CCAE Spring 2021 Catalog

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ON LI N E C L AS S E S

SPRING 2021 APRIL – JUNE


ODYSSEY, A Virtual Journey of Adventure, Fun, & Fundraising for CCAE Tuesday, May 18, 6-7:30pm

ALL PROCEEDS FROM ODYSSEY, OF COURSE! BENEFIT CCAE’S INDIVIDUAL SCHOLARSHIPS, OUTREACH PROGRAMS, AND PUBLIC PROGRAMMING. Celebrate online learning, exploration, and community, and spend a virtual evening with us! Learn about different cultures, distinctive flavors, and personal quests. We invite you to turn your screen into an odyssey and embark on an expedition of imagination and adventure.. adventure..

Odyssey, Of Course! will celebrate all that is best about CCAE—a virtual respite that helps you manage the difficulties of social distancing and individual isolation. CCAE provides you with a way to connect, a reason to gather and to learn virtually during these months when we cannot experience face-to-face learning. Choose among 15 different 40-minute classes that will take you to another country and another way of thinking, eating, speaking, reading, or being. Best of all, Odyssey, Of Course! will be animated by the spirited conversation and sense of convivial community that CCAE is famous for—an for evening of exploration and fun in support of CCAE programming, scholarships, and community partnerships! Come together as a community, have fun, and most importantly, celebrate all the reasons we love Cambridge Center for Adult Education! INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: $125 INDIVIDUAL OR CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS: Please visit ccae.org/odyssey for more details, or contact Mary-Catherine Deibel at (617) 547-6789 x130 or marycatherine.deibel@ccae.org

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

Phone: 617-547-6789 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 S P RING R EGISTR ATION OPE NS Wednesday, February 10

S P RING T E R M START S Monday, April 5

O F FICE HOURS

Monday-Thursday, 9am-8pm Friday, 9am-6pm Office hours are subject to change. See ccae.org for details.

H O L IDAYS

CCAE will be closed and no classes will be held on:

Patriot’s Day, April 19

Memorial Day, May 31

I M PO RTA NT INFORMATION

Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

CO N NECT W ITH U S

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

Cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Wine, Beer & Spirits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE . . . . . . .

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ESL Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Level Descriptions for ESL & World Languages . . . . . . . . . . 18

WORLD LANGUAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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HUMANITIES

Art History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 History & Contemporary Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Stage, Screen & More . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

VISUAL ARTS & CRAFTS

Drawing, Painting & Printmaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Multimedia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Studio School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

PERFORMING ARTS

Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

LIFE & WELLNESS

Mind & Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Lifestyle & Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

SPECIAL CLASSES AND EVENTS

Blacksmith House Poetry Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

All courses are remotely taught via Zoom, unless noted with one of the following icons: Offsite

Offsite & Zoom

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Demo

Vegetarian

Gluten-Free

Vegan

“The best in everything...teaching techniques, delicious dumplings, camera setup, class vibe...Ploy was very kind and willing to answer all questions.”

KATRINA K., BASIC DUMPLINGS FROM SCRATCH

Our online classes are interactive. You are welcome to cook along in our cooking class by choosing a few or all dishes to cook with or just watch and learn, unless otherwise noted. For demonstration classes, you are welcome to cook along but due to timing and format, instructors may not be able to troubleshoot any issues in real time. You will receive a link and recipe packet prior to the class.

PIE MAKING AT HOME

COOKING

Evelyn Schichner | Culinary Instructor

BASIC KNIFE SKILLS DEMONSTRATION & DISCUSSION Lars Liebisch | Private Chef

Demonstrations by professional chef, Chef Lars Liebisch will show you how to properly slice, chop and dice. He will demonstrate cutting techniques for a variety of different vegetables. You’ll learn about the many types of knives and how to use them for different tasks. Chef Lars will show you how to sharpen your knives at home and how to take care of them. We recommend cutting vegetables along only if you are comfortable with your own knife and can multitask as the instructor may not troubleshoot any issues in real time. A large cutting board and a chef’s knife are best suited for this class. If possible, follow this class on a larger screen device like a laptop or tablet. COURSE CODE: KNIF Sec. 01: Monday, 6:30-8:30pm. Apr. 5 | $60

COURSE CODE: HPIE Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-1pm. May 8 | $60

FRENCH MACARONS AT HOME Evelyn Schichner | Culinary Instructor

French macarons are sweeping the nation. These delicate and colorful almond confectionaries will be a sweet ending to your homemade meal. In this online class, you’ll learn step-by-step techniques to make shells and various fillings including Swiss buttercream and ganache. Impress your family with your delicious macarons. COURSE CODE: IMCR Sec. 01: Friday, 6-9pm. Apr. 9 | $65

BAGELS AND PRETZELS Evelyn Schichner | Culinary Instructor

Let’s make delicious pies at home. In this online class, you’ll learn how to make strawberry cream pie, hand pie, and galette. We’ll learn how to make pie crust, pastry cream, stable whipped cream, and glaze from scratch. We’ll also talk about blind baking. We’ll use the leftover pie dough to make mini pies so nothing goes to waste. You’ll never buy store-bought pie crust again.

Whether you prefer New York bagels or German pretzels, you can easily master them both at home. Bagels and pretzels share similar ingredients and baking techniques even though bagels can be denser and soft pretzels can be doughier. We’ll start with making the dough from scratch and then turn them into different shapes. While we are baking, we’ll talk about how we can flavor them into sweet and savory bagels and pretzels and how we can serve them.

Looking for the perfect gift?

Consider a CCAE Gift Certificate! Purchase gift certificates online, over the phone, or in person. Visit ccae.org/gift-certificates for more details.

COURSE CODE: BGEL Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-1pm. May 22 | $60

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BRITISH BAKING AT HOME Evelyn Schichner | Culinary Instructor

Get set, bake! Let’s bake together in this online interactive class. We’ll incorporate different baking techniques into British bakeries that will make your baked goods taste great. We’ll start with Victoria sponge cake trifle, British cookies, and delicious cake rolls. We’ll talk about how to twist and incorporate unique ingredients including spices into the baked goods to enhance the flavors. You’ll be sure to become a “star baker” in your own kitchen. COURSE CODE: BAKE Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-1pm. Jun. 12 | $60

BRITISH STREET FOOD: CORNISH PASTIES Evelyn Schichner | Culinary Instructor

Cornish pasty is one of the most popular British street foods originated in Cornwall, United Kingdom. Let’s turn your kitchen into an English pub and make three different types of authentic Cornish pasties. We’ll start with making the dough from scratch. While the dough is resting, we’ll prepare fillings starting with beef, potato, and turnip. Then, we’ll make curry filling and vegetable filling. While we bake the Cornish pasties, we’ll make delicious dipping sauce. COURSE CODE: CNPT Sec. 01: Friday, 6-9pm. Jun. 4 | $60

BOEREGS THREE WAYS: FLAKY ARMENIAN PUFF PASTRY Linda Khachadurian | Chipper Confections Sugar Art, chipperconfections.com

Join Chef Linda, our native Armenian chef instructor and learn how to fold phyllo dough to craft the perfect boereg, a popular Armenian/ Middle Eastern triangle-shaped flaky puff pastry. In this online class, you’ll learn how to make a traditional Armenian cheese boereg, a hearty kielbasa sausage and cabbage-filled one, and a chocolate and pumpkin dessert variation, using an original family recipe. COURSE CODE: BORK Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-1pm. Apr. 11 | $60

ASIAN EMPANADAS AND TURKISH BOREKITAS Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

Turkish Borekitas are delicious hot water shortbread pastry crust filled with cheese and spinach usually served with herb yogurt dip, tomato dip, and eggs. On the other hand, Asian empanadas use a different technique to make the dough. The filling will include ground meat (or shrimps) and vegetables served with delicious dipping sauces. In this online interactive class, we’ll make both Turkish Borekitas and Asian empanadas with different dips and sauces from scratch including the dough. We’ll bake both and enjoy these delicious baked pastries as snacks or entrees. C O U R S E C O D E : AT E M Sec. 01: Friday, 6-8:30pm. May 7 | $65

Custom Classes Plan a private zoom class with CCAE! Whether it’s a team building event for your business, a loved one’s birthday, or an online hangout with friends, we can put together the perfect class for you. Find out more at ccae.org/about/rentals.

BOSTON CHOCOLATE HISTORY AND CURBSIDE PICKUP FOR TASTING Victoria Kichuk | Professional Chocophile, cocoabeantown.com

Boston has many historical connections to chocolate, starting with the Revolutionary War and continuing from that point in time, including being the home of the very first chocolate factory in North America and the first forays into commercial white chocolate production. However, expanding our understanding of chocolate includes looking at it from a global perspective. Learn more about chocolate’s sweet local history as well as its complicated global future with this fascinating program brought to you by Victoria Kichuk of Cocoa Beantown. Be prepared to come away from this class with a whole new appreciation of this wonderful fine food! C O U R S E C O D E : B C AO Sec. 01: Saturday, 2:30-4pm. May 1 | $55 Curbside Pickup: Wednesday, April 28 from 5-6pm at CCAE, 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA

VEGAN GLUTEN-FREE COOKING Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

Gluten free cooking sounds challenging. If we want to make a gluten free meal also vegan, it is almost impossible. But, we’ll make it possible and delicious. In this fun interactive class, we’ll use plant based whole foods ingredients to make delicious meals at home. We’ll make vegan kebab with avocado sauce, delicious lentil soup with vegetables and fresh herbs, and vegan pulled jackfruit served with quinoa pilaf, rainbow coleslaw, and homemade grated vegan mozzarella cheese. We’ll finish the class with peanut butter from scratch and turn it into delicious mousse served with a thin layer of chocolate ganache. C O U R S E C O D E : VG F C Sec. 01: Sunday, 2-4:30pm. May 9 | $65

COOKING WITH SPIRITS Lars Liebisch | Private Chef

Alcohol enhances the flavor of the food. Unlike wine, spirits add aroma and sweetness to the food. Join Lars and learn how to incorporate different spirits into your everyday cooking. We’ll talk about how to pick and choose which spirits we should use and how much we should add. You’ll learn how to make roasted chicken with bourbon glaze, pork tenderloin with brandy cream sauce, pasta alla vodka, vegetable sides, and poached apples with rum and cinnamon. COURSE CODE: CKSP Sec. 01: Monday, 6:30-8:30pm. Apr. 26 | $65

INSTANT POT AT HOME: TIPS AND TRICKS Jacqueline Church | Cooking Instructor, Private Chef

Learn how this electric pressure cooker can make it easy to serve meals that taste like you spent all day in the kitchen. With the Instant Pot, you can master eggs in different doneness in no time. We’ll make eggs that peel beautifully, tender BBQ ribs, saffron risotto, and cheesecake. Don’t worry if your Instant Pot is still in the box. The first part of this session will be getting to know your Instant Pot: how it works, which are the essential functions, four pressure release methods and how and when to use them. You’ll receive a handy chart indicating release methods and how and when to use them. COURSE CODE: INPT Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-8pm. May 13 | $60

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COOKING WITH EGGS

VEGETARIAN ITALIAN COOKING

Jacqueline Church | Cooking Instructor, Private Chef

Diane Manteca | Private Chef, Culinary Instructor

There’s almost no greater pleasure than a perfect fried egg sandwich, a poached egg, custardy scrambled eggs, but eggs can be so much more. Eggs with different cooking techniques will turn into different delicious dishes. In this online interactive class, we’ll make gougeres, popovers, and shakshuka. We’ll finish the class with delicious clover club cocktails. We’ll also learn what all those egg labels mean–and don’t mean. We’ll cover tips for perfect hard-cooked, poached and scrambled eggs. COURSE CODE: EGGS Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-8pm. Apr. 8 | $60

NEW ENGLAND FISH AND SEAFOOD Lars Liebisch | Private Chef

Get ready for the season of fresh fish in New England. In this online class with Chef Lars Liebisch, you’ll learn how to buy, clean, prepare, and cook fish and seafood and where to buy them. We’ll make cioppino seafood stew, steamed mussels in white wine tomato sauce, lemon cream cod piccata with asparagus and fresh herb, and shrimp scampi with white wine. Let’s expand your repertoire and enjoy cooking in your kitchen.

Most Italian dishes are naturally vegetarian. We are bringing the taste of Italy to your home this spring. We’ll make quick, easy, and yummy vegetarian Italian dishes that are high in nutrition and full of vegetables. We’ll start with baked tofu parmesan. We’ll also make Spezzadini (potato, green bean and cannellini stew), pizza escarole pie, vegetarian Bolognese sauce. We’ll finish the class with strawberries in amaretto sauce. COURSE CODE: ITVT Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-8:30pm. Jun. 3 | $60

GREEK DINNER AT HOME Diane Manteca | Private Chef, Culinary Instructor

Greek cuisine is full of exotic flavors and fresh ingredients of the land and the sea. Join Chef Diane in this interactive online class and learn how to make baked feta (feta psiti), tomato and egg (kagianas), and chicken soulvaki and Greek rice. We’ll finish this class with a delicious Baklava dessert. COURSE CODE: GREK Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-8:30pm. May 6 | $60

COURSE CODE: DFSH Sec. 01: Monday, 6:30-8:30pm. May 24 | $65

HUNGARIAN KITCHEN

NEW ORLEANS FEAST

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 traditional Hungarian Gulyásleves (beef Gulyás Soup), one of Hungary’s national dishes. We’ll also make Hungarian noodles with poppy seed sauce (mákos tészta). We’ll finish the class with two side dishes: Hungarian sauteed potatoes and cucumber salad.

Diane Manteca | Private Chef, Culinary Instructor

Louisiana is a wonderful place that is packed with delicious food and rich culture. We are bringing the taste of New Orleans to your home kitchen. Let’s make a feast this spring and learn about Cajun and Creole styles of cooking. In this online interactive class, we’ll make Creole shrimps served with remoulade sauce, vegetable gumbo, and chicken jambalaya. We’ll finish with banana foster.

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

C O U R S E C O D E : H N RY Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-1pm. May 2 | $60

COURSE CODE: ORLN Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-8:30pm. May 19 | $60

RUSSIAN DUMPLINGS: PELMENI AND VARENIKI

FRENCH COOKING AT HOME

If you want to explore more about the world of dumplings, let’s try with Pelmini and Vareniki, Russian dumplings. We’ll start with making the dough from scratch. While the dough is resting, we’ll make the meat fillings for Pelmeni and then vegetarian fillings for Vareniki. You’ll learn folding techniques and how to cook them.

Lars Liebisch | Private Chef

French techniques are fundamentals. Join Chef Lars Liebisch and learn how to make delicious French classic dishes that you can simply make at home. We’ll make steak au poivre with classic bearnaise sauce, asparagus, and fondant potatoes, roasted lamb with mint persillade and colorful ratatouille, and apple tart tatin. Let’s make some restaurant quality meals in your cozy kitchen. COURSE CODE: FBIS Sec. 01: Monday, 6:30-8:30pm. May 10 | $65

MAKING PASTA FROM SCRATCH AT HOME Diane Manteca | Private Chef, Culinary Instructor

Take the leap into making pasta from scratch in this online class. You’ll learn about the various flours and different hydrations. We’ll cut different styles of long and short pasta with a pasta machine or by hand. We also will delve into filled pasta including different styles of ravioli. We’ll also talk about how to buy a machine and how to take care of it after use. Q&A is always welcome. C O U R S E C O D E : Q PA S Sec. 01: Friday, 6-8:30pm. Apr. 23 | $60

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Olga Kharina | Culinary Instructor

COURSE CODE: RNDM Sec. 01: Saturday, 3-5pm. Jun. 5 | $55

PERSIAN CUISINE Jacqueline Church | Cooking Instructor, Private Chef

Persian cuisine is a culinary style unique to Iran, with its diverse population and culinary traditions shared with neighboring countries. In this online interactive class, we’ll talk about spices and herbs central to this cuisine. We’ll start the class with key staples of Persian food. Then, we’ll make herb platter, dip with lavash, Ashre reshteh (bean, herb and noodle soup), Tahdig (Basmati rice with rose petals and barberries), and Fesenjen (Turmeric chicken with sumac and lime). We’ll wash it down with dried lime gimlet coolers. COURSE CODE: PERC Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-8pm. May 27 | $60


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VEGETARIAN MIDDLE EASTERN MEZZE Pooja Bhatia | Chef, Entrepreneur, and Blogger, Varah Cook Club Middle Eastern cuisine is so rich and vibrant in culture and tradition. Meals are meant to share among families and friends. Join Pooja who grew up in Dubai and learn about spices and cooking techniques in the Arabic world. In this online interactive class, we’ll make cilantro chili hummus, muhammara (roasted red pepper dip), tabbouleh, and baked pita chips from scratch. We’ll also talk about how to serve the mezze. COURSE CODE: VMEZ Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-8pm. May 12 | $55

DATE NIGHT IN SOUTHERN SPAIN Luis de Haro | Spanish Cuisine Expert, Chef

Come join chef Luis de Haro, a native chef from Spain and spend time with your beloved one and cook a delicious meal of Southern Spain. You’ll learn all about the authentic dishes and flavors of one of the most fascinating culinary regions. We’ll start with Antonia’s salmorejo (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). Tuition is per pair. COURSE CODE: SSPN Sec. 01: Friday, 6-8:30pm. May 21 | $95

FAMILY FUN COOKING SERIES FRIENDS AND FAMILY: CHOCOLATE ART FOR EASTER Linda Khachadurian | Chipper Confections Sugar Art, chipperconfections.com

Join Linda, a professional chocolate and sugar artist, who will guide you to make chocolate ornaments, ribbons, leaves, flowers and even boxes without needing any special molds. We’ll use basic household items with store-brand chocolates to make decorative chocolate art. The packet will include suggested local chocolate sources that you can buy. The tuition is per device. COURSE CODE: CHCR Sec. 01: Saturday, 2-4pm. Apr. 3 | $70

PARENT AND CHILD: MUFFINS AND SMOOTHIES Evelyn Schichner | Culinary Instructor

Let’s have your child get hands-on in the kitchen and learn cooking and baking skills from Chef Evelyn. In this online interactive class, your children will learn how to make delicious banana chocolate walnut muffins and smoothies from scratch. We ask parents to stay with your child throughout the class and help prepare ingredients including using a knife and kitchen appliances. Tuition is for a parent and a child. COURSE CODE: KDBK Sec. 01: Saturday, 10-11am. Apr. 17 | $35

PARENT AND CHILD: FLATBREAD PIZZA Diane Manteca | Private Chef, Culinary Instructor

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

Nothing is better than homemade Spanish paella. Join Chef Luis and learn how to make a delicious vegetarian version of the world’s most renowned rice dish. The palate, the nostrils, and the eyes will be highly stimulated with this dish. While paella is cooking, we’ll make delicious salad and sangria. We’ll end our night with Chef Luis’ famous flan. You don’t have to buy a paella pan to make paella. The recipe packet will include options for substitutes and types of pans you can use. C O U R S E C O D E : V PA E Sec. 01: Friday, 6-8:30pm. Apr. 16 | $60

TEX MEX FIESTA

Let’s have your kids get hands-on in the kitchen and learn cooking and baking skills from Chef Diane. In this online interactive class, your children will learn how to put together 3 delicious types of flatbread pizza which include margarita, ham and cheese, and sausage and veggie pizzas. We ask parents to help your kids prepare ingredients including using a knife and kitchen appliances. Tuition is for a parent and a child. COURSE CODE: KDPZ Sec. 01: Saturday, 10-11am. May 1 | $35

PARENT AND CHILD: SUSHI MAKING Olga Kharina | Culinary Instructor

Let’s have your kids get hands-on in the kitchen and learn how to roll delicious sushi from Chef Olga. In this online interactive class, your children will learn how to cook sushi rice and roll out different types of sushi including varieties of flavorful and colorful vegetarian sushi roll and colorful ball-shape sushi (Temari). Tuition is for a parent and a child. COURSE CODE: KDSH Sec. 01: Saturday, 4-5:30pm. May 22 | $50

Diane Manteca | Private Chef, Culinary Instructor

Mexican food with Texan influences, Tex Mex, is by far one of the most popular cuisines in the United States. Come learn how to make mouth-watering Tex Mex favorites in this online interactive class. We will make bean, cheese and avocado nachos, Tex-Mex tortilla soup, and chicken mole enchiladas and tamale pie. COURSE CODE: TEXM Sec. 01: Saturday, 6-8:30pm. May 1 | $60

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INDIAN SNACKS AND MASALA CHAI Ashwini Ramanisankar | Cooking Instructor and Entrepreneur

Indian snacks are part of all Indian diets. Indian households drink chai every day and always make pakoras when it rains. Why is that? In this online interactive class, you’ll learn how to make popular Indian snacks including samosa (stuffed with masala potatoes), pakora (spiced chickpea fritter), pani puri, and delicious green chutney. We’ll also make masala chai to accompany with these delicious snacks. You’ll learn about tea and snack culture in this fun class. COURSE CODE: INSK Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-1pm. Jun. 5 | $60

VEGETARIAN ROYAL NORTH INDIAN FEAST Pooja Bhatia | Chef, Entrepreneur, and Blogger, Varah Cook Club

North Indian food is rich in flavors and aroma with whole spices, saffron, nuts, cream, milk, and butter. Join Pooja and learn how to build flavors using cooking techniques that were part of the royal Indian heritage. We’ll make palak paneer, aloo ghobi (potato and cauliflower side), and mixed raita. COURSE CODE: INDC Sec. 01: Saturday, 6-8pm. May 1 | $60

SOUTH INDIAN FEAST Ashwini Ramanisankar | Cooking Instructor and Entrepreneur

Indian cuisine is just as expansive as European cuisine. South Indian food is rich in flavors and aroma with whole spices, mustard seeds, coconut, and curry leaves. In this online class, we’ll make South Indian chicken coconut curry, dal palak (dal and spinach side), aloo gobi mutter (pea potato side), coconut tamarind raita, paratha, and fragrant rice. COURSE CODE: INSF Sec. 01: Saturday, 4-6pm. Apr. 10 | $60

COASTAL INDIAN COOKING Karishma Pradhan | Cooking Instructor, Chef, homecookingcollective.com

When you think of Indian food, you may think about the rich North Indian curries or South Indian dosas. But India is an incredibly diverse place. The Western coast dishes of India in Maharash-tra feature coconut, spices, and a wide swath of seafood. Join Karishma, our native Indian cooking instructor, and learn how to make coastal Indian food. We’ll make spicy coconut and tomato fish curry, fried spiced crispy potatoes, homemade chapati, and cucumber red onion raita. While we cook, we’ll talk about the history and culture of Indian cuisines. COURSE CODE: INCS Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-8pm. Apr. 22 | $55

HIMALAYAN FLAVORS NIGHT Jenny Shrestha | Home Chef, Recipe Curator, @jenchaskitchen

There is much more to Himalayan cooking than Himalayan salt block and dumplings. In this online interactive class, join Jenny, our native Nepalese cooking instructor and learn how to make delicious Himalayan full course dinner. We’ll start with talking about essential spices that came from countries around Nepal including India, China, and Tibet. Then, we’ll make Nepalese chicken curry, lentil soup, cumin rice, and green chutney. While we cook, you’ll learn about the history and culture of Himalayan food. COURSE CODE: HIMA Sec. 01: Saturday, 4-6pm. May 15 | $55 6

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AROUND THE WORLD VIRTUAL DINNER IN CHINATOWN SERIES Most countries in the world have a Chinatown and each has its own history and ways of operating. We'll travel worldwide Chinatowns, including those in London, Boston, and Bangkok. We’ll talk about history, culture, and food through videos, behind-thescenes stories, and interactive games. After each section, you’ll receive the recipe packet of some dishes we explore.

DINNER IN CHINATOWN: AROUND THE WORLD AND LONDON Minji Xu | Online Learning Designer, London Chinatown Expert Let’s start the journey of Chinatown by looking through the story of Chinese emigrating to six continents and learn about how Chinatown has expanded throughout the world. Then, we’ll focus on Chinatown in London. We’ll talk about history, art, culture, food, and drinks. We’ll virtually stop by each location to learn about breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You’ll gain insights of world Chinatown and London’s multiculturalism. COURSE CODE: CHLN Sec. 01: Sunday, 2-3pm. Apr. 25 | $30

DINNER IN CHINATOWN: BOSTON Jacqueline Church | Cooking Instructor, Private Chef

Join Jacqueline, a long-time resident of this neighborhood and learn about history, culture, and tradition of Boston’s Chinatown. Boston’s Chinatown is one of the most vibrant Chinese communities in the US after New York City and San Francisco. Whether it’s dim sum, Vietnamese pho, or delicious dumplings, Chinatown in Boston is a hidden food treasure. Throughout this online interactive class, we’ll also explore restaurants, herbal medicine shops, markets, and interesting stores. COURSE CODE: CHBT Sec. 01: Sunday, 2-3pm. May 16 | $30

DINNER IN CHINATOWN: BANGKOK Buay Khanchana | Tour Guide, Bangkok Chinatown Expert

Join Buay who has been a resident of Bangkok chinatown for many decades. Bangkok Chinatown has been a landmark of Bangkok for over 200 years. We’ll start our class with the history of this Chinatown. We’ll explore the secret of gold trade and goldsmith as we have over 138 gold shops along this Chinatown road. During the day, it’s about the gold trade. At night, it’s about the food. You’ll learn about types of food on this road and how Thai loyalty has influenced the landscape of this Chinatown. COURSE CODE: CHBK Sec. 01: Saturday, 7-8pm. Jun. 12 | $30


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COOKING IN PAIRS: EVERYDAY ASIAN NOODLES WITH CURBSIDE PICKUP

KOREAN KITCHEN

Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

One of the most healthful of the Asian cuisines, tasty Korean cuisine features mainly vegetables and harmonized sauces. In this online interactive class, we’ll learn how to make a variety of delicious Korean dishes. We’ll start with Kimchijeon, a famous Korean kimchi pancake. Then, we’ll make Manduguk, Korean dumpling soups. We’ll make the dumpling wrapper and fillings from scratch. Then, we’ll make bibimbap with beef (or chicken) bulgogi. We’ll finish the class with Korean honey poached pear tea (Baesuk). There is a vegetarian option for this class.

A staple of Asian cuisines, noodles represent longevity and are enjoyed both in everyday cooking and on special occasions. In this online interactive class, we will make Korean chilled soba with refreshing vegetables. We’ll make Singapore egg noodles coconut soup (laksa), flavorful rice noodles stir fried with assorted vegetables. We’ll finish the class with tapioca shredded noodles in coconut milk. While we cook, we’ll talk about different types of noodles and how we cook with them. You’ll also receive an ultimate guide to Asian noodles. Tuition is per pair and includes an ingredient kit. Check out more details at ccae.org.

Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

C O U R S E C O D E : KO R K Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-1:30pm. Apr. 24 | $65

COURSE CODE: ANOO Sec. 01: Friday, 6-9pm. Apr. 30 | $160 Curbside Pickup: Wednesday, April 28 from 5-6pm at CCAE, 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA.

THAI COOKING WITH FRESH HERB AND FARM VISIT IN CHIANGMAI

BASIC DUMPLINGS FROM SCRATCH

When it comes to Thai street food, Pad Thai is not what we usually eat in Thailand. Stir fried basil dish is one of the most common dishes in Thailand. Join Luketarn, who will be teaching from Thailand, and learn how to make our popular stir fried basil served with steamed jasmine rice and a Thai style fried egg. We’ll also make chicken coconut soup (Tom Kha Kai) to help tone down the spiciness of the Thai basil dish. While you enjoy your meal, Luketarn will take you to her farm and learn about different types of basil, how to differentiate them, and how to use them in different dishes.

Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

Dumplings are delicious and easy to make during this stay-at-home time. In this online class, you’ll learn techniques and tips for making your own dumplings at home. We’ll start with making the wrappers from scratch. You are welcome to use the store-bought wrappers. But, we encourage you to make the dough along as it uses only flour and water. Ploy will show you how to make colorful dough using real food ingredients for colors. You’ll also learn how to make fillings, fold dumplings, and cook them with different techniques. The online class will not be recorded but a folding tutorial will be sent to all attendees after the class for your own practice. COURSE CODE: ONDM Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-1:30pm. Apr. 10 | $65

WOK FROM HOME: INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE CUISINE Jacqueline Church | Cooking Instructor, Private Chef

Chinese cuisine is much more than the generic takeaway. With 30+ distinct Chinese cuisines, there’s much to explore. You’ll learn how to buy, season, and use a wok. You’ll also learn about velveting technique and key tools. From tongue-numbing Sichuan to succulent Cantonese seafood delights, comforting dumplings and wontons, and beyond. We’ll make wontons in two ways: pork wontons in Sichuan chili oil and shrimp wontons in light chicken broth. We’ll also make Cantonese velvet chicken, Hunan vinegar glazed chicken, and Sichuan Dan Dan noodles. C O U R S E C O D E : C WO K Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-8pm. Jun. 10 | $60

VEGETARIAN JAPANESE COOKING Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

Japanese home cooks always appreciate the health benefits of vegetables and fresh ingredients. We’ll talk about basic pantry ingredients in a Japanese household and where you can buy ingredients locally. In this online interactive class, we’ll make teriyaki tofu with soba noodles salad, vegetarian dumplings (gyoza), and vegetable donburi. We’ll also make Japanese curry including curry roux from scratch. We’ll finish the class with Kanten fruit jelly.

Luketarn (Rachel) Pornprasert | Chef & Owner, Grandma’s Home Cooking School

C O U R S E C O D E : T FA M Sec. 01: Saturday, 7-9pm. Apr. 24 | $55

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN THAI COOKING Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

Join Ploy, a native Thai and learn how to make authentic vegetarian Thai street food at home. We’ll make Vegan Larb salad with homemade ground toasted rice, Massaman curry with steamed jasmine rice, vegetable stir fried side dish, sweet banana in coconut sticky rice dumplings, and traditional Thai iced tea. A gluten-free option is available. While the food is cooking, Ploy will show you how palm sugar and coconut milk have been made in Thailand and how we use all parts of coconut trees from roots to fruits in our daily life. C O U R S E C O D E : V TA I Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-1:30pm. May 15 | $65

VIETNAMESE STREET FOOD Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

Embrace the light and delicate flavors of Vietnamese cuisine known for fresh herbs, vegetables, and dipping sauces. Vietnamese dishes share common ingredients but come out differently because of different cooking techniques. In this online interactive class, we’ll make mango salad, lemongrass BBQ pork noodles bowl with fresh herbs (bun thit nuong), Vietnamese beef noodles soup (pho bo), and coconut pudding dessert. Some advance prep is needed if you are planning to make beef noodle soup along. COURSE CODE: VPHO Sec. 01: Saturday, 4-6:30pm. May 8 | $65

COURSE CODE: JVEG Sec. 01: Friday, 6-8:30pm. Jun. 11 | $65

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FOOD TALK SERIES FOOD TALK: HOMEMADE FLOUR Adrian Hale | Thousand Bites of Bread

Join Adrian of Thousand Bites of Bread and learn about the history of flour milling from the Neolithic period until the current time. You’ll learn about the anatomy of the whole grain and how they become different types of flour including cake flour, all purpose flour, bread flour, and more. You’ll learn about how to make decisions on flour choices and how to read labels including nutrition and qualities. Adrian will also show you how to mill your flour using her home equipment. COURSE CODE: FLOR Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-7pm. Apr. 14 | $30

FOOD TALK: EXPLORE THE WORLD OF RICE, RICE SNACKS, AND FARMS Eng Pimolpan | LJ Biz Adventure and Culture

Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

Rice is similar to other crops that rely on its land. The terroir of rice determines the quality and taste of rice and can produce different flavor profiles even though they can be the same species. Join Ploy and her friend who will tune in from Bangkok and learn about rice. We’ll start with different species of rice and how terroirs affect the rice you consume. Then, we’ll take you to a Thai farm and see the ecosystem of this area where it has a lotus pond, orchid farm, and rice field. We’ll finish our talk with Thai rice snacks. COURSE CODE: RICE Sec. 01: Wednesday, 7-8:30pm. May 5 | $45

FOOD TALK: SECRETS OF SPICES AND A COCKTAIL Jenny Shrestha | Home Chef, Recipe Curator, @jenchaskitchen Let’s explore different spices and learn about health benefits, cultural importance, and family stories. We’ll go over unique spices including varieties of peppers, different types of salt, black cumin, mango powder, nigella seeds, and more. You’ll learn about their flavor profiles and how we can use them in food, drinks, or even body products. Jenny will show how to make turmeric powder from fresh turmeric. You’ll also learn how to make a delicious cocktail that incorporates your favorite pantry spice. COURSE CODE: SPIC Sec. 01: Saturday, 3-4pm. Jun. 12 | $30

HISTORICAL TOUR AND PIZZA IN THE NORTH END Elliot Savitzky | Culinary Instructor, Chinatown Expert

This historical tour is as much about history as it is about pizza. We’ll learn about the history of the North End and sample pizza from 3 of the best pizza restaurants. We’ll talk about history from the 17th century by visiting many sites within the one square mile of the neighborhood. The tour will convene on Cross Street between Hanover and Salem Streets. The tuition includes the cost of pizza, taxes, tip, and admission fee to the Old North Church (depending on Covid restrictions at that time.) The instructor will send a welcome information package via email one day prior to the class. Students are asked to follow Massachusetts State Guidelines regarding social distancing and to wear a mask throughout the class. COURSE CODE: NRTH Sec. 01: Saturday, 10:30am-2:30pm. May 15 | $90

WINE, BEER & SPIRITS For a tasting class with curbside pickup, the registration will be closed on the Monday before the class date. If you don’t want the tasting kit, please email us at info@ccae.org. The location for picking up the kit is at CCAE, 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA.

BASIC COCKTAILS WITH CURBSIDE PICKUP FOR TASTING 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. This class includes the ingredients kit including spirits, cordials/mixers, and fruits for making cocktails. You’ll only need basic supplies at home including glassware, shaker/strainer (or a glass with a spoon), and jigger/ measuring cup. Tuition includes the ingredients kit. COURSE CODE: BMIX Sec. 01: Friday, 7-8:30pm. May 14 | $65 Curbside Pickup: Wednesday, May 12 from 5-6pm at CCAE

COCKTAILS NIGHT: GIN AND GENDER Alejandra Toro and Daniela Castaneda | Bartenders

Gin has a long history in America, so do cocktails. In this online interactive class, join Alejandra and Daniela, a queer Latinx couple who have bartended for over 10 years and learn how to make 3 delicious gin cocktails step by step. We’ll talk about history and background of each cocktail and how the gender stereotypes influence how the cocktails have been made until today. We’ll also talk about the glassware of each cocktail and the story behind it. Each cocktail will lead us to the meaningful conversation and how each of us can make a difference as a citizen of the world. One drink at a time. COURSE CODE: GINC Sec. 01: Saturday, 3-4:30pm. Apr. 17 | $40

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Food & Wine

DATE NIGHT: BEGINNER WINE AND CHEESE TASTING WITH CURBSIDE PICKUP

JAPANESE WHISKEY TASTING WITH CURBSIDE PICKUP

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

Brendan O’Toole | Beer Specialist and Spirit Professional

Let’s spend a fun evening tasting wines and appetizers. We’ll sample red and white wines as well as unique nibbles including several artisan cheeses. You’ll learn about how to taste and how to best enjoy them. To enhance the experience of learning and tasting, this online interactive class includes the wine and cheese tasting kit. Each pair will pick up the sampling kit at CCAE. The tuition includes the tasting kit for 2 people. COURSE CODE: WINC Sec. 01: Saturday, 7-8:30pm. May 15 | $125 per pair Curbside Pickup: Wednesday, May 12 from 5-6pm at CCAE

AMERICAN WHISKEY TASTING WITH CURBSIDE PICKUP Brendan O’Toole | Beer Specialist and Spirit Professional

Bourbon is often dismissed as what your folks drank with ginger ale or what Pop used to spice up his eggnog, but there is a world of American whiskey out there as diverse and exceptional as anything from across the Atlantic. American whiskey including bourbon, rye, and beyond. We’ll talk about a wide variety of whiskeys specially selected by an expert bartender. Tuition includes the tasting kit. COURSE CODE: BRBN Sec. 01: Friday, 7-9pm. Apr. 30 | $85 Curbside Pickup: Wednesday, April 28 from 5-6pm at CCAE

Learn about Japan’s long history in distillation, their love of Bourbon & Scotch and the amazing whiskey that some say will be the next big boom in whiskey. Compared to the strict requirements imposed to make Scotch and Bourbon, Japan is unique, the only basic rule is that it must be made in Japan. This creates a wide array of styles and flavors that are truly unique. There is so much more to Japanese spirits than just Sake. Learn about the distinctive flavors and how to use them in cocktails and pair with food. Tuition includes the tasting kit. COURSE CODE: JBRN Sec. 01: Friday, 7-9pm. Apr. 9 | $85 Curbside Pickup: Wednesday, April 7 from 5-6pm at CCAE

EUROPEAN VS AMERICAN BEER TASTING AND TALKING WITH CURBSIDE PICKUP Brendan O’Toole | Beer Specialist and Spirit Professional

European beers and American beers are different in styles, brewing traditions, techniques, and ingredients that result in different flavor profiles. We’ll talk about major historical styles, brewing histories, and cultural differences. Tuition includes the tasting kit. COURSE CODE: EABR Sec. 01: Friday, 7-8:30pm. May 7 | $60 Curbside Pickup: Wednesday, May 5 from 5-6pm at CCAE

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Business & Technology

“I thought I would never say this, but this class actually took my fear of Excel away. I’d like to play more with it! Thank you, Karen [Carone], for helping me achieve such a feat!” —PATRICIA A., EXCEL FORMULAS

SMALL BUSINESS ESSENTIALS: 20 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

BUILD A SUCCESSFUL ONLINE CRAFTS STORE WITH ETSY

Joe Carreiro | Small Business Consultant

Jason Rich | Author, Entrepreneur, jasonrich.com

C O U R S E C O D E : S B QA Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-1pm. Apr. 24 | $75

C O U R S E C O D E : E T SY Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-9pm. Apr. 29 | $70

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.

TELECOMMUTING AND WORKING IN THE CLOUD Jason Rich | Author, Entrepreneur, jasonrich.com

Discover strategies for successfully working from home, setting up a highly functional home office, and communicating effectively with coworkers using online collaboration and video calling tools. This class will help you become more organized and master what it takes to be a highly productive remote worker, regardless of your occupation. You’ll also learn how to avoid some of the biggest mistakes and time wasters made by people working from home, and learn how to adjust workflows and processes to make the most out of them on all devices including PCs, Macs, tablets, or smartphones.

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. The class is based on Jason’s book, Start Your Own Etsy Business, available on Entrepreneur Press.

SELF-PUBLISH YOUR OWN (COOK) BOOK Ashwini Ramanisankar | Cookbook Author, Cooking Instructor

If you have a plan to have your own published book and become an author, this class is for you. Ashwini who is a self-published cookbook author will guide you the process of publishing your own book from scratch. It doesn’t need to be a cookbook. This class is good for any type of books you have in mind. We’ll also talk about kindle eBook publishing and a print process. You’ll learn about formats, outlines, and potential costs including the graphics without hiring an agency. We’ll also talk about pricing and potential revenues of publishing a book. COURSE CODE: CKBK Sec. 01: Tuesday, 6-8pm. May 4 | $50

COURSE CODE: CLOU Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-9pm. May 6 | $70

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Business & Technology

YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN RAPID RECALL FOR SALESPEOPLE ON PAGE 44 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 Apr. 6 | $120

MONEY MANAGEMENT James Tierney | Business Development Manager, East Cambridge Savings Bank

Learn how to better manage your finances from Industry professional, James Tierney. James will walk you through strategies on saving and discuss best practices to better manage your own financial situation. Topics to be covered include managing income and expenses, successful budgeting, and maintaining positive cash flow. Money management may seem simple but it’s a process of planning and takes commitment. COURSE CODE: MONY Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-7:30pm. Apr. 21 | $50

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

This class is for anyone who has a financial advisor or is considering hiring one. You will learn a specific approach to select, evaluate, and compensate a financial advisor; this includes how to determine their suitability, competency, performance, and fiduciary commitment. You will also 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, 11am-12pm. May 22 | $35

DEBT MANAGEMENT James Tierney | Business Development Manager, East Cambridge Savings Bank

Whether you’ve borrowed money from creditors through credit cards, personal loans, or even a mortgage, we all share one thing in common—everyone wants to get out of debt as fast as they can. Sometimes, without the right strategy in place, it can feel like there’s no light at the end of the tunnel. In this online interactive class with Industry professional, James Tierney, you’ll learn about understanding credit, responsible borrowing and best practices for successful debt management. COURSE CODE: DEBT Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-7:30pm. May 5 | $50

ESSENTIAL TOOLS FOR FINDING, BUYING, AND KEEPING A HOME Jamie Keefe | Realtor, jamiekeefere.com

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. May 1 | $70

TRADING EQUITY OPTIONS Craig Forman | MBA, Professional Trader, Personal Portfolio Manager Trading in equity options has exploded in recent years due to low commissions, excellent free trading tools, and the emergence of weekly options. We’ll explain how options work, how to trade them, and how to use them to control risk and enhance returns. You will learn strategies for naked options, option spreads, and stock/option combinations. We will also explore risk management, volatility, and adjustments. For beginning and seasoned investors who want to add options to their trading toolset. C O U R S E C O D E : T R WO Sec. 01: Tuesday, 5:30-7:30pm. Apr. 27 | $130

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

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This class is for anyone already retired or planning to do so in the next few years. You will learn about investment strategy and determining how much risk to take, which assets to draw down first, the importance of minimizing fees, Social Security claiming strategies, the role of annuities, a safe level of spending, reverse mortgages, Medicare surcharges, and whether long-term care insurance makes sense. COURSE CODE: FPRE Sec. 01: Saturday, 1-3pm. May 22 | $50

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SAVING FOR RETIREMENT

INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL: PART 2

Jimmy Becker | MBA, Yale School of Management

Karen Carone | Manager of Data and Analytics

This class is for adults of all ages who want to learn how to achieve a financially secure retirement. You will learn about different retirement plan structures (401ks and IRAs, Roth versus Traditional), Social Security, annuities, how much you need to save, different saving strategies, how and where to invest your savings, understanding investment risks, and the importance of minimizing fees. C O U R S E C O D E : S AV R Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-12pm.Jun. 12 | $50

YOUR MEDICARE ABCDS Elaine Miller | Regional SHINE Program Director, Minuteman Senior Services

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: Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm. May 20 | $50

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. May 2 | $50

Think Excel is just for storing tables? Think again. This class is designed to be a follow-up to 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. You will learn to write your own Excel formulas that will help make you more valuable at work and in the job search. Please have your Mac or PC with Excel 2007 or newer installed. COURSE CODE: EXPW Sec. 01: 3 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins May 4 | $125

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. May 26 | $50

INTRODUCTION TO WORDPRESS Ben Vivante | Web Developer, vivante.us

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! Please have your own web-ready laptop or computer. COURSE CODE: WRDP Sec. 01: 5 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $150

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 have your Mac or PC with Excel 2007 or newer installed. COURSE CODE: EXPC Sec. 01: 3 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $145

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English as a Second Language

“The songs were different and interesting; the teacher [Liz Ging] has always prepared very well. I really liked this class and this teacher, she’s competent and very pleasant.”

—STUDENT, ESL HIGH BEGINNER/ INTERMEDIATE: ENGLISH THROUGH SONGS

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. Our online classes can be joined from everywhere and this allows us to welcome back students who left the Boston area and meet at different time zones. We use the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) to assess students and establish learning goals. To find the right level, attend our free online personal assessment days (p. 14) or contact Francesca Ferraris at languages@ccae.org Please see p. 18 for level descriptions and visit ccae.org/classes/ esl for our most up-to-date language classes.

ENGLISH INTEGRATED SKILLS CLASSES ESL BEGINNER LEVELS 1 & 2: INTEGRATED SKILLS John O’Donnell | ESL Instructor

This class is for beginner students who would like to work in a systematic way on their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Focus will be on grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, spelling, and simple conversation. Students at this level will learn to identify common words concerning their immediate concrete surroundings, read very simple texts, converse on very familiar topics and master everyday situations, and write a short, simple note.

COURSE CODE: EBEG Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $290

ESL BEGINNER LEVELS 3 & 4: INTEGRATED SKILLS

ESL INTERMEDIATE: INTEGRATED SKILLS Heidi F. Brown , Liz Ging | ESL Instructors

This class is for intermediate students who would like to improve their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Students will learn to understand complex texts, to interact with native speakers with more fluency, and to participate in group discussions. Students will also practice writing on a range of subjects. We will review basic grammar and more advanced structures of the English language will be introduced and practiced.

COURSE CODE: EINT Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $290 | Liz Ging Sec. 02: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7-8:30pm. Begins Apr. 13 | $290 | Heidi F. Brown

PREPARATION FOR THE TOEFL (THE TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE) John O’Donnell | ESL Instructor

John O’Donnell | ESL Instructor

This is an integrated skills class for students who speak a little English. Focus will be on grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, spelling, and simple conversation. We will review the grammar points covered in Beginner Level I and II, as well as articles, nouns and pronouns, the past tense, and the future tense. We will study the entire textbook. It includes some modal auxiliaries, prepositions, comparatives, superlatives, and an introduction to the perfect tenses. This class is equivalent to CEFR A2

COURSE CODE: ENBE Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $290

The TOEFL is the most widely used test to measure English fluency in the world. Thousands of academic institutions, government agencies and professional associations require a good TOEFL score for admission or membership. In this class, students practice the four skill areas evaluated on the TOEFL (reading, listening, speaking and writing) using authentic test materials. Tips and strategies are shared to help students get the score they need for admission to their top universities. This course is also perfect for advanced-level students who may not be planning to take the TOEFL but wish to further develop their general English skills. We highly recommend to attend one of our free personal assessment days before enrolling in this class.

C O U R S E C O D E : TO F L Sec. 01: 7 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-8pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $300 No class Apr. 19

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ENGLISH SPECIFIC SKILLS CLASSES BEGINNER – CEFR A2

CONVERSATION Liz Ging | ESL Instructor

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.

COURSE CODE: ENCB Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Apr. 6 | $290

ENGLISH THROUGH SONGS Liz Ging | ESL Instructor

Songs are a great way to learn a language and culture. In this class for high beginner and intermediate English learners, students will listen to music in English from different genres including pop, rock, folk, reggae, and more. Class activities include listening exercises, small group conversation, vocabulary study, and discussion about the social and cultural context of the music. Students will develop a broader understanding of musical genres in English, improve their listening and speaking skills, and maybe find a few new favorite songs along the way! COURSE CODE: ENSO Sec. 01: 9 Fridays, 9:15-11:15am. Begins Apr. 9 | $200

INTERMEDIATE – CEFR B1

CONVERSATION Liz Ging | 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, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1-2:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $290

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CCAE offers a financial assistance—50% off tuition— to qualifying adults of all ages. Some restrictions apply. Scholarships must be approved prior to registration. All scholarship applications must be submitted at least 48 hours in advance of the requested class. 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.

SPEAKING PRACTICE FOR FLUENT ENGLISH Andrea Aptecker | Actor, Public Speaking Expert

In this high intermediate class, students will learn to present speeches, tell stories, and have conversations using fluent English. Class activities include formal and informal speech and story presentations, as well as practice writing and speaking conversational dialogues using new pronunciation and vocabulary skills. COURSE CODE: EFLU Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Apr. 5 | $290 No class Apr. 19 & May 31

LISTENING AND PRONUNCIATION PRACTICE Andrea Aptecker | Actor, Public Speaking Expert

This class is for intermediate level English students (CEFR Levels B1 and up) who want to improve their pronunciation, gain confidence in understanding native speakers and be more easily understood. We’ll cover intonation, primary stress in words, and the correct sounds of letters. Andrea will provide you with practice materials. We’ll use online resources and original materials such as television and movie scripts to practice our listening skills and to observe how native speakers produce sounds in General American English. COURSE CODE: PRON Sec. 01: 5 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30-11am. Begins May 11 | $170

ACCENT IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOP Elaine Crowder | Ph.D., Applied Linguistics

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, and a willingness to practice! Digital script and shipping of practice CD are included in tuition. COURSE CODE: ABET Sec. 01: Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am-12:30pm. May 1 & 2 | $147

READ & WRITE Andrea Aptecker | Actor, Public Speaking Expert

This class is for intermediate ESL students who want to improve reading comprehension and writing skills in a fun Zoom classroom environment. Together, class will read and discuss stories and articles, and learn how to write summaries and opinions in clear, concise language. Students will also receive writing prompts, and practice with dialogues, dramas, and workplace correspondence. COURSE CODE: ENRW Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $290 No class Apr. 19 & May 31

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Monday, March 22, 6-8pm Tuesday, March 23, 9-11am

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English as a Second Language

READING, SPEAKING, EXPLORING: BOSTON & OTHER PLACES IN THE US

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL GRAMMAR AND FLUENCY POLISH

Andrea Aptecker | Actor, Public Speaking Expert

Steven Bloomberg | Communications Skills Developer

Come join this fun new English class where we’ll read about historic events that took place in Boston and other cities in the US. Learn new vocabulary, engage in discussions and presentations, and walk virtually to some of the historic sites and art and cultural institutions we read about in class! For intermediate and advanced ESL students.

COURSE CODE: ERSE Sec. 01: 5 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30-11am. Begins Apr. 6 | $170

ADVANCED – CEFR B2-C1

EARLY BIRD ENGLISH PRACTICE Andrea Aptecker | Actor, Public Speaking Expert

Start your day off right with some English exercises before you go to work, or, if you join us from another time zone, finish your day with this refreshing and fun class. You will practice conversation, listening, pronunciation, and reading with new activities. COURSE CODE: ENEB Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:15-9:15am. Begins Apr. 6 | $220

CONVERSATION: LET’S TALK ABOUT THE NEWS John O’Donnell | ESL Instructor

The news is filled with very important events, from American politics to the world health crisis and the worsening environmental disaster. And there is good news too, including the way people are getting involved to face these major events. And then there are entertaining news from the world of sport, but also the arts and, of course, celebrities. Discussing the news is a great way to improve your English and get to understand the events better. In this class, we will talk about news events, the trends that they are part of and their historic context. We will cover grammar, vocabulary, idioms and pronunciation, and also develop your fluency in spoken English. We’ll make international friends and understand the situation in the US better! COURSE CODE: ENCA Sec. 01: 8 Saturdays, 10am-12pm. Begins Apr. 10 | $190

Increase your confidence and polish your English. Learn to use less common grammar and review grammar topics. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about grammar and vocabulary usage and clear up any uncertainties you could have. Discover ways to improve through conversational speaking activities so that you can speak English even better than you do already. We’ll cover grammar points and questions that are often overlooked. Polish your skills and fluency with a refreshing approach to English grammar and usage. Grammar topics will include: Hypothetical language and modal verb review, present and past time advanced review, prepositions and adverbs, and much more. COURSE CODE: ENGR Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $290

PRONUNCIATION & LISTENING PRACTICE Steven Bloomberg | Communications Skills Developer

If you speak English well but would like a more solid understanding of how to improve your pronunciation, this is the class for you. This is an opportunity to learn how to get better at English pronunciation and fix pronunciation errors. We’ll practice intonation, primary stress in words, connecting words to produce natural sounding speech, and pronouncing the sounds of letters correctly. We’ll also cover features of speech that native speakers use to speak faster. In turn, this will help you understand faster native speaker speech. Steve will provide you with practice materials. We’ll use online listening resources to observe and learn from native speaker speech.

C O U R S E C O D E : P R OA Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $290

PICK UP THE PACE: SMOOTH ENGLISH TALKING Steven Bloomberg | Communications Skills Developer

Learn how you can practice English pronunciation and speech to sound more natural, fluent, and faster. With step-by-step guided practice activities, you’ll find out how you can increase your natural speech quality and pick up the pace of your speaking. This course centers around conversational contractions, standard contractions, connected speech, and the all-important schwa neutral vowel. COURSE CODE: ENPP Sec. 01: 5 Fridays, 6-8:30pm. Begins Apr. 23 | $200

WRITING & GRAMMAR John O’Donnell | ESL Instructor

If you have a good command of English, but find that your writing needs help, this is the class for you. We focus on vocabulary and word forms, grammar, punctuation and practice. Verb tenses, sentence structure, paragraph building and essay development are all part of the curriculum. Students will have a lot of opportunities to practice expressing themselves in written English. In this class, all major forms of writing will be covered, including letters (business and personal), journals, essays and other forms that students find helpful. This class is great for any high intermediate or advanced student who wants to improve their written English and is especially recommended for students preparing for the TOEFL. C O U R S E C O D E : E N WA Sec. 01: 9 Saturdays, 2-4pm. Begins Apr. 10 | $200

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English as a Second Language

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT THE POWER OF YOUR BUSINESS VOICE: PROMOTE YOURSELF AT WORK Steven Bloomberg | Communications Skills Developer

Develop your vocal expression and vocal strength so that you are able to be a more convincing communicator at work and in business. Unlock your power and project your real self at work when you speak with leadership, team members, cross-functional teams, and clients. Learn to use the power of your voice to promote yourself at work. Participate in speaking practice activities and exercises to move beyond the limitations of your current voice. Receive coaching and guidance to increase your vocal expression and vocal strength. For advanced ESL students. We’ll also introduce and explore rhetoric as a way to create stronger and more convincing messages. COURSE CODE: ENPV Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 6-9pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $240

DEVELOPING INTERVIEW STORIES WORKSHOP Steven Bloomberg | Communications Skills Developer

Develop and practice telling stories for work interviews. Improve your ability to market your skills, talent, and knowledge at employment interviews and in other business situations. Find the right words to talk about all the great contributions you’ve made, and will make, for your team and company. The key is to develop the confidence to speak up and speak effectively about what you’re able to do for a prospective employer and even for your current employer. COURSE CODE: ENIN Sec. 01: 5 Saturdays, 10:30am-1:30pm. Begins Apr. 24 | $240

KEYS TO AMERICAN COMMUNICATION CULTURE Steven Bloomberg | Communications Skills Developer

Optimize your professional communication in the States by developing a greater understanding of American culture. Participate in short presentations and dialogs and find out how to communicate more effectively with American work colleagues in the States or wherever you are located. Share experiences, observations, problems, and how you believe you would like to adapt so that you can maximize your professional success in the States or internationally as an English language speaker. Topics include getting to the point, directness, tactful language, agreeing and disagreeing, information presentation, assertiveness, expressiveness, and more. COURSE CODE: ENCC Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm. Begins May 12 | $200

FOUND IN TRANSLATION: WRITING ACROSS DIFFERENCES Marika Preziuso | Associate Professor of World Literature at MassArt I have crossed an ocean I have lost my tongue From the root of the old one A new one has strung (Grace Nichols)

In Found in Translation, we will read poetry and short stories by contemporary writers who move swiftly and unapologetically across languages, translate themselves, and intentionally code-switch. We will then respond creatively to these readings by stretching the contours of our writing practice, and experiment with English and every other language we feel drawn to. We will take seriously the original meaning of the prefix “trans” as “across”, and create new writing at the intersections of ethnic and cultural identities (we all have these!), personal and world histories, native and adopted languages, rooted and grafted homes. C O U R S E C O D E : AC R O Sec. 01: Friday, 5-7pm. May 14 | $45

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WEEKDAY CLASSES EBEG: Beginner Levels 1 & 2: Integrated Skills 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm . Begins Apr . 6 | $290 EINT: Intermediate Integrated Skills 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7-8:30pm . Begins Apr . 13 | $290 TOFL: Preparation for the TOEFL 8 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-8pm . Begins Apr . 5 | $300 ENGR: Professional Level Grammar and Fluency Polish 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-7:30pm . Begins Apr . 6 | $290 PROA: Advanced Pronunciation & Listening Practice 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm . Begins Apr . 6 | $290 ENPV: The Power of Your Business Voice: Promote Yourself at Work 5 Wednesdays, 6-9pm . Begins Apr . 7 | $240 ENPP: Pick Up The Pace: Smooth English Talking 5 Fridays, 6-8:30pm . Begins Apr . 23 | $200 ENCC: Keys to American Communication Culture 5 Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm . Begins May 12 | $200

ENSO: English Through Songs 9 Fridays, 9:15-11:15am . Begins Apr . 9 | $200

ERSE: Reading, Speaking, Exploring: Boston & Other Places in the US 5 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30-11am . Begins Apr . 6 | $170

ENRW: Read & Write 9 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm . Begins Apr . 5 | $290

EINT: Intermediate Integrated Skills 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11am-12:30pm . Begins Apr . 6 | $290

ENCI: Intermediate Conversation 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1-2:30pm . Begins Apr . 6 | $290

PRON: Intermediate Listening and Pronunciation Practice 5 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30-11am . Begins May 11 | $170

ENEB: Early Bird English Practice 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:15-9:15am . Begins Apr . 6 | $220

EFLU: Speaking Practice for Fluent English 9 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:15-10:45am . Begins Apr . 5 | $290

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

Need help finding the right class for you? Come to one of our free assessment days on Zoom: Monday, March 22, 6-8pm Tuesday, March 23, 9-11am

CCAE offers a financial assistance—50% off tuition—to qualifying adults of all ages . Some restrictions apply . Scholarships must be approved prior to registration . All scholarship applications must be submitted at least 48 hours in advance of the requested class .

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 .

FREE PERSONAL ASSESSMENT DAYS ON ZOOM

NEED A SCHOLARSHIP?

ENIN: Advanced: Developing Interview Stories Workshop | 5 Saturdays, 10:30am-1:30pm . Begins Apr . 24 | $240

ENCA: Advanced Conversation: Let's Talk About the News | 8 Saturdays, 10am-12pm . Begins Apr . 10 | $190

ABET: Accent Improvement Workshop | Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am-12:30pm . May 1 & 2 | $147

ENWA: High Intermediate/Advanced Writing & Grammar | 9 Saturdays, 2-4pm . Begins Apr . 10 | $200

SPRING: APRIL � JUNE

DAYTIME CLASSES

ACRO: Found in Translation: Writing Across Difference Friday, 5-7pm . May 14 | $45

ENBE: Beginner Levels 3 & 4: Integrated Skills 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-7:30pm . Begins Apr . 6 | $290

ENCB: Conversation for Beginners 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:15-10:45am . Begins Apr . 6 | $290

EVENING CLASSES

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)

WEEKEND CLASSES

No class Apr . 19 & May 31

DAYTIME CLASSES

English as a Second Language

Visit ccae.org to learn more about the classes, the instructors, and your level . Let us answer your questions and help you choose a class . Email us at languages@ccae.org or call 617-547-6789

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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...

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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 “I enjoyed listening to and getting to know my fellow students and our teacher, and I felt welcomed to speak and take part in discussion.” —JUDITH P., BREAKFAST IN GERMAN: FRÜHSTÜCK AUF DEUTSCH

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. 18). Please visit ccae.org/language-levels for a self-assessment, level descriptions, and our most up-todate language offerings. Please take advantage of our Personal Assessment Days (p. 20). 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 before attending the first class.

ARABIC

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

Mansour Salsabili | Ph.D., Middle East Studies

Colleen McGilpin, Sara Vallesteros | ASL Instructors and Native Speakers

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 NE R L E VE L 1

COURSE CODE: ARB1 Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $255

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

COURSE CODE: ARB3 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $255

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. B EGINN E R L E V E L 1

COURSE CODE: ASB1 Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 6-7pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $190 | Colleen McGilpin Sec. 02: 10 Fridays, 6:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 9 | $190 | Sara Vallesteros

B EGINN E R L E V E L 2

COURSE CODE: ASB2 Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 7-8pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $190 | Colleen McGilpin

B EG INNE R L E VE L 4

COURSE CODE: ARB4 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $255

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World Languages

Free Personal Online Assessment Days

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

Monday, March 22, 9-11am Tuesday, March 23, 6-8pm

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.

BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE Jõao Copertino Pereira, Katia Costa-Bancroft, Allan Oliveira | Native Speakers

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 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $255 | Allan Oliveira

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

COURSE CODE: BPB2 Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $255 | Jõao Copertino Pereira No class Apr. 19 & May 31

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 to express 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 Apr. 7 | $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: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $255

BRAZILIAN CINEMA Jõao Copertino Pereira | Native Speaker

This class is an introduction to the major trends in Brazilian filmmaking since the 1960s. We will analyze four outstanding films to understand the gravitational points in the construction of audiovisual narratives about Brazil by Brazilians. Students will be confronted with issues regarding politics, morality, gender, social inequality, communication, travels, and more. Students of all levels of Portuguese are welcome as long as they are prepared to immerse into the language. COURSE CODE: BPCI Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins May 6 | $115 20

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CHINESE Jin Cooper | Native Speaker and Author, Notes from Harvard

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 Apr. 5 | $255 No class Apr. 19 & May 31

B EGINN E R L E V E L 2

COURSE CODE: CMB2 Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $255 No class Apr. 19 & May 31

B EGINN E R L E V E L 3

COURSE CODE: CMB3 Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $255

HIGH B EGINN E R / LOW INT E R ME DIAT E This class assumes that students have taken Chinese classes continuously for approximately one year. It focuses on recognizing frequently used Chinese characters and writing simple Chinese sentences, along with conversations for everyday life. Following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference, students at this level will learn to handle a limited variety of situations, such as telephone conversations, locations, and school life if time allows. These topics correspond to Lessons 3-5 of the Intermediate Chinese textbook, by Yong Ho, with an accompanying Audio CD. COURSE CODE: CMLI Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $255

NEW PARENT & CHILD FRENCH CLASS FRENCH FOR KIDS (4-6 YEARS) & PARENTS Mireille Boutin | Native Speaker

Would you like to help your child learn French? Join us for some fun and interactive sessions where we will do some activities to help children (and parents) learn basic French vocabulary through books, songs, dance, yoga, simple art projects, and more. Children should keep some papers and color markers or pencils handy for all meetings - as we may draw on some occasions. We will also have some regular "show and tell" time so please ask your child to have a little something they can present to the group every week, preferably something they made or worked on. No knowledge of French is required. À bientôt ! Tuition is for a child and a parent. COURSE CODE: FRKI Sec. 01: 8 Fridays, 10-10:45am. Begins Apr. 9 | $150 No class Apr. 23


World Languages

FRENCH

PRONUNCIATION PRACTICE II

Neha Coureil | French Instructor

Melanie Huguet | Native Speaker

Mélanie Huguet | 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, 5-6:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $255 | Neha Coureil No class Apr. 19 & May 31

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

COURSE CODE: FRB2 Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 5-6:30pm. Begins Apr. 12 | $255 No class Apr. 19 & May 31

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

COURSE CODE: FRB3 Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 5-6:30pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $255 | Mélanie Huguet

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

COURSE CODE: FRB4 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $255 | Mélanie Huguet

LOW I NTE RME D IATE

COURSE CODE: FRLI Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 5-6:30pm. Begins Apr. 14 | $255 | Neha Coureil

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 Apr. 5 | $255 | Mélanie Huguet No class Apr. 19 & May 31 Sec. 02: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $255 | Mélanie Huguet No class Apr. 19 & May 31

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.

In this class students will focus on practice of pronunciation and intonation in fluent French speech. This class is for students who took Pronunciation I or have an intermediate/ advanced level (CEFR B1 and above). COURSE CODE: FPR2 Sec. 01: 4 Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm. Begins Apr. 13 | $115

Á LIVRE OUVERT: FRENCH BOOK CLUB Michel L’Huillier | Native Speaker

Nous nous rassemblerons, via Zoom, deux fois par mois pour une discussion ouverte autour d’un livre en langue française. Nous définirons les mots difficiles, puis soulignerons les thèmes essentiels pour voir comment ces thèmes font écho à des événements récents ou touchent des sujets importants de notre vie personnelle. Pour la seconde édition de “Á Livre Ouvert” je propose Les contes de la Bécasse de Guy de Maupassant qui décrivent sa Normandie natale, les cicatrices de la guerre franco-allemande de 1870, et les changements sociaux en France à la veille de la révolution industrielle. L’humour est présent à chaque page mais aussi une cruauté impitoyable. Nous lirons plusieurs contes à chacune de nos rencontres et, à la fin du livre, essayerons d’en trouver le fil directeur. For students with an intermediate or advanced level (CEFR B1 and above).

COURSE CODE: FRBC Sec. 01: 5 Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm. Begins Apr. 13 (meets bi-weekly) | $140

LE MONDE FRANCOPHONE: FRENCH CONVERSATION AND CULTURE Neha Coureil | French Instructor

Did you know that French is an official language in 29 countries and that the “L’organisation internationale de la francophonie” has 84 member states? Join us this winter as we travel to different parts of the world to explore the history behind “la francophonie” and get a glimpse into how the different “francophone” cultures have adapted the French language to make it their own. Along the way you will improve your listening and conversational skills, learn some new vocabulary and enjoy the cultural exposure. For students with an intermediate or advanced level (CEFR B1 and above). Every term new material and countries. COURSE CODE: FRCO Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 5-6:30pm. Begins Apr. 29 | $115

COURSE CODE: FRIC Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $255

JE SUIS D’ACCORD: LEARNING FRENCH WITH SONGS

PRONUNCIATION PRACTICE

Neha Coureil | French Instructor

Melanie Huguet | Native Speaker

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,” 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).

Just like the song by Françoise Hardy, if you agree that songs are a great way to learn French then this course is meant just for you. Every session we will listen to a couple of songs from different decades and genres. It will be an opportunity to improve your listening skills and work on your grammar. Along the way you will pick up some new vocabulary and enjoy the cultural exposure. For high beginners and above (CEFR A2 and above). COURSE CODE: FRSO Sec. 01: 4 Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm. Begins May 25 | $115

COURSE CODE: FPRO Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm. Begins May 11 | $175

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GERMAN Petra Bittner, Diana Erinna, Francesca Ferraris | Native Speakers

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 (including e-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. B E G I N NE R L E VE L 1

COURSE CODE: GRB1 Sec. 01: 4 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5-6:30pm. Begins Jun. 1 | $230

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

COURSE CODE: GRB2 Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $255 | Petra Bittner

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

COURSE CODE: GRB3 Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $255 | Petra Bittner No class Apr. 19 & May 31 Sec. 02: 9 Thursdays, 9:30-11am. Begins Apr. 8 | $255 | Diana Erinna

I N T E RME D IATE

COURSE CODE: GRIN Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $255 | Petra Bittner

ADVANCE D RE AD ING A ND CONVE RSATI ON

COURSE CODE: GRRC Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $255 | Francesca Ferraris

GERMAN BEGINNER CONVERSATION Petra Bittner | Native Speaker

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 Präteritum und Perfekt. Reinforce your basic knowledge of the structure of German, develop fluency with the past tenses, acquire new vocabulary, learn about culture, and practice with lively activities and conversations. COURSE CODE: GRBC Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 5:30-7pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $255

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. COURSE CODE: GEBB Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 9:30-11am. Begins Apr. 6 | $255

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TRAVEL IN GERMAN: VIER STÄDTE UND IHRE BERÜHMTEN BÜRGER*INNEN Petra Bittner | Native Speaker

In this class we will travel through Germany from North to South visiting the following places: Hamburg, Leipzig, Heidelberg and Augsburg. We’ll do some sightseeing (using pictures and videos), talk about important historic events, and discuss the lives of these cities’ famous sons and daughters: Johann Sebastian Bach und Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in Leipzig, Carl Bosch in Heidelberg and Berthold Brecht in Augsburg, to name but a few. This class is recommended for students with a high beginner level (CEFR A2) and above. COURSE CODE: GRSB Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 3-4:30pm. Begins Apr. 15 | $115

GERMAN CONVERSATION ABOUT LITERATURE: DER BESUCH DER ALTEN DAME Petra Bittner | Native Speaker

Der Besuch der alten Dame ist eine Tragikomödie in drei Akten des Schweizer Schriftstellers Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Die Uraufführung fand am 29. Januar 1956 in Zürich statt. Die Milliardärin Claire Zachanassian besucht die verarmte Kleinstadt Güllen, in der sie einst ihre Kindheit und Jugend als Klara Wäscher verbracht hat. Während die Einwohner auf finanzielle Unterstützung hoffen, will Claire vor allem Rache für ein altes Unrecht. In diesem Kurs lesen und diskutieren wir den Text und schauen Ausschnitte der Verfilmung. The class is recommended for students with an intermediate level (CEFR B1) and above. Required book: Der Besuch der alten Dame by Friedrich Dürrenmatt (publisher: Diogenes, ISBN: 9783257230451) COURSE CODE: DURR Sec. 01: 5 Thursdays, 3-4:30pm. Begins May 13 | $140

MODERN HEBREW CONVERSATIONS IN HEBREW: TRAVEL, INNOVATION AND HOLIDAYS IN ISRAEL Dalia Mendel | Native Speaker

Get exposed to Hebrew and practice speaking and listening by exploring Israel’s most popular cities and sites. Learn about Israel as a start up nation and its contribution to the world. Discuss how the Jewish holidays are celebrated in Israel vs. in the US, for example, Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day). Discover recipes and learn how to cook some famous Israeli food. Listen to songs and watch video clips and more. Requirement: Students should at least have attended a Hebrew Beginner Level 1 class or the equivalent and be prepared to immerse into the language. COURSE CODE: HISR Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $255

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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 experienced and educated instructors, 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 Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $255

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

COURSE CODE: ITB2 Sec. 01: 9 Fridays, 11:15am-12:45pm. Begins Apr. 9 | $255 | Elena Lori

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

COURSE CODE: ITB3 Sec. 01: 9 Fridays, 9:30-11am. Begins Apr. 9 | $255 | Elena Lori

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

COURSE CODE: ITB4 Sec. 01: 4 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4-5:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $230 | Maria Grazia Lolla

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. Please note this class requires a textbook: Storie italiane by Valeria Blasi (publisher: Alma edizioni) COURSE CODE: ITBC Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $255 | Elena Lori No class Apr. 19 & May 31

CINE-CITTÀ: SENSO: ITALIAN LITERATURE INTO FILM Maria Grazia Lolla | Native Speaker, Ph.D., University of Cambridge

We will discuss Luchino Visconti’s film Senso (1954) alongside the 19th-century novella of the same title by Camillo Boito on which the film is based. Set in Venice at the time of the Italian Risorgimento and featuring a story of betrayal where passion and politics intertwine, Visconti’s spectacular and controversial rendering asks audiences to reflect on the past and the future of Italy as a modern nation-state and a young republic. We will dedicate the first class to Boito’s 1883 novella (which will be made available in both English and Italian) and the second to Visconti’s film in the Criterion Collection version. We will discuss the two works in their historical and cultural context. Students of all levels of Italian are welcome as long as they are prepared to immerse into the language. COURSE CODE: CIVI Sec. 01: 2 Wednesdays, 6-8pm. Apr. 7 & 14 | $75

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 discuss Ad occhi chiusi (2003) by best-selling writer as well as former anti-Mafia prosecutor Gianrico Carofiglio. In this legal thriller, the defense lawyer Guido Guerrieri takes up a case of stalking and violence against women. Narrated with understated irony, as well as offering a compelling plot line the novel uniquely captures the Italian way of life and its tragedies..

DUE CHIACCHIERE E UN CAFFÈ: ADVANCED ITALIAN CONVERSATION

C O U R S E C O D E : I TG P Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-8pm. Apr. 21 | $50

Elena Lori | Native Speaker

DIAMOCI DELLE ARIE! L’ ITALIANO ATTRAVERSO L’OPERA

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. C O U R S E C O D E : I TC C Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Apr. 5 | $255 No class Apr. 19 & May 31

APERITIVO LETTERARIO: ITALIAN BOOK CLUB Elena Lori | Native Speaker

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 wine, the Italian type, of course! Intermediate Level (B1) in Italian required. Every term new books. Required book for the first meeting: La casa sull’argine (2020) by Daniela Raimondi. COURSE CODE: APLI Sec. 01: 4 Fridays, 6-7:30pm. Apr. 9 & 30, May 21, Jun. 11 | $115

Maria Felicita Fichera | Native Speaker

E’ una serie di incontri in cui sarà raccontata la storia del Teatro d’Opera Italiano attraverso le storie, le melodie e i versi che hanno reso questa pagina della Storia italiana famosa in tutto il mondo. E’ un percorso che esplorerà le origini dell’Opera, la lingua, lo sviluppo e i caratteri dell’Opera seria e dell’Opera buffa. Conosceremo i celebri Protagonisti, dal Mozart italiano a Puccini, attraverso i loro capolavori e, visitando i palcoscenici dei Teatri più importanti, ascolteremo le voci dei grandi interpreti. Recommended for intermediate and advanced level (B1 and above). Every term new material. C O U R S E C O D E : I TA R Sec. 01: 5 Mondays, 6:30-8pm. Begins Apr. 26 | $140

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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 E G I N NE R L E VE L 1

COURSE CODE: JPB1 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $255

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

COURSE CODE: JPB2 Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $255

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

COURSE CODE: JPB3 Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $255

B E G I N NE R CONVE RS AT I ON This class is designed to thoroughly review beginner level Japanese (Beginner Level 1-4 or equivalent), and exercise those learnings under practical situations. It is for students who have completed Beginner Level 1-4 classes or equivalent, who have learned Hiragana, Katakana, and have some knowledge of basic conjugations of verbs (masu-form, te-form and dictionary form) and adjectives et al. COURSE CODE: JPBC Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $255 No class Apr. 19 & May 31

KOREAN Soe Young Lee | Native Speaker

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 E G I N NE R L E VE L 1

C O U R S E C O D E : KO B 1 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $255

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

C O U R S E C O D E : KO B 3 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $255

LATIN SALVETE ROMANI: LATIN FOR BEGINNERS Joan Brunetta | M.A., Medieval Studies, University of York

Have you always been interested in Latin but never had a chance to study it? Although Latin is rarely taught nowadays, it remained the language of international communication in Europe well into the 18th century. Latin gives access not only to Classical texts, but also to more than 1000 years of texts written in Europe and North Africa since the fall of the Roman Empire. In this class, students will work on developing a core Latin vocabulary and understanding the basics of Latin grammar, with a focus on Latin’s linguistic connections to English. This class is for beginners. COURSE CODE: SRLA Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $255

POLISH Edward Mitukiewicz | Native Speaker

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. B EGINN E R L E V E L 1

COURSE CODE: PLB1 Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 7-8:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $255 No class Apr. 19 & May 31

B EGINN E R L E V E L 4

COURSE CODE: PLB4 Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 5-6:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $255 No class Apr. 19 & May 31

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 numbers 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 Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $255

B EGINN E R L E V E L 2

COURSE CODE: RUB2 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $255

B EGINN E R L E V E L 3

COURSE CODE: RUB3 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $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 Apr. 8 | $255

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SPANISH Carlos Cruz, Luis Carlos Lopez, Johana Rodriguez, 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. B E G I N NE R L E VE L 1

COURSE CODE: SPB1 Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $255 | Luz Elena Zuluaga No class Apr. 19 & May 31 Sec. 02: 9 Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $255 | Luz Elena Zuluaga

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

COURSE CODE: SPB2 Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Apr. 7 | $255 | Luz Elena Zuluaga Sec. 02: 9 Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $255 | Luz Elena Zuluaga Sec. 03: 9 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $255 | Johana Rodriguez

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

COURSE CODE: SPB3 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $255 | Carlos Cruz

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

COURSE CODE: SPB4 Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $255 | Martha de la Vega

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, 5:45-7:15pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $255 | Luis Carlos Lopez No class Apr. 19 & May 31 Sec. 02: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $255 | Carlos Cruz

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, 5:30-7pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $255 | Luz Elena Zuluaga

THE THREE GROUPS OF VERBS Luis Carlos Lopez | Native Speaker

In this class, we will focus on the conjugation and pronunciation of most common verbs in indicative, preterite (imperfect and perfect) and subjunctive (indicative). A lot of practice, fun games and exercises will allow students to express themselves in these tenses. This class is for students that have completed at least Beginner 4.

SPANISH ADVANCED CONVERSATION: EXPLORE MADRID Almudena Soriano Blázquez | Native Speaker

Madrid is a city full of history, literature, customs, culture, art and good food. All these are good ingredients to practice your Spanish language skills. In this class, we will travel virtually to places in Madrid to discover the history, read literature, listen to songs, analyze recipes and watch movie clips. You’ll participate in lively conversations, learn new idioms, have fun, and maybe prepare for a real trip to this amazing city. For students with a high intermediate or advanced level (CEFR B1+ and above). COURSE CODE: SPMA Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:30-7pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $230 No class Apr. 19 & May 31

ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATIONS IN THE PARK Jose Lopez Espinosa | Native Speaker, M.A., Spanish Literature and Linguistics Polish and practice your Spanish through engaging conversations conducted outside in parks near Harvard Square. Topics will include news from the Spanish speaking world and issues that will prompt fun and entertaining conversations. This class is recommended for advanced students (CEFR B2 and above). Meeting point: Courtyard of 56 Brattle Street. COURSE CODE: SPCP Sec. 01: 4 Fridays, 5:30-7pm. Begins Jun. 4 | $115

SPANISH ADVANCED READING AND CONVERSATION: LAS MUJERES DEL BOOM LATINOAMERICANO (PART II) Martha de la Vega | Native Speaker

El boom latinoamericano fue un movimiento literario muy importante que hizo que la literatura latinoamericana traspasara fronteras. En una generación que miraba a Europa como referente cultural, logró que Latinoamérica sintiera confianza en sí misma. Cuando pensamos en el Boom latinoamericano, pensamos en grandes autores, principalmente cuatro, principalmente hombres. Los nombres que casi nunca figuran en los recuentos del boom son los nombres de las mujeres. Ellas nunca gozaron de la misma fama. Desde hace relativamente poco se habla más de ellas. En esta clase leeremos cuentos y fragmentos de algunas de las autoras de esta época. Estos textos serán la base para comentar, conversar mucho e intercambiar opiniones. Practicaremos la comprensión de lectura y la conversación. También veremos un par de videos cortos relevantes al tema. Esta clase está destinada a alumnos avanzados. Students are welcome to join this class even if they have not attended Part I in fall. COURSE CODE: SARC Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 14 | $140

COURSE CODE: SPVR Sec. 01: 5 Mondays, 7:30-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 26 | $140

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Humanities

“Such a wonderful teacher, and a smart group of poets! This class was a highlight of my week, and I loved preparing for it, participating in it, and absorbing as much of it as I possibly could.” —DEB H., WRITING THE UNSPEAKABLE: A POETRY WORKSHOP ON GRIEF AND TRAUMA

ART HISTORY

HISTORY & CONTEMPORARY ISSUES

WOMEN’S ART OF LATE ANTIQUITY & BYZANTIUM

FROM “BETTER BABIES” TO GRAVEROBBING: PROBLEMS IN U.S. MEDICAL HISTORY

Kelse Petersen | M.A., Art History, Tufts University

Tegan Kehoe | M.A., History and Museum Studies, Tufts University

Women have created art, commissioned monuments, and sparked creative dialogues since the beginning of time, but their artistic legacies have often been neglected. Let’s travel together to Late Antiquity and the Byzantine Empire to discuss the women who fought to ensure their art would be seen for millennia. This class will explore the lives and art of powerful empresses, including Helena (mother of Constantine), Galla Placidia, Princess Anicia Juliana, and Theodora. C O U R S E C O D E : BY Z A Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $150

ART IN PARIS: 1900–1940 Susan Glassman | Ph.D., English, University of Rhode Island

Between 1900 and 1940, Paris drew artists from all over the world and became a center for creative activity. Known as the School of Paris, these included both French and émigré artists such as Picasso, Soutine, Miro, Chagall, Giacometti, Modigliani, and many other important artists working in Paris. We will also discuss major movements of art and the artists’ relationship with the historical and social background 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. C O U R S E C O D E : PA A R Sec. 01: 7 Fridays, 2-3:30pm. Begins Apr. 9 | $180

PUBLIC ART IN CAMBRIDGE Rhett Nichols | S.B. History & Criticism of Art & Architecture MIT

For art lovers of all levels. Cambridge is a treasure trove of public (outdoor!) visual art with gems throughout the city and its universities. We will look at a range of types including sculpture and contemporary art, murals, historical monuments, memorials, many types of street art, and projects like sidewalk poetry, as well as maps and resources to help you find them. This online class will include opportunities for discussion and engaging activities as fun and thought-provoking homework. Focused on Cambridge but open to students anywhere.

Can science be unbiased? Is your body yours after you die? How and when should governments control people’s behavior for the greater good? In this course, we’ll discuss episodes in medical history that have implications for medical ethics and for the role of health and the body in society more broadly. Some topics we’ll cover include eugenics, medical graverobbing, consent issues in research, and Typhoid Mary. Each class meeting will include a mix of lecture and discussion, with about 30 minutes of reading per week between sessions. All course reading materials will be provided. COURSE CODE: MEDH Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 6-8pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $250

WHITE PEOPLE CHALLENGING RACISM: MOVING FROM TALK TO ACTION — PART I Jane Appleyard Allen and Margaret Bad Warrior | 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 part 1 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: 5 Thursdays, 6-8pm. Begins Apr. 29 | $150 No class May 20

C O U R S E C O D E : PAC A Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins May 5 | $150

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ON THE TIP OF THE GOLDEN HORN: THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE (400 – 1453)

THE BACK OF BEACON HILL

Anatole Sykley | Historian and Member of the WWI Historical Society

Come explore the narrow streets, alleys, and cul-de-sacs of Beacon Hill's North Slope community. Here you'll see 200-year-old wooden dwellings built for Boston's early African-American community, not far from the residences of wealthy white progressives who also aided the anti-slavery movement. On nearby streets are the homes of 19th-century carpenters and craftsmen, and tenement apartments erected by Jewish immigrants in the first decades of the 20th century. We'll view the African Meeting House; two documented stops on the Underground Railroad; Boston's oldest surviving synagogue; a gambling parlor; and a maze of pedestrian passageways with unusual architectural features.

What was the Byzantine Empire? Do we characterize it as a part of the old Roman Empire that managed to survive an extra 1200 years than the other part which fell to the barbarians? Was it a different or new kind of civilization that evolved to become something completely unique combination of religion, politics and culture due to its strange combination of Roman and Greek ideas, language, and culture? Was its geographic location in an area of the world where the three continents of Europe, Asia and Africa meet make it special in world history? The answer is, all of the above, and more. Couple all that with the Byzantine love of gold and bureaucracy, silk and espionage, the desire of Byzantine emperors to meddle in the affairs of European, Middle-Eastern and Slavic worlds, together and its self-appointed role as guardian of civilization and Christian religion itself, makes for both fascinating as well as entertaining history that we will explore in this course. C O U R S E C O D E : BY Z N Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 3-5pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $250

THE WARS OF THE ROSES AND SHAKESPEARE Brian Bixby | Ph.D. in History, UMass Amherst

The English Wars of the Roses (1455–1485) has many colorful characters: Warwick the Kingmaker, hunchbacked Richard III (but was he?), and the vengeful fury that was Queen Margaret. Shakespeare also wrote an entire cycle of plays from Richard II onward interpreting the origins and course of the dynastic struggle at the heart of the war. This class will concentrate on the war, but will also examine Shakespeare’s plays to understand how the political situation in his lifetime made the history so interesting. Handouts and a bibliography provided. COURSE CODE: WROS Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 3-5pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $190

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, 5:30-7:30pm. May 5 | $50

SHOWING THE FLAG: THE UNITED STATES EXPLORING EXPEDITION (1838 – 1842) Brian Bixby | Ph.D. in History, UMass Amherst

The U.S. Ex. Ex., as it was sometimes called, was an attempt by the United States to proclaim its status as a world power by circumnavigating the globe, while conducting scientific and political investigations. It was saddled with an irascible commander, became mired in political controversy, and all but vanished from U.S. history as a result. But it serves as a fascinating window on the world of its times.

Charles Bahne | Boston Historian

C O U R S E C O D E : B E AC Sec. 01: Saturday, 1-3pm. Jun. 5 | $50

WORLD WAR I: ITS IMPACT ON SOCIETY, CULTURE, AND PHILOSOPHY Anatole Sykley | Historian and Member of the WWI Historical Society The First World War consumed most of the countries of the world in a gigantic struggle that cost more than 40 million people dead or wounded. Much has been made of its causes, and much has been written about the deadly campaigns and battles. Was there a conspiracy to start the conflict? And was it a war by nation-states ruled by monarchs who mostly ended up being deposed? In this class, we will examine how artists—poets, writers, musicians, and painters—reacted to the horror and destruction, along with how philosophers and political thinkers rethought ideas of government and morality. In examining the cultural legacies of World War I, we will see how our own ideas about society and history have indeed been changed forever as a result and how and why it was mostly democracies, not monarchies, who went to war. COURSE CODE: W WIC Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 3-5pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $250 No class Apr. 19 & May 31

THE GREAT CONSPIRACY OF 1914: WHO (OR WHAT) STARTED WORLD WAR I? Anatole Sykley | Historian and Member of the WWI Historical Society

History generally attributes the start of World War I to the unexpected assassination of a Catholic Austrian Archduke by an Eastern Orthodox Serbian in a mostly Islamic province. However, what happened next leads to further questions about the Great War. This class will examine several historical theories, looking at the European imperial forces of France and the United Kingdom, the machinations of the Russian and Ottoman Empires, and a whole bunch of exiled revolutionaries, anarchists, communists, and marginalized ethnic groups. In reviewing old and new theories, we will leave your mind open to the question: who or what started World War I? COURSE CODE: 1914 Sec. 01: Tuesday, 3-5pm. Jun. 8 | $50

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JANE AUSTEN AND BEETHOVEN: CULTURAL CONTEMPORARIES Anatole Sykley | Historian and Member of the WWI Historical Society

The novels of Jane Austen are full of early 19th century English upper-class romances and other intrigues. But Austen’s novels also talk almost as much about the importance of being cultured and entertained. Music was an important part of the life of Jane Austen’s characters, and of Austen herself. Contemporaneously but far away, Beethoven was composing his symphonies. In addition to his symphonies, he composed music that ordinary people with moderate musical skills might play in their salons or drawing rooms, often consisting of sonatas and popular folk songs. What kind of music did Jane Austen (and ipso-facto, her characters) know? What were the “hit tunes” that young people discuss and play for each other in Jane Austen’s day? Join us for a short romp into popular musical culture with a literary bent. C O U R S E C O D E : AU B E Sec. 01: Tuesday, 3-5pm. Jun. 1 | $50

LITERATURE MEET AGATHA CHRISTIE’S PARTNERS IN CRIME: TOMMY & TUPPENCE BERESFORD Olga Turcotte | Jungian Consultant and Instructor

The Beresfords are young and audacious. Unlike Miss Marple and Poirot, they are quite restless and at times a little reckless, and like the rest of us, they age with time. At Blunt International Detective Agency, their slogan is “Any Case Solved in 24 Hours” but can they really deliver? Join us to read their sundry adventures and cases, which are full of danger and mischief. Please acquire “Partners in Crime” ISBN 978-0-06-207436-2 by William Morrow Paperbacks. COURSE CODE: BLNT Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 1-2:30pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $180

EDITH WHARTON: HOUSE OF MIRTH AND AGE OF INNOCENCE Margery Sabin | Lorraine Chiu Wang Professor of English Emerita

Born into New York high society in 1862, Edith Wharton drew on her background to present closely observed, emotionally rich fiction. In The House of Mirth (1905) she recounts Lily Bart’s unhappy struggle to secure her place in the aggressively materialistic American society. In The Age of Innocence (1920) she tells a poignant story of thwarted love, made into a brilliant film by Martin Scorsese. Wharton’s life and art dramatize the emerging importance of female perspectives in the early 20th century. COURSE CODE: EDIT Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 10:30am-12pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $240

THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV

Paul Karpuck | Emeritus Professor, Central Connecticut State

Fyodor Dostoevsky, one of the world’s great writers, was a consummate literary craftsman, philosopher, religious thinker, moralist, psychologist, and even a prophet. The Brothers Karamazov is his crowning achievement, a grand synthesis of the ideas he developed while penning several other acknowledged masterpieces. Like Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov is a tightly-woven murder mystery, a meticulously constructed work of literary architecture,and a profound philosophical treatise. COURSE CODE: KARA Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $240 28

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YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN THE ERA OF LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN ON PAGE 41 ENGLISH SHORT STORIES Susan Glassman | Ph.D., English, University of Rhode Island

Join us in reading short story masterpieces by a variety of both well-known and lesser known English authors. These include Anthony Trollope, Rudyard Kipling, Aldous Huxley, P. G. Wodehouse, and other important writers who demonstrate skill in characterizing the human condition. We will analyze themes, characters, settings, symbolism, and style, as well as look at contemporary interpretations, which will lead to lively discussions. For the first class please read D.H. Lawrence’s “The Man Who Loved Islands” in English Short Stories, edited by A. S. Byatt (ISBN 978-0-19956160-5). COURSE CODE: ENGL Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 10:30-11:45am. Begins Apr. 6 | $230 Sec. 02: 8 Tuesdays, 2-3:15pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $230

POETRY TO SAVE THE WORLD Ravi Shankar | Professor, Author of Correctional, Pushcart Prizewinning Poet

One of the highlights of President Biden’s inauguration was a stunning poem “The Hill We Climb” by Amanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history. In this course, we will look at the role poetry has played over time in helping heal and catalyze social change. We will consider historical and international work, like Bengali poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, Urdu poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Russian poet Anna Akhmatova, Chinese poet Bei Dao, and Persian poet Forugh Farrokhzad. We will consider Anglo-American poet W.H. Auden’s contention that, “a poet, qua poet, has only one political duty, namely, in his own writing to set an example of the correct use of his mother tongue which is always being corrupted.” What is correctness and what is corruption, and how do these ideas help provide poetry with the power to communicate to large audiences and can provide collective medicine for difficult times? C O U R S E C O D E : S AV E Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $270

SELF-EXPLORATION THROUGH LITERATURE Jane Katims | M.Ed., Author, Dancing on a Slippery Floor

Certain fictional characters seem as real as our friends and adversaries, because their authors write with insight and intuition about human emotions. By examining our unique reactions to stories, we achieve increased self-understanding. We’ll use contemporary works as points of departure as we ask ourselves: What are our feelings and attitudes about the story characters and memoirists? What do these emotional responses reveal about ourselves and the wider world? Students will be asked to read approximately 60 pages per week. Please buy or locate the following books: The Night in Question by Tobias Wolff; To Be a Man by Nicole Krauss, and Fabrications: New and Selected Stories by Pamela Painter. Before the first class, please read for our discussion, the following stories in The Night in Question: “Powder,” “The Life of the Body,” and “Flyboys.” COURSE CODE: WTSE Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 12-1:30pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $240


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WRITING NONFICTION

MEMORIES, STORIES, REFLECTIONS: AN ONGOING PROJECT IN LIFE STORY WRITING Kendall Dudley | kendalldudley.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 mightily to our next book of writings of which there are 60 volumes already. C O U R S E C O D E : AU TO Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 1-3pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $240

MEETING YOUR PAIN IN WORDS: A WRITING WORKSHOP FOR PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC PAIN Rebecca Gray | Instructor

Chronic Pain—from specific trauma, chronic illness, or other unspecified illnesses—causes pain that is unending and, in some cases, constant. Living with this constantly uncomfortable sensation can lead to deep misery, but it can also open up a trove of curiosity. In writing our pain, we learn about it. In expressing its story, we gain agency. Genre, like pain, is not always neatly labeled. By mixing and mutating genre—from personal essay to poetry to experimental writing—we will get closer to intimating our lived experiences. In this workshop, you will begin crafting your story in whichever genre best expresses itself. C O U R S E C O D E : PA I N Sec. 01: 4 Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm. Begins Apr. 21 | $120

LIVING STORIES Don Gervich | Ed.D., Editor/Writing Coach, editorboston.com

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: 8 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $225

REIMAGINING THE WRITING YOU ARE TO DO: NEW SHOES FOR WRITERS Kendall Dudley | kendalldudley.com

You may think of yourself as a memoirist, non-fiction writer, short story writer, poet, journal keeper, blogger, or novelist. What if you dropped the boundaries between types and styles of writing? What themes, content, imagery, knowledge bases, energy, and degrees of personal involvement might emerge? Are you looking for a fresh perspective on how you evolve your writing life? We’ll experiment with breaking molds and crossover writing, accessing new themes and imagery, and seeing what forms may be opened to you. COURSE CODE: MOLD Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-1pm. May 1 | $75

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 Times 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 the use of pungent and telling detail. COURSE CODE: WREP Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 10-11:30am. Begins Apr. 7 | $255 sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 3:15-4:45pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $255

INVITATION TO MEMOIR Beverly Simon | Writer

Looking for a way to make a fresh start or take your memoir writing to a new level? This class will focus on writing practice as we delve into memory and recurring themes. Writing from stillness, we’ll seek the depth of our expression. We’ll read our work aloud and respond with kind attention. Come to 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: 8 Fridays, 10am-12pm. Begins Apr. 9 | $240

BOOK PUBLISHING 101 Lee Gjertsen Malone | Journalist, Editor and Author

Did you finally finish your novel, memoir, or non-fiction book while stuck at home in 2020? Wondering how to take the next steps on your journey to becoming a published author? Join author Lee Gjertsen Malone for a discussion of publishing options, finding an agent and publisher for your work, and avoiding pitfalls, as well as an opportunity to write and refine your book pitch. COURSE CODE: LISH Sec. 01: 2 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Apr. 13 & 20 | $75

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BLACKSMITH HOUSE POETRY SERIES: SPRING 2021 Readings currently take place virtually on Zoom on Mondays at 7:15pm. Admission is $3. Register at ccae.org/blacksmithpoetry. Founded in 1973, the awardwinning Blacksmith House Poetry Series features established and emerging writers of poetry and fiction. The series is named after the Blacksmith House at 56 Brattle Street, site of the village smithy and spreading chestnut tree of Longfellow’s 1839 poem “The Village Blacksmith.” Andrea Cohen Director

Ron Spaletta & Daniel Grover Assistants to the Director Gail Mazur Founding Director

FEBRUARY 22

MARCH 29

Denise Bergman reads from her new collection, The Shape of the Keyhole, with Katherine Hollander, whose debut poetry collection is My German Dictionary.

Zachary Schomburg reads from his new poetry collection, Fjords v2, with Yonah Harvey, author of You Don't Have To Go To Mars for Love.

MARCH 1

Khaled Mattawa reads from his latest poetry collection, Fugitive Atlas, with Randall Mann, whose latest book is A Better Life.

Natalie Shapero, whose latest collection is Popular Longing, reads with Rebecca Morgan Frank, author of Oh You Robot Saints!

MARCH 8 Christian Wiman reads from Survival is a Style, with Andrea Cohen, whose new poetry collection is Everything.

MARCH 22 New Voices: Emerging Writers

An evening of poetry with Selma Asotic, Sarah Audsley, Chibuihe Obi, and Heather Treseler. 30

APRIL 5

APRIL 12 Yusef Komunyakaa reads from his new collection, Everyday Mojo Songs of Earth: New and Selected Poems.

MAY 3 Jennifer Militello reads from her new poetry collection, The Pact, with Tim Liardet, whose most recent collection is Arcimboldo’s Bulldog: New and Selected Poems.

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POETRY

WRITING THE UNSPEAKABLE: A POETRY WORKSHOP ON GRIEF AND TRAUMA Frannie Lindsay | Author, of The Snow’s Wife

Writing an honest poem about grief is a little like performing surgery. You can’t be squeamish. You have to roll up your sleeves, scrub in. Your emotions must stay out of the OR. In this workshop, we will examine things and then name them. We will investigate the musculature of difficult poems that stay with us. Participants will come to recognize the innate strengths of their own and others’ individual voices. We will become familiar with the instruments—aesthetic and instinctual— needed to write plain-spoken, accessible poems about our toughest subjects. COURSE CODE: RAIN Sec. 01: 8 Fridays, 6-9pm. Begins Apr. 9 | $270

THE WORLD IN A MOMENT: AN INTRODUCTION TO THREE JAPANESE HAIKU MASTERS Jeanne Martin | Ed. D., Teacher Poet and Retreat Leader

This course will introduce you to the three Japanese Haiku Masters credited with developing the strong yet delicate poetry form of haiku. Basho, the Zen Buddhist; Buson, the sensitive painter of daily life, and Issa, the master of the overlooked detail and small creatures. We will learn about each poet, their life and times, read many of their haiku poems, and try our hands at writing using their teaching advice made into easy prompts. Everyone is invited to this fun and supportive course. COURSE CODE: BASO Sec. 01: 3 Wednesdays, 3-5pm. Begins May 5 | $120

POETRY CHAPBOOK WORKSHOP Amanda Rouillard | Creative Writer Instructor

Have you ever had a dream of creating your own poetry chapbook? This workshop will help you to write, edit and produce one over the course of 8 weeks. With a push in the right direction, you’ll be on the road to creating something that truly expresses who you are. COURSE CODE: CHAP Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7-8pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $140 No Class Apr. 19 & May 31

DEVELOPMENT & DISCOVERY: A POETRY CLASS D. Parkison | Poet

Development and Discovery is a course designed to introduce students to formal innovations and unique approaches to the writing of poetry. We will not decide between experimental and formal verse. Instead, we will consider both traditions to best express the ideas and feelings of motivating our work. Readings from contemporary luminaries like Jericho Brown, Danez Smith, Linda Gregerson, and Robert Hass will be considered alongside Whitman, Dickinson, Blake, Wordsworth, and others. What animates poetry? How do we animate our own? This will be our task. COURSE CODE: DDDD Sec. 01: 8 Fridays, 7-8:30pm. Begins Apr. 9 | $225

LEARNING FROM CORNELIUS EADY: A POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP Tom Daley | Educator

Whether musing over Miles Davis or Billie Holiday, or staking a poetic position against racist bigotry, Cornelius Eady makes his mark with a vigorous imagination and a gift for searing verses. Participants in the workshop can bring poems on any subject. The optional exercises, based on Eady’s poetry, include writing about confronting prejudice; writing an elegiac poem inspired by a photograph; writing imaginatively about dance; writing about a troubled and beloved performer; writing a poem in the voice of someone invented to call attention away from the real perpetrator of a crime; and writing about the radio. C O U R S E C O D E : E A DY Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $240

FICTION

FICTION WRITING 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, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $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 Apr. 7 | $240

DEVELOPING AUTHENTIC CHARACTERS Jane Katims | M.Ed., Author, Dancing on a Slippery Floor

The writing of a story, novel, or memoir often begins with the creation of authentic characters — ones who are believable and compelling. How do these characters move? How do they speak? Are they shown alone? If not, how do they operate in relation to other characters? Exercises and discussions will propel us into our writing. We’ll explore aspects of craft (i.e. point-of-view, narrative structure, and vivid detail) which contribute to effective story writing. Please buy or locate the following books: The Night in Question by Tobias Wolff; To Be a Man by Nicole Krauss; and Fabrications: New and Selected Stories by Pamela Painter. Before the first class, please read for our discussion, the following stories in the collection The Night in Question: “Powder,” “The Life of the Body,” and “Flyboys.” COURSE CODE: CRCH Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $240

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WRITING WORKSHOP: LINKED SHORT STORIES Rosalie Davis | M.L.A. in Humanities, Harvard University

From Hemingway’s In Our Time to Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Interpreter of Maladies, the linked short story collection is an enduring and elastic American genre. Offering prose writers an open, intuitive form to build up a composite work of discrete narratives, these “novels in stories” tend to unfold chronologically and are strongly linked to a place. This workshop will introduce students to the genre as readers and move quickly to support them as writers. The first writing assignment will be to draft one stand-alone short story. After review and feedback, students will be asked to develop a second story, which enriches, continues, responds to, and—in some way—belongs with the first. For the first class, read two stories from a linked short story collection of your choice, and consider how they relate to one another. Registered students will be sent a list of suggested titles a week before class begins. C O U R S E C O D E : S H OT Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $225 No class Apr. 19 & May 31

INTRODUCTION TO WRITING CHILDREN’S BOOKS Lee Gjertsen Malone | Journalist, Editor and Author

Have you always wanted to write a children’s book? Join Lee Gjertsen Malone, author of middle-grade novels The Last Boy At St. Edith’s and Camp Shady Crook (both published by Simon & Schuster), to learn the ins and outs of writing books for kids of all ages, including a look at the different types of children’s books; how to develop the right voice for a kid’s story; and various strategies for tackling plot. The class will include both reading and writing exercises and an opportunity to get valuable feedback on your work. COURSE CODE: TYKE Sec. 01: 2 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Apr. 22 & 29 | $100

FOUND IN TRANSLATION: WRITING ACROSS DIFFERENCES Marika Preziuso | Associate Professor of World Literature at MassArt I have crossed an ocean I have lost my tongue From the root of the old one A new one has strung (Grace Nichols)

In Found in Translation, we will read poetry and short stories by contemporary writers who move swiftly and unapologetically across languages, translate themselves, and intentionally code-switch. We will then respond creatively to these readings by stretching the contours of our writing practice, and experiment with English and every other language we feel drawn to. We will take seriously the original meaning of the prefix “trans” as “across”, and create new writing at the intersections of ethnic and cultural identities (we all have these!), personal and world histories, native and adopted languages, rooted and grafted homes. C O U R S E C O D E : AC R O Sec. 01: Friday, 5-7pm. May 14 | $45

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STAGE SCREEN AND MORE FILM CLUB DISCUSSION Thomas Meek | Writer

For this four-week session, you’ll watch two films each week and join classmates for a lively discussion lead by Tom Meek, Cambridge Day film editor and member of the Boston Society of Film Critics. Two films will be assigned each week (assignment will be given out before the first meeting). Films will be selected from what’s available on Amazon (may require rental) and Netflix (membership). Selections will ideally be one recently released film, and one related film (by filmmaker, theme, social issue etc.). Cinephiles and casual viewers welcomed alike. COURSE CODE: PICS Sec. 01: 4 Mondays, 5:45-7:45pm. Begins May 3 | $140

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. C O U R S E C O D E : P LW R Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 7-9pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $270

INTRODUCTION TO SCREENWRITING FOR MOVIES, TV, THEATER, AND MULTIMEDIA Andrew Osborne | Screenwriter, baitshop.org

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 the 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, 7-9pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $270 No class Apr. 19 & May 31


Visual Arts & Crafts

“I loved Bryan [Ramey]’s energy and ability to focus us all virtually. Bryan had a great 2-camera setup and knew how to manage Zoom very well.” —JACLYN P., WATERCOLOR AND PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION

Many of our art classes require students to purchase materials. A link to the supply list can also be found in the class description at ccae.org and in the registration confirmation email.

DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING BEGINNER DRAWING Jeremy Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com

A carefully planned series of exercises will introduce the beginner to the following elements of observational drawing: perspective, composition, light values, and contour. Students will begin by learning how to accurately measure and observe objects and the world around us. Classes will include instructor demonstrations and exercises in contour drawing, tonal drawing, and gesture drawing with plenty of time to practice in class and receive feedback from the instructor. COURSE CODE: DRBA Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $300 Sec. 02: 9 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $300

CAN’T DRAW? WHO SAYS? Ellen Stutman | Artist, ellenstutman.com

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: 10 Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $250

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

This class will build students’ skills of observing and drawing the human figure. Using photographic figure resources, instructor demonstrations, and some sessions with a live clothed model, we will create an understanding of basic drawing elements such as line, form, gesture, and composition. COURSE CODE: DRFH Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $370

METAMORPHIC DRAWING YoAhn Han | Assistant Professor at MassArt, yoahnhan.com

Move beyond the fundamentals and break out of your comfort zone by exploring observational and abstract concepts with non-traditional drawing methods. Experiment with wet and dry media on paper while challenging form, shape, composition, and special relationships. Demonstrations, critiques, and virtual gallery visits bring your work to a more intriguing level. This class is designed for students that want to continue to refine their skills in the medium and refresh their understanding of concepts. The first half of this class focuses on drawing and moves into wet mediums of the students’ choice. COURSE CODE: MEMD Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $210 No class Apr. 19 & May 31

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DIGITAL DRAWING WITH PROCREATE Corey Corcoran | Artist and Illustrator, coreycorcoran.com

Discover the versatility, convenience, and limitless potential of digital drawing. Using an iPad, students will explore the award-winning app Procreate to make expressive drawings, colorful designs, and rich digital paintings. Through short assignments and exercises, students will be introduced to the software and will have the opportunity to build on their artistic interests as the class progresses. Comfort using an iPad and some drawing experience is preferred. Students need to own or purchase an iPad, Apple Pencil, and the Procreate app; see supply list online and in the registration confirmation email for details. COURSE CODE: DDRA Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $210

DRAWING AND PAINTING CAT AND DOG PORTRAITS Eric Bornstein | M.L.A., Harvard, Artist

Portrait drawing and painting enhances and supports deep seeing into another living being. This process bridges our differences and can create enhanced intimacy with non-human species. In this class, we will focus on painting and drawing portraits of special cats and dogs in our lives, so we will celebrate their faces and names to help tell their stories whether they are still with us or passed on. We will also create a Facebook group and have an online exhibit of our works. COURSE CODE: PETP Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $210

SKETCHBOOK SERIES Bryan Ramey | Artist, artbyramey.com

It doesn’t take much to draw. While your surroundings may seem claustrophobic from being indoors during this time, that just means you might need a different point of view. In this class we will discuss different drawing techniques and how to look at our surroundings in new and interesting perspectives. Elements of composition, line quality and some playfulness will combine to bring out the “reclusive artist” in you. C O U R S E C O D E : S KC H Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $175

BEGINNER OIL PAINTING Jeremy Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com

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PORTRAIT DRAWING FROM HOME: WEEKLONG INTENSIVE Nicholas Mancini | Artist, namancini.com

Using pencil and charcoal we will create representational portraits using various approaches, including the use of master copies, photographs, and ending with self-portrait. Attention to traditional drawing fundamentals (i.e. line, shape, value, mark) will be stressed. Some drawing experience is recommended. COURSE CODE: PORH Sec. 01: Monday through Thursday, 6-9pm. Jun. 7-10 | $175

DRAWING THE LANDSCAPE IN COLOR Gillian Frazier | Artist, gillianfrazier.com

This is an opportunity to improve your skills in order to draw the landscape. You will work from reference photos and from nature when drawing. You will be introduced to basic drawing concepts through different weekly assignments, including shape, line, atmospheric perspective and color with assignments and instructor demonstrations. Various mediums will be explored such as pencils, colored pencils, oil pastels, pastels, and mixed media. COURSE CODE: DLAN Sec. 01: 7 Tuesdays, 4-6pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $190

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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. C O U R S E C O D E : PA P P Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6-9pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $350 No class Apr. 19 & May 31

PAINTING ABSTRACT ART: ALL LEVELS Rachel DeLuca | Painter

Abstract art covers a vast amount of different art making styles and strategies. This mixed-level 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. More advanced students will be guided on independent projects. COURSE CODE: ABAL Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $250

INTRODUCTION TO GOUACHE PAINTING Julia Luft | Artist, julialuft.com

Join us for an introduction to gouache painting. In this class you will learn about the properties and mechanics of this flexible medium while exploring your own personal voice and visual language. We will investigate different ways this paint can be used through observational, imaginary, and abstract imagery. All levels welcome! C O U R S E C O D E : G O UA Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $210


Visual Arts & Crafts

TOOLS & TECHNIQUES FOR PAINTING: WASHES, GLAZES, AND IMPASTO

MINDFULNESS AND CREATIVITY

Clare Asch | Artist

Pablo Picasso once said, “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.� Art and creativity as a practice of coping with stress and creating more happiness in our lives is accessible to all regardless of skill or experience. In this course, we will learn multiple forms of creative activities for relaxation, dealing with emotions, and expressing gratitude. Exercises will focus on art and creativity as a process, rather than a finished product or the technical aspects of art. We will engage in multiple forms of creativity such as drawing, painting, collage, mandalas, and journaling. No art experience required.

In this online class, we will explore various painting methods from thin washes and glazes to thick impasto. Classes will include demonstrations with step-by-step instructions in the use of the various techniques, examples of artists who use these techniques, a lot of hands-on practice, and feedback from the instructor. We will also focus on color, line, shading, and composition while working from still life setups, landscapes, and abstractions. Participants can choose to use either oil paint or acrylic paint, and the supply lists will specify the materials needed for both. COURSE CODE: PTEC Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 6-8pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $210

MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE Natalia Slattery | Artist, nataliaslattery.com

This eight-week workshop is an introduction to the world of collage and mixed-media art-making. Collage is one of the most accessible and freeing artistic mediums. With a creative eye, nearly anything in your home can become a material for expression. In this class, we will look to collage artists throughout history and the world around us for inspiration. Through in-class demonstrations, students will learn a myriad of collage techniques, including cut-paper, 3-D collage, and creating collagraphs for press-free printmaking. C O U R S E C O D E : M I XC Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $210

BULLET JOURNALING Kirsten Swartz | Artist

Bullet journals are customizable agendas, calendars, to-do lists, and diaries for anyone interested in a creative outlet to practice mindfulness, organize your thoughts, and plan your time. This class will go through the basic symbols and yearly, monthly, and daily spreads to get you started, then move into trackers for habits, moods, birthdays, etc., as well as more complex designs. Throughout the class we will cover some tools and art techniques you can use to embellish your journal such as calligraphy and hand lettering, pen and ink drawing, using color with colored pencils, watercolor pens, or watercolors, paper cutting, and collage. Learn how to track healthy habits, make new goals, and create a beautiful and functional journal that is customized for you. C O U R S E C O D E : B LTJ Sec. 01: 3 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jun. 3 | $85

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, 12-4pm. Jun. 12 | $90

Jhilam Sanyal | Artist

COURSE CODE: MDCR Sec. 01: 3 Saturdays, 1-3:30pm. Begins May 1 | $120

MINDFULNESS AND INTUITIVE ART Jhilam Sanyal | Artist

Art as a mindfulness practice and the act of intuitively painting or drawing is a practice accessible to all regardless of art experience or skill. This class will introduce mindfulness practices utilizing art for stress relief, establishing a connection with your heart and innate creativity, and incorporating creative practice into your daily life. The class will focus on mindfulness and art as process rather than a finished product or the technical aspects of art. Activities will include guided meditations and instructor led exercises to aid the student in discovering their own, unique natural creativity. Students will also have the opportunity to use their own art supplies and experiment with mediums of their choice. No art experience required. COURSE CODE: MDIA Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-8pm. May 26 | $50

DRAWING WITH A KNIFE: PAPER CUT ART Peter Zierlein | Artist, peterozierlein.com

This class offers an introduction to the history and various regional styles of paper cutting. Students will learn about the tools and techniques involved in creating paper cut art, design with paper shapes in 2D and 3D, learn to differentiate the intricacies of symmetrical design, and to apply paper cut art in commercial and fine art contexts. In-class demonstrations and exercises will explore the applications of paper cut art for illustration, decoration, stenciling, light projection, and fine art. COURSE CODE: PCUT Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 6-8pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $210 No class Apr. 19 & May 31

STENCIL PRINTING Peter Zierlein | Artist, peterozierlein.com

In this class, we will discuss and practice stencil cutting and printing techniques and various stencil applications. You will learn how to cut single-, two-, and multi-colored stencils from photo references and free hand drawing as well as how to use spray paint, brush-stenciling, and roller-stenciling. Using combinations of techniques and materials, you can create posters, figurative illustrations, abstract illustrations, pattern applications, art books, and more. COURSE CODE: STEN Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 6-8pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $210

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PRINTMAKING WITHOUT A PRESS Selma Bromberg, Kelly Slater, Laura Sheffield | Artists

Begin (or continue!) your printmaking practice in this online class. This class will be divided into 3 parts, each led by a different instructor, and will explore different printmaking techniques including relief printmaking, monotype printing, and more. Using demonstrations, inspiring examples, and other resources, we will practice our skills and share our work in a relaxed and creative atmosphere. No previous art experience required, only a curiosity about printmaking. Each term, techniques will be introduced and expanded on. A detailed supply list for each class session will be sent to students before the class begins. COURSE CODE: PRWP Sec. 01: 7 Fridays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 16 | $200

AQUA EFFIGIES: THE PORTRAIT IN WATERCOLOR Bryan Ramey | Artist, artbyramey.com

In this workshop, we will explore the portrait in the inspirational medium of watercolor. We will discuss how to approach the portrait, proportions and structure of the head. The instructor, Bryan Ramey, will explain how he approaches watercolor by breaking down color choices, compositions, and values of light/shadow in order to construct a solid foundation for the painting. The instructor will demonstrate how to put a portrait together from start to finish using both realistic and abstract techniques. We will finish the day with everyone working through a portrait from planning to completion. Basic watercolor experience is recommended but not required. C O U R S E C O D E : WA P P Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-2pm. May 8 | $100

WATERCOLOR IMMERSION Nicholas Mancini | Artist, namancini.com

Spend a full day immersed in this beloved art form in this workshop that will cover the fundamentals. 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. Please see the supply list for recommended materials, but students are welcome to use any supplies they already have or would rather use. This class will take a 1-hour break at noon. C O U R S E C O D E : WAT B Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-3pm. May 22 | $100

WATERCOLOR Bryan Ramey | Artist, artbyramey.com

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: 8 Thursdays, 10am-12pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $210

WATERCOLOR AND PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION 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: 8 Thursdays, 1-3pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $210 36

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MULTIMEDIA DESIGNING A LOGO IN ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR Natalia Slattery | Artist, nataliaslattery.com

Adobe Illustrator is a powerful tool for creating vector illustrations that can be used in a myriad of ways. In this class, students will learn the basics of Illustrator through demonstrations and the hand-on experience of creating a logo. We will also discuss the principles of logo design and look at examples for inspiration. This class is geared toward Illustrator beginners, but students who are looking to grow or refresh their skills are also welcome! COURSE CODE: LOGO Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-9pm. Apr. 21 | $75

CREATING A FLYER IN ADOBE INDESIGN Natalia Slattery | Artist, nataliaslattery.com

Whether you are printing flyers for an event or creating social media graphics for your business, Adobe InDesign allows creators to easily work with both images and text. In this class, students will learn the basics of InDesign through demonstrations and the hands-on experience of designing an event flyer. This class is geared toward InDesign beginners, but students who are looking to grow or refresh their skills are also welcome! COURSE CODE: INDE Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-9pm. May 12 | $75

DIGITAL COLLAGE: CREATING COMPOSITE IMAGES IN ADOBE PHOTOSHOP Natalia Slattery | Artist, nataliaslattery.com

In this class, students will learn how to collage together images from different sources to create creative works of digital art. Students will learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop through demonstrations, examples, and hands-on practice. This class is geared toward Photoshop beginners, but students who are looking to grow or refresh their Photoshop skills are also welcome! COURSE CODE: DIGC Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-9pm. Jun. 9 | $75

INTRO TO VIDEO EDITING WITH ADOBE PREMIERE Cambridge Community Television | cctvcambridge.org

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. Disclaimer: Students will be expected to have a subscription to Adobe Premiere Pro. Please see the supply list in the section description or registration confirmation email for more details about purchasing a subscription. This class is hosted by Cambridge Community Television. COURSE CODE: ADPR Sec. 01: 2 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Apr. 20 & 27 | $80


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

FIGURE DRAWING

PAINTING OUT THE WINDOW

Brett Gamache | Artist & Art Instructor, brettgamache.com

Jeremy Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com

COURSE CODE: FDIQ Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 2-5pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $325 No class Apr. 19 & May 31

COURSE CODE: PWIN Sec. 01: 5 Thursdays, 9am-12:30pm. Begins May 20 | $270

This virtual class will use a combination of digital figure resources, video lessons, and weekly assignments 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 may also include still life, landscape, portraiture, and human anatomy. This is a virtual class but will not meet on Zoom at a specific time each week. Your instructor will email you directly to provide more information with weekly lessons.

PAINTING FOUNDATIONS: PROJECTS AT HOME Jeremy Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com

You will be guided through a series of foundational color experiments involving personal still life setups. Learn the fundamentals of oil painting in this intensive, structured developmental painting program. We’ll stress visual language elements such as composition, observational measurement, values, space, and mark-making. In addition, we’ll utilize a series of limited palettes to build strength and understanding of color theory and color mixing. Oil paint is the preferred medium, but students who are comfortable using acrylic or gouache are welcome to do so. COURSE CODE: PFPH Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 9am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $390

PAINTING THE INTERIOR Jeremy Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com

This class will explore the complex subject of painting an interior space. We will work one step at a time from direct observation, beginning with drawing and color studies and using these to inform a larger final painting. Our goal is to better understand how to capture light and perspective in this complicated environment. Can be paired with Painting Out the Window for a 2-part course. Experience in drawing and painting in oil or acrylic is required. Oil paint is the preferred medium, but students who are comfortable using acrylic are welcome to do so.

This class will study the beautiful and complex space we see while gazing through a window. This might be a landscape featuring a windowsill, or the light streaming into a beloved room. We will use drawing and color studies to experiment with ways of seeing this space, and these studies will inform a larger final painting. Can be taken independently or as a second part to Painting the Interior. Experience with drawing and painting in oil or acrylic is required. Oil paint is the preferred medium, but students who are comfortable using acrylic are welcome to do so.

PAINTING OUTDOORS ON THE NORTH SHORE Brett Gamache | Artist & Art Instructor, brettgamache.com

Join us for a plein air landscape painting class along the North Shore’s seacoast with locations including Gloucester, Rockport, and Ipswich. Topics covered include: setting up, beginning a painting, composition, mixing color, creating space, and capturing light. Students are asked to bring materials (paints, brushes, portable easel, canvas) as well as a mask. Oil painting is the preferred medium, some painting experience is required. This class will meet in-person outdoors. Students are asked to wear a mask throughout the class and follow Massachusetts state guidelines regarding physical distancing. COURSE CODE: PONS Sec. 01: 5 Fridays, 9am-1pm. Begins Apr. 30 | $300

PAINTING ON THE CHARLES Jeremy Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com

Join us for a (safe physically distanced) plein air landscape painting class along the Charles River in Cambridge, MA. This class is for the beginner as well as the more advanced painter. Topics covered include: setting up, beginning a painting, composition, mixing color, creating space, and capturing light. Students are asked to bring materials (paints, brushes, portable easel, canvas) as well as a mask. COURSE CODE: LPCH Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 9am-1pm. Begins Apr. 28 | $300

COURSE CODE: PINT Sec. 01: 5 Thursdays, 9am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $270

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CRAFTS INTERMEDIATE KNITTING Kirsten Swartz | Artist

If you’re looking to build confidence in your knitting ability and add more stitches and techniques to your toolbox, this is the class for you! After a brief refresher of the basics (casting on, binding off, knitting, and purling), we will go through more complex knitting techniques like fair isle knitting, lace, cables, felting, and knitting in the round. With the skills you learn in this class you will be able to make socks, sweaters, hats, mittens, and more. Take your knitting to the next level! COURSE CODE: KNIT Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $175

SHIBORI TIE-DYE WORKSHOP Lena Borovci | Costume Designer, lenaborovci.com/

Join us for an introductory workshop exploring the basics of shibori! Shibori is a traditional Japanese resist dye technique that uses 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 have up to 2 yards of fabric, or kitchen towels, a t-shirt, a scarf or pillowcase; the dye process works best on white, pre-washed, 100% cotton fabrics. A full supply list will be provided prior to the class.

STAINED GLASS AT HOME Michel L’Huillier | Stained Glass and Fusing Artist

In the comfort of your home, create a stained glass panel with guidance provided during synchronous and asynchronous classes. All the tools needed will be provided to you along with supplies necessary for one large 12” x 18” stained glass panel. You will meet online on Zoom weekly with your instructor for a step by step demonstration, basic skill-building, and troubleshooting, if necessary. You’ll have access to short videos of your instructor demonstrating the different processes. You will be provided with a simple geometric stained glass pattern along with glass bevels and a choice of 6 glass sheets to create your own original stained glass window. The window will be framed with precut zinc channels for you to proudly display your masterpiece. The kit, including the tools and glass, costs $285 and you must pay the fee directly to the instructor after you register. Instructions for purchasing the kit and choosing the glass options will be emailed to you. The kit will be available for pickup at CCAE at 42 Brattle Street on Saturday, April 3, 10am-12pm. Please register by March 24 to ensure the instructor can secure supplies for your kit. C O U R S E C O D E : S TG H Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 6-7pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $105 Materials Kit Pickup at CCAE: Saturday, 10am-12pm Apr. 3

COURSE CODE: SHIB Sec. 01: Saturday, 2-4pm. May 15 | $50

WOOD CARVING WITH SMALL TOOLS Dan Paret | Woodworker, planesimplebox.com

Through a series of demonstrations and discussion, you will be introduced to a variety of wood carving techniques and styles, all of which can be carved with a modest set of small wood carving tools. We will explore surface texture, low-relief, raised line, and incised carving. Each class will include a project demonstration, and between classes you will have an opportunity to create the project. We will share our work and the instructor will answer questions before moving on to the next carving project. Please see the supply list linked in the section description online and confirmation email that you receive after you register. Some supplies, such as the wood blocks and carving tools, you will need to purchase in advance of the first class. If you have any questions, email the instructor at danparet@gmail.com. COURSE CODE: HTDC Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 7-9pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $200

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DAYTIME

TUESDAY

WHOS: Can’t Draw? Who Says? 10 Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm . Begins Apr . 6 | $250

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

KPOW: Kapow!! A Crash Course in Character Design Saturday, 12-4pm . Jun . 12 | $90

MDIA: Mindfulness and Intuitive Art Wednesday, 6-8pm . May 26 | $50

CATEGORIES:

DRAWING

PAINTING

MIXED/OTHER MEDIA

CRAFTS

WATB: Watercolor Immersion Saturday, 10am-3pm . May 22 | $100

DIGC: Digital Collage in Adobe Photoshop Wednesday, 6-9pm . Jun . 9 | $75

PORH: Portrait Drawing from Home: Weeklong Intensive Monday through Thursday, 6-9pm . Jun . 7-10 | $175

SHIB: Shibori Tie-Dye Workshop Saturday, 2-4pm . May 15 | $50

INDE: Advertising Your Event with InDesign Wednesday, 6-9pm . May 12 | $75

PRWP: Printmaking without a Press 7 Fridays, 11am-12:30pm . Begins Apr . 16 | $200

PONS: Painting Outdoors on the North Shore 5 Fridays, 9am-1pm . Begins Apr . 30 | $300

WAPP: Aqua Effigies: The Portrait in Watercolor Saturday, 10am-2pm . May 8 | $100

WEEKEND

PTEC: Tools & Techniques for Painting: Washes, Glazes, and Impasto 8 Thursdays, 6-8pm . Begins Apr . 8 | $210

STEN: Stencil Printing 8 Thursdays, 6-8pm . Begins Apr . 8 | $210

BLTJ: Bullet Journaling 3 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm . Begins Jun . 3 | $85

DRBA: Beginner Drawing 9 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm . Begins Apr . 8 | $300

GOUA: Introduction to Gouache Painting 8 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm . Begins Apr . 8 | $210

WPIN: Watercolor and Pen & Ink Illustration 8 Thursdays, 1-3pm . Begins Apr . 8 | $210

WATE: Watercolor 8 Thursdays, 10am-12pm . Begins Apr . 8 | $210

PWIN: Painting out the Window 5 Thursdays, 9am-12:30pm . Begins May 20 | $270

PINT: Painting the Interior 5 Thursdays, 9am-12:30pm . Begins Apr . 8 | $270

LOGO: Designing a Logo in Adobe Illustrator Wednesday, 6-9pm . Apr . 21 | $75

WORKSHOPS & INTENSIVES

SKCH: Sketchbook Series 6 Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30pm . Begins Apr . 7 | $175

ABAL: Painting Abstract Art: All Levels 8 Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm . Begins Apr . 7 | $210

STGH: Stained Glass at Home 8 Wednesdays, 6-7pm . Begins Apr . 7 | $105 ($285 Materials Kit Purchased Separately)

DRFH: Drawing with the Figure 9 Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30pm . Begins Apr . 7 | $370

LPCH: Painting on the Charles 5 Wednesdays, 9am-1pm . Begins Apr . 28 | $300

MDCR: Mindfulness and Creativity 3 Saturdays, 1-3:30pm . Begins May 1 | $120

WEEKDAY

HTDC: Wood Carving with Small Tools 8 Tuesdays, 7-9pm . Begins Apr . 6 | $200

KNIT: Intermediate Knitting 8 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm . Begins Apr . 6 | $175

MIXC: Mixed Media Collage 8 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm . Begins Apr . 6 | $210

DRBA: Beginner Drawing 9 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm . Begins Apr . 6 | $300

PAPP: Beginner Oil Painting DDRA: Digital Drawing with Procreate 9 Mondays, 6-9pm . Begins Apr . 5 | $350 8 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm . Begins Apr . 6 | $210 No class Apr . 19 & May 31

PETP: Drawing and Painting Cat and Dog PCUT: Drawing with a Knife: Portraits Paper Cut Art 8 Mondays, 6-8pm . Begins Apr . 5 | $210 8 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm . Begins Apr . 6 | $210 No class Apr . 19 & May 31

MEMD: Metamorphic Drawing 8 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm . Begins Apr . 5 | $210 | No class Apr . 19 & May 31

DLAN: Drawing the Landscape in Color 7 Tuesdays, 4-6pm . Begins Apr . 6 | $190

FDIQ: Figure Drawing PFPH: Painting Foundations: 8 Mondays, 2-5pm . Begins Apr . 5 | $325 Projects at Home No class Apr . 19 & May 31 9 Tuesdays, 9am-12:30pm . Begins Apr . 6 | $390

MONDAY

SPRING: APRIL � JUNE

See ccae.org/classes/visual-arts for all visual arts and craft classes and full schedules . Many visual arts classes require students to purchase supplies. A supply list will be linked in the section description online and in your confirmation email after you register. For questions, contact our registration office at 617.547.6789 or email info@ccae.org .

ADPR: Intro to Video Editing with Adobe Premiere 2 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm . Apr . 20 & 27 | $80

EVENING

VISUAL ARTS & CRAFTS

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Performing Arts

“Amy [Kucharik] was personable, knowledgeable, and she made the class fun. She was very responsive to the needs of individuals in the class.” —LINDA L., INTRODUCTION TO UKULELE

All music students must provide their own instruments. Students will need to rent an instrument if they do not own one.

EXPLORING VOICEOVERS WORKSHOP

THEATER

Nancy Halpin | Voice Talent & V.O. Producer

STAND UP 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 and 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 Mondays, 5:30-7pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $225 No class Apr. 19

SKETCH COMEDY: CREATING AND PERFORMING YOUR OWN REVUE! Alexa Albenese

Sketch comedy allows an artist to create wacky characters, draw from personal experiences, and hold a mirror to society in 60 minutes. Students will makeup both the cast and writer’s room for a completely original, completely virtual, sketch comedy revue. This class will learn the foundations of writing, formatting, and editing sketches, as well as the structure of a revue. There will also be brainstorming sessions and improvisational games to generate a collaborative, fun-filled environment. COURSE CODE: SKET Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $240

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Have you 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 with 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. Jun. 7 | $50

ACTORS AND THE METHOD: LEVEL 1 Parisa Bayenat | Theater Artist

In the class, we will explore the fundamentals of acting, followed by an introduction of the methods of Stanislavski, Chekov, Lee Strasberg, and the Meisner technique. Students will be assigned a monologue to work on, using the methods learned in class, and prepare a final Zoom video piece of their performance. You will receive feedback from the instructor and from students in the class. You will learn about character development by accessing the various acting methods and techniques taught in this class. In addition, you will have a final videotaped performance as the material used for auditioning. COURSE CODE: PLAN Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 1-2:30pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $225

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Performing Arts

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 Apr. 7 | $150

MUSIC

THE EXOTIC & THE EROTIC: SEEING, HEARING, AND UNDERSTANDING DIAGHILEV’S BALLET RUSSES Matthew Heck | Instructor

We will explore the Parisian Ballet company, the Ballet russes, considering the Russian roots of its founding impresario, Sergei Diaghilev, as well as the mythologized and exoticized images and sounds of Russia that he sold to the West. We’ll address Diaghilev’s prestigious collaborators (Kandinsky, Braque, Benois, Picasso, Matisse, Chanel) and choreographers (Fokine, Nijinsky, Nijinska, Balanchine), but we will focus on the music, examining works by Stravinsky, Debussy, Milhaud, and Satie. C O U R S E C O D E : E XOT Sec. 021: 8 Thursdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $180

MUSIC APPRECIATION

STRINGS

MUSIC AMERICANA: AARON COPLAND AND LEONARD BERNSTEIN

INTRODUCTION TO UKULELE

Ryan Noe | Northeastern University, Adjunct Professor of High Brass Within the 20th century two composers helped to define a truly “American” sound in classical music. In this course we will discuss how Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein shaped classical music in America. From “Appalachian Spring” to the infamous “Lenny Hop” these two put America on the classical music world map. COURSE CODE: BECO Sec. 01: 5 Mondays, 7:30-8:45pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $125 No class Apr. 16

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 Apr. 8 | $205

THE ERA OF LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

BEATLES FOR UKULELE

Maria Felicita Fichera | Musicologist

Anne Ku | Ukulele Instructor

Widely regarded as the greatest composer who ever lived, Ludwig van Beethoven dominates a period of musical history as no one else before or since. In this class we will discuss how he redefined the ideals of the French Revolution with its passionate concern for the freedom and dignity of the individual and how he revealed more vividly than any of his predecessors the power of music to convey a philosophy of life. COURSE CODE: BEET Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $150

LISTENING TO BRUCKNER AND MAHLER Michael Frank | Ph.D. Cornell University

Anton Bruckner and Gustav Mahler are often placed alongside each other in discussions of the development of the symphony. But, other than the fact that they both wrote symphonies on a previously unheard-of Gargantuan scale there are few similarities between them. This course will focus on three symphonies by each composer—Bruckner’s 4th, 8th, and 9th and Mahler’s 1st, 3rd, and 9th—noting the important differences between them and placing them in the context of earlier symphonies by Beethoven and later compositions by Schoenberg. The emphasis will always be on carefully listening to and learning the music itself, and not on background information or music history. COURSE CODE: BRUC Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $240

Learn the unique riffs and strum patterns for the most popular Beatles songs most suitable for the ukulele: Eight Days a Week, Hey Jude, Imagine, Let It Be, Love Me Do, Obladi Oblada, Yellow Submarine, You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away. Bonus: bespoke warm-up exercises to help you with these songs. Prerequisite: Can read and play from chord diagrams with basic strum patterns. C O U R S E C O D E : B E AT Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $135

BILLBOARD COUNTDOWN WITH UKULELE: 60’S Anne Ku | Ukulele Instructor

Learn the hits that reached the bill board number one in April in the sixties such as Blue Moon, Runaway, I Will Follow Him, Something Stupid, Happy Together, and Honey. Bonus: bespoke warm-up exercises to help you with these songs. Prerequisite: Can read and play from chord diagrams with basic strum patterns. COURSE CODE: BILL Sec. 01: 5 Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $135

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Performing Arts

INSTANT GUITAR FOR ADVANCED BEGINNERS Chris Brenne | Musician & Composer, B.A. Berklee College of Music This is a continuing guitar on steroids! We’ll make use of practice methods that will get faster and better results without taxing your valuable time. Moreover, we’ll explore the transitions between chords and tricks that will help you navigate a song. We’ll cover all the basic chords, strums, and even some fingerpicking and melody/leads! We will also talk about and try some of the ways that musicians use to make a song come alive! The Digital-PDF file of the book is included in the fee. COURSE CODE: GTB2 Sec. 02: 8 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $230

SONGS FROM THE BRITISH INVASION FOR UKULELE Anne Ku | Ukulele Instructor

Learn the unique riffs and strum patterns for top hits of The Kinks, The Hollies, The Seekers, Donovan, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Animals, Manfred Mann. Bonus: bespoke warm-up exercises to help you with these songs. Prerequisite: Can read and play from chord diagrams with basic strum patterns. C O U R S E C O D E : I N VA Sec. 01: 5 Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm. Begins May 11 | $135

SONGS OF FEMALE ARTISTS FOR UKULELE Anne Ku | Ukulele Instructor

Learn the unique riffs and strum patterns for songs made famous by female artists such as Dusty Springfield, Helen Reddy, Nancy Sinatra, Adele, Madonna, and Lady Gaga. Bonus: bespoke warm-up exercises to help you with these songs. Prerequisite: Can read and play from chord diagrams with basic strum patterns. COURSE CODE: DUST Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm. Begins May 12 | $135

INSTANT GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS Chris Brenne | Musician & Composer, B.A. Berklee College of Music

This is a guitar class 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 a 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! COURSE CODE: GTB1 Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $230

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PIANO Jane Hua | Pianist

Joseph Miterko | Pianist

Do you have a piano or keyboard at home but you don’t know how to play? Do you want to play your favorite songs on the piano? During these unprecedented home-staying times, how about making some piano music at home! Online piano class will teach you how to read music, how to play both hands together, and how to learn a new song more quickly. Join us to master the basics of beginning level piano playing. Requirement: you need to have a keyboard or piano at home. Textbook: Alfred’s Basic Adult All-in-One Course, Book 1. B EGINN E R L E V E L 1

COURSE CODE: PNO1 Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $225 | Jane Hua

B EGINN E R L E V E L 2 Level 2 is for those who can play with two hands together and read the grand staff. COURSE CODE: PNO2 Sec. 02: 9 Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $225 | Joseph Miterko No class Apr. 19 & May 31

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Life & Wellness

“Learned a lot of relevant information and got all my questions answered. Alexandra is super knowledgeable. Great class!” —KATIE L., MAKEUP FOR A NATURAL LOOK

QI FLOW

MIND & BODY

Leda Elliot | Tai Chi Master

BEING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE: A BUDDHIST APPROACH Jane Leo | Instructor

We all know someone who has caused us conflict, fear, or anger. As much as we wish we could surround ourselves only with those who bring out loving feelings, shucking the enemies from our lives isn’t wise nor is it practical. We can’t change people, but we can shift our perspective. Drawing on the practice of loving-kindness meditation we’ll look deeply at the people who stir us up and learn the strength of the Buddhist’s most powerful weapon— compassion. Some meditation experience is recommended but not required. COURSE CODE: BEGN Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 7-8pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $120

YOGA FOR A BETTER BACK Eric Bornstein | Kripalu-Certified Yoga Instructor, M.L.A., Harvard

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. C O U R S E C O D E : BYO G Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 5:15-6:30pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $135

GENTLE YOGA Eric Bornstein | Kripalu-Certified Yoga Instructor, M.L.A., Harvard

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. COURSE CODE: GENY Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 12:15-1:15pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $135

Qi Flow is a grounding hybrid class that calms and collects your internal forces to develop inner strength. In this 8-week class, you will learn a combination of ancient techniques from Tai Chi, Qigong, and breath work to harmonize and strengthen yourself from the inside out. COURSE CODE: QIFL Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 7-8pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $120

TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS Eugenze Katz | Tai Chi Instructor

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 makes 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 Apr. 6

MOVING OUT OF PAIN AND ANXIETY: FELDENKRAIS METHOD Joshua Elbaum | Feldenkrais Practitioner

In this course, you will be guided through gentle patterns of movements designed to calm the nervous system and transition the body out of neurological cycles of pain. Each class will consist of an Awareness Through Movement lesson from the Feldenkrais Method, a neuromuscular reeducation system derived from human motor development, martial arts, and physics. The lessons aim to be easy, engaging, and pleasurable. After the guided portion, there will be time to share, discuss, and ask questions about our experiences. Each lesson will be recorded for use in at-home personal practice during the week. By the end of five weeks, you will have a basic set of patterns for your own self-care and a deeper somatic understanding of your anatomy. COURSE CODE: FELD Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm. Begins Apr. 21 | $100

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THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE: PRINCIPLES FOR IMPROVING POSTURE AND RELIEVING PAIN

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AUTO REPAIR

Jill Geiger | Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique

Join an experienced mechanic and instructor who can make all things automotive both fun and clear. We’ll cover basic maintenance and troubleshooting ignition, charging, cooling, fluids, electrical, brakes, and exhaust systems. We’ll discuss common problems encountered with any vehicle. You’ll be better able to diagnose problems, perform basic maintenance, and deal competently and knowledgeably with local mechanics. Please note: This is a lecture and demonstration class.

Interested in improving your posture, moving with ease, and reducing stiffness, pain, and tension? Since 1900 the principles of the Alexander Technique have enabled individuals of all ages to reduce tension and stress, improve the performance of all of life’s activities, and experience lasting relief from chronic pain. In this class, you’ll experience how they can be applied to everyday activities to help you feel, move, and look better. COURSE CODE: TECH Sec. 01: 2 Thursdays, 7:30-8:30pm. Apr. 22 & 29 | $100

LEARN TO READ YOUR BODY SIGNALS AND BE HEALTHIER Frances Lin | Health Coach

Mouth ulcers, stomach acid, back pain, fatigue, insomnia, impatience, anger, and more are the body’s signal that something is wrong. Low immunity and hormone imbalance are often cited as the causes of diseases. What causes low immunity and hormone imbalance? How can we improve our hormone balance? In this class, we will learn to read and take care of these signals and more to prevent bigger health problems down the road. We will learn many unconventional ways to become healthier, feel younger, and have more energy. Health is the best long term investment. COURSE CODE: WELL Sec. 01: 2 Thursdays, 5-6:30pm. Apr. 22 & 29 | $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. Jun. 14 | $50

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

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 students’ 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: Monday, 6-9pm. Apr. 26 | $75

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Bruce Gerry | Dr. Tuneup, Auto Mechanic

COURSE CODE: CARR Sec. 01: 3 Wednesdays, 6-8pm. Begins May. 5 | $110

THE ART OF INTERPERSONAL INTELLIGENCE Lauren Mackler | laurenmackler.com

Effective communication and conflict management are more important than ever, given the stressors of the pandemic. Expand your interpersonal skill set in this online class with Lauren Mackler, a renowned coach, CNN commentator, best-selling author of “Solemate” and co-author of “Speaking of Success” with Jack Canfield and Stephen Covey. Lauren teaches you to communicate effectively, and manage differences in ways that defuse conflict and produce the outcomes you want. COURSE CODE: ISTL Sec. 01: Saturday, 10-11:15am. May. 22 | $25

RAPID RECALL FOR SALESPEOPLE Neil Kutzen | Memory Trainer

Do you forget too much or too easily? Do you let important details fall through the cracks? Do you get stressed before making a critical presentation? Introducing the most effective way to remember anything. Become a smarter, more successful salesperson. Easily remember prospects’ names and specifics, conversation details, numbers, tasks, product features and selling points, sales scripts, all the ways to handle objections. This is a breakthrough in memory mastery training for salespeople. Not just tips and tricks, but a whole new way to look at everything you want to remember. Visit memorizebest.com to learn more. COURSE CODE: SALE Sec. 01: 3 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $120

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 Apr. 5 | $100


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BEGINNER BIRD WATCHING Neil Hayward | Author, Vice President, Brookline Bird Club

Bird watching or birding is the most popular outdoor sport. And for good reason—it’s great exercise and gives you a unique insight into the natural world around us. In this course we’ll learn how to identify some of the many resident and migratory birds of New England. We’ll also talk about topography (the anatomy of birds), feather molt, evolution of birds, their songs and their migration. Plus, how to choose binoculars and where you can go to use them. The course is three evening Zoom meetings and a morning spent birding at Mount Auburn Cemetery (or other local birding hotspot depending on possible Covid-related closures) where we’ll practice our new skills. COURSE CODE: BRDB Sec. 01: 3 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 14 | $175 Offsite Walk: Saturday, 7-10am, May 1

ADVANCED BIRDWATCHING: SPRING MIGRATION Neil Hayward | Author, Vice President, Brookline Bird Club

Mount Auburn Cemetery is one of the best places to see spring migration in the northeast. Every year, millions of songbirds return from southern US, Central and South America. Mount Auburn Cemetery is a popular place to rest and refuel before the next leg. These birds have breeding on their minds, and they’re busy practicing their songs. In this class we’ll focus on Warblers, Tanagers, Flycatchers, Vireos, Orioles and Thrushes. Many of these are hard to see, and knowing their songs (“birding by ear”) will significantly increase your appreciation of migration. The course is two evening Zoom meetings and a morning spent birding at Mount Auburn Cemetery (or other local birding hotspot depending on possible Covid-related closures) where we’ll practice our new skills. COURSE CODE: BRSP Sec. 01: 2 Mondays, 5:30-7pm. Apr. 19 & 26 | $115 Offsite Walk: Sunday, 7-10am. May 2

OBSERVING AND DOCUMENTING NATURE IN THE CITY Claire O'Neill | Conservationist, Founder of Earthwise Aware

Every observation can contribute to biodiversity science, from the presence of rarifying bees to the unfurling of our most common weed. Learn how to observe and document urban wildlife in a way that both teaches about the species we see in our environment and that helps scientists find and use the data. We'll teach you all the tools: where to look, how to photograph species with your phone or your camera, how to annotate your observations to make them relevant to science, and how to share those observations on an online/mobile platform that connects community validated observations to large biodiversity repositories accessible worldwide. Join a great worldwide movement to help understand and protect plants and wildlife. COURSE CODE: ODNC Sec. 01: Thursday, 3-5pm. Apr. 22 (virtual class on Zoom) | $100 Offsite Walk: Saturday, 10am-12pm. Apr. 24

EMBRACE YOUR TREE COMMUNITY Claire O'Neill | Conservationist, Founder of Earthwise Aware

Learn about forest and tree communities, their behaviors and interactions with one another. Investigate their ecological role and importance to us. Learn how to identify trees from shape, leaves, buds, and bark. Explore nearby parks to discuss, document and sketch the trees that we see, without forgetting to observe and record the species that depend on them. You’ll also learn how to participate in gathering information easily about trees through citizen science to help climate and wildlife science. The first class will be a virtual class on Zoom and the second half of the class will be a walk. COURSE CODE: TREE Sec. 01: Thursday, 3-5pm. May 13 (virtual class on Zoom) | $100 Offsite Walk: Saturday 10am-12pm. May 15

LEARN BIRDSONGS Neil Hayward | Author, Vice President, Brookline Bird Club

Ever wanted to know what the birds are that you hear around your home and local travels? This class will give you the tools to be able to do just that. We'll be reviewing local species, and use some graphic illustrations and mnemonics to help remember the sounds. We'll also examine why birds use song, and understand the differences between contact calls, alarm calls, songs and flight calls. It's a lot more intricate that you might imagine, and this class will hopefully open your eyes and ears to what's around you. The course is two afternoon Zoom meetings and a morning spent birding at Mount Auburn Cemetery (or other local birding hotspot depending on possible Covid-related closures) where we’ll practice our new skills. COURSE CODE: BSNG Sec. 01: 2 Saturdays, 1-3pm. Apr. 24 & May 1 | $130 Offsite Walk: Saturday, 7:30–10:30am. May 8

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Staff

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Programs

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Richard Beaty Kris Butler Brian Carey Philip Crutchfield Robert Culver Mark N . Dolny Molly N . Downer S . Donald Gonson Lauren Holleran 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 Diane Carson

Sharman Altshuler Tina Bentley Hilary Burling Iris Chandler Patricia Chappell Elizabeth Coxe & David Forney Susan Eldredge Mead Sandra & Toby Fairbank Michael Goldman Hormoz Goodarzy & Elaheh Kheirandish Donna Gordon John Herron, Jr . Patricia Jacoby Jane Katims Jenny Littlefield Bill & LuAnn Polk Mary Power Katie Salter Jeannie & Matey Smith Nan Soule Fredericka Stevenson David & Patricia Straus E .V . Sweeney Bill Truslow Pamela Willis

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ONLINE CLASSES

Online classes take place on Zoom . If you are unsure if you are able to use Zoom or if your camera and microphone work, we recommend testing it out by joining a test meeting before your class starts at zoom . us/test .

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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 .

The zoom link and information on how to join will be emailed to you . If you register within 12 hours before the class begins or after the first date, please contact zoom@ccae.org for the link .

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.

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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 .

Online class withdrawal policies

For multi-week online classes, if you are unhappy with the format of the class, you may withdraw up to 24 hours before the second meeting of the class for a full class credit (no refunds given) . For online Food and Wine classes, you can withdraw three days or more before the start date of a class for a class credit . After we send out a Zoom link and a recipe packet, no credits or refunds will be given .

For one-day online classes (with no curbside pickup component), you can withdraw the day-of for full class credit (no refunds given) . For online classes with curbside pickup, you can withdraw up to two days before the date of curbside pickup or the first class meeting, whichever comes first, for a class credit minus the materials fee (no refunds given). If you attended the first class or already did curbside pickup, no credit or refund can be given .

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 . 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. 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. IIf 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 .

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Classes will take place on Zoom . Do not share the Zoom meeting invitation and link with anyone who is not registered for the class . Classes will take place at the time they are scheduled . We cannot guarantee that recorded classes will be available if you are not able to attend the class at the time scheduled .

One registration is for one person . If you are planning to invite your spouse, partner, or friend to attend this online class with you, please sign up for an additional seat . Inform anyone in your household that you will be in a class; if your camera and/or microphone are on, they will be seen and/or heard .

For the security of our instructors and students, please do not record the class . Please do not take photos of the class without the permission of the instructor and the other students .

Private Online Classes

Get all of the benefits of a CCAE online experience in a private setting to immerse yourself in virtual learning and local culture at home . Private virtual classes are perfect for special occasions, creative team building activities, or just to have fun with friends . Contact us at info@ccae .org and start planning today!

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“It’s been really instructive to me as a teacher… to see students come to their own as they take control of the space in these online language classes. I’ve taught online language classes before, but this has really opened my eyes to how much you can do with them.”

What our instructors say...

—Liz Ging, ESL Instructor

“I’m actually in some ways preferring Zoom because people have a lot of access to a lot of materials right there [in their homes]... and it opens a lot of possibilities for an increasingly diverse population of people.” —Kendall Dudley, Writing Instructor

“With baking [classes], people are in their own kitchens and everyone’s ovens are different, and they're using their own utensils, and they’re using their own ingredients, so they can really feel more comfortable with the recipes when they’re using their own work space.” -Evelyn Schichner, Cooking Instructor

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