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Bangor Adult & Community Education



Personal Enrichment

Rules of the Road
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Rules of the Road

$5

with John Byrne

Calendar Sep 12, 2018 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.

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

Sign Language, ASL I - Beginner

$55

with Dawna Marie Thorpe

Calendar Sep 13, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Interested in sign language to communicate with a family member or a member of the community? If so, you will find this class a “hands talking” experience. Learn basic ASL such as baby signs, family signs, and visual gestures. Realize why many people who previously struggled to learn a second language are perfect students for this class. Dawna Marie Thorpe has taught ASL as a substitute at Portland Public High School. Dawna attended Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. and The University of Maine. She has strong ASL skills and also has experience with SEE (Signed Exact English).

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

Sign Language, ASL I - Intermediate

$55

with Dawna Marie Thorpe

Calendar Nov 1, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

This course builds upon the Beginner course as participants continue to learn more vocabulary and grammar skills, understand the use of structure, and how to ask questions. Dawna Marie Thorpe has taught ASL as a substitute at Portland Public High School. Dawna attended Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. and The University of Maine. She has strong ASL skills and also has experience with SEE (Signed Exact English).

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

Smartphone Photography

$35

with Noel Topping

Calendar Nov 8, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Unlock the full potential of the camera you have RIGHT THERE in your pocket with a 'smartphone' camera . The camera you ALWAYS have with you! This class will reveal many of the universal tips of photography from Professional Photographer Noel Topping and bring them to your phone photography. We will be covering things like: Choosing a Phone (if you don't already have one), Why use your phone over a standard camera, Accessories, Apps, Sharing and Photography Tips and Tricks specifically for your smartphone photography. Make your photos look professional and have fun!

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

Spanish for Beginners Part I

$55

with Annia Warner

Calendar Sep 10, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This course offers an introduction to Spanish in a personalized and fun style. The class is designed to help students acquire a foundation of Spanish vocabulary while learning how to speak and listen to the language for general and practical use. Students are encouraged to speak Spanish whenever possible in the class. The book is additional. Annia Warner is a native of Costa Rica, Central America. Senora Warner has taught Spanish in the Bangor Adult Education program for several years and previously taught Spanish for children at private schools.

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

Spanish for Beginners Part II

$55

with Annia Warner

Calendar Oct 29, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This class will provide students with some Spanish knowledge the opportunity to continue building on the basic vocabulary, speaking and listening skills learned in previous classes.

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

Stocks: The Nuts and Bolts
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Stocks: The Nuts and Bolts

$5

with John Byrne

Calendar Sep 19, 2018 at 6 pm

This educational program shares basic information to help evaluate how stocks may fit into an overall strategy. We’ll discuss and review common versus preferred stock, dividends, investment strategy and different ways to own stock. 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.

Watercolor Painting

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Calendar Oct 31, 2018 at 6 pm

Learn how to create beautiful paintings using your imagination and your watercolor palette! While this class is designed for the beginner, who has been working in watercolor for less than 3 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: 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. No previous experience is necessary.

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

Supply List:

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 (brush set is $9.99 @ A.C. Moore). 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.





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