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Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Personal Enrichment

Conversational French Spring 2020


with Brigitte Gidman

Calendar Feb 24, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Have you been exposed to the French language already, but want to improve or refresh your skills? If you have a good French speaking base, then this is the class for you! Required textbook is “Learn French the Fast and Fun Way”. Purchase your own from Amazon (third edition or newer), or buy a used copy from PVAEC for $10. Instructor Brigitte Gidman was born in the Southwest of France where she lived for 25 years. She is passionate about sharing her French heritage and language.

Beginner French Spring 2020


with Brigitte Gidman

Calendar Feb 25, 2020 at 5:30 pm

This class will introduce the fundamentals of the French language starting with proper pronunciation from a native speaker. It will then progress to basic dialogue. Required textbook is “Learn French the Fast and Fun Way”. Purchase your own from Amazon (third edition or newer), or buy a used copy from PVAEC for $10. Instructor Brigitte Gidman was born in the Southwest of France where she lived for 25 years. She is passionate about sharing her French heritage and language.

Quilting Spring 2020


with Sandra Haley

Calendar Feb 25, 2020 at 6 pm

Sandra Haley has been teaching quilting with PVAEC since 1991! This class is designed for quilters of all levels, so whether you’re a beginner or an advanced quilter, join this lively group and pick up tips and tricks as you master your project. Call Sandra at 943-7707 for the materials list.

T'ai Chi Chih: A New Experience or a Refresher Spring 2020


with Sherry Corbin

Calendar Feb 27, 2020 at 1 pm

Tai Chi Chih, called “joy through movement”, is a relaxing meditation consisting of 19 gentle movements in a standing or sitting position. Tai Chi Chih originator Justin Stone recommends daily Tai Chi Chih practice “to achieve heightened energy, serenity and health, longevity, and weight and blood pressure control.” At the end of these sessions you will be prepared to include Tai Chi Chih practice as part of daily life to enhance your physical, mental and spiritual balance. You are most welcome to join us if you have practiced Tai Chi Chih and could benefit from a refresher.

Double Knit: Design Your Own with Two Colors Spring 2020


with Sherry Corbin

Calendar Feb 28, 2020 at 1 pm

Can you knit and purl? Then you can double knit using just one needle to cast on! Together we’ll create your own personalized design for a thick, sturdy, reversible pot holder, hot pad, coaster, or scarf in two or more colors. You can draw your design with paper and pencil or with an electronic tablet. Your double knit project will be elegant with four fully integrated smooth sides. We’ll also learn an incredibly fast and easy way to double knit using one color. Bring with you: 1) yarn of your choice, two colors; 2) two needles of any size to create the tension you like (or one straight needle and one circular or long loop needle).

Masterpieces and Messages Japanese Cherry Blossom Spring 2020


with Angie Butler Welch

Calendar Mar 3, 2020 at 12 pm

Ever Done a Paint and Sip? Angie puts her own little spin on it! Not only will she walk you step by step through your painting, giving you a variety of choices on colors and even canvas size, BUT because Angie is a professional Medium and Psychic, everyone will receive a mini intuitive reading / messages based on their painting! It’s amazing the insight, healing and guidance that comes through, just from YOUR painting! All materials are provided. 

Instructor Bio: From a very early age I was able to see and connect with angels and people who had passed, and have been delivering those messages since I was a teenager.  As a lifelong spiritual student, I have spent many years learning and nurturing these abilities. In more recent years, I found myself drawing and painting, while channeling messages.  This newfound gift led to my offering of "Art Mediumship". Leap of Faith is the name I gave my personal journey to create and deliver the messages of my soul, as well as the name I bestowed upon my office (Leap of Faith Soul Space).  When working with a client, I am able to connect with the angels, your guides, and loved ones in spirit who have passed. When doing art mediumship I create a personal intuitive piece, complete with the message(s) that Spirit wants me to share with you.  As so much of our life depends on free will, I also offer "Akashic Records" readings, perfect for when you need guidance as to how certain choices may unfold in the future. The "Akashic Records" is the energy dimension that records the eternal journey of your soul and offers profound insight, understanding and healing energy.  As a healer, I am trained in the powerful and effective healing modality of Pranic Healing. I am honored to have my spiritual gifts and feel it is my responsibility to share the truth that love is eternal, life is a gift of learning, and we are all connected. I would be honored to work with you as a client, or as a student in one of many spiritual development classes.  Namaste. FMI on your instructor, please visit


Choose one or all of the following sessions!

Japanese Cherry Blossom TU 3/3 12-2pm

Little Owl in the Moonlight WE 3/18 6-8pm

Sunset Cherry Tree TU 4/7 12-2pm

Om Lotus WE 4/29 6-8pm

Arts and Crafts with Michelle Secret Visitor Tote Bag Spring 2020


with Michelle Cross

Calendar Mar 5, 2020 at 2 pm

A beautiful array of pink flowers and green foliage hide a stow-away on this handy tote bag. Tote bags will be provided by Michelle. Michelle Cross is a retired educator who has had a lifelong passion for crafting of all types. Creating beautiful works of art with friends is sure to make these classes a pleasure for students of all levels.

Attend one, two or all three of Michelle's 4-week classes!

Secret Visitor Tote Bag

White Floral Plaque

Summer Beach Magnet 

Intro to the iPad Spring 2020


with Leah Gomes

Calendar Mar 5, 2020 at 5:30 pm

You have an iPad and like the mobility it affords you. Now you’re ready to tackle some tasks. For new users of Apple devices, those who are considering buying one, or those that wonder what else it can do, attend this BYO iPad workshop to learn tips and tricks and get your questions answered. Bring your iPad all charged and ready to go. Please have your Apple ID and password with you. Register early, this class fills up fast! *This class is for iPad users only.

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