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Bangor Adult & Community Education



Personal Enrichment

Country Line Dance

$35

with Sue McKay

Calendar Apr 1, 2019 at 6 pm
No partner required - This fun line dance class will offer a variety of line dance steps and routines--done to all your favorite country songs and disco songs--that can go from classroom to dance floor in a flash! Clear instruction, step and combination breakdowns, and plenty of time to practice makes this class perfect for dancers who are brand new to line dancing as well as for those just hoping to learn a few more routines. This class is recommended for beginner through intermediate level dancers.

Drawing What You See

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Calendar Apr 4, 2019 at 6 pm

If you admire the drawings of the masters and aspire to successfully achieve a likeness of your own subjects, unleash your talent and create a masterpiece of your own! Students will learn the skills of handling the graphite medium to create realistic, three-dimensional forms. Learn about design, values, textures, edges and composition by employing the Elements and Principles of Design. Learn how to suggest a different mood for each of your still life drawings in this class.

Step-by-step instruction includes a demonstration at the beginning of class followed by group exercises. Students will bring props from home to incorporate into their arrangements. Students will work at their own pace to develop their individual drawing style. No previous experience is necessary. All skill levels are welcome. Following each class, there will be a group class critique.

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.

 

*Graphite Pencils: 2H, HB, B, 2B, 4B *Erasers: Kneaded, White Plastic Eraser (regular and/or “click-pen” style) Erasing Shield *Rulers: (1) 12” Clear Plastic (will need for first class)

       (1) C-Thru Plastic Ruler (has a grid and numbers on it, available at fabric stores, optional)

Sheet of clear Tracing Paper

Sheet of Transfer Paper (acts as a carbon-type transfer paper) Scissors Single Hole Paper Punch

White mat board: 11” x 14” *Paper: 11” x 14” acid free drawing white paper (smooth finish) Support (a panel or board to lean on while drawing) *Clips (to secure your paper to the board you’re leaning on) *Blending Tools: Tortillion, Stump 1 Clear Plastic Page Protector (Letter Size: 8.5” x 11”) Permanent Black Sharpe Marker (Ultra Fine Point) Sewing Gauge (for measuring), Optional (will be discussed in class) Photographs (your pictures/images from home to be used as a referenced). Specifics will be  discussed in class.

Still Life Props (bring from home to incorporate into students’ work, will be discussed in class). Krylon Workable Spray Fixative (spray at home to prevent smudging)

Pre-Class Homework: begin collecting pictures (magazines and photos) of still lifes and landscapes printed only in black and white (and gray tones) for our tone value discussions in class. Items with an asterisk* will be used the first week.

Will run

French For Beginners Part IV

$55

with Dennis Michaud

Calendar Apr 3, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

This fourth part of the beginning French program resumes its emphasis on the four language skills of French: listening, reading, writing and speaking. The course’s textbook includes supporting CDs.

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

Gardening: Grow Your Own! Seed Starting

$20

with Ivonne Vazquez

Calendar Mar 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Third in the series beginning with “Gardening: It’s Seed Catalog Season!”& “Gardening: Understanding the Seed Packet”. This will be a hands on planting class, get ready to learn about your seeds, the planting, growing and other requirements for each to grow into a strong, healthy seedling which you should be able to transplant into your garden this season! We will learn about growing medium, germination, pots/trays, labeling, watering, light and heat requirements, scheduling and tracking of the growing process. Learn to make your own seed pots! Wear clothes you wouldn’t mind getting dirty. Students will need gloves, seeds will be available but bring your own, too; as well as, containers to transport your newly planted seeds. This is a hands on class. Open to ALL skill levels. Additional Materials cost $5.00/student payable directly to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Gardening: Grow Your Own! Seed Starting

$20

with Ivonne Vazquez

Calendar Apr 3, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week
Third in the series beginning with “Gardening: It’s Seed Catalog Season!” and “Gardening: Understanding the Seed Packet”. This will be a hands on planting class, get ready to learn about your seeds, the planting, growing and other requirements for each to grow into a strong, healthy seedling which you should be able to transplant into your garden this season! We will learn about growing medium, germination, pots/trays, labeling, watering, light and heat requirements, scheduling and tracking of the growing process. Learn to make your own seed pots! Wear clothes you wouldn’t mind getting dirty. Students will need gloves, seeds will be available but bring your own, too; as well as, containers to transport your newly planted seeds. This is a hands on class. Open to ALL skill levels. Additional Materials cost $5.00/student payable directly to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Gentle Restorative Yoga

$35

with Sue McKay

Calendar Apr 1, 2019 at 7:15 pm

We offer gentle restorative classes that combine yoga postures, breathing, and meditation. These classes are geared toward students who wish to move at a slower pace. No Yoga experience is required. Gentle Restorative Yoga provides a beautiful way to softly relax the body up and stretch yourself out. Yoga provides the means to bring out the best in each individual. This requires an understanding of a person’s present condition, personal potential, appropriate goals and the means available. As each person is different, these will vary with each individual. No experience necessary. Please bring your own Yoga mat. Participants must be at least 18 years old and out of high school.

Painting in Acrylics

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Calendar Apr 1, 2019 at 6 pm

Paint your masterpiece using the versatile medium of acrylics! The emphasis in this class will be on learning and understanding 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, 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 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 (Liquitex) Palette Wetting Spray Fluid (to be discussed in class) (Liquitex) Slo-Dri Blending Fluid Medium (to be discussed in class)

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)

 

Painting in Watercolor

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Calendar Apr 3, 2019 at 6 pm

Learn how to create beautiful paintings using your imagination and your watercolor palette! This class reinforces sound watercolor techniques and practices while allowing opportunities for personal expression. All skill levels are welcome. 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.

Class exercises include: color theory, color wheel, color mixing, pigment properties, various watercolor techniques, and choosing materials. Learn how, when, and why in choosing various: watercolor papers, brushes, pigments, and techniques to achieve the results you want in your paintings. Demonstrations, group critiques, and independent exercises will further enhance your learning experience. No previous experience is necessary.

Supply List:

*#2 graphite pencil (HB-regular type school pencil)

(1) Cadmium Yellow Watercolor Pencil, (1) Cadmium Red Watercolor Pencil, (1) Ultramarine  Blue Watercolor Pencil 12” ruler (preferably clear) *140lb. acid free cold-pressed watercolor paper/pad (size 9”x12”)

(1) # 6 Fan Synthetic Blend Watercolor Brush (optional)

(1) ½” Synthetic Blend Watercolor Mop Brush (optional) (1) #10 Round Synthetic Blend Watercolor Brush (1) #10 Flat (Wash) Synthetic Blend Watercolor Brush

* Package of assorted watercolor brushes: I use Royal & Langnickel RSET 9306 Medium Gold Taklon (brush set is $9.99 @ A.C. Moore). Brushes will be discussed the first class.

Also, bring what you already own.  *Palette for mixing colors (12” white paper/plastic picnic plates are fine, plain or divided) *(2) two containers to hold your water (plastic cups or coffee cans are fine) Small blow-dryer (to dry your paper before leaving class if necessary) Watercolor palette (optional for storing squeezed out colors, to be discussed later) *Tube Watercolor Pigments:

*French Ultramarine Blue *Cobalt Blue or Cerulean Blue *Burnt Sienna Burnt Umber *Cadmium Yellow *Lemon Yellow Phthalogreen

Sap Green (Optional) *Cadmium Red *Permanent Alizarin Crimson

Liquid Masking Fluid *Board/Support/Painter’s Tape (to secure/tape down your watercolor paper)

Old toothbrush

Small spritz bottle *Color Wheel

Pre-Class Homework: begin collecting pictures, notecards, and paintings of your favorite watercolor artists. Bring these to class for reference and discussion.

 





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