswell in 1769, the future city of Bangor has racked up a long list of events, some happy, some harrowing, that shaped it into today's vibrant community. Discussed will be its incorporation as a town in 1791 and as a city in 1834. Military milestones include 1779's disastrous Penobscot Expedition, the invasion by the British in 1814, the departure of the 2nd Maine Regiment in 1861, and the opening of Dow Air Force Base in 1942. Citizens approved the controversial Urban Renewal project in 1964, four years before they looked to the future with the dedication of Bangor International Airport. Stories will include presidential visits, fires, floods, a gangster shooting, the arrival of author Stephen King, and the visit of two white beluga whales in the Penobscot River in 1954. There will be something for everyone in this walk down memory lane, which will conclude with the screening of a related video.

To enroll in enrichment classes, particpants must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in school.

Acrylic Painting

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Calendar Oct 29, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Explore your creative potential with acrylic painting! This class will teach you how to exploit the versatility and vitality of the acrylic medium with a solid foundation of the basics of acrylic painting. Students will learn about the various properties of acrylic paint, color mixing, painting techniques, applications, various mediums, and choosing brushes. Through weekly demonstrations and step-by-step instruction, students will be painting a variety of subject matter. Following each class, there will be a group, class critique. Out-of-class exercises will be encouraged to give students the opportunity to further explore the medium, practice new skills and grow in artistic expression. No previous experience is necessary.

To enroll in enrichment classes, participants must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in school.

Supply List:

Items with an * will be used the first class. 

 

*Cadmium Yellow

*Lemon Yellow

*Cadmium Red

*Alizarin Crimson Red

*Cerulean Blue

*Ultramarine Blue

*White

*Black

*Raw Umber

Payne’s Gray

Yellow Ochre

Raw Umber

Raw Sienna

Phthalo Blue

Viridian Green

Sap Green

Burnt Umber

Burnt Sienna

*#8, *#10 Round Bristle (#6) 

*# 10 Flat Bristle (#6, #8)

#6 Filbert

#8 Bristle Fan Brush

#14 Bright

#14 Angle

#14 Synthetic White Sable Flat Brush

2” Hake Brush (for soft blending, optional)

1½”, 2” Flat Decorator

 

MANY of these brushes can be bought TOGETHER as a “Brush Value Pack” at substantial savings and are also recommended. I also use a generic “Value Pak” of assorted bristle brushes and the “Value Pak” Royal Langnickel RSET 9306 Medium Taklon brush set (less than $10.00). Also, bring what you already own.

  

*Palette Knives:  (Flat, Bent)

*Mixing palette and storage container (a palette/surface to mix your colors on and a sealed, air-tight container to store and transport your wet paints.

*White, 9” paper, plastic, or foam picnic plates (to be used as mixing palettes)

Support (board to lean on, 11” x 14”) 

Canvas Boards or Stretched Canvas or Masonite Board (pre-primed), (11” x 14”)

*140lb. Cold Press Watercolor Paper (for studies/practice) 11” x 14”

*HB Pencil or Stick of Soft Vine Charcoal

*Blue Painter’s Tape

*Misting Bottle (spray bottle for water to keep paints moist)

*(2) Water Containers(to wash/rinse brushes)

*Paper Towels

*Gloss Medium(to be discussed in class)

Flow Enhancer (to be discussed in class)

*Extender (to be discussed in class)

Gesso (to be discussed in class)

Color Wheel 

Ruler

Smock(recommended)

Small table easel (optional)

Sponge(regular 4”x6” kitchen/household)

Acrylic Painting for the Beginner

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Calendar Sep 10, 2018 at 6 pm

Paint your masterpiece using the versatile medium of acrylics! This class is designed for the beginner, who has been working in acrylics for less than 5 years, with an emphasis on learning the basics through practice. The former student will have the opportunity to develop more confidence by perfecting their current skill level, while the more experienced student will explore their personal style. Step-by- step instruction includes: toning the canvas, blocking-in, painting techniques, choosing materials, mediums, and additives and how to design a successful composition. Demonstrations, group critiques, and independent exercises will further enhance your learning experience. No prior painting experience is necessary. Students will progress at their own pace with individualized guidance.

Students must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in high school to register.

Supply List:

Items with an * will be used the first class. 

 

*Cadmium Yellow

*Lemon Yellow

*Cadmium Red

*Alizarin Crimson Red

*Cerulean Blue

*Ultramarine Blue

*Sap Green

*White

*Black

*Payne’s Gray

*Yellow Ochre

*Raw Umber

*Raw Sienna

*White

*Black

Phthalo Blue

Viridian Green

*Burnt Umber

Burnt Sienna

*#14 Synthetic White Sable Flat Brush

*#8, *#10 Round Bristle (#6) 

*# 10 Flat Bristle (#6, #8)

*#6 Filbert

*#8 Bristle Fan Brush

#14 Bright

#14 Angle

2” Hake Brush (for soft blending)

1½”, 2” Flat Decorator

MANY of these brushes can be bought together as a “Brush Value Pack” at substantial savings and are also recommended. Bring what you already own too. I also use a generic “Value Pak” of assorted bristle brushes and the “Value Pak” Royal Langnickel RSET 9306 Medium Taklon brush set (less than $20.00).

  

Palette Knives:  (Flat, Bent)

*Mixing palette and storage container (a palette/surface to mix your colors on and a sealed, air-tight container to store and transport your wet paints.

Support (board to lean on, 11” x 14” )

*Canvas Boards or Stretched Canvas or Masonite Board (pre-primed), (11” x 14” )

*140lb. Cold Press Watercolor Paper (for studies/practice) 11” x 14”

*HB Pencil or Stick of Soft Vine Charcoal

Sheet of clear Tracing Paper

Sheet of Graphite Transfer Paper (acts as a carbon-type transfer paper)

*Blue Painter’s Tape

*Misting Bottle (spray bottle to keep paints moist)

*(2) Water Containers(to wash/rinse brushes)

*Paper Towels

*Gloss Medium(to be discussed in class)

Color Wheel 

Ruler

Smock(recommended)

Sponge(regular 4”x6” kitchen/household)

 

Adobe InDesign Essentials

$225

with Network Learning Resources

Calendar Nov 5, 2018

Adobe InDesign is the industry standard page-layout program that works with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop seamlessly. InDesign allows you to create simple to complex multi-page documents such as brochures, flyers, books and magazines. This course is a comprehensive exploration of InDesign tools and capabilities to create professional documents. You will learn how to manage the InDesign environment, create, setup, design, enhance and finalize multi-page documents. Access to Adobe InDesign software required.

One month course; Andy Helmi, instructor; $225

Advanced Data Analysis

$195

with Network Learning Resources

Calendar Nov 5, 2018

After taking this Advanced course in Data Analysis, you will be able to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Take the guesswork out of important company decisions and make decisions based on statistically significant information. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this class will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned. One month course, Jeff Kritzer, instructor.

Click here for the course outline.

To enroll in enrichment classes, particpants must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in school.

Advanced ESOL: Reading and Writing Skills

Free

with Barbara Miller

Calendar Sep 11, 2018 at 8 am

Learn to increase your ability to function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations. Handle work demands that require oral and written instructions.  Brush up on correct usage of English grammar and writing, as well as reading authentic materials on familiar subjects using context and word analysis skills. Students should expect to spend time online outside of class as well as preparing homework.

Advanced Excel

$195

with Network Learning Resources

Calendar Nov 5, 2018

We are faced with different types of business decisions each day that can change the data we work with along with our financial outcomes. Have you ever wondered what type of workplace skills you can learn to make wiser decisions? Learning Advanced Excel contains these tools that can help you prepare your worksheets accurately, examine your data for authentication, and then find those answers to your most difficult questions. This course will help you learn these required business functions along with the tools required to analyze data efficiently within the workplace. Save time for yourself by protecting your valuable data and know with assurance that the entered data is accurate without any errors. By completing the course, discover how to attractively visualize your data into meaningful information with confidence. One month course; John Rutledge, instructor

Click here for the course outline.

To enroll in enrichment classes, particpants must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in school.

Advanced Mobile Marketing

$245

with Network Learning Resources

Calendar Nov 5, 2018

 Come get the knowledge needed to implement a mobile marketing plan for your organization. Find out about proximity marketing, mobile marketing metrics, and developing a mobile marketing campaign.    Learn how to promote your app on the web, building a landing page for your app, and advanced tracking of your application usage.    Then take home a blueprint for creating guidelines and standards for your mobile marketing effort, and how to measure its success.  You will leave this course with the knowledge to implement a mobile marketing plan for your organization.  One month course, Simon Salt, instructor.

Click here for the course outline.

To enroll in enrichment classes, particpants must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in school.





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