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A Journal Made Just for You! 10.8.15

$45

with Sandy Weisman

Oct 8, 2015 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Journals come in many sizes, with many kinds of paper, but what about making a personally designed and made journal just for you? Are you an artist with a need for heavy watercolor paper, a painter who wants toned papers for sketching your ideas? Maybe you’re a gardener and need envelopes inside your journal for gathering seeds or specimens? Or are you a writer who wants your journal pages big enough for your daily writing, or small enough to carry with you? It’s all possible if you design and make it yourself. This six-week course will take students through the planning process for designing a journal with each student’s needs and requirements. You will create beautiful covers out of the paste papers you make and book cloth, prepare a book block, and finally stitch your journal with an elegant Coptic binding. There will be enough materials for students to produce two journals, with the understanding that they will need to do ‘homework.’ Registration $45, plus $30 materials fee to be paid to the instructor. 6 weeks 6:00-8:30 p.m. Begins Thurs 10/8 CHRHS Rm 217 Sandy Weisman is a poet and visual artist, creating artist books and collages that use both word and image. She was a former Director of Education for the Paine and Bakalar Galleries at the Massachusetts College of Art. Currently, she owns 26 Split Rock Cove, an artist community of studios, artist living space, and workshops overlooking Mussel Ridge Channel in S. Thomaston, ME.

Acrylic Painting Review 10.22.15

$60

with Debra Arter

Oct 22, 2015 at 9:30 am, runs for 4 weeks
If you have painted with watercolors, oils or acrylics and want to improve your mixing ability and compositional prowess using acrylic paint, this is the class for you. Students will undertake a number of exercises using acrylic paint, new mediums, various supports and selected subject matter. Landscape, still life, and mixed media approaches will be covered. Individual projects are encouraged so that everyone, beginning students as well as experienced painters, will see improvement in a matter of weeks. A supply list will be emailed to participants prior to the first class session. Registration $60, plus $4 materials fee to be paid to the instructor. 4 weeks 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Begins Thurs 10/22 YMCA Teen Center Deb Arter is a collage artist working in printmaking and mixed media. She has taught art to adults for over twenty years. Her work is in numerous collections including the Farnsworth Museum. Debra is a member of the National Collage Society and the National Association of Women Artists. Her work has appeared in Somerset Studio magazine.

American Sign Language 2 - ASL for Intermediate 10.8.15

$50

with Carrie Pierce

Oct 8, 2015 at 6:45 pm, runs for 8 weeks
This advanced ASL course will build on the foundation of ASL I by adding vocabulary to increase conversation as well as grammar skills. We will look at the use of contrastive structure, how to ask questions, tell time and sign with numbers. Vocabulary topics will be based on class interest. We expect there will be opportunities for interaction with members of the deaf community. This course is taught without use of voice but with use of games and other activities as well as peer interaction. All students are required to have at least 12 hours of prior experience with a certified deaf instructor. Registration $50. 8 weeks 6:45-8:11 p.m. Begins Thurs 10/8 CHRHS Rm 222 Carrie Pierce enjoys teaching ASL to people of all ages. She provides a dynamic and fun environment where participants take part in a variety of interactive learning experiences. Carrie is certified by the American Sign Language Teachers Association, the State of Maine (for Early Childhood Special Education and Deaf Education), and has both Bachelors and Masters degrees from Gallaudet University. She has taught in schools and universities all over Maine.

American Sign Language I - ASL for Everyone 10.8.15

$50

with Carrie Pierce

Oct 8, 2015 at 5 pm, runs for 8 weeks
American Sign Language is one of the most used languages in the U.S. It is a visual language with its own grammar, gestures, and syntax. American Sign Language can help you communicate better in a new way, using your eyes and hands. In addition, if you need to know ASL in order to communicate better with a friend, family member, client, student or employee, this is a perfect opportunity for you. This class is rigorous, but fun, and you will come away with new knowledge about ASL and the deaf community. This class is not for children. Registration $50. 8 weeks 5:00-6:30 p.m. Begins Thurs 10/8 CHRHS Rm 222 Carrie Pierce enjoys teaching ASL to people of all ages. She provides a dynamic and fun environment where participants take part in a variety of interactive learning experiences. Carrie is certified by the American Sign Language Teachers Association, the State of Maine (for Early Childhood Special Education and Deaf Education), and has both Bachelors and Masters degrees from Gallaudet University. She has taught in schools and universities all over Maine.

Basket Weaving for Beginners 10.15.15

$40

with Shirley McAfee

Oct 15, 2015 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Learn the joy of weaving your own basket! We will weave a berry basket and then decide on a second basket to make with a different weaving pattern. A basic supply list will be sent to each student prior to class, basket supplies will be provided by the teacher. Registration $40, plus $25 materials fee to be paid to the instructor. 6 weeks 5:30-7:30 p.m. Begins Thurs 10/15 CHRHS Rm 211 Shirley McAfee formed the company "Weaving the Joy!" after weaving baskets for fun for several years. She is a member of Maine Made Products and sells her baskets at fairs and markets all over New England. Weaving brings her peace, contentment and joy.

Bellydancing 10.19.15

$45

with Patti Luchetti

Oct 19, 2015 at 7 pm, runs for 8 weeks
It is always a good time to try bellydancing! Bellydancing, also known as Oriental Dance, is native to the ancient Middle East, but was widely integrated into local cultures by the traveling Rom peoples, from India to Spain. In our global age, you will see famous stars in Cairo, natives of Japan and Sweden, dancing alongside ladies from Turkey, Lebanon and, of course, Egypt. Bellydancing is not only fun, it is also a gentle, strengthening exercise for the whole body, with emphasis on belly and thighs. This class will introduce signature torso movements and rhythms of this art form. Please bring a large scarf for the hips, and wear loose comfortable clothes or dance wear. Registration $45. Bring a friend for an extra $25. 8 weeks 7:00-8:30 p.m. Begins Mon 10/19 CHRHS Rm 312 Patti Luchetti has studied and performed Oriental Dance for 25 years, in Maine, NYC and abroad.

Biology with Lab 9.29.15

$75

with Paul Desaulniers

Sep 29, 2015 at 3 pm, runs for 6 weeks
This lab biology class is designed for those who need a lab science for college. Our emphasis is on human biology. Registration $75, waived if taken for high school diploma credit or if you are a College Transitions student. This class meets on both Tuesday and Thursday. 6 weeks 3:00-6:00 p.m. Begins Tues 9/29 CHRHS Rm 318 Paul Desaulniers is a Chemistry teacher at Oceanside High School.

Breadmaking 11.10.15

$20

with Debra Arter

Nov 10, 2015 at 6 pm

Who can resist the smell of fresh bread baking? In this one night class we will learn how to mix, knead, proof and shape basic yeast dough. Participants will create cloverleaf rolls, butter crescents, cinnamon swirls, tea rings and whole-wheat rolls as well as shape loaves of bread. You will see what gluten really looks like! Various yeast bread recipes will be shared and discussed. Each student will go home with a basket of yummy warm samples. All baking levels are welcome for this hands-on class. Bring an apron, rolling pin, cutting board and a plastic tub to fill and take home. Registration $20, plus $6 for ingredients to be paid to the instructor. 1 night 6:00-9:00 p.m. Class Tues 11/10 CHRHS Rm 231 Debra Arter learned how to bake and shape from her Home Economics teacher mother in Minnesota. She participates in cooking contests regularly and her loaves of bread often get blue ribbons at the Union Fair. Her enthusiasm for food and fun is contagious. Winter in Maine was made for an activity like this.

 





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