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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.
Voices of Men: Book Club
This is just a group of guys who read books by men and who want to think deeply about them. This facilitated discussion group will refine your reading experience. The first book for September will be A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Participants will help select some of the books. Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm, Cost: $29 (per session=3 meetings) Meeting Dates: Session 1) Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 13 Session 2) Dec 11, Jan 22, Feb 26
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.
Voices of Women: Book Club
with Rebecca Dawson Webb
Enrich your reading experience in this facilitated book discussion group for women. We will read one book a month, and participants will help select some of the books. Book choice for September Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Rebecca Dawson Webb is a long time writing coach, teacher, and editor who leads memoir and therapeutic writing workshops. As a scholar/facilitator for the Maine Humanities Council, she is passionate about supporting productive, meaningful conversations. Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm, Cost: $29 (per session=3 meetings) Meeting Dates: Session 1) Sept 25, Oct 23, Nov 20 Session 2) Dec 18, Jan 15, Feb 12
Indoor Walking Trails and Fitness Stations
Come in from the cold and walk around the Middle School. Choose “trails” with stairs or without. Fitness stations around the building will help build muscle tone while you walk the trails.
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.
with Amber Shaw and April Cusson
Many regrettably overlook the importance of retirement planning. It's a crucial process that naturally provides peace of mind while helping prepare for the unforeseen. Come join us as we discuss how to be prepared.