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Personal Enrichment

Gentle Restorative Yoga

$35

with Sue McKay

Calendar Oct 28, 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.

Guitar for Beginners

$55

with Tom Hudgins

Calendar Sep 12, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

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. Bring your acoustic guitar, tuner and a notebook.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.

Impasto Oil Painting

$89

with Michael Vermette

Calendar Sep 12, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Have you ever wanted to paint a thick oil painting that revealed textural expressive strokes that laid down like frosting on a cake? This fun-filled oil painting class takes you beyond the guilty pleasure of painting thick to a place where you will get quality results technically and compositionally. Using the oil painting methods of the Venetian and Italian painters, Michael Vermette will show you how to use mediums to make the paint brighter, adding a luster appearance; and improve the viscosity of the paint, that spreads on the substrate like butter. For the beginner or experienced artist, alike, participants will learn how to use different size and types of palette knives and brushes and how to load them with paint. Michael will demonstrate and put you at ease with his approachable teaching style as he reveals the painters in history who painted using the impasto oil painting method. This course inspires students to participate through in-class painting assignments that are meant to innovate, demystify and clarify the impasto oil processes. Artists will also be encouraged to participate in out-of-class assignments that give opportunities to reinterpret what was learned in class and apply those skills to personal painting ideas at home. Group critiques will be featured to offer constructive suggestions and provide the artist with a supportive opportunity to develop their powers to represent their work. Participants may choose instructor resources or their own subjects from drawings, experiences from memory, photographs or from direct observation to develop their own painting themes. The course gives technical insight through visual aid presentations of oil painting movements and artist trends that define modern impasto oil painting today. This course will give the artist a solid base from which to build oil painting experiences upon and will include at least one plein air (paint-out) field trip near the end of the course. Come and experience a new course that develops in you a new appreciation for this versatile medium.

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

 

 

Intermediate and Advanced Painting/Drawing

$79

with David Haskins

Calendar Sep 9, 2019 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. David Haskins teaches art at Husson University. Before moving to Maine, David was a full-time artist working and teaching in Colorado.

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

Intermediate French Part I

$55

with Dennis Michaud

Calendar Sep 12, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This second level of the LIVING LANGUAGE FRENCH continues to build onto the basic, essential elements of the four language skills to be acquired in French communication: listening, reading, writing and speaking that were introduced and emphasized in your first full year of French. You will use Book 2: Intermediate French of the LIVING LANGUAGE FRENCH, Complete Edition program. This second year of French continues to strive to give students an experience that is natural, very smooth, user friendly, gently progressive, continuously sustaining in building student confidence and progress, personalized, enjoyable and rewarding. Audio CDs accompany the Book 2 textbook/workbook home preparation and in-class sessions. The overall approach of Book 2: Intermediate French treats five general topical units: 1. Greetings and Introductions, 2. Everyday Life, 3. At a Restaurant, 4. Using the Telephone and 5. Asking for Directions. Each one of these five units are developed systematically and progressively through their four relevant separate lessons from single words, to phrases, to sentences and finally to sustained conversations. Students will incorporate into their progressive conversational styles: the present, past and future verbal forms, as well as giving commands and expressing themselves through “conditional” statements. Sub-topics covered in Part I, beginning September 10th, will include Numbers 1-20, Yes/No Questions, To Be and To Have, Review of Adjectives, More on Adjectives, Question Words, Using Adjectives in Sentences, Using Multiple Adjectives in Sentences, Days, Months And Weather, Infinitive Verbs of the First Group Ending in –ER. Free online audio-visual flashcards and interactive games and quizzes also provide additional home-study reinforcement for all of the lessons’ topics.

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

Intermediate French Part II

$55

with Dennis Michaud

Calendar Oct 31, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Continue your growth in French skills using Book 2: Intermediate French and its CDs for another six class sessions of fun and rewarding experience while cultivating your personal, already acquired French talents in listening, reading, writing and speaking. Sub-topics in Part II will include: Location, Using Colors, Reflexive Verbs, Reflexive Verbs in The Negative, To Go, Expressions Using To GO, To Eat, Some, On, and The Near Future Verb Tense. Free online audio-visual flashcards and interactive games and quizzes also provide additional reinforcement for all of the lessons’ topics.

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

Intermediate Guitar

$55

with Tom Hudgins

Calendar Oct 31, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

A continuation of Beginning Guitar I utilizing techniques from the textbook and additional instructor material. Topics 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, for bio see Beginning Guitar I.

Macro Photography

$35

with Noel Topping

Calendar Oct 10, 2019 at 6 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 be demonstrated along with the varying gear used to achieve the photos.

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





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