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Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Personal Enrichment

Advanced Drawing Fall 2018


with Suzette East

Calendar Sep 11, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 8 weeks

Drawing, In this class we will continue with working on the Nature Sketchbook, in a variety of mediums from colored pencil, watercolor and pen and ink will be explored . A variety or techniques will be examined to create life like drawings from the natural world around us! Class will take in an En Plein Air workshop to Brown Mills where we can see the objects in their environment. A prior class in drawing with Suzette (or similar) is required. Join us and see amazing drawing results. Students need to bring their drawing EQ.

Advanced Painting Fall 2018


with Suzette East

Calendar Sep 11, 2018 at 12 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This fall we will take a break from the landscape scenes and explore the beauty and versatility of Faux Finishes. Students will learn to create rock, marble, bark and more.... plus how these techniques can be used to add decorative finishes to canvases, walls and so much more. Knowledge of painting and materials used is necessary. We will use artist's acrylics and mediums . Students will need painter's tape and x-acto knife q-tips, a larger Filbert brush or feather, sea sponge, small (hair) comb..... Suzette will bring a variety of fun tools to experiment with. Just too much fun....join us and develop great usable creative skills

Basic Firearm Safety Fall 2018


with Scott Chandler

Calendar Sep 25, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn the basic principles of firearm safety. Students 18-20 years old may take this class in order to qualify for a concealed carry permit. Adults 21 and older interested in learning more about gun safety are also encouraged to attend. Accidents involving guns generally result from one of two causes; ignorance or carelessness. This is an NRA Firearm Safety course and a certificate will be awarded upon successful completion. This is a non-shooting class. No live ammunition is allowed in the classroom. Scott Chandler has 33 years of experience with firearms including hunting, target shooting, law enforcement, and tactical combat. He has attended Maine Criminal Justice Academy for law enforcement and corrections. Scott was a firearm and infantry instructor in the US Army and is certified with the NRA.

Beginner Drawing Fall 2018


with Suzette East

Calendar Sep 12, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 8 weeks

Drawing. A great class to learn and understand what the elements and principles of art have to do with realistic drawing. Using step by step "Simple Shape" methods to draw anything with ease. Suzette will supply reference material that she has created specially for this class. Materials need are an artist sketchbook, variety of B and H pencils, tortillions and kneaded erasers Class will get to experiment with other tools to see how to get the visual impact and have fun at the same time.

Beginner French Fall 2018


with Brigitte Gidman

Calendar Sep 10, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

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. In order to ensure student success, this class will meet twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays. 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. 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 Painting Fall 2018


with Suzette East

Calendar Sep 12, 2018 at 12 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Painting, Perfect place for the beginning art enthusiast to get information on creating realistic landscape and still life pieces. Learn how 7 tubes of paint can mix to make the full spectrum of color. Uncover the Brush/Stroke/Consistency method to indicating objects in painting. Students will create reference pieces that will lead to confidence in creating major works, skies/waters/trees and nature objects will be studied! Needs: small canvas panels, Art (tubed) paints - mars black, titanium white, lemon yellow, Magenta or Quinacridone, Thalo blue, Ultramarine blue, burnt umber. Brushes: 1" flat shader or basing brush, 1/4" flat, #1 script liner, #6 round. Water bin, notebook and colored pencil. Dress in comfy "Paint" clothes and be prepared to unleash your creative self!

Beginning Writer's Workshop
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Beginning Writer's Workshop


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Calendar runs for 52 weeks

If you've always wanted to write but have no idea where to start, this course will demystify the process for you. You'll get a taste of the writing life, improve your writing skills, and develop new ways to stretch your creative muscles. This exciting, hands-on course for the creative writing novice is filled with challenging exercises, expert advice, and plenty of direct support and encouragement. As you work your way through the lessons, you'll develop your own short, creative fiction or nonfiction piece. Our emphasis in this course is on developing your skills through practice, so you'll spend more time writing than reading. You'll master important concepts by completing enjoyable writing exercises and assignments, and you'll discover a variety of strategies and techniques the pros use to develop characters, create a compelling point of view, build interest through dialogue, and add meaning to your stories.

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Chair Caning Fall 2018


with Charles Shaffer

Calendar Sep 10, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Chair caning is easier than it looks! Don’t let those heirlooms waste away in the attic any longer! Bring your own project in and learn different types of seat weaving - woven and pressed cane, rush, splint and tape. Your project should have all repair and finish work completed before the first class. Starter kits are available if you don’t have a project. Charles Shaffer has been seat weaving since 1972. He has taught many people over the years how to restore priceless (and not so priceless) antiques back to useful service. Materials available for purchase from instructor.

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