CCAE Spring 2015

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ARTS & CRAFTS

LITERATURE & WRITING

WINE, BEER, & SPIRITS

HAND TOOL WOODWORKING

NOVEL TO FILM ADAPTATIONS

INTRODUCTORY WINE TASTING

COOKING

TRADITIONAL THAI COOKING

SPORTS & FITNESS

CAPOEIRA


[n(y)oo] Not existing before; made, introduced, or discovered recently or now for the first time. Synonyms: Recently developed, up to date, latest, current, stateof-the-art, contemporary, advanced, recent, modern, cutting-edge.

New classes this term

NEW

* Look for additional courses labeled NEW throughout this catalog.

VIETNAMESE BANH MI

BEER & ART HISTORY

CONTEMPORARY FANTASY

Nem Spring Rolls Vinh Le and Duong Huynh, Founders

Kris Butler

Jared Hettrick Composer/Vocalist, logresfellspress.com

The Banh Mi is quickly becoming a culinary sensation due to its versatility, bold refreshing flavors, and accessibility and price. Banh Mi is a Vietnamese word for “bread,” but also indicates our cuisine’s unique sandwich of airy and crispy Vietnamese baguette, crisp pickles of daikon and carrots, pate, cilantro, hot peppers, and protein (some of our favorites include pork belly, BBQ beef, and sunny side up egg - yes, you heard that right! egg!). The cooking session will allow food enthusiasts to explore the simple get coveted tips in pickling, pate making, pork belly simmering (or otherwise), and, most importantly, combining different textures and flavors to make the perfect Banh Mi.

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!

COURSE CODE: BANH

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

Certified Beer Judge

COURSE CODE: BART

Sec. 01: Friday, 6:30-8:30pm. May 1 | $85

Let’s examine the state of the fantasy genre today. From the innovations of JRR Tolkien to the immensely popular work of George RR Martin today, how have works of fantasy changed over the years? We will look at these two great writers and pit them against each other in a fantasy showdown of plot, characters, sources, style, content, and intent. Martin has been hailed as the “... American Tolkien” by Lev Grossman of Time Magazine, but is he really? Whether you love the film adaptions of their works, or are voracious readers if their epic novels, this is the class for you! COURSE CODE: TKVM

Sec. 01: 6 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $170


Catalog Directory

CO URS E CATEGORIES COOKING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

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REGISTER ON L I N E AT CCA E.O RG REGISTRATIO N O PEN S Wednesday, February 11

SPRIN G TERM BEG I N S Monday, March 30

HOL IDAYS No classes will be held on: PATRIOT’S DAY, Monday, April 20 MEMORIAL DAY, Monday, May 25

O FF ICE H OURS Monday-Thursday, 9am-9pm Friday, 9am-7pm Saturday & Sunday, 9am-4pm PLEASE NOTE: Schedules sometimes change. Check CCAE.org for up-to-date schedule information and last-minute course additions.

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WINTER CLASSES STILL ENROLLING

WINTER CLASSES STILL ENROLLING COOKING INTRODUCTION TO WEST AFRICAN CUISINE AFRI: 1 FRIDAY, 6:30-9:30PM. MAR. 20 $85

JAPANESE SMALL PLATES &

JUICING AND BLENDING FOR

SAKE TASTING

YOUR HEALTH

JSMP: 1 MONDAY, 6:30-9:30PM. MAR. 16 $85

RAWJ: 1 SUNDAY, 11AM-2PM. MAR. 8 $90

CLASSIC DISHES FROM

OYSTER TASTING AND

LOUISIANA

TUTORIAL

START YOUR OWN FOOD TRUCK!

LOUI: 1 WEDNESDAY, 6:30-9:30PM. MAR. 18

OYST: 1 THURSDAY, 6:30-9:30PM. MAR. 19

FDTR: 2 SATURDAYS, 12-1:30PM. MAR. 7 &

$85

$85

14 $80

INTRODUCTION TO TAIWANESE JAPANESE COOKING WITH GINGER

HOME COOKING

VEGETARIAN THAI COOKING VTAI: 2 THURSDAYS, 6:30-9:30PM. MAR. 5

TAIW: 1 FRIDAY, 6:30-9:30PM. MAR. 13 $85

& 12 $140

TEA AND TAROT

THE SEASONAL VEGAN

TARO: 1 SUNDAY 1:30-4PM. MAR. 15 $65

VEGS: 1 SUNDAY, 11AM-2PM. MAR. 15 $85

MAKING PIZZA AT HOME

A MEXICAN MOLE DINNER

PIZZ: 1 MONDAY, 11AM-2PM. MAR. 9 $85

MOLE: 1 WEDNESDAY, 6:30-9:30PM. MAR.

GING: 1 MONDAY, 6:30-9:30PM. MAR. 9 $85

GNOCCHI: POTATO & CHEESE GNOC: 1 MONDAY, 11AM-2PM. MAR. 2 $185

A NORTH INDIAN FEAST INDF: 1 FRIDAY, 6:30-9:30PM. MAR. 6 $85

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11 $85


WINTER CLASSES STILL ENROLLING

WINE, BEER & SPIRITS FRENCH WINE TOUR FWNT: 1 FRIDAY, 7-9PM. MAR. 13 $85

BUSINESS & INVESTING BEYOND GRANTWRITING: DIVERSIFYING YOUR PORTFOLIO BGRN: 2 WEDNESDAYS, 5:30-7:30PM. MAR.

ADVANCED MIXOLOGY MIXA: 4 MONDAYS, 6-7:30PM. BEGINS MAR.

11 & 18 $125

2 $150

STARTING YOUR OWN IMPORT BUSINESS

RUM: THE SURPRISINGLY COMPLEX WORLD OF RUM, RHUM, AND RON

BMPT: 1 MONDAY, 5:30-9:30PM. MAR. 9 $103

RUMS: 1 FRIDAY, 7-9PM. MAR. 20 $85

HOW TO BUY A CONDO AND WHY IT MAKES SENSE FOR YOU CNDO: 3 WEDNESDAYS, 6-7:30PM. BEGINS

TEQUILA AND MEZCAL TEQU: 1 FRIDAY, 7-9PM. MAR. 6 $85

MAR. 4 $100

MASTERING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY DIGT: 1 SATURDAY, 9AM-4:45PM. MAR. 21 $131

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL SLR CAMERA DSLR: 1 SATURDAY, 9AM-4:45PM. MAR. 7 $131

BEGINNING JEWELRY: PART I JEWW: 2 SUNDAYS, 10AM-4:30PM. BEGINS MAR. 1 $175

SPOON JEWELRY JSPO: SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 10AM-4:30PM. BEGINS MAR. 14 $175

WINE AND CHEESE PAIRING

OVERVIEW OF INVESTMENT CONCEPTS

WICH: 1 MONDAY, 7:45-9:45PM. MAR. 16 $80

OOIC: 1 SATURDAY, 12:30-4:30PM. MAR. 7

MOSAIC JEWELRY WORKSHOP

$87

MOSJ: 1 SUNDAY, 2-4:30PM. MAR. 8 $61

SPEAK UP: CONFIDENT COMMUNICATION IN THE OFFICE

LEARN TO NEEDLEPOINT

WSAM: 2 WEDNESDAYS, 7:45-9:45PM. MAR. 4 & 11 $125

SPKP: 2 TUESDAYS, 5:30-7:30PM. BEGINS

WINETASTING: A BEGINNER’S SAMPLER

MAR. 10 $85

LIFE SKILLS THE BABY DECISION: HOW TO MAKE THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION OF YOUR LIFE BABY: 1 SUNDAY, 10AM-3PM. MAR. 22 $105

DIVORCE IN MASSACHUSETTS: ALTERNATIVES TO LITIGATION

SOCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL #NETWORKING WITH TWITTER TWTR: 2 SUNDAYS, 12:30-3:30PM. BEGINS MAR. 15 $85

UNDERSTANDING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS UCFR: 3 MONDAYS, 7:45-9:15PM. BEGINS MAR. 9 $85

ORBP: 1 SUNDAY, 9:30AM-12:30PM. MAR. 22 $80

INTRO TO SEWING: SKIRTS FROM SCRATCH SEWK: 3 THURSDAYS, 5:30-7:30. BEGINS MAR. 5 $105

COLD PROCESS SOAP MAKING $115

COMPUTERS MEDITATION & MOVEMENT

GRAM: 1 TUESDAY, 1-3PM. MAR. 3 $45

CLEARING UP CLOUD CONFUSION

LONG TERM CARE: WHAT IS YOUR PLAN?

CLOU: 1 WEDNESDAY, 10AM-12PM. MAR. 11

GOOGLE GOODIES

INTRODUCTION TO YOGA THERAPY: NURTURING THE MIND/BODY CONNECTION

GOFU: 1 WEDNESDAY, 10AM-12PM. MAR. 4

CORE: 1 SATURDAY, 1:35PM-3:35PM. BEGINS

$25

MAR. 7 $47

$25

LTCR: 1 SATURDAY, 2-3:30PM. MAR. 7 $35

OVER 50 AND UNEMPLOYED: THE NEW REALITY

MAKE YOUR OWN ORGANIC BODY PRODUCTS

SOAP: 2 SUNDAYS, 2-5PM. BEGINS MAR. 1

DIVM: 1 SATURDAY, 9:30-11:30AM. MAR. 7 $45

HOW TO BE A GRAND GRANDPARENT

NEED: 1 SATURDAY, 12-4PM. MAR. 7 $90

OV50: 3 TUESDAYS 10AM-12PM. BEGINS

FULL-BODY MASSAGE TECHNIQUES WITH A PARTNER

MAR. 3 $70

HOW TO USE YOUR ANDROID DEVICE

ARTS & CRAFTS

FULL: 1 SATURDAY, 10AM-3:30PM. BEGINS MAR. 14 $250/PAIR

ATAB: 2 FRIDAYS, 3:30-5:30PM. BEGINS

BATIK WORKSHOP

MAR. 13 $85

BATK: 2 SATURDAYS, 12:30-4:30PM. BEGINS MAR. 14 $130

HOLD THE PHONE! HOLD: 2 SUNDAYS, 1-4PM. BEGINS MAR. 1

DECOUPAGE SHOE WORKSHOP

$110

DCPS: 3 FRIDAYS, 5:30-7:30PM. BEGINS MAR. 6 $105

Visit our website at CCAE.org or call us at 617.547.6789 to register today. REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE .ORG OR CALL 617. 547.6789

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W H I RE SH P UP THE D ISH BES ES O F TH T SE A E SON !

TUESDAY TEST KITCHEN: SPRING 2015

COOKING FOR BEGINNERS

Come meet this wild bunch of talented young chefs! Join us in the test kitchen for demonstrations and lunch with rising stars of the local culinary scene. Chefs will cook and share their delicious creations along with tips and tricks of the trade. Sign up for one or more sessions (enroll in all eight to receive a discount).

Bradley Miller Professional Chef

COURSE CODE: TKIT

JOAQUIM FILHO, CHEF DE CUISINE, THE JUST CRUST Sec. 01: 1 Tuesday, 11am-12:30pm. Apr. 7 | $35

JEREMY OGUSKY, POTTER & FERMENTER, OGUSKY CERAMICS Sec. 02: 1 Tuesday, 11am-12:30pm. Apr. 14 | $35

NAVEEN SINHA & GEOFFREY LUKAS, KITCHEN SCIENTISTS Sec. 03: 1 Tuesday, 11am-12:30pm. Apr. 21 | $35

BRADLEY MILLER, PROFESSIONAL CHEF & CATERER Sec. 04: 1 Tuesday, 11am-12:30pm. Apr. 28 | $35

MARK GOLDBERG, CULINARY DIRECTOR, GRAFTON GROUP Sec. 05: 1 Tuesday, 11am-12:30pm. May 5 | $35

TOM BORGIA, EXECUTIVE CHEF, RUSSELL HOUSE TAVERN Sec. 06: 1 Tuesday, 11am-12:30pm. May 12 | $35

HEATHER FEHER, BLACK CAT CULINARY Sec. 07: 1 Tuesday, 11am-12:30pm. May 19 | $35

JOE EMIRO, BOSTON RAMEN COMPANY Sec. 08: 1 Tuesday, 11am-12:30pm. May 26 | $35

Develop classic cooking skills that will help you understand recipes and instill the confidence to create and improvise. We’ll start with knife skills and move on to basic techniques. We will discuss cuts of meats and fish, types of produce, where to shop, and what kitchen equipment you actually “need” (versus “want”). We’ll make (and eat!) breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a whole host of comfort foods in between. The future of home cooking is yours! COURSE CODE: COBE

Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 11am-2pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $300 Sec. 02: 6 Thursdays, 11am-2pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $300 Sec. 03: 3 Wednesdays, 3 Thursdays, 11am-2pm. Begins May 13 | $300

BASIC COOKING SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES Dagmar Smith Chef, Graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Arts Develop classic cooking skills that will help you understand recipes and allow you to improvise. We’ll start with knife skills and move on to basic techniques. We’ll make (and eat!) roast chicken, hummus, ovenroasted potatoes, cucumber salad, blueberry muffins, wine-poached pears, and chocolate chip cookies. We will discuss cuts of meats, where to shop, and kitchen equipment. We’ll also cook a full meal from soup and appetizer through dessert and enjoy it with wine while discussing wine and food pairings. COURSE CODE: BCST

Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $300

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COOKING

THE ART OF PASTRY: PART I

BON APPÉTIT! FRENCH CUISINE FOR SPRING

Simone Montali Pastry Chef and Instructor

Christine Iredale Personal Chef; amusebouche.us

Are you confident with your cooking ability, but the word “baking” and the thought of measuring ingredients makes you tremble? Then join us in this five week basic pastry course. We will learn techniques that will make anyone a skilled and successful baker. In the first week we will focus on mousses and custards, and then we will move on to cream puffs and éclairs. By week three we’ll tackle pies and quiches. Next we’ll explore yeast dough and finish up our course with cake creations in week five.

Follow in the footsteps of Julia Child and Jacques Pépin! In this hands-on cooking class, we’ll introduce you to some of the basic techniques and recipes from the French tradition. We’ll take a whirlwind tour of some of France’s famous culinary regions, from Lyon to Alsace. Dishes will include creamy spring pea soup with parmesan Chantilly; navarin d’agneau (lamb stew with vegetables); cod filet with chorizo crumble, pepper coulis, and ratatouille; and molten chocolate cake. Meals will be complete with wine pairings.

NEW

COURSE CODE: ARTP

NEW

COURSE CODE: BONA

Sec. 01: 3 Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Begins Apr. 23 | $165

Sec. 01: 5 Fridays, 11am-3pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $250

THE ART OF PASTRY: PART II

FRENCH CRÊPES: SAVORY, SWEET AND ALWAYS CLASSY

Simone Montali Pastry Chef and Instructor

Lillie Webb Baker

If you have mastered the building blocks of baking, you can start aiming a little higher in the world of the pastry arts. This five week course will focus on more advanced techniques and preparations. In week one, we’ll make puff pastry, and then tackle the perfect egg white foams and meringue in week two. Week three will focus on chocolate use and its properties. During week four we will be creating sugar based confections, and we will get together on week five for a general review and celebration of our course completion. With proper techniques even the hardest project will be as easy as pie!

Learn to whip up an elegant, delicious, 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.

COURSE CODE: ARTP

PARISIAN MACARONS

NEW

Sec. 02: 5 Fridays, 11am-3pm. Begins May 8 | $250

SAVORY SPRINGTIME SOUPS Dagmar Smith Chef, Graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Arts Spring is an exciting time for cooks: fresh, new ingredients become available and signal winter’s end. Soups are simple to make and perfect for both singles and families. They usually take only one pot (easy clean up) and if there are leftovers, soup is perfect for a quick lunch. A delicious, homemade soup, fresh and perfectly seasoned, is worlds away from the thin canned stuff. We’ll make several soups from different bases, discussing thickeners, seasonings, and kitchen techniques. NEW

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

Sec. 01: Tuesday, 6:30-9:30pm. Mar. 31 | $90

COOKING WITHOUT RECIPES: BECOMING A BETTER COOK Edgar Ievins Private Chef, chefedgar.com

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

Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-2pm. Apr. 4 | $85

Pauline Lim Baker and Artist The popularity of French macarons is sweeping the nation! Delicate and colorful, these little confectionaries will be sure highlights at an afternoon tea or a sweet ending to a sophisticated meal, and they also make perfect hostess gifts. We will make the shells and a couple of fillings so that you will go home with a variety of 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: Sunday, 11am-2pm. Apr. 26 | $90

BISTRO ON A BUDGET Edgar Ievins Private Chef, chefedgar.com Enjoy the elegant tastes of Paris without breaking the bank. This study of French cuisine places as much emphasis on technique as on recipes. In this very hands-on class, we will prepare appetizers, salads, and main dishes, including blini with sour cream, French onion soup, croque monsieur and steak au poivre. For dessert, we will enjoy the classic chocolate marquise.

Have you ever wondered why some recipes work better than others? How to make substitutions? How certain ingredient combinations express specific cultures or cuisines? Examine various approaches to preparation, cooking styles, and the science behind taste. We will cover quick weeknight meals, what to do with whole chickens, preparing holiday roasts, seafood, appetizers and desserts.

COURSE CODE: BIST

COURSE CODE: CKWR

Perhaps the best-known French sweet dough, brioche is as light as it is rich. We will address the careful scaling, vigorous kneading, shaping, and baking of an assortment of pastries, including rolls, boules, and pastryencrusted appetizers and entrees—including salmon, mushroom, and herb en croute (or coulibiac). We will utilize the time required for the final rise of the loaves to sharpen our crêpe-making skills.

Sec. 01: 4 Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $240

Sec. 01: Monday, 6:30-9:30pm. Apr. 27 | $90

BRIOCHE Edgar Ievins Private Chef, chefedgar.com

COURSE CODE: BRIO

Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-3pm. May 2 | $100 REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE .ORG OR CALL 617. 547.6789

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COOKING

VEGETARIAN THAI COOKING Ploy Khunisorn Founder, Ploy’s Kitchen; ployskitchen.com 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. Together we’ll make healthy specialties as listed below. NEW

C O U R S E C O D E : V TA I

PART I: VEGETARIAN PAD THAI AND VEGETARIAN THAI NOODLE SOUP

TWO EASY FRENCH DESSERTS: “CAMEL HUMPS” AND “LIGHTNING STRIKES” Lillie Webb Baker This course will teach you the intricacies of two classic French desserts: the Madeleine and the éclair. The perfectly buttery Madeleine goes as beautifully with tea as it does with champagne, and the éclair is always the best-dressed of desserts. With these surprisingly simple recipes in your repertoire, you’re sure to have a seat of honor at any dinner party. NEW

COURSE CODE: MDEC

Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-2pm. May 23 | $80

Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-2pm. Apr. 18 | $85

CAKE BAKING AND DECORATING

PART II: VEGETARIAN GREEN CURRY AND VERMICELLI THAI SALAD

Lillie Webb Baker

Sec. 02: Saturday, 11am-2pm. Apr. 25 | $85

Come learn the secrets needed to bake the perfect cake. You’ll discover the importance of carefully measuring ingredients, over and undermixing batter, and many other crucial tips. Students will prepare basic to more elaborate recipes including pound, sponge, chocolate, and genoise cakes.

TRADITIONAL THAI COOKING Ploy Khunisorn Founder, Ploy’s Kitchen; ployskitchen.com Thai cuisine is full of unique ingredients, cooking styles, and dish decorations. In this basic introductory class, you’ll have the chance to make and try specialties beyond those ordinarily found in Thai restaurants. You’ll learn about the history of Thai cuisine, the sources of its ingredients, and where to shop locally. You’ll leave with the skills and knowledge to cook basic traditional Thai food at home. Together we’ll cook and enjoy the recipes according to the sections listed below. NEW

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

Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-2pm. May 9 | $90

KOREAN KITCHEN Jason Wang Chef

PART I: PAD THAI WITH SHRIMP AND COCONUT SOUP WITH CHICKEN (TOM KHA KAI)

One of the most healthful of the Asian cuisines, tasty Korean cuisine features mainly vegetables and harmonized sauces. The instructor will offer a mix of lecture and demonstration of a variety of delicious home dishes: spicy cucumber salad, chapchae noodles, pajeon (vegetarian pancakes), and vegetarian bibimbap.

Sec. 01: Tuesday, 6:30-9:30pm. May 19 | $85

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

PART II: GREEN CURRY WITH CHICKEN AND STIR-FRIED BROCCOLI WITH SHRIMP

Sec. 01: Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm. Apr. 2 | $90

C O U R S E C O D E : T TA I

Sec. 02: Tuesday, 6:30-9:30pm. May 26 | $85

EXPLORING CHINESE CUISINE FOR SPRING!

PART III: SPICY BASIL STIR-FRIED WITH CHICKEN AND THAI NOODLE SOUP WITH CHICKEN

Jason Wang Chef

Sec. 03: Tuesday, 6:30-9:30pm. Jun. 2 | $85

Chinese food can be so much more than just the General Gao’s chicken you order from that takeout place down the street. Drawing inspiration from the separate regional Chinese cuisines, this class will build a foundation in Chinese cooking techniques and provide a glimpse into one of the world’s oldest and most diverse culinary traditions. Note: Ingredients will include soy and shellfish. NEW

CROISSANTS AND CRÊPES Edgar Ievins Private Chef, chefedgar.com Croissants are one of the most popular breakfast pastries in the world. This flaky delicacy consists of layer upon layer of yeast-leavened bread and butter that is served either plain or filled. We will make both sweet and savory croissants, plain as well as filled (frangipane, chocolate, and ham and cheese). While our croissants are proofing, we’ll sharpen our crêpe-making skills, also with savory and dessert fillings. COURSE CODE: CRCR

Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-3pm. May 16 | $100

PAY ONLY $6 TO PARK IN HARVARD SQUARE Must be after 3:30pm in the Charles Hotel Garage, Tickets for sale in the Center Registration Office.

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COURSE CODE: CHNP

Sec. 01: 3 Mondays, 6:30-9:30pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $165

DINNER IN CHINATOWN Cho Li Instructor Enjoy a walking tour of Chinatown’s grocery stores, barbecue shops, bakery shops, 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. The class will convene at 42 Brattle Street and then take the T downtown. Tuition includes the cost of dinner, taxes, and tip. COURSE CODE: CHTD

Sec. 01: Sunday, 4:30-8:30pm. Apr. 5 | $75 Sec. 02: Sunday, 4:30-8:30pm. May 24 | $75


COOKING

VIETNAMESE BANH MI

A MEXICAN MOLE DINNER

Nem Spring Rolls Vinh Le and Duong Huynh, Founders

Rafael Pereira Chef

The Banh Mi is quickly becoming a culinary sensation due to its versatility, bold refreshing flavors, and accessibility and price. Banh Mi is a Vietnamese word for “bread,” but also indicates our cuisine’s unique sandwich of airy and crispy Vietnamese baguette, crisp pickles of daikon and carrots, pate, cilantro, hot peppers, and protein (some of our favorites include pork belly, BBQ beef, and sunny side up egg - yes, you heard that right! egg!). The cooking session will allow food enthusiasts to explore the simple get coveted tips in pickling, pate making, pork belly simmering (or otherwise), and, most importantly, combining different textures and flavors to make the perfect Banh Mi.

Spanish conqueror Bernal Diaz del Castillo recorded that the Native Americans in Mexico were eating dishes combining tomatoes, chiles, and pumpkin seeds. The tradition continues to this day, climaxing in the famous mole verde. Come and enjoy a dinner centered on this masterpiece of the Mexican kitchen, combining chicken, pumpkin seeds, chiles, tomatillos, cilantro, and spices. We’ll also cook side dishes, including rice.

NEW

COURSE CODE: BANH

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

JAPANESE VEGETARIAN COOKING Yoko Sakai Bryden Cooking Instructor Out of necessity and tradition, Japanese cooks have always appreciated the health benefits of vegetables and have made them an important part of the national cuisine. As a result we have a variety of tasty, 100% vegetarian dishes. In this class, we will make one complete typical Japanese meal using just vegetables—including soup, grilled rice bowl, and three small main dishes: soy dashi marinated spring vegetables, hijiki seaweed dish, and garlic chive pancakes. The instructor will demonstrate how to prepare all the foods with student participation and plenty of tasting. NEW

COURSE CODE: JVEG

Sec. 01: 1 Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm. Apr. 16 | $85

INTRODUCTION TO PERUVIAN CUISINE

COURSE CODE: MOLE

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6:30-9:30pm. May 27 | $85

CLASSIC DISHES FROM LOUISIANA Rafael Pereira Chef At least since the 1890s, Louisiana’s cuisine has been considered by many to be the best in the U.S. with its solid foundations in French technique, and with influences from Spain, Italy, Africa, and Native America. Indeed, Louisiana has developed two distinct cooking styles, Cajun and Creole. Learn some of the region’s renowned dishes, such as gumbo, barbecued shrimp, and Bananas Foster. COURSE CODE: LOUI

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6:30-9:30pm. Jun. 3 | $85

A CULINARY TOUR OF THE MEDITERRANEAN This trip around the Mediterranean will take the mystery out of ethnic cooking. We will look at six countries with foods that are varied and exotic—and yet retain some similarities. We’ll prepare recipes that blend the traditional and the contemporary, done in an easy and healthconscious fashion, including dishes from Provence, Italy, Morocco, and Spain. Along with cooking and tasting the foods, you will also get a glimpse of each country. C O U R S E C O D E : E AT M

Jose Barriga Personal Chef / Cooking Instructor

Sec. 01: 3 Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Begins May 21 | $195

Peru has an enviable reputation for its cuisine. It won the top prize at the prestigious World Travel Awards twice in a row and is currently considered the gastronomy capital of Latin America. Historically, it is home to the tomato, quinoa, and over 3,800 types of potatoes. Peruvian cuisine reflects influences from the indigenous Incas and cuisines brought in with immigrants such as Spanish, Chinese, Italian, German, Japanese, and African. Without the familiar ingredients from their home countries, immigrants modified their traditional cuisines by using ingredients available in Peru. In this class you will learn how to make: Papa a la Huancaina (potatoes in creamy chili sauce), Ceviche (raw fish marinated in lime), Lomo Saltado (sauteed beef with vegetables and potatoes), Quinoa Stew, and the delicious Pisco Sour, Peru’s signature drink.

JUICING AND BLENDING FOR YOUR HEALTH

COURSE CODE: PERU

Sec. 01: 3 Sundays, 11am-2pm. Begins May 3 | $180

AUTHENTIC SPANISH TAPAS Rafael Pereira Chef Tapas were originally served in the roadhouses of southern Spain as inducements to hot, thirsty travelers. These tantalizing little dishes must be accompanied by glasses of wine or sherry and lively conversation among friends. Together, we will recreate the convivial atmosphere (complete with glasses of sangria) while we enjoy mussels in a sherry vinaigrette with capers, sausage with sweet and sour pears, shrimp with roasted garlic, bacalao (salt cod) fritters with apple aioli, chicken in escabeche sauce, olive and manchego cheese empanadas (turnovers), cumin-flavored baby carrot salad, Spanish tortilla, and more!

Michael McCarthy Author and Creator of the BudiBar Try as we might, most of us aren’t getting nearly the amount of fresh, raw produce our bodies would like. Juicing and blending fruits, vegetables and leafy greens is a good way to give our diets a much needed boost. Together we’ll blend and press an array of fruits and vegetables, and dig into the subject of juicing for good health. We’ll discuss what to juice, when to juice, which machine is the right fit for you, and how to create juices that you actually crave. C O U R S E C O D E : R AWJ

Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-2pm. Apr. 19 | $90

EATING FOR JOY — LITERALLY! MOOD ENHANCING FOODS Michael McCarthy Author and Creator of the BudiBar Join us for a culinary tour of nature’s most potent mood enhancing foods! In this experiential class you will learn how to make delicious, simple and quick gourmet dishes that also reduce anxiety and depression as well as increase focus and attention. Sample, graze and enjoy meals made with local and organic ingredients as well as exotic superfoods. Vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores welcome. There’s something for everyone. Come curious, come hungry, and graduate with a smile! NEW

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Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-2pm. May 31 | $90

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SPANISH PAELLA Rafael Pereira 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: everyone will help prepare the meal. C O U R S E C O D E : PA E L

Sec. 01: Friday, 6:30-9:30pm. Apr. 10 | $85

CHICKEN BIRYANI: AN INDIAN SPECIALTY

FRIDAY NIGHT COOKING SERIES Grab a friend and join us on Friday nights to wrap up the week with fantastic food, drinks, and camaraderie. Meet new friends while you build your food and wine skills!

FRENCH FIVE COURSE DINNER AND WINE TASTING Dagmar Smith Chef We’ll enjoy a sparkling wine aperitif, followed by marinated goat cheese with puff pastry twists (paired with a vibrant tangy Sancerre), potato leek soup (paired with a richer Pinot Gris from Alsace), and Boeuf à la Bourguignonne (paired with an earthy, meaty red Burgundy). To follow the entree in the French style, we’ll have a composed salad with walnut vinaigrette (paired with an off-thebeaten-path white from the Jura region). We’ll make fruit tarts in class ourselves and enjoy them with unctuous, fruit-laden, creamy Sauternes. You must be 21 or older to enroll in this class. COURSE CODE: FRF V

Sec. 01: Friday, 6:30-9:30pm. Apr. 3 | $90

Ashwini Ramanisankar Chef Chicken biryani is one of the most celebrated dishes of India. No dinner or special occasion is complete without it! Biryani is a dish of flavored rice and chicken cooked in rich Indian spices. It is usually served with raitha—onions and vegetables in yogurt—as an accompaniment. If you want to master one Indian recipe and get rave reviews from your guests, this is the one! You’ll also leave with information on where to purchase the necessary spices and other ingredients. C O U R S E C O D E : B I RY

Sec. 01: Friday, 6:30-9:30pm. Apr. 17 | $85

PERUVIAN SEAFOOD FEAST Jose Barriga Personal Chef and Cooking Instructor Peru has an enviable reputation for its seafood. The cuisine reflects influences from the indigenous Incas and cuisines brought in with immigrants such as Spanish, Chinese, Italian, German, Japanese, and African. Without the familiar ingredients from their home countries, immigrants modified their traditional cuisines by using ingredients available in Peru. In this class you will learn to make two quintessential Peruvian dishes: Ceviche (fish marinated in lime) and Picante de Mariscos (seafood cooked in a cream, tomato, and chili sauce). We’ll also enjoy the Pisco Sour, Peru’s signature drink, and sangria. NEW

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Sec. 01: Friday, 6:30-9:30pm. Apr. 24 | $85

THE SEASONAL VEGAN

OYSTER TASTING AND TUTORIAL

Learn to take rich, savory comfort foods and make them without meat, eggs, dairy, honey, or other animal products. We’ll address how to help vegetables shine on their own, without the addition of butter, cream, or bacon. Rather than relying on processed soy cheese and mayos, we’ll focus on the versatile flavors of vegetables. Come discover how traditional meat and potatoes can be converted, and enhanced, to stick-to-your-ribs, delicious vegan dishes.

Paul Oberhauser New Deal Fish Market

COURSE CODE: VEGS

C O U R S E C O D E : OYS T

Sec. 01: Monday, 6:30-9:30pm. May 18 | $85

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Become a maven of the bivalve mollusk! This tasting and tutorial 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 four different tasty ways. Sec. 01: Monday, 6:30-9:30pm. Jun. 1 | $85


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BEER AND ART HISTORY: A TALK AND TASTING

A NORTH INDIAN FEAST

Kris Butler Certified Beer Judge

Deepak Singh Chef and Founder, Spiritual Journeys

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!

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. The extrovert Punjabis have taken themselves and their food from this agriculturally rich part of India to all parts of the world, and thus this cuisine is most well known outside India. 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!

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COURSE CODE: BART

Sec. 01: Friday, 6:30-8:30pm. May 1 | $85

MASALA DOSAI Ashwini Ramanisankar Chef Delicious and gluten-free, masala dosai 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. COURSE CODE: DOSA

Sec. 01: Friday, 6:30-9:30pm. May 8 | $85

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COURSE CODE: INDF

Sec. 01: Friday, 6:30-9:30pm. May 22 | $85

INTRODUCTION TO TAIWANESE HOME COOKING Jessie Liu Certified Health Coach; warmthandwellness.net Come explore Taiwanese cuisine and discover new ways of making yummy vegetable dishes and healthy desserts! We’ll make Taiwanese pot stickers, delicious mushroom salad, flavorful hot pot, and enjoy one or two desserts at the end—a delicious Taiwanese home-style meal that is both tasty and healthy. Join the food party! C O U R S E C O D E : TA I W

THE SECRET OF MOROCCAN CUISINE: TAGINE

Sec. 01: Friday, 6:30-9:30pm. May 29 | $85

Somaya Maghouz Chef

GRILLICIOUS! AMERICAN BBQ WITH A TWIST

There are one thousand styles of tajines. But there is only NEW one way to prepare it. What is the secret? This cooking class wants to explore the universe of tajine, the way to serve it and the rule to eat it. Of course, in a Moroccan ambiance! COURSE CODE: MRCC

Sec. 01: Friday, 6:30-9:30pm. May 15 | $85

Rafael Pereira Chef Come enjoy an evening of delicious American BBQ and a relaxed atmosphere with drinks and good company! We will grill steaks and chicken seasoned overnight with a Memphis dry-style rub. We will also prepare traditional side dishes such as coleslaw and collard greens, plus a couple exotic specialties from the Caribbean: fried plantains in rum molasses syrup and rice and beans. The final touch will be mojitos made with fresh mint and lime! NEW

COURSE CODE: GRLL

Sec. 01: Friday, 6:30-9:30pm. Jun. 5 | $85

START YOUR OWN FOOD TRUCK!

MAKING PIZZA WITH THE JUST CRUST

Avi Shemtov Executive Chef, Chubby Chickpea Food Truck

Joaquim Filho Chef de Cuisine, The Just Crust

Eager to start your own food truck business? Join a successful food truck entrepreneur to learn the ins and outs: how to get started, finding equipment, marketing, and more. You’ll gain a better understanding of the processes and details that go into bringing your culinary idea on the road. This course will also apply to catering businesses, food carts, kiosks, stands, and other mobile kitchens.

Learn from a professional pizza maker how to make artisan pizza—perfect for parties and impressing your friends. We’ll cover the basics of making your own dough, how to shape a pizza like a professional, how to get professional results when baking in a home oven, and more. You’ll get the feel for dough in this hands-on course.

COURSE CODE: FDTR

COURSE CODE: PIZZ

Sec. 01: 2 Saturdays, 12-1:30pm. Begins Jun. 6 | $80

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6:30-9:30pm. Apr. 29 | $85 Sec. 02: Saturday, 11am-2pm.Jun. 6 | $75

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HOMEMADE PASTA FROM SCRATCH Joaquim Filho Chef de Cuisine, The Just Crust Take the leap into making pasta from scratch in this hands-on course. You’ll learn about the various fl ours and other ingredients of fresh pasta and create fettuccine- or tagliatelle-style noodles. We also will delve into stuffed pasta: ravioli with two fillings (pumpkin and classical Florentine with spinach and ricotta) and lasagna. C O U R S E C O D E : PA S C

Sec. 01: Monday, 6:30-9:30pm. May 4 | $85

GNOCCHI: POTATO AND CHEESE Joaquim Filho Chef de Cuisine, The Just Crust We will cover recipes for both potato and ricotta gnocchi. We also will review knife skills and discuss stocks, classic Italian pairings, proper cooking techniques and water temperature, salting, and pasta-to-water ratio. Come hungry! COURSE CODE: GNOC

Sec. 01: Monday, 6:30-9:30pm. May 11 | $185

OLIVE OIL TASTING Lina Smith Olive Oil Educator Join us for an evening of fun and discovery as we study different facets of olive oil and learn the proper way to taste this “liquid gold!” We’ll discuss the history and production of olive oil and how to choose a good oil. Then we’ll taste a varied selection of oils from different regions of the world. COURSE CODE: OLIV

Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-7:30pm. Apr. 9 | $75

SATURDAY BRUNCH WITH FRIENDS

A PROPER AFTERNOON TEA

Who doesn’t love a lazy Saturday morning reading the paper NEW and lingering over a sweet roll or slice of coffee cake? Skip the trip to the bakery and learn how to whip up some classic brunch sweets like banana-stuffed French toast with bourbon maple syrup, blueberry crumb coffee cake, lemon ricotta pancakes, and easy pecan sticky buns. Start brewing the coffee and invite a few friends over!

The romantic tradition of afternoon tea is a refined activity that evokes the elegance of an English manor or quaintness of a sleepy town in Yorkshire. Join us to learn more about the history of this fine tradition and how it can be incorporated into your modern lifestyle. You’ll discover how this revered form of socializing can also be a versatile and stylish way of entertaining. Learn how to brew a perfect pot of tea, what type of teas to serve, and tips for hosting your own casual or elegant tea party. We’ll enjoy finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, crumpets, and chocolate-dipped shortbread. Please bring your favorite teacup and saucer to class.

COURSE CODE: BRUN

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-2pm.May 30 | $90

WINE AND CHEESE PAIRING Pairing the right cheese with an appropriate wine can elevate this decadent match to a new level, leaving you with a taste explosion that is sublime indeed. We will sample and discuss a variety of wines paired with artisanal cheeses and learn about the origins of the products and the direction the cheese and wine industries are headed. Strengthening our senses and encouraging opinions will be a focal point of the class. You must be 21 or older to enroll in this class.

NEW

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Sec. 01: Saturday, 1-4:30pm. Apr. 11 | $85

COURSE CODE: WICH

Sec. 01: Monday, 7:45-9:45pm. Apr. 13 | $80 COURSE CODE: WICH

Sec. 02: Monday, 7:45-9:45pm. Jun. 1 | $80

NEED A SCHOLARSHIP? The Center offers scholarship assistance to people with annual incomes below $25,000. You can request guidelines and an application form via email to obi.carrion@ccae.org. Applications must be received no later than 10 days before the first day of the course. Full-time students at degree-granting institutions are not eligible. Other restrictions apply.

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You must be age 21+ to enroll in Wine, Beer & Spirits classes.

DELICIOUS AND DIVINE: A CHOCOLATE AND WINE AFFAIR

ADVANCED MIXOLOGY

Judith Kalaora

Certified Sommelier

Chocolate Aficionado, BFA, Syracuse University

So you made it through Basic Training and still want more? Join us as we move from the classroom to the kitchen, to explore things like housemade syrups, sodas, shrubs and more! If mixing the perfect Manhattan wasn’t enough for you because you want to make your own vermouth, then this is the class for you! We look forward to this “class reunion!”

What do Casanova, Montezuma, and Mozart all have in NEW 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, 3-4:30pm. May 3 | $90

CELEBRATE WITH CHAMPAGNE! Champagne is the perfect way to celebrate a birthday, gradNEW uation, Mother’s Day, or any special event. Join us to sip some sweet and dry bubbly varietals, paired with light hors d’oeuvres and festive finger foods. We’ll learn about how champagne ages, what makes a champagne vs. prosecco and other sparkling wines, and how to pair well for any occasion. Treat your a friend or loved one to this decadent gift! COURSE CODE: CHAM

Sec. Thursday, 14 | $85 You01: must be age6:30-9:30pm. 21+ to enrollMay in Wine, Beer & Spirits classes.

BASIC MIXOLOGY Ginny Edwards Certified Sommelier Ever wonder why your homemade drinks never taste as good as those at a bar? Through a combination of lectures and hands-on mixing, learn proper cocktail-building techniques. Each class will focus on a different base spirit: vodka, gin, rum, tequila, or whiskey. We’ll also explore seasonal flavor variations; homemade syrups and infusions; bitters; the difference between shaken and stirred cocktails; and the importance of chilled glassware, ice, and proper dilution. You’ll also learn a bit about cocktail history. Supplies (to be purchased in advance by students) cost approximately $30. You must be 21 or older to enroll in this class. C O U R S E C O D E : M I XO

Sec. 01: 4 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $150

Ginny Edwards

COURSE CODE: MIX A

Sec. 01: 4 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins May 4 | $150

AMERICAN WHISKEY: BOURBON, RYE AND BEYOND Troy Clarke USBG President Boston Chapter 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. You must be 21 or older to enroll in this class. COURSE CODE: BRBN

Sec. 01: Friday, 7-9pm. Apr. 10 | $85

DISTILLING THE HISTORY AND TASTE OF GIN Troy Clarke USBG President Boston Chapter Gin has a long history in America, from the Volstead Act, establishing prohibition, through the “three-martini lunch,” to the present day crafting of boutique gins. Learn how different types of gin are made, the history of gin in America since Prohibition, and how to make and perfect a variety of gin drinks. You must be 21 or older to enroll in this class. COURSE CODE: GINS

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

TEQUILA AND MEZCAL Troy Clarke USBG President Boston Chapter Agave, along with barley and hops, ranks as the one of the world’s greatest plants. If you peruse the shelves of a liquor store, the tequila selection may by either paralyzing or disappointing, and the mezcal selection is almost certainly nonexistent. Enjoy the unique opportunity to try a series of blanco, reposado, and añejo tequilas alongside their Oaxacan singlevillage mezcal counterparts. You must be 21 or older to enroll in this class. COURSE CODE: TEQU

Sec. 01: Friday, 7-9pm. May 22 | $85 REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE .ORG OR CALL 617. 547.6789

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RUM: THE SURPRISINGLY COMPLEX WORLD OF RUM, RHUM & RON

RED WINES OF ITALY

Troy Clarke

Wine Educator

USBG President Boston Chapter

With a long and rich gastronomic tradition, Italy is an undisputed leader in the world of wine. Yet most people are unaware of the country’s diversity of grapes and wine styles. Many wine-lovers have tried a Chianti or a Sangiovese blend—but what about a complex Rosso di Montalcino from Tuscany or a spicy Nero d’Avola from Sicily? Join us to explore an impressive variety of Italian red wines and discover a new favorite in the process. You must be 21 or older to enroll in this class.

Discover just how diverse and enjoyable the world of rum, rhum, and ron really is. We will sample the whole range, from the exceptionally complex Rhum Agricole of Martinique to the amazing Demerara rums of Guyana. Join us on this tour of the tropics! You must be 21 or older to enroll in this class. COURSE CODE: RUMS

Sec. 01: Friday, 7-9pm. Jun. 5 | $85

Lauren Friel

COURSE CODE: RWIT

AN INTRODUCTION TO WINES OF FRANCE AND CALIFORNIA Steve Hoffman Wine Educator In this course we will concentrate on wines made from those varieties in California and France. We will taste a selection of these wines, discuss the similarities and differences from one wine to another and learn how to interpret the information given on the labels. Please bring six wine glasses to class. If you would prefer to purchase glasses at the first class, call the instructor at 617-484-4567.

Sec. 01: Friday, 7-9pm. Apr. 17 | $85

EUROPEAN WINE TOUR Nicolas Haegeli Fine Wine Sales Representative at Masciarelli Wine Company

COURSE CODE: WFRC

Take a tour of Europe and expand your palatte! Each week we’ll sample wines from the various regions of France, Italy, and Germany, respectively. We’ll discover the viticulture of each destination on our trip, expand our vocabulary in three languages, and learn how to select wines that complement fancy restaurant fare and our own home cooking.

Sec. 01: 4 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 15 | $150

COURSE CODE: EURO

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Sec. 01: 3 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins May 13 | $175

INTRODUCTORY WINETASTING: LIKE THE PROS Ginny Edwards

FRENCH WINE TOUR

Certified Sommelier

Lauren Friel

This course will take you through the world of wine through a series of deductive, blind tastings. Here you will learn how to evaluate wine like a professional Sommelier. You will be taught how to assess a given wine’s appearance, nose, palate, and structure. You will use a deductive process of tasting and discussion to determine the varietal, region and vintage of wine sight unseen.

Join us for a whirlwind tour of some of the premier wine-producing regions of France. The itinerary could include Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Rhone, the Loire Valley, Alsace, or Languedoc, as well as lesser-known regions. You must be 21 or older to enroll in this class.

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COURSE CODE: IWIN

Wine Educator

COURSE CODE: F WNT

Sec. 01: Friday, 7-9pm. May 29 | $85

Sec. 01: 3 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 9 | $140

WINE AND CHEESE PAIRING THINK YOU KNOW WINE? GO BLIND

Lauren Friel

Ginny Edwards

Wine Educator

Certified Sommelier

Pairing the right cheese with an appropriate wine can elevate this decadent match to a new level, leaving you with a taste explosion that is sublime indeed. We will sample and discuss a variety of wines paired with artisanal cheeses and learn about the origins of the products and the direction the cheese and wine industries are headed. Strengthening our senses and encouraging opinions will be a focal point of the class. You must be 21 or older to enroll in this class.

So you think you know wine? For this course we welcome wine NEW lovers who want to put their taste buds to the test with a series of deductive, blind tastings. Can you tell the difference between a California Viognier and an Argentinian Torrontes? How about a Chianti vs. Barolo? Here’s the place to come find out. Learn how to evaluate wine like a professional Sommelier—from the appearance, nose, palate, and structure onto your initial and final conclusion. If you love wine and want to take your skills to the next level, this is the course for you! C O U R S E C O D E : BW I N

COURSE CODE: WICH

Sec. 01: Monday, 7:45-9:45pm. Apr. 13 | $80 Sec. 02: Monday, 7:45-9:45pm. Jun. 1 | $80

Sec. 01: 3 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 30 | $140

BEER AND ART HISTORY: A TALK AND TASTING RED WINES OF BORDEAUX

Kris Butler

Steve Hoffman

Certified Beer Judge

Wine Educator

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!

For many who appreciate fine red wine, Bordeaux is Mecca. There NEW are so many wine producers in this large region in southwestern France that it has been said the only complete list of wine producers in Bordeaux is the telephone book. Join us for an introduction to this legendary region: the classifications of the vineyards, the grape varieties, the geography, the famous and the less well-known chateaux—and of course to taste the wines. Learn to distinguish between a Saint-Émilion and a Medoc, between a classified growth and a cru bourgeois. Please bring six wine glasses to class. C O U R S E C O D E : B R DX

Sec. 01: 2 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Apr. 21 & 28 | $115

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Sec. 01: Friday, 6:30-8:30pm. May 1 | $85


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ESSENTIAL TOOLS FOR FINDING, BUYING, AND KEEPING A HOME Sally Wetzler Home Inspector/Contractor Whether it’s a condo or a single-family house, learn how to become an informed buyer, and knowledgeably hire reputable 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 and agent, and outline the purchasing timeline and action items. You’ll learn about the home inspection process, how to choose a building contractor, and the importance of clear contracts when engaging their services for your new home. COURSE CODE: FBKH

Sec. 01: Saturday, 9:30am-12:30pm. May 30 | $68

HOW TO BUY A CONDO AND WHY IT MAKES SENSE FOR YOU Lauren Holleran, Lisa May Real Estate Agents Are you interested in purchasing a condominium but uncertain about the process? Join veteran realtors to learn about the lifecycle of a condominium purchase, from the beginning of the search to the handing over of the keys. Guest speakers will include an attorney and an inspector. You will emerge confident and ready to tackle the real estate market!!

HOW TO SELL YOUR HOME Jeremy Richman, Real Estate Agent & Teacher Get tips on successfully selling your home in today’s economic landscape. Hear the latest intelligence on the local real estate market. Learn how to prepare your home for sale and what turns buyers on and off. Consider the advantages of working with a realtor versus selling the home yourself. Understand the various steps of the selling process, from sprucing up your property to the final closing. COURSE CODE: SELL

Sec. 01: Sunday, 1-3:30pm. Apr. 26 | $68

AN INTRO TO INTERIOR DESIGN Carol Chapman Interior Designer Pick a room of your own to be designed (or redesigned). Then, by focusing on the process of designing this room, you’ll learn by doing. We will cover drawing a floor plan, colors and textures, lighting, floor covering, wall covering, window treatments, furniture, fabrics, and accessories. One class session is a field trip to a lighting showroom; carpools can be arranged. Please bring ¼” graph paper, pencil, eraser, and a ruler to class. COURSE CODE: INDT

Sec. 01: 5 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $162

COURSE CODE: CNDO

Sec. 01: 3 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins May 20 | $100

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MEHANDI: HENNA TATTOO Subandha Karmacharya Nepali henna expert Henna is a temporary tattoo used to adorn women’s bodies on special occasions. In this class, you will learn how to compose various henna designs and how to apply them on the body. We will also learn about the history of henna, its significance to mehandi, henna patterns, and design. A materials fee of $5 is payable to the instructor. COURSE CODE: HENN

Sec. 01: 3 Sundays, 2-4pm. Begins May 3 | $114

GARDENING INTENSIVELY IN SMALL URBAN SPACES POKER: THE BASICS D Chavis Poker Player Become comfortable playing casino-rules Texas hold ‘em and learn the basics of Omaha, seven-card stud, and five-card draw. By the end of the course, you will be able to host your own home game with confidence. We will focus on no-limit hold ‘em, high/low Omaha, poker vocabulary, table etiquette, strategy, and bluffing.

Come learn how to plant, maintain, and harvest your garden to maximize yield. Learn how to site a good growing space in the city, use organic practices to combat pests and diseases, and boost soil fertility for a healthy and productive garden. We also will review creative urban crop options including micro-greens, fruit, mushrooms, bees, and more. The last class will include a canning demonstration along with cooking tips for the urban gardener. COURSE CODE: URBA

Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $150

Sec. 01: 5 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm Begins Apr. 6 | $155 (No class Apr. 20th)

BRIDGE FOR BEGINNERS

NATIVE PLANTS FOR FOUR-SEASON GARDENING

Daniel Fitzgerald Professional Craps Dealer

Laura Eisener Owner, Laura D. Eisener Landscape Design

Join us for an introduction to bridge for beginners. As part of the class, you will also learn to play the other three 4-person favorites: Whist, Hearts and Spades. Bring a partner and enjoy!

By carefully choosing trees, shrubs and perennials, we can have something of interest even in the coldest winter months! Wandflower, Galax urceolata, with its glossy foliage and rich green American holly, Ilex opaca, are just a couple of the plants that brighten the garden throughout the year. Donít underestimate the charms of decorative bark, evergreen foliage, fruits, and dried leaves and flower stalks with a dusting of snow. Learn about some of the best native species, with an emphasis on fall and winter interest, and discuss design to ensure that your garden framework works well in the off-season as well as at the peak of bloom.

COURSE CODE: POKR

COURSE CODE: BBRG

Sec. 01: 3 Saturdays, 10am-1pm. Begins Mar. 28 | $105

LEARN AMERICAN MAH JONGG Laura Zoll Mah Jongg enthusiast Learn to play this fun and fascinating game which combines the old Chinese set of tiles with American rules and strategies. We will cover all aspects of the game, progressing through familiarity with the tiles, building the wall, dealing the tiles, mastering the card, understanding the Charleston, betting, strategy. A game of skill and luck, rules and informal conventions, Mah Jongg often bonds a table of friends. Come join in! COURSE CODE: MAHJ

Sec. 01: 8 Fridays, 12-1:30pm. Begins Apr. 10 | $170

MAH JONGG STRATEGIES Laura Zoll Mah Jongg enthusiast Which tiles should never be passed during the Charleston? When should you call for a tile and when should you wait? Which tiles should you throw toward the end of the game? These and other mysteries of Mah Jongg will be revealed in this class which will develop strategies and improve your confidence. The class is designed for students who have taken the “Learn American Mah Jongg” class, or are advanced-beginners/ intermediate players. COURSE CODE: MAHS

Sec. 01: 6 Fridays, 10-11:30am. Begins April 10. | $150

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Allison Houghton Author, Organic Farmer & Community Activist

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C O U R S E C O D E : N AT V

Sec. 01: Tuesday, 7:30-9:45pm. May 26 | $61

BIRD WATCHING FOR BEGINNERS Donald Wilkinson Birding Enthusiast This course is primarily for the beginning bird watcher, but designed to be appreciated by bird watchers of any level. We’ll take a walk through Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, one of the best spots in the Northeast for viewing. As we go, we’ll discuss families of birds, basic avian anatomy, birding by habitat, and how to identify bird songs. Emphasis of this course is not so much on biology or “competitive birding” but rather on having fun in the field appreciating the beauty of birds, their songs and their lives. NEW

COURSE CODE: BRDB

Sec. 01: Saturday, 7-11am. Apr. 11 | $75 Sec. 02: Saturday, 7-11am. May 2 | $75

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HOME & GARDEN

GET MECHANICAL

MAKE YOUR OWN ORGANIC BODY PRODUCTS Heidi Reynolds Artist/Wellness Coach During this one day workshop, you will learn how to make 5 body products with organic and non-irritating ingredients for healthier living. Using natural butters, essential oils and simple methods, you will leave with your own body butter, lip balm, sugar scrub, body wash, and shaving cream. Tuition fee includes the cost of all materials and take-home products. Experiment with personalized fragrances and design your own labels to create unique products that make great gifts (or keep them all for yourself!) Bring a laptop if you would like to design more elaborate labels. NEW

COURSE CODE: ORBP

Sec. 01: Sunday, 9:30am-12:30pm. Jun. 7 | $80

BASIC MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE

FLOWER ARRANGING

Jason Asselin Motorcycle Enthusiast

Faith Cass Cass School of Floral Design

Are you a new or inexperienced motorcyclist who wants to learn the basics of motorcycle repair and maintenance? Learning a few routine checks is good for the life of your bike, and good for your wallet, too! We will cover the basics such as changing your motorcycles fluids, valve adjustments, and preparing for winter storage. We will break-down a motorcycle engine and see how the components operate. Hands-on tool operation and proper use will be covered.

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. At the end of each hands-on class, you will take home an arrangement you created to enjoy or give as a gift. A materials fee of $45 (cash or check only) is payable at the first class.

COURSE CODE: MOTO

Sec. 01: 3 Mondays, 6:30pm-8pm. Begins Apr. 13 | $119 (No Class Apr. 20th)

Sec. 01: 5 Saturdays, 3-5pm. Begins May 9 | $140

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR CAR Aaron Askanase Former Auto Mechanic & Licensed Acupuncturist When your mechanic tells you your car needs work, do you hear something like, “Your whazit is broken, so we need to replace the doohickey and then calibrate the thingamajig?” If so, join us for a basic primer on understanding how your car works and how to keep it running smoothly. We will go over typical maintenance needs of a car, examine how each system works, and demonstrate how to check those “wear” parts that need to be replaced on a regular basis. A brief hands-on section will help you learn your way around an engine compartment. C O U R S E C O D E : CA R Z

Sec. 01: Sunday, 1-4:30pm. May 31 | $75

C O U R S E C O D E : F CA B

TIME FOR TERRARIUMS Faith Cass Cass School of Floral Design Terrariums are a great way to add some green life to your home or office. These delightful, small scale landscapes require very little space and maintenance so they are perfect for apartment dwellers and those who want a little green growth in their lives but don’t have time to water and care for plants or a garden. In this class you will learn how to select the optimal containers for terrariums, the types of plants, mosses and materials appropriate for terrariums, how to arrange these elements for the desired look and how to care for terrariums. Each student will make two terrariums using combinations of ferns, ivy plants, succulents, mosses, twigs and decorative rocks. Students are welcome to bring in items they would like to include to their terrariums such as sea shells, special stones, feathers, miniature figurines or toys. Brighten up your space with a gorgeous green terrarium created by you. A materials fee of $45 (cash or check only) is payable at the first class. COURSE CODE: TRAR

WHAT’S THE BUZZ? AN URBAN BEEKEEPING PRIMER Noah Wilson-Rich Get on board with a do-it-yourself trend that’s so hot the New York Times is abuzz with excitement about it! Join the staff of the Best Bees Company™ , as they teach you how to pick a location for a hive, set-up techniques, the best way to manage your new army of pollinators, how to extract honey, and creative ideas for your harvest! They’ll also dispel your preconceived notions about bees and provide insight into how they’re being threatened. Every student will make and take home a beehive frame (the structure that holds the comb within the hive) and an additional bee product, depending on what’s in season and available in excess of what the bees need.

Sec. 01: 2 Tuesdays, 6:30-7:45pm Begins Jun. 2 | $100

KOKEDAMA: AN ART FORM Laura Thomson Learn how to design in the style of Kokedama. Recognized by the Japanese as a form of relaxation, this modern version of the ancient art of Bonsai has gained recent popularity in the design world. Be amazed at how easy it is to create your own Kokedama, the perfect piece to accessorize any surface in your home. A materials fee of $40 is payable to instructor at the first class in cash or checks (no credit cards). C O U R S E C O D E : KO K E

Sec. 01: 3 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30, Begins Apr. 8 | $210

COURSE CODE: BEES

Sec. 01: Thursday, 7:30-9:45pm. May 14 | $61 REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE .ORG OR CALL 617. 547.6789

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CARING FOR YOUR FAMILY’S PRECIOUS PHOTOS AND TREASURED OBJECTS Kelly Turner MLS, Preservation Librarian, Massachusetts State House

ART OF LIVING Joseph Brozek Chef, Artist and Architect

C O U R S E C O D E : F M LY

Life is about the journey, not simply reaching the destination. In this class we will explore ways to ensure your journey is wonderful and joyous, and to improve your “traveling” skills. This will include using positive imagery, designing a perfect day, planning a great vacation and more. We will use to the tools of creative design and planning to support class participants’ effort to plan personal “bucolic, frolic holidays.” Note: This class will meet every other week. Bring a pad of paper, pens and color pencils or markers.

Sec. 01: 5 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins May 7 | $130

COURSE CODE: ARTL

Every family has its own precious objects that have great senNEW timental value: photo albums, scrapbooks, birth documents, and more. Learn how to clean, treat, and store these items with ease and little cost. Learn to take care of your family’s collection the right way, and you’ll be able to leave it for the future generations to enjoy.

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Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 1-3pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $150

MANAGING TIME, EMAIL AND STUFF Pam Kristan Author & Consultant, pamelakristan.com Learn to work easily and effectively using the ABCs of sustainable time management – Attention, Boundaries, and Choices – to deal with interruptions, procrastination, priorities, and other time troubles. You’ll experience Straighten Up! a 4-point strategy to get your desk, files, and life in order. Lastly, you’ll apply principles of managing time & stuff to email and learn special tips for the cyber-world. These techniques and insights can help you change how you operate – starting right now! COURSE CODE: MTSE

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-3pm. Apr. 4 | $105

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 that you’ll be overwhelmed? Or are you leaning towards remaining child-free but worry that you’ll be sorry when you’re older and your “biological clock” has run out of time? How do you balance intuitive and intellectual approaches to this momentous decision? Learn self-exploration exercises you can do alone or with your partner and how to interrupt unconstructive, distracting self-talk so you can discover the right decision. This workshop is open to single people and couples alike. C O U R S E C O D E : B A BY

Sec. 01: Sunday, 10am-3pm. Jun. 7 | $105

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LIFE SKILLS

MIDLIFE DATING: THE INTERNET & BEYOND Kate Kavanagh M.Ed., Career Services Professional Are you 50ish, single, and pondering how to go about dating again? You know that things have changed since the last time you dated, but don’t know the new rules, strategies/ pitfalls, and opportunities? You keep hearing about Match, Our Time and OKCupid, but don’t have a clue? You’re not alone! Join us in this uplifting and enlightening interactive workshop where you’ll learn: how to evaluate your own readiness for dating; strategies for presenting yourself online and in person; best dating sites & profile tips; and what options there are beyond internet dating, such as meet-ups, house singles parties, and more. It’s a brave new world—learn how to rock it! We welcome male and female participants; discussion between the genders can be the best part. NEW

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

Sec. 01: Sunday, 1-4pm. May 3 | $60

HOW TO MAKE AN ESTATE PLAN HOW TO BE A VERY GRAND GRANDPARENT

Lucas Burke, Esq.

Danno Sullivan Entertainer, Ukulele Enthusiast

We all know that everyone should have a will. And yet most of us put this off, even as we know it is not helpful to our families and loved ones. Procrastinate no longer! This two hour class will motivate you to organize your assets and create an estate plan. You will receive a plain English introduction to the common terms and options including wills, executors, guardians, life insurance, retirement accounts, beneficiary bank accounts, and children’s trusts. You will learn the role of an executor and consider how to choose one. You will also get tips for estate planning outside of estate documents.

Grandparents, you know how terrific it is to spend time with your grandchildren. Now let’s make it even more fun! Here is your chance to pick up some fun and funny tips, tricks, stunts, and skills to keep the young ones happy and entertained. “Inter-Generational Ambassador” Danno Sullivan shares his encyclopedic knowledge of offbeat activities, coming from his strange and varied careers as a juggler, magician, comedian, screenwriter, improviser, ukulele player, and father. NEW

COURSE CODE: GRAM

Sec. 01: Tuesday, 1-3pm. May. 19 | $45

FOR THE RECENT COLLEGE GRAD: FINDING WORK THAT FITS YOU Kate Kavanagh M.Ed., Career Services Professional Finished with school, looking for a job, living at home, or staying on a friend’s couch is probably not what you had in mind after college. But it’s happening to lots of great grads. It’s never too late to create the career and independent life you’ve wanted. Come to this interactive workshop to learn the steps to getting work that fits you, and the resources available to support you. There’s a whole world out there waiting for you to jump in; the first step is yours! NEW

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

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COURSE CODE: ESTP

Sec. 01: Sunday, 2-4pm. May. 10 | $45

PLAN C STRATEGIES: LIFE SKILLS FOR HANDLING YOUR HUMAN EXPERIENCE Joanne Dougan M.Ed. How often do you use the words “stressed out, too busy, overwhelmed, worried”? Do you find yourself knowing what you are NOT supposed to do yet flummoxed about knowing what to do? Plan C Strategies are five simple, yet highly effective, steps that dramatically increase anyone’s Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Based on the belief that a higher EQ is a powerful source for achieving control over yourself and experiencing your life in balance, this dynamic and highly interactive class is an immersion in the history, concepts and uses of Plan C Strategies. Come have a good time while learning how to handle your life well so that you achieve happiness and authentic success. COURSE CODE: LIFB

Sec. 01: Sunday, 1-4pm. May 17 | $20

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-1pm. Apr. 11 | $60

HOW TO HELP YOUR COLLEGE GRAD INTO THE JOB MARKET

LIVING FEARLESSLY

Kate Kavanagh M.Ed., Career Services Professional The current generation of college graduates faces some NEW daunting challenges. Many feel overwhelmed. This class is designed for family members who want to be helpful but need some guidance. We will explore how to be an informed, supportive resource; how to foster steps toward independent living; and how to be supportive of the recent grad’s job search. We’ll also discuss the developmental issues associated with this life transition, warning signs of depression, and resources for handling these issues.

Lauren Mackler laurenmackler.com What would you do if you were fearless? Fear is one of biggest barriers to living a life aligned with who you really are and the vision to which you aspire. The instructor—world-renowned coach, CNN expert, and bestselling author of Solemate: Master the Art of Aloneness & Transform Your Life—will help you uncover the roots of the fears that keep you stuck, and offer practical tools to move beyond fear to bring your personal and professional goals to reality. C O U R S E C O D E : G OA L

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10-11:30am. Apr. 25 | $45

COURSE CODE: GRAD

Sec. 01: Sunday, 1-4pm. Apr. 26 | $60

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LIFE SKILLS

PUBLIC SPEAKING 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. Adapting to the cutting edge of public speaking also will be discussed. A very supportive atmosphere will give each student an opportunity to receive feedback. COURSE CODE: SPPU

Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins May. 14 | $130

SOULCOLLAGE® Lauren Teller Artist & Certified SoulCollage® Instructor Learn how to connect to your own inner springs of wisdom and happiness through SoulCollage®. With this fun, intuitive process, you will first create your own personal 6” x 6” collaged cards. Each card you create is another reflection of an amazing part of you. Using the dialogue process, you learn more about these parts of your Self as you consult your cards to intuitively solve problems, ease transitions, and connect with personal and cultural truths. Give yourself a lasting gift and take a break to create with SoulCollage®! No art experience necessary; the only requirement is an open mind! A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. COURSE CODE: SOC1

Sec. 01: Sunday, 10am-4:30pm. Apr. 12 | $100

WOMEN GROWING OLDER: OUR BODIES, OURSELVES Joan Ditzion LICSW & Co-Author, Our Bodies, Ourselves (2011) With increased longevity, women over 60 have new needs, norms, expectations, challenges and opportunities. This workshop, based on the 40th anniversary update of Our Bodies, Ourselves, will explore some of the key aspects that affect our health, social, emotional, and sexual wellbeing—focusing on our need to change the aging paradigm so 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. COURSE CODE: WGRO

Sec. 01: Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm. May. 14 | $45

THE TRUTH ABOUT BDSM: IT’S NOT WHAT YOU THINK Anita P. Hoffer PhD, Ed.D. BDSM (bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, sadism and masochism) has come out of the shadows ever since the publication of Fifty Shades of Grey but many misconceptions still prevail. Kink (another synonym for this type of sexual activity and the community that engages in it) is probably the most misunderstood form of sexuality today, similar to what homosexuality was 50-60 years ago. Join us in examining the realities about BDSM and erotica, explore the psychology behind these unconventional behaviors, and discuss why feminism and BDSM are not necessarily mutually exclusive interests. NEW

COURSE CODE: KINK

Sec. 01: Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm. Apr. 23 | $45

CELEBRATING SEXUALITY LATER IN LIFE: A WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN Anita P. Hoffer PhD, Ed.D. A common misconception in our youth-obsessed culture is that when women reach 50 they lose interest in or cannot enjoy intimate physical relationships. In addition, the cultural taboo on talking openly about sex in our society leaves women ignorant of the sexual behaviors of their peers and self-conscious of their own sexual concerns. In this interactive class, you will discover: the secrets most women over 50 need to know to have a satisfying sex life; the surprising statistic about the number of older women who enjoy sex; unique and little understood features of female anatomy and how this knowledge can enhance pleasure; and more. We will explore the themes of sexuality and new opportunities for celebrating it as we age, as well as the many lifelong benefits of remaining sexually active. COURSE CODE: WSEX

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm. Apr. 29 | $45

GONSON LECTURE SERIES Spring 2015 CCAE continues the Gonson Lecture Series beginning on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. For a complete schedule of the Spring 2015 program please visit CCAE.org.

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BUSINESS & WORKPLACE INTRODUCTION TO BOOKKEEPING Susan Fiedler Small Business Bookkeeper This class is designed for small-business owners — both current and future. We will cover key concepts including single- and double-entry bookkeeping, general ledger, trial balance, and financial statements. We will investigate available software options and explore when it makes sense to hire someone else to do bookkeeping work for you (and how to manage that) versus doing it yourself. We will also touch on GAAP, business structures, and the distinctions between bookkeeping and accounting.

WORKING FOR YOURSELF: THE ESSENTIALS OF SELF EMPLOYMENT Mark Hanford Self-employed Small Businessperson, Teacher This course offers a nuts and bolts approach to the financial issues that come with self-employment. We will discuss the pros and cons of forming a sole proprietorship versus an LLC or an S-corporation. We will also explore how to prepare a business plan and tailor it to different audiences, how to prepare a business tax return, and finally, what issues come when taking on employees. NEW

COURSE CODE: SELF

Sec. 01: 6 Mondays, 7:45-8:45pm. Begins Apr. 27 | $95

Sec. 01: 2 Sundays, 12:30-4:30pm. Apr. 26 | $105

PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

UNDERSTANDING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Jonathan Kadis M.B.A., Marketing; CAGS, Strategic Management

COURSE CODE: BKKP

Thomas Ittelson Principal, The Mercury Group Designed for people who need to use fi nancial statements in their work but who have no formal training in, and little knowledge of accounting and finance in business. You will learn the specialized vocabulary and simple numeric structure of accounting and financial statements without the unnecessary details that can get in the way of understanding. A copy of the instructor’s best-selling book, Financial Statements: A Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding and Creating Financial Reports will be provided. NEW

COURSE CODE: UCFR

Sec. 01: 3 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins May 13 | $85

GRE PREPARATION Get serious about studying for the GRE. The Graduate Record Examination is a computer-based test of reading, writing, and mathematics that is required by many graduate schools. In this course, students will learn strategies for managing their time, solving math problems, recognizing key words and transitions on verbal questions, writing sharp and direct essays, and optimizing their scoring. Bring your laptop for guided computer practice. COURSE CODE: GREP

Sec. 01: 7 Saturdays, 12:30-3:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $455 Sec. 02: Tuesdays & Thursdays (meets 2 times per week for 7 weeks), 7:459:15pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $455

Explore the basics of Marketing with an emphasis on small business decision-making. We will examine both Marketing theory and application while giving students useful tools that can be readily applied to current or future business ventures. We’ll look at real world cases and examples of effective (or ineffective) Marketing decisions. By looking at past Marketing successes and failures, we can learn how they’ve affected companies for better or worse, and start to shape our own approaches going forward. COURSE CODE: PMSB

Sec. 01: 6 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 27 | $165

BUILDING A BUZZ: USING SOCIAL MEDIA AS A MARKETING TOOL Joseph Guarino Senior Consultant and Owner, Evolutionary IT With such a vast audience, social media outlets such as Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter have tremendous potential to help sell your product, service, or personal brand. They also enable you to both expand your customer base and connect with customers in new ways. Discover the many possibilities that exist at the intersection of business and social media, and learn how to become more profitable and productive in the process. COURSE CODE: BUZZ

Sec. 01: 2 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Apr. 9 | $84

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BUSINESS & FINANCE

CONTENT MARKETING: BUILDING CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH QUALITY CONTENT

SPEAK UP: CONFIDENT COMMUNICATION IN THE OFFICE

Joseph Guarino Senior Consultant and Owner, Evolutionary IT

Pam Kristan Author & Consultant, pamelakristan.com

In the world of Marketing, “content is king.” Content Marketing is the process of creating articles, blog posts, videos, and other content to foster and grow your business. It represents a unique opportunity to dramatically expand your brand awareness and promote your business efforts. Join us to learn how content Marketing works and how you can put it to work for your business or non-profit. COURSE CODE: CTMK

Learn to communicate effectively and easily with your boss and colleagues through the best communication models and real-time practice. You’ll learn to identify different communication styles, and experience the impact of wording, tone-of-voice, and body language to show your best self without seeming either apologetic or self-important. In a supportive learning environment you’ll learn to speak up with skill so conversations in the office are effective, fluent, and comfortable.

Sec. 01: 2 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Apr. 23 | $84

COURSE CODE: SPKP

Sec. 01: 2 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Jun. 2 | $85

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: STARTING AND SUCCEEDING IN ANY TYPE OF BUSINESS

USING LINKEDIN FOR CAREER SUCCESS

Mel Epstein CEO, cambridgebusinessstrategies.com

Jamie Bradley Marketing Expert, sophwell.com

Learn the essence of entrepreneurship and the nuts and bolts of starting and succeeding in your own business. We’ll cover the four key elements of successful entrepreneurship: deciding what business to be in, marketing, managing, and financing. Topics include preparing a business plan, raising money, motivating yourself and your staff, projecting cash flow and income statements, and assessing the feasibility of your business idea. The emphasis is on designing a strategy that will work for you.

Whether you are a job seeker or interested in building connections that help you at work, LinkedIn is the place to be. In this interactive, hands-on session, you will learn how to build a desirable profile that helps recruiters and potential customers find you. You will also learn how to use LinkedIn’s powerful search tools to find the people and opportunities that can boost your career. Please note: Students must bring their own laptops for this hands-on workshop.

COURSE CODE: EPTR

COURSE CODE: LINK

Sec. 01: Saturday, 12:45-4:45pm. Apr. 25 | $85

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 7:45-9:45pm. Apr. 15 | $70

FINANCE FOR NON-FINANCIAL MANAGERS AND ENTREPRENEURS

BEYOND GRANTWRITING: DIVERSIFYING YOUR PORTFOLIO

Mel Epstein CEO, cambridgebusinessstrategies.com

Adjoa-Eva Acquaah-Harrison WingSpan Philanthropy Advisors, LLC (Ghana)

This course is designed for those who have never studied finance and who want a review of key financial concepts. You will learn how to financially diagnose the health of a company, use financial ratios, prepare a business plan, understand time value of money, prepare budgets, project income and cash flow statements, raise venture capital, assess the feasibility of a proposed business venture, and understand how to measure the rate of return on investments.

Effective fundraising does not begin and end with grant writing, and an approach that relies predominantly on grants undermines the sustainability of an organization. Discover the hidden assets of your organization and harness them toward a diversified fundraising approach that attracts institutional and individual donors alike. Learn how to spice up existing programs for expansion and leverage them as you acquire new donors and build stronger relationships with long-term donors. Whether you are new to nonprofit work or already part of a development team, come learn new messaging techniques and how to set up a diversified portfolio.

COURSE CODE: FINN

Sec. 01: Saturday, 12:45-4:45pm. Apr. 18 | $85

GRANTWRITING 101 Adjoa-Eva Acquaah-Harrison Executive Consultant, International Development Considering a career in development or seeking funding for a specific nonprofit? Join us for an introduction to the grant-seeking process and grantwriting techniques. Learn how to identify funders, understand different types of support, create a budget, and cultivate prospective funders. We’ll review examples of winning proposals and trends in philanthropy to identify the best ways to seek and secure funding (laptops welcome). COURSE CODE: GRNT

Sec. 01: 4 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $150

STARTING YOUR OWN IMPORT BUSINESS John Curran President, Curran Associates International Join us for an introduction to the lucrative business of importing. Discover how to locate products overseas, pay foreign suppliers without financial risk, set up international transportation and documentation, and meet U.S. Customs regulations. You’ll also learn about thousands of products from around the world, many of which are not currently on the U.S. Market. Tuition includes a materials fee. COURSE CODE: BMPT

Sec. 01: Monday, 5:30-9:30pm. Jun. 1 | $103 20

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COURSE CODE: BGRN

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-12pm & 2-4pm. May 16 | $125 Sec. 02: 2 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins May 27 | $125

PERSONAL FINANCE & INVESTING 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: Saturday, 12:30-4:30pm. Apr. 11 | $87 Sec. 02: Saturday, 12:30-4:30pm. Jun. 6 | $87


BUSINESS & FINANCE

INVESTING THE TASTY TRADE WAY: STRATEGIES FOR NOVICES AND PROS ALIKE

BUILDING A STRONG FINANCIAL FOUNDATION IN YOUR 20S AND 30S

Craig Forman MBA, Tasty Trade Enthusiast

Annie Pauler Finance Enthusiast

There is so much information available to investors today that it’s difficult to feel confident with any particular strategy, which can leave us feeling paralyzed with no real plan. Join us for an introduction to the basic principles used by Tasty Trade, a free internet-based financial talk show which strives to empower individual investors to manage their personal portfolios using proven strategies. We will concentrate on how to use stock options, futures, and futures options in strategies that reduce risk and increase probability of profit.

Talking about money now could keep you from worrying about it later. Taking the time now to learn some basic fundamentals can go a long way in making you financially savvy. This easyto-understand program will help you build a strong financial foundation and make sense of investing. You’ll learn some of the basics about saving, credit and debt management.

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COURSE CODE: BSTR

Sec. 01: 2 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 27 | $85

COURSE CODE: TST Y

Sec. 01: 4 Tuesdays, 3-5pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $145 Sec. 02: 4 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins May 5 | $145

HOW TO SELECT A MONEY MANAGER Michael McCarthy Founder, MMR McCarthy Market Research Making your savings grow takes hard work and savvy, and sometimes, an expert in your corner. But how do you find a money manager that fits your needs? Don’t be taken in by soothing words and shiny track records; let a pro share the questions to ask, red flags to look for, and candid guidelines you should follow to read between the lines while interviewing a money manager. COURSE CODE: MOMA

Sec. 01: Thursday, 7:45-9:45pm. May 21 | $35

FINE-TUNING YOUR FINANCIAL ASSETS Stephen Batzell CFA, Principal, Abacus Financial Advisors This course encompasses the essential elements for creating, maintaining and increasing wealth through a disciplined approach to investing. We will examine asset allocation investor preferences and the implementation of successful portfolio strategies with taxable and tax-deferred accounts (401k, 403b, Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs). This is not a course for beginners. Students are expected to know the fundamentals of investing and have active portfolios. Class participants are expected to share personal investment insights and experiences. C O U R S E C O D E : F T FA

Sec. 01: 5 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 13 | $120

GLOBAL INVESTING Mimi Locke Financial Analyst Learn about investing in international Markets: developed, developing, emerging, and frontier Markets. Learn why it’s important to move beyond a “home bias” investing mentality. This course is for people who already have a basic understanding of capital Markets.

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT 101 Eric Berke Real Estate Developer Have you ever dreamed of investing in real estate? Growing your own portfolio of multifamily properties is a great way to build wealth and achieve financial security. Join us for an exciting introduction to real estate investment in a Q&A format. You’ll learn where to look for property; how to analyze it, finance it, manage it, and convert it to condos. Determine whether real estate investment is right for you. COURSE CODE: REIN

Sec. 01: Sunday, 1-4pm. May 3 | $70

HOW TO SELL YOUR HOME Jeremy Richman, Real Estate Agent & Teacher Get tips on successfully selling your home in today’s economic landscape. Hear the latest intelligence on the local real estate Market. Learn how to prepare your home for sale and what turns buyers on and off. Consider the advantages of working with a realtor versus selling the home yourself. Understand the various steps of the selling process, from sprucing up your property to the final closing. NEW

COURSE CODE: SELL

Sec. 01: Sunday, 1-3:30pm. Apr. 26 | $68

HOW TO BUY A CONDO AND WHY IT MAKES SENSE FOR YOU Lauren Holleran, Lisa May Real Estate Agents Are you interested in purchasing a condominium but uncertain about the process? Join a veteran realtor to learn about the lifecycle of a condominium purchase, from the beginning of the search to the handing over of the keys. Guest speakers will include an attorney and an inspector. You will emerge confident and ready to tackle the real estate Market! COURSE CODE: CNDO

Sec. 01: 3 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins May 20 | $100

COURSE CODE: GBIN

Sec. 01: 4 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 29 | $120

UNDERSTANDING MUTUAL FUNDS AND ETFS Mimi Locke Financial Analyst

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

COURSE CODE: MFUN

Whether it’s a condo or a single-family house, learn how to become an informed buyer, and knowledgeably hire reputable 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 and 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.

Sec. 01: 3 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 29 | $85

COURSE CODE: FBKH

Has the mutual fund boom gone bust for you? Are you wondering where all the positive returns went and how these “safe” investments could fall so far so fast? Are you afraid to ever invest again? Now is the time to take action. We’ll take you back to the basics on mutual fund investing and give you the tools to start making the right choices today. This class will give you the mental firepower to confidently invest for the future.

Sec. 01: Saturday, 9:30am-12:30pm. May 30 | $68 REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE .ORG OR CALL 617. 547.6789

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U PD

ATE KEE P UP WI THE L AT E T H SOF ST TW T EC A RE A N HNO D LO G Y

CCAE INVITES YOU TO BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE FOR YOUR COMPUTER CLASS! What better way to learn than on your own device? CCAE encourages you to bring your own phone, tablet, or laptop to participate in our computer classes. Please see individual course descriptions for details. CCAE provides peripherals such as mice and keyboards.

HOW TO USE YOUR APPLE DEVICE

BASIC WINDOWS SKILLS

S. Grady Deaton IT Trainer & Consultant

S. Grady Deaton IT Trainer & Consultant

You have an iPhone or iPad; now use it to its full potential. Learn how to set up Wi-Fi networks, install and organize apps, set up email and take, edit and send photos. Whether you have the iPhone 6 or a 3GS, an iPad Mini or a first generation iPad, you’ll learn some of the hidden features that will make using your Apple device more pleasant and productive.

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. Please bring your Windows laptop with Windows 7 or Windows 8.

COURSE CODE: SMRT

Sec. 01: 2 Fridays, 1-3pm. Begins May 29 | $85

HOW TO USE YOUR ANDROID DEVICE S. Grady Deaton IT Trainer & Consultant The diversity of devices that use Android as an operating system continues to grow. Bring in your phone or tablet and work side-byside with an expert to set up your device on Wi-Fi networks, install and organize apps, set up email, and take, edit, and send photos. We’ll learn some of the hidden features that will make using your Android device more pleasant and productive. C O U R S E C O D E : ATA B

Sec. 01: 2 Fridays, 3:30-5:30pm. Begins May 29 | $85

COURSE CODE: WNDO

Sec. 01: 3 Fridays, 3:45-5:45pm. Begins May 1 | $145

BASIC MAC SKILLS S. Grady Deaton IT Trainer & Consultant So you’ve got a Mac, and naturally you love it. But you want to do more with it. We’ll explore the strengths of a Mac computer, including making files and folders, security basics, accessing the Internet, and fundamentals of email. If you want to get the most out of your Mac (and your children won’t help you anymore) this is the class for you! No previous computer experience required. Please bring your Mac laptop. C O U R S E C O D E : M AC B

Sec. 01: 3 Fridays, 3:45-5:45pm. Begins Apr. 10 | $145

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MICROSOFT EXCEL FOR THE ABSOLUTE COMPUTER NOVICE S. Grady Deaton IT Trainer & Consultant This introduction to computer spreadsheets is designed for people with minimal or no computer experience and will include an introduction to basic computer skills, as well as allow plenty of practice time and drills of elementary procedures. You will learn to enter and edit data, use basic calculations, and design and use simple spreadsheets such as budgets and cost estimates. Our goal is to provide a firm foundation of basic skills that come only with computer usage. Please bring your Mac or PC laptop with Excel 2007 or newer installed. COURSE CODE: BEXL

Sec. 01: 2 Tuesdays, 2:30-5:30pm. Begins Apr. 14 | $148

INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL: PART I Mona Nasiri MS, Systems Engineering; MBA, Analytics This is an intensive introduction to Excel for people who want to be able to use this spreadsheet program effectively in home or office procedures. You will learn to enter and edit data, use basic calculations, apply formatting, and design and use simple spreadsheets. Participants can expect to take away with them spreadsheets that they have designed that may be put to work immediately in their office or home. Please bring your Mac or PC laptop with Excel 2007 or newer installed. COURSE CODE: EXPC

Sec. 01: 3 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 27 | $152

INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL: PART II Mona Nasiri MS, Systems Engineering; MBA, Analytics Think Excel is just for storing tables? Think again. This course 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. Please bring your Mac or PC laptop with Excel 2007 or newer installed. COURSE CODE: EXPW

Sec. 01: 3 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins May 18 | $147

EXCEL FORMULAS 101 Mona Nasiri MS, Systems Engineering; MBA, Analytics Take your Excel prowess to the next level. In this workshop, you will learn to write your own Excel formulas that will help make you more valuable at work and in the job search. Ideal for students who are comfortable with basic tasks in Excel and are ready to kick it up a notch. Please bring your Mac or PC laptop with Excel 2007 or newer installed. COURSE CODE: EXPF

GOOGLE GOODIES S. Grady Deaton IT Trainer & Consultant Google does everything these days. You can use it to collaborate on offi ce documents with coworkers worldwide, see how your backyard looks over time with satellite imagery, publish your open appointment times on your online calendar, comparison shop, translate documents, and manage photos. We will explore the possibilities and learn how to customize Google for our individual needs. One hour will be spent on the topic and another will focus on the students’ individual needs. Bring your own web-ready laptop. COURSE CODE: GOFU

Sec. 01: Gmail and Google Inbox Wednesday, 10am-12pm. Apr. 1 | $25 Sec. 02: Google Docs and Drive Wednesday, 10am-12pm. Apr. 8 | $25 Sec. 03: Google Calendar and Now Wednesday, 10am-12pm. Apr. 15 | $25 Sec. 04: Google Groups and Maps Wednesday, 10am-12pm. Apr. 22 | $25 Sec. 05: Google Contacts and Plus Wednesday, 10am-12pm. Apr. 29 | $25 Sec. 06: Google Voice and Hangouts Wednesday, 10am-12pm. May 6 | $25 Sec. 07: YouTube and Keep Wednesday, 10am-12pm. May 13 | $25 Sec. 08: Google Sites and Blogger Wednesday, 10am-12pm. May 20 | $25

Sec. 01: Sunday, 12:30-4:30pm. May 31 | $85

BLOGGING FOR BEGINNERS S. Grady Deaton IT Trainer & Consultant Do you want to build internet and computer literacy while posting your own content online? Let’s roll our sleeves up and build a blog. Guided by a patient and knowledgeable instructor, you will choose from multiple blogging hosts, systems, and options to suit your circumstance and skill level. This is a beginner level class so be welcomed if a computer or internet novice. Bring your own web-ready laptop.

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COURSE CODE: BLOG

Sec. 01: 4 Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30pm. Begins Apr. 22 | $105

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BUILDING WEBSITES AND BLOGGING WITH WORDPRESS: AN INTRODUCTION Have you ever wanted to build a website or blog? WordPress is one of the most powerful, popular, and easy-to-use blogging and content management systems available. You can build almost anything from a website to a business portal, and everything in between. Join us for a quick overview of this powerful software and learn what it can do for you. Whatever your online presence requires, WordPress has a way to get you there. Basic computer skills and Internet literacy are required. Bring your own web-ready laptop. COURSE CODE: WRDP

Sec: 01: 3 Thursdays, 3-5pm. Begins Apr. 16 | $125

ADVANCED BEGINNER: DESIGNING A FREE WEBSITE WITH WORDPRESS Get a free website up and running in 4 weeks! Learn to navigate the WordPress dashboard, choose a theme, create pages and posts, adjust settings, upload media and more! Bring your own web-ready laptop. C O U R S E C O D E : W PA B

Sec: 01: 4 Mondays 5:30-7:30pm. Begins May 11 | $205

INTERMEDIATE: ENHANCING A PREMIUM WORDPRESS WEBSITE Would you rather have more freedom customizing your WordPress website and avoid the WordPress domain name and mandatory ads? In this course you will learn how to edit your theme using basic CSS and HTML. You will also learn about the benefits of short codes and discover which plugins are great for integrating social media, ecommerce, newsletters and more! This course is for students who have, or would like, a WordPress site hosted with a third-party service and not a free site hosted by WordPress.com. Bring your own web-ready laptop. COURSE CODE: WRDI

Sec: 01: 5 Mondays 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 27 | $230

WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT: FROM CONCEPT TO FINISH S. Grady Deaton IT Trainer & Consultant This class is designed to walk you through the process of conceptualizing, and implementing a basic web site. We will learn how to set up a website from scratch and review the process to register domain names and obtain hosting services. We will explore how search engines rank web site results. By the end of the course, we will have built a small website created with HTML and Cascading Style Sheets. This class may use either a MacOS or Windows computer. All students should download and install the Firefox web browser. Mac users should also download the free “Text Wrangler” editor. Windows users may use Notepad or Notepad++ or their favorite coding editor. COURSE CODE: UICF

Sec. 01: 4 Fridays, 6:15-8:45pm. Begins Apr. 17 | $255

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DYNAMIC WEBSITES WITH PHP & MYSQL: PART 1 Chase Barrett Web Developer Do you want to build a website that is more than just a static page? A dynamic website with a database behind it to give your site some real power and agency? This interactive, non-threatening, and fun project-based class is for you! We will learn how to configure and use the relational MySQL database and the PHP scripting language. We will then move onto developing real database-driven sites. Students are required to already understand basic computer operation and file management and have some basic knowledge of HTML and spreadsheets. Bring your Mac or PC laptop with Mac OSX 10.9.x or Windows 7 and higher. COURSE CODE: PHPM

Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 22 | $225

DYNAMIC WEBSITES WITH PHP & MYSQL: PART 2 Chase Barrett Web Developer This hands-on, interactive class builds on “Dynamic Websites with PHP & MySQL, Part 1”, where we learned how to code PHP programs and interact with MySQL databases. In this class we’ll delve into object-oriented programming with PHP; master working with form data, cookies and sessions; work with file uploads and image files; and set up secure e-commerce websites. Prerequisite: “Dynamic Websites with PHP & MySQL, Part 1” or equivalent experience. Bring your Mac or PC laptop with Mac OSX 10.9.x or Windows 7 and higher. COURSE CODE: PHPN

Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 22 | $225

SOCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL #NETWORKING WITH TWITTER Tracy Marks Windweaver Training and Counseling Have you wondered what Twitter is and what it can do for you? Twitter can help you make professional contacts, discover and share valuable resources, promote your projects, give and receive support, and participate in informative chats. In this hands-on course, you will set up an account, learn to tweet, reply and retweet, find mentors to follow, build your network of followers, reach thousands of people through hashtags, send direct messages, and participate in a Twitter chat. Learn, connect, have fun, and begin to create a valuable global network. Please bring your Mac or PC laptop. COURSE CODE: T W TR

Sec. 01: 2 Saturdays, 12:30-3:30pm. Begins May 9 | $85


CCAE offers classes in a dozen languages, taught by highly trained and experienced instructors. Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), used by language schools around the world to assess students and give practical direction to instructors. No need to wonder anymore where you stand; if you’re new to CCAE World Languages, visit CCAE.org for a self-assessment quiz, level descriptions, and our most up-to-date language offerings.

LANGUAGE IMMERSION DAYS

ARABIC: CONVERSATION FOR HIGH BEGINNERS

For quick and lasting progress in learning a new language, there is nothing better than being immersed in it. On our immersion days, you’ll explore language and culture through topics such as food and wine, meditation, movement, literature, and film. These classes are for students who have a basic foundation in the language. No matter where you start, you’ll leave your immersion day more comfortable and confident, ready to take the next step in your language learning journey.

Gracia Skaf Native Speaker

FRENCH IMMERSION DAY COURSE CODE: BONJ

Sec. 01: Sunday, March 22, 10am-4pm

ITALIAN IMMERSION DAY C O U R S E C O D E : C I AO

Sec. 01: Saturday, March 21, 10am-4pm

PORTUGUESE IMMERSION DAY COURSE CODE: BOMD

Sec. 01: Sunday, March 22, 10am-4pm

ARABIC Gracia Skaf Native Speaker Events in the Middle East have encouraged new interest in Arabic. Practical expressions and conversational materials will be used throughout these courses, providing students with a strong foundation for future study. BEGINNER LEVEL 1 COURSE CODE: ARB1

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $195

Take your Arabic to the next level with this course in colloquial Arabic conversation for high beginners, which focus on the Levantine and Egyptian dialect. COURSE CODE: ARCB

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $195

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE Sara Vallesteros ASL instructor 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. BEGINNER LEVEL 1 COURSE CODE: ASB1

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $195

BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE Fernanda Mihich Native Speaker Portuguese, the native language of Brazil, is spoken by approximately 180 million people around the world, including one million in Massachusetts! BEGINNER LEVEL 1 COURSE CODE: BPB1

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $195

BEGINNER LEVEL 2 COURSE CODE: BPB2

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $195

BEGINNER LEVEL 2 C O U RS E C O D E : A R B 2 Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $195 REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE .ORG OR CALL 617. 547.6789

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WORLD LANGUAGES

PORTUGUESE FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS

KOREAN

Cintia Zatz Native Speaker

SooJung Chae

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 course is for advanced and native speakers of Spanish who would like a quick, solid introduction to Brazilian Portuguese.

Korean is spoken by approximately 100 million people around the world and gains in importance each day. Learn to read and write the Korean alphabet and master basic communication with a diligent and patient instructor.

COURSE CODE: BPSP

C O U R S E C O D E : KO B 1

Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 29 | $140

EUROPEAN PORTUGUESE

Native Speaker; M.A., Korean Language and Literature

BEGINNER LEVEL 1 Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $195

BEGINNER LEVEL 2 C O U R S E C O D E : KO B 2

Giuseppe Formato Applied Linguist, M.A.

Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $195

Immerse yourself in Portuguese as it is spoken in Portugal, the Azores, and Madeira. We will emphasize practical conversation skills and pronunciation, and learn about Portuguese and Portuguese-American culture.

FRENCH

BEGINNER LEVEL 1 COURSE CODE: EPB1

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $195

BEGINNER LEVEL 2 COURSE CODE: EPB2

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $195

Nicole Fronteau, Jean Nazaire Mbani, Naima Sait, Edith Uger, and others (see ccae.org for details) French is the official language of 29 countries, and has been called one of the three most useful languages for business by Bloomberg Businessweek. It is the native language of 75 million people, and it is spoken by 338 million people around the world. Join their ranks in this series on engaging courses, emphasizing spoken production and interaction. All classes are taught by experienced native speakers, representing a variety of cultures and accents.

CHINESE

BEGINNER LEVEL 1

Kate Liu (Dian Liu) Native Speaker

COURSE CODE: FRB1

Learn the basics of Mandarin Chinese in this introductory course. The focus is on conversational practices, pronunciation, tones, and the grammar. of the Mandarin dialect. BEGINNER LEVEL 1 COURSE CODE: CMB1

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $195

BEGINNER LEVEL 2 COURSE CODE: CMB2

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $195

SURVIVAL CHINESE FOR VISITORS TO CHINA Jin Chen Writer and Author of Book Series “Notes from Harvard” in Chinese This course aims to prepare short-term visitors to China. You will learn basic language on dining, shopping, health issues, travel, and making business arrangements. Other topics such as the Chinese economy or cultural tips will be discussed depending on time and interests of the students. The instruction language will primarily be English. No prior Chinese is required. COURSE CODE: CMSV

Sec. 01: 6 Mondays, 10-11:30am. Begins Apr. 27 | $175

JAPANESE Yoko Hansen BA in Far East Studies, Sophia University 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.

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $195 Sec. 02: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $195 Sec. 03: 9 Wednesdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Apr. 1 | $195

BEGINNER LEVEL 2 COURSE CODE: FRB2

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $195 Sec. 02: 9 Thursdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $195

BEGINNER LEVEL 3 COURSE CODE: FRB3

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 9:30-11am. Begins Mar. 30 | $195 Sec. 02: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $195 Sec. 03: 9 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $195

BEGINNER LEVEL 4 COURSE CODE: FRB4

Sec. 02: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $195

L O W I N T E R M E D I AT E COURSE CODE: FRLI

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $195

I N T E R M E D I AT E COURSE CODE: FRIN

Sec. 01: 9 Fridays, 1-2:30pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $195 (Does not meet May 22) A D VA N C E D R E A D I N G A N D C O N V E R S AT I O N COURSE CODE: FRAD

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $195 Sec. 02: 9 Tuesdays 10-11:30am. Begins Mar. 31 | $195

FRENCH: INTENSIVE BEGINNER LEVELS 1 & 2

BEGINNER LEVEL 2

This intensive introduction to French is for students who have not studied French before, or have less than 10 hours of classroom time within the last year. Following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference, students at this level will learn to identify common words concerning their immediate concrete surroundings, read very simple sentences, ask and answer simple questions on very familiar topics, and write a short, simple note.

COURSE CODE: JPB2

COURSE CODE: FRN1

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $195

Sec. 01: 9 Saturdays 1:30-4:30pm Begins Apr. 4 | $385 (Does not meet May 23)

BEGINNER LEVEL 1 COURSE CODE: JPB1

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $195

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WORLD LANGUAGES

FRENCH: INTENSIVE BEGINNER LEVELS 3 & 4

GERMAN

This intensive beginner course is for students who have at least 25 hours of classroom time in French within the last year, have a basic command of the language, are familiar with everyday expressions, and can make very simple sentences. Following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference, students at this level will learn to handle short social exchanges, read short, simple texts, write simple, personal letters, and talk about past events.

Dagmar. Cox, Francesca Ferraris, Eileen Schneider Native Speakers

COURSE CODE: FRN2

Sec. 01: Tuesdays and Thursdays (2x per week for 9 weeks), 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $385

FRENCH : INTENSIVE INTERMEDIATE 1 & 2 E. Dovi Abbey Native Speaker This intensive intermediate course is for students who have at least 50 hours of classroom time in the language within the last 2 years, are familiar with frequently used expressions, and are able to express themselves in everyday situations. Following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference, students at this level will learn to read descriptions of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters, enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar or pertinent to everyday life, and write simple, connected text on familiar or personal topics describing experiences and impressions. COURSE CODE: FRN3

Sec. 01: 10 Saturdays 9:30am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $385 (Does not meet May 23)

The German language boasts about 120 million native speakers. It is the most widely spoken native language in the European Union. All classes are taught by experienced native speakers, representing a variety of cultures and accents. BEGINNER LEVEL 1 COURSE CODE: GRB1

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays 11:15am-12:45pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $195 Sec. 02: 9 Thursdays 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $195

BEGINNER LEVEL 2 COURSE CODE: GRB2

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $195 Sec. 02: 9 Mondays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Mar. 30 | $195

BEGINNER LEVEL 3 COURSE CODE: GRB3

Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Apr. 2 | $195 Sec. 02: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $195

BEGINNER LEVEL 4 COURSE CODE: GRB4

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $195

L O W I N T E R M E D I AT E COURSE CODE: GRLI

Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $195

I N T E R M E D I AT E COURSE CODE: GRIN

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $195

IDIOMS IN FRENCH CONVERSATION Edith Uger Native Speaker Idioms add color to writing and conversation, although their meaning may not be obvious to understand. This course will give Intermediate and Advanced French speakers the opportunity to develop their French skills and expand their colloquial vocabulary! COURSE CODE: FRHI

H I G H I N T E R M E D I AT E COURSE CODE: GRIH

Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $195 Sec. 02: 9 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $195

A D VA N C E D R E A D I N G A N D C O N V E R S AT I O N COURSE CODE: GRRC

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $195

Sec. 01: 6 Mondays, 10-11:30am. Begins Apr. 27 | $195

BREAKFAST IN GERMAN: FRÜHSTÜCK AUF DEUTSCH

CONVERSATIONS LITTÉRAIRES EN FRANÇAIS

Francesca Ferraris Native Speaker

Edith Uger Native Speaker Pour les personnes ayant un bon niveau en français, voici un cours qui vous permettra de découvrir des textes célèbres de la littérature française dans leur version originale. Nous étudierons et replacerons ces extraits dans leur contexte historique et littéraire. Les discussions se feront en français et vous pourrez à la fois apprendre du nouveau vocabulaire, découvrir la littérature française, et faire des progrès à l’oral, en échangeant vos idées avec les autres étudiants. Cet hiver, nous nous concentrerons sur les œuvres d’Hugo, Rimbaud, Montaigne et peut-être Balzac. C O U R S E C O D E : F R LT

Sec. 01: 3 Fridays, 10:30am-12pm. Begins Apr. 24 | $74

FRENCH: INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION

Enjoy your breakfast while improving your German communication skills. This course will build your grammar, vocabulary and fluency in a casual atmosphere. Recommended for intermediate-level students. Fee includes the cost of breakfast. C O U RS E C O D E : G E B B Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Mar. 31 | $245

POLISH Elizabeth Hincke Native Speaker, M.A., Linguistics Polish is spoken by 3.5 million people in the U.S. alone. Let an experienced instructor guide you through this complex language using situational dialogues and texts. BEGINNER LEVEL 1 COURSE CODE: PLB1

Under the guidance of an experienced instructor, put your grammar. studies to work with lively conversation among interesting people who share one thing: a love of French!

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 7-8:30pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $195

COURSE CODE: FRIC

Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 5:30-7pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $195

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $195

BEGINNER LEVEL 3

BEGINNER LEVEL 2 COURSE CODE: PLB2

COURSE CODE: PLB3

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 5:30-7pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $195

BEGINNER LEVEL 4 COURSE CODE: PLB4

Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 7-8:30pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $195 REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE .ORG OR CALL 617. 547.6789

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WORLD LANGUAGES

ITALIAN

RUSSIAN

Sonia Parravano, Sara Belotti, AnnaMaria Fraschini, Francesca Marchini Native Speakers

Katya Maher M.A., Applied Linguistics

Italian is spoken by approximately 85 million people in Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Australia. Taught by experienced and educated instructors, these courses emphasize building vocabulary, solidifying grammar, and improving spoken interaction.

Russian is widely spoken throughout Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Students will learn to read and write the Cyrillic alphabet, identify common words concerning themselves and their families, read basic vocabulary, ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need, and use simple phrases and sentences to describe familiar people and places.

BEGINNER LEVEL 1

BEGINNER LEVEL 1

COURSE CODE: ITB1

COURSE CODE: RUB1

Sec. 01 : 9 Tuesdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Mar. 31 | $195 Sec. 02: 9 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $195

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $195

BEGINNER LEVEL 2

COURSE CODE: RUB2

COURSE CODE: ITB2

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $195

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Apr. 1 | $195 Sec. 02: 9 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $195

BEGINNER LEVEL 3

BEGINNER LEVEL 3

Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $195

BEGINNER LEVEL 2

COURSE CODE: RUB3

COURSE CODE: ITB3

Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Apr. 2 | $195 Sec. 02: 9 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $195

BEGINNER LEVEL 4 COURSE CODE: ITB4

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Mar. 30 | $195

CHIACCHIERIAMO! Sonia Parravano Native Speaker Questo corso è destinato a studenti con una buona padronanza della lingua italiana, soprattutto parlata. In classe si affronteranno diversi argomenti, che riguardano la cultura e la società italiane, in maniera vivace e amichevole. Il corso mira ad incentivare la discussione in classe degli studenti, ad ampliarne il vocabolario e a stimolare la curiosità verso la lingua, la cultura e la società italiana.

RUSSIAN: INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION AND GRAMMAR Katya Maher M.A., Applied Linguistics This conversation course is intended for people who already have a fairly large vocabulary and enough grammar. to have a conversation in Russian. We will review some grammar., but most of the class will be spent in conversation. COURSE CODE: RUIC

Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $195

COURSE CODE: CHIA

Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Apr. 2 | $195

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. Alberto Moravia’s “Racconti romani” will be read in class and discussed from the standpoint of both form and content. We’ll also explore other Italian-language materials, such as newspaper articles, grammatical exercises, well-known Italian short poems, and current events. COURSE CODE: LET T

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $195

TEXTBOOKS Many of the language courses require the use of a textbook. Information about textbooks will appear on your registration confirmation. Books will be available at the Harvard COOP, Textbook Division, 3rd Floor, Palmer St. Building.

LATIN AMERICAN AND LATINO (U.S.) CULTURE THROUGH SHORT FILMS Jose Barriga Founder, Latino Film Festival We’ll study 20th-century Latin America and U.S. Latino culture through short movies, taking into account the historical and cultural background of a very diverse community that represents 16% of the U.S. population and 19 countries. We’ll view one to two shorts per class and have critical conversations to carry out a comparative analysis of films from both Latin America and the U.S. The class is conducted in Spanish; mid- to advanced-level Spanish is required. Included in your tuition is one all-access festival pass to the Boston Latino International Film Festival, which takes place in November 2015 (a $90 value). The Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF) is a yearly event in its 13th edition. Every year, BLIFF opens a call for entries that collects about 250-300 film submissions from Latin America, Spain and the US. The selection committee selects about 60 pieces in three categories: documentaries, shorts and feature narrative films (movies) to be screened at Harvard and Northeastern Universities. The all-access festival pass gives the holder access to every movie, party, and reception associated with the festival. COURSE CODE: LFIL

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 16 | $210

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WORLD LANGUAGES

SPANISH

SPANISH: INTENSIVE INTERMEDIATE 1 & 2

Luz Elena Zuluaga, Carlos Cruz,

Jose Barriga Native Speaker

Bronia Greskovicova, and others (see ccae.org for details) 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. BEGINNER LEVEL 1 COURSE CODE: SPB1

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Apr. 1 | $195 Sec. 02: 9 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $195 Sec. 03: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $195

BEGINNER LEVEL 2 COURSE CODE: SPB2

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $195 Sec. 02: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $195 Sec. 03: 9 Thursdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $195

BEGINNER LEVEL 3 COURSE CODE: SPB3

This intensive intermediate course is for students who have at least 50 hours of classroom time in the language within the last 2 years, are familiar with frequently used expressions, and are able to express themselves in everyday situations. Following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference, students at this level will learn to read descriptions of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters, enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar or pertinent to everyday life, and write simple, connected text on familiar or personal topics describing experiences and impressions. COURSE CODE: SPN3

Sec. 01: Tuesdays & Thursdays (meets 2 times per week for 9 weeks), 6-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $385

BUSINESS SPANISH Katherine Bautista Native Speaker, M. Ed.

BEGINNER LEVEL 4

If you work with Spanish speakers, this is the course for you. Open to intermediate students, this short course in Business Spanish focuses on practical approaches to crucial vocabulary as well as spoken and written communication. Topics are tailored to student needs.

COURSE CODE: SPB4

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

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Mar. 30 | $195 Sec. 02: 9 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $195 Sec. 03: 9 Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $195

Sec. 01: 4 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $120

SPANISH FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS

L O W I N T E R M E D I AT E

Jose Barriga Native Speaker

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $195 Sec. 02: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $195 Sec. 03: 9 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $195

COURSE CODE: SPLI

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Mar. 31 | $195 Sec. 02: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $195

H I G H I N T E R M E D I AT E

Doctors, nurses, techs, and admins in medical settings encounter a diverse patient pool, and being able to communicate in more than one language can make interaction smoother, patients happier, and care more effective. This short course for high-intermediate and advanced Spanish students focuses on high-use vocabulary, real-world interactions, and critical language skills.

COURSE CODE: SPIH

COURSE CODE: SMED

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $195

Sec. 01: 4 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Feb. 23 | $120

SPANISH: INTENSIVE BEGINNER LEVELS 1 & 2

SPANISH: ADVANCED READING AND CONVERSATION

This intensive introduction to Spanish is for students who have not studied Spanish before, or have less than 10 hours of classroom time within the last year. Following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference, students at this level will learn to identify common words concerning their immediate concrete surroundings, read very simple sentences, ask and answer simple questions on very familiar topics, and write a short, simple note.

Bronia Greskovicova PhD Candidate, Universidad Aut贸noma de Madrid

I N T E R M E D I AT E COURSE CODE: SPIE

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Mar. 30 | $195

COURSE CODE: SPN1

Sec. 01: 9 Saturdays 10am-1pm Sec. 02: Tuesdays & Thursdays (meets 2 times per week for 9 weeks), 9:15-10:45am. Begins Mar. 31 | $385

SPANISH: INTENSIVE BEGINNER LEVELS 3 & 4 This intensive introduction to Spanish is for students who have at least 25 hours of classroom time in the language within the last year, have a basic command of the language, are familiar with everyday expressions, and can make very simple sentences. Following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference, students at this level will learn to handle short social exchanges, read short, simple texts, write simple, personal letters, and talk about past events. COURSE CODE: SPN2

Sec. 01: Tuesdays & Thursdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 7:459:15pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $385

Students will improve fluency and confidence in Spanish conversation and comprehension while getting familiar with major authors and trends of 20th century Latin America. Through text reading and group discussion, students will learn new vocabulary and will address grammatical concerns, such as the use of subjunctive, prepositions and past tenses as they arise. All materials provided in class. COURSE CODE: SARC

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $195

SPANISH: BEGINNER CONVERSATION This course is open to high beginner students (A2) who can speak in the present tense and have some familiarity with preterit tenses. Lessons may include some grammar., but only in support of building conversational skills. COURSE CODE: SPBC

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $195

SPANISH: INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION Under the guidance of an experienced instructor, put your grammar. studies to work with lively conversation among interesting people who share one thing: a love of Spanish! All intermediate students are welcome in this course. COURSE CODE: SPCO

Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Apr. 2 | $195 Sec. 02: 9 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $195 REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE .ORG OR CALL 617. 547.6789

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LANGUAGES | ESL

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) 9:15-10:45AM

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY

(meets two times per week for 9 weeks. Begins Mar. 30)

EFEL-SP15.01 English for Everyday Life

ENB2-SP15.02 Beginner 2

$235

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

(meets two times per week for 9 weeks. Begins Mar. 31)

12:30PM

ENB4-SP15.01 Beginner 4 ENI3-SP15.01 Intermediate 3

ESGR-SP15.01 Speak, Discuss, Debate!

ERDD-SP15.01 Read, Discuss, Debate

ENCA-SP15.01 Newspapers for Advanced Conversation

ENB3-SP15.01 Beginner 3

BFEL-SP15.01 Basic English for Everyday Life

PRON-SP15.02 Pronunciation Practice

PUSP-SP15.01 Public Speaking and Presentation

$235

ENI1-SP15.01 Intermediate 1

MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY

ERDP-SP15.01 Advanced Reading, Discussion, & Performance

ENWA-SP15.01 Advanced Writing

ENN1-SP15.01 Intensive Beginner 1 & 2

ENN3-SP15.01 Intensive Intermediate 1&2

(9 weeks. Begins Mar. 30)

$404 9:30AM-12:30PM

SATURDAY

(9 weeks. Begins Apr. 4)

ENB1-SP15.02 Beginner 2 ENI1-SP15.02 Intermediate

$404

ENI4-SP15.01 Intermediate 4 TOFL-SP15.01 Preparation for the TOEFL Exam

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LANGUAGES | ESL

CCAE has an outstanding ESL program with offerings at all levels: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. In addition to general grammar and conversation classes, we also offer reading, writing, pronunciation, and other special skill classes. 2:30PM

4:30PM

ENCB-SP15.01 Conversation for Beginners

ENB1-SP15.01 Beginner 1

7:30PM

ENB2-SP15.01 Beginner 2

ENI2-SP15.01 Intermediate 2

PRON-SP15.01 Pronunciation Practice

ENCI-SP15.01 Intermediate Conversation

IRAV-SP15.01 Intermediate Reading & Vocabulary

EADV-SP15.01 Secrets for an Advanced Vocabulary

ENA2-SP15.01 Advanced 2

ENWB-SP15.01 Writing for Beginners

ENCB-SP15.02 Conversation for Beginners

EFEL-SP15.02 English for Everday Life

EIRC-SP15.01 Reading Comprehension for Intermediate Students

EMPV-SP15.01 Mastering Phrasal Verbs & Prepositions

ENCI-SP15.02 Intermediate Conversation

BENG-SP15.02 English on the Job

BFEL-SP15.02 Basic English for Everday Life

IRAV-SP15.01 Intermediate Reading & Vocabulary

ENA1-WI15.02 Advanced 1

EARC-SP15.01 Reading Comprehension for Advanced Students

ENN5-SP15.01 Intensive Advanced 1 & 2

7:45-9:15PM

TOFN-SP15.01 Intensive Preparation for the TOEFL

ENN4-SP15.01 Intensive Intermediate 3&4

ENN2-SP15.01 Intensive Beginner 3 & 4

1:30pm-4:30pm

EFEL-SP15.03 English for Everday Life ENI2-SP15.02 Intermediate 2 ENA1-SP15.01 Advanced 1 ENWA-SP15.02 Advanced Writing

Classes meet Monday to Thursday, daytime and evenings; and Friday and Saturday mornings and afternoons. Please visit CCAE.org to learn more about the classes, the teachers and how to test your proficiency. You can also email languages@ccae.org or call 617.547.6789 for additional information.

TOFL-SP15.02 Preparation for the TOEFL Exam REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE .ORG OR CALL 617. 547.6789

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MIT WALKING TOUR Boston By Foot

BOSTON PUBLIC GARDEN AND THE PARISIAN BACK BAY

Join us for a close encounter with the architecture and public art of MIT. Our guided walk traces MIT’s evolving campus. From the 1950s through the 1970s, MIT attracted such internationally famous designers as Aalto, Saarinen, Pei, and Catalano. Today, the school is nearing the end of a major building program with the completion of many exciting new projects.

Boston By Foot

COURSE CODE: MIT W

Sec. 01: Sunday 12-2 pm May 10 | $25

Join us on a stroll to Copley Square through the Boston Public Garden, the magnificent front entrance to the Back Bay. Walk up Commonwealth Avenue, Boston’s Champs Élysées, and listen to stories about Boston’s Parisian architectural influences. COURSE CODE: PUBA

Sec. 01: Sunday, 12-2pm. Apr. 12 | $25

NORTH SLOPE OF BEACON HILL Boston By Foot Explore the narrow streets and alleyways of the North Slope of Beacon Hill. This colonial port district with an unsavory reputation evolved to become a significant force in the abolitionist movement, an important station on the Underground Railroad, and home to many immigrant families. Unlike the historically more fashionable South Slope that has always defined the Hill’s character, the steeper, less accessible North Slope began with a 19th-century free black population and an integrated working-class community that has evolved into today’s gentrified sub-neighborhood. C O U R S E C O D E : B E AC

Sec. 01: Sunday 12-2pm. May 31 | $25

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HARVARD YARD Boston By Foot Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in America. Learn the history of this venerable institution, as well as the academic history of America, through an eclectic mix of structures and objects in Harvard Yard. This tour features the architecture of Thomas Dawes, John Smibert, Charles Bulfinch, Henry Hobson Richardson, Peabody & Stearns, Guy Lowell, and McKim, Mead & White. C O U R S E C O D E : YA H D

Sec. 01: Saturday, 12-2pm Apr. 11 | $25 Sec. 02: Sunday, 12-2pm May 17 | $25


TRAVEL

CAMBRIDGE IN 1775: A WALKING TOUR

PARIS OFF THE BEATEN PATH

Charles Bahne Boston Historian

Sally Peabody President, Your Great Days in Paris; yourgreatdayinparis.com

Cambridge was the focus of both military and political activity at the dawn of the American Revolution. Redcoats marched through the town on their way to Lexington and Concord; two months later, generals met in Harvard Square to plan for the Battle of Bunker Hill. Here George Washington formed the Continental Army, won his first victory, and dealt with his first traitor. This tour will view surviving sites of the Revolutionary War in Harvard Square and Harvard Yard, and will discuss events that occurred elsewhere in Cambridge between 1774 and 1778.

Love Paris? Get beyond the Champs Elysees, Odeon and the Eiffel Tower to explore four delightfully hip quarters. We will embark on a virtual tour of charming village-like Batignolles in the 17th arrondissement, to the happening rue de Martyrs area in the 9th, the funky Faubourg St. Antoine quarter in the 11th, and multi-cultural, arty Belleville in the 19th. Bistro, cultural, and shopping recommendations of note will also be included. C O U R S E C O D E : PA R P

Sec. 01: Sunday, 2:30-4:30pm. Apr. 12 | $55

COURSE CODE: CWLK

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-12pm. Apr. 11 | $51

BRATTLE STREET: TORY ROW Charles Bahne Boston Historian For more than two centuries, Brattle Street has been one of the finest residential streets in America. In 1775, George Washington and his army made their headquarters in the abandoned mansions of seven wealthy loyalists — all of which still stand today. In the centuries since, Brattle Street residents have invented baking powder, Fig Newtons, Polaroid cameras, and Sadie Hawkins Day. On this walking tour, we will see these sites and the homes of the poets Longfellow and Lowell. C O U R S E C O D E : T O RY

SOLO TRAVEL FOR WOMEN: EXPLORE THE WORLD FEARLESSLY Maureen White Travel Enthusiast Have you ever dreamed of a fabulous travel adventure, and then given up because you couldn’t find a buddy to go with you? Have you imagined a fantastic solo trip to an exotic locale, only to be stopped short by your fears? In this workshop we will discuss why you should consider traveling alone, the ins and outs of planning a trip, and tips for making the most of your time on the road. Get practical advice and meet other women who want to see the world! COURSE CODE: TRWN

Sec. 01: Thursday, 7:45-9:45pm. May 14 | $45

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-8pm. May 13 | $51

SAVVY TRAVEL TO ISTANBUL Sally Peabody President, Your Great Days in Paris; yourgreatdayinparis.com Istanbul is one of the world’s most dynamic, fascinating cities. Living with layered history, yet hip and up-to-date, this metropolis is both European and Asian. Fine artisanal crafts, Mediterranean cuisine, ancient architecture, bustling Markets, and great museums are all in abundance in Istanbul. Learn about some choice sources and quarters, and start planning a memorable visit.

PAY ONLY $6 TO PARK IN HARVARD SQUARE Must be after 3:30pm in the Charles Hotel Garage, Tickets for sale in the Center Registration Office.

COURSE CODE: ISTB

Sec. 01: Sunday, 2:30-4:30pm. Jun. 7 | $45 REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE .ORG OR CALL 617. 547.6789

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TH E W LI F E R IT E R ’ S SE R IES PG. 3 8

LITERATURE SELF-EXPLORATION THROUGH LITERATURE Jane Katims M.Ed., Author, Dancing on a Slippery Floor, janekatims.com Certain fictional characters seem as real as our friends and adversaries, because their authors write with insight and intuition about human emotions. By examining our unique reactions to the characters in stories and novels, we achieve increased self-understanding. We’ll use contemporary works by Andre Dubus, Alice Munro, Ellen Gilchrist, and others as points of departure for our discussions as we ask ourselves: What are our feelings and attitudes about the story characters, and what do these emotional responses reveal about ourselves? COURSE CODE: W TSE

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 12-1:30pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $212

THE MAHABHARATA Kamesh Aiyer Ph.D. The Mahabharata is an ancient Indian epic poem of 100,000 verses (ten times the size of the Iliad and the Odyssey put together). It is a source book of Indian myth. We will use multiple interpretations—from the text itself to theater, film, and TV adaptations—to study how ancient India viewed a variety of contemporary issues: the environment, “just war,” reward and punishment, the individual versus society, and more. COURSE CODE: MAHA

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 1-3pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $197

ARISTOTLE’S ETHICS: PRACTICAL WISDOM Michael Koran Author of Verse to Better; M.A., University of Chicago Aristotle, student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great, reveals in his Ethics ways to be powerfully wise. For Aristotle, what is good for us is the same question as what brings us happiness. Let’s explore with him: how to do the right thing at the right time in the right way; how to develop excellent character for excellent living; how habits such as thoughtful bravery and finding the “golden mean” contribute to the pleasure of flourishing. We’ll read and discuss one chapter a week of the Nicomachean Ethics (translated by Robert C. Bartlett and Susan D. Collins) to transform for our times ancient ways to live a good life. NEW

COURSE CODE: ARIS

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 5:45-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $203

ST. PAUL’S LETTERS Michael Koran Author of Verse to Better; M.A., University of Chicago What can we do when we think the world, as we know it, is going to end? How can St. Paul’s revolutionizing experience—compelling him to change his name and his life—guide us towards transforming our lives? Paul lives and is willing to die for the new world he is co-creating. How does Paul honor his past traditions while re-vitalizing them? How can we understand for our times words crucial to Paul’s world: faith, love, charity, God, Jesus, Christ, community, resurrection? How do Paul’s letters, the fi rst Christian writing we have, help readers find a healing guide? Each class we will read aloud and discuss parts of one of Paul’s authentic letters to help us understand how he co-creates a loving free community. NEW

C O U R S E C O D E : PAU L

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:30pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $203

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LITERATURE & WRITING

SHORT STORIES OF THE MASTERS

CONTEMPORARY FANTASY: TOLKIEN VS. MARTIN

Susan Glassman Ph.D., English, University of Rhode Island

Jared Hettrick Composer and Vocalist, logresfellspress.com

The readings for this course are entirely different from those of last year’s course with the same title. Join us in reading short story masterpieces by both well-known and lesser-known international writers. The stories we will analyze and discuss include landmark works by D.H. Lawrence, Robert Louis Stevenson, Chekhov, Dostoyevsky, Oliver Goldsmith, Pirandello, Turgenev, and other important writers, who demonstrate skill in characterizing the human spirit. Some of the authors are also poets, dramatists, and novelists. We will analyze themes, characters, settings, symbolism, and style, as well as look at contemporary interpretations.

Let’s examine the state of the fantasy genre today. From the innovations of JRR Tolkien to the immensely popular work of George RR Martin today, how have works of fantasy changed over the years? We will look at these two great writers and pit them against each other in a fantasy showdown of plot, characters, sources, style, content, and intent. Martin has been hailed as the “ American Tolkien” by Lev Grossman of Time Magazine, but is he really? Whether you love the film adaptions of their works, or are voracious readers if their epic novels, this is the class for you!

COURSE CODE: GSSM

Sec. 01: 6 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $170

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 10:30-11:45am. Begins Mar. 31 | $175 Sec. 02: 8 Tuesdays, 2pm-3:15pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $175

FOUR AMERICANS IN PARIS Gerry Weisenberg M.A., Harvard University

NEW

COURSE CODE: TKVM

BOB DYLAN REVISITED Robert Gillan Ph.D. Bob Dylan is without doubt one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. This course will take you on a journey through the multitudinous stages of his brilliant career. We will study the revolutionary lyrical content of his songs, his innovative and influential approach to instrumentation and performance, and the constantly changing social and political contexts in which his work has appeared. While our core focus will be on the songs that have made Dylan one of the most admired songwriters of our time, we will also refer to the many films and books that have attempted to make sense of the man and his work. Performance will be encouraged! NEW

Paris, the legendary “City of Light,” has enchanted Americans from Ambassador Benjamin Franklin through Woody Allen. Paris in the 1920s became the cultural hub of Western creativity. Through close reading and vigorous discussion of Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast; F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night; E.E. Cummings’ The Enormous Room; and Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer, we will explore the literary achievements and cultural contibutions. Texts will be made available at the New England Mobile Book Fair at 20% discount.

C O U R S E C O D E : DY L N

C O U R S E C O D E : F PA R

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $185

NEW

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $203

POETRY, POP CULTURE, AND MEDIA ADAPTATION Kevin Kehl M.A. in English Literature, UMass Boston Many people believe that poetry in our culture is dead outside the classroom. On the contrary, much of our popular culture NEW pays homage to these great works of creativity through either open dialogue or subtle allusion. Why is this? The theme of this course will explore how poetry is received and reproduced in our culture today. We will visit popular poetry of different periods to examine the context in which they are used in the media culture of today, and try to come to a better understanding of simply, why poetry? Possible authors to be read may include Whitman, Shakespeare, Keats, Frost, Neruda, just to name a few. COURSE CODE: POPP

TOLSTOY’S ANNA KARENINA Leon Steinmetz Author Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace is universally considered one of the best, if not the best novel ever written in any language. The author himself believed Anna Karenina to be even a stronger book. This course 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 the best, English translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky (Penguin Classics). NEW

COURSE CODE: ANK A

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

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $197

DOSTOEVSKY’S CRIME AND PUNISHMENT: FOREBEARER OF R-RATED SERIALS

NOVEL TO FILM ADAPTATIONS

Katia Kapovich Writer, Editor, and Professor of Slavic Studies

Jaime McPartland M.F.A. in Creative Writing, The New School In this combination literature/film course, we will read and watch a selection of novels adapted to the screen. Reading one novel each week, we will watch the film as a group and follow up with a discussion on aspects of the adaptation, including plot, character depiction, dialogue and cinematography. Novels will include: Kafka’s The Castle, Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-five, Cunningham’s The Hours, Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, Yates’ Revolutionary Road, Maroh’s Blue Is the Warmest Color and Joyce’s short story “The Dead.” NEW

Is Crime and Punishment a detective story with a philosophical twist? Or is it a philosophical work spiced with an R-rated plot? This course invites you to appreciate Dostoevsky’s great novel from both perspectives. We will strive to consider philosophy in a broader, more pluralistic manner, allowing us to view this work — and other works of fiction — in a multifaceted way. COURSE CODE: CRNP

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $197

COURSE CODE: NOFI

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 1-4pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $212

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LITERATURE & WRITING

WRITING BI-WEEKLY WRITING WORKSHOP Evan Fleischer Writer Writers write. Writers need to write. And they shouldn’t always exist in a vacuum: they should be working on something new each week—newspaper articles, poems, stories, essays. And that’s what this class is for: working, a cordial pushing of the other, and improving each other class after class. New and experienced writers are welcomed to this constructive, collaborative—and intensive— workshop. NEW

COURSE CODE: WKWR

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays and Thursdays. 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $250

FICTION CALISTHENICS WORKSHOP Thomas Meek Writer In this class you will lean the elements of fiction through discussion, in class exercises, and more formally workshoped stories. The goal is to produce one or two submittable short stories by the end of term. C O U R S E C O D E : F CA L

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $197

FICTION WORKSHOP Whether you are a beginning or continuing writing student, your work will benefit from the fun, supportive environment of this course. Together, we’ll each begin and complete one piece of short fiction by the end of the term. We’ll look at characterization, plot, structure, language, and the other elements of good writing, and also learn from each other.

SHORT FICTION WORKSHOP Joe Ransom M.F.A. in Writing, University of San Francisco This course is designed to get students reading and thinking as writers of short fiction and generating work of their own. Throughout the semester, we will read a variety of published stories and consider the craft elements that the selected readings best exhibit. In the introductory weeks of the course students will complete creative exercises inspired by the stories and principles discussed. Class time will be divided between discussion of published stories and craft principles, sharing of creative exercises, and in-class writing. NEW

The final weeks of the semester will be dedicated to workshopping longer original work. COURSE CODE: SF WK

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $197

FLASH FICTION WORKSHOP Liz Breen Television Writer and Producer The 21st century, an age where everything is getting smaller! faster! better! Thus the popularity of flash fiction (stories under 1000 words). This course allows writers to get in on the trend for themselves, writing and workshopping short, short stories on a weekly basis. Great for writers looking to generate new work, take a break from a longer project or try their hand at creative writing for the first time! NEW

COURSE CODE: FLFI

Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 1-4pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $205

COURSE CODE: FKWK

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $197 Sec. 02: 8 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $197 Sec. 03: 8 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $197 Sec. 04: 8 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $197

WHAT MAKES A STORY GREAT: THE TECHNIQUES AND THOUGHT PROCESSES OF THE FICTION WRITER Gerard Bianco M.F.A. in Writing, Albertus Magnus College Join me for an exciting ride through fourteen great short stories. Each week we’ll discuss the craft of storytelling and sharpen our writing skills, practicing the unique elements past masters used to create literary gems. We’ll discuss the goal of the fiction writer, the definition of story, theme, structure, conflict, hook, the activating incident, and much more. Whether you’re a beginning or experienced writer, or someone who wants to deepen their appreciation of reading, you’ll benefit from this course. NEW

COURSE CODE: GRST

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $197

DEVELOPING AUTHENTIC CHARACTERS Jane Katims M.Ed., Author, Dancing on a Slippery Floor, janekatims.com The writing of a story or novel often begins with the creation of authentic characters—ones who are believable and compelling. How do these characters move? How do they speak? Are they shown alone? If not, how do they operate in relation to other characters? Exercises and discussions will propel us into our writing. We’ll explore the uses of first, second, and third person and the qualities that make for authenticity. COURSE CODE: CRCH

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $212

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LIVING STORIES Don Gervich Ed.D.; Professor of Writing, Curry College What makes a story vital, engaging, and unique? Join this group to discover ways to enliven your memoir or fiction writing. We practice the essentials: how to create complex characters, develop a compelling voice, enhance scenes with vivid detail, speak with zinging dialogue. We coax each other to infuse our tales with humor and suspense. Our goal is to experiment—and to share stories that surprise and enlighten us. Both beginning and advanced writers are welcome. C O U R S E C O D E : LVS T

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $195

WRITING THE LINKED SHORT STORY Emily Neeves M.F.A., Creative Writing, Emerson College A writer of linked short stories experiences the freedom of non-linear storytelling with the advantage of puzzling together a more significant end. But how does a writer make each story stand apart, while simultaneously crafting a big picture? Although writers of all ability levels are welcome, this class is first-and-foremost a writing workshop; the critique is our priority. If time permits, we will discuss readings and engage in writing prompts. By the course’s end, all students will have at least two completed drafts of linked stories, with feedback for revision on each. COURSE CODE: WL SS

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $197


LITERATURE & WRITING: LITERATURE

BLACKSMITH HOUSE POETRY SERIES: SPRING 2015 Founded in 1973, the award-winning Blacksmith House Poetry Series brings established and emerging writers of poetry and fiction to Harvard Square. The series is sponsored by the Cambridge Center for Adult Education and holds readings at the Blacksmith House, site of the village smithy and spreading chestnut tree of Longfellow’s 1839 poem “The Village Blacksmith.” Many thanks to the Massachusetts Cultural Council for supporting this series!

March 30

April 27

Tom Sleigh reads from his new collection, Station Zed, with Alice Fulton, whose new book is Barely Composed.

Andrea Cohen reads from Furs Not Mine, with Nate Klug, author of the poetry collection Anyone.

COURSE CODE: BHPS

COURSE CODE: BHPS

Sec. 06: Monday, 8-9pm. Mar. 30 | $3

Sec. 08: Monday, 8-9pm. Apr. 27 | $3

April 6

May 4

Gerald Stern reads from his new collection, Divine Nothingness, with Anne-Marie Macari, whose latest poetry collection is Red Deer.

Daniel Wolff reads from his new book, The Names of Birds, with Adam Day, whose debut collection is Model of a City in Civil War.

COURSE CODE: BHPS

COURSE CODE: BHPS

Sec. 07: Monday, 8-9pm. Apr. 6 | $3

Sec. 09: Monday, 8-9pm. May 4 | $3

Andrea Cohen Director Mariya Deykute Assistant to the Director

8pm | $3 | Readings take place at 56 Brattle Street. Tickets may be purchased 45 minutes prior to the reading.

Ron Spalletta Assistant to the Director

This program is funded in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Gail Mazur Founding Director

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THE WRITER’S LIFE SERIES: SPRING 2015 Presented in Collaboration with the National Writers Union, Boston Chapter Barbara Beckwith and Yleana Martinez Series Curators Our popular series for writers and readers continues! Join us for four Wednesday evenings of informal discussions with local authors. There will be ample time for audience Q and A and a chance to purchase signed book copies. All events take place in the Spiegel Auditorium at 56 Brattle Street (the Blacksmith House) on Wednesday evenings at 8pm.

FROM IDEA TO BOOKSHELF: AUTHORS SHARE THEIR PUBLISHING STORIES

UNSUNG HEROES AND INVISIBLE PEOPLE

Three first-time authors discuss the story behind the writing and publishing of their debut books. A perennial favorite in the Writers Life Series, hear about what it took to get these stories published, from conception to marketing the finished product.

When the market is saturated with celebrity tell-alls, how does one go about getting ink for individuals the world should know more about? Three authors discuss how their books shine a light on people whose lives are far from positions of influence or power, through words alone or words and pictures.

Larry Spotted Crow Mann The Mourning Road to Thanksgiving (Word Branch Publishing, 2014)

Joel Christian Gill Strange Fruit Volume 1: Uncelebrated Narratives of Black History (Fulcrum Publishing)

Sharron Kahn Luttrell Weekends with Daisy (Simon and Schuster, 2013)

Helen Elaine Lee The Serpent’s Gift (Atheneum) and Water Marked (Scribner)

Marjan Kamali Together Tea (Harper Collins 2013)

Raul Gonzalez Lowriders in Space (Chronicle Books)

COURSE CODE: WRLF

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 8-9:30pm. Apr. 8 | $10

COURSE CODE: WRLF

Sec. 03: Wednesday, 8-9:30pm. Apr. 22 | $10

LOOKING THROUGH A CLASS LENS Conveying real or imagined stories about people living outside the “safety net” or can challenge even the most seasoned writer. Three writers share how they approached writing about class issues in an authentic, respectful manner. Annie Weatherwax All We Had (Scribner, 2014) Lorenz Finison Boston’s Bicycling Craze: 1880-1900 (University of Massachusetts Press). Anthony D’Aries The Language of Men (Hudson Whitman/Excelsior College Press) COURSE CODE: WRLF

Sec. 02: Wednesday, 8-9:30pm. Apr. 15 | $10

COLLABORATIVE BOOK MARKETING AND PROMOTION Publishers often entrust the heavy marketing and promotion to authors, which can leave a writer overwhelmed or rob them of time they’d rather spend writing. Being a member of a creative group allows one to share connections and energy. Three writers share their experiences being part of a collective that is as much dedicated to the art of writing as to helping each other. Mary Millner McCullough playwright and co-founder of The Streetfeet Women Willie Pleasants Make Truth a Habit (AuthorHouse, 2009) Leslie Wheeler author of three Miranda Lewis “living history” mysteries, most recently Murder at Spouters Point. COURSE CODE: WRLF

Sec. 04: Wednesday, 8-9:30pm. Apr. 29 | $10

NEED A SCHOLARSHIP? The Center offers scholarship assistance to people with annual incomes below $25,000. You can request guidelines and an application form via email to obi.carrion@ccae.org. Applications must be received no later than 10 days before the first day of the course. Full-time students at degree-granting institutions are not eligible. Other restrictions apply.

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LITERATURE & WRITING

SHORT FORM MEMOIR Jaime McPartland M.F.A. in Creative Writing, The New School In this workshop, we will explore the range of the short form memoir, the personal essay and the autobiographical short story. Students will bring their own work to the table for discussion, with the aim of producing a polished short piece by the end of the term. We will also look at published short pieces by Joan Didion, Jamaica Kincaid, Primo Levy and others. COURSE CODE: SMEM

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $197

POP ART POETICS: AN EKPHRASTIC POETRY WORKSHOP Donald Vincent Creator, Mr. Hip Presents (@Mr_Hip) Join us for an adventurous exploration of ekphrastic poetry: poetry about art. Poems written throughout the course will comment on art in a variety of forms: writing of pirouettes, Picasso, mainstream music, favorite films, or whatever tickles your imagination’s fancy. Poems created during these session will animate a chosen art form by creating rhythm with poetry. NEW

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

GETTING PERSONAL: A MEMOIR AND ESSAY WORKSHOP Daniel Gewertz Freelance Writer The writing of memoir stories often begins with a humble question: What about my life is worthy of a reader’s time and attention? But given enough precision, passion, and story-telling savvy, nearly any memory that fascinates a writer can be made to intrigue the reader. We will concentrate on ways we can frame our memories, tighten focus, and clarify feelings and opinions. Assignments and prompts will kick-start your writing, and stories will be read aloud in class.

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $185

POETRY WORKSHOP Katia Kapovich Writer, Editor, and Professor of Slavic Studies Discuss your poems and those of your peers. We will hone our skills and learn and practice the most helpful ways to approach creative work. In addition to your own poetry, we will look closely at poems by a group of contemporary poets. We will examine the craft, form, voice, and style in these poems and consider the aesthetic choices they make. Don’t worry if this is your first poetry class, or if you have never shown your poems to anyone.

COURSE CODE: GETP

COURSE CODE: POEW

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $185

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 1-3pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $197

THE PERSONAL ESSAY WORKSHOP: STORIES, IDEAS, AND REFLECTIONS

BRIGHT THREADS: A POETRY WORKSHOP

Alejandro Ramirez Freelance Writer, Essayist Baldwin, Didion, Orwell, and many others all made the personal NEW essay a flexible and influential mode of thinking. The personal essay is neither formal argument nor memoir. In the essay, story-telling elements meet arguments, ideas, and reflections. In this class, we’ll follow Philip Lopate’s school of thought—as detailed in The Art of the Personal Essay—to approach one of the most variable yet powerful forms of writing.

Ronald Spalletta M.F.A. in Poetry, Emerson College Some ideas, stories, and images captivate writers not just across a generation but across centuries. In this workshop, we will dedicate ourselves to following some of these threads through many poets and many time periods, and to picking up these bright threads and weaving them into our own work. From Sappho to Ferry and from Horace to Hass, we will explore poetry’s irresistible ideas. NEW

COURSE CODE: BRTP

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $197

COURSE CODE: PRSE

Sec. 01: 7 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $185

DEEP INSIDE THE TULIP: HAIKU FOR A SPRING DAY

STORIES STARRING YOU

Jeanne Martin Ed.D., Teacher and Retreat Leader

Judith Wynn Freelance Newspaper and Magazine Writer Whether you’re writing fiction or memoir pieces, all narratives begin with what you know and where you’ve been. In-class exercises and homework assignments will tease out the great stories that you want to share with the world. You will learn to create characters and narrators who are both you and not-you. The voices you hear and the places you go will enliven your stories and lead you to other stories. We’ll also discuss publication markets. C O U R S E C O D E : S SY U

Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $170

MAPPING THE SHORT STORY Jaime McPartland M.F.A. in Creative Writing, The New School In this workshop, we will sketch out maps such as Vladimir Nabokov used in his literature seminars. By mapping the physical spaces described in a selection of published stories, students will better understand how to frame their own. How prominent are characters’ paths in a story? Various mapping techniques will be explored and students will be encouraged to share their work for discussion.

Spring haiku: an abundance of sights, smells, sounds, tastes, and touches. Join us to explore the sensory awareness that haiku brings. After a brief description of haiku essentials, we will read, write, and share spring haiku. Haiku is a poem of direct experience. Everyone is invited to this supportive and fun workshop. COURSE CODE: HAKU

Sec. 01: Saturday, 1-4pm. May 16 | $75

SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WORKSHOP Stephanie Brownell Playwright, Fiction Writer, and Costume Designer This course combines a workshop format with lecture and discussion on topics in science fiction and fantasy. In addition to traditional elements like character, style and plot, we’ll explore world-building, invented languages, the hero arc, and more. Student may choose to workshop an existing piece of fiction (short story or novel both welcome) or use our discussions as inspiration to create something new. No genre experience is necessary. NEW

COURSE CODE: SIFI

Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 1-3pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $185

COURSE CODE: MPSS

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $197

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LITERATURE & WRITING

WEEKEND WORKSHOP: GIVING READERS AN AUTHENTIC SENSE OF PLACE

REFLECTIVE-JOURNAL WRITING: ONE-DAY WORKSHOP

Jamie Cox Robertson Author/Editor

Michelle Goldhaber Facilitator, Spiritual Counselor, Social Worker

In this one-day workshop, we’ll focus on how to evoke an authentic sense of place with vivid details and well-chosen words. How does an author describe famous cities in a fresh way or give life to unknown locations? We’ll analyze examples from well-known authors and practice with our own in-class exercises. There will also be time to workshop short pieces in progress. Open to writers of all genres and levels; those who have a story or excerpt ready to be workshopped can send it to the instructor in advance.

In this workshop, participants will have the chance to deeply reflect through journal writing, optional sharing and deep listening. Writing and listening sessions will be interspersed with informal breaks, centering exercises and light creative arts projects; all encouraging insight and inspiration.

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COURSE CODE: WPLC

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-3pm. May 2 | $100

AT THE INTERSECTION OF SCIENCE AND FICTION: A WRITING WORKSHOP Tasneem Zehra Husain Theoretical Physicist and Writer; tasneemzehrahusain.com Our quest to understand the universe is driven equally by reason and passion, but too often, science writing addresses only the former. Conventional nonfiction may stimulate a reader’s mind, but it fails to stir passion. Through readings and discussion, we will explore how the emotional experience of fiction can be leveraged to communicate and explain ideas, without compromising fact. We’ll put what we learn to practice in our writing exercises. Whether you come as a scientist interested in writing, or a writer interested in science, join us at the intersection of fact and fiction. It’s an exciting place to be. COURSE CODE: ISCF

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COURSE CODE: REFL

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-12pm & 2-4pm. May 30 | $120

CREATIVE WRITING FOR CARE GIVERS Kathleen Aguero Professor Emerita, Pine Manor College Amid the daily pressures of caring for someone who is ill, you may not have time to reflect on your experience as a caregiver This workshop focuses on both generating and refining writing so you can structure and gain insight/ articulate your own story. You will leave this workshop with pieces to refine and techniques to keep you writing. This workshop is designed both for caregivers working at home and in professional settings, for those who already write and for those interested in exploring writing. NEW

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

Sec. 01: Sunday, 12-3pm. Begins Apr. 26 | $65

MEMORIES, STORIES, AND REFLECTIONS: AN ONGOING PROJECT IN LIFE STORY WRITING

Sec. 01: Saturday, May 30, 9:30am-12:30pm & Sunday, May 31, 1-4pm | $120

Kendall Dudley Lifeworks Career and Life Design; lifeworkscareers.com

WEEKEND WORKSHOP: WRITING FROM YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE

Join us in writing stories you’ve forgotten and suddenly long to finish. Practice eluding your critics so you can roam freely. Find varied voices, tempos, and characters with which to reveal what you learn. 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!

Mopsy Strange Kennedy Book Reviewer, The Improper Bostonian Join us to concentrate on two genres using the first person. Nonfiction articles such as the “Lives” column in The New York Times and “My Turn” in Newsweek 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 and Lit by Mary Karr use fiction techniques to tell a story that is nevertheless the writer’s own. The shaping of scenes, the writing of dialogue, and the use of pungent, telling detail will be emphasized so that the story is cinematically vivid, and the writer is interestingly revealed. We will write in class, and then discuss. COURSE CODE: WRBO

C O U R S E C O D E : AU T O

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 1-3pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $125 Sec. 02: 8 Tuesdays, 3:15-5:15pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $125

VIVID JOURNALING

Sec. 01: Saturday, Apr. 25, 10am-4pm & Sunday, Apr. 26, 12-4pm

Kendall Dudley Lifeworks Career and Life Design; lifeworkscareers.com

WRITING FROM YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE

Toss out your old notions of journaling! No matter where your interests lie in matters of the head, heart, and spirit, these journaling doors will open you to new ways of defining, processing, and growing with your journal. Drawing on the influences of painting, photography, video, collage, music, architectural design, and the Internet, your words will take on new expression, form, and depth. Weekly journal projects will keep you focused between classes.

Mopsy Strange Kennedy Book Reviewer, The Improper Bostonian In this class 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 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, telling detail so that the story is cinematically vivid and the writer is interestingly revealed. Given the intimate nature of the writing, the class spirit is one of safety and respect. COURSE CODE: WREP

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 10-11:30am. Begins Apr. 1 | $212 Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 3:45-5:15pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $212 40

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

Sec. 01: 4 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $125


LITERATURE & WRITING

INTRODUCTION TO SCRIPT WRITING

GRANTWRITING 101

Andrew Osborne Screenwriter, baitshop.org

Adjoa-Eva Acquaah-Harrison Executive Consultant, International Development

A knack for visual storytelling, a strong ear for dialogue, and the ability to “show not tell” are skills with applications throughout the arts and media. This course provides an overview of the interconnected disciplines and realities of script writing for film, television, theater, video games, comic books, and more. Come workshop your screenplay, one-act, web series, graphic novel, documentary, first-person-shooter, or anything else involving words and pictures in a fun, supportive environment.

Considering a career in development or seeking funding for a specific nonprofit? Join us for an introduction to the grant-seeking process and grant-writing techniques. Learn how to identify funders, understand different types of support, create a budget, and cultivate prospective funders. We’ll review examples of winning proposals and trends in philanthropy to identify the best ways to seek and secure funding (laptops welcome).

COURSE CODE:

Sec. 01: 4 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $150

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Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $212

INTRODUCTION TO SCREENWRITING 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. Students who enroll in this course will be automatically eligible for participation in Project Screenplay, an interactive game show for aspiring screenwriters to be held at CCAE on February 20, 2015. COURSE CODE: REEN

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $212

CONTINUING PLAYWRIGHTS: THE DYNAMICS OF THE STAGE Peter Littlefield Stage Director, Writer, and Dramaturg The playwright’s first challenge is to put human beings on the stage. All matters of stagecraft begin there, whether speech, silence, movement, or stillness—or stage design and images. And then there’s the problem of structuring these human moments into a larger dramatic narrative. The shifting of scenes creates a language of its own. Join us to develop your own play. We will read work, discuss problems, and use exercises to trigger observation and imagination. We will also read a play by a contemporary playwright. COURSE CODE: CPL A

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $212

WRITING PICTURE BOOKS FOR CHILDREN Pat Sherman Writer Do you love children’s picture books? Have you always wanted to write one? In this course we will examine the various types of picture books: fiction, nonfiction, board books for the very young, and storybooks for older kids. Each student will be encouraged to write and revise at least one manuscript. We will also discuss the business of children’s publishing and how to break into print in today’s competitive marketplace. Beginning and experienced writers are welcome. COURSE CODE: WRPB

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $197

COURSE CODE: GRNT

BEYOND GRANTWRITING: DIVERSIFYING YOUR PORTFOLIO Adjoa-Eva Acquaah-Harrison Executive Consultant, International Development Effective fundraising does not begin and end with grantwriting, and an donors look for strong organizations with a diversified approach to fundraising. A reliance on grants as a predominant source of funding undermines organizational sustainability. Discover the hidden assets of your organization and harness them toward a diversified fundraising approach that attracts institutional and individual donors alike. Learn how to spice up existing programs for expansion and leverage them as you acquire new donors and build stronger relationships with long-term donors. Whether you are new to nonprofit work or already part of a development team, come learn new messaging techniques and how to set up a diversified portfolio. NEW

COURSE CODE: BGRN

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-12pm & 2-4pm. Begins May 16 | $125 COURSE CODE: BGRN

Sec. 02: 2 Wednesdays, 5:30pm-7:30pm. Begins May 27 | $125

CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATION WITH PAPER CUTOUTS Laura Modahl Artist/Designer This workshop focuses on the principles of making children’s stories with paper images. We will cover layout and design elements. Each participant will work with specialty papers to create their own story book page, a project that might -- after the class has ended -- grow into a full book. We will also explore how children absorb visual images and text when reading books. NEW

COURSE CODE: CBPC

Sec. 01: 3 Sundays, 2-4pm. Begins May 3 | $100

WRITING FICTION FOR YOUNG ADULTS Victoria Coe Children’s Author Have you always wanted to write for children? Or have hits like Harry Potter or the Hunger Games got you fired up to write for older kids or teens? In this course, we’ll look at the children’s book industry and learn what it takes to create a great novel that kids of all ages will love. Topics will include creating characters, building a plot, and motivating yourself to either get going or push through to the end! In addition, we’ll cover revision, marketing your work, and other topics tailored to the interests of the class. All levels of experience are welcome; participants will be encouraged to write and share their work over the duration of the course. NEW

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

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $197

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WORLD WAR I: A GLOBAL AND LOCAL WALK-THROUGH Anatole Sykley Historian and Member of the World War I Historical Society The centenary years of World War I are upon us. Yet there NEW are more books and articles on this subject than ever, and some aspects of the war’s history are still being grasped by historians, or can cause controversy even today. Historians still debate the causes of the war, and discuss whether critical battles such as those at Verdun and on the Somme, were well planned or simply massive military mistakes. This course will focus on the battles and campaigns of the years 1914 through 1918, but will also pause to take multi-dimensional view of these events from different perspectives. The course will end with an examination of what happened in Boston and Massachusetts during this time, together with an overview and photos of the World War I battlefields as they exist and how they can be visited today. COURSE CODE: W WI

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $197

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MEET THE UNIVERSE Dan Winchell and John Sheff Amateur Astronomers and Astronomy Educators Every day we get new pictures from spacecraft exploring the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Saturn, and a comet! More missions are on the way to an asteroid and to Pluto! Every week, it seems, exotic planets around other stars are announced, and we’re told it’s just a matter of time until Earth-like, habitable planets are discovered. We’ll talk about black holes, the cosmic microwave background, and the search for life in the Universe. Bonus: You’ll get a chance to use a large telescope at a real observatory! NEW

COURSE CODE: UNIV

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $185


SCIENCE, HISTORY & CONTEMPORARY ISSUES

A JEWISH ARTIST IN RENAISSANCE VENICE Elizabeth Rich M.A. in History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University This course includes several topics that are potentially unusual and deserve attention: a known Jewish artist from the time of the Renaissance who created images in spite of the second commandment, documented privileges from noble Italian families and Governments, and a picture-Bible inscribed in two languages. In this class you will be introduced to the Jewish artist Moise da Castellazzo (1466-1525/26) and his picture-Bible, which he created around 1521. You will also learn about the formation of the Ghetto of Venice and Jewish life in 16th century Venice. NEW

COURSE CODE: ART V

Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $155

INTRODUCTION TO DOGEN Joshua Bartok M.S. in Mental Health Counseling, UMass Boston Eihei Dogen (1200-53) founded the Japanese Soto School of Zen, and is renowned as one of the world’s most remarkable religious thinkers. As Shakespeare does with English, Dogen utterly transforms the language of Zen, using it in novel and extraordinarily beautiful ways in his voluminous writings. Yet his powerful writings can often feel daunting to read on one’s own. This course will help students tap into and make use of the this incomparable writer’s rich teachings. NEW

COURSE CODE: DOGE

Sec. 01: 6 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $165

EVOLUTION: COSMIC AND HUMAN Kumar Sharma Ph.D., MIT; Author of The Age of Ananda How is the evolution of the universe related to our own evolution as human beings? In this course we will answer this question from the perspective of the Indian wisdom traditions. We’ll start with a mind-boggling cosmology which has cycles of time stretching to 311 trillion years. Within that cyclical world-view, we shall examine how karma and reincarnation operate to unfold the goal of human life and discover the primal role of consciousness in the play of the cosmos. The format will include meditation, self-inquiry, spiritual practices for further exploration, and readings from the instructor’s book: The Age of Ananda: Conscious Evolution to the Life Divine. NEW

C O U R S E C O D E : E VO L

Sec. 01: 5 Thursdays, 6pm-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $170

HOW WHITE PEOPLE CAN CHALLENGE RACISM: MOVING FROM TALK TO ACTION Barbara Beckwith and Martha Rodriguez 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, 11am-1pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $55

FOUR ABOLITIONIST GIANTS: FREDERICK DOUGLASS, ANGELINA GRIMKE, JOHN BROWN, AND HARRIET TUBMAN Rafael Pereira M.A. in Sociology, SUNY Binghamton The abolitionist movement represented the zenith fo the struggle for freedom in the U.S. during the 19th century. From a despised and abused minority, the abolitionists, with their militancy and their intellectual and moral power, transform forever the American political landscape. Here we will examine the actions and ideas of four of the movements giants: Frederick Douglass, who was born a slave, but still against all odds became one of the greatest orators, writers, and public intellectuals in America; Angelina Grimke, who came from a South Carolinian slaveholding family, but still became a spirited fighter against racism as well as a pioneer defender of women’s right; John Brown, who, almost alone among the whites, decided to put his life on the line in Harpers Ferry in order to accelerate the achievement of black freedom; and Harriet Tubman, who is wellknown as a leader of the Underground Railroad, and also led the Union forces into battle in the Civil War. If history is the teacher of life, these giants still could teach us some key lessons today. NEW

COURSE CODE: ABOL

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $197

BIRTH AND EXPANSION OF AMERICA’S EMPIRE: FROM THE REVOLUTION TO THE MEXICANAMERICAN WAR (1848) Rafael Pereira M.A. in Sociology, SUNY Binghamton “America has never been an empire. We may be the only power in history that had the chance and refused.” So said President George W. Bush in 2000. Yet as early as 1809, Jefferson called for an “empire for liberty” and added that no constitution was ever “so well calculated as ours for an extensive empire.” Here we will trace this ideology and practice of Empire from the time of the Revolution, passing through the acquisition of Florida and Louisiana, Andrew Jackson’s Trail of Tears, ethnic cleansing in Texas, and finally the conquest of Mexico’s California. NEW

COURSE CODE: EMP1

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 6pm-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $197

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PIRATES! Brian Bixby Ph.D. in History, UMass Amherst We all know what pirates are like: they capture ships with NEW treasure, drink plenty of rum, and shout “Yar!” But where did the image come from, and how much does it reflect reality? In this course, we will examine the lives of six noted pirates, including Captain Morgan, Blackbeard, and Captain Kidd, among others, as starting points to a wider discussion of why piracy exists, how it works, what life was like as a pirate, and how the popular image of pirates developed.

INTRODUCTION TO EUROPEAN ARMS AND ARMOR James Hester M.A. in Medieval Studies, University of York; Former Curator, Royal Armouries, Tower of London

COURSE CODE: ARRR

This course offers a general survey of the form, function, and development of arms and armor in Europe, while also learning about attempts to understand how they were used. Why was the Roman gladius so effective? Why is the term “chain mail” incorrect? Did firearms singlehandedly spell the end for the armored knight? Come prepared for myth-busting, and expect to gain a greater appreciation for these fascinating yet deadly objects.

Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $165

COURSE CODE: EURA

NEW

Sec. 01: 5 Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $170

NEED A SCHOLARSHIP? The Center offers scholarship assistance to people with annual incomes below $25,000. You can request guidelines and an application form via email to obi.carrion@ccae.org. Applications must be received no later than 10 days before the first day of the course. Full-time students at degree-granting institutions are not eligible. Other restrictions apply.

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DRAWING, PAINTING, SCULPTURE & PRINTMAKING BASIC DRAWING Gillian Frazier Artist, gillianfrazier.com Douglas Kornfeld Artist, awaka-inc.com Charlotte Kaplan Artist A carefully planned series of exercises will introduce the beginner to the following elements of drawing: perspective, composition, light values, and contour. Bring an 18�x 24� newsprint pad and extra-soft charcoal to the first meeting. COURSE CODE: DRBA

MASTERS OF MODERN EUROPEAN ART Susan Glassman Ph.D., English, University of Rhode Island Join us for an in-depth exploration of masters of modern European art from Monet through Picasso. We will look at Renoir, Van Gogh, Matisse, Braque, Mondrian, Kandinsky, and many other important painters of the period. We will discuss major movements of art during this time, such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Surrealism, and German Expressionism. At each session, we will view works by four artists and learn interesting facts about their lives, the characteristics of their art, and their contributions to art history. This course will enhance your enjoyment and appreciation of modern art. COURSE CODE: MME A

Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 10:30am-12pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $150.

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $235. (Does not meet Monday Apr. 20 or Monday May 25) Instructor: Frazier Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $255 Instructor: Kornfeld Sec. 03: 10 Saturdays, 9:30am-12pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $280 Instructor: Kornfeld Sec. 04: 10 Fridays, 10am-12pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $255 Instructor: Kaplan

BASIC DRAWING II Gillian Frazier Artist, gillianfrazier.com This class is a continuation of Basic Drawing. We will begin with a quick review of the basic drawing concepts through various short exercises that include the following; Line (gesture, shape and contour lines), shape, value, perspective, and composition. You will then be introduced to more complex still lifes while utilizing your learned skills. You will be introduced to color & color mediums and will do color drawings. Finally, we will focus on the human figure. You will continue to use your basic skills while doing a series of short and long poses with a model. COURSE CODE: DRBC

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $255

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DRAWING WITH THE FIGURE Douglas Kornfeld Artist, awaka-inc.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. You are encouraged to work with the medium of your choice. Some prior drawing experience is required. COURSE CODE: DRFH

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $250

TRADITIONAL LIFE DRAWING David Wenstrom Artist, Gammell Educational Studios The ability to accurately see, and simply draw, the live model is essential for all realistic work. It allows the student to sharpen necessary skills needed for further color work, while providing an understanding of three-dimensional form and tone. We will use two tried-and-true original drawing tools: graphite pencil (for line), and natural charcoal (for tone). Using both small and large scale life drawing format, we’ll explore some sight-size technique, as well as using comparative size. All levels welcome. COURSE CODE: LDRW

Sec. 01: 10 Fridays, 2-5pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $300

ANATOMY FOR ARTISTS Mark Lefkowitz Certified Medical Illustrator The ability to draw, paint or sculpt the human form is greatly enhanced if the artist truly understands the anatomic structures under the skin that produce the form. We will utilize a skeleton and anatomy atlases to learn about the region’s skeletal elements, deep and superficial muscle layers, and vasculature. We will set up poses with a live model and apply what we’ve learned. Prior drawing experience is strongly recommended, particularly from a live model. C O U R S E C O D E : D N AT

Sec. 01: 7 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $247

BEGINNING STILL LIFE DRAWING Charlotte Kaplan Artist Light defines objects in space. Learn to better see the light that falls across objects in order to create more realistic three-dimensional drawings. We will work from simple to more complex still-life set-ups, in pencil and ink. All experience levels are welcome. COURSE CODE: STLF

Sec. 01: 8 Saturdays, 10am-12pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $202

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: 10 Tuesdays, 9-11:30am. Begins Mar. 31 | $254

ANIMAL ILLUSTRATION Sean Dunstan-Halliday Artist Interested in learning to render animals? In this class we will learn to render all different types of fauna. We will use all sorts of reference material to work from in the classroom including anatomical drawings, nature photography, field guides and the instructor’s own artwork. We will explore the 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 renderings. The class will include trips to the Harvard Peabody museum to draw from their collection of taxidermy. NEW

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Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 10am-12pm. Begins Apr. 30 | $155

BASICS OF LINEAR PERSPECTIVE Charlotte Kaplan Artist Improve the sense of depth and realism in your drawings by studying linear perspective. Working outdoors, learn to depict buildings and the landscape with more accuracy. This course is perfect for sketchers and travelers; no experience is necessary. COURSE CODE: PRSP

Sec. 01: 8 Saturdays, 1-3pm. Begins Apr. 11 | $197

OVERSIZED DRAWING Charlotte Kaplan Artist This class is for everyone who wants to charge their drawings with new energy. We’ll use huge gestures and lots of detail in 3 feet by 4 feet format. You’ll use your whole body and create a unique relationship with your drawing. We will work from nude models and still life and experiment with different formats and styles. Bring your choice of (not-toxic) dry medium to class. COURSE CODE: DRWB

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DRAWING WITH COLOR Ellen Stutman Artist, ellenstutman.com Usually we think of drawing as using line to express the forms we see. This course will focus on using color shapes to help us understand and draw the forms we see. We will focus on color mixing, using warm and cool colors to create volume, separating objects by showing differences in value, and issues of composition. We will use oil pastels, pastels, or colored pencils Å concentrating on the strengths that color itself gives to our drawing. Some drawing experience is useful but not necessary. COURSE CODE: COLO

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $208

FIGURE DRAWING WITH OIL PASTELS David Andrus Artist, davidandrus.weebly.com Have you ever wanted to draw in color but were mystified by what colors to use? In this class, we will explore the use of color and how light affects flesh tones using a life model as a point of departure. Starting with some simple exercises, we will progress to a deeper understanding of how colors are used both traditionally and more experimentally to bring excitement and energy to our drawings. No experience is necessary. COURSE CODE: CFIG

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $250

BEGINNING OIL PAINTING Helena Hsieh M.F.A. & Artist, helenahsieh.com Join us for an introduction to the materials and mechanics of oil painting as well as the fundamentals of visual language. You will learn about composition, drawing, values, and color while working from stilllife and 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 Mar. 30 | $240. (Does not meet Monday Apr. 20 or Monday May 25)

OIL PAINTING: A TRADITIONAL APPROACH Denise Mickilowski Artist, MFA, Boston University, denisemickilowski. This class is the next step after learning the basics of beginning oil painting. It is based on a more realistic and traditional style of oil painting. By working from still lifes, we will learn the techniques the old masters had used. Bring supplies to the first class. C O U R S E C O D E : PA P F

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 2-5pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $225 (Does not meet Monday Apr. 20 or Monday May 25)

INTERMEDIATE OIL PAINTING David Andrus Artist, davidandrus.weebly.com

OPEN STUDIO FOR LIFE DRAWING Join us for the opportunity to draw from live models in the medium of your choice (no oils, please). Models will hold short poses of one to fifteen minutes. Open to all experience levels. COURSE CODE: STUD

Sec. 01: 10 Fridays, 6-9pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $125 Sec. 02: 10 Sundays, 10am-1pm. Begins Apr. 12 | $125

OIL PORTRAIT STUDIO David Wenstrom Artist, Gammell Educational Studios We will draw and paint realistic portraits using lessons derived from the old Dutch masters’ studios. We will focus on solid, sincere drawing and painting, while also allowing our creativity to shine. We will explore traditional studio fundamentals, using many of the essential art arrows found in an oil portrait painter’s quiver. You will learn why certain techniques are practiced in bringing a human depiction to completion. Drawing experience—the key to realistic likeness—is required. Basic painting experience is also helpful. COURSE CODE: OPOR

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 6-9pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $300

PAINTING ABSTRACT ART USING CREATIVE ACRYLIC TECHNIQUES Sheila Rice Artist, Radcliffe College, Boston Museum School

This course is for continuing oil painting students who wish to move beyond the principles of basic oil painting. We will continue to work within a structure while also developing our own personal artistic expression. Our focus will be on values, composition, and the life model.

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.

C O U R S E C O D E : PA P B

However, we can expand their vocabulary and go beyond their methods.

Sec. 01: 10 Fridays, 6-9pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $300

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 Wednesdays, 9am-12pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $240 Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 1-4pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $240

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The Cambridge Center Studio School offers a group of coordinated courses that focus 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 to painting and drawing from life, stressing the importance of careful observation and spatial relationships. We encourage students with no experience to begin at the beginning; the courses below marked with a ( ) are appropriate entry points to students new to the program.

“It is only by drawing often, drawing everything, drawing incessantly, that one fine day you discover to your surprise that you have rendered something in its true character.” -Camille Pissarro

STUDIO SCHOOL DRAWING

PAINTING II

Jeremy Durling Artist, jeremydurling.com

Barbara Baum Painter, barbarabaum.com

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 a year of Painting I is required.

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 welcome and continuing students will also be challenged. Some classes might also include interior drawing, still life, and landscape. COURSE CODE: IDRW

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 2-5pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $310 Instructor: Gamache Sec. 02: 10 Tuesdays, 2-5pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $385 Instructor: Durling Sec. 03: 8 Thursdays, 1-4:30pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $360 Instructor: Durling

INTENSIVE DRAWING BOOT CAMP Brett Gamache Artist & Art Instructor, brettgamache.com Join us for a full day of intensive drawing instruction. The instructor will deliberately guide students on drawing fundamentals and hardcore observation. Beginning with rudimentary exercises of “seeing” and “recording,” the class will move through carefully prescribed steps to the point where students can produce sound and satisfying drawings with newly acquired skills. The class will work with live models most of the time. COURSE CODE: IBOO

Sec. 01: Sunday, 9am-5pm. Jun. 14 | $155

PAINTING I Brett Gamache Artist & Art Instructor, brettgamache.com Learn the fundamentals of oil/acrylic painting in this intensive, structured developmental painting program. We’ll stress visual language elements such as composition, proportion, scale, values, space, and mark-making. In addition, we’ll utilize a limited palette to build strength and understanding of color theory and color mixing. You’ll paint from still life, a model, and individually designed projects. Attention to individual creative development is emphasized. You should have completed at least one semester of basic drawing. COURSE CODE: IPNT

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 9am-12:30pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $406. (Does not meet Monday Apr. 20 or Monday May 25)

COURSE CODE: IAPT

Sec. 01: Wednesdays & Fridays (meets 2 times per week for 8 weeks), 9am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $710 Sec. 02: 8 Wednesdays, 1:15-4:15pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $360

STILL LIFE OIL PAINTING Brett Gamache Artist & Art Instructor, brettgamache.com This class focuses on painting the still life from direct observation. Each week we will work from a new setup of objects, both traditional (fruit, flowers) and non-traditional. The course addresses composition, color relationships, paint application and how to begin a painting. Painting and drawing experience is a plus. COURSE CODE: ISTL

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 2-5:30pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $420

PORTRAIT PAINTING Brett Gamache Artist & Art Instructor, brettgamache.com We will study the structure of the head by doing studies of a skull and using the information from that structure to better understand the head’s complexities. With the use of models, we will do various exercises—both quick and longer-term—to analyze the face and its relationship to the entire head. We will discuss color as it relates to skin tones and begin to find out where “likeness” comes from. Drawing and painting experience is required. COURSE CODE: IPPT

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 9am-1pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $510

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

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DRAWING AND ACRYLIC PAINTING OPEN STUDIO

WATERCOLOR INTENSIVE

Sheila Rice Artist, Radcliffe College, Boston Museum School

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.

Have some knowledge of drawing and painting and looking to move beyond the structured classroom experience to engage your inner voice in developing your work? Come hone your art by developing your own personal imagery and how it relates to your meaning -- taking inspiration from observation, what sings in your mind, or perhaps the two combined. We will have a model available, and you are free to bring in still-life objects, reproductions of landscapes, and anything else that interests you. C O U R S E C O D E : AC R P

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

PA I N T T H E M O D E L Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-4pm. Jun. 6 | $120

PA I N T T H E L A N D S C A P E Sec. 02: Saturday, 10am-4pm. Jun. 13 | $120

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 9am-12pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $265

WATERCOLOR

WATERCOLOR WITH PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION

Helena Hsieh M.F.A. & Artist, helenahsieh.com

Bryan Ramey Artist, artbyramey.com

Bryan Ramey Artist, artbyramey.com

Learn to marry the fluid, luminous quality of watercolor with the expression of hand-drawn pen & ink lines to create detailed illustrations with personality. Students will learn and experiment with a variety of techniques for using watercolor and pen & ink together, and will choose one style for one or more developed pieces. Prior experience with watercolor preferred, but not required.

Anthony Riccardi Artist Watercolor is a translucent medium that sinks into the fiber of a sheet of paper, releasing the light from the surface. Watercolor dries fast, enabling one to work quickly with freshness and spontaneity. In this class, we will address the fundamentals of watercolor painting, with an emphasis on exploration and personal expression. C O U R S E C O D E : WAT E

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 1-3pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $213 Instructor: Hsieh Sec. 02: 10 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $213 Instructor: Riccardi Sec. 03: 10 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $213 Instructor: Ramey Sec. 04: 10 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $213 Instructor: Hsieh

PAINTING THE LANDSCAPE Anthony Riccardi Artist Every landscape includes many complex shapes and textures. In this course, 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: PL SC

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 10am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $225 Sec. 02: 8 Mondays, 1:45-4pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $210. (Does not meet Monday Apr. 20 or Monday May 25)

WATERCOLOR PAINTING FROM THE FIGURE Sheila Rice Artist, Radcliffe College, Boston Museum School

COURSE CODE: WPIN

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $197 (Does not meet Monday Apr. 20 or Monday May 25)

COLLAGE WORKSHOP Sean Dunstan-Halliday Artist Learn to create unique works of art that incorporate found materials, fabric, paint, and appropriated material from magazines, maps, and written text. We will explore different transfer techniques and how to distress and transform images. Develop an understanding of composition and how to integrate different patterns and textures into a single piece of artwork. We will also experiment with combining self-generated imagery with found materials and images. C O U R S E C O D E : C O LW

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 16 | $197

ENCAUSTIC ART Elise Mankes Artist, MFA in Artisanry Encaustic is the ancient art of painting with molten beeswax mixed with colored pigments and resin. Producing results like no other medium, the work is mysterious, deep, and translucent, with a glow that seems to emanate from within. In this class, for artists of all levels, you will be introduced to the traditional methods of encaustic painting, as well as experiment with stenciling, collage, transfers, and encaustic on paper and cloth. You’ll learn tried-and-true encaustic techniques and experiment with your own ideas. A $35 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. Students will be encouraged to bring their own ideas and supplies as the class progresses. COURSE CODE: ENCU

Sec. 01: 6 Saturdays, 1-4pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $197

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

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CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATION WITH PAPER CUTOUTS Laura Modahl Artist/Designer This workshop focuses on the principles of making children’s stories with paper images. We will cover layout and design elements. Each participant will work with specialty papers to create their own story book page, a project that might -- after the class has ended -- grow into a full book. We will also explore how children absorb visual images and text when reading books. COURSE CODE: CBPC

Sec. 01: 3 Sundays, 2-4pm. Begins May 3 | $100

BRAINSTORMING INTENSIVE FOR COMIC ARTISTS Christopher Stetson Wilson Comic Artist, lifeofpoet.com, artandwit.com

CALLIGRAPHY: COPPERPLATE Kitty Pechet Lettering Artist This is your chance to explore one of the most beautiful handwritings in history, and make it your own. The copperplate script (familiar through wedding invitations), with its gorgeous flourishes, offers endless fun and opportunity. Swash away! We will study and copy famous historic hands, then use the knowledge to create our own style. Calligraphy is an art that anyone can learn, and this course is open to all experience levels. A $25 materials fee is payable to instructor at the first class. C O U R S E C O D E : CA L L

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $210

ARABIC CALLIGRAPHY Hajj Wafaa Calligrapher Join us to experience the art and culture of Arabic calligraphy. You will learn the basic calligraphy strokes for the creation of Arabic writing as an art form. We will also cover Arabic literature, alphabets, and the history of Arabic calligraphy and Islamic arts in general. This class is designed for beginners. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. C O U R S E C O D E : A R AC

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $197

THE ART OF CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY In addition to their meaning, Chinese characters possess profound aesthetic qualities. As such, Chinese calligraphy is a source of inspiration to artists in both the East and West. You will learn traditional Chinese calligraphy and then apply contemporary approaches to energize the medium and search for a personal voice in the practice. COURSE CODE: CHCL

Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 10am-12pm. Begins Apr. 28 | $160

SUMI-E JAPANESE BRUSHPAINTING Jan Zaremba Sensei, janzaremba.com Oriental brush, ink, and rice paper are perfect for spontaneous expression. By using understatement, suggestion, and concentration on the essentials, we learn how to express the spirit of nature rather than transcribe its precise appearance. Our subject is the natural world: flowers and birds, trees and mountains. This is an opportunity to acquire skills that have inspired amateurs and artists from the T’ang Dynasty to the avant-garde. All levels are welcome. COURSE CODE: SUMI

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $197 50

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Creativity is a teachable skill with three core requirements. It can be taught and it can be practiced for improvement. Writers, poets, designers, filmmakers, comic artists, and even teachers will benefit particularly from this class. Comics and Sequential Art instructor Christopher Stetson Wilson will lead a short discussion of principles and practice followed by a series of exercises designed to expand your creative abilities in both visual and language-based brainstorming. Prepare to push your mind to exhaustion. COURSE CODE: PUSH

Sec. 01: Saturday, 1-4pm. Apr. 25 | $65

BASIC SCULPTURE Sholeh Regna Artist & Sculptor Learn the fundamentals of sculpting the figure. We will explore issues of composition, volume, line, and texture in the three dimensions. Using clay as the medium, we will work from the model in various poses, both reclining and seated. Each session will be devoted to a different assignment, including creating a bas-relief, working subtractively, and working in the abstract. All levels are welcome. C O U R S E C O D E : S C PA

Sec. 01: 10 Fridays, 6-9pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $300

SCULPTING PORTRAITURE INTO ABSTRACTION Sara Higger Artist In this class, we will use clay as our medium to create portrait studies and take the information learned in each study to create sculptural abstractions. We will discuss structural components of the face, as well as logistical concerns involving sculpture, and learn to deconstruct and distort features to create an ideal abstraction as determined my each student. Figurative drawing experience is recommended. COURSE CODE: ABSC

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $256 (Does not meet Monday Apr. 20 or Monday May 25)

INTRODUCTION TO SCULPTING PORTRAITURE: WEEKEND WORKSHOP Sholeh Regna Artist & Sculptor In this intensive workshop, working from life, you will learn the basic skills necessary to create a portrait bust. Making a sculpture is part inventing, part reporting what you see and feel. If you are someone who has always wanted to sculpt people and personalities or would like to learn the basics of real-life sculpting to improve your digital work, this class is for you. Give yourself a weekend devoted entirely to making art. Each day there will be a one-hour break for lunch. No prior experience required. COURSE CODE: SCPO

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PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILM BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY Linda Haas Photographer Raúl Meléndez Photographer Learn the techniques you need to communicate with your camera and how to take strong, effective photographs in this beginner course 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. COURSE CODE: PBAS

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $197. (Does not meet Monday Apr. 20 or Monday May 25) Instructor: Haas Sec. 02: 5 Thursdays, 1-3pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $145 Instructor: Melendez

THE ART OF FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY Raúl Meléndez Photographer Want to understand and control flash (strobe) lighting? Learn what causes “red eye” and how to eliminate it, as well as how to obtain professional studio lighting anywhere with minimal equipment and a few simple techniques. We will cover what all the mysterious colors and numbers mean on your flash, changing the direction of the flash (bouncing) and using inexpensive homemade devices to improve the quality of the light for more flattering pictures. Photography experience is necessary. COURSE CODE: FL SH

Sec. 01: 3 Thursdays, 1-3pm. Begins May 7 | $115

COMPUTERS IN DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: THE BASICS Raúl Meléndez Photographer Join us for an introduction to computer photo applications and applicable terminologies. Learn how to transfer photos from the camera to your computer, explore options for saving photo files and showing images, and set up photos for printing. We’ll also discuss editing, printout options, and sizing pictures for email and online use. We will work mainly with Image Capture and iPhoto for Mac and Camera wizard and Picasa on PC. COURSE CODE : DCAM

Sec. 01: 3 Fridays, 1-3pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $115

MASTERING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY Randall Warniers Photographer, warniers.net Digital photography has profoundly altered how images are made, perceived, delivered, and shown. This brave new world of digital imaging is convenient and inexpensive, but it requires new skills that are not always easy to learn. In this class we will study the fundamentals of digital photography, including camera operation, image acquisition, image manipulation, and final output. We will also emphasize the importance of an effective digital photography workflow, including file organization and backup, and we will illustrate good shooting techniques by showing the work of professional photographers as examples. Please bring your digital camera, memory card, and a charged battery to class.

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL SLR CAMERA Melinda Bruno-Smith Photographer, melindabruno.com Randall Warniers Photographer, warniers.net Join us for an introduction to the technical and creative possibilities of photographing with your digital SLR camera. You will learn the basics of using your camera, including menus, settings, and photographic controls such as shutter speed and aperture, metering, focus, and white balance. Bring your digital SLR camera, connection cords, and instruction manual to class. Individual SLR cameras may vary widely, so to get the most from this course, you should be willing to become familiar with your camera’s user manual. No photography experience is necessary. COURSE CODE: DSLR

Sec. 01: Sunday, 9am-4:45pm. Apr. 19 | $131 Instructor: Bruno-Smith Sec. 02: Saturday, 9am-4:45pm. Apr. 25 | $131 Instructor: Warniers Sec. 03: Saturday, 9am-4:45pm. May. 30 | $131 Instructor: Warniers

DIGITAL SLR CAMERA: PART 2 Melinda Bruno-Smith Photographer, arts educator, melindabruno.com Explore the personal and practical applications of photographing with your digital SLR camera. There will be in-class assignments on depth of field, freezing and blurring movement, natural light, flash, and color and black and white shooting. Please bring your camera’s instruction manual and video cord to class. Individual cameras may vary widely, so to get the most from this workshop, you should be willing to become familiar with your own camera’s user manual. Prerequisite: “Introduction to Digital SLR Camera.” C O U R S E C O D E : D S LT

Sec. 01: Sunday, 9am-4:45pm. May 17 | $131

PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPOSITON Raúl Meléndez Photographer Whether you photograph with a film or a digital camera, composition is the visual language of photography. In this course, we will move beyond simply “taking pictures,” to study the many elements that go in creating a successful photograph. Aside from components in composition, we will also observe many photographers’ work to learn how to see and read images. There will be visual exercises, discussion, and critiques. COURSE CODE: PHPC

Sec. 01: 5 Fridays, 1-3pm. Begins May 1 | $145

CREATIVE PHOTO PORTRAITURE Allison Evans Owner/Operator, Allison Evans Photography; If you have completed a basic photography workshop or have equivalent experience, join us to explore current styles of portraiture ranging from environmental to cinematic to glam, to self-portraits, and head shots, using available light and/ or studio light. We will work with models and also take turns modeling ourselves. We’ll briefly go over file organizing for ease of retrieval and some light image retouching to enhance the portraits. Bring in a sample of one or several portraits you love to the first class, from any source. COURSE CODE: CPOR

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $205

COURSE CODE: DIGT

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JEWELRY, WOODWORKING, GLASS COLD PROCESS SOAP MAKING Barbara A. 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 how to properly use and store 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 instructor at the first class. C O U R S E C O D E : S OA P

Sec. 01: 2 Sundays, 2-5pm. Begins Apr. 12 | $115

INTRODUCTION TO DECOUPAGE HOLD THE PHONE! Bob Glover Emmy-winning Producer, Executive Coach Smartphone video is a staple of social networks and appears frequently on national broadcasts. It is a powerful storytelling medium and has democratized our access to stories from around the world. Join us to learn the art of video storytelling using your smartphone. Through hands-on exercises, you will learn how to record digital images and audio, and then organize and edit those images into a coherent story. Students must have access to a smartphone capable of capturing video and a tablet or laptop with nonlinear digital editing software. The instructor will identify a variety of inexpensive apps and web based editing software programs for use during the class. NEW

COURSE CODE: HOLD

Sec. 01: 2 Sundays, 1-4pm. Begins Apr. 26 | $110

PHOTOGRAPHY AS AN ART Remy Du Bois Photographer The objective of this course is to produce an aesthetically balanced photograph, not a snapshot, by engaging in a process of self-discovery. A film or digital camera is required, and some basic knowledge of photography is helpful. We will cover the basics of photography, including light, optics, the physiology of vision, composition, visual theory, and color theory. Readings on art, literature and philosophy will be provided. Classes meet in the instructor’s studio in Cambridge. Contact the instructor (remydubois@gmail.com) with questions. COURSE CODE: PHAR

Jennifer Sherr Artist, jensherrdesign.com Decoupage is the art of decorating an object by using special papers. In this two-day workshop, you will learn traditional decoupage techniques as well as more sophisticated approaches to design. This is a fresh take on decoupage for both advanced and beginning students. COURSE CODE: DECP

Sec. 01: 3 Fridays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins May. 22 | $105

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. An $85 materials fee is payable to the instructor. COURSE CODE: FUSD

Sec. 01: 1 Sunday, 2-4:30pm. Apr. 12 | $61

STAINED GLASS DESIGN 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. An $85 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. COURSE CODE: STGA

Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 7:30-9:30pm. Begins Apr. 30 | $185

Sec. 01: Sunday, Apr. 12, 10am-1pm & Sunday, Apr. 19, 26, & May 10, 10am4:30pm | $195

CONTEMPLATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY: AN ART OF AWARENESS

MOSAIC

Skip Schiel Independent Photographer, teeksaphoto.org One of the foundational principles of photography—and of all art and most activity—is awareness. Come develop skills of attention, concentration, mindfulness, and awareness related specifically to photography. Through visual exercises and assignments based on Buddhist principles, we will practice creating a direct connection with what we see. We’ll then practice photographically expressing that experience through assignments during class and between sessions. COURSE CODE: PBCO

Sec. 01: 4 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $130

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Michel L’Huillier Stained Glass and Fusing Artist Learn the basics of the mosaic process, which incorporates pieces of glass or ceramic with grout. You’ll learn how to cut glass, sketch a design to fit an 8” x 8” substrate, choose your glass, and cut and glue the pieces on the base. Finally, we’ll grout, clean, and finish the pieces. A $45 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. Feel free to bring pieces of glass, ceramic, or broken china you might like to incorporate in your piece. COURSE CODE: MOSA

Sec. 01: Sunday, May. 17, 10am-4:30pm & Sunday, May. 31, 10am-1pm | $133


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RESIN INLAY WORKSHOP

INTERMEDIATE STUDIO JEWELRY

Elise Mankes Artist, MFA in Artisanry

Laurie Savage Metalsmith

Resin inlay is an easy and inexpensive way to add color to jewelry and other projects, including mixed-media art works. You will learn the basic techniques on day one, and produce at least one finished product on days two and three. Resin technique is versatile, allowing you to explore creative ideas of your own. Recommended for both beginners and experienced artists who may have existing pieces they wish to enhance with resin inlay. A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. COURSE CODE: RESN

If you have taken three or more beginning level jewelry classes or have equivalent experience, join us to further your design and fabrication skills. 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 consumable materials you intend to use (metal, solder, saw blades, sand paper, etc.) If you have any questions, please call the instructor before the first class; contact the Center at 617-5476789 to get the instructor’s phone number.

Sec. 01: 3 Mondays, 6-9pm. May 11 | $130

COURSE CODE: JEWC

MOSAIC JEWELRY WORKSHOP

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $225 (Does not meet Apr. 21) Sec. 02: 10 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $225 (Does not meet Apr. 21)

Michel L’Huillier Stained Glass and Fusing Artist Using a wide selection of precut colored glass pieces, create a minimosaic inside a deep pendant (many shapes available, silver or gold plated). Once the glass pieces are glued to the metal, your pendants are grouted with one of the many colored grout available. You’ll be provided a black leather cord necklace for each pendant. A $45 materials fee is payable to the instructor for 2 pendants. Additional pendants: $ 20 each. COURSE CODE: MOSJ

Sec. 01: Sunday, 2-4:30pm. May. 31 | $61

BEGINNING JEWELRY: PART I Laurie Savage Metalsmith In this two-day workshop, students will learn the fundamental techniques for designing and fabricating handcrafted jewelry. Beginning with a simple band ring, students will learn how to saw, texture, file, solder, sand, form, and polish the ring. The second project focuses on creating a pendant using a bezel set cabochon stone. A materials kit will be provided, which includes: sterling silver sheet & wire; copper sheet; silver solder; a cabochon stone; fine silver bezel wire; saw blades; and more. A materials fee of $90 is payable to the instructor at the first class. COURSE CODE: JEW W

Sec. 01: Saturday &Sunday, 10am-4:30pm. Begins Mar. 28 | $175

BEGINNING JEWELRY: PART 2 Laurie Savage Metalsmith If you’ve taken Beginning Jewelry: Part I, join us to further develop your fabrication skills in this two-day workshop. Through multiple demonstrations using various gauges and shaped copper wire and sheet, students will learn how to design their own link pattern for creating a bracelet. Focus will be on repetitive cutting, forming, texturing, soldering, connecting, and polishing. A materials fee of $50 is payable to the instructor at the first class. COURSE CODE: JEWX

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 call the Center at 617-547-6789 to get the instructor’s phone number. C O U R S E C O D E : J E WA

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 3:15-5:15pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $210 (Does not meet Apr. 22) Sec. 02: 8 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $210 (Does not meet Apr. 22) Sec. 03: 8 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $210 (Does not meet Apr. 22)

OPEN STUDIO METALSMITHING AND JEWELRY Pam Farren

Metasmith, re-maker.com 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 call the instructor before the first class; contact the Center at 617-547-6789 to get the instructor’s phone number. COURSE CODE: OPMT

Sec. 01: Sunday, 10am-4:30pm. Apr. 12 | $75 Instructor: Savage Sec. 02: Saturday, 10am-4:30pm. May 9 | $75 Instructor: Farren Sec. 03: Sunday, 10am-4:30pm. May 10 | $75 Instructor: Savage

Sec. 01: 2 Saturdays, 10am-4:30pm. Begins Apr. 18 | $175

BEGINNING JEWELRY: PART 3 Laurie Savage Metalsmith

ELECTROLYTIC ETCHING Pam Farren Metalsmith, re-maker.com

This third installment of the Beginning Jewelry workshop series builds on the essentials of soldering, piercing, filing, and finishing. Students will learn more complicated techniques of soldering for building stone settings, including odd-shaped bezels for tumbled stones, tube bezels for faceted stones, and large-format prong settings for a found object. A materials kit will be provided, which includes: sterling silver sheet & wire; copper sheet; silver solder; fine silver bezel wire & tubing; saw blades; stones; burnisher and more. A materials fee of $100 is payable to the instructor at the first class.

Learn how to safely etch copper and brass using a low voltage electrically charged salt water bath. Through demonstration and hands-on experience you’ll learn how to set-up a simple etching station and to properly prepare your metals to accept a resist. By applying hand drawn or stamped designs onto metal you’ll create an etched sheet that can be used in an endless variety of applications. Students will have the opportunity to create earrings, a pendant, cuff bracelet or other project of their choosing. No soldering is required. A materials fee of $35 is payable to the instructor at the first class.

COURSE CODE: JEWL

COURSE CODE: ELET

Sec. 01: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4:30pm. Begins May 16 | $175

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-4:30pm. Apr. 11 | $125 REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE .ORG OR CALL 617. 547.6789

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PRINTMAKING AT THE CAMBRIDGE CENTER PRINTMAKING TODAY: MONOPRINTS AND MONOTYPES Susan Paladino Artist Have fun exploring and learning printmaking techniques for monoprints and monotypes. We will be using Akua Inks for stencils, collagraphs, dry point, pronto plate, and chine-collé. You will learn about color and how to use transparencies for multilayered plate surfaces. By working in an open and non-judgmental manner, we will find a variety of solutions for creating images through the print process. Open to all levels. COURSE CODE: PREX

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 5:15-7:45pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $248

WOODBLOCK FOR BEGINNERS Vinicius Sanchez Artist Join us for an introduction to the basic techniques, processes and history of woodblock (relief) printmaking. During this course we will explore different carving techniques, types of wood, and several types of linoleum that are ideal for carving. We also will explore color mixing, the range of ink options, different ways to create images, and different substrates to print our work on. A materials fee of $25 is payable to instructor at the first class. COURSE CODE: BLOK

Sec. 01: 10 Fridays, 6-9pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $255

SILKSCREEN FOR BEGINNERS Jason Asselin Artist

At the Cambridge Center, our dynamic printmaking department offers instruction in non-toxic techniques resulting in a healthy class environment. Under the leadership of Selma Bromberg, we teach several methods: intaglio, monotype, dry point, relief, solar plates, woodcut, collagraph, chine-collé, pronto plates, and silkscreen printing. Our program balances one-on-one focused critiques with ample time to work independently. Come and explore with us!

Join us for an introduction to the basic techniques, processes and history of silkscreen printmaking. During this course we will explore different approaches and techniques of creating a stencil. You’ll learn how to properly coat, clean, and store screens, and achieve different effects. We will explore color mixing, the range of ink options, different ways to create images, and different substrates to print our work on. Tuition fee includes some materials, including a screen you’ll be able to take home at the end of class.

FOLD FORMING

SIMPLY RIVETING

Pam Farren Metalsmith, re-maker.com

Pam Farren Metalsmith, re-maker.com

Fold Forming, a technique created by Charles Lewton-Brain, enables the maker to bend, fold and forge thin sheets of copper into naturalistic shapes like leaves, pods and spirals. We’ll explore simple folds and forging techniques to create abstract designs and simple dimensional works with beautiful patinas. Students will leave class with many samples and at least one wearable piece. No soldering is required, but we will work with a torch to anneal the metal. A materials fee of $35 is payable to the instructor at the first class.

Want to make really cool jewelry from found items that can’t stand the heat? Learn how to use cold connections to combine metal, paper, leather and more using copper and brass wire and tube rivets. No soldering is required. Through a series of demos and hands-on projects you will learn how to complete a variety of rivets. Students will leave class with at least one finished piece. A materials fee of $35 is payable to the instructor at the first class.

COURSE CODE: FOLD

Sec. 01: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4:30pm. Begins May. 2 | $175

Sec. 01: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4:30pm. Begins Apr. 25 | $175

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C O U R S E C O D E : S L KS

Sec. 01: 10 Saturdays, 11am-2pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $275

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NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN PRINTMAKING

GELATIN PRINT MONOTYPE WORKSHOP: 1 & 2

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

Janet Campbell

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, dry point, 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: 10 Wednesdays, 2-5pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $246

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 part we’ll build on what we learned in part 1. Newcomers are advised to start with Part I, although we’ll understand if someone’s scheduling constraints make them begin with Part 2. COURSE CODE: MONG

EXPERIMENTAL PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP Selma Bromberg M.F.A, Artist, sbrombergartist.com Explore new, experimental printmaking techniques as well as traditional techniques. We will cover monotype, solarplate etching, pronto plate and woodcut. All the inks are nontoxic, and no solvents are used. For monotype, we will work on plexiglass plates and print on a press. We’ll investigate the exciting new fields of solarplate etching and pronto plate, which allows you to produce multiple images from drawings and photographs. The projects are designed for both beginning and more experienced artists.

Sec. 01: Thursday, 12:30-4:30pm. May 14 | $75 Sec. 02: Thursday, 12:30-4:30pm. May 21 | $75

MYSTERIOUS MATERIALS: DRYPOINT & COLLAGRAPH PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP Susan Rice Experiment with a printmaking technique that has vast possibilities and surprising results. We will construct plates using plexiglass, scratching techniques, and a variety of textured materials. See what happens when you combine natural and man-made materials on a print plate and run them through a press!

COURSE CODE: MNPR

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

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 5:30-8pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $243

Sec. 01: 2 Fridays, 2-5pm. Begins May 22 | $115

ADVANCED PRINTMAKING

OPEN STUDIO PRINTING

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

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

This course 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, dry point, solar plates, and woodcuts. The instructor will work closely to further develop your imagery, and there will be demonstrations from guest artists.

Work independently in our shop, which offers two small (12”x24”) 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 currently enrolled in a Center printmaking course. Purchase tickets at the registration office immediately before the studio session.

COURSE CODE: ADMO

Sec. 01: 10 Fridays, 9:30am-1:30pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $285

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 3-5pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $15 (Does not meet May 14 or 21) Sec. 02: 10 Fridays, 1:30-4:30pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $20 (Does not meet May 22 or 29)

MAKING TAB SETTINGS

A TASTE OF BLACKSMITHING

Pam Farren Metalsmith, re-maker.com

Prospect Hill Forge

Create a one-of-a-kind pendant, no soldering required! NEW Through a series of demos and hands-on projects you’ll learn to make a unique tab setting to secure unusually shaped stones or objects. Students will work with copper or brass sheet to cut, pierce, file, finish and set an item of their choice. A materials fee of $35 is payable to the instructor at the first class. Basic experience is helpful, but not necessary. C O U R S E C O D E : TA B S

Sec. 01: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4:30pm. Begins May. 30 | $175

COURSE CODE: OPPT

The discovery of iron and how to work it changed human history. Here’s your chance to explore and shape this basic element. You’ll learn the fundamental smithing techniques: hammering, drawing out, cutting, bending, and twisting. Using these skills and a coal-fired forge, you’ll bring a piece of iron to an incandescent heat, and with anvil, hammer, and tongs, create an S-hook that’s both functional and decorative. Class meets in Waltham at Prospect Hill Forge. COURSE CODE: FORG

Sec. 01: 1 Sunday, 6:30-9:30pm. Apr. 12 | $65 Sec. 02: 1 Wednesday, 6:30-9:30pm. May. 27 | $65 Sec. 03: 1 Saturday, 2-5pm. Jun. 6 | $65

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BLACKSMITHING: A WROUGHT IRON BRACELET

CARVING AFRICAN PASSPORT MASKS

Prospect Hill Forge

Dan Paret Woodworker, planesimplebox.com

Make a wrought iron bracelet in just a few hours. Use traditional blacksmithing techniques to make a distinctly non-traditional item. Work an iron bar with fire and water, hammer and tongs, vise, and anvil. Learn about heat control, hammer control, and self-control while creating a ready-to-wear bracelet with a tapered, sinuous motif. Techniques will include forging (flaring and drawing to a taper), bending, and twisting. Class meets in Waltham at Prospect Hill Forge. COURSE CODE: BRCL

Sec. 01: Saturday, 2-5pm. Apr. 11 | $78 Sec. 02: Saturday, 7-10pm. May. 2 | $78 Sec. 03: Sunday, 6:30-9:30pm. Jun. 14 | $78

We’ll start with basswood blocks and use a small kit of carving tools and a mallet to carve expressive Lega, Bembe, or Fang tribe passport masks, then paint our masks with milk paint to highlight the carving and features. You will leave with a couple expressive masks, an understanding of the role of passport masks in African tribal culture, and a variety of carving and design skills to incorporate in your work. If you have any questions, please email the instructor at danparet@gmail.com COURSE CODE: WK AM

Sec. 01: 9 Saturdays, 10am-1pm. Begins Apr. 4 $200

HAND TOOL WOODWORKING: MAKE AND MEET GLASSBLOWING: DRINKING GLASS WORKSHOP Jesse Rasid NOCA Glass School Learn how to work with a bubble, and make hollow vessels. You will leave with at least two paperweights and two cups. No experience is required, and all materials are provided. Class meets at the NOCA Glass School in Cambridge. COURSE CODE: DGL A

Sec. 01: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-2pm. Begins Apr. 18 | $278 Sec. 02: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-2pm. Begins May. 16 | $278 Sec. 03: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-2pm. Begins Jun. 6 | $278

Dan Paret Woodworker, planesimplebox.com Living with and using objects you have made is very satisfying, and making things and learning new skills with others is a lot more fun than doing it alone. We’ll make spoons and bowls; boxes, benches and stools; perhaps a small cabinet to hold the tchotchkes you’ve collected; a small tray for serving tea or a scoop for measuring leaves or beans. We’ll take the work seriously enough to make the experience rewarding, and balance any and all seriousness with a measure of levity. We’ll share successes and struggles in a casual and supportive shop environment. COURSE CODE: HTMM

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 2:30-5:30pm. Begins March 31 | $240

GLASSBLOWING: GLASS PAPERWEIGHT WORKSHOP

HAND TOOL WOODWORKING: OPEN WORKSHOP

Jesse Rasid NOCA Glass School

Dan Paret Woodworker, planesimplebox.com

Learn the basic glassblowing skills needed to complete a solid glass object. You will leave with at least two paperweights. No experience is required, and all materials are provided. Class meets at the NOCA Glass School in Cambridge.

Join us to 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. This class is 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 : G PA P

Sec. 01: Sunday, 10am-2pm. May. 3 | $158

GLASSBLOWING: FLOWERS Jesse Rasid NOCA Glass School Celebrate spring’s emergence by creating colorful flower paperweights and suncatchers. You will learn the basics of blowing glass, and will be safely introduced to the hotshop equipment, tools, and proper working procedures. You will leave with at least two glass flower objects. No experience is required and all materials are provided. COURSE CODE: GFLO

Sec. 01: Sunday, 10am-2pm. Apr. 12 | $158 Sec. 02: Saturday, 10am-2pm. May 2 | $158

HAND TOOL WOODWORKING: SMALL BOX WORKSHOP 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 tidy little mortise and tenon shadow box with a lift lid, 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. C O U R S E C O D E : H T BX

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $240

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COURSE CODE : HTOW

Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 2:30-5:30pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $240 Sec. 02: 9 Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $240

WOODWORKING Carl Spagnoli Woodworker Develop knowledge, respect, and skill with hand and power tools through completing individual woodworking projects and tutoring. Learn about tools, woods, joinery, and sound construction techniques. You will make Shaker-style tables—or you can choose a modest project of your own —and learn the finer details of woodworking, including tending to and sharpening your tools. C O U R S E C O D E : W KCA

Sec. 01: 10 Fridays, 6-9pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $260 Instructor: Spagnoli Sec. 02: 8 Mondays, 6-9pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $235 (Does not meet Monday Apr. 20 or Monday May 25) Instructor: Spagnoli

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ARTS & CRAFTS

POWER TOOL WOODWORKING: BUILD A BOX

BASIC SEWING: LEVEL 2

Carolyn Emberley Woodworker

Jenn Martinez Costume Designer

In this introductory class you’ll get familiar with typical woodworking tools and the basics of joinery and finishing techniques by building the foundational shape from which most furniture and structures are constructed—a box! We will be creating a small (roughly 3x6x9”) box with a lid. 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. We will also discuss the different finish options, including waxes, oils, stains, varnishes, and paint, and you will get instruction on how to apply a stain or oil finish to your final piece. A materials fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at the first class.

If you have taken a sewing class or have experience with sewing and sewing machines, join us to tackle slightly more advanced patterns, tailoring, hemming, proper fitting techniques, modifying patterns, and using sewing machine accessories. These skills will be geared toward learning how to use commercial patterns. This class is not recommended for absolute beginners.

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C O U R S E C O D E : W K BX

Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 1-4pm. Begins Apr. 29 | $175

INTERMEDIATE WOODWORKING: MAKE A CHAIR Carolyn Emberley Woodworker In this intermediate class will learn how to use an array of power and hand tools to produce a simple but functional chair. Techniques involved will include: how to edge glue boards to form a broader solid surface; how to face glue boards to form a thicker piece, and shape them with a band saw; and how to employ cleats and mortise-and-tenon joinery to create hidden joints. A materials fee of $70 is payable to the instructor at the first class. NEW

C O U R S E C O D E : W KC H

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 6-9pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $250

SEWING AND FIBER ARTS INTRODUCTION TO KNITTING Diane Ivey Textile Artist 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 Mar. 31 | $202

BASIC SEWING: LEVEL 1 Jenn Martinez Costume Designer Learn the basics of sewing by completing a project. You’ll learn about basic sewing skills, machines and their maintenance, and your sewing kit, as well as how to take simple measurements, choose a pattern and fabric, cut, and complete a project. Access to a machine is necessary; bring your own to class, if you have one. COURSE CODE: SEWN

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $197. (Does not meet Monday Apr. 20, Patriot’s Day and Monday May 25, Memorial Day)

COURSE CODE: SEWC

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $197 (Does not meet Monday Apr. 20 or Monday May 25)

OPEN STUDIO: SEWING FOR ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE Jenn Martinez Costume Designer Do you have sewing questions? Whether your project is ambitious or simple, come learn at your own pace in a relaxed atmosphere. Learning more about your machine, getting help with a sewing technique, understanding the language of commercial patterns, and delving into alterations are all possibilities for you to start or finish a project. Come with all the supplies you need, and be ready to work. COURSE CODE: SEWO

Sec. 01: 8 Sundays, 1:30-3:30pm. Begins Apr. 12 | $197 (Does not meet Sunday May 24)

INTRO TO SEWING: LOUNGING PANTS Carolyn Emberley Have you always wanted to sew your own clothes but just didn’t know where to start? Do you have your mom’s old sewing machine sitting in the corner collecting dust because you don’t know how to use it? Sick of throwing clothes away because of a minor tear, or taking your pants to a tailor to get hemmed? In this class, you’ll learn the basic skills to get you started with cutting and pinning fabric, and using a sewing machine. To teach these skills, we will be making drawstring waist pajama or lounge pants. COURSE CODE: SEWP

Sec. 01: 2 Saturdays, 1-4pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $105

INTRO TO SEWING: SKIRTS FROM SCRATCH Carolyn Emberley You’ll come out of this fun, short class with a completed skirt that you can wear and a custom-made pattern to take home! You will learn how to measure yourself to create either a pencil skirt or circle skirt without using a pattern. This can be a stretchy or woven fabric skirt. If you want to make a skirt for someone else, it is recommended that you choose the circle skirt and a stretch fabric, and come to class with their waist measurement in inches, and the desired length of the skirt. All levels are welcome. COURSE CODE: SEWK

Sec. 01: 3 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins May. 21 | $105

BEGINNING QUILTING You can learn, expand, or just review all levels of quilting with a project you choose. We’ll start with the basics of choosing fabrics, cutting and piecing and bordering, and then move on to quilting in this class for all levels of quilters. If time allows, we will explore some additional techniques such as crazy quilting and appliqué. Knowledge of sewing is not necessary. COURSE CODE: BQUI

Sec. 01: 8 Sundays, 1-3pm. Begins Apr. 12 | $197

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MUSIC MUSIC THEORY FOR THE SEEMINGLY NON-MUSICAL Jared Hettrick Composer and Vocalist, logresfellspress.com Come learn the nuts and bolts of how music is structured. Our emphasis will be on understanding scales, chord structures, and musical vocabulary. We will also learn how to analyze a piece of music (regardless of genre) in ways that help us better appreciate or perform the work. In addition to better understanding the notes on a written page, we will also interact and engage in musical discussions utilizing the descriptive and intuitive powers we already possess. NEW

COURSE CODE: MUTH

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $185

THE MENDELSSOHN LEGACY: MUSICAL AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES Paul-André Bempéchat Pianist and Musicologist From the great philosopher of the Jewish Enlightenment (Haskalah) through his grandchildren, the musical prodigies Fanny and Felix, through the inventor of color film and by way of international banking and philanthropy, the Mendelssohn family continues to distinguish itself and astound us by its impact on all walks of life. This course will examine their legacy (chiefly musical), the neardisintegration of their good name by the Nazis, and the parameters of its historic reinstatement. NEW

COURSE CODE: MNDL

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 3pm-5pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $212

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MUSIC FOR A TIME OF WAR Raymond Chow M.M., University of North Texas Music is a universal medium through which societies express their deepest joys and pains. In this course, we will survey music written during a specific wartime or based on the theme of war, and explore how musicians express their feelings and attitudes towards such large-scale hostilities. Music we will listen to in this course are drawn from both the art music repertoire and popular genres. Some of the works we will examine include John Adams’s opera “Doctor Atomic”, American popular music from the Vietnam War period, and relevant symphonic works by Russian composer Shostakovich. NEW

COURSE CODE: MF T W

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 1pm-3pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $205

HANDEL’S MESSIAH Kevin Leong Music Director of the Concord Chorus Join us on a guided listening tour of one of the most famous and beloved musical works of all time: George Frideric Handel’s Messiah. We will explore and discuss various historical and musical issues surrounding the work, including its genesis, the organization of its parts, and detailed musical and textual aspects of the score. Particular emphasis will be placed on the choral movements, which exhibit the full breadth of Handel’s dazzling compositional and dramatic talents. NEW

COURSE CODE: HNDL

Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 3-5pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $175


PERFORMING ARTS

TIN PAN OPERA: TIN PAN ALLEY INVADES THE OPERA HOUSE Benjamin Sears and Bradford Conner Performers and Theater Historians In the early years of the twentieth century popular songNEW writers often drew on the Opera House as their source for new songs. Songwriters such as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Victor Herbert, and Egbert Van Alstyne used operatic themes for inspiration in songs ranging from parody of wellknown operas such as Donizetti’s Lucia di Lamermoor (especially the Sextet) and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, to themes from Verdi, Wagner, and Gounod. Opera singers, particularly Enrico Caruso and Luisa Tettrazini, represented opera and often the aspirations of untalented singers hoping to grace the operatic stage. Ben and Brad will present the history of this fascinating subgenre of Tin Pan Alley from the 1910s through to more recent years with live performance, historic recordings, and film clips. American Classics will present a concert, Tin Pan Opera, in two performances later in April. COURSE CODE: TINP

Sec. 01: Friday, 7:45-9:45pm. Apr. 17 | $15

SHOWER SINGING IN PUBLIC Deborah Gruber Voice and Piano Teacher, B.M., M.M., easypianostyles.com 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 through fun exercises, games, props, and lively activity. We will explore your unique instrument within. You are going to be pleasantly surprised! COURSE CODE: SHOS

Sec. 01: Saturday, 2-5pm. May 2 | $70

INSTANT PIANO FOR HOPELESSLY BUSY PEOPLE Deborah Gruber Voice and Piano Teacher, B.M., M.M., easypianostyles.com Experience the joy of playing piano without the years of weekly lessons. Typical piano lessons teach you note reading, but piano professionals use chords. Learn all the chords needed to play any pop song. We’ll cover how to construct major, minor, and seventh chords; practice and memorize chords; get away from reading music and start making music; and transpose a song into your key, play a song by ear, and accompany yourself singing. COURSE CODE: INPI

APPRECIATING JAZZ MUSIC

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-1pm. May 2 | $70

Raymond Chow M.M., University of North Texas

PIANO FOR ADULT BEGINNERS

Have you ever wondered: what is the difference between blues NEW and jazz? Or, what is fusion jazz? This course is an introduction to the fascinating world of American jazz. For those music lovers who are curious about this repertoire, this course provides a guide through the complex world of jazz and will teach students the basic tools for understanding this music. We will be listening to a range of jazz recordings in the course. Students will be encouraged to participate in discussions based on the listening. COURSE CODE: JA ZZ

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 3-5pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $205

Seychelle Dunn Teaching Artist Have you always wanted to learn the piano? This course 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 course. Please use the following guide to select the level that best suits your experience: Level 1 is for the absolute beginner; Level 2 is for those who can play two hands together and read the grand staff; Level 3 is for those who are ready to play short beginner pieces; Level 4 is for those who want to start their piano library.

BEGINNING VOICE

COURSE CODE: PIAN

Juana Monsalve Mejia Voice Instructor

BEGINNER LEVEL 1

If you can carry a tune, but aren’t sure just where you are going with it, this is your class. Come learn better breath control, build vocal power, produce a pleasing tone, stretch your range, and sing without tension. We’ll be working with folk songs to illustrate basic principles of singing. Advanced Beginner is for those who have taken this class before or who have had some voice lessons in the past. Please check with the instructor if you are unsure of your level.

BEGINNER LEVEL 1

COURSE CODE: VPBM

Sec. 05: 10 Thursdays, 6:30-8pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $200

BEGINNER Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $175

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $200 Sec. 02: 10 Tuesdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $200

BEGINNER LEVEL 2 Sec. 03: 10 Thursdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $200

BEGINNER LEVEL 3 Sec. 04: 10 Thursdays, 5-6:30pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $200

BEGINNER LEVEL 4 I N T E R M E D I AT E Sec. 06: 10 Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $200

A D VA N C E D B E G I N N E R Sec. 02: 8 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 9 | $175

ABCS OF VIOLIN FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER

CHORAL SINGING FOR BEGINNERS

Nami Hashimoto and Janice Tucker Rhoda Violin Instructors

Juana Monsalve Mejia Voice Instructor

COURSE CODE: CHOR

Have you always wanted to play the violin but thought it too difficult? Or have you previously studied violin and wish to take it up again? Have fun playing popular folk, classical, fiddle tunes and duets, while focusing on correct posture, basic music reading and rhythm. We will work on the ABCs of Violin for the Absolute Beginner, Book 1, ABCs of Duets, and Complete Technique for Violin. For information about required books and violin rentals, visit: http://www.abcsofstrings.com/violin_shops.html

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $175

COURSE CODE: VIOL

Experience the satisfying joy of singing together: your own unique voice part of something even bigger. Together, we will explore different repertoires: traditional folk songs, jazz arrangements, Renaissance polyphony, world music, and more. Singing experience is not required.

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $185

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ABCS OF VIOLIN DUETS GROUP

UKULELE FOR THE ALMOST MUSICAL

Nami Hashimoto and Janice Tucker Rhoda Violin Instructors

Danno Sullivan Ukulele Enthusiast

Would you like to advance your violin technique while having fun playing duets in a group? Improve your sight-reading skills while playing pieces, concertos and duets, after warming up on studies, exercises and scales. We cover shifting to 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th positions. We work on ABCs of Violin Books 2, 3, 4, 5, ABCs of Duets, Suzuki Book 4 with Seitz and Vivaldi Concerto movements, Bach’s Double Violin Concerto, and the Complete Technique for Violin book. For information about required books and violin rentals, please visit: http://www. abcsofstrings.com/teaching3.html

What’s easier to get started on than other string instruments, but full of music and fun? The ukulele! Big in the ‘20s and bigger in the ‘60s, the uke is again the instrument of choice for great-sounding, portable music. Join us to learn the basics quickly and start playing songs. Simple chords and a focus on interesting strumming techniques mean that you’ll sound great after just one class, and you’ll soon have a repertoire ranging from modern pop to Tin Pan Alley. COURSE CODE: UKEL

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 5:45-7:15pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $200

C O U R S E C O D E : V I OA

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $185

BOB DYLAN REVISITED

ABCS OF VIOLA FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER

Robert Gillan Ph.D.

Nami Hashimoto Violin Instructor

Bob Dylan is without doubt one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. This course will take you on a journey through the multitudinous stages of his brilliant career. We will study the revolutionary lyrical content of his songs, his innovative and influential approach to instrumentation and performance, and the constantly changing social and political contexts in which his work has appeared. While our core focus will be on the songs that have made Dylan one of the most admired songwriters of our time, we will also refer to the many films and books that have attempted to make sense of the man and his work. Performance will be encouraged! NEW

Have you always wanted to play the viola but thought it too difficult? Or have you previously studied viola and wish to take it up again? Have fun playing popular folk, classical, fiddle tunes and duets, while focusing on correct posture, basic music reading and rhythm. We will work on the ABCs of Viola for the Absolute Beginner, Book 1, ABCs of Viola for the Intermediate, Book 2, and Complete Technique for Viola. For information about required books and viola rentals, visit: http://www.abcsofstrings.com/violacourse.html

C O U R S E C O D E : DY L N

COURSE CODE: VIOB

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $185

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Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7:45pm-9:15pm. Begins Mar. 30 | $185

ABCS OF DOUBLE BASS FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER Reginald Lamb Musician and Teacher Have you always wanted to play the Double Bass but thought it too difficult? Or have you previously studied double bass and wish to take it up again? Have fun playing popular folk, classical, rock n roll tunes and duets, while focusing on correct posture, basic music reading and rhythm. We will work on the ABCs of Bass for the Absolute Beginner to Intermediate Student, Book 1 and Complete Technique for Double Bass. NEW

GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS Matthew Wright Guitarist and Lutenist; matthewpatrickwright.com Learn the basics of playing guitar. We will cover all the bases: 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; Advanced Beginner sections are for those who have previously taken this course or who have studied guitar in the past. COURSE CODE: GTFB

Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $150

COURSE CODE: BASS

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $185

GUITAR BOOTCAMP FOR BEGINNERS

CELLO FOR BEGINNERS

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

Cynthia Forbes Cellist and Teacher Said to be the instrument closest to the human voice, the cello is remarkably natural to play. Come learn basic music reading and counting skills, bowing and fingering techniques, a variety of classical and folk melodies, and cello history. We’ll end the course with a cello party. Advanced Beginner is for those who have previously taken Beginner or who have studied cello in the past; Intermediate is open to those who have completed Advanced Beginner or with permission of the instructor. COURSE CODE: CELO

BEGINNER Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $212

A D VA N C E D B E G I N N E R Sec. 02: 10 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $212

I N T E R M E D I AT E Sec. 03: 10 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $212

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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 from the Internet—but this course will show you how to make use of these resources in the best way. We’ll focus on how to put a chord progression together with rhythm and expression in order to play songs using strumming and some finger picking. You’ll walk out of the first lesson having started playing your first song! Join us for an intense but fun and friendly experience, with both individual attention and group sharing, strumming, and singing. Tuition includes an exercise book and CDs with tips on theory, practice, and more. NEW

COURSE CODE: GTB1

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 5-6:15pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $195


PERFORMING ARTS

FINGER STYLE GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS

LUNCHTIME BALLET

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

Susan Alt Dancer & Teacher

Learn to incorporate melody, bass lines, nuances, and thrills in to your guitar playing. Loosen up your fingers with exercises and practice routines, and then play cool songs in this style. We’ll open up the fret board with technique, theory, and some alternate tunings, so you’ll have a better idea of how it all works and how songs like this can be put together. We’ll also do arrangements in finger picking style for you to see how it can be done with your own songs, too. Tuition includes an exercise book and CDs with tips on theory, practice, and more.

Devote your lunch hour to exploring ballet, one of the most inspiring, exacting, and satisfying of dance forms. Open to men and women with little or no experience. (See “Ballet” for complete description).

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COURSE CODE: FING

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 7:45-9pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $195

GUITAR BOOTCAMP FOR ADVANCED BEGINNERS Chris Brenne Musician; Composer; B.A., Berklee College of Music If you’ve taken another beginning guitar class or studied on your own for more than a month, join us for this advanced beginner intensive. Our goals here will be two-fold: first, to solidify your abilities and then to build on them with appropriate skills. With innovative means, we’ll study not just chords and rhythms, but riffs, melodies, solos, licks, and variations to make songs come alive. Dynamics, strumming, finger picking, blues, and slapping will all be explored through a variety of fun songs. This course will be intense, but most of all fun. Playing songs together is where music really comes alive! Tuition includes an exercise book and CDs with tips on theory, practice, and more. NEW

COURSE CODE: GTB2

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 6:15-7:30pm. Begins Mar. 31 | $195

BEGINNING RECORDER John Tyson Performer and 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. Beginner Level 2 is for those with a basic knowledge of recorder who are familiar with most notes in the upper and lower registers. COURSE CODE: RECD

BEGINNER Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 5-6:30pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $195

A D VA N C E D B E G I N N E R Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 6:30-8pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $195

DANCE BALLET Susan Alt Dancer & 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; it gives you strength and improves your posture. The music is inspiring and this tried and-true discipline of the dance helps you become centered. It’s also just fun! Join us to return to your childhood dream or become acquainted with ballet for the first time. You may become addicted (in the best way). COURSE CODE: BABE

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:30-7pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $170 No Class Apr. 20th Patriots Day Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 4:30-6pm. Begins Apr. 9 | $191 Sec. 03: 10 Saturdays, 12-1:30pm. Begins Apr. 11 | $191

COURSE CODE: BALU

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 11:15am-12:45pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $191

LUNCHTIME TAP Susan Alt Dancer & Teacher Come spend your lunch hour tap dancing to the best of swing, blues, soul, zydeco, and Dixieland. 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 beginners and those who have had previous elementary classes. C O U R S E C O D E : TA P L

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 1:15pm-2:15pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $163 (No Class Apr. 20) Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 11am-12pm. Begins Apr. 9 | $173

MODERN DANCE FOR BEGINNERS Jill Haney Dance Instructor There’s lots of talk about using your core but little did you know that the basics of modern dance technique rely on deep internal core muscles. Use the buttocks, abdomen and muscles of the torso, release muscle tension, and dance to Bach, the Punch Brothers, Amy Winehouse, and Illinois Jacquet. This class is designed for adults with limited to no dance training, and is guaranteed to not only make you stronger but also set you on the path to artistry. COURSE CODE: MDFB

Sec. 01: 8 Saturdays, 2:30-4pm. Begins Apr. 11 | $185

SWING DANCING Jim Spellman Dancer Get hep to the jive! Learn the fundamentals of swing, an energetic sixcount dance. You will develop the moves and partnering skills that will have you jumpin’ and hoppin’ to big band and neo-swing sounds before you know it! Find new ways to express yourself as an individual and as a partner, while building your dance vocabulary. We will be constantly changing partners, as this makes for better learning and more fun. COURSE CODE: SWNG

Sec. 01: 6 Sundays, 2:30-3:30pm. Begins Apr. 12 | $136

BALLROOM DANCING Jim Spellman Dancer Discover the world of moving to music in perfect partnership. These beginning courses provide the foundation dance components, base timings/rhythms, key foot patterns, and essential leading and following techniques. Learn to “hear the rhythm” so you can enjoy partnership dancing in the ballroom or Latin styles, including foxtrot, waltz, cha cha, merengue, and American tango. C O U R S E C O D E : DA B A

BEGINNER Sec. 01: 10 Sundays, 1-2:15pm. Begins Apr. 12 | $173

ADVANCED Sec. 02: 10 Sundays, 3:30-4:45pm. Begins Apr. 12 | $173

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INTRO TO LATIN DANCE: SALSA AND MORE!

THEATER

Sharon Shakur Dance Instructor Get ready to enjoy exciting Latin rhythms! This class will introduce you to the most popular styles of Latin dance, including salsa, merengue, and bachata. Proper partnering techniques, footwork, and turn patterns will be covered. You will quickly gain the confidence to get on the dance floor with this fun and easy-to-follow course. To promote better leading and following techniques, we’ll change partners during the class. C O U R S E C O D E : L AT N

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 6:15-7:15pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $173

ARGENTINE TANGO Adriana Pinto

Tango Instructor Argentine Tango dance is a sophisticated form of expression between a leader and a follower, and offers a high level of improvisation. In this course you will be exposed to some techniques that will allow you to communicate nonverbally to your partner and to the music. At the end of the class, you will be able to attend some of the tango events in the Boston area and become part of the tango community. No partner necessary. C O U R S E C O D E : TA N G

BROADWAY MUSICALS

Sec. 01: 7 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $184

Jared Hettrick

Composer & Vocalist, logresfellspress.com

FLAMENCO DANCE Laura Sanchez

Professional Flamenco Dancer/Teacher This class will introduce you to the most popular type of flamenco dance—the Sevillana. A Sevillana is danced by couples of all ages during celebrations in Andalucía, Spain. If you are interested in flamenco, this is a great way to start. We will cover various aspects of the dance, from the hand and arm movements, to the foot movements along with the music. Wear comfortable clothes. No special shoes are required. NEW

Do you love Broadway musicals? Do wish you had more chances to sing musical theater songs? Join us for a singing tour of The Great White Way’s most famous shows. From solos and duets to large group numbers, we will learn about the musicals these songs come from and perform them together. We’ll unlock how we can better perform these musical theater songs with knowledge of technique, drama, and musical context. COURSE CODE : SHOW

Sec. 01: 6 Fridays, 7:45-8:45pm. Begins May 1 | $143

C O U R S E C O D E : F L AC

BEGINNER’S ACTING WORKSHOP

Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $155

Stan Edelson

Director, Actor, Playwright, Producer

INTRO TO BELLY DANCING Sardis

Belly Dance Instructor Come find out why Belly Dance isn’t just for the belly! It’s a natural and fun dance based on isolating and layering movement throughout our body. We will start with the building blocks of the dance, move to simple combinations, then to some simple choreography. We’ll use many props of the dance: veils, finger cymbals, canes, and plates. All sessions conducted with authentic Middle Eastern music. COURSE CODE: BELL

Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 6:45-7:45pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $143

BURLESQUE: THE BOSTON BABYDOLLS WAY The Boston Babydolls Way Burlesque is exciting, empowering, and great exercise too! Suitable for performers of all shapes, sizes, and experience levels, this workshop for women only introduces the basic building blocks of vintage-style burlesque. You will learn dance moves and techniques for handling classic clothing elements such as gloves, boas, and stockings. Leave with everything you need to put on a burlesque performance of your very own, whether on stage or in private. COURSE CODE: BURL

Sec. 02: 1 Saturday, 1:45-3:45pm. Apr. 25 $47

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Ever wonder if the acting bug would be a healthy one for you? Let yourself be expressive and come experience the actor’s craft in a safe, supportive environment. We will explore the art of acting, whether in theater or film, through the use of simple theater games, physical and vocal warm-ups, role-play, and short scenes. C O U R S E C O D E : AC BW

Sec. 01: Saturday, 1-5pm. Apr. 25 | $87

ANYONE CAN ACT: ACTING 1 Stan Edelson

Director, Actor, Playwright, Producer Experience the joy of expressing your creative impulses. Through vigorous physical and vocal warm-ups followed by group and individual acting exercises, you will learn the basics of being alive onstage and making what you imagine visible to an audience. This is helpful for business and professional presentations and a great way to get to know people. This course is designed for people with little or no experience. C O U R S E C O D E : A N AC

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $212


PERFORMING ARTS

INTERMEDIATE ACTING: ACTING 2

STAND-UP COMEDY WORKSHOP

Stan Edelson

Bob Gautreau

If you have taken a beginning acting class or done a bit of acting, now is the time to experience the solid craft, techniques, and methods utilized and taught by the masters. We will emphasize the process of “becoming” within a safe supportive and fun environment, rather than rushing into the frenzy of an actual public performance. We will do vigorous physical, vocal, emotional and imaginative warm-ups and acting exercise, leading to in-depth scene study and monologues, with a strong focus on character development. C O U R S E C O D E : AC T 2

Many people tell you that you’re funny and you belong on stage, but you haven’t got the slightest idea of how to write or perform standup comedy. This class will help you develop your personality or “persona,” strengthen your comedy writing skills, and emphasize your hysterical delivery through basic exercises you will do in class and at home. You’ll experience the joys of set-ups, punch lines, puns, parodies, and of course…timing. Our goal is to come up with five minutes of material to be performed at the end of the semester. Once the showbiz bug tickles your funny bone, you’ll be hooked on comedy forever.

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr.7 | $212

COURSE CODE: FUNY

Director, Actor, Playwright, Producer

Comedian

Sec. 01: 9 Saturdays 2-4:45 pm. Begins Apr. 18 | $230

ADVANCED ACTING Stan Edelson

Director, Actor, Playwright, Producer

INCREDIBLE IMPROV Mary Valentine King

This workshop is for those who are ready for more in-depth, serious character work and scene study. Acting is a form of self and social liberation. Acting in a laboratory setting is an exploration of what has been, what is, and what can be. Inspirational and creative to the max is the way to go. We will be learning and performing selected scenes from Shakespeare’s King Lear, as part of an ongoing project. Please call or email Stan Edelson for important information of how you can be in this project.

Actor & Director

C O U R S E C O D E : A DAC

COURSE CODE: IMPV

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 9 | $207

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 1-4pm. Begins Apr. 11 | $130

IMPROVISATIONAL COMEDY WORKSHOP

WHAT IT TAKE TO TACKLE SHAKESPEARE

Bob Gautreau

Stan Edelson

Have you ever thought you could improvise and have fun doing it? Well, you can! We’ll enhance the creative mind and increase performance, communication, and cooperation skills through simple agreement exercises with an emphasis on comedy. You’ll learn contrasts and comparisons, as well as contact, conflicts, and conclusions, through various games. You’ll also learn how to create as you’re speaking and stay connected to a focus. COURSE CODE: IMPR

Each term, we will read, study, and view one tragedy and one comedy in order to find out who, what, why, how, was, and is Shakespeare. This term, we will “do” Shakespeare’s Othello and Romeo and Juliet. We will seriously tackle and have fun doing so the majesty of Shakespeare. We will read from the No Fear Shakespeare books, where the modern translation sits opposite the page from the original lines. This course is ideal for everyone—scholar, aspiring actor, or everyday Jack and Jill— out to enjoy whatever comes their way.

Sec. 01: 9 Saturdays 11 am-1:45pm. Begins Apr. 18 | $230

COURSE CODE: SHAK

Comedian

Learn new and fresh approaches to problem-solving in this introduction to improvisation. Have fun while exploring innovative solutions to everyday situations. No matter your vocation or avocation, the skills emphasized in improv can provide unbelievable, overall benefits. Through the exploration of group exercises, theater games, and scene work, you will experience the opportunity to grow and exercise your creativity in a safe and respectful environment. No experience necessary!

Director, Actor, Playwright, Producer

Sec. 01: 10 Fridays, 5:15-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 10 | $207

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LE T

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REDUCING STRESS THROUGH MINDFULNESS

BEGINNER YOGA

Cristie Siegele Healing artist

Jacki Farrell Yoga Instructor

This course is tailored for people wanting to cope more effectively with short- and long-term stress. Join us to realize a more vibrant yet peaceful outlook on life, increased energy, and an overall improvement in both physical and mental wellbeing. Our main practice will be the cultivation of mindfulness, a moment-to-moment awareness of things that we do not usually pay much attention to, such as bodily sensations, breath, and the arising and passing of thoughts and feelings. Come prepared for a simple yet challenging practice that will bring you freedom from suffering.

This is a beginner-level class designed for people new to yoga. You will be introduced to the basics of yoga and build a foundation for your practice going forward. You will learn basic postures, correct positioning and alignment, how to use props and begin linking breath and movement. Seniors and absolute beginners welcome.

COURSE CODE: MBSR

GENTLE YOGA

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $179

HYPNOSIS Rhonda F. Waters M.Ed. Ph.D., CEO Curious about hypnosis? Learn about the history of hypnosis and how it is being used today. What is hypnosis used for now? Who does it help? What are the myths about hypnosis? Can you be hypnotized? Take this 3 hour interactive course. You will have fun, feeling rejuvenated and motivated to learn more about how hypnosis might work for you. NEW

COURSE CODE: NOSIS

Sec:01 3 Sundays, 2-4pm. Begins May10 | $185

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

Sec. 01: 6 Fridays, 5:30-6:30pm. Begins Apr. 10 | $136

Billie Jo Joy Certified Yoga Instructor This class is intended for absolute beginners to yoga, or anyone wanting a gentle approach to asana (physical) practice. You can expect to learn basic yoga poses, pranayama (breathing), and meditation. Attention to alignment, breath and stillness of mind. Come as you are. COURSE CODE: GENY

Sec. 01: 8 Fridays, 11:15am-12:15pm. Begins Apr. 10 | $161


MEDITATION & MOVEMENT

MANAGE YOUR MOOD WITH LIFEFORCE YOGA Rivka Simmons Teacher & Therapist Learn to manage your mood in the car, on the T, at work, or even in bed. No yoga mat required. LifeForce Yoga will provide you with effective tools for working with anxiety, depression, insomnia, and everyday stress. LifeForce Yoga does not focus on strenuous postures; rather, it combines breathing techniques, simple asanas, mantras, and meditations to help you to calm your nervous system, quiet your mind and regulate your emotions. These evidencebased practices rooted in ancient yogic teachings are designed to be used anywhere, anytime. You will leave this workshop empowered with a toolkit of practices to balance your emotional, mental, and physical state of being during everyday life. NEW

COURSE CODE: MOOD

Sec. 01: Saturday, 12:15-2:45pm. Apr. 18 | $77

YOGA FOR A BETTER BACK Eric Bornstein M.L.A., Harvard University and Artist A sensible yoga practice will create a body that is strong, flexible, and in balance. Our spine and the muscles around it must be kept healthy for us to sustain a thriving and mobile physical lifestyle. We will practice strategies to lengthen stubborn hamstrings and hips, eliminate pain and compression in your lower back and neck, and 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, 12:15-1:15pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $184 Sec. 02: 10 Wednesdays, 5:15-6:15pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $184

FREEDOM FROM BACK PAIN USING THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE Kitty Breen Founder & Director, Alexander Back and Chronic Pain Center Daily stresses, postures and habits lead many of us to unconsciously misalign the entire working mechanics of the body. Eighty percent of back pain is caused by this poor body use. If you experience back pain, come learn to use your back as intended and have it support you in future activities with ease and comfort. We’ll relearn how to sit, bend, lift, type, drive, sneeze, sleep, read and other activities. We’ll identify our unique postural sets, learn how to engage gravity correctly so as to reduce stress, and observe how even the way we breathe can cause or eliminate pain. Finally, we’ll rediscover the pinky finger as one of the back’s best friends! C O U R S E C O D E : B AC K

Sec. 01: Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm. Apr. 9 | $65

THERAPEUTIC QIGONG Jacki Farrell Yoga Instructor Therapeutic qigong combines physical exercises, stretching, and breathing to develop relaxation and improve health. These whole body movements and proper breathing promote energy (qi) flow in the body. The program is divided into groups of exercise which focus on different muscles and joints—neck, shoulders, spine, back, hips, legs, arms, elbows, hands, and wrists. Loose, comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended. All fitness levels welcome.

TEA AND TAROT Margaret McGilray Artist & Cultural Anthropologist Relax with a cup of tea while learning how to read tarot cards. This beginner’s workshop provides hands-on activities designed to get you reading tarot cards in no time! Using traditional card meanings and our intuition, we will explore the mystical symbols and themes, various tarot card spreads, learn how to read for ourselves and for others. At the end of each class we will practice what we’ve learned by reading for each other in a supportive environment. Bring a deck of cards, a notebook, and your favorite mug! NEW

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

Sec. 01: Sunday, 1:30-4pm.Apr. 19 | $76

TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS Cho Li Tai Chi Instructor Originally one of the ancient Chinese Martial arts, tai chi is practiced today primarily as a method of exercise that cultivates physical and mental harmony in movement. Its slow, fluid forms—based on the Chinese principle of yin and yang—and its emphasis on relaxed, effortless movement makes it ideal for people of all ages. You will learn the first section of the traditional yang-style of long-form tai chi. Wear loose, comfortable clothes and soft, flat shoes. C O U R S E C O D E : TAC H

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7:15-8:45pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $185 (No class Apr. 20)

COURSE CODE: QUIG

Sec. 01: 3 Saturdays, 10:30am-12:30pm. Begins May 2 | $86

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MEDITATION & MOVEMENT

FULL-BODY MASSAGE TECHNIQUES WITH A PARTNER Eric Bornstein M.L.A., Harvard University & Artist This workshop is designed to teach students how to give a full-body massage. Through lecture, discussion, and demonstration, students will administer basic Swedish, sports massage (includes stretching), and reflexology techniques to promote relaxation and stress reduction. Students should bring (1) a pillow, (2) two towels, (3) massage oil or baby oil, and should wear running shorts and a loose top, or bathing suit top. COURSE CODE: FULL

CRAVING BUSTER WORKSHOP Christine Magnarelli Craving Fighting Expert Discover unique mindset and motivation strategies to stop Junk food cravings in less than 5 minutes. You’ll also learn how to deal with stressful situations that cause mindless, out-of control eating habits. We’ll also create a compelling weight loss goal that so inspiring it becomes easy to be motivated into action. To create long lasting success, the instructor will also go over her top 10 secrets to permanently and effortlessly staying thin and in control for life. NEW

COURSE CODE: BUST

Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm. May 7 | $87

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-3:30pm. May 16 | $250 per pair

MASSAGE FOR PARTNERS WORKSHOP Eric Bornstein M.L.A., Harvard University and Artist Bring a friend or significant other to learn basic Esalen/Swedish massage strokes through teacher lecture, discussion, demonstration, and supervised practice. We will focus primarily on the back, neck, and shoulders. The workshop will include awareness, centering, and relaxation exercises. Students should bring two pillows, two sheets or large towels, and a squeeze-bottle of oil. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. In order to be able to massage the entire back, women should wear a low-backed bathing suit. COURSE CODE: MAR.B

Sec. 01: Friday, 6:45-9:45pm. Apr. 17 | $160 per pair

THE SELF-COMPASSION DIET: LOSING WEIGHT WITH LOVING-KINDNESS Jean Fain Teacher & Therapist The secret to sustainable weight loss isn’t counting calories or depriving yourself at the dinner table; it’s about cultivating self-compassion wherever you are. Join us to learn how loving kindness -- with support from mindfulness meditation and other proven strategies -- transforms the way you think and feel about your eating. We will examine a shift that paradoxically inspires desired physical change . The instructor will give you an overview of the cutting-edge research and current psychological theory, and then guide you through the practices to help put an end to a range of eating issues like yo-yo dieting, compulsive overeating, bulimia and binge eating. NEW

COURSE CODE: KIND

Sec. 01: Sunday, 1-3pm. Apr. 26 | $47

HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO! A GENTLE APPROACH TO FOOD, YOUR BODY AND YOURSELF Rivka Simmons Teacher & Therapist At any given time, more than 50 percent of all Americans are on a diet. Yet studies show that nearly all diets fail and ultimately cause us to gain rather than lose weight. In this class for women, learn how to eat intuitively, trust your body’s hunger signals, and have the foods you love the most. Work with your emotional hunger in a gentle and compassionate way. Develop a positive body image and return to a weight that is natural for you. C O U R S E C O D E : E AT S

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Apr. 11 | $212

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KNOW THEYSELF: C.G.JUNG’S PERSONALITY TYPES Olga Turcotte Jungian Analyst Candidate Are you interested in knowing more about your true Self? Do you, at times, feel / intuit / sense or think you are and can be more than you have been? Join us to learn more about your true personality type and how you can tap into and develop it to have a fuller, more authentic life. Based on Swiss psychiatrist C. G. Jung’s research and findings which paved the way for most present day personality tests (including the Briggs-Myers Test) this workshop will explore ways to get to know Ourselves better. COURSE CODE: JUNG

Sec.01: 4 Thursdays, 7:30-8:45 pm. Begins May 7 | $179


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BEGINNING RUNNING Pat O’Connor Head Coach & Proprietor-LTR Are you a beginner runner? Or do you want to become a runNEW ner but are confused by all the philosophies and methods? Fear not! This class will cover all aspects of being a runner: biomechanics; cadence and form; stretching and strengthening; hydration and nutrition; choosing the right shoes, apparel, and accessories; and creating a weekly individualized program. This class is designed for beginners or those who have taken a long break from the sport and exercise in general. Come dressed to run for New England winter weather! Don’t be intimidated—all fitness levels are welcome. You should be able to run 1 mile (at any pace) without stopping.

ZUMBA GOLD®: FOR OLDER ADULTS AND THOSE NEW TO EXERCISE Veronica Kolb Certified Health Coach; warmthandwellness.net Zumba Gold is a Latin-inspired dance-fitness party specifically catered towards active older adults, people with physical limitations or medical issues, and those new to cardio exercise. Each routine starts out with basic steps and adds on to each step as the song progresses. This creates the opportunity to add more intensity or lower the intensity level based on each individual’s fitness abilities. Zumba Gold can help improve strength, cardiovascular health, balance, coordination and flexibility; it’s also an opportunity to free your mind, make new friends and just let yourself have a good time.

COURSE CODE: LURN

COURSE CODE: ZUMG

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 11am-1pm. Begins Apr. 1 | $207

Sec. 01: 8 Fridays, 10-11am. Begins Apr.10 | $164

ZUMBA® FITNESS DANCE

INSANITY®

A. Veronica Kolb Certified Zumba Instructor

Dorota Sadowicz Fitness Instructor

Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music—dance themes

INSANITY® workout is a live cardio, total-body conditioning program based on max interval training. Our instructors are trained to help participants modify the movements making it suitable for a variety of fitness levels. INSANITY is the most explosive and most effective workout program ever put together, consisting of drills mixed with intervals of strength, power, coordination, and agility training. No equipment or weights needed.

that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Zumba uses the principles of fitness interval training and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning, and total body toning. It is a mixture of body-sculpting movements with easy-to-follow dance steps. This is not a partner dance. COURSE CODE: ZUMB

NEW

COURSE CODE: INSA

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 7:15-7:45pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $99

Sec. 01: 8 Sundays, 10-11am. Begins Apr. 19 | $164

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SPORTS & EXERCISE

THERAPEUTIC QIGONG

GET READY FOR SUMMER: INDOOR TENNIS

Jacki Farrell Yoga Instructor

Victor Gonzalez USPTR Certified Instructor

Therapeutic qigong combines physical exercises, stretching, and breathing to develop relaxation and improve health. These whole body movements and proper breathing promote energy (qi) flow in the body. The program is divided into groups of exercise which focus on different muscles and joints—neck, shoulders, spine, back, hips, legs, arms, elbows, hands, and wrists. Loose, comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended. All fitness levels welcome.

Improve your strokes through drills and skill-building exercises. Small groups ensure that you’ll get plenty of personal advice and assistance. Bring a racquet and wear proper tennis shoes and workout gear; tennis balls will be provided. Classes meet in Waltham; the address will be sent to registrants.

COURSE CODE: QUIG

BEGINNER

Sec. 01: 3 Saturdays, 10:30am-12:30pm. Begins May 2 | $86

Sec. 02: 4 Saturdays, 4-5pm. Begins Apr. 11 | $176

TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS

COURSE CODE: TENI

Sec. 01: 4 Saturdays, 3-4pm. Begins Apr. 11 | $176

A D VA N C E B E G I N N E R Sec 03: 4 Saturdays, 3-4pm. Begins May 16 | $176

Cho Li Tai Chi Instructor

BEGINNER

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.

A D VA N C E B E G I N N E R

C O U R S E C O D E : TAC H

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7:15-8:45pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $185 (No class Apr. 20)

CAPOEIRA Felix Poom Capoeira Instructor Learn the fundamentals of capoeira, and use them as you play in the “roda” at the end of class. Taught by Monitor Folhaw (a.k.a. Felix Poom) of Capoeira Gerais Boston, this class will teach you a combination of martial arts, dance, music, and the rich cultural traditions that are Capoeira. Everyone is welcome: all ages, all genders, all physical abilities, all ethnic and social backgrounds. NEW

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

Sec.01: 8 Thursdays, 6-7:15pm. Begins Apr. 2 | $185

Sec.04 4 Saturdays, 4-5pm. Begins May 16 | $176

BEST START! WATER FUN FOR PARENTS & KIDS 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. Classes are held at Wellbridge Athletic Club in Cambridge. Note: Swimming classes do not meet on Monday, Apr. 20 or Monday, May 25. 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. POOL1-SP1 5.01

6 Wednesdays 4:30-5pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $143 POOL 2-SP1 5.02

6 Saturdays 10:30-11am. Begins Apr. 11 | $143

PAY ONLY $6 TO PARK IN HARVARD SQUARE Must be after 3:30pm in the Charles Hotel Garage, Tickets for sale in the Center Registration Office.

POOL 3-SP1 5.03

6 Sundays 10:30-11am. Begins Apr. 12 | $143 POOL 4 -SP1 5.04

4 Wednesdays 4:30-5pm. Begins May 20 | $97 POOL 5 -SP1 5.05

4 Saturdays 10:30-11am. Begins May 23 | $97 POOL6 -SP1 5.06

4 Sundays 10:30-11am. Begins May 24 | $97

WATER AEROBICS Wellbridge Athletic Club Get a super cardiovascular workout in the water! We’ll undergo an active warm-up and stretch period, 30 to 40 minutes of cardiovascular work, resistance training, and a final stretch. No experience is necessary. Note: The overall pool depth is four feet. H 2 0A 1 - S P 1 5 . 0 1

6 Mondays 10-11 am. Begins Apr.6 | $112 H 2 0A 2 - S P 1 5 . 0 2

4 Mondays 10-11am. Begins May 18 | $106

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SPORTS & EXERCISE

ADULT SWIMMING LESSONS Wellbridge Athletic Club Beginner Level 1: In this relaxing and non-intimidating class, you can learn (or improve) front crawl stroke (free style). You will discover how to relax in the water and learn the most effective kicking, arm stroke, and breathing exercises so you can enjoy water activities for the rest of your life! Beginner Level 2: is for those who have taken Beginner Level1 or who can swim at least 25 yards of front crawl with rotary breathing and also float on their back. In Level 2, you will learn additional swimming drills to help you improve the front crawl, build endurance, learn proper back stroke, use basic turns, and begin swimming laps. Intermediate Level 3: is for those who have taken Beginner level 2 or who can swim at least 50 yards of front and back stroke. In Level 3, we will implement interval training, learn breast stroke, and introduce butterfly kicking and flip turns. Advance Level 4: is for those who have taken intermediate Level 3 or who can swim at least 100 yards of front crawl, back crawl, and breast stroke. In Level 4 we will use interval training, and you will learn butterfly and flip turns. Note: Swimming classes do not meet on Monday April 20 or Monday, May 25. SWIM1-SP1 5.01

SWIM3-SP1 5:03

6 Mondays, 12-12:45pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $203

4 Mondays 8-8:45pm. Begins May 18 | $137

SWIM2-SP1 5.01

SWIM2-SP1 5:04

6 Mondays, 12:45-1:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $203

4 Tuesdays 7-7:45 pm. Begins May 19 | $137

SWIM1-SP1 5.02

SWIM4 -SP1 5:01

6 Tuesdays 7-7:45pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $203

4 Tuesday,7:45-8:30pm. Begins May 19 | $137

SWIM3-SP1 5.01

SWIM2-SP1 5:05

6 Tuesdays: 7:45-8:30pm. Begins Apr. | $203

4 Wednesdays 12-12:45pm. Begins May 20 | $137

SWIM1-SP1 5.03

SWIM2-SP1 5.06

6 Wednesdays, 12-12:45pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $203

4 Wednesdays 7-7:45pm. Begins May 20 | $137

SWIM1-SP1 5.04

SWIM2-SP1 5.07

6 Thursdays, 7:30-8:15pm. Begins Apr. 9 | $203

4 Thursdays 7:30-8:15pm. Begins May 21 | $137

SWIM2-SP1 5.01

SWIM3-SP1 5.04

6 Fridays 8-8:45am. Begins Apr. 10 | $203

4 Fridays 8-8:45am. Begins May 22 | $137

SWIM3-SP1 5.01

SWIM2-SP1 5.08

6 Fridays,12-12:45pm. Begins Apr. 10 | $203

4 Fridays12-12:45pm. Begins May 22 | $137

SWIM3-SP1 5.02

SWIM4 -SP1 5.02

6 Fridays12:45-1:30pm. Begins Apr. 10 | $203

4 Fridays 12:45-1:30 pm. Begins May 22 | $137

SWIM1-SP1 5.06

SWIM2-SP1 5.09

6 Fridays, 12-12:45pm. Begins Apr. 10 | $203

4 Saturdays 12-12:45pm. Begins May 23 | $137

SWIM1-SP1 5.07

SWIM3-SP1 5.05

6 Saturdays, 12-12:45pm. Begins Apr. 11 | $203

4 Saturdays, 12:45-1:30pm. Begins May 23 | $137

SWIM2-SP1 5.02

SWIM2-SP1 5. 10

6 Saturday 12:455-1:30pm. Begins Apr.11 | $203

4 Sundays, 12-12:45pm. Begins May 24 | $137

SWIM2-SP1 5:03

4 Mondays 7:15-8pm. Begins May 18 | $137

NEED A SCHOLARSHIP? The Center offers scholarship assistance to people with annual incomes below $25,000. You can request guidelines and an application form via email to obi.carrion@ccae.org. Applications must be received no later than 10 days before the first day of the course. Full-time students at degree-granting institutions are not eligible. Other restrictions apply.

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Mary Katherine Metcalfe and Langdon B. Wheeler

Emilie S. Welles Foundation

Clifford B. Moller

(As of December 15, 2014)

Patricia P. Chappell Charitable Friends of Digamma Building, LLC Stephen E. Coit Alison Coolidge and Tom Boreiko Lindsay Leard-Coolidge and Charles Coolidge

Mary-Catherine Diebel Mark Dolny

Join this group by going to www.CCAE.org/donate or contact Terry Byrne (terry@ccae.org) or Charles Thaxton (charles.thaxton@ccae.org) in the Development Department. And thanks!

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND STAFF Board John Herron, Jr. President Tod Beaty Vice President Mary H. Coolidge Vice President Patricia Jacoby Vice President C A M B R I D G E C E N T E R F O R A D U LT E D U C AT I O N

Marcos Espinel Clerk

Policies

Christian Nolen Treasurer

Enrollment limits

Hilary H. Burling

Register early! The Center reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment or space considerations. Registration fees There is a $6 registration fee per person per term. If your tuition for the term is less than $25, the registration fee will be waived. This fee is refundable if your class is cancelled or changes to the class schedule by the Center make it so that you are unable to attend. Withdrawing from a course If you request to withdraw from a course at least one week prior to the start of your course or event, you may receive a credit towards any course within the next three years or a refund (minus a $10 refund processing fee). Withdrawals less than one week prior to the start of a class will result in a course credit only. Events under $25 are nonrefundable and are only given a course credit.

Sharman Altshuler Stephen Batzell Kris Butler Iris S. Chandler Stephen Coit Elizabeth Coxe

Patricia Estrela Welcome Associate/ Model Coordinator Kevin Finn Senior Welcome Officer Christina Harris Welcome Assistant Antonio Morales Welcome Assistant Meghan Zaremba Marketing Associate Sarah Ping Welcome Assistant Kira Santiago Welcome Assistant Development

Mary-Catherine Deibel

Terry Byrne Director of Development

Mark Dolny Darlene EllisDonahue S. Donald Gonson

Charles Thaxton Development Associate

Jane Katims

Finance & Operations

Lindsay LeardCoolidge

Michael Goldman Assistant Director

Gail Mazur

Jared Hettrick Business Manager

William M. Polk Jonathan Poorvu Mary H. Power Natalie Wigotsky Reed Melissa Smith

You may transfer out of a one- or two-session course or program provided you notify us at least one business day prior to the start time of the first session. You may transfer out of a course with three or more sessions provided you notify us prior to the second session. There are no refunds for transfers, but price differences may be applied to another course within the next three years.

David G. Strachan, Jr.

If the Center cancels your course or changes the class schedule so that you are unable to attend, you may receive a refund or a course credit. View a full list of our policies at CCAE.org/policies.

Mimi de Quesada Director of Marketing & Communications

Henrietta Davis

Transferring to another course

Cancellation or schedule change

Marketing & Communications

Director’s Office Susan Hartnett Executive Director

Paul Sayed IT Manager Chris Silva Director of Facilities Production Notes Custom printing by Dig Publishing LLC, 242 East Berkeley St., 5th floor Boston, MA 02118 digboston.com

Programs Anulfo Baez Interim Program Manager Michelle Baxter Evening/Weekends Program Director Obi Carrion Director of Student Services Julia Cavallaro Program Director Lucia Del Guerzo Setups Coordinator Cynthia Pesantez Program Director REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE .ORG OR CALL 617. 547.6789

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HOW TO FIND US | PARKING INFORMATION

How to Find Us Check Your Class Location online at CCAE.org

Discounted Parking in Harvard Square

The Center holds most classes in three buildings located in Harvard Square:

Bring your ticket to the Center to be validated for the deals below.

Brattle House

Charles Square Garage

42 Brattle Street 617.547.6789 x1

Before 3:30pm: First two hours discounted $1 per hour. 3:30pm-1am, Monday through Friday: Purchase a $6 sticker at the CCAE Registration Desk. You will affix it to your parking ticket in lieu of further payment.

Blacksmith House 56 Brattle Street 617.583.5651

University Place Garage Before 4pm, Monday through Friday: <1 hr = $4 1-5 hrs = $13

Public Transportation Take the MBTA Red Line, or any of many bus routes, to Harvard Square. See map for walking directions to our buildings.

After 4pm Monday through Friday and all weekend: <1 hr = $4 >1 hr = $9 You must exit by 2am.

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COOKING 101

in the Dexter Pratt Kitchen @ CCAE Need to plan a work event? A bridal shower? Family reunion? Think outside of the box and right into the kitchen at the Center. For each private class or special event, we work closely with our students and guests to ensure that they have the best possible experience from the first email to the final drink. Watch, learn, and relax as our professional chefs take you step-by step through your customized gourmet meal in a demonstration class, or get your own apron dirty during an intensive hands-on class geared toward team building and culinary creativity. We can execute a blend of hands on and demonstration activity, or simply support your event by catering your meal or cocktail party in our state of the art venue. Consider adding a craft beer or wine tasting component to your event. Your options are limitless.

Start planning now. Call 617.547.6789 or email info@CCAE.org today.


Cambridge Center for Adult Education P.O. Box 9113 Cambridge, MA 02238-9113

NON-PROFIT ORG U.S. POSTAGE

PAID PERMIT NO. 55495 BOSTON, MA

Nurture a lifetime of curiosity at the Center.

Literature & Writing

TOLSTOY’S ANNA KARENINA Cooking

COOKING FOR BEGINNERS Arts & Crafts

STAINED GLASS DESIGN Wine, Beer & Spirits

AMERICAN WHISKEY: BOURBON, RYE & BEYOND Home & Garden

BASIC MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE

Home & Garden

BIRDWATCHING FOR BEGINNERS Life Skills

MIDLIFE DATING Business & Finance

INVESTING THE TASTY TRADE WAY: STRATEGIES FOR NOVICES & PROS ALIKE Arts & Crafts

WOODBLOCK FOR BEGINNERS Science, History & Contemporary Issues

INTRODUCTION TO DOGEN

The Cambridge Center for Adult Education is located at 42 Brattle Street in Cambridge (Harvard Square). For registration and other information, call 617.547.6789 or visit us online at CCAE.org.

617.547.6789

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