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FALL 2013 NEW KITCHEN OPENS THIS FALL!

CAMBRIDGE CENTER FOR ADULT EDUCATION


A B O UT THE COVER Our New Teaching Kitchen at the Center! More than 2,000 classes are offered each year in the Cambridge Center’s two historic wooden buildings: the William Brattle House (1727), at 42 Brattle Street, and the Blacksmith House (1808), a block away at 56 Brattle Street and the former site of Longfellow’s poem “The Village Blacksmith.” Both buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places and each deserves attention. The Center offers classes in cooking and fine wines at both locations, but we have decided to prioritize the renovation of the Blacksmith House — in particular, the teaching kitchen there. As we go to press, the new kitchen at 56 Brattle is well under construction in preparation for the Grand Opening in September.

The Center engaged the Cambridge architectural firm of Maryann Thompson Associates to preserve this important historic Harvard Square landmark while creating a new teaching kitchen with facilities that meet our students’ expectations and our teachers’ standards and needs. The architects’ design provides ample space for both cooking demonstration and participation by 16 students, as well as an area where students can share a meal together. The plan was developed with input from several cooking teachers, who outlined the need for expanding the counter and storage space, replacing and repositioning the existing stove with an eight-burner range with an oven below, adding a prep sink separate from the hand and dish washing sink, and installing windows along one wall to provide more natural light. The final product is amazing and will completely energize culinary endeavors at the Center for years to come. The Center offers an average of 60 classes and courses related to cooking, food, wine, and spirits each term. This semester alone, students can discover how to cook the perfect steak, improvise in the kitchen (cooking without recipes) and make raviolis. Our new Tuesday Test Kitchen series features rising stars in Boston’s culinary scene. Join chefs, baristas, and bartenders, from Sofra, Barismo Coffee Roasters, O Ya, and Drink, among others, while they cook and share their original creations, including Middle Eastern mezze, ramen noodles in rich broth, and complex cocktails and mocktails. The Teaching Kitchen Project involved a significant financial challenge but was deemed essential to our educational mission and our stewardship of this historic building. Thank you to our many generous donors for helping to make this happen.

Teaching kitchen under construction, June 2013

Now let’s start cooking!


Catalog Directory PLEASE NOTE: Schedules sometimes change. Check CCAE.org for up-to-date schedule information and last-minute course additions.

REGISTRATION AND G ENERAL IN FOR MATION CCAE.org Phone: 617.547.6789 ext.1 Fax: 617.497.7532

C O UR S E C AT E G O R I E S COOKING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 WINE & SPIRITS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 SPORTS & EXERCISE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Located at: 42 Brattle Street, Harvard Square

MEDITATION & MOVEMENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

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

LANGUAGES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

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HOME & GARDEN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

REGISTRATION OPENS

LIFE SKILLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Thursday, August 8

HUMANITIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

FA LL TERM BEGINS Monday, September 23

  Foreign Languages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15   English as a Second Language. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

  History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27   Contemporary Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 LITERATURE & WRITING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

H O LID AYS

 Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

No classes will be held on:

 Writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

LABOR DAY: Monday, September 2

PERFORMING ARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

COLUMBUS DAY: Monday, October 14

  Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

VETERANS DAY: Monday, November 11

 Dance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

THANKSGIVING: Thursday, November 28 through Sunday, December 1 CHRISTMAS: Wednesday, December 25 NEW YEAR: Wednesday, January 1 Special Holiday Hours (8:30am-5pm): Wednesday, November 27, Tuesday, December 24, Thursday, December 26 through Friday, December 31.

 Music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 COMPUTERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 PERSONAL FINANCE & INVESTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 BUSINESS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 SCIENCE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 GAMES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 TRAVEL & TOURS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

W I NTER TERM B EGINS

ARTS & CRAFTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Monday, January 13

  Art History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55   Drawing, Painting, Sculpture & Printmaking. . . . . . . . 55

O F FICE HO U RS Monday-Thursday 8:30am-9pm

Saturday 9am-2pm

Friday 8:30am-7pm

Sunday 12-5pm

  Jewelry, Pottery, Woodworking & Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . 62   Sewing & Fiber Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 PHOTOGRAPHY, FILM & VIDEO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67  Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67   Film & Video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE.ORG OR CALL 617.547.6789

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SUMMER CLASSES STILL ENROLLING

STILL ENROLLING FOR SUMMER TERM Don’t wait! These classes are happening now at the Center. Summer term classes are still enrolling; check out some of the courses offered below. Visit our website at CCAE.org or call us at 617-547-6789 to register today.

COOKING & SPIRITS

WRITING

COMPUTERS

GRILLING STEAKS OUTDOORS

SELF-PROMOTION FOR WRITERS

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

Wednesday, August 21 6:30-9:30pm | $83 [1]

Tuesday, August 20 5:30-7:30pm | $46 [1]

Sunday, August 18 12:30-4:30pm | $212 [3]

VEGETARIAN BARBECUE Wednesday, August 28 6:30-9:30pm | $63 [1]

JAMAICAN-STYLE BARBECUE Friday, August 30 6:30-9:30pm | $76 [1]

ASIAN BARBECUE/APPETIZERS Friday, September 6 6:30-9:30pm | $63 [1]

VEGETARIAN MALAY COOKING Saturday, September 7 11am-2pm | $76 [1]

RUM, RHUM & RON Friday, August 16 8-9:30pm | $68 [1]

INVESTMENTS TRADING WITH OPTIONS Tuesday, August 20 6-7:30pm | $95 [3]

COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID Saturday, August 24 1–3pm | $75 [1]

SAVING FOR RETIREMENT Saturday, August 24 9:30am-12:15pm | $65 [1]

TRAVEL SOLO TRAVEL FOR WOMEN

THEATER STAND-UP COMEDY Wednesday, August 21 6-8pm | $138 [5]

Wednesday, September 11 7-8:30pm | $46 [1]

BASIC WINDOWS SKILLS Tuesday, August 20 5:30-7:30pm | $95 [1]

BLOGGING WITH WORDPRESS Tuesday, August 20 5:30-7:30pm | $198 [4]

ADOBE PREMIERE PRO CS6 Wednesday, August 20 3-5pm | $149 [3]

BASIC MAC SKILLS Wednesday, August 21 12:30-2:30pm | $142 [3]

BASIC WINDOWS SKILLS Wednesday, August 21 5:30-7:30pm | $110 [3]

ADOBE CAMERA RAW Monday, September 9 6:15-9:15pm | $123 [1]

A VIEW OF TIBET Thursday, September 12 7-8:30pm | $46 [1]

IMPROV POSSIBLE! Wednesday, August 21 5:45-7:45pm | $154 [5]

Note: Number of sessions for each class is indicated inside brackets: [1] means one session [2] means two sessions.

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SUMMER CLASSES STILL ENROLLING

ARTS & CRAFTS STAINED GLASS DESIGN Sunday, August 11 10am-5pm | $190 [4]

CANOE PADDLE/OAR WORKSHOP Saturday, August 17 10am-4pm | $150 [2]

HANDMADE JOURNALS Wednesday, August 21 6-9:30pm | $145 [4]

GLASSBLOWING: FLOWERS Saturday, August 24 10am-2pm | $150 [1]

WOOD CARVING Saturday, August 24 10am-4pm | $125 [2]

GLASSBLOWING: BALLS Sunday, August 25 10am-2pm | $152 [1]

WATERCOLOR BOOT CAMP

HEALTH & FITNESS

CAMERAS

GENTLE YOGA

iPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

Monday, August 12 6:30-8:30am | $48 [5]

Saturday, August 10 12:30-2:30pm | $125 [4]

GENTLE YOGA

DIGITAL FILMMAKING

Monday, August 19 6:30-8:30am | $64 [5]

Sunday, August 11 1-3pm | $125 [4]

RESTORATIVE YOGA

DIGITAL SLR CAMERA

Sunday, September 8 4-6:30pm | $35 [1]

Sunday, September 8 9am-5pm | $125 [1]

Tuesday, August 20 10am-4pm | $115 [1]

ADULT SWIMMING LESSONS Saturday, August 10 12-12:45pm | $186 [6]

ADULT SWIMMING LESSONS Sunday, August 11 12-12:45pm | $186 [6]

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Cooking COOKING BASIC COOKING SKILLS & TECHNIQUES Richard Kazimer Cooking Technique Instructor Dagmar Smith Chef & Graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Art 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, oven-roasted 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. C OUR SE C ODE: B C ST

Edgar Ievins Private Chef, chefedgar.com 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. From quick and healthy stir-fry dishes to slow-cooked braises and from appetizers to desserts, you will apply professional techniques to improve your basic cooking skills. Each session will be complete with dinner, take-home containers, and recipes. COU RS E CODE : CK WR

Sec. 01: 4 Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Begins Oct. 2 | $230

BAKING INTENSIVE: THREE WEEKS TO BECOMING A BETTER BAKER NEW

Sec. 01: 7 Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Begins Oct. 1 | $295 Instructor: Smith Sec. 02: 6 Wednesdays, 11am-2pm. Begins Oct. 2 | $283 Instructor: Kazimer Sec. 03: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays (meets 3 times per week for 2 weeks), 6:30-9:30pm. Begins Dec. 2 | $253 Instructor: Smith

Edgar Ievins Private Chef, chefedgar.com Looking to dramatically improve your baking skills? Explore concepts and terms, hone your skills, and get suggestions for continued improvement. We’ll tackle yeast breads from France and Italy and non-yeast techniques, from biscuit, creaming, muffin, and egg-foam methods to laminated dough and beyond. Lunch, take-home containers, and recipes — including your favorite pastry, bread, or other product — will be provided.

KNIFE SKILLS 101

COU RS E CODE : BAK E

Professional Chef Through a combination of demonstration and class practice, learn how to chop, dice, and slice like a pro. You’ll learn about knives and how to use them wisely, and you’ll practice the basic techniques. C OUR SE C ODE: K NIF

Sec. 01: 1 Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm. Oct. 3 | $85

THE PERFECT STEAK NEW Professional Chef The right cut of meat can make all the difference. Learn the various cuts and how to prepare them in your kitchen. We’ll also make tasty vegetable sides to go with our steak and talk about wine pairings. C OUR SE C ODE: B EEF

Sec. 01: 1 Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm. Oct. 10 | $85

GET TO KNOW YOUR FOOD: LEARN HOW TO SHOP LIKE A CHEF NEW Sebastian Nava Graduate, Culinary Institute of America Great cooking starts with great shopping. Learn how to pick out ingredients and shop like a professional. We will cover a world of food from vegetables, fruits, lettuces, mushrooms, special oils, vinegars, salts, cheese, meats, spices, and much more. Learn what makes certain varieties special and how to taste and shop like a chef. While there will be some cooking involved, we’ll focus primarily on learning about ingredients and tasting. C OUR SE C ODE: FOOD

Sec. 01: 3 Mondays, 11am-1pm. Begins Oct. 21 | $109

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COOKING WITHOUT RECIPES: THREE WEEKS TO BECOMING A BETTER COOK

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Sec. 01: Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10am-4pm and Saturdays, Nov. 9 & 16 from 11am-3pm | $206


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FRIDAY NIGHT COOKING SERIES Broaden your cooking skills, meet new people, and feast on a variety of delicious meals in our Friday Night Cooking Series. Each class features cooking instructors presenting their favorite crowd-pleasing recipes. Note: You must enroll by 12pm on the day of the class. 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 OUR SE C ODE: PAEL

Sec. 01: 1 Friday, 6:30-9:30pm. Oct. 4 | $78 Sec. 02: 1 Friday, 6:30-9:30pm. Dec. 6 | $78

INDIAN VEGETARIAN HARVEST Rukmini Srinivas Bodhi Tree Catering Experience a traditional vegetarian dinner from the Western Indian state of Gujarat. We will make an oven-roasted dish of masalastuffed seasonal vegetables, traditionally slow-cooked in an earthen pot. Eaten with fluffy, hot puris (bread) straight from the wok, kadhi (warm yogurt soup), various chutneys and accompaniments, and a cold Indian beer, this meal will satisfy you and liven your taste buds. COU RS E CODE : I V E G

Sec. 01: 1 Friday, 6:30-9:30pm. Oct. 18 | $76

JAPANESE SMALL PLATES & SAKE TASTING NEW Yoko Bryden Cooking Instructor The izakaya is a type of Japanese drinking establishment serving a variety of small tasty dishes with drinks. Learn to make a selection of these easy-to-prepare dishes — which make for an impressive dinner for guests — including Japanese beef roll, crispy root vegetables with soy balsamic sauce, and cold tofu with warm sesame dressing. You will taste small amounts of sake to learn how to serve and eat in real izakaya style. Feel free to bring your own sake, too. COU RS E CODE : JS MP

A MEXICAN MOLE DINNER Rafael Pereira Chef 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 around this masterpiece of the Mexican kitchen, combining chicken, pumpkin seeds, chiles, tomatillos, cilantro, and spices. We’ll also cook side dishes, including rice. C OUR SE C ODE: M OLE

Sec. 01: 1 Friday, 6:30-9:30pm. Oct. 25 | $78

Sec. 01: 1 Friday, 6:30-9pm. Nov. 22 | $74

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, jambalaya, sweet potato-pecan pie, barbecued shrimp, fried catfish, bananas Foster, and stuffed christophene. COU RS E CODE : L OU I

Sec. 01: 1 Friday, 6:30-9:30pm. Nov. 15 | $78

STARTING A FOOD TRUCK

MAKING PIZZA AT HOME NEW

See CCAE.org for instructor Ever wonder about starting your own food truck business? Join successful food truck entrepreneurs to learn the ins and outs: How to get started, finding equipment, marketing, and more.

Sebastian Nava Graduate, Culinary Institute of America 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.

C OUR SE C ODE: FDTR

Sec. 01: 2 Saturdays, 12-1:30pm. Nov. 16 & 23 | $69

COU RS E CODE : P I Z Z

TUESDAY TEST KITCHEN NEW

Sec. 01: 1 Monday, 6:30-9:30pm. Sep. 30 | $80 Sec. 02: 1 Friday, 6:30-9:30pm. Nov. 1 | $80

Join us on Tuesdays in our newly renovated kitchen for demonstrations and lunch with nutrition experts and rising stars of the local culinary scene. Chefs, baristas, and bartenders from Sofra, Barismo Coffee Roasters, O Ya, Drink, and more will talk about delicious and nutritious choices, and then cook and share their original creations. Sign up for one or more sessions (enroll in all eight to receive a discount). See page 37 for more details.

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COOKING

PASTA FROM SCRATCH

THE SEASONAL VEGAN

Rosaria Francucci Native of Italy Take the leap into making pasta from scratch in this hands-on course. You’ll learn about the various flours and other ingredients of fresh pasta and create fettuccine- or tagliatelle-style pasta, plus a special northern Italian dish using (store-bought) buckwheat pasta and vegetables. We also will delve into stuffed pasta: ravioli with two fillings (pumpkin and classical Florentine with spinach and ricotta) and lasagna. C OUR SE C ODE: PASC

Brian Van Etten Head Chef, Veggie Galaxy 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.

Sec. 01: 1 Sunday, 12-4pm. Oct. 6 | $92

COU RS E CODE : V E GS

Sec. 01: 1 Friday, 6:30-9:30pm. Oct. 11 | $80

RAVIOLI STEP-BY-STEP Rosaria Francucci Native of Italy Italy boasts delicious ravioli from all regions. Come learn how to prepare ravioli from Abruzzi: large, square, half-moon ravioli, filled with spinach, squash and ricotta cheese, topped with meat and marinara sauce. We will prepare our own dough, filling, and sauce in this fun-filled class. C OUR SE C ODE: R AV I

Sec. 01: 1 Sunday, 12-4pm. Oct. 20 | $92

OYSTER TASTING AND TUTORIAL NEW Professional Chef 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 chef from Legal Sea Foods, 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. Class meets at the Legal Sea Foods restaurant at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square. COU RS E CODE : OY S T

ITALIAN PASTA SAUCE TECHNIQUES NEW Beatrice Sannino Native of Italy Learn to make seasonal pasta sauces from scratch using seasonal products. You’ll learn traditional recipes that are typical of different Italian regions, healthy, and made with vegetables. Come discover how to make tasty farm-to-table dishes, including how to pick the sweetest eggplants, the tastiest artichokes, and the freshest broccoli di rape to make the best orecchiette con le cime di rapa ever. C OUR SE C ODE: IPST

Sec. 01: 3 Mondays, 6:30-9:30pm. Begins Oct. 21 | $170

A CULINARY TOUR OF THE MEDITERRANEAN Antonette Galasso Native of Southern Italy 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 health-conscious fashion, including dishes from Provence, Italy, Morocco, Spain, Greece, and Malta. Along with cooking and tasting the foods, you will also get a glimpse of each country. C OUR SE C ODE: EATM

Sec. 01: 2 Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Nov. 7 & 14 | $135

FALL HOMEMADE SOUPS NEW Dagmar Smith Chef & Graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Art The secret to a great soup is starting with a flavorful broth. We will make a wonderful vegetable stock and go on to make hearty recipes such as mushroom barley soup, split pea and chicken sausage soup, creamy broccoli soup, Mediterranean three-fish soup, and zesty garlic and onion soup. We’ll also work with some alternatives to homemade stock and make fresh corn bread to accompany the soup. Come hungry! C OUR SE C ODE: H OM S

Sec. 01: 1 Tuesday, 6:30-9:30pm. Nov. 19 | $81

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Sec. 01: 1 Monday, 6:30-9:30pm. Oct. 7 | $75 Sec. 02: 1 Friday, 6:30-9:30pm. Nov. 8 | $75

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. COU RS E CODE : CH T D

Sec. 01: 1 Sunday, 4:30-8:30pm. Oct. 6 | $75

ESSENTIAL JAPANESE SAUCES NEW Yoko Bryden Cooking Instructor Japanese cooking employs a variety of standard sauces that are easy to make and have ready in the refrigerator. We will prepare six basic sauces (two each class), including shouyu dare (dashi soy sauce), goma dare (a sesame sauce), and a yakiniku dare (barbecue sauce), among others. Then we will use each sauce in the preparation of warm and cold soba noodles, Japanese salad with shabu-shabu chicken, and other small dishes. COU RS E CODE : JS AU

Sec. 01: 3 Thursdays, 6:30-9pm. Begins Oct. 17 | $159

LEARN WHILE YOU EAT! Breakfast in German: Frühstück Auf Deutsch on page 17.


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INTRODUCTION TO THAI COOKING Yasmin Saulnier Asian Cooking Instructor, lusciouslayers.webs.com Learn to use ingredients such as lemongrass, fish sauce, Thai chilies, and coconut milk to achieve the flavors that make Thai cuisine so popular worldwide. We’ll prepare Som Tum (a spicy vegetable salad with peanuts and coriander), green curry chicken, Thai-style beef and broccoli in oyster sauce, stir-fried red curry with beef and green beans, and pad Thai noodles with tiger prawns. C OUR SE C ODE: TFOO

Sec. 01: 2 Saturdays, 10am-1pm. Oct. 5 & 12 | $135

VEGETARIAN MALAY COOKING Yasmin Saulnier Asian Cooking Instructor, lusciouslayers.webs.com Malaysian food is a delectable fusion of diverse cultures: Malay, Chinese, Indian, and Baba. As you learn to prepare its fantastically varied dishes, which appeal to a wide range of palates, you will also gain insight into the country’s culture and social structure. Dishes will include popiah (steamed spring rolls), rojak (fruit and vegetable salad in a special sauce), sayur lodeh (coconut vegetable stew), and bubur cha cha (dessert porridge made with sweet potatoes and yams). C OUR SE C ODE: M ALA

Sec. 01: 1 Friday, 6:30-9:30pm. Nov. 8 | $78

VIETNAMESE COOKING Yasmin Saulnier Asian Cooking Instructor, lusciouslayers.webs.com Embrace the light and delicate flavors of Vietnamese cuisine, which is known for the use of crisp fresh herbs, vegetables, and spicy dipping sauce accompaniments. We will cover some of the classics of Vietnamese cuisine and get a little hands-on practice making salad and spring rolls. Dishes include pho (traditional beef noodle soup), beef spring rolls with spicy dipping sauce, prawn salad rolls with peanut/bean dipping sauce, spicy beef stew, stir-fried lemon grass chicken, and steamed jasmine rice. C OUR SE C ODE: V FOO

Sec. 01: 2 Sundays, 11am-2pm. Oct. 27 & Nov. 3 | $135

CLASSIC 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 of olives, meats, vegetables, and shellfish concoctions 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! C OUR SE C ODE: TAPA

Sec. 01: 3 Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Begins Oct. 30 | $164

HOLIDAY FAVORITES EASY HOLIDAY COOKIES NEW Dagmar Smith Chef, Graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Art Everyone likes to have festive cookies on hand around the holidays, but it’s hard to find time to bake. With a little planning, some super simple recipes, and a few baker’s tips, you can bake a variety of cookies in a single afternoon or evening. Learn to make sugar cookies, gourmet chocolate chip cookies, coconut macaroons, no-bake rum balls, and more. We’ll experiment with rolled, cut, decorated, drop, and bar cookies. And best of all, you’ll get to take home a box of cookies. COU RS E CODE : H OCO

Sec. 01: 1 Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm. Nov. 21 | $80

EASY THANKSGIVING DINNER Dagmar Smith Chef, Graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Art Take the stress out of preparing Thanksgiving dinner this year with a combination of good planning, clever side dishes, and makeahead recipes. You’ll learn to make and freeze or store spiced nuts, scalloped potatoes, pumpkin soup, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and turkey gravy. We’ll roast a whole turkey and discuss tips for dealing with both small and large crowds. For quick and easy appetizers, we’ll make microwave brie torts and lemon bean dip. For desserts we’ll make gingerbread and apple and berry crisp. COU RS E CODE : CT H X

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 12-4pm. Nov. 23 | $97

BAKING LA BÛCHE DE NOËL NEW Edgar Ievins Private Chef, chefedgar.com Join us in making one of the most traditional French Christmas cakes, the La Bûche de Noël — or Yule log. We will make the chocolate sponge cake (Genoise) along with an assortment of rich and delicious fillings, all from scratch. You will learn tips from the initial sifting of the flour and shaping, to decorating your finished Yule log with meringue mushrooms and marzipan holly. COU RS E CODE : NOE L

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 11am-3pm. Dec. 7 | $99

LATIN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS DINNER NEW Rafael Pereira Chef For the Latino holiday meal, roast pork is king. We will rotisserie a pork shoulder that has been marinating in the classic mojo (a combination of sour oranges, olive oil, oregano, garlic, and spices). We also will have rice with pigeon peas seasoned both with adobo (a dry spice condiment) and sofrito (a cilantro-roccatillo pepper paste), tamales, an avocado-tomato salad, a cheese flan topped with papaya compote, and a tropical coconut-rum eggnog. COU RS E CODE : CMAS

Sec. 01: 1 Wednesday, 6:30-9:30pm. Dec. 11 | $78

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COOKING

THIS IS RAW? WARMING UNCOOKED MEALS

CAKE DECORATING BASICS

Laurel McConville Living Foods Chef Whether you are a seasoned raw foodie or you are just hearing the buzz, join us for an uncooked adventure! The truth is, it is easier to eat raw foods and feel good in the summer, when the weather is hot and vegetables are crisp and cool. As we turn indoors, we often crank up the oven and the stove, leaving a lot of foods colorless and nutritionally compromised. Autumn may seem to beg for hot comfort foods, yet it might just be the time of year when we need our food to pack the most nutritional punch. Together we will create seasonal raw (vegan) dishes that warm and nourish.

Yasmin Saulnier Cake Decorating Instructor, lusciouslayers.webs.com In this fun class for beginners, you’ll learn the right way to decorate cakes, step by step. We will cover how to bake a great cake; make and color icing; and level, tort, fill, and frost a cake without crumbs. You’ll learn decorating techniques including starts, shaggy mums, rosettes, shells, drop flowers, dimensional decorating, the lovely ribbon rose, and more. Supplies, which include a textbook and lesson plan, should cost approximately $80.

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GUM-PASTE FLOWERS NEW

Sec. 01: 1 Wednesday, 6:30-9:30pm. Nov. 20 | $85

SWEET FINALE! INDIAN DESSERTS Rukmini Srinivas Bodhi Tree Catering Tulasi Srinivas Cooking Enthusiast Make and taste a variety of restaurant-inspired Indian desserts, and learn how to replicate them in your home kitchens with healthier ingredients. We will make four desserts, beginning with the restaurant staple gulab jamun (spongy farmer’s cheese in rose-scented syrup) and kheer (rice pudding scented with saffron and cardamom), followed by the lesserknown Mysore Pak (a honeycomb-textured sweet made of chickpea flour), and ending with gajar halwa (halwa made of sweetened carrots). C OUR SE C ODE: IDDS

Sec. 01: 1 Sunday, 1:15-4:15pm. Nov. 10 | $78

TRADITIONAL ITALIAN PASTRIES Beatrice Sannino Native of Italy Make several common Italian pastries, a few belonging to traditional festivities and others appropriate for any occasion. We’ll create chiacchiere (friable carnival pastries), struffoli (typical recipes for Neapolitan Christmas holidays), bignè di San Giuseppe (pastry puffs filled with cream cooked for Father’s Day), salame di cioccolato (a sausage made of chocolate and crunched cookies), and tiramisu (perhaps one of the best-known Italian sweet recipes). Each recipe will be presented with its historical and geographical context. C OUR SE C ODE: ITPS

Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 1-3pm. Begins Oct. 3 | $187

BAKING NO-KNEAD BREAD Judith Motzkin No-Knead Bread Enthusiast Learn how to make delicious bread in a heated pot using the simple no-knead method. Learn this method and you will always be less than a day away from great crusty bread. The instructor will demonstrate each stage of the process. Mix, wait 12 to 18 hours (we will pretend, Julia Child style), rise, preheat, bake, and eat. You’ll come away with a recipe so basic you will never have to look it up. You will go home with dough ready to bake. C OUR SE C ODE: NOK N

Sec. 01: 1 Sunday, 12 -2:30pm. Dec. 8 | $63

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Sec. 01: 2 Saturdays, 10am-1pm. Oct. 19 & 26 | $109

Yasmin Saulnier Cake Decorating Instructor, lusciouslayers.webs.com Take your cakes to a whole new level with beautiful lifelike gum-paste flowers. You’ll learn to make stargazer lilies, gerbera daisies, briar rose, stephanotis, and more. You’ll also discover how to create wired bouquets and how to use color dusts to make your flowers come to life. You’ll be amazed at the artistic quality you can achieve! COU RS E CODE : GU MP

Sec. 01: 2 Saturdays, 1:30-4:30pm. Oct. 19 & 26 | $109


Wine & Spirits WINE & SPIRITS You must be 21 or older to enroll in Wine & Spirits classes.

WINETASTING: A BEGINNER’S SAMPLER Mark Leighton Wine Consultant Uncertain as to the difference between chardonnay and chenin blanc, chianti and cabernet, Burgundy and Barossa? Join us to learn how to distinguish between wine styles, grape varieties, and regions. We’ll discuss how to buy wine at all price points, how to taste wine to get the most out of every glass, what makes a new world wine different from the same type of wine produced in France or Italy, and the best food pairings for different wine styles. C OUR SE C ODE: W SAM

Sec. 01: 2 Tuesdays, 5:45-7:45pm. Begins Oct. 1 | $120 Sec. 02: 2 Tuesdays, 5:45-7:45pm. Begins Dec. 3 | $120

AN INTRODUCTION TO WINETASTING Steve Hoffman Wine Educator Build a foundation of knowledge that will help in your future enjoyment of and learning about wine. We’ll structure our education around tasting wines from the major producing areas, including France, the U.S., Italy, and Germany. We’ll also discuss wine and food combinations, cellaring, and serving. C OUR SE C ODE: W ER B

Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Oct. 16 | $215

FINE WINE ON A TIGHT BUDGET Mark Leighton Wine Consultant Yes, you can get a great-tasting bottle of wine for under $10! Learn how to evaluate the mystery wines in the 2-for-$16 bin, pick through the closeout rack, and recognize a bargain when you see one. The instructor will share his favorite discount wine sections and the secret wine graveyards where the great wines go to die. Italy, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Spain, and Portugal all offer prospects, but so do France, Germany, and the United States. C OUR SE C ODE: FW TB

Sec. 01: 2 Thursdays, 6-8pm. Begins Oct. 31 | $120

FRENCH WINES — IN FRENCH! Nicolas Haegeli Wine Manager, Colonial Spirits of Acton Tour France through your tongue! In this seminar conducted entirely in French, explore French winemaking through a geographical survey. We will sample several French wines to complement our study of the country’s various regions.

WINE & WRITING NEW Kyle Cranston & Megan Gilman Instructors Today, the top 20 wine bloggers have a larger audience than Wine Spectator magazine. We’ll start with an introductory wine tasting along with some scrumptious cheeses before moving into a creative wine writing slam. You will not only sharpen your wine tasting skills, you’ll also transcend your sensory impressions into writing a wine-related piece that will impress and indulge readers. COU RS E CODE : WI WR

Sec. 01: 2 Thursdays, 5:45-7:45pm. Begins Nov. 14 | $112

WINE & CHEESE PAIRING Laura Schragen Wine & Cheese Expert 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. COU RS E CODE : WI CH

Sec. 01: 1 Friday, 7-9pm. Oct. 4 | $72

WINE & CICCHETTI Stacey Daley Chef, Central Bottle Wine + Provisions Liz Vilardi Owner & Wine Director, Central Bottle Wine + Provisions Cicchetti are “small bites” that Venetians offer in their wine shops, enotecas, and osterias. A cicchetti is often served with an ombra (literally meaning shadow) — a small glass of wine. Stopping into an enoteca or osteria in Venice is social and convivial! Join us to try some Venetian pairings of cicchetti such as salt cod, anchovies, and agrodolce with Venetian wines. COU RS E CODE : WCI C

Sec. 01: 1 Friday, 6:30-9:30pm. Nov. 8 | $77

NEW ENGLAND CHEESE & WINE PAIRINGS NEW Laura Schragen Wine & Cheese Expert Pairing the right cheese with an appropriate wine can elevate this decadent match to a new level! We will sample and discuss a variety of wines paired with artisanal cheeses from New England. We’ll discuss the region’s terroir and how it affects these products, as strengthening our palates will be the focal point of this class. COU RS E CODE : NE WC

Sec. 01: 1 Friday, 7-9pm. Nov. 15 | $72

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Sec. 01: 2 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Oct. 3 | $104

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WINE & SPIRITS

BEER & CHEESE: A PERFECT MATCH

BASIC MIXOLOGY

Matthew Webster Supreme Chancellor of Beer Think only wine can go with cheese? Then take the plunge into the world of pairing craft beer with cheese. The revolution of full-bodied, fullflavored craft beers is on the rise in America, yielding more choices, better quality, and a landscape of beer that is unmatched in the history of the country. Why not add some nice aged Gouda, Brie, or some stinky blue into the mix?

Pamela Maguire Bartender & Manager at Brick & Mortar and Central Kitchen 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.

C OUR SE C ODE: B EC H

Sec. 01: 1 Friday, 7-9pm. Nov. 1 | $67

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BEER & DESSERT Matthew Webster Supreme Chancellor of Beer Gary Bogoff Owner & Founder, Berkshire Brewing Company You likely never serve or order beer with dessert. So come learn just how tasty it can be. Savor the depth and distinction of flavor in craft beer, which is especially lovely when paired with homemade confections. Experience the tastes of both as they mingle on your palate, developing a sincere appreciation of why beer isn’t just for chugging. Bring your sweet tooth! C OUR SE C ODE: B C H O

Sec. 01: 1 Friday, 7-9pm. Dec. 6 | $67

BEER VS. WINE Matthew Webster Supreme Chancellor of Beer Delve into the finer points of craft beer, as it compares to the virtues of wine, in a head-to-head competition, pairing both beverages with the same delectable bite of food or dessert! You’ll decide what works best — it all depends on your taste. C OUR SE C ODE: B V SW

Sec. 01: 1 Friday, 7-9pm. Oct. 25 | $71

BEER TASTING: BELGIUM VS. GERMANY Kris Butler Certified Beer Judge Belgium and Germany are neighboring countries with drastically different brewing traditions. Germany is known for its lagers and a history of strict beer ingredient laws, while Belgium is known for its monastic link to sweeter, bread-like hearty ales that fortify faster. We’ll look at some maps, study some history, discuss the ingredients and brewing methods, and drink the finest examples to compare and contrast the resulting beers from these two nations with equally rich, but quite different, beer cultures. C OUR SE C ODE: B LGM

Sec. 01: 1 Friday, 6:30-8:30pm. Nov. 22 | $72

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Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $145

COCKTAILS & LITERATURE Meaghan Sinclair and Harmony Dawn Boutique Bartenders Explore the world of literature through the lens of drink. We’ll create and sample libations including the mead of Beowulf, the julep of Gatsby, Fear and Loathing’s Singapore Sling, and even the Hitchhiker’s Guide’s Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster (Earth version). While we enjoy these drinks (and more), we’ll read relevant passages and discuss the long history of alcohol in literature. In addition to novel-specific cocktails, we will also learn about authors’ signature beverages, from Wilde’s properly prepared absinthe to Hemingway’s Papa Doble. COU RS E CODE : CK L I

Sec. 01: 2 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Oct. 17 | $107

WHISKEY: A WORLD TOUR Eric Perryman Wine & Spirits Consultant Back in the day, at least down south, there seems to have been whiskey being made behind every bush, barn, and hay bale. Now this is sort of true again, only on a global scale, and with one startling difference: the whiskeys are really good. We’ll try whiskeys from some familiar spots, as well as many from the hinterlands, most of which are still not available in the United States, with special attention to some now, sadly, demolished distilleries. COU RS E CODE : WH S K

Sec. 01: 2 Thursdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Nov. 14 | $149


Sports & Exercise SPORTS & EXERCISE INDOOR TENNIS Victor Gonzalez USPTR Certified Instructor Improve your strokes through drills and skill-building exercises. The Beginner level is for novice students with little or no tennis experience; the Advanced Beginner level is for students with some previous training or playing experience. 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. C OUR SE C ODE: TENI BEGINNER

Sec. 01: 4 Saturdays, 3-4pm. Begins Sep. 28 | $168 Sec. 03: 4 Saturdays, 3-4pm. Begins Nov. 9 | $168 ADVANCED BEGINNER

Sec. 02: 4 Saturdays, 4-5pm. Begins Sep. 28 | $171 Sec. 04: 4 Saturdays, 4-5pm. Begins Nov. 9 | $171

BICYCLE REPAIR Broadway Bicycle School Seize the wrench! Don’t get stuck on the road — become comfortable with basic bicycle repair and maintenance. Find out how to fix a flat; get some practice adjusting brakes, gears, and bearings; and learn about chains, lubrication, and general diagnosis. You’ll be taught by professional bicycle mechanics using a hands-on approach. Bring your bike to class and don’t dress up. Classes meet in Cambridge; the address will be sent to registrants. C OUR SE C ODE: B FR E

Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $141 Sec. 02: 5 Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm. Begins Nov. 6 | $141

TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS Eugene Katz 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 make it ideal for people of all ages. You will learn the first section of the traditional yang-style of long-form tai chi. C OUR SE C ODE: TAC H

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 6:10-7:25pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $169

ADULT SWIMMING LESSONS Wellbridge Athletic Club in Harvard Square Learn (or improve your) crawl stroke. You will discover how to relax in the water and 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 Level 1 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. COU RS E CODE : S WI M BEGINNER LEVEL 1

Sec. 01: 6 Mondays, 12-12:45pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $186 Sec. 02: 6 Mondays, 7:15-8pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $186 Sec. 03: 6 Tuesdays, 7:45-8:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $186 Sec. 04: 6 Wednesdays, 12-12:45pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $186 Sec. 05: 6 Wednesdays, 7-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $186 Sec. 06: 6 Thursdays, 7:30-8:15pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $186 Sec. 07: 6 Fridays, 8-8:45pm. Begins Sep. 27 | $186 Sec. 08: 6 Fridays, 12-12:45pm. Begins Sep. 27 | $186 Sec. 09: 6 Saturdays, 12-12:45pm. Begins Sep. 28 | $186 Sec. 10: 6 Sundays, 12-12:45pm. Begins Sep. 29 | $186 BEGINNER LEVEL 2

Sec. 11: 6 Mondays, 12-12:45pm. Begins Nov. 4 | $186 Sec. 12: 6 Mondays, 7:15-8pm. Begins Nov. 4 | $186 Sec. 13: 6 Tuesdays, 7-7:45pm. Begins Nov. 5 | $186 Sec. 14: 6 Wednesdays, 12-12:45pm. Begins Nov. 6 | $186 Sec. 15: 6 Wednesdays, 7-7:45pm. Begins Nov. 6 | $186 Sec. 16: 6 Thursdays, 7:30-8:15pm. Begins Nov. 7 | $186 Sec. 17: 6 Fridays, 8-8:45am. Begins Nov. 8 | $186 Sec. 19: 6 Fridays, 12-12:45pm. Begins Nov. 8 | $186 Sec. 19: 6 Saturdays, 12-12:45pm. Begins Nov. 9 | $186 Sec. 20: 6 Sundays, 12-12:45pm. Begins Nov. 10 | $186

WATER AEROBICS Wellbridge Athletic Club in Harvard Square 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 COU RS E CODE : WARO

Sec. 01: 6 Mondays, 10-11am. Begins Sep. 23 | $110 Sec. 02: 6 Wednesdays, 10-11am. Begins Sep. 25 | $110

BEST START! WATER FUN FOR PARENTS & KIDS Wellbridge Athletic Club in Harvard Square 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. COU RS E CODE : P OOL

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 4:30-5pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $176 Sec. 02: 8 Fridays, 4:30-5pm. Begins Sep. 27 | $176 Sec. 03: 8 Saturdays, 10:30-11am. Begins Sep. 28 | $174 Sec. 04: 8 Sundays, 10:30-11am. Begins Sep. 29 | $174 Sec. 05: 4 Wednesdays, 4:30-5pm. Begins Nov. 20 | $88 Sec. 06: 4 Fridays, 4:30-5pm. Begins Nov. 22 | $88 Sec. 07: 4 Saturdays, 10:30-11am. Begins Nov. 23 | $88 Sec. 08: 4 Sundays, 10:30-11am. Begins Nov. 24 | $88 REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE.ORG OR CALL 617.547.6789

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Meditation & Movement MEDITATION & MOVEMENT BEGINNER YOGA Jacki Farrell Yoga Instructor Join us for an introduction to the basics of yoga and build a foundation for your practice going forward. You will learn basic postures, correct positioning and alignment, and how to use props and begin linking breath and movement. Seniors and absolute beginners are welcome. C OUR SE C ODE: B EY G

Sec. 01: 6 Fridays, 9-10am. Begins Sep. 27 | $132

YOUR BRAIN ON MEDITATION Jeffrey Levy Meditation Instructor & Personal Trainer For centuries, the worlds of scientists and contemplatives have been separate from and even antagonistic to one another. But recent breakthroughs in psychology and neuroscience — from cognitive therapy to fMRIs — have brought these worlds together in exciting ways. Come practice specific calmness and awareness meditation practices while learning about contemporary models in contemplative neuroscience. C OUR SE C ODE: B M ED

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $180

LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE Sandra Daitch Licensed Massage Therapist, BostonMassage.org Enjoy a fun, energizing combination of guided interactive laughter exercises, stretching, breathing, self-massage, and guided relaxation. We’ll hear about some of the benefits of laughter, including reducing stress and providing a cardiovascular workout. New exercises, based on participants’ interests, will be developed at the workshop. At the end, we’ll have the opportunity to talk about our experience. C OUR SE C ODE: H AH A

Sec. 01: 2 Mondays, 6-7pm. Begins Oct. 21 | $64

HOLISTIC BEAUTY Cher Kore Aromatherapist, khealing.com No matter what type of skin or hair you have, many essential oils may enhance your beauty. Learn how to use these to lessen or eliminate common flaws such as dry skin, stretch marks and scars, eczema and psoriasis, acne, clogged pores, dull skin, slack tissue, cellulite, skin inflammation, burns, wrinkles, dandruff and dry scalp, slow-growing hair, and dry or damaged hair. Using aromatherapy and natural ingredients, you’ll create your own at-home spa treatments. C OUR SE C ODE: H B EA

Sec. 01: 1 Sunday, 1-3pm. Sep. 29 | $53

HOLISTIC NUTRITION & HERBALISM Oleg Maksimov, Ph.D Learn about diet foods, herbs, and vitamins that can support health and improve weight management. Learn the pros and cons of standardization and understand “organic” labeling and general regulations applied to herbal supplements. Become familiar with the sources of credible information on the therapeutic properties and health benefits of herbs. You also will learn to grow, gather, dry, and store herbs, as well as how to prepare a range of herbal remedies, including teas, infusions, decoctions, and ointments. COU RS E CODE H N&H

Sec. 01: 5 Sundays, 11am-1pm. Begins Sep. 29 | $169

INTRODUCTION TO CONCENTRATION & MEMORY Lee Roy Sims Instructor Concentration often draws the line between success and non-success — and relaxation is key to concentration. We will study and apply techniques to develop deep breathing, relaxation, and focalization (concentration) in addition to practicing memory-development exercises. We also will use various meditation techniques, such as consciousness quickening, as tools for setting up a sound base for our mystical and spiritual development. COU RS E CODE : I NCM

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $190

BE JUNG AGAIN: ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGY FOR ALL Olga Turcotte Jungian Analyst Candidate C.G. Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and a pioneer of analytical psychology. He stressed the uniqueness of each person’s psyche while drawing our attention to universal images and symbols that spoke to and through us all. We’ll study the core concepts of analytical psychology — including archetypes, anima, animus, shadow, and Self — to help increase our awareness and understanding of ourselves and everything around us. Analytical Psychology by C. G. Jung is the required text. COU RS E CODE : JU NG

Sec. 01: 4 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Oct. 23 | $115

REDUCING STRESS THROUGH MINDFULNESS Nicholas Kranz Meditation Instructor & Founder, mindfulinthemidst.com Modeled on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s pioneering work at the UMass Medical Center, 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. COU RS E CODE : MBS R

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45pm. Begins Sep. 25, 12 Plympton St. | $169

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MYTHS, LEGENDS & FAIRY TALES: USING THE HISTORICAL & THE MAGICAL TO BALANCE CONSCIOUS ATTITUDE Olga Turcotte Jungian Analyst Candidate Myths, legends, and fairy tales have been used for hundreds of years to learn about the nature of the universe, the characteristics of the times and the particularities of our own personal psyche. They are also essential sources used in Jungian analytical psychology. Join us for a quest around Europe to study a Greek myth, a British legend and a German fairy tale to increase our understanding of our own psyche and life journey.

WRITING IN FLOW NEW Merle Bombardieri LICSW, Wellspring Counseling Center Does your inner critic press the delete button before you’ve even gotten down the first sentence? Does your writing come out slow, forced, and dull even though you have sometimes written in flow from a playful, wiser part of yourself? Come practice easy, practical techniques, including guided meditation, to turn the volume down on the inner critic and scared child, while engaging your playful self and constructive editor. COU RS E CODE : WI NF

Sec. 01: 1 Sunday, 1-5pm. Oct. 27 | $80

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Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 10am-4pm. Nov. 23 | $111

NIA Kira Hower Instructor A cardiovascular body-mind-spirit practice, Nia empowers people of all backgrounds and fitness levels by connecting them with the voice of the body: sensation. Nia draws from disciplines of the martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts, with classes danced barefoot to customized music that blends Eastern and Western instrumentation and sound. From powerful kicks, blocks, and punches to turns, balancing poses, and grounded stances, Nia choreography provides total body conditioning. It fine-tunes coordination while emphasizing self-expression, personalization, and creativity. C OUR SE C ODE: NIA

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 9:45-10:45am. Begins Sep. 26 | $160

PRENATAL & POSTNATAL MAT PILATES Melissa Poplaski CSCS, PMA-CPT & Founder of Core Balance Studio Enjoy a safe Pilates workout that has been modified to accommodate precautions and contraindications for pregnant women in their second and third trimester. You’ll practice breathing techniques, awareness and activation of the pelvic floor, and neutral spine, while exploring abdominal anatomy, spinal stabilization principles, and relaxation. C OUR SE C ODE: PPNP

EATING MINDFULLY Jeffrey Levy Instructor Food has become a tremendous attachment for many of us, often to our detriment. For those who struggle with weight and eating issues, this class offers a different approach to dealing with meal times and food. Drawing upon the Buddhist perspective of Jon Kabat-Zinn and Thich Nhat Hanh and the teacher’s French eating habits, learn to take charge of your relationship with food, free yourself from cravings and addictions, and make positive changes in your eating habits. COU RS E CODE : S L OW

Sec. 01: 5 Saturdays, 9:30am-12pm. Begins Sep. 28 | $148

THE WISDOM OF YOUR BODY: GENTLE YOGA & MINDFUL EATING Rivka Simmons Teacher & Therapist So many of us have become disconnected from our natural relationship to food and our bodies. Instead of listening to and trusting our body’s hunger signals, we follow misguided eating rules. Come cultivate a self-trusting relationship with food, your body, and yourself. You’ll learn to quiet your mind using gentle and restorative yoga postures and yogic breathing so you can take pleasure in the foods you love, eat mindfully, and respond effectively to emotional eating. COU RS E CODE : WI S B

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 12-4:30pm. Nov. 23 | $98

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 10-11am. Begins Oct. 1 | $160

YOGA FOR BETTER SLEEP Lucie Kasova Yoga Instructor Chronic sleep issues can diminish your productivity, compromise the immune system, and impact quality of life. The good news is Harvard University researchers recently confirmed that a regular yoga practice helps people fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer, while improving the overall quality of rest. Learn simple yoga practices to reduce chronic tension, unwind at the day’s end, and get better sleep. Each class features a posture and breath sequence, followed by a deep, progressive relaxation practice called yoga nidra. C OUR SE C ODE: SLEP

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 6:15-7pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $180

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DREAMS: THE LANGUAGE OF OUR UNCONSCIOUS Olga Turcotte Jungian Analyst Candidate Many writers use their dreams as inspiration for their creative work. We will begin with a discussion of a short story or poem, and then discuss a participant’s dream — not with the intention of analyzing the dreamer, but with the purpose of opening it up as a text. The story and dream discussions will be jumping-off points for writing. Our goal is to show the fascinating possibilities for writing that flow from dream stories. C OUR SE C ODE: DR EA

Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Oct. 24 | $108

FULL-BODY MASSAGE TECHNIQUES WITH A PARTNER Eric Bornstein M.L.A., Harvard University Learn how to give a full-body massage. Through lecture, discussion, and demonstration, we will administer basic Swedish, Esalen, sports massage (including stretching), and reflexology techniques to promote relaxation and stress reduction. C OUR SE C ODE: FU LL

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 10am-3:30pm. Nov. 9 | $214 Sec. 02: 1 Friday, 7-9:45pm. Oct. 25 | $97

MASSAGE FOR PARTNERS WORKSHOP Eric Bornstein M.L.A., Harvard University Sandra Daitch Licensed Massage Therapist, BostonMassage.org 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. C OUR SE C ODE: M AR B

Sec. 02: 1 Friday, 6:45-9:45pm. Nov. 1 | $118

NATURAL VISION IMPROVEMENT WITH KUNDALINI YOGA Rosemarie Coleman Natural Vision Improvement Teacher Do you suffer from computer eye strain? Do your eyes feel disconnected from your body? Do you want to see more clearly looking up close and in the distance? Come learn natural vision improvement techniques and retrain your brain to see more consciously! Incorporating Kundalini yoga sets will help us relax our eyes, bodies, and minds while expanding our vision. C OUR SE C ODE: K U ND

Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 10am-12pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $155

HAVE YOUR CAKE & EAT IT TOO! A GENTLE APPROACH TO FOOD, YOUR BODY & YOURSELF Rivka Simmons Teacher & Therapist At any given time, more than 50 percent of all Americans are on a diet. Yet studies show that 95 to 98 percent of 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. Class meets in Medford near Tufts University, a 15-minute bus ride from Harvard Square. COU RS E CODE : E AT S

Sec. 01: 10 Mondays, 7-9pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $202

EXPERIENCING THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE THROUGH DEVELOPMENTAL MOVEMENT Marie Stroud Certified Alexander Technique Instructor Explore resting positions and natural movements on the floor that help to alleviate stress, tension, and fatigue; change faulty patterns of movement; and enhance balance and coordination. Although these movements will be slow and gentle (as opposed to the vigor of aerobic exercise), the attention paid to the optimal coordination and balance of the movements will have an energizing and freeing effect. COU RS E CODE : P MOV

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 1:45-4:45pm. Oct. 26 | $64 Sec. 02: 1 Sunday, 1:45-4:45pm. Nov. 10 | $64

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 our body. Eighty percent of back pain (including herniated discs) is caused by this poor body use. Learn to use your back as intended and educate yourself out of pain. We’ll identify our unique postural sets, learn to engage gravity correctly to avoid compression, and observe how even the way we breathe can cause or eliminate pain. COU RS E CODE : BACK

Sec. 01: 1 Thursday, 7-9pm. Oct. 17 | $55

SHUT UP, MIND, I’M TRYING TO MEDITATE! Merle Bombardieri LICSW, Wellspring Counseling Center Have you ever sat comfortably, closed your eyes, followed one or two breaths, only to realize your clear mind is being invaded by a critical voice, a panicky to-do list, or words to a song you dislike? Even experienced meditators encounter these distractions, but they have learned to skillfully dance around them. Learn down-to-earth techniques that will gently bring wandering minds back to the path of awareness. We’ll also discuss and try yoga, mantra meditation, chanting, loving-kindness (word-filled) meditations, visualization, and self-hypnosis. COU RS E CODE : T RY M

Sec. 01: 1 Sunday, 1-4:45pm. Oct. 20 | $82

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MINDFULNESS & CREATIVITY Nicholas Kranz Meditation Instructor & Founder, mindfulinthemidst.com Explore the relationship between meditation, mindfulness, and creativity. We will learn how cultivating a sense of mindfulness can encourage artistic endeavors and benefit both the artistic process and problem-solving. Each session will include discussion, meditation, and other exercises, as we explore the implications that mindfulness and meditation can have on all types of creative work, from visual arts to writing to music. This class is open to all levels of meditation experience. C OUR SE C ODE: M NDC

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 6:45-8pm. Begins Sep. 25, 12 Plympton St. | $180

BONES FOR LIFE® PROGRAM Deborah Elizabeth Lotus Certified Bones for life Trainer Join the Bones for Life program for strong bones, good posture, and biological optimism. These “mindful exercises” are designed to put spring in your step and dependability in your bones, while improving the function of your feet, knees, hips, back, shoulders, and neck/head alignment. You will learn fun, easy processes that you can easily remember and repeat for your at-home practice. All levels of movement ability (including those using walkers and wheelchairs) are welcome. C OUR SE C ODE: B ONE

Sec. 01: 10 Fridays, 1-2:30pm. Begins Sept. 27 | $199 INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP

Sec. 02: 1 Saturday, 1-2:30pm. Sept. 28 | $80

YOGA FOR A BETTER BACK Eric Bornstein M.L.A., Harvard University Yoga can emphasize proper spinal alignment and strengthen the muscles of the abdomen and lower, middle, and upper back. Come perform postures that increase the functional efficiency of these muscles, develop greater flexibility and strength, and release tension. We’ll also practice breathing and restorative poses. This workshop is open to all experience levels but if you have had back surgery or a recent back injury, please consult with a physician before attending. C OUR SE C ODE: B Y OG

Sec. 01: 10 Fridays, 5:15-6:30pm. Begins Sep. 27 | $179

FELDENKRAIS METHOD ® OF SOMATIC EDUCATION Deborah Elizabeth Lotus Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher In this gentle, pleasurable class, learn to enhance your daily living and reverse stress, strain, and injurious movement patterns. These techniques of effortless moving — when applied to any activity in your life — will bring about less effort and discomfort in your life. You may address back, shoulder, and neck pain as well as repetitive strain injuries. All levels of movement ability (including those using walkers and wheelchairs) are welcome. C OUR SE C ODE: FELD

Sec. 01: 10 Fridays, 11:30am-1pm. Begins September, 28 | $199 INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP

Sec. 02: 1 Sunday, 1-5pm. Sept. 29 | $80

Languages FOREIGN LANGUAGES AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE Sara Vallesteros Learn the basics of sign language as a first step to developing receptive and expressive skills. You will learn commonly used signs, the basic grammatical rules of American Sign Language, and information about the deaf. This course requires the purchase of a textbook. COU RS E CODE : S H X E BEGINNER LEVEL 1

Sec. 01: 10 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $190

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 is for those with little or no background in the language and will cover the alphabet, greetings, and basic sentence and question formation. Beginner Level 2 continues to build grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation skills. Higher level courses may be offered according to student demand. This course requires the purchase of a textbook. COU RS E CODE : ARBC BEGINNER LEVEL 1

Sec. 01: 10 Mondays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 23, 12 Plympton St. | $190 BEGINNER LEVEL 2

Sec. 02: 10 Mondays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 23, 12 Plympton St. | $190

CHINESE Katie Ko Native Speaker Learn the basics of Mandarin Chinese in this introductory course. In Beginner Level 1, we will focus on pronunciation, tones, and the grammar of the Mandarin dialect. We also will learn how to read and write some characters and conduct simple conversations. Level 2 may be offered according to student demand. This is a practical class for those planning to visit China. This course requires the purchase of a textbook. COU RS E CODE : CH L L BEGINNER LEVEL 1

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 24, 12 Plympton St. | $199

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LANGUAGE PLACEMENT INFORMATION The Cambridge Center for Adult Education offers language classes ranging from beginner to advanced. It is very important that students register for classes appropriate for their levels. The following descriptions may help determine which level is the best match for you. We also have an online placement test for Spanish. Visit CCAE.org and click on any Spanish class to access the link. BEGINNER LEVEL 1

BEGINNER LEVEL 4

This level is for students with no, or almost no, background in the language. Subjects to be studied include the alphabet (or character system), pronunciation, greetings, basic vocabulary, and sentence formation.

This level is for students who have completed Beginner Level 3 of the language at the Center or who have completed a similar class elsewhere (of 12 to 16 hours) within the last year. The grammar to be studied includes conditionals (for example, “If I were you, I would sign up for this class!”).

BEGINNER LEVEL 2

This level is for students who have completed Beginner Level 1 of the language at the Center or who have completed a similar class elsewhere (of 12 to 16 hours) within the last year. The grammar and vocabulary to be studied builds upon that in Level 1, with more attention to verbs. BEGINNER LEVEL 3

This level is for students who have completed Beginner Level 2 of the language at the Center or who have completed a similar class elsewhere (of 12 to 16 hours) within the last year. The grammar and vocabulary to be studied builds upon that in Level 2, with additional work on verbs.

INTERMEDIATE

This level is appropriate for students who already feel comfortable with their vocabulary and grammatical abilities, but wish to develop them further. Some of our language programs offer “low intermediate” and “high intermediate” sections. “Low intermediate” classes are a good bridge between Beginner Level 4 and intermediate. Similarly, “high intermediate” has been designed to ease a student’s transition from intermediate to advanced. ADVANCED

This level is intended for students who have strong skills in the language and can easily participate in a large variety of class discussions and exercises.

FRENCH

IDIOMS IN FRENCH CONVERSATION NEW

See CCAE.org for instructor(s) Learn to speak French in an engaging and supportive environment. Students will have opportunities to develop skills in grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, spelling, and conversation. All classes are taught by highly educated and experienced native speakers, representing a variety of cultures and accents. Please see our description of levels to determine which class is best suited for you. All classes require the purchase of a textbook.

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!

C OUR SE C ODE: FR B 1 BEGINNER LEVEL 1

Sec. 01: 10 Mondays, 9:45-11:15am. Begins Sep. 23 | $190 Sec. 02: 10 Mondays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $190 Sec. 03: 10 Wednesdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $190 C OUR SE C ODE: FR B 2 BEGINNER LEVEL 2

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Sep. 24 | $190 Sec. 02: 10 Mondays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $190 C OUR SE C ODE: FR B 3 BEGINNER LEVEL 3

Sec. 02: 10 Tuesdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $190 C OUR SE C ODE: FR B 4 BEGINNER LEVEL 4

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $190 C OUR SE C ODE: FR LI LOW INTERMEDIATE

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $190 C OUR SE C ODE: FR IN INTERMEDIATE

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $190 C OUR SE C ODE: FR IC INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $190 C OUR SE C ODE: FR AD ADVANCED READING & CONVERSATION

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $190

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COU RS E CODE : F RH I

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $190


LANGUAGES: FOREIGN

GERMAN

HINDI

Francesca Ferraris, Dagmar Cox Native Speakers Learn to speak German in an engaging and supportive environment. Students will have opportunities to develop basic skills in grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, spelling, and conversation. Please see our description of levels to determine which class is best suited for you. All German classes (except for Intermediate) require the additional purchase of a textbook.

Meena S.K. Native Speaker This course will introduce you to the most widely spoken tongue of South Asia. You’ll learn to read and write in the Devanagari script, but the emphasis will be on speaking skills and listening comprehension. We’ll also learn about cultural and spiritual aspects of the language. This course is perfect for travelers, research students, and those who wish to connect with Hindi-speaking family members and/or family roots.

C OUR SE C ODE: GER B

COU RS E CODE : H NDI

BEGINNER LEVEL 1

BEGINNER LEVEL 1

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Oct. 7, 12 Plympton St. | $152 Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Sep. 26, 12 Plympton St. | $190

Sec. 01: 5 Saturdays, 12:30-2:30pm. Begins Sep. 28 | $148

BEGINNER LEVEL 2

Sec. 02: 5 Tuesdays, 5:45-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $148

BEGINNER LEVEL 2

Sec. 03: 10 Wednesdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $190 BEGINNER LEVEL 3

Sec. 04: 8 Thursdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Oct. 10 | $152 LOW INTERMEDIATE

Sec. 05: 8 Thursdays, 11:15am-12:45pm. Begins Oct. 10 | $152 INTERMEDIATE

Sec. 06: 8 Wednesdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Oct. 9 | $152 ADVANCED READING AND CONVERSATION

Sec. 07: 10 Wednesdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $190

BREAKFAST IN GERMAN: FRÜHSTÜCK AUF DEUTCH NEW Francesca Ferraris Native Speaker 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. Tuition includes the cost of breakfast.

ITALIAN Annamaria Fraschin, Sonia Parravano Native Speakers Learn to speak Italian in an engaging and supportive environment. Students will have opportunities to develop skills in grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, spelling, and conversation. All classes are taught by highly educated and experienced native speakers. Please see our description of levels to determine which class is best suited for you. These classes require the purchase of a textbook. COU RS E CODE : I TAN BEGINNER LEVEL 1

Sec. 01: 10 Mondays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Sep. 23 | $190 Sec. 02: 10 Tuesdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $190 BEGINNER LEVEL 2

Sec. 03: 10 Wednesdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Sep. 25 | $190 Sec. 04: 10 Wednesdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $190 BEGINNER LEVEL 3

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Sep. 25 | $240

Sec. 05: 10 Tuesdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Sep. 24 | $190 Sec. 06: 10 Thursdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $190

MODERN HEBREW

PENSIAMO E PARLIAMO NEW

C OUR SE C ODE: GEB B

David Meiri Native Speaker One of the official languages of Israel, Hebrew is spoken by approximately 6 million people worldwide. We will focus on reading and writing the alphabet, spelling, pronunciation, vocabulary building, and basic grammar. Practical expressions and conversational materials will be used throughout the ten weeks, making this an ideal class for those planning to travel to Israel.

Sonia Parravano Native Speaker Engage in fun and stimulating conversation while enhancing your cultural, literary, and linguistic proficiency. We’ll explore a wealth of interesting topics, including Renaissance Italy, contemporary literature, current news, cuisine, music, and more. You’ll be encouraged to prepare a topic and discuss your findings in an informal atmosphere. This course is a great fit for intermediate to advanced level students of Italian.

C OUR SE C ODE: H B R W

COU RS E CODE : P E NS

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $190

INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 24, 12 Plympton St. | $190

LEARN ABOUT FRENCH WINE — IN FRENCH! See page 9.

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 COU RS E CODE : CH I A

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Sep. 26 | $190

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PERSIAN

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.

Shahin Bassiri Native Speaker & M.A. in Applied Sociology An Indo-European language related to English, Spanish, French, and German, but written in Arabic script, Persian is the language of Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and the mystical poet Rumi. There are more than 110 million Persian speakers worldwide. Designed for students with little or no knowledge of the language, this course incorporates a variety of activities and drills (including dialogues, grammar, phonetic exercises, reading texts, and translations) to build speaking, reading, comprehension, and writing capabilities.

LETTURA E CONVERSAZIONE IN ITALIANO

COU RS E CODE : P RS N

Pasquale G. Tatò Native Speaker & 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 dispersi. 1928-1951” 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.

BEGINNER LEVEL 1

C OUR SE C ODE: LETT

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $199

JAPANESE

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $190

POLISH Elizabeth Hincke Native Speaker & M.A., Linguistics The improvement in Russian-American relations has led to a renewed interest in Eastern European languages and cultures. Through situational dialogues and texts, we will cover grammar and pronunciation in this introduction to the Polish language, which is spoken by 3.5 million people in the U.S. alone. Non-beginners who are new to the Center should contact the instructor for a level assessment before registering. COU RS E CODE : P OL S

Yoko Hansen Native Speaker Beginner Level 1 stresses the practical, elementary conversational skills based on comprehension of basic grammar and correct pronunciation; it’s useful for travelers and those seeking to learn some Japanese for business use. Beginner Level 2 may be offered according to student demand. These classes require the purchase of a textbook.

BEGINNER LEVEL 1

C OUR SE C ODE: J AR G

Sec. 04: 10 Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm. Begins Sep. 24, 12 Plympton St. | $190

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 5:30-7pm. Begins Sep. 25, 12 Plympton St. | $190 MID-BEGINNER

Sec. 02: 10 Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm. Begins Sep. 25, 12 Plympton St. | $190 LOW INTERMEDIATE

Sec. 03: 10 Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm. Begins Sep. 24, 12 Plympton St. | $190 ADVANCED

BEGINNER LEVEL 1

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 25, 12 Plympton St. | $190

KOREAN Soojung Chae Native Speaker & M.A., Korean Language and Literature Korean is spoken by approximately 100 million people around the world and gains in importance each day. Begin with learning how to read and write the Korean alphabet. We’ll also cover pronunciation, vocabulary building, greetings, introducing one’s self, and basic communication in real-world scenarios.

BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE Ana Nogueira, Amanda Antunes Native Speakers Portuguese, the national language of Brazil, is spoken by approximately 180 million people around the world, including 1 million in Massachusetts. Beginner Level 1 is for students with no knowledge of the language. Develop your grammar, vocabulary, and conversational skills as you continue through to Beginner Level 2. This course requires the additional purchase of a textbook. COU RS E CODE : BP RT

C OUR SE C ODE: K OR E

BEGINNER LEVEL 1

BEGINNER LEVEL 2

Sec. 01: 10 Mondays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 23, 12 Plympton St. | $190 Sec. 02: 10 Saturdays, 10-11:30am. Begins Sep. 28, 12 Plympton St. | $190

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 26, 12 Plympton St. | $190

BEGINNER LEVEL 2

NEPALI Meena S. K. Instructor Derived from the ancient language Sanskrit and sharing the Devanagari Script with its Indian counterpart, Hindi, Nepali today is spoken by more than 30 million people worldwide. Learning Nepali not only aids travelers who seek to explore the sheer peaks of Nepal’s Himalayas and communicate with the local population in northern India, it also helps individuals anywhere to make new friends with people belonging to one of the world’s most fun-loving cultures. C OUR SE C ODE: NEPL

Sec. 01: 5 Mondays, 9:30-11:30am. Begins Sep. 23 | $127

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Sec. 03: 10 Mondays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 23, 12 Plympton St. | $190 BEGINNER LEVEL 3

Sec. 04: 10 Mondays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 23, 12 Plympton St. | $190

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LANGUAGES: FOREIGN

EUROPEAN PORTUGUESE

SPANISH

Giuseppe Formato Applied Linguist & M.A. Immerse yourself in Portuguese as it is spoken in Portugal, the Azores, and Madeira. We will emphasize practical conversation skills and pronunciation, while building a strong command of grammar and vocabulary. We’ll also learn more about Portuguese culture, as well as the history of Portuguese-American communities in Massachusetts.

See CCAE.org for instructor(s) Learn to speak Spanish in an engaging and supportive environment. Students will have opportunities to develop skills in grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, spelling, and conversation. All classes are taught by highly educated and experienced native speakers, representing a variety of cultures and accents. Please see our description of levels to determine which class is best suited for you. All Spanish classes (except for Beginner Conversation, High Intermediate, and Advanced Reading & Conversation) require the purchase of a textbook.

C OUR SE C ODE: PRTG BEGINNER LEVEL 1

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 24, 12 Plympton St. | $190 BEGINNER LEVEL 2

Sec. 02: 10 Tuesdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 24, 12 Plympton St. | $190

RUSSIAN

COU RS E CODE : S P B1 BEGINNER LEVEL 1

Sec. 01: 10 Mondays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Sep. 23 | $190 Sec. 02: 10 Mondays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $190 Sec. 03: 10 Wednesdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $190

Katya Maher M.A., Applied Linguistics Russian is widely spoken throughout Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Beginner Level 1 focuses on the alphabet, pronunciation, greetings, and basic communication. Higher levels further explore grammar, especially verbs.

COU RS E CODE : S P B2 BEGINNER LEVEL 2

C OUR SE C ODE: R W SM

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Sep. 25 | $190 Sec. 02: 10 Wednesdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $190

BEGINNER LEVEL 1

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 24, 12 Plympton St. | $190 BEGINNER LEVEL 2

Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 26, 12 Plympton St. | $190 INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION AND GRAMMAR

Sec. 03: 10 Thursdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 26, 12 Plympton St. | $190

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Sep. 24 | $190 Sec. 02: 10 Tuesdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $190 Sec. 03: 10 Thursdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $190 COU RS E CODE : S P B3 BEGINNER LEVEL 3

COU RS E CODE : S P B4 BEGINNER LEVEL 4

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $190 COU RS E CODE : S P BC BEGINNER CONVERSATION 3 & 4

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $190 COU RS E CODE : S P L I LOW INTERMEDIATE

Sec. 01: 10 Mondays, 5:45-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $250 COU RS E CODE : S P I E INTERMEDIATE

Sec. 01: 10 Mondays, 8-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $250 COU RS E CODE : S P CO INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Sep. 26 | $190 Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $190 COU RS E CODE : S ARC ADVANCED READING & CONVERSATION

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 8-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $250

LATIN AMERICAN & 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 percent 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; midto advanced-level Spanish is required. COU RS E CODE : L F I L

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $199

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CINE Y CONVERSACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL Roberto Ugalde M.Ed., Tufts University & M.A., Simmons College Este es un curso de nivel avanzado en el que se usan películas en español para promover el diálogo. Como preparación para cada encuentro y discusión, los participantes deben ver las películas fuera de clase y realizar algunas actividades por escrito. Además, para facilitar la comprensión y discusión de los filmes seleccionados, se tomarán en cuenta los contextos socio-políticos y culturales a que pertenecen. En este curso usted tendrá la oportunidad de practicar su español en un grupo pequeño y de ampliar su conocimiento de la cultura hispanohablante por medio de las obras de destacados directores de cine contemporáneos. C OUR SE C ODE: C INE

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 5:45-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 25, 12 Plympton St. | $250

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE BEGINNER LEVEL I This course is for students with little or no knowledge of English. We will begin with the alphabet and focus on vocabulary building, spelling, and pronunciation. Grammar will be limited to the simple present tense (“I work.”) and the present progressive tense (“I am working.”). COU RS E CODE : E NGA

Sec. 01: Mondays & Wednesdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 9:15-10:45am. Begins Sep. 23 | $230 Sec. 02: Tuesdays & Thursdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $230 Sec. 03: 10 Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. Begins Sep. 28 | $230

BEGINNER LEVEL II This class is a continuation of Beginner Level I. We will build our vocabulary as we review the simple and progressive tenses. New grammar will include the simple past tense (“I worked last night.”), subject and object pronouns (“I am a student; the teacher asked me a question.”), and countable and noncountable nouns (“We don’t have any milk in the refrigerator.”). COU RS E CODE : E NGB

Sec. 01: Mondays & Wednesdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 9:15-10:45am. Begins Sep. 23 | $230 Sec. 02: Tuesdays & Thursdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $230 Sec. 03: 10 Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. Begins Sep. 28 | $230

BEGINNER LEVEL III This class is a continuation of Beginner Level II. We will begin by reviewing the simple past tense. From there, we will focus on expressing future time (“I am going to visit my country next year.”) and learning auxiliary verbs such as may (“I may go to the movies tonight.”), might (“It might rain tomorrow afternoon.”), and can (“You can learn English if you want to.”). COU RS E CODE : E NGC

Sec. 01: Mondays & Wednesdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 9:15-10:45am. Begins Sep. 23 | $230 Sec. 02: Tuesdays & Thursdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $230 Sec. 03: 10 Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. Begins Sep. 28 | $230

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

Sec. 01: Mondays & Wednesdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 11am-12:30pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $230 Sec. 02: Mondays & Wednesdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $230

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LANGUAGES: ESL

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 term. For Fall Term, that deadline is 12pm on Monday, September 13. Full-time students at degree-granting institutions are not eligible. Other restrictions apply.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL I Intended for students who can already speak, read, and write basic English, this course will cover several verb tenses, including the simple present (“She lives in Allston.”), present progressive (“I am waiting for the pizza to arrive.”), simple past (“My family visited last month.”), past progressive (“I was watching television when the telephone rang.”), simple future (“I am going to speak perfect English.”), present perfect (“We have seen that movie several times.), past perfect (“I had never been on a subway train until I came to Boston.”), and present perfect progressive (“We have been learning a lot in class.”). C OUR SE C ODE: ENGD

Sec. 01: Tuesdays & Thursdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 9:15-10:45am. Begins Sep. 24 | $230 Sec. 02: Mondays & Wednesdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 23, 12 Plympton St. | $230 Sec. 03: 10 Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. Begins Sep. 28, 12 Plympton St. | $230

INTENSIVE INTERMEDIATE LEVELS I & II A grammar and conversation class for students who know how to speak and read basic English, this course will focus on more advanced grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, conversation, and listening comprehension. Grammar will include a complete review of all verb tenses, asking questions, noun and pronoun usage, and modal auxiliaries. C OUR SE C ODE: ESLT

Sec. 01: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays (meets 4 times per week for 10 weeks), 11am-12:30pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $399

HIGH INTERMEDIATE LEVELS III & IV This course will focus on the most important grammar concepts from Intermediate Level 3 and 4, such as using the passive form (“I was taught by a great teacher.”), adjective clauses (“The teacher who taught me was from Boston.”), gerunds and infinitives (“I like to read but I hate writing.”), and noun clauses (“Could you tell me where my classroom is?”). Get ready to learn and use your new grammar skills in speaking and writing!

INTENSIVE INTERMEDIATE LEVELS III & IV This class is for students who finished Intermediate II. We will study the entire textbook for Intermediate III and IV. New grammar will include the passive voice (“The window is broken.”), adjective clauses (“The teacher who has long hair is from New York.”), phrasal verbs (“She turned down the offer.”), and preposition combinations (“I am excited about taking this class!”). COU RS E CODE : E S L R

Sec. 01: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays (meets 4 times per week for 10 weeks), 9:15-10:45am. Begins Sep. 23 | $399

INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION This course is for intermediate-level students who want to improve their pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar while developing their conversational skills. Activities will include open discussions, debates, and presentations. COU RS E CODE : E NGS

Sec. 01: Tuesdays & Thursdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 1-2:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $230 Sec. 02: Tuesdays & Thursdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $230 Sec. 03: 10 Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. Begins Sep. 28, 12 Plympton St. | $230

ENGLISH FOR EVERYDAY LIFE! This course will prepare students to live in an English-speaking community. We will learn the communication strategies and vocabulary to do everyday activities in English using dialogues, role play, and real materials. Each week, we will practice a different real-life situation. Topics will be based on student requests, but may include going to the grocery store, talking with your landlord, setting up a bank account, and more. Recommended for intermediate level students. COU RS E CODE : E F E L

Sec. 01: Mondays & Wednesdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 9:15-10:45am. Begins Sep. 23 | $230

SPEAK, DISCUSS, DEBATE! Andrea Aptecker This fun class is ideal for anyone who would like to feel more confident speaking to their children’s teachers, work colleagues, or other native speakers of English. You will present short speeches, practice conversations, and participate in small group and whole class discussions to become more comfortable talking about yourself, current events, and starting conversations or asking questions of others. Activities include “small” talk, impromptu speeches, newspaper chitchat, party introductions, discussions and questions about your home country, and more. COU RS E CODE : E S GR

Sec. 01: Tuesdays & Thursdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 11am-12:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $230

C OUR SE C ODE: H INT

Sec. 01: Tuesdays & Thursdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 11am-12:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $230 Sec. 02: Mondays & Wednesdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 23, 12 Plympton St. | $230 Sec. 03: 10 Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. Begins Sep. 28, 12 Plympton St. | $230

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LANGUAGES: ESL

AMERICAN IDIOMS & SLANG

INTENSIVE ADVANCED LEVELS I & II

Do you speak English well but sometimes find yourself confused by language you hear from native speakers or on TV? This class is for highintermediate and advanced students who are interested in learning phrases and expressions that are uniquely American. Using conversational activities, games, and other exercises, you’ll learn the correct meaning and usage of idioms, slang, and common expressions.

This class is for students who have completed Intermediate Level IV and are ready to study more advanced grammar concepts. We will cover a all 12 English verb tenses; adverb clauses of time; subject/verb agreement; regular, irregular, count, and noncount nouns; personal and reflexive pronouns; all the major modal verbs; and the passive voice.

C OUR SE C ODE: IDSL

Sec. 01: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays (meets 4 times per week for 10 weeks), 9:15-10:45am. Begins Sep. 23 | $399

Sec. 01: Tuesdays & Thursdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 1-2:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $230

MASTERING PHRASAL VERBS & PREPOSITIONS Phrasal verbs pose more challenges for the non-native speaker and learner of English that any other part of speech. They are an essential part of spoken and written English, and no student who hopes to master the language can afford to overlook them. You will learn to know when and how to use phrasal verbs in the correct context. Expand your comprehension of English and increase your listening and speaking skills with confidence, in a comfortable and friendly environment! C OUR SE C ODE: EM PV

Sec. 01: Mondays & Wednesdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 1-2:30pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $230

AMERICAN HOLIDAYS & TRADITIONS NEW Elynn Finkelstein In this course, students will learn about American holidays including the 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and more. The class will work in small groups and as a collective whole as we learn about celebrations and traditions. We also will bring newspapers to class and engage in conversations about the topics covered in the articles as they relate to the American way of life. C OUR SE C ODE: TR DN

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $115

COU RS E CODE : E NGH

HIGH ADVANCED LEVELS III & IV This course will explore the most important grammar concepts from Advanced Level 3 and 4. We will focus on using reported speech (“You told me you hadn’t studied this before.”), adverb clauses (“I need to study even though it’s summer time.”), connective phrases (“Despite the rain, I’m going swimming.”), and conditionals (“If I had studied more, I would have gotten a perfect score.”). COU RS E CODE : H I AD

Sec. 01: Tuesdays & Thursdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 11am-12:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $230 Sec. 02: Mondays & Wednesdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $230 Sec. 03: 10 Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. Begins Sep. 28, 12 Plympton St. | $230

NEWSPAPERS FOR ADVANCED CONVERSATION Michael Impastato In this course, we will use reading to motivate conversation. You will purchase the newspaper on the day of each class and bring one article of interest to the class to read and discuss. The class also will read newspaper articles of general interest together and then engage in conversation about the topics covered in the articles. We will work both in small groups and as a collective unit. COU RS E CODE : E NGF

PRONUNCIATION PRACTICE Pronunciation is the way people from a particular cultural group speak their native language. This course is for intermediate and advanced English students who wish to improve their pronunciation. We will use a textbook with a CD as well as original materials such as television and movie scripts to help us speak like native speakers do in everyday English.

Sec. 01: Mondays & Wednesdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 11am-12:30pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $230 Sec. 02: Tuesdays & Thursdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $230

READ, DISCUSS, DEBATE!

Sec. 01: Mondays & Wednesdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 1-2:30pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $230 Sec. 02: Tuesdays & Thursdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 24, 12 Plympton St. | $230 Sec. 03: 10 Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. Begins Sep. 28, 12 Plympton St. | $230

Andrea Aptecker This class is for advanced ESL students who want to improve their vocabulary, comprehension, cultural understanding, and speaking confidence in a fun class based on reading and discussion. We will read poems, newspaper and magazine articles, cartoons, blog entries, excerpts from stories, and more. The readings will be followed by questions, discussions, and individual or group presentations and debates. Presentations and debates will be followed by constructive critiques.

ADVANCED LEVEL I

COU RS E CODE : E RDD

C OUR SE C ODE: PR ON

This course is intended for students who want to polish their grammar and improve their speaking skills. You will work on furthering your understanding of all the verb tenses (especially the perfects) and adverb clauses of time. C OUR SE C ODE: EV GR

Sec. 01: Tuesdays & Thursdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 9:15-10:45am. Begins Sep. 24 | $230 Sec. 02: Mondays & Wednesdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 23, 12 Plympton St. | $230 Sec. 03: 10 Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. Begins Sep. 28, 12 Plympton St. | $230

Sec. 01: Mondays & Wednesdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 9:15-10:45am. Begins Sep. 23 | $230

PREPARATION FOR THE TOEFL (THE TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE) This course is designed to help students improve the four skills tested on the new TOEFL iBT (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Ample opportunity to practice skills in a test-like format will be provided. This is also a good class for Intermediate Level III, IV, and Advanced students who may not be planning to take the TOEFL, but wish to further develop their general English skills. COU RS E CODE : T OF L

Sec. 01: Tuesdays & Thursdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 1-2:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $230 Sec. 02: Mondays & Wednesdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 23, 12 Plympton St. | $230 Sec. 03: 10 Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. Begins Sep. 28, 12 Plympton St. | $230 22

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ADVANCED WRITING

Home & Garden

In this class, all major forms of writing will be covered, including letters (business and personal), journals, memoirs, and essays. This is a very helpful class for students preparing to take the TOEFL. C OUR SE C ODE: ESLZ

Sec. 01: Mondays & Wednesdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 1-2:30pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $230

BUSINESS ENGLISH This course is for Intermediate Level III, IV, and Advanced students who are interested in increasing their knowledge and vocabulary of the American business world. We will cover various business topics while integrating listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. C OUR SE C ODE: B ENG

Sec. 01: Tuesdays & Thursdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 11am-12:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $230 Sec. 02: Tuesdays & Thursdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 24, 12 Plympton St. | $230

ACCENT IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOP Elaine Crowder Ph.D. Improve your accent and acquire a communication edge in business that enhances professional relationships. Learn to hear and correct accented speech sounds that contribute to misunderstood speech. After reviewing why certain sounds are so troublesome, we will practice universally difficult sounds, using a technique that builds new habits of speech. Please bring a recording device to class, $25 for course materials, and a willingness to practice. C OUR SE C ODE: AB ET

Sec. 01: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-12pm. Begins Oct. 26 | $85

INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING NEW Andrea Aptecker You will present short speeches each week, including impromptu, demonstration, informative, and descriptive speeches. There will be exciting discussions based on class readings, as well as dramatic interpretive readings of stories and poems. Constructive critiques and evaluations will follow each presentation. This class is perfect for non-native speakers who have basic speaking skills, but are nervous about speaking English in public and want hands-on practice in a supportive and encouraging group setting.

HOME & GARDEN TIME FOR TERRARIUMS Marlene Silva Floral Designer Terrariums are perfect for the busy person living in a small apartment — and everyone else too. These delightful yet small-scale landscapes bring vibrant plant life and sometimes a turtle into your home or office. Learn how to build your own terrarium, exploring low- and no-maintenance options, using cacti, succulents, ferns, and mosses. COU RS E CODE : T RAR

Sec. 01: 2 Saturdays, 12:30-2:30pm. Begins Oct. 26 | $81 Sec. 02: 2 Mondays, 8-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $81

FLOWER ARRANGING Faith Cass Cass School of Floral Design Discover the essential elements and principles of floral design while creating three different styles of arrangements. You will learn how to achieve long-lasting freshness and select the perfect containers and flowers for the look you want to achieve. Seasonal flowers, foliage, and themes will be emphasized. 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. COU RS E CODE : F CAB

Sec. 01: 3 Mondays, 6:30-8pm. Begins Sep. 23, Meets in Watertown; address sent to registrants | $100

C OUR SE C ODE: PU SP

Sec. 01: Tuesdays & Thursdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 9:15-10:45am. Begins Sep. 24 | $230

ADVANCED PUBLIC SPEAKING & PRESENTATIONS Andrea Aptecker Become more confident and comfortable expressing yourself in a clear, dynamic, and authentic manner. You’ll present formal and impromptu speeches, with in-depth critiques following each presentation. You’ll also participate in informal speaking circles — connecting with your audience in an authentic way, without use of a script — and fun group challenges to encourage creativity and quick thinking. Strategies for stage fright and nervousness will be addressed. C OUR SE C ODE: PU SA

Sec. 01: Mondays & Wednesdays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 11am-12:30pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $230

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DESIGN A NATIVE MIXED BORDER GARDEN IN THE FALL Laura Eisener Landscape designer Your border garden can have four seasons of beauty. Take advantage of ideal fall planting conditions to establish borders filled with native perennials, shrubs, vines, and small trees. Learn how to artfully combine a variety of beautiful plants using basic design principles that can be applied to mixed borders of any size and shape. Fall bargains abound in nurseries, making this is an ideal time to refresh or redesign existing border areas in your garden. C OUR SE C ODE: M IX G

Sec. 01: 1 Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm. Oct. 24 | $81

AN INTRODUCTION TO INTERIOR DESIGN Carol Chapman Interiors 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.

Life Skills LIFE SKILLS KNOW YOUR BILL OF RIGHTS NEW Daniel Fitzgerald Criminal Defense Attorney Learn about the Bill of Rights and how those rights can affect your everyday life, from bearing arms and free speech to freedom of religion and search and seizure. You will become more familiar with terms like grand jury, double jeopardy, indictment, complaint, and writ of habeas corpus. You also will learn what it means to “take the Fifth,” what is necessary to issue a search or arrest warrant, and what the police can and cannot do if they pull you over while you are driving a car. COU RS E CODE : L AWS

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 1-4pm. Oct. 5 | $60

C OUR SE C ODE: INDT

YOUR MEDICARE ABCDs

Sec. 01: 5 Tuesdays, 5:45-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $157

Christine Payne Ph. D. & Licensed Individual Health Insurance Adviser Are you eligible for Medicare? Do you know the costs of Medicare and the types of services Medicare covers? Do you know when to enroll to prevent permanent premium increase penalties? We will cover these topics as they apply to Medicare Part A (hospital coverage), Part B (medical coverage), Part C (Medicare Advantage), and Part D (drug coverage). We’ll discuss how having employer-sponsored insurance coverage after retirement impacts your Medicare choices and whether you should consider enrolling in a Medigap supplemental insurance plan.

CLEAN FAST TO LIVE MORE Jane Lawson Housecleaning Consultant You can get through the task of cleaning your house faster and more efficiently. Come hear a professional housecleaner’s secrets to speedy housecleaning, from the pre-cleaning plan of attack to the proper tools and techniques for the dirtiest jobs. You will learn how to buy and organize equipment and supplies, dress for success, and save time. If you still hate cleaning, you’ll learn everything you need to know about professional cleaning services, from rates to references, security, and liability. C OUR SE C ODE: SPH O

Sec. 01: 1 Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm. Sep. 26 | $64

COU RS E CODE : ABCD

Sec. 01: 1 Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm. Oct. 10 | $47

YOUR AGING PARENTS: WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP THEM Wendy Weiss M.B.A, Ph.D. & Financial Advisor As your parents age, they may ask you and your siblings for help with medical and money challenges. Will you be prepared? This class will help you become more knowledgeable and organized so that you can respond effectively. It gives you tools for securing and systematizing key medical information, plus clarifying the location of important financial and legal documents. You will be introduced to websites, government agencies, and community services so you understand your parents’ options and can help them make intelligent choices. COU RS E CODE : AGE P

Sec. 01: 4 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $128

MANAGING TIME, STUFF & EMAIL NEW Pam Kristan Author & Consultant, pamelakristan.com Join us for a lively workshop designed to help you work easily and effectively. You’ll learn 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 four-point strategy to get your desk, files, and life in order. Lastly, you’ll apply principles of managing time and 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! COU RS E CODE : MT S E

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 10am-3pm. Sep. 28 | $101

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AWAKENING IN TIME: PRACTICAL TIME MANAGEMENT FOR THOSE CONCERNED WITH LIFE’S DEEPER ISSUES Pam Kristan Author & Consultant, pamelakristan.com Join us in this time-management lab to gain fresh insights and learn new practices for living authentically in the midst of intense time pressure. Come learn how to take your life in hand, carefully and consciously, and to deal with constant interruptions, out-of-whack priorities, and crises. Instead of staying later, working more, or trying yet another conventional tip, you’ll work with root issues of attention, boundaries, and choices — the new ABCs of better time management. Come dig beneath the surface symptoms to a level where change can take hold. C OUR SE C ODE: ATIM

Sec. 01: 2 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Oct. 21 | $81

PUBLIC SPEAKING Joseph Guarino Senior Consultant & Owner, Evolutionary IT 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. C OUR SE C ODE: SPPU

Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 6-8:30pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $139

ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING FOR WOMEN & MEN Helene Goldberg Psychotherapist Assertiveness helps you feel strong in dealing with everything from life’s smallest confrontations to its most complex relationships. But becoming more assertive is a process that takes practice and motivation. Come learn how to turn self-defeating beliefs and attitudes into positive, productive interactions. We’ll discuss assertive, aggressive, and passive behaviors; basic assertive rights for yourself and others; obstacles to being more assertive; and setting and defining realistic assertive goals.

LIVING FEARLESSLY 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. COU RS E CODE : GOAL

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 10-11:30am. Sep. 28 | $38

SOLEMATE: MASTER THE ART OF ALONENESS & TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE Lauren Mackler laurenmackler.com Many people spend years waiting for a soul mate to make them complete. Others settle for unfulfilling relationships out of fear of being alone. The instructor — world-renowned coach, CNN expert, and bestselling author of Solemate: Master the Art of Aloneness & Transform Your Life — presents her groundbreaking roadmap to help you achieve a greater sense of wholeness and self-mastery on your own or in a relationship. COU RS E CODE : MAAL

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 10-11:30am. Oct. 26 | $38

ATTRACTING A LIFE PARTNER Maxine Freedman Relationship Coach Who among us is ever taught how to attract a relationship? In this interactive class, join other single women who want to learn the key elements to attracting a partner. Through taking practical steps and spiritual steps, we will let go of limiting behaviors, learn dating tips and skills to help you meet and keep “the one,” and create a plan and vision. COU RS E CODE : P RT N

Sec. 01: 2 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Nov. 6 | $81

C OUR SE C ODE: ASTC

Sec. 01: 5 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $141

TAMING EVERYDAY ANXIETY Selena Tan Life Coach Are you someone who functions well among your peers, yet struggles quietly with daily or cyclical self-doubt and worry that negatively color your experience? Learn about the causes and effects of low-level anxiety and gain effective strategies for interrupting, managing, and (over time) taming anxiety. Using evidence from neuroscience around brain plasticity and positive psychology, we’ll create a personalized action plan that includes daily practice and tracking over time. Be prepared to share your stories, brainstorm options, and try out new ways of thinking and behaving. C OUR SE C ODE: ANX I

Sec. 01: 2 Wednesdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Nov. 6 | $69

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TIMING IS EVERYTHING: PALLIATIVE AND HOSPICE CARE W hen a patient and family re ce i ve t h e d ia g n o sis of a terminal illness, what is the next step? When should they ask for help? To whom should they turn? What does the expanding field of palliative care offer? What is the relationship between palliative and hospice care? Join us for a conversation with professionals about thoughtful care when the end of life is near. Dr. Loring Conant, the former medical director of the first hospice residence in Massachusetts, will present a panel of experts to discuss options open to patients and families as they face the challenges of living with a terminal illness. Please bring your questions and concerns. This special event is sponsored by the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, the Hospice of Cambridge Development Committee with the VNA Care Network and Hospice, and the Cambridge Council on Aging. COU R SE C ODE: PALL

Thursday, Dec. 5, 7pm Spiegel Auditorium, 56 Brattle St. Suggested donation: $10

DIVORCE IN MASSACHUSETTS: WITH OR WITHOUT A LAWYER Les Wallerstein Family Mediator, Collaborative Counsel & Justice of the Peace Jerome Weinstein Mediator When the issue of divorce is raised, most people don’t know where to turn. How do you get information? Do you need an attorney? Should you pay a retainer? What will happen to your children and home? Come learn what you can and cannot do without an attorney and what kinds of risks are involved. We’ll also discuss when you need an attorney (with the attendant costs) and when it makes sense to use a mediator or do it yourself. You’ll leave with resources and a bibliography. COU RS E CODE : DI V M

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 9:30am-12:30pm. Oct. 5 | $64

CELEBRATING WOMEN’S SEXUALITY LATER IN LIFE: A WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN NEW Anita Hoffer Ph.D. & 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. 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. COU RS E CODE : WS E X

Sec. 01: 1 Wednesday, 1:30-4pm. Oct. 2 | $56

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? Come learn self-exploration exercises you can do alone or with a partner and how to interrupt unconstructive, distracting self-talk so you can make a decision you can live with. C OUR SE C ODE: B AB Y

Sec. 01: 1 Sunday, 10am-3pm. Sep. 29 | $101

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 facing a New Old Age. 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. COU RS E CODE : WGRO

Sec. 01: 1 Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm. Oct. 9 | $47

WHAT YOUR HANDWRITING CAN REVEAL ABOUT YOU Barbara Harding Certified Graphologist Handwriting is actually a very symbolic act. Through it, we reveal more than 300 traits, including our poise, imagination, interactive style, sensitivity to criticism, and things we trip over. We can use it to discover hidden skills, get a handle on ourselves and our friends, and see what makes us tick — which is why thousands of business corporations submit the handwritings of job applicants to graphologists to ensure a good job fit. Learn how to read this personalized language. COU RS E CODE : H WRT

Sec. 01: 1 Wednesday, 6-7:30pm. Oct. 23 | $38

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Humanities HISTORY 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 OUR SE C ODE: TORY

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 10am-12pm. Oct. 26, Meets in the courtyard at 42 Brattle St. | $47

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, THE FOUNDING FATHERS & AFRICAN AMERICANS NEW Rafael Pereira M.A., SUNY, Binghamton The 1776 Declaration of Independence states that, “all men are created equal.” Yet the author of that lofty phrase, Thomas Jefferson, was himself a slave owner. Given that slavery and freedom are antithetical, how can one explain the contradiction between the stated creed and actual reality? Was this contradiction why most blacks who fought during the Revolutionary War were on the side of the British? We will explore these questions and others at the core of American nationality and life. C OUR SE C ODE: 1 7 7 6

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $180

LINCOLN’S MARXISTS NEW Rafael Pereira M.A., SUNY, Binghamton There were radicals, including Communists, in and around the Lincoln administration. Charles Dana, Marx’s U.S. publisher, became Assistant Secretary of War, and August Willich, who fought with Marx and Engels during the 1848 German Revolution, became a general in the Union Army. How did this association between Republicans and radicals come to be? By examining the course and nature of the Civil War, we will see how and why Lincoln and Marx coincided, in theory and practice, on a number of critical issues of the 1860s. C OUR SE C ODE: C IV W

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $180

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES WHITE PEOPLE CHALLENGING RACISM: MOVING FROM TALK TO ACTION 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 being unaware 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 in our workplaces, communities, and personal circles.

REAL-LIFE APPLICATIONS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE: ORGANIZING IN BOSTON & BEYOND NEW Sarah Herman Activist & Facilitator Examine community-organizing strategies. We’ll cover practical steps for organizing protests, actions, marches, boycotts, and other social-justice based initiatives. Learn how to create healthful group dynamics in organizing communities. In addition, we’ll discuss how interlocking oppressions in a race/gender/class framework are a part of organizing for social change, as well as the history of social movements in the 20th and 21st centuries. COU RS E CODE : S OCJ

Sec. 01: 8 Saturdays, 10am-12pm. Begins Sep. 28 | $120

CHRISTIANITY & ISLAM: CAN THE TWO RELIGIOUS CULTURES COEXIST? Herbert Patchell M.A., Boston University In the last 30 years, clashes between Christians and Muslims have occurred throughout the Middle East, Africa, the Balkans, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. Today, nations that live with potential sectarian civil wars include Nigeria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, and Egypt — and one is already underway in Syria. As conservative and ultraorthodox attitudes in Islam and Christianity continue to gain strength, the danger of a major clash between these two world religions becomes more likely. Join us for a discussion of this complicated contemporary problem. COU RS E CODE : COE X

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $188

THE ARC OF UPHEAVAL: PAKISTAN, AFGHANISTAN, IRAN, CAUCASUS, IRAQ, SYRIA, LEBANON & EGYPT NEW Herbert Patchell M.A., Boston University A vast and deepening instability threatens contemporary civilization — stretching like a sword against the throat of the world. It pits Muslim against Christian, secular against religious, Sunni against Shia, Arab against Persian, globalization against Islam, Russia against the West, and multiculturalism against tradition. Join us to examine each of these nations, why they are in upheaval, the threat posed to the contemporary world, and what might be done to avert catastrophe. COU RS E CODE : ARCO

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 6:35-7:35pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $188

POLITICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD Herbert Patchell M.A., Boston University Seven billion human beings are competing for resources, space, jobs, a healthy environment, and basic social rights. Today, there are too many young people and too many older people in different parts of the world. There is an explosion of a global middle class, but inadequate resources to sustain it. Join us to explore the fraying interrelationship between global resources and human needs. COU RS E CODE : CONG

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 7:40-8:40pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $188

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Literature & Writing LITERATURE CCAE BOOK CLUB NEW Zaynah Qutubuddin M.F.A., Creative Writing, Emerson College In the Center’s book club, we will explore and discuss various texts by modern writers. Possible texts include Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, Deerskin by Robin McKinley, White Teeth by Zadie Smith, and Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri, but you are welcome to suggest other titles. C OUR SE C ODE: C LU B

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 1-3pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $192

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? C OUR SE C ODE: W TSE

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 12-1:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $190

FIND YOUR INNER STORY Wayne Soini M.A., UMass Boston & J.D., Suffolk University We all carry around an inner library of stories that rule over our core selves. Just as our lives make stories, stories make our lives. Come crack open the stories that matter to you, whether from books or films or life. Using Arthur Frank’s Letting Stories Breathe as our guide, we’ll bring to life selected excerpts of fiction and nonfiction. There also will be a parallel online discussion for those who want to participate. C OUR SE C ODE: FY IS

Sec. 01: 7 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $174

EXTRAORDINARY POETRY Michael Koran M.A., University of Chicago; windweaver.com/michaelkoran Let’s read aloud some of the greatest poems ever written — including those by Whitman, Dickinson, Shakespeare, Rilke, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Keats, Yeats, Frost, Stevens, and Bishop. We’ll explore how words, sounds, pauses, rhymes, lines, humor, and meaning contribute to a poem’s beauty and truth. Join us on a poetic journey that will move us to sense, understand, and live poetic moments that help create poetic lives. C OUR SE C ODE: GR PO

Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 5:45-7:30pm. Begins Oct. 30 | $141

WOMEN IN THE BIBLE NEW Judy Weiss Rabbi We will read biblical narrative, legal, and poetic texts that deal with different types of women — wise women, sisters, widows, wealthy women, brides, innovators, prophets, prostitutes, and personifications with modern feminist methods of analyzing the Bible. In this literary analysis of the Bible, we will look at word choices, meanings of names, rhetorical strategies, and how biblical texts echo each other. We’ll also discuss the differences seen in the roles of women between the culture that produced the Bible and our own. COU RS E CODE : WBI B

Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 1-3pm. Begins Oct. 17 | $155

WHAT THE BUTLER READ: BRITISH FICTION FROM THE EDWARDIAN ERA & AFTERWARD NEW Judith Wynn Freelance Newspaper and Magazine Writer Popular mini-series Downton Abbey and Parade’s End have sparked interest in British society of the early 20th century. We will read fiction from England’s post-Victorian golden age: Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy, Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, and Howard’s End by E.M. Forster. We will also look at short fiction by D.H. Lawrence, Katherine Mansfield, Joseph Conrad, and James Joyce. Many films have drawn on these great works, and we will view excerpts from the best of these. COU RS E CODE : E DWR

Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $145

AMERICAN DETECTIVE FICTION NEW Randall Conrad TV forensics and real-life news stories tell us tales of a corrupted world that’s gone beyond good and evil. Seemingly cast in a simpler Jazz Age-topostwar America, the classic “hardboiled” fiction of masters like Hammett and Chandler (1920s to 1950s) also shines a lurid light on the contemporary world. Even if you sort of remember reading The Maltese Falcon or The Big Sleep back in the day, come refresh your acquaintance with Spade and Marlowe as we ponder classic mystery plotting and parse hard-nosed prosody. COU RS E CODE : DE T C

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 3:30-5pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $180

BERNARD MALAMUD’S SHORT STORIES NEW Susan Glassman Ph.D., English, University of Rhode Island One of the best-known Jewish-American writers of the 20th century, Bernard Malamud has been compared to both Hawthorne and Chekhov. In his short stories, he explores the themes of isolation, class, and the conflict between bourgeois and artistic values. Join us in reading, understanding, and appreciating Malamud’s work through informal lecture and discussion. We will analyze themes, characters, setting, symbolism, and style in his short stories. COU RS E CODE : MAL M

Sec. 01: 7 Mondays, 10:30-11:45am. Begins Sep. 23 | $156 Sec. 02: 8 Tuesdays, 2-3:15pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $170

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RUSSIAN SHORT STORIES Leon Steinmetz Author Since Russian literature first burst on the world stage in the early 19th century, it has become a cultural phenomenon with a tremendous worldwide influence. We will examine short stories by the great Russian writers of the 19th and the 20th centuries, from Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy to Chekhov, Bulgakov, Nabokov, and others. We will discuss Russian literature as an integral part of Russian history, culture, and politics as well. C OUR SE C ODE: R STR

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $180

WAR AND PEACE: READING & THINKING WITH LEO TOLSTOY NEW Katia Kapovich Writer, Editor & Professor of Slavic Studies We will read Tolstoy’s War and Peace with an eye on narratological innovations and the new social, philosophical, and religious ideas that this great Russian author introduced in his central novel. We also will reflect on his statement: “Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking.” C OUR SE C ODE: W R NP

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $192

JAMES JOYCE’S ULYSSES Marc Mamigonian M.A., Tufts University Ulysses has gathered more dust than almost any other novel. This is a pity, since it is more than just a “Big Important Book” or “The Greatest Book of the 20th Century.” This course is designed to get you to inhabit the universe of Ulysses and understand its workings and peculiar logic. Familiarity with Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Dubliners is recommended. C OUR SE C ODE: J OY C

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 5:45-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $202

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WRITING MEMORIES, STORIES & REFLECTIONS: CELEBRATING 20 YEARS! Kendall Dudley Lifeworks Career & Life Design, lifeworkscareers.com 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! COU RS E CODE : AU T O

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 1-3pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $120 Sec. 02: 8 Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $120

GETTING PERSONAL: A MEMOIR & 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. COU RS E CODE : GE T P

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 5:45-7:45pm. Begins Oct. 9 | $192

WRITING FROM YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE Mopsy Strange Kennedy Book Reviewer at The Improper Bostonian & Therapist Join us to concentrate on two genres using the first person. Nonfiction articles such as the “Lives” column in The New York Times 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. COU RS E CODE : WRE P

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 10-11:30am. Begins Sep. 25 | $190 Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 3:45-5:15pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $190

STORIES STARRING YOU

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Judith Wynn Freelance Newspaper & 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. COU RS E CODE : WL I F

Sec. 01: 6 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $155

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EMBODIED MEMOIR Amber Espar Improvisational Performer & Educator Audrey Beth Stein M.F.A., Writer, Healer & Coach, audreybethstein.com Express yourself and connect with others through storytelling and play across mediums. We will explore free writing, sound, movement, visual/ tactile art, and oral storytelling, with intentions of playing with forms, deepening a written story, and finding a story’s most natural and expressive outlet. Come with an open curious mind and the possibility of making new friends. Together we will let the witness and reflection of each others’ stories inspire our own creations and sharing.

BLACKSMITH HOUSE POETRY SERIES: OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2013 Founded in 1973, the award-winning Blacksmith House Poetry Series celebrates 40 years of bringing 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.” Andrea Cohen, Director Mariya Deykute, Assistant to the Director Gail Mazur, Founding Director OCTOBER 7

Fanny Howe reads from her new poetry collection, Second Childhood: Early and Late Poems, with Jennifer Tseng, whose new collection is Red Flower, White Flower. CODE : B H PS-0 1 OCTOBER 21

Lucie Brock-Broido reads from her new poetry collection, Stay, Illusion, with Rowan Ricardo Phillips, whose debut collection is The Ground. CODE : B H PS-0 2 OCTOBER 28

Joshua Weiner reads from his latest poetry collection, The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish, with Peter Shippy, whose new book is A Spell of Songs. CODE : B H PS-0 3 NOVEMBER 4

Mark Halliday reads from his new book, Thresherphobe, with Anna Ross, whose debut collection is If a Storm. CODE : B H PS-0 4 NOVEMBER 18

Sarah Arvio reads from her new book, night thoughts, with Katie Peterson, whose new books are The Accounts and Permission. CODE : B H PS-0 5 NOVEMBER 25

Tanya Larkin reads from her poetry collection, My Scarlet Ways, with Jamaal May, whose debut collection is Hum. CODE : B H PS-0 6 DECEMBER 2

Lynne Sharon Schwartz reads from her new novel, Two-Part Inventions. CODE : B H PS-0 7 DECEMBER 9

Albert Goldbarth reads from his newest book, Everyday People, with Sharon Bryan, whose most recent collection is Sharp Stars. CODE : B H PS-0 8

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COU RS E CODE : E MBO

Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 5:25-7:25pm. Begins Oct. 2 | $155

MOVEMENT INTO WRITING / WRITING INTO MOVEMENT Amber Espar Improvisational Performer & Educator Audrey Beth Stein M.F.A., Writer, Healer & Coach, audreybethstein.com How can writing and movement enhance each other and help us access deeper channels of creative expression? What happens when we prioritize the wisdom of our body-mind connection and join others in rituals of exploration? You will be led through a sequence of writing and movement exercises, beginning with a free write or a “free body write” and ending with the creation and optional sharing of a crafted work. COU RS E CODE : MV WR

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 1:45-4:45pm. Oct. 5 | $65 Sec. 02: 1 Saturday, 1:45-4:45pm. Nov. 2 | $65

HOW TO WRITE A POEM: A ONE-DAY BEGINNER’S WORKSHOP David Semanki M.F.A., Columbia University Have you always wanted to write poetry but were not sure how to begin? We will conquer those fears by breaking down major elements that make up a poem. Our class time will focus on key topics within the craft of freeverse poetry including voice and tone, lineation and stanza form, image and metaphor, dramatic monologue, and the lyric. In addition to in-class writing exercises, we will read and discuss a sampling of poems and poets. COU RS E CODE : P OE M

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 10am-12pm & 1-3pm. Oct. 5 | $82

READING STANLEY KUNITZ & LOUISE GLÜCK: A POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP David Semanki M.F.A., Columbia University Stanley Kunitz and Louise Glück are two of America’s most significant and celebrated poets. They share a close bond, as Kunitz was Glück’s teacher. Their poetry, although utterly distinctive, shares a deep regard for the way the worlds of myth and dream intersect with the vicissitudes of everyday waking life. This linking of these worlds allows “transformation and transcendence” (Kunitz’s tenets) into both poets’ work. In this combination of writing workshop and discussion group, our writing assignments will reflect an aspect of the weekly reading. COU RS E CODE : S K L G

Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 5:45-7:45pm. Begins Oct. 2 (Does not meet on Oct. 16 & Nov. 6) | $163


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THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT POETRY: ADVANCED POETRY WORKSHOP

HUMOROUS WRITING NEW

Ralph Pennel The most common misconception about poetry is that it must report actual events. However, poetry owes us truth in the same way fiction does: it isn’t the events, but our reactions to the events and how these reactions shape us that are important. We’ll look at work by Sharon Olds, Lucille Clifton, and others, as we explore the relationship between our emotional responses to the events in our lives and the world around us, while shaping those experiences into art.

Michael Koran M.A., University of Chicago; windweaver.com/michaelkoran The ingredients of good writing are helpful for humorous writing, so we’ll enjoy learning them: being specific, present, personal, with dramatic tension and revealing meanings. We’ll try to write down one humorous moment a day, share it with our partner for the week, and bring our most hilarious moment to share with the class. In-class exercises will help us smile. We’ll also study humorous writing from The Onion and Dave Barry, plus some very short, very funny stories.

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Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $202

Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 5:45-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $141

WRITING FREE VERSE: AN ADVANCED POETRY WORKSHOP

GENRE FICTION WORKSHOP

Pelle Lowe M.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art One of the greatest resources to anyone who is serious about crafting a well-made poem is another reader who can respond directly and thoughtfully to the work on its own terms. This workshop provides a supportive and invigorating environment for writers with published poems or collections, students pursuing M.F.A. degrees, or people who write for themselves, simply because they must. We will consider strategies such as the uses of history, quotation, and ekphrasis to explore the possibilities of language. Please submit a five- to seven-page manuscript, including a poem to which you have made major revisions along with its early draft, to freeverse@CCAE.org by September 16 to apply for this class. C OUR SE C ODE: V ER S

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 5:45-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $202

A SLANT OF LIGHT: HAIKU FOR AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON Jeanne Martin MSW, MTS, Ed.D., Teacher & Retreat Leader Haiku is a simple but complex form of poetry that heightens our awareness of the deep connection between nature and human nature. We will read, write, and share autumn haiku, reflecting on the beauty and poignancy of the coming winter as we leave behind the warmth of summer and ready ourselves for the stark contrast of the cold weather. You will leave with several haiku and an easy way to make small books in which to record haiku and give as gifts. C OUR SE C ODE: H AK U

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 1-4pm. Nov. 16 | $65

POETRY WORKSHOP Katia Kapovich Writer, Editor & 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. C OUR SE C ODE: POEW

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 1-3pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $192 Sec. 02: 8 Fridays, 1-3pm. Begins Sep. 27 | $192

Michael McComas Delve into the craft of writing the character-driven science fiction/fantasy short story, focusing on world-building, character, and the fantastical element. This course is intended for writers who have had some previous experience with fiction, but may perhaps be new to the workshop setting. The bulk of the course will be devoted to writing, reading, and revising our short stories. You are encouraged to bring stories to the first class to hand out. COU RS E CODE : S I F I

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $192

LIVING STORIES Don Gervich Ed.D. & Professor of Writing, Curry College What makes a story vital, engaging, and unique? Join this group to enliven your memoir or fiction writing. We will practice how to create complex characters and a compelling narrator. We will share ways to enhance our scenes with vivid detail and zinging dialogue. We will discover styles that infuse our stories with humor, candor, or suspense. What is our goal? To experiment: to surprise and enlighten each other. COU RS E CODE : LV S T

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $190

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? We will explore the linked short story collection through readings, writing prompts, and the workshop. You will have complete drafts of two linked stories by the course’s end. COU RS E CODE : WL S S

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $192

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16th Annual Fall Writer’s Conference Sunday, November 3 | 10:30am–4:30pm Join us for a full day of intensive writing workshops. Sessions include opportunities to start new stories, develop characters, release your creativity through theater games, work on first-person narrators, gain new perspective on your poetry, write graphic novels, and more. Spaces fill up quickly, so reserve your seat today! Morning Session: 10:30am–12:30pm Lunch: 12:30–1:30pm Keynote Address: 1:30–2:30pm Afternoon Session: 2:30–4:30pm

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Joan Wickersham The Boston Globe says Joan Wickersham’s The News from Spain: Seven Variations on a Love Story, is “a wonderfully imaginative and original book that should be cherished now, as surely as it will be cherished in the future by anyone interested in the evolution of the American short story.” The new collection of short stories — a Kirkus Review Best Book of 2012, IndieNext List Selection, Amazon Top Ten Editors’ Pick, and Oprah.com Book of the Week — joins Wickersham’s other titles: The Suicide Index: Putting My Father’s Death in Order (Harcourt, 2008), a memoir that was a National Book Award Finalist, and The Paper Anniversary, a novel. Her fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers and been published in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and other anthologies. She lives in Cambridge with her husband and two sons.

THE QUESTION OF CHARACTER Ken Harvey Join us to look at some of the essentials for creating characters, such as physicality, emotion, dialogue, surprise, and perspective. We’ll use the morning session for writing exercises and discussion, and then pursue a workshop format in the afternoon. You should have 10 pages of prose ready for class critique. As this is an advanced class, you are expected to have some writing experience as a novelist, short story writers, or memoirist. Ken Harvey’s work has been published in more than 20 literary magazines. His book of short stories, If You Were With Me Everything Would Be All Right, won the Violet Quill Award for Best Gay Fiction of the Year and was named one of the “20 books of note” by the Lambda Literary Review. When not working on his own writing, he teaches fiction writing at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. F U L L - DAY: WCON- 02 | $80

FULL-DAY WORKSHOPS These workshops meet in the morning from 10:30am12:30pm, break for lunch and the keynote address, and then continue their work from 2:30pm until the end of day at 4:30pm. Keynote and lunch included in tuition. TRIGGERING NEW STORIES, INVIGORATING ONES YOU’VE ALREADY STARTED Jane Katims Perhaps you have a story in mind that you want to jumpstart. Or maybe you have a story in progress that you want to reinvigorate. Our goal will be to generate as much new writing as possible, with the help of exercises and prompts that can be used again and continued even after the workshop is over. You’ll also get stories and handouts to take home, read, and absorb. Writers of all narrative genres are welcome. Jane Katims is the author of the poetry collection, Dancing on a Slippery Floor (2007). She teaches contemporary literature and creative writing at Tufts University and the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, in addition to leading private workshops. F UL L -DAY: W C ON-0 1 | $ 8 0

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SAY IT, ACT IT, WRITE IT Daniel Gewertz Before fingers hit a keyboard, the creation of any memoir story begins with recollection, reflection, and quite possibly a telling of the tale to a friend or family member. This full-day workshop extends that natural process in fun, dramatic ways. Each writer will choose a story and tell that story aloud, casually. Short improvisational exercises will help us dramatize an essential moment of each tale and allow its more theatrically evocative parts to come alive. After the mid-day break, we will begin writing our stories and receive feedback on our initial efforts. After many years writing about music, movies, and theater as a freelance journalist, Daniel Gewertz turned his attentions toward more creative writing, namely personal essays, short memoir pieces, and storytelling. His work has been published in The Boston Globe Magazine, The Boston Herald, Boston Magazine, The New York Times, and many other periodicals, and he has taught writing at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Lesley University, and Bay State Community College. F U L L - DAY: WCON- 03 | $80


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POETRY WORKSHOP: NEW WAYS OF SEEING Kate Rushin Come and explore refreshing ways to work with words and ideas in your world. Through the use of model poems and inventive writing prompts, you will be encouraged to expand and focus your creativity in exciting and surprising ways. In this workshop, you will write new drafts and be inspired with ideas for revising your existing poems. Kate Rushin is the award-winning author of The Black Back-Ups, poems based on her experiences growing up in Lawnside, New Jersey, a small, working-class African-American town that arose from the activities of the Underground Railroad. She has taught poetry writing workshops and African-American literature at MIT, UMass-Boston, Wesleyan University, and The Cave Canem Regional Workshop. MORNI NG: WCON- 06 | $40 AF T E RNOON: WCON- 07 | $40

CREATING A FIRST-PERSON NARRATOR

HALF-DAY WORKSHOPS These two-hour workshops are offered in the morning session (10:30am-12:30pm) and again in the afternoon (2:30-4:30pm). You can choose to take just one or combine two for a full-day experience. Keynote and lunch included in tuition. INTRODUCTION TO WRITING COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS Alexander Danner Novice graphic novel writers are invited to come explore the basics of visual storytelling, from terminology and scripting formats, to discussion of the unique challenges and opportunities inherent to telling stories with pictures. In brief exercises, we will explore techniques for writing visually and such questions as how to divide a story into panels and how to balance the right text with the right image. Artists are welcome, but no artistic talent is required! Alexander Danner is the author of Gingerbread Houses (with Edward J. Grugg III), Picture Story Theatre (will Bill Duncan), and a number of short experimental comics with various artists, all of which can be found at TwentySevenLetters.com. He teaches “Writing the Graphic Novel” and “The Graphic Novel as Literature” at Emerson College. MORNING: W C ON-0 4 | $ 4 0 AF T ER NOON: W C ON-0 5 | $ 40

JUMP STARTS FOR COLD MORNINGS Joan Wickersham Are you a perfectionist? Full of self-doubt? A procrastinator? Whether it’s something that happens once in a while, or a daily challenge, all writers have times when we feel stuck. In this session led by the conference keynote speaker, we’ll look at various ways to get your work moving, including one or more in-class exercises. You’ll leave with a new piece of work — and new strategies you can use to get things started again whenever you feel stalled.

Madeline Miller From the endearing Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird, to Lolita’s loathsomely charming Humbert Humbert, first-person narrators can be some of the most memorable characters in fiction. Using examples from literature, we’ll examine the aspects of what makes a strong first-person narrator and try our hand at some exercises designed to make your own narrators come to life on the page. Madeline Miller’s first novel, The Song of Achilles, was awarded the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction and was a New York Times Bestseller. Miller also was shortlisted for the 2012 Stonewall Writer of the Year, and her essays have appeared in The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Lapham’s Quarterly and NPR.org. She lives in Cambridge, where she teaches and writes. MORNI NG: WCON- 08 | $40 AF T E RNOON: WCON- 09 | $40

PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP Michelle A. Gabow Come enter the world of imagination. We will practice being open to the moment, trusting our own impulses, and taking risks. We will begin with a physical warm-up and meditation, writing exercises, and improvisational techniques. We will practice giving positive feedback by asking: What moves us? What reminds us of our own experience? Where is the poetry in the writing? You also will receive handouts on the specifics of playwriting and a bibliography of plays to take with you. Michelle Gabow’s scripts have been produced in Boston and Albuquerque and published by Heinemann Press. Recently, she was chosen as Roxbury Repertory Theatre’s Playwright Laureate and was a finalist in the McLaren Comedy Play Writing Competition. She is co-founder and artistic director of Hysterical Performances, a nonprofit, diverse troupe united in a collaborative effort to produce experimental and feminist theater. She teaches at Curry College. MORNI NG: WCON- 10 | $40 AF T E RNOON: WCON- 11 | $40

AF T ER NOON: W C ON-1 2 | $ 40

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LITERATURE & WRITING: WRITING

DEVELOPING AUTHENTIC CHARACTERS

INTRODUCTION TO SCREENWRITING

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.

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.

C OUR SE C ODE: C R C H

COU RS E CODE : RE E N

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $202

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $202

THE QUESTION OF CHARACTER: AN ADVANCED WRITING WORKSHOP

ADVANCED SCREENWRITING

Ken Harvey M.F.A., Bennington Writing Seminars; kenharvey.net We’ll look at the essentials for creating characters, including physicality, emotion, dialogue, surprise, and perspective. The first half of each class will be spent on writing exercises and discussion, while the second half will be in workshop format. This workshop is for experienced novelists, short story writers, and memoirists with 10 to 20 pages of material ready for critique.

Andrew Osborne Screenwriter, baitshop.org This intensive workshop is for students familiar with the basics of screenwriting who want to focus on full drafts and rewrites. Because of the smaller class size, we’ll be able to devote more time to larger sections of students’ scripts. Discussion topics will include page-one rewrites, story arcs, focused character and dialogue polishes, television writing, basic filmmaking, and the business aspects of writing.

C OUR SE C ODE: QU ES

COU RS E CODE : S CP I

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $192

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $202

CONTINUING PLAYWRIGHTS: THE DYNAMICS OF THE STAGE

VIVID JOURNALING

Peter Littlefield Stage Director, Writer & 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.

Kendall Dudley Lifeworks Career & Life Design, lifeworkscareers.com 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. COU RS E CODE : V JOU

Sec. 01: 4 Tuesdays, 5:45-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $127

C OUR SE C ODE: C PLA

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 5:45-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $202

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CAFE JOURNALING & SKETCHING NEW Kendall Dudley Lifeworks Career & Life Design, lifeworkscareers.com You duck into a cafe and suddenly want to write and sketch what’s happening. But, yikes, you’ve never kept a journal and you forgot to study art! Try this: Come for an hour to learn journaling tools and sketching basics. We’ll then go to cafes in the square to practice what we’ve learned. Amidst the clatter and murmurings, we’ll capture the moment in words and images. COU RS E CODE : CAF J

Sec. 01: 1 Wednesday, 6:30-9pm. Oct. 16 | $56

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LITERATURE & WRITING: WRITING

GRAMMAR FOR WRITERS

GRANT WRITING

Susan Glassman Ph.D., English, University of Rhode Island If you’re not sure when to use a comma, semicolon, or colon — or if you need a refresher in using pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs correctly — this class is for you. Designed to cover the essentials of grammar for people who write reports, proposals, memos, letters, or essays, class sessions will include an informal lecture and discussion, examples and strategies, hands-on exercises and activities, and suggestions to help you improve your writing assignments.

Sunny Stich Development Professional 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).

C OUR SE C ODE: GR AW

COU RS E CODE : GRNT

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 3:30-5pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $180

GRANTWRITING 101

COPYEDITING

In this 3-hour evening workshop, you will write an executive summary, the start of a complete proposal which will get you on your way to understanding how to approach funders initially. No prior experience is required.

Linda Spencer Spencer Editorial Sharpen your copyediting skills on a variety of nonfiction texts, ranging from books and journals to annual reports, news releases, newsletters, and content for the Internet. You will learn how to spot and clean up awkward sentences and apply commonsense grammar rules to write with clarity and precision. We also will discuss recommended stylebooks and how to establish a style sheet for various projects. Familiarity with English grammar is a prerequisite; this is not an ESL course.

Sec. 01: 1 Wednesday, 6-9pm. Oct. 23 | $65 WRITING YOUR PROPOSAL

In this full-day workshop, you will write a full-length proposal for a specific project or organization. At least one year of PR related writing and/or Grantwriting 101 is required. Sec. 02: 1 Saturday, 10am-4pm. Oct. 26 | $111

C OUR SE C ODE: C OPE

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $192

IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS WRITING Bernadine Cassell M.S. Whether you work for an organization, have your own business, or are applying for a job, writing well is important for success. Find out how to format e-mail messages, letters, and other written materials and make them clear, concise, and readable. Review aspects of punctuation, grammar, and word usage. Learn how to write faster and say what you really mean! C OUR SE C ODE: W B U S

Sec. 01: 2 Saturdays, 10am-12pm. Sep. 28 & Oct. 5 | $82

SELF-PROMOTION FOR WRITERS NEW Randy Ross Writer & Digital Content Consultant Get a running start with your book marketing — without wasting a lot of time on tactics that don’t work. This introductory session will give an overview of various strategies: how to identify and target your audience, how to create and maintain your online presence, how to use social media to network and drive traffic to your blog or website, and how to book and promote readings and lectures. Open to writers of fiction, memoir, and creative nonfiction.

NEED A SCHOLARSHIP? See page 21 for details.

C OUR SE C ODE: SPR O

Sec. 01: 1 Tuesday, 6-8:30pm. Nov. 5 | $56

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FULL SERIES (DISCOUNTED PRICE) Spaces fill up quickly! Reserve your seat for all eight weeks in advance. COU RS E CODE : BCS T

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 11:00am-12:30pm. Begins Oct. 1 | $200

BRAIN-HEALTHY DESSERTS

MULTITUDINOUS MEZZE

Nancy Emerson Lombardo Ph.D. & Creator of the Memory Preservation Nutrition® Program Can chocolate be a brain and body health food? Absolutely! Make and enjoy some healthy sweet treats that focus on dark chocolate, fruit, and nuts — guilt free!

Geoff Lukas Chef de Cuisine at Sofra Bakery Mezze is the fine art of sharing a personalized meal with friends and family. Learn to balance a tasty and healthy mezze spread with such items as balileh (chickpea salad), beets with tehini and mint, and fatoush (bread salad). Chef Geoff Lukas has worked with some of the leading authorities on Middle Eastern cuisine, including Ana Sortun, Maura Kilpatrick, and Mike Solomonov.

C OUR SE C ODE: TK IT

Sec. 02: 1 Tuesday, 11:00am-12:30pm. Oct. 8 | $35

COFFEE TASTING

COU RS E CODE : T K I T

Barismo Coffee Roasters Barismo is a local coffee roaster that has dedicated years to sourcing the freshest quality coffee from the world’s top growers, importers, and exporters. Come learn about and taste the difference.

THE ART OF PASTRY

C OUR SE C ODE: TK IT

Sec. 04: 1 Tuesday, 11:00am-12:30pm. Oct. 22 | $35

Sec. 03: 1 Tuesday, 11:00am-12:30pm. Oct. 15 | $35

Emily Weber Head Pastry Chef at Sofra Bakery Come try Sofra’s famous pastries: sesame cashew bars with chocolate and aleppo, milk chocolate tahini bites, milk pies with rosewater, and apricotwhite chocolate truffles with orange blossom jam. COU RS E CODE : T K I T

Sec. 06: 1 Tuesday, 11:00am-12:30pm. Nov. 5 | $35

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TUESDAY TEST KITCHEN Join us on Tuesdays in our newly renovated kitchen for demonstrations and lunch with rising stars of the local culinary scene. Chefs from Sofra, Barismo Coffee Roasters, O Ya, Drink, and more will talk about delicious and nutritious choices, and then cook and share their original creations with us. Sign up for one or more sessions (enroll in all eight to receive a discount).

DIM SUM DELIGHTS

PICKLING & FERMENTATION

Jason Doo Chef Dim Sum is the definition of controlled chaos. Come sample some of the staple dishes, including glutinous rice with red bean, har gow (shrimp dumplings), turnip cakes, and char siu bao (steamed pork dumplings). Chef Jason Doo has worked at leading restaurants in Paris, New York, and Boston, including La Bastide Saint Antoine, Menton, Hotel Williamsburg, Per Se, Momofuku Ko, Eleven Madison Park, Fatty Crab, and many more.

Geoff Lukas Chef de Cuisine at Sofra Bakery Learn about the science behind pickling and fermentation and try pickled veggies like you’ve never had before. Geoff Lukas has worked with some of the leading authorities on Middle Eastern cuisine, including Ana Sortun, Maura Kilpatrick, and Mike Solomonov. COU RS E CODE : T K I T

Sec. 08: 1 Tuesday, 11:00am-12:30pm. Nov. 19 | $35

C OUR SE C ODE: TK IT

Sec. 05: 1 Tuesday, 11:00am-12:30pm. Oct. 29 | $35

GUCHI’S MIDDAY RAMEN Yukihiro Kawaguchi Chef Erase any memory you have of instant, packaged ramen and come enjoy a hot bowl of fresh noodles in a vitamin-rich broth with tender pork shoulder and vegetables. Yukihiro Kawaguchi is the co-creator (and namesake) of Guchi’s Midnight Ramen pop-up. He is also a chef at the Boston restaurant O Ya.

HOLIDAY COCKTAILS & MOCKTAILS Ezra Star Beverage Educator at Drink Boston Learn to make delicious drinks — with and without alcohol — that balance the flavors of your favorite holiday foods. From fruity and aromatic, to rich and creamy, to bitter and complex, we’ll taste and experiment with a variety of flavor profiles. COU RS E CODE : T K I T

Sec. 09: 1 Tuesday, 11:00am-12:30pm. Nov. 26| $35

C OUR SE C ODE: TK IT

Sec. 07: 1 Tuesday, 11:00am-12:30pm. Nov. 12 | $35

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Performing Arts THEATER BEGINNER’S ACTING WORKSHOP Stan Edelson Director, Actor, Playwright & Producer 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 OUR SE C ODE: AC B W

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 1-5pm. Nov. 9 | $82

ACTING WORKSHOP BASIC 101 Dewayne Nelson Experience the process of stage and film acting. We will work with scripts from contemporary plays and scenes from film. We will also cover the audition process and what casting companies are looking for in an actor. Using improvisation and theater games, we’ll build a foundation to develop technique that can be useful when performing. There also will be an information session about the industry and how to possibly get work as an actor. C OUR SE C ODE: AC T1

Sec. 01: 6 Saturdays, 9am-12pm. Begins Sep. 28 | $163 Sec. 02: 6 Mondays, 10-11am. Begins Sep. 23 | $163

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 on stage and making what you imagine visible to an audience. Designed for people with little or no acting experience, this course is helpful for business and professional presentations and a great way to get to know people. C OUR SE C ODE: ANAC

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 6:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $218 Does not meet on Oct. 17 or Dec. 5.

INTERMEDIATE ACTING: ACTING 2 Stan Edelson Director, Actor, Playwright & Producer 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 by masters such as Sanford Meisner, Uta Hagen, Stella Adler, and Constantin Stanislavski. Explore the process of “becoming” within a safe, supportive, and fun environment. We will do vigorous physical, vocal, emotional, and imaginative warm-ups and acting exercises, leading to in-depth scene study and monologues, with a strong focus on character development.

ADVANCED ACTING: ACTING 3 Stan Edelson Director, Actor, Playwright & Producer We will cover material similar to that in “Intermediate Acting,” but with an additional focus: an end-of-term performance. Combining “process” with “production,” we will work toward either a one-act play or several key scenes from a full-length play or film. The final class will be a performance for family and friends. You might have the opportunity to act as stage manager, tech lighting person, musician, stage costume designer, or even assistant director. COU RS E CODE : ADAC

Sec. 01: 10 Fridays, 6:45-9:45pm. Begins Oct. 25 | $230

IMPROV POSSIBLE! Mary Valentine King Actor & Director This workshop is 100 percent fun and the perfect place for the absolute beginner to be introduced to the art of improvisation. No matter what you do for a living or what your interests are, the skills emphasized in improv can benefit you. 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. COU RS E CODE : I MP V

Sec. 01: 2 Mondays, 6:30-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $109

EVERYBODY HAS A STORY: STORYTELLING 101 Norah Dooley Storyteller & Author Craft a compelling, oral, personal narrative and learn the skills to perform it. Story games and oral exercises will help you find your stories. You will be able to tell your stories at monthly massmouth open mics or story slams in the Boston area. COU RS E CODE : S T OR

Sec. 01: 1 Sunday, 10am-3pm. Sep. 29 | $110

STAND-UP COMEDY WORKSHOP Bob Gautreau Comedian, getbobg.com 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 stand-up comedy. Learn to develop your “persona,” strengthen your comedy writing skills, and emphasize your hysterical delivery through basic exercises. 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. COU RS E CODE : F U NY

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 6-8pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $200

C OUR SE C ODE: AC TI

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 6:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $230

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PERFORMING ARTS: DANCE

IMPROVISATIONAL COMEDY WORKSHOP I

BALLET

Bob Gautreau Comedian, getbobg.com 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. We’ll perform mostly two- or three-person scenarios as well as group scenes.

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, works every joint, 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 to move this way. Join us to return to your childhood dream or become acquainted with ballet for the first time. You may become addicted (in the best way).

C OUR SE C ODE: IM PR

Sec. 01: 10 Mondays, 7:30-9pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $186 Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 4:30-6pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $186 INTERMEDIATE Sec. 03: 10 Saturdays, 12-1:30pm. Begins Sep. 28 | $186

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 8-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $183

DANCE ZUMBA ® FITNESS DANCE Olga Goldstein Have you always considered dancing as the way to express yourself and sports as the way to a healthy lifestyle? If so, join us for an introduction to Zumba, a fitness program that fuses them together. Zumba doesn’t just offer a blast of positive emotions, feelings, and creativity, it also develops your physical strength in a unique way. If you’ve never worked out while partying, this is your chance! C OUR SE C ODE: ZU M B

Sec. 01: 8 Sundays, 11:30am-12:30pm. Begins Sep. 29 | $159

ZUMBA ® GOLD: FOR OLDER ADULTS & THOSE NEW TO EXERCISE Olga Goldstein Zumba Gold is a dance-fitness program with invigorating Latin and international dance rhythms geared towards active older adults, people with physical limitations or medical issues, and those new to cardio exercise. Its easy-to-follow moves are performed at a slower pace than the original Zumba, but you’ll still experience the same party-like atmosphere. It is a great “feel-happy” workout for the body, mind, and soul. C OUR SE C ODE: ZU M G

Sec. 01: 8 Fridays, 10-11am. Begins Sep. 27 | $159

SWING DANCING

COU RS E CODE : BABE

LUNCHTIME BALLET Susan Alt Dancer & Teacher Come experience one of the most inspiring, exacting, and esoteric of the art forms. Ballet training is derived from several fundamental positions, movements, and body carriages. We’ll carefully explore these essentials and, from these basics, develop dance phrases and complete ballet movements. Open to men and women with little or no experience. COU RS E CODE : BAL U

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 11:15am-12:45pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $186

BALLROOM DANCE Jim Spellman Dancer Ballroom dancing, also known as Dance Sport, is thriving in Cambridge and Boston. Discover the world of moving to music in perfect partnership. We’ll practice 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. To promote better leading and following techniques, we will change partners during the class. COU RS E CODE : DABA

Sec. 02: 10 Sundays, 1-2:15pm. Begins Sep. 29 | $179 Sec. 03: 7 Mondays, 10-11am. Begins Sep. 23 | $151

Jim Spellman Dancer Get hep to the jive! Learn the fundamentals of swing, an energetic six-count dance. You will develop the moves and partnering skills that will have you jumpin’ to big band and neo-swing sounds before you know it! With Benny Goodman or Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, 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. C OUR SE C ODE: SW NG

Sec. 01: 10 Sundays, 2:30-4pm. Begins Sep. 29 | $190

INTRO TO LATIN DANCE: SALSA & MORE! Sharon Shakur Dancer & Choreographer 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 OUR SE C ODE: LATN

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 6:15-7:15pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $168

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PERFORMING ARTS: MUSIC

ARGENTINE TANGO FOR INTERMEDIATE

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE CRAZE

Hillary Ross Dancer, Teacher & B.A., Dance While Argentine tango may have begun in 19th-century Buenos Aires, today it is alive and thriving in dance communities around the world. Come experience what it’s like to be bitten by the “tango bug.” We will work on connecting to a dance partner and to the music as we build an Argentine tango vocabulary suitable for social dancing. It is not necessary to come with a partner, and students will rotate partners during the class to foster the best learning experience.

Sharon Shakur Dancer & Choreographer Honey Blonder Dancer & Choreographer, honeyblonderdance.com Hillary Ross Dancer, Teacher & B.A., Dance Disha Sharma Director & Instructor at Dhamaal Dance Academy Jim Spellman Dancer Try something new! The Friday Night Dance Craze offers many different types of dance, with master teachers. Join us for one evening or all seven. No partners or dance background is necessary.

C OUR SE C ODE: TANG

Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $175

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 OUR SE C ODE: TAPL

Sec. 01: 10 Mondays, 1:15-2:15pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $158 Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 11am-12pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $126

STREET FUNK DANCE Honey Blonder Dancer & Choreographer, honeyblonderdance.com Hip-hop your way through an hour of dance for beginners and intermediates! Class is set to pop and hip-hop tunes and is a great dance workout. Learn new ways to dance and set your body in motion. A short warm-up will be followed by a hip-hop combination that will grow and be repeated throughout class. Each week a new combination will be taught. Class ends with a short cool-down. C OUR SE C ODE: STFK

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 6:15-7:15pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $102

BURLESQUE WORKSHOP The Boston Babydolls 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 vintagestyle burlesque. You will learn dance moves and techniques for handling classic clothing elements such as gloves, boas, and stocking. Leave with everything you need to put on a burlesque performance of your very own, whether on stage or in private. C OUR SE C ODE: B U R L

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 1:45-3:45pm. Sep. 28 | $47 Sec. 02: 1 Saturday, 1:45-3:45pm. Dec. 7 | $47

COU RS E CODE : F DAN BOLLYWOOD

Sec. 07: 1 Friday, 7:30-9:30pm. Sep. 27 | $17 AMERICAN STYLE WALTZ

Sec. 02: 1 Friday, 7:30-9:30pm. Oct. 4 | $17 MERENGUE

Sec. 03: 1 Friday, 7:30-9:30pm. Oct. 11 | $17 ARGENTINE TANGO

Sec. 04: 1 Friday, 7:30-9:30pm. Oct. 18 | $17 DISCO

Sec. 08: 1 Friday, 7:30-9:30pm. Oct. 25 | $17 SALSA

Sec. 06: 1 Friday, 7:30-9:30pm. Nov. 1 | $17 STREET FUNK DANCE

Sec. 07: 1 Friday, 7:30-9:30pm. Nov. 8 | $17 FULL SERIES

Sec. 08: all 7 Fridays, 7:30-9:30pm | $60

MUSIC THE CLASSICAL ROMANTICS NEW Michael Barrett Conductor, Convivium Musicum Beethoven is typically credited as the prime mover — the sole force, even — in the transition of early 19th century music to Romanticism, but the story is not so simple. There is much in the music of Haydn and Mozart, for example, that presages the stylistic norms of the 19th century, and Beethoven himself was, in most respects, a student of the Classical style. We’ll examine select works of these composers to explore makes a work “Classical” or “Romantic.” Some familiarity with music notation and theory is helpful. COU RS E CODE : 1800

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 3-5pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $192 Does not meet Oct. 28.

THE OPERAS OF WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART NEW Justin Mueller Musicologist We’ll focus on five of the most important operas by W.A. Mozart, as well as some of the composer’s lesser-staged works. We’ll discuss their musical construction; their engagement with, and distance from, the musical past; their effectiveness on stage; and their role within Mozart’s broader compositional output. We’ll address how these operas interact with the wider cultural and historical context in which they were written and consider their dramaturgical history on the operatic stage, including several important controversial productions in recent years. COU RS E CODE : OP RA

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 3-5pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $202

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PERFORMING ARTS: MUSIC

MUSICAL SKILLS FOR LISTENERS & PERFORMERS NEW Michael Barrett Conductor, Convivium Musicum Improve a broad range of musical skills in order to help you become a better instrumentalist, singer, or listener. Our goals will be to imagine better what we see on the page (sight-reading and sight-singing) and to understand better what we hear and see (analysis). We’ll cover music notation, delve into aspects of analysis (scales, modes, harmony, musical form), and, if time permits, perform some short composition exercises. Some experience with music notation or performance is helpful. C OUR SE C ODE: H EAR

UKULELE FOR THE ALMOST MUSICAL Danno Sullivan Ukulele Enthusiast 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. COU RS E CODE : U K E L

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 5:45-7:15pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $180

Sec. 01: 10 Fridays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Sep. 27 | $190

CLASSIC ALBUMS OF ROCK, POP & SOUL NEW Larry Katz Journalist & Critic This may be the age of Internet downloads and streaming, but most of the great works of popular music in the last half of the 20th century were conceived and realized as albums. We will listen to, analyze, and enjoy landmark examples of this art form by the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Prince, Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye, the Beach Boys, and Velvet Underground, among others. The significant contributions of producers, session musicians, and others will not be overlooked! C OUR SE C ODE: K ATZ

Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $155

I LOVE TO RHYME (A SECOND TIME) NEW Bradford Conner & Benjamin Sears Performers & Theater Historians Great American lyricists — including Johnny Mercer, Dorothy Fields, Alan Jay Lerner, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Stephen Sondheim, and Sammy Cahn — created such classic shows as My Fair Lady and On the Town and wrote for Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Julie Andrews, and Ethel Merman. We’ll explore their masterpieces through movie clips, classic recordings, and in-class performances by the instructors. C OUR SE C ODE: RY M E

Sec. 01: 6 Mondays, 7:30-9pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $145

FOLK MUSIC & POLITICS: BROADSIDES TO BAEZ, WOODY GUTHRIE TO ELLIS PAUL Scott Alarik Folksinger & Writer Is folk music political? That’s certainly the impression left by the ’60s, when folk music and progressive politics seemed to be the twin engines of social change. But is there a longer history of politics in folk music? Follow the trail from 16th-century populist ballads to the coded language of slave spirituals, from the “singing strikes” of the labor movement to the songwriters of today, in a quest to discover what binds politics to folk music. C OUR SE C ODE: FOLK

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 1-4pm. Nov. 16 | $65

GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS Matthew Wright Guitarist & 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. COU RS E CODE : GT F B

BEGINNER Sec. 01: 7 Wednesdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Oct. 2 (Does not meet on Oct. 23) | $162 ADVANCED BEGINNER Sec. 02: 7 Wednesdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Oct. 2 (Does not meet on Oct. 23) | $162

NAKED CHORDS! (GUITAR 1) NEW Chris Brenne Musician, Composer & B.A., Berklee College of Music So you want to play the guitar? Play the latest and greatest or some old classics? Strum and sing? Join us to establish a firm knowledge of the basic chords and strumming styles so you can apply them to the songs you want to play. We’ll play songs in class, gradually putting the chords together in progressions, while dissecting what makes it easier to move between them. We will cover rhythm, time signatures, tablature, and reading chord symbols alongside lyrics. COU RS E CODE : NK CD

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 5:35-7pm. Begins Oct. 15 | $205

EASY SONGS FOR GUITAR (GUITAR 2) Chris Brenne Musician, Composer & B.A., Berklee College of Music In this class for people who have taken “Guitar 1” or equivalent, we will dissect a few songs into chord progressions and smaller pieces that we practice, put together as a whole again, and learn to comfortably perform as a whole. Our goal is to feel confident with all the basic chords, including bar chords. There will be lots of strumming, but also some finger picking and an introduction to playing melodic things. We’ll also go over tablature, chord diagrams (again), and rhythmic notation. COU RS E CODE : E AS O

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 7-8:25pm. Begins Oct. 15 | $205

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LUSCIOUS LICKS & RIFFS REVEALED (GUITAR 3) NEW Chris Brenne Musician, Composer & B.A., Berklee College of Music Have you been strumming stuff for a few months, years, or eons? Feel stuck? Come explore a bunch of common and not-so-common chord progressions, riffs, and licks. You’ll be introduced to descending and ascending chord progressions with bass lines and bass movement, blues, finger picking styles, solo and riff/lick scales, melodic playing, and a rough outline of how the fretboard works and how it will help you find shortcuts to new things. C OUR SE C ODE: R IFF

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 8:25-9:50pm. Begins Oct. 15 | $205

PRACTICAL MUSIC THEORY Jared Hettrick Composer & Vocalist Learn the nuts and bolts of how music works. Our emphasis will be on understanding diatonic and chromatic scales, simple chord structures and progressions, and musical vocabulary.

BEGINNING VOICE Anney Barrett M.M., Longy School of Music Sophie Michaux Musician & Teacher, sophiemichaux.com 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. COU RS E CODE : V P BM BEGINNER

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 8-9pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $168 Instructor: Barrett BEGINNER

Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 5:45-6:45pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $168 Instructor: Michaux ADVANCED BEGINNER

Sec. 03: 10 Thursdays, 7-8pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $168 Instructor: Michaux

C OUR SE C ODE: M U TH

WOMEN’S CHORUS FOR BEGINNERS

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 4-5:30pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $180

Sophie Michaux Musician & Teacher, sophiemichaux.com 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.

MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR BEGINNERS NEW Jared Hettrick Composer & Vocalist Learn about the process of composition. We will discuss the nature of music composition. We’ll then complete exercises to get sounds out of our heads and onto paper — and into a performer’s hands. You should have a basic knowledge of music and reading music. C OUR SE C ODE: M C OB

Sec. 01: 10 Mondays, 5:30-7pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $190

MUSIC AT FIRST SIGHT: SOLFÈGE FOR BEGINNERS Sophie Michaux Musician & Teacher, sophiemichaux.com Written music might seem intimidating, but when you have the keys that demystify a musical score, the fun of reading music opens to you. Be a more confident musician in your choir or instrumental group, write down a tune you heard and want to remember, write your own music down, or simply appreciate music in different way. We will learn the basics of musical notation (rhythms, names of the notes, clefs, keys, etc.) and apply them in a practical and musical manner. C OUR SE C ODE: SOLF

BEGINNER Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 8:15-9:15pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $165 ADVANCED BEGINNER Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 8:15-9:15pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $168

COU RS E CODE : CH OR

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6:30-8pm. Begins Sep. 23. Meets from 4:30-6pm on Oct. 21 (only). | $184

SHOWER SINGING IN PUBLIC Deborah Gruber Voice/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! COU RS E CODE : S H OS

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 10am-1pm. Sep. 28 | $65

INSTANT PIANO FOR HOPELESSLY BUSY PEOPLE Deborah Gruber Voice/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. COU RS E CODE : I NP I

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 2-5pm. Sep. 28 | $65

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PERFORMING ARTS: MUSIC

PIANO FOR ADULT BEGINNERS

FLUTE FOR BEGINNERS

Seychelle Dunn Teaching Artist Have you always wanted to learn the piano? Well 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. C OUR SE C ODE: PIAN

Sarah Paysnick Flutist; M.M., UT Austin; Graduate Performance Diploma, Longy School of Music Do you have an old flute lying around and wish you could play it? Maybe you studied in grade school but then life got in the way? Get back into shape with warm-ups, etudes, and fun solos by famous composers! We will end the final class with a recital for your friends and family.

BEGINNER LEVEL 1

COU RS E CODE : F L U T

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $190 Sec. 02: 10 Tuesdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $190

BEGINNER LEVEL 2

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 6:45-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $159

BEGINNER LEVEL 2

Sec. 03: 10 Wednesdays, 5-6:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $190 Sec. 04: 10 Wednesdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $190 BEGINNER LEVEL 3

Sec. 05: 10 Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $190 BEGINNER LEVEL 4

Sec. 06: 10 Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $190

BASIC BLUES & BOOGIE-WOOGIE PIANO Thomas Jesser Musician Join us for a fun introduction to blues and boogie-woogie for the piano! We’ll start with the basics: scales, chord qualities and voicings, and the essential chord progressions. Then we’ll learn the common left-hand bassline patterns and right-hand comping patterns in various rhythmic styles, including march, swing, shuffle, and New Orleans. We’ll work our way up to right-hand soloing by the end of the course. Prior experience on the piano is helpful. C OUR SE C ODE: B LB W

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $180

INTRODUCTION TO BLUES HARMONICA Thomas Jesser Musician We’ll start by playing a single note cleanly, then move on to bending, warbling, vibrato, and octave playing. The common positions for playing in different keys will be covered, and diagrams illustrating the note layout of a basic ten-hole diatonic “blues harp” will be provided. We’ll also take a look at the styles of the most influential players, including Sonny Boys, Little Walter, Big Walter, Charlie Musselwhite, and Jimmy Reed. C OUR SE C ODE: H AR M

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 8-9pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $159

BEGINNING SAXOPHONE Seychelle Dunn Teaching Artist We’ll start with the basics of alto or tenor saxophone, and you’ll finish the class with a working knowledge of the instrument as well as repertoire to continue building your saxophone skills. We will work in a group on embouchure building; breathing techniques; finger dexterity; scales; warm ups; and some pieces that will be shared with family, friends, and loved ones in the final class concert. C OUR SE C ODE: SAX O

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 5-6:30pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $190

FLUTE CHOIR NEW Sarah Paysnick Flutist; M.M., UT Austin; Graduate Performance Diploma, Longy School of Music Are you interested in playing fun music with other flutists? Flute choir can be adapted for all levels and will focus on blending tones, cross-ensemble listening, and other ensemble skills. The final class will be a performance of works for small and large flute ensembles. Some flute knowledge is required. COU RS E CODE : F L CR

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 7:45-8:45pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $159

BEGINNING RECORDER John Tyson Performer & Teacher, Renaissonics.com The recorder is the most played instrument in the world. Its enchanting tone and huge repertoire of early, classical, popular, and world music styles make it popular with amateurs and professionals and its ergonomic design allows players with no previous experience to instantly discover a great variety of sounds and creative possibilities. Come discover how easy basic recorder technique is while exploring a wide variety of solo and ensemble repertoires. COU RS E CODE : RE CD BEGINNER LEVEL 1

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $190 BEGINNER LEVEL 2

Sec. 02: 10 Wednesdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $190

ABCs OF VIOLIN FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER (LEVEL 1) Janice Tucker Rhoda Professor & Author, abcsofstrings.com/jtrbio.html 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. COU RS E CODE : V I OL

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $180

ABCs OF VIOLIN DUETS GROUP (LEVEL 2) Janice Tucker Rhoda Professor & Author, abcsofstrings.com/jtrbio.html Have you always wanted to play violin duets in a group while improving your technique and sight-reading skills? Enjoy playing folk, classical, and fiddle tunes after warming up on scales and exercises. If the class moves quickly, we will cover third position and vibrato! COU RS E CODE : V I OD

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $180

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ABCS OF VIOLIN DUETS ADVANCED GROUP (LEVEL 3) NEW Janice Tucker Rhoda Professor & Author, abcsofstrings.com/jtrbio.html Would you like to advance your violin technique while having fun playing duets in a group? Improve your sight-reading skills while playing a wide variety of pieces and concertos after warming up on scales and exercises. We cover shifting to second and third positions, vibrato technique, and many duets. C OUR SE C ODE: V IOA

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $180

CELLO FOR BEGINNERS Cynthia Forbes Cellist & 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 this course or who have studied cello in the past; Intermediate is open to those who have completed Advanced Beginner or with permission of the instructor.

Computers COMPUTERS ALTERNATIVES TO PHOTOSHOP & ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE NEW Photoshop and the Adobe Creative Suite are expensive, and you probably don’t need the entirety of their vast feature sets. We will sample, review, and learn how to operate some of the best free and inexpensive image editing, vector drawing, and print design software. By the end of the course, you should have a clear picture of which programs you’ll employ in your own creative workflow. COU RS E CODE : ALT C

Sec. 01: 2 Saturdays, 2:45-4:45pm. Begins Oct. 26 | $80

HOW TO USE YOUR SMARTPHONE NEW

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $202

You have a smartphone — now use it to its full potential. Learn how to set up your phone on WiFi networks; install and organize apps; set up email; take, edit, and send photos; and tap into some of the hidden features that will make using your smartphone more pleasant and productive.

ADVANCED BEGINNER

COU RS E CODE : S MRT

Sec. 02: 10 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $202

IPHONE (3G, 4, 4S, 5)

INTERMEDIATE

Sec. 01: 2 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Nov. 4 | $80

Sec. 03: 10 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $202

ANDROID

C OUR SE C ODE: C ELO BEGINNER

Sec. 02: 2 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Nov. 18 | $80

HOW TO USE YOUR IPAD NEW Bring your iPad or iPad Mini to class and learn how to leverage the powerful technology inside. Set up your iPad to work with wireless networks and 3G, download and organize apps, and adjust the iPad’s settings to best suit your style. All versions of the iPad are welcome. COU RS E CODE : I PAD

Sec. 01: 2 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Nov. 7 | $80

BASIC MAC SKILLS Susan Franz Principal Designer, Miraweb Design 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 e-mail. 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 is required. COU RS E CODE : MACB

Sec. 01: 3 Tuesdays, 12:30-2:30pm. Begins Nov. 12 | $140

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COMPUTERS

BASIC WINDOWS SKILLS

GETTING STARTED WITH GOOGLE DRIVE NEW

Susan Franz Principal Designer, Miraweb Design 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 managing files and folders, keeping your computer secure and healthy, working with email attachments, and knowing what to do when your kids won’t help you any more. What happens in computer class stays in computer class.

Google Drive is a cloud service that backs up your files and keeps them constantly accessible on any device. Learn how to set up Google Drive on your desktop, tablet, and phone, as well as how to access and edit your files even when you’re away from home and phone.

C OUR SE C ODE: W NDO

Sec. 01: 3 Tuesdays, 12:30-2:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $140 Sec. 02: 3 Tuesdays, 3-5pm. Begins Nov. 12 | $140

INTRO TO LINUX: FROM UNIX TO BEDROCK Ariadne Ross PMP & Network Administrator Free, unshackled from corporate control, and the product of the collaboration of brilliant minds, the Linux operating system can be installed on almost any computer. We will cover the installation, configuration, and use of multiple flavors (a.k.a. “distributions”) of Linux. We’ll also discuss networking, adding additional programs, setting up the graphical user interface, rebuilding the Linux kernel, updating software packages, understanding the file system, running basic commands and programs, and administering your new system. C OUR SE C ODE: LINX

Sec. 01: 9 Saturdays, 10am-12pm. Begins Sep. 28 | $180

BASIC INTERNET & EMAIL SKILLS Tracy Marks Windweaver Training and Counseling Do you wish to learn how to create and organize bookmarks/favorites and use a variety of information and people-related search features on the Internet? Do you want to set up a first or second email account, organize your email and address book, and send group emails and attachments? Would you benefit from discovering the best resources for seniors online? You need not be a highly experienced computer user to take this course, but you need to have rudimentary computer skills. We will use Windows and Gmail, but most of the course is relevant to other platforms and email programs. C OUR SE C ODE: B INT

Sec. 01: 2 Mondays, 2-4:30pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $110

SKYPING & VIDEO CHATS FOR BEGINNERS NEW Want to video chat with distant family, friends abroad, or children at college? Learn how to set up your desktop, laptop, or tablet to get started with video conferencing. Learn to troubleshoot problems and what to do to improve bad connections. Multiple video chat platforms will be covered, including Skype, Google Hangout, and Apple FaceTime. C OUR SE C ODE: SK Y P

Sec. 01: 2 Fridays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Nov. 8 | $80

POWER UP YOUR GOOGLE FU Susan Franz Principal Designer, Miraweb Design Of course you can search. You may even have a calendar and have seen your house from space, but do you know what else Google can do? We will explore the hidden nooks and crannies of the Googlesphere — from historical books and new scholarly articles to making a simple web site and 3-D modeling. After exploring Google Trends and Google Drive, we will take a tour of Google’s fun and clever “Easter eggs” and a virtual walk through world heritage sites.

COU RS E CODE : GDR V

Sec. 01: 2 Wednesdays, 3-5pm. Begins Nov. 6 | $120

FACEBOOK FOR BEGINNERS Your children and grandchildren use Facebook to stay in touch and share life events with each other. Learn how to use Facebook to connect with family and friends, keep in touch, and share memories. This course is taught in a lab with both PCs and Macs, so you can learn on whichever system you are most comfortable using. You should be comfortable using a web browser to navigate websites and perform searches. COU RS E CODE : F CBK

Sec. 01: Wednesday & Friday, 3-5pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $110

BUILDING WEBSITES & BLOGGING WITH WORDPRESS Angie Brandt Web Developer Joseph Guarino Senior Consultant & Owner, Evolutionary IT One of the most powerful, popular, and easy-to-use blogging and contentmanagement systems available, WordPress allows you to build a personal or business website, an online newspaper with hundreds of contributors, and everything in between. In the Beginner course, get a quick overview of this powerful software and learn what it can do for you. In the Advanced Beginner course, learn how to install WordPress on your webhost, choose a theme, manage posts and media, install plug-ins for social media, and much more. COU RS E CODE : WRDP BEGINNER

Sec. 01: 2 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Oct. 24 | $200 Instructor: Guarino ADVANCED BEGINNER

Sec. 02: 4 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $200 Instructor: Brandt

WEB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT: FROM CONCEPT TO FINISH Susan Franz Principal Designer, Miraweb Design This class is designed to walk you through the process of conceptualizing, and implementing interfaces built for the web. We will go over how to set up a website from scratch, using basic mockup tools from pencil sketches to graphics emulators. By the end of the course, you will have built a website containing interface elements created with HTML and Cascading Style Sheets. A basic understanding of how to operate computers and file management is required. COU RS E CODE : U I CF

Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $255 Sec. 02: 6 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Oct. 24 | $255

C OUR SE C ODE: GOFU

Sec. 01: 2 Tuesdays, 3-5pm. Begins Oct. 22 | $120

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COMPUTERS

ADVANCED CODING TOPICS: JQUERY UI

A TASTE OF RUBY

Carl Thien Senior UX Engineer jQuery UI is a set of themeable WAI-ARIA-compliant widgets and interaction effects built on top of the jQuery JavaScript Library. We will use many of jQuery UI’s widgets and effects to easily build great-looking, accessible interfaces. You should be comfortable hand-coding HTML and CSS and have a minimal understanding of jQuery.

You’re thinking about learning Ruby on Rails, but you’re not sure if you’ve got the Ruby chops to follow along. Start here, and get acquainted with the most charming programming language in existence. Learn how to structure programs, read and write files, manipulate images, and use code others have built and packaged (a.k.a. “gems”) in your programs. You’ll benefit from having a little bit of Object-Oriented Programming knowledge under your belt, but it’s not required.

C OUR SE C ODE: J QU I

COU RS E CODE : RU BY

Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 5:45-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $200

Sec. 01: 4 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Oct. 23 | $145

DYNAMIC WEBSITES WITH PHP & MYSQL

PROCESSING

Ariadne Ross PMP & Network Administrator Do you want to build a dynamic website with a database behind it to give your site some real oomph? 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, how these things work, and how to use them. We will then move onto developing real sites. Some basic knowledge of HTML and spreadsheets is helpful.

Anthony Montuori M.F.A., Artist & Video Game Maker Processing is the programming language of artists. Easy to read and write, and requiring next to nothing in terms of technical background, Processing is the foundation for the quick creation of experimental interactive art and animation. In this project-based class, you’ll learn to write clean code to produce stunning works of art using color and sound. More importantly, you’ll gain the foundation needed to explore code/art throughout the rest of your life. Programming experience is not expected.

C OUR SE C ODE: PH PM

Sec. 01: 9 Saturdays, 12:30-2:30pm. Begins Sep. 28 | $230

DYNAMIC WEBSITES WITH PHP & MYSQL, PART 2 Ariadne Ross PMP & Network Administrator This hands-on, interactive class builds on “Dynamic Websites with PHP & MySQL.” 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 ecommerce websites. You should have already taken “Dynamic Websites with PHP & MySQL” or have equivalent experience. C OUR SE C ODE: PH PN

COU RS E CODE : RE AS

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $200

BEGINNING 3-D MODELING WITH BLENDER Susan Franz Principal Designer, Miraweb Design Use the free, powerful, cross-platform software Blender to construct and animate 3-D models. We’ll use primitives, NURBS, and meshes to construct complex geometry and topography. You will leave with a flash drive full of models, including a detailed model of a human or animal complete with a simple armature. COU RS E CODE : 3DBL

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $260

Sec. 01: 3 Tuesdays, 12:30-2:30pm. Begins Oct. 15 | $110

INTRO TO BUILDING WORDPRESS THEMES NEW

BEGINNING ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

Angie Brandt Web Developer You’re a designer, web developer, or code-savvy individual who’s comfortable with WordPress, and you’re ready to build your own custom theme. This class will cover the basics of theme-building, including setting up a local testing environment, the anatomy of a theme, an overview of helpful frameworks, guided instruction on basic theme build-out, and helpful tools to make your project a success.

Tracy Marks Windweaver Training and Counseling In this hands-on introduction to image manipulation and editing using Photoshop, you will learn to prepare, alter, and improve images using tools such as the lasso, magic wand, color picker, clone tool, and healing brush. Lessons and practice exercises will include selecting, converting, and resizing images; correcting color; retouching; creating type; working with layers; and using basic web graphics. Basic computer skills (including file management) are required, but no previous imaging experience is necessary.

C OUR SE C ODE: W R C T

Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $150

COU RS E CODE : P H P C

Sec. 01: 5 Mondays, 6:15-9:15pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $255 Sec. 02: 4 Mondays, 12:30-4:30pm. Begins Nov. 4 | $255

INTERACTIVE INDESIGN DOCUMENTS Susan Franz Principal Designer, Miraweb Design Explore InDesign’s latest features for e-publishing and animated effects. InDesign’s enhanced interactive toolkit lets you quickly create interactive photo galleries, portfolios, and animations and export them to rich media environments such as tablets, interactive PDFs, and the web. COU RS E CODE : I I DD

Sec. 01: 1 Thursday, 3-5pm. Oct. 17 | $80

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COMPUTERS

INDESIGN INTERMEDIATE

QUICKBOOKS

Susan Franz Principal Designer, Miraweb Design If you know how to place images into documents, save character and paragraphs styles, and package a document for printing, you may be ready to take the second course in our InDesign series! We will review basic techniques and learn more sophisticated ways of handling larger documents, including working with multiple masters, deftly numbering pages, designing a table of contents, autoflowing text, and exporting content for online development.

Deanna Tavares QuickBooks Certified Pro-Advisor Ninety percent of small- to mid-size businesses choose Quickbooks to keep their day-to-day operations in top shape, thus knowledge of Quickbooks is one of those critical skills that companies look for in prospective employees. Much more than accounting software, QuickBooks can manage your inventory, payroll, and much more. Learn the basics from a QuickBooks Certified Pro-Advisor with many years of extensive QuickBooks consulting and bookkeeping experience.

C OUR SE C ODE: INDD

COU RS E CODE : QK BK

Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 3-5pm. Begins Oct. 24 | $170

Sec. 01: 3 Sundays, 12:30-4:30pm. Begins Oct. 27 | $230

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

BUYING AND SELLING ON EBAY

Tracy Marks Windweaver Training and Counseling Adobe Illustrator CS6 is the state-of-the-art program for creating and editing illustrations and type. In this hands-on workshop for beginners, we will use the pen tool to create lines and curves; make shapes; apply fills and strokes; and work with color, gradients, and transparency. You will learn to use layers, design creative type, trace photographs, and make 3-D images. You should have basic computer skills, but no prior graphic or artistic experience is necessary.

Tracy Marks Windweaver Training and Counseling Enjoy a brief survey of the various online auctions, then learn how to successfully buy and sell on eBay, the world’s largest auction. Buying tips will include searching for items, researching, and bidding. Selling tips will cover creating and submitting listings, using photos, timing, auction management, financial transactions, shipping, and handling non-responsive buyers. You’ll also learn how to participate in the self-policing communitybuilding feedback system of eBay and how to sell on Amazon Marketplace.

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Sec. 01: 3 Mondays, 6:15-9:15pm. Begins Nov. 4 | $200

Sec. 01: 2 Sundays, 1-4:45pm. Begins Nov. 17 | $112

QUICK INTRODUCTION: HTML5 ANIMATION WITH ADOBE EDGE

POWERPOINT 2007

Susan Franz Principal Designer, Miraweb Design With the HTML5 Canvas element, you can now produce beautiful animations directly on a webpage. Animations can be hand-coded, but Adobe’s new Edge Tools & Services enables the creation of elegant web experiences with just a light touch, in a timeline-based environment much like that of Flash. Explore the capabilities of Adobe’s newest tool for HTML5 animation for the web and mobile devices, Edge Animate. You should be familiar with timeline-based animation editors such as Adobe Flash.

Tracy Marks Windweaver Training and Counseling Learn to use PowerPoint, the premier presentation software program, which comes with Microsoft Office. We’ll explore how to design a slideshow; create layouts and master templates; and add text, images, charts, and graphs. You also will learn to work with transitions and animations, as well as set up your slideshow for a self-running or timed presentation. COU RS E CODE : P P NT

Sec. 01: 3 Mondays, 12:30-4:30pm. Begins Oct. 7 | $220

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Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 12:30-2:30pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $130

ADOBE CAMERA RAW Tracy Marks Windweaver Training and Counseling Both SLR and high-end non-SLR digital cameras can take pictures in Camera RAW, a non-destructive file format that makes possible a wider range of editing possibilities than does JPG. Camera RAW editing programs are included with Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Lightroom. Learn how to use the key features of Photoshop’s Camera RAW program, especially in relation to color correction and workflow. Some prior experience with an Adobe photo editing program is recommended.

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Sec. 01: 1 Sunday, 1-4:45pm. Oct. 20 | $125

INTRODUCTION TO INDESIGN Susan Franz Principal Designer, Miraweb Design Knowledge of InDesign CS6 is essential for anyone working with typography and layout. Learn to produce professional publications while exploring and working with this remarkable software. Basic computer skills are required, and some knowledge of Photoshop is recommended. C OUR SE C ODE: INDN

Sec. 01: 3 Tuesdays, 3-5pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $160 Sec. 02: 3 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Nov. 12 | $160

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Personal Finance & Investing PERSONAL FINANCE & INVESTING SPENDING, SAVING & BORROWING: DEVELOPING HEALTHY MONEY HABITS Jimmy Becker M.B.A., Yale School of Management This course is for adults in their 20s and 30s who want to broadly improve their financial literacy and decision-making skills. We’ll cover understanding and using personal financial statements such as balance sheets, cash flows, and budgets; developing healthy spending and saving habits; taxes; understanding financial institutions, including credit scores, credit reports, and borrowing money; and challenges associated with student loan repayment. C OUR SE C ODE: SSAB

Sec. 01: 2 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Nov. 4 | $70 Sec. 02: 1 Saturday, 10am-1pm. Nov. 9 | $70

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. C OUR SE C ODE: OOIC

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 1-5pm. Nov. 9 | $82

SAVING FOR RETIREMENT Jimmy Becker M.B.A., Yale School of Management Saving for retirement is appropriate for adults of all ages, whether you are just starting out in your career or nearing retirement. This class is narrowly focused on how to achieve a financially secure retirement. You’ll determine how much you need to save and where to invest to have a secure retirement, taking Social Security, risk, fees, inflation, and expected lifespan into consideration. We’ll cover choosing between retirement plan structures (401ks and IRAs, Roth versus Traditional) and the differences between defined benefit and defined contribution plans, and annuities. C OUR SE C ODE: SAV R

Sec. 01: 2 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Nov. 18 | $65 Sec. 02: 1 Saturday, 10am-1pm. Nov. 23 | $65

THE COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID PROCESS NEW Jimmy Becker M.B.A., Yale School of Management High school students and their parents or guardians are encouraged to join this discussion on the college financial aid process. We’ll look at the true cost of college, translate the alphabet soup of financial aid acronyms, and candidly address challenges around repaying student loan debt. We also will cover the role of the financial aid office, the various types of aid, calculating reasonable amounts of loans for students to borrow and what happens if that doesn’t cover the full cost, and the best repayment options. COU RS E CODE : FAI D

Sec. 01: 1 Thursday, 7:45-9:45pm. Nov. 7 | $60 Sec. 02: 1 Saturday, 2-4pm. Nov. 9 | $60

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS OF THE STOCK MARKET Debra Stotler CMT, CFP & SVP, Investments, Moors and Cabot, Inc. Whether you’re a beginner or intermediate investor, this class will introduce you to the technical side of trading. Learn the basics of chart analysis and gain a better understanding of trading in the stock market. We’ll focus on different types of charts, Dow Theory, trend lines and channels, moving averages, momentum oscillators, and Elliot Wave Theory. We’ll also cover market sentiment, inter-market analysis, and most important, how to determine when and what to buy, hold, or sell. COU RS E CODE : T E CH

Sec. 01: 7 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $162

NAVIGATING THE STOCK MARKET Debra Stotler CMT, CFP & SVP, Investments, Moors and Cabot, Inc. Get a leg up on Wall Street! Whether you are a beginning or intermediate investor, learn how to say goodbye to your broker and make your own picks. We will focus on researching companies, learning the secrets of successful investors, and developing a style based on personal interests and risk levels. You will come away with the basics of fundamental research, how to read financial statements, and how to evaluate stocks. COU RS E CODE : S T CK

Sec. 01: 4 Wednesdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Nov. 6 | $115

INTRODUCTION TO OPTIONS Debra Stotler CMT, CFP & SVP, Investments, Moors and Cabot, Inc. In times of extreme market volatility, options are a good option for both beginners and seasoned investors. You’ll learn what options are, how they trade in relation to their underlying stock, their worth, and when to use them. We will explore the basics as well as conservative strategies, covered calls, spreads, strangles, and other simple combinations. We also will cover risk management, volatility, timing, and optimizing reward. COU RS E CODE : T R WO

Sec. 01: 4 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Nov. 5 | $115

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REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT 101 Eric Berke Real Estate Developer Growing your own portfolio of multifamily properties is a great way to build wealth and achieve financial security. But after a decline in property values starting in 2005, is now a good time to buy? 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. C OUR SE C ODE: R EIN

Sec. 01: 1 Sunday, 1-4pm. Oct. 27 | $65

BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME Linda Jason Attorney, jasonandfischer.com Sally Wetzler Home Inspector Whether you’re considering buying a home or a condo, prepare yourself for this complicated and time-consuming endeavor. We’ll cover the key steps in purchasing: budgeting to buy, dealing with real estate brokers, making the offer, negotiating purchase agreements, estimating ownership costs, arranging for financing, and passing papers. You’ll learn how to critically examine and compare properties, including how to choose a home inspector and maximize the inspection experience. C OUR SE C ODE: H SM P

Sec. 01: 3 Thursdays, 6-8pm. Begins Oct. 10 | $150

LANDLORD/TENANT RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES Joe Carreiro J.D., nakataconsulting.org Explore the practices and pitfalls of beginning, maintaining, and ending a landlord-tenant relationship. Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, learn about the legal rights and responsibilities of both sides. Become acquainted with the applications, receipts, notices, codes, regulations, and resources available to all parties, so that you know where, when, and how to react to common and uncommon landlord/tenant scenarios. We’ll also discuss when self-help is possible and when it’s necessary to seek legal assistance. C OUR SE C ODE: LATE

Sec. 01: 2 Mondays, 5-7:30pm. Begins Nov. 18 | $100

HOW TO BUY A USED CAR Aaron Askanase Former Auto Mechanic Discover how to find the used car that best meets your needs. We’ll discuss what you need to know before looking at a car, how you should evaluate a used car, how to negotiate the best price, and how to make sure you’re happy with your new car. C OUR SE C ODE: U SED

Business BUSINESS 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, trial balance, income statement, balance sheets, and ledgers. We will investigate available software options and explore when it makes sense to hire someone else to do this work for you (and how to manage that). We will also touch on the distinctions between bookkeeping and accounting. COU RS E CODE : BK K P

Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Oct. 24 | $80 Sec. 02: 6 Saturdays, 2-3:30pm. Begins Oct. 26 | $70

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: STARTING & SUCCEEDING IN ANY TYPE OF BUSINESS Mel Epstein CEO, cambridgebusinessstrategies.com You will learn the essence of entrepreneurship and the nuts and bolts of starting and succeeding in your own business, including the four key elements of successful entrepreneurship: deciding what business to be in, marketing, managing, and financing. We’ll cover 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. COU RS E CODE : E P T R

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 2-5pm. Nov. 23 | $80

FINANCE FOR NON-FINANCIAL MANAGERS & ENTREPRENEURS Mel Epstein CEO, cambridgebusinessstrategies.com 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 measure the rate of return on investments. Bring your finance questions; the instructor will bring the experience of teaching more than 1,000 seminars and 30 years of business advising. COU RS E CODE : F I NN

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 2-5pm. Nov. 9 | $80

Sec. 01: 1 Sunday, 1-4:30pm. Nov. 10 | $72

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR CAR Aaron Askanase Former Auto Mechanic If your mechanic says your car needs work, do you hear something like, “We need to replace the doohickey and calibrate the thingamajig”? If so, join us for a primer on how your car works and how to keep it running smoothly. We will go over typical maintenance needs, examine how each system works, and demonstrate how to check those “wear” parts that need replacing on a regular basis. A brief hands-on section will help you learn your way around an engine compartment.

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Sec. 01: 1 Sunday, 1-4:30pm. Oct. 27 | $72

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DAYTIME LEADERSHIP NEW Take your lunch break to think about work on a higher level. Learn the qualities, skills, and attributes that make effective leaders and ineffective leaders. Gain an understanding of the various leadership styles and how to take advantage of your strengths to better serve your employees and co-workers. You will learn why great managers aren’t always great leaders and how the two are distinguished. Explore your leadership potential and walk away with ideas that move your organization forward. C OUR SE C ODE: LLB I

Sec. 01: 4 Mondays, 2-4pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $70 Sec. 02: 4 Thursdays, 11:00am-2:00pm. Begins Sep. 26, 42 Brattle St. | $70

DAYTIME ORGANIZATIONAL DYNAMICS Learn why individuals behave the way they do and gain the skills to positively affect group dynamics at your organization. You will learn how organizational performance depends on a variety of workplace principles and practices. We will cover organizational assessments and workplace effectiveness, emotional intelligence, rational decision making, and stress management. Gain an understanding of how to guide behavior so that organizational goals are achieved more effectively. C OUR SE C ODE: LLB I-0 2

Sec. 02: 4 Thursdays, 11am-2pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $70

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 can 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. C OUR SE C ODE: B U ZZ

Sec. 01: 2 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Nov. 19 | $80

WHY DOESN’T ANYONE “LIKE” MY FACEBOOK FAN PAGE? NEW Lisa Kalner Williams Social Media Consultant, Sierra Tierra Marketing Are you hearing nothing but crickets on your Facebook fan page? Come figure out if your fan page attracts or repels new fans. Then you’ll get a handle on your content and how the frequency and type of posts can have a big impact on energizing your fan base. We’ll also cover how Facebook advertising can get your ideal customer to engage with your content and fan your page, how contests can your lift marketing efforts, and why “likes” aren’t the sole indicator of success. C OUR SE C ODE: LIK E

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 12:30-2:30pm. Nov. 9 | $90

PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES NEW Jonathan Kadis CAGS Strategic Management & M.B.A. Candidate, Suffolk University Learn and develop the basic tools of marketing with an emphasis on small-business decision-making. We will examine both marketing theory and application while exploring useful tools that can be readily applied to current or future business ventures. Real-world cases and examples of effective (or ineffective) marketing decisions will be examined. By looking at past marketing successes and failures, we can learn how the same has impacted companies for better or worse. COU RS E CODE : P MS B

Sec. 01: 6 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Oct. 21 | $160

LEADERSHIP & INNOVATION NEW Mel Epstein CEO, cambridgebusinessstrategies.com We will define and discuss leadership, innovation, and management as a basis for pondering the question, “How do leaders foster innovation?” We’ll compare managers and leaders on four attributes: attitude toward goals, relations with others, conceptions of work, and sense of self. We also will cover closely related ideas such as entrepreneurship, creativity, imagination, change, and aggressiveness. The aim is to assist you to discover and implement the next successful step in your career. COU RS E CODE : I NNO

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 2-5pm. Nov. 16 | $80

COPING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE NEW Mel Epstein CEO, cambridgebusinessstrategies.com We’ll discuss the seven types of difficult people and what you can do to form successful relationships with them. Coping means tactical intervention, not passive acceptance or hoping to change the personality of the difficult person. We’ll go over before and after sample dialogues to show you the words and strategic interventions you can use to minimize the difficult person’s damaging effect. COU RS E CODE : CDI F

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 2-5pm. Nov. 2 | $110

TIME MANAGEMENT & OVERCOMING PROCRASTINATION Mel Epstein CEO, cambridgebusinessstrategies.com Discover the four key elements of a successful time management system: master list, calendar, tickler file, and projected daily lists. We’ll reveal the fundamental ways to overcome procrastination and explore eliminating clutter, minimizing interruptions, accurately estimating the time it takes to do things, breaking down large tasks into smaller components, implementing a portable system, and more. You’ll be able to apply your new system using whatever medium works best for you: paper forms, a mobile device, or computer software. COU RS E CODE : T MOP

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 2-5pm. Oct. 26 | $65

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STARTING UP: Q&A FOR SMALL BUSINESSES Joe Carreiro J.D., nakataconsulting.org Being a small-business owner or sole proprietor is not so much about being good at your trade, as it is about making sense of the numbers and cents. There are so many decisions to be made: which type of entity you want or need to be, opening bank accounts, keeping track of income and expenses, employees, payroll, and the dread of taxes. Join us to learn the dos and don’ts of starting your business, and, if you have already started, how to get yourself onto the right program. We’ll discuss the basics and leave lots of time for questions and answers. C OUR SE C ODE: SB QA

Sec. 01: 1 Monday, 5:30-9:15pm. Nov. 4 | $80

STARTING YOUR OWN IMPORT BUSINESS John Curran President, Curran Associates International Whether you own a small business looking for new product lines or simply want to explore an exciting new venture, join us for an introduction to the basics of importing at minimal cost. 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. C OUR SE C ODE: B M PT

Sec. 01: 1 Wednesday, 5:45-9:45pm. Sep. 25 | $98 Sec. 02: 1 Wednesday, 5:45-9:45pm. Nov. 6 | $98

Science SCIENCE THE SOLAR SYSTEM & BEYOND Dan Winchell & John Sheff Amateur Astronomers & Astronomy Educators Every day we get new pictures from spacecraft exploring the Moon, Mars, Mercury, and Saturn — and that’s just our Solar System! Weekly, 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. Gain a working understanding of planets, moons, asteroids, and the search for life in the Universe. Bonus: you’ll get a chance to use a large telescope at a real observatory! COU RS E CODE : S OL A

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $180

INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY Victoria Berger Instructor Join us for an introduction to chemistry geared toward people who were afraid of chemistry in college or for people who feel they might really like to study chemistry (or another science) and want a friendly introduction. We’ll cover the structure of the atom, importance of the periodic table, technical terms, and problem solving. We’ll also cover how to set up a scientific investigation (whatever the question to be answered), record observations, and draw conclusions from the observations. COU RS E CODE : CH E M

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $192

THE MIND EMBODIED: BRAINS! Vicka Corey Neuroscientist Not just for zombies! The human brain is the only known example of sentience and intelligence. We will discuss the special cells called neurons and explore the brain structures and processes that underlie functions such as language, vision, and song. COU RS E CODE : BRNZ

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 8-9pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $159

INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY John Taylor Instructor Every day the media reports extraordinary new discoveries in biological science and health. Join us to build a foundation in biological information and scientific thinking. We then will explore the health, social, ethical, and political implications of current issues such as embryonic stem cells, the Human Genome Project, gene therapy and personalized medicine, diet, drug and obesity issues, cancer treatment dilemmas, HIV/AIDS, evolution, drug addiction, drugs and mental health, and menopause and hormone replacement therapy. COU RS E CODE : I BI O

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $192

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BRAINS ON LANGUAGE Vicka Corey Neuroscientist Here you are reading this course description — this is your brain on language! How does that work? How did you acquire this ability in the first place, and why does it seem so automatic now? Discover and discuss the answers to these questions — using language — in this class. C OUR SE C ODE: B R LG

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 8-9pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $159

Games GAMES LEARN AMERICAN MAH JONGG Laura Zoll If you want to bring some flowers and dragons into your life, come learn to play Mah Jongg, a fun and fascinating game that combines the old Chinese set of tiles with American rules and strategies. We will cover all aspects of the game, progressing through familiarity with the tiles, building the wall, dealing the tiles, mastering the card, understanding the Charleston, betting, and strategy. Mah Jongg is a game of skill and luck, rules and informal conventions — and often bonds a table of friends. COU RS E CODE : MAH J

Sec. 01: 5 Fridays, 6-8pm. Begins Sep. 27 | $138 Sec. 02: 6 Fridays, 12:15-1:15pm. Begins Sep. 27 | $125

MAH JONGG STRATEGIES NEW

FUN WITH FUNGI: EVENING SLIDESHOW PRESENTATION Lawrence Millman Author & Mycologist Learn about the ecological role of mushrooms: how they’re the world’s most efficient recyclers and how they may be crucial in solving major global environmental problems. You’ll view images of a remarkable array of mushrooms, including the so-called Noble Polypore, an endangered species that can tip the scales at 300 pounds, and the deadly galerina, a dramatically smaller species (one or two bites of which can be fatal). We’ll discuss field and identification procedures, but not the complex issue of edibility. This talk can be followed by hands-on exploration (see below). C OUR SE C ODE: FU NG

Sec. 01: 1 Thursday, 7:45-9:45pm. Oct. 17 | $22

UNDERSTANDING FUNGI: MUSHROOMS IN THE WILD Lawrence Millman Author & Mycologist Join us for a mushroom walk in Concord or Lincoln. However dry or unpromising the weather, our tour leader guarantees that you will find a minimum of 30 different species. You will learn to identify mushrooms both with and without a guidebook, and you’ll also unlearn everything you were ever told about how to distinguish a poisonous from a non-poisonous species. Be aware, however, that the focus of this event is scientific, not culinary. Note: attendees must be also enrolled in Fun with Fungi. C OUR SE C ODE: FU NW

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 1-5pm. Oct. 19, Address sent to registrants | $82

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Laura Zoll Which tiles should never be passed during the Charleston? When should you call for a tile and when should you wait? What should you do if you have no jokers? 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 for students who have taken the “Learn American Mah Jongg” class or who are advanced beginners/intermediate players. COU RS E CODE : MAH S

Sec. 01: 5 Fridays, 6-8pm. Begins Nov. 1 | $138 Sec. 02: 4 Fridays, 12:15-1:15pm. Begins Nov. 8 | $95

POKER 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 low-limit hold ’em, high/low Omaha, poker vocabulary, table etiquette, strategy, and bluffing. COU RS E CODE : P OK R BASICS

Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 6:30-8pm. Begins Oct. 24 | $143 INTERMEDIATE

Sec. 02: 6 Thursdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Oct. 24 | $143


BRIDGE FOR BEGINNERS NEW Daniel Fitzgerald Professional Craps Dealer Join a tournament bridge player and professional Texas hold ’em player for an introduction to bridge. As part of the class, you will also learn to play the other three four-person favorites: whist, hearts, and spades. Bring a partner and enjoy! C OUR SE C ODE: B B R G

Sec. 01: 2 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Oct. 17 | $75

DEMYSTIFYING CASINO GAMES Daniel Fitzgerald Professional Craps Dealer Join a professional craps and blackjack dealer for a fun and interactive introduction to casino games and sports betting. Through hands-on instruction with real casino tables, props, and easy-to-follow illustrations, you will learn how to play popular games such as craps, roulette, Texas hold ’em, and blackjack, and how to bet on horse racing and other sports. You will leave with a clear understanding of the probabilities and odds associated with these games, how they are played, and why they are so popular, so that you can enjoy yourself at your next visit to the casino or racetrack. C OUR SE C ODE: GM B L

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 1-4pm. Oct. 26 | $55

Travel & Tours TRAVEL & TOURS HISTORY & ARCHITECTURE OF DAVIS SQUARE Boston By Foot From streetcar suburb to urban decay to one of the “hippest places to live” in the United States, Somerville’s Davis Square has seen it all. An ideal balance of old and new, Davis Square’s business and coffee shops that cater to students and young professionals are co-mingled with working-class diners and repair shops from the neighborhood’s early days. Eccentric examples of public art will enliven our route as we explore this unique residential neighborhood, commercial district, and haven for arts and entertainment. COU RS E CODE : DV S Q

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 2-4pm. Oct. 19, Address sent to registrants | $30

TRAVEL ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET Maureen White Travel Enthusiast If you want to indulge your wanderlust but are afraid of breaking the bank, this is the workshop for you! Learn the ins and outs of seeing the world on a modest budget — and discover how a light wallet can lead to incredibly rich experiences. Hear from a seasoned traveler about creative options for low-cost transportation, accommodations, food, souvenirs, and more. Bring your sense of adventure and your own travel tips to share. COU RS E CODE : S H OE

Sec. 01: 1 Thursday, 7-8:30pm. Oct. 3 | $45

ADVENTURE TRAVEL FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Moo Bishop Thomson Family Adventures You’ve backpacked around the world, but traveling is different now that you have kids. You want to show them the world but be safe and comfortable, too. Learn what to try and what to avoid for a perfect family adventure. The instructor has taken her children kayaking in Alaska, climbing the Great Wall in China, trekking in Morocco, sailing in Turkey, caring for elephants in Thailand, on safari in Tanzania... and to Club Med, too! COU RS E CODE : F MT R

Sec. 01: 1 Thursday, 7-8:30pm. Oct. 10 | $45

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TURKEY & THE AEGEAN ISLANDS ABOARD THE SEA CLOUD Harry Pratt Join an inveterate traveler and his wife for a vicarious voyage of extraordinary history, architecture and beauty aboard the Sea Cloud (Marjorie Merriweather Post’s square-rigged yacht), which traveled along the western Turkish coast and through the Aegean Islands to Istanbul. The couple visited six Greco-Roman sites (including Ephesus) and the Aegean islands of Patmos, Rhodes, Mykonos, and Santorini. Hear about the everintriguing Istanbul with its mosques, bazaars, Hagia Sophia, and the Topkapi Palace, famous for its lavish Harem and the “Topkapi dagger.” COU RS E CODE : T U RA

Sec. 01: 1 Thursday, 12-1pm. Oct. 10 | $20

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BAD MEDICINE WALKING TOUR Nikki Stewart Boston Strolls Boston has been a leader in scientific discovery and innovation ever since the first Resurrection Men began digging up cadavers for ambitious medical students. The fields of medicine, anatomy, and forensics all experienced significant advancements right here in Boston. Learn about the strange occurrences and interesting discoveries, as well as the innovators and the charlatans who have left their mark on history. COU R SE C ODE: B DM D

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 11am-1pm. Oct. 5, Address sent to registrants | $30

CENTRAL SQUARE & CAMBRIDGEPORT WALKING TOUR Boston By Foot From its early development following the opening of the West Boston Bridge in 1793, Central Square has been a diverse neighborhood, a place where dreamers, abolitionists, intellectuals, and entrepreneurs flourished. With a mixture of industrial development in the late 1800s and a densely populated residential area, the neighborhood became a center of commercial and municipal life in Cambridge. We’ll trace the area’s history, viewing candy factories, urban art, and the homes of Margaret Fuller and abolitionists. COU R SE C ODE: C AM B

Sec. 01: 1 Sunday, 10am-12pm. Oct. 6, Address sent to registrants | $30

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. COU R SE C ODE: TORY

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 10am-12pm. Oct. 26, Meets in the courtyard at 42 Brattle St. | $47

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Maria Giurcan Vegan World Travel Blogger Are you a vegetarian or vegan who has avoided traveling to certain destinations because you’re worried that there won’t be any meal options for you? If so, this is the class for you! You’ll receive lots of helpful tips on trip preparation; eco-friendly travel gear and skincare; veggie-friendly accommodations and holidays; meal options on airlines, cruises, and trains; and insight on the vegetarian/vegan food scene in various regions of the world. You’ll leave this class feeling better prepared to travel and dine anywhere! COU RS E CODE : T R V G

Sec. 01: 1 Thursday, 8-9:30pm. Oct. 24 | $45

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? 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. COU RS E CODE : T R WN

Sec. 01: 1 Thursday, 7-9pm. Nov. 7 | $46


Arts & Crafts ART HISTORY HISTORY OF MODERN ART Teresa Hunter M.A., Art Historian Come and experience a comprehensive survey of modern art, from the 19th century through the varied schools of the 20th century, as well as the exciting work of contemporary artists. C OUR SE C ODE: M ODA

Sec. 01: 10 Saturdays, 1-3pm. Begins Sep. 28 | $203

ART HISTORY, A SURVEY Ruth Sidd Ph.D., Art Historian Trace the major movements and monuments in Western art, beginning with the Renaissance and ending with the 20th century. We’ll look back at the classical era to better understand its revival beginning in the 15th century and discuss the artists’ lives, their styles, and the socioeconomic trends of the various periods. You’ll come away with both an understanding of the changes in Western art and architecture and the necessary fundamentals for studying art history. C OUR SE C ODE: AR H R

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 1-3pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $192

DRAWING, PAINTING, SCULPTURE & PRINTMAKING

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. COU RS E CODE : DRF H

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $245

DYNAMIC FIGURE DRAWING David Andrus Artist, davidandrus.weebly.com Learn to make powerful and expressive figure drawings through a greater understanding of structure, anatomy, light, and shade. We also will look at the drawings of great artists past and present. Some drawing experience is helpful, but not required. COU RS E CODE : DF I G

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $225

DRAWING PORTRAITS David Wenstrom Artist, Gammell Educational Studios Using both graphite (line) and natural charcoal (tone), we will draw from models to create representational head-and-shoulders portraits; the use of other important broad media — chalks, pastels and crayons — may be examined. Attention to traditional drawing fundamentals will be stressed. COU RS E CODE : DP OR

BASIC DRAWING Gillian Frazier Artist, gillianfrazier.com Douglas Kornfeld Artist, awaka-inc.com A carefully planned series of exercises will introduce the beginner to the following elements of drawing: perspective, composition, light values, and contour. C OUR SE C ODE: DR B A

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $225 Instructor: TBD Sec. 02: 10 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $245 Instructor: Frazier Sec. 03: 10 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $245 Instructor: Kornfeld Sec. 04: 10 Saturdays, 9:30am-12pm. Begins Sep. 28 | $270 Instructor: Kornfeld

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $245

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 — skeletal, muscular, cartilaginous — as well as fat distribution. We will utilize a skeleton, anatomy atlases, and references to learn about the region’s skeletal elements, deep and superficial muscle layers, and vasculature, where appropriate. We will then set up poses with a live model. Prior drawing experience is strongly recommended, particularly from a live model. COU RS E CODE : DNAT

Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $180

BOTANICAL DRAWING Elizabeth Thach Artist Taking your inspiration from the age-old 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. We look at the work of great botanical illustrators, including both examples from art history and contemporary pieces. You will explore composition and personal style as you execute carefully observed perceptual drawings. The class includes excursions to the Harvard Museum of Natural History. COU RS E CODE : BOT D

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 9-11:30am. Begins Sep. 24 | $249 REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE.ORG OR CALL 617.547.6789

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ARTS & CRAFTS: DRAWING, PAINTING, SCULPTURE & PRINTMAKING

BASICS OF LINEAR PERSPECTIVE NEW

DRAWING WITH COLOR

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.

Ellen Stutman Artist, ellenstutman.com Usually we think of drawing as using line to express the forms we see. We 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 — concentrating on the strengths that color itself gives to our drawing. Some drawing experience is useful.

C OUR SE C ODE: PR SP

Sec. 01: 8 Saturdays, 1-3pm. Begins Sep. 28 | $203

DRAWING AS PROCESS Sheila Rice Artist Whether you are beginning your creative journey or returning to it, challenge yourself to develop a personal vocabulary for abstract mark making. Through a series of projects — drawing from the figure and using gesture drawing as a point of departure — you will create images by interpreting what you see, feel, and remember. You will heighten and internalize your awareness of space, unity, variety, emphasis, contrast, balance, movement, and rhythm in your process.

COU RS E CODE : COL O

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $203

PAINTING AS SELF-EXPRESSION: A COURSE FOR BEGINNERS

C OUR SE C ODE: DR PR

Ellen Stutman Artist, ellenstutman.com Starting from the idea that painting is a means of self-expression, we’ll develop skills in learning to handle paint and mix color. We’ll work from very simple still lifes, learning to put on canvas what we see — with emphasis on the act of painting rather than the finished product.

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 1-4pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $263

COU RS E CODE : PANS

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $203

FIGURE DRAWING IN COLOR NEW David Andrus Artist, davidandrus.weebly.com Have you ever wanted to draw in color but were mystified by what colors to use? We’ll 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. We will use primarily oil pastels, wax pastels, and crayons. No experience is necessary. C OUR SE C ODE: C FIG

BEGINNING OIL PAINTING Denise Mickilowski Artist & M.F.A. Boston University; denisemickilowski.com Join us for an introduction to the materials and mechanics of oil painting as well as the fundamentals of visual language. You will learn about composition, drawing, values, and color while working from still life and other projects. No experience is necessary. COU RS E CODE : PAP P

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $192 Sec. 02: 10 Tuesdays, 2-5pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $231

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $245

INTERMEDIATE OIL PAINTING David Andrus Artist, davidandrus.weebly.com 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. COU RS E CODE : PAP B

Sec. 01: 10 Fridays, 6-9pm. Begins Sep. 27 | $295

ALLA PRIMA OIL PORTRAIT PAINTING NEW Catherine Ezell Artist, ezellportraits.com Alla Prima Painting is a technique that embraces and celebrates the texture and elements of the medium of paint. Relishing this expressive, impressionistic style, we will paint monochromatic and limited-palette oil portraits from life in a direct technique that does not rely on glazing and building up layers. With minimal preparation of the canvas, we will enjoy a loose style that may allow a painting to be finished in one or two sessions. Previous drawing and painting experience highly recommended. COU RS E CODE : AL L A

Sec. 01: 10 Fridays, 1-4pm. Begins Sep. 27 | $295

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ARTS & CRAFTS: DRAWING, PAINTING, SCULPTURE & PRINTMAKING

OIL PORTRAIT PAINTING

WATERCOLOR

David Wenstrom Artist, Gammell Educational Studios Using models, we will paint head-and-shoulders portrait sketches in oil (no acrylics or watercolors, please). We’ll start with a simple palette, then graduate into a fuller-color palette. This class is best suited for those with considerable drawing and painting experience.

Sara Hamlen Artist Glenn Davis Fine Artist, glennwdavis.com Anthony Riccardi Artist Kate Finnegan Artist, kajiasostudio.com Michele Lauriat Artist, michelelauriat.com Watercolor is a translucent medium that sinks into the fiber of a sheet of paper, releasing the light from the surface. Watercolor dries fast, enabling one to work quickly with freshness and spontaneity. Explore the fundamentals of watercolor painting, with an emphasis on exploration and personal expression.

C OUR SE C ODE: OPOR

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 5:15-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $258

PAINTING ABSTRACT ART USING CREATIVE ACRYLIC TECHNIQUES Sheila Rice Artist, Radcliffe College, Boston Museum School 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. However, we can expand their vocabulary and go beyond their methods. Acrylic paints and mediums and other new tools enable us to express ourselves in a variety of different ways perhaps not thought of before. C OUR SE C ODE: AB ST

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 4:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $231 Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 9am-12pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $231

DRAWING & ACRYLIC PAINTING OPEN STUDIO Sheila Rice Artist, Radcliffe College, Boston Museum School 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 OUR SE C ODE: AC R P

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 1-4pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $263

PAINTING THE LANDSCAPE Anthony Riccardi Artist Every landscape includes many complex shapes and textures. 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. Class meets indoors.

COU RS E CODE : WAT E

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 1-3pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $203 Instructor: Hamlen Sec. 02: 8 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $192 Instructor: Davis Sec. 03: 10 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $203 Instructor: Riccardi Sec. 04: 10 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $203 Instructor: Finnegan Sec. 05: 10 Thursdays, 3-5pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $203 Instructor: Lauriat

WATERCOLOR PAINTING: EXPERIMENTS WITH COLOR & TEXTURE Sara Hamlen Artist Learn watercolor painting techniques in this friendly class. Learn color mixing and explore one new “special effect” each week. All experience levels are welcome. COU RS E CODE : WAT X

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $192

SUMI-E JAPANESE BRUSHPAINTING

C OUR SE C ODE: PLSC

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. Acquire skills that have inspired amateurs and artists from the T’ang Dynasty to the avant-garde.

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 10am-12:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $217 Sec. 02: 8 Mondays, 1:45-4pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $201

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $192

COU RS E CODE : S U MI

THE ART OF CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY NEW

Check out our new registration system online at CCAE.org!

Wen-hao Tien In addition to their meaning, Chinese characters possess aesthetic qualities and appeal to the psyche. As such, Chinese calligraphy and painting materials are often 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. COU RS E CODE : CH CL

Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 10am-12pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $155

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ARTS & CRAFTS: DRAWING, PAINTING, SCULPTURE & PRINTMAKING

CALLIGRAPHY: ILLUMINATED CAPITALS IN THE MODERN WORLD NEW

NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN PRINTMAKING

C OUR SE C ODE: C ALL

Selma Bromberg M.F.A & Artist, sbrombergartist.com Whether you are a beginner or more experienced artist you will appreciate the new developments in printmaking alongside traditional techniques. We’ll explore traditional techniques — including monotype, dry point, collagraph, and woodcut — and new ones such as using carborundum to build up an image on the plate and experimenting with printing from multiple plates. We will work with beautiful new nontoxic inks; no toxic solvents will be used.

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $200

COU RS E CODE : E T CH

Kitty Pechet Lettering Artist Join us to design and create beautiful capitals. We will learn a simple basic script to go with the letters. Calligraphy and painting will come together as we experiment and explore with paint and pen in this fun fall class. All experience levels are welcome. A $25 materials fee is payable to instructor at first class.

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 2-5pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $266

GOLD LEAF ON PAPER Kitty Pechet Lettering Artist Gold is gorgeous! In this workshop, we will admire, handle, and learn to work effectively with gold. Laying gold leaf on paper is a technique anyone can learn and enjoy. Start it for the holidays and continue it for the rest of your life. A materials fee of $24 is payable to instructor. C OUR SE C ODE: GOLD

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 10am-3pm. Nov. 2 | $101

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. C OUR SE C ODE: SC PA

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 6-9pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $251

INTRODUCTION TO SCULPTING PORTRAITURE Sholeh Regna Artist & Sculptor The human face has held great fascination throughout the ages. Such a small area can express so much emotional and intellectual information. This class is for anyone who is interested in learning portraiture in three dimensions. We will sculpt in clay from life, using both sexes and various ages. Our focus will be to develop our powers of observation and to achieve a true likeness. C OUR SE C ODE: SC PO

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 6-9pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $251

PRINTMAKING TODAY: MONOPRINTS & 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, chin colle, etc. You will learn about color and how to use transparencies for multi-layered 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. C OUR SE C ODE: PR EX

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 6-8:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $243

PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP Selma Bromberg M.F.A. & Artist, sbrombergartist.com Come explore new, experimental printmaking methods as well as traditional techniques. All the printing inks are nontoxic, and we clean up with water. No solvents are used. We will cover monotype, solar-plate etching, and woodcut. For monotype, we will experiment with new water-based inks. We will work on Plexiglas plates and print them on a press. We also will explore the exciting new field of solar-plate etching. The instructor will demonstrate woodblock cutting and printing techniques. COU RS E CODE : MNP R

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 5:15-7:45pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $246

ADVANCED PRINTMAKING 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. COU RS E CODE : ADMO

Sec. 01: 10 Fridays, 9:30am-1:30pm. Begins Sep. 27 | $313

OPEN STUDIO PRINTING Selma Bromberg M.F.A. & Artist, sbrombergartist.com Work independently in our shop, which offers two small (12”x 24”) presses and one medium-size (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. COU RS E CODE : OP P T

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 10am-1pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $15 Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 3-5pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $10 Sec. 03: 10 Fridays, 1:30-4:30pm. Begins Sep. 27 | $15

WOODBLOCK FOR BEGINNERS NEW Alicia Thomas Artist Learn the basic techniques, processes, and history of woodblock (relief) printmaking. We will explore different approaches and techniques of carving relief blocks. We will explore different types of wood and several types of linoleum that are ideal for carving. We also will examine color mixing, the range of ink options, different ways to create images, and different substrates to print our work on. We will be working towards a group project — a class print exchange. COU RS E CODE : BL OK

Sec. 01: 10 Fridays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 27 | $213 58

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ARTS & CRAFTS: DRAWING, PAINTING, SCULPTURE & PRINTMAKING

SILKSCREEN FOR BEGINNERS NEW

INTRODUCTION TO CARTOONING

Alicia Thomas Artist Study the basic techniques, processes, and history of silkscreen printmaking. We will explore different approaches and techniques of creating a stencil; how to build our own screens; how to properly coat, clean, and store our screens; and how to use multiple techniques to approach different effects. We also will discuss color mixing, the range of ink options, different ways to create images, and different substrates to print our work on. We will be working towards a group project — a class print exchange.

E.J. Barnes Illustrator & Cartoonist, ejbarnes.com Whether you want to draw gag cartoons or graphic novels, superheroes or manga, start developing your own style and storytelling skills. After exploring the history and nature of cartoons and comics, we’ll examine the principles of character design, visual viewpoint, scenery, props, and textual cues such as dialogue. We’ll address the issue of timing using panel arrangement and discuss shading and color. As you draw cartoons or comic strips, you will learn to scan, color, and letter cartoons on the computer.

C OUR SE C ODE: SLK S

COU RS E CODE : BCAR

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $213

Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Oct. 22 | $155

PHOTO-BASED MIXED MEDIA

COMICS & SEQUENTIAL ART

Cristina Hajosy Photographer & Artist, unfairestofthemall.com For many contemporary artists, the journey into mixed media starts with the photographic image. We will use hand coloring, collage, assemblage, monotype printing, and artist’s bookbinding to explore elevation of the photographic image. Experimenting with varied techniques and concepts, you will apply your personal creativity to self-portraits, series, and repeated images or themes. This course is open to all experience levels and artists working in any media (except oil paints). A materials fee of $25 is payable to the instructor.

Christopher Stetson Wilson Comic Artist, lifeofpoet.com, artandwit.com In this process-oriented approach to comics, cartoons, graphic novels, and sequential art, we will rehearse the crucial components of comic creation, from experimenting with materials to storytelling and complex layouts. You will not only create your own finished works, but also begin to develop a unique style. We also will cover influences, brainstorming, character design, scripts, editing, thumbnailing, and collaborative work. COU RS E CODE : COMX

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $192

C OUR SE C ODE: PB M M

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $192

COMICS & SEQUENTIAL ART: LEVEL 2 NEW Christopher Stetson Wilson Comic Artist, lifeofpoet.com, artandwit.com Pen and ink remains the godfather of comic art. You will be introduced to this expressive medium and how it is applied to comic production through dynamic linework, crosshatching, and lettering. We will use this new skill to create a four- or eight-page mini comic. We also will look closely at modern examples of page layouts and non-linear plot development. Students must have completed “Comics and Sequential Art,” or have an established comics practice of their own. COU RS E CODE : COMZ

Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Oct. 24 | $155

Art Exhibitions COMMUNITY SUPPORTED ART – ROUND THREE!

SNAPS

July 29 through October 3

October 7 through December 5

Summer Kick Off – Meet the Artists:

Opening Reception

Thursday, August 1, 5:30-7:30pm

Thursday, October 24, 5:30-7:30pm

Art Delivery Party – Celebrate the Harvest:

Gonson Lecture by Participating Artists

Thursday, October 3, 5:30-7:30pm

Thursday, October 24, 12-1pm

Don’t miss this year’s “crop” of artists who will be featured in Community Supported Art (CSArt). Each year, nine artists are selected to create original works of art in limited editions of 50, which are then sold to lucky shareholders. Much like you can purchase shares to receive vegetables or other local products over the growing season, CSArt shareholders pay $300 to receive nine works of art by local artists. Come see the stunning work of this year’s participating artists. Shares will be on sale until they sell out. (We have sold out for the past two years – so don’t wait! Visit CCAE.org/CSArt/shares)

A photograph captures the beauty and mystery of the world in a way that words cannot. This fall, we will host a photography exhibition that showcases the stunning work of the Center’s students and faculty, from seasoned street photographers to absolute beginners. Come see our community through a new lens.

C OUR SE C ODE: TK IT

All exhibitions are located at 42 Brattle Street. They are free and open to the public during the office hours.

Sec. 02: 1 Tuesday, 11:00am-12:30pm. Oct. 8 | $35

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CAMBRIDGE CENTER STUDIO SCHOOL

The Cambridge Center Studio School offers a group of coordinated courses that focus on drawing and painting. These classes are designed to take a novice with no experience drawing through the processes required to learn, see, and record that experience. The classes also welcome more advanced and experienced students to enter at the level they deem appropriate. We are geared to painting and drawing from life, stressing the importance of careful observation and spatial relationships. Students can learn about color and creating forms in space. At a more advanced level, one can approach abstraction and focus on one’s own visions in painting. We encourage student with no experience to begin at the beginning.

INTENSIVE DRAWING BOOT CAMP

STUDIO SCHOOL DRAWING

Barbara Baum Painter, barbarabaum.com Brett Gamache Artist & Art Instructor, brettgamache.com Elizabeth Geissler Artist Elizabeth Thach Artist Experience two full days of intensive drawing instruction co-taught by two instructors, who will guide you on drawing fundamentals and hardcore observation. Beginning with rudimentary exercises of “seeing” and “recording,” you will move through carefully prescribed steps to the point where you can produce sound and satisfying drawings with newly acquired skills. We will work with live models most of the time. Please note: this class is not designed as a drawing marathon that encourages freer, experimental explorations of the medium.

Barbara Baum Painter, barbarabaum.com Brett Gamache Artist & Art Instructor, brettgamache.com Elizabeth Thach Artist 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 also will be challenged. Some classes might also include interior drawing, still life, and landscape.

C OUR SE C ODE: B OOT

Sec. 01: Tuesday & Wednesday, 9am-5pm. Begins Sep. 17 | $225 Instructors: Baum & Geissler Sec. 02: Thursday & Friday, 9am-5pm. Begins Sep. 19 | $225 Instructors: Gamache & Thach Sec. 03: 1 Saturday, 10am-4pm. Sep. 21 | $150 Instructor: Geissler

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COU RS E CODE : I DR W

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 2-5pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $336 Instructor: Thach Sec. 02: 10 Tuesdays, 2-5pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $394 Instructor: Gamache Sec. 03: 10 Thursdays, 1-4:30pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $429 Instructor: Baum


CAMBRIDGE CENTER STUDIO SCHOOL

BASIC PAINTING: A PERCEPTUAL APPROACH

WORKING IN SERIES

Elizabeth Thach Artist Interested in an intensive, structured developmental painting program? You will learn the fundamentals of oil/acrylic painting. 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 prior to taking this course.

Barbara Baum Painter, barbarabaum.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.

C OUR SE C ODE: IPNT

PAINTING TUTORIAL

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 9am-12:30pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $429 Sec. 02: 10 Saturdays, 1-4pm. Begins Sep. 28 | $394

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 for this course.

COU RS E CODE : I S E R

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 1-4pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $394

Elizabeth Geissler Artist This intensive painting workshop is designed to support the student who is ready to move beyond class exercises and prepared to work toward creating original paintings conveying personal vision and emotional resonance. Come prepared with your own ideas, sources, drawings, and setups; you may use oils, acrylics, or mixed media. Through tutorial format and occasional group critiques, you will learn to recognize and expand upon those components that define your unique voice. You must have completed introductory courses in both drawing and painting, and have had at least one additional year of painting experience. COU RS E CODE : I T DD

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 1-5pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $410

C OUR SE C ODE: IPPT

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 9am-1pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $488

ADVANCED PAINTING Barbara Baum Painter, barbarabaum.com This course is for students who have completed “Basic Painting” or who have a good understanding of painting’s basic issues. We will use setups with the model or still life. You will be encouraged to explore how to push your painting to new levels, develop your own personal language, and set goals. Composition, color relationships, and paint handling will be discussed.

LANDSCAPE PAINTING AROUND HARVARD SQUARE NEW Brett Gamache Artist and art Instructor, brettgamache.com Join us for plein air landscape painting at locations around Harvard Square. We’ll cover setting up, beginning a painting, composition, mixing color, creating space, and capturing light. A brief critique will end each class. All are welcome. COU RS E CODE : L P CR

Sec. 01: 6 Mondays, 9am-12:30pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $260

C OUR SE C ODE: IAPT

Sec. 01: Wednesdays & Fridays (meets 2 times per week for 10 weeks), 9am-12:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $785 WEDNESDAYS ONLY

Sec. 02: 10 Wednesdays, 9am-12:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $438 FRIDAYS ONLY

Sec. 03: 10 Fridays, 9am-12:30pm. Begins Sep. 27 | $438

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ARTS & CRAFTS: JEWELRY, POTTERY, WOODWORKING & CRAFTS

JEWELRY, POTTERY, WOODWORKING & CRAFTS ALTERED BOOKS Cristina Hajosy Photographer & Artist, unfairestofthemall.com Altered books have been defined as “any book, old or new, that has been recycled by creative means into a work of art.” With no rules, the possibilities are only limited by your own imagination. The book becomes a canvas, a sculpture, or a reliquary of personally meaningful content. Draw inspiration from the book’s original author or purely use the book as a structure. Interesting altered book choices will be provided, in addition to selections from your home library. C OUR SE C ODE: ALB O

Sec. 01: 4 Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. Begins Nov. 6 | $175

INTRODUCTION TO DECOUPAGE Jennifer Sherr Artist, jensherrdesign.com Decoupage is the art of decorating an object by using special papers. Learn traditional decoupage techniques, as well as more sophisticated approaches to design. We will also cover faux painting. This course is a fresh take on decoupage for both advanced and beginning students. C OUR SE C ODE: DEC P

Sec. 01: 4 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Oct. 23 | $157

EXPERIMENTAL BOOK ARTS Cristina Hajosy Photographer & Artist, unfairestofthemall.com Leave traditional bookbinding behind and explore the possibilities with experimental bookmaking. We’ll create structures that come from diverse cultural backgrounds, as well as unique sculptural versions that challenge the definition of book, such as lotus books, star books, tunnel books, flag books, and more. This course is open to anyone who wishes to expand their artistic process in a playful, supportive environment. C OUR SE C ODE: EX B O

Sec. 01: 4 Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $175

HAND TOOL WOODWORKING: MAKE A WOOD PLANE Dan Paret Woodworker, planesimplebox.com Learn to make and use a wood plane. A plane is an essential tool of woodworking, and having one customized to suit the hands and style of its user makes working with wood more enjoyable. You will go home with a functioning plane and a good idea of how to use it. A materials fee of $70 is payable to the instructor. C OUR SE C ODE: PLNE

Sec. 01: 6 Saturdays, 10am-1pm. Begins Sep. 28 | $180

FOLD FORMING: THE BASICS Pam Farren Instructor Fold forming, a recent branch of metalworking invented by Charles Lewton-Brain, enables you to craft naturalistic forms like leaves, nested spirals, shells, and cones, using very low-energy metalworking methods. Come learn to create dimension and texture in sheet metals in ways you’ve never imagined. C OUR SE C ODE: FOLD

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 10am-4:30pm. Oct. 12 | $145

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USING A JEWELERS’ SAW Pam Farren Instructor Saw technique is a necessary fundamental for any jewelry beginner. Learn to use a jewelers’ saw and leave class with a finished project that demonstrates your mastery of saw skills. COU RS E CODE : JS AW

Sec. 01: 1 Thursday, 12:30-4:30pm. Sep. 26 | $90 Sec. 02: 1 Thursday, 5:30-9:30pm. Sep. 26 | $90

BEGINNING JEWELRY: PART I Laurie Savage Metalsmith Learn to design and create handcrafted jewelry. Beginning with a simple band ring, you will learn how to pierce, texture, solder, sand, and form your ring. Your second project will be to make a pendant using a cabochon stone. We will explore filing, making jump rings, stone setting, and polishing, while working with sterling silver, copper, brass, solder, stones, bezel wire, round wire, saw blades, and more. A materials fee of $90 is payable to the instructor. COU RS E CODE : JE WW

Sec. 01: 2 Sundays, 10am-4:30pm. Begins Oct. 20 | $165

BEGINNING JEWELRY: PART II Laurie Savage Metalsmith If you’ve taken “Beginning Jewelry: Part I,” join us to further develop your fabrication skills. Through multiple demonstrations using various gauges and shaped copper wire and sheet, you will learn how to design your own link pattern for creating a bracelet. Our focus will be on repetitive forming, texturing, soldering, connecting, and polishing. A materials fee of $50 is payable to the instructor. COU RS E CODE : JE WX

Sec. 01: 2 Sundays, 10am-4:30pm. Begins Nov. 3 | $165

BEGINNING JEWELRY: PART III Laurie Savage Metalsmith If you’ve taken “Beginning Jewelry: Part I and/or II,” join us to continue learning the essential skills of jewelry making. We’ll explore more complicated techniques in soldering and stone setting, including odd-shaped bezels and multiple types of prong settings for more irregular-sized stones or objects (such as beach glass, shells, rocks, and found objects). A materials fee of $100 is payable to the instructor. COU RS E CODE : JE WL

Sec. 01: 2 Sundays, 10am-4:30pm. Begins Nov. 17 | $165

INTERMEDIATE STUDIO JEWELRY Laurie Savage Metalsmith If you have taken three or more beginning 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.). COU RS E CODE : JE WC

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $192 Sec. 02: 8 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $192


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ADVANCED STUDIO JEWELRY

BEADED JEWELRY: EARRINGS IN A DAY

Laurie Savage Metalsmith If you have taken ten or more intermediate/advanced 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; call the Center, at 617-547-6789, to get the instructor’s phone number.

Pam Farren Instructor Learn to make beautiful beaded dangle earrings using an assortment of glass beads, silver plated brass head pins, jump rings, ear wires, and posts.

C OUR SE C ODE: J EWA

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $200 Sec. 02: 9 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $200

OPEN STUDIO METALSMITHING & JEWELRY Laurie Savage Metalsmith If you are or have been a metalsmithing or jewelry student, join us to work independently on projects. Intermediate-level experience is required. Please bring the materials you intend to use. C OUR SE C ODE: OPM T

Sec. 01: 1 Sunday, 10am-4:30pm. Sep. 29 | $70 Sec. 02: 1 Sunday, 10am-4:30pm. Oct. 13 | $70 Sec. 03: 1 Sunday, 10am-4:30pm. Dec. 8 | $70

BEADED JEWELRY: BRACELET IN A DAY Pam Farren Instructor Learn to make a single strand and a multi-strand beaded bracelet using glass beads, beading wire, crimps, and silver plated brass jump rings and clasps.

COU RS E CODE : E I AD

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 10am-4:30pm. Oct. 26 | $130

MAKE A PENDANT: POLYMER CLAY IMAGE TRANSFERS Pam Farren Instructor Using copper or brass sheet and wire, make a one-of-a-kind frame pendant to hold your very own polymer clay image. COU RS E CODE : P CI T

Sec. 01: Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am-4:30pm. Begins Oct. 5 | $190

SMALL BOX WORKSHOP (HAND TOOL WOODWORKING) Dan Paret Woodworker, planesimplebox.com Get a great introduction to hand tool woodworking by 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, or painted then carved. The instructor will get you started with a tidy little mortise and tenon shadow box with a lift lid, with plenty of options for making it your own. COU RS E CODE : H T BX

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 2:30-5:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $230 Sec. 02: 10 Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $230

C OUR SE C ODE: B IAD

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 10am-4:30pm. Oct. 19 | $130

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CANOE PADDLE/OAR WORKSHOP Ryan Flynn Carpenter Craft a pair of canoe oars or paddles using primarily hand tools, under the guidance of an experienced carpenter. Tuition includes cost of the spruce or fir boards used in construction. Some woodworking experience is expected. C OUR SE C ODE: C ANU

Sec. 01: 4 Mondays, 6:30-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $175 Sec. 02: 4 Sundays, 9am-12pm. Begins Sep. 29 | $175

HAND TOOL WOODWORKING: CARVING PLATTERS & TRAYS Dan Paret Woodworker, planesimplebox.com Learn to carve wood platters and trays using mallet-driven carving tools and a variety of woodworking tools. You will gain the skills required to excavate, shape, and finish-carve. We will explore carving gouges, sharpening, wood choices, designing, texturing, and finishing as you first carve a shallow tray and then move on to carve either another tray or a serving platter. COU RS E CODE : H T P T

HAND TOOL WOODWORKING OPEN WORKSHOP Dan Paret Woodworker, planesimplebox.com 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, we will start you off with a tidy little mortise and tenon shadow box with a lift lid, with plenty of options for making it your own. C OUR SE C ODE: H TOW

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 2:30-5:30pm. Begins Sep. 26. Does not meet on Oct. 3 | $230 Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Begins Sep. 26. Does not meet on Oct. 3 | $230

HAND TOOL WOODWORKING: CARVING A HOUSE NUMBER BOARD OR PLAQUE Dan Paret Woodworker, planesimplebox.com Make a house number board or plaque incorporating a variety of carving techniques. You will learn to carve numbers and letters in relief, carve in low-relief, and get a look at carving tool drawing. You will also learn to saw, lay out a project, excavate a recess for your wood tile, clear large areas of a board with carving tools, and add texture to the surface. We’ll cover design, material and tool choices, sharpening, and finishing. C OUR SE C ODE: H TNM

Sec. 01: 6 Sundays, 1:30-4:30pm. Begins Sep. 29 | $173

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 3-5pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $202

WOOD CARVING: EXPLORING PATTERN, TEXTURE & COLOR Dan Paret Woodworker, planesimplebox.com Immerse yourself in the rich possibilities offered by the combined use of carving tools, paint, pattern, texture, and color. We will begin by carving sample boards to learn about texturing, gouge drawing, and block-print style tiles. We’ll then begin exploring, considering a variety of design alternatives and opportunities, and generally getting lost in the process of carving wood, painting, combining patterns, and sharing ideas. We’ll talk about the selection, use, and maintenance of carving tools, as well as material choices. COU RS E CODE : WCR V

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $192

WOODCARVING TECHNIQUES: CARVING A FISH Ryan Flynn Carpenter Learn advanced hand-tool woodworking techniques to carve a large (twoto four-foot) decorative fish. We will cover a variety of techniques to make realistic scales, contours, and fins. If there is time, we will learn some staining and artificial weathering techniques to give the fish some extra character. COU RS E CODE : F I S H

Sec. 01: 4 Mondays, 6:30-9:30pm. Begins Oct. 21 | $170 Sec. 02: 4 Saturdays, 9am-12pm. Begins Nov. 9 | $170

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. COU RS E CODE : WK CA

Sec. 01: 10 Fridays, 6-8:30pm. Begins Sep. 27 | $230

BUILDING & REPAIRING STRING INSTRUMENTS Roosevelt Pires Instructor Want to learn to build a ukulele or repair an acoustic guitar? We’ll explore how to use hand tools to repair string instruments and build ukuleles. COU RS E CODE : U K E B

Sec. 01: 10 Saturdays, 2-5pm. Begins Sep. 28 | $200

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ARTS & CRAFTS: JEWELRY, POTTERY, WOODWORKING & CRAFTS

GLASS PUMPKINS & GOURDS WORKSHOP

STAINED GLASS DESIGN

NOCA Glass School Celebrate autumn’s bright colors by making decorative glass pumpkins and gourds of your very own design. You will be safely introduced to the hotshop equipment, tools, and proper working procedures as you are taught basic glassblowing skills. Gathering, marvering, and tool usage will be taught and demonstrated, and then color-application techniques will be introduced. You will leave with at least two pumpkins or gourds and some other small glass objects.

Michel L’Huillier Stained Glass & 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.

C OUR SE C ODE: GPU M

Sec. 01: 4 Sundays, 10am-1pm on Nov. 10, 10am-4:30pm all other sessions. Begins Nov. 10. Does not meet Dec. 1 | $190

Sec. 01: 1 Sunday, 10am-2pm. Nov. 3, Meets in Cambridge; address sent to registrants | $156

GLASSBLOWING: DRINKING GLASS WORKSHOP

COU RS E CODE : S T GA

FUSED GLASS BOWLS & PLATES

NOCA Glass School Develop the basic glassblowing skills needed to create a one-of-a-kind drinking vessel. You will be introduced to the hotshop equipment, tools, and safe working procedures. You will watch demonstrations and, through hands-on experience, learn the processes of gathering, marvering, shaping, and tooling the hot glass into a drinking vessel. Color application and decoration techniques will then be expanded upon. You will leave with a few paperweights and drinking vessels.

Michel L’Huillier Stained Glass & 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 finished pieces will be available for pickup at the Center within a week. An $80 materials fee is payable to the instructor.

C OUR SE C ODE: DGLA

COU RS E CODE : F U S D

Sec. 01: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-2pm. Begins Oct. 19, Meets in Cambridge; address sent to registrants | $278 Sec. 02: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-2pm. Begins Nov. 23, Meets in Cambridge; address sent to registrants | $278

GLASSBLOWING: HOLIDAY ORNAMENT WORKSHOP Jesse Rasid NOCA Glass School Make wonderful gifts for yourself and others in time for the holiday season. Learn how to design and create hand-blown glass ornaments that will look amazing on a tree or in a window. You will be safely introduced to the hotshop equipment, tools, and proper working procedures. Gathering, marvering, and tool usage will be taught and demonstrated, then color-application techniques will be introduced. You will leave with at least four ornaments and another small glass object. C OUR SE C ODE: OR NA

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 10am-2pm. Dec. 7, Meets in Cambridge; address sent to registrants | $278 Sec. 02: 1 Sunday, 10am-2pm. Dec. 8, Meets in Cambridge; address sent to registrants | $278

GLASSBLOWING: GLASS PAPERWEIGHT WORKSHOP Jesse Rasid NOCA Glass School Learn the basic glassblowing skills needed to complete a solid glass object. You will leave with at least two paperweights. C OUR SE C ODE: GPAP

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 10am-2pm. Nov. 2, Meets in Cambridge; address sent to registrants | $150

THE GLORIES OF PAPIER-MÂCHÉ Maria Papalia BFA, Enameling and Visual Culture Explore the use of paper mache in mask making, puppetry, sculpture, and D.I.Y. home design projects. We will press the limits of the form and our own imaginations as we sculpt, build, and play with this affordable, non-toxic art form. Group projects will investigate the use of wire forms, texturing techniques, glue mixes, and paper strips along with unconventional materials. You also will design and undertake an individual project. C OUR SE C ODE: PM AC

Sec. 01: 6 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $167

Sec. 01: 1 Sunday, 2-4:30pm. Nov. 3 | $56

MOSAIC Michel L’Huillier Stained Glass & 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. Then you’ll sketch a design to fit an 8” x 8” substrate. You’ll then choose your glass; cut and glue the pieces on the base; and grout, clean, and finish the pieces. A $45 materials fee is payable to the instructor. COU RS E CODE : MOS A

Sec. 01: 2 Sundays, Oct. 27, 10am-4:30pm. & Nov. 3, 10am-1pm. | $128

BLACKSMITHING: A WROUGHT IRON BRACELET Prospect Hill Forge 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 at Prospect Hill Forge in Waltham (on Guinan Street, just off Bacon Street). COU RS E CODE : BRCL

Sec. 01: 1 Friday, 7-10pm. Oct. 18 | $75

A TASTE OF BLACKSMITHING Prospect Hill Forge 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. Meets at Prospect Hill Forge in Waltham (on Guinan Street, just off Bacon Street). COU RS E CODE : F ORG

Sec. 01: 1 Friday, 7-10pm. Sep. 27 | $62 Sec. 02: 1 Sunday, 6:30-9:30pm. Oct. 27 | $62 Sec. 03: 1 Saturday, 2-5pm. Nov. 9 | $62 Sec. 04: 1 Wednesday, 6:30-9:30pm. Nov. 20 | $62

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ARTS & CRAFTS: SEWING & FIBER ARTS

SEWING & FIBER ARTS BATIK Clare Asch Artist A method of resist dyeing using wax and successive dye baths to produce intricate designs on fabric, batik lends itself to a diverse range of artistic explorations. Join us to explore the techniques for producing batik — including the use of color, texture, scale, and positive and negative space — and the creative aspects of design. Materials (about $25) will be discussed at the first class. C OUR SE C ODE: B ATK

Sec. 01: 10 Saturdays, 12:30-2:30pm. Begins Sep. 28 | $203

BASIC SEWING 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. For the first class, bring a notebook and tape measure. After the first class, you will purchase fabric, thread, and additional sewing supplies. C OUR SE C ODE: SEW N

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $192

BASIC SEWING, LEVEL 2 Jenn Martinez Costume Designer If you have taken a sewing class or have experience with sewing and sewing machines, join us to tackle slightly more advanced techniques, including tailoring, hemming, proper fitting techniques, modifying patterns, and using sewing machine accessories. These will be geared towards learning how to use commercial patterns. Please bring a measuring tape and notepad to the first class and your sewing machine to the third class. COU RS E CODE : S E WC

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $192

BASIC SEWING: OPEN STUDIO NEW 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. Learn more about your machine, get help with a sewing technique, gain an understanding of the language of commercial patterns, and delve into alterations as you start or finish a project. Come with all the supplies you need, and be ready to work. COU RS E CODE : S E WO

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 23 | $192

LEARN TO NEEDLEPOINT Catherine Reurs Textile Artist, catherinereurs.com Needlepoint is a relaxing antidote to a busy, stressful life. We’ll cover the basic stitches, canvas types, and fibers; picking a project; and creating your own needlepoint designs, which you can use for cell phone, iPad and laptop covers, pillows, footstools, and other items. A supply list will be mailed to registrants, and the instructor will provide each student with yarn, canvas, and a needle to stitch a small practice sample. COU RS E CODE : NE E D

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 12-4pm. Dec. 7 | $82

INTRODUCTION TO KNITTING Never knitted before or just beginning? This is the knitting class for you! Emphasizing technique and gauge rather than stitch combination, you’ll learn how to cast on and bind off, increase and decrease, and control stich tension. By knitting two or three scarves over the eight-week period, you’ll gain proficiency with basics, learn to read a pattern, and gain the ability to fly solo. COU RS E CODE : BK NT

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $192

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Photography, Film & Video PHOTOGRAPHY FALL LIGHT WORKSHOP: PHOTOGRAPHING THE CHARLES RIVER Skip Schiel Independent Photographer With keen attention to the unique qualities of fall light, we will explore how to better see and portray the landscape, both beautiful and impaired. Through a combination of examples, exercises, coaching, field trips, journal writing, and critiques, we will explore the essentials of making compelling and evocative photos that link the eye to the land. Our trips will include a combination of water, mountain, and meadow locations. C OUR SE C ODE: FLIT

Sec. 01: Fridays & Saturdays (meets 2 times per week for 4 weeks), 9am-1pm. Begins Sep. 28 | $218

BASIC DIGITAL CAMERA & COMPUTER PHOTOGRAPHY Raul Melendez Photographer Join us for an introduction to digital cameras, 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 (including basic manipulation and corrections), printout options, and sizing pictures for e-mail and online use. We will work mainly with Image Capture and iPhoto for Mac and Camera Wizard and Picasa on PC. C OUR SE C ODE: DC AM

Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 1-3pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $135

DIGITAL SLR CAMERA: PART 2 Melinda Bruno-Smith Photographer & Arts Educator, melindabruno.com Explore the practical applications of photographing with your digital SLR camera. We will do in-class assignments and learn from thoughtful group critiques of the results. We also will discuss manipulating exposure, focal length, white balance, depth of field, and freezing and blurring movement. Individual SLR 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: “Intro to DSLR Camera.” C OUR SE C ODE: DSLT

Sec. 01: 1 Sunday, 9am-4:45pm. Nov. 17 | $126

INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY Allison Evans Owner & Operator, Allison Evans Photography Skip Schiel Independent Photographer If you have completed a basic photography workshop or have equivalent experience (knowing the rudiments of the camera), join us to explore principles and practices of photography suitable to any photographic genre. By studying the photographs of others and completing weekly assignments, we will examine light, the thing itself photographed, frame and focus, vantage point, time, selection and sequence, context, presence of photographer, and photographic forms of truth. Either film or digital may be used. COU RS E CODE : P BS S

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $200 Instructor: Schiel Sec. 02: 8 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $200 Instructor: Evans

BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY Linda Haas Photographer Raul Melendez Photographer Learn the techniques you need to communicate with your camera and how to take strong, effective photographs in this beginner 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. COU RS E CODE : P BAS

Sec. 01: 7 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Oct. 21 | $190 Instructor: Haas Sec. 02: 8 Tuesdays, 1-3pm. Begins Sep. 24 | $190 Instructor: Melendez

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL SLR CAMERA Melinda Bruno-Smith Photographer & Arts Educator, 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. 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. COU RS E CODE : DS L R

Sec. 01: 1 Sunday, 9am-4:45pm. Sep. 29 | $126 Instructor: Bruno-Smith Sec. 02: 1 Saturday, 9am-4:45pm. Oct. 5 | $126 Instructor: Warniers Sec. 03: 1 Saturday, 9am-4:45pm. Oct. 12 | $126 Instructor: Warniers Sec. 04: 1 Sunday, 9am-4:45pm. Oct. 27 | $126 Instructor: Bruno-Smith Sec. 05: 1 Saturday, 9am-4:45pm. Nov. 2 | $126 Instructor: Warniers Sec. 06: 3 Tuesdays, 9:30am-1pm. Begins Nov. 5 | $126 Instructor: Bruno-Smith REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE.ORG OR CALL 617.547.6789

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MASTERING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY Randall Warniers Photographer, warniers.net Digital photography has radically altered how images are made, perceived, delivered, and shown. This brave new world of digital imaging is convenient and inexpensive, but it requires many new skills that are not always easy to learn. Together, we will study the fundamentals of digital photography, including image acquisition, image manipulation, and image output. We also will discuss the importance of color management and the need for creating an effective workflow, including file organization, backup, and storage.

A SURVEY OF TRADITIONAL & CONTEMPORARY DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY Skip Schiel Independent Photographer How does documentary photography document, convey, persuade, interpret, and create? How do photojournalism, documentary, and fine art photography relate to each other? What have been the various trends and dynamics of the genre? How does digital technology influence documentary photography? We’ll look at and discuss the work of traditional and contemporary masters of documentary photography to explore these topics and other questions you might raise.

C OUR SE C ODE: DIGT

COU RS E CODE : DOCM

Sec. 01: 1 Saturday, 9am-4:45pm. Nov. 9 | $150

Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 26 | $80

PHOTO COMPOSITION

DIGITAL DARKROOM BASICS USING LIGHTROOM & PHOTOSHOP

Melinda Bruno-Smith Photographer & Arts Educator Whether you photograph with a film or a digital camera, you still have to think about composition — the visual language of photography. In this course, we will observe and consider the elements of light, space, movement, point of view, shape, line, and balance in our seeing as well as in the final photograph. There will be exercises, in-class assignments, discussion, and critiques. All experience levels are welcome, but you must have basic knowledge of your camera. C OUR SE C ODE: PH C O

Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Oct. 24 | $155

Skip Schiel Independent Photographer We will concentrate on transforming images made by camera, scanning, or other means into higher-grade photographs. Exploring Adobe’s Lightroom and Photoshop (companion programs, both useful), you will gain a grounding in image-alteration techniques, including tonality and color adjustments, image sizing and sharpening, various selection methods, adjustment layers, filters, retouching, various refinements, emulations such as toning, compositing and superimposition, and other tools for dramatically or subtly altering images. Basic computer skills are assumed. COU RS E CODE : DDBL

NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY Raul Melendez Photographer Creative photographic possibilities abound when the sun goes down. Learn special techniques and creative approaches for effective and interesting photography at night. Topics will include time exposures, use of flash, choice of film, and the quality of light at night. Both handheld and tripodbased work will be emphasized. C OUR SE C ODE: PH NG

Sec. 01: 3 Fridays, 7-9pm. Begins Sep. 27 | $110

THE ART OF FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY Raul Melendez 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, a 35mm SLR camera (not a point-and-shoot), and a separate flash unit are required. C OUR SE C ODE: FLSH

Sec. 01: 3 Fridays, 7-9pm. Begins Nov. 8 | $110

PEOPLE PICTURES: HOW TO CREATE AUTHENTIC PORTRAITS Raul Melendez Photographer This course is for the beginner or intermediate photographer who loves to take pictures of people. We will explore what makes a great portrait and how to shoot images of our family members, strangers, and even ourselves. We will discuss lighting and composition options as well as how to capture the emotions of our subjects. Finally, we’ll learn how to retouch minor blemishes and make our subjects look their best using Adobe Photoshop. C OUR SE C ODE: POPH

Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 1-3pm. Begins Sep. 25 | $155 68

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Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 1-4pm. Begins Nov. 7 | $160

PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO REVIEW NEW Melinda Bruno-Smith Photographer & Arts Educator, melindabruno.com Skip Schiel Independent Photographer Seize the opportunity to present a cohesive body of work, in progress or completed, and receive feedback from two photographers/photo instructors. In a small, facilitated group environment, you will receive a 30-minute review. After you introduce your work (up to five photos) and intention, the instructors will critically view and discuss the form and content of your photographs. COU RS E CODE : P H T R

Sec. 01: 1 Tuesday, 5:30-7:30pm. Nov. 19 | $60 Sec. 02: 1 Tuesday, 7:45-9:45pm. Nov. 19 | $60

FILM & VIDEO MOVIES: “OSCAR BAIT SEASON” BEGINS Daniel Gewertz Freelance Writer Late fall is a fertile time for new, substantive movies: a slew of studio and indie films deemed (possibly) worthy of Oscar nods are released in a rush. So we’ve scheduled this long-running movie discussion group for the beginning of “Oscar season.” Each week, we choose one of the most thought-worthy films currently running in local movie houses, and then view it on our own. The following Thursday, we engage in lively analysis, consideration, and debate. COU RS E CODE : NAT M

Sec. 01: 7 Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Begins Oct. 24 | $160


LEADERSHIP DONORS The Cambridge Center for Adult Education is dedicated to creating a safe, comfortable space for people to learn and grow. But we can’t do it without your help. Financial contributions from people like you ensure that the Center is able to:

• Offer scholarships to needy students • Provide a 30 percent discount to seniors • Support our special programming, including the Blacksmith House Poetry Series • Repair and restore our beloved historic buildings

We thank the following Leadership Donors for keeping our classes open and accessible to all: The Alchemy Foundation Peter and Mary Lee Aldrich David and Sharman Altshuler Jeannette Atkinson Tod Beaty Edward L. Bernays Foundation, Inc. Hilary and Phil Burling Jon Bush Kate and Dan Calano Cambridge Arts Council Cambridge Historical Commission Cambridge Savings Charitable Foundation Fay M. Chandler Iris S. Chandler Charitable Friends of Digamma Building, Inc. The John and Golda Cohen Trust Lindsay Leard Coolidge and Charles Coolidge Mary Coolidge Elizabeth Coxe and G. David Forney, Jr. Amy L. Domini

Helen W. Donovan and Holly G. Nixholm Eastern Bank Robert Elmer Dr. Joyce B. Friedman The Gantry Group Gertrude and Arthur Golden Michael and Susan Goldman S. Donald and Dorothy Gonson Hammond Real Estate Susan Hartnett and Wayne Raila Doris Held John Herron, Jr. and Julia L. Moore Romer and Deming Holleran Patricia and John Jacoby Esther B. Kahn Charitable Foundation Jane Katims and Daniel Perlman Mopsy Strange Kennedy Massachusetts Cultural Council Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati Susan Eldredge Mead and Kirtland Mead

Mary Katherine Metcalfe and Langdon B. Wheeler Jean and David Nathan Christian Nolen and Susan Denny Carol Pechet William and LuAnn Polk Jonathan and Amy Poorvu William and Lia Poorvu Harold I. and Frances G. Pratt Prince Lobel Tye LLP Olive Higgins Prouty Foundation Jan and Joseph Roller, II Adelard A. Roy & Valeda Lea Roy Foundation Rick Schwartz Jean M. and W. Mason Smith, III Patricia and David Straus Edith V. and Tadhg Sweeney TechFoundation Charles H. and Louise Weed Wendy Weiss and Stephen E. Shay Emilie Welles Foundation (As of 6/12/2013)

Join this group by going to CCAE.org and clicking the Donate Now button. And thanks!

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Policies

POLICIES Enrollment limits 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). Withdrawls 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.

Transferring to another course 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.

Cancellation or schedule change 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.

PRODUC TI O N N O T E S Printing, cover: Puritan Press Inc., Hollis, NH Printing, text pages: MassWeb Printing Co., Inc., Auburn, MA Photographs on back cover by Skip Schiel Š 2013 (teeksaphoto.org / skipschiel.wordpress.com)

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THE CAMBRIDGE CENTER GUARANTEE

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND STAFF Board

Director’s Office

Development & Marketing

William M. Polk President

Susan Hartnett Executive Director

Terry Byrne Director of Development

Richard R. Beaty Vice President

Mimi Do Chief Financial Officer

Mimi de Quesada Director of Communications

Elizabeth Coxe Vice President

Beccah Sparkes Chief Strategy Officer

Francesca Felgar Development/Marketing Assistant

John Herron, Jr. Vice President

Programs

Business, Operations & Facilities

Michael Goldman Treasurer Marcos Espinel Clerk Sharman Altshuler Hilary Burling Iris Chandler Patricia P. Chappell Mary H. Coolidge S. Donald Gonson Patricia Jacoby Jane Katims Kelly Begg Lawrence Lindsay Leard-Coolidge Susan Eldredge Mead Christian Nolen Jonathan H. Poorvu Mary H. Power Natalie Wigotsky Reed Jean M. Smith David G. Strachan, Jr. Fredericka Stevenson Patricia L. Straus Rachel Levy Wexler

Michelle Baxter Program Director Obi Carrion Director of Student Services Julia Cavallaro Program Director Matt Cloyd Program Director Julie Lavoie Program Director Registration/Welcome Center Seychelle Dunn Welcome Assistant

Patricia Brinkman Business Manager Bonnie Cottle Help Desk Hesse Phillips Scheduling Associate Leonel Argueta Caretaker Manual Argueta Caretaker Bob Bear Building Coordinator

Patricia Estrela Welcome Associate/ Model Coordinator Kevin Finn Senior Welcome Officer Jared Hettrick Welcome Assistant Victoria Jusme Welcome Assistant Mahina Komeiji Welcome Assistant Paul Sayed Welcome Assistant

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HOW TO FIND US | PARKING INFORMATION

How to Find Us Check Your Class Location online at CCAE.org

Public Transportation

The Center holds most classes in three buildings located in Harvard Square:

Take the MBTA Red Line, or any of many bus routes, to Harvard Square. See map for walking directions to our buildings.

Brattle House

Discounted Parking in Harvard Square

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Bring your ticket to the Center to be validated for the deals below. Charles Square Garage

Blacksmith House

Before 3:30pm: First two hours discounted $1 per hour.

56 Brattle Street 617-583-5651

3:30pm-1am, Monday through Friday: Purchase a $6 sticker at the Center; you won’t pay again at the garage.

12 Plympton Street

University Place Garage

617-497-0423

Before 5pm: First two hours discounted $1 per hour.

From Harvard Square, walk to the Harvard Book Store at 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, then take a right on Plympton Street. The building is set back on the left, and classrooms are on the second floor.

After 5pm: $2 off flat rate of $10.

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“I began teaching at the Center in the early ’80s; I felt fortunate then to find this place — and here I am, still happily teaching here...” —Jane Katims (Teacher and Board Member) with her husband, Dan Pearlman

YOU MAKE IT HAPPEN At the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, not only do we educate a community but we are a community of dedicated individuals with unique skills and talents. The value we place on each person and the respect we share for one another has evolved into a feeling of “family.” Like family, we lend a hand when needed, celebrate achievements, and support each other’s goals. Without all of us — teachers, students, staff — we wouldn’t have been here for over a hundred years. Be a part of it. Support the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, where you make it happen. To make a donation, please visit CCAE.org or call 617.547.6789. Jane Katims is the author and co-producer of six radio series for Wisconsin Public Radio, one earning her a George Foster Peabody Award in Broadcasting. In 2004, she was awarded a John Woods Scholarship in Fiction Writing (Western Michigan University), which entitled her to attend the Prague Summer Seminars. She is presently working on a collection of short stories, Getting the Gals Going, and a novel, Until Now, and has completed a poetry collection, Dancing on a Slippery Floor. Katims earned her B.A. at the University of Wisconsin and her M.Ed. at Lesley University. She lives with her family near Boston and teaches at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education.


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ALLA PRIMA OIL PORTRAIT PAINTING Catherine Ezell, page 56

YOUR MEDICARE ABCDs Christine Payne, page 24

THE WISDOM OF YOUR BODY: GENTLE YOGA & MINDFUL EATING Rivka Simmons, page 13

IDIOMS IN FRENCH CONVERSATION Edith Uger, page 16

DEMYSTIFYING CASINO GAMES Dan Fitzgerald, page 53

SILKSCREEN FOR BEGINNERS Alicia Thomas, page 59

PRACTICAL MUSIC THEORY Jared Hettrick, page 42

YOUR AGING PARENTS: WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP THEM Wendy Weiss, page 24

QUICKBOOKS Deanna Tavares, page 47

BUILDING A BUZZ: USING SOCIAL MEDIA AS A MARKETING TOOL Joseph Guarino, page 50

BASIC BLUES & BOOGIE-WOOGIE PIANO Thomas Jesser, page 43

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.

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