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with Noel Topping

Mar 9, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Learn the basics of using Photoshop to edit digital camera photos. The class will use and demonstrate 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.

Portraiture for the Beginner


with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Apr 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm

How often have you attempted to draw a likeness of a family member or a friend and been disappointed with your results? This class will walk you through the steps leading towards a more realistic rendering of your subject using graphite pencils. Students will learn basic drawing fundamentals and technical skills including how to draw the individual features of the face. Students will gain an understanding as to why these are key in capturing the likeness, emotions and personality of their subject. Students will learn how to use a grid and may work from their own photographs. Following each class, there will be a group class critique.


*Graphite Pencils: 2H, HB, B, 2B, 4B

*Erasers: Kneaded, White Plastic Eraser (regular and/or “click-pen” style)

 Erasing Shield (Optional)

*Rulers: (2) 12” Clear Plastic (will need for first class)

(2) C-Thru Plastic Ruler (has a grid and numbers on it, available at fabric stores) (will be discussed in class)

Circle Template (has various sizes of circles to trace), (Optional, will be discussed in class)

Tracing Paper

Mirror (small compact, approx. 3” x 5”)

Scissors (Optional)

Single Hole Paper Punch

White Mat Boards: 8” x 10” outer dimension with 5” x 7” inner dimension, 11” x 14” outer dimension with 8” x 10” inner dimension

*Drawing Paper: 11” x 14” acid free drawing white paper (smooth finish)

Support (a panel or board to lean on while drawing), (Optional)

Clips (to secure your paper to the board you’re leaning on), (Optional)

*Blending Tools: Tortillion, Stump

Clear Plastic Page Protectors (Letter Size: 8.5” x 11”). (Optional, will be discussed in class).

*Permanent Black Sharpe Marker (Ultra Fine Point)

Sewing Gauge (for measuring),(Optional, will be discussed in class)

Photographs (your pictures/images from home may be used in your class exercises). Specifics will be discussed the first week of class.

Krylon Workable Spray Fixative


Pre-Class Homework: begin observing the faces the student sees around himself every day. Items with an asterisk * will be used the first week. I will look forward to seeing you in class on April 6th!

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Potter's Wheel for Beginners


with Jemma Gascoine

Feb 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Ever had the urge to try throwing clay on a potter's wheel? Well now here's your chance! This is an 8 week beginner's pottery class which will look at how to throw a bowl and a mug. We shall consider how we can use our hands in different ways to make a thoughtful object that feels satisfying to touch, hold and use. We will address wedging, centering on a wheel, pulling-up, trimming, firing and glazing. It's fun but it's messy so wear old clothes or an apron and tie hair back. Bring clean up rags and any pottery tools if you have them. It's not as easy as it looks so bring some patience too!.

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Preparing Your Estate Plan


with John Byrne

Mar 29, 2017 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.

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with Kal Elmore

Feb 1, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Printmaking is a wonderful medium for creative expression. Participants will learn to plan and create several relief prints as part of this class. Starting with simple techniques, participants will develop images based on a theme or idea. Traditional methods and techniques will be demonstrated. Participants will create a small greeting card/postcard, a reduction print, and a multi-color woodblock print. Participants could have some work to complete out of class in order to complete all of the projects (planning images, carving, etc.). All materials are included in the course price. No class on 2/22 and 3/8.

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Retirement by Design


with John Byrne

Mar 15, 2017 at 6 pm

We'll discuss how you can translate your vision for retirement into tangible goals. Whether you are 10 or 40 years from retirement, you'll learn investment strategies you can use now to help you retire when and how you want to. Course fee may be paid the night of the course

Richard Shaw's Favorite Bangor Pictures


with Richard Shaw

May 10, 2017 at 7 pm

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Rules of the Road


with John Byrne

Feb 1, 2017 at 6 pm

Learn fundamental concepts of investing and potential strategies to help build wealth. Course fee may be paid the night of the course.

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