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Culinary Industry Career Exploration Track
with Soni Reese
Did you know that the food service industry is among those industries that are expected to gain the largest number of jobs in Mainebetween 2016 and 2026? This track will help you learn about job opportunities and career-planning related to the food service industry; improve basic math, reading, writing, speaking/presentation, critical thinking, problem-solving, interpersonal and organizational skills, and technology/computer skills needed to enter and succeed in such jobs/careers; and begin the process of applying to jobs, college classes or programs related to the food service/restaurant industry.
When you register, Soni will contact you to schedule your registration meeting, assessment, and goal setting meeting. Rolling admission.
with Lynn Sheehan
Tuesday is a great day for making change! A support group for people ages 13 and up committed to or considering making a change with their substance use. It’s free, confidential, and there is no sign up. Just show up at the York Public Library. Free pizza too! Making Change is not treatment or therapy. Making Change is a one hour, weekly support group that encourages honesty, promotes self-awareness, and inspires positive change. This training is sponsored by a partnership between YACE and Choose to be Healthy Coalition of York Hospital. Pizza donated by Anthony’s, York House of Pizza, and Ruby’s. Thank you for your support! Location: York Public Library
Painting Powerful Landscapes
with Mary Byrom
This studio painting class is for beginner-to-experienced painters wishing to expand their landscape painting skills. We will explore different ways to key a painting, how to make color choices, create solid designs and increase our visual vocabulary while having a lot of fun! Each week we will focus on different elements that will significantly improve your ability to see and understand how successful landscapes are painted. Asking key questions, we will work from direct observation, plein air sketches and photographs to design and develop landscapes with impact. Individual expression and creativity is strengthened by this process. Students may use oil, acrylic or gouache in this class. Beginners through intermediate painter are welcome. Materials list is available on our website.
Barre with Amanda
with Amanda Gunter
Barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles) combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements.
A's, B's, C's, and D's of Medicare
with Alan Minthorn
This course provides a thorough overview of how to transition into senior health insurance (Medicare). Items covered: SSA forms; the “parts” of Medicare; timelines - how and when to apply; avoiding penalties and pitfalls; how to shop for plans.
The Traveling Sketchbook
with Mary Byrom
This traveling sketchbook workshop is for everyone! With just a pen, pencil and sketchbook you can start this creative adventure. This mini workshop series focuses on a different theme for each workshop . Each class is held at different locations. In this series of workshops we will focus on different subjects in each workshop. Beginner-to-experienced artists will love this process. Sketching develops your observing and drawing skills, increases your visual vocabulary, expands your creativity and is very relaxing. Individual expression and creativity is encouraged. Guidance will be given for sketching our targeted subject matter. We will work with pen or pencil, watercolors/watercolor pencils or colored pencils There is a suggested materials list. This class is perfect for beginners or experienced students who would like to try sketching in plein air with a minimum expense for supplies. Beginners are very welcome! Materials list is available on our website.
Intro to Abstraction
with Bess Cutler
Learn how to look at anything abstractly and organize it as a composition. Working from unconventional still-lifes, learn to see the whole and not just the parts. Emphasis is on the dynamics of composition to help you go beyond the literal. Mixed media and collage will also be included. Critical analysis of strengths and weaknesses in the work will provide the structure to get you going in the right direction. Weekly homework is given but is optional. Materials list is available on our website.
Wonderful Watercolor @ YMS
with Kathryn Carter
In these fun and easy classes, you’ll discover the amazing characteristics of this excitingly fluid medium. Watercolor moves freely and lends itself to surprising results, yet is easily controlled when desired. Learn and practice techniques to successfully create atmosphere and mood using washes, glazes, texture and detail. Kathryn will guide and encourage you with clear instruction and demonstrations as you enjoy creating your own beautiful paintings. We welcome all levels of experience, especially beginners. All classes are designed to help you build a solid foundational knowledge of the materials, techniques and concepts necessary for artistic advancement and confidence. Materials list available by request. Palette set-up with instructions at first session, if needed. By popular request, we now offer, at our discounted cost, a “Beginner’s Kit,” which includes two palettes (one with paint) two brushes, and professional- grade watercolor paper – cost $60; must be pre-ordered.