BEVERLY RECREATION DEPARTMENT

CREATIVE ARTS

CREATING GREAT PHOTOGRAPHS WITH YOUR iPHONE

Instructor: Thom Adorney. Most of us are carrying an incredibly versatile camera in our pockets, but don’t know how to get the most out of it. This class will start by teaching you secrets for triggering the shutter, taking sharp photos, and adjusting the exposure. You’ll learn how to compose dynamic images and how to edit your photos on your iPhone. Have fun using slo-mo, time-lapse, and live burst mode. We’ll then use apps like Snapseed and Prisma to create stunning works of art. Finally, learn the best way to share your photos with your family, friends, and the world.

A $5.00 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. Please bring a notebook, pen, and your iPhone 5 or newer.

Two Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00PM. Runs on March 25 & April 1 at the Beverly Senior Center. $50.


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HOW TO TAME YOUR CAMERA... AND TEACH IT TO DO TRICKS

Instructor: Thom Adorney. This innovative, hands-on class is designed to help you move beyond taking snapshots and learn how to create vivid images. Every camera made today - compact, mobile phone, or a DSLR with all the bells and whistles - can take stunning photos. You just have to know how your camera sees and thinks. When you understand a few basics, you can create images you’ll love.

Also learn how to process your images using photo-editing software on your computer or mobile device to enhance the photograph and create different versions. Each session provides instruction, hand outs, and opportunities to share photos and engage in friendly critique. Limited to 10 students.

A $5.00 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. Please bring your compact or DSLR camera, a notebook, and a pen.

Four Mondays, 7:00-9:00PM. Runs on 4/13, 4/27, 5/4 & 5/11 (no class 4/20) at the Beverly Senior Center. $95.


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CREATING WITH ALCOHOL INKS

Instructor: Margaurita Spear. Alcohol inks are solid-based dyes that work best on non-porous surfaces like coated paper, glass or glazed ceramics (like tiles). The unpredictability of using inks on these types of surfaces can be exciting and there are techniques that can be used to manipulate the inks into abstract designs that occasionally result in hidden images, like finding shapes in clouds. The finished tiles can be used for decorative display or even functional coasters.

A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the class.

One Monday, 7:00-9:00PM. Runs on May 4 at the Beverly Senior Center. $27.


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STRING JAMS

Instructor: Accel. School of Music. Keep playing music in a relaxed, positive setting! String Jams is a jam session for adults at any playing level to come together and play. Guitars, bass guitars, ukuleles, mandolins, and any other string instruments are welcome. An experienced musician will help direct the jam session to provide a cohesive unity of playing together. Styles of music will vary depending on group dynamics. If you’re looking for an outlet to continue and better your playing for playing’s sake, come join us! Coffee House style performances will be available to participate in. Class size is limited.

Twelve Thursdays, 7:15-8:15PM. Runs on 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21 & 5/28 (no class 4/9) at the Accel. School of Music on 95 Lynn Street in Peabody. $300.


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BEGINNER PAPER QUILLING

Instructor: Margaurita Spear. The art of quilling, or the shaping of paper strips into coils, dates back hundreds of years. It is a relaxing pastime that can be easily started, stopped, and resumed whenever you feel the need to slow down. The materials and tools are easy to obtain and require only a bit of practice to gain confidence. The elegant and beautiful designs can be applied to handcrafted stationery, gift tags, and other items. With practice complex designs can become genuine works of art.

A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class and covers all basic materials to experiment with techniques in class and at home. Get more info at: margauritaspear.blogspot.com.

Three Mondays, 7:00-9:00PM. Runs on 3/16, 3/23 & 3/30 at the Beverly Senior Center. $52.


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BEGINNER NEEDLE FELTING

Instructor: Margaurita Spear. Embrace the creative potential of wool! Needle felting involves working with wool roving to create two-dimensional as well as three-dimensional crafts and artworks. Through hands-on experience participants will acquire the skills needed to follow a pattern, design a project free-style, embellish clothing, and create impressive homemade gifts.

A $30 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class and covers all basic materials to make several projects. Get more info at: margauritaspear.blogspot.com.

Three Mondays, 7:00-9:00PM. Runs on 4/6, 4/13 & 4/27 (no class 4/20) at the Beverly Senior Center. $52.


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CALLIGRAPHY GREETING CARD WORKSHOP

Instructor: Dianne Gagnon. Now that you know a calligraphy alphabet or two, let’s explore what you can create with it! Class projects will be focused on creating beautiful, personalized greeting cards.

A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at class. Please bring calligraphy markers/pens, tracing paper, a pencil, and a ruler.

Two Mondays, 7:00-9:00PM. Runs on April 6 & 13 at the Beverly Senior Center. $35.


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BEGINNER CALLIGRAPHY

Instructor: Dianne Gagnon. Address your envelopes with style! Add your personal touch to gifts, crafts, and art. Beginner Calligraphy is a hands-on, relaxing, and mindful skill or hobby. We will learn letter by letter, the Italic alphabet. Using calligraphy markers or brush pens, this beginner alphabet quickly develops into classic Chancery Cursive or Modern Freehand style.

Please bring a pad of tracing paper that is 8½” x 12” or larger, felt tip calligraphy pens (medium or 2.0 elegant writer), and brush pens (medium point).

Four Mondays, 7:00-9:00PM. Runs on 2/24, 3/2, 3/9 & 3/16 at the Beverly Senior Center. $55.


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CALLIGRAPHY 2

Instructor: Dianne Gagnon. Now that you’ve gained confidence with the Chancery Cursive alphabet and your tools, let’s learn the Foundational Hand! Open to all levels, this is a two-week course that’s faster paced, but will remain relaxed and fun.

Please bring a pad of tracing paper that is 8½” x 12” or larger, felt tip calligraphy pens (medium or 2.0 elegant writer), and brush pens (medium point).

Two Mondays, 7:00-9:00PM. Runs on March 23 & 30 at the Beverly Senior Center. $35.


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A.M. OIL & WATERCOLOR PAINTING CLASSES WITH NATALIE BACHELLER

Natalie Bacheller is a graduate of the Mass. College of Art. She has studied wirh Betty Lou Schlemm, Roger Curtis, and many other well-known artists. She is respected as a professional artist and instructor with more than 35 years’ experience.

Monday OIL Class:
Winter Session: January 20 - March 23 (snow days 3/30 & 4/6)

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Thursday WATERCOLOR Class:
Winter Session: January 23 - March 26 (snow days 4/2 & 4/9)

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GETTING PAID TO TALK: MAKING MONEY WITH YOUR VOICE

Instructor: Voice Coaches. From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials, and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice overs. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area! We’ll discuss industry pros and cons and play samples from working voice professionals. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of our teacher. This class is lots of fun, realistic, and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice over field. For more info visit voicecoaches.com/gptt.

One Wednesday, 6:30-9:00PM. Runs on March 4 at the Beverly Senior Center. $26.


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