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Ballroom Dance Session II
with Chuck McKay and Carole Deschaine
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.
Bangor's Unsolved Mysteries
with Richard Shaw
The Queen City of the East is brimming with puzzling stories that have no ending. Topping the list is the mystery photo of a young girl found in gangster Al Brady’s pocket after the 1937 gun battle that claimed his life. Also discussed are an unsolved homicide at the Bangor House, questions surrounding the Great Bangor Fire, and lingering questions at Mount Hope and Mount Pleasant Cemeteries. Other mysteries surround Bangor’s first settler, Jacob Buswell, and its millionaire lumber barons, Rufus Dwinal, Sam Veazie, and Sam Hersey. Historian Richard Shaw will provide his trademark colorful commentary, punctuated by rare and interesting photos. A related video will be screened in the seminar’s second hour. Richard Shaw is a Bangor native and the city’s unofficial historian. A 30-year staff member of the Bangor Daily News, he has compiled eight illustrated books for Arcadia Publishing and writes features for Bangor Metro.
with Peter Cowin
This three week intermediate level beekeeping course is designed to improve the skills of beekeepers that have had bees for at least one season. The course will emphasize practical honey bee colony management skills for beekeepers with some beekeeping experience.
Beginning Guitar II
with Tom Hudgins
A continuation of Beginning Guitar I utilizing techniques from the textbook and additional instructor material. Topics covered will include learning the basics of reading tablature, 12 bar blues and exercises from the second half of the textbook. Prerequisite: Completion of Beginning Guitar I or instructor permission. Tom Hudgins, is an artist/musician and adult educator who works with both art and guitar in his creative work. He has a Bachelors in Studio Art from the University of Maine and a Masters in Adult Education from the University of Southern Maine.
Country Line Dance
with Sue McKay
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 The Line
with Carolyn Wallace-Zani
Learn how to take your drawings across the line...from ordinary to extraordinary! Learn from the masters and create more realistic and three-dimensional drawings. This class is ideal for the beginner who has been drawing for less than 5 years and wants to learn the basics of drawing and good composition. While this class is designed for the beginner, the emphasis is on learning through practice as an ongoing process. No previous experience necessary. Working with graphite pencil, charcoal pencil, sanguine and white pastel on both white and toned papers, with step- by- step instruction, students will focus on how to transform flat, two-dimensional, basic shapes into three-dimensional forms. Students will progress at their own pace with individualized guidance.
DRAWING THE LINE SUPPLY LIST
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
Charcoal Pencil (not sticks) (I use “Generals” brand.)
Sanguine Pencil (I use “General’s brand.)
White Chalk/Pastel Pencil (I use General’s brand.) *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 Graphite 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 pad of paper (smooth finish)
Paper: 11” x 14” acid free, toned drawing pad of paper (tan or gray), (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 *Clear Plastic Page Protectors (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 the first week of 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.
French For Beginners Part IV
with Dennis Michaud
This fourth part of the beginning French program resumes its emphasis on the four language skills of French: listening, reading, writing and speaking. The course’s textbook includes supporting CDs. Dennis Michaud
Gentle Restorative Yoga
with Sue McKay
This is the second session of the class. Please note that there are only six classes.