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with Petra Prokopova
Pilates is the Western and modern mind-boby movement exercise method related to the Eastern and ancient tradition of yoga. Pilates emphasizes spinal health and teaches rolling/stacking movement of the spine. It promotes core muscle stability aiding greatly in the prevention of back injuries and each pilates workout provides full-range motion exercises to build full mobility of the joints. In a pilates workout, you get to hold a pose in the setup of an excercise for a few seconds and then you move in a flow for a few repetitions.
Please bring a thick exercise/yoga mat for adequate cushioning of the spine or other tender points.
Some individuals may need other supporting props; I will assess the need during the first class.
Maine Driving Dynamics
The Maine Driving Dynamics course is a driver improvement course that is aimed to improve a student's defensive driving awareness and abilities. This five-hour course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine's highways. Our goal is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce vehicle-related crashes.
A student who completes the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record. It may take up to 2 weeks for processing.
Questions regarding your license should be addressed to Bureau of Motor Vehicles at 207-624-9000.
with Arend Thibodeau
You will need to bring a DSLR with a flash (on camera is fine) to class for this exciting workshop in portraiture.
We will explore studio lighting, and the various methods of setting up lighting scenarios. There will be strobes and flash units available and the class will fully participate in making their own portraits. Enter the exciting world of portraiture and learn to take your own family portraits, senior pictures or even capture images of your beloved family pet.
Introduction to Photography
with Arend Thibodeau
What is the rule of thirds? Why are my images boring? Why does my friend take the same picture as I do and her picture looks better? Bring your camera to class and learn how to make a great image rather than simply take a photograph. We will focus on what constitutes a great image and how to think about composition, lighting and subject matter. We will compare and contrast work by contemporary artists in order to understand how to develop our own unique statements as photographers.
Bring your digital camera or portable device with camera to this workshop.
How to Cast a Fly Rod - The first step to fly fishing
with Mary Ostrowski
Learn the fundamentals of casting on a one-to-one basis. Beginners to advanced casters will learn or improve the basic cast, roll cast, and mends. In addition, you will learn line management, casting in wind, hauling, and other useful tasks. Take advantage of a certified casting instructor to assist you with any casting problems. If you have an interest in being certified yourself, I can offer advice with that process.
This class will be held OUTDOORS on the Skowhegan High School premises.
- Bring a 4-7 wt. fly rod with a floating line. Instructor will provide leader with practice fly.
- DRESS FOR OUTDOOR PRACTICE.
- Dates of class can be flexible if weather conditions prevent a class.
with Arend Thibodeau
In this workshop, we will explore aperture, shutter speed and ISO and understand why they are so crucial in creating stunning images. Manual settings on a camera can unleash a new and exciting world of creativity and can help you in creating memorable art and unique photographic statements. Learn how to take photography to a new level and leave behind the program or auto mode on your camera.
Elder Law – The Basics
with John E. Nale ESQ
This two hour workshop will help participants better understand the complexities of retirement planning, advance directives, guardianship/conservator ships, second marriage family planning and of a loved one, long-term care and estate planning. Attorney John Nale, Esq. will be available after class to answer any questions you may have as you ponder the road maps of elder care laws.
with Courtney Cowan
Whether you are newly eligible for Medicare or have been enrolled for years, this class has something for everyone. This class will help you gain information on how to obtain Medicare, when you are eligible, and many other important topics. We will also discuss supplemental insurance that can be purchased to compliment original Medicare. There are many different products and carriers available therefore it is so important to become educated about the various options.
Medicare has an annual open enrollment period each and every year from October 15 to December 7, which gives you the options to change your policy if appropriate.
Anyone with questions about Medicare will find this class helpful.