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Yoga: Chair Yoga-A Morning Practice off the Mat (Jan)

$59

with Michelle Spencer

Calendar Jan 18, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

This morning class, practiced in a chair, offers mind and body benefits without having to get up and off the floor or even changing into yoga clothes!  Enjoy a “pick me up” at home or at your office by using structural techniques to improve your range of motion, relax tight or overused muscles, and release tension from the mind. This is a live online class using ZOOM.

Michelle Spencer is a Certified Stroke and Brain Injury Fitness Instructor, Coach through WellPeer, and a survivor of a Stroke and Ruptured Arteriovenous Malformation in 2014.

How to Play Piano by Ear

$79

with Craig Coffman

Calendar Jan 20, 2024 at 9 am

Learn one of music’s deepest mysteries: how to play songs without relying on music. A very practical presentation of music theory that includes predicting chord progressions, learning from recordings, and transposing-all expressed in everyday language. This is an ideal follow-up to the “Instant Piano” class and is open to anyone who has a basic understanding of chords on any instrument. Expand your musical horizons, free yourself from sheet-music dependence, and be the life of the party! Prior experience with chords recommended. Fee includes the online book, online follow-up lessons, a recording of the class and an optional monthly question and answer session. This is a live online class using ZOOM.

Craig Coffman has successfully taught Instant Piano and Instant Guitar classes to over 30,000 students in 15 states and overseas.  He is also a private piano instructor and operates a piano studio in Arizona.

Strength & Balance for Senior Fitness (Jan)

$59

with Michelle Spencer

Calendar Jan 22, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Reaching balanced wellness by working on strengthening and stretching the muscles, preventing falls, improving cardiovascular and bone density health. This is a live online class using ZOOM.

Michelle Spencer is a Certified Stroke and Brain Injury Fitness Instructor, Coach through WellPeer, and a survivor of a Stroke and Ruptured Arteriovenous Malformation in 2014.

French - An Introduction Part 2

$89

with France Hilbert

Calendar Jan 25, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

 Bienvenue!  Whether you're a returning student or joining for the first time, this class is accessible to all. Building upon the foundations, this session will delve deeper into the language, focusing on expanding your vocabulary, refining grammar structures, and enhancing your conversational skills through interactive exercises, engaging discussions, and cultural insights.   If you have questions about your readiness, contact us! 

This is a live online class using ZOOM.  Makeup class, if needed, 03/07/24.

France Hilbert has taught classes at College of the Atlantic since 2018. She is a professional artist and art educator with an extensive resume of training and experience including major commissions and installations. Her artistic education began at the age of seven, when she was taught by her grandfather, the late artist Jaro Hilbert. From him, she received a thorough education in the classical tradition. She pursued her formal education at the National Fine Art Academy of Paris, France, (ENSBA), was an artist in residence in Copenhagen, studied German Expressionism in Berlin, and traveled extensively to paint and study around Europe and abroad. At the Art Students League of New York, she received a Merit Scholarship to master portraiture in painting and completed a Certificate in Sculpture. She was selected for “Model to Monument”, a sculpture program at The Academy of Art, Newington Cropsey Foundation, Hastings on Hudson, NY.  She also received an Edward G. McDowell Travel Grant from the Art Students League of New York.  Of her many public and private commissions, some are permanent installations. “Talma”, a 7-foot bronze sculpture is installed in the public square of the Theatre of the Valley of L’Yerres, in Brunoy, France. A pair of 4-foot bronze relief sculptures entitled ”The Calling” are installed at the Georgetown University Medical School building in Washington, DC.

Figure Drawing (In-Person)

$119

with France Hilbert

Calendar Jan 26, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 8 weeks

This course introduces students to the techniques and methods of the depiction of the human figure through direct observational drawing.

We will be working from models online to investigate movement, volume, and anatomy of the human form. We will learn perspective to draw the figure in space. Students will practice with a variety of subjects such as themselves, people with whom they live, family members, or pets. Students will be given assignments and documents such as illustrations of anatomy, references to art history and artists’ works.  Makeup class, if needed, 04/26/24.

For supplies we will use large drawing pads, pencils, pens and charcoal.

France Hilbert has taught classes at College of the Atlantic since 2018. She is a professional artist and art educator with an extensive resume of training and experience including major commissions and installations. Her artistic education began at the age of seven, when she was taught by her grandfather, the late artist Jaro Hilbert. From him, she received a thorough education in the classical tradition. She pursued her formal education at the National Fine Art Academy of Paris, France, (ENSBA), was an artist in residence in Copenhagen, studied German Expressionism in Berlin, and traveled extensively to paint and study around Europe and abroad. At the Art Students League of New York, she received a Merit Scholarship to master portraiture in painting and completed a Certificate in Sculpture. She was selected for “Model to Monument”, a sculpture program at The Academy of Art, Newington Cropsey Foundation, Hastings on Hudson, NY and received an Edward G. McDowell Travel Grant from the Art Students League of New York. Of her many public and private commissions, some are permanent installations. “Talma”, a 7-foot bronze sculpture is installed in the public square of the Theatre of the Valley of L’Yerres, in Brunoy, France. A pair of 4-foot bronze relief sculptures entitled ”The Calling” are installed at the Georgetown University Medical School building in Washington, DC.

BLS Healthcare Provider (Jan)

$60

with Sonia Groesbeck

Calendar Jan 27, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

This professional certification course certifies the student in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and choking protocols for all age groups, as well as other advanced skills including ventilation with an advanced airway or bag mask device.  This is an in-person class.

Medicare Made Simple Eve online

Free

with Renata Lahner

Calendar Jan 29, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Renata Lahner of The Lahner Group, is a licensed insurance agent with over 18 years' experience helping individuals find the right Medicare  coverage based on their medical and financial needs.  She will explain how Medicare works, what it covers, what it does not cover, details in differences between supplemental and advantage plans, and much more. 

The Lahner Group is a Maine-based Medicare and insurance brokerage primarily serving clients in Maine, Florida, Arizona, and California. The goal of The Lahner Group is to bring the best resources and information to those of the Medicare population, taking into consideration each person’s unique situation, including their health and financial needs. The Lahner Group we strive to assist and connect Medicare recipients to the most appropriate benefits provider in their state, and to earn and preserve the trust of their clients and partners.

This is a live online class using ZOOM.

Portrait Drawing (Jan/Online)

$119

with France Hilbert

Calendar Jan 29, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Students will learn the fundamentals of portrait drawing. They will study individual features, learn proportions, and anatomical structure.  Students will be challenged to make decisions as they work to express their perspective and personal interpretation, culminating in a life-size portrait. This class will also involve sketching from a live model, drawing the full forms, learning about movement, volume, and composition. This is a live, online class using ZOOM.  Makeup class, if needed, 03/25/24.

For supplies, we will use large drawing pads, pencils, pens and charcoal.  

France Hilbert has taught classes at College of the Atlantic since 2018. She is a professional artist and art educator with an extensive resume of training and experience including major commissions and installations. Her artistic education began at the age of seven, when she was taught by her grandfather, the late artist Jaro Hilbert. From him, she received a thorough education in the classical tradition. She pursued her formal education at the National Fine Art Academy of Paris, France, (ENSBA), was an artist in residence in Copenhagen, studied German Expressionism in Berlin, and traveled extensively to paint and study around Europe and abroad. At the Art Students League of New York, she received a Merit Scholarship to master portraiture in painting and completed a Certificate in Sculpture. She was selected for “Model to Monument”, a sculpture program at The Academy of Art, Newington Cropsey Foundation, Hastings on Hudson, NY and received an Edward G. McDowell Travel Grant from the Art Students League of New York. Of her many public and private commissions, some are permanent installations. “Talma”, a 7-foot bronze sculpture is installed in the public square of the Theatre of the Valley of L’Yerres, in Brunoy, France. A pair of 4-foot bronze relief sculptures entitled ”The Calling” are installed at the Georgetown University Medical School building in Washington, DC.





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