Personal Enrichment

CROCHET 2 CLASS .




Code: W20-809
Price: $79.00

Prerequisites: Knowledge of basic crochet, chain stitches, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, treble crochet.
Instructor: Diane Parini, lover of yarn and being creative.
Day/Time: TUESDAY, 6:00-8:00PM
Start Date: FEBRUARY 25, 2020.
Fees: $79.00
Number of Class Meetings: 3 Sessions

Course Description:

CROCHET 2 CLASS:

Prerequisites:  Knowledge of basic crochet, and the stitches chain, single crochet, half double crochet,

double crochet, treble crochet

 

I know that as soon as our weather warms up and dries out you will want to be out in the gardens.  But, I can show you how to bring the garden to you with your crochet.  This is a Crochet 2 class. Itís more than our basic crochet class.  If you have been to my crochet basics class, we will go further into crochet, changing colors, and how to create different textures to add to your projects.  You already know how to do those basic stitches but want more?  I have some new stitches to show you.  How about a new light weight summer scarf for fun?  Want a summer bag?    I will make some swatches for you to practice some new stitches and get you started on something summery to finish in 3 weeks.  Come check out some new fun summery items to make and new yarns to try!! I have new handouts for you to check out too!  Have a pattern you need help with bring it along. 

 Class 1 we will do a meet and greet, and check out the summer scarf patterns to choose from.  Get you started on one of the new items.  We will try some new stitches on some swatches, I made for you to work on.

Class 2 we will check out how everyone is progressing on their project!   We will go over how to change colors or yarn, magic knots and magic circles. Letís look at how to weave in ends and how to do some more new stitches.

Class 3 we will learn how to do edgings and put an edging as a finishing touch to your project. Learn how to attach samples together.  Finish up our projects.  And if you want, we can even talk about what we are making for the upcoming winter seasonÖ or maybe not!!  :D

Bring 2 skeins of cotton yarn and your hooks!

 The size weight of the yarn for you to bring to class should be either #3 or #4.

The hook size you should bring to class is recommended on your yarn label and/or bring an H or I hook.

 The cotton yarns can be found at Walmart, Michaels, A C Moore, Hobby Lobby,  Jo Anns or your local yarn shop or online.  The Cotton yarn names are Peaches and Cream, Lily Sugar and Cream, Premiere, Caron Cotton Cakes, and others.  The Caron Cotton Cakes you need to only get one skein.

 So come for a relaxed evening of yarn, crochet, and a good time!  I canít wait to see you!!

ACTORS WORKSHOP - CLASS IS CANCELLED




Code: F20-266
Price: $250.00

Instructor: Michael Lehman
Day/Time: CLASS CANCELLED.
Start Date: CLASS CANCELLED.
Fees: $250.00
Number of Class Meetings: 8 Sessions

Course Description:

ACTORS WORKSHOP:

DATE CHANGE: BEGINNING OCTOBER 15, 2019 

The mission of this class is to awaken the imagination, emotion, and intellect of the student actor by making him/her aware of the transforming power and universality of theatre and the skills required to achieve excellence in performance. It is the beginning of the actorís journey of exploration to uncover the meaning and vision of any play and playwright in order to discover the ďwho, why, where, when and howĒ of each character to best serve the vision of the play. It is imperative the student actor understands the craft of acting, which requires a disciplined approach to voice, speech, movement, as well as an intellectual rigor in dissecting text, subtext, and style. Finally, this course will stress both the actor's ability to use "self" (body, mind, and experience) in a believable, honest way, as well as his/her willingness and resilience to transform that "self" beyond its pre-established boundaries.

 Instructor: Michael Lehman is an award winning actor, screenwriter, playwright and local professor for five years. His awards include being a two-time Boston Globe Theatre award winner and five time National Broadcasting Society award winner.


LEARN TO CROCHET




Code: W20-810
Price: $79.00

Instructor: Diane Parini, Lover of yarn and being creative.
Day/Time: TUESDAY, 6:00-8:00PM
Start Date: JANUARY 21, 2020.
Fees: $79.00
Number of Class Meetings: 3 Sessions

Course Description:

New!  Learn To Crochet


Crochet isnít just for winter accessories!!  Let me show you how to crochet.  Not only does it help with relaxation techniques, it is for male and female, you can create beautiful items all year long!

This class is for those for first time crochet, our first class, we will learn crochet in rows and the basic stitches in crochet, by creating a Stitch Sampler Dish or Wash Cloth

In our second class, we will learn crochet in the round, to create a Hat, a Basket or a Market Bag of your choice.

Our third class, we will continue by learning how to read patterns, abbreviations, introduce you to different ways of crochet, crochet lace and Tunisian crochet, and most important the yarns, the differences, the options, and how to read the yarn labels and know what to choose, after you choose a pattern.  Whatís online, tutorials, you tube and more.

I will give you plenty of handouts and step by steps, but bring a notebook; you might want to jot down more information.

Please bring with you for your first class 2 skeins of worsted weight cotton yarn. (Lily Sugar ní Cream or Peaches ní Cream or Premier) these are the name brands.  Any color you choose. 

You will need a crochet hook size I/5.5, it can be aluminum, plastic, wood or bamboo. The plastic or aluminum is usually the least expensive for starting out. Many love the bamboo.  Itís a personal choice.  These items can be found at Walmart, Michaels, JoAnn, AC Moore or your local yarn shop, or online.  We will discuss more about online in class.

Instructor:  Diane Parini, lover of yarn and being creative.

Basics of Yoga




Code: W20-335
Price: $30.00

Instructor: Melissa Klevans
Day/Time: Tuesday, 6-8pm
Start Date: March 17, 2020
Fees: $30
Number of Class Meetings: 1 session

Course Description:

The beginner's workshop introduces yoga, fundamental principles of alignment, and breath work. Students will be introduced to yoga postures through the step-by-step verbal description and demonstration. Emphasis is placed on student understanding, safety, and stability with each pose. Foundational yoga poses practice proper alignment to promote flexibility to the body and are facilitated by hands-on adjustments. Breathing techniques and meditation are also integrated. You can expect an emphasis on simplicity, repetition, and ease of movement. Full-body relaxation and balance are the goals. If you have never tried yoga, this series is perfect for you and is designed to meet the needs of those new to yoga as well as those seeking continued understanding of basic yoga poses. Remember yoga is for everyone! you don't have to be flexible to begin.

Instructor: Melissa Klevans, Yoga Teacher Certified, Associates Degree of Applied Science inHerbal Medicine & Aromatherapy with 5 years of teaching experience.

Art of Independent Yoga Sequencing-Learn to Flow at Home




Code: W20-336
Price: $30.00

Instructor: Melissa Klevans
Day/Time: Tuesday, 6-8pm
Start Date: March 31, 2020
Fees: $30.00
Number of Class Meetings: 1 session

Course Description:

This workshop can help take the poses you know and organize them together to create a home practice. This class will give you a better understanding of how to not only choose your poses, but in what order to put them in. Learning how to sequence teaches you to become intuitive and in touch with your own body and needs, as well as establish an independence to bring your yoga out of a traditional studio and classroom. We will begin with centering and learning how to start by calming the mind. Warming up the spine and moving into a flow that you can literally take anywhere, so yoga can stay a constant in your life regardless of circumstance. The class will end by teaching you relaxation techniques and a cooling down method that will allow you to find a level of clarity in meditation that traditionally ends a yoga class. The hope from this class is that you will leave being able to find new levels of inspiration and clarity from practicing these things in your own home environment.

Melissa Klevans has been a practitioner of yoga for over 20 years and a teacher of yoga for 5 years. Her specialties include gentle yoga, flow and the overall connection of both the body and mind. Ms. Klevans is the perfect yogi to introduce you to the overall concept of yoga, give you adjustments and alteration to your practice, to make yoga perfect for a person of any age and any level. Ms. Klevans holds a degree in Aromatherapy and is currently finishing a second degree in Art History.

Women's Empowerment Through Yoga




Code: W20-337
Price: $30.00

Instructor: Melissa Klevans
Day/Time: Tuesday, 6-8pm
Start Date: April 14, 2020
Fees: $30
Number of Class Meetings: 1 session

Course Description:

This workshop is all about how yoga can empower you to realize your inner strength whilst recognizing that being strong sometimes means having the strength to rest and look after your needs. We are warriors, goddesses and strong women. We want to show you how yoga can help us embrace these characteristics to empower us. Being a goddess or a warrior however doesn't mean having to do everything all the time by yourself and carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. Strength is asking for help and support when we need it. Goddesses know when to rest and protect their energy and this workshop is all about achieving that balance. As women we can feel under such pressure to be perfect, juggle families, careers and provide loe and support to those around us. This pressure sometimes can really build up and leave us feeling exhausted. We want you to leave this workshop feeling replenished, strong, empowered and fully apprecite the truly amazing woman that you are!

Melissa Klevans has been a practitioner of yoga for over 20 years and a teacher of yoga for 5 years. Her specialties include gentle yoga, flow and the overall connection of both the body and mind. Ms. Klevans is the perfect yogi to introduce you to the overall concept of yoga, give you adjustments and alteration to your practice, to make yoga perfect for a person of any age and any level. Ms. Klevans holds a degree in Aromatherapy and is currently finishing a second degree in Art History.

Meditation, Dreaming, and Journaling




Code: W20-338
Price: $30.00

Instructor: Melissa Klevans
Day/Time: Tuesday, 6-8:30pm
Start Date: May 26, 2020
Fees: $30
Number of Class Meetings: 1 session

Course Description:

Did you know that you can use writing as a meditation technique? Writing meditations are prompts that help you use the focused process of deliberate writing to encourage creativity and mindful concentration. Traditionally, this means focusing on one thing like the breath, a mantra, sensations, sound, or a repetative activity, and then going throught the process of focus, loss of focus and return to focus. Exercising and strengthening this ability to focus and return to focus is beneficial to almost everyone, but particularly if you are a writer or creative type. Writing meditations encourage creativity through mindful, diligent concentration. They help you to reflect on important tasks or decisions and to think about things from unique perspectives. Research has shown that writing exercises can have significant health benefits and increase productivity. You too can get these benefits by incorporating them into your own daily creative process.

Melissa Klevans has been a practitioner of yoga for over 20 years and a teacher of yoga for 5 years. Her specialties include gentle yoga, flow and the overall connection of both the body and mind. Ms. Klevans is the perfect yogi to introduce you to the overall concept of yoga, give you adjustments and alteration to your practice, to make yoga perfect for a person of any age and any level. Ms. Klevans holds a degree in Aromatherapy and is currently finishing a second degree in Art History.

Creative Writing: Crafting Your Story




Code: W20-333
Price: $99.00

Instructor: Michael Lehman
Day/Time: Tuesday, 6-8pm
Start Date: March 17, 2020-April 7, 2020
Fees: $99.00
Number of Class Meetings: 4 sessions

Course Description:

Through applying effort, drive and passion-and mastering the fundamentals-anyone can become an author. We will work to de-mythologize the artistic process by breaking it down into everyday acts that anyone can learn to do. You don't need to be touched by an angel of creativity to become an author, though this kind of opnion still prevails among certain literary elitists. You can write successful stories if you learn the tools, elements, and theory. Put what you learn into practice by witing and revising what you write. To acomplish this, we'll break down the creative act into things we can discuss. You will learn to write engaging short stories by mastering the elements of fictional writing, with a focus of the basics of popular short fiction. Classs cover a wide range of subjects including character, dialogue, idea generation, micro-writing, opening, plot, point of view, scenes, setting, structure, voice, publication strategies, and more. You will write several fragments and two short stories, plus possibly revise one or write a new one as a final project. You'll aslo practice editing by reading, critiquing, and discussing professionally published stories as well as each other's fiction, because mastering revision is the only way to improve your writing!

Michael Lehman has been a professor teaching writing for the past 7 years. Previous screenwriting and acting award winner, including 5 different Broadcasting Society Awards and placing in Austin's famed Screenwriting Festival. Mr. Lehman has also served as a ghost writer for a number of top selling books and has made a living not only teaching writing academically but also writing for recreation.

Screenwriting




Code: W20-334
Price: $99.00

Instructor: Michael Lehman
Day/Time: Tuesday, 6-8pm
Start Date: April 28, 2020-May 19, 2020
Fees: $99.00
Number of Class Meetings: 4 sessions

Course Description:

This course will introduce you to feature film screenwriting. We will explore the basic theory and formal aspects of story structure, character development, use of conflict scene writing and dialogues. We will then apply these basic dramatic principles to the development of your own original material. Since much of the work of screenwriting is done before the actual drafting, this class will focus on the process of screenwriting: from the initial premise, through character exploration, to treatments and step-outlines, then writing your first draft. With the help of your peers in workshop, you will leave this course with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of screenwriting. ALSO NOTE: the craft of screenwriting is learned through the critical examination of other screenplays and films: i.e. we read screenplays in order to write screenplays. Just because you've seen the movie doesn't mean its the same as the script. Screenplays are often used as blueprints for the films. As a result, if you don't read the script you are robbing yourself of learning how a writer communicates what she intends to be onscreen.

Michael Lehman has been a professor teaching writing for the past 7 years. Previous screenwriting and acting award winner, including 5 different Broadcasting Society Awards and placing in Austin's famed Screenwriting Festival. Mr. Lehman has also served as a ghost writer for a number of top selling books and has made a living not only teaching writing academically but also writing for recreation.

History of Costume Jewelry




Code: W20-340
Price: $30.00

Instructor: Marie Rottler
Day/Time: Tuesday, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Start Date: January 28, 2020
Fees: $30
Number of Class Meetings: 1 session

Course Description:

The art of the jeweler assumed overwhelming importance in society in Europe during the 14th-18th centuries. Generations of jewelers and glassmakers perfected their trade skills in making spectacular renditions of diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, and rubies. In this class, you will learn about such things as the development of rhinestones, costume jewelry in America, becoming a collector, where to purchase costume jewelry, how to be a critical consumer and how to care and store your jewelry. Join this exciting class and learn about how to be a critical consumer of costume jewelry!


Instructor: Marie Rottler-avid jewelry expert and lifelong collector of costume jewelry.

Basic Dog Obedience Training




Code: W20-350
Price: $240.00

Prerequisites: Mandatory Orientation 2/4/20
Instructor: Elise McAllister
Day/Time: Thursdays, 6-8pm
Start Date: February 6, 2020-March 26, 2020
Fees: $240.00
Number of Class Meetings: 6 Sessions

Course Description:


The goal of Level 1 class is to train you to train your dog to be a nice companion dog and family pet. You and your puppy will work for 6 weeks on perfecting the basic commands including:

  • Heeling on Leash

  • Sit and Down

  • Sit/Stay  & Down/Stay

  • Off Leash Recall

Requirements: Dogs must be at least 4 months old and if your dog is 6 months or older we will need a copy of a Rabies vaccine certificate and all dogs will need a copy of all current vaccinations will need rabies, distemper and kennel cough as well as proper flea and tick prevention. Please click on link:   Mass Code Rabies

Instructor: Elise McAllister, elise has been in the animal industry for 10+ years, teaching at agricultural high schools and dog training. She has a yellow Labrador named revis who is a certified therapy dog. Elise enjoys all animals and believes in positive reinforcement for training exercises and error free learning for happy fulfilled dogs!


Publish Your Story!




Code: W20-351
Price: $199.00

Prerequisites: Basic Computer Skills
Instructor: Deborah Ewald, MM, MHA
Day/Time: MON/WED - 6:00-8:00PM
Start Date: February 24, 2020-March 25, 2020
Fees: $199.00
Number of Class Meetings: 8 Sessions

Course Description:

   Everyone has a story. Learn how to get YOUR story published. You will be provided with sought-after secrets of the publishing process that will help you navigate this difficult and sometimes overwhelming process. Discover the difference between submitting a fiction or non-fiction work and vastly different markets. This course will help you: 

identify genre of writing: your style of writing, background and knowledge 

understand when a manuscript is ready for submission 

write a query letter 

create a proposal 

understand which is appropriate: a query letter or proposal or both 

understand how to prepare your materials 

decide which of the various types of publishing: the 'big 5 publishers', mid-sized or small presses, or self-publishing, might be the best path to pursue for your work 

decide if you need an agent 

design a process for researching which agents or publishers might accept your work 


This course will assist you in developing a personal guide for this daunting and discouraging process. During the course there will be an overview of the criteria and guidelines for many of the individual publishers' protocols. The protocol, criteria and guidelines required for the submission of manuscripts vary greatly and each publisher has an assortment of requirements based on genre. Literature has four main genres: poetry, drama, fiction, and non-fiction. Every genre has an expected audience, learn how to research your audience. Acquire skills on how to avoid the pitfalls that novice and experienced writers alike encounter, improve your chances for a path to success by avoiding the most common mistakes and wrong paths taken. The knowledge gained from this course will improve your chances of being considered for publication in this extremely competitive and challenging field. 

The course is 20 hours: each class is 2 1⁄2 hours and will meet two times a week, Monday/Wednesday and scheduled for February 24-March 25. Requirements: Basic Computer skills, flash drive, pen/pencil, notepad, and a story to tell.


Instructor: Deborah Ewald, M.M., M.H.A. Published author of: 'Sitting Daily at His Table', available on Amazon, coming soon to Kindle. A second book: 'The Book of Questions' is currently in the 'publisher submission process'. 


Introduction to Inn Keeping/Hospitality




Code: W20-352
Price: $49.00

Instructor: Suzan Galpin
Day/Time: MONDAY - 6:00-9:00PM
Start Date: February 12, 2020
Fees: $49.00
Number of Class Meetings: 1 session

Course Description:

Are you interested in running your own business from home or working in the Hospitality Industry? Are you a current Innkeeper or Hospitality person and want a refresher class. This workshop will let you explore possibilities and may answer your questions. Do you want to purchase an ongoing Inn, start your own, rent out rooms in your home? It all begins with the basics- your interest. 
When you register, please include your interest in this Industry.

Instructor: Suzan Galpin of InnSolutions-5 years Inn Owner and Innkeeper, Rockport, Ma; Transitional Innkeeper Training; Short Term Interim Innkeeper. Member: Interim Innkeepers Network (IIN)

Yoga




Code: W20-339
Price: $0.00

Instructor: Kim Howard
Day/Time: TBD
Start Date: TBD
Number of Class Meetings: TBD

Course Description:

This course is designed to introduce students, safely and accessibly, to the basic asanas, breathing techniques, and relaxation methods of yoga. Over the cousre of the semester, students will experience the benefits of stretching, moving and breathing freely as they move through a weekly vinyasa. In addition to learning correct alignment and poses, students will also be introduced to the history of yoga, the various types of yoga and a variety of yogic principles. The aim of this course is to promote vibrant health and to develop the skills, knowledge and interest to maintain a regular yoga practice. 

A yoga mat and two blocks are required for this course.