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Personal Enrichment

GENTLE RESTORATIVE YOGA

$35

with Sue McKay

Calendar Jan 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. Participants must be at least 18 years old and out of high school.

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.

Hors D'oeuvres

$75

with Cathy Speronis

Calendar Jan 30, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Hors d’oeuvres are always the hit of any party. Learn how to make a variety of different types including ones that you can make in advance. We will also cover plating ideas and garnishing. Wednesdays, 1/30 - 2/13 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. William S. Cohen School Cost: $75 (materials included)

Impasto Oil Painting

$89

with Michael Vermette

Calendar Feb 28, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Have you ever wanted to paint a thick oil painting that revealed textural expressive strokes that lay 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 will show you how to use mediums to make the paint brighter, adding a luster appearance and improving 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 sizes 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.

SUGGESTED ART MATERIALS FOR OIL PAINTERS

1. Stretched canvas, boards, Masonite or wood panels, or stretched canvases. Recommended maximum size 8 in. x 10 in. or 11 in. x 14 in., [not much larger for in-class studies] and bring a minimum of 1 substrate surfaces per class and one for out-of-class assignments, mere size is depending on personal preference and goals.

2. Paint Box and/or Pack; preferably large enough to contain your palette as well as paints, brushes etc.

3. Bottle or small pint can of liquin or Black Oil Wax Medium (that you can buy from the instructor) and a bottle of sun thickened linseed oil. If you mostly use Black Oil Wax medium as the Venetian and Italian Masters did, you will essentially be painting solvent free.

4. Oil Paint; at least a warm and cool of each primary color and black and white. You may want to bring small 35ml tubes for compactness Depending on how much paint you use. I use quality paints packed with pigment with only linseed oil as a binder. The brands I use are Willamsburg, Blockx, Old Holand, and Sennelier oils in 35 ml tubes. I recommend the following colors: Cadmium Yellow Light or Aureolin, Cadmium Yellow Deep, Yellow Ochre or Italian Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Deep or Mars Red, Permanent Crimson or Quinacridon Magenta, Burnt Sienna, Cobalt Violet Deep or manganese Violet, Manganese Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Prussian or Phthalo Blue, Viridian Green, Indigo, Lamp Black or Ivory Black, Large tube of Titanium/Zinc White

5. Brushes: round, flat or filbert oil painting brushes from sizes no.6 to a no.12. Choose at least three (one small, medium, and large). You might also be able to use a small brush for detail or your signature.

6. Palette Knives. I like to use a very small 1 inch, a medium and large palette knife for small studies and a larger one for bigger sized paintings.

7. Palette (It can be a folding palette or a wooden studio palette, even ¼ inch glass).

8. Rags (one per painting); preferably cotton rags because they soak up paint and cleaner better than polyester. You can also use paper towels.

9. Charcoal, graphite pencils or sticks, or vine charcoal.

10.Wet canvas carrier, clips or foamboard strips. (They can be made of foamboard strips and made into a frame taped around the panel or canvas and then duck taped on to the back of the painting and stacked upon each other with a foamboard divider, stored in a small cardboard mailer box for multiple studies or even larger.

11. Miscellaneous Supplies, including: a roll of 2" duck tape, a foamboard strips 1 inch by 16 ½ inches long, (natural are the best), Sketch book and Camera. 2 cups for holding solvents or Black Oil, ex-acto knife.

Intermediate and Advanced Painting/Drawing

$79

with David Haskins

Calendar Jan 30, 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.

International Cuisine II

$75

with Cathy Speronis

Calendar Mar 6, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

We will be cooking and learning about dishes from Germany, Italy and Hungary. Recipes will include Sauerbraten, The Best Chicken Parmesan and Hungarian Goulash. Wednesdays, 3/6 - 3/20 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. William S. Cohen School Cost: $75 (materials included)

Will run

Macro Photography

$35

with Noel Topping

Calendar Mar 7, 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.

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)

 





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