York County Senior College Spring Courses

York County Senior College is inviting women & men age 50+ to join them for the start of their spring semester on March 29. From the arts and literature to history, wellness, nature and beyond, York County Senior College has choices that fit a variety of interests.

YCSC’s teacher volunteers bring with them a wealth of education, knowledge & experience in their field of subject. Classes range from 3-8 weeks, and are $25.00 each with a current $25.00 registration fee.

Zoom Classes:

THE REST OF THE STORY- is a continuation of Fred Boyle’s “The Way We Were.” This class will cover the period in American History from the 1930’s through the Obama Presidency.

REMEMBERING THE 50’S with Lorraine Dutile-Masure who also brings many years of teaching with Senior College. This class is one part history, one part personal recollections, one part music of the decade. “Yakety Yak, don’t talk back.”

TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY- Mike Berkowitz will help us see both sides of the issues that trouble our society. The LEFT argues one way, the RIGHT another. Can we better understand the other perspective? We all know this can be difficult & Mike will play the devil’s advocate at times.

BRING A BOOK TO ZOOM- Arlene Jackson continues with her very popular book group with participants discussing the books from cover to cover. This experience will be academic & social in nature. The book list is on YCSC’s website.

INTRODUCTION TO ADDICTION- Jeff Goldsmith will provide a brief overview of the biological, psychological, and sociofamilial dimensions as they influence the development of addiction and the recovery process. This class was very well received last fall.

INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION- Jeff Goldsmith has been meditating 51 years as a Zen Buddhist & will provide his experience in your process. Jeff offered this during our Winter term and received positive feedback.

ADDICTIONS PART II- Jeff Goldsmith will focus in more depth on the disease of addiction, neurobiology of addiction, family dynamics of addiction and so much more. Jeff is board certified in addiction medicine & is a past president of the American Society of Addiction Medicine 2015-2017.

YIN YOGA- Join Andrea Gleason for a gentle ‘take it to the mat’ Yin Yoga practice. Slow yourself down, quiet your mind and get into your body. Andrea is certified by the Yoga Alliance as a 500 RYT, E-RYT and YACEP. She is also a Master Reiki Practitioner and USA Triathlon Coach, Level 1.

WRITING FROM MEMORY- John Forssen is a retired Adjunct UNE Professor in English Literature with a focus in writing. He is also a contributing writer for the Kennebunk Village Publication. John will guide participants to draw short stories from their memories. They don’t need to be autobiographical, yet should draw heavily from our experiences and our subsequent emotional responses.

MASTERPIECES OF AMERICAN ART HISTORY- Robert Dunn is an active artist, who has always had an interest in art history, the artists and their work and has taught numerous art history classes. He’ll explore the salient history of American Art from its beginnings in the colonial era up until World War I, including painters such as Copley, Stuart, Sargent, Cassatt, Homer and many others.

WHO HIRED YOU? Pamela Albee CCHT, CHI, will help us break down the influences, suggestibility, beliefs, and energy regarding how we hire ourselves to worry and fix others with the unintended consequences. Pam is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist & Certified Hypnotherapy Instructor & has written a few E-Books.

HOW LONG MUST WOMEN WAIT for FREEDOM and JUSTICE- Anne B. Gass will present a 3 week course that will be a continuation of suffrage history and the Equal Rights Amendment. Her Fall classes were very eye opening & interesting. 1.Voting Down the Rose. 2.We Demand. 3. “There’s Nothing Complicated about Ordinary Equality.” Anne is the author of “Voting Down the Rose” about her great-grandmother, and she continues in her activist traditions.

In-person classes:

BASIC DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY- Millet Day will take you OUTSIDE to help you learn basic camera settings including ISO, shutter speed, aperture and white balance. You are encouraged to bring a tripod if possible. This will be his third year teaching photography with YCSC, as well as teaching a class while working at IDEXX Labs.  You’ll go to Laudholm, Rachel Carson and other locations, including local beaches.

PLEIN AIR PAINTING- Pat Wood will take you OUTSIDE to bring an awareness of outside colors, atmosphere and composition by sketching with watercolor or acrylic paint. Pat is a former art instructor at Elan School, Thornton Academy, Art Director at Copley Square Advertising Agency.

Registration will be processed on line via Course Storm, using a credit or debit card. Course Storm is a Maine based software company located in Orono, and the site is very easy to navigate. All the information you need to register is on the Senior College website at yorkcountyseniorcollege.org. Call 207-282-4030 with any questions.