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Basic Computer Lab
with Instructor TBA
Join us during our Basic Computer Lab starting on Mondays in February as students from Gorham High School offer their expertise in topics ranging from setting up an email account, simple word processing to navigating the Internet. Space is limited! Students wishing to attend should contact Gorham Adult Education at 222-1095 to reserve their spot! Students will have the opportunity to have their basic computer questions answered: * basic computer terminology * setting up an email account * attaching files/pictures within an email * navigating the Internet * simple word processing: creating/saving documents Mondays, 2/6-4/24 (no class 2/20 & 4/17), 3:00-4:00pm, GMS Computer Lab, $5/per class
with Thomas Brown
Participants will learn about guitar mechanics and maintenance, chord strumming, scales, music theory and basic music reading that will help you play your favorite popular songs. This class will be set at a gradual pace, with individualized attention and emphasis on understanding and enjoyment. Students are asked to bring a guitar to class (instructor will have 1-2 on hand). Register early; this class will take only 12 students. Instructor: Thomas Brown 6 classes – Tuesdays, 1/10-2/14, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Gorham Arts Alliance, $64 (Gorham Arts Alliance is located at 34 School St., Gorham, Maine.)
Beginner Watercolor Workshop
with Maddie Lou Chaplin
This workshop is for all those who have wanted to explore watercolor painting. You will discuss materials as well as techniques, color mixing, composition and different paper and paints. All materials will be supplied to complete a painting from start to finish with step-by-step instructions. Just bring a snack and a drink and go home with a finished watercolor of fall leaves. This is a fun class in a relaxed atmosphere where students will learn the techniques used in the weekly class and it will enable you to feel more comfortable if you choose to continue with watercolor. Students are welcome to bring their own brushes, but not required. Materials fee: $20, payable to the instructor. Maddie Lou Chaplin is a full-time professional artist who works with watercolors, acrylics, and oils. Her art has received widespread recognition and numerous awards. Saturday, 4/8, 9:00am-1:30pm, GMS, $45
Beyond Beginner Guitar
with Thomas Brown
So you have the basics, now let’s keep those fingers strumming. We will further develop your skills, increase your knowledge of the fret board and learn some simple finger picking. Students are asked to bring a guitar to class (instructor will have 1-2 on hand). Register early; this class will take only 12 students. Instructor: Thomas Brown 6 classes – Tuesdays, 3/7-4/11, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Gorham Arts Alliance, $64 Gorham Arts Alliance is located at 34 School St., Gorham, Maine.
with Donna Davis
Would you like to train your brain to function at a higher level? Do you exercise to improve your physical fitness? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then read on…this class is for you. You may realize the importance of physical exercise, yet rarely do we think of the need to perform fitness training for our brain. Brain fitness is now recognized as a key ingredient in our overall well-being and quality of life. Scientists now believe that the brain is able to grow new dendrites and neurons. These exercises can benefit anyone, regardless of age or cognitive ability. This is achieved by stimulating the brain with challenging, novel-enriched activities. Donna Davis has been the Activity Director at the Gorham House for over twenty years delivering quality programming to the Residents who live there. 8 classes – Wednesdays, 3/22-5/10, 10:30-11:30am, Gorham House, $25
Casco Bay Wind Symphony
with Peter Martin
Chalk Painting Furniture/Kitchen Cabinets
with Miki Earle
Been dreaming of a new kitchen? Is there furniture in your home that needs a fresh look. This class is for YOU! Each student will learn the simple 4 step system of chalk painting kitchen cabinets or furniture in this single evening course. You will learn how to create any look your desire…vintage, cottage, antiqued, modern…. in any painted color you desire at a fraction of the cost of new cabinets or new furniture. Wood, MDF, Laminate can all be painted. No experience required! Miki Earle, creator of The Royal Chalk paint line, has taught hundreds of DIY students to successfully refinish furniture and cabinetry. Wear paint clothes and bring a small drop cloth. All materials, paint and tools will be provided. Materials fee: $25, payable to the instructor. Wed., 2/8, 5:30pm-8:30pm (set-up beings at 5;30pm and instruction at 6:00pm), GMS, $30.
Creative Make Ahead Lunches
with JoAnne Wood
With a little prep and planning ahead, you can skip take-out and drive-thru lunches! We’ll make tomato soup with grilled cheese croutons, curried cranberry-pecan chicken salad on apple slices, roasted vegetable noodle bowls with miso dressing, tuna and white bean salad with tahini dressing, and mini-meatloaf English muffins sandwiches. Plus, chewy granola bars and snickerdoodle bars, because you always have to end with something sweet! JoAnne Wood was born in England and comes from a long line of fine British bakers. After graduating from the California Culinary Academy, she worked as a pastry chef at fine dining establishments in the San Francisco Bay area. Since moving to Maine, she has worked as a professional pastry chef and owned Dessert, a baking company in Gorham. Thursday, April 27, 6:30-9:00pm, GMS, $28 Please note our policy: Cooking classes require a 5 day cancellation notice as they require the advance purchase of perishable products. No shows and late cancellations will not be refunded.