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Advanced Drawing: “Nature’s Sketchbook with En Plein Air Workshop” Spring 2019

$40

with Suzette East, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Apr 2, 2019 at 9 am

Students will study and experiment with the application of watercolor pencils. Implementing washes, overlays, and many other techniques as they create art of objects around us. Please bring watercolor pencils, standard pencils, fine line paintbrush, wash brush, sea sponge, tortillions, turpenoid and smooth bristol “mixed media” drawing pad. Class will focus on surface/texture indication and how to make sketch pages reflect a journaling feel. Great fun and skills development are put together in this class, one of Suzette’s favorites!

Advanced Painting Spring 2019

$50

with Suzette East, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Apr 2, 2019 at 12 pm

It is another great Master’s Study class. Suzette will take you through the style of Andrew Wyeth in “Wyeth’s Window of Our World”. Class will learn about underpainting and development of a tonal painting with the addition of a focal object. Be prepared to expand your knowledge on this Maine master in a fun and easygoing atmosphere. Our painting with its large offset window, sparse landscape, and a view of an ominous raven looming just outside. Ah… perhaps a bit of Poe there! Join us for a truly inspirational class. Please bring acrylic tube paints: titanium white, mars black, ultramarine blue, thalo blue, lemon yellow, quinacridone magenta, burnt umber; a variety of brushes ¾ flat, ¼ flat, ¼ flat or filbert, short round #10, fine liner, any scruffy brushes, sponges, water bin, 16 x 20 canvas, palette tray.

America's Boating Course Spring 2019

$41

with Dan Seneca, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Feb 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm

The basic four-evening (8 hour + exam) course is designed to familiarize the student with the fundamentals of safe boating and to qualify for certification in most states that require boating education before operating a watercraft. Coverage includes safety equipment, trip planning, navigation rules and aids, state and federal regulations, anchoring, dealing with adverse conditions and emergencies, communications, trailering, and knots and lines. The information is useful for users of all sorts of watercraft (power, sail, paddle) and for both ocean and freshwater boating. This course includes an examination. An optional Part II course extension (2 weeks, four hours) introduces students to navigation and the use of charts - important information on determining where you are and how to go where you wish to go safely. Part II requires no homework or exam. The cost of the course is $10 plus $26 for the student manual (which may be shared). Students who wish to continue through Part II may wish to purchase a course plotter for $7.50 and dividers for $15 although these are not required. PVAEC charges $5 so the total cost for students (including the manual) is $41 (63.50 with plotter and dividers). Please bring pen and paper. FMI, contact instructor and Power Squadron member at 564-7369.

Arts and Crafts with Michelle Delightful Daisies Plaque Spring 2019

$30

with Michelle Cross, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar May 2, 2019 at 2 pm

Michelle Cross is a retired educator who has had a lifelong passion for crafting of all types. Creating beautiful works of art with friends is sure to make these classes a pleasure for students of all levels. Sign up for one or all of the following classes: Rustic Mini Apple Box Locally made apple boxes are the canvas for a rustic birdhouse motif. Purchase your mini apple box from Michelle for $6. THURS 3/7-3/28 2-4pm $30 PHEC Nature Sampler Jar Bugs and blooms in a sampler motif decorate this glass jar that has many future uses. Glass jars are provided by the instructor. Come and enjoy! THURS 4/4-4/25 2-4pm $30 PHEC Delightful Daisies Plaque Celebrate spring with these bright and colorful daisies! Their adorable faces are sure to make everyone smile. Plaques are provided by the instructor. 5/2-5/23 2-4pm $30 PHEC

Arts and Crafts with Michelle Nature Sampler Jar Spring 2019

$30

with Michelle Cross, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Apr 4, 2019 at 2 pm

Michelle Cross is a retired educator who has had a lifelong passion for crafting of all types. Creating beautiful works of art with friends is sure to make these classes a pleasure for students of all levels. Sign up for one or all of the following classes: Rustic Mini Apple Box Locally made apple boxes are the canvas for a rustic birdhouse motif. Purchase your mini apple box from Michelle for $6. THURS 3/7-3/28 2-4pm $30 PHEC Nature Sampler Jar Bugs and blooms in a sampler motif decorate this glass jar that has many future uses. Glass jars are provided by the instructor. Come and enjoy! THURS 4/4-4/25 2-4pm $30 PHEC Delightful Daisies Plaque Celebrate spring with these bright and colorful daisies! Their adorable faces are sure to make everyone smile. Plaques are provided by the instructor. 5/2-5/23 2-4pm $30 PHEC

Arts and Crafts with Michelle Rustic Mini Apple Box Spring 2019

$30

with Michelle Cross, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Mar 7, 2019 at 2 pm

Michelle Cross is a retired educator who has had a lifelong passion for crafting of all types. Creating beautiful works of art with friends is sure to make these classes a pleasure for students of all levels. Sign up for one or all of the following classes: Rustic Mini Apple Box Locally made apple boxes are the canvas for a rustic birdhouse motif. Purchase your mini apple box from Michelle for $6. THURS 3/7-3/28 2-4pm $30 PHEC Nature Sampler Jar Bugs and blooms in a sampler motif decorate this glass jar that has many future uses. Glass jars are provided by the instructor. Come and enjoy! THURS 4/4-4/25 2-4pm $30 PHEC Delightful Daisies Plaque Celebrate spring with these bright and colorful daisies! Their adorable faces are sure to make everyone smile. Plaques are provided by the instructor. 5/2-5/23 2-4pm $30 PHEC

Basic Firearm Safety Spring 2019

$49

with Scott Chandler, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Apr 16, 2019 at 6 pm

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.

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Beginner Drawing Spring 2019

$40

with Suzette East, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Apr 3, 2019 at 9 am

Suzette has created a class just with you in mind, whether you are a beginner or just want to hone up on those drawing skills. In this class, which features an old well and wooden bucket, students will gain a basic understanding of perspective and how to render light on different surfaces. Learning is centered on the "Elements of Drawing" which supports gaining strength on your composition and technique ability. Please bring basic pencil drawing kits (often contain assorted pencils, kneaded erasers, tortillions and sharpener), Smooth surface drawing pad, turpenoid. Suzette will give each student handouts that outline the steps to creating interesting art images. So join us for a fun time at a pace that makes art a true pleasure.





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