NEWBURYPORT — The following Newburyport Adult and Community Education classes are scheduled for this summer:
Boating Safety — U.S. Coast Guard Certified. Joseph Amore, public education officer, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, is offering a class for boating enthusiasts ages 16-plus. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary safe boating certificate that is recognized by all states that require safe boating education prior to operation of a vessel. Boat owners/captains/crew need to understand the boating rules as well as safety requirements including understanding safety equipment. Four, 2-hour sessions: Mondays 6:30-8:30 p.m. Begins July 8/Cost $100. Class to be held at the Newburyport Public Library
Botanical Drawing — Professional artist/illustrator Elizabeth Rush will run this class designed as a pleasurable venture into drawing botanical subjects for adults with varying skill levels. The course will include exploring botanical art past and present, drawing demonstrations and identifying the basics of flower/plant anatomy. Participants should bring the following materials: A range of drawing pencils from soft to hard: 4H, HB, 6B, two erasers: one kneaded, one white vinyl, 11-by-14-inch sketch pad. Optional materials include colored pencils, pen and ink, fine line markers. Four, 2-hour sessions: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Begins July 16. Cost $125. Location: TBA
En Plein Air Workshop — Join artist Susan Spellman for a morning of painting on the Newburyport waterfront. Susan will discuss the process of tackling the visual overload of painting outside “en plein air.” An initial oil painting demo will be followed by instruction geared to help you complete a painting in one session. Meet in front of the Black Cow Restaurant. Instructor will provide a materials list upon registration. One, 3-hour session: Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon. July 21. Cost $75. Class limit: 8.
Fun French at the Grog — Anne Frederique McCoy offers this class for those who want to have fun with the language, but may be less eager to learn all the mechanics. The class is designed for students with some knowledge of French, and would be helpful for people planning a trip to France. If this sounds like fun to you, this will be your own alliance Française! Parlez for the pure pleasure of it. Purchase and bring to the first class the book entitled “Communicating in French, Novice/Elementary Level” by Conrad J. Schmitt, Ed. Schaum’s Foreign Language Series. Four, 2-hour sessions: Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. Begins: July 18. Class meets at the Grog, 11 Middle St., Newburyport. Cost: $125. Class limit: 10.