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Advanced American Mah Jongg

$26

with Sharon Ash Tancredi, LCSW

Calendar May 7, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

New! Advance your MJ skills and strategies. This class is for everyone who knows how to play Mah Jongg and wants to play faster and better. Join the company of Mah Jongg enthusiasts and practice playing with other players who want to hone their skills. The instructors will deconstruct the NEW 2018 Mah Jongg card. Bring the new 2018 card to the first class. Card may be purchased from the National Mah Jongg League: www.nationalmahjonggleague.org. 

Sharon is a social worker who has a private practice in Portland. She’s been enthusiastically playing and teaching Mah Jongg for many years and enjoys spreading its joys!

Four Mondays, 05/07 to 06/04/2018

no class 05/28 holiday

6:30 to 8:00 pm, $26

Instructor: Sharon Ash Tancredi   

Beginner Guitar

$64

with Ian Weidner

Calendar Jan 31, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

A popular class! Absolute beginners and those with a little experience will learn the chords, skills, and techniques that are a strong foundation for starting your guitar playing journey. Learn how to strum simple tunes and how to make the most of your practice time. Open to adults and high school students 16 years or older. Acoustic guitar and picks required. Electronic tuner and capo highly recommended.

Ian has played guitar for over 25 years and has taught group and private lessons for over six years; excellent student evals here at the Scarborough Adult Learning Center keep students coming back for more!

 

Five Wednesdays, 01/31 to 03/07/2018

no class 02/21 vacation week

6:30 to 8:00 pm, $64

Instructor: Ian Weidner

Beyond Beginner Guitar

$64

with Ian Weidner

Calendar Mar 14, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Further develop your guitar playing skills and improve your understanding of the guitar fret board. We’ll also play blues progressions and rhythms, touch on simple music theory, and begin to improvise and express your unique creativity. Acoustic guitar, capo, and pick required. An electronic tuner is highly recommended. Open to adults and high school students 16 years or older. 

Ian has played guitar for over 25 years and has taught group and private lessons for over six years; excellent student evals here at the Scarborough Adult Learning Center keep students coming back for more!

 

Five Wednesdays, 03/14 to 04/11/2018

6:30 to 8:00 pm, $64

Instructor: Ian Weidner 

Chalk-Painted Cottage Furniture

$35

with Miki Earle

Calendar Apr 25, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Using all-natural, non-toxic additive that transforms paint - turn worn, outdated pieces from flea markets, thrift store, basement or attic into refreshed cottage furnishings you can be proud of. All with no stripping, sanding or priming! Learn chalk painting technique, while exploring your own personal style – whether vintage, cottage, shabby chic or even modern - and leave with a completed project. Wear paint clothes; bring 8 oz. jar of flat sheen low-primer latex paint in your choice of color (Behr Premium Plus sample jars work well); and one small piece you can easily carry, such as an end or side table, a wooden tray or frame, a shelf, decorative piece, stool or small bench; small drop cloth. All other supplies, finishes and tools provided. Miki Earle developed Royal Chalk paints and products out of love for beauty in the home, months of research and testing, as well as her desire for greater affordability and selection of boutique chalk paint.

 

Wednesday, 04/25/2018, 5:30 to 8:30 pm

$35, plus required $25 material fee payable to instructor at class

Instructor: Miki Earle

Digital Photography and the Power of Story

$150

with Heidi Killion

Calendar Feb 6, 2018 at 4:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

What story would you tell? A series of images can tell a powerful story. Digital imagery content has gained momentum as an artistic or interpretive expression, in social media, on personal and business websites, to educate, and to inspire social change. Create a digital art portfolio; chronicle a bucket list trip or your family’s summer adventure; augment a grandparent’s memoirs; captivate viewers with photos on your personal, for-profit, or non-profit website or social media pages; or showcase your business’s products and services. Possibilities for story are endless! Learn the functions of the camera, such as aperture, shutter speed, focal length and flash, so you’ll better understand the elements that allow you to make a successful photograph. Practice lessons learned, share images from assignments, and craft your own powerful photo story. Fun, learning and community for beginner to more advanced. Bring digital camera, user manual and laptop with Photoshop; back-up school laptops with Photoshop provided. Heidi’s a photographer and art educator who has taught throughout Maine; she’s passionate about visual storytelling, and helping people navigate the technical aspects of digital photography, while working toward artistic expression.

 

Six Tuesdays, 2/06 to 03/20/2018 

no class 02/20 school vacation 

4:30 to 6:30 pm, $150

Plus $15 supply fee payable at class

Instructor: Heidi Killion, BFA photography and art education

Hand Mending Essentials

$12

with Jeanette Guglielmetti

Calendar Feb 12, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

New! Why throw out an item, or make trips to a tailor and get charged a bundle, when you can enjoy mending it yourself in minutes at home. Save money, cultivate self-reliance, come through in an emergency, and take pride in learning a new skill. Learn and practice threading a needle and knotting the thread. Move on to replacing flat and shanked buttons, repairing a hem or ripped seam, and fixing a sweater snag. Bring a needle, thread and scissors, a flat and a shank button, a remnant piece of  fabric to practice on, and an optional item or two that needs mending. 

Jeanette has taught adult sewing classes at CE and Scarborough adult education; she’s a former Scarborough middle School teacher of Applied Humanities and coordinated the students’ Sewing Club.

Monday, 02/12/2018, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, $12

Instructor: Jeanette Guglielmetti

Mindful Abstract Painting

$80
Calendar Apr 3, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Incorporate mindfulness based techniques with an expressive approach to painting using a variety of medium, including tempera, graphite, and charcoal. Exercises will emphasize various mark making and painting effects in an abstract way while providing an understanding of the basic principles of line, form, value and composition. The objective will be to gradually overcome natural inhibitions and perfectionism, in order to fully express yourself at an intuitive level. No experience required, just willingness to tap into unchartered territory to discover your creative potential. Supply list provided once class determined to run. 

Chris graduated from Bowdoin College with a BA in Visual Arts. He is a painter, exhibitor, and art teacher inspired by the synthesis of nature, the evolving play of light, and each artist’s unique, mindful expression of feelings and interpretation.

Six Tuesdays, 04/03 to 05/15/2018

6:00 to 8:00 pm

No class 04/17

$80, plus approx. $60 - 80 in supplies

provided by student

Instructor: Christopher Reed

Mindful Landscape Oil Painting for Beginners

$80

with Christopher Reed

Calendar May 22, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Have you dabbled in tempera, acrylics or watercolors, but have become curious about trying oils? Learn to navigate oil’s challenges and take advantage of the benefits: brighter colors, slower dry time, ease in blending, minimized color change through drying process, etc. Gain an understanding of mixing oil colors, paint application, composition, and value, and be introduced to new styles such as Impressionism and American Tonalism. In a supportive, meditative and relaxed setting, get to know oils, while further exploring your own unique style of landscape painting through photographs and demonstrations. Open to those with experience as well to build on previous oil painting skills. Supply list provided once class determined to run. 

Chris graduated from Bowdoin College with a BA in Visual Arts. He is a painter, exhibitor, and art teacher inspired by the synthesis of nature, the evolving play of light, and each artist’s unique, mindful expression of feelings and interpretation.

 

Six Tuesdays, 05/22 to 06/26/2018

6:00 to 8:00 pm

$80, plus approx. $70-90 in supplies

provided by student

Instructor: Christopher Reed





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