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with Mary Jane Beardsley
You will be taught to use Zoom’s whiteboard to draw clues to a word (for example: daisy). You do NOT have to be an expert at drawing to enjoy this guessing game.
Mary Jane is a retired librarian with a habit of doodling.
Lives Worth Living: Happiness and Meaning in Later Life (zoom)
with Jean Potuchek Bill Frayer
This six-week class hybrid class (both on Zoom and in-person) will explore factors which help us find satisfaction and meaning as we age. We will examine what research reveals about aging and happiness, identify some common barriers to happiness, explore possible resources for finding richness and meaning in later life, look at the role of sorrow and loss, and consider the challenges and opportunities of living alone. Participants will have opportunities to share their personal ideas and experiences and explore common themes.
Jean Potuchek holds a PhD in Sociology from Brown University and, before her retirement, spent 25 years as an award-winning teacher of sociology and women’s studies at Gettysburg College.
Bill Frayer has a BA in English from Brown and a MS in Adult Education from USM. He taught at CMCC for 31 years where he chaired the Humanities Dept.
Reading the Pictures: The Art of Children’s Books
with Judy Hierstein
In this online art course we will examine the wonderful world of children’s book illustrations, and the variety of mediums and techniques artists/illustrators have used to bring authors’ words to life, sometimes replacing words entirely! We will touch on steps involved in creating a children’s book. Each week there will be an optional assignment experimenting with the techniques used by the artists.
Judy has loved children's books all her adult life. She has used them as teaching aids in her art classrooms, she has illustrated some herself, and has spent many delightful hours sharing them with others.