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WINTER 2020 JANUARY – MARCH


Winter Staycation Don’t let the winter cold stop your curious spirit. Discover the world from the comfort of CCAE! These classes will transport you to enticing international locations, cultures, and sensations.

FOOD & WINE:

HUMANITIES:

ARMENIAN BRUNCH AND HISTORY

THE RISE AND “FALL” OF ANCIENT GREECE

COURSE CODE: ABRN Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-2pm. Mar. 22 | $85

COURSE CODE: GREE Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 3-5pm. Begins Jan. 27 | $250 No class Feb. 17

Linda Khachadurian | Culinary Instructor

VEGETARIAN NIGHT IN ASIA

Jason Wang | Chef, Runner-Up on MasterChef Season 8 COURSE CODE: VSMP Sec. 01: Saturday, 6-9pm. Feb. 1 | $100

IN LOVE WITH MEXICAN DESSERTS Tamy Tiongson | Culinary Instructor

COURSE CODE: MEXD Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-2pm. Feb. 2 | $85

AROUND THE WORLD OF RED WINE Steve Hoffman | Wine Educator

C O U R S E C O D E : R E DW Sec. 01: Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm. Feb. 27 | $85

LANGUAGES:

TRAVERSER LA FRANCE EN CHANSONS: A VOYAGE IN FRENCH Christine Heitzmann | Theater Artist

Anatole Sykley | Historian and Member of the WWI Historical Society

THE LATTER RENAISSANCE (1500 – 1650): FROM THE SISTINE CHAPEL TO SHAKESPEARE

Anatole Sykley | Historian and Member of the WWI Historical Society COURSE CODE: LARE Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 3-5pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $250

THE UNKNOWN ITALY: L'ITALIA SCONOSCIUTA Cristiano Bonino | Travel Expert, foodstoriestravel.com Elena Lori | Native Speaker COURSE CODE: ISCO Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-8pm. Mar. 26 | $50

RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD

Michael Koran | Author of Verse to Better, M.A. University of Chic COURSE CODE: WREL Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 29 | $195

ARTS:

COURSE CODE: CHAN Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $255

ARGENTINE TANGO

BOLLYWOOD MOVIES: A GATEWAY TO INDIA

C O U R S E C O D E : TA N G Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7:15-8:15pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $170 No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

Neha Coureil | Bollywood Cinephile

COURSE CODE: BOMO Sec. 01: 2 Fridays, 5:30-7:30pm. Feb. 21 & 28 | $85

CONVERSACIONES A TRAVÈS DE CORTOMETRAJES HISPANOS: SPANISH CONVERSATION & SHORT FILMS

Lucas De BuenosAires | Tango Dancer

CHINESE SONGS WITH THE UKULELE Anne Ku | Ukulele Instructor

COURSE CODE: XUXU Sec. 01: Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm. Mar. 26 | $100

Jose Lopez Espinosa | Native Speaker, M.A., Spanish Literature and Linguistics

JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTS

UNA SERATA ITALIANA CON FORMAGGIO E VINO

SHIBORI TIE-DYE WORKSHOP

COURSE CODE: ITFV Sec. 01: Friday, 6-8pm. Feb. 14 | $85

COURSE CODE: SHIB Sec. 01: Saturday, 1:45-4:45pm. Feb. 15 | $60

COURSE CODE: CCMH Sec. 01: 9 Fridays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $255

Elena Lori | Native Speaker

Dan Paret | Woodworker, planesimplebox.com

COURSE CODE: JPRI Sec. 01: 3 Saturdays, 10am-3pm. Begins Jan. 25 | $175

Alice Garfield | Artist and Art Educator, alicegarfield.com


Catalog Directory R E GISTR ATIO N AND GE NE R A L INFORMATION ccae.org

CL AS S CAT EG O R I E S FOOD & WINE Cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Wine, Beer & Spirits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY

Phone: 617-547-6789

Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Location: 42 & 56 Brattle Street, Harvard Square Mailing Address: P.O. Box 9113, Cambridge, MA 02238-9113

R EG ISTE R ON LINE AT CCAE .ORG W I NT E R R EGISTR ATION OPE NS Wednesday, November 6

W I NT E R T E R M START S Monday, January 13

Personal Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 ESL Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Level Descriptions for ESL & World Languages . . . . . . . . . . 25

WORLD LANGUAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 HUMANITIES Science & Nature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Travel & Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Art History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 History & Contemporary Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

O F FICE HOURS

VISUAL ARTS

Monday-Thursday, 9am-9pm Friday, 9am-7pm Saturday & Sunday, 9am-4pm

H O L IDAYS

Drawing & Painting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Studio School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Printmaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Watercolor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Photography & Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

CRAFTS

No classes will be held on:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 20 President’s Day, February 17

I M PO RTA NT INFORMATION

Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Location & Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Rentals & Custom Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  68

CCAE was the Scout’s Honored Winner in 2019 for “Best Community Classes.” Thank you!

Image Credits, unless otherwise noted: © Romana Vysatova

Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Woodworking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Fiber Arts & More . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

PERFORMING ARTS Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

LIFE & WELLNESS Mind & Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Sports & Exercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Life Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Home & Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

SPECIAL CLASSES AND EVENTS Celebrity Chef MasterClass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Blacksmith House Poetry Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Winter Art Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE.ORG OR CALL 617.547.6789

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FALL CLASSES STILL ENROLLING SEE FULL DESCRIPTIONS AND SCHEDULES AT CCAE.ORG T U E S DAY

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COOKING WITH PROGRAMING SOUS VIDE WITH 6-9pm JAVASCRIPT

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W E D N E S DAY

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UNA MATTINATA ITALIANA: AN ITALIAN MORNING

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FRENCH MOVIES: INTRODUCTION LISTENING AND TO GOSPEL CONVERSATION MUSIC

FALL HOMEMADE START A SOUPS SUCCESSFUL 6-9pm ONLINE HOMS-FA19.01 BUSINESS

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HOSTING YOUR OWN AIRBNB 5:30-7:30pm ABNB-FA19.01

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FRIDAY NIGHTS ADVANCED STUDIO JEWELRY

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DEMISTIFYING CASINO GAMES 1-4pm GMBL-FA19.01

5:30-9:30pm LALA-FA19.04

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THE UNKNOWN ITALY: L’ITALIA SCONOSCIUTA 6-8pm ISCO-FA19.01

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ADULT SWIMMING LESSONS: BEGINNER LEVEL 1 12:45-1:30pm* SWM1-FA19.06

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FALL INTO COCKTAILS: MIXING AND TASTING

LEARN TO NEEDLEPOINT

FAVORITE HOLIDAY PIES

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7-9pm FAMX-FA19.01

BUILD A SECRETS OF HOT SUCCESSFUL POT ONLINE CRAFTS 6-9pm HPOT-FA19.01 STORE WITH ETSY

GLASSBLOWING: GLASS PUMPKIN WORKSHOP

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MASTERING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN ONE DAY 9am-4:30pm MDPC-FA19.01

6-9pm ETSY-FA19.01

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GLASSBLOWING: HOLIDAY ORNAMENT WORKSHOP 10am-2pm

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BEGINNING ESL DECEMBER JEWELRY: CLASSES BEGIN STERLING SILVER SEE CCAEL.ORG/ CLASSES/ESL PENDANT WITH FOR DETAILS BEZEL-SET STONE

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5:30-9:30pm JEPD-FA19.01

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CREATIVE HOLIDAYS: MAKE YOUR OWN WREATH

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WINES OF SOUTH AMERICA: ARGENTINA, CHILE, AND MORE 7-9pm WISA-FA9.01

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INTENSIVE DRAWING BOOTCAMP

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HOLIDAY CUPCAKES DECORATING

HOLIDAY COCKTAILS: MIXING AND TASTING

PARENT AND CHILD CHOCOLATE ART

9:30am-12:30pm* PDPI-FA19.01

SEE CCAE.ORG FOR UPDATED SCHEDULES & INFORMATION

9am-5pm BOOT-FA19.01

10am-1pm SBQA-FA19.01

THE FEAST OF SEVEN FISHES 6-9pm FISH-FA19.01

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SMALL BUSINESS ESSENTIALS: 20 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

MALE SEXUALITY: ENIGMAS AND REVELATIONS

6-9pm STAR-FA19.04

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CELEBRITY CHEF MASTERCLASS: DAVID PUNCH, LITTLE BIG RAMEN BASICS

PORTRAIT DRAWING AND PAINTING: WEEKLONG INTENSIVE

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EXPLORING FEMALE SEXUALITY: A SELF-DISCOVERY WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN

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Food & Wine

Gluten-Free Vegetarian Vegan

“Min Verquist is so knowledgeable, organized, pleasant and encouraging. A great class.”

—KARITA P., DIM SUM FOR BEGINNERS

Please note that all cooking classes take place in the Kitchen at 56 Brattle Street. Wine, beer, & spirits classes also take place at 56 Brattle Street.

BASIC KNIFE SKILLS

COOKING

Lars Liebisch | Private Chef

BASIC COOKING SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES Dagmar Smith | Chef, Graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Art Lars Liebisch | Private Chef

Nancy Hart | Culinary Instructor

Develop classic cooking skills that will help you both understand recipes and improvise, including essential knife skills and cuts of meat, where to shop, and kitchen equipment. We’ll cook a full-course meal with appetizer, soup, main course, and dessert. Each section will cover different cooking skills. COURSE CODE: BCST Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 6-9pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $350 | Dagmar Smith Sec. 02: 3 Thursdays, 11am-2pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $200 | Lars Liebisch Sec. 03: 3 Wednesdays, 6-9pm. Begins Feb. 19 | $180 | Nancy Hart

Through a combination of demonstration and class practice, learn how to chop, dice, and slice like a pro. You’ll learn about knives and how to use them wisely while practicing the basic techniques. While you are practicing your cutting skills, the chef will prepare a meal for you with the cut vegetables. COURSE CODE: KNIF Sec. 01: Monday, 6-9pm. Jan. 27 | $85

KNIFE SKILLS: MEAT CARVING AND MORE Lars Liebisch | Private Chef

If you have taken Basic Knife Skills, or simply feel that you are ready to take the next knife skill step, this class is for you. You’ll learn about more advanced cutting techniques for more difficult domestic and exotic vegetables and fruits. We’ll learn how to cut a whole chicken into pieces and trim pork tenderloins, then we’ll make a nice dinner. COURSE CODE: KNIE Sec. 01: Monday, 6-9pm. Feb. 3 | $85

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Food & Wine

MASTER YOUR COOKING SKILLS: EMBRACE YOUR INNER CHEF

PUFF, THE MAGIC PASTRY

Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

Puff pastry is truly magical—multiple buttery layers bake up beautifully to light, flaky, and crispy perfection. Each student will make traditional full puff from scratch. Then, turn your laminated dough into delicious turnovers, Danish, palmiers, or any creative pastries. We’ll also talk about store-bought puff pastry and quick puff, and how to use them. We'll have puff pastry pizza and soup for lunch. We’ll enjoy and take home all pastries you make and save some for the game day.

Master the art of cooking by using fundamental skills and techniques. This class covers different approaches in everything, including: knife skills, proper seasoning, and plating food like a pro. Each night we will prepare, cook, and enjoy an appetizer, soup, entree, side dish, and dessert, with different proteins including chicken, beef, pork, and seafood. At the end of the class, you will understand the elements of cooking and create your own dishes at home. COURSE CODE: CHEF Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 6-9pm. Begins Mar. 5 | $260

BASIC BAKING SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES Dagmar Smith | Chef, Graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Art Join us and explore the first steps of baking skills. In this hands-on class, we’ll cover basic baking skills using the quick-bread mixing method. Students will learn about ingredient measurement, recipe reading tips, and practical baking techniques. We’ll make pancakes, muffins, cupcakes, and gingerbread. You’ll learn how to make your baked goods both healthier and more delicious than store bought. COURSE CODE: MUFF Sec. 01: Tuesday, 6-9pm. Mar. 24 | $85

Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

COURSE CODE: PUFF Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-4pm. Feb. 1 | $130

ARTISAN BAKING INTENSIVE Edgar Ievins | Personal Chef, chefedgar.com

Looking to dramatically improve your skills as a baker? We’ll tackle artisan yeast breads from around the Mediterranean, including baguettes and battards, assorted focaccia, and the classic pane integrale in this intensive class. Explore concepts, terms, techniques, and hone your skills and get suggestions for continued improvement. Lunch and snacks will be served; take-home containers and recipes for your creations will be provided. COURSE CODE: ARTI Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-3pm. Mar. 21 | $125

Ploy Khunisorn

SWEET AND SAVORY PIES Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

Stay cozy in the kitchen this winter and make homemade delicious pies. In this hands-on class, we will learn different techniques for making pie crusts and fillings. We together will make chicken pot pie, quiche, and savory galette. Each student will make 8” double crust maple pear pie, winter fruit galette, and mini chocolate pie. Take home your pies and recipes that are easy to replicate at home. COURSE CODE: PIES Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-3pm. Mar. 14 | $85

INTRODUCTION TO SUGAR ART GLUTEN FREE BAKING Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

Gluten-free baking might sound intimidating, but it can be as easy as pie. We’ll talk about different types of gluten-free flour and alternatives that help maintain the texture of the baked goods and also enhance the flavors so that you won’t believe they are gluten-free. We’ll make gluten free cheese bread, blueberry muffins, chocolate chip cookies, and berry cobbler. Gluten-free lunch will be served in class. Take home gluten-free baked goods to share. COURSE CODE: GLFB Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-3pm. Jan. 12 | $85

GREAT BRITISH BAKING HOMAGE Edgar Ievins | Personal Chef, chefedgar.com

If you’re a fan of Great British Baking Show (sans the stress of competition), this is the class for you! You’ll be sure to become a “Star Baker” in your own right as we make genoise sponges, full & rough puff for vol-au-vents, choux paste and “creme pat” for your eclair sculptures. For lunch you will enjoy traditional English pub fare including pasties and bubble & squeak. Take home containers will be provided. COURSE CODE: BBKE Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-3pm. Jan. 25 | $125 4

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Linda Khachadurian | Chipper Confections Sugar Art, chipperconfections.com

Join Linda, a professional sugar and chocolate artist, who will guide you as you make edible artwork in this hands-on class. We’ll talk about the basic science of Isomalt, a natural sugar derived from sugar beets, and why we use this instead of granulated sugar. You’ll learn how to preserve and display your sugar artwork. You’ll leave the class with small pieces of edible sugar art that you will be able to keep for many years as home decorations or give away as holiday gifts. Light snacks will be provided. COURSE CODE: CONF Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-9pm. Feb. 5 | $70

CAKE DECORATING FOR BEGINNERS Sandra Frezza | Certified Instructor, Sandra’s Sweet Sensations

You’ll learn how to prepare icing, color, level, fill and frost a cake. We’ll start with different piping techniques including stars, rosettes, shells, drop flowers and leaves. Then, you’ll decorate your cake with guidance from Sandra. Bring a 6 or 8 inch unfrosted single layer cake to class and a box or cake carrier to transport your finished cake. Icing and tools to use in class will be supplied. You’ll take home instructions and decorating tools including tips, bags, couplers and a cake circle. COURSE CODE: BTER Sec. 01: Tuesday, 6-9pm. Jan. 21 | $85


Food & Wine

CELEBRITY CHEF MASTERCLASS Join CCAE’s MasterClass series with celebrity chefs for an unforgettable cooking and learning experience. Roll up your sleeves and learn cooking techniques side-by-side with our celebrated local chefs. 90+ Cellars proudly serves wines to all CCAE Celebrity Chef MasterClasses.

Eric Henning | Head Baker, Island Creek Oyster Bar, Row 34

SOURDOUGH AT HOME Join Chef Eric and learn how to make sourdough using cast iron combo cookers. We’ll learn how to make a sourdough starter, how to feed the starter, and basic bread knowledge including types of flour, hydration levels, and the importance of salt and yeast. We’ll also learn about method and formula for sourdough and tips for baking sourdough in cast iron and Dutch ovens. Making sourdough at home will never be easier. C O U R S E C O D E : S TA R - W I 2 0 . 0 1 Wednesday, 6-9pm. Jan. 29 | $125

Born and raised in San Diego, Henning first ventured into the food and beverage industry at the bakeshop at San Diego State University while earning his undergraduate degree at the Grossmont College culinary school in La Mesa. Henning then remained on the West Coast as the head baker at Bob’s Well Bread in Los Alamos. Currently, he’s the head baker at Island Creek Oyster Bar and Row 34, where he creates breads and pastries for the restaurants, as well as supplies the kitchens and guests at Eastern Standard, The Hotel Commonwealth, and The Hawthorne. From perfecting his croissant lamination techniques to creating the very essential bun of the restaurants’ classic New England lobster rolls, Henning is constantly learning, testing, adapting and adopting new recipes.

Giselle Miller | Executive Pastry Chef, Menton Boston

CHOCOLATE BON BON AND PETIT FOURS Desserts at Menton are always surprising. Let’s learn from Chef Giselle, Executive Pastry Chef of Menton. We’ll learn how to temper chocolate to make chocolate shells, candies, ganache, and caramel. We’ll learn about pralines, truffles, and petit fours. Take some sweet treats for this Valentine’s Day and techniques to replicate at home. C O U R S E C O D E : S TA R - W I 2 0 . 0 2 Monday, 6-9pm. Feb. 10 | $125

Chef Giselle Miller is the executive pastry chef at Barbara Lynch’s Menton in Fort Point. In 2019, she was a semifinalist of the James Beard Award Rising Star Chef of the Year. Since high school, she discovered her passion for science. Before she joined Barbara Lynch’s team, she was a Pastry Sous Chef at Deuxave. She has shared her love for science and food through her unique molecular gastronomy approach on classic desserts. Her masterpieces are always inspired by seasonal and local ingredients.

Rob Wong | Chef de Cuisine, Hojoko, Gogo Ya, and Ms. Cluck’s Deluxe Chicken & Dumplings

MORE THAN SUSHI: JAPANESE DUMPLINGS AND SMALL BITES James Beard Award-winning chef Tim Cushman and advanced sake professional Nancy Cushman set the Boston culinary scene on fire with their restaurants o ya, Hojoko, Ms. Cluck’s Deluxe Chicken & Dumplings, and Gogo Ya. If you save your o ya visits for your special occasions, now it’s a great time to learn how to make delicious Japanese dishes with Chef Rob Wong. Learn to make Japanese gyoza, dumplings, and small bites. You’ll leave the class with skills and confidence to replicate the dishes at home. C O U R S E C O D E : S TA R - W I 2 0 . 0 3 Wednesday, 6-9pm. Mar. 18 | $125

Chef Rob Wong started his high-profile position alongside Tim and Nancy Cushman, the team behind o ya, the Leather District temple of Japanese gastronomy. He has been Chef de Cuisine at Hojoko since 2015, as well as two new Cushman Concepts, Ms. Cluck’s Deluxe Chicken & Dumplings, and Gogo Ya at Time Out Market. Chef Rob Wong’s culinary passion passed through his blood as his father also owned a restaurant. Even though Chef Rob Wong studied engineering in college, his love for cooking couldn’t stop him from his culinary journey.

Learn more at ccae.org/masterclass REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE.ORG OR CALL 617.547.6789

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Food & Wine

Sandra Frezza

FRENCH CRÊPES: SAVORY, SWEET, AND ALWAYS CLASSY Nancy Hart | Culinary Instructor

Learn to whip up elegant and infinitely customizable crêpes. You’re sure to impress everyone with your new repertoire of both savory and dessert crêpes. Once you have mastered the basics of this simple batter, you’ll get to sample your creations from a selection of creamed mushrooms to fresh, seasonal fruit. We’ll round out the afternoon with crêpes suzette and cider. C O U R S E C O D E : VC R P Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-2pm. Feb. 22 | $85

BAKED FRUIT DESSERTS: THE NAME GAME Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

BRUSH EMBROIDERY CAKE DECORATING Sandra Frezza | Certified Instructor, Sandra’s Sweet Sensations

A brush embroidery cake can be impressive for any celebration. This simple lace effect technique achieves a dramatic result. You’ll learn how to create brush embroidery using royal icing on fondant. You’ll practice the technique on a cake board and learn how to transfer and create your design on a fondant covered cake dummy. Sandra will supply royal icing, fondant covered cake dummies, cake boards, and tools to use in class. You’ll also take home instructions so you can recreate on a real cake. COURSE CODE: BRBM Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-9pm. Feb. 5 | $85

FONDANT HANDBAG CAKE DECORATING Sandra Frezza | Certified Instructor, Sandra’s Sweet Sensations

C O U R S E C O D E : F B AG Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-9pm. Feb. 13 | $85

FLORAL BUTTERCREAM CUPCAKES DECORATING Sandra Frezza | Certified Instructor, Sandra’s Sweet Sensations

Want to create beautifully decorated cupcakes? In this class, you will learn a number of different floral designs for cupcakes. The instructor will provide the icing and all the tools needed. You will also receive and take home decorating tools including tips and bags. Please bring a 6-10 unfrosted cupcakes as well as a box or cupcake carrier to transport your decorated cupcakes. COURSE CODE: CUPD Sec. 01: Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm. Mar. 5 | $70

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SEE CCAE.ORG FOR UPDATED SCHEDULES & INFORMATION

COURSE CODE: FRDS Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-3pm. Jan. 26 | $90

PARISIAN MACARONS Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

French macarons are sweeping the nation! These delicate and colorful almond confectionaries will be highlights at an afternoon tea or a sweet ending to a meal. They make perfect gifts for any occasion. We’ll make the shells and various fillings including Swiss buttercream, ganache, coffee, and fruit spread. You’ll learn different coloring and piping techniques to make creative shells. Take home your creations and share with your beloved ones. C O U R S E C O D E : M AC A Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-3pm. Feb. 9 | $9

Ploy Khunisorn

You’ll learn how to create a cake that looks like a handbag. We’ll use fondant, gum paste, imprint mats, and fondant molds to create your masterpiece. Previous fondant experience is not necessary but helpful. Bring two 8 inch (or smaller) unfrosted cake layers, a large rolling pin (instructor will have extras if you do not have) and a 10” or larger box to transport finished cake. Sandra will supply icing, fondant, gum paste, cake board, and tools to use in class. You’ll also take home instructions.

Crisps, crumbles, cobblers, Betties, buckles, or boy bait: what do they mean, are they the same dish, how are they different? These baked fruit-filled desserts are delicious and can be reliable go-to desserts for any occasion. We’ll make apple crisp, pear cobbler, cherry brown butter Betty, blueberry boy bait, cranberry buckle, and mixed fruit crumble. Light refreshments will be served during class. You’ll leave the class with desserts and skills to invent a fantastic name game creativity to rival slump or grunt.


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WINTER IN LOVE

Roll up your sleeves and join hands with a loved one this Valentine's Day to discover the romance of cooking an irresistable meal together. Take home new knowledge and skills to pamper your partners and spice up your culinary adventures. Tuition is per person unless otherwise noted.

VEGETARIAN NIGHT IN ASIA

ITALIAN COOKING FOR ROMANTICS

Jason Wang | Chef, Runner-Up on MasterChef Season 8

Nancy Hart | Culinary Instructor

Let’s explore Asia without leaving the US. Many Asian vegetables are now available in local grocery stores. Each variety needs a different cooking technique to bring out its best flavor. We’ll make succulently braised king trumpet mushrooms with Thai basil, Taiwanese cabbage, and Chinese celery with Shaoxing wine. We’ll make egg drop soup with winter bamboo shoots and seasonal vegetarian dishes highlighting Asian cookery techniques. We’ll finish the class with taro and coconut milk dessert. Leave your passports at home.

Love is in the air and no one can pull off a romantic meal like the Italians. In this class, we will prepare dishes typically enjoyed during romantic lunch. Dishes include: tortellini in butter and sage sauce, spaghetti alla puttanesca, chicken saltimbocca, shrimp fra diavolo and for dessert a sweet and creamy zabaglione with fresh fruit. We’ll toast with a glass of Italian wine. COURSE CODE: ICRO Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-2pm. Feb. 16 | $85

COURSE CODE: VSMP Sec. 01: Saturday, 6-9pm. Feb. 1 | $100

DELICIOUS AND DIVINE: CHOCOLATE AND WINE PAIRING

COOKING WITH ROSÉ

Victoria Kichuk | Professional Chocophile, cocoabeantown.com

Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

Spend the Saturday night in a hands-on cooking class and learn how to cook with rosé. In this class, we’ll start with crackers and goat cheese marinated in honey infused rose water and pistachio. We’ll also make winter salad with roasted vegetables and rosé vinaigrette, hearty vegetable soup, rosé shrimp scampi with fettuccine, and rosé poached berries served with vanilla ice cream. Of course, we’ll toast with a glass of rosé. COURSE CODE: LUV V Sec. 01: Saturday, 6-9pm. Feb. 8 | $90

VALENTINE’S DAY: WINE AND APPETIZER Dagmar Smith | Chef, Graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Art Let's spend time together this Valentine's day in a delicious evening of wine, cheeses, and small bites. We’ll start with a classic pink sparkling wine cocktail with puff pastry canapés. There will also be crisp whites and hearty reds along with other tasty bites and cheeses. We’ll end with the class making simple apple tarts while sampling a sweet Moscato wine. The tuition is per pair. C O U R S E C O D E : V DAY Sec. 01: Friday, 6-8:30pm. Feb. 14 | $180 per pair

A TASTE OF SOUTHERN SPAIN Luis de Haro | Spanish Cuisine Expert, Chef

Come join native Spaniard chef, Luis de Haro, and take a handson journey through the cooking of Southern Spain! You’ll learn all about the authentic dishes and flavors of one of the most fascinating culinary regions on the planet. Don’t forget to save room for some wine and sherry too! We'll make Antonia’s almorejo (creamy gazpacho from Cordoba), pipirana de jaen ( julienne of vegetables with olive oil & sherry vinegar from Jaen), chorizo al vino tinto (chorizo in red wine from Seville), and ajo colorao (red garlic fish stew from Almeria).

What do Casanova, Montezuma, and Mozart all have in common? A love of chocolate! And what goes best with chocolate? Wine! Join us for this extravaganza exploring the history of romance and chocolate and why this decadent treat makes your heart flutter and your spirits fly. Learn how to match your favorite chocolates with the correct varietals and sample some delicious wine and chocolate pairings from around the world. COURSE CODE: DIVN Sec. 01: Friday, 7-8:30pm. Feb. 21 | $65

CHEESE AND WINE TASTING Dagmar Smith | Chef, Graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Art In this class, we’ll match European wines with cheeses from the same country. We’ll taste a variety of cheeses and wines to explore the characteristics of each country and sample outstanding combinations. We’ll start with a German Mosel paired with butterkäse and end with a French Côtes du Rhône and Morbier cheese. There will also be pairing from Spain and Italy to enjoy and discuss. COURSE CODE: C101 Sec. 01: Saturday, 5-7pm. Feb. 22 | $85

ZUPPE ITALIANE Nancy Hart | Culinary Instructor

Come learn the Italian secret to warming a cold evening—enticing soups and stews. We will learn to make the traditional soups of the Italian countryside: minestrone, chicken soup, Tuscan tomato soup, Tuscan bean soup, and Tuscan kale chickpea soup. We’ll serve the soups with breads and salad. COURSE CODE: ZUPE Sec. 01: Saturday, 5-8pm. Feb. 29 | $85

COURSE CODE: SSPN Sec. 01: Saturday, 5-8pm. Feb. 15 | $85

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BEYOND BROWNIES: COOKING WITH CANNABIS

SUPER BOWL ENTERTAINING: CHARCUTERIE BOARD AND FINGER FOODS

Melissa Smith | Cannabis Enthusiast, Attorney

Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

Learn about the various benefits of cannabis in a safe, educational, hands-on cooking experience. You’ll learn how to make cannabis-infused oil and butter and will turn them into pesto and BBQ sauce, which we will transform into a crowd-pleasing appetizer and main dish. You must bring any amount of your own cannabis if you want to make your own infusions, but you have the option of observing the class without consuming cannabis. You must be 21+ to take this class. Bring your ID. This class and venue are in compliance with all MA State Laws. No cannabis may be bought or sold with the venue or on the property.

Make this upcoming Super Bowl a memorable party! We’ll talk about how to prepare a charcuterie board and make crowd-pleasing appetizers including: crispy chicken wings with two-way dipping sauces, cheesy stuffed taco meatball, braised pork belly sliders with fennel and radish slaw, and touchdown football chocolate cookies. Toast your team’s touchdowns with a sparkling drink. Let’s get ready to impress your guests for the Super Bowl party. COURSE CODE: SBSB Sec. 01: Friday, 6-9pm. Jan. 24 | $85

COURSE CODE: WEED Sec. 01: Saturday, 5-8pm. Mar. 7 | $90

RAW BAR! OYSTER PREPARATION

LATTE ART AT HOME

Become a maven of the bivalve mollusk! This class is for half-shell hedonists and novices alike. Under the expert guidance of a professional chef, you’ll learn how to shuck and slurp oysters and to discern the flavor profiles inherent in different varieties. Enjoy oysters on the half shell, as well as prepared in different tasty ways.

Min Verquist | Semifinalist of Best Home Cook, Hallmark Channel

If you want to make professional quality latte art at home without big investment in fancy equipment, this class is for you. Min will show you how to use simple tools like a mocha pot and hand-held frother to craft delicious lattes with beautiful latte art, including hearts and cute animals. You will practice frothing milk and crafting latte art in class, and go home with the skills to impress your guests. Snacks will be served along with your latte! C O U R S E C O D E : L AT T Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-1pm. Feb. 23 | $70

CHINESE IMPERIAL TEA TASTING AND TEA SNACKS Jingbo Qi | Chef & Owner, Make Mine Mandarin, makeminemandarin.com

Come experience a 2,000 year old Chinese imperial tea ceremony. You’ll learn the art of tea preparation and the traditional way to serve Imperial tea. We’ll taste several Chinese classical varieties of tea including oolong, black, Longjing (Dragon Well), flower, fruit, and jasmine tea. We’ll taste tea along with delicious tea snacks including oolong tea crepe cake, Matcha vegan chocolate, black tea filling walnut cookie, and green tea cake. You’ll also learn how to steep it for the best flavors. COURSE CODE: CTEA Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-2pm. Mar. 29 | $90

COCOA TALK AND TASTING: HOW TO BUY ETHICAL CHOCOLATE Victoria Kichuk | Professional Chocophile, cocoabeantown.com

Concerned chocoholics feel a new sort of guilt when enjoying their favorite indulgence as ethical issues arise regarding how it was sourced. In this class, we’ll trace the chain of cocoa custody back to its questionable origins and examine the major market players to become a more educated consumer. Learn what you can do as a conscientious chocoholic to make sure the beans in your bars weren’t sourced at the expense of someone else. Of course, we’ll taste a variety of ethically-sourced chocolates. C O U R S E C O D E : C C AO Sec. 01: Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm. Jan. 30 | $55

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Lars Liebisch | Private Chef

C O U R S E C O D E : OYS T Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-9pm. Jan. 15 | $85

CELEBRATING MARDI GRAS WITH CHEF SHAUN Shaun Charles | Culinary Instructor

Let’s celebrate Mardi Gras in our CCAE kitchen with Chef Shaun. We’ll make a delicious Mardi Gras feast. We'll start with Creole hush puppies with remoulade sauce. We'll make chicken jambalaya with roasted pepper on dirty rice. We’ll also make traditional Maque choux as a side dish. We'll finish our fun time with a surprise dessert and a glass of wine! COURSE CODE: MRDI Sec. 01: Tuesday, 6-9pm. Feb. 25 | $85

COOKING WITH CAST IRON Lars Liebisch | Private Chef

Cast iron skillet is one of the chef’s favorite cookware. It maintains unparalleled heat retention as you can apply many cooking techniques to perfect your cooking. It is important to have the right techniques to maximize the nonstick properties on the cast iron. In this hands-on class, we’ll make a variety of dishes with cast iron cookware. We’ll talk about different types of cast iron pans and how to buy, use, maintain, and—importantly—season them. COURSE CODE: IRON Sec. 01: Monday, 6-9pm. Feb. 24 | $85

QUICK MEALS WITH INSTANT POT Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

The Instant Pot is taking the home cooking world by storm, and for good reason: how else can you take meals from frozen to done in record time and keep them healthy and delicious? Learn how this electric pressure cooker can make it easy to serve meals that taste like you spent all day in the kitchen. We’ll make salad with orange vinaigrette and hard boiled eggs, minestrone soup, beef bourguignon served with mashed potato, saffron wild mushroom risotto, and salted caramel cheesecake. C O U R S E C O D E : I P OT Sec. 01: Monday, 6-9pm. Mar. 23 | $85


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MAKING PASTA FROM SCRATCH Shaun Charles | Culinary Instructor

Take the leap into making pasta from scratch in this hands-on class. You’ll learn about the various flours, different hydrations, and colorful vegetables to naturally dye pasta. We’ll cut into different styles of long pasta, hand-cut shapes, and tubular styles including fettuccine, farfalle, garganelli, and more. We also will delve into filled pasta including different styles of ravioli. We’ll cook the pasta with different sauces, and you’ll take home pasta that will be good for many meals. C O U R S E C O D E : PA S C Sec. 01: Monday, 6-9pm. Mar. 16 | $85

MAKING PIZZA FROM SCRATCH Lars Liebisch | Private Chef

Learn from a professional pizza maker how to make artisan pizza— perfect for parties and impressing your friends. We’ll cover the basics of how to make your own dough, shape pizza like a professional, get professional results when baking in a home oven, and more. We’ll use different toppings to make unique flavor combinations as well as classic margherita. You’ll get the feel for dough in this hands-on class. COURSE CODE: PIZZ Sec. 01: Monday, 6-9pm. Mar. 2 | $85

WHAT THE DUCK! Lars Liebisch | Private Chef

Cooking duck can be intimidating, but it won’t be after this class. Chef Lars will show you how to break down the whole duck. You’ll learn how to use each part of the duck to make different dishes. You’ll be able to use various cooking techniques to cook duck and we’ll make some side dishes to complement the duck.

AUTHENTIC GERMAN CUISINE Lars Liebisch | Private Chef

When we think about Germany, we think about beer and bratwurst. There is more to German food than just sausage. Join Chef Lars Liebisch, a native German chef, and learn how to make authentic German food. We’ll make Wiener Schnitzel with warm potato salad with bacon, cucumber salad with yogurt dill dressing, homemade Spätzle with green salad, and apple strudel with vanilla ice cream. COURSE CODE: GRMC Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-9pm. Feb. 12 | $85

COURSE CODE: DUCK Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-9pm. Feb. 6 | $90

FRENCH BISTRO COOKING

SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN AND SIDE DISHES

Enjoy the elegant tastes of France in our cozy teaching kitchen with Chef Dagmar. In this hands-on class, we’ll learn how to make delicious yet simple dishes made famous in Paris Bistros. We’ll make salad with goat cheese, scallops Coquilles Saint-Jacques, quiche, mushrooms risotto, and cherry clafoutis. We’ll also sample French red and white wines including white Alsatian Riesling and big red Côtes du Rhône.

Nancy Hart | Culinary Instructor

Fried chicken is always good for any season and any game day. Rich and hearty flavors of Southern food bring warmth to the New England home cooking. We’ll make classic Southern fried chicken, scallion buttermilk biscuits with honey butter, garlic mashed potatoes, homemade gravy, lemon herb coleslaw, and plum cobbler. This is comfort food at its greatest.

Dagmar Smith | Chef, Graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Art

COURSE CODE: FBIS Sec. 01: Friday, 6-9pm. Feb. 28 | $85

COURSE CODE: CHIC Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-9pm. Mar. 11 | $85

A PERFECT MATCH: WINE AND FOOD PAIRINGS

WARMING WINTER SOUPS

Join us for an evening of wine tastings and tasty bites: learn about acid and fat, texture and salt. We’ll start with a sparkling cocktail paired with salted nuts and fresh fruit. Next, we’ll try a dry Italian white served with a taste of butter shrimp, followed by a German Riesling accompanied by Chinese shumai dumplings. For reds, we’ll match a French Côtes du Rhône with roast beef on toast points, then end the evening with American Zinfandel and artisan cheeses.

Dagmar Smith | Chef, Graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Art

Winter is definitely the time for warm, comforting soups. In this hands on cooking class, we will learn how to make a wonderful vegetable stock as well as how to create and use easy alternatives to homemade stock. We will make curried butternut soup, creamy sweet potato and parsnip soup with fresh thyme, barley mushroom soup, and split pea soup with smoked chicken sausage. To accompany our soup we will also make some fresh focaccia. All of the recipes will be easy and straightforward enough for a beginner to repeat at home. Come hungry! COURSE CODE: WSOU Sec. 01: Tuesday, 6-9pm. Mar. 3 | $85

Dagmar Smith | Chef, Graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Art

COURSE CODE: WFPR Sec. 01: Friday, 6-9pm. Mar. 13 | $95

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HUNGARIAN KITCHEN Krisztina Perron | Owner & Chef, the Wooden Spoon Catering Company

We’ll bring you right into the heart of European cooking tradition. Krisztina will talk about her family’s recipes and traditions of Hungarian cuisine. We’ll start with stuffed cabbage rolls for a delicious appetizer. We’ll also learn how to shape dumplings to make a classic Csirke Paprikas over Nokedli—traditional Hungarian stewed chicken over scratch-made dumplings. We’ll finish with a Hungarian signature dessert, apple strudel made from phyllo dough and homemade fillings. C O U R S E C O D E : H N RY Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-2pm. Mar. 1 | $85

HOT CHILI PEPPER: SPICY APPETIZERS & BEER PAIRING Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com Kris Butler | Exam-Certified Beer Judge

Stay hot this winter and learn about different types of chili peppers. We’ll tone down the heat and up the flavor by pairing each course with different styles of beer. We’ll have a welcome drink paired with pepper honey goat cheese, Sriracha cream cheese, and mango habanero salsa served with crackers. We’ll make butternut squash soup, Szechuan peppercorn chicken with sticky rice balls, gremolata, and umami mayo, and Thai chili-salt dip with fresh fruits. We’ll adjust the heat level based on your preference.

BARCELONA: DISCOVERING CATALONIAN FOOD Luis de Haro | Spanish Cuisine Expert, Chef

Barcelona, within the region of Catalonia is known in culinary circles as the capital of the Mediterranean diet. We’ll begin with a Marcona almonds tapa and a glass of Catalonian cava. Will prepare pa amb tomaquet tomato and garlic bread, butifarra amb mongetes (Catalan sausage with white beans), espinacas catalana (Spinach with pine nuts and golden raisin) and a Barcelona seafood fideuà. We’ll end the class by tasting the quintessential dessert crema catalana. COURSE CODE: BCEL Sec. 01: Friday, 6-9pm. Mar. 6 | $85

VEGETARIAN SPANISH TAPAS Luis de Haro | Spanish Cuisine Expert, Chef

Madrid of Spain is home to many vegetarian restaurants. Most tapas bars offer vegetarian tapas and some dishes are naturally vegetarian. In this class, we’ll learn various types of vegetarian tapas including tortilla paisana with exotic vegetables, a toasted tapa with sauteed mushrooms in sherry over real aioli. We’ll also make sweet versatile piquillo peppers in various ways. We’ll also make pisto manchego and a classic Spanish Flan on top our vegetarian parade. COURSE CODE: VTPS Sec. 01: Friday, 6-9pm. Mar. 27 | $85

C O U R S E C O D E : S P CY Sec. 01: Friday, 6-9pm. Feb. 7 | $120

MEXICAN TORTILLAS AND SALSAS

A TASTE OF EASTERN CARIBBEAN

We’ll learn to make gluten-free corn tortillas from scratch. We’ll make two different versions of soft corn tortillas, and then learn how to use them in traditional Mexican dishes. We’ll make meat and vegetarian tacos and tostadas. We’ll also learn how to make some homemade salsas to complement. You’ll never have store bought salsa again!

Shaun Charles | Culinary Instructor

COURSE CODE: ECRI Sec. 01: Tuesday, 6-9pm. Mar. 10 | $85

SPANISH PAELLA Luis de Haro | Spanish Cuisine Expert, Chef

Join us for a night of conversation, anecdotes, and overall fun, plus a detailed demonstration of the cooking of paella, one of the world’s most renowned rice dishes. Our version contains scallops, shrimp, fish, mussels, chorizo, chicken, saffron, pimientos, peas, tomatoes, and more. The palate, the nostrils, and the eyes will be highly stimulated with this dish. And to further stimulate the spirit, we will have some sangria. This is a hands-on class and everyone will help prepare the meal. C O U R S E C O D E : PA E L Sec. 01: Friday, 6-9pm. Jan. 17 | $85

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C O U R S E C O D E : M E XS Sec. 01: Monday, 6-9pm. Mar. 9 | $85

Ploy Khunisorn

Learn how to cook delicious eastern Caribbean food in this fun class. Shaun will talk about the history and culture of diversity and influence of Europe, Africa, India, and Spain that shape each island. We’ll make Trinidad style chicken curry with dhal that made from split peas. We’ll make simple Caribbean hearty soup. We’ll also blend our homemade jerk seasoning rub to make jerk chicken served with rice and peas. Enjoy the delicious meals and take home a homemade jerk seasoning.

Tamy Tiongson | Culinary Instructor


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IN LOVE WITH MEXICAN DESSERTS

DUMPLINGS AND WONTONS

Tamy Tiongson | Culinary Instructor

Jason Wang | Chef, Runner-Up on MasterChef Season 8

Let’s celebrate the month of love in this Mexican dessert class. Whether you want to learn by yourself or hold your beloved’s hands, we’ll have fun in this class. We’ll start with Mexican hot chocolate. We’ll learn how to make Mexican-style churros, pan de elote (Mexican corn bread), arroz con leche (Mexican rice pudding), atole de nuez (warm walnut porridge), cajeta (Mexican-style caramel). We’ll finish the class with Mexican fruit punch. COURSE CODE: MEXD Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-2pm. Feb. 2 | $85

MIDDLE EASTERN KITCHEN

Join Chef Jason to learn about the fundamentals of Chinese dumplings and wontons. We’ll pinch, squeeze, and pleat our way to a succulent and satisfying meal as we make traditional boiled dumplings served with soy dipping sauces, pan-fry others for crispy potstickers, and prepare shrimp wontons in an authentic wonton soup. Using pork, Napa cabbage, Chinese chives, & seafood, we’ll make various traditional fillings from scratch. Enjoy a dumpling feast in this introductory class and take home the rest. COURSE CODE: CHND Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-9pm. Jan. 30 | $100

Min Verquist

Nancy Hart | Culinary Instructor, Former Co-Owner, Café Algiers

If you remember Café Algiers in Harvard Square, you may still think about Arabic scripts, old books, wooden ceilings, and delicious Middle Eastern food. Join Chef Nancy Hart, a co-owner of this five-decade successful restaurant and learn about some of the most commonly used ingredients of everyday meals. We’ll make stuffed grape leaves, fresh salad with spiced chickpeas, chicken soup with parsley and lemon, mujadara (lentils and rice), and delicious semolina cake with rose water. We’ll also learn about the cultural heritage of these dishes. COURSE CODE: MEZZ Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-9pm. Jan. 22 | $85

ARMENIAN BRUNCH AND HISTORY Linda Khachadurian | Culinary Instructor

Spend your Sunday brunch with Linda, our Beirut-born Armenian chef and sugar artist. We’ll make traditional omelets (ejjeh), Armenian cucumber yogurt ( jujukh), hummus served with pita bread, a popular brunch pastry called kanafeh, and Armenian sugar cookies (khurabeh). We’ll end the meal with Armenian coffee, served in sugar shot glasses that you’ll take home. Linda will talk about the fascinating history of the Middle Eastern region including immigration among those countries that has influenced the food and culture. COURSE CODE: ABRN Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-2pm. Mar. 22 | $85

INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE CUISINE Min Verquist | Semifinalist of Best Home Cook, Hallmark Channel

Chinese cuisine is much more than the takeout menu down the street. Its eight separate culinary traditions range from tongue-numbing Szechuan to little sweet Cantonese style. We’ll start with Min’s famous tea. Then, we’ll learn how to make and enjoy Shanghainese orange pork rib stew, Szechuanese Mapo tofu, Hunanese steamed fish with pickled chilies (duojiao), and side dishes such as Cantonese barbecue pork, wood-ear mushroom salad, steamed rice and green vegetables. We’ll finish up the class with Chinese dessert. COURSE CODE: CHNC Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-2pm. Jan. 18 | $85

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CHINESE STEAMED BAO Min Verquist | Semifinalist of Best Home Cook, Hallmark Channel

Steamed buns (Bao) are a popular food item in China. Traditionally, there were no ovens in China. Chinese use steamers to make plain, savory, and sweet Bao in a variety of shapes and sizes. In this class, we’ll mix yeast dough from scratch, and shape the dough into plain buns, scallion rolls, savory pork buns, and sweet sesame buns. We’ll make different side dishes to pair with our delicious Bao. C O U R S E C O D E : B B AO Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-2pm. Feb. 15 | $85

DIM SUM FOR BEGINNERS Min Verquist | Semifinalist of Best Home Cook, Hallmark Channel

Dim Sum or Yam Cha is a popular style of Cantonese cuisine. It includes snacks and small dishes of different flavors and textures along with tea over conversation. We’ll touch on the history, etiquette and classics of Dim Sum. We’ll make popular dim sum items such as shrimp dumplings (Har Gow), steamed pork ribs, vegetables with oyster sauce, and traditional Chinese dessert. Come learn to share with friends and family at your next gathering! COURSE CODE: DIMS Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-3pm. Mar. 15 | $85

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SECRETS OF HOT POT

THAI STREET FOOD

Jason Wang | Chef, Runner-Up on MasterChef Season 8

Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

Diners flock to Hot Pot restaurants to enjoy fresh ingredients right at their fingertips cooked in a bubbling pot of broth. Making Hot Pot at home may sound intimidating but it is easy and fun. We’ll review equipment needed, how to make flavorful stock bases, and guidelines for how to prepare the meal. We’ll survey different cuts of meats, seafood, vegetables, starches, and dipping sauce recipes. You’ll learn tips and tricks for preparing a supremely satisfying Hot Pot experience as we enjoy our delicious feast.

COURSE CODE: AROI Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-2pm. Mar. 28 | $90

Ploy Khunisorn

C O U R S E C O D E : H P OT Sec. 01: Friday, 6-9pm. Jan. 31 | $100

The sights, sounds, and flavors of Thailand burst through its street food. Often called the street food capital of the world, Bangkok’s signature cuisine offers unique ingredients, cooking styles, and dish garnishes. Together we will cook and enjoy Thai street food in this fun class. Winter menu: Thai fresh roll with peanut sauce, Tom Yum chicken, Pad Thai with chicken, green curry with jasmine rice, and Thai dessert.

THE ART OF JAPANESE RAMEN Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

This class is not about instant ramen noodles. Instead, this class is about traditional homemade Japanese ramen where we’ll start making ramen soup broth and fresh ramen noodles from scratch. We’ll make and enjoy miso pork ramen with chashu pork belly and slow-cooked pork shoulder served with marinated soft-boiled eggs. We’ll also make side dishes including Japanese corn salad and fried rice with bonito and seaweed. We’ll finish the class with a delicious dessert. COURSE CODE: RAME Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-2pm. Feb. 8 | $90

VEGETARIAN CUISINE FROM NORTH INDIA Deepak Singh | Owner, Spiritual Journeys, Inc.

A very large number of Indians are vegetarians and thus all indigenous cuisines offer a plethora of vegetarian dishes. Deepak will show you how to make a full vegetarian dinner including accompaniments, different breads, and end with a dessert, all the while discussing the ancestry and origins of cuisine from all parts of India. This is a demonstration class. You’ll learn, as well as enjoy the full meal. You’ll also receive a file of Deepak’s 52-page Indian Cookbook.

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN THAI COOKING

KIMBAP: KOREAN SUSHI ROLLS

C O U R S E C O D E : V TA I Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-2pm. Feb. 29 | $90

C O U R S E C O D E : I N DV Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-9pm. Jan. 16 | $85

Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

Kimbap is a popular street food in South Korea that is nutritiously delicious and a great choice for a to-go lunch. Unlike Japanese sushi, Korean Kimbap always contains cooked meat. You will learn every step from scratch including rice, egg roll, protein, and vegetables. We’ll make original, kimchi, tuna, beef bulgogi, and vegetarian Kimbap. We’ll also make hand-roll triangle style. Enjoy your Kimbap in class and take home what you just rolled and the bamboo mat. COURSE CODE: KBAP Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-9pm. Mar. 25 | $90

KOREAN KITCHEN

Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

Thai restaurants have become wildly popular in the United States, and yet cooking Thai street food at home can be a challenge—especially for vegetarians. In this hands-on class, you’ll gain the skills and recipes to recreate your favorite vegetarian Thai dishes at home. You’ll also learn about where to shop locally for the freshest ingredients. Winter menu: Thai fresh roll with peanut sauce, Thai vegetable soup, veggie Pad Thai, green curry with jasmine rice, and Thai dessert.

THE ART OF FILIPINO MERIENDA: AFTERNOON SNACK Tamy Tiongson | Culinary Instructor

History of the Filipino “merienda” was derived from the Spaniards in their colonization of the island nation of the Philippines. We’ll discuss the importance and culture of merienda. We’ll make lumpia, pancit canton, ensaymada (soft, moist, cheesy bread), kamote (caramelized sweet potatoes), and ginataan (Filipino warm dessert). We’ll serve with warm chocolate rice porridge. COURSE CODE: MERE Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-3pm. Jan. 19 | $85

Sarah Jeong | Culinary Instructor

One of the most healthful of the Asian cuisines, tasty Korean cuisine features mainly vegetables and harmonized sauces. In this hands-on class, we’ll learn how to make a variety of delicious Korean dishes. We’ll make tteokboki, jjiajongmeon, and side dishes including pajeon (scallion pancakes), braised black beans, kimchi, and mackerel camping stew. We’ll finish the class with a simple Korean dessert. C O U R S E C O D E : KO R K Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-2pm. Mar. 7 | $85 12

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Food & Wine

DINNER IN CHINATOWN

CANNING AND COOKING: ROOT VEGETABLES

Cho Li | Instructor

Afton Cyrus | Test Cook, America’s Test Kitchen, jamsessionsjam.com

Enjoy a walking tour of Chinatown’s grocery stores, barbecue shops, bakery shops, and restaurants, followed by dinner with the instructor at a restaurant of his choice. He’ll give you advice about ordering, explain various cooking techniques, and talk about what makes a harmonious Chinese meal, so you can come back and enjoy Chinatown on your own. Please see the section description for the meeting point. Tuition includes the cost of dinner, taxes, and tip. The instructor will send a welcome information package via email one day prior to the class. COURSE CODE: CHTD Sec. 01: Sunday, 4:30-8:30pm. Mar. 22 | $85

VEGAN SOUPS, STEWS, AND CHOWDER Dagmar Smith | Chef, Graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Art Nothing is better than healthy vegan soups, stews, and chowders in the cozy kitchen this winter. We’ll start with making delicious vegan stock. Chef Dagmar is well known for using fresh vegetables and fresh herbs in making delicious soups. We’ll make creamy sweet potato and parsnip soup with fresh herbs, hearty portobello mushroom stew, corn chowder, and many more. We’ll also make focaccia to accompany our soups. Come hungry! COURSE CODE: VSOU Sec. 01: Friday, 6-9pm. Mar. 20 | $85

Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

Let’s preserve root vegetables and cook with them. We’ll learn about how to select quality produce, types of root vegetables that can be preserved, the equipment you’ll need, and techniques to preserve including canning and pickling. Then, you’ll learn how to use preserved root vegetables to make root vegetables salad, winter soup, and roasted chicken with side dishes. We’ll enjoy the meal in class and take home jars of your preserved vegetables. We have a vegetarian option for entrée. COURSE CODE: PSRC Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-3pm. Mar. 8 | $100

FERMENTATION WORKSHOP Jitti Chaithiraphant | Chef, Fermentationist, Owner, Heritage Vinegar Fermented foods are rich in probiotic bacteria and enzymes that help maintain intestinal flora, improve your digestive system, and enhance your immune system. Join Chef Jitti, the chef and owner of Heritage Food, who is an expert in fermentation. You’ll taste the fermented products as samples and make your own vinegar, kombucha, kimchi, and sauerkraut. You’ll leave the class with your own fermented foods, recipes, and confidence that you can ferment at home. Please eat before coming to the class. COURSE CODE: VFIZ Sec. 01: Monday, 6-9pm. Jan. 13 | $90

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WINE, BEER & SPIRITS BASIC COCKTAILS MIXING AND SHAKING TECHNIQUES Brendan O’Toole | Beer Specialist and Spirit Professional

Anyone can mix! Through hands-on mixing and tasting, you will learn proper cocktail techniques. We’ll make different drinks based on different techniques and a different base spirit: vodka, gin, and whiskey. You will make a variety of cocktails and taste your own creations. COURSE CODE: BMIX Sec. 01: Friday, 7-9pm. Feb. 28 | $75

AROUND THE WORLD OF RED WINE Steve Hoffman | Wine Educator

Join us for this class and give your taste buds the opportunity to travel around the world of red wine as we sample a broad array of these luscious wines. While discussing topics ranging from how wine is made to the shape of the bottle, see how adept you are at discerning between a Pinot Noir and a Cabernet Sauvignon, or between a New World wine and an Old World wine. Learn what to look for on a wine label and how to choose a wine that works well with your favorite dish. C O U R S E C O D E : R E DW Sec. 01: Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm. Feb. 27 | $85

WINES OF ITALY Jessica Sculley | Diploma WSET, Certified Specialist of Wine

Italy is a land of tremendous passion, with wines that reflect the personality of its people and history. This class will cover the geography and genealogy of grape varieties that have been cultivated since before the Roman Empire. This includes wine from places like Sicily and Campania in addition to the better known regions of Tuscany and Piedmont. COURSE CODE: ITRO Sec. 01: Friday, 7-9pm. Mar. 13 | $85

LOVE FOR WHISKEY Brendan O’Toole | Beer Specialist and Spirit Professional

SUPER BOWL COCKTAILS: MIXING AND TASTING Brendan O’Toole | Beer Specialist and Spirit Professional

Let’s brighten up your super bowl party with some fun and delicious cocktails. Learn how to make some festive cocktails to show your team spirit. The class will incorporate exotic ingredients that will make your drinks fun, tasty, and unique. This is a hands-on class that will include large batch and individual serving cocktails. COURSE CODE: SMIX Sec. 01: Friday, 7-9pm. Jan. 24 | $75

WINETASTING: A BEGINNER’S SAMPLER Jessica Sculley | Diploma WSET, Certified Specialist of Wine

With a whole world of wine to choose from, how do you find what you want to drink? Join us to learn how to distinguish between wine styles, grape varieties, and regions. We’ll discuss how to buy wine at all price points, how to taste wine to get the most out of every glass, what makes a New World wine different from the same type of wine produced in France or Italy, and the best food pairings for different wine styles. COURSE CODE: WSAM Sec. 01: 2 Fridays, 7-9pm. Jan. 31 & Feb. 7 | $155

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Join Brendan, our favorite spirit educator who will guide you to the world of whiskey. You’ll experience different flavors and aroma. Scotch whisky is often known for its smoky flavor and distinct aroma. Irish whiskey is typically known for its smooth finish. American whiskey is more than just bourbon that is often dismissed as something people drink with ginger ale. Pick the type of whiskey you love or pick them all to taste a wide variety of whiskeys specially selected by our spirit professional.

SCOTCH WHISKY: SCOTLAND MADE IT RIGHT COURSE CODE: SCCH Sec. 01: Friday, 7-9pm. Mar. 6 | $85

IRISH WHISKEY: ON THE ISLAND OF IRELAND COURSE CODE: IRSH Sec. 01: Friday, 7-9pm. Mar. 20 | $85

AMERICAN WHISKEY: BOURBON, RYE, AND BEYOND COURSE CODE: BRBN Sec. 01: Friday, 7-9pm. Mar. 27 | $85

BEER AND ART HISTORY: A TALK AND TASTING Kris Butler | Exam-Certified Beer Judge

Beer and art have a long history together, from Egyptian hieroglyphics to Hogarth, Picasso, Bruegel, Renoir, Manet, Dr. Seuss, and many more. You will taste historic styles while traveling through time and across cultures on a survey of beer in art history. We will discuss artifacts, sculptures, paintings, cartoons, and labels—from ancient times through today. COURSE CODE: BART Sec. 01: Sunday, 1:30-3:30pm. Feb. 23 | $85


Business & Technology

“Excellent presentation and good info! Helped immensely on how to navigate through the many parts of medicare.” —S.T., YOUR MEDICARE ABCDS

START A SUCCESSFUL ONLINE BUSINESS

BUSINESS

Jason Rich | Author, Entrepreneur, jasonrich.com

SMALL BUSINESS ESSENTIALS: 20 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Joe Carreiro | Small Business Consultant

You know you have a great product; how do you turn it into a successful business? Success in small business is about the small and large decisions you make. Choosing the type of entity you should be, opening bank accounts, keeping track of income and expenses, employees, payroll, and taxes: we’ll make sense of it all. Join us to learn the ins and outs of starting a business and, if you have already started, how to get yourself on the right track. C O U R S E C O D E : S B QA Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-1pm. Jan. 25 | $75

Discover how to quickly and inexpensively set up an online-based business to sell almost any products or services online using an eCommerce turnkey solution. No technical or programming knowledge is required. You’ll learn strategies for choosing what to sell, how to establish an online business, and how to promote the business to a targeted audience. This class is based on Jason R. Rich’s book The Unofficial Guide to Starting an Online Business (Wiley). COURSE CODE: ECOM Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-9pm. Feb. 26 | $70

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Business & Technology

USING YOUTUBE FOR BUSINESS Jason Rich | Author, Entrepreneur, jasonrich.com

This class introduces business operators to YouTube, and discusses how this service can be used as a low cost sales, marketing, advertising, and customer service tool. This is a non-technical class. You will learn what it takes to create, produce, manage, and promote a successful YouTube channel, and why YouTube videos should be a key component of almost any company’s online presence. This class is based on Jason R. Rich’s book, The Ultimate Guide to YouTube for Business (Entrepreneur Press). COURSE CODE: TUBE Sec. 01: Tuesday, 5:30-7:30pm. Feb. 25 | $50

BUILD A SUCCESSFUL ONLINE CRAFTS STORE WITH ETSY Jason Rich | Author, Entrepreneur, jasonrich.com

Whether you have great products, creative arts, or handmade crafts and jewelry, turning them into a money-making business on Etsy can help you generate extra cash and transform your favorite hobby into a full-time career. You’ll learn how to get started, evaluate your products, develop a business plan for growth, market to buyers on Etsy, and attract new customers. C O U R S E C O D E : E T SY Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-9pm. Feb. 27 | $70

NONPROFIT ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL REPORTING Thomas Ittelson | Principal, The Mercury Group

This easy-to-understand overview of nonprofit accounting and financial statements is a perfect introduction. Attendees will learn the specialized vocabulary of accounting and simple numeric structure of financial statements, but without the unnecessary details that can get in the way of understanding. No prior accounting knowledge is required to attend. To get the most from this class, the instructor recommends students purchase two textbooks on the first day of class for $25 from the instructor. C O U R S E C O D E : N PA F Sec. 01: 3 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 12 | $130

YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN GRANT WRITING ON PAGE 37 HOSTING YOUR OWN AIRBNB Anatole Sykley | Experienced AirBnB Host

AirBnB is an easy way for hosts and travelers to hook up. Behind the easy-to-use software, hosts must plan to: ensure that their listing is priced right; avoid being overwhelmed with bookings; and create satisfied customers. Get some guidance from an experienced Cambridge AirBnB host to write up a good lodging description, including what you should say or leave out. We’ll cover techniques to work with the AirBnB calendar, booking and feedback system. COURSE CODE: ABNB Sec. 01: Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm. Mar. 5 | $50

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PERSONAL FINANCE FINANCIAL PLANNING WORKSHOP Sophie Kulas | Financial Professional

Money is rarely taught at home or in schools. Some people can work hard to make money for an entire career but still retire broke. Maybe we do not have much money because we do not know much about it. This workshop will help you manage your personal finance. We’ll cover various topics including cash flow, debt management, financial strategies, contingency plans, and retirement plans. COURSE CODE: FNNC Sec. 01: 5 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 21 | $140

OVERVIEW OF INVESTMENT CONCEPTS Rod Laurenz | Financial Advisor, laurenzfinancial.com

Don’t know the difference between a stock and a bond? Confused about mutual funds and your 401k? We’ll clarify the basic information you need to know about investing, how to ensure you’re properly diversified, and why all your money shouldn’t be in your bank account. You’ll learn the most important concepts you need to make investment decisions and how to avoid common pitfalls. COURSE CODE: OOIC Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-9pm. Mar. 4 | $75

EVALUATING AND COMPENSATING YOUR FINANCIAL ADVISOR Jimmy Becker | MBA, Yale School of Management

This workshop will provide a specific roadmap for selecting, evaluating, and compensating a financial advisor. You will learn how to assess the suitability, competency, and fiduciary commitment of your present or future financial advisor. Finally, you will learn the various models by which financial advisors are compensated and which is the most suitable, least conflicted, and least costly. C O U R S E C O D E : E C FA Sec. 01: Saturday, 11:30am-12:30pm. Mar. 21 | $35

THE COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID PROCESS Jimmy Becker | MBA, Yale School of Management

This class is for parents of high school students and any college-bound people. This workshop will explain the key issues around the college financial aid process, including understanding the cost of college and how to finance it, the FAFSA form and how the expected family contribution is calculated, how much is reasonable to borrow for both parents and students and which types of loans are best, and the challenges and responsibilities around repaying student loan debt. In addition, we’ll address the role of the college financial aid office and various choices if available aid is not sufficient to be affordable. C O U R S E C O D E : FA I D Sec. 01: Saturday, 1-3pm. Mar. 21 | $50


Business & Technology

ESSENTIAL TOOLS FOR FINDING, BUYING, AND KEEPING A HOME Sally Wetzler | Home Inspector

Whether it’s a condo or a single-family house, learn to be an informed buyer and knowledgeably hire trade professionals to maintain or improve the property. We’ll discuss how to critically examine and compare properties, review essential questions to ask the seller/agent, and outline the purchasing timeline and action items. You’ll learn about the home inspection process, how to choose a building contractor, and the importance of clear contracts when engaging their services for your new home. COURSE CODE: FBKH Sec. 01: Saturday, 9:30am-12:30pm. Mar. 28 | $75

BITCOIN INVESTING: MYTHS AND FACTS Eric Voskuil | Core Bitcoin Developer and Cryptoeconomist Sonia Voskuil | Bitcoin Enthusiast

Bitcoin, known as a cryptocurrency, has become very popular and given hope and opportunity to many investors. When many people think of Bitcoin, they think about ups and downs as they see in the stock market. But what really is Bitcoin? We’ll talk about principles of cryptocurrency, the value increase of Bitcoin, the blockchain technology, and of course how to invest or trade them. Let’s join Eric and Sonia, the siblings who are in this market, and explore the facts and myths of this opportunity. COURSE CODE: COIN Sec. 01: Saturday, 1-4pm. Mar. 28 | $75

FINANCIAL PLANNING DURING RETIREMENT Jimmy Becker | MBA, Yale School of Management

This class is for anyone who is already retired or plans to begin shortly. We focus on investment strategy, including asset allocation, and determining how much risk to take; which assets to draw down first; the importance of minimizing investment fees; Social Security claiming strategies; the role of annuities; a safe level of spending; and whether long-term care insurance makes sense. COURSE CODE: FPRE Sec. 01: Saturday, 9-11am. Mar. 21 | $50

YOUR MEDICARE ABCDS Sophie Kulas | Financial Professional

Are you eligible for Medicare? Do you know the costs of Medicare and the types of services it covers? Do you know when to enroll to prevent permanent premium increase penalties? We will cover these topics as they apply to Medicare Part A (hospital coverage), Part B (medical coverage), Part C (Medicare Advantage), and Part D (drug coverage). We’ll discuss how having employer-sponsored insurance coverage after retirement impacts your Medicare choices and whether you should consider enrolling in a Medigap supplemental insurance plan. COURSE CODE: ABCD Sec. 01: Tuesday, 5:30-7:30pm. Mar. 3 | $60

MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT PLAN AND ALTERNATIVES Elaine Miller | Regional SHINE Program Director, Minuteman Senior Service

If you took a Medicare class with us or know the basics of Medicare coverages, this class is for you. We’ll talk about Medicare supplement plans and alternatives including Medigap, retiree plans, drug coverage options, and use of Medicare plan finder. We’ll start with a quick review, details of each topic, and Q&A. COURSE CODE: MEDG Sec. 01: Tuesday, 5:30-7:30pm. Mar. 10 | $60

HOW TO MAKE AN ESTATE PLAN Stephanie Mandell | Attorney

We all know that everyone should have a will, and yet many of us put this off. This class will motivate you to organize your assets and create an estate plan, including documents that can assist in case of incapacity. You will receive an introduction to the common terms and options, including how to specify personal representatives (formerly called “executors”) and guardians in a will and the differences between wills and trusts. You will also get tips for estate planning that go beyond the legalese found in estate documents. COURSE CODE: ESTP Sec. 01: Sunday, 2-4pm. Mar. 15 | $50

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COMPUTERS BASIC WINDOWS SKILLS Marjorie Wein | Wize Guides

You may feel comfortable writing a quick email or searching for a great restaurant but still be mystified by the many other things your computer can do. We provide a firm foundation for people new to computers including learning how to manage files and folders, mastering the basics to keep your computer secure and healthy, working with email attachments, and knowing what to do when your kids won’t help you anymore. Students must bring their own laptops.

INTRODUCTION TO MODERN WEB DESIGN Rob Reed | M.S., Computer Science, IT and Web Developer

You can publish on the web without knowing much about the technology itself. That isn’t what this class is about. We’ll focus on the fundamentals of modern web design, primarily HTML5 and CSS3, with emphasis on responsive design practices. Not a cursory overview, we’ll start from the beginning and pull no punches, building up from the atomic components of these languages and layering on the techniques necessary to be a competent, effective web designer. No prior knowledge is required. COURSE CODE: CODE Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $200

COURSE CODE: WNDO Sec. 01: 2 Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm. Feb. 6 & 13 | $110

INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL: PART 1 Karen Carone | Manager of Data and Analytics

This is an intensive introduction to Excel for people who want to be able to use this spreadsheet program effectively in home or office procedures. You will learn to enter and edit data, use basic calculations, apply formatting, and design and use simple spreadsheets. Participants can expect to take away with them spreadsheets that they have designed that may be put to work immediately in their office or home. Students need to know how to download files from your email. If not, please take Basic Window Skills before this class. Please bring your Mac or PC laptop with Excel 2007 or newer installed. COURSE CODE: EXPC Sec. 01: 3 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 27 | $145

INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL: PART 2 Karen Carone | Manager of Data and Analytics

Think Excel is just for storing tables? Think again. This class is designed to be a follow-up to part 1 of our Introduction to Excel class, and will help you take your basic Microsoft Excel skills to the next level.You will learn how to manipulate and analyze data, write your own formulas, use Pivot tables, create charts, and more. Learn skills that will make you more valuable at work or in the job search. This class is taught on Microsoft Excel 2013 but is relevant to users of Excel 2007 and up. Please bring your own laptop. COURSE CODE: EXPW Sec. 01: 3 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Feb. 24 | $125

EXCEL FORMULAS Karen Carone | Manager of Data and Analytics

Take your Excel prowess to the next level. In this workshop, you will learn to write your own Excel formulas that will help make you more valuable at work and in the job search. Ideal for students who are comfortable with basic tasks in Excel and are ready to kick it up a notch. Please bring your Mac or PC laptop with Excel 2007 or newer installed. COURSE CODE: EXPF Sec. 01: Monday, 6-9pm. Mar. 16 | $80

HOW TO USE YOUR APPLE DEVICE Marjorie Wein | Wize Guides

You have an iPhone or iPad, now use it to its full potential. Learn how to set up WiFi networks, install and organize apps, set up email, and take, edit, and send photos. You’ll learn some of the hidden features that will make using your Apple device more pleasant and productive. Please bring your iPhone 6 or newer and/or iPad Air or newer. COURSE CODE: SMRT Sec. 01: 3 Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $135

COMPUTER SECURITY FOR HOME AND SMALL BUSINESS USERS Vadim Droznin | CEO Q.E.D. Systems, Inc.

This class is intended to educate students about the latest IoT (Internet of Things) security practices. It starts with basic introduction about past and current computer and network threats. You will learn how to defend and protect your home and business computers, networks, mobile devices, and other IoT against cyber threats. We will discuss protection against Viruses, Malware, Ransomware, SPAM, and others. Students will learn how to create complex passwords and protect their personal Wi-Fi and important data. COURSE CODE: CSEC Sec. 01: Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm. Mar. 11 | $50

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Business & Technology

INTRODUCTION TO MAILCHIMP

PROGRAMMING WITH JAVASCRIPT

Elizabeth Cerda | Design and Communications Specialist

Rob Reed | M.S., Computer Science, IT and Web Developer

COURSE CODE: MCPB Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-8:30pm. Feb. 26 | $65

COURSE CODE: INJS Sec. 01: 5 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Feb. 25 | $180

You’ll learn how to use MailChimp to generate email campaigns for your organization, blog, website, or online business. We’ll learn how to set up email campaigns, create lists, segments, and groups. We’ll discuss best practices for maintaining a healthy subscriber list and conducting effective email campaigns. We’ll learn about MailChimp’s wonderful data reporting features and integrations with other popular software. Finally, we’ll briefly discuss alternative email marketing platforms available as well.

The class will introduce students to programming with JavaScript. It will cover the fundamentals of programming common to all languages and areas of interest, but we will focus on front-end web development, i.e. interacting with the structure of an HTML document via the Document object. The goals include both covering a useful amount of JavaScript and laying a foundation for future work. A good working knowledge of HTML and CSS is needed, but no programming experience is required.

INTRODUCTION TO WORDPRESS

INTRODUCTION TO GOOGLE SKETCHUP

Ben Vivante | Web Developer, vivante.us

Steven Santosuosso | Interior Designer

WordPress is one of the most easy-to-use blogging and content-management systems available. You can build almost anything from a personal or business website to everything in between. Join us for a quick overview of this powerful software. You will learn the ins-andouts of WordPress so you can begin building your site today! Basic computer skills and Internet literacy are required. Bring your own web-ready laptop. COURSE CODE: WRDP Sec. 01: 5 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Feb. 24 | $150

SketchUp is a free 3D digital modeling program used by architects, interior designers, product designers, and sculptural artists. 3D rendering can be used for interior design, product visualization, and even 3D printing. We will learn fundamental concepts and techniques, including modeling, inferencing, and styling, to create 3D models of both real life objects and the construction of a 3D birdhouse. COURSE CODE: SKUP Sec. 01: Saturday, 9:30am-4:30pm. Mar. 7 | $120

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English as a Second Language “Andrea is an active listener, smart, and cares about each student. She gave us lots of tips.”

—RAWAN A., ESL: INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION

CCAE offers classes at beginner, intermediate, and advanced level taught by highly-trained and experienced instructors. Communicative, learner-oriented teaching methods, and the multicultural atmosphere facilitate not only language learning, but also friendships with people from all over the world. We use the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) to assess students and establish learning goals. To find the right level, come to our free personal assessment days or contact Francesca Ferraris at languages@ccae.org. Many classes require the purchase of a textbook. We recommend that you purchase the book after attending the first class. Please see p. 25 for level descriptions and visit ccae.org/classes/esl for our most up-to-date language classes.

ENGLISH INTEGRATED SKILLS CLASSES Our integrated skills classes help students improve reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. In every level, students learn to interact in increasingly complex ways, from everyday to professional English. ESL Instructors: Katy Doughty, Rosa Lopez, Sandy Middleton, Joanne Nicklas, John O’Donnell

INTENSIVE - 54 HOURS E SL : I NTE NS IVE B EG INNE R LE VE LS 1 & 2

COURSE CODE: ENN1 Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Monday through Thursday, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $500 | John O’Donnell No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

E SL : I NTE NS IVE B EG INNE R LE VE LS 3 & 4

COURSE CODE: ENN2 Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Monday through Thursday, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Jan. 13 | $500 | John O’Donnell No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

E SL : I NTE NS IVE INTE RME DI ATE LE V E LS 1 & 2

COURSE CODE: ENN3 Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Monday through Thursday, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $500 | John O’Donnell No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

E SL : I NTE NS IVE INTE RME DI ATE LE V E LS 3 & 4

COURSE CODE: ENN4 Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Monday through Thursday, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $500 | John O’Donnell No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

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TWICE A WEEK - 27 HOURS E S L : B EGIN NE R L E V E L 1

COURSE CODE: ENB1 Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $290 | Joanne Nicklas No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

E S L : B EGIN NE R L E V E L 2

COURSE CODE: ENB2 Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $290 | Katy Doughty Sec. 02: 9 Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 18 | $290 | Rosa Lopez

E S L : B EGIN NE R L E V E L 4

COURSE CODE: ENB4 Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $290 | Joanne Nicklas No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

E S L : IN T E R ME DIAT E L E V E L 1

COURSE CODE: ENI1 Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $290 | Joanne Nicklas

E S L : IN T E R ME DIAT E L E V E L 2

COURSE CODE: ENI2 Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Jan. 14 | $290 | Sandy Middleton

Level-Up Discount

If you took an ESL class in the fall, you will receive an email with a 10% discount code to apply to a winter class. You must use the discount code by Jan. 6, 9am.

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English as a Second Language

Free Personal Assessment Days

Need help with finding the right class for you? Come to one of our free assessment days.

Friday, January 3, 6-8pm

Tuesday, January 7, 10am-12pm

For an online self-assessment, visit ccae.org/language-levels. Contact Francesca Ferraris at languages@ccae.org or 617-547-6789 ext. 112 for more details.

INTERMEDIATE - CEFR B1

CONVERSATION Katy Doughty, Sandy Middleton | ESL Instructor

This class is for intermediate-level students who want to improve their pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar while developing their conversational skills. Activities will include open discussions, debates, and presentations. COURSE CODE: ENCI Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 1-2:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $290 | Sandy Middleton No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17 Sec. 02: 9 Saturdays, 1:30-4:30pm. Begins Jan. 18 | $290 | Katy Doughty

INTENSIVE VOCABULARY TRAINING PREPARATION FOR THE TOEFL John O’Donnell | ESL Instructor

These classes are designed to help high intermediate and advanced (CEFR B2-C1) students improve the four skills tested on the TOEFL iBT (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) with practice tests, tips and strategies. Perfect also for advanced students who may not be planning to take the TOEFL, but wish to further develop their general English skills. We highly recommend to come to one of our free personal assessment days before enrolling in these classes.

27 HOURS C O U R S E C O D E : TO F L Sec. 01: 9 Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 18 | $290

54 HOURS C O U R S E C O D E : TO F N Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Monday through Thursday, 1-2:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $500 No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

ENGLISH SPECIFIC SKILLS CLASSES BEGINNER - CEFR A2

CONVERSATION Katy Doughty, Sandy Middleton, Joanne Nicklas | ESL Instructors

Gain confidence and develop your English speaking skills in this conversation class for high beginning and low intermediate level students. Reinforce your basic knowledge of English, develop fluency with the past tenses, acquire new vocabulary, and practice correct pronunciation. This class will provide a friendly, safe classroom environment where you can practice with lively activities how to speak comfortably and confidently in everyday English.

Andrea Aptecker | Actor, Public Speaking Expert

In this fun class, we will learn new vocabulary and improve speaking and comprehension skills with reading, writing exercises, and discussions. There will be tests and class activities each week to enforce the new vocabulary. For intermediate and advanced students. C O U R S E C O D E : E I VA Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $290 No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

PUBLIC SPEAKING AND PRESENTATION Andrea Aptecker | Actor, Public Speaking Expert

This intermediate class is for students (CEFR Levels B1-B2) who want to practice conversation skills, and improve speaking performance. Activities include discussions about news stories and television programs, short storytelling speeches, and informative presentations. All speeches will be evaluated. This is a warm, supportive, fun atmosphere. COURSE CODE: PUSP Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1-2:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $290

LISTENING AND PRONUNCIATION PRACTICE Andrea Aptecker | Actor, Public Speaking Expert Sandy Middleton | ESL Instructor

Pronunciation is the way people from a particular cultural group speak their native language. This class is for intermediate level English students (CEFR Levels B1) who wish to improve their pronunciation. In this class, we will use a textbook as well as original materials such as television and movie scripts to help us better understand native speakers and to be more confident in being understood by them. COURSE CODE: PRON Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $290 | Sandy Middleton No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17 Sec. 02: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Jan. 14 | $290 | Andrea Aptecker

COURSE CODE: ENCB Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $290 | Sandy Middleton No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17 Sec. 02: 9 Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 18 | $290 | Katy Doughty

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English as a Second Language

ACCENT IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOP

WRITING

Elaine Crowder | Ph.D., Applied Linguistics

Sandy Middleton | ESL Instructor

Improve your accent and acquire a communication edge in business that enhances professional relationships. Learn to hear and correct accented speech sounds that contribute to misunderstood speech. After reviewing why certain sounds are so troublesome, we will practice universally difficult sounds, using a technique that builds new habits of speech. Please bring a recording device to class, $35 for class materials, and a willingness to practice! COURSE CODE: ABET Sec. 01: Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am-12:30pm. Feb. 29 & Mar. 1 | $105

THAT SOUNDS FUNNY: AVOIDING SILLY MISTAKES IN ENGLISH Joshua Filipowski | ESL & Comedy Instructor

For intermediate and advanced students, discover the most common errors and learn how to avoid them, gain confidence, and be understood. This workshop taught by a TESOL certified instructor and comedian will have you laughing and learning to avoid mistakes interfering with communication. Focusing on pronunciation, verb tense, phrasal verbs, and confusing words, students will feel more comfortable speaking English after this fun class. COURSE CODE: ASME Sec. 01: 3 Fridays, 6-8pm. Begins Jan. 24 | $105

READING, SPEAKING, EXPLORING AND BOSTON HISTORY Andrea Aptecker | Actor, Public Speaking Expert

Come join this fun new English class where we’ll read about historic events that took place right here in Cambridge and Boston, learn new vocabulary, engage in discussions and presentations, and walk to some of the historic sites we read about in class! Bring your walking shoes! Visits include the Longfellow House on Brattle Street, Harvard Art Museums, the Charles River and secret garden at the monastery on Memorial Drive, Harvard Yard, Harvard Business School, Old Burying Ground/Harvard Square Cemetery, Mt. Auburn Cemetery, and much more. For intermediate and advanced ESL students. COURSE CODE: ERSE Sec. 01: 9 Fridays, 9:15am-12:15pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $290

This class is for intermediate level students (CEFR Levels B1-B2) who want to improve their writing skills. Students will learn about different sentence patterns, paragraph structure, and correct punctuation. During the class, students will practice writing business letters, cover letters, e-mails, and short essays. COURSE CODE: ENWI Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $290

ESL BOOK CLUB Joanne Nicklas | ESL Instructor

The tradition of book clubs in the US dates back to the early 19th century in New England, and there are more than 5 million book club members in the US today. CCAE is happy to introduce English students to this tradition by meeting regularly to read and discuss a book, its themes, characters, and related subjects while enjoying a mid afternoon snack. This term we’ll read the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx (1993), about an American newspaper reporter, struck by tragedy, starting a new life in a Newfoundland fishing village where his ancestors came from. Tuition includes snacks and drinks. COURSE CODE: BOCL Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30pm. Jan. 22, Feb. 5 & 26, Mar. 11 & 25 | $135

ADVANCED - CEFR B2-C1

READ, DISCUSS, DEBATE! Andrea Aptecker | Actor, Public Speaking Expert

This class is for advanced ESL students who want to improve their vocabulary, comprehension, cultural understanding, and speaking confidence in a fun class based on reading and discussion. Students will read poems, newspaper and magazine articles, cartoons, blog entries, excerpts from stories, and more. The readings will be followed by questions, discussions, and individual or group presentations and debates. Presentations and debates will be followed by constructive critiques. COURSE CODE: ERDD Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Jan. 13 | $290 No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

AMERICAN POP CULTURE: UNDERSTAND HUMOR AND CULTURAL REFERENCES Andrea Aptecker | Actor, Public Speaking Expert

In this advanced class, we will read and discuss political comedy, speeches, celebrity interviews, TED talks, and stories from the stage. We’ll review new vocabulary, idioms, cultural and historical references, and American slang. Homework includes presentations and humorous readings. Let’s have fun and laugh! COURSE CODE: APOP Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $290

Textbooks

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English as a Second Language

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN SHORT STORIES Sandy Middleton | ESL Instructor

In this class students will read and participate in engaging facilitated discussions of short stories written by established and emerging authors whose award winning writing provide a fascinating glimpse into the diversity of American life and culture. COURSE CODE: AMSH Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1-2:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $290

CONVERSATION: THE NEWS OF THE DAY Michael Impastato | ESL Instructor

In this class, we'll talk about local, metropolitan, and world news in a safe and respectful atmosphere. We will use the Boston Globe and learn about Boston, New England, and the world. Choose an article and tell your classmates about it! Students will work both in pairs and as a group. COURSE CODE: ENCA Sec. 01: 9 Saturdays, 9:30-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 18 | $290

PRONUNCIATION & LISTENING Sandy Middleton | ESL Instructor

If you speak quite well in English but would like a more solid understanding of the stumbling blocks in your pronunciation, this is the class for you. This is an opportunity to examine and resolve the chronic pronunciation errors, work on syllable and word stress, rhythm, intonation, and features of connected speech in American English, as well as improve your listening comprehension. C O U R S E C O D E : P R OA Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $290 No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

WRITING & GRAMMAR John O’Donnell | ESL Instructor

If you are comfortable speaking in English, but find that your writing needs help, this is the class for you. We focus on sentence structure and forming great paragraphs. In this class, all major forms of writing will be covered, including letters (business and personal), journals, memoirs, and essays. This is a very helpful class for students preparing to take the TOEFL. C O U R S E C O D 4 E : E N WA Sec. 01: 9 Saturdays, 1:30-4:30pm. Begins Jan. 18 | $290

FOUND IN TRANSLATION: CREATIVE WRITING ACROSS BORDERS Marika Preziuso | Associate Professor of World Literature at MassArt, Poet

In this workshop for advanced ESL and World Languages students, we will read poetry and short stories by contemporary writers who move swiftly and unapologetically across languages, translate themselves, navigate cultures, and code-switch. Based on these readings, students will have prompts to experiment with creative writing—poetry, short stories, dialogues, journaling—using English and all other languages available to them. With the original meaning of the prefix "trans" being "across," we will discuss the challenges and joys in movement across identities, places, histories, languages, and cultures.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS ENGLISH Emily Brown | ESL Instructor

If you are a high intermediate to advanced ESL student who is interested in learning how to navigate the English-speaking workplace, then this is the class for you! This class covers a range of business topics, such as professional introductions, meetings, telephone conversations, writing business letters and emails, marketing and negotiations. Using the case study method, we will discuss examples of American and other global companies, while practicing business vocabulary, speaking, reading ,and writing skills. COURSE CODE: BEGL Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $195

MEETINGS AND PRESENTATIONS Steven Bloomberg | Communications Skills Developer

We will practice presentations for business or academic purposes, focusing on vocal presentation, content, organization, confident language, personal expression, and communication strength. We will also create a fictional company and project so that we can role play meetings, project updates, presentations, client and business partner meetings. You will receive coaching, guidance, and critique so that you can convey messages more successfully to support business objectives and goals. COURSE CODE: ENMP Sec. 01: 5 Saturdays, 1-3:30pm. Begins Feb. 1 | $200

KEYS TO AMERICAN COMMUNICATION CULTURE Steven Bloomberg | Communications Skills Developer

In this class, we’ll learn about aspects of communication culture when working in the US and compare them to where you come from. We’ll improvise short presentations and brief role-play interactions or short dialogs to understand and improve our communication with American colleagues. We’ll share experiences, observations, problems you’ve encountered, and how you believe you’ve adapted or would like to adapt. We’ll practice getting to the point, directness, tactful language, agreeing and disagreeing, information presentation, assertiveness, expressiveness, workplace hierarchy, American peculiarities, small talk, and more. COURSE CODE: ENCC Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 7-9:30pm. Begins Feb. 26 | $200

Need a Scholarship?

CCAE offers a scholarship assistance—50% off tuition. Some restrictions apply.

You can download guidelines and an application form at ccae.org/about/scholarships. If you have any questions please contact our Student Services Coordinator at info@ccae.org.

C O U R S E C O D E : AC R O Sec. 01: 2 Saturdays, 1:30-4:30pm. Mar. 7 & 14 | $105

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SPECIAL WORKSHOPS

FRIDAY CLASSES

27 HOURS Begins Jan. 18 $290

9 SATURDAYS

54 HOURS (meets 4 times per week for 9 weeks) Begins Jan. 13 No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17 $500

MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

27 HOURS (meets 2 times per week for 9 weeks) Begins Jan. 14 $290

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

27 HOURS (meets 2 times per week for 9 weeks) Begins Jan. 13 No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17 $290

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY

MORNING

ACRO: Found in Translation: Creative Writing across Borders 2 Saturdays, 1:30-4:30pm. Mar. 7 & 14 | $105

ENCC: Keys to American Communication Culture 5 Wednesdays, 7-9:30pm. Begins Feb. 26 | $200

ENMP: Meetings and Presentations 5 Saturdays, 1-3:30pm. Begins Feb. 1 | $200

ABET: Accent Improvement Workshop Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am-12:30pm. Feb. 29 & Mar. 1 | $105

For an online self-assessment, visit ccae.org/language-levels. Contact Francesca Ferraris at languages@ccae.org or 617-547-6789 ext. 112 for more details.

Tuesday, January 7, 10am-12pm

Friday, January 3, 6-8pm

FREE PERSONAL ASSESSMENT DAYS Need help finding the right class for you? Come to one of our free assessment days:

ASME: That Sounds Funny: Avoiding Silly Mistakes in English 3 Fridays, 6-8pm. Begins Jan. 24 | $105

EVENING

ENN3: Intensive Intermediate Levels 1 & 2

*This class has a modified schedule and tuition. Please check ccae.org for details.

BOCL: ESL Book Club 5 Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30pm. Jan. 22, Feb. 5 & 26, Mar. 11 & 25 | $135

ERSE: Reading, Speaking, Exploring and Boston History 9 Fridays, 9:15am-12:15pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $290

ENCA: Advanced Conversation

TOFL: Preparation for the TOEFL

ENWA: Advanced Writing & Grammar

ENCB: Beginner Conversation

1:30PM-4:30PM

ENN4: Intensive Intermediate Levels 3 & 4

ENCI: Intermediate Conversation

TOFN: Intensive Preparation for the TOEFL

ENI1: Intermediate Level 1

AMSH: Contemporary American Short Stories

PROA: Advanced Pronunciation & Listening

ENB1: Beginner Level 1

7:45-9:15PM

BEGL: Business English * (6:30-8:30pm, Thursdays Only)

ENB2: Beginner Level 2

PRON: Intermediate Pronunciation & Listening

ENB4: Beginner Level 4

6:00-7:30PM

PUSP: Public Speaking and Presentation

ENCI: Intermediate Conversation

1:00-2:30PM

ENB2: Beginner Level 2

9:30AM-12:30PM

ENN1: Intensive Beginner Levels 1 & 2

APOP: American Pop Culture: Understanding Humor and Cultural References

PRON: Intermediate Pronunciation & Listening

ENN2: Intensive Beginner Levels 3 & 4

ENWI: Intermediate Writing

EIVA: Intensive Vocabulary Training

ENCB: Beginner Conversation

11:00AM-12:30PM

ENI2: Intermediate Level 2

ERDD: Read, Discuss, Debate

9:15-10:45AM

English as a Second Language

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) Visit ccae.org to learn more about the classes, the instructors,

WINTER: JANUARY � MARCH a class. Email us at languages@ccae.org or call 617-547-6789

and your level. Let us answer your questions and help you choose


COMMON EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK OF REFERENCE (CEFR) LANGUAGE LEVELS CCAE LEVEL

Beginner Level 1 Beginner Level 2

Beginner Level 3 Beginner Level 4 Beginner Conversation

Low Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate Conversation

High Intermediate Advanced

Advanced

CEFR LEVEL

A1

I have no or little previous knowledge of the language. I would like to...

A2

I have achieved most of the goals of A1. I would like to...

B1

I have achieved most of the goals of A2. I would like to...

B2

I have achieved most of the goals of B1. I would like to...

C1

I have achieved most of the goals of B2. I would like to...

LISTENING

READING

SPEAKING

WRITING

Identify familiar words & very basic phrases concerning myself, friends, family, & surroundings when people speak slowly & clearly.

Point out familiar names, words & simple sentences, such as on posters, notes or in catalogues.

Ask & answer simple questions. Interact in a simple way with repetition & slow speech. Use simple phrases & sentences to describe familiar people.

Write a short, simple postcard & fill in forms with personal details.

Understand phrases & the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance. Catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages & announcements.

Read very short, simple texts & find specific information in everyday material such as menus, advertisements, & short personal letters.

Communicate in routine tasks & social interactions. Use a series of phrases & sentences to describe family, educational background & present work.

Write short notes, messages & personal letters relating to immediate needs.

Understand the main points of clear speech, & the main point in radio or TV programs on current events, or topics of personal or professional interest.

Understand texts with high frequency, everyday, or jobrelated language. Understand the description of events, feelings & wishes in personal letters.

Handle travel situations, enter unprepared into conversation on familiar topics, & connect phrases, give reasons & opinions, & describe plots of books or films.

Write simple texts on familiar or personal topics, such as letters describing personal experiences and impressions.

Understand extended speech & lectures & follow even complex lines of argument. Understand most TV news & current affairs programs.

Read articles & reports about contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints. Understand contemporary literary prose.

Interact with fluency & spontaneity & explain a viewpoint & advantages & disadvantages of various options. Take an active part in discussions.

Write on a wide range of subjects, essay of support or against a topic, as well as personal letters highlighting the personal significance of events.

Understand extended speech even when it is not clearly structured & when relationships are only implied & not signaled explicitly. Follow television programs & films without too much effort.

Understand long & complex factual & literary texts, appreciating distinctions of style. Understand specialized articles & longer technical instructions.

Use language flexibly & effectively for social & professional purposes. Present clear, detailed descriptions of complex subjects, integrating subthemes.

Write about complex subjects in a letter, an essay or a report, underlining what I consider to be the salient issues. Select style appropriate to the reader in mind.

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World Languages

“Luz is a fantastic teacher. She explained concepts with great clarity, enthusiasm, and vitality.”

—JONATHAN L., SPANISH: BEGINNER LEVEL 3

CCAE offers classes in many languages taught by highly trained and experienced instructors. We use the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) to assess students and establish learning goals (p. 25). Please visit ccae.org/language-levels for a self-assessment, level descriptions, and our most up-to-date language offerings. Please take advantage of our Personal Assessment Days (p. 27). For any questions about a specific language or level you can also email languages@ccae.org or call Francesca Ferraris at 617.547.6789 ext.112. Many language classes require the purchase of a textbook. We recommend purchasing the book after attending the first class.

ARABIC Fatma Salem | Native Speaker

Mansour Salsabili | Ph.D., Middle East Studies

Approximately 422 million people worldwide—both Muslim and Christian—speak Arabic, which includes three varieties: Classical Arabic (the language of the Islamic religion), Standard Arabic (official language, news, documents, etc.), and colloquial Arabic (different dialects). Spoken both in the Arabian world and in several Asian and African countries, Arabic was adopted as one of the six official languages of the United Nations in 1973. Events in the Middle East have encouraged new interest in Arabic B E G I N N E R L E VE L 1

COURSE CODE: ARCB Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $255 | Fatma Salem No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

B E G I N N E R L E VE L 2

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

COURSE CODE: ARB1 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255 | Mansour Salsabili COURSE CODE: ARB2 Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $255 | Fatma Salem No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

Level-Up Discount

If you took a language class in the fall, you will receive an email with a 10% discount code to apply to a winter class. You must use the discount code by Jan. 6, 9am.

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HIGH B EGIN NE R C O NV E R S AT IO N This class emphasizes conversational skills, sentence structure, and practical applications of the Arabic language. Focus on topics, get to know other learners, learn about culture, and use what you have learned to make the language come alive. To best benefit from this class, students should be comfortable speaking in the present tense and have some knowledge of the past and future or have studied Arabic language for 30h or more within the last 3 years. We also welcome all variations of spoken Arabic including Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), Shamia and Egyptian dialect. By the end of this class students will be able to speak Arabic with confidence.

Sara Vallesteros | ASL Instructor, Native Speaker

Learn the basics of sign language as a first step to developing receptive and expressive skills. You will learn commonly used signs, the basic grammatical rules of American Sign Language, and information about the deaf. This class requires the additional purchase of a textbook. B EGIN NE R L E V E L 1

COURSE CODE: ASB1 Sec. 01: 9 Fridays, 6:30-8pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $255

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World Languages

BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE

CHINESE

Katia Costa-Bancroft, Allan Oliveira | Native Speakers

Jin Chen Cooper | Native Speaker & Author, “Notes from Harvard”

Portuguese, the native language of Brazil, is spoken by approximately 180 million people around the world, including one million in Massachusetts! This series of engaging classes emphasizes spoken production and interaction. B E G I N NE R L E VE L 1

COURSE CODE: BPB1 Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $255 | Allan Oliveira No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 3

COURSE CODE: BPB3 Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $255 | Allan Oliveira No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

I N T E RME D IATE CONVE RSATI ON Expand your vocabulary and fluency in this relaxed and fun class for students who have at least 60 hours of instruction (or equivalent). We will practice expressing ourselves comfortably, discuss current events, and engage fully in the cultural context of Brazilian Portuguese. COURSE CODE: BPIC Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $255 | Katia Costa-Bancroft

PORTUGUESE FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS Katia Costa-Bancroft | M.A., Portuguese Language Education

Portuguese and Spanish are both Romance languages, closely related in vocabulary and grammar. For speakers of Spanish, it can be a challenge to study Portuguese because of this close linguistic relationship. This class is for advanced and native speakers of Spanish who would like a quick, solid introduction to Brazilian Portuguese. COURSE CODE: BPSP Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 28 | $170

MODERN HEBREW Revital B. Morre | Native Speaker

The official language of the state of Israel, Hebrew is a Semitic language which belongs to the Afro-Asian language family. Hebrew is the only Canaanite language still spoken, and the only truly successful example of a revived dead language. Modern Hebrew is spoken by approximately 10 million people around the world. B E G I N NE R L E VE L 1

COURSE CODE: MHB1 Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $255

Free Personal Assessment Days

Need help with finding the right class for you? Come to one of our free assessment days for Spanish, French, Italian and German.

Tuesday, January 7, 6-8pm

Wednesday, January 8, 10am-12pm

For an online self-assessment, visit ccae.org/language-levels. Contact Francesca Ferraris at languages@ccae.org or 617-547-6789 ext. 112 for more details.

Mandarin Chinese has more native speakers than any other language. As Mandarin’s popularity increases among language learners, give yourself an advantage with an experienced and enthusiastic instructor. B EGINN E R L E V E L 1

COURSE CODE: CMB1 Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $255 No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

B EGINN E R L E V E L 2

COURSE CODE: CMB2 Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $255

B EGINN E R L E V E L 3

COURSE CODE: CMB3 Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $255

YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN CHINESE SONGS WITH THE UKULELE ON PAGE 53 JAPANESE Tomoko Takagi | Native Speaker

Japanese is spoken by more than 125 million people around the world—primarily by the inhabitants of Japan, but also by populations of Japanese origin in Hawaii, as well as in North and South America. Nearly 4 million people around the world study Japanese; Japanese is an agglutinative language whose origins are not clearly established. The writing system consists of two syllabaries—Hiragana and Katakana—and the Chinese Kanji characters. B EGINN E R L E V E L 1

COURSE CODE: JPB1 Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 6:35-8:05pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $255

B EGINN E R L E V E L 2

COURSE CODE: JPB2 Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 5-6:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $255

B EGINN E R L E V E L 3

COURSE CODE: JPB3 Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 6:35-8:05pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $255

KOREAN Jungah Lee, Soe Young Lee | Native Speakers

Korean belongs to the Ural-Altaic family of languages and is spoken by approximately 100 million people in South Korea, North Korea, China, Japan, and the US. Due to Korea’s increasing economic and political importance in North-East Asia, Korean is growing increasingly popular around the world as a foreign language. The “Korean Wave” has become an influential global phenomenon since the start of the 21st century, heavily impacting the contemporary cultures, music, film, and television industries, and behavioural aspects of various people throughout the world. B EGINN E R L E V E L 1

C O U R S E C O D E : KO B 1 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255 | Jungah Lee

B EGINN E R L E V E L 2

C O U R S E C O D E : KO B 2 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255 | Jungah Lee

B EGINN E R L E V E L 3

C O U R S E C O D E : KO B 3 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255 | Soe Young Lee REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE.ORG OR CALL 617.547.6789

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World Languages

FRENCH

FRENCH PRONUNCIATION PRACTICE

Siham Elaidi, Mélanie Huguet | Native Speakers

Siham Elaidi | Native Speaker

French is the official language of 29 countries. It has a long history as an international language of literature and scientific standards and is a primary or second language of many international organizations. French has been called one of the three most useful languages for business by Bloomberg Businessweek. Join their ranks in this series of engaging classes, emphasizing spoken production and interaction. B E G I N NE R L E VE L 1

COURSE CODE: FRB1 Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $255 | Siham Elaidi No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17 Sec. 02: 9 Tuesdays, 1-2:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255 | Mélanie Huguet No class Feb. 18

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 2

COURSE CODE: FRB2 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Jan. 14 | $255 | Mélanie Huguet No class Feb. 18 Sec. 02: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255 | Siham Elaidi

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 3

COURSE CODE: FRB3 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255 | Mélanie Huguet No class Feb. 18

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 4

COURSE CODE: FRB4 Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $255 | Siham Elaidi No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

B E G I N NE R CONVE RS AT I ON This class is for students who have completed our four beginner levels or the equivalent and are comfortable using the present and have some knowledge of passé composé and imparfait. Reinforce your basic knowledge of the structure of French, develop fluency with the past tenses, acquire new vocabulary, learn about culture and practice with lively activities and conversations.

COURSE CODE: FRCB Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $255 | Mélanie Huguet No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17 Sec. 02: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $255 | Mélanie Huguet No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

I N T E RME D IATE CONVE RSATI ON You are pretty comfortable in everyday situations and in applying your solid knowledge of the basics of French. Now it’s time to practice expressing yourself in more complex situations, to voice opinions and share points of views with your classmates, to increase your vocabulary and engage fully in the cultural context of French.

COURSE CODE: FRIC Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $255 | Mélanie Huguet No class Feb. 19

THE THREE GROUPS OF FRENCH VERBS Siham Elaidi | Native Speaker

In this class, we will cover verbs from each group of French verbs. We will conjugate these verbs in three tenses of “l’indicatif,” the present, the future, and the past tense (passé composé) with practice and correct pronunciation. This will allow students to express themselves in the present, the future, and the past. Regarding the third group, we will cover the most common verbs. For students who have completed at least French Beginner Level 3 or 4. C O U R S E C O D E : F RV B Sec. 01: 4 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $115

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This class will improve the students’ pronunciation and help to facilitate the comprehension of spoken language. It will cover the vowels and letters that are mispronounced by English speakers such as “R” and “U”, and as well the nasal vowels and sounds that are combinations of letters and vowels. We will also go over the consonants that are not pronounced at the end of words. The class aims for the development of perfect French pronunciation by having fun practicing. This class is for students who took at least 30 hours of French (CEFR A2 and above). COURSE CODE: FPRO Sec. 01: 5 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Feb. 25 | $140

TRAVERSER LA FRANCE EN CHANSONS: A VOYAGE IN FRENCH Christine Heitzmann | Native Speaker and Theater Artist

The French have given the world quite a few famous and impactful lyricists. In this class, you’ll use these French musicians’ catchy tunes to improve your French and learn more about French culture! Immerse yourself in the most poetic and well-known songs from the repertoire of the greatest French singers, like Brel, Piaf, Aznavour, Gainsbourg, Trenet, Brassens, and others. For students with high beginner level and above (CEFR A2 and above). Every term new chansons. COURSE CODE: CHAN Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $255 No class Feb. 20

FRENCH MEDIA: READING, WATCHING AND LISTENING TO FRENCH NEWS Neha Coureil | French Instructor

Do you love the French language and are interested in learning more about French current affairs? Would you like to navigate French media and tune into different topics of interest? If yes, then this class is designed just for you. We will read articles from the French press, watch clips from television and also listen to snippets from French radio. You will learn some new vocabulary, practice your listening and conversational skills and enjoy the cultural exposure. We will cover a range of different subjects including politics, economy, entertainment and more. For students with an intermediate or advanced level (CEFR B1 and above). COURSE CODE: FRME Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 5:30-7pm. Begins Feb. 27 | $115


World Languages

GERMAN

POLISH

Diana Erinna, Francesca Ferraris | Native Speakers

Edward Mitukiewicz | Native Speaker

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 1

B EGINN E R L E V E L 1

The German language boasts about 120 million native speakers. It is the most widely spoken native language in the European Union. The German-speaking countries are ranked fifth in terms of annual publication of new books, with one tenth of all books in the world being published in German language. Count yourself among its learners in this series of engaging classes, emphasizing spoken production and interaction. All classes are taught by highly educated and experienced native speakers, representing a variety of cultures and accents. COURSE CODE: GRB1 Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6:10-7:40pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $255 | Diana Erinna No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 2

COURSE CODE: GRB2 Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $255 | Diana Erinna No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17 Sec. 02: 9 Tuesdays, 1-2:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255 | Diana Erinna

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 3

COURSE CODE: GRB3 Sec. 01: 9 Wednesday, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $255 | Francesca Ferraris No class Feb. 12 & 19

LOW I NTE RME D IATE

COURSE CODE: GRLI Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255 | Diana Erinna Sec. 02: 9 Thursdays, 9:30-11am. Begins Jan. 16 | $255 | Diana Erinna

I N T E RME D IATE

COURSE CODE: GRIN Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 11:15am-12:45pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255 | Diana Erinna

H I G H I N TE RME D IATE

COURSE CODE: GRIH Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 11:15am-12:45pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $255 | Diana Erinna

ADVANCE D RE AD ING A ND CONVE RSATI ON

COURSE CODE: GRRC Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $255 | Francesca Ferraris No class Feb. 12 & 19

BREAKFAST IN GERMAN: FRÜHSTÜCK AUF DEUTSCH Diana Erinna | Native Speaker

Enjoy your breakfast while improving your German communication skills. This class will build your vocabulary and fluency in a casual atmosphere. Recommended for advanced level students. Tuition includes the cost of breakfast. COURSE CODE: GEBB Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 9:30-11am. Begins Jan. 14 | $300

DEUTSCHER LESEKLUB: READ A GERMAN SHORT STORY A WEEK Diana Erinna | Native Speaker

This class is designed for low intermediate learners of German who would like to meet other language learners to discuss a short story that they have read, and express their opinion, interests, likes, dislikes, dreams, etc. about it. In this class, you will brush up on your reading and listening skills, and fine tune your writing and conversational skills through reading out loud, creating and performing dialogues, listening to audios, etc. in order to expand your personal German library. COURSE CODE: GEBC Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 1-2:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $255

Polish is a West-Slavic language, the official language of Poland and one of the official languages of the European Union. After numerous waves of emigration since the beginning of the XIX century around 10 million people speak Polish around the world in addition to the approximately 38 million of speakers who reside in Poland. One of the largest Diaspora communities is located in the US where Polish is spoken by 3.5 million people. Join them with a patient and experienced instructor who can guide you through this unique and interesting language. COURSE CODE: PLB1 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm. Begins Jan. 21 | $255

INT E R ME DIAT E C O N V E R S AT IO N A ND GR A MMA R COURSE CODE: PLIN Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 6:45-8:15pm. Begins Jan. 21 | $255

RUSSIAN Katya Maher | Native Speaker

Russian is the largest native language in Europe, with 144 million native speakers in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and is also widely spoken in Central Asia. Russian is the eighth most spoken language in the world by number of native speakers and the seventh by total number of speakers. Our experienced instructor, Katya Maher, will make you familiar with how to read and write the Cyrillic alphabet and everything else you need to communicate in this language. B EGINN E R L E V E L 1

COURSE CODE: RUB1 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255

B EGINN E R L E V E L 2

COURSE CODE: RUB2 Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $255

B EGINN E R L E V E L 3

COURSE CODE: RUB3 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255

INT E R ME DIAT E C O N V E R S AT IO N A ND GR A MMA R COURSE CODE: RUIC Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $255

HINDI - BOLLYWOOD MOVIES: A GATEWAY TO INDIA Neha Coureil | Bollywood Cinephile

Are you a fan of Bollywood movies and eager to learn more about Indian culture? Do you love movies but have hesitated to watch a Bollywood movie by yourself? Then this class is designed just for you! Every session, we will view snippets from a different movie and discuss elements of Indian culture related to it. Along the way, you will pick up a little Hindi, sing a Bollywood song or two and who knows, maybe even pick up some Bollywood dance moves! And since no discussion of Indian culture can be complete without food, we will also tingle your taste buds with Indian snacks. Join us for an exciting journey of Bollywood and discover India this winter. Tuition includes drinks and snacks. COURSE CODE: BOMO Sec. 01: 2 Fridays, 5:30-7:30pm. Feb. 21 & 28 | $85

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World Languages

ITALIAN Maria Grazia Lolla, Elena Lori | Native Speakers

Italian is spoken as native language by approximately 85 million people in Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Australia. Throughout the world it is the fifth most studied foreign language. Taught by an experienced and educated instructor, these classes emphasize building vocabulary, solidifying grammar, and improving spoken interaction. B E G I N NE R L E VE L 1

COURSE CODE: ITB1 Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $255 | Maria Grazia Lolla No class Feb. 19

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 2

COURSE CODE: ITB2 Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $255 | Elena Lori No class on Jan. 20 & Feb. 17 Sec. 02: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255 | Elena Lori

GIALLO & SPUMANTE: ADVANCED ITALIAN MYSTERIES CLUB Maria Grazia Lolla | Native Speaker, Ph.D., University of Cambridge

Stereotyped as the land of crime and intrigue, Italy has been the setting of many international best-selling mysteries. Politically committed, narratively sophisticated, and supremely enjoyable, the best Italian mysteries explore the dark side of Italy’s present, challenge ideas of justice, and seduce readers with the evocation of la dolce vita. We will begin with Christian Frascella’s Fa troppo freddo per morire (2018), a deceptively simple and uncomfortably funny mystery featuring a flawed investigator, unpredictable narrative, and convincing depiction of Italy’s multi-ethnic present. Future offerings will include works by Scerbanenco, Sciascia, Fruttero and Lucentini, and Carofiglio. Advanced Level (B2+). C O U R S E C O D E : I TG P Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-8pm. Jan. 16 | $50

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 3

APERITIVO LETTERARIO: ITALIAN BOOK CLUB

B E G I N NE R CONVE RS AT I ON This class is for students who have completed our four beginner levels or the equivalent and are comfortable with using the present tense and have some knowledge of passato prossimo and imperfetto. Reinforce your basic knowledge of the structure of Italian, develop fluency with the past tenses, acquire new vocabulary, learn about culture and practice with lively activities and conversations.

Elena Lori | Native Speaker

COURSE CODE: ITB3 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255 | Elena Lori

COURSE CODE: ITBC Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $255 | Elena Lori No class on Jan. 20 & Feb. 17 Sec. 02: 9 Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255 | Elena Lori

DUE CHIACCHIERE E UN CAFFÈ: ADVANCED CONVERSATION WITH BREAKFAST Elena Lori | Native Speaker

Immagina di essere seduto al bar di una piazza italiana, immagina di bere il tuo caffè e di gustare un cornetto mentre chiacchieri in italiano con le persone sedute ai tavoli vicini. Immagina di immergerti nella cultura e nello stile di vita italiani anche solo per un giorno alla settimana. This class is recommended for advanced students. The tuition includes the cost of breakfast. C O U R S E C O D E : I TC C Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Jan. 14 | $300

LETTURA E CONVERSAZIONE IN ITALIANO Pasquale G. Tatò | Native Speaker and Professional Linguist

This is an advanced class for students who have had the equivalent of two years of college-level Italian and have acquired basic reading, speaking, and listening skills in the Italian language. A book, typically a collection of short stories, will be read in class and discussed from the standpoint of both form and content. The classroom discussion will also be the basis for conversation and occasional grammar review. Additionally, the instructor may introduce other Italian-language materials, such as newspaper articles, grammatical exercises, wellknown Italian short poems, as well as topics of current relevance for classroom discussion and conversation. COURSE CODE: LETT Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255

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Do you love Italy and all Italian things? Do you like the idea of knowing more about the country’s literature, history and culture? Then this Italian book club is perfect for you. Come to share some classic literature, novels, and contemporary fiction with a glass of Italian wine! Intermediate Level (B1) in Italian required. Every term new books. COURSE CODE: APLI Sec. 01: 4 Fridays, 6-7:30pm. Jan. 24, Feb. 7 & 28, Mar. 13 | $130

UNA SERATA ITALIANA CON FORMAGGIO E VINO Elena Lori | Native Speaker

A tasting journey in Italian through a selection of Italian wines and cheeses. Learn about the stories behind these products, the people that produce them, and the “territorio” that gives them life. You will hear about the right cheese and wine pairing and explore similarities between American and Italian cheese and wine production. Students of all levels of Italian are welcome as long as they are prepared to immerse into the language. Tuition includes materials fee. COURSE CODE: ITFV Sec. 01: Friday, 6-8pm. Feb. 14 | $85


World Languages

SPANISH Michelle Abadia, Carlos Cruz, Agustin Romero, Martha de la Vega, Luz Elena Zuluaga | Native Speakers

Spoken in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia, Spanish has the second largest number of native speakers in the world. It is also the second most studied language in the world, and the third most used language on the Internet. Make Spanish your second language with our first-rate instructors. This level is for students who have not studied the language before. B E G I N NE R L E VE L 1

COURSE CODE: SPB1 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255 | Michelle Abadia Sec. 02: 9 Wednesdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Jan. 15 | $255 | Luz Elena Zuluaga Sec. 03: 9 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $255 | Martha de la Vega

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 2

COURSE CODE: SPB2 Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $255 | Luz Elena Zuluaga No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17 Sec. 02: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $255 | Agustin Romero No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17 Sec. 03: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255 | Carlos Cruz Sec. 04: 9 Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $255 | Agustin Romero

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 3

COURSE CODE: SPB3 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255 | Carlos Cruz Sec. 02: 9 Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $255 | Luz Elena Zuluaga

B E G I N NE R CONVE RS AT I ON This class is for students that have completed our four beginner levels or the equivalent of it and are comfortable with using the present tense and have some knowledge of preterite and future. Reinforce your basic knowledge of the structure of Spanish, develop fluency with the past tenses, acquire new vocabulary, learn about culture and practice with lively activities and conversations. COURSE CODE: SPBC Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Jan. 13 | $255 | Agustin Romero No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17 Sec. 02: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255 | Agustin Romero Sec. 03: 9 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $255 | Agustin Romero

I N T E RME D IATE CONVE RSATI ON You are pretty comfortable in everyday situations and in applying your solid knowledge of the basics of Spanish. Now it’s time to practice expressing yourself in more complex situations, to voice opinions and share points of views with your classmates, to increase your vocabulary and engage fully in the cultural context of Spanish.

COURSE CODE: SPCO Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255 | Luz Elena Zuluaga Sec. 02: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $255 | Michelle Abadia Sec. 03: 9 Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $255 | Martha de la Vega

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CONVERSACIONES A TRAVÈS DE CORTOMETRAJES HISPANOS: SPANISH CONVERSATION & SHORT FILMS Jose Lopez Espinosa | Native Speaker, M.A., Spanish Literature and Linguistics En esta clase miraremos cortometrajes hispanos y hablaremos de los temas de cada filme. Haremos ejercicios de conversacion antes de mirar el filme, y despues de mirar el filme. Por consiguiente, si te gustan los cortometrajes (de 5 minutos a 15 minutos) esta es la clase para ti! Los cortometrajes son de diferentes paises, asi que escucharemos diferentes acentos, combinado con diferentes temas como “LBTG”,”inmigracion”, “el amor!” "la bondad en las personas" etc. Tambien podemos traer “botanas” y hacer la experiencia mas divertida! Andale y animate. For students with an intermediate or advanced level (B1 and above). New films every term. COURSE CODE: CCMH Sec. 01: 9 Fridays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $255

SPANISH LEARNING WITH TECHNOLOGY Jose Lopez Espinosa | Native Speaker, M.A., Spanish Literature and Linguistics Come learn how to use several internet-based technology tools in order to practice and learn outside the classroom. Students will be introduced to different websites and internet based tools and will learn how to navigate and use the technology. Ample opportunities to practice and to find out what websites and apps are useful to reinforce your Spanish language learning. Please bring your smartphone or tablet. For students who have completed Beginner Level 4 (CEFR A2) and up. COURSE CODE: SPTE Sec. 01: 3 Saturdays, 11am-2:30pm. Begins Feb. 29 | $190

FOUND IN TRANSLATION: CREATIVE WRITING ACROSS BORDERS Marika Preziuso | Associate Professor of World Literature at MassArt, Poet

In this workshop for advanced ESL and World Languages students, we will read poetry and short stories by contemporary writers who move swiftly and unapologetically across languages, translate themselves, navigate cultures, and code-switch. Based on these readings, students will have prompts to experiment with creative writing—poetry, short stories, dialogues, journaling—using English and all other languages available to them. With the original meaning of the prefix "trans" being "across," we will discuss the challenges and joys in movement across identities, places, histories, languages, and cultures. C O U R S E C O D E : AC R O Sec. 01: 2 Saturdays, 1:30-4:30pm. Mar. 7 & 14 | $105

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Humanities

“Learned concrete tools that I can carry with me and share with others. Excellent class!” —KATIE C., WHITE PEOPLE CHALLENGING RACISM

WINTER BIRDWATCHING IN BOSTON

SCIENCE & NATURE

Neil Hayward | Author, Vice President, Brookline Bird Club

MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE: BLACK HOLES, DARK ENERGY, AND MORE John Sheff and Dan Winchell | Amateur Astronomers, Astronomy Educators

Fifty years ago, humans landed on the Moon. We’ve since discovered countless planets orbiting other suns, and potentially habitable environments in our own solar system. We know how big the universe is, how old it is, and what it’s made of. But, we also face mysteries: black holes, dark matter, and dark energy. We’ll cover everything you’ve always wanted to know but were afraid to ask. No math or science background required. You’ll also get to use a large telescope at a local observatory.

Ever wondered where the birds go in winter? Some of them are still here if you know where to look, while others come from far afield to join them. In fact, winter can be the best time to see some of the more unusual ducks and water birds. We’ll study some of the species, learn where to find them and discuss how birds cope with the stresses of the season. We’ll also take a brisk walk along part of the Emerald Necklace (Jamaica Pond and Olmsted Park) in search of these snow birds. This class is ideal for complete beginners, those who have taken the introductory Birdwatching for Beginners class or anyone who just wants to get out and enjoy the winter weather. COURSE CODE: WBRD Sec. 01: Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm. Jan. 14 (at CCAE) | $85 Field trip offsite on Saturday, 10am-12pm. Jan. 18 Rain Date is Sunday, 10am-12pm. Jan. 19

COURSE CODE: UNMY Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $220

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Humanities

TRAVEL & TOURS HARVARD SQUARE FOOD TOUR Off the Beaten Path Food Tours and Experiences

Wonder why Harvard Square was Julia Child’s favorite neighborhood? Then join us for this delicious culinary adventure through historical Harvard Square! Discover how this cultural district celebrates people of all walks of life through the diversity of its food offerings. Spend time in the most honored performance halls in this musical city while learning about music greats like Joan Baez, who was discovered here. Please note we cannot accommodate gluten-free or dairy-free restrictions at many of the stops. Exact meeting point in Harvard Square will be on your registration confirmation. COURSE CODE: HVSF Sec. 01: Sunday, 11:30am-2pm. Jan. 26 | $60

HARVARD SQUARE CHOCOLATE TOUR Off the Beaten Path Food Tours and Experiences

Calling all chocoholics! Let us romance your senses on this delectable chocolate tour of Harvard Square. You’ll hear interesting stories about the Square, learn fun facts about chocolate, and sample the best and most interesting chocolate treats around. There will be about a mile of walking. This tour is suitable for all ages. Dairy-free options available. Please inform us about any dietary restrictions or allergies. Exact meeting point in Harvard Square will be on your registration confirmation. COURSE CODE: HSCH Sec. 01: Saturday, 2-3:30pm. Feb. 22 | $35

KENDALL SQUARE FOOD AND INNOVATION TOUR Off the Beaten Path Food Tours and Experiences

Kendall Square, Cambridge is centrally located right near the Charles River and is home to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge Innovation Center, and groundbreaking biotech and pharma companies. On this exciting tour we will eat at some of the most incredible and beautiful restaurants in the city while sampling a variety of delicious dishes. On each stop, we will cover a piece of food innovation and food science while hearing about what’s innovating in Kendall Square. Exact meeting point will be on your registration confirmation. COURSE CODE: KSFI Sec. 01: Saturday, 2-5pm. Mar. 14 | $60

TRUNKS, BARK & BUDS … OH MY! Claire O’Neill I Conservationist, Founder of Earthwise Aware

Trees in winter have so much to tell us! In this Nature circle, we will explore our local tree communities to learn about tree behavior and interaction with one another, as well as their ecological role and importance. We will share keys to identify our trees when the leaves are out of the way, putting into focus shape, needles, buds, and bark. We’ll also record a few of the species that we see, supplying info to our Earthwise Aware Climate citizen science study. Meeting point: At the registration desk of 42 Brattle Street. COURSE CODE: TBBO Sec. 01: Saturday, 12:30-2:15pm. Mar. 21 | $35

BOSTON’S HISTORY TOLD THROUGH PLACES OF WORSHIP Elizabeth Merrick | Author

Boston has many historic churches and other places of worship that are remarkable for their architecture, beauty, and connection to the early development of the city. In this illustrated talk with slide show, we will discuss a varied selection of historic religious sites built in earlier eras, up to the early 20th century. We will focus especially on those that still function today and are open to the public. Participants will leave with an enriched understanding of the city’s history, and plenty of ideas for visiting historic religious sites on their own. C O U R S E C O D E : B OWO Sec. 01: Wednesday, 3-5pm. Mar. 25 | $50

THE UNKNOWN ITALY: L’ITALIA SCONOSCIUTA Cristiano Bonino | Travel Expert, foodstoriestravel.com Elena Lori | Italy Travel Expert

There are a lot of famous places in Italy, but there are even more beautiful regions and cities which are relatively unknown. Places that you can discover either by bike, foot, train, or other means of transport. Join two Italian travel experts through this tour from the North to the South of the peninsula. Every term new places to discover. COURSE CODE: ISCO Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-8pm. Mar. 26 | $50

ART HISTORY 25 BRITISH ARTISTS YOU SHOULD KNOW Susan Glassman | Ph.D., English, University of Rhode Island

Join us for an in-depth exploration of 25 British artists you should know, from William Hogarth in the eighteenth century through David Hockney in the twentieth century. Additional artists included are Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, J.M.W. Turner, John Constable, Dante Rossetti, Henry Moore, Lucian Freud, and many other important British artists. We will also discuss major art movements and the artists’ relationship with the historical and social backgrounds of their time. At each session, we will view works by three or four artists and learn interesting facts about their lives, the characteristics of their art, and their contributions to art history COURSE CODE: BRAR Sec. 01: 7 Fridays, 2-3:30pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $240

BREAKWATER REVIEW READING SERIES Breakwater Review | breakwaterreview.com

The Breakwater Reading Series is Boston’s inter-MFA program showcase, featuring student writers from Boston University, Emerson College, and the University of MassachusettsBoston performing the best in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Six fresh voices read in each installment of this popular series, presented by Breakwater Review and UMass Boston. Readings take place at CCAE at 56 Brattle Street. See breakwaterreview.com for more.

COURSE CODE: BRRS Winter Readings: Fridays, 7-8:30pm. Jan. 17, Feb. 21, Mar. 20 | Free REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE.ORG OR CALL 617.547.6789

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HISTORY & CONTEMPORARY ISSUES THE LATTER RENAISSANCE (1500 – 1650): FROM THE SISTINE CHAPEL TO SHAKESPEARE Anatole Sykley | Local Historian, Independent Scholar

The 16th and early 17th centuries ushered in a world that we, 500 years later, came to recognize as “modern.” Politics and religion intersected with science and culture to produce beautiful art and literature in Europe, while the rest of the world experienced the European style of colonial empires. From figures such as Galileo, who revolutionized the view of the universe, to Monteverdi, who revolutionized music, to King Henry VIII, who revolutionized Church-State relations, we can trace the beginnings of the modern world. Maps, references, and handouts will be provided. COURSE CODE: LARE Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 3-5pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $250

AN AGE OF EMPIRES AND NATIONS: 1865-1922 Brian Bixby | Ph.D. in History, UMass Amherst

Telegraphic cables and colonial empires brought the planet together as never before. Electricity, aeroplanes, moving pictures: truly a world of wonders. It was the last age of heroic explorers such as Amundsen and lawmen such as Bat Masterson. But it was also an era of brutal exploitation, “scientific” racism, and national rivalries that exploded in the First World War. This class covers the broad panorama of world history in this era, and explains how it shaped our own lives. Bibliography and handouts included. COURSE CODE: EMNA Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 3-5pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $190

RACE IN AMERICA: EVOLUTION OF A PROPHECY FROM BALDWIN TO COATES Joshua Frank | Local Educator

With critical reading and discussion of James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time and Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me, we will investigate how the prophecy of a racial reckoning in the United States has evolved over two generations. How is Baldwin present in Coates’ words? Are we moving toward or away from a new Reconstruction or a form of Redemption? Are we “a new nation struggling to be born”? We will explore each author’s meditations on the relationship between power, suffering, and beauty, alongside contemporary critics understandings of their ideas. Where do they, and we, locate hope? COURSE CODE: RAAM Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $130

THE RISE AND “FALL” OF ANCIENT GREECE Anatole Sykley | Local Historian, Independent Scholar

Greek history begins with events of near myth and legend. The Gods on Mount Olympus, the Trojan Wars, and the rivalries of the Greek City States who differed on whether social discipline and militarism, or democracy and culture should be model for society. If Plato and Aristotle inquired into how humans think, act, and perceive the world of nature, Alexander the Great put it all into practice to expand the limits of Greek power and influence, creating a tension that we recognize today: does too much knowledge create too much power? Maps, references, and handouts will be provided. COURSE CODE: GREE Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 3-5pm. Begins Jan. 27 | $250 No class Feb. 17 34

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AMERICAN POLITICAL SCANDALS Brian Bixby | Ph.D. in History, UMass Amherst

From Alexander Hamilton’s notorious liaison with Mrs. Reynolds, to Bill Clinton and Whitewater/Monica, national politicians have fallen under a cloud for financial and sexual improprieties. This class examines several major scandals, including the Peggy Eaton Affair, the Crédit Mobilier Scandal, the Teapot Dome, and Watergate. The changing nature of these scandals throws an illuminating light on the evolving relationship of Americans to their government and to their moral codes, as well as the power of gossip and social customs. Bibliography and handouts included. COURSE CODE: AMPS Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 3-5pm. Begins Feb. 13 | $190

UNDERSTANDING GENDER Alex Myers | Instructor in English, Phillips Exeter Academy

What is gender? Why does it matter? This class will explore and define the concept of gender identity. It will explain the differences between biological sex and gender, gender identity, and gender expression, as well as between gender and sexual orientation. Participants will have the chance to ask questions about transgender and non-binary gender identities and consider gender throughout different historical periods. COURSE CODE: TRAN Sec. 01: Sunday, 12-2pm. Mar. 1 | $50

CRADLE OF LIBERTY: HOW BOSTON STARTED THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION Charles Bahne | Boston Historian

The first shots of the American Revolution, fired at Lexington and Concord in April 1775, were the culmination of a decade and a half of political unrest in and around Boston. Why was Massachusetts such a fertile ground for the seeds of rebellion? This class will explore how events and issues such as the Writs of Assistance, the Stamp Act, the Townshend Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party set the stage for the War for Independence. The roles of James Otis, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, and Thomas Hutchinson will all be discussed. COURSE CODE: LBOS Sec. 01: Wednesday, 3-5pm. Mar. 4 | $50

WHITE PEOPLE CHALLENGING RACISM: MOVING FROM TALK TO ACTION - PART 1 Barbara Beckwith & Colin Stokes | Co-facilitators

People of all racial identities are welcome to join us as we focus on the role of white people in dismantling racism and building a just society. In these workshops, we use a multi-pronged approach to growing both our understanding and our capacity for action. In part1 we’ll examine the impact of white privilege and how being unaware of that advantage helps perpetuate racism. We’ll discuss short readings, videos, podcasts and other materials to enhance our understanding. We will share everyday situations we have confronted and using role plays, work out effective ways to respond to and challenge racism. Each participant will develop a specific plan for challenging racism (in the workplace, organizations, community and personal circles) and will be encouraged to find other people in their lives who can provide support and serve as allies in implementing the plan. COURSE CODE: WPCR Sec. 01: 3 Saturdays, 9:30am-1pm. Begins Mar. 7 | $90 No class Mar. 21


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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: HOW GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH CAN BENEFIT FROM HISTORICAL MAPS

JAMES JOYCE: A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS YOU AND I

Edward Mitukiewicz | Mathematician, Computer Scientist

James Joyce’s Ulysses is considered by many to be the greatest novel ever written. Sprawling and immersive, Ulysses is, in part, a follow-up to Joyce’s first novel, the semi-autobiographical A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, which is the focus of this class. Through the lens of this novel, we will discover what it can teach us about human consciousness, the inner growth of a writer, and the spiritual role the artist plays in society.

Answering the question “where do our ancestors come from?” is often key to a better understanding of the history and traditions of our families. Identifying the places where our ancestors used to live could be a critical step in finding sources of genealogical information, but locating those places can be quite a challenging task, particularly in Eastern Europe. Web-based resources—including digital repositories of historical maps and geographic information databases—can help overcome those challenges. This workshop demonstrates the use of such resources in order to enable correlating information from multiple sources and facilitate locating our ancestral towns in Europe. COURSE CODE: LOCA Sec. 01: 2 Wednesdays, 4-5:30pm. Mar. 11 & 18 | $65

MAKE A DIFFERENCE: VOLUNTEER IN CAMBRIDGE Laurie Rothstein | Cambridge Volunteer Clearinghouse

If you are interested in volunteering in Cambridge, an agency is waiting to meet you, train you, and put you to work. Volunteers play a critical role in making our city welcoming, safe and supportive for all residents. In fact, Cambridge has more nonprofits per square inch than almost anywhere else in the world! But that’s also the problem: it can be challenging to narrow down the choices. In this session, we will show you your options and help you find the right fit. COURSE CODE: VLNT Sec. 01: Friday, 11am-12:30pm. Jan. Sec. 02: Friday, 12-1:30pm. Jan. 24 | Sec. 03: Friday, 11am-12:30pm. Feb. Sec. 04: Friday, 11am-12:30pm. Mar.

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LITERATURE SHERWOOD ANDERSON’S WINESBURG, OHIO Jack Curtis | Writer, Editor

Published in 1919 to instant acclaim and popularity, Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio laid bare the hopes, dreams, and fears of a small Midwestern town. An American literary classic, it influenced writers such as Hemingway, Faulkner, and Steinbeck. To mark its centenary, we’ll explore the book’s engaging characters, themes, style, and portrayal of the human condition, and discuss what makes it timeless. Please read the prologue and first four stories for first class and be ready to talk. COURSE CODE: OHIO Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $160

A DICKENS SEMINAR: DAVID COPPERFIELD Susan Glassman | Ph.D., English, University of Rhode Island

David Copperfield describes the title character’s journey of change and growth from infancy to maturity, as people enter and leave his life, and he passes through the stages of his development. The plight of prostitutes and the attitude of middle class society to them, the status of women in marriage, and the rigid class structure, are among aspects that Dickens highlighted. COURSE CODE: COPP Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 10:30-11:45am. Begins Jan. 14 | $230 Sec. 02: 8 Tuesdays, 2-3:15pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $230

Edward Watson | Poet

COURSE CODE: YMAN Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 3-5pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $225 No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD Michael Koran | Author of Verse to Better, M.A. University of Chicago How can we connect to divine playful energies in ourselves, our surroundings, and our universe? On this sacred journey, we’ll explore how wisdom from Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and indigenous people can help heal all of us. Questions we’ll explore: why “Israel” means “To wrestle with God,” how to tune into Christ Consciousness, how surrendering moves us to dance with all, how yoga connects, how presence may reveal each moment’s humor, how caring for our earth re-births us. We'll read and discuss The World's Religions by Huston Smith and The World's Wisdom by Philip Novaak. COURSE CODE: WREL Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 30 | $195

WRITING FICTION

PICTURE THIS: SETTING AND DESCRIPTION IN STORIES Rosalie Davis | M.L.A. in Humanities, Harvard University

Place offers rich possibilities to creative writers interested in architecture, nature, and the landscape. Outside or in, spaces can reveal the passage of time, offer figurative language, create atmosphere, and influence—or act as a character. Through in-class exercises, peer review, and analysis of published narratives, this workshop will explore setting as a dynamic base for short fiction and memoir, as well as non-fiction features and essays. For the first class, please bring an image of a place or building as a visual prompt. COURSE CODE: ARCH Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $225 No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

Need a Scholarship?

CCAE offers a scholarship assistance—50% off tuition. Some restrictions apply.

You can download guidelines and an application form at ccae.org/about/scholarships. If you have any questions please contact our Student Services Coordinator at info@ccae.org. REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE.ORG OR CALL 617.547.6789

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CONTINUING FICTION WORKSHOP Thomas Meek | Writer

For the student actively writing, this workshop format is designed to provide a supportive environment and critical feedback to help deepen and develop one's work. Each student will conclude the class with at least one finished piece of short fiction (or chapter). We’ll examine character, plot, structure, language and more while learning to incorporate constructive criticism from peers. Please note: Students should have a project in progress in order to take this class. COURSE CODE: CFIC Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 5:30-7pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $240

WRITING THE STRANGE Valerie Lute | Writer

Take a break from reality. In this class, we will explore strange, bizarre, and outlandish fiction, looking at everything from the classics of Poe and Kafka to the contemporary magical realists like Haruki Murakami. Each week we’ll share our writing out loud, receive feedback from the class, and complete writing exercises to unleash the nightmares of our unconscious mind. COURSE CODE: OFFB Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $240

NONFICTION

WRITING WORKSHOP INTENSIVE Michelle Gabow | Author, Stage Director, Writer and Dramaturg

Designed for writers in all stages including beginners, those who struggle with writer’s block and seasoned writers who just need a kick start. We will use tricks, meditations, and exercises to open up the unconscious mind and let characters, stories and your life speak. We will concentrate on what is working in your writing. Writers will discover the magic of a writer’s group—an amazing paradox of experiencing each other’s energy and solitude. COURSE CODE: WRIT Sec. 01: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-3pm. Mar. 14 &15 | $150

LIVING STORIES Don Gervich | Professor of Writing, Curry College

What makes a story vibrant and unique? We discover this as we share our newest writing. Come to this class to experiment with styles and subjects—either fiction or memoir. Create vivid characters who connect with zinging dialogue. Infuse our scenes with detail, drama, and depth. Discover tales in our family and work, humor and turbulence, mistakes and joy. As we practice, we travel together through the mystique of storytelling. Beginning and advanced writers are welcome. C O U R S E C O D E : LV S T Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $215

MEMORIES, STORIES, REFLECTIONS: AN ONGOING PROJECT IN LIFE STORY WRITING Kendall Dudley | Lifeworks Career & Life Design, lifeworkscareers.com Join us in writing stories you’ve forgotten and suddenly long to finish. Find voices, tempos, and characters. Use objects, photos, food, and all the senses to remember, build, and write. You’ll challenge rules of writing and remembering, discipline and propriety! You’ll add dramatic tools to scenes and characters that then brighten your memory and feed your imagination. You’ll thrive through the support of classmates and contribute to our next book of writings with 60 volumes already. C O U R S E C O D E : AU TO Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 1-3pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $240

WRITING REAL AND UNABRIDGED STORIES Kendall Dudley | Lifeworks Career & Life Design, lifeworkscareers.com

Telling it as it is with the techniques to do so! You have true and fictional stories and experiences you want to write. You’re hesitant to know how revealing to be. You’ll experiment with headlines, graphics, press releases, tabloid styles and clear direct prose. Here’s the moment to write drafts of the tough stuff and get thoughtful responses to move you forward on any writing project. Confidentiality respected. COURSE CODE: REVE Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-4pm. Mar. 7 | $100

INVITATION TO MEMOIR Beverly Simon | Writer

Looking for a way to make a fresh start or take your memoir writing to a new level? We will focus on writing practice as we delve into memory and recurring themes. Writing from stillness, we’ll seek the depth of our expression, read our work aloud, and respond with kind attention. Energize your writing, talk about aspects of style, and engage in supportive feedback. Come for the sake of writing and for the inspiration to be found in the company of other writers. C O U R S E C O D E : H O LY Sec. 01: 6 Sundays, 10:30am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 19 | $240

WRITING FROM YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE Mopsy Strange Kennedy | Book Reviewer, The Improper Bostonian We concentrate on two related genres using the first person. Nonfiction articles such as the “Lives” and “Modern Love” columns in The New York Time,s and “Connections” in the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine make use of the writer’s own self, though the topic may be an external one. Books such as Intoxicated by My Illness by Anatole Broyard use fiction techniques to tell a story that is nevertheless the writer’s own. We’ll emphasize scenes, dialogue, and pungent detail. COURSE CODE: WREP Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 10-11:30am. Begins Jan. 15 | $255 Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 3:15-4:45pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $255

POETRY

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POETRY WORKSHOP Katia Kapovich | Writer, Editor, and Professor of Slavic Studies

Discuss your poems and those of your peers. We will hone our skills and learn and practice the most helpful ways to approach creative work. In addition to your own poetry, we will look closely at poems by a group of contemporary poets. We will examine the craft, form, voice, and style in these poems and consider the aesthetic choices poets make. Be prepared to give and receive constructive criticism and feedback. COURSE CODE: POEW Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 1-3pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $280


Humanities

WRITING THE UNSPEAKABLE: A POETRY WORKSHOP ON TRAUMA

INTRODUCTION TO SCREENWRITING FOR MOVIES, TV, THEATER, AND MULTIMEDIA

Frannie Lindsay | Author of If Mercy, and Manuscript Consultant

Andrew Osborne | Screenwriter, baitshop.org

Just about all of us have lived through grave loss. Many of our lives have also been touched by trauma. For both, there are the words we turn to first, but then there is a strange and brave language. It’s a language learned by paying close attention. This class will explore the particulars of grief and trauma. This workshop is for poets who are utterly willing to “shoot from the hip”. We will gently turn away from self-pity, roll up our sleeves, and wrestle with the unspeakable. Through pared-down language, we will write poems that are forceful and generous. COURSE CODE: RAIN Sec. 01: 8 Fridays, 6-9pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $240

Whether you want to create movies for Hollywood, Sundance, or the local grindhouse, learn the basics of screenwriting in a supportive workshop environment while you work towards the first, second, or even final draft of a solid “spec” script. We’ll explore three-act structure, industry-standard format, character, and dialogue, as well as tips for surviving in the entertainment business and making your own independent film. COURSE CODE: REEN Sec. 01: 10 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $240 No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

GRANT WRITING

STAGE, SCREEN & MORE

Hillel Bromberg | Freelance Writer

PLAYWRIGHTS’ WORKSHOP Peter Littlefield | Stage Director, Writer, and Dramaturg

You get an idea for a play. Now, how do you build it into a narrative? Moments grow into scenes. The movement of scenes becomes a language in itself. Story is secondary to something more elusive: a dramatic world recognizable from our lives. We are here to support you, whether you’re just beginning or writing a full-length play. We will read work, discuss problems, and use exercises to trigger observation and imagination.

Do you have a wonderful project idea but feel stuck because you have no idea how to fund it? This grant writing class will provide the foundational knowledge to write a compelling grant proposal. You will learn about the entire grant lifecycle, including the essential skills of prospecting, the key components of a proposal, the basics of proposal budgeting, and strategies to help you mitigate common mistakes which block the approval of your grant. COURSE CODE: GRNT Sec. 01: Wednesday, 7:45-9:45pm. Mar. 4 | $50

C O U R S E C O D E : P LW R Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $240

BLACKSMITH HOUSE POETRY SERIES: WINTER – EARLY SPRING 2020 Mondays at 8pm at 56 Brattle Street. $3 Admission. Please see ccae.org/blacksmithpoetry for more details.

Founded in 1973, the award-winning Blacksmith House Poetry Series brings established and emerging writers of poetry and fiction to Harvard Square. The readings are held in the Blacksmith House, site of the village smithy and spreading chestnut tree of Longfellow’s 1838 poem, “The Village Blacksmith.” Andrea Cohen Director Ron Spaletta & Daniel Grover, Assistants to the Director Gail Mazur Founding Director

February 24

March 16

Jason Tandon reads from The Actual World, with Judith Baumel, whose new collection is Passeggiate.

Emerging Writers: New Voices

March 2 John Murillo reads from his new book, Kontemporary American Poetry, with Jacob Strautmann, whose debut collection is The Land of the Dead is Open for Business.

March 23 Christian Wiman reads from his new poetry collection, Survival is a Style.

The Blacksmith House Poetry Series is funded in part by the Cambridge Community Foundation, Cambridge Arts Council, and Massachusetts Cultural Council. We appreciate our donors’ support of the Cambridge Center for Adult Education and local cultural programming.

March 30 Katharine Coles reads from her new collection, Wayward. REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE.ORG OR CALL 617.547.6789

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Visual Arts

“I really enjoyed the class and felt it was a good stretch of my skills. The content was tailored around individual needs and very accessible.” —EMILY V., ANATOMY FOR ARTISTS

Many of our Visual Arts classes require students to purchase materials. A link to the Supply List is included in the email confirmation after enrolling and can also be found in the class description online.

CAN’T DRAW? WHO SAYS?

DRAWING & PAINTING

Ellen Stutman | Artist, ellenstutman.com

OPEN STUDIO FOR LIFE DRAWING On Friday and Sundays, we offer Open Studio time during which participants draw from a live model. Each week, the model will hold a series of short poses ranging from 1 to 15 minutes. This is a great opportunity to draw from live models in the medium of your choice (except no oil paints). There is no instructor present; this class does not have instruction. CCAE provides easels.

Designed for the “drawing challenged,” this class will help you move past your inhibitions and teach you some basic techniques of drawing. We’ll focus on learning to really see and how to get that down on paper. The emphasis will be on the process and not the result in this nonjudgmental classroom environment. COURSE CODE: WHOS Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $270

COURSE CODE: STUD Sec. 01: 5 Fridays, 6-9pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $100 Sec. 02: 5 Sundays, 10am-1pm. Begins Jan. 19 | $100 Sec. 03: 5 Fridays, 6-9pm. Begins Feb. 21 | $100 Sec. 04: 5 Sundays, 10am-1pm. Begins Feb. 23 | $100

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BEGINNER DRAWING Nicholas Mancini | Artist, namancini.com

Jeremy Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com

A carefully planned series of exercises will introduce the beginner to the following elements of drawing: perspective, composition, light values, and contour. COURSE CODE: DRBA Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $270 | Nicholas Mancini No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17 Sec. 02: 8 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $270 | Nicholas Mancini No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17 Sec. 03: 8 Saturdays, 9:30am-12pm. Begins Jan. 18 | $330 | Jeremy Durling No class Feb. 15

BEGINNER DRAWING LEVEL 2: INTRODUCING COLOR & THE MODEL Gillian Frazier | Artist, gillianfrazier.com

This is a continuation of Beginner Drawing and students should have some drawing experience. We will begin with a quick review of basic drawing concepts: gesture, shape and contour lines, value, perspective and composition. Students will then draw from more complex still life setups in black and white. After reviewing basic color concepts, color will be introduced by drawing simple still life objects. A final still-life set up will be drawn in color encouraging a choice of pastels, colored pencils, and oil pastels. COURSE CODE: DRBC Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $335

DRAWING WITH THE FIGURE Jeremy Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com

Using the human figure for inspiration and drawing as a tool, find your personal means of expression. Lectures, exercises, and artwork will illuminate the many paths you may take in exploring this process. Some prior drawing experience is required. COURSE CODE: DRFH Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $270 No class Feb. 12 Sec. 02: 8 Saturdays, 12:30-2:30pm. Begins Jan. 18 | $270 No class Feb. 15

ANATOMY FOR ARTISTS: HEAD, NECK, HANDS & FEET Mark Lefkowitz | Certified Medical Illustrator

This class will concentrate on the three anatomic regions that are the most challenging for artists to draw, paint or sculpt: the head and neck, hands and feet. We will utilize a skeleton, live models, anatomy atlases, and references to learn about each region’s skeletal elements, deep and superficial muscle layers, connective tissue and vascular elements. Students will then draw directly from the live model, developing a greater understanding of how to correctly draw the regions studied. Prior drawing experience is strongly recommended, particularly from a live model. COURSE CODE: HNHF Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $295

PORTRAIT DRAWING (ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN) Eric Bornstein | M.L.A., Harvard University and Artist

A portrait is more than a face. Based in part from the book, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards, the curriculum systematically introduces vital perceptual drawing skills to help organize visual information and capture the essence of your subjects. Classes will focus on gaining a familiarity with useful drawing strategies, materials, issues of composition, and attainment of the right ambiance to render effective works. Please bring medium/soft pure graphite pencil and vine charcoal and 18” x 24” white drawing pad to first class. COURSE CODE: PDRB Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $270

BOTANICAL DRAWING Sean Dunstan-Halliday | Artist

Taking your inspiration from the historical tradition of botanical illustration, learn to draw botanical specimens in a wide range of drawing media, including graphite, pen and ink, colored pencil, and watercolor pencil. You will explore composition and personal style as you execute carefully observed perceptual drawings. The instructor will supply some plants, but you also will be asked to bring in specimens. The class includes excursions to the Harvard Museum of Natural History. C O U R S E C O D E : B OT D Sec. 01: 7 Wednesdays, 9am-12pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $295 No class Feb. 19

COLLAGE WORKSHOP Sean Dunstan-Halliday | Artist

Learn to create unique works of art that incorporate found materials, fabric, paint, and appropriated material from magazines, maps, and written text. We will explore different transfer techniques and how to distress and transform images. Develop an understanding of composition and how to integrate different patterns and textures into a single piece of artwork. We will also experiment with combining self-generated imagery with found materials and images. C O U R S E C O D E : C O LW Sec. 01: 7 Wednesdays, 6-8pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $210 No class Feb. 19

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CCAE Studio School offers a group of coordinated classes that focuses on perceptual drawing and oil painting. We are interested in helping students develop skills that enable them to record and interpret, analyze and express. We are geared towards painting and drawing from life, stressing the importance of spatial relationships and careful observation. For more information, visit ccae.org/studio-school.

INTENSIVE DRAWING BOOT CAMP

ADVANCED PAINTING

Brett Gamache | Artist & Art Instructor, brettgamache.com

Brett Gamache | Artist & Art Instructor, brettgamache.com

Jeremy Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com

Participants experience eight hours of intensive drawing. The two instructors will deliberately guide you on drawing fundamentals and thorough observation. Beginning with rudimentary exercises of “seeing” and “recording,” you will move through carefully prescribed steps to the point where you can produce sound and satisfying drawings with newly acquired skills. We will work with live models most of the time. C O U R S E C O D E : B O OT Sec. 01: Sunday, 9am-5pm. Jan. 19 | $195

This class is designed for students who have a firm understanding of the basics of oil painting and are ready to move ahead into a more personal discovery of their intentions and visual language. We will have models and still life setups. This class is solvent free, oil being the only addition permitted to the paint. Drawing experience and at least four terms of Painting: Foundations are required. COURSE CODE: IAPT Sec. 01: 10 Weeks, Wednesdays & Fridays, 9am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $950

STUDIO SCHOOL DRAWING

OBJECTS AND SPACE: STILL LIFE AND LANDSCAPE PAINTING

Brett Gamache | Artist & Art Instructor, brettgamache.com

Brett Gamache | Artist & Art Instructor, brettgamache.com

Jeremy Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com

This drawing class will use the figure as a basis for understanding basic drawing elements such as line, form in space, spatial relationships, light and dark, gesture, and composition. Beginners will be welcomed and continuing students will also be challenged. Some classes might also include interior drawing, still life, and landscape.

COURSE CODE: IDRW Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 2-5pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $370 | Brett Gamache No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17 Sec. 02: 8 Wednesdays, 2-5pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $370 | Jeremy Durling No class Feb. 12

PAINTING: FOUNDATIONS Jeremy Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com

This class will cover foundational concepts of painting from observation such as: setting the key, the importance of value structure, organizing our color sensations into colornote relationships, mixing complex colors out of primaries, and developing the visual language which will allow us to describe the world. This class is appropriate for all levels of experience. COURSE CODE: IPNT Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 1:30-5pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $385 No class Feb. 11

This class involves both outdoors painting the landscape en plein air and indoor still life painting. Outside we will explore deeper spaces, learn about aerial perspective, and simplify the landscape to its essential elements. Indoors, we will explore setups of both traditional and non-traditional objects, painting the still life from direct observation. Topics include composition, color mixing, paint application, and how to begin a painting. Painting and drawing experience a plus; portable easel needed for outdoors. COURSE CODE: ISTL Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 1:30-5pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $475

PAINTING FROM LIFE: THE FIGURE & THE PORTRAIT Jeremy Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com

This class will focus on accurate observation and structural understanding of both the portrait and the human figure. We will seek to translate these complex subjects to their simplest terms and methodically build our painting from a foundation of simple but essential color relationships. COURSE CODE: PLFP Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 9am-1pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $460

PAINTING IN SERIES Jeremy Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com

This is a painting class for people who have had experience in painting from life. We will concentrate on one-day still-life setups and focus on composition, color relationships, and paint handling. More advanced students will be encouraged to find themes and figure out how to think in terms of a series of paintings. COURSE CODE: ISER Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 9am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $385 No class Feb. 13 40

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Visual Arts

DRAWING IN BARS

PAINTING THE FIGURE WITH COLOR

Bryan Ramey | Artist, artbyramey.com

David Andrus | Artist, davidandrus.weebly.com

COURSE CODE: DBAR Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $175

C O U R S E C O D E : PA I O Sec. 01: 10 Fridays, 6-9pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $375

Come sketch with us at a different Cambridge pub every week. Students will draw elements of the scene with portable mediums of their choice. Your charge is to draw from real life outside of the studio, and to capture the tone, gesture, and movement around you. The end goal is to improve your drawing ability and to become more comfortable drawing in public. All skill levels and drawing styles are welcome. Drinking is optional. Drawing is not. BYO materials.

KAPOW!! A CRASH COURSE IN CHARACTER DESIGN Bryan Ramey | Artist, artbyramey.com

Are you a budding illustrator looking to bring your character to life? Or a writer looking to illustrate your own books? Maybe a charismatic game master looking to design your own villains and heroes. Join us for a one day drawing-based character design intensive that will cover the basics of character development, with a focus on the conceptualization and style of the character, dynamic poses, and genre. C O U R S E C O D E : K P OW Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-4pm. Mar. 7 | $135

PAINTING THE LANDSCAPE Anthony Riccardi | Artist

Every landscape includes many complex shapes and textures. In this class, learn to develop your perceptions of five different zones inside the landscape space: through, between, within, below, and above. Traveling through these zones, you will learn the fundamentals of landscape painting techniques. We’ll also discuss various artists and their works to explore the many ways the landscape may be interpreted. Acrylic and watercolor paint media will be used; no oils, please. Class meets indoors. COURSE CODE: PLSC Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 1:45-4pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $270 No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17 Sec. 02: 10 Wednesdays, 10am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $355

BEGINNER FIGURE PAINTING Nicholas Mancini | Artist, namancini.com

We will explore oil painting by learning to construct the figure by its proportion, light, and color and by using a variety of painting techniques. Experience drawing the figure is not necessary, but is beneficial. A link to the supply list can be found in the online description and is included in the confirmation email once you register. C O U R S E C O D E : PA P F Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 6-9pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $315

BEGINNER OIL PAINTING Jeremy Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com

Join us for an introduction to the materials and mechanics of oil painting as well as the fundamentals of visual language. You will learn about composition, drawing, values, and color while working from still-life and on other projects. No experience is necessary.

This class will focus on the use of vibrant color to create dynamic oil paintings from the life model that go beyond just copying. We will work with an increasing awareness of form and structure as well as looking at examples of past and present artists for inspiration. Please bring a canvas to the first class. Some figure drawing experience would be helpful. Please note: This class was previously titled Intermediate Oil Painting.

BEGINNER ABSTRACT PAINTING Tim McCool | Artist, timmccool.com

Abstract art covers a vast amount of different art making styles and strategies. This beginner class will help you focus in on the wide world of abstract painting and allow you to practice examining, discussing, and creating your own abstract artworks. Each class will introduce you to a particular style and you’ll also view famous historical or contemporary works. Classes will also cover basic acrylic techniques. There are many different ways to think of and paint an abstract picture, so this class will begin with exercises based around shape, color, and composition. Later in the class students will also be introduced to different acrylic mediums that will expand your painting possibilities. COURSE CODE: ABSB Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $375

ABSTRACT ART: CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES Tim McCool | Artist, timmccool.com

Fun, innovative, and challenging, abstract painting is an exciting way to express yourself. This class will begin by teaching the fundamentals of design, composition, and color. Throughout the class, we will examine recent developments in the world of abstract art, including the paintings of artists like Amy Sillman, Paul Kremer, Nicole Eisenman, and more. We’ll work on a variety of fun projects and you will go home with the skills to tackle your own abstract paintings! Students should take at least one term of abstract painting prior to enrolling in this class. COURSE CODE: ABSA Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $375

PAINTING ABSTRACT ART USING CREATIVE ACRYLIC TECHNIQUES Tim McCool | Artist, timmccool.com

The rise of abstract art represents the desire of artists to express a spiritual reality coming from within themselves. We will discuss some of the abstract expressionists and how and why they made their paintings. We will even expand beyond their vocabulary and their methods. If you want your art to express what you think, feel, and imagine, come discover some of the ways to make abstract art with the new paints and mediums. Acrylic paints only. COURSE CODE: ABST Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 1-4pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $375

C O U R S E C O D E : PA P P Sec. 01: 6 Mondays, 6-9pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $250 No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

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IMPROVISATIONAL PRINTMAKING Kelly Slater | kellyslaterart.com

Join us in a playful exploration of the seemingly endless possibilities of printmaking. Each week we will use different creativity-enhancing exercises to experience a different aspect of the printmaking process—from painterly dry points to assemblage-inspired monotypes. We will also learn several ways to make prints without a press, all with solvent-free inks and watercolors. Our focus will be on speed, spontaneity, and a non-judgmental approach to art-making. Projects are appropriate for both complete beginners and more advanced printmakers looking for a different approach to printmaking. COURSE CODE: IMPP Sec. 01: 3 Thursdays, 6-9pm. Begins Feb. 6 | $135

ENCAUSTIC COLLAGRAPHS INTUITIVE PAINTING FOR NON-ARTISTS Jhilam Sanyal | Artist

Painting as a mindfulness practice and the act of painting intuitively is a practice accessible to all regardless of art experience or skill. This class will provide an introduction to painting intuitively for stress relief, establishing a connection with your heart and innate creativity, and incorporating an art practice into your daily life. The class will primarily focus on painting and abstract art however, students will be free to experiment with any style or medium. Emphasis will be on process rather than the finished product. Required supplies will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring additional supplies of their choice except oil paints. Some supplies may be available for purchase from the instructor to continue the art practice at home. COURSE CODE: IPNA Sec. 01: Sunday, 12:30-4:30pm. Feb. 9 | $100 Sec. 02: Sunday, 12:30-4:30pm. Mar. 22 | $100

PRINTMAKING NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN PRINTMAKING Selma Bromberg | M.F.A., Artist, sbrombergartist.com

Whether you are a beginner or more experienced artist, join us to explore the new developments in printmaking, as well as the traditional techniques. We will work with beautiful new nontoxic inks; no toxic solvents will be used. Traditional techniques include monotype, drypoint, collagraph, and woodcut. New techniques include using carborundum to build up an image on the plate, and experimenting with printing from multiple plates. C O U R S E C O D E : E TC H Sec. 01: 7 Wednesdays, 2-5pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $270

ADVANCED PRINTMAKING

Susan Paladino | Artist

Learn the exciting new process of beeswax medium on plexi-plates to create monotypes and monoprints. Use various tools to create a richly textured surface and apply layers of inks and one-of-a-kind prints or a series of prints. We will use Akua inks and mediums to color the textured and intaglio plates. Experiment with many techniques including mixed media. A materials fee of $25 payable to the instructor covers all supplies except paper, which can be purchased at CCAE. C O U R S E C O D E : WA XC Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 6-8:30pm. Begins Mar. 5 | $195

JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTS Dan Paret | Woodworker, planesimplebox.com

Learn to make hand printed, multi-color woodblock prints. First, you will learn to carefully carve wood blocks. Then, use your blocks to print with water-based pigments and paints on Japanese printmaking papers. Start by carving and printing a sample design provided by the instructor. Then move on to carving your own designs. Leave class with a collection of small, shared prints, and an understanding of the materials and tools needed to continue on your own. If you have any questions, please contact the instructor: danparet@gmail.com. COURSE CODE: JPRI Sec. 01: 3 Saturdays, 10am-3pm. Begins Jan. 25 | $175

OPEN STUDIO FOR PRINTMAKING AND WATER-BASED MEDIA Work independently in our shop, which offers two small (12”x 24”) presses and one medium-sized (24”x 42”) press. Cleanup supplies are provided, but please bring your own nontoxic inks and materials (watercolor preferred). Open Studio is only available to students who have taken a printmaking or watercolor class at CCAE. Please register in advance. COURSE CODE: OPPT Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 2-5pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $80

Selma Bromberg | M.F.A., Artist, sbrombergartist.com

This class is designed for students who have studied the basic techniques of nontoxic printmaking. Join us for an introduction to solar plate printmaking, a nontoxic etching technique. We will experiment with the new water soluble oil-based inks: Charbonnel Aqua wash, and Akua Intaglio. These inks can be used for monotypes, collagraphs, drypoint, solar plates, and woodcuts. The instructor will work closely with you to further develop your imagery, and there will be demonstrations from guest artists. COURSE CODE: ADMO Sec. 01: 7 Fridays, 10am-2pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $270 42

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WATERCOLOR

W I N T E R A R T S H OW

WATERCOLOR Nicholas Mancini | Artist, namancini.com Bryan Ramey | Artist, artbyramey.com Anthony Riccardi | Artist

Watercolor is a translucent medium that sinks into the fiber of a sheet of paper, releasing the light from the surface. Watercolor dries fast, enabling one to work quickly with freshness and spontaneity. In this class, we will address the fundamentals of watercolor painting, with an emphasis on exploration and personal expression. C O U R S E C O D E : WAT E Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 1-3pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $260 | Anthony Riccardi Sec. 02: 10 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $260 | Nicholas Mancini Sec. 03: 10 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $260 | Bryan Ramey

WATERCOLOR IMMERSION Bryan Ramey | Artist, artbyramey.com

Spend a full day immersed in this beloved art form. Watercolor is a translucent medium that sinks into the fiber of a sheet of paper, releasing the light from the surface. Watercolor dries fast, enabling one to work quickly with freshness and spontaneity. We will explore the medium in an intensive workshop that will cover the fundamentals. C O U R S E C O D E : WAT B Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-4pm. Feb. 1 | $135

WATERCOLOR FIGURE PAINTING IMMERSION Bryan Ramey | Artist, artbyramey.com

Do you like watercolor painting but struggle with painting people? In this all day Saturday intensive you will dive head first into how to mix skin tones, quick gesture painting and how to build up the layers to create a human likeness. We will work from a model, looking at the figure as a whole as well as touching on portraiture and focused study on more intricate parts of the body (hands/feet). This class is open to all levels but some painting or drawing experience is recommended. COURSE CODE: WFPI Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-4pm. Feb. 29 | $135

WATERCOLOR PAINTING FROM THE FIGURE Nicholas Mancini | Artist, namancini.com

Nothing can replace using the human figure as a catalyst for developing your artistic skills; it is the most complicated and familiar form we have. Watercolor is particularly well-suited to painting the figure because of its fluidity to capture gesture and expression. We will work on a different project each week, studying different techniques so that you can develop your own personal watercolor style. Come to class with enthusiasm and an open mind! C O U R S E C O D E : WA P R Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 9am-12pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $305

Nude Study by Stephanie Ressel

REFLECTIONS THE FIGURE & PORTRAIT IN WATERCOLOR

These figure and portrait paintings marry the fluid, luminous qualities of watercolor with the dynamic gestures of the human figure. Working with watercolor’s spontaneity and ability to reflect light, these artists play with value and color to create uniquely expressive reflections of the human form.

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WATERCOLOR AND PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION Nicholas Mancini | Artist, namancini.com Bryan Ramey | Artist, artbyramey.com

Learn to marry the fluid, luminous quality of watercolor with the expression of hand-drawn pen and ink lines to create detailed illustrations with personality. Students will learn and experiment with a variety of techniques for using watercolor and pen and ink together, and will choose one style for one or more developed pieces. Prior experience with watercolor preferred, but not necessary. COURSE CODE: WPIN Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $260 | Nicholas Mancini Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $260 | Bryan Ramey

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PHOTOGRAPHY, FILM & VIDEO BEGINNER PHOTOGRAPHY Linda Haas | Photographer

Learn the techniques you need to communicate with your camera and how to take strong, effective photographs in this beginner class on color and black-and-white photography. Different cameras (traditional and digital) will be addressed, and several practical demonstrations will be given in the classroom. Technical considerations will share equal time with explorations of photographic aesthetics. COURSE CODE: PBAS Sec. 01: 7 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $205 No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY Marcella Green | Artist, marcella-j-green.squarespace.com

This class will focus on the importance of storytelling by means of taking pictures. Using smartphone cameras, we’ll explore the principles of photography, reflect on what we see in the world, and share our stories visually. This class will include field trips (weather allowing), exploration of photography genres, technical skill-building with image processing apps, and discussion around both techniques and images from photographic history. COURSE CODE: IPHO Sec. 01: 2 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Mar. 18 & 25 | $75

MASTERING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN ONE DAY Randall Warniers | Photographer, warniers.net

This one-day hands-on class covers important fundamentals in digital photography, including understanding camera operation (ISO, shutter speed, and aperture), finding good camera position, and using available light. We will also discuss simple image editing techniques that can transform images from dull to brilliant. Please bring your camera and instruction manual to class. This class is designed for beginning to intermediate photographers, but anyone can attend and get value out of the class exercises. COURSE CODE: MDPC Sec. 01: Saturday, 9am-4:30pm. Feb. 22 | $170 Sec. 02: Sunday, 9am-4:30pm. Mar. 29 | $170

NEW CLASSES WITH CAMBRIDGE COMMUNITY TELEVISION INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE PREMIERE Cambridge Community Television

Premiere can help you edit anything from your next Instagram post to a feature-length film. In this class, you will learn the basic tools used to navigate Premiere Pro, manipulate audio and video files on the timeline, and export your content. This class meets at Cambridge Community Television, 438 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA. COURSE CODE: ADPR Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-9pm. Jan. 15 | $50

AUDIO 101 Cambridge Community Television

In this workshop, you will be introduced to audio concepts, microphones and other audio gear, and basic audio recording techniques. This class certifies CCTV Members to check out audio equipment. This class meets at Cambridge Community Television, 438 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA. C O U R S E C O D E : AU D O Sec. 01: Monday, 6-9pm. Jan. 27 | $40

BUILD-A-PODCAST Cambridge Community Television

This 3-session class will take you from start to finish through the process of creating a podcast of your own. Together we’ll write, record, edit, and release the podcast you’ve always wanted to make. By the end of this class, you’ll have a both a finished product and the knowledge you need to keep on making more. This class meets at Cambridge Community Television, 438 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA. COURSE CODE: BAPC Sec. 01: 3 Sundays, 4-7pm. Begins Feb. 23 | $140

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“Wonderful class. Alice [Garfield] is a wonderful teacher.” —MARGARET W, SHIBORI TIE-DYE WORKSHOP

BEGINNING JEWELRY: BANGLE BRACELETS

JEWELRY

Laurie Savage | Metalsmith

BEGINNING JEWELRY Laura Jaklitsch | Metalsmith, laurajaklitsch.com

In this multi-week class, beginning jewelry students will learn to design and fabricate your own handcrafted jewelry. Students will learn how to texture, file, form, solder, sand, and polish as they make different projects, which may include a ring, bangles, and bezel-setting a stone. All materials will be provided and there is a $50 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class. COURSE CODE: JEBE Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $245

BEGINNING JEWELRY: STERLING SILVER BAND RING Laurie Savage | Metalsmith

COURSE CODE: JEBB Sec. 01: Friday, 5:30-9:30pm. Feb. 21 | $70

BEGINNING JEWELRY: STERLING SILVER PENDANT WITH BEZEL-SET STONE Laurie Savage | Metalsmith

Beginning jewelry making students will learn the fundamental techniques for designing and fabricating a sterling silver textured band ring. Students will learn how to texture, file, form, solder, sand, and polish the ring. All materials will be provided, including: sterling silver, copper (for practicing techniques), saw blades, solder, and sand paper. A materials fee of $30 is payable to the instructor on the day of the class. COURSE CODE: JEWR Sec. 01: Monday, 5:30-9:30pm. Jan. 27 | $70 Sec. 02: Monday, 5:30-9:30pm. Mar. 9 | $70

Beginning jewelry making students can continue learning in this workshop which focuses on creating a set of 3 textured bangle bracelets, one each in sterling silver, bronze, and copper. Students will learn to further develop their fabrication skills, including: measurement, texturing, filing, forming, soldering, and tumbler finishing. All materials will be provided, including: sterling silver, bronze, and copper (in different shaped wires), saw blades, solder, and sand paper. A materials fee of $35 is payable to the instructor on the day of the class.

Beginning jewelry making students can continue learning in this workshop which focuses on creating a sterling silver pendant with a bezel-set cabochon stone. Students will develop their fabrication skills, including: drilling, sawing, piercing, filing, multiple soldering techniques, making jump rings, satin finishing, and setting the stone. All materials will be provided: sterling silver sheet and wire, copper (for practice), cabochon stone, saw blades, solder, and sand paper. A materials fee of $35 is payable to the instructor on the day of the class. COURSE CODE: JEPD Sec. 01: Monday, 5:30-9:30pm. Mar. 16 | $70

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INTERMEDIATE JEWELRY

OPEN STUDIO METALSMITHING AND JEWELRY

Laura Jaklitsch | Metalsmith, laurajaklitsch.com

Laurie Savage | Metalsmith

For students who have completed our multi-week Beginning Jewelry class, or have taken 3 or more single-session beginner jewelry classes, join us to further your design and fabrication skills. You will undertake more challenging projects while learning how to customize them, these may include a hollow ring project, prong setting and tube setting a stone. All materials will be provided and there is a $50 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class. COURSE CODE: JWIN Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $245

INTERMEDIATE JEWELRY: SOLDERING & FUSING Laurie Savage | Metalsmith

If you’ve taken any beginning level jewelry class, join us to further develop your design and fabrication skills. Through multiple demonstrations you will learn to advance your soldering skills using various gauges of wire & sheet copper. We will then explore different methods of fusing sterling & fine silver to create organic shapes to incorporate into your jewelry designs. Emphasis will be on practicing to build confidence with independent torch work. A materials fee of $50 is payable to the instructor at the first class. COURSE CODE: JESO Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-4:30pm. Feb. 22 | $110

If you are or have been a metalsmithing or jewelry student, join us to work independently on projects of your own design with direction from the instructor. Intermediate-level experience is required. Please bring the materials you intend to use. If you have any questions, please email info@ccae.org before the first class and we will have the instructor reply to you directly. COURSE CODE: OPMT Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-4:30pm. Jan. 18 | $90 Sec. 02: Sunday, 10am-4:30pm. Jan. 26 | $90 Sec. 03: Saturday, 10am-4:30pm. Feb. 15 | $90 Sec. 04: Sunday, 10am-4:30pm. Feb. 16 | $90 Sec. 05: Sunday, 10am-4:30pm. Feb. 23 | $90 Sec. 06: Saturday, 10am-4:30pm. Mar. 7 | $90 Sec. 07: Sunday, 10am-4:30pm. Mar. 15 | $90

BEGINNING WIRE WEAVING Maria DiGiovanni | Instructor

Students will learn the basics of wire weaving to create earrings and a cuff bracelet. Through multiple demonstrations, students will develop their wire working skills, including 4-5 different techniques. All materials will be provided, including: copper wire in different gauges, silver plated wire, and more. A $35 materials fee is payable to the instructor in the first class. COURSE CODE: W WEV Sec. 01: 3 Thursdays, 6-9pm. Begins Jan. 23 | $90

Maria DiGiovanni

ADVANCED STUDIO JEWELRY Laurie Savage | Metalsmith

If you have taken ten or more intermediate/advanced-level jewelry classes or have similar experience, join us to polish your skills to the highest level. You’ll enjoy open studio time in which to create jewelry of your own design with direction from the instructor. There is no materials fee; please bring the materials you intend to use. Enrollment in this class is allowed only with permission from the instructor; email us your request at info@ccae.org and include your experience. The instructor will reply to you directly. C O U R S E C O D E : J E WA Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $245 No class Feb. 5 & Feb. 26 Sec. 02: 8 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $245 No class Feb. 5 & Feb. 26

FRIDAY NIGHTS ADVANCED STUDIO JEWELRY Laurie Savage | Metalsmith

If you have taken ten or more intermediate/advanced-level jewelry classes or have equivalent experience, join us to polish your skills to the highest level. You’ll enjoy open studio time in which to create jewelry of your own design with direction from the instructor. There is no materials fee; please bring the materials you intend to use. Enrollment in this class is allowed only with permission from the instructor. Please email us your request at info@ccae.org and include your experience. The instructor will reply to you directly. COURSE CODE: LALA Sec. 01: Friday, 5:30-9:30pm. Sec. 02: Friday, 5:30-9:30pm. Sec. 03: Friday, 5:30-9:30pm. Sec. 04: Friday, 5:30-9:30pm. Sec. 05: Friday, 5:30-9:30pm.

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CONTINUED WIRE WEAVING: VIKING KNIT Maria DiGiovanni | Instructor

If you’ve learned the basics of wire weaving, join us in this workshop to continue the journey. Students will be introduced to the “Viking” knit weave to create bracelets. Through multiple demonstrations, students will develop their weaving skills, utilizing at least 2 different diameters. All materials will be provided, including: copper wire, silver plated wire, and more. A $35 materials fee is payable to the instructor in the first class. COURSE CODE: WVIK Sec. 01: 3 Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Begins Feb. 20 | $90


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ENAMELING

WOODWORKING WITH HAND TOOLS

Heather Wang | Artist

Dan Paret | Woodworker, planesimplebox.com

COURSE CODE: ENAM Sec. 01: Sunday, 10am-4:30pm. Mar. 8 | $90

C O U R S E C O D E : H TOW Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 2:30-5:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $340 Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $340

Enameling is the process of fusing colorful glass onto metal. In this open studio, you will have access to kiln time, along with guidance from the instructor. Students should bring projects they are working on, as this workshop is intended for students with jewelry experience. Our studio uses unleaded enamel only, and the kiln is suitable for jewelry scale items only. There is a $25 materials fee payable to the instructor for the enamel colors and other consumables, but please bring metals and other materials you intend to use.

Complete a project started in another class, work on a project of your own design, or use the workshop to get started with hand tool woodworking. If you are a beginning hand tool woodworker, you’ll start off with a tidy little mortise and tenon shadow box with a lift lid, with plenty of options for making it your own. Open to beginning and continuing hand tool woodworkers. If you have any questions, please email the instructor at danparet@gmail.com.

JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTS

WOODWORKING INTRODUCTION TO WOODWORKING: BUILD A BOX Brad Spavin | Woodworker

Learn to make hand printed, multi-color woodblock prints. First, you will learn to carefully carve wood blocks. Then, use your blocks to print with water-based pigments and paints on Japanese printmaking papers. Start by carving and printing a sample design provided by the instructor. Then move on to carving your own designs. Leave class with a collection of small, shared prints, and an understanding of the materials and tools needed to continue on your own. If you have any questions, please contact the instructor: danparet@gmail.com. COURSE CODE: JPRI Sec. 01: 3 Saturdays, 10am-3pm. Begins Jan. 25 | $175

Dan Paret

Become familiar with typical woodworking tools and the basics of joinery and construction techniques by building the foundational shape from which most furniture and structures are constructed: a box! We will discuss different types of wood and what factors go into your choice of material. We will also discuss different types of joints, and both the structural and aesthetic reasons you may want to use one joint method over another. Students should plan on spending around $50 on materials.

Dan Paret | Woodworker, planesimplebox.com

C O U R S E C O D E : W K BX Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 6-9pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $275 No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

WOODWORKING Carl Spagnoli | Woodworker

Develop knowledge, respect, and skill with hand and power tools through completing individual woodworking projects and mentoring. Learn about tools, woods, joinery, and sound construction techniques. Make a Shaker-style end table or work on a modest project of your own and learn the finer details of woodworking, including tending to your tools and sharpening. Students should plan on spending between $50 to $150 on materials depending on the scope of their projects. It is recommended that students have taken the Build a Box class or have comparable experience. C O U R S E C O D E : W KC A Sec. 01: 10 Fridays, 6-9pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $340

BUILD A SMALL BOX WITH HAND TOOLS Dan Paret | Woodworker, planesimplebox.com

Make any of a variety of small boxes: sliding-lid, sawn-lid, hinged-lid, dovetail, mortise and tenon, tote with a handle; painted boxes, unpainted boxes, carved and painted, painted then carved. The options are nearly limitless. You’ll get started with a nifty dovetail box, with plenty of options for making it your own. You will then be ready to look ahead to any number of interesting projects. This class is open to beginning and continuing hand tool woodworkers. Students should plan on spending between $10 to $30 on materials depending on the scope of their projects. C O U R S E C O D E : H T BX Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $340

CARVING THE CAMELLIA FLOWER: AN INTRODUCTION TO LOW-RELIEF CARVING Dan Paret | Woodworker, planesimplebox.com

Join us for a quiet time carefully slicing wood with sharp tools in this introduction to low-relief carving. Low-relief carving is an excellent place to begin your carving journey. It is a decorative carving that is done in definable layers, creating a shallow and delicate look on the carved surface. We will carve the camellia flower, an exquisite and shapely flower with many layers of petals, to create a decorative work of art. C O U R S E C O D E : W KC F Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-3pm. Feb. 22 | $70

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BASICS OF BUILDING A TINY HOUSE

STAINED GLASS DESIGN

Carl Spagnoli | Woodworker

Michel L’Huillier | Stained Glass and Fusing Artist

Are you interested in building a tiny house but don’t know where to start? This workshop will provide an overview of the building process, including how to read blueprints, the materials and tools that may be involved in the building process, and a hands-on component where the class will work together to layout & frame a wall/corner and fabricate a plywood box or two. You will not make a tiny house in this workshop, but you will leave with a better understanding of the skills you will need and whether you will need to hire a professional for certain aspects. The goal is to set you on a path where you will find the self-confidence required to fulfill your tiny house ambitions. COURSE CODE: TNYH Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 6-9pm, begins Feb. 12, & 1 Sunday, Mar. 15, 10am-4pm. | $250

GLASS

Using the copper foil method, create a stained glass panel (up to 1.5 square feet). Learn to develop your ideas into quick sketches and then into a full-scale design. From there, play with shapes, colors, and textures to bring your design to life. Learn to cut glass accurately, foil, and solder. Class tuition includes an $90 materials fee.

C O U R S E C O D E : S TG A Sec. 01: 4 Sundays, Mar. 1, 10am-1pm, & Mar. 8, 15 & 22, 10am-4:30pm | $275

FUSED GLASS BOWLS AND PLATES Michel L’Huillier | Stained Glass and Fusing Artist

Learn the basics of glass fusing techniques and play with colored glass pieces, glass powders, and frits, stringers, and glass beads. After a series of fun exercises, you’ll design and create a 4”x 4” dish and one 8”x 8” plate or 8” diameter bowl or a 4” x 13” channel plate. These pieces will first be fused flat, and then “slumped” in a second firing to give them their final shapes. Your fused pieces will be available at CCAE within a week after class. Class tuition includes an $85 materials fee.

Mark Feblowitz

COURSE CODE: FUSD Sec. 01: Sunday, 2-4:30pm. Mar. 1 | $145

GLASSBLOWING: TWO-DAY GLASSBLOWING SAMPLER NOCA Glass School

This two-day class is designed to give you a well-rounded hot glass experience. You will be introduced to the equipment in the hotshop and learn how to safely gather molten glass, add color to it, and shape it into your very own works of art. You will make two paperweights, a drinking glass, and a small bowl which will be available 24 hours later for pick-up. No experience is required, and all materials are provided. Class meets at NOCA Glass School in Cambridge. COURSE CODE: GBSP Sec. 01: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-2pm. Jan. 18 & 19 | $285 Sec. 02: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-2pm. Mar. 21 & 22 | $285

GLASSBLOWING: GLASS HEARTS NOCA Glass School

LOW RELIEF FUSED GLASS PANELS Michel L’Huillier | Stained Glass and Fusing Artist

Create a low relief made of ceramic fiber (a soft material easily cut or torn) on top of which 3 layers of glass (8” x 11”) will be kiln fired at 1500 degrees. The glass sheets will become one solid piece and take the imprint of the texture of the fiber just like you handcrafted it. You will have the option to bring bright colors to your project by cutting colored pieces of thin fusible glass. Your instructor will fire your creations in his own kiln. They will be available within a week. Class tuition includes an $85 materials fee. COURSE CODE: KILN Sec. 01: Sunday, 10am-12pm. Jan. 19 | $145

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Warm up your winter by making decorative hearts out of hot glass. You will be introduced to the equipment in the hotshop and will learn how to safely gather molten glass, manipulate it, and shape it into your very own works of art. You will make two paperweights and two solid-glass hearts which will be available 24 hours later for pick-up. No experience is required, and all materials are provided. Class meets at the NOCA Glass School in Cambridge. COURSE CODE: GHRT Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-2pm. Feb. 1 | $175

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GLASSBLOWING: TWO-DAY DRINKING GLASS WORKSHOP

LEARN TO NEEDLEPOINT

NOCA Glass School

Needlepoint is a relaxing antidote to stress. We’ll cover the basic stitches, canvas types, fibers, and how to create your own needlepoint designs, which you can use to make cell phone and iPad covers, pillows, and many other items. The instructor will provide each student with yarn, canvas, and a needle to stitch small practice samples. Students should bring their own scissors and are welcome to bring needlepoint projects they would like to work on.

This two-day class is designed to give you a well-rounded hot glass experience. You will be introduced to the equipment in the hotshop and learn how to safely gather molten glass, add color to it, and shape it into your very own drinking glasses. You will make two paperweights, and two drinking glasses which will be available 24 hours later for pick-up. No experience is required, and all materials are provided. Class meets at the NOCA Glass School in Cambridge. COURSE CODE: DGLA Sec. 01: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-2pm. Feb. 15 & 16 | $285

GLASSBLOWING: GLASS PAPERWEIGHT WORKSHOP NOCA Glass School

Learn how to make colorful, hand crafted glass paperweights at the furnace. You will be introduced to the equipment in the hotshop as well as learn how to safely gather molten glass, add color to it, and shape it into your very own paperweights. You will make three paperweights which will be available 24 hours later for pick-up. No experience is required, and all materials are provided. Class meets at the NOCA Glass School in Cambridge. C O U R S E C O D E : G PA P Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-2pm. Feb. 29 | $175 Sec. 02: Sunday, 10am-2pm. Mar. 1 | $175

FIBER ARTS & MORE INTRODUCTION TO KNITTING Sarah Guérin | Certified Master Knitter

As an introduction to knitting, we will cover casting on and off as well as the only two stitches in knitting: knit and purl. Once comfortable with these new skills we will move onto knitting in the round and shaping techniques with increasing and decreasing stitches. We will also discuss the difference between various fibers and how to choose wisely for each project. With your newly acquired skills you will be able to whip up birthday and holiday gifts for everyone you know as well as special projects for yourself. COURSE CODE: BKNT Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $225

GALENTINE’S DAY FEMINIST EMBROIDERED APRON Lauren Tyger | Fiber Artist, etsy.com/shop/StitchShopByTyger

It’s the best day of the year! Hand embroidery has been long considered women’s labor, and the apron is often connected to the kitchen as a woman’s domain. What better way to reclaim the apron and celebrate ladies being ladies than feminist embroidered aprons? No prior embroidery or sewing experience necessary, and all genders welcome! COURSE CODE: GALE Sec. 01: Saturday, 1-4pm. Feb. 8 | $50

Catherine Reurs | Textile artist, catherinereurs.com

COURSE CODE: NEED Sec. 01: Saturday, 12-4pm. Mar. 7 | $90

PUNCH NEEDLE EMBROIDERY Elise Benetreau-Bernard | Crafter, thecomptoir.com

The punch needle technique is like drawing with yarn. Learn the basics of the tool and technique as well as the ins and outs of selecting the best fabric and yarns for a beautiful piece every time! You will create your very own design under the instructor’s expert guidance, and gain the skills to make beautiful pieces again and again! If you would like to work with specific colors of yarn, feel free to bring them, otherwise all supplies are provided, and a $25 materials fee is included in the price of the class. COURSE CODE: PUNC Sec. 01: Monday, 5:30-7:30pm. Mar. 9 | $75

RAINBOW MACRAME Elise Benetreau-Bernard | Crafter, thecomptoir.com

Learn how to make a beautiful and colorful rainbow macrame wall hanging in just a couple of hours and go home with a gorgeous piece of art, perfect for gifts or to keep as a piece of wall art. It’s an easy way to do macramewithout losing your mind counting and knotting. If you would like to work with specific colors of yarn, feel free to bring them, otherwise all supplies are provided. A $25 materials fee is included in the price of the class. C O U R S E C O D E : R B OW Sec. 01: Monday, 5:30-7:30pm. Mar. 23 | $75

BASIC SEWING: LEVEL 1 Alice Garfield | Artist and Art Educator, alicegarfield.com

Learn the basics of sewing by completing three small projects. You’ll learn basic sewing skills, about machines and their maintenance, and your sewing kit, as well as how to cut, take simple measurements, create a simple pattern and choose fabric. This class is intended for beginners. Access to a machine is necessary; bring your own to class if you have one. COURSE CODE: SEWN Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $225

BASIC SEWING: LEVEL 2 Alice Garfield | Artist and Art Educator, alicegarfield.com

If you have taken a sewing class or have experience with sewing and sewing machines, join us to tackle slightly more advanced patterns, alterations, hemming, proper fitting techniques, modifying patterns, and new sewing techniques. These skills will be geared toward learning how to use commercial patterns. This class is not recommended for absolute beginners. C O U R S E C O D E : S E WC Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $225

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SHIBORI TIE-DYE WORKSHOP

COLD-PROCESS SOAP MAKING

Alice Garfield | Artist and Art Educator, alicegarfield.com

Barbara Thomas | artifactsoapworks.com

Join us for an introductory workshop exploring the basics of shibori! Shibori is a traditional Japanese resist dye technique that uses and a variety of textile manipulation methods to produce different patterns when the fabric is immersed in indigo dye. Experiment with tying, folding, stitching, compressing, and twisting fabric to create your own unique shibori masterpiece. Please bring up to 2 yards of fabric, or a t-shirt or pillowcase; the dye process works best on white, pre-washed, 100% cotton fabrics. COURSE CODE: SHIB Sec. 01: Saturday, 1:45-4:45pm. Feb. 15 | $60

Learn to make cold-process soap from scratch using vegetable oils and lye. You’ll pick up the basics while making a batch of honey-oatmeal soap, and then experiment with colors and fragrances. We’ll discuss proper usage and storage of lye, mixing lye and water, oils for soap making, fragrance oils, essential oils, superfatting, additives and exfoliants, coloring, molding, and curing. A $30 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. C O U R S E C O D E : S OA P Sec. 01: 2 Sundays, 2-5pm. Feb. 2 & 9 | $135

Diane Ivey | Textile Artist, ladydyeyarns.com

This hands-on class is an introduction to the ancient art of natural dyeing. Over one class meeting, you will learn the basic principles of fabric dyeing with natural materials like madder root, turmeric, beets, coffee, food coloring, Kool-Aid, and other dyes. This class will include presentations about some of the varied approaches to natural dyeing worldwide, from the Andes to West Africa. A materials fee of $40 is payable to the instructor at the first class. C O U R S E C O D E : YA R N Sec. 01: Saturday, 9am-4:30pm. Jan. 25 | $145

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Performing Arts “The feedback and the safe space for critique was great! We get to apply experiences at bars!” —REMILDES M., STANDUP COMEDY WRITING AND PERFORMANCE

All students must bring their own instruments to class (except for piano). Students will need to rent an instrument if they do not own one.

LISTENING TO VERDI

MUSIC

Michael Frank | Ph.D. Cornell University

MUSIC APPRECIATION

ENJOYING CLASSICAL MUSIC Andrew Goodridge | Pianist

Do you enjoy classical music, or think you might, but are a bit intimidated by it? Then this class is for you! We will listen to and compare a wide variety of pieces. You will be asked straightforward and non-technical questions, such as whether you like the piece, how the piece makes you feel, and what you imagine when you hear it. Student responses will form a basis for class discussion. Instructor will provide historical background and easy listening tips. No musical experience or knowledge is necessary, just an open mind and a willingness to listen and share!

Giuseppe Verdi is the most performed opera composer in the world; his works make up the core of virtually every opera company. In this class, we’ll trace the development of his operas from the early works, which follow older and somewhat artificial paradigms, to the musically rich late works, which also reflect an increasing sensitivity to the democratic political impulses of the late 19th century. We’ll consider the aesthetics and appeal of operatic singing, and then review five of his operas both as drama and as music. Our analysis will be based on listening to recordings and watching videos. No prior knowledge of opera or music required. COURSE CODE: VRDI Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $240

COURSE CODE: ENJO Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 11am-1pm. Begins Jan. 27 | $240 No class Feb. 17

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FRANZ SCHUBERT: SHORT LIFE, ENDLESS MELODY

INSTANT GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS

Richard Knisely | Music Educator

This is guitar for beginners on steroids! We’ll use innovative practice methods to get faster and better results without taxing your valuable time. Anyone can buy a chord book, look up songs on YouTube, or download tab, but this class will show you how to make use of these resources. We’ll focus on how to put a chord progression together with rhythm and expression in order to play songs using strumming and some fingerpicking. You’ll walk out of the first lesson having started playing your first song! Students have to bring their own guitar or rent one. CCAE does not provide them in class.

Franz Schubert’s short, largely unknowable life framed a continuous flow of inspired music. Largely unknown while alive, Schubert composed because he had to and left a trail of masterpieces behind. His ability to unlock the most intimate depths of feeling almost effortlessly continues to awe music lovers everywhere. Join us for a survey of his life, times and, especially, his music. Some knowledge of classical forms will be useful, but not required. COURSE CODE: BERT Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 3-4:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $275

BEETHOVEN AT THE PIANO Richard Knisely | Music Educator

Beethoven’s piano sonatas were his workshop. Daring new forms and ideas that were presented later in his symphonies and chamber music appeared first in the sonatas. He created new forms and sounds that startled his audiences. This class will survey these visionary works and how they map the development of his unique genius. An elementary ability to read music will be helpful. COURSE CODE: SONA Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 1-2:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $275

STRINGS

CELLO Cynthia Forbes | Cellist and Instructor

Chris Brenne | Musician & Composer, B.A. Berklee College of Music

COURSE CODE: GTB1 Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $230

INTRODUCTION TO UKULELE Amy Kucharik | amykucharik.com

The approachable ukulele, more popular than ever, is the instrument of choice for great-sounding, portable music. You’ll learn the basics quickly so you can start playing songs you love right away. Simple chords will have you sounding great after just one class, and you’ll soon have a repertoire ranging from Tin Pan Alley ukulele classics to current pop hits. You will learn tricks for hunting down ukulele song chord charts online and adapting them for your own strumming and singing pleasure! No prior experience necessary; bring your own uke. COURSE CODE: UKE1 Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $205

FINGERSTYLE UKULELE Anne Ku | Ukulele Instructor

Said to be the instrument closest to the human voice, the cello is remarkably natural to play. In this class, we will learn how to hold the bow in order to produce a beautiful sound, fingerings for first position primarily, how to read in bass clef, and a basic knowledge of rhythm and harmony. We conclude with a cello party at which we will play various classical and folk melodies.

Also known as pick and pluck, this introductory class prepares you for ukulele ensemble. Learn to read tablature to play melodic riffs, instrumental interludes, accompaniments, and transcriptions.

COURSE CODE: CLO1 Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $275

UKULELE BOOT CAMP

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 1 B E G I N NE R L E VE L 2

COURSE CODE: CLO2 Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 5:45-7:45pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $275

I N T E RME D IATE

COURSE CODE: CLO3 Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $275

GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS: UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS Manny Pettine | B.A. Berklee College of Music, Full time Musician

Learn the basics of playing guitar, including all open position chords, easy strum and fingerpicking patterns, basic notation, and tablature. You’ll be introduced to music through playing simple melodies, gradually advancing. Beginner level sections are for those with little or no experience. Students have to bring their own guitar or rent one. CCAE does not provide them in class. C O U R S E C O D E : G TA 1 Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $165

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COURSE CODE: PICK Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $140

Anne Ku | Ukulele Instructor

Too busy to take a course? Come to this all-day event! Workshops include useful warm-up exercises to improve your rhythm, timing, listening, and playing; approach to learn new songs; tablature reading; fingerstyle; strum techniques; transposition; ensemble playing; famous riffs; genre-specific themes; song writing with the uke. COURSE CODE:BUKE Sec. 01: Saturday, 9am-4:45pm. Mar. 28 | $135

UKULELE STRUM TECHNIQUES Anne Ku | Ukulele Instructor

How do you make a song sound interesting? Explore the variety of strum patterns, riffs, syncopation, dynamics, and all that brings out your musicality. These classes will empower you with the tools to bring greater joy to your playing. Prerequisite: knowledge of basic chords (C, F, G, G7) and down and upstrokes. COURSE CODE: UKST Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $140


Performing Arts

CHINESE SONGS WITH THE UKULELE

JAZZ PIANO FOR BEGINNERS

Anne Ku | Ukulele Instructor

Yunju Shin | Pianist

Do you like to sing, speak Chinese, or play the ukulele? If you can do one of the three, you will enjoy this new class which introduces all-time famous, beloved Chinese songs with ukulele accompaniment. Song sheets and links to recordings will be provided. COURSE CODE XUXU Sec. 01: Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm. Mar. 26 | $80

Learning jazz piano is fun, easy and motivating. We will learn some basic music theory beginning with chords and scales, and gradually building towards more advanced topics on how to improvise. We will learn to speak the Jazz language, compose songs and enjoy ensemble music together in class. All levels welcomed. C O U R S E C O D E : JA P O Sec. 01: 8 Fridays, 6:45-8pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $210

WOODWIND

BEGINNER RECORDER John Tyson | Performer, Teacher, Renaissonics.com

The recorder is the most played instrument in the world. Its enchanting tone and huge repertoire of early, classical, popular, and world music styles makes it popular with amateurs and professionals and its ergonomic design allows players with no previous experience to instantly discover a great variety of sounds and creative possibilities. Come discover how easy basic recorder technique is while exploring a wide variety of solo and ensemble repertoire. Instruments will be available for purchase from the instructor.

PIANO Jane Hua | Pianist

Yunju Shin | Pianist

Have you always wanted to learn the piano? This class will have you playing piano in no time! Don’t know how to read music? That’s fine! You will learn how to read music in two clefs painlessly as well as play music using both hands simultaneously by the end of the class. Level 1 is for the absolute beginner. B E G I N NE R L E VE L 1

COURSE CODE: PNO1 Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $260 | Jane Hua Sec. 02: 9 Mondays, 5:30-7pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $190 | Yunju Shin No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 2

COURSE CODE: PNO2 Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 7:15-8:45pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $190 | Yunju Shin No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 3

COURSE CODE: PNO3 Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $260 | Jane Hua

B E G I N NE R L E VE L 4

COURSE CODE: PNO4 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $260 | Jane Hua

INSTANT PIANO FOR HOPELESSLY BUSY PEOPLE Deborah Gruber | B.M., M.M., easypianostyles.com

Learn all the chords needed to play any pop song in one afternoon! You’ll learn how to construct major, minor, and seventh chords; practice and memorize chords; and transpose a song into your key, play a song by ear, and accompany yourself singing. It is essential to know the notes on the piano and have a basic knowledge of the treble clef. You can download a free brochure on Debbie’s website, EasyPianoStyles.com, under the “Free Music” tab which teaches you the basics of music notation. COURSE CODE: INPI Sec. 01: Saturday, 1:45-4:45pm. Mar. 7 | $80

COURSE CODE: RECD Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 4:45-6:15pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $260

INTERMEDIATE RECORDER John Tyson | Performer, Teacher, Renaissonics.com

For students who can play a few simple melodies by ear, are experienced with most of the notes on the Alto Recorder from Low F to at least High D and have basic music reading experience COURSE CODE: IMRE Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 3:15-4:45pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $260

RECORDER ENSEMBLE John Tyson | Performer, Teacher, Renaissonics.com

A Chamber Ensemble for all sizes of recorders. Open to Intermediate and Advanced players with ensemble experience. Repertoire includes Renaissance, Baroque, contemporary, popular, and world music styles. Come join the fun! COURSE CODE: RECE Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 6:20-7:50pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $260

VOICE

GROUP VOICE LESSONS Robin Yukiko | Vocal Instructor

Always wanted to learn to sing? Whether you rock at karaoke or think you might be tone-deaf, come learn the basic principles of singing. Classes will cover pitch, tone, breath control, posture, and more! We will start with group singing, you will be asked to bring in songs of your choice to sing individually (when you feel comfortable). This class is a positive, constructive environment in which to find your voice! B EGINN E R L E V E L 1

C O U R S E C O D E : VO I 1 Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $230

B EGINN E R L E V E L 2

C O U R S E C O D E : VO I 2 Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $230 REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE.ORG OR CALL 617.547.6789

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THEATER INTRODUCTION TO STAGE COMBAT Ben Heath | Actor and Fight Choreographer

In this class, you will learn the foundational techniques of stage combat and how to safely portray violence on stage while telling a clear and effective story. You will learn slaps, punches, grappling, and many other skills in unarmed combat, as well as how to incorporate your character into the fight. This is absolutely an acting class, as well as being a good workout and an opportunity to learn a fun new skill to add to your acting toolbox. COURSE CODE: FITE Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $210 No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN LIGHSTABER STAGE COMBAT ON PAGE 59 ACTING WORKSHOP: THE BASICS Dewayne Nelson | Actor on Stage, Film & TV

Explore the basics of acting for stage and film. We will work with scripts from contemporary plays and films, connecting our efforts to the work of living playwrights and film directors. We will use theater games and improvisation, having fun while taking chances. We will cover the audition process, what casting companies seek in an actor, and practical tips about the industry and how to get work as an actor. C O U R S E C O D E : AC T 1 Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $240

STORYTELLING AS PERFORMANCE Dewayne Nelson | Actor on Stage, Film & TV

We all have a unique story inside us and this is your opportunity to tell yours! The key to successful storytelling lies not just in the well-crafted story itself but in how the story is presented to make an intimate connection with your listeners. Voices, movement, nuance are skills critical to the actor are key and they can be taught! Join us in exploring this exciting art form and release the hidden actor in you. COURSE CODE: TELL Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 6-7pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $150

ACTING: THE MASTER CLASS Mary Valentine King | Actor and Director

Through lecture, mock audition, scene study and monologues, this workshop concentrates on growth and development, tailored to your specific gifts and performance needs. Intended for those who have had some acting experience, it will offer a specialized format focusing on confronting stage fright, vocal projection, body language, and use of effective gesture, to help you build a robust acting persona. Critical feedback and suggestions will enable you to engage, influence, and impact your future audiences. COURSE CODE: THMC Sec. 01: 6 Fridays, 5:45-8:45pm. Begins Jan. 24 | $230

IMPROVISATION: THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX Mary Valentine King | Actor and Director

Explore fresh and novel approaches to problem-solving in this introduction to improvisation. Meet new friends and enjoy developing unique skills while designing innovative solutions to everyday situations. Through the exploration of group exercises and theater games, you will have the opportunity to grow and exercise your creativity in a safe and respectful environment. No experience necessary! COURSE CODE: IMPV Sec. 01: Friday, 5:45-8:45pm. Jan. 17 | $80

STANDUP COMEDY WRITING AND PERFORMANCE Joshua Filipowski | Comedy Instructor

Have you ever thought about trying stand-up comedy? Or do you want to take your stand-up comedy writing to the next level? This workshop will help you find your inner comedic voice, whittle down to find the funny, or punch-up what already is. Students will also be given several opportunities outside of class to perform. COURSE CODE: IMPR Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $160

EXPLORING VOICEOVERS WORKSHOP Nancy Halpin | Voice Talent

Been told you have a great speaking voice? Have you wondered how to monetize it working in voice over, but don’t know how to begin? Join us to learn essential strategies for pursuing the craft of voice over. You’ll get candid, insider tips on working as a VO actor. We’ll discuss VO acting techniques, making great VO demos, home studios, and marketing strategies. You’ll have an opportunity to perform a commercial and get professional feedback in a nurturing, fun, no-pressure environment. You’ll leave the workshop with an action oriented game plan! COURSE CODE: OICE Sec. 01: Monday, 7:45-9:45pm. Mar. 2 | $50

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DANCE ARGENTINE TANGO Lucas De BuenosAires | Tango Dancer

Argentine tango is known to be a sensual dance. Its hidden secret is that it’s also one of the most intellectually challenging. It is led, but entirely improvisational. One always dances with the goal of creating a new experience. Is this why medical studies have associated Argentine tango with unforeseen benefits such as mental acuity? Dancers as well as first timers are welcome, with partners or without. This dance class will challenge the mind and body alike featuring music, dance and history. C O U R S E C O D E : TA N G Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7:15-8:15pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $170 No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

BALLET Susan Alt | Dancer and Instructor

Why would a grown-up want to take a ballet class? Ballet feeds the body and soul. It stretches every muscle and works every joint, gives you strength, and improves your posture. The music is inspiring and the tried-and-true discipline of this art form helps you become centered. It’s also just fun! Join us to return to your childhood dream or become acquainted with ballet for the first time. You may become addicted (in the best way). COURSE CODE: BABE Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 2-3:30pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $170 No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17 Sec. 02: 8 Thursdays, 4:30-6pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $170 Sec. 03: 8 Saturdays, 12-1:30pm. Begins Jan. 18 | $170

TAP DANCING Susan Alt | Dancer and Instructor

SWING DANCING Jim Spellman | Dancer

Get hip to the jive! Learn the fundamentals of swing, an energetic six-count dance. You will develop the moves and partnering skills that will have you jumpin’ and hoppin’ to big band and neo-swing sounds before you know it! Find new ways to express yourself as an individual and as a partner, while building your dance vocabulary. We will be constantly changing partners, as this makes for better learning and more fun. COURSE CODE: SWNG Sec. 01: 8 Sundays, 2:30-3:30pm. Begins Jan. 19 | $170

DANCE FOR A ROMANTIC OCCASION Jim Spellman | Dancer

This class will prepare you and your partner to dance with ease and grace. You will experience the joy of leading and following. Simple patterns of movement will be taught. We will introduce basic elements of waltz; foxtrot, bolero, and romantic two-step that can help you pick your style and song. If you have a favorite song, feel free to bring it to complement the instructor’s playlist. LGBTQ couples welcome. COURSE CODE: WEDD Sec. 01: 2 Fridays, 6-8pm. Feb. 7 & 14 | $135 per pair

LINE DANCING Aly Madan | Dance Instructor

Line dancing is a low-stakes way to get out on the floor. You’ll burn calories, gain confidence, and most importantly, have fun! You don’t need a partner; just bring shoes you’re comfortable dancing in and a positive attitude! You will learn choreographed patterns of steps to music. The focus is on country music, however, there will be a mix of other styles and the instructor will take requests. This is a great class for beginner and intermediate dancers. COURSE CODE: LINE Sec. 01: 4 Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $75

Come spend a late morning tap dancing to the best of Swing, Rhythm and Blues, Country, Motown, Rock & Roll, and more. Start with the basic elements and learn new combinations every week. Keep the beat with your feet and have a great time. This class is for both beginners and those who have had previous elementary classes. C O U R S E C O D E : TA P L Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 11am-12pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $170

BALLROOM DANCING Jim Spellman | Dancer

This beginning class provides the foundation of moving to music in partnership. We will learn basic dance components, timings, rhythms, key foot patterns, and essential leading and following techniques. Dances taught will include Foxtrot, Waltz, Merengue, Cha Cha, Swing, and American Tango. C O U R S E C O D E : DA B A Sec. 01: 8 Sundays, 1-2:30pm. Begins Jan. 19 | $205

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“This class was awesome. Very informative and Alexandra [Dale] was very patient with all our questions.” —SAMANTHA K., MAKEUP FOR A NATURAL LOOK

CCAE requires that students bring their own yoga mats for all yoga classes.

GENTLE YOGA

MIND & BODY

Billie Jo Joy | Certified Yoga Instructor

BEGINNER YOGA Henry Oliveras | Certified Tai Chi, Yoga, Medical Qigong Instructor

Take a functional journey through traditional Chinese medicine and different aspects and perspectives of yogic stretch, breath and movement; yin, flow, core, restorative, with and without a mat to provide you with a vocabulary for a personalized practice. C O U R S E C O D E : B E YG Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $90

This class is intended for those wanting a gentle approach to asana (physical yoga) practice. You can expect to learn basic yoga poses, pranayama (breathing), and meditation. We will pay attention to alignment, breath and stillness of mind. Come as you are. Section 2 is for absolute beginners and those who have difficulty working on the floor. COURSE CODE: GENY Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 12:15-1:15pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $150 Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 1:30-2:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $150

TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS Eugene Katz | Tai Chi Instructor

YOGA FOR A BETTER BACK Eric Bornstein | M.L.A., Harvard University and Artist

This posture sequencing guides you through poses (asanas) in a mindful flow designed to source all our movement from our deep strength and to discover the beauty in our movement. We will practice strategies to lengthen stubborn hamstrings and hips, to eliminate pain and compression in your lower back and neck, and to create opening and flexibility in your upper back and shoulders. Careful attention is shown to our awareness of proper posture and breathing (pranayama) while in transitions and in stillness. Please bring your yoga mat.

Originally one of the ancient Chinese martial arts, Tai Chi is practiced today primarily as a method of exercise that cultivates physical and mental harmony in movement. Its slow, fluid forms—based on the Chinese principle of yin and yang—and its emphasis on relaxed, effortless movement make it ideal for people of all ages. You will learn the first section of the traditional yang-style of long-form Tai Chi. Wear loose, comfortable clothes and soft, flat shoes. C O U R S E C O D E : TAC H Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 6:10-7:10pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $155

C O U R S E C O D E : BYO G Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 5:15-6:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $150

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ESSENTRICS Severina Gates | Trainer

FULL BODY MASSAGE TECHNIQUES WITH A PARTNER

COURSE CODE: ESSN Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 6-7pm. Begins Jan. 13 | $165 No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

Bring a friend or significant other to learn basic Esalen/Swedish massage strokes through lecture, discussion, demonstration, and supervised practice. The Saturday class takes more time to cover the worksheet on massage strokes for the back, and uses an extended syllabus which includes legs and feet. Each pair should bring 2 pillows, 2 sheets or large towels, and a squeeze bottle of oil. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. In order to be able to massage the entire back, women should wear a low-back bathing suit or halter/bathing suit top that opens in the back.

Essentrics™ quickly transforms the body through a dynamic and fluid combination of strengthening and stretching. Essentrics draws on the flowing and posture movements of Tai Chi, the strengthening theories behind ballet, and the healing principles of physiotherapy. Essentrics promotes a pain free body, greater joint mobility, a healthy cardiovascular system, maximum range of motion, and perfect posture. Please bring your own yoga mat.

BEGINNING MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS PRACTICE Karen Krolak | Meditation Instructor

Have you wondered what meditation and mindfulness are all about? Have you tried meditation before without success? No problem. In this class, we will explore the why’s and how’s of these two intertwined practices and discuss ways to establish a workable daily practice. Through guided meditations and the skillful application of mindfulness techniques you will get a taste of the calm and joy that is always available within you. C O U R S E C O D E : J OYS Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $120

MIND, BODY, HEART: MEDITATION AND VIRTUES John Mercuri-Dooley | Meditation Instructor

Open your mind, body and heart. In this class, you’ll learn to develop awareness of yourself, other people, and the world around you with love. We’ll cover techniques such as mindfulness and loving-friendliness in guided and individual meditations. After this class you’ll know how to meditate on your own, how to trust yourself, and how to face difficult emotions with self-compassion. You will be on your way to experiencing more satisfaction and joy. COURSE CODE: OPEN Sec. 01: 8 Saturdays, 9-10am. Begins Jan. 18 | $120

FINDING STILLNESS IN TROUBLING TIMES Alyson Lie | Meditation Instructor

Do you dread hearing the news? Are issues in your personal life getting you down? Using meditation and mindful awareness techniques we will explore how to rest in stillness despite the storm raging around us. We do what we can to change the world—but, to survive the inevitable “slings and arrows,” we must adjust how we respond to life’s stressors. No experience necessary aside from a certain degree of suffering. COURSE CODE: STLL Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $120

Eric Bornstein | M.L.A., Harvard University and Artist

COURSE CODE: MARB Sec. 01: Friday, 6:45-9:45pm. Jan. 24 | $135 per pair Sec. 02: Saturday, 10am-3:30pm. Mar. 7 | $225 per pair

HOW THE BODY HEALS THE MIND: THE GUT-BRAIN CONNECTION Stephanie Troy | LICSW Mind Body Therapist & Trainer Specialist

Come and engage in an innovative workshop on how the body heals the mind. The workshop will incorporate a presentation on the science behind the mind-body connection, education on how to manage stress through nutrition, chair yoga, and small group discussions. Participants will leave empowered to take the next steps in using wellness to manage emotions and stress. COURSE CODE: GUTB Sec. 01: Tuesday, 7:45-9:45pm. Mar. 3 | $50

MANIFEST WITH CANNABIS Elga Santiago | Alchemist Coach

This is a workshop designed to connect to your higher self using cannabis as a spiritual tool for personal development. We will learn about the history of cannabis and spirituality in addition to learning how to connect with your Higher Self, create a daily ritual, and create a personal vision map. We will focus on certain cannabis strains that are best for spiritual connection. Students will not be allowed to consume cannabis nor will there be cannabis on the premise. COURSE CODE: HEMP Sec. 01: 2 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Mar. 12 & 19 | $50

TAROT FOR BEGINNERS Sally Cragin | Astrologer

This hands-on workshop includes the history of this unique art form and its practices. Students will learn the rudiments of the four suits, the significance of the numbers, and the interpretation of “Major Arcana” cards. Discussion encouraged, and we will practice some simple readings, and then move on to more complex readings. We use the Rider-Waite deck, designed by Pamela Colman-Smith for in-class readings. Appropriate for beginners, and those wishing to practice and improve their abilities. C O U R S E C O D E : TA R O Sec. 01: Monday, 7:45-9:45pm. Mar. 9 | $50

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SPORTS & EXERCISE WING CHUN KUNG FU: SELF-DEFENSE AND REFLEX TRAINING Sifu Ken Marden | 3rd Technician Level, Art of the Warrior-US

Invented by a woman in China 300 years ago to defend herself against larger, stronger opponents, Wing Chun Kung Fu is a realistic and practical martial art that can be learned by anyone at any level of physical ability. In this class, you’ll learn: Siu-Nim-Tau form, the concept of the center-line, Lat-Sao reflex training, the four principles of wing chun, how to defend against street attacks, and more. This class is great for beginners and all those wishing to learn self-defense techniques, improve physical fitness, and increase their coordination and focus. COURSE CODE: KUNG Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $190

YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN INTRODUCTION TO STAGE COMBAT ON PAGE 54 INDOOR TENNIS Victor Gonzalez | USPTR Certified Instructor

New and continuing students will focus on the basic tennis strokes: forehand, backhand, volley and overhead/serve. Our program of drills, practice and play elements promote up-to-date techniques that will help you improve your skills while avoiding injury. Small groups ensure that you’ll get plenty of personal advice and assistance. Bring a racquet, a can of balls, tennis shoes, and comfortable sportswear. Class meets in Waltham; court location will be emailed to students after registration. Tuition includes indoor court fees. COURSE CODE: TENI Sec. 01: 4 Saturdays, 3-4pm. Begins Jan. 18 | $115 Sec. 02: 4 Saturdays, 3-4pm. Begins Feb. 22 | $115

BOXING Wellbridge Athletic Club

Learn and perfect the jab, uppercut, roundhouse, and more in this technical boxing class. All levels and beginners are welcomed. C O U R S E C O D E : B OX N Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $240

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HEART-CORE: TOTAL BODY WORKOUT Wellbridge Athletic Club

Heart-Core incorporates aerobic conditioning with balance training, core conditioning and trunk stabilization, creating a fun and effective cardio workout. This class is taught by a certified personal trainer who will help guide all levels of fitness towards individual specific goals. COURSE CODE: HCOR Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $180

ADULT SWIMMING LESSONS Wellbridge Athletic Club

In these relaxing and non-intimidating classes, you will discover how to relax in the water and learn the most effective kicking, arm stroke, and breathing exercises so you can safely enjoy water activities for the rest of your life. B EGINN E R L E V E L 1

COURSE CODE: SWM1 Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 6:15-7pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $198 Sec. 02: 6 Fridays, 6:15-7pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $198 Sec. 03: 6 Sundays, 9:15-10am. Begins Jan. 19 | $198 Sec. 04: 4 Tuesdays, 6:15-7pm. Begins Feb. 25 | $132 Sec. 05: 4 Thursdays, 6:15-7pm. Begins Feb. 27 | $132 Sec. 06: 4 Sundays, 12:45-1:30pm. Begins Mar. 1 | $132

B EGINN E R L E V E L 2

COURSE CODE: SWM2 Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 7-7:45pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $198 Sec. 02: 4 Tuesdays, 7-7:45pm. Begins Feb. 25 | $132 Sec. 03: 4 Sundays, 12-12:45pm. Begins Mar. 1 | $132

INT E R ME DIAT E L E V E L 3

COURSE CODE: SWM3 Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 7:45-8:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $198

A DVA N C E D L E V E L 4

COURSE CODE: SWM4 Sec. 01: 4 Tuesdays, 8:30-9:15pm. Begins Feb. 25 | $132

WATER AEROBICS Wellbridge Athletic Club

Get a super cardiovascular workout in the water! We’ll undergo an active warm-up and stretch period, 30 to 40 minutes of cardiovascular work, resistance training, and a final stretch. No experience is necessary. The overall pool depth is four feet. C O U R S E C O D E : H 2 OA Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 10-11am. Begins Jan. 14 | $132 Sec. 02: 6 Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $132 Sec. 03: 6 Tuesdays, 10-11am. Begins Feb. 25 | $132 Sec. 04: 6 Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15pm. Begins Feb. 26 | $132

Wellbridge Athletic Club

This class is a weight training class combining bodyweight exercises and free weight drills. This class will also focus on proper functional movements. All levels welcomed. COURSE CODE: FUNC Sec. 01: 8 Sundays, 10-11am. Begins Jan. 19 | $240

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Discounted Parking for CCAE Students

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GAMES HOW TO BE AN ADVENTURER: A GUIDE TO DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS Bryan Ramey | Artist

Come now; gather round heroes and storytellers alike. Have you dreamt of delving deep into the fabled stories of dragon slayers and mighty warriors? Or dreamt of weaving spells to shape the cosmos through wit or rhyme? In this intensive, we will go over all the ins and outs of this wonderful role playing game, from character creation, rules and running a campaign, and even play a one shot! No matter your experience level, all it takes is a little imagination. Come, roll the dice and join us for legends in the making. COURSE CODE: DUDR Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-4pm. Feb. 8 | $120

INTRODUCTION TO CARD MAGIC John Bach | Magician

Ever wanted to amaze family and friends by performing incredible magic tricks anytime, anywhere, with just an ordinary deck of playing cards? Now you can, even if you’ve never touched a deck of cards in your life. In this class, you’ll learn a repertoire of dazzling tricks, many requiring no special skill, as well as basic sleight-of-hand techniques and professional tips for making the magic more powerful and entertaining. C O U R S E C O D E : M AG I Sec. 01: 4 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Feb. 17 | $135

LEARN AMERICAN MAH JONGG

LIGHTSABER STAGE COMBAT WORKSHOP bostonlightsaber.com

Are you a Star Wars fan? Have you ever visualized yourself as Luke, Obi, Yoda, or (if you’re inclined towards the Dark Side) Darth Vader? This collaboration with Boston Lightsaber Stage Combat Club will introduce you to lightsaber stage combat. Students will be treated to a demonstration and will have a chance to workshop their way through the basics of form and footwork. Once you take the class with us, you can decide whether or not you’d like to pursue this interest by joining Boston Lightsaber Stage Combat Club for free. COURSE CODE: JEDI Sec. 01: Saturday 1-3pm. Jan. 11 | $5

Laura Zoll | Mah Jongg Enthusiast

Learn to play this fun and fascinating game which combines the old Chinese set of tiles with American rules and strategies. We will cover all aspects of the game, progressing through familiarity with the tiles, building the wall, dealing the tiles, mastering the card, understanding the Charleston, betting, and strategy. A game of skill and luck, rules and informal conventions, Mah Jongg often bonds a table of friends. Come join in! A $9 material fee for the official NMJL card is payable to the instructor on the second class. COURSE CODE: MAHJ Sec. 01: 8 Fridays, 12-1:30pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $210 No class Feb. 21

INTRODUCTION TO CHESS Alex Lasky | Chess Instructor

This class is for players with no chess background, but will also help intermediate and advanced players improve their technique and skills. We will explore openings, traps, pitfalls, and puzzles, all designed to build your repertoire so you can hold your own against any opponent. All boards and pieces will be provided. COURSE CODE: CHES Sec. 01: 5 Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Feb. 13 | $165

LIFE SKILLS INTRODUCTION TO WITCHCRAFT AS SELF-CARE Ali Nebel | Eclectic Witch, Solitary Practitioner

In a bustling world full of endless social media alerts and career pressures, taking time to slow down and care for oneself seems to never be scheduled. In this class, you will learn skills derived from modern witchcraft to focus your spiritual energy towards self-care practices such as, but not limited to: meditative rituals, herbal remedies and potions, shrines and sacred space maintenance, tarot and astrology, and candle magick. Class will include open conversation, hands-on technique and take home herbal recipes. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class. C O U R S E C O D E : W I TC Sec. 01: Wednesday, 7:45-9:45pm. Mar. 18 | $50

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THE ART OF SELF-COMPASSION

NEVER FORGET A NAME AGAIN

Lauren Mackler | laurenmackler.com

Neil Kutzen | Memory Trainer

COURSE CODE: SCOP Sec. 01: Saturday, 10-11:30am. Mar. 7 | $50

COURSE CODE: NAME Sec. 01: Thursday, 7:45-9:45pm. Feb. 13 | $50

In this skill-packed class, coach, psychotherapist, CNN commentator, and bestselling author of Solemate: Master the Art of Aloneness & Transform Your Life, Lauren Mackler, offers practical ways to cultivate greater self-compassion as a new way of being in your daily life. You’ll learn essential tools for building self-esteem and confidence, and appreciation for the unique person you are. Turn the concept of self-nurturance into concrete behaviors and create a more loving relationship with yourself.

MASTERING THE ART OF WHOLENESS Lauren Mackler | laurenmackler.com

Many people spend years waiting for another person to complete them. Others settle for unfulfilling relationships out of fear of being alone. Coach, CNN expert, and bestselling author of Solemate, Lauren Mackler, presents her groundbreaking roadmap to help you achieve a greater sense of wholeness and self-mastery on your own and in a relationship. Mastering the Art of Wholeness is about shedding old, self-defeating patterns, retrieving your “lost parts”, and more fully becoming the person you were born to be. C O U R S E C O D E : M A AW Sec. 01: Saturday, 10-11:30am. Feb. 1 | $50

PUBLIC SPEAKING Nicole Graves | Doctoral Student of Psychology

Maximize your personal effectiveness. Learn to be an organized and persuasive speaker. Create your own public speaking style that is comfortable, confident, and conversational. We will focus on organizational techniques, handling visual aids effectively, eye contact, and body language. We will also discuss adapting to the cutting edge of public speaking, and give each student an opportunity for feedback in a very supportive atmosphere. COURSE CODE: SPPU Sec. 01: 3 Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $95

THE ART OF REMEMBERING ANYTHING Neil Kutzen | Memory Trainer

A better memory leads to greater success in business and life. Learn the world’s oldest and best memory method and make it easy to use. The training is called MemorizeBest. Visit: www.memorizebest.com. Learn how to easily remember names, numbers, lists, presentations, language, scripture, studies, songs, poems, work info, hobbies - anything with letters, words or numbers. You won’t just learn memory tips and tricks. You’ll learn a new way of seeing things more vividly, making everything easier to remember. No longer struggle to remember COURSE CODE: MEMO Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $165

What is the cost of not remembering a name? Embarrassment? Awkwardness? Missed opportunities? Missed connections? Fear of meeting a group of new people? Learn the four steps for all memorizing and apply it to names. See people and their names more vividly making remembering names easy and interesting. While the focus will be on names, you will get a taste for how to apply the method to everything else. Visit: www.memorizebest.com to get more information and view the short videos.

THE BABY DECISION: HOW TO MAKE THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION OF YOUR LIFE Merle Bombardieri | Psychotherapist, Author, The Baby Decision

Do you long for a baby, but worry you’ll be overwhelmed? Leaning towards remaining childfree but worry about later regrets? How do you balance intuitive and logical approaches to this momentous decision? Learn self-exploration exercises to do alone or with your partner, and how to interrupt distracting self-talk so you can discover the right decision. Register as a couple and receive 20% off the total price. C O U R S E C O D E : B A BY Sec. 01: Sunday, 10am-3pm. Jan. 26 | $115

WOMEN GROWING OLDER: OUR BODIES, OURSELVES Joan Ditzion | LICSW & Co-Author, Our Bodies, Ourselves (All Editions)

With increased longevity, women over 60 have new needs, norms, expectations, challenges, and opportunities. This workshop will explore some of the key aspects that affect our health and social, emotional, and sexual well-being. Together we need to embrace aging, change the aging paradigm, and affirm women’s potential for growth and development in the second half of life so that women over 60 can age well with a sense of power and purpose. The format will be a presentation with time for participants to share their experiences and questions. C O U R S E C O D E : WG R O Sec. 01: Wednesday, 2-4pm. Feb. 12 | $50

EXPLORING FEMALE SEXUALITY: A SELF-DISCOVERY WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN Anita Hoffer | PhD, Ed.D.

Join us for an open discussion as we examine what female orgasm really is, the different kinds, and how orgasm changes throughout one’s life. We will review the female anatomy of pleasure, discuss how little-understood features of these anatomical structures can enhance pleasure, and view rare footage from a clinical research laboratory of the physiology of orgasm. We will review the facts and dispel the myths about orgasm, and we will discuss the lifelong health benefits of sexual activity. COURSE CODE: WSEX Sec. 01: Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm. Mar. 26 | $50

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RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN

HOME & STYLE

Laura Eisener | Owner, Laura D. Eisener Landscape Design

FLOWER ARRANGING Cass School of Floral Design

Discover the essential elements and principles of floral design while creating three different styles of arrangements. You will learn how to achieve long-lasting freshness and select the perfect containers and flowers for the look you want to achieve. Seasonal flowers, foliage, and themes will be emphasized. A materials fee of $45 (cash or check only) is payable at the first class. Class held at the Cass School of Floral Design, 531 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown. COURSE CODE: FCAB Sec. 01: 3 Mondays, 6:30-8pm. Begins Feb. 24 | $100

COURSE CODE: LAND Sec. 01: 5 Tuesdays, 10am-12pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $180

MAKEUP FOR A NATURAL LOOK Alexandra Dale | Makeup Artist, alexandradalemakeupartistry.com

GARDENING LANDSCAPE DESIGN Bertha Pantoja | MA-Registered Landscape Architect

This class is designed to provide homeowners with the tools to design their own landscape. We will explore basic landscape design principles and everyone will receive feedback on a plan for their own site. Students will learn to evaluate and measure existing site features; determine the needs of people living in the house; select appropriate plants; and organize planting, circulation, relaxation areas, and other landscape spaces.

Do you have a garden that you would like to improve? Have you dream of your ideal space but do not know how to start or what to do? Together we will transform your space into a beautiful usable garden. In the class, Bertha will help you to turn your outdoor landscape to your dream garden. This class will include the basics of garden design, composition, scale, seasonality, orientation and planting material. Bring pictures of your garden or we can use the CCAE courtyard to be a guide.

Join our professional makeup artist and learn how to apply the right cosmetics for a natural, everyday makeup look. We’ll focus on how to choose a foundation, review essential products for your makeup routine, and demonstrate techniques that will make your routine quick and simple. Through the presentation of techniques on a model, the instructor answers student's questions and shows students how to approach a personalized makeup application. Learn how to enhance your natural beauty in this class. C O U R S E C O D E : B E AU Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-9pm. Feb. 13 | $70

COURSE CODE: GDDN Sec. 01: 4 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 3 | $160

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Register early: CCAE reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment or other considerations. We begin cancelling classes with low enrollment up to 10 days before a class is scheduled to start, so register as early as possible in order to reserve your seat and help it meet the minimum enrollment.

Registration fees: An $8 registration fee is charged for any class whose tuition exceeds $25. Only one registration fee is charged per person per term. The registration fee is not refundable if you withdraw from a class. The fee is refunded if CCAE cancels your class or if changes to the class schedule prevent you from attending. This does not apply to individual classes rescheduled due to inclement weather or other significant factors beyond CCAE's control.

Credits and refunds: If you withdraw 1 week or more before the start date of a class, we will issue you a course credit (good for 18 months from the date of issue). If you prefer, we will refund the class tuition minus a $10 processing fee. Withdrawals from courses and events under $25 are only eligible for a course credit. No cash refunds are given.

If you withdraw 6 days or less from the start date of a class or event, we do not issue course credits or refunds.

Transferring to another class: For classes that are three sessions or longer, contact the registration office before the second meeting of the class in order to transfer to another open class. For one- and two-session classes, you must contact us at least five business days before the start of the class. For all cooking, wine, beer, or spirit classes, you must contact us at least five business days before the start of the class to transfer from it. If there is a difference in price, we will issue a class credit or there will be a remaining balance to be paid. Refunds are not given. Cancellation or schedule change: CCAE reserves the right to

cancel classes due to low enrollment or other considerations. We begin cancelling classes with low enrollment up to 10 days before a class is scheduled to start. If we cancel your class, you will receive a course credit good for 18 months from date of issue or, upon your request, a refund. Please call our registration office to request a refund. If CCAE cancels your class or changes the class schedule before the class begins such that you are unable to attend, you may receive a refund or a course credit. This does not apply to individual classes rescheduled due to inclement weather, other significant factors beyond CCAE's control.

Accessibility: CCAE’s historic buildings do not have elevators and

have a limited number of accessible classrooms. If you need an accessible classroom, please specify that at the time of your registration or email info@ccae.org.

Typographical errors: CCAE reserves the right to correct the listed price of a class or other errors due to misprints.

Photos: We may occasionally take pictures of students in our

classes for use in promotional materials. Your enrollment in a class indicates your approval.

LOCATED IN HARVARD SQUARE Classroom Locations Brattle House 42 Brattle Street

Blacksmith House 56 Brattle Street

Classroom locations are available 24 hours before your class begins. Check your student account at learn.ccae.org. Offsite class locations are included in your registration confirmation email.

Discounted Parking

Bring your ticket to the CCAE Registration desk to be validated:

Charles Square Garage Before 3:30pm: First two hours discounted $1 per hour. 3:30pm-1am, Monday through Friday: Purchase a $6 sticker at the CCAE Registration Desk. You will affix it to your parking ticket in lieu of further payment. University Place Garage Before 4pm, Monday through Friday: <1 hr = $5 1-5 hrs = $14

After 4pm Monday through Friday and all weekend: <1 hr = $5 >1 hr = $10 You must exit by 2am.

Free parking in Harvard Square on Sundays!

MBTA

CCAE is accessible via the MBTA red line or bus routes to Harvard Square.

View a full list of our policies at ccae.org/about/policies.

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SUPPORT CCAE

A gift to CCAE will assure that we continue our mission—to explore, create, and grow!

During this time of growth and innovation at CCAE, we celebrate the fact that we are a welcoming place where people thirsty for knowledge come to engage in civil discourse on the events of the day, to learn, to celebrate, to create art, to read poetry, to gather together to nurture talent and pursue personal growth. Tuition covers only 80% of our costs. Help us to bridge this gap and maintain our role as a community anchor in Harvard Square—as we have been for nearly 150 years! Do not underestimate the great impact your gift has, no matter the amount. Find ways to give at ccae.org/support or call Mary-Catherine Deibel at 617-547-6789 ext. 130.

CCAE’S LEGACY SOCIETY

Talk to us about joining CCAE’s Legacy Society, a circle of generous friends who help ensure Cambridge Center for Adult Education’s future through planned gifts. By remembering us in your will or making another kind of planned gift, you can help ensure that CCAE grows and thrives, continuing a 150-year-old legacy of providing affordable classes in a warm community committed to face-to-face learning. To discuss your giving options in confidence and for more information, please contact Director of Development, Mary-Catherine Deibel at 617-547-6789 ext. 130, or visit ccae.org/support/legacy-society. Liz Coxe, Dottie Gonson, and Jeannie Smith enjoying Oysters, Of Course! in May 2018. 66

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CORPORATE SPONSORS $10,000+

BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND STAFF Board of Directors Chair Christian Nolen Vice Chair Richard Beaty Treasurer Lidija Polutnik

Vice President Louise M. Goff

$5,000+

Vice President David Lehman Secretary Melissa Smith

$2,500+

Your Neighbors at 40, 44, and 48 Brattle Street

$1,000+

Kris Butler Brian Carey Philip Crutchfield Robert Culver Mark N. Dolny Molly N. Downer JaneAnn Fisher S. Donald Gonson John Herron, Jr. Julianne Idlet Brian Kelley Dan Paret Jonathan H. Poorvu Natalie Wigotsky Reed David Rooks Jennifer Serowick Denise Simmons Damon Smith Mark Stanek Board of Visitors

Chair Susan Eldredge Mead

COMMUNITY PARTNERS & GRANTS

Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund

Sharman Altshuler Tina Bentley Hilary Burling Iris Chandler Patricia Chappell Elizabeth Coxe & David Forney Sandra & Toby Fairbank Hormoz Goodarzy & Elaheh Kheirandish Lauren Holleran & Katie Salter Patricia Jacoby Jennifer Littlefield Bill & LuAnn Polk Jeannie & Matey Smith Fredericka Stevenson David & Patricia Straus E.V. Sweeney Bill Truslow Pamela Willis

Staff

Executive Director Linda Burton Assistant Director Michael Goldman Programs

Director of Programs Ashley Nikolyszyn Program Director Michelle Baxter

Senior Program Manager Ploy Khunisorn Program Manager Francesca Ferraris Program Manager Jessica Covert Development

Director of Development Mary-Catherine Deibel Development Associate Sarah Harrison Marketing

Marketing Manager Abigail Adgate

Marketing Associate Antonio Morales Customer Service & Communications Student Services Coordinator Lauren Darien

Registration Officer Samuel Donovan King Registration Staff Toni Brooks Patricia Estrela Hillary Fens Jennifer Lin Madeline Ludtke Eleanor (Nona) Morse Robert Phillipps Agustin Romero Gabija Vaisvilaite Finance & Operations Business Manager Ping Hu

Setups Coordinator Michael Schultz As of October 1, 2019

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CCAE’s state-of-the-art kitchen in historic Harvard Square is the perfect place for your private event. Contact us to learn about the possibilities:

The instructors at CCAE are experienced at delivering fun, effective, custom classes tailored to the needs of a diverse adult population. Bring your team to Harvard Square, or let us come to you to provide training or team building in:

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Workplace skills including software training and public speaking Interpersonal & intercultural communication

Languages including American Sign Language Visual arts and crafts

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CCAE Spotlight On...

Min Verquist CCAE Cooking Instructor

What do you love about Chinese cuisines? What is special about bao, dim sum, and dumplings?

There are eight major culinary traditions in China, ranging from tongue-numbing Szechuan, light and refreshing Cantonese, to rustic and bready northern style. Bao, dim sum and dumplings represent a variety of Chinese cuisines. It takes effort and skills to make them, therefore, most Chinese rely on restaurants, food vendors or freezers. Once you master bao, dim sum or dumplings, you earn bragging rights — you are better than hundreds of millions of Chinese in that regards!

What is your favorite class to teach?

Latte Art at Home. It is designed for home cooks who want to craft latte art at home with simple tools. Seeing students learn to create hearts, flowers, and animals with milk and coffee is satisfying. It’s like magic.

You have also taken some drawing and painting classes with us! What do you enjoy about painting?

Yes, the drawing and painting classes with CCAE unleashed the artist inside me! Painting is fun—it sets me free; it gives me energy; it brings me hope. A favorite class I took at CCAE is Drawing with the Figure by Jeremy Durling. I learned so much from him.

What do painting and cooking have in common in terms of artistic expression?

Painting is a visual art. In cooking, presentation matters. In that sense, cooking and painting share similar fundamentals of art: colors, contrast, textures and composition.

Find Min’s winter classes on pages 8 and 11

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CCAE Winter 2020 Catalog  

Cambridge Center for Adult Education's winter 2020 catalog of classes.

CCAE Winter 2020 Catalog  

Cambridge Center for Adult Education's winter 2020 catalog of classes.

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