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Lifelong Learning

2023 Wintermission Lifelong Learning Registration is ongoing! 


INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR with Jeanne Brouillette on Mondays 9:00 - 11:00 am (6 Sessions)
Jan 30, Feb 6, 13, (no class Feb 20), 27, Mar 6 & 13

Six week introductory course to painting with watercolor. Watercolor is a fun and relaxing medium.  Jeanne Brouillette will introduce you to the watercolor materials and painting techniques using step by step lessons. All materials provided. Limit 15. Cost $60 (includes $32 per person for materials)


THE NEW YORKER CONVERSATIONS with Michael Bradley on Mondays 1:00 - 2:30 pm (6 sessions)
Jan 30, Feb 6, 13 (no class Feb 20), 27, Mar 6 & 13

Explore issues in today’s world using articles from The New Yorker magazine. Three articles chosen by the facilitator will be discussed in each class. Participants will have one week to read the articles.  Access to The New Yorker is the only prerequisite – you can get it online or contact your local library. Bring your opinions and an open mind. Limit 15. Cost $30


GREAT DECISIONS with Rich Hansen on Mondays from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (5 Sessions)
Feb 27, Mar 6, 13, 20 & 27

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs with balanced, nonpartisan programs and publications from the Foreign Policy Association. Limit 10. Cost $30 (includes required booklet)


BALLROOM BASICS with Casey of Fred Astaire Dance Studio on Tuesdays 9:00 – 9:45 am (6 sessions)
Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar 7 & 14

Two left feet?  We can make one right in this six-week introduction to the essentials of partner dance.  Learn a little foxtrot, waltz, rumba, and swing in this fun series.  Devoted to helping anyone and everyone get more comfortable on the social dance floor. No partner is needed, get ready to dance! Limit 20.  Cost $40 


INTRODUCTION TO PILATES with Leanne O’Brien on Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:00 pm (4 Sessions)
Feb 1, 8, 22 & Mar 1

Pilates is a form of exercise which concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on core strength. This helps to improve general fitness and overall well-being. Pilates concentrates on posture, balance, strength and flexibility. Lots of modifications can be done to make this a great class for all fitness levels. Certified Pilate’s instructor Leanne O’Brien will introduce you to this full body workout making it a fun class for all fitness levels.  It will utilize a variety of equipment including mats, chairs, light weights, bands and small balls.  These are paired with soft gentle music and ending with a rewarding stretch leaving you feeling great! Limit 15. Cost $25


FIRESIDE FAIRYTALE AND THE AUTHORS BEHIND THEM with Beth Cameron-Kilbridge on Wednesdays 2:00 - 3:00 pm (4 Sessions)
February 8, 15, 22 & Mar 1

Come for the warmth of tales told by a cozy fire in the winter, when storytellers of old would relate the tales of long ago and far away.  Listen to the stories themselves and tales of the authors who wrote down their local oral traditions and folktales.  Their books printed out the tales, previously only passed on by word of mouth and memory, made universal over the many centuries that followed to the present day.  Join Beth Cameron-Kilbridge, a traditional seanchai (storyteller), as she takes you into the realm of myth and magic and stories from a far distant past.  The authors will include Charles Perrault, The Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and William Butler Yeats. Limit 15. Cost $30


ACTING WORKSHOP with Sheila Kelleher on Thursdays 12:30 – 2:00 pm (6 sessions)
Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 2 & 9

Acting Workshop is a 90-minute class that teaches the basics of acting by building on the foundations of breath, voice, physicality, building characters/relationships, script analysis and scene work. The course will include:
Breath – Without proper breath support even the best actor will not be heard!
Voice – The voice is a tool unto itself with much versatility. By varying pitch, volume and speed, the voice can convey a wide range of emotion. Enunciation, diction, vocal projection.
Physicality – How we carry ourselves vs how others might move. Trying on other ways to move, exploring how changing our physical movements changes our behavior.
Finding/Building a character – finding intention and motivation in our actions.
Script Analysis – how to look for character clues in a script
Scene work – working with a partner to create a truthful interaction that tells a story
Taught in a safe, supportive environment of peers, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to improve many life skills - presence, confidence, public speaking, teamwork, movement, personal interactions, and it’s tons of fun! Taught by Sheila Kelleher who has 20 years of performing experience. At the conclusion of the course, on March 9 at 2pmthere will be a performance showcase to invite your friends and family and the Marshfield COA community to view. Limit 15. Cost $40


INTRODUCTION TO CHESS with Dave Wheeler on Fridays 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (4 sessions)
Feb 3, 10, 17, 24

Learn and Play Chess.  Did you know that playing chess can improve your mood and help prevent dementia? It’s also a great way to have fun. Come join Dave from Therapy Gardens and learn the basics or refresh your knowledge in a fun, upbeat environment.  Learn opening and middle game strategies, improve your tactics, and, of course, play some chess! We will also demonstrate how to play and research chess online and offer several book recommendations for you to use at home. This is a great opportunity to socialize, keep your brain active, and smite your enemies! All levels of player are welcome from newbie to advance. Minimum of 8. Cost $30


INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE HEALING ARTS with SIFU Mike Showstack on Fridays (4 sessions)
Feb 3, 10, 17 & 24 

A novel approach to the health benefits using the methods of the Shaolin Temple to increase stamina and harmony of the mind and body. Sifu Mike Showstack will lead this program which will include energy work, QiGong, the most fundamental tool in Chinese traditional medicine, as well as a moderate aerobic warm-up of 15-20 minutes followed by an introduction to the Temple’s approach to martial arts. Come and participate in this introductory course for health, peace, balance, posture and circulation. Limit 15. Cost $25