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Intermediate and Advanced Painting/Drawing


with David Haskins

Feb 1, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This course is designed for individuals who have been painting and drawing for two years or more and want to learn more about composition, color mixing, new techniques, and other related art issues. This class will focus on specific art interests and expand knowledge about painting and drawing. Participants will work in the medium of their choice: watercolor, acrylic, pastel or charcoal/graphite. Instruction will be individualized to meet specific needs. A group critique of art work will follow at the end of each class.

 Requirements / Prerequisites

Course fee does not include materials.

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Knit & Crochet


with Rosemary Pelletier

Feb 27, 2017 at 7 pm

Learn how to knit or crochet. Learn to read directions, check the gauge or use multiple colors. No experience needed. This class is for the beginner, intermediate or advanced student as instruction is completely individualized. Come and learn to enjoy a new hobby. Please bring knitting or crochet needles and yarn to the first class. Participants must purchase materials for this class.

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Macro Photography


with Noel Topping

Apr 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Come and enjoy learning about the big-little world of Macro Photography, with Tips and Tricks by Noel Topping. Be prepared to have an excuse in the future to buy the many different gadgets that will be demonstrated for use with Macro (Close-Up) photography. Different styles of Close Up photography will demonstrated along with the varying gear used to achieve the photos. You will see the photos as they are being taken.

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Mediterranean Meals


with Cathy Speronis

Feb 1, 2017 at 6 pm

Learn how to cook Mediterranean dishes such as Spanakopita (spinach pie), Pastitsio (Greek Lasagna), Mediterranean Shrimp and Baklava (phyllo pastries). We will also discuss the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and learn about the key ingredients that are used. This diet is based around a variety of colorful and flavorful foods that are high in nutrients and low in animal fats.

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New to Yoga


with Wendy McLoon-Waterman

Mar 22, 2017 at 5:30 pm
Think you’re not flexible enough to try yoga? Flexibility is a result of yoga, not a prerequisite! Yoga has been shown to be beneficial to people of all body types and fitness levels. Designed for people who have never been to a group yoga class or who are very new to yoga, this seven week series will introduce basic yoga postures and healthy alignment along with some breath work, and relaxation/meditation. 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.
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Painting with Acrylics


with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Apr 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm

During this class, 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 this versatile medium, practice new skills and grow in artistic expression.


Tube Acrylic paints:

*Cadmium Yellow

*Lemon Yellow

*Cadmium Red

*Alizarin Crimson Red

*Cerulean Blue

*Ultramarine Blue

*Sap Green



*Payne’s Gray

*Yellow Ochre

*Raw Umber

*Titanium White

Phthalo Blue

Viridian Green

*Burnt Umber

Burnt Sienna


#6 Round, Sable

*#6 Filbert, Bristle

*#4, 6, 8, 10 Round, Bristle

*#4, 6, 8, 10 Flat, Bristle

*#8 Fan, Bristle

*¾” Angular, Blend

*1 ½” Flat, Bristle

*2” Flat, Household, Bristle or Blend

*2” Hake (for soft blending)

*Palette knives (Flat, Bent)

*Matte Medium

*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/surface to tape down your watercolor paper)

*Canvas Boards (Stretched Canvas or Masonite Board) (pre-primed), *(4)11” x 14”, (2) 12”x16”

*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 to keep paints moist)

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

*Paper Towels

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Painting with Watercolor


with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Apr 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Welcome spring by mixing a colorful palette and paint your subjects in vibrant watercolors! Learning how to control any medium comes through practice. 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.


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

*12” ruler (preferably clear)

*140lb. acid free cold-pressed watercolor paper/pad (size 9”x12”)

#6 Round, Sable

*#6 Filbert, Blend

*#3, 4, 6, 8, 10 Round, Blend

*#4, 6, 8, 10 Flat, Blend

#6 Fan, Bristle

*¾”, 1”, Flat, Blend

*5/8” Angular, Blend

½” Mop, Sable or Blend

2” Hake (for soft blending)

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

*French Ultramarine Blue *Cerulean Blue

Phthalo Blue *Burnt Sienna Burnt Umber *Cadmium Yellow *Lemon Yellow Phthalogreen


Payne’s Gray *Cadmium Red *Permanent Alizarin Crimson

Board/Support (to secure/tape your watercolor paper to) *Painter’s Tape (to secure paper to your support/board) Scissors


Many pre-packaged painting sets include an assortment of watercolor paints and various brushes at substantial savings compared to purchasing items separately. Bring the supplies you may already have. We will be discussing supplies and materials the first class.

Pre-Class Homework: begin collecting pictures, notecards, and paintings of your favorite watercolor artists. Bring these to class. We will be discussing the various techniques these artists used in creating their work. Items with an asterisk * will be used the first week. I will look forward to seeing you in class on April 5th!  

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Photo Restoration


with Noel Topping

Mar 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Learn how to recover and repair photographs that have been damaged. Noel Topping, who worked for years as a Lead Photograph Restoration Artist with Bangor Photo, will share the process and methods of repairing various types of damage through Photoshop. This is not simply a Photoshop class but will cover Image: Handling, Recovery, Capture, Printing and thorough tips on how to repair within Photoshop for a good as new final reproduction.

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