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Bangor Adult & Community Education



Personal Enrichment

Beginning Guitar II

$55

with Tom Hudgins

Calendar Oct 31, 2019 at 6:30 pm

A continuation of Beginning Guitar I utilizing techniques from the textbook and additional instructor material. Topics covered will include learning the basics of reading tablature, 12 bar blues and exercises from the second half of the textbook. Prerequisite: Completion of Beginning Guitar I or instructor permission. 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, particpants must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in school.

Bold and Free Watercolor Figures

$89

with Michael Vermette

Calendar Sep 11, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Join Michael E. Vermette for a painting journey that explores the human figure using new skills and techniques in watercolor that depict boldly the figure in the landscape. Michael will demonstrate his method of painting in sheer enjoyment of the figure in the landscape and through portraiture; a place, he describes, where you can let yourself go, have fun, yet still be in control of the medium. From painting lost and found edges, to floating washes wildly to create interesting treatment, watercolor is perfectly approachable especially for the beginner. No previous experience is needed for this class and experienced artists will benefit as well with Michael’s friendly and open style of teaching. You will love how much this inspiring course will teach you about painting the active figure in watercolor.

Pastel Painter’s Supply List:

I recommend that you use what you have and add essentials as you can afford. I am more focused on working with you right where you are rather than imposing my personal preferences on you. That is why the following is only what I would suggest you think about purchasing for the workshop. 

  1. Reeves BFK Paper or Arches Hot Press watercolor paper, by sheet 18 x 24 inches or 22 x 30 inches – 7-10 sheets.

2. Soft and hard chalk pastels and pastel pencils, a warm and cool statement of each primary color plus secondary, grays, blacks, white for a minimum of 14-18 colors. I use Schmincke, Rembrandt and Sennelier  soft pastels and Prismacolor NuPastel.       

 Cadmium Yellow Light         Cadmium  Yellow Deep        Cadmium Orange         Yellow Ochre         Cadmium Red Light,                    Alizarin Crimson          Chinese White           Burn Sienna         Viridian Green Hue               Cerulean Blue                     Cobalt Blue         Ultramarine Blue Deep          Manganese Blue        Prussian Blue        Permanent Magenta     Ivory Black        Indigo

 

3. Golden Gel Medium, Fine Pumice Gel 8 0z.

4. Set of Fiber-Castell Pastel Pencil Set

5. Paint board or light-weight plexi-glass or formica board at least 2" larger than your paper.

6. Portfolio, large enough to fit your paper and painting board. (You can make your own out of cardboard)

7. A  roll of 1" maskin tape,

8. Acrylic paint, Yellow Ochre and/or Iron Oxide acrylic paint by Golden.

9.One 2 to-4 inch flat latex house brush brush for painting grounds.

10. Paint Box, to hold all of your pastels in, I use cigar boxes and a backpack with extra pockets to hold miscellaneous supplies.

Country Burn Dance Fitness

$35

with Sue McKay

Calendar Sep 12, 2019 at 6 pm

Finally, a workout you’ll LOVE to do! If you can walk, you can do Country Burn Dance Fitness! Dance routines consist of simple, linedance inspired moves, repeated in a format that encourages movement and FUN! Move your body, work up a sweat, and get fit, all while grooving to the great country music you love! No prior dance experience required; class appropriate for all ages. Bring water and a towel, as we are going to burn up the country dance floor!

Country Burn Dance Fitness

$35

with Sue McKay

Calendar Oct 31, 2019 at 6 pm
Finally, a workout you’ll LOVE to do! If you can walk, you can do Country Burn Dance Fitness! Dance routines consist of simple, linedance inspired moves, repeated in a format that encourages movement and FUN! Move your body, work up a sweat, and get fit, all while grooving to the great country music you love! No prior dance experience required; class appropriate for all ages. Bring water and a towel, as we are going to burn up the country dance floor!

Country Line Dance

$35

with Sue McKay

Calendar Sep 9, 2019 at 5:45 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.

Country Line Dance

$35

with Sue McKay

Calendar Oct 28, 2019 at 5:45 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 Fundamentals

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Calendar Sep 12, 2019 at 6 pm

Do you aspire to draw like the masters or have you ever wished you could own an original piece of artwork? Unleash your talent and create your own masterpiece! Students will learn how to handle 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 still life arrangements. Students will work at their own pace to develop their individual drawing style. No previous experience is necessary. Following each class, there will be a group class critique. Carolyn Wallace-Zani is the owner of Main Street Studio and maintains her studio in Brewer, Maine. She has conducted drawing and painting workshops for children and adults for over 40 years. Her original work and prints are in both private and cooperative collections. She recently completed a course of study in Natural History Illustration in conjunction with the University of New Castle, Australia. Her work has been displayed in Augusta, Maine at the Capitol as part of the Maine Arts Commission’s Art in the Capitol Summer program, is also in the permanent art collection at Eastern Maine Community College, Bangor Maine, the recipient of numerous First Place Awards regionally including the Bangor Art Society’s Member’s Show “Best In Show” Award 2019 for her Plein Air work. DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS: 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.

DSLR 101(Basic)

$35

with Noel Topping

Calendar Sep 19, 2019 at 6 pm

Topics in this one night class include: handling and holding techniques for your camera, basic settings for portrait landscape, and action shots; cards, files,and photograph handling; composition; camera terminology (ISO, shutter ,aperture, etc.). Some "must have" accessories are explained. 

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





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