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Dress for Illusion Messalonskee F22
with Candace Sanborn
What do you want people to notice on you? Dressing for Illusion is about learning where to put color and embellishments, or not put them, to intentionally draw the eye toward areas of your body you want to be seen and away from areas you want to minimize. The instructor will guide you on how to do this based on your body shape. Limit 15 students.
Breathing and Stress via Zoom F22
with Carole Freeman
How to take your emotional system from depletion to renewal! This class is not about learning a single breathing trick. It’s about correcting a dysfunctional breathing pattern and replacing it with emotional health and wellness. It is estimated that more than 90% of people who suffer with chronic anxiety or stress have breathing pattern disorders, also known as Dysfunctional Breathing. The nervous system’s normal response to stress, anxiety, frustration, fear, all involve stimulating a particular breathing pattern of shallow, upper airway, open mouth breathing, with tightened abdominals, which are designed to help us run from a burning building or fight off an attacker. If we are under chronic mental, emotional, or physical stress, this breathing pattern becomes a habit as our “default” breathing, which is not good because it stimulates the brain to perceive more stress and anxiety. At this point, this “default” breathing pattern is working against us and is known as “dysfunctional”. The Zoom link will be provided to you upon course registration. No student limit.
Buying and Selling on eBay Messalonskee F22
with Eli FitzGerald
In this class we will go from thinking about what to buy or sell to what happens when you do buy or sell. We will cover listing, final value, fees, shipping, and other costs that affect your bottom line. For this class you will need a fully charged laptop, tablet, or smartphone and a few items to list on eBay. We will be researching these items, so please bring them to the first class. (If the item is large, valuable, or breakable bring detailed pictures and information about the item). Limit 10 students.
Guitar an Introduction via Zoom Messalonskee F22
with David Deas
This introductory guitar course is designed for beginners interested in learning how to play the guitar. We will review guitar maintenance, string sizes, changing strings, choosing the proper guitar and care of the guitar. We will cover sight-reading, music theory, scales, and note values. When you finish this course you should be able to pick up sheet music and know the key, melody, chords, and changes. You will need to have a guitar and you will need to purchase the book - Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book I available at J&H Music (located at 835 KMD in Oakland. You will also need a 3-ring binder for your homework. The instructor welcomes students ages 10 and up. A parent or guardian must register and participate in the class with students under 17. Limit 10 students.
Social Security: Your Questions Answered F22
with Sasha Fitzpatrick
Social Security likely will be the foundation of your retirement income. Before you retire, it’s important to understand your options with social security and the impact your decisions have on your retirement. We’ll discuss how social security fits into your retirement income plan, when you should start taking benefits, and tax considerations. All fees are to help cover MMRACE’s expenses. Limit 20 students.
Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People via Zoom F22
with Craig Coffman
Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Since this class is being held online with ZOOM, you will be able to sit at home with your guitar and take this class without any pressure. And since this course includes an online book and online follow up video lessons, you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own. An optional periodic online question and answer session is also included. A recording of the class is included as well. This course is partly lecture/demonstration and partly hands on instruction. We will cover topics of how chords work in a song, how to form the three main types of chords, how to tune your guitar, basic strumming patterns, how to buy a god guitar (things to avoid), and how to play along with simple tunes. Limit 15 students, ages 13+
Mixed Media Fabric Art Messalonskee F22
with Lesley Corbett
This unique art form will amaze you. In two sessions you will make wall art of paper, fabric, and acrylic for that room you just redecorated, a house warming or holiday gift, or even that spot in the breezeway or family room that just needs a NEW conversation piece. Bring fabric, quilting squares, scrapbooking paper, magazine pages, or other items from around the house. Other supplies will be provided. See our online brochure for sample pictures or check out Lesley on Instagram at Instagram Corbett_Lesley account! Materials fee: $30 payable to the instructor at the start of class. Limit 12 students.
Pastels for All Levels F22
with Ann Rhinehardt
In this class we will explore the medium of pastels to create vibrant and luminous paintings. In addition to learning the techniques of painting in pastels, students will experiment with using expressive color in a variety of subject matter, with a concentration on landscapes. The principles of composition, design, value and color will be integrated in all sessions and the care and framing of pastel paintings will be explained. Beginning and more experienced students are welcome! A supply list is available on our FAQ tab at midmaine.maineadulted.org. No class Nov. 7. Storm date Dec. 5. Limit 8 students.