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with Marjorie Strauss
Here's a chance to work on some basics of color and paint mixing, observing still life, photographs, self-portraits, and one or two model sessions. We will do color exercises with a limited palette, simplify shapes and explore materials; brushes, palette knife, white & tinted grounds, and flat or canvas surfaces. A list of acrylic supplies is available when you register.
Block Printing - Intro
with Ken Gross
Block printing is a simple and direct art, with simple materials and stunning results. We will try several different materials for blocks, including linoleum blocks, soft-cut blocks, and simple styrofoam blocks. We will discuss design considerations, carving tools and techniques, safety, inking, printing, and paper. There will be plenty of class time to work on completing and printing a block. Most learning will happen by doing! A list of student-grade printing blocks is available when you register.
with Darrell Gilman
This team taught, 16-hour U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary course provides recreational boaters with the knowledge and skills to boat safely on either inland or coastal waters. General topics included in the ABS course are: boating operations, boat handling, boating laws and regulations, water traffic patterns, equipment requirements and introductory navigation, Students will complete a multiple choice exam at the conclusion of the course. Participants who pass the written exam are awarded a USCGA certificate that may be used to satisfy state boat operator certification as well as possibly earning a discount on insurance premiums from many marine insurers. This course is approved by the National Association of Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). Students will be offered a day long class session at the end of the course presented at the USCG station in Rockland. Topics will include knot tying, how to use a nautical chart, basics of GPS, weather and communications.
This class is held at 5 Town CSD, 25 Keelson Dr., Rockport amd is taught by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Register by calling Darrel Gilman at 338-5516 or emailing email@example.com
with Anne Perschon
Learn how to bring those abandoned caned chairs back into good use! Lessons will cover woven cane and fiber rush caning. Bring your needy chair to the first class. Materials will cost approx. $25-$40 per chair and can be purchased through the instructor. A list of home tools will be supplied upon registration, or borrow/buy caning tools from the instructor.
A chair that qualifies as worthy to recane.
eBay Buying and Selling_Nov
with Mike Lokuta
This two-night class will be an exploration of how to utilize eBay, the on-line auction, as a buyer or seller. We will walk you through how to create an account, the eBay fee structure, and the anatomy of a sale. Describing and photographing items, tips, tricks, and pitfalls will be discussed. A short discussion about tax liability and eBay No-No’s will be included. Laptop computers will be available for your use. This course is for the eBay novice or dabbler, so bring your questions to class for discussion.
eBay Buying and Selling_Oct
with Mike Lokuta
- This two-night class will be an exploration of how to utilize eBay, the on-line auction, as a buyer or seller. We will walk you through how to create an account, the eBay fee structure, and the anatomy of a sale. Describing and photographing items, tips, tricks, and pitfalls will be discussed. A short discussion about tax liability and eBay No-No’s will be included. Laptop computers will be available for your use. This course is for the eBay novice or dabbler, so bring your questions to class for discussion.
Facebook for Small Business
with Teresa Johnson
You might have set up a personal Facebook page but need to know how to do this for your small business or organization. We will cover how and what to post, how often, and how to get and build your audience.
Food Preservation - Canning
with Vina Lindley
This class focuses on basic water bath canning. Each participant will learn the most up-to-date info on this classic method for handling garden surplus, and will take home a folder of materials and a jar of whatever we can. Fruits/vegetables will be supplied by the instructor. This is a presentation from the Maine Cooperative Extension Service.