Robotics, Watercolor and Insurance - Varied Summer Workshops at the N.C. Center for Creative Retirement
Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:25am
The N.C. Center for Creative Retirement (NCCCR) offers three very different workshops this summer: "Textures and Special Effects in Watercolor," "Understanding Your Existing Long-Term Care Insurance Policy," and "Robots for Beginners – You CAN Do It!" All three workshops are open to the public and will meet at UNC Asheville's Reuter Center.
"Textures and Special Effects in Watercolor" will explore the integration of non-traditional materials and focus on methods that can be applied before, during and after the typical watercolor sequence. This three-day workshop is not for beginners; participants should bring basic watercolor supplies and come ready to experiment. Artist and teacher Jane Snyder, whose work is displayed at the Asheville Gallery of Art and the Woolworth Walk Gallery, will lead the workshop. It takes place from 3-6 p.m. Friday, July 15, and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 16-17. The cost is $160 for NCCCR members and $170 for non-members, with a $15 materials fee payable to the instructor.
"Understanding Your Existing Long-Term Care Insurance Policy" will help participants understand the coverage, the limits, deductibles, caps, and nuances of the language in their policies. Understanding the policy language may be important if it becomes necessary to file a claim. Betty Doll, principal of Doll and Associates Long Term Care Insurance Services in Asheville, will teach the workshop. Doll has trained hundreds of advisors across the country on the specifics of long-term care insurance. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 16; cost is $40/person.
"Robots for Beginners – You CAN Do It!" will teach participants to program a Scribbler II Robot to "think" for itself, sense the world around it, navigate, perform tasks, and make decisions. Neil Rosenberg, a robotics engineer who is responsible for several unique robotics-based vehicles, will teach the workshop, which will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, August 6. Participants must purchase the robot and adapter in advance at a cost of $125, and can keep and continue to use and modify the robot. There is an additional $50 class fee. The instructor is available for consultation on robot shopping at Neil@vectorr.com.