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Cambridge Center for Adult Education H A R VA R D S Q UA R E | 4 2 B R AT T L E S T R E E T

W I N T E R 2019 JANUARY – MARCH


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Catalog Directory R EG I STRATI ON A ND G E N E RAL I N FORMAT ION

C LASS CAT EG O R I ES FOOD & WINE Cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Wine, Beer & Spirits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

ccae.org

Personal Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Phone: 617-547-6789

Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Location: 42 & 56 Brattle Street, Harvard Square

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 9113, Cambridge, MA 02238-9113

WORLD LANGUAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 HUMANITIES Science & Nature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

R EG I STER ONL INE AT CCAE.ORG

Travel & Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 History & Contemporary Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

W I N TE R R EG ISTRATION OPENS

Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Wednesday, November 7

Writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

W I N TE R TE R M B EGINS Monday, January 14

VISUAL ARTS Drawing & Painting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Studio School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Printmaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

O F FI CE HOU RS

Watercolor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Monday-Thursday, 9am-9pm

Photography, Film & Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

JEWELRY, WOODWORKING, & CRAFTS

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

Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Woodworking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

HO LI DAYS No classes will be held on: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 21 President’s Day, February 18

I M PORTAN T INFORMATION Rentals & Custom Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Location & Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Fiber Arts & More . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

PERFORMING ARTS Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

LIFE & WELLNESS Mind & Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Sports & Exercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Life Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Home & Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

CCAE was the Scout’s Honored Winner in 2018 for “Best Community Classes.” Thank you!

SPECIAL EVENTS Celebrity Chef MasterClass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Conversations on the Edge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Blacksmith House Poetry Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Winter Art Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Image Credits, unless otherwise noted: © Romana Vysatova

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FALL CLASSES STILL ENROLLING SEE FULL DESCRIPTIONS AND SCHEDULES AT CCAE.ORG

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STRING INSTRUMENTS PETTING ZOO

CELEBRITY CHEF MASTERCLASS: JAMES SALOMONE OF PARSNIP

ENCAUSTIC COLLAGRAPHS

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MULTIPLE ENGLISH (ESL) CLASSES STARTING

CRAFTING EDIBLE SUGAR ART

GLUTEN-FREE COOKING

FRENCH WINE, CHEESE, AND TASTY BITES

WATERCOLOR IMMERSION

TEA TASTING: EXPLORE THE WORLD IN A CUP

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ITALY’S DOLCE VITA: ITALIAN DESSERTS

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PORTRAIT DRAWING AND PAINTING: WEEKLONG INTENSIVE

TRADITIONAL TAMALES

CHOCOLATE HOLIDAY ART

THE FEAST OF SEVEN FISHES

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HOLIDAY COCKTAILS: MIXING AND TASTING

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FOOD & WINE Gluten-Free Vegetarian Vegan

“VERY INTERESTING LEARNING TO MAKE NEW VEGAN FOODS WITH INGREDIENTS I HAD NEVER USED BEFORE.” —RENÉE, SIMPLY VEGAN

BASIC COOKING SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES: PART 2

COOKING BASIC COOKING SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES Dagmar Smith | Chef, Graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Art Develop classic cooking skills that will help you both understand recipes and improvise, including essential knife skills and cuts of meat, where to shop, and kitchen equipment. We’ll cook a full-course meal with appetizer, soup, main course, and dessert with some wine pairings. Each section will cover different cooking skills. COURSE CODE: BCST

Dagmar Smith | Chef, Graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Art If you attended the Basic Cooking Skills and Techniques class and could not get enough of the fun and learning experience or if you are comfortable with your knife skills, this class is for you. We’ll learn more cooking techniques as well as new approaches to make your meals more delicious and impressive. Each session, we’ll make appetizer, soup, entree, side dishes, and dessert. Come hungry! COURSE CODE: BBST

Sec. 01: 3 Tuesdays, 6-9pm. Begins Mar. 12 | $160

Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 6-9pm. Begins Jan. 29 | $320 | Dagmar Smith Sec. 02: 3 Wednesdays, 6-9pm. Begins Mar. 6 | $160 | Instructor TBA

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COOKING IS LOVE MADE EDIBLE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY CHOCOLATE ART IN LOVE Linda Khachadurian | Chipper Confections Sugar Art, chipperconfections.com

Francesca Montillo | Founder of Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures Love is in the air and no one can pull off a romantic meal like the Italians. In this class, we will prepare dishes typically enjoyed during romantic dinners. Dishes include: tortellini in butter and sage sauce, spaghetti alla puttanesca, chicken saltimbocca, shrimp fra diavolo and for dessert a sweet and creamy zabaglione with fresh fruit.

Join Linda, a professional chocolate and sugar artist, who will guide you as you make chocolate art of your choice such as chocolate boxes, message plaques, ornaments, hearts, and more. You will leave the class with your own unique chocolate decorative piece. Snacks and refreshments will be served during the class. We only use chocolate made from responsibly sourced cacao.

COURSE CODE: ICRO

C O U R S E C O D E : C LU V

Victoria Kichuk | Professional Chocophile, cocoabeantown.com

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-9pm. Feb. 6 | $85

FRENCH CRÊPES: SAVORY, SWEET & ALWAYS CLASSY FOR VALENTINE’S Christine Iredale | Personal Chef, amusebouche.us Learn to whip up an elegant and infinitely customizable meal that’s equally delicious served hot or cold. You’re sure to impress everyone with your new repertoire of both savory galettes and dessert crêpes. Once you have mastered the basics of mix, pour, flip, you’ll get to choose how to fill your creations from a wide selection of fresh, seasonal ingredients. We’ll round out the afternoon with Crêpes Suzette and dry Breton cider. C O U R S E C O D E : VC R P

Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-9pm. Feb. 7 | $85

VALENTINE’S DAY COUPLES’ WINE AND APPETIZER Dagmar Smith | Chef, Graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Art Join us for a fun evening of wine and food pairings. We will prepare an assortment of appetizers, including brie tortes, marinated goat cheese, salmon pinwheels, stuffed cherry tomatoes, and puff-pastry parmesan herb straws. We will taste an assortment of crisp whites and hearty reds from both the New World and the Old World along with the appetizers. A fruit tart paired with a light, sweet, and clean Moscato D’Asti will provide a sweet finish. The tuition is per person. C O U R S E C O D E : V DAY

Sec. 01: Friday, 6-9pm. Feb. 8 | $90

PIES IN LOVE Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com Let’s share the love with your friends and family with homemade delicious pies. In this hands-on class, we will learn different techniques for making pie crusts and fillings. We’ll make maple mousse pie, chocolate truffle tart, coconut pie, and sweet potato pie. Chicken pot pie and quiche will be served for lunch. Take home your pies and recipes that are easy to replicate at home. COURSE CODE: PIES

Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-3pm. Feb. 9 | $85

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Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-2pm. Feb. 10 | $85

DELICIOUS & DIVINE: A CHOCOLATE & WINE PAIRING What do Casanova, Montezuma, and Mozart all have in common? A love of chocolate! And what goes best with chocolate? Wine! Join us for this extravaganza exploring the history of romance and chocolate and why this decadent treat makes your heart flutter and your spirits fly. Learn how to match your favorite chocolates with the correct varietals and sample some delicious wine and chocolate pairings from around the world. COURSE CODE: DIVN

Sec. 01: Sunday, 2-3:30pm. Feb. 10 | $60

ASIAN DESSERTS FOR ROMANTICS Jason Wang | Chef, Runner-Up on MasterChef Season 8 Many Asian desserts transform unexpected ingredients into satisfying flavors and delightful textures. Often gluten-free and made using healthy ingredients, these luscious desserts can satisfy your sweet tooth without all the guilt! We’ll learn about common ingredients and traditional techniques to prepare. We’ll cook red Adzuki bean dessert soup with sweet rice pearls, a rich taro coconut milk pudding with tapioca, and crispy & chewy wok-fried glutinous rice dumplings with sweet bean paste filling. C O U R S E C O D E : A PAS

Sec. 01: Monday, 6-9pm. Feb. 11 | $100

CASTING SUGAR ART FOR VALENTINE’S Linda Khachadurian | Chipper Confections Sugar Art, chipperconfections.com Join Linda, a professional sugar and chocolate artist, who will guide you as you make edible artwork by using casting sugar techniques in this hands-on class. Students will leave the class with small pieces of edible sugar art that they will be able to keep for many years as home decorations or give away as gifts. You’ll make and take home small items such as tiny champagne bottles, hearts, butterflies, 2-D flowers, leaves, and cocktail glasses. Snacks and refreshments will be served during the class. COURSE CODE: CONF

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-9pm. Feb. 13 | $85


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VALENTINE’S DAY: COOKING WITH ROSÉ Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com Spend the Valentine’s Day night in a hands-on cooking class and enjoy the dinner pairing with wine. In this hands-on class, we’ll start with crackers and goat cheese marinated in honey infused rose water and pistachio. We’ll also make winter salad with roasted vegetables and rosé vinaigrette, hearty vegetable soup, rosé shrimp scampi with fettuccine, rosé and strawberry tiramisu. Tuition is per person.

BASIC KNIFE SKILLS Lars Liebisch | Private Chef Through a combination of demonstration and class practice, learn how to chop, dice, and slice like a pro. You’ll learn about knives and how to use them wisely while practicing the basic techniques. We’ll use all the cuts to make a nice dinner. COURSE CODE: KNIF

Sec. 01: Monday, 6-9pm. Jan. 28 | $85

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KNIFE SKILLS: MEAT CARVING AND MORE

Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-9pm. Feb. 14 | $90

Lars Liebisch | Private Chef

CHOCOLATE: A BRIEF HISTORY & TASTING Victoria Kichuk | Professional Chocophile, cocoabeantown.com Nine out of 10 people love chocolate—and the 10th person lies! What is it about this delicious food that makes mouths water? How did chocolate go from decadent treat to antioxidant-packed super food? We’ll answer your chocolate queries! You’ll learn what chocolate preference says about your personality and we’ll sample chocolates from the world over, from white chocolate to 99% cacao! If chocolate is an essential part of your life, this class is for you. COURSE CODE: CHOC

Sec. 01: Friday, 7-8:30pm. Feb. 15 | $40

DATE NIGHT COOKING SERIES Two is always better than one. Let’s spend your evening with your beloved one in the kitchen and learn to cook something special together in a hands-on experience. COURSE CODE: NGHT

S E ASONAL FLAVORS Jason Wang | Chef, Runner-Up on MasterChef Season 8 Explore the wonders of New England Farm-to-Table cuisine in this class that highlights preparations of different seasonal proteins and vegetables available locally. We’ll learn how to incorporate new techniques and unfamiliar ingredients into your cooking and prepare and enjoy appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Jason will create a unique menu for us to cook based on the best available seasonal produce and protein. Tuition is per pair. Sec. 01: Saturday, 5-8pm. Feb. 9 | $200

A TASTE OF S PAI N Luis de Haro | Spanish Cuisine Expert, Chef Come join native Spaniard chef, Luis de Haro, and take a handson journey through the cooking of Southern Spain! You’ll learn all about the authentic dishes and flavors of one of the most fascinating culinary regions on the planet. Don’t forget to save room for some wine and sherry too! Menu: 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. Sec. 02: Saturday, 5-8pm. Feb. 16 | $160

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

Sec. 01: Monday, 6-9pm. Feb. 4 | $85

MASTER YOUR COOKING SKILLS: EMBRACE YOUR INNER CHEF Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com Master the art of cooking by using fundamental skills and techniques. This class covers different approaches in everything, including: knife skills, proper seasoning, and plating food like a pro. Each night we will prepare, cook, and enjoy an appetizer, soup, entree, side dish, and dessert, with different proteins; including chicken, beef, pork, and seafood. At the end of the class, you will understand the elements of cooking and create your own dishes at home. COURSE CODE: CHEF

Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 6-9pm. Begins Feb. 28 | $250

THE ART OF PASTRY Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com If you want to enhance your baking skills, this class is for you. Join us in this two-day intensive pastry class and learn different pastry techniques. On the first Saturday, we’ll start with French pastry classics, including puff pastry, pate a choux, pastry cream, and dessert sauce. On the second Saturday, we’ll focus on sugar, meringue, tarts, and cookies. You’ll take home treats and new skills. Lunch will be served during class. COURSE CODE: ARP1

Sec. 01: 2 Saturdays, 11am-4pm. Jan. 19 & 26 | $240

ARTISAN BAKING INTENSIVE Edgar Ievins | Personal Chef, chefedgar.com Looking to dramatically improve your skills as a baker? We’ll tackle artisan yeast breads from around the Mediterranean, including Baguettes and Battards, assorted Focaccia, and the classic Pane Integrale in this intensive class. Explore concepts, terms, techniques, and hone your skills and get suggestions for continued improvement. Lunch and snacks will be served; take-home containers and recipes for your creations will be provided. COURSE CODE: ARTI

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-2:30pm. Mar. 30 | $125

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FOOD & WINE Photo by Sandra Frezza

BLOOMIN’ BUTTERCREAM CUPCAKES DECORATING Sandra Frezza | Certified Instructor, Sandra’s Sweet Sensations Cupcakes are delicious and versatile. You can impress your friends and family by decorating cupcakes with buttercream frosting using different techniques. You’ll learn how to pipe different flowers and creative designs. The instructor will provide the buttercream for each student. Please bring 10-12 unfrosted cupcakes to class and a box or cupcake carrier to transport finished cupcakes. You’ll also get and take home decorating tools. COURSE CODE: CUPD

Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-8pm. Mar. 7 | $70

PARISIAN MACARONS Christine Iredale | Personal Chef, amusebouche.us French macarons are sweeping the nation! Delicate and colorful, these little confectionaries will be highlights at an afternoon tea or a sweet ending to a sophisticated meal. They also make perfect hostess gifts. We will make the shells and a couple of fillings so that you will go home with treats and the knowledge to impress. Allergen alert: macarons contain eggs and almonds. C O U R S E C O D E : M ACA

Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-9pm. Feb. 21 | $85

EUROPEAN CAKES FONDANT FOR BEGINNERS Sandra Frezza | Certified Instructor, Sandra’s Sweet Sensations Fondant cakes look simple and elegant but require some skills to master. You’ll learn how to handle, roll, and cover your cake with fondant. You’ll be shown techniques to decorate your cake which include creating a bow, inlays, overlays and several different borders. Fondant, cutters and instruction handouts will be provided for you to keep. All other needed decorating tools will be supplied to use during class. Please bring a 6 or 8 inch lightly frosted cake and a box or cake carrier to transport your finished cake. This cake will have a Valentine’s Theme but the techniques learned can be applied to any occasion. COURSE CODE: FOND

Sec. 01: Tuesday, 6-9pm. Feb. 12 | $85

BUTTERCREAM BASICS CAKE DECORATING Sandra Frezza | Certified Instructor, Sandra’s Sweet Sensations In this hands-on class, you’ll learn how to prepare and color icing. You’ll level, fill, and frost a cake and learn different decorating techniques including stars, rosettes, shells, drop flowers, and leaves. Sandra will guide you how to decorate your cake like a pro. The instructor will provide the icing for each student. Please bring a 6 or 8-inch unfrosted cake and a box or cake carrier to transport your finished cake. You’ll also get and take home your own set of basic decorating tools. COURSE CODE: BTER

Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-2pm. Jan. 13 | $85

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Olga Kharina | Culinary Instructor European cakes are unique in flavors and decorations. We'll make very berry bundt cake, maple pecan cake with salted caramel frosting, and pistachio pomegranate cake. Learn about different techniques and ingredients for European cakes. We’ll enjoy the cakes in class with lunch, and you will leave with some to take home. C O U R S E C O D E : E CA K

Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-3pm. Feb. 17 | $85

HOME BREW COFFEE WORKSHOP Philip Schein | Founder and CEO, Fazenda Coffee Roasters Eric Lepine | Master Roaster and Green Coffee Buyer, Fazenda Coffee Roasters Join Philip and Eric in this an interactive home brewing class. You’ll learn about what factors affect the brewing of coffee and why they matter. We’ll then take these ideas and learn how to practically apply them across an assortment of coffee brewing devices. Attendees will leave with more than just brew recipes but an understanding of how to maximize and troubleshoot your brewing. You’ll also receive a 12 oz. bag of limited edition coffee from Fazenda Coffee Roasters’ reserve program. COURSE CODE: COFF

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-12pm. Jan. 12 | $50

LATTE ART AT HOME Min Verquist | Semifinalist of Best Home Cook, Hallmark Channel If you want to make professional quality latte art at home without big investment in fancy equipment, this class is for you. Min will show you how to use simple tools like a mocha pot and hand-held frother to craft delicious lattes with beautiful latte art, including hearts and cute animals. Each of you will practice frothing milk and crafting latte art in class, and go home with the skills to impress your guests. Snacks will be served along with your latte! C O U R S E C O D E : L AT T

Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-2pm. Mar. 9 | $85


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TEA TASTING: EXPLORE THE WORLD IN A CUP Hillel Bromberg | Certified Tea Sommelier Tea can be sweet, rich, buttery, and citrusy. It can wake you up and calm you down. Tea has a 4,000-year history that spans the globe and health benefits that will keep you going. Come spend some time getting to know tea’s delightful flavors and aromas, fascinating history, how it’s made, and where it’s from. You’ll learn how to steep tea for best flavor and sample several varieties, such as a delicate white, smooth oolong, refreshing green, and malty black. Expose your palate and enjoy! COURSE CODE: TTEA

Sec. 01: Saturday, 2-4pm. Feb. 2 | $50

SUPER BOWL ENTERTAINING IN STYLE: CHARCUTERIE BOARD AND APPETIZERS Olga Kharina | Culinary Instructor Make this upcoming Super Bowl a memorable party! We’ll talk about how to make a charcuterie board and appetizers for this upcoming Super Bowl. In this hands-on class, we’ll talk about how to pair meat and cheese as well as delicious pickled vegetables and dipping sauces. We’ll also make crowd-pleaser appetizers including chicken ginger meatball bites, guacamole shrimp wonton cups and buffalo chicken sliders. Let’s get ready to impress your guests for the Super Bowl party.

RAW BAR! OYSTER PREPARATION WITH CHEF LARS Lars Liebisch | Private Chef Become a maven of the bivalve mollusk! This class is for half-shell hedonists and novices alike. Under the expert guidance of a professional chef, you’ll learn how to shuck and slurp oysters and to discern the flavor profiles inherent in different varieties. Enjoy oysters on the half shell, as well as prepared in different tasty ways. C O U R S E C O D E : OYS T

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-9pm. Jan. 23 | $85

A REAL NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS! Melissa Follett | Culinary Arts Graduate, Johnson & Wales University Learn how to make an amazing, authentic Mardi Gras feast and pair with fabulous Cajun cocktails! In this hands-on class, we’ll make traditional New Orleans food and drink to make this Mardi Gras one of the best celebrations. We’ll start with a drink and a shrimp remoulade appetizer. We’ll also prepare shrimp & Andouille sausage jambalaya, Cajun catfish, Louisiana-style collard greens and ham hocks, pork belly Cajun style. We’ll finish it up with a surprise dessert! COURSE CODE: MRDI

Sec. 01: Monday, 6-9pm. Feb. 25 | $95

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SOUTHERN COMFORT FOOD

Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-9pm. Jan. 24 | $85

Melissa Follett | Culinary Arts Graduate, Johnson & Wales University

CHEESE TASTING: ARTISAN CHEESES OF NORTHEAST Kimi Ceridon | Culinary Scholar and Food Consultant Interested in learning about cheese? Explore the fundamentals of the cheesemaking process including the history, styles, and flavors that make cheese so diverse and interesting. You will be led on an in depth sensory tasting sampling local varieties of cheeses to enhance your appreciation of artisan cheeses of the northeast. COURSE CODE: C101

Sec. 01: Friday, 6-8pm. Jan. 25 | $60

INTRODUCTION TO CHEESE MAKING Kimi Ceridon | Culinary Scholar and Food Consultant Join us for a cheese making adventure. We’ll begin by initiating a few chemical reactions to start the process. While the curds and whey separate, we’ll review the fundamentals of cheese making. We’ll discuss why artisan cheeses are more complex in taste and variety, and sample regional artisanal cheeses. We will then go on to make ricotta, queso blanco, and paneer (actual cheeses may vary), as well as mozzarella balls. Bring a delicious homemade cheese or some local artisan cheeses to your next gathering. COURSE CODE: CHEE

Sec. 01: Friday, 6-9pm. Mar. 15 | $85

SUNDAY BRUNCH IN STYLE Olga Kharina | Culinary Instructor Sunday morning is the best time to get up, relax, and have a delicious brunch. How about a sweet roll or slice of coffee cake? Skip the trip to the bakery and learn how to whip up some classic brunch in this class. We’ll make strawberry sangria, gazpacho, pancakes with caviar and lemon berry bundt cake. Start brewing the coffee and we’ll learn how to make delicious brunch in style. COURSE CODE: BRUN

Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-2pm. Mar. 3 | $85 8

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Rich and hearty flavors of Southern food bring warmth to the New England home cooking. Melissa will share her love of food and techniques of cooking. We’ll make crispy Southern fried chicken, cheesy corn grits with shrimps, braised collard green, waffles, hush puppies with honey butter, and seasonal fruit cobbler. We’ll enjoy the food at the end and stay cozy in the warm kitchen. COURSE CODE: STHS

Sec. 01: Monday, 6-9pm. Mar. 25 | $85

AROUND THE WORLD: FOOD & BEER PAIRING Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com Kris Butler | Exam-Certified Beer Judge It’s a cooking class and a drinking class that travels the world without leaving the kitchen. Our resident chef Ploy and beer maven Kris team up to teach you how to make some classic worldly dishes and then pair them with a variety of beers. We’ll start in Asia and make Thai spicy salad. Then, off to Europe to make Coq Au Vin, chicken braised in red wine and a vegetable side dish. We’ll return to the states for Southern Praline. Leave your passport at home! C O U R S E C O D E : AW F B

Sec. 01: Friday, 6-9pm. Feb. 22 | $95

FRENCH BISTRO COOKING Christine Iredale | Personal Chef, amusebouche.us Enjoy the elegant tastes of Paris with our native French chef. In this hands-on class, we’ll learn about French cooking techniques as well as tricks and tips that help enhance the flavors of the French cuisine. Winter menu: French onion soup (Gratinée a l’oignon), traditional veal stew with vegetable & rice (blanquette de veau), vanilla crème brûlée. COURSE CODE: FBIS

Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-9pm. Jan. 17 | $85


FOOD & WINE

FRENCH WINE, CHEESE, AND TASTY BITES

MAKING PIZZA FROM SCRATCH

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

Melissa Follett | Culinary Arts Graduate, Johnson & Wales University

This class is about economically-priced French wines that mostly cost under $15 and classic French tasty bites that will be quick and easy to prepare. We’ll start with a white Bordeaux and move on to Alsatian dry white wine and then a rosé from Provence. For red wines we’ll have a Beaujolais-Villages made from lighter gamay grapes and then big, full bodied red from Côtes du Rhône. For appetizers we’ll have basil twists, camembert tortes, olive oil and herb drenched goat cheese, quiche bites, and truffle oil canapés.

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

Sec. 01: Monday, 6-9pm. Mar. 18 | $85

C O U R S E C O D E : F WA A

Sec. 01: Friday, 6-8pm. Mar. 29 | $95

ZUPPE ITALIANE

COOKING WITH CAST IRON

Francesca Montillo | Founder of Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures

Lars Liebisch | Private Chef Cast iron skillet is one of the chefs’ favorite cookware. It maintains unparalleled heat retention as you can apply many cooking techniques to perfect your cooking. It is important to have the right techniques to maximize the nonstick properties on the cast iron. In this hands-on class, we’ll make a variety of dishes with cast iron cookware. We’ll talk about different types of cast iron pans and how to buy, use, maintain, and—importantly—season them.

Come learn the Italian secret to warming a cold evening—enticing soups and stews. We will learn to make the traditional soups of the Italian countryside: minestrone, pastina di pollo, pappa al pomodoro, Tuscan bean soup, ribollita and minestra di ceci. COURSE CODE: ZUPE

Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-2pm. Jan. 20 | $85

AUTHENTIC GERMAN CUISINE

COURSE CODE: IRON

Lars Liebisch | Private Chef

Sec. 01: Monday, 6-9pm. Mar. 11 | $85

When we think about Germany, we think about beer and bratwurst. There is more to German food than just sausage. Join Chef Lars Liebisch, a native German chef, and learn how to make authentic German food. We’ll make Wiener Schnitzel with warm potato salad with bacon, cucumber salad with yogurt dill dressing, homemade Spätzle with green salad, and apple strudel with vanilla ice cream.

WARMING WINTER SOUPS Dagmar Smith | Chef, Graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Art Winter is definitely the time for warm, comforting soups. In this hands on cooking class we will learn how to make a wonderful vegetable stock as well as how to create and use easy alternatives to homemade stock. We will make curried butternut soup, creamy sweet potato and parsnip soup with fresh thyme, barley mushroom soup, and split pea soup with smoked chicken sausage. To accompany our soup we will also make some fresh focaccia. All of the recipes will be easy and straight forward enough for a beginner to repeat at home. Come hungry! C O U R S E C O D E : WS O U

Sec. 01: Tuesday, 6-9pm. Jan. 22 | $85

QUICK MEALS WITH INSTANT POT Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com The Instant Pot is taking the home cooking world by storm, and for good reason: how else can you take meals from frozen to done in record time and keep them healthy and delicious? Learn how this electric pressure cooker can make it easy and to serve meals that taste like you spent all day in the kitchen. We’ll make salad with bacon vinaigrette and hard boiled eggs, minestrone soup, beef bourguignon served with mashed potato, saffron wild mushroom risotto, and salted caramel cheesecake. COURSE CODE: IPOT

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-9pm. Feb. 20 | $85

HAND-ROLLED PASTA FROM SCRATCH Melissa Follett | Culinary Arts Graduate, Johnson & Wales University Take the leap into making pasta from scratch in this hands-on class. You’ll learn about the various flours and other ingredients of fresh pasta and create different styles of long pasta, plus varieties of hand-cut shapes. We also will delve into filled pasta including ravioli and more. We’ll cook the pasta with different sauces. Take home pasta that will be good for many meals.

COURSE CODE: GRMC

Sec. 01: Monday, 6-9pm. Mar. 4 | $85

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

Sec. 01: Friday, 6-9pm. Jan. 18 | $85

BARCELONA: DISCOVERING CATALONIAN FOOD Luis de Haro | Spanish Cuisine Expert, Chef What gets better than Barcelona and the foods of Mediterranean Spain? Barcelona is the gateway city of the Mediterranean and second largest city in Spain, known as the capital of Mediterranean diet. Join Luis de Haro, a native chef from Spain and discover Catalonian foods and how people eat in Barcelona. We’ll start with a Cava aperitif and Marcona almonds. We’ll also make traditional Barcelona seafood fideua and the quintessential Catalan dessert, Crema Catalana. COURSE CODE: BCEL

Sec. 01: Friday, 6-9pm. Mar. 8 | $85

C O U R S E C O D E : PAS C

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VEGETARIAN SPANISH TAPAS

SOUTH INDIAN CUISINE

Luis de Haro | Spanish Cuisine Expert, Chef

Ashwini Ramanisankar | Cooking Instructor and Entrepreneur

Madrid of Spain is home to many vegetarian restaurants. Most tapas bars offer vegetarian tapas and some dishes are naturally vegetarian. In this class, we’ll learn various types of vegetarian tapas including Tortilla Paisana with exotic vegetables, a toasted tapa with sauteed mushrooms in Sherry over real aioli. We’ll also make sweet versatile Piquillo peppers in various ways. We’ll also make Pisto manchego and a classic Spanish Flan on top our vegetarian parade.

South Indian food has unique cooking techniques and different flavor profiles from other parts of India. We’ll prepare traditional dishes which include six varieties of taste in one meal. We’ll make rice, a lentil-based soup like gravy made from different vegetables (Sambar), a lentil-based accompaniment made from bottle gourd (Kootu), stir fry made with carrot and beans (Poriyal), a deep fry dish made with potatoes and peas (Varuval), and a yummy digestive soup with tamarind juice (mulligatawny soup).

COURSE CODE: VTPS

C O U R S E C O D E : TA N J

Sec. 01: Friday, 6-9pm. Mar. 22 | $85

Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-2pm. Jan. 27 | $85

OLDWAYS’ A TASTE OF AFRICAN HERITAGE

MASALA DOSAI

Samantha Anson | Chef, Sam’s Spot Catering

Ashwini Ramanisankar | Cooking Instructor and Entrepreneur

Discover the traditional foods of the American South, Afro-Latin America, the Caribbean, and continental Africa in this six-week cooking and nutrition class. You’ll learn about the Oldways African Heritage Diet Pyramid and how to prepare the spices and herbs, leafy greens, whole grains, beans, tubers, fruits, and vegetables. Each week, we’ll learn, cook, and enjoy the food. At the end of the class, you’ll be able to apply the African heritage techniques to your own kitchen. C O U R S E C O D E : ATA H

Delicious and gluten-free, masala dosais are crisp and fluffy rice and lentil wraps filled with a spicy potato curry and served with creamy coconut chutney. With their combination of easy-to-digest protein and curried vegetables, these popular crêpes make for a healthy, light meal. Join us to learn how to make the dosai batter; spread the batter, cook the crêpe, and fill it with a delicious curried vegetable filling; grind the coconut chutney; and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Sec. 01: 6 Sundays, 5-8pm. Begins Jan. 27 | $300

C O U R S E C O D E : D O SA

Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-2pm. Mar. 17 | $85

TRADITIONAL TAMALES Claudia Romero | Graduate, Le Cordon Bleu, Chef, Food Consultant Authentic homemade tamales are the real deal. They are delicious, fun, and festive. It’s a magical moment where family members gather and help assemble tamales in the kitchen. Join Claudia, a native Mexican chef, and learn how to make savory and sweet tamales including authentic pork tamales, chicken mole tamales, green chile and cheese tamales, and fruit tamales. We’ll learn different techniques to cook tamales and how to adapt recipes to make your own favorites.

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

COURSE CODE: TMAL

Come learn the techniques and tips for making your own Chinese dumplings and wontons. We will serve our dumplings in an authentic wonton soup preparation, boiled and served with dipping sauces, and also as crispy potstickers. From traditional fillings of pork with hearty napa cabbage and beef with Chinese chive to more elegant pairings that add seafood and pea tendrils, we’ll pinch, squeeze, and pleat our way to a succulent and satisfying meal. Ingredients will include meat, shellfish, and soy.

Sec. 01: Friday, 6-9pm. Feb. 15 | $85

COURSE CODE: CHND

Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-2pm. Feb. 2 | $100

Sarah Jeong | Culinary Instructor From New Zealand to Hawaii, the unique ingredients make the culture of these local foods attractive. In this hands-on class, we’ll learn how to make Pacific Islands and Oceania food based on coconut, taro, sweet potato, cassava, and especially seafood and meat. We’ll make Suruwa (Fijian fish curry), Hawaiian beef Poke bowl, Takihi and Kapisi Pulu side dishes, and New Zealand Pavlova. We’ll also discuss the culture behind each dish. Come and experience the Oceania flavors! COURSE CODE: IPCF

Sec. 01: Tuesday, 6-9pm. Jan. 15 | $85

A NORTH INDIAN FEAST Deepak Singh | Owner, Spiritual Journeys, Inc. Indian cuisine is just as expansive as European cuisine. Experience, participate, and taste a variety of dishes from North India, otherwise known as the Punjab. We will cook a chicken dish, a few vegetable sides, accompaniments, different breads, and end with a dessert, all while discussing the ancestry and origins of cuisine from all parts of India. By the time you sit down to dinner, all your senses will be aroused to the fullest, though you and your clothes may smell of fried onions! COURSE CODE: INDF

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-9pm. Jan. 16 | $85 10

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FOOD & WINE

CHINESE STEAMED BAO

KOREAN KITCHEN

Min Verquist | Semifinalist of Best Home Cook, Hallmark Channel

Sarah Jeong | Culinary Instructor

Steamed buns (Bao) are a popular food item in China. Traditionally, there were no ovens in China. Chinese use steamers to make plain, savory and sweet Bao in a variety of shapes and sizes. In this class, we’ll mix yeast dough from scratch, and shape the dough into plain buns, scallion rolls, savory pork buns and sweet sesame buns. We’ll make different side dishes to pair with our delicious Bao.

One of the most healthful of the Asian cuisines, tasty Korean cuisine features mainly vegetables and harmonized sauces. In this hands-on class, we’ll learn how to make a variety of delicious home dishes. Winter Menu: tteokbokki (spicy stir-fried rice cakes), jjajangmyeon (noodles in black bean sauce), and side dishes including pajeon (scallion pancakes), braised black beans, kimchi, and mackerel camping stew.

C O U R S E C O D E : B BAO

Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-9pm. Jan. 31 | $85

C O U R S E C O D E : KO R K

Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-2pm. Jan. 13 | $85

DIM SUM FOR BEGINNERS Min Verquist | Semifinalist of Best Home Cook, Hallmark Channel Dim Sum or Yam Cha is a popular style of Cantonese cuisine. It includes snacks and small dishes of different flavors and textures along with tea over conversation. We’ll touch on the history, etiquette and classics of Dim Sum. We’ll make popular dim sum items including shrimp dumplings (Har Gow), fried sesame balls, steamed pork ribs, Chinese green with oyster sauce, and sweet tapioca soup with taro. Come learn to share with friends and family at your next gathering!

THAI STREET FOOD Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com The sights, sounds, and flavors of Thailand burst through its street food. Often called the street food capital of the world, Bangkok’s signature cuisine offers unique ingredients, cooking styles, and dish garnishes. Together we will cook and enjoy Thai street food in this fun class. Winter Menu: Thai spicy salad, Tom Kha Kai (coconut chicken soup), green curry with chicken and steamed jasmine rice, and Thai dessert. COURSE CODE: AROI

Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-2pm. Feb. 23 | $90

COURSE CODE: DIMS

Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-2pm. Mar. 24 | $85

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN THAI COOKING

SECRETS OF HOT POT

Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

Jason Wang | Chef, Runner-Up on MasterChef Season 8 Diners flock to Hot Pot restaurants to enjoy fresh ingredients right at fingertips cooked in a bubbling pot of broth. Making Hot Pot at home may sound intimidating, but it is actually easy and fun. We’ll review equipment needed, how to make flavorful stock bases, and guidelines for what to include. We’ll survey different cuts of meats, seafood, vegetables, starches, and dipping sauce recipes. You’ll learn tips and tricks for preparing a supremely satisfying Hot Pot experience and enjoy our delicious feast.

Thai restaurants have become wildly popular in the United States, and yet cooking Thai food at home can be a challenge—especially for vegetarians. In this hands-on class, you’ll gain the skills and recipes to recreate your favorite vegetarian Thai dishes at home. You’ll also learn about where to shop locally for the freshest ingredients. Winter Menu: Thai fresh rolls with peanut sauce, green curry with tofu and steamed jasmine rice, veggie Pad Thai, and Thai dessert. C O U R S E C O D E : V TA I

Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-2pm. Mar. 2 | $90

COURSE CODE: HPOT

Sec. 01: Friday, 6-9pm. Feb. 1 | $100

OFF THE MENU: THAI FAVORITE DISHES

SUSHI FOR BEGINNERS

Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com

Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com Making sushi is an art. You can create this art of rolling at home. This class will explore the history and culture behind this long Japanese tradition. You will learn every step from preparing ingredients, cooking each sushi component including sushi rice and Japanese egg roll, and rolling into different types of sushi. Each student will make and enjoy Nigiri, Sushi, Gunkan, Futomaki, California roll, Temaki, and Temari in class and take home what you just rolled and the sushi mat. COURSE CODE: SSHI

Many Thai street dishes are not listed on the menu at Thai restaurants in the US. You’ll have a new experience learning and tasting Thai street dishes that are off the menu. We’ll make Tod Mun Koong (Thai curry shrimp cake appetizer) with sweet and sour sauce, vermicelli soup with egg tofu and shrimps, famous Thai chicken and rice with spicy dipping sauce, and sticky rice in coconut sauce with tropical fruits. We’ll also talk about where to shop and manage exotic ingredients at home. COURSE CODE: TOFF

Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-9pm. Mar. 28 | $90

Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-2pm. Mar. 10 | $95

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

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

This class is not about instant ramen noodles. Instead, this class is about traditional homemade Japanese ramen where we’ll start making ramen soup broth and fresh ramen noodles from scratch. We’ll make and enjoy miso pork ramen with chashu pork belly and slow-cooked pork shoulder served with marinated soft-boiled eggs. We’ll also make side dishes including fresh salad with ginger soy dressing and gyoza (Japanese dumplings). This class has no vegetarian option.

Sticky rice, sushi rice, glutinous rice, or forbidden rice? Each variety has its own unique characteristics and best ways to be prepared. We’ll survey some popular and less-common types of rice used in Asian cuisine and their different uses. Our hands-on menu will include preparation techniques for a variety of fried rice dishes including authentic egg fried rice. For dessert, we will create a steamed Chinese eight-treasure sweet rice pudding with Osmanthus syrup. You’ll never be bored with rice!

COURSE CODE: RAME

COURSE CODE: RICE

Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-2pm. Feb. 16 | $85

Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-2pm. Feb. 3 | $100 REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE.ORG OR CALL 617.547.6789

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DINNER IN CHINATOWN Cho Li | Instructor

WINE, BEER & SPIRITS

Enjoy a walking tour of Chinatown’s grocery stores, barbecue shops, bakery shops, and restaurants, followed by dinner with the instructor at a restaurant of his choice. He’ll give you advice about ordering, explain various cooking techniques, and talk about what makes a harmonious Chinese meal, so you can come back and enjoy Chinatown on your own. Tuition includes the cost of dinner, taxes, and tip. The instructor will send a welcome information package via email one day prior to the class. COURSE CODE: CHTD

Sec. 01: Sunday, 4:30-8:30pm. Mar. 31 | $85

SIMPLY VEGAN Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com We’ll learn how to create quick, easy, and delicious vegan meals that are high in nutrition without being heavy on our wallets. This class is designed to have students leave with all the knowledge they need to seamlessly add more plant based dishes without having to rearrange their lives. We’ll make cranberry almond salad, braised vegetables with homemade vinaigrette, vegan minestrone soup, warm cauliflower rice and spicy chickpea bowl, and banana fig crisp. C O U R S E C O D E : SV E G

Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-2pm. Feb. 24 | $85

GLUTEN-FREE COOKING Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com Stop spending a fortune in the gluten-free aisle at the grocery store! Entrees, side dishes, snacks and baked goods—you name it, we’ll cover it. In addition to cooking some yummy gluten free dishes, we’ll talk about resources, options, what labels say (and don’t say) and recipe substitutions. This class will be fun, informative and delicious! C O U R S E C O D E : G LU F

Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-2pm. Mar. 16 | $85

GLUTEN-FREE BAKING Ploy Khunisorn | Ploy’s Kitchen, ployskitchen.com Gluten-free baking might sound challenging, but it can be as easy as pie. We’ll talk about different types of gluten-free flour and alternatives that help maintain the texture of the baked goods and also enhance the flavors that you won’t believe they are gluten-free. We’ll make gluten free blueberry muffins, chocolate cupcake with Swiss buttercream, coffee cake, and sweet potato pie. Gluten-free lunch will be served in class. Take home gluten-free baked goods to share with friends and family. COURSE CODE: GLFB

BASIC MIXOLOGY Paul Sayed | Bartender, #CCAECocktails on Instagram Anyone can mix! Through hands-on mixing and tasting you will learn proper cocktail-building techniques. Each class will focus on a different base spirit: vodka, gin, rum, tequila, and whiskey. You will make a variety of classic cocktails that will get you prepared for starting your home bar, making better use of your home bar, or working at a real bar. You will be able to mix any drink or start crafting your own creations! Custom supplies should be purchased prior to class for $35 at Boston Shaker in Davis Square. C O U R S E C O D E : M I XO

Sec. 01: 4 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Mar. 5 | $200

SUPER BOWL COCKTAILS: MIXING AND TASTING Paul Sayed | Bartender, #CCAECocktails on Instagram Let’s brighten up your super bowl party with some fun and delicious cocktails. Join Paul Sayed, our popular mixology instructor, and learn how to make some festive cocktails to show your team spirit. The class will incorporate exotic ingredients that will make your drinks fun, tasty, and unique. This is a hands-on class that will include large batch and individual serving cocktails. COURSE CODE: SMIX

Sec. 01: Friday, 7-9pm. Jan. 25 | $65

WINETASTING: A BEGINNER’S SAMPLER

Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-2pm. Mar. 23 | $85

Jessica Sculley | Certified Specialist of Wine, WSET Certified Educator

SAVORY JAMS, RELISHES, AND SPREADS

With a whole world of wine to choose from, how do you find what you want to drink? Join us to learn how to distinguish between wine styles, grape varieties, and regions. We’ll discuss how to buy wine at all price points, how to taste wine to get the most out of every glass, what makes a New World wine different from the same type of wine produced in France or Italy, and the best food pairings for different wine styles.

Afton Cyrus | Test Cook, America’s Test Kitchen, jamsessionsjam.com Jam isn’t just for toast: it has a savory side, too! Savory jams work beautifully on a cheese board, as a glaze, or spread onto sandwiches. We’ll learn how to make your own seasonal savory jams such as bacon-onion jam, carrot marmalade, hot pepper jelly, and/or apple-shallot chutney. We’ll discuss selecting quality produce, the tools and equipment you’ll need to get started, and techniques for home preserving. We’ll enjoy samples in class. Take home what you make and recipes to replicate at home. COURSE CODE: JAMS

Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-2pm. Mar. 31 | $85 12

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C O U R S E C O D E : WSA M

Sec. 01: 2 Fridays, 7-9pm. Mar. 1 & 8 | $150


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AROUND THE WORLD OF RED WINE

BEER TASTING FOR ROMANTICS

Steve Hoffman | Wine Educator

Brendan O’Toole | Beer Specialist

Join us for this class and give your taste buds the opportunity to travel around the world of red wine as we sample a broad array of these luscious wines. While discussing topics ranging from how wine is made to the shape of the bottle, see how adept you are at discerning between a Pinot Noir and a Cabernet Sauvignon, or between a New World wine and an Old World wine. Learn what to look for on a wine label and how to choose a wine that works well with your favorite dish.

BEer my Valentine and beat the cold with the ice cold beer. Let’s spend time tasting beers and learn about different characteristics and flavor profiles. We’ll talk about aroma, appearance, bitterness, alcohol levels, and overall impressions. Brendan, our beer specialist, will pick varieties of great beers to taste along with some snacks and you’ll have a good time.

C O U R S E C O D E : R E DW

Sec. 01: Saturday, 2-4pm. Feb. 9 | $85

COURSE CODE: BERO

Sec. 01: 2 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Feb. 20 & 27 | $140

ALL ABOUT FRENCH WINE Jessica Sculley | Certified Specialist of Wine, WSET Certified Educator Join us for a whirlwind tour of some of the premier wine-producing regions of France. The itinerary will include Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone, the Loire Valley, Alsace, as well as lesser-known regions. Learn why France is the archetypical region when we talk about fine wine. COURSE CODE: FRTW

Sec. 01: Friday, 7-9pm. Jan. 18 | $85

WINES OF SPAIN FOR ROMANTICS Jessica Sculley | Certified Specialist of Wine, WSET Certified Educator Spanish wine regions have ancient winemaking traditions using native grapes you may not have heard of yet. We will explore some of this history, methods of production and delve into tasting methods. From sparkling wines and refreshing whites to full bodied reds and unique fortified wines, Spain has something to please everyone. Come taste what you’ve been missing! Tuition is per person. C O U R S E C O D E : WS P N

Sec. 01: Friday, 7-9pm. Feb. 8 | $85

BEER TASTING: A BEGINNER’S SAMPLER Brendan O’Toole | Beer Specialist Finding a beer used to be relatively simple, but the recent revolution in American brewing has turned your local’s beer menu from a sentence to an encyclopedia. We’ll guide you through this bold new world, from how beer gets made to deciding between a dubbel and a dunkel. COURSE CODE: BEER

Sec. 01: 2 Fridays, 7-9pm. Mar. 22 & 29 | $150

BEER AND ART HISTORY: A TALK AND TASTING Kris Butler | Exam-Certified Beer Judge Beer and art have a long history together, from Egyptian hieroglyphics to Hogarth, Picasso, Bruegel, Renoir, Manet, Dr. Seuss, and many more. You will taste historic styles while traveling through time and across cultures on a survey of beer in art history. We will discuss artifacts, sculptures, paintings, cartoons, and labels—from ancient times through today. Take home your souvenir tasting glass! C O U R S E C O D E : BA R T

AMERICAN WHISKEY: BOURBON, RYE & BEYOND Adina Gruzleski | American Whiskey Brand Ambassador and Educator Bourbon is often dismissed as what your folks drank with ginger ale or what Pops used to spice up his eggnog, but there is world of whiskey out there as diverse and exceptional as anything from across the Atlantic. Come try a wide variety of whiskeys specially selected by an expert bartender. COURSE CODE: BRBN

Sec. 01: Friday, 7-9pm. Feb. 1 | $85

SCOTCH WHISKEY: SCOTLAND MADE IT RIGHT Adina Gruzleski | American Whiskey Brand Ambassador and Educator Let’s learn and taste Scotch whiskey. Come try a wide variety of whiskeys specially selected by an expert bartender. COURSE CODE: SCCH

Sec. 01: Friday, 7-9pm. Feb. 22 | $85

IRISH WHISKEY: ON THE ISLAND OF IRELAND Adina Gruzleski | American Whiskey Brand Ambassador and Educator Join Adina and taste Irish whiskey. We’ll taste a wide variety of Irish whiskeys specially selected by an expert bartender. COURSE CODE: IRSH

Sec. 01: Friday, 7-9pm. Mar. 15 | $85

JAPANESE WHISKEY & JAPAN’S LOVE FOR BOURBON Adina Gruzleski | American Whiskey Brand Ambassador and Educator 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. COURSE CODE: JBRN

Sec. 01: Friday, 7-9pm. Feb. 15 | $85

Sec. 01: Sunday, 1:30-3:30pm. Mar. 10 | $85

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BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY “[ELIZABETH CERDA] HAD A GREAT STRUCTURE AND CURRICULUM FOR THE STUDENTS TO FOLLOW. AND HER EXPLANATIONS WERE GREAT.” —ABIGAIL, INTRODUCTION TO MAILCHIMP

BUILD A SUCCESSFUL ONLINE CRAFTS STORE WITH ETSY

BUSINESS SMALL BUSINESS ESSENTIALS: 20 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Joe Carreiro | Small Business Consultant You know you have a great product; how do you turn it into a successful business? Success in small business is about the small and large decisions you make. Choosing the type of entity you should be, opening bank accounts, keeping track of income and expenses, employees, payroll, and taxes: we’ll make sense of it all. Join us to learn the ins and outs of starting a business, and, if you have already started, how to get yourself on the right track. C O U R S E C O D E : S B QA

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-1pm. Jan. 26 | $75

START A SUCCESSFUL ONLINE BUSINESS Jason Rich | Author, Entrepreneur, jasonrich.com Discover how to quickly and inexpensively set up an online-based business to sell almost any products or services online using an eCommerce turnkey solution. No technical or programming knowledge is required. You’ll learn strategies for choosing what to sell, how to establish an online business, and then how to promote the business to a targeted audience. This class is based on Jason R. Rich’s book The Unofficial Guide to Starting an Online Business (Wiley).

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

Sec. 01: Tuesday, 6-9pm. Feb. 26 | $50

HOSTING YOUR OWN AIRBNB: BE PREPARED! Anatole Sykley | Experienced AirBnB Host AirBnB is an easy way for hosts and travelers to hook up. Behind the easy-to-use software, hosts must plan to ensure their listing is priced right, avoid being overwhelmed with bookings, and create satisfied customers. Get some guidance from an experienced Cambridge AirBnB host to write up a good lodging description, including what you should say or leave out. We’ll cover techniques to work with the AirBnB Calendar, Booking and Feedback system. COURSE CODE: ABNB

Sec. 01: Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm. Mar. 28 | $50

COURSE CODE: ECOM

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-9pm. Feb. 27 | $70

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POWERUP YOUR BRAND WITH VIDEO Angela Pitter | Social Media Strategist and Trainer Join Angela and learn how to power up your brand with video. We’ll cover benefits of using videos for your overall digital marketing strategy. We’ll learn about unique requirements for each channel including websites, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. We’ll also talk about tools, equipment, software, and apps that you need. We’ll learn about tips for repurposing video content. C O U R S E C O D E : BV I D

Sec. 01: Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm. Mar. 14 | $50

DISCOVER THE MASSACHUSETTS PAY EQUITY LAW Jeffrey Berman | MBA, Harvard Business School; Ph.D., New York University A potential landmark in equal rights legislation, the 2016 Massachusetts Act to Establish Pay Equity will empower workers with comparable jobs to achieve equal pay. In this hands-on workshop, learn the methodology for demonstrating comparability between jobs, how the law protects workers, and what the implications of the law are for both workers and employers. No Human Resources or legal experience is needed to attend this workshop.

NONPROFIT ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL REPORTING

C O U R S E C O D E : L AW M

Thomas Ittelson | Principal, The Mercury Group

NEW TAX LAW: 20+ KEY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

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

Sec. 01: 3 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 14 | $130

Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-9pm. Mar. 28 | $25

Rick Fentin | Registered Investment Adviser We all need to understand the new tax laws because the changes are far-reaching, subject to interpretation and revisions, and impact both negatively and positively nearly every person or business filing taxes in 2019. Tax deductions you’ve counted on in the past may have gone away or been replaced by new ones, so you’ll need to understand the impact of the new rules and how to maximize your situation. C O U R S E C O D E : N TA X

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm. Mar. 6 | $50

PERSONAL FINANCE SPENDING, SAVING, AND BUDGETING: DEVELOPING HEALTHY MONEY HABITS Jimmy Becker | MBA, Yale School of Management This class is for adults in their 20s and 30s who want to improve their financial literacy and decision-making skills. We’ll address developing a personal budget, habituating healthy spending and saving habits, taxes, understanding financial institutions including credit scores, credit reports, and student loan repayment and financing graduate school.

OVERVIEW OF INVESTMENT CONCEPTS Rod Laurenz | Financial Advisor, laurenzfinancial.com Don’t know the difference between a stock and a bond? Confused about mutual funds and your 401k? We’ll clarify the basic information you need to know about investing, how to ensure you’re properly diversified, and why all your money shouldn’t be in your bank account. You’ll learn the most important concepts you need to make investment decisions and how to avoid common pitfalls. COURSE CODE: OOIC

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-8:30pm. Mar. 20 | $60

C O U R S E C O D E : S SA B

Sec. 01: Saturday, 1-4pm. Mar. 23 | $75

EVALUATING AND COMPENSATING YOUR FINANCIAL ADVISOR

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

This workshop will provide a specific roadmap for selecting, evaluating, and compensating a financial advisor. You will learn how to assess the suitability, competency, and fiduciary commitment of your present or future financial advisor. Finally, you will learn the various models by which financial advisors are compensated and which is the most suitable, least conflicted, and least costly.

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.

C O U R S E C O D E : E C FA

COURSE CODE: FBKH

Jimmy Becker | MBA, Yale School of Management

Sec. 01: Saturday, 11:30am-12:30pm. Mar. 16 | $35

Discounted Parking for CCAE Students

Sec. 01: Saturday, 9:30am-12:30pm. Mar. 23 | $75

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SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTING Sonia Kowal | President, Zevin Asset Management, LLC Now more than ever, your investments have a role in social change. How can you leverage them to affect issues from mass incarceration to climate change to money in politics? Learn about the tools investors have at their disposal and the impact of shareholder pressure on companies. We will focus on the basic elements of growing your investments while having them work towards building a more equitable and economically sound society. COURSE CODE: SRIV

Sec. 01: Tuesday, 5:30-7:30pm. Feb. 26 | $50

WE ARE WOMEN AND WE TALK ABOUT MONEY Arlene Holtzman | Holtzman & Menuck, LLC, Wealth Advisors for Women For women in all stages of life, join our roundtable discussion about common roadblocks to financial freedom. We’ll help you identify your personal barriers and outline the next steps toward taking control of financial matters. Each person in attendance will gain new insights and learn specific strategies directly applicable to their own lives. C O U R S E C O D E : WO M O

Sec. 01: 4 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $140

YOUR MEDICARE ABCDs Rick Fentin | Registered Investment Adviser 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.

SOCIAL SECURITY FOR COUPLES: THIS IS NOT YOUR PARENT’S SOCIAL SECURITY Rick Fentin | Registered Investment Adviser The Social Security decisions spouses make when they are in their 60s will determine the amount of total income they will receive over their lifetime—including the lifetime of the spouse who lives the longest (usually the wife!). This workshop will cover the new rules that can help married couples get the most out of the Social Security system. We will cover optimal times to apply, maximizing spousal coordination, taxes, the most important thing all higher-earning spouses should do, and more. Price is per person. COURSE CODE: SOSE

Sec. 01: Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm. Feb. 28 | $50

MAXIMIZING SOCIAL SECURITY FOR SINGLES AND DIVORCED SPOUSES Rick Fentin | Registered Investment Adviser Social Security can be complicated. There are literally hundreds of rules that apply to very specific individual circumstances. Strategies to maximize benefits for single individuals and divorced spouses can be very different than for married couples. There are the little-known rules that can help you maximize your benefits. We’ll cover the new rules, the optimal times to apply, divorced spousal benefits and coordination, minimizing taxes, and effectively integrating Social Security with other assets. Why not make sure you are maximizing your income? COURSE CODE: SOSS

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm. Feb. 27 | $50

COMPUTERS

COURSE CODE: ABCD

BASIC WINDOWS SKILLS

Sec. 01: Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm. Mar. 7 | $60

Ethan Leonard | M.A., Instructional Technology

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. 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.

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

Sec. 01: 3 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $110

COURSE CODE: ESTP

HOW TO USE YOUR APPLE DEVICE

Sec. 01: Sunday, 2-4pm. Mar. 10 | $50

Marjorie Wein | Wize Guides

SAVING FOR RETIREMENT Jimmy Becker | MBA, Yale School of Management This class is for adults of all ages, from those starting out their careers to people nearing or entering retirement. This class is narrowly focused on how to achieve a financially secure retirement and we’ll address understanding: different retirement plan structures (401ks and IRAs, Roth versus Traditional), Social Security, annuities, how much you need to save each paycheck and in total, how and where to invest your savings, taking risk, and how to minimize fees. C O U R S E C O D E : SAV R

Sec. 01: Saturday, 1-3pm. Mar. 16 | $50

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

Sec. 01: 3 Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm. Begins Feb. 7 | $135


BUSINESS & technology

INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL: PART 2 Karen Carone | Manager of Data and Analytics Think Excel is just for storing tables? Think again. This class is designed to be a follow-up to our Introduction to Excel class, and will help you take your basic Microsoft Excel skills to the next level.You will learn how to manipulate and analyze data, write your own formulas, use Pivot tables, create charts, and more. Learn skills that will make you more valuable at work or in the job search. This class is taught on Microsoft Excel 2013 but is relevant to users of Excel 2007 and up. Please bring your own laptop. COURSE CODE: EXPW

Sec. 01: 3 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Feb. 25 | $125

EXCEL FORMULAS Karen Carone | Manager of Data and Analytics

COMPUTER SECURITY FOR HOME AND SMALL BUSINESS USERS Vadim Droznin | CEO Q.E.D. Systems, Inc. This class is intended to educate students about the latest IoT (Internet of Things) security practices. It starts with basic introduction about past and current computer and network threats. You will learn how to defend and protect your home and business computers, networks, mobile devices, and other IoT against cyber threats. We will discuss protection against Viruses, Malware, Ransomware, SPAM, and others. Students will learn how to create complex passwords and protect their personal Wi-Fi and important data. COURSE CODE: CSEC

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm. Mar. 13 | $50

GET YOUR WORK DONE IN FREE GOOGLE CHROME APPS Ethan Leonard | M.A., Instructional Technology If you have a computer with an internet access, you can get your work done without expensive program installations. We’ll learn about functions of Google Chrome that you can explore beyond Gmail. We will start with basics of Google Drive and learn how to use Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings. We will also learn about video editing and photo editing. We’ll also explore other possibilities that you can use this free browser to maximize your work effectiveness. Please bring your own laptop.

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

Sec. 01: Monday, 6-9pm. Mar. 18 | $80

INTRODUCTION TO MAILCHIMP Elizabeth Cerda | Marketing Specialist This class will teach you how to use MailChimp to generate email campaigns for your organization, blog, website, or online business. We’ll learn how to set up email campaigns, create lists, segments, and groups. We’ll discuss best practices for maintaining a healthy subscriber list and conducting effective email campaigns. We’ll learn about MailChimp’s wonderful data reporting features and integrations with other popular software. Finally, we’ll briefly cover look at other, alternative email marketing platforms available as well. COURSE CODE: MCPB

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm. Mar. 6 | $50

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

COURSE CODE: GGLE

WordPress is one of the most easy-to-use blogging and content-management systems available. You can build almost anything from a personal or business website to everything in between. Join us for a quick overview of this powerful software. You will learn the ins-andouts of WordPress so you can begin building your site today! Basic computer skills and Internet literacy are required. Bring your own web-ready laptop.

Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Feb. 21 | $140

COURSE CODE: WRDP

Sec. 01: 5 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Feb. 25 | $150

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

INTRODUCTION TO MODERN WEB DESIGN

This is an intensive introduction to Excel for people who want to be able to use this spreadsheet program effectively in home or office procedures. You will learn to enter and edit data, use basic calculations, apply formatting, and design and use simple spreadsheets. Participants can expect to take away with them spreadsheets that they have designed that may be put to work immediately in their office or home. Students need to know how to download files from your email. If not, please take basic window skills before this class. Please bring your Mac or PC laptop with Excel 2007 or newer installed.

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

COURSE CODE: EXPC

COURSE CODE: CODE

Sec. 01: 3 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 28 | $145

Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $200

You can publish on the web without knowing much about the technology itself. That isn’t what this class is about. We’ll focus on the fundamentals of modern web design, primarily HTML5 and CSS3, with emphasis on responsive design practices. Not a cursory overview, we’ll start from the beginning and pull no punches, building up from the atomic components of these languages and layering on the techniques necessary to be a competent, effective web designer. No prior knowledge is required.

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PROGRAMMING WITH JAVASCRIPT

INTRODUCTION TO GOOGLE SKETCHUP

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

Steven Santosuosso | Interior Designer

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

SketchUp is a free 3D digital modeling program used by architects, interior designers, product designers, and sculptural artists. 3D rendering can be used for interior design, product visualization, and even 3D printing. We will learn fundamental concepts and techniques, including modeling, inferencing, and styling, to create 3D models of both real life objects and the construction of a 3D birdhouse. COURSE CODE: SKUP

Sec. 01: Saturday, 9:30am-4:30pm. Mar. 9 | $120

COURSE CODE: INJS

Sec. 01: 5 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Feb. 26 | $180

DYNAMIC WEBSITES WITH PHP & MYSQL Joshua Bolduc | Web Application Engineer Do you want to build a website that is more than just a static page? A website with a database to give your site some real power and agency? This interactive, non-threatening, fun project-based class is for you! We will learn how to use the powerful PHP scripting language and MySQL database to build a real-working dynamic website. Knowledge of basic computer operation, file management and basic HTML are required. Please bring your Mac or PC laptop with Mac OSX 10.9.x or Windows 7 and higher. COURSE CODE: PHPM

Sec. 01: 7 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $230

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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

FREE PERSONAL ASSESSMENT DAYS: Friday, January 4, 6-8pm Tuesday, January 8, 10am-12pm See ccae.org/esl for more details.

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

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

ES L : B EG I N N E R L EV E L 2 COURSE CODE: ENB2

Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $275 | Katy Doughty Sec. 02: 9 Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 19 | $275 | Rosa Lopez

ES L : I N T E R ME DI AT E L EV E L 1 COURSE CODE: ENI1

Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $275

ES L : I N T E R ME DI AT E L EV E L 2

INTENSIVE - 54 HOURS

COURSE CODE: ENI2

Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Jan. 15 | $275 | Joanne Nicklas

ES L : I NTE NS I VE BEGI NNER LEV ELS 1 & 2 COURSE CODE: ENN1

Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Monday through Thursday, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $475 | John O’Donnell

ES L : I NTE NS I VE BEGI NNER LEV ELS 3 & 4

PREPARATION FOR THE TOEFL John O’Donnell | ESL Instructor

COURSE CODE: ENN2

Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Monday through Thursday, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Jan. 14 | $475 | John O’Donnell

ES L : I NTE NS I VE I NTE RMEDIATE LEV ELS 1 & 2 COURSE CODE: ENN3

Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Monday through Thursday, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $475 | John O’Donnell

ES L : I NTE NS I VE I NTE RMEDIATE LEV ELS 3 & 4 COURSE CODE: ENN4

Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Monday through Thursday, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $475 | John O’Donnell

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

27 HOURS COURSE CODE: TOFL

Sec. 01: 9 Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 19 | $275 | John O’Donnell

TWICE A WEEK - 27 HOURS ES L : B EGI NNE R LEVEL 1

54 HOURS

COURSE CODE: ENB1

Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $275

COURSE CODE: TOFN

Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Monday through Thursday, 1-2:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $475

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English as a second language

ENGLISH SPECIFIC SKILLS CLASSES

LISTENING & PRONUNCIATION PRACTICE Andrea Aptecker | Actor, Public Speaking Expert Josh Filipowski | ESL & Comedy Instructor

BEGINNER - CEFR A1-A2

CONVERSATION Gain confidence and develop your English speaking skills in this conversation class created for beginning and low intermediate level students. A common concern for new ESL students is that they do not have many opportunities to practice and use their English. This class will provide a friendly, safe classroom environment where you can learn how to comfortably and confidently speak everyday English.

Pronunciation is the way people from a particular cultural group speak their native language. This class is for intermediate level English students (CEFR Levels B1) who wish to improve their pronunciation. In this class, we will use a textbook with a CD as well as original materials such as television and movie scripts to help us speak like native speakers do in everyday English. COURSE CODE: PRON

Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Jan. 14 | $275 | Andrea Aptecker Sec. 02: 8 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $245 | Josh Filipowski

COURSE CODE: ENCB

Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Jan. 14 | $275 | Joanne Nicklas Sec. 02: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $275 | Katy Doughty Sec. 03: 9 Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 19 | $275 | Katy Doughty

INTERMEDIATE - CEFR B1-B2

CONVERSATION This class is for intermediate-level students who want to improve their pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar while developing their conversational skills. Activities will include open discussions, debates, and presentations. COURSE CODE: ENCI

Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 1-2:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $275 | Joanne Nicklas Sec. 02: 9 Saturdays, 1:30-4:30pm. Begins Jan. 19 | $275 | Katy Doughty

SURVIVAL IN A NEW CULTURE: SMALL TALK, CONVERSATION, VOCABULARY

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, $35 for class materials, and a willingness to practice! COURSE CODE: ABET

Sec. 01: Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am-12:30pm. Feb. 9 & 10 | $105

INTENSIVE VOCABULARY TRAINING Andrea Aptecker | Actor, Public Speaking Expert In this fun class, we will learn new vocabulary, and improve speaking and comprehension skills, with reading, writing exercises, and discussions. There will be tests and class activities each week to enforce the new vocabulary. For intermediate and advanced students. C O U R S E C O D E : E I VA

Andrea Aptecker | Actor, Public Speaking Expert

Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Jan. 15 | $275

In this intermediate level class, we will practice informal conversation and “small talk,” and learn new vocabulary, slang, and idioms. Students will read and discuss current events and news stories, role play everyday conversations, and present short discussions and speeches. Join this fun class and improve your understanding of American language and culture!

THAT SOUNDS FUNNY: AVOIDING SILLY MISTAKES IN ENGLISH

COURSE CODE: ESNC

Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1-2:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $275

PUBLIC SPEAKING & PRESENTATION Andrea Aptecker | Actor, Public Speaking Expert This intermediate class is for students (CEFR Levels B1-B2) who want to practice conversation skills, and improve speaking performance. Activities include discussions about news stories and television programs, short storytelling speeches, and informative presentations. All speeches will be evaluated. This is a warm, supportive, fun atmosphere. COURSE CODE: PUSP

Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $275 Sec. 02: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $275

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Josh Filipowski | ESL & Comedy Instructor For intermediate and advanced students, discover the most common errors and learn how to avoid them, gain confidence, and be understood. This workshop taught by a TESOL certified teacher and comedian will have you laughing and learning to avoid mistakes interfering with communication. Focusing on pronunciation, verb tense, phrasal verbs, and confusing words, students will feel more comfortable speaking English after this fun class. C O U R S E C O D E : AS M E

Sec. 01: 3 Fridays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 25 | $75

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CCAE offers a scholarship assistance—50% off tuition— to adults of all ages. Some restrictions apply.

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


English as a second language

WRITING Joanne Nicklas | ESL Instructor This class is for intermediate level students (CEFR Levels B1-B2) who want to improve their writing skills. Students will learn about different sentence patterns, paragraph structure, and correct punctuation. During the term, students will practice writing business letters, cover letters, e-mails, and short essays. COURSE CODE: ENWI

Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $275

ENGLISH THROUGH MOVIES: BOSTON FILM CLASSICS John O’Donnell | ESL Instructor Watching movies is one of the best ways to improve your command of English. You add to your vocabulary, your understanding of English idioms, and your knowledge of culture and society! And watching movies with a group of friends is a lot of fun! Boston and Cambridge are unique and have been the locations for some of the best American movies. In this class, we will watch four movies that are set in Boston and discuss the themes, practice using the vocabulary, and see how much Boston and Cambridge have changed. For intermediate and advanced learners. COURSE CODE: ENMO

READING AND UNDERSTANDING HUMOR IN AMERICAN CULTURE Andrea Aptecker | Actor, Public Speaking Expert Do you get frustrated when everyone is laughing at a story, but you have no idea why? In this high intermediate/advanced (CEFR B2-C1) class, we will discuss humorous books, stories, newspaper and magazine articles, and speeches. We will look at comedy on television, and discuss vocabulary, slang, idioms, expressions, cultural and historical references, sarcasm and irony. Students will present one humorous speech. Let’s have fun and laugh! COURSE CODE: EHMR

Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $275

PRONUNCIATION & LISTENING Josh Filipowski | ESL & Comedy Instructor If you speak quite well in English but would like a more solid understanding of the stumbling blocks in your pronunciation, this is the class for you. This is not an accent reduction class, but rather an opportunity to examine and resolve the chronic pronunciation errors that get in the way of fluid communication. C O U R S E C O D E : P R OA

Sec. 01: 8 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $245

Sec. 01: 4 Fridays, 6-8:30pm. Begins Mar. 1 | $120

ADVANCED - CEFR B2-C1/C2

READ, DISCUSS, DEBATE! Andrea Aptecker | Actor, Public Speaking Expert This class is for advanced ESL students who want to improve their vocabulary, comprehension, cultural understanding, and speaking confidence in a fun class based on reading and discussion. Students will read poems, newspaper and magazine articles, cartoons, blog entries, excerpts from stories, and more. The readings will be followed by questions, discussions, and individual or group presentations and debates. Presentations and debates will be followed by constructive critiques. COURSE CODE: ERDD

Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Mondays & Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $275

AMERICAN STORIES: READING & WRITING Joanne Nicklas | ESL Instructor

WRITING & GRAMMAR John O’Donnell | ESL Instructor If you are comfortable speaking in English, but find that your writing needs help, this is the class for you. We focus on sentence structure and forming great paragraphs. In this class, all major forms of writing will be covered, including letters (business and personal), journals, memoirs, and essays. This is a very helpful class for students preparing to take the TOEFL. C O U R S E C O D E : E N WA

Sec. 01: 9 Saturdays, 1:30-4:30pm. Begins Jan. 19 | $275

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS ENGLISH Emily Brown | ESL Instructor

Learn to communicate more deeply in English while examining American literature. We will read stories—both fiction and drama—as inspiration to work on our own writing and develop skills of style, structure, persuasion and voice.

This class is for Intermediate ESL students who are interested in increasing their knowledge and vocabulary of the American work world. If you have to speak English in your job, then this is the class for you. We will cover various business topics while integrating listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

COURSE CODE: AMST

COURSE CODE: BEGL

Sec. 01: 9 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $275

Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 6-8pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $185

CONVERSATION Michael Impastato | ESL Instructor Welcome to a class to talk about local, metropolitan and world news in a safe and respectful atmosphere. We will use the printed and digital version of the Boston Globe and other newspapers. Bring your laptop, iPhone, or tablet and learn about Boston, New England and the world. Choose an article and tell your classmates about it! Students will work both in small groups and as a collective unit. C O U R S E C O D E : E N CA

Level-Up English Discount

If you took an English class in the fall continue into another class this winter with a 10% discount. Eligible students will receive an email with the discount code to apply to your class at the time of registration. To use this discount, you must enroll by 9am on January 7th.

Sec. 01: 9 Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 19 | $275 REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE.ORG OR CALL 617.547.6789

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ENCA: Advanced Conversation

TOFL: Preparation for the TOEFL

1:30-4:30PM

TOFN: Intensive Preparation for the TOEFL

ENWA: Advanced Writing & Grammar

ENN4: Intensive Intermediate Levels 3 & 4

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

PRON: Intermediate Listening and Pronunciation*

ENB2: Beginner Level 2

PROA: Advanced Pronunciation*

PUSP: Public Speaking and Presentation

ENI1: Intermediate Level 1

6:00-7:30PM

ENN3: Intensive Intermediate Levels 1 & 2

ENCB: Beginner Conversation

EHMR: Reading and Understanding Humor in American Culture

ENB1: Beginner Level 1

7:45-9:15PM

ABET: Accent Improvement Workshop Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am-12:30pm. Feb. 9 & 10 | $105

ENMO: English through Movies: Boston Film Classics 4 Fridays, 6-8:30pm. Begins Mar. 1 | $120

ASME: That Sounds Funny: Avoiding Silly Mistakes in English 3 Fridays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 25 | $75

SPECIAL WORKSHOPS

ESNC: Survival in a New Culture: Small Talk, Conversation, and Vocabulary

ENCI: Intermediate Conversation

1:00-2:30PM

ENCI: Intermediate Conversation

ENN1: Intensive Beginner Levels 1 & 2

AMST: American Stories: Reading and Writing

PUSP: Public Speaking and Presentation

ERDD: Read, Discuss, Debate

ENWI: Intermediate Writing

ENCB: Conversation for Beginners

ENB2: Beginner Level 2

9:30AM-12:30PM

ENN2: Intensive Beginner Levels 3 & 4

EIVA: Intensive Vocabulary Training

ENI2: Intermediate Level 2

PRON: Intermediate Listening and Pronunciation

ENCB: Beginner Conversation

11:00AM-12:30PM

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

$275

Begins Sep. 22

27 HOURS

9 SATURDAYS

$475

No class Jan. 21 & Feb. 18

Begins Jan. 14

Meets 4 days per week for 9 weeks.

54 HOURS

MONDAY – THURSDAY

$275

Begins Jan. 15

Meets 2 days per week for 9 weeks.

27 HOURS

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

$275

No class Jan. 21 & Feb. 18

Begins Jan. 14

Meets 2 days per week for 9 weeks.

27 HOURS

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY

9:15-10:45AM

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

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

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


WORLD LANGUAGES 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. Please visit ccae.org/languagetest for a self-assessment, level descriptions, and our most up-to-date language offerings. For any questions about a specific language or level you can also email languages@ccae.org or call Francesca Ferraris at 617.547.6789 ext. 112. Many language classes require the purchase of a textbook. We recommend purchasing the book after attending the first class.

“ELENA [LORI] HAS GREAT ENTHUSIASM. I WANT TO TAKE THE NEXT LEVEL!” —LIZZIE, ITALIAN: BEGINNER LEVEL 1`

ARABIC: WRITING INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED Fatma Salem | Native Speaker Communicate your thoughts and ideas with writing while improving your reading, listening, grammar, and writing speed. You’ll learn to write personal essays with clear communication, as well as academic writing, letters, and business writing. Students should have prior knowledge of writing in Arabic during the last two years. COURSE CODE: ARWI

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

Sec. 01: 9 Saturdays, 10-11:30am. Begins Jan. 19 | $245

Sara Vallesteros | ASL Instructor, Native Speaker Learn the basics of sign language as a first step to developing receptive and expressive skills. You will learn commonly used signs, the basic grammatical rules of American Sign Language, and information about the deaf. This class requires the additional purchase of a textbook. B EGI N N ER LEVEL 1 C O U R S E C O D E : AS B 1

Sec. 01: 9 Fridays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 18 | $245

BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE Marina Ferrarezze | Native Speaker Larissa Pereira | Native Speaker 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 EG I N N E R L EV E L 1

ARABIC

COURSE CODE: BPB1

Mansour Salsabili | Ph.D., Middle East Studies

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $245 | Marina Ferrarezze

Fatma Salem | Native Speaker

B EG I N N E R L EV E L 2

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 1974. Events in the Middle East have encouraged new interest in Arabic.

COURSE CODE: BPB2

B EGI N N ER LEVEL 1 COURSE CODE: ARB1

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $245 | Fatma Salem

B EGI N N ER LEVEL 2

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $245 | Marina Ferrarezze

B EG I N N E R L EV E L 3 COURSE CODE: BPB3

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 6:10-7:40pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $245 | Larissa Pereira

I N T E R ME DI AT E CO N V E RSAT I O N 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

COURSE CODE: ARB2

Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $245 | Mansour Salsabili

HI G H B EGI NNE R CONV ERSATION This class emphasizes conversational skills, sentence structure, and practical applications of the Arabic language. Get to know other learners, learn about culture, and make the language come alive. To best benefit from this class, students should be comfortable speaking in the present tense and have some knowledge of the past and future, or who have studied this language for 30h or more within the last 3 years. By the end of this class students will be able to speak Arabic with confidence.

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $245 | Larissa Pereira

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

COURSE CODE: ARCB

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.

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $245 | Fatma Salem

COURSE CODE: BPSP

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $245

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CHINESE Jin Cooper | Native Speaker & Author, “Notes from Harvard” Mandarin Chinese has more native speakers than any other language. As it increases in popularity among language learners, give yourself an advantage with an experienced and enthusiastic instructor. Students will learn to identify common words, read basic vocabulary, ask and answer simple questions, and use simple phrases and sentences. The focus is on conversational practices, pronunciation, tones, and grammar. B EG I NNE R LEVEL 1 COURSE CODE: CMB1

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $245

B EG I NNE R LEVEL 2 COURSE CODE: CMB2

Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $245

FRENCH Michelle Abadia, Vincent Dimanche, Siham Elaidi, Mélanie Huguet | Native Speakers 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 organisations. 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 EG I NNE R LEVEL 1

CONVERSATIONS EN FRANÇAIS SUR L’ACTUALITÉ CULTURELLE: FRENCH CULTURAL NEWS DISCUSSION GROUP Christine Heitzmann | Native Speaker and Theater Artist Vous aimez discutez bouquins, films, musique, théâtre, danse, arts visuels etc.. et vous aimez parler et entendre parler français? Cette classe est pour vous. Dans un format similaire d’une table ronde, nous discuterons en français, chaque semaine, de ou des événements culturels qui marquent l’actualité du moment. For students with a high intermediate or advanced level (CEFR B2 and above). C O U R S E C O D E : F R CA

Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $245 No class Feb. 21

TRAVERSER LA FRANCE EN CHANSONS: A VOYAGE IN FRENCH Christine Heitzmann | Native Speaker and Theater Artist The French have given the world quite a few famous and impactful lyricists. In this class, you’ll use these French musicians’ catchy tunes to improve your French and learn more about French culture! Immerse yourself in the most poetic and well-known songs from the repertoire of the greatest French singers, like Brel, Piaf, Aznavour, Gainsbourg, Trenet, Brassens, and others. For students with a high beginner level and above (CEFR A2 and above).

COURSE CODE: FRB1

COURSE CODE: CHAN

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $245 | Siham Elaidi

Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $245 No class Feb. 21

B EG I NNE R LEVEL 2 COURSE CODE: FRB2

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $245 | Mélanie Huguet Sec. 02: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $245 | Siham Elaidi

B EG I NNE R LEVEL 3 COURSE CODE: FRB3

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $245 | Siham Elaidi

B EG I NNE R LEVEL 4 COURSE CODE: FRB4

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $245 | Mélanie Huguet

LOW I N TE RME D I AT E COURSE CODE: FRLI

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $245 | Michelle Abadia

B EG I NNE R CONVERSATION You know you love French; you’ve been studying and you’re a solid beginner. You’re even comfortable with the passé compose. But now it’s time to put all that vocabulary you’re drilling into practice with real conversation. Don’t worry; we will be gentle and patient as you learn to build fluency and have lively conversations with your fellow beginners. COURSE CODE: FRCB

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Jan. 14 | $245 | Mélanie Huguet Sec. 02: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $245 | Mélanie Huguet

I N T E R ME D I ATE CONVERSATION Take your French to the next “niveau” with this conversation class. You’re more or less comfortable with grammar, and you’ve got some vocabulary under your belt, but you want to put them together to do something fun and real. This is your chance—lively conversation, an experienced instructor, and equally passionate classmates. Bon courage! COURSE CODE: FRIC

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $245 | Siham Elaidi

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GERMAN 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 EG I NNE R LEVEL 1 COURSE CODE: GRB1

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $245 | Diana Erinna

B EG I NNE R LEVEL 2 COURSE CODE: GRB2

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $245 | Diana Erinna Sec. 02: 9 Thursdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Jan. 17 | $245 | Diana Erinna

I N T E R ME D I ATE COURSE CODE: GRIN

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 11:15am-12:45pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $245 | Diana Erinna

H I GH I N T ER ME D I AT E COURSE CODE: GRIH

Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $245 | Diana Erinna

A DVA N CE D RE AD I NG AND CONV ERSATION COURSE CODE: GRRC

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $245 | Francesca Ferraris No class Feb. 13 & 20

FILM AB! GERMAN THROUGH SHORT FILMS Diana Erinna | Native Speaker Do you like to learn German through films? Do you enjoy a German beer while watching? Then join our German film class for the intermediate learner. We will watch and discuss different audio-visual materials in class. As a result you will grow your knowledge of the German speaking world, expand your vocabulary and sentence structure, and will be able to share your opinion. Who knows, you might enjoy this class so much that you even want to share a beer! Each term will include new movies. COURSE CODE: GRFI

DEUTSCHER LESEKLUB: READ A GERMAN SHORT STORY A WEEK

Sec. 01: 5 Fridays, 6:30-8pm. Begins Feb. 8 | $155 No class Feb. 22 & Mar. 1

Diana Erinna | Native Speaker

BREAKFAST IN GERMAN: FRÜHSTÜCK AUF DEUTSCH

This class is designed for low intermediate learners of German who would like to meet other language learners to discuss a short story that they have read, and express their opinion, interests, likes, dislikes, dreams, etc. about it. In this class, you will brush up on your reading and listening skills, and fine tune your writing and conversational skills through reading out loud, creating and performing dialogues, listening to audios, etc. in order to expand your personal German library.

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. Fee includes the cost of breakfast.

COURSE CODE: GEBC

COURSE CODE: GEBB

Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 12:45-2:15pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $245

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 9:30-11am. Begins Jan. 15 | $290

Level-Up Languages Discount

If you took a language class in the fall continue into another class this winter with a 10% discount. Eligible students will receive an email with the discount code to apply to your class at the time of registration. To use this discount, you must enroll by 9am on January 7th.

REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE.ORG OR CALL 617.547.6789

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ITALIAN Elena Lori | Native Speaker Italian is spoken as native language by approximately 85 million people in Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Australia. Throughout the world it is the fifth most studied foreign language. Taught by an experienced and educated instructor, these classes emphasize building vocabulary, solidifying grammar, and improving spoken interaction.

UNA MATTINATA ITALIANA: AN ITALIAN MORNING Elena Lori | Native Speaker

B EG I NNE R LEVEL 2

A morning dedicated to Italian art and language. Well kept secrets of Italian Art at the Harvard Art Museum will be put on display especially for this class and Elena will guide you through their history, importance and legacy. After starting the day with an introduction and an Italian breakfast, we will walk together to the museum and discuss these hidden masterpieces. Students of all levels of Italian are welcome as long as they are prepared to immerse into the language. Tuition includes Italian Breakfast. Tuition does not include museum entrance (free for Cambridge residents).

COURSE CODE: ITB2

COURSE CODE: ITMA

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $245 Sec. 02: 9 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $245

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 10am-1pm. Feb. 27 | $75

B EG I NNE R CONVERSATION This conversation class is designed for students at high beginner levels who have an interest in putting into practice what they’ve learned. Enhance your grammar and vocabulary with a native speaker who is an experienced instructor.

IMPARA L’ITALIANO ATTRAVERSO L’ARTE: L’ARTE PER IMPARARE L’ITALIANO LEARN ITALIAN THROUGH ART: THE ART OF LEARNING ITALIAN

B EG I NNE R LEVEL 1 COURSE CODE: ITB1

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Jan. 14 | $245 Sec. 02: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $245

COURSE CODE: ITBC

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $245 Sec. 02: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $245

DUE CHIACCHIERE E UN CAFFÈ: ADVANCED CONVERSATION WITH BREAKFAST Elena Lori | Native Speaker Immagina di essere seduto al bar di una piazza italiana, immagina di bere il tuo caffè e di gustare un cornetto mentre chiacchieri in italiano con le persone sedute ai tavoli vicini. Immagina di immergerti nella cultura e nello stile di vita italiani anche solo per un giorno alla settimana. This class is recommended for advanced students. The tuition includes the cost of breakfast.

Giulia Maria Wilkins | Native Speaker This class is intended for intermediate Italian learners (CEFR B1 level and above) who want to sharpen their skills as learn new vocabulary and foster confident conversation. We will study late 1800’s paintings by famous Italo-English artist, Rossetti. Students will be guided through discussions to discover secret stories behind each painting and satisfy curiosities about the artist. No background in art history required. COURSE CODE: ARIT

Sec. 01: 4 Saturdays, 10am-12pm. Begins Jan. 26 | $155

APERITIVO LETTERARIO: ITALIAN BOOK CLUB

COURSE CODE: ITCC

Elena Lori | Native Speaker

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Jan. 15 | $290

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, novel and contemporary fiction with a glass of wine, the Italian type, of course! Intermediate Level (B1) in Italian required. Every term new books.

LETTURA E CONVERSAZIONE IN ITALIANO Pasquale G. Tatò | Native Speaker and Professional Linguist This is an advanced class for students who have had the equivalent of two years of college-level Italian and have acquired basic reading, speaking, and listening skills in the Italian language. A book, typically a collection of short stories, will be read in class and discussed from the standpoint of both form and content. The classroom discussion will also be the basis for conversation and occasional grammar review. Additionally, the instructor may introduce other Italian-language materials, such as newspaper articles, grammatical exercises, wellknown Italian short poems, as well as topics of current relevance for classroom discussion and conversation. COURSE CODE: LETT

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $245

COURSE CODE: APLI

Sec. 01: 5 Fridays, 6-7:30pm. Jan. 18, Feb. 1 & 22, Mar. 8 & 22 | $155

CINE-CITTÀ: ITALIAN FILM AND THE CITY IN ITALY 1945-2015 Maria Grazia Lolla | Native Speaker, Ph.D., University of Cambridge Built, razed, and re-built; walked, biked, and driven-through; painted, photographed, and filmed: the Italian city has anchored the attention of internationally renowned film-makers such as Rossellini, Antonioni, Fellini, Garrone and Sorrentino. From the Rome of war-torn Italy to the bitter-sweet Genoa of post-industrial Italy and more, the city will provide a starting point for our inquiries into the history of Italian cinema. Students of all levels of Italian are welcome as long as they are prepared to immerse into the language. COURSE CODE: CICI

Sec. 01: 5 Thursdays, 6-8pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $190

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JAPANESE Tomoko Takagi | Native Speaker Nearly 4 million people around the world study Japanese; this complex and beautiful language draws students from all walks of life. Students will learn practical, elementary conversational skills based on comprehension of basic grammar and correct pronunciation. B EG I NNE R LEVEL 2 This level is for students who have at least 10 hours of classroom time in Japanese within the last year, can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need in Japanese, and can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where they live and the people they know. COURSE CODE: JPB2

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 5:30-7pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $245

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 EG I NNE R LEVEL 1 C O U R S E C O D E : KO B 1

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $245

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 EG I N N E R L EV E L 1 COURSE CODE: RUB1

POLISH

Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $245

Edward Mitukiewicz | Native Speaker

B EG I N N E R L EV E L 2

Polish is a West-Slavic language, the official language of Poland and one of the official languages of the European Union. After numerous waves of emigration since the beginning of the XIX century around 10 million people speak Polish around the world in addition to the approximately 38 million of speakers who reside in Poland. One of the largest Diaspora communities is located in the US where Polish is spoken by 3.5 million people. Join them with a patient and experienced instructor who can guide you through this unique and interesting language.

COURSE CODE: RUB2

B EG I NNE R LEVEL 2 COURSE CODE: PLB2

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $245

I N T E R ME D I ATE CONVERSATION AND G RAMMAR COURSE CODE: PLIN

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:15-8:45pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $245

Need to Test Your Language Proficiency?

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $245

B EG I N N E R L EV E L 3 COURSE CODE: RUB3

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $245

I N T E R ME DI AT E CO N V E RSAT I O N A N D G RA MMA R This conversation class is intended for people who already have a fairly large vocabulary and enough grammar to have a conversation in Russian. Such people usually are interested in keeping their Russian from getting rusty. Each lesson, we review some grammar feature, but most of the time is spent in conversation. Also, for homework, in addition to some grammar exercises, the students get a text to read which we may discuss in class the following week. COURSE CODE: RUIC

Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $245

Come to our Personal Assessment Days for French, German, Italian and Spanish

Monday, January 7, 6-8pm Wednesday, January 9, 10am-12pm See ccae.org/languages for more details and assessments for all other languages.

REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE.ORG OR CALL 617.547.6789

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SPANISH

ADVANCED READING AND CONVERSATION

Michelle Abadia, Carlos Cruz, Jose Lopez Espinosa, Luis C. Lopez, Agustin Romero, Gemma Sanchis Ramis, Luz Elena Zuluaga | Native Speakers

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

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 EG I NNE R LEVEL 1 COURSE CODE: SPB1

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $245 | Agustin Romero Sec. 02: 9 Tuesdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Jan. 15 | $245 | Luz Elena Zuluaga Sec. 03: 9 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $245 | Agustin Romero

B EG I NNE R LEVEL 2 COURSE CODE: SPB2

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Jan. 14 | $245 | Jose Lopez Espinosa Sec. 02: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $245 | Luis C. Lopez Sec. 03: 9 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $245 | Jose Lopez Espinosa Sec. 04: 9 Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $245 | Agustin Romero

B EG I NNE R LEVEL 3 COURSE CODE: SPB3

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $245 | Agustin Romero Sec. 02: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $245 | Carlos Cruz

Students will improve fluency and confidence in Spanish conversation and comprehension while getting familiar with major authors and trends of the Hispanic Literature. Authors can be from different centuries and countries, both female and male authors. Through text reading and group discussions, students will learn vocabulary and will address grammatical concerns according to their needs. All materials provided in class. This class is recommended for students at CEFR B2 level or above. C O U R S E C O D E : SA R C

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $245

LATIN AMERICAN AND SPANISH CULTURE THROUGH NARRATIVE, POETRY, AND ESSAY Luis C. Lopez | Native Speaker In this class, students examine the beauty of Spanish texts through text analysis and class discussion. By viewing texts in relation to their genre and historical context, students will strengthen their language skills and gain an appreciation for Hispanic culture. This class also offers the opportunity to practice and improve writing skills through optional short-response to the readings. Please be at at CEFR B2 level or above. COURSE CODE: SPIL

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $245

B EG I NNE R LEVEL 4 COURSE CODE: SPB4

Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $245 | Agustin Romero

I N T E RME D I ATE COURSE CODE: SPIE

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Jan. 15 | $245 | Luz Elena Zuluaga

B EG I NNE R CONVERSATION COURSE CODE: SPBC

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $245 | Carlos Cruz

I N T E RME D I ATE CONVERSATION You’ve been studying Spanish for some time, and you’re rather comfortable with grammar, but your fluency is just not catching up. It’s time to take Intermediate Conversation! Gather with other intermediate students to increase your vocabulary, work on your pronunciation, and take your Spanish to the next level! COURSE CODE: SPCO

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $245 | Luz Elena Zuluaga Sec. 02: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $245 | Michelle Abadia Sec. 03: 9 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $245 | Gemma Sanchis Ramis

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CONVERSACIONES A TRAVÈS DE CORTOMETRAJES HISPANOS SPANISH CONVERSATION & SHORT FILMS Jose Lopez Espinosa | Native Speaker, M.A., Spanish Literature and Linguistics En esta clase miraremos cortometrajes hispanos y hablaremos de los temas de cada filme. Haremos ejercicios de conversación antes de mirar el filme, y después de mirar el filme, entonces si te gustan los cortometrajes (de 5 minutos a 15 minutos) esta es la clase para ti! Los cortometrajes son de diferentes paises, asi que escucharemos diferentes acentos, combinado con diferentes temas como “belleza física”,”inmigración”, “el amor!” etc. Tambien podemos traer “botanas” y hacer la experiencia más divertida! Animate. For students with an intermediate or advanced level (CEFR B1 and above). New films every term. COURSE CODE: CCMH

Sec. 01: 9 Fridays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 18 | $245

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Puede descargar directrices y un formulario de solicitud en ccae.org/about/scholarships. También puede obtener lo mismo mediante el envío de un correo electrónico a morgan.hansen@ccae.org. Las becas se otorgan de forma continua. Por favor, póngase en contacto con la oficina de registro para verificar aprobación. Estudiantes de tiempo completo en las instituciones que otorgan títulos no son elegibles. Se aplican otras restricciones.

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HUMANITIES “IT WAS A BLAST. EVERYONE SEEMED TO FEEL COMFORTABLE AND INSPIRED.” —WYLIE, DEVELOPING AUTHENTIC CHARACTERS

EXPLORING LIONS AND THEIR PREY IN KENYA

SCIENCE & NATURE

Mary Rowe | Expedition Advisor, Earthwatch Institute

MEET THE UNIVERSE John Sheff & Dan Winchell | Amateur Astronomers, Astronomy Educators We sit around our campfires as the ancients did, and ponder. How did the Universe come into existence? How did life begin? Are we alone? But now we see a Universe around us containing black holes, dark matter, and expanding space. What does it all mean? In this class, we’ll sit around our own campfire, and try to piece together the stories that modern astronomy is teaching us. One of our meetings will be at a local observatory, where we’ll be able to use a large telescope to learn about the sky first-hand. No math or science background required! Former students are welcome. COURSE CODE: UNIV

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $200

How do lions impact the Kenyan savanna? Greater populations of this predator seem to be linked to declines in rare large herbivores, including many iconic antelope species that tourists in Kenya want to see. We’ll learn how cattle ranching could transform African landscapes. We’ll talk about how to us radio collars on some of the lions and cheetahs as well as other techniques to identify, document, and survey predation and populations. You’ll be fascinated how interconnected all species really are. COURSE CODE: LION

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-7:30pm. Jan. 30 | $50

TOUCANS, PARROTS, AND OTHER WILDLIFE IN COSTA RICA’S FORESTS Mary Rowe | Expedition Advisor, Earthwatch Institute

WINTER BIRDWATCHING IN BOSTON Neil Hayward | Author, Vice President, Brookline Bird Club Ever wondered where the birds go in winter? Some of them are still here if you know where to look while others come from far afield to join them. In fact, winter can be the best time to see some of the more unusual ducks and water birds. We’ll study some of the species, learn where to find them and discuss how birds cope with the stresses of the season. We’ll also take a brisk walk along part of the Emerald Necklace (Jamaica Pond and Olmsted Park) in search of these snowbirds.

Over the past 70 years, more than 80 percent of the original tropical forest in Coto Brus, Costa Rica has disappeared. But what if a growing local practice can help to conserve these forests and the species that inhabit them? We’ll talk about forest ecosystems and restoration of Costa Rica’s tropical forests. You’ll learn about ecological benefits of fruiting trees, and the motivations of the tree-planters. COURSE CODE: CORI

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-7:30pm. Feb. 20 | $50

COURSE CODE: WBRD

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm. Jan. 9 (at CCAE) | $85 Field trip offsite on Saturday, 11am-1pm. Jan. 12. Rain Date is Sunday, 11am-1pm. Jan. 13

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UNCOVERING THE MYSTERIES OF COLORADO’S PUEBLO COMMUNITIES

WILDLIFE & NATURE VOLUNTEERING: HERE AND EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD

Mary Rowe | Expedition Advisor, Earthwatch Institute

Claire O’Neil | Conservationist, Founder of Earthwise Aware

Spectacular buildings known as great houses were constructed in Chaco Canyon in present-day northwest New Mexico between A.D. 800 and 1140. Collectively, these great houses were the densest concentration of the largest buildings found anywhere in the ancestral Pueblo world. We’ll dig into the archaeology of ancestral Pueblo great houses to help uncover the answers to questions surrounding the historical population of Southwest Colorado.

You love nature and wildlife. You want to help protect and conserve it. You might even want to travel and volunteer, but you’re not sure how to start or if it is safe, or even ethical. We’ll share essential information to help you research and assess any wildlife and/or conservation opportunities, and to prepare you for a meaningful volunteering or eco-tourism experience. C O U R S E C O D E : W N CV

Sec. 01: Monday, 6-8pm. Feb. 25 | $50

COURSE CODE: CODO

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-7:30pm. Mar. 27 | $50

TRUNKS, BARK & BUDS ... OH MY! Claire O’Neil | Conservationist, Founder of Earthwise Aware

TRAVEL & TOURS GUIDE TO COSTA RICA Stephen Torino | Spanish Teacher, Traveler Explore Costa Rica, a leader in sustainable ecotourism. This Central American gem nestled between Nicaragua and Panama invites you with natural beauty and cultural and political characteristics that not only support the environment but also emphasize peace in the social conscience of the country and its people. C O U R S E C O D E : CT R C

Sec. 01: Friday, 7-9pm. Jan. 25 | $50

TOUR OF BEIJING Jin Cooper | Native Speaker & Author, “Notes from Harvard” This is a tour d’horizon of Beijing for first-time visitors. It will not only introduce to the audience those must-see touristic sites, their cultural and historical significance, but also traditional and contemporary Chinese day-to-day life styles, and how they are the same as or different from American styles. Cuisine, transportation, entertainment and many cultural elements are all an integral part of this first-time travel experience. COURSE CODE: BEIJ

Sec. 01: Friday, 6-8pm. Feb. 1 | $50

HARVARD SQUARE CHOCOLATE TOUR Off the Beaten Path Food Tours and Experiences Calling all chocoholics! Let us romance your senses on a Harvard Square, Cambridge Chocolate Tour. Join us for a delectable adventure through historical Harvard Square. You’ll hear interesting stories about the Square, learn fun facts about chocolate, and sample the best and most interesting chocolaty treats around. There will be about a mile of walking. We can’t wait to take you on a unique, chocolate adventure. This tour is suitable for all ages. Dairy-free options available. Please inform us about any dietary restrictions or allergies. Exact meeting point in Harvard Square will be on your registration confirmation. COURSE CODE: HSCH

Sec. 01: Saturday, 2-3:30pm. Feb. 9 | $35

Trees in winter have so much to tell us! In this Nature Circle, we will identify our local trees when the leaves are out of the way. Explore our local tree communities to learn about trees’ behavior and interaction with one another, as well as their ecological role and importance. Learn how to identify trees from shape, needles, buds, and bark. We’ll also record a few of the species that we see, supplying info to our Earthwise Aware Citizen Science project. Meeting point: Court Yard of 42 Brattle Street. COURSE CODE: TBBO

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 1-2:15pm. Feb. 27 | Free Sec. 02: Saturday, 1-2:15pm. Mar. 2 | Free

HOW TO ENJOY, OBSERVE & PROTECT WILDLIFE Claire O’Neil | Conservationist, Founder of Earthwise Aware Whether we are enjoying nature locally or during traveling adventures, we have an ecological impact. Find out how, with a little consideration and thought, ethical wildlife watching and enthusiasm for nature can still thrive in a time where thrill quests and travel selfies prevail. COURSE CODE: WWES

Sec. 01: Monday, 6-8pm. Mar. 4 | $50

THE UNKNOWN ITALY: L’ITALIA SCONOSCIUTA Cristiano Bonino | Italy Travel Expert, foodstoriestravel.com Elena Lori | Italy Travel Expert There are a lot of famous places in Italy, but there are even more beautiful regions and cities which are relatively unknown. Places that you can discover either by bike, foot, train or other means of transport. Join two Italian travel experts through this tour from the North to the South of the peninsula. Every term new places to discover. COURSE CODE: ISCO

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-8pm. Mar. 20 | $50

LOWELL MILL NO. 5 Off the Beaten Path Food Tours and Experiences Lowell, MA has experienced an incredible revitalization in the recent decade. Once home to 40 mills, most have been re-purposed into interesting museums, art spaces, and local residences. We’ll tour Lowell's Mill No. 5, a historic textile mill built in 1873 in Lowell that has been turned into a unique shopping experience. We will learn about the history of Lowell, sample delicious bites, local cheeses, and create our own special personalized tea blend. Well behaved pets are welcome to join the tour! Exact meeting point in Lowell will be on your registration confirmation. COURSE CODE: LOMI

Sec. 01: Sunday, 3-4:30pm. Mar. 27 | $40 30

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HUMANITIES

HISTORY & CONTEMPORARY ISSUES THE AMERICAN TWO-PARTY SYSTEM: A HISTORY Brian Bixby | Ph.D. in History, UMass Amherst The United States has usually been dominated by two political parties. Major political figures such as the bastard of Nevis, Alexander Hamilton, and “Old Rough and Ready” Andrew Jackson helped shape the system, while Abe Lincoln and “Give ’em hell” Harry Truman overcame turmoil that threatened to destroy the major parties. In this class, we’ll examine how the two-party system has been shaped since the early days of the Republic, how the system flourishes, what happens when it falls apart, and why third-party challengers are rarely long-lived or significant. Handouts and bibliography provided. C O U R S E C O D E : AT P S

Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 3-5pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $180

NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR: A LOVE STORY FOR OUR TIME Joshua Frank | Local Educator Nineteen Eighty-Four is a dystopia whose moment has returned. Remembering that the novel begins in the Ministry of Truth and ends in the Ministry of Love, we find a delicately observed love story that explores essential connections between intimacy and memory. Given today’s seemingly increased political strife not unlike that which we see in Nineteen Eighty-Four, this class will focus on how we can consider, discuss, and preserve these connections in the Age of Trump. Required book: Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. No pre-reading required. COURSE CODE: NEFO

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 10-11:30am. Begins Jan. 16 | $180

A HISTORY OF THE RISE OF ANCIENT RUS: UKRAINE, POLAND & RUSSIA IN THE MIDDLE AGES Anatole Sykley | Local Historian, Independent Scholar Can we explain events and outcomes in Eastern Europe by looking at the past? The fates of Ukraine, Russia and Poland have always been intertwined since the Middle Ages. Join us as we trace the medieval origins of these countries and others in Eastern Europe to see if this exciting and somewhat mysterious era that endured invasions from Huns, Vikings and Mongols can help us understand the modern legacies and international outlook of these countries, their peoples and their cultures.

BETTER THAN GAME OF THRONES: MEDIEVAL TALES OF KINGS & DRAGONS Anatole Sykley | Local Historian, Independent Scholar Why are old medieval stories popular today, and are they important? What historical truth lies behind these tales of dragon slayers, treasures guarded by supernatural beings, and quests for honor, faith and truth that feature in the deeds of Beowulf, of King Arthur and his knights, and the quests of Germanic hero Siegfried? We will explore elements of a few popular and less well-known stories and poems to see how these inform us of the human condition in medieval times as well as today. COURSE CODE: MTKD

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 3-5pm. Begins Jan. 28 | $240 No class Feb. 18

WHITE PEOPLE CHALLENGING RACISM: MOVING FROM TALK TO ACTION Barbara Beckwith, Jennifer Hart | Co-facilitators People of all heritages/identities are welcome to join us as we focus on the role of white people in dismantling racism and building a just society. We’ll examine the impact of white privilege and how unawareness of that advantage helps perpetuate racism. We’ll discuss short readings and share everyday situations in which we did not speak up effectively against racial bias. Using role-playing, we’ll work out effective ways to respond. Participants will develop specific plans for challenging racism, in your workplace, organizations, community, and personal circles. You will be encouraged to find other people in your life who can provide support and serve as allies in your efforts. COURSE CODE: WPCR

Sec. 01: 5 Tuesdays, 5:45-7:45pm. Begins Jan. 29 | $85

SAINTS, SINNERS, AND POLITICIANS: INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY ETHICS Clare Saunders | M.A., Tufts University, UCLA What makes an action good or morally right? What makes a person good? What makes a human life valuable or worth living? The aim of this class is to give students solid grounding in contemporary moral philosophy through an examination of its central themes and issues. We will begin with a whirlwind tour of dominant ethical theories and the theoretical underpinnings of the state, and then consider more specialized topics such as equality, global poverty, abortion, and animal rights. COURSE CODE: SSPE

Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 6-8pm. Begins Jan. 29 | $180

COURSE CODE: RUPR

THE WAR OF THE ROSES AND SHAKESPEARE

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 3-5pm. Begins Jan. 22 | $240

Brian Bixby | Ph.D. in History, UMass Amherst

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The English War 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. And Shakespeare also wrote an entire cycle of plays, from Richard II onward, interpreting the origins and class of the dynastic struggle at the heart of the war. This class will concentrate on both the war and 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 Feb. 21 | $180

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CONVERSATIONS ON THE EDGE A CCAE DISCUSSION SERIES A unique opportunity for our community to engage with each other and discuss topics that impact us locally and globally. Winter topics to be announced.

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ART HISTORY 25 WOMEN ARTISTS YOU SHOULD KNOW Susan Glassman | Ph.D., English, University of Rhode Island Join us for an in-depth exploration of 25 women artists you should know, from Artemisia Gentileschi in the seventeenth century through Helen Frankenthaler and Judy Chicago in the twentieth century. Additional artists included are Rosa Bonheur, Berthe Morisot, Frida Kahlo, Louise Bourgeois, Louise Nevelson, and many other important women artists. We will also discuss major movements of art and the female artists’ struggle for recognition. 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 : WOA R

Sec. 01: 7 Fridays, 2-3:30pm. Begins Jan. 18 | $230

LITERATURE CRADLE OF LIBERTY: HOW BOSTON STARTED THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

TOLSTOY’S ANNA KARENINA

Charles Bahne | Boston Historian

Leon Steinmetz | Author

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.

Leo Tolstoy believed Anna Karenina to be a stronger book than even his universally revered War and Peace. This class will combine close reading of Anna Karenina with the examination of the tumultuous life of Leo Tolstoy—the writer and the prophet. Required text: Anna Karenina in the recent, and best, English translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky (Penguin Classics).

COURSE CODE: LBOS

ANTON CHEKHOV: COMEDIES OF FRUSTRATION

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 3-5pm. Feb. 27 | $50

MAKE A DIFFERENCE: VOLUNTEER IN CAMBRIDGE Laurie Rothstein | Cambridge Volunteer Clearinghouse If you are interested in volunteering in Cambridge an agency is waiting to meet you, train you, and put you to work. In fact, Cambridge has more nonprofits per square inch than almost anywhere else in the world and volunteers play a critical role in making our city welcoming, safe and supportive for all residents. But that’s also the problem: it can be challenging to narrow down the choices. In this session we will show you your options and help you find the right fit. COURSE CODE: VLNT

Sec. 01: Thursday, 11am-12:30pm. Jan. 17 | Free Sec. 02: Thursday, 11am-12:30pm. Feb. 21 | Free Sec. 03: Friday, 5:30-7pm. Mar. 22 | Free

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COURSE CODE: ANKA

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $215

Katia Kapovich | Writer, Editor, and Professor of Slavic Studies Anton Chekhov invented the modern short story and reformed drama. One of the most influential writers of the 20th century, he was also a doctor to and an explorer of the Russian North, and his democratic views left their mark on Russian history. We’ll explore Chekhov’s visions and poetics, which radically changed the representation of man and gave his goals, possibilities, and frustrations the status of universal problems. Readings: Anton Chekhov, Stories, tr. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. C O U R S E C O D E : C H KC

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A DICKENS SEMINAR: DOMBEY AND SON Susan Glassman | Ph.D., English, University of Rhode Island Dombey and Son is one of the great novels about social and personal change and the resistance to change. Written during a major phase of the industrial revolution, when the railroad boom was altering both the topography and the economic organization of Britain, and the country’s commerce was becoming global in reach, it explores the implications for a City merchant and his family of a new society coming into being. For the first class, please read Chapters 1-8 in Charles Dickens Dombey and Son, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-953628-3.

WRITING NONFICTION

MEMORIES, STORIES, AND REFLECTIONS: AN ONGOING PROJECT IN LIFE STORY WRITING Kendall Dudley | Lifeworks Career & Life Design, lifeworkscareers.com

GRAPHIC NOVELS: ILLUSTRATING PERSPECTIVES

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.

Lee Hershey | Writer

COURSE CODE: AUTO

Graphic novels are known to be important mediums in conveying perspectives to readers. It is the connection of text and image interplay that conveys a greater sense of empathy. We will discuss how graphic novels portray experiences like immigration, conflicts of cultural identity, and women in society. Persepolis, Maus, March, and The Best That We Could Do will be used for the discussion.

WRITING YOUR PURPOSE: BIG THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU HIT 100

COURSE CODE: DOSO

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 10:30-11:45am. Begins Jan. 15 | $215 Sec. 02: 8 Tuesdays, 2-3:15pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $215

COURSE CODE: GRNO

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $225

SPIES, POETS, & PLOTS: MARLOWE, SHAKESPEARE, & THE ELIZABETHAN WORLD Emily Atkinson | Writer and Literature Instructor Elizabethan England was a hotbed of religious, political, and artistic tumult; of rebellions, assassinations, martyrdom, magic, and murder. Christopher Marlowe was a contemporary of Shakespeare and fellow playwright, murdered at the age of 29 after an already successful and controversial career—one rumored to include work as a spy. We will read plays by both Marlowe and Shakespeare, and consider the religious, political, and cultural background of their world.

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 1-3pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $225

Kendall Dudley | Lifeworks Career & Life Design, lifeworkscareers.com Travel the Mississippi? Research family history? Fulfill a parent’s wish to see Lisbon? What is the unfinished work, love and play in your life? Write a book? Learn from the natural world? Join us as we intentionally name and thereby set in motion those actions, conversations, adventures and practices we want to nurture. Through writing, simple art exercises, photos, and research, we will uncover ideas already in us and add new ones that speak to our emerging sense of a life well lived. C O U R S E C O D E : B I GT

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-4pm. Mar. 9 | $100

WRITING FROM YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE Mopsy Strange Kennedy | Book Reviewer, The Improper Bostonian

WOMEN IN THE BIBLE

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.

Olga Turcotte | Jungian Consultant and Instructor

COURSE CODE: WREP

Join us to look at the lives and the stories around some of the notable women in the Bible. Each week we are going to look at a different group of women and learn about their invaluable contributions to the divine story. We are going to use primary source (The Bible) as well as sundry secondary sources in our sessions. This class is for all, regardless of gender or level of biblical knowledge. The more we learn about these eternal characters, the more we know about our present selves.

THE PERSONAL ESSAY WORKSHOP: STORIES, IDEAS, AND REFLECTIONS

COURSE CODE: MRLO

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 3-5pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $270 No class Jan. 21 & Feb. 18

C O U R S E C O D E : WOY M

Sec. 01: 4 Tuesdays, 1-3pm. Begins Feb. 26 | $175

YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN WOMEN & FILM WITH MICHAEL FRANK ON PAGE 43

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 10-11:30am. Begins Jan. 16 | $245 Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 3:15-4:45pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $245

Alejandro Ramirez | Freelance Writer and Essayist The personal essay is neither formal argument nor memoir. In the essay, storytelling elements meet arguments, ideas, and reflections. We’ll approach one of the most flexible yet powerful forms of writing with lectures and reading, and students will draft their own essays at home to workshop within the class. COURSE CODE: PRSE

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $210 No class Jan. 21 & Feb. 18

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WRITING WORKSHOP INTENSIVE

INTRODUCTION TO FICTION WRITING

Michelle Gabow | Stage Director, Author, Writer and Dramaturg

Thomas Meek | Writer

Designed for writers in all stages including beginners, those who struggle with writer’s block, and seasoned writers who just need a kick start. I use tricks, meditations, and exercises to open up the unconscious mind and let characters, stories, and your life speak. We will concentrate on what is working in your writing. Writers will discover the magic of a writer’s group—an amazing paradox of experiencing each other’s energy and solitude.

Learn the basic principles of fiction, focusing mostly on the short story. A loose workshop format with in-class writing assignments and takehome prompts will trigger the creative process. Additional reading assignments of the masters—Hemingway, O’Connor, and Salinger to name a few—and contemporary literature will illustrate craft, style, and technical elements. We will motivate each other to generate and compile material that can be submitted for publication. Be prepared to share your work and provide constructive feedback. Beginners are welcome in this participatory creative environment.

COURSE CODE: WRIT

Sec. 01: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm. Feb. 2 & 3 | $180

C O U R S E C O D E : F I CT

LIVING STORIES

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $225 No class Jan. 21 & Feb.18

Don Gervich | Professor of Writing, Curry College What makes a story vibrant and unique? We discover this as we share our newest writing. Come to this class to experiment with styles and subjects—either fiction or memoir. Create vivid characters who connect with zinging dialogue. Infuse our scenes with detail, drama, and depth. Discover tales in our family and work, humor and turbulence, mistakes and joy. As we practice, we travel together through the mystique of storytelling. Beginning and advanced writers are welcome. C O U R S E C O D E : L VS T

Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $235

FICTION

WRITING DETECTIVE STORIES

SHORT FICTION WORKSHOP Rosalie Davis | M.L.A. in Humanities, Harvard University We will build stories, sketches, and intense micro-fiction pieces from journeys, scenes, dialogues, and imagery. We will also sample published work by historic and contemporary authors as we identify and define such prose elements as theme, point of view, and pivotal moments in narratives. We will include in-class writing exercises, emphasize discovery of material, feedback, revision, proofreading and completing stories. Please bring a picture postcard of a building or landscape. COURSE CODE: SFWK

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $225 No class Jan. 21 & Feb. 18

Samantha Noble | Writer and Playwright Do you love a good mystery? Are you ready to write one of your own? This workshop will draw on the works of classic mystery writers and contemporary authors alike to give you the tools you need to write a great detective story of your own. Each week, you’ll learn how to artfully drop a trail of clues, create deceptively elegant alibis, and build your own detective drama toward a thrilling reveal. This workshop will help you mystify your friends, out-think the local constabulary, and dazzle everyone with your deductive (and writing) powers. COURSE CODE: DETE

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 3-5pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $225

GUIDELINES TO CREATIVE WRITING Michael Koran | Author of Verse to Better, M.A. University of Chicago We’ll begin with word exercises that are fun, funny, and freeing. Writing anecdotes, we’ll learn some of the essential ingredients of good writing: being specific, present, and personal with dramatic moments that create revealing meetings. We’ll write out narratives of our dreams and then learn how to make the rest of our writing as vivid as a dream. To encourage passionate writing, we’ll write love and hate letters too honest to send. We’ll study examples of humorous writing to learn ways to make readers smile. COURSE CODE: WRGM

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $225

FEATURING: HENRIETTA’S TABLE | BENEDETTO NOIR | REGATTABAR JAZZ CLUB

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HUMANITIES

INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING Ed Meek | Instructor Looking to write the next great American novel, but don’t know how to begin? Your creative writing talents will explode as you go from a blank page to a successfully written story in this workshop. Whether you’re a novice or someone who has had some writing experience, you’ll enjoy the supportive setting of this class while learning writing basics. We’ll study setting, conflict, characterization, the hook, theme, point-ofview, scene, plot, and much more. We’ll read and discuss stories from past masters, and use what we learn to write a complete short story by the end of the term. COURSE CODE: ICRW

POETRY

UNBEAUTIFUL POETRY Frannie Lindsay | Author of If Mercy, and Manuscript Consultant A “beautiful” poem can draw its loveliness from very troubling grit: a death, a trauma, violence. A more difficult beauty hides within these poems. Writing them requires clear vision and abandonment of sentimentality. In this class, we will roll up our sleeves and wrangle with the disturbing. We will empower the simplest language with force and generosity. We will step back from the sloppy, essential early drafts of our poems and examine them dispassionately.

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $225 No class Jan. 21 & Feb. 18

COURSE CODE: RAIN

WRITING THE STRANGE

POETRY WORKSHOP

Sec. 01: 8 Fridays, 6-9pm. Begins Jan. 18 | $225

Valerie Lute | Writer

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

Take a break from reality. In this class we will be exploring strange, bizarre and outlandish fiction, looking at everything from the classics of Poe and Kafka to the contemporary new weird and bizarro fiction movements. 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.

Discuss your poems and those of your peers. We will hone our skills and learn and practice the most helpful ways to approach creative work. In addition to your own poetry, we will look closely at poems by a group of contemporary poets. We will examine the craft, form, voice, and style in these poems and consider the aesthetic choices poets make. Be prepared to give and receive constructive criticism and feedback.

COURSE CODE: OFFB

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $225 No class Jan. 21 & Feb. 18

COURSE CODE: POEW

WRITING FICTION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS

WINTER POND: HAIKU FOR A WINTER AFTERNOON

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 1-3pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $225

Victoria Coe | Children’s Author

Jeanne Martin | Ed.D., Teacher and Retreat Leader

Have you always wanted to write for kids or teens? Or have hits like Harry Potter got you fired up to start? In this class, we’ll learn what it takes to create a novel that kids of all ages will love. Topics will include voice, character, arcs, stakes, scenes, plot, and structure. Whether you have a manuscript in progress or a completed draft, you’ll have the chance to take your story to the next level in a positive, supportive environment. All experience levels are welcome; each participant is expected to share their work twice during the class.

Haiku is a simple yet complex form that evokes our deep connection with nature and each other. Join us for an afternoon of reading famous and not so famous haiku and learning about its origins in Japanese Buddhist culture. We will review the form and structure of haiku and then try our hands at writing in this supportive and fun workshop environment. We will use simple writing prompts with winter images that are visual and yet also call on our other senses to create haiku which increase awareness and take us deep into the present moment.

C O U R S E C O D E : W F YA

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $225 No class Jan. 21 & Feb. 18

COURSE CODE: POND

Sec. 01: Sunday, 1-4pm. Feb. 3 | $75

WRITING PICTURE BOOKS FOR CHILDREN Warren Ross | Author, Children Picture Books; wross.com Have you always wanted to write a children’s picture book? In this class, we will consider various types of picture books and each student will be encouraged to write and revise at least one manuscript. We will also discuss collaboration with illustrators and the best ways to give your book a chance in today’s fast-changing competitive marketplace. Beginning and experienced writers are welcome. COURSE CODE: WRPB

Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $175 No class Feb. 12

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HUMANITIES

GRANT WRITING

STAGE, SCREEN & MORE

Hillel Bromberg | Freelance Grant Writer

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

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

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 7:45-9:45pm. Feb. 13 | $50

COURSE CODE: PLWR

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $245

Need a Scholarship?

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 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.

CCAE offers a scholarship assistance—50% off tuition— to adults of all ages. Some restrictions apply.

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

COURSE CODE: REEN

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:54pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $245

BLACKSMITH HOUSE POETRY SERIES: WINTER - EARLY SPRING 2019 All readings take place on Mondays at 8pm at 56 Brattle Street | $3 Admission Please see ccae.org/blacksmithpoetry for more details or to purchase tickets in advance.

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

February 25

March 18

Anders Carlson-Wee reads from his debut collection, The Low Passions.

Catherine Barnett reads from Human Hours.

March 4 Mark Halliday reads from his latest collection, Losers Dream On.

March 25 Alan Shapiro, author of Against Translation, reads with Katie Peterson, whose new collection is A Piece of Good News.

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


VISUAL ARTS “THERE WERE MANY POSITIVE THINGS INCLUDING NICK [MANCINI]’S CREATIVE AND ARTISTIC FLEXIBILITY, GREAT ASSIGNMENTS, AND SETUPS OF MODELS AND BACKGROUNDS FOR PAINTING.” —OLGA, BEGINNER FIGURE PAINTING

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

OPEN STUDIO FOR LIFE DRAWING

DRAWING & PAINTING

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

BEGINNER DRAWING Nicholas Mancini | Artist, namancini.com Jeremy Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com A carefully planned series of exercises will introduce the beginner to the following elements of drawing: perspective, composition, light values, and contour. C O U R S E C O D E : D R BA

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $250 | Nicholas Mancini No class Jan. 21 & Feb. 18 Sec. 02: 8 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $250 | Nicholas Mancini No class Jan. 21 & Feb. 18 Sec. 03: 8 Saturdays, 9:30am-12pm. Begins Jan. 19 | $310 | Jeremy Durling

BEGINNER DRAWING II

COURSE CODE: STUD

Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec.

01: 5 Fridays, 6-9pm. Begins Jan. 18 | $90 02: 5 Sundays, 10am-1pm. Begins Jan. 20 | $90 03: 5 Fridays, 6-9pm. Begins Feb. 22 | $90 04: 5 Sundays, 10am-1pm. Begins Feb. 24 | $90

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

Gillian Frazier | Artist, gillianfrazier.com This is a continuation of Beginner Drawing and students should have some drawing experience. We will begin with a quick review of basic drawing concepts: gesture, shape and contour lines, value, perspective and composition. Students will then draw from more complex still life setups in black and white. After reviewing basic color concepts, color will be introduced by drawing simple still life objects. A final still-life set up will be drawn in color encouraging a choice of pastels, colored pencils and oil pastels. COURSE CODE: DRBC

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $315

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $315

DRAWING WITH THE FIGURE Jeremy Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com Using the human figure for inspiration and drawing as a tool, find your personal means of expression. Lectures, exercises, and artwork will illuminate the many paths you may take in exploring this process. Some prior drawing experience is required. COURSE CODE: DRFH

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $315

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VISUAL ARTS

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

INTENSIVE DRAWING BOOT CAMP

PAINTING IN SERIES

Jeremy Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com

Jeremy Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com

Brett Gamache | Artist & Art Instructor, brettgamache.com

This is a painting class for people who have had experience in painting from life. We will concentrate on one-day still-life setups and focus on composition, color relationships, and paint handling. More advanced students will be encouraged to find themes and figure out how to think in terms of a series of paintings.

Participants experience eight hours of intensive drawing. The two instructors will deliberately guide you on drawing fundamentals and thorough observation. Beginning with rudimentary exercises of “seeing” and “recording,” you will move through carefully prescribed steps to the point where you can produce sound and satisfying drawings with newly acquired skills. We will work with live models most of the time.

COURSE CODE: ISER

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 9am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $450

COURSE CODE: BOOT

Sec. 01: Saturday, 9am-5pm. Mar. 30 | $195

STUDIO SCHOOL DRAWING Brett Gamache | Artist & Art Instructor, brettgamache.com Jeremy Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com This drawing class will use the figure as a basis for understanding basic drawing elements such as line, form in space, spatial relationships, light and dark, gesture, and composition. Beginners will be welcomed and continuing students will also be challenged. Some classes might also include interior drawing, still life, and landscape. COURSE CODE: IDRW

OBJECTS AND SPACE: STILL LIFE AND LANDSCAPE PAINTING Brett Gamache | Artist & Art Instructor, brettgamache.com This class involves both outdoors painting the landscape en plein air and indoor still life painting. Outside we will explore deeper spaces, learn about aerial perspective, and simplify the landscape to its essential elements. Indoors, we will explore setups of both traditional and non-traditional objects, painting the still life from direct observation. Topics include composition, color mixing, paint application, and how to begin a painting. Painting and drawing experience a plus; portable easel needed for outdoors.

Sec. 01: 10 Fridays, 1:30-4:30pm. Begins Jan. 18 | $415 | Brett Gamache Sec. 02: 10 Wednesdays, 2-5pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $415 | Jeremy Durling

COURSE CODE: ISTL

PAINTING: FOUNDATIONS

PAINTING FROM LIFE: THE FIGURE & THE PORTRAIT

Jeremy Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com This class will cover foundational concepts of painting from observation such as: setting the key, the importance of value structure, organizing our color sensations into colornote relationships, mixing complex colors out of primaries, and developing the visual language which will allow us to describe the world. This class is appropriate for all levels of experience. COURSE CODE: IPNT

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 1:30-5pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $450

ADVANCED PAINTING Brett Gamache | Artist & Art Instructor, brettgamache.com This class is designed for students who have a firm understanding of the basics of oil painting and are ready to move ahead into a more personal discovery of their intentions and visual language. We will have models and still life set-ups. This class is solvent free, oil being the only addition permitted to the paint. Drawing experience and at least four terms of Painting: Foundations are required. COURSE CODE: IAPT

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Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 1:30-5pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $450

Jeremy Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com This class will focus on accurate observation and structural understanding of both the portrait and the human figure. We will seek to translate these complex subjects to their simplest terms and methodically build our painting from a foundation of simple but essential color relationships. COURSE CODE: PLFP

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 9am-1pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $545


VISUAL ARTS

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

WI NTER ART S H OW

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

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $260

ANATOMY FOR ARTISTS: HEAD, NECK, HANDS & FEET Mark Lefkowitz | Certified Medical Illustrator This class will concentrate on the three anatomic regions that are the most challenging for artists to draw, paint or sculpt: the head and neck, hands and feet. We will utilize a skeleton, live models, anatomy atlases, and references to learn about each region’s skeletal elements, deep and superficial muscle layers, connective tissue and vascular elements. Students will then draw directly from the live model, developing a greater understanding of how to correctly draw the regions studied. Prior drawing experience is strongly recommended, particularly from a live model. COURSE CODE: HNHF

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $275

BOTANICAL DRAWING Sean Dunstan-Halliday | Artist Taking your inspiration from the historical tradition of botanical illustration, learn to draw botanical specimens in a wide range of drawing media, including graphite, pen and ink, colored pencil, and watercolor pencil. You will explore composition and personal style as you execute carefully observed perceptual drawings. The instructor will supply some plants, but you also will be asked to bring in specimens. The class includes excursions to the Harvard Museum of Natural History. COURSE CODE: BOTD

Sec. 01: 7 Tuesdays, 9am-12pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $275

Rajana by Jhilam Sanyal

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An exhibition of abstract work featuring Mel Brown, Diane Comoletti, Kristin Garner Griffin, Jennifer Johnston, Sam LaFleche, Ruven Liebhaber, Tim McCool, and Jhilam Sanyal.

January 10 - March 15 OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, January 10th 6-8pm 42 Brattle Street COLLAGE WORKSHOP Sean Dunstan-Halliday | Artist Learn to create unique works of art that incorporate found materials, fabric, paint, and appropriated material from magazines, maps, and written text. We will explore different transfer techniques and how to distress and transform images. Develop an understanding of composition and how to integrate different patterns and textures into a single piece of artwork. We will also experiment with combining self-generated imagery with found materials and images. COURSE CODE: COLW

Sec. 01: 7 Wednesdays, 6-8pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $200

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ANIMAL ILLUSTRATION

BEGINNER OIL PAINTING

Sean Dunstan-Halliday | Artist

Jeremy Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com

In this class we will learn to render all different types of fauna. Reference material will be used in the classroom including anatomical drawings, nature photography, field guides and the instructor’s own artwork. We will explore different colors and textures of scales, feathers, antlers, horns, and fur. We will focus on both realistic and expressive rendering of animals using examples from fine art to tribal works. The class will include two trips to the Harvard Natural History Museum, entry fee not included in price of class but free for Cambridge residents.

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: 8 Mondays, 6-9pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $295 No class Jan. 21 & Feb. 18

COURSE CODE: ILLA

BEGINNER ACRYLIC PAINTING

Sec. 01: 5 Tuesdays, 1-3pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $185

Annette McCarty | theannettemccartyartstudio.org

DRAWING IN BARS Bryan Ramey | Artist, artbyramey.com Come sketch with us at a different Cambridge pub every week. Students will draw elements of the scene with portable mediums of their choice. Your charge is to draw from real life outside of the studio, and to capture the tone, gesture, and movement around you. The end goal is to improve your drawing ability and to become more comfortable drawing in public. All skill levels and drawing styles are welcome. Drinking is optional. Drawing is not. BYO materials. C O U R S E C O D E : D BA R

Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $165

THE NEW YORKER CARTOON Tim McCool | Artist, timmccool.com Have you ever submitted to the New Yorker caption contest? Do you think your ideas are the cleverest or are you always drawing a blank? This class will look at all manner of New Yorker cartoons and analyze what makes them special (or not). We will then try our hand at drawing and writing our own single panel cartoons. Throughout the class, we will explore various brainstorming techniques, we’ll read advice from published NYer cartoonists on how to generate jokes, and we’ll discuss how professional cartoonists stay creative on a deadline. Drawing experience is not required! C O U R S E C O D E : N YCT

Sec. 01: 6 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 28 | $170 No class Feb. 18

MODERN CALLIGRAPHY AND ARTISTIC LETTERING Rachel Brown | Calligrapher, etsy.com/shop/rebellettering In this class, you will learn the basics of modern calligraphy while also exploring your own calligraphy style. Using brush pens and other writing tools, we will cover lettering drills, letter practice worksheets, and quote composition, all while experimenting with new fun fonts and styles. By the end of the class, you will feel comfortable turning your writing into beautiful art—perfect for invitations, home decor, or gifts! No prior calligraphy experience of perfect handwriting needed! C O U R S E C O D E : M CA L

Sec. 01: 6 Mondays, 5:30-7pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $125 No class Jan. 21 & Feb. 18

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This studio class is designed to provide students with specific painting media experience in two-dimensional design. No prior acrylic painting experience is needed. Students will develop painting skills, techniques, and aesthetic sensibilities related to artistic expression in acrylic, with an emphasis on color and composition. C O U R S E C O D E : PA AC

Sec. 01: 6 Saturdays, 1-4pm. Begins Jan. 19 | $215

BEGINNER FIGURE PAINTING Nicholas Mancini | Artist, namancini.com We will explore oil painting by learning to construct the figure by its proportion, light, and color and by using a variety of painting techniques. Experience drawing the figure is not necessary, but is beneficial. A link to the supply list can be found in the online description and is included in the confirmation email once you register. C O U R S E C O D E : PA P F

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 6-9pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $295

PAINTING THE FIGURE WITH COLOR David Andrus | Artist, davidandrus.weebly.com This class will focus on the use of vibrant color to create dynamic paintings from the life model that go beyond just copying. We will work with an increasing awareness of form and structure as well as looking at examples of past and present artists for inspiration. Please bring a canvas to the first class. Some figure drawing experience would be helpful. This class was previously titled “Intermediate Oil Painting”. C O U R S E C O D E : PA I O

Sec. 01: 10 Fridays, 6-9pm. Begins Jan. 18 | $355

ABSTRACT ART: CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES Tim McCool | Artist, timmccool.com Fun, innovative, and challenging, abstract painting is an exciting way to express yourself. This class will begin by teaching the fundamentals of design, composition, and color. Throughout the class, we will examine recent developments in the world of abstract art, including the paintings of artists like Amy Sillman, Paul Kremer, Nicole Eisenman, and more. We’ll work on a variety of fun projects and you will go home with the skills to tackle your own abstract paintings! Open to all levels. C O U R S E C O D E : A B SA

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $355


VISUAL ARTS

PAINTING ABSTRACT ART USING CREATIVE ACRYLIC TECHNIQUES

ADVANCED PRINTMAKING

Tim McCool | Artist, timmccool.com

This class is designed for students who have studied the basic techniques of nontoxic printmaking. Join us for an introduction to solar plate printmaking, a nontoxic etching technique. We will experiment with the new water soluble oil-based inks: Charbonnel Aqua wash, and Akua Intaglio. These inks can be used for monotypes, collagraphs, drypoint, solar plates, and woodcuts. The instructor will work closely with you to further develop your imagery, and there will be demonstrations from guest artists.

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

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 1-4pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $355

PAINTING THE LANDSCAPE Anthony Riccardi | Artist Every landscape includes many complex shapes and textures. In this class, learn to develop your perceptions of five different zones inside the landscape space: through, between, within, below, and above. Traveling through these zones, you will learn the fundamentals of landscape painting techniques. We’ll also discuss various artists and their works to explore the many ways the landscape may be interpreted. Acrylic and watercolor paint media will be used; no oils, please. Class meets indoors. COURSE CODE: PLSC

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 1:45-4pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $250 No class Jan. 21 & Feb. 18 Sec. 02: 10 Wednesdays, 10am-12:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $335

PRINTMAKING NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN PRINTMAKING Selma Bromberg | M.F.A., Artist, sbrombergartist.com Whether you are a beginner or more experienced artist, join us to explore the new developments in printmaking, as well as the traditional techniques. We will work with beautiful new nontoxic inks; no toxic solvents will be used. Traditional techniques include monotype, drypoint, collagraph, and woodcut. New techniques include using carborundum to build up an image on the plate, and experimenting with printing from multiple plates. COURSE CODE: ETCH

Sec. 01: 7 Wednesdays, 2-5pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $255

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

COURSE CODE: ADMO

Sec. 01: 7 Fridays, 10am-2pm. Begins Jan. 18 | $255

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

Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 6-9pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $215

GELATIN PRINT MONOTYPE WORKSHOP Janet Campbell | Artist Printmaking from a Gelatin plate is one of the easiest and most personal forms of printmaking, because it doesn’t require a press! Working with Geli plates (developed so you can skip the process of making the gelatin plate yourself) we will work with water-based printing inks or acrylic paints, with found textures and substances, as well as brushes of different kinds. No previous printmaking experience necessary. The first session will introduce gelatin plate newcomers to some basic techniques, while in the second day we’ll build on what we learned. COURSE CODE: MONG

Sec. 01: 2 Thursdays, 12:30-4:30pm. Feb. 21 & 28 | $140

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

Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 6-8:30pm. Begins Mar. 7 | $185

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JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTS Dan Paret | Woodworker, planesimplebox.com Learn to make hand printed, multi-color woodblock prints. First, you will learn to carefully carve wood blocks. Then, use your blocks to print with water-based pigments and paints on Japanese printmaking papers. Start by carving and printing a sample design provided by the instructor. Then move on to carving your own designs. Leave class with a collection of small, shared prints, and an understanding of the materials and tools needed to continue on your own. If you have any questions, please contact the instructor at danparet@gmail.com. COURSE CODE: JPRI

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 2:30-5:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $335

OPEN STUDIO FOR PRINTMAKING AND WATER-BASED MEDIA Work independently in our shop, which offers two small (12”x 24”) presses and one medium-sized (24”x 42”) press. Cleanup supplies are provided, but please bring your own nontoxic inks and materials (watercolor preferred). Open Studio is only available to students who have taken a printmaking or watercolor class at CCAE. Please register in advance.

WATERCOLOR FIGURE PAINTING IMMERSION Bryan Ramey | Artist, artbyramey.com Do you like watercolor painting but struggle with painting people? In this all day Saturday intensive you will dive head first into how to mix skin tones, quick gesture painting and how to build up the layers to create a human likeness. We will work from a model, looking at the figure as a whole as well as touching on portraiture and focused study on more intricate parts of the body (hands/feet). This class is open to all levels but some painting or drawing experience is recommended. COURSE CODE: WFPI

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-4pm. Feb. 23 | $135

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

COURSE CODE: OPPT

Nothing can replace using the human figure as a catalyst for developing your artistic skills; it is the most complicated and familiar form we have. Watercolor is particularly well-suited to painting the figure because of its fluidity to capture gesture and expression. We will work on a different project each week, studying different techniques so that you can develop your own personal watercolor style. Come to class with enthusiasm and an open mind!

Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 2-5pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $80

C O U R S E C O D E : WA P R

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 9am-12pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $285

WATERCOLOR

WATERCOLOR Nicholas Mancini | Artist, namancini.com

WATERCOLOR IMMERSION Bryan Ramey | Artist, artbyramey.com Spend a full day immersed in this beloved art form. Watercolor is a translucent medium that sinks into the fiber of a sheet of paper, releasing the light from the surface. Watercolor dries fast, enabling one to work quickly with freshness and spontaneity. We will explore the medium in an intensive workshop that will cover the fundamentals. C O U R S E C O D E : WAT B

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-4pm. Jan. 26 | $135

Anthony Riccardi | Artist 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: 10 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $235 | Nicholas Mancini Sec. 02: 10 Tuesdays, 1-3pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $235 | Anthony Riccardi Sec. 03: 10 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $235 | Bryan Ramey

WATERCOLOR AND PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION Nicholas Mancini | Artist, namancini.com Bryan Ramey | Artist, artbyramey.com Learn to marry the fluid, luminous quality of watercolor with the expression of hand-drawn pen and ink lines to create detailed illustrations with personality. Students will learn and experiment with a variety of techniques for using watercolor and pen and ink together, and will choose one style for one or more developed pieces. Prior experience with watercolor preferred, but not necessary. COURSE CODE: WPIN

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $235 | Nicholas Mancini Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $235 | Bryan Ramey

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PHOTOGRAPHY, FILM & VIDEO

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

Photo by Allison Evans

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

Sec. 01: Saturday, 9am-4:30pm. Feb. 23 | $170 Sec. 02: Sunday, 9am-4:30pm. Jan. 20 | $170

BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY Linda Haas | Photographer Raul Melendez | Photographer Learn the techniques you need to communicate with your camera and how to take strong, effective photographs in this beginner class on color and black-and-white photography. Different cameras (traditional and digital) will be addressed, and several practical demonstrations will be given in the classroom. Technical considerations will share equal time with explorations of photographic aesthetics. Section 01 is designed specifically for cameras with manual capabilities and concentrates on color photography. C O U R S E C O D E : P BAS

CREATIVE PHOTO PORTRAITURE Allison Evans | Owner/Operator, Allison Evans Photography Explore styles from environmental, cinematic, and glamour to head shots, using available light and/or studio light. We will take turns modeling for each other and then work with a variety of models. We’ll review light image retouching in Lightroom. Bring sample portraits you aspire to (from any source) to the first class, and bring your camera to every class. We will share work we created in class via a private Facebook page. Become a stronger image maker through constructive criticism. Basic photography experience required. COURSE CODE: CPOR

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $255

IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY Marcella Green | Artist, marcella-j-green.squarespace.com This class will focus on the importance of storytelling by means of taking pictures. Using smartphone cameras, we’ll explore the principles of photography, reflect on what we see in the world, and share our stories visually. This class will include field trips (weather allowing), exploration of photography genres, technical skill-building with image processing apps, and discussion around both techniques and images from photographic history. COURSE CODE: IPHO

Sec. 01: Monday, 5:30-7:30pm. Mar. 25 | $50

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Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $215 No class Jan. 21 & Feb. 18 Sec. 02: 6 Thursdays, 1-3pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $185

SMARTPHONE VIDEO STORYTELLING BOOTCAMP Bob Glover | Emmy Winning Producer, Executive Coach Does your business, nonprofit, or club need a video? Are you the family documentarian? Are you a budding citizen journalist? Use your smartphone to tell your family, organization, or business story. In this one-day workshop you will learn how to capture the best video and audio your smartphone can deliver and learn to edit compelling stories. During the workshop you will shoot an interview or produce a short mini-doc. Come prepared to work. COURSE CODE: VIDS

Sec. 01: Sunday, 9am-4:45pm. Mar. 3 | $175

WOMEN & FILM Michael Frank | Ph.D. Cornell University A consideration of some major American and European films in the light of our understanding of the power that a man’s “gaze” can have on sexual politics, recognizing that the act of looking can in itself be a political act and that cinema can therefore be used as a cultural weapon both reinforcing and exposing a tacit gender imbalance. Films include: Gilda; Thelma and Louise; Silence of the Lambs; Vertigo. C O U R S E C O D E : WO M F

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 5:30-7pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $225

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BEGINNING JEWELRY: BANGLE BRACELETS

JEWELRY

Laurie Savage | Metalsmith

BEGINNING JEWELRY: STERLING SILVER BAND RING Laurie Savage | Metalsmith Beginning jewelry making students will learn the fundamental techniques for designing and fabricating a sterling silver textured band ring. Students will learn how to texture, file, form, solder, sand, and polish the ring. All materials will be provided, including: sterling silver, copper (for practicing techniques), saw blades, solder, and sand paper. A materials fee of $30 is payable to the instructor on the day of the class.

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

Sec. 01: Monday, 5:30-9:30pm. Feb. 11 | $65

COURSE CODE: JEWR

Sec. 01: Monday, 5:30-9:30pm. Jan. 28 | $65 Sec. 02: Monday, 5:30-9:30pm. Mar. 11 | $65

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ADVANCED BEGINNING JEWELRY: BEZEL-SETTING A BEACH ROCK OR TUMBLED STONE Laurie Savage | Metalsmith This continuation of the Beginning Jewelry Workshop series builds on the essentials of fabricating stone settings in sterling silver. We will focus on more complicated techniques in soldering and piercing to create bezel-settings for irregularly-shaped stones such as a beach rock or a semi-precious tumbled stone. Students will receive a materials kit with everything needed for the project, including: sterling silver sheet and wire, fine silver bezel wire, stones, solder, and more. A materials fee of $40 is payable to the instructor at the class. COURSE CODE: JEBZ

Sec. 01: Monday, 5:30-9:30pm. Feb. 25 | $65

ADVANCED BEGINNING JEWELRY: PRONG-SETTING SEA GLASS OR FOUND OBJECTS Laurie Savage | Metalsmith This continuation of the Beginning Jewelry Workshop series further builds on the essentials of fabricating stone settings in sterling silver. We will focus on more complicated techniques in soldering, piercing, and forming to create a large-format prong-setting for irregularly-shaped sea glass or a found object. Students will receive a materials kit with everything needed for the project, including: sterling silver sheet and wire, sea glass, solder, burnisher, and more. A materials fee of $40 is payable to the instructor at the class. Students are welcome to bring their own special piece of sea glass or found object to create a setting for (size limit is 1.5”). COURSE CODE: JEPR

Sec. 01: Monday, 5:30-9:30pm. Mar. 18 | $65

ADVANCED STUDIO JEWELRY Laurie Savage | Metalsmith If you have taken ten or more intermediate/advanced-level jewelry classes or have similar experience, join us to polish your skills to the highest level. You’ll enjoy open studio time in which to create jewelry of your own design with direction from the instructor. There is no materials fee; please bring the materials you intend to use. Enrollment in this class is allowed only with permission from the instructor; please email info@ccae.org to get the instructor’s phone number. C O U R S E C O D E : J E WA

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $240 Sec. 02: 8 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $240

FRIDAY NIGHTS ADVANCED STUDIO JEWELRY Laurie Savage | Metalsmith If you have taken ten or more intermediate/advanced-level jewelry classes or have equivalent experience, join us to polish your skills to the highest level. You’ll enjoy open studio time in which to create jewelry of your own design with direction from the instructor. There is no materials fee; please bring the materials you intend to use. Enrollment in this class is allowed only with permission from the instructor. Please email us your request at info@ccae.org and include your experience. The instructor will reply to you directly. COURSE CODE: LALA

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01: Friday, 5:30-9:30pm. Jan. 18 | $60 02: Friday, 5:30-9:30pm. Jan. 25 | $60 03: Friday, 5:30-9:30pm. Feb. 15 | $60 04: Friday, 5:30-9:30pm. Feb. 22 | $60 05: Friday, 5:30-9:30pm. Mar. 15 | $60 06: Friday, 5:30-9:30pm. Mar. 22 | $60

OPEN STUDIO METALSMITHING AND JEWELRY Laurie Savage | Metalsmith If you are or have been a metalsmithing or jewelry student, join us to work independently on projects of your own design with direction from the instructor. Intermediate-level experience is required. Please bring the materials you intend to use. If you have any questions, please email info@ccae.org before the first class and we will have the instructor reply to you directly. COURSE CODE: OPMT

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01: Saturday, 10am-4:30pm. Jan. 19 | $85 02: Sunday, 10am-4:30pm. Jan. 27 | $85 03: Sunday, 10am-4:30pm. Feb. 10 | $85 04: Saturday, 10am-4:30pm. Feb. 16 | $85 05: Sunday, 10am-4:30pm. Feb. 24 | $85 06: Sunday, 10am-4:30pm. Mar. 10 | $85 07: Sunday, 10am-4:30pm. Mar. 17 | $85 08: Saturday, 10am-4:30pm. Mar. 23 | $85

ENAMELING Heather Wang | Artist Enameling is the process of fusing colorful glass onto metal. In this open studio, you will have access to kiln time, along with guidance from the instructor. Advanced students should bring projects they are working on, and beginner students will be given demos. Our studio uses unleaded enamel only, and the kiln is suitable for jewelry scale items only. There is a $25 materials fee payable to the instructor for the enamel colors and other consumables, but please bring metals and other materials you intend to use. COURSE CODE: ENAM

Sec. 01: Sunday, 10am-4:30pm. Mar. 24 | $85

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INTRODUCTION TO WOODWORKING: BUILD A BOX Jesse Shaw | Woodworker, spiralfurniture.com Become familiar with typical woodworking tools and the basics of joinery and construction techniques by building the foundational shape from which most furniture and structures are constructed: a box! We will discuss different types of wood and what factors go into your choice of material. We will also discuss different types of joints, and both the structural and aesthetic reasons you may want to use one joint method over another. Students should plan on spending around $50 on materials. C O U R S E C O D E : W K BX

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 6-9pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $270 No class Jan. 21 & Feb. 18

CONTINUING WOODWORKING Carl Spagnoli | Woodworker After completing Introduction to Woodworking: Build a Box, further your woodworking skills in this class through a modest project of your choosing, such as a Shaker-style end table or small bookshelf, under the direction and guidance of the instructor. C O U R S E C O D E : W KC O

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 6-9pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $270

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

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $335

WOODWORKING WITH HAND TOOLS Dan Paret | Woodworker, planesimplebox.com Complete a project started in another class, work on a project of your own design, or use the workshop to get started with hand tool woodworking. If you are a beginning hand tool woodworker, you’ll start off with a tidy little mortise and tenon shadow box with a lift lid, with plenty of options for making it your own. Open to beginning and continuing hand tool woodworkers. If you have any questions, please email the instructor at danparet@gmail.com. C O U R S E C O D E : H T OW

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 2:30-5:30pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $335 Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $335

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

Sec. 01: 10 Fridays, 6-9pm. Begins Jan. 18 | $335

WOODWORKING SKILLS: CARVED PANELS Dan Paret | Woodworker, planesimplebox.com In this class we’ll explore three ways to carve panels for boxes, doors, cabinets—anything you build with a panel. We will start with carved and painted texture panels, move next to low-relief carving, and finally do some shaped incised carving to round things out. You will leave with a sample panel in each style of carving, and be ready to begin designing and carving panels for your own work. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor on the first class. C O U R S E C O D E : W KC P

Sec. 01: 3 Saturdays, 10am-3pm. Begins Feb. 16 | $150

WOOD FINISHING Jesse Shaw | Woodworker, spiralfurniture.com This class will give students a basic understanding of the finishing process. We will cover various aspects of wood finishing: Coloring wood with stains, chemical, and plant dyes, shellac, varnish, oils and their use in the finishing process. We will also explore shading and toning with tannic acid and how it reacts to different species of wood. COURSE CODE: WKWF

Sec. 01: Sunday, 9:30am-4pm. Mar. 31 | $85

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GLASS FUSED GLASS BOWLS AND PLATES Michel L’Huillier | Stained Glass and Fusing Artist Learn the basics of glass fusing techniques and play with colored glass pieces, glass powders, and frits, stringers, and glass beads. After a series of fun exercises, you’ll design and create a 4”x 4” dish and one 8”x 8” plate or 8” diameter bowl. These pieces will first be fused flat, and then “slumped” in a second firing to give them their final shapes. Your fused pieces will be available at CCAE within a week after class. Class tuition includes an $85 materials fee. COURSE CODE: FUSD

Sec. 01: Sunday, 2-4pm. Jan. 27 | $140

GLASS KILN FORMING WITH LOW RELIEF AND COLORS Michel L’Huillier | Stained Glass and Fusing Artist Create a low relief made of ceramic fiber (a soft material easily cut or torn) on top of which 3 layers of glass (8" x 11") will be kiln fired at 1500 degrees. The glass sheets will become one solid piece and take the imprint of the texture of the fiber just like you handcrafted it. You will have the option to bring bright colors to your project by cutting colored pieces of thin fusible glass. Your instructor will fire your creations in his own kiln. They will be available within a week. Class tuition includes an $85 materials fee. COURSE CODE: KILN

Sec. 01: Sunday, 10am-12pm. Mar. 10 | $140

GLASSBLOWING: 1-DAY SAMPLER NOCA Glass School This class is designed to give you a taste of the craft of glassblowing and bubble shaping. You will be introduced to the equipment in the hotshop and learn how to safely gather molten glass and shape it into your very own works of art. You will make two paperweights and one blown vessel which will be available 24 hours later for pick-up. No experience is required, and all materials are provided. Class meets at the NOCA Glass School in Cambridge. COURSE CODE: GBOD

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-2pm. Jan. 26 | $165

GLASSBLOWING: TWO-DAY GLASSBLOWING SAMPLER NOCA Glass School This two-day class is designed to give you a well-rounded hot glass experience. You will be introduced to the equipment in the hotshop and learn how to safely gather molten glass, add color to it, and shape it into your very own works of art. You will make two paperweights, a drinking glass, and a small bowl which will be available 24 hours later for pick-up. No experience is required, and all materials are provided. Class meets at NOCA Glass School in Cambridge. COURSE CODE: GBSP

Sec. 01: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-2pm. Mar. 23 & 24 | $278

GLASSBLOWING: GLASS HEARTS NOCA Glass School

Glass Kiln Forming. Photos by Michel L'Huillier

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

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-2pm. Feb. 9 | $165 Sec. 02: Sunday, 10am-2pm. Feb. 10 | $165

GLASSBLOWING: TWO-DAY DRINKING GLASS WORKSHOP NOCA Glass School This two-day class is designed to give you a well-rounded hot glass experience. You will be introduced to the equipment in the hotshop and learn how to safely gather molten glass, add color to it, and shape it into your very own drinking glasses. You will make two paperweights, and two drinking glasses which will be available 24 hours later for pickup. No experience is required, and all materials are provided. Class meets at the NOCA Glass School in Cambridge.

STAINED GLASS DESIGN

COURSE CODE: DGLA

Sec. 01: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-2pm. Feb. 23 & 24 | $278

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

Sec. 01: 4 Sundays, Jan. 27, 10am-1pm; Feb. 3, 10, & 17, 10am4:30pm. | $275

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FIBER ARTS & MORE INTRODUCTION TO KNITTING Diane Ivey | Textile Artist, ladydyeyarns.com As an introduction to knitting we will cover casting on and off as well as the only two stitches in knitting: knit and purl. Once comfortable with these new skills we will move onto knitting in the round and shaping techniques with increasing and decreasing stitches. We will also discuss the difference between various fibers and how to choose wisely for each project. With your newly acquired skills you will be able to whip up birthday and holiday gifts for everyone you know as well as special projects for yourself. COURSE CODE: BKNT

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $225

LEARN TO NEEDLEPOINT Catherine Reurs | Textile artist, catherinereurs.com

GLASSBLOWING: GLASS PAPERWEIGHT WORKSHOP NOCA Glass School Learn how to make colorful, hand crafted glass paperweights at the furnace. You will be introduced to the equipment in the hotshop as well as learn how to safely gather molten glass, add color to it, and shape it into your very own paperweights. You will make three paperweights which will be available 24 hours later for pick-up. No experience is required, and all materials are provided. Class meets at the NOCA Glass School in Cambridge. C O U R S E C O D E : G PA P

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-2pm. Jan. 19 | $165 Sec. 02: Saturday, 10am-2pm. Mar. 9 | $165

GLASSBLOWING: ST. PADDY'S PINTS NOCA Glass School Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with an in depth look into the craft of glassblowing. You will be introduced to the equipment in the hotshop and learn how to safely gather molten glass and shape it into your very own works of art. After learning the basics and making a couple of paperweights, out instructors will help you make your very own decorated pint glass which will be available 24 hours later for pick-up. No experience is required, and all materials are provided. Class meets at the NOCA Glass School in Cambridge. COURSE CODE: STPD

Sec. 01: Sunday, 10am-2pm. Mar. 10 | $165

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

Sec. 01: Saturday, 12-4pm. Mar. 2 | $95

BASIC SEWING: LEVEL 1 David Bermingham | Artist, davejbermingham.com Learn the basics of sewing by completing three small projects. You’ll learn basic sewing skills, about machines and their maintenance, and your sewing kit, as well as how to cut, take simple measurements, create a simple pattern and choose fabric. This class is intended for beginners. Access to a machine is necessary; bring your own to class if you have one. COURSE CODE: SEWN

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $225

BASIC SEWING: LEVEL 2 David Bermingham | Artist, davejbermingham.com If you have taken a sewing class or have experience with sewing and sewing machines, join us to tackle slightly more advanced patterns, alterations, hemming, proper fitting techniques, modifying patterns, and new sewing techniques. These skills will be geared toward learning how to use commercial patterns. This class is not recommended for absolute beginners. C O U R S E C O D E : S E WC

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $225


JEWELRY, WOODWORKING, & CRAFTS Courtesy of Lauren Tyger

INTRODUCTION TO BOOKBINDING Alexandra Williams | alexandrajanewilliams.squarespace.com This class will provide an in-depth foundation to folks seeking the hand-skills to make their own books and publications. We will make three books, each with a different stitch and starting with the simple pamphlet and ending with a hardcover book. We will also cover the basics of book layout. Students will come away with everything they need to print and bind their own publication. COURSE CODE: BOKB

Sec. 01: 4 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $150 No class Jan. 21

BOOKBINDING: LEVEL 2 Alexandra Williams | alexandrajanewilliams.squarespace.com If you want to learn some more in-depth bindings, join Alexandra for another four-week class where we’ll focus on two projects: a detailed case-bound book and a reusable hardcover presentation folder. Interior paper, glue, tools, and scrap paper will be provided, but students are responsible for all of their cover materials. During our first meeting, we’ll share ideas and resources, and the rest of the class will give you the tools to design and produce your own hardcover books. COURSE CODE: BOKT

Sec. 01: 4 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 4 | $150

GALENTINE’S DAY FEMINIST EMBROIDERED APRON Lauren Tyger | Fiber Artist, etsy.com/shop/StitchShopByTyger It’s the best day of the year! Hand embroidery has been long considered women’s labor, and the apron is often connected to the kitchen as a woman’s domain. What better way to reclaim the apron and celebrate ladies being ladies than feminist embroidered aprons? No prior embroidery or sewing experience necessary, and all genders welcome! COURSE CODE: GALE

Sec. 01: Saturday, 1-4pm. Feb. 9 | $50

HAND-DYED YARN WORKSHOP Diane Ivey | Textile Artist, ladydyeyarns.com This hands-on class is an introduction to the ancient art of natural dyeing. Over one class meeting, you will learn the basic principles of fabric dyeing with natural materials like madder root, turmeric, beets, coffee, food coloring, Kool-Aid, and other dyes. This class will include presentations about some of the varied approaches to natural dyeing worldwide, from the Andes to West Africa. A materials fee of $40 is payable to the instructor at the first class. C O U R S E C O D E : YA R N

Sec. 01: Saturday, 9am-4:30pm. Jan. 26 | $145

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

Sec. 01: 2 Sundays, 2-5pm. Jan. 20 & 27 | $135

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PERFORMING ARTS “THIS IS OUR 4TH TIME TAKING THIS CLASS! WE LOVE IT!” —KARA, DANCE FOR A ROMANTIC OCCASION

All students must bring their instruments to class (except for piano) and will need to rent one if you do not own your own instrument.

LATE AFTERNOON TAP DANCING

DANCE

Susan Alt | Dancer and Teacher

BALLET Susan Alt | Dancer and Teacher Why would a grown-up want to take a ballet class? Ballet feeds the body and soul. It stretches every muscle and works every joint, gives you strength, and improves your posture. The music is inspiring and the tried-and-true discipline of this art form helps you become centered. It’s also just fun! Join us to return to your childhood dream or become acquainted with ballet for the first time. You may become addicted (in the best way). C O U R S E C O D E : BA B E

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 2-3:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $170 No class Jan. 21 & Feb. 18 Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 4:30-6pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $210 Sec. 03: 10 Saturdays, 12-1:30pm. Begins Jan. 19 | $210

LU NC H T I M E BAL L ET C O U R S E C O D E : BA LU

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 11:15am-12:45pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $210

Exchange the hassle of rush hour for the fun of tap dancing. Come spend the end of your day tap dancing to the best of Swing, Rhythm and Blues, Country, Motown, Rock & Roll and more. Start with the basic elements and learn new combinations every week. Keep the beat with your feet and have a great time. This class is for both beginners and those who have had previous elementary classes. C O U R S E C O D E : L AT P

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 4:30-5:30pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $170 No class Jan. 21 & Feb. 18

BALLROOM DANCING Jim Spellman | Dancer This beginning class provides the foundation of moving to music in partnership. We will learn basic dance components, timings, rhythms, key foot patterns, and essential leading and following techniques. Dances taught will include Foxtrot, Waltz, Merengue, Cha Cha, Swing, and American Tango. C O U R S E C O D E : DA BA

Sec. 01: 8 Sundays, 1-2:30pm. Begins Jan. 20 | $200

TAP DANCING Susan Alt | Dancer and Teacher

DANCE FOR A ROMANTIC OCCASION

Come spend the end of your day tap dancing to the best of Swing, Rhythm and Blues, Country, Motown, Rock & Roll and more. Start with the basic elements and learn new combinations every week. Keep the beat with your feet and have a great time. This class is for both beginners and those who have had previous elementary classes.

Jim Spellman | Dancer

C O U R S E C O D E : TA P L

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 11am-12pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $210

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

Sec. 01: 2 Sundays, 2:30-4:30pm. Jan. 20 & 27 | $130 per couple

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LINE DANCING

INTRODUCTION TO GOSPEL MUSIC

Aly Madan | Dance Instructor

R.L. Smith | Choir Director

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

Today’s, gospel music is alive, well and thriving globally. Gospel developed throughout the years a the black spiritual counterpoint to secular jazz, blues barbershop, rock ‘n roll, soul, rhythm, blues, hip-hop and rap. Gospel developed throughout the years a the black spiritual counterpoint to secular jazz, blues barbershop, rock ‘n roll, soul, rhythm, blues, hip-hop and rap. In this short class, we will explore the four main types of gospel music and the evolution of gospel from the 1930’s through today with musical examples and discussions that will both enlighten and delight.

Sec. 01: 5 Saturdays, 2-3pm. Begins Feb. 9 | $100

COURSE CODE: GOSP

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 3:30-5pm. Feb. 6 | $50

HEELS HOP: HIP-HOP DANCE Maria Yuanita Walter | Dancer & Choreographer Heels Hop dance class is a way to express femininity, sensuality and emotions with boldness. The class starts with warming up, strengthening and stretching, then proceeds to walking practice with heels and learning Jazz Funk choreography. All levels and genders are welcome. Please bring water to drink and high heels with stable ankle support.

LISTENING TO CHAMBER MUSIC Andrew Goodridge | Pianist

COURSE CODE: HELS

Come discover the intimate, exciting, and communicative world of chamber music! This class will provide a guided listening tour of duos, trios, quartets, quintets, sextets and octets by by Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, and others. Learn about the lives and musical personalities of these great composers. No musical experience is required.

Sec. 01: 5 Fridays, 8-9pm. Begins Jan. 18 | $100

COURSE CODE: LONG

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $220

MUSIC

LISTENING TO SCHUBERT

MUSIC APPRECIATION

Because of his incomparable gift for melody, Schubert is sometimes not taken as seriously as, say, Beethoven or Brahms. But a case could be made that he’s as great or greater than either. And given that he excelled in every genre except opera, the range of his genius beggars comparison. This class, looking at his piano music, chamber music, symphonies, and some of his more than 600 songs, will try to make that case, and that his death at 31 may count as the greatest loss in musical history.

FREDERIC CHOPIN, REVOLUTIONARY Richard Knisely | Music Educator Frederic Chopin was once dismissed as an effete composer of parlor pieces. In fact, he was a titan in the development of keyboard music, breaking past the limitations of the classical style to create daring harmonies, technical innovations, and startling worlds of sound unlike any that came before. We will listen to his music and discuss its qualities and effects in the context of his life and times in Paris. Some familiarity with the basics of harmony is helpful, but not required. COURSE CODE: CHOP

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 3-4:30pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $225

BACH: HIS GREAT WORKS Richard Knisely | Music Educator We will study the monumental masterpieces that occupied Bach in his last 20: The Goldberg Variations, the Musical Offering, Art of the Fugue, the stupendous Mass in B-minor, and the Well-Tempered Clavier, Bk II. You will gain a keen appreciation for what this uncanny genius was able to achieve. Knowledge of basic musical forms and theory is desirable, but not required.

Michael Frank | Ph.D. Cornell University

COURSE CODE: SCHU

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 7:15-8:45pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $225

STRINGS

STRING INSTRUMENTS PETTING ZOO Sonia Voskuil | Musician Are you thinking of learning to play a string instrument but don’t know how to get started? Come here to find out what instrument appeals to you the most, then let me determine the best size for you. Learn basics of violin and bow hold separately, then put them together. Take a look at the method books and start to learn your first tune! COURSE CODE: PEZO

Sec. 01: Saturday, 1-3pm. Mar. 2 | $50

C O U R S E C O D E : S BAC

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 1-2:30pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $260

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

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

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $260

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

I N T E R ME D I ATE

COURSE CODE: INPI

COURSE CODE: CLO3

Sec. 01: Saturday, 1:45-4:45pm. Mar. 2 | $80

B EG I NNE R COURSE CODE: CLO1

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $260

GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS: UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS Manny Pettine | B.A. Berklee College of Music, Full-Time Musician Learn the basics of playing guitar, including all open position chords, easy strum and fingerpicking patterns, basic notation, and tablature. You’ll be introduced to music through playing simple melodies, gradually advancing. Beginner level sections are for those with little or no experience. Students have to bring their own guitar or rent one. CCAE does not provide them in class. C O U R S E C O D E : GTA 1

Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $155

INSTANT GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS Chris Brenne | Musician & Composer, B.A. Berklee College of Music This is guitar for beginners on steroids! We’ll use innovative practice methods to get faster and better results without taxing your valuable time. Anyone can buy a chord book, look up songs on YouTube, or download tab, but this class will show you how to make use of these resources. We’ll focus on how to put a chord progression together with rhythm and expression in order to play songs using strumming and some fingerpicking. You’ll walk out of the first lesson having started playing your first song! Book and recordings included in class fee. C O U R S E C O D E : GT B 1

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $260

PIANO Luisa Buitrago | Clarinetist and Music Educator Liz Chen | Music Instructor Have you always wanted to learn the piano? This class will have you playing piano in no time! Don’t know how to read music? That’s fine! You will learn how to read music in two clefs painlessly as well as play music using both hands simultaneously by the end of the class. Level 1 is for the absolute beginner. B EG I NNE R LEVEL 1 COURSE CODE: PNO1

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:30-7pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $210 | Luisa Buitrago No class Jan. 21 & Feb. 18

B EG I NNE R LEVEL 2 COURSE CODE: PNO2

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:15-8:45pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $235 | Luisa Buitrago

B EG I NNE R LEVEL 3 COURSE CODE: PNO3

Sec. 01: 9 Fridays, 5-6:30pm. Begins Jan. 18 | $235 | Liz Chen

B EG I NNE R LEVEL 4 COURSE CODE: PNO4

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 7:15-8:45pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $235 | Luisa Buitrago 52

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WOODWIND

BEGINNER CLARINET Luisa Buitrago | Clarinetist and Music Educator This class is intended for beginners who want to learn how to play the clarinet and enjoy the pleasure of making music. We will explore the clarinet and discover how it works. You learn the basic concepts and fundamental techniques about how to play the instrument. You may increase and develop new skills and abilities as long as you discover an amazing and versatile instrument. COURSE CODE: CLAR

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 7:45-8:45pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $190

BEGINNER RECORDER John Tyson | Performer, Teacher, Renaissonics.com The recorder is the most played instrument in the world. Its enchanting tone and huge repertoire of early, classical, popular, and world music styles make it popular with amateurs and professionals and its ergonomic design allows players with no previous experience to instantly discover a great variety of sounds and creative possibilities. Come discover how easy basic recorder technique is while exploring a wide variety of solo and ensemble repertoires. Instruments will be available for purchase from the instructor. COURSE CODE: RECD

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 4:45-6:15pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $260


PERFORMING ARTS

RECORDER ENSEMBLE John Tyson | Performer, Teacher, Renaissonics.com A Chamber Ensemble for all sizes of recorders. Open to Intermediate and Advanced players with ensemble experience. Repertoire includes Renaissance, Baroque, contemporary, popular, and world music styles. Come join the fun! COURSE CODE: RECE

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $260

VOICE

GROUP VOICE LESSONS Robin Romine | Vocal Instructor Always wanted to learn to sing? Whether you rock at karaoke or think you might be tone-deaf, come learn the basic principles of singing. Classes will cover pitch, tone, breath control, posture, and more! We will start with group singing, you will be asked to bring in songs of your choice to sing individually (when you feel comfortable). This class is a positive, constructive environment in which to find your voice! B EG I NNE R LEVEL 1 C O U R S E C O D E : VO I 1

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $210

B EG I NNE R LEVEL 2 C O U R S E C O D E : VO I 2

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $210

SONGWRITER'S WORKSHOP Robin Romine | Vocal Instructor Fine tune your songwriting skills, polish unfinished songs, and/or write a few new ones! In this class, we will discuss melody, chords, lyrics, and song structures. Most importantly, you will bring in your own work (either recorded or live) to share for constructive critique! C O U R S E C O D E : S OW I

Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-2pm. Mar. 2 | $80

SHOWER SINGING IN PUBLIC

THEATER ACTING WORKSHOPS Dewayne Nelson | Actor on Stage, Film & TV Explore the basics of acting for stage and film. We will work with scripts from contemporary plays and films, connecting our efforts to the work of living playwrights and film directors. We will use theater games and improvisation, having fun while taking chances. We will cover the audition process, what casting companies seek in an actor, and practical tips about the industry and how to get work as an actor. L EV E L 1 : T H E BAS I CS C O U R S E C O D E : ACT 1

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $250

L EV E L 2: CO N T I N UI N G ACT I N G WO R KS H O P C O U R S E C O D E : ACT 2

Sec. 01: 8 Saturdays, 1-3pm. Begins Jan. 19 | $235

THE ART OF THE ACTOR: TRAINING

Deborah Gruber | B.M., M.M., easypianostyles.com

Christine Heitzmann | Theater Artist

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have the confidence to perform a solo in your church or community choir or sing with your friends at a party without that familiar fear of embarrassing yourself? Learn to overcome your inhibitions using fun exercises, games, props, and lively activity. We will explore your unique instrument within. You are going to be pleasantly surprised! Class materials included in tuition.

As an actor, knowing your instrument is a key component of the craft. Peter Brooks calls it a state of openness, immediacy, and transparency. In this class, you will learn the art of amplifying spontaneity, responsiveness and complicity, while exercising the muscles of intuition and imagination. Using the theater techniques of Peter Brooks and Jerzy Grotowski we will explore the intuitive understanding through the body to stimulate and develop the craft.

COURSE CODE: SHOS

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-1pm. Mar. 2 | $80

SINGING: AN INNER JOURNEY Susan Allen | Professional Singer and Vocal Coach Maybe you’ve been told you can’t sing, or that it’s not practical. This class, for beginners and shy folks, will tackle exercises to open trust, build confidence, and explore the sounds, rhythms, and vibration through whole body awareness. You will discover different registers, resonances, and how to be present using simple vocal exercises. This is a class of self-discovery, self-expression, and tuning into your authentic self. COURSE CODE: SING

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 3-4:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $260

C O U R S E C O D E : P BJ G

Sec. 01: 7 Mondays, 7:15-8:45pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $150 No class Jan. 21 & Feb. 18

ACTING: THE MASTER CLASS Mary Valentine King | Actor and Director Through lecture, mock audition, scene study, and monologues, this workshop concentrates on growth and development, tailored to your specific gifts and performance needs. Intended for those who have had some acting experience, it will offer a specialized format focusing on confronting stage fright, vocal projection, body language, and use of effective gesture, to help you build a robust acting persona. Critical feedback and suggestions will enable you to engage, influence, and impact your future audiences. COURSE CODE: THMC

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THE MEISNER TECHNIQUE

STANDUP COMEDY WRITING & PERFORMANCE

Parisa Bayenat | Theater Artist

Josh Filipowski | Comedy Instructor

By Learning Meisner technique, we learn what it meant to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances. We see how character is revealed choice by choice, action by action, in an active and evolving relationship as stimulated by the “other”. Exercise work includes: “Setting the Stage,” “Emotional Preparation,” “Coming Home to Be Alone,” “Coming Home to Do,” “Roommates,” and “The Highest Stakes.” Scene work will draw upon the dramatic works of Henrik Ibsen and Anton Chekhov.

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: MIES

Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 6:30-8pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $225

IMPROVISATION: THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

STORYTELLING AS PERFORMANCE ART

Mary Valentine King | Actor and Director

Dewayne Nelson | Actor on Stage, Film & TV The Key to successful storytelling lies in the quality of the performance itself. The storyteller must demonstrate effective showmanship, in order to captivate an audience. Voice, movement and imagination, are tools used to bring life into the story, that is being performed for a audience. These critical skills bring stage presence to the storyteller, which can be taught. Join us in exploring the art form and release the hidden performer in you.

COURSE CODE: IMPR

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $185

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

Sec. 01: Friday, 5:45-8:45pm. Feb. 1 | $75

COURSE CODE: MOTH

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 6-7pm. Begins Jan.16 | $225

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LIFE & WELLNESS “I LOVED HOW OPEN AND POSITIVE THE INSTRUCTOR, [CAROLE GOODMAN], WAS. HER KNOWLEDGE WAS VAST AND SHE TAUGHT WITH EASE.” —SIOBHAN, MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS

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

YOGA FOR A BETTER BACK

MIND & BODY

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

BEGINNER YOGA Henry Oliveras | Certified Tai Chi, Yoga, Medical Qigong Instructor This class will introduce you to basic yoga postures, movement, and breath work in order to build a foundation for your practice going forward. You can expect clear instruction and individual assistance. Emphasis will be placed on proper alignment and informed muscular engagement in order to create a sound understanding of basic poses. Absolute beginners and seniors welcome!

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. C O U R S E C O D E : BYO G

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 5:15-6:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $150

C O U R S E C O D E : B E YG

Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $90

GENTLE YOGA

YOGA FOR EVERYBODY

Billie Jo Joy | Certified Yoga Instructor

Carole Goodman | Meditation and Yoga Instructor No matter your size, shape, age, or mobility, yoga is beneficial for everyone. This class will explore the benefits of asanas (poses) and how implement them without strain with the aim of improving mobility. We will gently warm up the joints, stretch the muscles, and adapt asanas (or alternate poses) using cushions and chairs. Other aspects of yoga such as pranayama (breathing practices) and yoga nidra (deep relaxation) will also be practiced.

This class is intended for those wanting a gentle approach to asana (physical yoga) practice. You can expect to learn basic yoga poses, pranayama (breathing) and meditation. We will pay attention to alignment, breath and stillness of mind. Come as you are. Section 1 is for continuing students. Section 2 is for absolute beginners and those who have difficulty working on the floor. COURSE CODE: GENY

Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 12:15-1:15pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $90 Sec. 02: 6 Thursdays, 1:30-2:30pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $90

COURSE CODE: MUSE

Sec. 01: 7 Saturdays, 9-10am. Begins Jan. 19 | $105

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FULL BODY MASSAGE TECHNIQUES WITH A PARTNER

QIGONG: IN STILLNESS FIND MOVEMENT, IN MOVEMENT, STILLNESS

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

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

Bring a friend or significant other to learn basic Esalen/Swedish massage strokes through lecture, discussion, demonstration, and supervised practice. The Saturday class takes more time to cover the worksheet on massage strokes for the back, and uses an extended syllabus which includes legs and feet. If time allows, we touch on techniques for massaging the hips, arms, and hands as well. Each participant can look forward to a 90 minute massage. Each pair should bring 2 pillows, 2 sheets or large towels, and a squeezable bottle of oil. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. In order to be able to massage entire back, women should wear a low-back bathing suit or halter/bathing suit top that opens in the back.

This class explores a combination of floor poses and movement warming which is believed to improve transformation of fluids, nervous system, bone density, blood flow, strength, flexibility, vitality!

COURSE CODE: MARB

Sec. 01: Friday, 6:45-9:45pm. Jan. 25 | $135 per couple Sec. 02: Saturday, 10am-3:30pm. Feb. 23 | $225 per couple

THE JOYS AND BENEFITS OF MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS PRACTICE Alyson Lie | Meditation Instructor Have you wondered what meditation and mindfulness are all about? Have you tried meditation without success? No problem. In this course we will explore the why’s and how’s of these two intertwined practices. Through guided meditations and lessons on the skillful application of mindful awareness we will establish a workable daily practice using various meditation and mindfulness techniques. By the end of the course you should be able to access the calm and joy that is always available within you. C O U R S E C O D E : J OYS

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 6-7pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $160

COURSE CODE: QUIG

Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30pm. Begins Feb. 13 | $120

TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS Jim Doran Originally one of the ancient Chinese martial arts, Tai Chi is practiced today primarily as a method of exercise that cultivates physical and mental harmony in movement. Its slow, fluid forms-based on the Chinese principle of yin and yang, and its emphasis on relaxed, effortless movement make it ideal for people of all ages. You will learn the first section of the traditional yang-style of long-form Tai Chi. Wear loose, comfortable clothes and soft, flat shoes. C O U R S E C O D E : TAC H

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 6-7pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $155 No class Jan. 21 & Feb. 18

ESSENTRICS Severina Gates | Trainer Essentrics™ quickly transforms the body through a dynamic and fluid combination of strengthening and stretching. Essentrics draws on the flowing and posture movements of Tai Chi, the strengthening theories behind ballet, and the healing principles of physiotherapy. Essentrics promotes a pain free body, greater joint mobility, a healthy cardiovascular system, maximum range of motion, and perfect posture. COURSE CODE: ESSN

MEDITATION FOR EVERYBODY

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 6-7pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $165 No class Jan. 21 & Feb. 18

Carole Goodman | Meditation and Yoga Instructor Would you like to try meditation, but you’re not sure where to start? Join us for a series of lighthearted and joyful practices aimed at developing and expanding your meditation experience. We will explore different types of meditation each week as well as strategies for developing a practice so that you have the ability to figure out what suits you best. We will learn a bit about the science and philosophy that supports this ancient practice, as well as discover the spiritual and psychological benefits. Come and experience the peace and joy of meditation! C O U R S E C O D E : M E TA

Sec. 01: 7 Saturdays, 10:15-11:15am. Begins Jan. 19 | $105

MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS Instructor TBA | See ccae.org for details Designed for all ages and backgrounds, this class explores mindfulness practices as an approach to bring about wellbeing and reduce stress by tapping into the mind/body network. Through guided meditation and mindfulness practice, participants will cultivate heightened awareness of the present moment, explore non-judgment, and identify ways to live an embodied life, ultimately allowing them to experience a more peaceful way of being in their lives.

HOW THE BODY HEALS THE MIND: THE GUT-BRAIN CONNECTION Stephanie Troy | LICSW Mind Body Therapist & Trainer Specialist Come and engage in an innovative workshop on how the body heals the mind. The workshop will incorporate a presentation on the science behind the mind-body connection, education on how to manage stress through nutrition, chair yoga, and small group discussions. Participants will leave empowered to take the next steps in using wellness to manage emotions and stress. COURSE CODE: GUTB

Sec. 01: Tuesday, 7:45-9:45pm. Mar. 12 | $50

ON MY WAY: CONNECT WITH YOUR UNIQUENESS Christine Heitzmann | Theater Artist

COURSE CODE: MIND

Imagine waking up grateful for being who you really are, imagine having the courage to be fully self-expressed. What stands in your way? We will explore and foster personal development through guided exercises and emotional exploration to recover the inner self, to nourish the creative energy, and to give a new momentum to life.

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm. Begins Jan. 16 | $160

COURSE CODE: CNET

Sec. 01: 7 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $190 No class Feb. 19

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LIFE & WELLNESS

MYTHS, LEGENDS, AND FAIRY TALES: THE UNIVERSAL, THE HISTORICAL Olga Turcotte | Jungian Consultant and Instructor Myths, legends and fairy tales have been used for hundreds of years to learn about the nature of our psyche and the characteristics of our times and hold indispensable clues to solve problems we face every day. Join us for a quest around Europe to study a Danish fairy tale, a Swiss legend and a Roman myth and their symbolism which will help us in our own inner journey as well as in our outer, everyday life. No prior knowledge of the subject is necessary. All workshop material will be provided. C O U R S E C O D E : TA L E

Sec. 01: 4 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 22 | $145

TAROT FOR BEGINNERS

BOXING Wellbridge Athletic Club Learn and perfect the jab, uppercut, roundhouse, and more in this technical boxing class. All levels and beginners are welcomed. C O U R S E C O D E : B OX N

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $240

FORM AND FUNCTION Wellbridge Athletic Club This class is a weight training class combining bodyweight exercises and free weight drills. This class will also focus on proper functional movements. All levels welcomed. COURSE CODE: FUNC

Sec. 01: 8 Sundays, 10-11am. Begins Jan. 20 | $240

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 Ryder-Waite deck, designed by Pamela Colman-Smith for in-class readings. Appropriate for beginners, and those wishing to practice and improve their abilities.

HEART-CORE: TOTAL BODY WORKOUT

C O U R S E C O D E : TA R O

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $180

Wellbridge Athletic Club Heart-Core incorporates aerobic conditioning with balance training, core conditioning and trunk stabilization, creating a fun and effective cardio workout. This class is taught by a certified personal trainer who will help guide all levels of fitness towards individual specific goals. COURSE CODE: HCOR

Sec. 01: Monday, 7:45-9:45pm. Mar. 25 | $50

ADULT SWIMMING LESSONS

SPORTS & EXERCISE STRENGTH TRAINING AND BALANCE WORKSHOP Steve Shain | Owner, Train with Shain Fitness This class is for seniors, older adults, and those looking to improve mobility. Leading an active lifestyle is more important than ever. Regular exercise is not only good for your body—it’s also good for your mind, mood, and memory. Our focus will be on exercises that build on our strength, endurance, mobility, and flexibility. Please bring a set of two- to three-pound hand weights to class and a yoga mat. COURSE CODE: STBW

Sec. 01: 8 Fridays, 3-4pm. Begins Jan. 18 | $110

INDOOR TENNIS Victor Gonzalez | USPTR Certified Instructor New and continuing students of the game will review the basic tennis strokes: forehand, backhand, volley and overhead/serve on indoor courts. Small groups ensure that you'll get plenty of personal advice and assistance. Bring a racquet, a can of balls, tennis shoes, and comfortable sportswear. Court location will be emailed to students after registration. COURSE CODE: TENI

Sec. 01: 4 Saturdays, 3-4pm. Begins Jan. 19 | $110 Sec. 02: 4 Saturdays, 3-4pm. Begins Mar. 2 | $110

Wellbridge Athletic Club In these relaxing and non-intimidating classes, you will discover how to relax in the water and learn the most effective kicking, arm stroke, and breathing exercises so you can safely enjoy water activities for the rest of your life! B EG I N N E R L EV E L 1 COURSE CODE: SWM1

Sec. 01: 6 Mondays, 7:15-8pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $198 Sec. 02: 6 Tuesdays, 7-7:45pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $198 Sec. 03: 6 Sundays, 9:15-10am. Begins Jan. 20 | $198 No class Feb. 24 Sec. 04: 4 Mondays, 7:15-8pm. Begins Mar. 4 | $132 Sec. 05: 4 Tuesdays, 7-7:45pm. Begins Mar. 5 | $132 Sec. 06: 4 Sundays, 9:15-10am. Begins Mar. 10 | $132

B EG I N N E R L EV E L 2 In this level 2 class, you will learn additional swimming drills to help you improve the front crawl, build endurance, learn proper backstroke, use basic turns, and begin swimming laps. COURSE CODE: SWM2

Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 7:45-8:30pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $198 Sec. 02: 4 Sundays, 12-12:45pm. Begins Mar. 10 | $132

I N T E R ME DI AT E L EV E L 3 In this level 3 class, we will implement interval training, learn breast stroke, and introduce butterfly kicking and flip turns. COURSE CODE: SWM3

Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 6:15-7pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $198

A DVA N CE D L EV E L 4 In Level 4 we will use interval training and you will learn butterfly and flip turns. COURSE CODE: SWM4

Sec. 01: 4 Tuesdays, 6:15-7pm. Begins Mar. 5 | $132

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LIFE & WELLNESS

WATER AEROBICS

LEARN AMERICAN MAH JONGG

Wellbridge Athletic Club

Laura Zoll | Mah Jongg Enthusiast

Get a super cardiovascular workout in the water! We’ll undergo an active warm-up and stretch period, 30 to 40 minutes of cardiovascular work, resistance training, and a final stretch. No experience is necessary. The overall pool depth is four feet.

Learn to play this fun and fascinating game which combines the old Chinese set of tiles with American rules and strategies. We will cover all aspects of the game, progressing through familiarity with the tiles, building the wall, dealing the tiles, mastering the card, understanding the Charleston, betting, and strategy. A game of skill and luck, rules and informal conventions, Mah Jongg often bonds a table of friends. Come join in! A $9 material fee for the official NMJL card is payable to the instructor on the second class.

C O U R S E C O D E : H 2 OA

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01: 6 Mondays, 6:15-7:15pm. Begins Jan. 14 | $132 02: 6 Fridays, 10-11am. Begins Jan. 18 | $132 03: 6 Mondays, 6:15-7:15pm. Begins Feb. 25 | $132 04: 6 Fridays, 10-11am. Begins Mar. 1 | $132

BEST START! WATER FUN FOR PARENTS & KIDS

COURSE CODE: MAHJ

Sec. 01: 8 Fridays, 12-1:30pm. Begins Jan. 25 | $205 No class Feb. 22

Wellbridge Athletic Club Your young child learns about the water, while you learn about your young child in the water! Sessions are led by an experienced instructor who guides each parent/child team. Basic swimming skills are introduced when the child is ready. Children should be at least six months old and under three years. Parents must get in the water with their child, but swimming skills are not necessary for child or adult. Tuition is per parent and child. COURSE CODE: POOL

Sec. 01: 6 Sundays, 11:30am-12pm. Begins Jan. 27 | $138 No class Feb. 17 & 24

BEST START WATER FUN: GRADUATES Wellbridge Athletic Club This intermediate class is the stepping stone between Best Start and beginner swim lessons. The class follows a beginner swim lesson format with more instruction and no singing, but allows for parents in the water to help children be comfortable and learn. Parents must get in the water with their child, but swimming skills are not necessary for child or adult. Tuition is per parent and child.

LIFE SKILLS THE BABY DECISION: HOW TO MAKE THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION OF YOUR LIFE Merle Bombardieri | LICSW, Wellspring Counseling Center Do you long for a baby, but worry you’ll be overwhelmed? Leaning towards remaining childfree but worry about later regrets? How do you balance intuitive and logical approaches to this momentous decision? Learn self-exploration exercises to do alone or with your partner, and how to interrupt distracting self-talk so you can discover the right decision. Register as a couple and receive 20% off the total price. C O U R S E C O D E : BA BY

Sec. 01: Sunday, 10am-3pm. Jan. 27 | $115

See this class featured in the article “Scared to be a Parent?” in the Style section of the New York Times!

COURSE CODE: POL2

Sec. 01: 6 Saturdays, 11-11:30am. Begins Jan. 26 | $138 No class Feb. 16 & 23

GAMES DEMYSTIFYING CASINO GAMES Daniel Fitzgerald | Professional “Casino” Dealer. Join a professional Craps and Blackjack dealer for a fun and interactive introduction to casino games. Through hands-on instruction with real casino tables and easy-to-follow illustrations, you will learn how to play Roulette, Blackjack, and best of all, Craps. You will leave with a clear understanding of the odds associated with these games and how they are played. You will learn proper casino etiquette, and you will never be intimidated stepping up to any table in a casino again. COURSE CODE: GMBL

Sec. 01: Saturday, 1-4pm. Mar. 2 | $80

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A CONVERSATION ABOUT MALE SEXUALITY: ENIGMAS AND REVELATIONS Anita Hoffer | PhD, Ed.D. In this informative workshop, Dr. Anita Hoffer, former Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and Director of Research in Urology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will review the basics of male sexual function as well as erection, semen, orgasm and ejaculation, condoms, and statistics about sexual habits of American men. We will discuss the meaning of the word ‘normal’, an elusive and not very useful concept that can mean different things to different people, and we will reframe the meaning of the words sexuality and ‘successful sex’. The workshop will include opportunities for Q&A. Sign up as a couple and receive 20% off the total price, all genders welcome. COURSE CODE: MSEX

Sec. 01: Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm. Feb. 28 | $50


LIFE & WELLNESS

WOMEN GROWING OLDER: OUR BODIES, OURSELVES

THE ART OF REMEMBERING ANYTHING

Joan Ditzion | LICSW & Co-Author, Our Bodies, Ourselves (2011)

A better memory leads to a fuller life. In this class we will explore the oldest and best memory method in the world and made it simpler to use than ever before. The training is called MemorizeBest. Visit: www. memorizebest.com. Learn how to easily remember names, numbers, lists, presentations, language, scripture, studies, songs, poems, work info, hobbies—anything with letters, words or numbers. You won’t just learn memory tips and tricks. You’ll learn a new way of seeing things more vividly, making everything easier to remember. Please bring a $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

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

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm. Feb. 27 | $50

EXPLORING FEMALE SEXUALITY: A SELFDISCOVERY WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN Anita Hoffer | PhD, Ed.D. Join us for an open discussion as we examine what female orgasm really is, the different kinds, and how orgasm changes throughout one’s life. We will review the female anatomy of pleasure, discuss how little-understood features of these anatomical structures can enhance pleasure, and view rare footage from a clinical research laboratory of the physiology of orgasm. We will review the facts and dispel the myths about orgasm, and we will discuss the lifelong health benefits of sexual activity.

Neil Kutzen | Memory Trainer

COURSE CODE: MEMO

Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Feb. 21 | $165

REBOOT: REINVENT YOURSELF IN 2019! Lauren Mackler | laurenmackler.com For many people, the start of another new year is challenging. Clarifying your future—and how you want to live it—can be an overwhelming task. In this powerful class, world-renowned coach and psychotherapist, CNN commentator, and international best-selling author of Solemate: Master the Art of Aloneness & Transform Your Life, Lauren Mackler, talks about how to embrace the new year as an opportunity to re-evaluate yourself and your goals, and create a more fulfilling life that you love. C O U R S E C O D E : R E YO

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10-11:30am. Jan. 19 | $50

C O U R S E C O D E : WS E X

Sec. 01: Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm. Mar. 21 | $50

POSITIVE CHANGE FOR LIFE Lauren Teller | Positive Psychology Coach, CAPP, laurenteller.com Would you like to make changes in your life but can’t access or maintain the motivation to make it happen? Learn your own signature strengths and how to use them to create the changes you desire. Learn to spot the strengths in others for more peace and happiness at home and more productivity at work. Join us and leave with proven tools to be more effective, more joyous, and more in tune with your authentic yourself. COURSE CODE: PCFL

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

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10-11:30am. Mar. 9 | $50

Sec. 01: Saturday, 9:30am-12:30pm. Feb. 16 | $75

THE ART OF REMEMBERING NAMES Neil Kutzen | Memory Trainer What is the cost of not remembering names? Embarrassment? Awkwardness? Missed opportunities? Missed connections? Fear of meeting a group of new people? Learn the four-step process for all memorizing and how to apply it to names. You will see people and their names more vividly, making remembering names much easier. As with any muscle in your body, practice builds strength. Practice in class and at home and your memory for names will continue to improve. Practice more and you will be able to amaze yourself and others with your memory for names. Visit: memorizebest.com.

PUBLIC SPEAKING Lanita Foley | Adjunct Professor of Communications Maximize your personal effectiveness. Learn to be an organized and persuasive speaker. Create your own public speaking style that is comfortable, confident, and conversational. We will focus on organizational techniques, handling visual aids effectively, eye contact, and body language. We will also discuss adapting to the cutting edge of public speaking, and give each student an opportunity for feedback in a very supportive atmosphere. COURSE CODE: SPPU

Sec. 01: 3 Thursdays, 7:45-9pm. Begins Jan. 17 | $85

COURSE CODE: NAME

Sec. 01: Thursday, 7:45-9:45pm. Mar. 28 | $50

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LIFE & WELLNESS

FLOWER ARRANGING

HOME & STYLE

Cass School of Floral Design

MAKE YOUR OWN ORGANIC SKIN CARE PRODUCTS Iris Weaver | Shamanic Herbalist, Foraging Instructor Creating chapped skin, winter is hard on everyone’s face and hands! We’ll make body products with natural and synthetic-free ingredients for healthier living. Using natural oils, nourishing herbs, and simple methods, you will leave with your own moisturizing body lotion, sugar scrub, and soothing hand and foot cream, scented with your choice of essential oils. Protect your skin with your own homemade organic skin products. A materials fee of $25 is payable to the instructor at the class. COURSE CODE: SKIN

Sec. 01: Saturday, 1-4pm. Jan. 26 | $80

LUSCIOUS LOTIONS, LIP BALMS, AND SALVES Iris Weaver | Shamanic Herbalist, Foraging Instructor Create soothing, healing salves and lotions to pamper your skin! Learn the basics of making herbal infused oils, salves, lotions, for your own skin-soothing preparations without any synthetic ingredients; especially helpful for those with sensitive skin. Bring home a lip balm, healing salve, and lotion, each scented with your individual choices of essential oils. These products make marvelous gifts and are simple and easy to make! A $30 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the class. COURSE CODE: LLSS

Sec. 01: Saturday, 1-4pm. Feb. 9 | $80

MAKEUP FOR A NATURAL LOOK Alexandra Dale | Makeup Artist, alexandradalemakeupartistry.com If going bare-faced is not what you had in mind, you'll learn how you can apply the right cosmetics and makeup techniques. You’ll learn how to bring the most of your natural beauty without wearing a lot of makeup. You’ll learn how to get your makeup palette, pick your skin base, and apply it on your skin. COURSE CODE: BEAU

Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-9pm. Feb. 7 | $70

CONQUER CLUTTER IN YOUR HOME AND OFFICE Jane Lawson | Housecleaning Consultant Free yourself from clutter forever! Learn why we have clutter, and stop it from invading your space. Organize your space and fight procrastination. Attack your papers, photos, closets, desk, drawers, shelves, cosmetics, jewelry, toys, tools, and much more. Learn the rules to follow and traps to avoid. You’ll be more productive and less stressed, and you’ll save time, energy, and money, guaranteed! C O U R S E C O D E : C LU T

Sec. 01: Thursday, 7:45-9:45pm. Mar. 21 | $70

Discounted Parking for CCAE Students

We offer discounted parking with validation at the Charles Hotel Garage and the University Place Garage. See page 64 for details.

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. C O U R S E C O D E : F CA B

Sec. 01: 3 Mondays, 6:30-8pm. Begins Jan. 28 | $100

RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN Laura Eisener | Owner, Laura D. Eisener Landscape Design This class is designed to provide homeowners with the tools to design their own landscape. We will explore basic landscape design principles and everyone will receive feedback on a plan for their own site. Students will learn to evaluate and measure existing site features; determine the needs of people living in the house; select appropriate plants; and organize planting, circulation, relaxation areas, and other landscape spaces. COURSE CODE: LAND

Sec. 01: 5 Tuesdays, 10am-12pm. Begins Jan. 15 | $180

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

Sec. 01: 2 Saturdays, 1-4pm. Mar. 23 & 30 | $120

PERMITTING PROCESS FOR HOME RENOVATION Peter Sun | Building Code Consultant Want to renovate your home or add an addition but don’t know where to begin? This class is for at single- or multi-family homeowners who want to figure out the process. We will walk through the basics of the zoning codes, building codes, permitting process, and how to select contractors. We will delve into the nitty gritty of the zoning code, learn basics of the building code, and how to select a contractor who will satisfy your budget. COURSE CODE: HOME

Sec. 01: Saturday, 1-4pm. Feb. 23 | $70

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AUTO REPAIR Bruce Gerry | Dr. Tuneup, Auto Mechanic Join an experienced mechanic and teacher 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. C O U R S E C O D E : CA R R

Sec. 01: 3 Wednesdays, 6-9pm. Begins Feb. 13 | $165 60

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The instructors at CCAE are experienced at delivering fun, effective, custom classes tailored to the needs of a diverse adult population. Bring your team to Harvard Square, or let us come to you to provide training or team building in:

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Board of Directors

Staff

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.

Chair Christian Nolen

Executive Director Linda Burton

Vice Chair Richard Beaty

Assistant Director Michael Goldman

Secretary Melissa Smith

Programs

Registration fees An $8 registration fee is charged for any class whose tuition exceeds $25. Only one registration fee is charged per person per term. The registration fee is not refundable if you withdraw from a class. The fee is refunded if CCAE cancels your class or if changes to the class schedule prevent you from attending. This does not apply to individual classes rescheduled due to inclement weather or other significant factors beyond CCAE's control.

Credits and refunds If you withdraw 1 week or more before the start date of a class, we will issue you a course credit (good for 18 months from the date of issue). If you prefer, we will refund the class tuition minus a $10 processing fee. Withdrawals from courses and events under $25 are only eligible for a course credit. No cash refunds are given. If you withdraw 6 days or less from the start date of a class or event, we do not issue course credits or refunds.

Transferring to another class Transfers to another class are allowed for 1- and 2-session classes if you contact us at least 5 business days before the start of the class. If there is a difference in price, we will issue a course credit or you will owe any balance. Refunds are not given. Transfers to another class are allowed for classes that are 3 sessions or longer if you contact us before the 2nd meeting of the class. If there is a difference in price, we will issue a course credit or you will owe any difference. Refunds are not given for class transfers.

Cancellation or schedule change CCAE reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment or other considerations. We begin cancelling classes with low enrollment up to 10 days before a class is scheduled to start. If we cancel your class, you will receive a course credit good for 18 months from date of issue or, upon your request, a refund. Please call our registration office to request a refund. If CCAE cancels your class or changes the class schedule before the class begins such that you are unable to attend, you may receive a refund or a course credit. This does not apply to individual classes rescheduled due to inclement weather, other significant factors beyond CCAE's control.

Typographical errors CCAE reserves the right to correct the listed price of a class or other errors due to misprints.

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CCAE's 2018 Fundraiser, Oysters, Of Course!

Tuition only covers 80% of our costs. Help us bridge the gap at ccae.org/support ››For 150 years, CCAE has been a welcoming community for people thirsty for knowledge, a place where you can explore, create, discover, and grow.

CORPORATE SPONSORS $10,000 — Sustainer

$5,000 — Patron

$2,500 — Friend

››Every day, we offer the experience of face-to-face learning with likeminded students and inspired teachers within an inclusive community setting. $1,000 — Harvard Square Benefactor

››With daytime and evening classes, one-time workshops or multi-week intensives, there is a place for every kind of learner. ››CCAE gives back by offering free classes to local nonprofits such as Community Servings and On the Rise.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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LOCATED IN HARVARD SQUARE Classroom Locations Brattle House 42 Brattle Street Blacksmith House 56 Brattle Street Classroom locations are available 24 hours before your class begins. Check your student account at learn.ccae.org. Offsite class locations are included in your registration confirmation email.

MBTA CCAE is accessible via the MBTA red line or bus routes to Harvard Square.

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CCAE Spotlight On...

Dewayne Nelson Actor & CCAE Theater Instructor

How and when did your passion for acting begin? It all started as a kid. I was always fascinated by theatrical spectacle and artistry, from circus shows to Broadway plays. I knew I wanted to be a part of this energy but didn’t know what form it would take until I was put into a youth theater program and got the acting bug.

What are you currently working on? What his students say: “DEWAYNE NELSON IS REMARKABLE! SO TALENTED AT CREATING A SAFE SPACE AND SO PREPARED AND GAVE US LOTS OF MATERIAL. I WILL BE THINKING ABOUT THINGS I LEARNED FOR YEARS TO COME.” —MARTHA, STORYTELLING AS PERFORMANCE ART

I am working on two plays at the moment. One is called “The Thrill is Gone,” which is a one act play. The other is called “Welcome to the Jungle,” which will be a social commentary piece.

What advice do you have for beginning actors and building confidence? Self-confidence comes out of trust. In my class, through the concept of impulse/instinct work, students build confidence by learning to silence the voice of fear and to tap into right action that’s within their impulses.

Find Dewayne Nelson's winter classes on pages 53 and 54 Photo by Skip Schiel

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Winter Term 2019 Catalog  

CCAE classes January - March 2019. Registration opens November 7.

Winter Term 2019 Catalog  

CCAE classes January - March 2019. Registration opens November 7.

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