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with UM Center on Aging RSVP
Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative and The University of Maine Center on Aging Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is pleased to offer a FREE Bone Builders class at the Penquis Higher Education Center in Dover-Foxcroft for adults age 50 and older. Classes are from 9 to 10:15am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The class is ongoing, and you may sign up at any time if openings are available. 10 billion Americans have osteoporosis and around 34 million have osteopenia. Bone Builders, is based upon the research exercise protocols developed by Miriam Nelson, Ph.D. of Tufts University and her books such as Strong Women, Strong Bones. Proper weight-bearing exercise stresses bones and stimulated by that stress, bone density increases. The RSVP Bone Builders program is based on this bodily response. Through the use of ankle and hand weights exercises are done seated or standing. Class participants Improve their range of motion, strength, flexibility, and balance in addition to maintaining or improving their bone density. Other benefits of a Bone Builders class include an improved sense of well-being and socializing with class participants. Bone Builder classes primarily provide exercises but also are opportunities to acquire information about aging in place, diet, medication for osteoporosis, and fall prevention. If you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, osteopenia, or want to prevent osteoporosis, please consider registering for this class. The maximum class size is 10 participants. A medical clearance from a health care provider is required and participants must be in stable health. Class leaders will be RSVP volunteers who have received specialized training from our certified fitness instructor to administer the classes.
If you are interested in attending the PVAEC Bone Builders class in Dover Foxcroft, please contact Paula Bumett. She can be reached at UM Center on Aging RSVP by calling (207) 262-7926 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be mailed class registration materials.
Digital Camera: Point and Shoot
with Noel Topping
Use your Point and Shoot to take photos like a DSLR Camera. Learn how to use the camera to approximate what you can do in professional photography. Noel Topping, current - experienced professional photographer in a variety of forms ranging from Portraits, Products, Events, Landscapes, Graphics and having photographed over 300 weddings is willing to share what he has learned about photography in technical detail. Experienced teacher having taught all the Bangor Photo classes in it's time and years of teaching in Adult Education Programs has brought the fun of his work to the classroom. Classes are as entertaining as they are informative. Classically trained yet modernized in the current digital photography world.
with Suzette East
Everything you ever wanted to know about trees and then some! We will study trees in a variety of mediums to capture the realism and beauty of this basic element of nature. From evergreens to dead limbs and of course bark! Students will be able to structure work indicating trees in every plane of the piece in pencil, and pen & ink. Suzette will have samples of bark and references and notes for students. Supplies needed: Pencil kit containing 2h, 2b, 4b, 6 or 8b,; kneaded art eraser, tortillions or turpenoid, small round brush, watercolor pencils, 02, 05 art pens (black or brown ink), Bristol/vellum drawing pad - or if you have an art journal this class will offer great additions.
with Suzette East
Ah haven’t you always wanted to paint in a manner of Gerogia O’Keefe!!! Well now you can, we will feature her style mixed in with our own Maine flair in creating a one of a kind piece in this Master Class. Painters will create a hazy snow backdrop to mount their “moose” skull on with a cascading border of pine tassels…… totally incredible look! Suzette will have a skull and bough to examine and notes for students to get their creative juices flowing. Always a fun class! Supplies needed: You’ll need: Tube artist acrylics in colors of: Titanium white, mars black, ultramarine blue, thalo blue, lemon yellow, quinacridone or acra magenta, burnt umber, Brushes: 1” flat shader or blender, no 10 flat and round, no 1 script liner and a wedge, chisel or angle brush of smaller size, sponge, (old brushes), 2 sided water/brush bin, palette, lt brown water color pencil. Come in comfy clothes and be prepared to create a masterpiece!
Creating Clay Art By Hand
with Deirdre Yelverton
A six week class hand building beautiful and functional clay art. The themes for each session will follow the season of Spring. We will create flower pots, wind chimes, fairy houses, garden markers and a lantern. Skills and decorative techniques will be explored along with different methods of creating with clay by hand including slab, coil and slump molding. All materials provided by the instructor. Firing cost is included. Please bring your own patience and creativity. Deirdre Yelverton, a transplant from Massachusetts, is a lifelong artist and designer. Studying at MassArt, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts and New England School of Art and Design has given her a broad and varied experience in multiple mediums. Originally a sculptor/painter, Deirdre began taking classes in wheel throwing and was hooked. Clay in all forms is her favorite form of expression leading her to open a studio dedicated to sharing this passion in 2018 called Sandy Acre Pottery. Deirdre believes the greatest inspiration comes from community involvement and sharing her skills and talent through teaching and demonstrations. She is currently building a working studio in her home and working with several local groups to bring more clay art to the region.
This class is full! Due to popular demand, we have added a second session. Space is limited! Register Here
Beginner "Nature Photo"Drawing
with Suzette East
This is a must to gain the skills to draw anything but especially if you want to recreate a photo reference into a great piece of art. In a step by step process students will transfer photo images onto drawing board by hand and complete the piece just as it is, or altered to suit their creativity. Two different styles of grid transferring will be taught and Suzette will supply grids and notes to take you each step of the way to success! Supplies needed: Pencil kit containing 2h, 2b, 4b, 6 or 8b,; kneaded art eraser, tortillions or turpenoid, small round brush, watercolor pencils, 02, 05 art pens (black or brown ink), Bristol/vellum drawing pad - or if you have an art journal this class will offer great additions.
with Suzette East
A border can change the whole painting…..especially a layered one. We will start with three creative borders and different ways to suit them to the art. Wooden frame look, twining berries, floating colors, the students will create a small sparrow painting and pair the art onto the border of their choice. A great way to be creative, learn basic birds and develop an eye to put two paintings into one. You’ll need square canvases either panels or stretched. Three of a larger size (for borders) 8 x 8” and one smaller canvas (for bird) 4 x 4”. Suzette will supply bird transfer and notes plus examples to enlighten that inner artist inside. This piece is so beautiful when complete and the ways you can now complete painting edges are endless. Supplies needed: You’ll need: Tube artist acrylics in colors of: Titanium white, mars black, ultramarine blue, thalo blue, lemon yellow, quinacridone or acra magenta, burnt umber, Brushes: 1” flat shader or blender, no 10 flat and round, no 1 script liner and a wedge, chisel or angle brush of smaller size, sponge, (old brushes), 2 sided water/brush bin, palette, lt brown water color pencil. Come in comfy clothes and be prepared to create a masterpiece!
Masterpieces & Messages: Dragonfly
with Angie Butler Welch
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! While this is a "Paint and Sip" style class, the use of alcohol in our facilities is prohibited. Psychic Medium and Intuitive Artist, Angie Butler Welch owns Leap of Faith Soul Space in Brewer, Maine. All materials are provided. Please visit www.angiewelch.com for more info.