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Bangor Adult & Community Education



Personal Enrichment

50 People Who Made Bangor Great

$10

with Richard Shaw

Calendar Oct 24, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Since being settled in 1769, Bangor has seen more than its share of gifted residents. Best-selling authors have included Christina Baker Kline and Stephen and Tabitha King, while politicians Hannibal Hamlin, William Cohen and John Baldacci have stood in the national spotlight. Waldo Peirce and J. Normand Martin let their art do the talking, while broadcasters Bill Green and George Hale never seem to run out of story ideas. Educators Mary Snow and Lillian Wall broke the 20th century's glass ceiling, while musicians Dick Curless and Woody Woodman kept the Queen City singing. Longtime history seminar presenter Richard Shaw delves into his home town's past and present to showcase 50 personalities, including legendary lumberjack Paul Bunyan, to prove that people make a community as much as buildings and bridges. A related video will be screened in the seminar's second hour.

Ballroom Dance Session II

$49

with Chuck McKay and Carole Luetjen

Calendar Oct 30, 2019 at 6:30 pm

This course will teach the basics in the ballroom dance styles of swing and waltz. These dances are partner dances, so participants must register with a partner. This course will also teach timing, leading and following skills necessary to succeed in all partner dances. Each couple will progress at an individual pace. No previous dance experience is necessary. Sneakers are the recommended foot attire.

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

Country Burn Dance Fitness

$35

with Sue McKay

Calendar Oct 31, 2019 at 6 pm
Finally, a workout you’ll LOVE to do! If you can walk, you can do Country Burn Dance Fitness! Dance routines consist of simple, linedance inspired moves, repeated in a format that encourages movement and FUN! Move your body, work up a sweat, and get fit, all while grooving to the great country music you love! No prior dance experience required; class appropriate for all ages. Bring water and a towel, as we are going to burn up the country dance floor!

Country Line Dance

$35

with Sue McKay

Calendar Oct 28, 2019 at 5:45 pm
No partner required - This fun line dance class will offer a variety of line dance steps and routines--done to all your favorite country songs and disco songs--that can go from classroom to dance floor in a flash! Clear instruction, step and combination breakdowns, and plenty of time to practice makes this class perfect for dancers who are brand new to line dancing as well as for those just hoping to learn a few more routines. This class is recommended for beginner through intermediate level dancers.

Drawing Realistically

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Calendar Oct 31, 2019 at 6 pm

Are you struggling to make your drawings look more realistic and three-dimensional? This class is ideal for the beginner who wants to learn the basics of drawing and good composition. While this class is designed for the beginner, who has been drawing for less than 5 years, the emphasis is on learning 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. Students may elect to work in their choice of dry mediums: such as graphite pencil, charcoal, or Conte crayon. With step-by-step instruction, students will learn how to transform flat, two-dimensional, basic shapes into three-dimensional forms. Students will learn to use a value scale to achieve dimensionality. Students will learn about: design, textures, using a grid and good composition. Demonstrations, group class critiques as well as exercises in and out-of-class will re-enforce drawing techniques and skills. No prior drawing experience is necessary. Students will progress at their own pace with individualized guidance. Class size is limited to 10 students. Request the supply list available through the office. Carolyn Wallace-Zani is the owner of Main Street Studio and maintains her studio in Brewer, Maine. She has conducted drawing and painting workshops for children and adults for over 40 years. Her original work and prints are in both private and cooperative collections. She recently completed a course of study in Natural History Illustration in conjunction with the University of New Castle, Australia. Her work has been displayed in Augusta, Maine at the Capitol as part of the Maine Arts Commission’s Art in the Capitol Summer program, is also in the permanent art collection at Eastern Maine Community College, Bangor Maine, the recipient of numerous First Place Awards regionally including the Bangor Art Society’s Member’s Show “Best In Show” Award 2019 for her Plein Air work. DRAWING REALISTICALLY: Items with an * will be used the first class. *Graphite Pencils: 2H, HB, B, 2B, 4B *Erasers: Kneaded, White Plastic Eraser (regular and/or “click-pen” style) Erasing Shield *Rulers: (1) 12” Clear Plastic (will need for first class) (1) C-Thru Plastic Ruler (has a grid and numbers on it, available at fabric stores, optional) Sheet of clear Tracing Paper Sheet of Transfer Paper (acts as a carbon-type transfer paper) Scissors Single Hole Paper Punch White mat board: 11” x 14” *Paper: 11” x 14” acid free drawing white paper (smooth finish) Support (a panel or board to lean on while drawing) *Clips (to secure your paper to the board you’re leaning on) *Blending Tools: Tortillion, Stump 1 Clear Plastic Page Protector (Letter Size: 8.5” x 11”) Permanent Black Sharpe Marker (Ultra Fine Point) Sewing Gauge (for measuring), Optional (will be discussed in class) Photographs (your pictures/images from home to be used as a referenced). Specifics will be discussed in class. Still Life Props (bring from home to incorporate into students’ work, will be discussed in class). Krylon Workable Spray Fixative (spray at home to prevent smudging) Pre-Class Homework: begin collecting pictures (magazines and photos) of still lifes and landscapes printed only in black and white (and gray tones) for our tone value discussions in class. Items with an asterisk* will be used the first week.

French For Beginners Part II

$55

with Dennis Michaud

Calendar Oct 30, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

This second part of the beginner’s French program resumes its emphasis on the four language skills of French: listening, reading, writing and speaking. Continue to have fun and to develop your confidence in expressing yourself in French as you do the preparation study at home, and then engage further in meaningful, real-life conversations in the classroom, as well as in listening, reading and writing activities related to the communicating contents of the course’s Book 1: Essential French manual and CDs. Topics to be covered in Part II will be “At home” and “Describing things”. 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.

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.

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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.





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