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Advanced German: Session III

$55

with Valeska Hornschild-Bear

Calendar Nov 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Perhaps you took German in college years ago and would now like to refresh your knowledge? Or maybe you are planning a trip to Germany and would like to know the most important phrases to get around? Let’s get together and exchange our knowledge of the German language and learn about the rich culture, various traditions, and the German lifestyle in general. The class is held in a relaxed and fun atmosphere, open to everyone. For more information about beginner classes, please email Kelli at parkk@rsu5.org. 

American Sign Language: II

$85

with Martin Samelson

Calendar Oct 23, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

ASL II is designed to raise your skill level and provide a "user-friendly" place to practice the manual alphabet, finger-spelling, numbers, vocabulary (hand shape, location, movement), grammar, and familiar phrases. Our goal is to build confidence for communication with Deaf and Hard of Hearing family, friends, co-workers and customers. Your growing awareness of Deaf culture will build understanding with a goal of bridging the communication gap between Deaf and hearing cultures. College students, serious high school students, "baby sign" users, and Late-Deafened adults are welcome to join the class. Some previous sign language experience is helpful.

Cuban Salsa

$49

with Anna Golendukhina

Calendar Nov 6, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Join us for an introduction to Cuban Salsa! Learn the basics of the Salsa footwork and some simple, fun moves that will get you out on the dance floor! Learn how to connect with any partner and build your confidence dancing to different styles and tempos of music. This is one workout you won't want to miss! Partner is not required, but recommended. 

Dim Sum and Then Some

$39

with Chris Toy

Calendar Nov 4, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Get ready to explore the flavors of Dim Sum, a traditional Chinese meal with small plates and big flavors! Join Chris Toy as he makes hands-on potstickers, wantons, veggie egg rolls and spare ribs! Experience all the flavors of Chinatown (and China!) close to home! This meal can be made vegetarian. Bring containers for leftovers. Food fee included.

Full Course

Dress Your Best: Natural Coloring & Face Shape

$25

with Candace Sanborn

Calendar Nov 7, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Dress your best! Master the art of flattery - when it comes to colors, shapes, necklines, and hairstyles! Learn to make the most of your physical features with tips from Candace Sanborn, a marketing expert with 30 years of experience teaching companies, organizations, and individuals how to market themselves. Find out how to make the most of your face shape and coloring, while learning tips and tricks for choosing glasses, hairstyles, necklines, and more! Be the best version of yourself and feel the difference! 

Holiday Tiki Party

$29

with Bow Street Market

Calendar Nov 13, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Get ready for the holidays with the best of RUMS from Sebago Lake Distillery! With Maine passion, and Maine ingredients, our friends from Sebago Lake Distillery have come up with some awesome cocktails to start the holiday festivities. Join us to taste these craftsman quality spirits. Make mine from Maine! Refreshments included. For questions on the night of class, please call Paula: (207) 831-1922. 

Intermediate Acrylic Painting

$129

with Pat Casey

Calendar Sep 30, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

If you've taken a beginner's course or have some previous painting experience, this course will help you continue to explore acrylics. Begin at your own skill level and work at your own pace. Review mixing colors, choosing and preparing supports, adding texture; then on to using acrylic gels and other mediums (including mixed media art), composing a still life, and painting landscapes/seascapes from photos. We encourage experimentation and expanding your painting horizons. Optional project: painting BIG (using a 20" x 30" or similar size canvas). Provide your own materials (listed below). Students can email Pat at pcasey.maine@gmail.com with questions, including where to buy materials, etc. 

 

Materials List for Intermediate Acrylic Painting

Bring a positive attitude and a sense of humor. Participants should have a basic knowledge of colormixing and some experience painting with artist acrylics.

Necessary Materials:

Paints: Avoid buying hues if possible—the color does not have the same intensity. (You may only find Alizarin Crimson hues.) Artist quality is best; these are heavy-body acrylics. These are the only colors you need, as we can mix any color from these.

Cadmium Yellow

Light Cerulean Blue

Ultramarine Blue

Cadmium Red

Light Alizarin Crimson

Titanium White

Ivory Black (optional)

Heavy Body Acrylic Gesso—This provides a stable base coat on your canvas or other support.

Acrylic Gel Medium, matte or gloss (I’ll explain in the first class.)

Paintbrushes—please choose long-handled artist brushes (not craft brushes). Hogs hair is a sturdy, affordable option.

Recommended sizes: #12 Bright, #6 Bright, and #2 Bright

Palette Knife—your choice of size(s), metal or plastic

Palette or Palette Paper (a wet palette keeps paint from drying out)

Canvas--8 x 10 is a good size to start, but your choice.

We’ll talk about supports in the first class.

Canvas board is ok for practice work, but not recommended for paintings.

Sturdy container that won’t tip (at least 12 oz.) for water, dirty brushes. (I like an old coffee mug.)

Clean, lint-free rags (old T-shirts are great) and/or paper towels

Optional Materials:

Tabletop easel (recommended, but not essential)

Additional canvases or other painting supports (wood panel, for example)

You can do an optional project using a 20x30 canvas. I’ll talk more about this in the first class.

Artist Pencils, eraser: Some painters prefer to draw first; I do not draw. Your choice!

You will need to transport your tools each week. I recommend a large canvas tote or large plastic tool box. Some like a rolling case for easy transport. I also recommend wax paper or baking parchment to cover your work during transport to and from class. You also want an apron or large shirt to cover your clothing, or wear something you don’t mind getting paint on.

Local art supply stores sometimes offer a discount for students, so ask! There are many online sourcesfor art supplies. I have used Utrecht, Cheap Joe’s, and Dick Blick.

Feel free to email instructor with questions about art supplies: pcasey.maine@gmail.com. Put “Painting Class” in the subject line.

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Intermediate Quickbooks

$85

with Carolyn Jensen

Calendar Jan 28, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Many small businesses and individuals with multiple revenue streams use QuickBooks Online to manage their finances. This course is designed for those who are already familiar with Intuit’s product offerings and are looking to optimize their money management practices and grow their businesses. While we’ll focus on highlighting the overlooked and underutilized features QuickBooks has to offer, we will also address (and hopefully solve!) your questions, concerns and issues regarding your personal situation.





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