Chesapeake College March Community Programs

GET YOUR PRESS RELEASES PUBLISHED!
Press releases are one of the most powerful ways to get publicity for your organization or event – and it is FREE!  But why do editors choose one release over another? Learn the structure of a good release (one that will get published) from an experienced local community newspaper editor and writer. Topics include the use of quotations, the integrated pyramid, and writing with clarity. Non-profit organizations and businesses will benefit from this insider’s view. Course fee is $39.  Classes held at the Wye Mills campus, Wednesday- 3/3-3/10/10, 6:30 – 8 pm.   For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

SOLAR THERMAL: SYSTEM DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE
Explore the various types of solar electric cells and how they are different from solar thermal devices. Review how each system works, types of mounting systems, array orientation vs. performance, and installation options.  A hands-on segment of the course will cover sample system designs with calculations to predict performance and pay back periods.  This course is a MUST for anyone considering an alternative power source for their home or anyone curious about the new green technology.  Course fee is $39.  Classes held at the Wye Mills campus, Wednesday – 3/3 – 3/17/10, 6:30 – 8:15 pm.   For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

LEARN TO IRISH DANCE
Do you love Irish music?  Have you seen Riverdance or Lord of the Dance and wanted to try Irish dance yourself?  Come learn the basics of Irish step dancing such as the “1-2-3”, the “7” and the Ceili swing.  Students of all ages and dance backgrounds are welcome!  No prior dance experience is necessary.  No special materials or equipment needed. Course fee is $55.  Classes held at the Wye Mills campus, Thursdays 3/4 – 3/25/10 – 6-8 pm.   For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

CATCHING STRIPED BASS
Discover the secrets of finding and catching striped bass (rockfish) on the Chesapeake Bay!   Learn a variety of techniques including trolling, chumming, and light tackle.  Ever wonder which equipment is best or where to fish in which season?  Join Captain Richie Gaines, one of the top light tackles guides on the Bay, for this one-day seminar to explore these topics and more.  Gaines is a former Maryland Sport Fishing Advisory Commissioner and has been featured in several national fishing magazines and television shows.  Beginning and experienced anglers are encouraged to attend.  Course fee is $52.  Classes held on the Wye Mills campus, Saturday, 3/13/10.   For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

WHIRLING WOODCOCKS
Get a glimpse into the world of the elusive woodcock as they establish their “singing grounds”.  At dusk, this mythical bird spirals into the sky, his wings trilling as he ascends.  As he descends back to earth, he warbles, zigzags, and creates an amazing aerial display for all to enjoy.  Pickering Creek’s warm season grass meadows are the ideal habitat for this annual late winter event.  Students should dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Course fee is $15.  Classes held at Pickering Creek, Monday, 3/15/10, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

SPANISH I
This course is designed to be a continuation of CEX 215, Spanish for Beginners, but is open to anyone with basic Spanish skills. Coursework will focus on strengthening the four basic skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening.  Culture, literature and geography will be integrated into the coursework for a well-rounded understanding of the language and communities.  Course fee is $174.  Classes held on the Wye Mills campus, Wednesday, 3/17 – 5/5/10.   For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

KNITTING
Bring your knitting and join us for instruction for knitters at any level. If you are working on a project, bring it with you. If you are just getting started, the instructor will provide materials and ideas.  Course fee is $46.  Classes held at the Easton High School, Monday, 3/22 – 4/2610.   For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

ADVANCED KNITTING TECHNIQUES
Knitters, fine tune your skills with exciting new techniques.  Each night will feature a hands-on demonstration and sample projects for students to see and practice with.  Course fee is $46.  Classes held in St. Michaels, Wednesday- 3/22 – 5/10/10, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.   For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

ALTERNATIVE PROCESS
Rediscover the creative possibilities of photography! Step outside of the digital age by going back to the 19th Century to create evocative images using historical photographic techniques.  Learn to produce dreamlike images with a pinhole camera. Explore the craftsmanship of alternative process by working with liquid emulsion and cyanotype.  Previous darkroom or advanced photography knowledge is not required.  Course fee is $158.  Classes held at the Academy of the Arts, Wednesday 3/31 – 4/28/10, 6-9 pm.   For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

QUICK SKETCH DESIGN AND PAINTING
Discover your personal style of artistic expression.  Explore traditional and experimental approaches to art.  Instruction in the beginning of the course covers quick sketch and design fundamentals, brushwork, and palette knife and color palette.  Students will learn how to plan and develop a painting from the conception of an idea to the completion of an artwork. All levels of artists will benefit from the art essentials.  Instructor has over 30 years of experience as an international career artist.  Course fee is $175.  Classes held at the Oxford Community Center, Wednesday, 3/31 – 5/19/10, 9-11 am.   For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

April Community Programs:

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II
This class is a follow-up to the Digital Photography I class offered earlier this semester. However it does not require students to have taken the prior class if you are confident of the subject matter listed in the Digital Photography I.   In this class, we will spend more of time on shooting assignments and discussions of the student’s results. Topics will include: composition, subject matter choice, and the variety of light qualities, and indoor vs. outdoors shooting. Experimentation will be encouraged.  Some amount of related technical discussions will be included (computer image enhancement, output options, printer/paper/ink choice, use of the flash). Students will need a digital camera and its manual for referencing features and functions. Course fee is $108.  Classes held on the Wye Mills campus, Thursday, 4/8 – 5/13/10, 6-8:30 pm.   For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

WIND TURBINE GENERATORS
A wind turbine is a rotating machine which converts the kinetic energy in wind into mechanical energy.  This course will provide an overview of the wind turbine industry, focusing primarily on small commercial and residential applications.  Explore the micro wind generators’ pros & cons, site issues, and performance prediction.  Course fee is $20.  Classes held on the Wye Mills campus, Wednesday, 4/21-4/28/10, 7-8:30 pm.   For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

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