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Bangor Adult & Community Education



Personal Enrichment

50 People Who Made Bangor Great

$10

with Richard Shaw

Calendar Oct 24, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Since being settled in 1769, Bangor has seen more than its share of gifted residents. Best-selling authors have included Christina Baker Kline and Stephen and Tabitha King, while politicians Hannibal Hamlin, William Cohen and John Baldacci have stood in the national spotlight. Waldo Peirce and J. Normand Martin let their art do the talking, while broadcasters Bill Green and George Hale never seem to run out of story ideas. Educators Mary Snow and Lillian Wall broke the 20th century's glass ceiling, while musicians Dick Curless and Woody Woodman kept the Queen City singing. Longtime history seminar presenter Richard Shaw delves into his home town's past and present to showcase 50 personalities, including legendary lumberjack Paul Bunyan, to prove that people make a community as much as buildings and bridges. A related video will be screened in the seminar's second hour.

Acrylic Painting

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Calendar Sep 9, 2019 at 5:45 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)

An Investor's Tour of Mutual Funds
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An Investor's Tour of Mutual Funds

$5

with John Byrne

Calendar Oct 2, 2019 at 6 pm

This educational program provides a detailed look at the features, benefits and risks associated with mutual funds as well as a map to mutual fund selection. Course fee may be paid the night of the course.

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

Ballroom Dance

$49

with Chuck McKay and Carole Deschaine

Calendar Sep 11, 2019 at 6:30 pm

This course will teach the basics in the ballroom dance styles of swing and waltz. These dances are partner dances, so participants must register with a partner. This course will also teach timing, leading and following skills necessary to succeed in all partner dances. Each couple will progress at an individual pace. No previous dance experience is necessary. Sneakers are the recommended foot attire.

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

Ballroom Dance Session II

$49

with Chuck McKay and Carole Deschaine

Calendar Oct 30, 2019 at 6:30 pm

This course will teach the basics in the ballroom dance styles of swing and waltz. These dances are partner dances, so participants must register with a partner. This course will also teach timing, leading and following skills necessary to succeed in all partner dances. Each couple will progress at an individual pace. No previous dance experience is necessary. Sneakers are the recommended foot attire.

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

Beekeeping for Beginners

$45

with Peter Cowin

Calendar Sep 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class is designed to stimulate the interest in and answer the questions of those interested in starting beekeeping as a hobby or to help pollinate their crops. It covers what is needed, where to locate beehives, where to buy them, what it costs and how to care for bees so they make honey and survive the winter. Peter Cowin is president of the Penobscot County Beekeepers Association and also writes a column for Mainely Agriculture magazine.

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

Beginner Level Yoga

$35

with Wendy McLoon-Waterman

Calendar Sep 4, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Yoga has been shown to have vast health benefits for people of all body types and fitness levels. If you can stretch your muscles, you can do yoga! This six week series will introduce basic yoga postures (along with modifications) and healthy alignment with some breath work and relaxation/meditation sprinkled in. We will play with linking postures together into a gentle ‘flow’ sequence that will stretch your muscles and relax your mind. Bring a yoga mat and wear clothes that allow for unrestricted movement. Some props will be available, but you are welcome to bring your own. Participants should have the ability to get up and down from the floor fairly easily, and be cleared by a medical professional if there are chronic health issues such as high blood pressure.

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

Full Course

Beginning Guitar I

$55

with Tom Hudgins

Calendar Sep 12, 2019 at 6 pm

You’ll be strumming chords in no time with this fun, friendly method for learning guitar. Learn the basics of six-string guitar, tuning, strumming and the 18 basic chords. Course topics include learning to read music, fretting chords, and finger stretching exercises. Prior knowledge of music reading is not required. Open to beginners and intermediate guitar pickers. Tom Hudgins, is an artist/musician and adult educator who works with both art and guitar in his creative work. He has a Bachelors in Studio Art from the University of Maine and a Masters in Adult Education from the University of Southern Maine.

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





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