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Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education



Arts and Crafts

KNITTING WITH THE “KNOTTY KNITTERS”

Free

with Sue Moulton

Calendar Jan 4, 2024 at 12:30 pm, runs for 13 weeks

The “Knotty Knitters” is a group of fiber enthusiasts with skill levels ranging from beginner to advanced. The members would like to invite new individuals to join. If you’re a novice, instructional support can be arranged. If you’re a pro, this is an opportunity to pass along your knowledge. This group meets year-round except for major holidays. Ongoing. Join anytime!

 

BONNEY KNITTING AND CROCHETING GROUP

Free
Calendar Jan 8, 2024 at 11 am, runs for 11 weeks

The Knitting and Crocheting Group at Bonney Memorial Library is back! Meet at the library on Mondays to work on new projects and learn from other members! For more information, call 625-8083.

UKULELE FOR BEGINNERS, SECTION II

$79

with Duncan Perry

Calendar Feb 27, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This is your chance to learn to play this amazingly versatile instrument. You’ll need an ukulele, some curiosity, a love of music, and time to practice. Join our stress-free program for plenty of fun and learning. You won’t want to stop once you have mastered the fundamentals. The nicest part is that you don’t have to read music! Sign up, tune up, and show up to start your musical adventure now! Registration closes at noon on 2/22. Buying a ukulele? Duncan can provide you with brand, price, style, and size recommendations as well as local stores where you can purchase an excellent beginner’s ukulele. Contact us and we’ll have him reach out to you! Required: Five days before the commencement of the program, important documents will be sent to the email address you provided at registration. Before attending the first session, please read this email carefully. Pre-registration is required for access to online link.

Duncan Perry is a popular ukulele performer and teacher. He believes studying an instrument makes the brain sharper, helps reduce stress and brings joy to the uke players and audiences. He has taught the powerful ukulele to almost 700 individuals!

PHOTOGRAPHY: MAKE YOUR BEST SHOT AN INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

$20

with Mike Leonard

Calendar Mar 19, 2024 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

In this one-night class participants will learn the basics of digital photography to include what you should have read in your owner’s manual but didn’t! Topics covered include camera settings, understanding exposure and white balance, and tips for making your best shots of various subjects.  It’s a perfect session to attend BEFORE going on a vacation so that you can take home your best shots. Pre-registration is required to receive online link.

 

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PHOTOGRAPHY: AFTER DARK

$20

with Mike Leonard

Calendar Mar 20, 2024 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

In this one-night class, we will explore all the things you need to know to take successful images after the sun sets and before the sun rises. This session reviews exposure, how to shoot images in the dark - including the Milky Way and Aurora - and how to capture your best photo under just moonlight. We will review equipment helpful for nighttime photography, including, but far from limited to, using a cell phone. Pre-registration is required to receive online link.

Mike Leonard has been taking pictures for more than 40 years, and among his favorite subjects to shoot are nighttime scenes including lightning and the Aurora, and in the daytime, he likes shooting landscapes, seascapes, lighthouses, and more. His work is frequently featured on the covers of The Notes publication in Yarmouth, Maine, in the Maine Activities Guide,  and on the local CBS affiliate in weathercasts. His work has also been featured in books, magazines, annual reports, brochures, textbooks, and nationally on the Weather Channel. Check out his site at phototourismbymike.com

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INSTANT PIANO FOR HOPELESSLY BUSY PEOPLE

$65

with Craig Coffman

Calendar Mar 25, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

From the comfort of your own home, play the piano like a professional by using chords. The course includes an online book, online follow-up video lessons, optional periodic online Q&A sessions, and a recording of the class - enough materials to continue your practice and study on your own! Learn to form the three basic types of chords, handle a variety of keys and time signatures, avoid counting, and simplify more than 12,000 complex chords. The course is part lecture/demonstration and part hands-on instruction. Please have access to a computer, tablet, or phone, a piano or keyboard, and a steady internet connection during class. Registration closes at noon on 3/18. Pre-registration is required for access to online link.

 

Craig Coffman, an experienced piano and guitar instructor, professional pianist, and music director, has 30+ years of experience teaching piano privately. His piano and guitar seminars have been attended by 30,000+ students throughout the US over the last 27 years.

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