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Intro to Photography - Understanding the Camera - Sept.
with Joseph Corrado
In this live course, we'll start with the basics of photography, covering the settings that all cameras share, to the basics of light and composition. It doesn’t matter what kind of camera you have—from a smartphone to a DSLR—the basics of photography remain unchanged. If your camera is a phone, we’ll talk about some different camera apps that can give you the same controls that regular cameras have. The goal is to create great images. Understanding how your camera functions will help you make more compelling images that you can be proud of. The final class will be an editing workshop. Bring your camera of choice to class!
Chair Seat Weaving
with Susan Reidy
In this informational class, you will be introduced to various styles of seat weaving, with a focus on weaving a basic cane seat. A hands-on weaving practice session on a small frame will take place at the first class. This will be followed by supply information and 3 Zoom classes (1 hour in length, each) to assist and answer questions as you weave your seat. Participants are encouraged to bring a chair they plan to work on to the informational first session to have it evaluated.
Legacy Love Letters
with Patricia LaVallee
Here is an opportunity to explore ways to tell your Loved ones you really do Love them. We will discuss how this is different from saying “love you” at the end of each conversation. We will look at what you value most about this person and find unique ways of expressing these feelings. It is a powerful expression of who you are and who they are in your life. What is it your want your love ones to remember when they think of you? This is a gift only you can give. This class is a live, but Zoomable, with Patricia LaVallee, RN, Certified Mind Set Life Coach and former MCST Adult Ed CNA instructor who shares her coping skills from over 35 years of nursing, coaching, and teaching experience.
You Want to Write, Let's Do It! Creative Writing Boot Camp
with Lee Heffner
Do you want to write? Prove you can. In 4 weeks, you'll produce many short pieces you have yet to imagine: no excuses, no inner dialogue, no internal editor, no rationalizations. An hour before each class, you will receive a prompt: a word, image, or phrase. You will draft a piece based on the prompt, and join your fellow writers to share what you've written. Trust the process. Be amazed. You and your classmates have wondrous stories to tell when prompted.
with Teresa Johnson
This course will cover the use of Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and Sharing files. Students will need a (free) Gmail account to participate in this class. The first night covers Docs & Sharing Files: How to navigate the Doc toolbar, design, save and recall your documents, all geared to optimal organization and communication, plus Sharing Files: what are the options for sharing of documents as well as good protocol for sharing. We will cover how you and your team (of 2 to 100) can all work from one document. Google Sheets and Slides will be covered on the 2nd class: Google Sheets, the spreadsheet piece in Google Drive, and Google Slides (the feature that allows users to make slideshows for presentations). We will cover the basics as well as copyright permissions; as time permits, other advanced features will be covered.
Cyber Safety - Security for All Internet Users - Sept.
with Chris Nolan
Scammers and schemers are organized, and they are actively targeting you. Learn about the tricks and tactics they use to gain your personal information and access to your finances. You will see they are VERY organized and VERY good at what they do. How do you or your elderly parent avoid becoming victims of their schemes? It all starts with gaining the knowledge and awareness of the practices to stay safe. What do you do if you have been breached by their schemes? In this information session, you will learn about common scenarios that are used to “get” your precious information, and, most importantly, you’ll learn how to spot them immediately, avoid falling into their traps, and take action if you realize you have been a victim. This class may be conducted via Zoom, if necessary.
Watercolors - online - Sept.
with Audrey McGlashan
This 6-week class is designed for those who wish to acquire or improve their basic skills in watercolor painting. You’ll be introduced to new skills and approaches each week, with plenty of class time to work on a painting and get instructor feedback. A basic supply list is available here: Supply list WC painting. This class will be presented solely via Zoom.
Machining Part 1 - Oct.
with Ben Scott
This course is for beginner students. Included is shop safety, determining speeds and feeds, proper use of dial calipers and micrometers, theory and hands-on operation of basic machines found in a machine shop (lathe, milling machines and drill presses). Focus will be on basic setup and operation of a milling machine and lathe. Complete the attached forms to apply: welding forms 3part