On March 16, 2020, our learning centers were closed and all Enrichment classes have been postponed until further notice, out of an abundance of caution due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our Enrichment program likely won’t be running again until Fall, 2020. Our Enrichment classes provide skill building, artistic expression, socialization and an overall better quality of life for our students and community. While our programming is on pause, we’ve compiled a variety of online resources to help you continue to grow your potential. Though the world feels very isolating right now, WE ARE STILL HERE! Please reach out to us with any questions, comments or concerns. And please check back often as we are frequently adding new material.
Arts & Crafts
Kevin Oil Painting – Free acrylic and oil painting tutorials on Youtube with artist, Kevin Hill. Recommended by PVAEC drawing and painting instructor, Suzette East.
Health & Wellness
Pandora’s Products – Alicia Randolph Lucchesi has been teaching live health and wellness classes with PVAEC for several years. Alicia’s mission is to educate people about living more holistically and in-tune with nature. Her website provides her book, “Transformation 101”, online courses, her organic skincare line, and many other tips and tricks for living well.
Home & Garden
Ripley Farm – Riply Farm is an organic family farm located in Dover Foxcroft, Maine. They offer seasonal CSA’s as well vegetable cooking/prep classes. Their website has lots of free recipes and tips/tricks. The Ripley family has offered cooking classes with PVAEC in the past and they have also offered classes and workshops on their farm.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension – The University of Maine Cooperative Extension has offered a multitude of farm and gardening classes with PVAEC. Their website has a variety of helpful resources.
MOFGA – Every spring, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association holds a “Grow Your Organic Garden” class with PVAEC. Unfortunately the class was cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but their website has lots of resources to help you.
Nikon Tutorials: Bird in Flight Crash Course
Cynthia Lin Music – Free Youtube tutorials for beginner to advanced ukulele students. Free printable PDF chord charts included with most tutorials. Highly recommended by PVAEC ukulele instructor, Sue Abel and her past students.
How are ukuleles made? – Eddie Vedder’s “Sleeping by Myself” music video from his album, Ukulele songs features how ukuleles are made! Suggested by PVAEC Administrative Assitant, novice ukulele student and massive Vedder fan, Hilda Roberts