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25 Events That Changed the Face of Bangor
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25 Events That Changed the Face of Bangor

$10

with Richard Shaw

Calendar Oct 25, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Historian Richard Shaw digs deep into his historical files to present an illustrated seminar every student should find enriching. Since being settled by Jacob Buswell in 1769, the future city of Bangor has racked up a long list of events, some happy, some harrowing, that shaped it into today's vibrant community. Discussed will be its incorporation as a town in 1791 and as a city in 1834. Military milestones include 1779's disastrous Penobscot Expedition, the invasion by the British in 1814, the departure of the 2nd Maine Regiment in 1861, and the opening of Dow Air Force Base in 1942. Citizens approved the controversial Urban Renewal project in 1964, four years before they looked to the future with the dedication of Bangor International Airport. Stories will include presidential visits, fires, floods, a gangster shooting, the arrival of author Stephen King, and the visit of two white beluga whales in the Penobscot River in 1954. There will be something for everyone in this walk down memory lane, which will conclude with the screening of a related video.

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

About Boating Safely
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About Boating Safely

$45

with Tom Lambert

Calendar Sep 10, 2018 at 6 pm

This beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely. 1/29 - 2/7 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Bangor High School. $45 with a book, $5 each additional family member. You will pay the instructor at the first class. 

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

Acrylic Painting

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Calendar Oct 29, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Explore your creative potential with acrylic painting! This class will teach you how to exploit the versatility and vitality of the acrylic medium with a solid foundation of the basics of acrylic painting. Students will learn about the various properties of acrylic paint, color mixing, painting techniques, applications, various mediums, and choosing brushes. Through weekly demonstrations and step-by-step instruction, students will be painting a variety of subject matter. Following each class, there will be a group, class critique. Out-of-class exercises will be encouraged to give students the opportunity to further explore the medium, practice new skills and grow in artistic expression. 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. 

 

*Cadmium Yellow

*Lemon Yellow

*Cadmium Red

*Alizarin Crimson Red

*Cerulean Blue

*Ultramarine Blue

*White

*Black

*Raw Umber

Payne’s Gray

Yellow Ochre

Raw Umber

Raw Sienna

Phthalo Blue

Viridian Green

Sap Green

Burnt Umber

Burnt Sienna

*#8, *#10 Round Bristle (#6) 

*# 10 Flat Bristle (#6, #8)

#6 Filbert

#8 Bristle Fan Brush

#14 Bright

#14 Angle

#14 Synthetic White Sable Flat Brush

2” Hake Brush (for soft blending, optional)

1½”, 2” Flat Decorator

 

MANY of these brushes can be bought TOGETHER as a “Brush Value Pack” at substantial savings and are also recommended. 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 $10.00). Also, bring what you already own.

  

*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.

*White, 9” paper, plastic, or foam picnic plates (to be used as mixing palettes)

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

*Blue Painter’s Tape

*Misting Bottle (spray bottle for water to keep paints moist)

*(2) Water Containers(to wash/rinse brushes)

*Paper Towels

*Gloss Medium(to be discussed in class)

Flow Enhancer (to be discussed in class)

*Extender (to be discussed in class)

Gesso (to be discussed in class)

Color Wheel 

Ruler

Smock(recommended)

Small table easel (optional)

Sponge(regular 4”x6” kitchen/household)

Acrylic Painting for the Beginner

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Calendar Sep 10, 2018 at 6 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, and 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)

 

An Investor's Tour of Mutual Funds
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An Investor's Tour of Mutual Funds

$5

with John Byrne

Calendar Oct 3, 2018 at 6 pm

This educational program provides a detailed look at the features, benefits and risks associated with mutual funds as well as a map to mutual fund selection. 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.

Ballroom Dance

$49

with Chuck McKay and Carole Deschaine

Calendar Sep 12, 2018 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.

Ballroom Dance Session II

$49

with Chuck McKay and Carole Deschaine

Calendar Oct 31, 2018 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.

Beekeeping for Beginners

$45

with Peter Cowin

Calendar Oct 3, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class is designed to stimulate the interest in and answer the questions of those interested in starting beekeeping as a hobby or to help pollinate their crops. It covers what is needed, where to locate beehives, where to buy them, what it costs and how to care for bees so they make honey and survive the winter. Peter Cowin is president of the Penobscot County Beekeepers Association and also writes a column for Mainely Agriculture magazine.

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





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