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Tuesday February 7, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    PVSC 2023 Winter Zoom Course: "Experimenting with Collage" with Kal Elmore - 2023 Winter Zoom course: Experimenting with Collage
Kal Elmore is returning to teach her excellent 5-week Collage course on Zoom---Tuesdays from 10:00-12:00 January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21Class is limited to 10 participants.                                                                                                    Simple materials become complex images and simple images cancommunicate big ideas! A collage is an artwork created from a combination orcollection of things. Usually 2-dimensional, the "collaged" items are secured to a stiff backing material. Participants in this class will learn a few basic techniques and will explore collage options based on some project themes. Warning: collage can be addictive! Once you get started, it’s so hard to stop. Making art can be so much fun!If you have taken this class before you are welcome to join in and continue toexperiment with collage techniques. Please try to gather materials for the first class. Kal will talk more about materials and processes when class meets.Materials:     papers, magazines, photos, and picture books that can be cut up     a few large glue sticks - UHU brand or other good quality brand     acrylic matte medium or Elmer’s glue or PVA glue     1/2” and 1” bristle brushes for gluing     water container for brush cleaning     small sharp scissors     exacto knife     cutting mat (self-healing mat) - 9”x12” or so     12” metal ruler     waxed paper     several 9x12” manilla envelopes or plastic zip lock     bags to store cut images     mat board or cardboard pieces for backing support - (9”x12” or smaller)     some nice papers     markers  The Zoom link will be emailed two days prior to the first class, and a reminder email on the morning of each class. Classes will be recorded.
 
Thursday February 9, 2023
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    PVSC 2023 Winter Zoom course: "LIFE JACKET" with Ardis Mayo - 2023 Winter Zoom course: "LIFE JACKET"
This course examines not only the problems short term or long term that arise with caregiving, but more importantly helps you identify the strengths you already possess to get through some stormy times. The course is not limited to people who may currently be caregivers but also people who have been caregivers for children and parents in the past and want to explore the experience further.While the book is written for caregivers of someone with dementia, the content can be applied to any of life's great challenges. A parent of a child with various special needs, particularly as that child becomes an adult would also benefit from this course. Class will be reading sections of an unpublished book by Ardis Mayo, responding to the questions it raises, and sharing  insights with others in the class on a weekly basis.  Though you may still be at sea at the end of 6 weeks, you will have resources that will keep you from feeling as if you are drowning—thus the “Life Jacket” title.
 
Friday February 10, 2023
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    PVSC 2023 Winter Zoom Course: "Is This a Private Fight?": Irish Writers in a Postcolonial World with Kay Retzlaff - 2023 Winter Zoom course: "Is This a Private Fight?": Irish Writers in a Postcolonial World
 We welcome back Kay Retzlaff  to teach another of her thought-provoking literature courses for PVSC on Zoom. Fridays from 1:30-3:30 PM January 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3 Class is limited to 23 participants.Registration for members of other MSCN colleges can be done by phone or email. Call 207-659-1359 or email pvscmaine@gmail.com                                                            The island of Ireland has produced two Nobel-prize-winning poetsand short story writers galore renowned the world over. We will read some representative works of William Butler YeatsRoddy Doyle, Claire Keegan, Melatu Uche Okori, Paula Meehan, and Seamus Heaney, put these folks into their historical context, and have some great discussions about the wry world the Irish find us in.Kay has talked with the UMA-Bangor librarians about what she can provide from printed works; and she will scan in some stories, provide URLs for others. Members should not have to purchase anything. The Zoom link will be emailed two days prior to the first class, and a reminder email on the morning of each class. Classes will be recorded. 
 
Tuesday February 14, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    PVSC 2023 Winter Zoom Course: "Experimenting with Collage" with Kal Elmore - 2023 Winter Zoom course: Experimenting with Collage
Kal Elmore is returning to teach her excellent 5-week Collage course on Zoom---Tuesdays from 10:00-12:00 January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21Class is limited to 10 participants.                                                                                                    Simple materials become complex images and simple images cancommunicate big ideas! A collage is an artwork created from a combination orcollection of things. Usually 2-dimensional, the "collaged" items are secured to a stiff backing material. Participants in this class will learn a few basic techniques and will explore collage options based on some project themes. Warning: collage can be addictive! Once you get started, it’s so hard to stop. Making art can be so much fun!If you have taken this class before you are welcome to join in and continue toexperiment with collage techniques. Please try to gather materials for the first class. Kal will talk more about materials and processes when class meets.Materials:     papers, magazines, photos, and picture books that can be cut up     a few large glue sticks - UHU brand or other good quality brand     acrylic matte medium or Elmer’s glue or PVA glue     1/2” and 1” bristle brushes for gluing     water container for brush cleaning     small sharp scissors     exacto knife     cutting mat (self-healing mat) - 9”x12” or so     12” metal ruler     waxed paper     several 9x12” manilla envelopes or plastic zip lock     bags to store cut images     mat board or cardboard pieces for backing support - (9”x12” or smaller)     some nice papers     markers  The Zoom link will be emailed two days prior to the first class, and a reminder email on the morning of each class. Classes will be recorded.
 
Wednesday February 15, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM    PVSC 2023 Winter Zoom course: "Heterodox Economics (Modern Money Theory" with Mark Dempsey - 2023 Winter Zoom course: Heterodox Economics (Modern Money Theory)
Two colleges for one! This course, which was offered for PVSC in Fall of 2021, has returned as a collaboration of Penobscot Valley Senior College in Maine, with the Renaissance Society affiliated with the California State University, Sacramento. Heterodox economics and Modern Money Theory (MMT) predicted the Great Recession. Orthodox, economists from right (Mankiw) to left (Krugman) did not. MMT offers some surprising remedies to current social problems, providing seldom-heard solutions for National “Debt.” So, it’s not about business as usual. Participants will get about 60 pages of material (maximum 20 pages of reading per class, usually much less), for class discussion background. [Mark will send a link to the pdf of the reading on Dropbox)People who have taken the seminar and/or read the material have said “I’ll never look at the economy the same way again.”The Seminar is Zoom only and will be held as a simulcast with the Renaissance Society, a west coast Senior Educational College affiliated with the California State University, Sacramento. Each session will be recorded and emailed to students for later viewing.Wednesdays from 1:00-2:30 EST; 10:00-11:30 PST February 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22Registration for members of other MSCN colleges can be done by phone or email. Call 207-659-1359 or email pvscmaine@gmail.com The Zoom link will be emailed two days prior to the first class and a reminder on the morning of each following class. 
 
Thursday February 16, 2023
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    PVSC 2023 Winter Zoom course: "LIFE JACKET" with Ardis Mayo - 2023 Winter Zoom course: "LIFE JACKET"
This course examines not only the problems short term or long term that arise with caregiving, but more importantly helps you identify the strengths you already possess to get through some stormy times. The course is not limited to people who may currently be caregivers but also people who have been caregivers for children and parents in the past and want to explore the experience further.While the book is written for caregivers of someone with dementia, the content can be applied to any of life's great challenges. A parent of a child with various special needs, particularly as that child becomes an adult would also benefit from this course. Class will be reading sections of an unpublished book by Ardis Mayo, responding to the questions it raises, and sharing  insights with others in the class on a weekly basis.  Though you may still be at sea at the end of 6 weeks, you will have resources that will keep you from feeling as if you are drowning—thus the “Life Jacket” title.
 
Friday February 17, 2023
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    PVSC 2023 Winter Zoom Course: "Is This a Private Fight?": Irish Writers in a Postcolonial World with Kay Retzlaff - 2023 Winter Zoom course: "Is This a Private Fight?": Irish Writers in a Postcolonial World
 We welcome back Kay Retzlaff  to teach another of her thought-provoking literature courses for PVSC on Zoom. Fridays from 1:30-3:30 PM January 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3 Class is limited to 23 participants.Registration for members of other MSCN colleges can be done by phone or email. Call 207-659-1359 or email pvscmaine@gmail.com                                                            The island of Ireland has produced two Nobel-prize-winning poetsand short story writers galore renowned the world over. We will read some representative works of William Butler YeatsRoddy Doyle, Claire Keegan, Melatu Uche Okori, Paula Meehan, and Seamus Heaney, put these folks into their historical context, and have some great discussions about the wry world the Irish find us in.Kay has talked with the UMA-Bangor librarians about what she can provide from printed works; and she will scan in some stories, provide URLs for others. Members should not have to purchase anything. The Zoom link will be emailed two days prior to the first class, and a reminder email on the morning of each class. Classes will be recorded. 
 
Tuesday February 21, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    PVSC 2023 Winter Zoom Course: "Experimenting with Collage" with Kal Elmore - 2023 Winter Zoom course: Experimenting with Collage
Kal Elmore is returning to teach her excellent 5-week Collage course on Zoom---Tuesdays from 10:00-12:00 January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21Class is limited to 10 participants.                                                                                                    Simple materials become complex images and simple images cancommunicate big ideas! A collage is an artwork created from a combination orcollection of things. Usually 2-dimensional, the "collaged" items are secured to a stiff backing material. Participants in this class will learn a few basic techniques and will explore collage options based on some project themes. Warning: collage can be addictive! Once you get started, it’s so hard to stop. Making art can be so much fun!If you have taken this class before you are welcome to join in and continue toexperiment with collage techniques. Please try to gather materials for the first class. Kal will talk more about materials and processes when class meets.Materials:     papers, magazines, photos, and picture books that can be cut up     a few large glue sticks - UHU brand or other good quality brand     acrylic matte medium or Elmer’s glue or PVA glue     1/2” and 1” bristle brushes for gluing     water container for brush cleaning     small sharp scissors     exacto knife     cutting mat (self-healing mat) - 9”x12” or so     12” metal ruler     waxed paper     several 9x12” manilla envelopes or plastic zip lock     bags to store cut images     mat board or cardboard pieces for backing support - (9”x12” or smaller)     some nice papers     markers  The Zoom link will be emailed two days prior to the first class, and a reminder email on the morning of each class. Classes will be recorded.
 
Wednesday February 22, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM    PVSC 2023 Winter Zoom course: "Heterodox Economics (Modern Money Theory" with Mark Dempsey - 2023 Winter Zoom course: Heterodox Economics (Modern Money Theory)
Two colleges for one! This course, which was offered for PVSC in Fall of 2021, has returned as a collaboration of Penobscot Valley Senior College in Maine, with the Renaissance Society affiliated with the California State University, Sacramento. Heterodox economics and Modern Money Theory (MMT) predicted the Great Recession. Orthodox, economists from right (Mankiw) to left (Krugman) did not. MMT offers some surprising remedies to current social problems, providing seldom-heard solutions for National “Debt.” So, it’s not about business as usual. Participants will get about 60 pages of material (maximum 20 pages of reading per class, usually much less), for class discussion background. [Mark will send a link to the pdf of the reading on Dropbox)People who have taken the seminar and/or read the material have said “I’ll never look at the economy the same way again.”The Seminar is Zoom only and will be held as a simulcast with the Renaissance Society, a west coast Senior Educational College affiliated with the California State University, Sacramento. Each session will be recorded and emailed to students for later viewing.Wednesdays from 1:00-2:30 EST; 10:00-11:30 PST February 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22Registration for members of other MSCN colleges can be done by phone or email. Call 207-659-1359 or email pvscmaine@gmail.com The Zoom link will be emailed two days prior to the first class and a reminder on the morning of each following class. 
 
Thursday February 23, 2023
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    PVSC 2023 Winter Zoom course: "LIFE JACKET" with Ardis Mayo - 2023 Winter Zoom course: "LIFE JACKET"
This course examines not only the problems short term or long term that arise with caregiving, but more importantly helps you identify the strengths you already possess to get through some stormy times. The course is not limited to people who may currently be caregivers but also people who have been caregivers for children and parents in the past and want to explore the experience further.While the book is written for caregivers of someone with dementia, the content can be applied to any of life's great challenges. A parent of a child with various special needs, particularly as that child becomes an adult would also benefit from this course. Class will be reading sections of an unpublished book by Ardis Mayo, responding to the questions it raises, and sharing  insights with others in the class on a weekly basis.  Though you may still be at sea at the end of 6 weeks, you will have resources that will keep you from feeling as if you are drowning—thus the “Life Jacket” title.
 
Friday February 24, 2023
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    PVSC 2023 Winter Zoom Course: "Is This a Private Fight?": Irish Writers in a Postcolonial World with Kay Retzlaff - 2023 Winter Zoom course: "Is This a Private Fight?": Irish Writers in a Postcolonial World
 We welcome back Kay Retzlaff  to teach another of her thought-provoking literature courses for PVSC on Zoom. Fridays from 1:30-3:30 PM January 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3 Class is limited to 23 participants.Registration for members of other MSCN colleges can be done by phone or email. Call 207-659-1359 or email pvscmaine@gmail.com                                                            The island of Ireland has produced two Nobel-prize-winning poetsand short story writers galore renowned the world over. We will read some representative works of William Butler YeatsRoddy Doyle, Claire Keegan, Melatu Uche Okori, Paula Meehan, and Seamus Heaney, put these folks into their historical context, and have some great discussions about the wry world the Irish find us in.Kay has talked with the UMA-Bangor librarians about what she can provide from printed works; and she will scan in some stories, provide URLs for others. Members should not have to purchase anything. The Zoom link will be emailed two days prior to the first class, and a reminder email on the morning of each class. Classes will be recorded. 
 
Wednesday March 1, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM    PVSC 2023 Winter Zoom course: "Heterodox Economics (Modern Money Theory" with Mark Dempsey - 2023 Winter Zoom course: Heterodox Economics (Modern Money Theory)
Two colleges for one! This course, which was offered for PVSC in Fall of 2021, has returned as a collaboration of Penobscot Valley Senior College in Maine, with the Renaissance Society affiliated with the California State University, Sacramento. Heterodox economics and Modern Money Theory (MMT) predicted the Great Recession. Orthodox, economists from right (Mankiw) to left (Krugman) did not. MMT offers some surprising remedies to current social problems, providing seldom-heard solutions for National “Debt.” So, it’s not about business as usual. Participants will get about 60 pages of material (maximum 20 pages of reading per class, usually much less), for class discussion background. [Mark will send a link to the pdf of the reading on Dropbox)People who have taken the seminar and/or read the material have said “I’ll never look at the economy the same way again.”The Seminar is Zoom only and will be held as a simulcast with the Renaissance Society, a west coast Senior Educational College affiliated with the California State University, Sacramento. Each session will be recorded and emailed to students for later viewing.Wednesdays from 1:00-2:30 EST; 10:00-11:30 PST February 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22Registration for members of other MSCN colleges can be done by phone or email. Call 207-659-1359 or email pvscmaine@gmail.com The Zoom link will be emailed two days prior to the first class and a reminder on the morning of each following class. 
 
Thursday March 2, 2023
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    PVSC 2023 Winter Zoom course: "LIFE JACKET" with Ardis Mayo - 2023 Winter Zoom course: "LIFE JACKET"
This course examines not only the problems short term or long term that arise with caregiving, but more importantly helps you identify the strengths you already possess to get through some stormy times. The course is not limited to people who may currently be caregivers but also people who have been caregivers for children and parents in the past and want to explore the experience further.While the book is written for caregivers of someone with dementia, the content can be applied to any of life's great challenges. A parent of a child with various special needs, particularly as that child becomes an adult would also benefit from this course. Class will be reading sections of an unpublished book by Ardis Mayo, responding to the questions it raises, and sharing  insights with others in the class on a weekly basis.  Though you may still be at sea at the end of 6 weeks, you will have resources that will keep you from feeling as if you are drowning—thus the “Life Jacket” title.
 
Friday March 3, 2023
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    PVSC 2023 Winter Zoom Course: "Is This a Private Fight?": Irish Writers in a Postcolonial World with Kay Retzlaff - 2023 Winter Zoom course: "Is This a Private Fight?": Irish Writers in a Postcolonial World
 We welcome back Kay Retzlaff  to teach another of her thought-provoking literature courses for PVSC on Zoom. Fridays from 1:30-3:30 PM January 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3 Class is limited to 23 participants.Registration for members of other MSCN colleges can be done by phone or email. Call 207-659-1359 or email pvscmaine@gmail.com                                                            The island of Ireland has produced two Nobel-prize-winning poetsand short story writers galore renowned the world over. We will read some representative works of William Butler YeatsRoddy Doyle, Claire Keegan, Melatu Uche Okori, Paula Meehan, and Seamus Heaney, put these folks into their historical context, and have some great discussions about the wry world the Irish find us in.Kay has talked with the UMA-Bangor librarians about what she can provide from printed works; and she will scan in some stories, provide URLs for others. Members should not have to purchase anything. The Zoom link will be emailed two days prior to the first class, and a reminder email on the morning of each class. Classes will be recorded.