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Personal Enrichment

Make a Handmade Book

$89

with Kathy (Kal) Elmore

Calendar Sep 19, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Make a Handmade Book, with illustrations created using Plexiglass Drypoint Printmaking Techniques. Create a beautiful handmade book of your own prints! Participants will learn about plexiglass drypoint printmaking (intaglio printing) and will learn several techniques for adding color to their prints. A set of four images will be created that will be bound into a handmade book. Participants do not need to have any printmaking experience - the process if very direct and requires some drawing and only a few special techniques. Participants should bring : sketchbook, pencil, watercolor paints, apron. Limit: 8 participants.

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

Meals from the Blue Zones

$25

with Cathy Speronis

Calendar Dec 18, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn how to cook delicious and fresh foods from some ot the healthiest communities on the planet. We will be making dishes from Sardinia. We will also discuss the lifestyles of the people who live in the Blue Zones and the secrets to a long and healthy life.

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

Painting with Acrylics

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Calendar Oct 28, 2019 at 5:45 pm

Paint your masterpiece using the versatile medium of acrylics! This class is designed for the beginner, who has been working in acrylics for less than 5 years, with an emphasis on learning 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 will progress at their own pace with individualized guidance. 

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

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 with Watercolor

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Calendar Oct 30, 2019 at 6 pm

Paint vibrant watercolors with confidence! Designed for the beginner, who has been working in watercolor for less than 5 years, the emphasis is on learning the basics through practice as an ongoing process. 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: learning about materials, color mixing, color theory, and watercolor techniques. Demonstrations, group critiques, and independent exercises will further enhance your learning experience. No prior painting experience is necessary.   

PAINTING WITH WATERCOLOR: Items with an * will be used the first class.

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

Photoshop

$59

with Noel Topping

Calendar Nov 7, 2019 at 6 pm

Learn the basics of using Photoshop to edit digital camera photos. The class will see each of the powerful tools within the software. While designed for beginners, this class is also appropriate for those who have used the software but would like to know more about it. You will walk away from the class with a DVD full of videos explaining each of the tools within Photoshop.

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

Point and Click

$35

with Noel Topping

Calendar Sep 12, 2019 at 6 pm

Using your Point and Click to take photos like a DSLR Camera. Learn how to use the camera to approximate what you can do in professional photography. 

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

Preparing Your Estate Plan
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Preparing Your Estate Plan

$5

with John Byrne

Calendar Oct 23, 2019 at 6 pm

This seminar will help familiarize you with the basic steps of estate planning, including the function of a will and the different types of trusts. An estate-planning attorney also will be present at this event. The course fee may be paid the night of the course.

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

Restoration of Maine Central RR Locomotive 470

$10

with Richard Glueck

Calendar Oct 10, 2019 at 6 pm

The last largest steam locomotive remaining in New England pulled its final trip on June 13, 1954. The 470 played a significant role pulling "The Bar Harbor Express" between 1924 and 1947. The New England Steam Corporation has purchased Maine Central 470, and is actively restoring it to service. Once operational, 470 will promote heritage tourism, enhance education, and expand economic growth. #470 wil bring the sound of the whistle back to Maine's towns and cities, reliving the experiences of steam railroading that have been missed by generations of Mainers. Join Richard Glueck as he shares details about the restoration of Maine Central 470.





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