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Christy Gavitt is currently a global health consultant. During a six-month period in 1998 and 1999, the presenter was employed by a consortium of five US NGOs. She conducted project assessments and monitored the distribution of US food commodities through 152 food-for-work projects throughout North Korea targeting flood-damaged public works projects. This job entailed repeated contact with as many as 300 North Korean senior officials. She will discuss her experiences during the North Korean consultancy and lessons learned.
No required texts. Recommended texts are:
1)'Kim Il-Song's North Korea" by Helen Louise Hunter
2) "North Korea Through the Looking Glass" by Kongdan Oh and Ralph C. Hassig
Acrylic pour is all the rage on social media! Students will explore working with acrylic paint and canvas, experimenting with colors and creation of various textural effects. A little color theory instruction will be thrown in to help students choose color combinations that will help highlight their designs. Abstraction is the key in this class.
If you've ever wanted to try this, now's your chance. You'll leave this class knowing a new art process and at least one finished abstract piece of art.
Sandi Cirillo has been a teacher at Senior College for over 9 years, teaching various courses in art history, drawing and fiber. She teaches classes all over the Northeast, working with various arts organizations, businesses and artist in residence programs. She is currently represented by Local Color Gallery in Belfast, Maine and has her studio in Searsport.
A summer workshop to learn about Monarch butterfly life cycle and anatomy, the interaction between butterfly and milkweeds of Maine through lecture, art and field exploration. In this half-day workshop we will review the life cycle of a Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus), populations status, migration and related research including citizen science opportunities. We will also talk about the four native varieties of milkweed in Maine. The second half of the session will include observing, sketching and investigating milkweed nearby.
Handouts will be provided. Bring a journal/sketch pad and drawing tools of your choice. A stool will be useful while doing field work. Hat, sunscreen, repellant - be comfortable while outside.
Instructor: Cyrene Slegona has been engaged with Monarchs since she was a young girl in Lincolnville. As a classroom teacher she integrated work with them in grades 1 through 7. Since retirement she continues to work with citizen science projects as a Maine Master Naturalist as well as rearing, tagging and releasing Monarchs each summer. She gives presentations and workshops concerning Monarchs as an indicator species for the environment and the significance of milkweed as an essential plant for many pollinators and insects. She is a graduate of the University of Maine with a Master's degree in Education.
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