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SPORTS

TRAVEL

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES

WOODWORKING

DANCE

FENCING

ROUTES & ROOTS: DISCOVERING GALICIA

TERRORISM IN THE MODERN WORLD

STEAM BENDING 101

LET'S DO THE OLD SOFT SHOE


Spring Renewal:

It's time to blossom! CONQUER CLUTTER IN YOUR HOME AND OFFICE p13

YOGA AND QIGONG: ENERGY FLOW p56

Jane Lawson | House Cleaning Consultant

Jacki Farrell | Yoga Instructor

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

COURSE CODE: QUIG

Sec. 01: Thursday, 7:45-9:45pm. May 18 | $70

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $180

PRESERVING THE HARVEST: HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY JAM p10

GLASSBLOWING: GLASS FLOWERS EARTH DAY WORKSHOP p48

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

NOCA Glass School

COURSE CODE: PSJJ

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-2pm. Apr. 22 | $165

COURSE CODE: GFED

Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-2pm. Jun. 4 | $90

BOTANICAL DRAWING p42 Sean Dunstan-Halliday | Artist COURSE CODE: BOTD

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 9am-11:30am. Begins Apr. 4 | $280

TIME FOR TERRARIUMS p12 Cass School of Floral Design COURSE CODE: TRAR

Sec. 01: 2 Saturdays, 2-3:15pm. Apr. 8 & 15 | $100


Catalog Directory R EG I STRATI O N AND GE NE RAL I NFOR M ATION CCAE.org Phone: 617.547.6789 x1 Fax: 617.497.7532 Located at: 42 Brattle Street, Harvard Square Mailing address: P.O. Box 9113, Cambridge, MA 02238-9113

R EG I STER ONL INE AT CCAE.ORG R EGISTRATION FOR SPRING T E RM OPEN S Wednesday, February 15

S PRI N G TERM BEGINS Monday, April 3

H OLI DAYS No classes will be held on: PATRIOTS DAY, Monday, April 17 MEMORIAL DAY, Monday, May 29

CCAE was the Scout’s Honored Winner in 2016 for “Best Community Classes”! OFFI C E H OURS Monday-Thursday, 9am-9pm Friday, 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday, 9am-4pm

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

CO U RS E CAT EG O R IES CULINARY ARTS Cooking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Wine, Beer & Spirits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 HOME & LIFE Home & Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Games. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Life Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Work Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Personal Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 WORLD LANGUAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 TRAVEL & TOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 LITERATURE & WRITING Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 SCIENCE, HISTORY & CONTEMPORARY ISSUES Science & Nature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 History & Contemporary Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 VISUAL ARTS Drawing & Painting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Studio School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photography & Film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Printmaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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CRAFTS Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glass & Blacksmithing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Woodworking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fiber Arts & More. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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PERFORMING ARTS Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 MIND, BODY & SPORTS Mind & Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 SPECIAL EVENTS: Gonson Lecture Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Blacksmith House Poetry Series. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Spring Art Exhibition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Cover Image Credits: Top left, Paul Sayed, Bottom right, Meghan Zaremba

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GORGEOUS DESSERT TARTS

GLUTEN FREE COOKING

FINE WINE ON BUDGET

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HEALTHY COOKING FOR KIDS

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THE CREATIVE EXPLOSION: POP MUSIC 1965-1970

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BAKING WITH WHOLE GRAINS

CRADLE OF LIBERTY: HOW BOSTON STARTED THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

INTERMEDIATE COOKING*

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COOKING W/O BOUNDARIES* C K W B -W I 1 7.0 1

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SOLO TRAVEL FOR WOMEN

INTRODUCTION TO CHEESE MAKING

THAI STREET FOOD

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INTRODUCTION TO VIETNAMESE CUISINE

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SELF EXPLORATION THROUGH JUNGIAN ANALYSIS*

AROUND THE WORLD OF RED WINE*

PARIS OFF THE BEATEN PATH

VEGETABLE FERMENTATION 101

SPICING BASICS OF INDIAN CUISINE

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WOMEN'S RETREAT: ENVISION A STRONGER YOU

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COSTA RICAN COOKING IN SPANISH

NON-PROFIT ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING

CONQUER CLUTTER IN YOUR HOME

WINE & CHEESE PAIRING

MASTERING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

THE BABY DECISION

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EXPLORING FEMALE SEXUALITY

WARMING WINTER SOUPS

THE CARTOGRAPHY OF BEER

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NEED A SCHOLARSHIP? CCAE offers a scholarship assistance—50% off tuition—to adults of all ages. If your household size is one and you have an annual income below $29,425, you are eligible to apply. Income eligibility increases as household size increases. You can download guidelines and an application form at ccae.org/about/scholarships. You can also obtain them via email to antonio.morales@ccae.org. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis. Please contact the Registration office to verify approval. Full-time students at degree-granting institutions are not eligible. Other restrictions apply.

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* Class meets multiple times. Please check ccae.org for detailed schedule


This series is sponsored in part by The Cambridge Savings Charitable Foundation

G O N SO N DAY T I M E L ECT U R E S E R I ES Wednesdays, 11am, Spiegel Auditorium | $10 Enliven your Wednesday mornings with stimulating presentations at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. Presenters focus on a wide range of topics. All lectures take place at 56 Brattle Street.

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May 17

ANIMATION AS ART: A LOOK AT THE WORK OF ANDREAS HYKADE

VISITING THE PAST IN GREATER BOSTON: DISCOVERING HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUMS

Antonio Morales | Video Artist / Animator, School of the Museum of Fine Arts

Elizabeth Merrick | Author

Join us as we explore the work of Andreas Hykade. We will discuss how animation has evolved from purely narrative storytelling to abstract explorations of the human psyche as well as themes on gender, power dynamics, and the role of dreams in art.

The Boston area abounds in historic houses; many of them are open to the public. Join Elizabeth on a journey to explore some of the unique and often lesser-known historic house museums in Greater Boston through a slide show and discussion. Come away with an exciting array of options for local excursions into the past.

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May 24

WOMEN IN COMBAT IN THE MIDDLE EAST

INTRODUCTION TO DRUG DEVELOPMENT

Carla Abdo-Katsipis | Research Scholar, PhD in Political Science The phrase “Armed conflict in the Middle East” frequently conjures images of suicide bombers, foot soldiers, murdered civilians, and more. However, the role of women in these organizations is rarely discussed. In this lecture, we will go beyond the mainstream and examine the role of women not only as victims of conflict but as active participants in armed groups. G O N S - S P 1 7.0 2

Rhoda Chang | Clinical-Regulatory Medical Writer, PhD in Microbiology-Immunology

May 3

ALL ABOUT AIRPLANES Thomas Hiniker | Nuclear Physicist Come learn all about airplanes with Thomas Hiniker and Joe Dini as they give an overview on the difference manufacturers, make and model, growth, and operating costs of the business from Commercial Aviation to personal and business jets.

Cambridge is one of the largest pharmaceutical hubs in the world. This lecture will introduce you to the process of drug development, from pre-clinical research to the components of running clinical trials. G O N S - S P 1 7.0 5

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Looking for the perfect gift for someone special? Consider a CCAE Gift Certificate! People love to get the gift of a free class here. Call or stop by our office to purchase one today. Our staff is on the desk, Monday-Thursday, 9am-9pm; Friday, 9am-7pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9am-4pm

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CULINARY ARTS “DAGMAR SMITH WAS A GREAT INSTRUCTOR! THE FOOD WAS GREAT. SHE KNEW A LOT ABOUT THE WINE, AND MADE THE CLASS REALLY FUN!”

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—A PERFECT MATCH: WINE AND FOOD PAIRING STUDENTS

KNIFE SKILLS 101

COOKING

Lars Liebisch | Private Chef

BASIC COOKING SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES Dagmar Smith | Chef, Graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Art (Section 1) Claudia Catalano | Contributor, The Boston Globe; MLA: Gastronomy, Boston University (Section 2) Develop classic cooking skills that will help you both understand recipes and improvise. We start with knife skills and move on to basic techniques. We discuss cuts of meats, where to shop, and kitchen equipment. In Section 01, we learn to cook a full-course meal from soup and appetizer through dessert and enjoy it with wine while discussing pairings. We also make roast chicken, oven-roasted potatoes, cucumber salad, blueberry muffins, wine-poached pears, and chocolate chip cookies. In Section 02, we make a whole host of comfort foods and desserts. COURSE CODE: BCST

Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 6-9pm. Begins Apr. 18 | $350 Sec. 02: 3 Wednesdays, 6-9pm. Begins May 24 | $180

Through a combination of demonstration and class practice, learn how to chop, dice, and slice like a pro. You’ll learn about knives and how to use them wisely while practicing basic techniques. COURSE CODE: KNIF

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-9pm. May 3 | $90

COOKING WITHOUT BOUNDARIES: LIBERATE YOUR INNER CHEF Reema Chandra | TV show host and co-founder: Cooking Without Boundaries “I open my refrigerator, I see a little of this and a little of that and I stand there not knowing what to make for dinner.” Sound familiar? Join Reema and learn to liberate your inner chef by creating easy, healthy and delicious meals with ingredients in your fridge, pantry and spice cabinet. Master the art of spices with local and seasonal food and make your daily cooking a quest. Finish off your new-found culinary artistry with dining on prepared dishes paired perfectly with a wine. COURSE CODE: CKWB

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

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CULINARY ARTS

L'ART DE LA PATISSERIE: THE ART OF PASTRY CORNER PARISIAN MACARONS

BAKING WITH WHOLE GRAINS

Christine Iredale | Personal Chef; amusebouche.us

Claudia Catalano | Contributor, The Boston Globe; MLA, Gastronomy, Boston University

The popularity of French macarons is sweeping the nation! Delicate and colorful, these little confectionaries will be sure highlights at an afternoon tea or a sweet ending to a sophisticated meal. They also make perfect hostess gifts. We will make theVG shells and a couple of fillings so that you will go home with a variety of treats and the knowledge to impress. Allergen alert: macarons contain eggs and almonds.

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Everyone knows that compared to the white stuff, whole grain flours bring a lot more nutrition to the table. But do you know that they can also add much more depth of flavor to baked goods? Join us as we learn how to enhance classic bread and pastry recipes with “ancient grain” flours such as spelt, kamut, oat, and amaranth. Together we will prove that treats can indeed be healthful AND delicious.

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

Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-9pm. Apr. 20 | $90

Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-3pm. Apr. 23 | $100

CROISSANT INTENSIVE

BAKING AND DECORATING CUPCAKES LIKE A MASTER BAKER

Edgar Ievins | Personal Chef, www.chefedgar.com Spend your Saturday learning how to make an assortment of exquisite sweet and savory croissants. Included will be almond croissants, flakey ham and swiss croissants, and decadent chocolate croissants. We will further learn to apply the technique of laminating dough to make the lightest of scones, appetizers made of puff pastry, and the flakiest of pie crusts. This class is designed to enhance your understanding of, and elevate your pastry making skills to new heights by a quantum leap.

Lillie Webb | Baker

COURSE CODE: ICRC

COURSE CODE: CUPC

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-4pm. Apr. 8 | $160

BECOME A PIE-MAKING PRO Claudia Catalano | Contributor, The Boston Globe; MLA, Gastronomy, Boston University Want to impress your friends and family this spring? Greet Moms, Dads, and Grads with a perfect homemade pie or tart and watch the jaws drop. In this hands-on class we will learn different techniques for making all-butter, flakey pâte brisée and crisp, tender tart dough. We’ll use our doughs for classic New England apple pie and a luscious caramelized milk chocolate and cinnamon tart. Both pastry techniques will come in handy during the bountiful spring and summer fruit season. Let’s get rolling! COURSE CODE: PIES

Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-3pm. Apr. 30 | $100

AUSTRIAN BREADS Ursula Schersch | Food journalist and food blogger; www.lilvienna.com There are many kinds of Austrian breads but the most famous are dark, grainy and healthy. In this hands-on class you will learn from a true Austrian how to make a delicious sunflower seed bread, a sourdough bread and how to braid a sweet Rosinenzopf (typical Austrian yeast braid with raisins). You will not need any special equipment and all recipes are easy to follow. You will enjoy a taste of all the breads we make in class. At the end, you will leave with a two year-old sourdough starter to bake your own bread at home.

Picture-perfect cupcakes make for picture-perfect parties. Be the hero of every gathering by bringing your stunning, customized treats. Over two class sessions, learn the secrets to baking delicious vanilla and chocolate cupcakes. Then learn to pipe, dip, and decorate your creations like a pro. We will experiment with a variety of fillings, frostings, and other toppings for unique flavor combinations and bakery-ready designs. No experience necessary. Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-3pm. May 27 | $100

FRUITY FRENCH DESSERTS Lillie Webb | Baker Lemon meringue pie, tarte tatin, and cherry clafoutis: no one knows their way around a fruit-forward dessert like the French. In this class, seasonal fruits take center stage like sparkling jewels in these classic preparations. Learn the finer points of pastry crust, meringues, fruit selection, and more as we bake these delicious treats. COURSE CODE: FFRN

Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-2pm. May 13 | $90

DECADENT CHOCOLATE DESSERTS Lillie Webb | Baker Deep, dark, and irresistible, chocolate is everyone’s favorite treat. Indulge yourself in this class dedicated to rich desserts. We’ll make a velvety chocolate mousse, double chocolate pomegranate cookies, and a towering darkest devil’s food cake. COURSE CODE: CHCD

Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-2pm. May 20 | $90

COURSE CODE: AUSB

Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-3pm. Apr. 9 | $100

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CULINARY ARTS

CHOCOLATE 101: A BRIEF HISTORY & TASTING

WINE AND CHEESE PAIRING

Victoria E. Kichuk | Professional Chocophile, cocoabeantown.com

Why do cheese and wine pair so well together? Want to learn how to create the perfect combination? We will taste and sip through cheese and wine pairings and explore how to enhance your experience through a sensory analysis of different combinations.

COURSE CODE: CHOC

Sec. 01: Sunday, 2:30-4pm. Apr. 23 | $40

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

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Sec. 01: Sunday, 2:30-4pm. Apr. 30 | $60

A CHEF’S GUIDE TO CHEESE Dagmar Smith | Chef, Graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Art Explore the styles and tastes of some of the world’s best cheeses. You will learn how cheese is made and what makes cheese so diverse and interesting. We will taste cow, goat and sheep milk cheeses in styles moving from fresh, soft, semi-soft, to hard. The cheese-tasting samples will cover everything from a creamy French sheep milk feta to a hard and little known Italian cheese. To round out the evening we’ll make a few simple cheese appetizers. COURSE CODE: C101

Sec. 01: Tuesday, 6-8pm. Jun. 6 | $40

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

Sec. 01: Friday, 6-9pm. May 12 | $90

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COURSE CODE: WICH

Sec. 01: Friday, 5:30-7:30pm. May 26 | $90

FRENCH WINE AND APPETIZERS Dagmar Smith | Chef, Graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Art This class is about economically-priced French wines and classic French tasty bites. Most of the wines will cost under $15 and all of the appetizers will be quick and easy to prepare. We’ll start with a white Bordeaux and move on to unique Alsatian dry white wine and then a Rosé from Provence. For red wines we’ll have a Beaujolais-Villages made from lighter gamay grapes and then a big, full bodied red from Côtes du Rhône. For appetizers we’ll have basil twists, camembert tortes, olive oil and herb drenched goats’ milk cheese, quiche bites, and truffle oil canapés. C O U R S E C O D E : F WA A

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

A PERFECT MATCH: WINE & FOOD PAIRINGS Dagmar Smith | Chef, Graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Art Join us for an evening of wine tastings and tasty bites: learn about acid and fat, texture and salt. We’ll start with a Spanish sparkling cava cocktail paired with salted nuts and fresh fruit. Next, we’ll try an Italian Orvieto served with a taste of butter shrimp, followed by a German Riesling accompanied by Chinese shumai dumplings. For reds, we’ll match a French Côtes du Rhône with roast beef on toast points, then end the evening with American Zinfandel and artisan cheeses. COURSE CODE: WFPR

Sec. 01: Friday, 6-9pm. Apr. 28 | $90

COOKING AND BAKING WITH FRESH HERBS Cara Marcus | Culinary Instructor Spring into spring with a full day’s menu of fresh herbal recipes! For breakfast, we’ll make and enjoy lavender pancakes with cinnamon basil maple syrup, and chicory-flavored coffee. For lunch, we’ll create and sample grilled cheese pesto sandwiches and tomato, sorrel and fennel soup. And we’ll complete the day’s menu with roast lamb with mint jelly, followed by lemon balm vanilla pudding for dinner. Along the way, you’ll gather tips about how fresh herbs can enhance many dishes, and how to store and preserve the spring harvest. COURSE CODE: HBCK

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-9pm. May 10 | $90

Photo by Cecelia Zhen

Nine out of 10 people love chocolate—and the 10th person lies! What is it about this delicious food that makes mouths water? How did chocolate go from decadent treat to antioxidant-packed superfood? We’ll answer your chocolate queries! You’ll learn what chocolate preference says about your personality and we’ll sample chocolates from the world over; from white chocolate to 99% cacao! If chocolate is an essential part of your life, this program is for you.

Kimi Ceridon | Culinary Scholar, Food Consultant


CULINARY ARTS

BON APPÉTIT! AN INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH CUISINE Christine Iredale | Personal Chef; amusebouche.us Follow in the footsteps of Julia Child and Jacques Pépin! In this hands-on cooking class, we’ll introduce you to some of the basic techniques and recipes from the French tradition. We’ll take a whirlwind tour of some of France’s famous culinary regions, from LyonVG to Alsace. Here a new menu for spring: oeuf cocotte with tomatoes, salmon with watercress sauce (saumon, sauce cresson), chocolate mousse, lamb stew with spring vegetables (navarin d’agneau), and floating island (oeuf à la neige). They are also gluten free.

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COURSE CODE: BONA

Sec. 01: 2 Thursdays, 6-9pm. Apr. 6 & 13 | $160

COOKING WITH MOM Shailini Sisodia | Culinary Instructor, Obsessed Foodie Where would we be without our mothers? They were there for us, more often than not, every step of the way. Show Mom your appreciation by bringing her to this class where you both will make an elegant meal to celebrate Mother’s Day in style! Come learn how to make easy yet sophisticated dishes such as a caramelized shallot and goat cheese tart, lemony salmon baked in foil, orzo with feta, tomatoes and pine nuts, a colorful, vibrant beet/goat cheese salad and savory, pan-roasted asparagus. This delicious, fancy meal will then be topped off with a delightful yet simple dessert. Impressing Mom has never been this easy! COURSE CODE: MOMD

Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-2pm. May 14 | $90

MAKING PIZZA FROM SCRATCH Deb Della Piana | Culinary Instructor Learn from a professional pizza maker how to make artisan pizza— perfect for parties and impressing your friends. We’ll cover the basics of making your own dough, how to shape a pizza like a professional, how to get professional results when baking in a home oven, and more. You’ll get the feel for dough in this hands-on course. COURSE CODE: PIZZ

Sec. 01: Monday, 6-9pm. May 22 | $90

AUSTRIAN CUISINE: APPLE STRUDEL AND CHEESE SPAETZLE Ursula Schersch | Food journalist, food blogger; www.lilvienna.com

SOUTHERN ITALIAN CUISINE Francesca Montillo | Founder of Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures Southern Italians thrive on good olive oil, dried pasta, fresh vegetables and a multitude of seafood. Join Francesca, a native of Calabria, Italy as we prepare a multi-course meal inspired by the South. Our antipasto will be a citrus salad. For our first course, we will prepare spaghetti alla puttanesca and our second will be marinated broiled swordfish. We will top it off by making a filling for Sicilian cannolis. You will leave inspired to make this menu yourself and book a trip to Italy! C O U R S E C O D E : I TA L

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-9pm. Apr. 5 | $90

HAND-ROLLED PASTA FROM SCRATCH

This class will bring you right into the heart of European cooking tradition. Austrian and Viennese cooking is well known around the globe. In this class, we will prepare an authentic Austrian three-course menu. You will learn from Ursula, an Austrian native, how to shape dumplings for a classic semolina dumpling soup, and how to make pasta from scratch for cheese spaetzle with bacon and caramelized onions—a dish from the Alps. For dessert, we will prepare Vienna’s signature dish: apple strudel. Learn how to make the pastry dough from scratch, to prepare the filling, and the nuts and bolts of rolling everything into a perfectly flakey strudel. COURSE CODE: AUSC

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-9pm. Apr. 26 | $90

IT’S ALL GREEK TO ME!

Deb Della Piana | Culinary Instructor

Shailini Sisodia | Culinary Instructor, Obsessed Foodie

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.

Greek food is typical of the highly touted Mediterranean diet, and wins on every level—it’s healthy, delicious and makes use of fresh ingredients. Join this fun class where you will learn how to make a few Greek classics! We start with spanakopita, the crispy phyllo spinach pies, and then move on to a creamy, luscious favorite, the famous moussaka, for the main course. A colorful Greek salad and delightful dessert round out this wonderful meal that you will love serving to friends and family—opa!

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

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

COURSE CODE: GREK

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

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AUTHENTIC EGYPTIAN CUISINE Iman Hanafi | Culinary Instructor In this course, a native Egyptian will teach you authentic Egyptian and Middle Eastern ways of cooking. Some recipes are designed for the busy home cook and others for celebrations and gatherings. We will prepare a traditional lunch table with an appetizer, soup, main dish, and dessert. We will cook and enjoy dishes that may include chicken soup, baba ganoush, tahini, hummus, Egyptian green salad, koshary, molokhia, sweet dumplings, and om ali, a dessert. You will learn the history behind the dishes as well. COURSE CODE: EGPT

Sec. 01: Friday, 6-9pm. Apr. 21 | $90

SAVORY SOUPS AND STEWS IN THE SPRING ZUPPE ITALIANE Francesca Montillo | Founder, Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures Come learn the Italian secret to warming a cold evening—enticing soups and stews. We will learn to make the traditional soups of the Italian countryside: minestrone, pastina di pollo, pappa al pomodoro, Tuscan bean soup, ribollita and minestra di ceci. COURSE CODE: ZUPE

A TASTE OF SOUTHERN SPAIN Luis de Haro | Spanish Cuisine Expert, Chef Come join native Spaniard chef, Luis de Haro, and take a hands-on journey through the cooking of Southern Spain! You'll learn all about the authentic dishes and flavors of one of the most fascinating culinary regions on the planet. Don't forget to save room for some wine and sherry too! Menu: Antonia's Salmorejo (creamy gazpacho from cordoba), Pipirana de Jaen (julienne of vegetables with olive oil & sherry vinegar from Jaen), Chorizo al Vino Tinto (chorizo in red wine from Seville), and Ajo Colorao (red garlic fish stew from Almeria).

Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-2pm. Apr. 22 | $90

SAVORY SPRINGTIME SOUPS Dagmar Smith | Chef, Graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Art Springtime soups are lighter and fresher than their winter cousins. The class will make a vegetable stock and use lots of fresh herbs and early spring vegetables to make the following soups: green pea and mint, creamy asparagus, lemony chicken and orzo, veggie and tofu miso, and silky fennel and leek. We’ll also bake a quick focaccia to accompany our meal. Come hungry!

COURSE CODE: SSPN

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

Sec. 01: Friday, 6-9pm. May 5 | $90

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

SPANISH PAELLA

CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS STEW: SOUTHERN COMFORT FOR NEW ENGLAND NIGHTS

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

Lillie Webb | Baker Boston’s cold weather calls for a meal from milder climes. A big pot of chicken and dumplings, followed by a bubbling apple cobbler will warm you up from head to toe. Bring your appetite, and learn to cook up these classic Southern favorites. COURSE CODE: CSTW

Sec. 01: Friday, 6-9pm. Apr. 7 | $90

Sec. 01: Friday, 6-9pm. Jun. 2 | $90

SCRUMPTIOUS TEX MEX FAVORITES Shailini Sisodia | Culinary Instructor, Obsessed Foodie Mexican food with Texan influences—Tex Mex is by far, one of the most popular cuisines in the United States. Come learn how to make mouth-watering restaurant favorites in this fun, hands on class! We start with baked jalapeno poppers and cheesy, crispy veggie quesadillas. Next on the menu—shrimp tacos with lime crema and mango salsa as well as a corn, bean, and avocado salad with a zesty, homemade dressing. We will then make tequila marinated chicken, Mexican rice and time permitting, stacked enchiladas. Bursting with color and flavor, these dishes are like a fiesta in your mouth—Olé!! COURSE CODE: TEXM

Sec. 01: Monday, 6-9pm. Jun. 5 | $90

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VEGETARIAN TOMATO SOUP Dagmar Smith | Chef, Graduate of Cambridge School of Culinary Art Vegetable soups are surprisingly easy and delicious to make from scratch. In this hands-on cooking class we will start with tomato-based products to create wonderful tasting and healthy soups. We’ll make classic cream of tomato soup, tomato and wild rice soup, minestrone, and roasted tomato with basil soup. We’ll also make some cornbread muffins to accompany our soups. Come hungry! COURSE CODE: VTSP

Sec. 01: Tuesday, 6-9pm. Apr. 4 | $90


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COSTA RICAN COOKING IN SPANISH Stephen Torino | Spanish Teacher, Traveler Una inmersión en la cultura costarricense a través de la cocina. Únete con nosotros por una noche de conversación (en español) sobre Costa Rica, mientras cocinamos y probamos algunas recetas típicas. ¡Pura Vida! An exploration of Costa Rican culture through food. Join us for a night of conversation in Spanish about Costa Rica, while we cook and sample some typical dishes. ¡Pura Vida! * This class will be taught in Spanish.* COURSE CODE: COSS

Sec. 01: Tuesday, 11am-2pm. May 23 | $90

THE CARIBBEAN KITCHEN

SOUTHERN INDIAN VEGETARIAN HARVEST (THALI) Ashwini Ramanisankar | Cooking Instructor, Entrepreneur Experience Thali, a traditional south Indian lunch which includes six varieties of taste in one meal. This long-standing combination of dishes provides complete nutrition, minimizes cravings and aids digestion. Join us to cook and learn this menu: Rice, a VG lentil based soup-like gravy made from different vegetables, a lentil based accompaniment made from bottle gourd, stir fry made with carrot and beans, a deep-fried dish made with potatoes and peas and a yummy, digestive soup with tamarind juice.

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Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-3pm. Jun. 10 | $100

Deb Della Piana | Culinary Instructor

ASIAN STREET FOOD FAVORITES

Learn how to cook authentic Caribbean food in this three-day course that focuses on culinary delights from Jamaica, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. We will be preparing and eating delicious dishes like spicy shrimp skewers and Boscobel beach ginger cake (Jamaica), grilled zucchini with ramp aioli and asopao de pollo (Puerto Rico), and rum & garlic spiced pork chops and Cuban-style black beans (Cuba). Each attendee will go home with a small bottle of homemade Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Rub and a small recipe book.

Jason Wang | Chef

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

Sec. 01: 3 Mondays, 6-9pm. Begins Apr. 24 | $180

SPICING BASICS OF INDIAN CUISINE Ashwini Ramanisankar | Cooking Instructor, Entrepreneur The richness and flavor of Indian cuisine is mainly attributed to the large array of spices used. In this class you can get a peek into the major spices used through the unique dishes of mulligatawny soup, vegetable biryani and finishing up with a dessert, aval payasam. You will leave the class with a good understanding of over 15 spices which will stir your interest and creativity to explore Indian cooking. COURSE CODE: INDS

Sec. 01: Saturday, 11am-2pm. Jun. 3 | $90

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

Join Jason as we learn how to make some popular varieties of Asian street food. We will discuss how to select seasonal ingredients, techniques for prepping meats and vegetables, and how to pair dishes together to plan a cohesive meal. We will explore a variety of Korean savory pancakes (pajeon) with vegetables and seafood, Chinese cold noodle preparations, and Taiwanese oyster omelette, among other dishes. Note: ingredients will include soy & shellfish products. C O U R S E C O D E : AS I A

Sec. 01: Tuesday, 6-9pm. Apr. 11 | $90

KOREAN KITCHEN Jason Wang | Chef One of the most healthful of the Asian cuisines, tasty Korean cuisine features mainly vegetables and harmonized sauces. The instructor will offer a mix of lecture and demonstration of a variety of delicious home dishes: spicy cucumber salad, chapchae noodles, pajeon (vegetarian pancakes), and vegetarian bibimbap. C O U R S E C O D E : KO R K

Sec. 01: Monday, 6-9pm. Apr. 10 | $90

LEARN TO MAKE DUMPLINGS AND WONTONS

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COURSE CODE: INDF

Join us and learn the foundational techniques and tips for making VG Chinese dumplings and wontons in a range of preparations. We will explore different sauce combinations for dipping and make our own dumplings in authentic boiled, soup, and crispy pot-sticker variations. From traditional fillings of hearty napa cabbage and Chinese chive to more elegant pairings of seafood and pea tendrils, we’ll pinch, squeeze, and pleat our way to a succulent and satisfying meal. Note: ingredients will include soy and shellfish.

Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-9pm. Jun. 8 | $90

COURSE CODE: CHND

Sec. 01: Monday, 6-9pm. May 15 | $90

NEED A SCHOLARSHIP? CCAE offers a scholarship assistance—50% off tuition—to adults of all ages. If your household size is one and you have an annual income below $29,425, you are eligible to apply. Income eligibility increases as household size increases. You can download guidelines and an application form at ccae.org/about/scholarships. You can also obtain them via email to antonio.morales@ccae.org. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis. Please contact the Registration office to verify approval. Full-time students at degree-granting institutions are not eligible. Other restrictions apply.

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DINNER IN CHINATOWN

PRESERVING THE HARVEST: HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY JAM

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

Afton Cyrus | Test Cook, America’s Test Kitchen, jamsessionsjam.com Learn how to can and preserve your own homemade jams and jellies! This class will cover making the most of in-season strawberries, the kinds of products that can be canned and preserved at home, canning do’s and don’ts, and the equipment you’ll need to get started. We’ll discuss basic food preservation techniques as well and how to make delicious jams, jellies, and fruit butters throughout the growing season. You’ll leave with samples and the skills to start doing your own canning at home.

COURSE CODE: CHTD

Sec. 01: Sunday, 4:30-8:30pm. May 28 | $85

Shantelle Gary | Cookbook Author, Private Chef, letsbevegan.com

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

Photo by Paul Sayed

COURSE CODE: PSJJ

GLUTEN FREE COOKING

Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-2pm. Jun. 4 | $90

“YOUR MIXOLOGY CLASS HAS CHANGED MY LIFE…” -MIXOLOGY STUDENT

WINE, BEER AND SPIRITS

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

THE SEASONAL VEGAN Shantelle Gary | Cookbook Author, Private Chef, letsbevegan.com

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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.

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COURSE CODE: VEGS

Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-2pm. May 7 | $90

VEGETARIAN ENTERTAINING Shantelle Gary | Cookbook Author, Private Chef, letsbevegan.com

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Yes, vegetables are sexy! Whether you’re a vegan, VG vegetarian or “flexitarian” this class will offer tasty and sophisticated vegetarian dishes worthy of spotlight status at your next dinner party, cocktail party, lunch or VG Tempting dishes include feta and chickpea “purses” with onion brunch. and tomato chutney, tandoori tofu bites, butternut squash and goat cheese gratin w/warm parsnip and ginger puree, and sesame sweet potato wedges w/peanut dipping sauce.

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Sec. 01: Sunday, 11am-2pm. May 21 | $90

BASIC MIXOLOGY Paul Sayed | Bartender Anyone can mix! Through hands-on mixing and tasting you will learn proper cocktail-building techniques. Each class will focus on a different base spirit: vodka, gin, rum, tequila, and whiskey. By the end of the class you will be able to make a variety of classic cocktails that will get you prepared for starting your home bar, making better use of your home bar, or working at a real bar. Also, you will be able to mix any drink or start crafting your own creations! Bartending kit (to be purchased in advance by students) costs approximately $35. C O U R S E C O D E : M I XO

Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins May 18 | $170

WINETASTING: A BEGINNER’S SAMPLER Justin Giuliano | Wine Industry Professional 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 O U R S E C O D E : WSA M

Sec. 01: 2 Fridays, 7-9pm. Apr. 21 & 28 | $140

ALL ABOUT FRENCH WINE Justin Giuliano | Wine Industry Professional Join us for a whirlwind tour of some of the premier wine-producing regions of France. The itinerary will include Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhône, the Loire Valley, Alsace, or Languedoc, as well as lesser-known regions. Learn what made the founding fathers so taken by French wine and the concept of terroir. COURSE CODE: FRTW

Sec. 01: Friday, 7-9pm. May 5 | $90 10

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AN INTRODUCTION TO WINES OF FRANCE AND CALIFORNIA

BEER AND ART HISTORY: A TALK AND TASTING

Steve Hoffman | Wine Educator

Kris Butler | Certified Beer Judge, President, Boston Map Society (2017-2019)

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 of France as well as varietal wines from California. We’ll also discuss wine making, cellaring, wine and food combinations and serving. Please bring six glasses to class. If you would prefer to purchase glasses at the first class, call the instructor at 617-489-2052. You must be 21 or older to enroll in this class.

Beer and art have a long history together, from Egyptian hieroglyphics to Hogarth, Picasso, Bruegel, Renoir, Manet, Dr. Seuss, and many more. You will taste historic styles while traveling through time and across cultures on a survey of beer in art history. We will discuss artifacts, sculptures, paintings, cartoons, and labels—from ancient times through today. Take home your souvenir tasting glass!

COURSE CODE: WFRC

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

Sec. 01: 4 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins May 9 | $170

Sec. 01: Sunday, 1:30-3:30pm. Jun. 4 | $90

RED WINES OF ITALY

AMERICAN WHISKEY: BOURBON, RYE & BEYOND

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

Troy Clarke | USBG President, Boston Chapter

COURSE CODE: RWIT

Sec. 01: Friday, 7-9pm. Jun. 2 | $90

Sec. 01: Friday, 7-9pm. May 12 | $90

Bourbon is often dismissed as what your folks drank with ginger ale or what Pops used to spice up his eggnog, but there is world of whiskey out there as diverse and exceptional as anything from across the Atlantic. Come try a wide variety of whiskeys specially selected by an expert bartender. You must be 21 or older to enroll in this class. COURSE CODE: BRBN

Did you know you can rent CCAE’s state-of-the-art kitchen for a private event? Come with your colleagues for a unique team-building opportunity, celebrate that special birthday with family and friends, or host a private event in our beautiful kitchen. Visit CCAE.org/about/rentals or email us at rental@ccae.org! REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE.ORG OR CALL 617.547.6789

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TIME FOR TERRARIUMS

HOME & GARDEN

Cass School of Floral Design

URBAN BEEKEEPING The Best Bees Company Get on board with a do-it-yourself trend that’s so hot, The New York Times is abuzz with excitement about it! Learn to pick a location for a hive, set-up techniques, the best way to manage your new army of pollinators, and how to extract honey. Learn creative ideas for your harvest! Dispel myths about bees and get insight into how they’re being threatened. Every student will make and take home a beehive frame (the structure that holds the comb within the hive) and an additional bee product, depending on what’s in season.

Terrariums are delightful, small-scale landscapes which require very little space and maintenance. They are perfect for apartment dwellers and those who want a little green growth in their lives but don’t have the time to care for plants or a garden. Learn how to select the best containers; types of plants, mosses and materials; how to arrange these elements for the desired look; and how to care for terrariums. A material fee of $50 (cash or check only) is payable at the first class. COURSE CODE: TRAR

Sec. 01: 2 Saturdays, 2-3:15pm. Apr. 8 & 15 | $100

RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN Laura Eisener | Owner, Laura D. Eisener Landscape Design

COURSE CODE: BEES

Sec. 01: Thursday, 7:45-9:45pm. Jun. 1 | $70

FLOWER ARRANGING Cass School of Floral Design Discover the essential elements and principles of floral design while creating three different styles of arrangements. You will learn how to achieve long-lasting freshness and select the perfect containers and flowers for the look you want to achieve. Seasonal flowers, foliage, and themes will be emphasized. A materials fee of $45 (cash or check only) is payable at the first class. Class held at the Cass School of Floral Design, 531 Mt. Auburn St, Watertown.

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

Sec. 01: 5 Tuesdays, 10am-12pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $200

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

Sec. 01: 3 Mondays, 6:30-8pm. Apr. 3, 10, & 24 | $100

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HOME SWEET HOME ESSENTIAL TOOLS FOR FINDING, BUYING, AND KEEPING A HOME Sally Wetzler | Home Inspector Whether it’s a condo or a single-family house, learn to be an informed buyer, and knowledgeably hire trade professionals to maintain or improve the property. We’ll discuss how to critically examine and compare properties, review essential questions to ask the seller/agent, and outline the purchasing timeline and action items. You’ll learn about the home inspection process, how to choose a building contractor, and the importance of clear contracts when engaging their services for your new home. COURSE CODE: FBKH

Sec. 01: Saturday, 9:30am-12:30pm. Apr. 29 | $75

CONQUER CLUTTER IN YOUR HOME AND OFFICE Jane Lawson | House Cleaning Consultant Free yourself from clutter forever! Learn why we have clutter, and stop it from invading your space. Organize your space and fight procrastination. Attack your papers, photos, closets, desk, drawers, shelves, cosmetics, jewelry, toys, tools, and much more. Learn the rules to follow and traps to avoid. You’ll be more productive and less stressed, and you’ll save time, energy, and money, guaranteed! C O U R S E C O D E : C LU T

Sec. 01: Thursday, 7:45-9:45pm. May 18 | $70

LEARN AMERICAN MAH JONGG Laura Zoll | Mah Jongg Enthusiast Learn to play this fun and fascinating game which combines the old Chinese set of tiles with American rules and strategies. We will cover all aspects of the game, progressing through familiarity with the tiles, building the wall, dealing the tiles, mastering the card, understanding the Charleston, betting, and strategy. A game of skill and luck, rules and informal conventions, Mah Jongg often bonds a table of friends. Come join in! A $9 materials fee for the official NMJL card is payable to the instructor on the second class. COURSE CODE: MAHJ

Sec. 01: 8 Fridays, 12-1:30pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $200 No class May 12

LIFE SKILLS THE ART OF REMEMBERING NAMES Neil Kutzen | Memory Trainer What is the cost of not remembering names? Embarrassment? Awkwardness? Missed opportunities? Missed connections? Fear of meeting a group of new people? Learn the Four Step process for all memorizing and how to apply it to names. You will see people and their names more vividly, making remembering names much easier. As with any muscle in your body, practice builds strength. Practice in class and at home and your memory for names will continue to improve. Practice more and you will be able to amaze yourself and others with your memory for names. Visit: www. memorizebest.com. COURSE CODE: NAME

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-12pm. May 13 | $50

GOING SOLAR: ADDING A ROOFTOP SOLAR SYSTEM Craig Forman | MBA, Professional Trader, Personal Portfolio Manager You have seen solar panels popping up all over town. With great tax incentives and high electricity costs, MA is one of the best states for adding a rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system. But getting the project completed can be challenging. We will discuss the basic components of a rooftop solar PV system. We’ll investigate purchasing versus leasing, selecting a supplier, system design, financing, calculating break-even time, and all the steps needed to bring your rooftop solar system to fruition. COURSE CODE: GNSL

Sec. 01: Thursday, 7:45-9:45pm. May 25 | $70

THE BABY DECISION: HOW TO MAKE THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION OF YOUR LIFE Merle Bombardieri | LICSW, Wellspring Counseling Center Do you long for a baby, but worry you’ll be overwhelmed? Leaning towards remaining childfree but worry about later regrets? How do you balance intuitive and logical approaches to this momentous decision? Learn self-exploration exercises to do alone or with your partner, and how to interrupt distracting self-talk so you can discover the right decision. This workshop is open to individuals and couples. C O U R S E C O D E : BA BY

Sec. 01: Sunday, 10am-3pm. May 7 | $115

CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE SEX LIFE OF OLDER COUPLES: PEAKS AND VALLEYS Anita P. Hoffer | Ph.D., Ed.D.

GAMES TEXAS HOLD 'EM D Chavis | Poker Player Become comfortable playing casino-rules Texas Hold ‘em. By the end of the course, you will be able to host your own home game with confidence. We will focus on No-Limit Hold ‘em, poker vocabulary, table etiquette, strategy, and tournament play.

In this informative workshop for mature couples, we will debunk the 10 most common myths about couples’ sexuality; learn about little understood features of male and female anatomy of pleasure; and share practical tips on how to deal with changes that are a natural part of the aging process. We will review the medical benefits of a healthy sex life and learn about the effects on a couple’s sex life of two common diseases of the prostate as well as pointers on diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutic options. COURSE CODE: SCOC

Sec. 01: Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm. Jun. 1 | $50

COURSE CODE: POKR

Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 8-9:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $175

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WOMEN GROWING OLDER: OUR BODIES, OURSELVES

THE ART OF EMOTIONAL & INTERPERSONAL INTELLIGENCE

Joan Ditzion | LICSW and Co-Author, Our Bodies, Ourselves (2011)

Lauren Mackler | laurenmackler.com

With increased longevity, women over 60 have new needs, norms, expectations, challenges and opportunities. This workshop will explore some of the key aspects that affect our health and social, emotional, and sexual well-being. Together we need to embrace aging, change the aging paradigm and affirm women’s potential for growth and development in the second half of life so that women over 60 can age well with a sense of power and purpose. The format will be a presentation with time for participants to share their experiences and questions.

Express your feelings, needs, and boundaries in ways that strengthen your relationships with others. Expand your interpersonal skills with Lauren Mackler, world-renowned coach, CNN commentator, best-selling author of Solemate and co-author of Speaking of Success with Jack Canfield and Stephen Covey. Gain mastery of your emotions, communicate effectively, and manage differences in ways that produce the outcomes you want in your personal life, relationships, and at work. www.laurenmackler.com

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

COURSE CODE: INTE

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm. Apr. 19 | $50

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10-11:30am. Jun. 10 | $50

EXPLORING FEMALE SEXUALITY— A JOURNEY OF SELF-DISCOVERY: A WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN

THE ART OF SELF-COMPASSION

Anita P. Hoffer | Ph.D., Ed.D. Join us for an open discussion as we examine what female orgasm really is, the different kinds and how orgasm changes throughout one’s life. We will review the female anatomy of pleasure, discuss how little-understood features of these anatomical structures can enhance pleasure and view rare footage from a clinical research laboratory of the physiology of orgasm. We will review the facts and dispel the myths about orgasm, and we will discuss the lifelong health benefits of sexual activity. C O U R S E C O D E : WS E X

Sec. 01: Thursday, 5:30-7:45pm. May 18 | $50

PUBLIC SPEAKING Michael McCarthy | Author, Power Public Speaking: Harness Your Fear Maximize your personal effectiveness. Learn to be an organized and persuasive speaker. Create your own public speaking style that is comfortable, confident, and conversational. We will focus on organizational techniques, handling visual aids effectively, eye contact, and body language. We will also discuss adapting to the cutting edge of public speaking, and give each student an opportunity for feedback in a very supportive atmosphere. COURSE CODE: SPPU

Sec. 01: 4 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $165

MEMORIZING MADE EASY Neil Kutzen | Memory Trainer A better memory leads to a fuller life. In this class we will explore the oldest and best memory method in the world and make it simpler to use than ever before. The training is called MemorizeBest. Visit: www.memorizebest.com. Learn how to easily remember names, numbers, lists, presentations, language, scripture, studies, songs, poems, work info, hobbies—anything with letters, words or numbers. You won’t just learn memory tips and tricks. You’ll learn a new way of seeing things more vividly, making everything easier to remember. COURSE CODE: MEMO

Sec.01: 4 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm Begins Apr. 6 | $165

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

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10-11:30am. Apr. 22 | $50

PERSONAL APPROACHES TO POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY Lauren Teller | CAPP, PP, Positive Psychology Coach Positive Psychology is the Science of creating a flourishing life. Tired of feeling overwhelmed and stressed? Join us and you will learn: 1) to work with your own strengths and values; 2) to manage mind chatter with proven tools for shifting thoughts; 3) to alter your outlook and habits to increase well-being and happiness. Bring only an open mind and be prepared to change. C O U R S E C O D E : P P SY

Sec. 01: Saturday, 9:30am-12:30pm. Apr. 8 | $75

PERSONAL APPROACHES TO POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: PART 2 Lauren Teller | CAPP, PP, Positive Psychology Coach Why do some people flourish, and others languish? In order to thrive, people need to learn to build their reservoir of positive emotions, work with negative emotions, build willpower, and set goals. In this second workshop, we will lean into and leverage our core values and core strengths, emerging with a new skill set that will help you to be more empowered, effective, and happier in your life. Please bring your notes from Part 1. COURSE CODE: PPST

Sec. 01: Saturday, 9:30am-12:30pm. Apr. 15 | $75


BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY “THE INSTRUCTOR REALLY KNEW HIS MATERIAL AND MADE IT WORTHWHILE FOR ME TO ATTEND EVERY CLASS.” —HOW TO BE A MENTOR STUDENT

TIME MANAGEMENT AND OVERCOMING PROCRASTINATION

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, general ledger, trial balance and financial statements. We will investigate free, subscription and desktop software options and evaluate their effectiveness for small business use. We will also touch on GAAP, business structures and the distinctions between bookkeeping and accounting. COURSE CODE: BKKP

Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $200

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

Barry Kesselman | LMHC, Psychotherapist Imagine how it would feel to get things done on time, easily and naturally. Not just the little things but the big things too. You have not stopped procrastinating even though you tell yourself to do so because you don’t know how. Procrastinating is a pattern of relating. You have difficulty relating to an aspect of your life. Learn how to break the destructive pattern of procrastination using simple techniques that do work. This workshop will help you to put these techniques into action. COURSE CODE: TMOP

Sec. 01: 3 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 24 | $130

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 new ventures, this course will cover the basics of starting an import business. Learn 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 learn about thousands of products, many of which are not currently on the U.S. market. This course is designed for first-time importers. COURSE CODE: BMPT

Sec. 01: Monday, 5:30-9:30pm. Apr. 3 | $110

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

Sec. 01: Friday, 5:30-9:30pm. Jun. 2 | $90

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DIFFERENT BY DESIGN: MAKE YOUR MARK IN A CREATIVE FIELD Tyson Moultrie | Co-Founder & CCO, Why Blue Matters? Designers shape our perception of brands, spaces, the world around us. But the design field is not a diverse one: about 85% of professional designers are white, and female designers still make 20% less than their male counterparts. Join socialpreneur and creative dynamo Tyson Moultrie to learn how you can break into the design world when you feel different from everyone else. Learn practical steps, tips, tricks and resources for building your skill set and your network. C O U R S E C O D E : B LU E

Sec. 01: 4 Tuesdays, 7:45-9pm. Begins May 9 | $145

WORK SKILLS NONPROFIT ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL REPORTING Thomas Ittelson | Principal, The Mercury Group This easy-to-understand overview of nonprofit accounting is a perfect introduction. Attendees will learn the specialized vocabulary and simple numeric structure of nonprofit accounting, but without the unnecessary details that can get in the way of understanding these concepts. No prior accounting knowledge is required to attend. C O U R S E C O D E : N PA F

Sec. 01: 2 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. May 3 & 10 | $90

PREPARING FOR WORKING PARENTHOOD Marguerite Dorn | Author, President, MMDorn Consulting Are you a parent who has taken time out of the workforce in order to prioritize family caregiving? Are you now wishing to return to work—but unsure how to do so? Join Marguerite Dorn in a two-hour workshop that will provide a step-by-step methodology for a successful workplace return. Marguerite has published a manual entitled, On-Ramp: Every Mom’s Guide to Going Back to Work. She has made her own successful journey from home back to work—and she can help you to do the same. C O U R S E C O D E : W K PA

Sec. 01: Saturday, 1-3pm. May 6 | $55

HOW TO BE A MENTOR Jonathan Kroll | Founder and Executive Director: The Leadership Institute for Development Education, and Research (LiDER)

CONNECT, COLLABORATE, AND CONVERT WITH SOCIAL MEDIA Angela Pitter, Principal, Livewire Collaborative Love it or hate it, you can’t ignore it—social media is here to stay! But the same questions remain: How can I stand out? How do I use it to build my business (Facebook ‘Likes’ don’t pay bills!)? In this session, we’ll discuss the latest trends in social media. And using case studies from various industries, we’ll explore how you can make your social channels more interactive and brainstorm ways to get your message in front of the right customers. COURSE CODE: CCCS

Sec. 01: Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm. May 11 | $50

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

Mentoring can be a powerful force in one’s professional development and personal growth. But how does one actually become a good mentor? In this interactive and illuminating workshop, learn about the strengths needed for a developmental mentoring relationship, explore facilitation best-practices for one-to-one and group mentoring experiences, and take real steps towards developing your personalized mentoring style.

Whether it’s a condo or a single-family house, learn to be an informed buyer, and knowledgeably hire trade professionals to maintain or improve the property. We’ll discuss how to critically examine and compare properties, review essential questions to ask the seller/agent, and outline the purchasing timeline and action items. You’ll learn about the home inspection process, how to choose a building contractor, and the importance of clear contracts when engaging their services for your new home.

COURSE CODE: MNTR

COURSE CODE: FBKH

Sec. 01: Saturday, 1:30-4:30pm. Apr. 8 | $70

Sec. 01: Saturday, 9:30am-12:30pm. Apr. 29 | $75

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BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY

HOW TO MAKE AN ESTATE PLAN Lucas Burke, Esq. We all know that everyone should have a will—and yet most of us put this off. This two-hour class will motivate you to organize your assets and create an estate plan. You will receive a plain-English introduction to the common terms and options, including how to specify executors and guardians in a will and the differences between wills and trusts. You will also get tips for estate planning that go beyond the legalese found in estate documents.

PLAN NOW FOR A HAPPY RETIREMENT SAVING FOR RETIREMENT Jimmy Becker | MBA, Yale School of Management

SPENDING, SAVING, AND BORROWING: DEVELOPING HEALTHY MONEY HABITS

Saving for Retirement is for adults of all ages, from those starting out their careers to people nearing or entering retirement. This class is narrowly focused on how to achieve a financially secure retirement and we’ll address understanding: different retirement plan structures (401ks and IRAs, Roth versus Traditional), Social Security, annuities, how much you need to save from each paycheck and in total, how and where to invest your savings, taking risks, and how to minimize fees.

Jimmy Becker | MBA, Yale School of Management

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

COURSE CODE: ESTP

Sec. 01: Sunday, 2-4pm. May 21 | $50

Spending, Saving, and Borrowing is for adults in their 20s and 30s who want to improve their financial literacy and decision-making skills. We’ll address developing a personal budget; habituating healthy spending and saving habits; taxes; understanding financial institutions including credit scores, credit reports, and borrowing money; and challenges associated with student loan repayment. C O U R S E C O D E : S SA B

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-1pm. Apr. 8 | $75

EVALUATING AND COMPENSATING YOUR FINANCIAL ADVISOR Jimmy Becker | MBA, Yale School of Management This one hour workshop will provide a specific roadmap for selecting, evaluating, and compensating a financial advisor. You will learn how to assess the suitability of the investment strategy, the tax optimization, the importance of a fiduciary relationship, and how to evaluate other personal financial planning services such as budgeting, retirement, college financing, and insurance. Finally, you will learn the various compensation models for financial advisors and which ones are most suitable and least conflicted. C O U R S E C O D E : E C FA

Sec. 01: Tuesday, 6:30-7:30pm. May 9 | $35

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-1pm. May 13 | $75

RETIRING WELL IN A LOW RATE ENVIRONMENT Rod Laurenz | Financial Advisor, laurenzfinancial.com We will discuss strategies, investments, and products to help you achieve your retirement goals at a time when traditional advice may leave you short. Whether you’re preparing for retirement, or already living off of your savings, you’ll find ideas that are helpful to novices and experienced investors alike. Topics include asset allocation, alternative investments, tax reduction, and how to implement your plans and avoid common mistakes. COURSE CODE: REWE

Sec. 01: Sunday, 10am-1pm. Apr. 23 | $65

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

Sec. 01: Thursday, 6-9pm. May 11 | $65

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COMPUTERS INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL, PART I Michael Sherrin | Advanced Analytics Knowledge Specialist This is an intensive introduction to Excel for people who want to be able to use this spreadsheet program effectively in home or office procedures. You will learn to enter and edit data, use basic calculations, apply formatting, and design and use simple spreadsheets. Participants can expect to take away with them spreadsheets that they have designed that may be put to work immediately in their office or home. Please bring your Mac or PC laptop with Excel 2010 or newer installed. COURSE CODE: EXPC

Sec. 01: 3 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $145 No class Apr. 17

INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL, PART II Karen Carone | Manager of Data and Analytics Think Excel is just for storing tables? Think again. This course is designed to be a follow-up to our “Introduction to Excel” class, and will help you take your basic Microsoft Excel skills to the next level.You will learn how to manipulate and analyze data, write your own formulas, use Pivot tables, create charts, and more. Learn skills that will make you more valuable at work or in the job search. This course is taught on Microsoft Excel 2013 but is relevant to users of Excel 2010 and up. Please bring your own laptop. COURSE CODE: EXPW

Sec. 01: 3 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins May 1 | $140

EXCEL FORMULAS 101 Karen Carone | Manager of Data and Analytics Take your Excel prowess to the next level. In this workshop, you will learn to write your own Excel formulas that will help make you more valuable at work and in the job search. Ideal for students who are comfortable with basic tasks in Excel and are ready to kick it up a notch. Please bring your Mac or PC laptop with Excel 2010 or newer installed. COURSE CODE: EXPF

Sec. 01: Sunday, 12:30-3:30pm. May 21 | $75

BUSINESS ANALYTICS WITH EXCEL Michael Sherrin | Advanced Analytics Knowledge Specialist Data analytics is one of the most in demand skills in business today. In this class, use powerful Excel functions to analyze large amounts of data and build impressive dashboards for organizing the results. Functions explored include IF, VLOOKUP, INDEX, MATCH, and manipulating dates, numbers, and text. Collect these functions into data visualizations and Pivot Charts. After this class, you’ll have an understanding of key statistical concepts and how to use Excel to collect, process, and understand the big data in your career. Please bring a Mac or PC laptop with Excel 2010 or later. C O U R S E C O D E : E X BA

Sec. 01: 4 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins May 2 | $150

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MAILCHIMP FOR BEGINNERS Elizabeth Cerda | Marketing Specialist This course will teach you how to use MailChimp to grow your email list for your blog or online business. We’ll review creating lists, segments, and special groups. We’ll also learn how to set up email campaigns, automated email responses, and newsletter templates. Lastly, we’ll review popular software tools that integrate with MailChimp and look at alternative email service providers. The tips and strategies learned here are useful regardless of your email service provider. COURSE CODE: MCPB

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

HOW TO USE YOUR APPLE DEVICE Kareem Clarke | Apple Expert You have an iPhone or iPad, now use it to its full potential. Learn how to set up WiFi networks, install and organize apps, set up email, and take, edit and send photos. You’ll learn some of the hidden features that will make using your Apple device more pleasant and productive. Please bring your iPhone 5s or newer, or iPad 3rd generation or newer. COURSE CODE: SMRT

Sec. 01: 3 Wednesdays, 3-5pm. Begins Apr. 19 | $130

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

Sec. 01: 3 Wednesdays, 3-5pm. Begins May 17 | $130

“INSTRUCTOR WAS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND HANDS-ON. SMALL CLASS SIZE ALLOWED FOR INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION, INSTRUCTOR WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND TO PROVIDE TIPS, ANSWER QUESTIONS, HELP ALL STUDENTS.” -EXCEL STUDENT


BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY

BUILD YOUR WEBSITE FROM THE GROUND UP INTRODUCTION TO WORDPRESS Christa Lamb | Author, Designer, creativechrista.com WordPress is one of the most easy-to-use blogging and content-management systems available. You can build almost anything from a personal or business website to everything in between. Join us for a quick overview of this powerful software. In just two sessions you will learn the ins-and-outs of WordPress so you can begin building your site today! Basic computer skills and Internet literacy are required. Bring your own web-ready laptop. COURSE CODE: WRDP

Sec. 01: 2 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Apr. 5 & 12 | $100

SKETCHUP FOR BEGINNERS Steven Santosuosso | Interior Designer Google SketchUp is a free 3-D rendering program used by architects, interior designers, product designers, and sculptural artists. 3-D rendering can be used for interior design, product visualization, and even 3-D printing. We will learn fundamental concepts and techniques, including modeling, inferencing, and styling, through the construction of a 3-D birdhouse. COURSE CODE: SKUP

Sec. 01: Saturday, 9:30am-12:30pm, 1:30-4:30pm. Apr. 22 | $130

CONNECT, COLLABORATE, AND CONVERT WITH SOCIAL MEDIA Angela Pitter, Principal, Livewire Collaborative Love it or hate it, you can’t ignore it—social media is here to stay! But the same questions remain: How can I stand out? How do I use it to build my business (Facebook ‘Likes’ don’t pay bills!)? In this session, we’ll discuss the latest trends in social media. And using case studies from various industries, we’ll explore how you can make your social channels more interactive and brainstorm ways to get your message in front of the right customers.

BUILDING A SIMPLE SITE WITH WORDPRESS.COM Christa Lamb | Author, Designer, creativechrista.com Get a free website up and running in just 5 weeks! Learn how to choose a theme, create pages and posts, edit content, adjust settings, upload media and more! This course is perfect for the social blogger, freelance startup, or any professional wanting to learn how to manage the content on their company’s Wordpress-powered website. C O U R S E C O D E : W PA B

Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 26 | $215

CODING 100: HTML5 AND CSS3 Rob Reed | Web Developer

COURSE CODE: CCCS

You can publish on the web without knowing much about the technology itself, but that isn’t what this course is about. We focus on fundamentals of modern web design and development. Our discussion is grounded in the standards that underlie the web, primarily HTML5 and CSS3, and best practices with an emphasis on responsive design principles. You will not only create a website, but also establish a solid foundation for future work. No prior knowledge is required beyond basic familiarity with the web.

Sec. 01: Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm. May 11 | $50

COURSE CODE: CODE

Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 20 | $225

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

Sec. 01: 7 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $225

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WORLD LANGUAGES

“FRANCESCA MAKES LEARNING GERMAN FUN AND KNOWS HOW TO BRING OUT THE BEST IN EACH STUDENT.” —GERMAN BEGINNER LEVEL 1 STUDENT

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

ARABIC

WORLD LANGUAGE

Mansour Salsabili | 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.

LANGUAGE IMMERSION DAYS THIS SPRING

B EG I N N E R L EV E L 1

For quick and lasting progress in learning a new language, there is nothing better than being immersed in it. During our Immersion Days, you’ll explore language and culture through topics such as food and wine, meditation, movement, literature, and film. These classes are for students who have a basic foundation in the language (Level A2). No matter where you start, you’ll leave your immersion day more comfortable and confident, ready to take the next step in your language learning journey.

COURSE CODE: ARB1

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $215 No class Apr. 17 & May 29

B EG I N N E R L EV E L 2 COURSE CODE: ARB2

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $215 No class Apr. 17 & May 29

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE Sara Vallesteros | ASL Instructor, Native Speaker

SPANISH IMMERSION DAY

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 additional purchase of a textbook.

COURSE CODE: HOLA

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-4pm. May 6 | $125

FRENCH IMMERSION DAY

B EG I N N E R L EV E L 1

COURSE CODE: BONJ

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

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-4pm. May 20 | $125

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $225

What if the language I’m learning doesn’t have an immersion day listed?

BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE

If you’d like to attend an immersion day event for a language not listed here, email us at info@ccae.org.

Larissa da Silva Pereira | Native Speaker Portuguese, the native language of Brazil, is spoken by approximately 180 million people around the world, including one million in Massachusetts! This series of engaging courses emphasizes spoken production and interaction. B EG I N N E R L EV E L 1 COURSE CODE: BPB1

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $225

B EG I N N E R L EV E L 2 COURSE CODE: BPB2

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $225

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WORLD LANGUAGES

CHINESE

FRENCH: INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION

Yiran Zhang | Native Speaker

Take your French to the next niveau with this conversation class. You’re more or less comfortable with grammar, and you’ve got some vocabulary under your belt, but you want to put them together to do something fun and real. This is your chance—lively conversation, an experienced instructor, and equally passionate classmates. Bon courage!

Mandarin Chinese has more native speakers than any other language. As it increases in popularity among language learners, give yourself an advantage with an experienced and enthusiastic instructor. Level 1 is for students who have not studied Chinese before. Students will learn to identify common words, read basic vocabulary, ask and answer simple questions, and use simple phrases and sentences. The focus is on conversational practices, pronunciation, tones, and grammar. B EG I NNER LEVEL 1 COURSE CODE: CMB1

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

JAPANESE Tomoko Takagi | Native Speaker Nearly 4 million people around the world study Japanese; this complex and beautiful language draws students from all walks of life. Students will learn practical, elementary conversational skills based on comprehension of basic grammar and correct pronunciation. This level is for students who have not studied Japanese before. Students will learn to identify common words, read basic vocabulary, ask and answer simple questions, and use simple phrases and sentences to describe familiar people and places. B EG I NNER LEVEL 1 COURSE CODE: JPB1

COURSE CODE: FRIC

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $225

GERMAN Instructors include: Dagmar Cox, Eileen Schneider, and Francesca Ferraris The German language boasts about 120 million native speakers. It is the most widely spoken native language in the European Union. Count yourself among its learners in this series of engaging courses, emphasizing spoken production and interaction. All classes are taught by highly educated and experienced native speakers, representing a variety of cultures and accents. B EG I N N E R L EV E L 1 COURSE CODE: GRB1

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $215 No class Apr. 17 & May 29

B EG I N N E R L EV E L 2 COURSE CODE: GRB2

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $225

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6:10-7:40pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $215 No class Apr. 17 & May 29

FRENCH

B EG I N N E R L EV E L 3

Instructors include: Sandra Andrianasolo, Jean Nazaire Mbani, Dovi Abbey, and Michelle Abadia

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $215 Sec. 02: 9 Thursdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Apr. 6 | $215

French is the official language of 29 countries, and has been called one of the three most useful languages for business by Bloomberg Businessweek. Join their ranks in this series of engaging courses, emphasizing spoken production and interaction.

I N T E R ME DI AT E

COURSE CODE: GRB3

COURSE CODE: GRIN

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 11:15am-12:45pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $215

H I G H I N T E R ME DI AT E

B EG I NNER LEVEL 1

COURSE CODE: GRIH

COURSE CODE: FRB1

Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $215

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Apr. 4 | $215 Sec. 02: 9 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $215

A DVA N CE D R E A DI N G A N D CO N V E RSAT I O N

B EG I NNER LEVEL 2

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $215

COURSE CODE: GRRC

COURSE CODE: FRB2

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $215 No class Apr. 17 & May 29 Sec. 02: 9 Thursdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Apr. 6 | $215

B EG I NNER LEVEL 3 COURSE CODE: FRB3

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $215 No class Apr. 17 & May 29

B EG I NNER LEVEL 4 COURSE CODE: FRB4

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $215

I NT E R ME D I AT E COURSE CODE: FRIN

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 9:30-11am. Begins Apr. 5 | $215

BEGINNING FRENCH CONVERSATION Sometimes you have to throw caution to the wind and just go for it! You know you love French; you’ve been studying and you’re a solid beginner. You’re even comfortable with the passé compose. But now it’s time to put all that vocabulary you’re drilling into practice with real conversation. Don’t worry; we will be gentle and patient as you learn to build fluency and have lively conversations with your fellow beginners.

BREAKFAST IN GERMAN: FRÜHSTÜCK AUF DEUTSCH 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 advanced level students. Fee includes the cost of breakfast. COURSE CODE: GEBB

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Apr. 4 | $225

GERMAN LITERATURE Dagmar Cox | Native Speaker High intermediate and advanced students will read and discuss German short stories and newspaper articles, as well as review grammar. Students should have taken at least two intermediate German classes at CCAE or one year of college German. COURSE CODE: GLIT

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $225

COURSE CODE: FRCB

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $225 REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE.ORG OR CALL 617.547.6789

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WORLD LANGUAGES

ITALIAN

POLISH

Instructors include Sonia Parravano and Annamaria Fraschini

Elizabeth Hincke | Native Speaker

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

Polish is spoken by 3.5 million people in the U.S. alone. Join them with a patient and experienced instructor who can guide you through this unique and interesting language. B EG I N N E R L EV E L 1

B EG I NNER LEVEL 1

COURSE CODE: PLB1

COURSE CODE: ITB1

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:15-6:45pm. Begins Apr. 10 | $200 No class Apr. 17 & May 29

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 9-10:30am. Begins Apr. 4 | $215 Sec. 02: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $215

B EG I NNER LEVEL 2 COURSE CODE: ITB2

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $215 Sec. 02: 9 Thursdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $215

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

B EG I N N E R L EV E L 2 COURSE CODE: PLB2

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $215

I N T E R ME DI AT E CO N V E RSAT I O N A N D G RA MMA R COURSE CODE: PLIN

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 6:45-8:15pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $215

PERSIAN Mansour Salsabili | Native Speaker

CHIACCHIERIAMO!

Persian is the language of Iran. Related to English, French, German and Spanish, it is written in the Perso-Arabic alphabet. Persian is also widely used in Afghanistan (Dari) and Tajikistan (Tajik). There are more than 110 million Persian speakers worldwide. Students will learn to identify common words concerning themselves and their families, read basic vocabulary, ask and answer simple questions, and use simple phrases and sentences to describe familiar people and places. The Persian alphabet is introduced, but emphasis is placed on speaking and using the language for conversation.

Sonia Parravano | Native Speaker

B EG I N N E R L EV E L 1

COURSE CODE: ITBC

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 10-11:30am. Begins Apr. 3 | $215 No class Apr. 17 & May 29 Sec. 02: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $215

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 ampliare il vocabolario e a stimolare la curiosità verso la lingua, la cultura e la società italiana. COURSE CODE: CHIA

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 9-10:30am. Begins Apr. 6 | $225

COURSE CODE: PNB1

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $225

RUSSIAN Katya Maher | Native Speaker Russian is widely spoken throughout Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Students will learn the Cyrillic alphabet. B EG I N N E R L EV E L 1

LETTURA E CONVERSAZIONE IN ITALIANO Pasquale G. Tatò | Native Speaker and Professional Linguist This is an advanced class for students who have had the equivalent of two years of college-level Italian and have acquired basic reading, speaking, and listening skills. A book, typically a collection of short stories, will be read in class and discussed from the standpoint of both form and content. We’ll also explore other Italian-language materials, such as newspaper articles, grammatical exercises, well-known Italian short poems, and current events. COURSE CODE: LETT

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $225

COURSE CODE: RUB1

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $225

B EG I N N E R L EV E L 2 COURSE CODE: RUB2

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $225

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

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $225

RUSSIAN: INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION AND GRAMMAR Katya Maher | Native Speaker This conversation course is intended for people who already have a fairly large vocabulary and enough grammar to have a conversation in Russian. Such people usually are interested in keeping their Russian from getting rusty. Each lesson, we will review some grammatical concept, but most of the time is spent in conversation. Also, for homework, in addition to grammar exercises, the students get a text to read which we may discuss in class the following week. COURSE CODE: RUIC

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $225

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WORLD LANGUAGES

SPANISH Instructors include: Luz Elena Zuluaga, Jose Lopez Espinosa, Michelle Abadia, and Carlos Cruz Spoken in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia, Spanish has the second largest number of native speakers in the world. It is also the second most studied language in the world, and the third most used language on the Internet. Make Spanish your second language with our first-rate instructors. B EG I NNER LEVEL 1 COURSE CODE: SPB1

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $215 No class Apr. 17 & May 29 Sec. 02: 9 Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $215 Sec. 03: 9 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $215

SPANISH: ADVANCED READING AND CONVERSATION Jose Lopez Espinosa | Native Speaker Students will improve fluency and confidence in Spanish conversation and comprehension while exploring the written word in Spanish. Materials will include newspapers articles, poems, and short stories. Through text reading and group discussion, students will learn new vocabulary and will address grammatical concerns, such as the use of subjunctive, prepositions and past tenses as they arise. All materials provided in class. C O U R S E C O D E : SA R C

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $215

B EG I NNER LEVEL 2

SPANISH-LANGUAGE LITERATURE

COURSE CODE: SPB2

Bronia Greskovicova | Ph.D., Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $215 No class Apr. 17 & May 29 Sec. 02: 9 Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $215 Sec. 03: 9 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $215

B EG I NNER LEVEL 3 COURSE CODE: SPB3

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Apr. 3 | $215 No class Apr. 17 & May 29 Sec. 02: 9 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $215 Sec. 03: 9 Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $215

Enter the world of the Spanish written word. Read such classic authors as Garcia Marquez, Ferré, Valenzuela, and Neruda to deepen your understanding of Spanish. We will explore common themes, delve into cultural questions, and come away with a stronger understanding of ourselves, each other, and the diversity of the Spanish-speaking world. Please be at B2 level or above. COURSE CODE: SLIT

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $215

B EG I NNER LEVEL 4 COURSE CODE: SPB4

Sec. 01: 9 Tuesdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Apr. 4 | $215 Sec. 02: 9 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $215 Sec. 03: 9 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $215

SPANISH: BEGINNER CONVERSATION If you’ve been studying Spanish for some time and want to challenge yourself with lively conversation, this is the class for you. Focus on discussion topics, get to know other learners, learn about culture, and use what you’ve learned in Spanish class to make the language come alive. To best benefit from this class, students should be comfortable speaking in the present tense and have some knowledge of the preterite and future. COURSE CODE: SPBC

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $225

SPANISH: INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION You’ve been studying Spanish for quite a while, and you’re rather comfortable with grammar, but your fluency is just not catching up! It’s time to take Intermediate Conversation. Gather with other intermediate students to increase your vocabulary, work on your pronunciation, and take your Spanish to the next level!

COSTA RICAN COOKING IN SPANISH Stephen Torino | Spanish Teacher, Traveler Una inmersión en la cultura costarricense a través de la cocina. Únete con nosotros por una noche de conversación (en español) sobre Costa Rica, mientras cocinamos y probamos algunas recetas típicas. ¡Pura Vida! * This class will be taught in Spanish.* COURSE CODE: COSS

Sec. 01: Tuesday, 11am-2pm. May 23 | $90

Please note: Most CCAE language courses require the additional purchase of a textbook. Visit ccae.org/languages for details

COURSE CODE: SPCO

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $225 Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 9:15-10:45am. Begins Apr. 6 | $225

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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

“[THERE WAS A] SUPPORTIVE AND ENCOURAGING ATMOSPHERE THAT ENABLED PARTICIPANTS TO TAKE APPROPRIATE RISKS WITH THEIR WORK” —PREPARATION FOR THE TOEFL STUDENT

CCAE offers classes at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels taught by highly-trained and experienced instructors. We use the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), used by language schools around the world to assess students and give practical direction to instructors. No need to wonder anymore where you stand; if you’re new to CCAE ESL, visit ccae.org/languagetest for a self-assessment game, level descriptions, and our most up-to-date language offerings. Please note, many classes require the additional purchase of a textbook. Please check the course.

ESL INTEGRATED SKILLS CLASSES

B EG I N N E R L EV E L 3

Our integrated skills courses help students improve their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. In every level, students learn to interact in increasingly complex ways. Following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference, students learn to communicate with fluency and accuracy. For more details and an instant language assessment, please see ccae.org/esl.

Sec. 01: Monday & Wednesday (2 times per week for 9 weeks), 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $255 No class Apr. 17 & May 29 Sec. 02: 9 Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $255

B EG I NNER LEVEL 1

Sec. 01: Monday & Wednesday (2 times per week for 9 weeks), 9:15-10:45am. Begins Apr. 3 | $255 No class Apr. 17 & May 29

COURSE CODE: ENB1

Sec. 01: Monday & Wednesday (2 times per week for 9 weeks), 11am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $255 No class Apr. 17 & May 29 Sec. 02: Tuesday & Thursday (2 times per week for 9 weeks), 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $255

B EG I NNER LEVEL 2

COURSE CODE: ENB3

B EG I N N E R L EV E L 4 COURSE CODE: ENB4

I N T E R ME DI AT E L EV E L 2 COURSE CODE: ENI2

Sec. 01: Tuesday & Thursday (2 times per week for 9 weeks), 1-2:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $255 Sec. 02: 9 Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $255

COURSE CODE: ENB2

Sec. 01: Tuesday & Thursday (2 times per week for 9 weeks), 9:15-10:45am. Begins Apr. 4 | $255 Sec. 02: 8 Saturdays, 1:30-4:30pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $230 No class Apr. 29 & May 27

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INTENSIVE CLASSES IN YOUR LEVEL: GREATER COMMITMENT, GREATER RESULTS Put more time in, and watch your English skills grow and blossom. These classes meet twice as often as our regular classes, and the results are clear: consistent, focused work makes a difference. I NT E NS I VE BEGI NNER LEV ELS 1 & 2 COURSE CODE: ENN1

Sec. 01: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday (4 times per week for 9 weeks), 11am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $450 No class Apr. 17 & May 29

I NT E NS I VE BEGI NNER LEV ELS 3 & 4 COURSE CODE: ENN2

Sec. 01: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday (4 times per week for 9 weeks), 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $450 No class Apr. 17 & May 29

I NT E NS I VE I NT ER ME DIATE LEV ELS 1 & 2 COURSE CODE: ENN3

Sec. 01: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday (4 times per week for 9 weeks), 1-2:30pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $450 No class Apr. 17 & May 29

I NT E NS I VE I NT ER ME DIATE LEV ELS 3 & 4 COURSE CODE: ENN4

Sec. 01: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday (4 times per week for 9 weeks), 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $450 No class Apr. 17 & May 29

I NT E NS I VE P RE PARATION FOR THE TOEFL COURSE CODE: TOFN

Sec. 01: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday (4 times per week for 9 weeks), 9:15-10:45am. Begins Apr. 3 | $450 No class Apr. 17 & May 29

BEGINNER

BASIC ENGLISH FOR EVERYDAY LIFE: BEGINNER Intended for absolute beginners, this is a practical crash course in the most basic English needed to navigate daily life. Learn to greet others, to introduce yourself, and to identify the things and people around you. Students will engage in confidence-building activities like role plays and dialogues. The focus will be on building your basic vocabulary and pronunciation. COURSE CODE: BFEL

Sec. 01: Monday & Wednesday (2 times per week for 9 weeks), 1-2:30pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $255 No class Apr. 17 & May 29 Sec. 02: Tuesday & Thursday (2 times per week for 9 weeks), 7:459:15pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $255 Sec. 03: 9 Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $255

CONVERSATION FOR BEGINNERS Gain confidence and develop your English speaking skills in this 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.

BEGINNER LISTENING AND PRONUNCIATION Listening is one of the most difficult skills to develop as an English learner. Beginner students can start here to learn how to identify words in speech, guess meaning from intonation, understand how listening and pronunciation are connected, and be better understood when they speak. COURSE CODE: PROB

Sec. 01: Tuesday & Thursday (2 times per week for 9 weeks), 11am12:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $255

WRITING FOR BEGINNERS This is a course developed especially for Beginner level ESL students who want to start learning the secrets of good English writing. All writing is a process, and we learn this process one step at a time, starting with the structure of sentences and paragraphs. We easily learn the basic principles of English grammar, gain new vocabulary, and write a new paragraph every week. And every week, we read our original paragraphs to our classmates to get a feeling for how our writing sounds to others. COURSE CODE: ENWB

Sec. 01: Tuesday & Thursday (2 times per week for 9 weeks), 1-2:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $255

INTERMEDIATE

ENGLISH FOR EVERYDAY LIFE: INTERMEDIATE 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 plays, and real materials. Each week, we will discuss and practice a different real-life situation. Topics will be based on student requests, and may include going to the grocery store, talking with your landlord, setting up a bank account, and more. COURSE CODE: EFEL

Sec. 01: Monday & Wednesday (2 times per week for 9 weeks), 11am12:30pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $255 No class Apr. 17 & May 29 Sec. 02: Tuesday & Thursday (2 times per week for 9 weeks), 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $255

MASTERING PHRASAL VERBS AND 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! COURSE CODE: EMPV

Sec. 01: Tuesday & Thursday (2 times per week for 9 weeks), 7:459:15pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $255

COURSE CODE: ENCB

Sec. 01: Monday & Wednesday (2 times per week for 9 weeks), 11am12:30pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $255 No class Apr. 17 & May 29 Sec. 02: Tuesday & Thursday (2 times per week for 9 weeks), 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $255

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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. COURSE CODE: ENCI

Sec. 01: Monday & Wednesday (2 times per week for 9 weeks), 9:1510:45am. Begins Apr. 3 | $255 No class Apr. 17 & May 29 Sec. 02: Monday & Wednesday (2 times per week for 9 weeks), 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $255 No class Apr. 17 & May 29 Sec. 03: 9 Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $255

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

Sec. 01: Monday & Wednesday (2 times per week for 9 weeks), 1-2:30pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $255 No class Apr. 17 & May 29 Sec. 02: 8 Saturdays, 1:30-4:30pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $230 No class Apr. 29 & May 27

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

Sec. 01: Tuesday & Thursday (2 times per week for 9 weeks), 1-2:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $255

ENGLISH ON THE JOB This course is for Intermediate students who are interested in increasing their knowledge and vocabulary of the American work world. If you have to speak English at your job, then this is the course for you. We will cover various business topics while integrating listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. COURSE CODE: BENG

Sec. 01: Tuesday & Thursday (2 times per week for 9 weeks), 11am12:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $255 Sec. 02: 10 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $220

PUBLIC SPEAKING AND PRESENTATION Andrea Aptecker | Actor, Public Speaking Expert 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. Students will present short speeches each week. There will be exciting discussion formats based on class readings, and dramatic interpretive readings of stories and poems. Constructive critiques will follow each presentation. COURSE CODE: PUSP

Sec. 01: Tuesday & Thursday (2 times per week for 8 weeks), 9:1510:45am. Begins Apr. 4 | $255

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READ, WRITE, & SPEAK: A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO ESL Andrea Aptecker | Actor, Public Speaking Expert To learn a new language, you must read, write, and speak the language every day. In this intermediate class, students will participate in readings and discussions, short presentations, and writing and listening activities. This is a supportive and fun classroom environment for anyone interested in improving their English. C O U R S E C O D E : E R WS

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 9:15am-12:15pm. Begins Apr. 12 | $255

ADVANCED

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

Sec. 01: Tuesday & Thursday (2 times per week for 9 weeks), 1-2:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $255 Sec. 02: 8 Saturdays, 1:30-4:30pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $230 No class Apr. 29 & May 27

PREPARATION FOR THE TOEFL (THE TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE) John Coleman O’Donnell | ESL Instructor 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. COURSE CODE: TOFL

Sec. 01: Tuesday & Thursday (2 times per week for 9 weeks), 3:455:15pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $255 Sec. 02: 9 Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $255

INTENSIVE PREPARATION FOR THE TOEFL This intensive course is designed to help students improve the four skills tested on the TOEFL iBT: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Ample opportunity to practice skills in a test-like format will be provided. COURSE CODE: TOFN

Sec. 01: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday (4 times per week for 9 weeks), 9:15-10:45am. Begins Apr. 3 | $450 No class Apr. 17 & May 29

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

Sec. 01: Monday & Wednesday (2 times per week for 9 weeks), 11am12:30pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $255 No class Apr. 17 & May 29 Sec. 02: Tuesday & Thursday (2 times per week for 9 weeks), 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $255


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

Sec. 01: Tuesday & Thursday (2 times per week for 8 weeks), 1-2:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $255

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

Sec. 01: Tuesday & Thursday (2 times per week for 8 weeks), 11am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $255

“NOW I GET IT!”: HUMOR IN AMERICAN SHORT STORIES Randall Conrad, M.A. | ESL Instructor In any second language, humor is tough to “get.” You’ll get it when you join this literary exploration for high-intermediate and advanced ESL students. Read short pieces by America’s great humorists of the 19th21st centuries: Mark Twain, Dorothy Parker, Nora Ephron, David Sedaris, and Garry Trudeau. Increase vocabulary (and idioms), improve reading comprehension, develop conversational skills, and “get” what everyone is joking about. The best part: There is NO HOMEWORK: we do all our reading in class. COURSE CODE: AMSH

Sec. 01: Mondays & Wednesdays, (meets 2 times per week for 9 weeks), 1-2:30pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $255

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

Sec. 01: Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am-12pm. Begins Apr. 22 | $100 Sec. 02: Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am-12pm. Begins Jun. 3 | $100

IDIOMS & VOCABULARY THROUGH POPULAR MEDIA: A PRACTICAL ESL COURSE Leslie Adams | ESOL Instructor Think outside the (text)book by using popular media as an engaging way to improve your conversational English and enhance your knowledge of popular culture. Through short comedic television shows like “Modern Family”, “How I Met Your Mother”, “Fresh off the Boat” and others, advanced students will explore and practice common vocabulary, concepts and the usage of idiomatic, casual and slang language. The emphasis will be on speaking, listening and reading with subtitles. Students will gain a deeper understanding of common conversational English, popular cultural idioms and sayings as well as vocabulary expansion. COURSE CODE: ENPM

Sec. 01: 6 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 24 | $125 No class May 29

NEED TO TEST YOUR LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY? You can test your proficiency in any language: English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Polish and more —to help you decide which class level is right for you. Visit ccae.org/languagetest

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Pronunciation Practice*

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

COURSE CODE: ENCI

COURSE CODE: ENI2

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Advanced Writing*

Intermediate Conversation

Intermediate 2

COURSE CODE: ENB2

SPRING: APRIL 3 - JUNE 7

C O U R S E C O D E : TO F L

COURSE CODE: ENCB

1:30-4:30PM | $230

COURSE CODE: ENN2

Intensive Beginner Levels 3 & 4

COURSE CODE: EMPV

Mastering Phrasal Verbs and Prepositions

COURSE CODE: BFEL

Basic English for Everyday Life

COURSE CODE: BENG

Visit ccae.org to learn more about the classes, the teachers,

Preparation for the TOEFL

Basic English for Everyday Life

COURSE CODE: ENB3

9:30AM-12:30PM | $255

7:45-9:15PM

English on the Job*

Beginner Level 2*

COURSE CODE: ENN4

Intensive Intermediate Levels 3 & 4

9 SATURDAYS (Begins Apr. 8)

COURSE CODE: ENN3

Intensive Intermediate Levels 1 & 2

Beginner Level 3

COURSE CODE: ENN1

C O U R S E C O D E : TO F N

Advanced Writing Intensive Beginner Levels 1 & 2

COURSE CODE: TOFL

COURSE CODE: ERDD

COURSE CODE: EHMR

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

Preparation for the TOEFL

Read, Discuss, Debate*

What’s so Funny?*

COURSE CODE: EFEL

COURSE CODE: ENWI

COURSE CODE: BENW

Writing on the Job NEW

COURSE CODE: ENB1

Beginner Level 1

COURSE CODE: ENCB

Conversation for Beginners

COURSE CODE: ENPM

Idioms and Vocabulary though Popular Media*

COURSE CODE: ENCI

Intermediate Conversation

COURSE CODE: ENB3

Beginner Level 3

6:00-7:30PM

Everyday Life

COURSE CODE: ENI2

3:45-5:15PM

Intermediate Writing

Intermediate 2

COURSE CODE: BENG

COURSE CODE: ENWB

Writing for Beginners

English on the Job

COURSE CODE: PROB

Beginner Listening and Pronunciation

COURSE CODE: AMSH

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

Intensive TOEFL Preparation

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

Public Speaking and Presentation*

COURSE CODE: ENB2

Beginner Level 2

American Short Stories

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

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

COURSE CODE: PRON

Advanced Pronunciation

Read, Write, and Speak! NEW*

COURSE CODE: EFEL

COURSE CODE: ENCI

Read, Write, and Speak! NEW*

English for Everyday Life

COURSE CODE: ENB1

Pronunciation Practice

COURSE CODE: BFEL

COURSE CODE: ENCB

Beginner Level 1

Basic English for Every-day Life

1:00-2:30PM

Conversation for Beginners

11:00AM-12:30PM

Intermediate Conversation

COURSE CODE: ENB4

Beginner Level 4

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

$450

No class Apr. 16 & May 29

9 weeks, begins Apr. 3

MONDAY – THURSDAY

$255

Begins Apr. 4

meets two times per week for 9 weeks.

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

$255

No class Apr. 20 & May 29

Begins Apr. 3

meets two times per week for 9 weeks.

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY

9:15-10:45AM

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) and your proficiency. Let us answer your questions and help you


TRAVEL & TOURS

“[THE GUIDE'S] WELL PREPARED INFO AND UNREHEARSED STYLE MADE IT EASY FOR US TO INTERACT AND GET A LOT FROM THE WALKING TOUR.” —TRAVEL STUDENT

HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE OF DAVIS SQUARE

TRAVEL

Boston By Foot

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

Sec. 01: Wednesday, 6-8pm. Jun. 7 | $50

From streetcar suburb to urban decay to one of the hippest places in the United States, Somerville’s Davis Square has seen it all. An ideal balance of old and new, Davis Square’s businesses and coffee shops that cater to students and young professionals mingle 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. C O U R S E C O D E : DVS Q

Sec. 01: Sunday, 10am-12pm. Apr. 16 | $25

MIT WALKING TOUR

HARVARD YARD WALKING TOUR

Boston By Foot

Boston By Foot

Join us for a close encounter with the architecture and public art of MIT. Our guided walk traces MIT’s evolving campus. From the 1950’s through the 1970’s, MIT attracted such internationally famous designers as Aalto, Saarinen, Pei, and Catalano. Today, the school is nearing the end of a major building program with the completion of projects by Gehry Partners with Cannon Design; Steven Holl Architects with Perry Dean Rogers & Partners; and Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo & Assoc. and Sasaki Associates.

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

Sec. 01: Tuesday, 6-8pm. May 23 | $25

COURSE CODE: MITW

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-12pm. May 6 | $25

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CAMBRIDGE IN 1775: A WALKING TOUR Charles Bahne | Boston Historian Cambridge was the focus of both military and political activity at the dawn of the American Revolution. Redcoats marched through the town on their way to Lexington and Concord; two months later, generals met in Harvard Square to plan for the Battle of Bunker Hill. Here George Washington formed the Continental Army, won his first victory, and dealt with his first traitor. This tour will view surviving sites of the Revolutionary War in Harvard Square, Harvard Yard, and Brattle Street, and will discuss events that occurred elsewhere in Cambridge between 1774 and 1778. C O U R S E C O D E : CW L K

Sec. 01: Tuesday, 6-8pm. May 9 | $50

ART DECO TOUR OF BOSTON Boston By Foot Discover the downtown you often see but rarely notice. Though Boston is less well-known for its Art Deco architecture than New York and Miami, it can claim examples of Art Deco design that would rival New York’s finest. The tour provides not only narratives on individual buildings and their architects, but also offers context and background on the design elements and influences of American Art Deco. COURSE CODE: DECO

Sec. 01: Sunday, 2-4pm. May 14 | $25

TRAVEL THAILAND LIKE A LOCAL TJ Johsuntorn | Traveler Traveling in Thailand doesn’t have to break the bank. Learn from a local all the tips and tricks you need to enjoy Bangkok and beyond. Navigate public transportation, find Thai-style accommodations and appreciate authentic Thai foods. You will see Thailand from a local perspective and even learn a few basic phrases in Thai. Get an inside look into Thai culture like you have never experienced it before. COURSE CODE: TTLL

Sec. 01: Thursday, 7:45-9:45pm. May 18 | $50

ROUTES & ROOTS: DISCOVERING GALICIA—SPAIN’S BEST KEPT SECRET Ivan Leis Varela | Founder and Director, Camino Stars If you’re looking for a destination that will inspire and delight you, look no further than Galicia. This lesser-known gem in the northwest of Spain has unusual roots, a fascinating history, and a distinct culture. Join us for a three-part series on Spain’s best-kept secret. COURSE CODE: GALI

WHERE IS GALICIA? PARADISE HAS A NAME! While Spain is one of the most visited countries in the world, its northwest corner remains one of the country’s best kept secrets. Beyond bullfighting, paella, and flamenco is a Spain rooted in Celtic culture with unique traditions, music, gastronomy, and the Camino Santiago, one of the most important pilgrimage routes in the world. Sec. 01: Thursday, 7:45-9:45pm. Apr. 6 | $50

THE PAST IS OUR PRESENT Crossing the Atlantic Ocean to Galicia is not only a journey of great distance, but also a trip back in time. Learn about the region’s history and gastronomy, beautiful Galician language, and three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. While the resurgence of the Camino Santiago has brought hundreds of thousands of pilgrims to and through Galicia, come learn why you should get off the trail and stay to explore this picturesque land. Sec. 02: Thursday, 7:45-9:45pm. Apr. 13 | $50

FINISTERRE: VISITING THE END OF THE WORLD Before Christopher Columbus made his momentous journey across the sea, the end of the world was believed to lie off the coast of this tiny town located in the northwest corner of the European continent. Finisterre, as it has been called for thousands of years, still exists today on the infamous “Coast of Death.” To this day, the endless view of the sea mesmerizes those who are lucky to make it to this little coastal treasure. The end of the world is here, and we will show you how to get there. Sec. 03: Thursday, 7:45-9:45pm. Apr. 27 | $50

LA DOLCE VITA: CULINARY TRAVELS TO ITALY! Francesca Montillo | Founder, Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures There’s more to Italian food than meets the eye; what is typical in one region is unheard of in another. Since the best way to get to know any new place is through its cuisine, join Francesca Montillo, a native Italian, cooking instructor and travel expert for a virtual culinary tour of Italy’s most beloved regions. Whether it’s wine in Chianti, tortellini in Bologna, or artichokes in Rome, explore the culinary specialties of several of Italy’s most beloved regions. Expect handouts, maps, and recipes.

PARIS OFF THE BEATEN PATH Sally Peabody | President, Your Great Days in Paris

COURSE CODE: CIBO

Love Paris? Get beyond the Champs Elysees, Odeon and the Eiffel Tower to explore four delightfully hip quarters with Paris expert Sally Peabody. Sally will take you on a virtual tour of charming village-like Batignolles in the 17th arrondissement, to the happening rue de Martyrs area in the 9th just south of Pigalle, to the funky Faubourg St. Antoine quarter in the 11th and to multi-cultural, arty Belleville in the 19th. Bistro, cultural and shopping recommendations of note will also be included.

Sec. 01: Thursday, 7:45-9:45pm. Apr. 20 | $50

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

Sec. 01: Thursday, 7:45-9:45pm. Jun. 1 | $60

DISCOUNTED PARKING FOR CCAE STUDENTS $6 TO PARK IN THE CHARLES HOTEL GARAGE You must enter the garage after 3:30pm. Pick up a validation sticker at the Registration Office at 42 Brattle or Welcome Desk at 56 Brattle —before or after class. 30

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LITERATURE & WRITING “DON GERVICH HELPED ME FINISH MY BOOK AND BECOME AN AUTHOR” —LIVING STORIES STUDENT

RUSSIAN SHORT STORIES

LITERATURE

Leon Steinmetz | Author

SELF-EXPLORATION THROUGH LITERATURE Jane Katims | M.Ed., Author, Dancing on a Slippery Floor Certain fictional characters seem as real as our friends and adversaries, because their authors write with insight and intuition about human emotions. By examining our unique reactions 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 as we ask ourselves: What are our feelings and attitudes about the story characters, and what do these emotional responses reveal about ourselves? COURSE CODE: WTSE

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 12-1:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $220

GREAT SHORT STORIES Susan Glassman | Ph.D., English, University of Rhode Island Join us in reading short story masterpieces by both well-known and lesser known American and international writers. The stories we will analyze and discuss include landmark works by John Steinbeck, Anton Chekhov, Virginia Woolf, Frank O’Connor, E.B. White, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and other important writers who demonstrate skill in characterizing the human spirit. We will analyze themes, characters, settings, symbolism, and style, as well as look at contemporary interpretations. COURSE CODE: GRSS

Since Russian literature first burst onto 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. COURSE CODE: RSTR

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $200

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

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 1-3pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $230 No class Apr. 17 & 29

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 10:30-11:45am. Begins Apr. 4 | $190 No class Apr. 11 Sec. 02: 8 Tuesdays, 2-3:15pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $190 No class Apr. 11

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LITERATURE & WRITING

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE AND LAUGHS: GOGOL AND BULGAKOV Katia Kapovich | Writer, Editor, Professor of Slavic Studies This course is for inspiring you and celebrating some fantastic humorous writing by two Russian authors: Nikolay Gogol and Mikhail Bulgakov. Explore how Russia and Russians have been imagined, depicted, and satirized in the best stories of the 19th and 20th centuries. We’ll have many good laughs and explore the essence of what Plato called God’s gift of laughter. Readings: Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol (translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky); Mikhail Bulgakov, The Heart of a Dog. COURSE CODE: RSLL

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $230

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

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 5:45-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $235

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

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $200 No class Apr. 17 & May 29

NARRATIVE AND CHARACTER Daniel Gewertz | Freelance Writer In fiction and memoir, narrative and characterization pose many choices. We’ll consider the narrator’s storytelling role: how to cannily select details and steer clear of vagueness, even when ambiguity is an intent. A fascination with people is at the heart of characterization: the capturing of behavior, beliefs, motivations, speech patterns and physical specifics. Respecting your characters is helpful, but being judgmental is no sin. We will share short pieces or parts of long works each week. COURSE CODE: NARR

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $230

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GETTING PERSONAL: A MEMOIR AND ESSAY WORKSHOP Daniel Gewertz | Freelance Writer The writing of memoir often begins with a humble question: What about my life is worthy of a reader’s time and attention? Given enough precision, passion, and storytelling 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 we will read aloud stories in class. COURSE CODE: GETP

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $230

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

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $220


LITERATURE & WRITING

THE PERSONAL ESSAY WORKSHOP: STORIES, IDEAS, AND REFLECTIONS

POETRY WORKSHOP

Alejandro Ramirez | Freelance Writer, Essayist

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

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

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $200 No class Apr. 17 & May 29

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

Katia Kapovich | Writer, Editor, Professor of Slavic Studies

COURSE CODE: POEW

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 1-3pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $230

INTRODUCTION TO SCREENWRITING Andrew Osborne | Screenwriter, baitshop.org Whether you want to create movies for Hollywood, Sundance, or the local grindhouse, learn the basics of screenwriting in a supportive workshop environment while you work towards the first, second, or even final draft of a solid “spec” script. We’ll explore three-act structure, industry-standard format, character, and dialogue, as well as tips for surviving in the entertainment business and making your own independent film. COURSE CODE: REEN

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $240

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $240

WRITING FROM YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE

WRITING FOR TELEVISION

Mopsy Strange Kennedy | Book Reviewer, The Improper Bostonian

Andrew Osborne | Screenwriter, baitshop.org

We concentrate on two related genres using the first person. Nonfiction articles such as the “Lives” and “Modern Love” columns in The New York Times and “Connections” in the Globe Sunday Magazine make use of the writer’s own self, though the topic may be an external one. Books such as Intoxicated by My Illness by Anatole Broyard use fiction techniques to tell a story that is nevertheless the writer’s own. We’ll emphasize scenes, dialogue, and the use of pungent and telling detail.

Come learn the basics of TV writing from an Emmy-award winning instructor! Whether you want to write a spec script for an existing show or create an original pilot for a network or cable comedy or drama, this class will cover everything from generating strong characters and dialogue to sitcom format and season-long story arcs, along with tips on sketch comedy, comic monologues, and sample packets for work crafting late night “desk pieces,” game show questions, and more!

COURSE CODE: WREP

COURSE CODE: WRTV

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 10-11:30am. Begins Apr. 5 | $220 Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 3:15-4:45pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $220

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $240

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

PLAYWRIGHT’S INTENSIVE WORKSHOP

Kendall Dudley | Lifeworks Career & Life Design, lifeworkscareers.com

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

Join us in writing stories you’ve forgotten and suddenly long to finish. Find voices, tempos, and characters. Use objects, photos, food, and all the senses to remember, build, and write! You’ll challenge rules of writing and remembering, discipline and propriety! You’ll add dramatic tools to scenes and characters that then brighten your memory and feed your imagination. You’ll thrive through the support of classmates and contribute mightily to our next book of writing. There are 60 volumes already!

Peter Littlefield | Stage Director, Writer, Dramaturg

COURSE CODE: PLWR

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $240

COURSE CODE: AUTO

Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 1-3pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $200

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PLAYWRITING ONE-DAY WORKSHOP— THE MAGIC OF PLAY AND WRITING Michelle A. Gabow | Author, Artist Director; Professor, Curry College Playwriting is the poetry of change, an agent of movement. This workshop will use movement, improvisation, and writing exercises to explore character, practice being in the moment, create theater for the stage, take risks and find our path inside the unconscious mind. We will experience constructive feedback and the art of listening to other writing voices within the group. COURSE CODE: PLMA

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-4pm. May 20 | $130

WRITING ABOUT ART Kendall Dudley | Lifeworks Career & Life Design, lifeworkscareers.com Picture the artworks that have moved you. Have you fully explored their power and meaning for you? Are there new works that are pulling you into connection? Can we say that writing in a focused way about art can offer new insights into our own creative process and living? Using images from a variety of sources and periods plus the ones you bring in, we will explore the connection of art to our creative lives through writing and other art forms. Bring three images or objects that inspire you to write. COURSE CODE: ARTW

Sec. 01: 2 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Apr. 18 & 25 | $90

CLEAR MIND: SPRING HAIKU Jeanne Martin | Ed.D., Teacher, Retreat Leader Haiku—a poem of focus and concentration which brings us directly into the present moment. Clear your mind and elevate your senses through learning about this short poetry form that connects nature and human nature. Haiku help us pay attention to time and place. We will read, write and discuss spring haiku in this supportive workshop environment. C O U R S E C O D E : H A KC

WRITING FICTION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS Victoria J. Coe | Children’s Author Have you always wanted to write for kids or teens? Or have hits like Harry Potter got you fired up to start? Topics will include: voice, character, arcs, stakes, scenes, plot, and structure. Whether you have a manuscript in progress or a completed draft, you’ll have the chance to take your story to the next level in a positive, supportive environment. All experience levels are welcome; each participant is expected to share their work twice during the course. C O U R S E C O D E : W F YA

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $230 No class Apr. 17 & May 29

Sec. 01: Sunday, 1-4pm. May 7 | $75

DREAM JOURNAL: AWAKENING THE NIGHT Cara Marcus | Instructor, Author Our dreams are the windows to our psyches, our past, and possibly our future. Learn how a dream journal can help you recall and start to understand your dreams, using dream dictionaries, professional dream interpreters and your own intuition. The class will cover the basic tools and processes, discuss some dream imagery in literature, art, and music, and include a sample dream analysis as well as hands-on. The class will share some dreams in their journals and explore the creative writing process. COURSE CODE: DREM

WRITING PICTURE BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

Sec. 01: 2 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. May 16 & 23 | $90

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

Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $200

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BLACKSMITH HOUSE POETRY SERIES

BLACKSMITH HOUSE POETRY SERIES: SPRING 2017

Photo credit: Paul Sayed

Founded in 1973, the award-winning Blacksmith House Poetry Series brings established and emerging writers of poetry and fiction to Harvard Square. The readings are held in the Blacksmith House, site of the village smithy and spreading chestnut tree of Longfellow's 1838 poem, “The Village Blacksmith.�

February 13

April 3

Jean Valentine reads from her latest collection, Shirt in Heaven, with Jane Mead, whose new book is World of Made and Unmade.

Tyehimba Jess, author of Olio, reads with Jill McDonough, whose latest book is Reaper. B H P S - S P 1 7.0 1

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April 24

Martha Rhodes reads from The Thin Wall, with Josh Bell, whose new book is Alamo Theory.

Fred Marchant reads from Said, Not Said with Alex Dmitrov, whose new collection is Together and by Ourselves.

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March 6: Emerging Writers: New Voices

May 1

Duy Doan, Emma Duffy-Camparone, and Sarah Trudgeon

Remembering Poets: A Celebration of Philip Levine, Mark Strand, C.K. Williams, and C.D. Wright, with Jorie Graham, Gail Mazur, Robert Pinsky, and others.

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March 20 Andrea Cohen reads from her new book, Unfathoming, with Natalie Shapero, whose latest collection is Hard Child.

May 8 Jorie Graham reads from her new collection, Fast. B H P S - S P 1 7.0 4

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March 27 Lloyd Schwartz debuts his new collection, Little Kisses, with Kate Rushin, reading from Watch Night. B H P S -W I 1 7.0 5

Andrea Cohen Director Mariya Deykute Assistant to the Director Ron Spaletta Assistant to the Director Gail Mazur Founding Director

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SCIENCE, HISTORY & CONTEMPORARY ISSUES “THIS CLASS ALLOWS ME TO CONNECT WITH MY COMMUNITY ON A DEEP LEVEL…” —WHITE PEOPLE CHALLENGING RACISM STUDENT

SCIENCE AND NATURE

ADVANCED BIRDSONG—SPRING MIGRATION

BIRD WATCHING FOR BEGINNERS Neil Hayward | Field Trip Coordinator, Board of Director, Brookline Bird Club This course is primarily for the beginning bird watcher, but is also designed to be appreciated by bird watchers of any level. We’ll learn about bird watching in class on two Tuesdays and take a walk on Saturday through Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, one of the best spots in the Northeast for viewing. We’ll discuss families of birds, basic avian anatomy, birding by habitat, and how to identify bird songs. We will have fun in class and the field appreciating the beauty of birds, their songs, and their lives. COURSE CODE: BRDB

Sec. 01: 2 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. May 3 & 10 (at Cambridge Center) AND 1 Saturday, 8-11am. May 13 (at Mt Auburn Cemetery) | $170 Rain date is Sunday, 8-11am. May 14

LEARN BIRDSONGS Neil Hayward | Field Trip Coordinator, Board of Director, Brookline Bird Club Ever wanted to know what the birds are that you hear around your home and local travels? This class will give you the tools to be able to do just that. We’ll be reviewing local species, and using some graphic illustrations and mnemonics to help remember the sounds. We’ll also examine why birds use song, and understand the differences between contact calls, alarm calls, songs and flight calls. It’s a lot more intricate that you might imagine, and this class will open your eyes and ears to what’s around you. COURSE CODE: BSNG

Sec. 01: Saturday, 9-11am. May 6 | $50

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Neil Hayward | Field Trip Coordinator, Board of Director, Brookline Bird Club Mount Auburn Cemetery is one of the best places to see spring migration in the Northeast. Every year, millions of songbirds return from the southern U.S., Central and South America. Mount Auburn is a popular resting place to refuel before the next leg. These birds have breeding on their minds, and they’re busy practicing their songs. In this class we’ll focus on Warblers, Tanagers, Flycatchers, Vireos, Orioles and Thrushes. Many of these are hard to see, and knowing their songs (“birding by ear”) will significantly increase your appreciation of migration. This class is ideal for those who have taken the introductory birdsong class, or for those with some birding experience. COURSE CODE: BSNA

Sec. 01: Saturday, 2-4pm. May 6 (Class) AND Sunday, 8-10am. May 7 (Walk) | $50

INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY Dan Winchell and John Sheff | Amateur Astronomers, Astronomy Educators It’s natural to question how the Universe came into existence, or the future of life in the cosmos. We’ll understand about often confusing concepts such as brown dwarfs, red giants, black holes, etc. We’ll learn some of the constellations of the seasons, see Mars and the moons of Jupiter through a telescope, learn about the constellation Orion and the “Seven Sisters,” and construct a model of the Solar System that you can keep in your pocket! One of our meetings will be at a local observatory. No math or science background required. C O U R S E C O D E : AS T R

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $200

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SCIENCE, HISTORY & CONTEMPORARY ISSUES

HISTORY AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES THE COLOR OF CULTURE: RESHAPING OURSELVES AND OUR COMMUNITIES FOR RACIAL EQUITY Debby Irving | Racial Justice Education & Writer Tiffany Taylor-Smith | Founder, Culture Learning Partners What are the unwritten rules of success in U.S. culture? Without making visible the unwritten rules of race, class, gender, and other differences, patterns of power and privilege can unknowingly set us up to reproduce them in our institutions. Join us for a day of transformational learning about how cultural assumptions, microaggressions, and ingrained social habits influence our daily experiences and shape our community cultures. Better understand your personal and professional environment and be an effective equity change agent. C O U R S E C O D E : C L CT

Sec. 01: Friday, 9am-5pm. Apr. 14 | $275

BLACK & WHITE WOMEN: RECONCILING OUR PAST, RE-DEFINING OUR FUTURE Debby Irving | Racial Justice Educator & Writer Faith English | Attorney, Social Justice Consultant Despite best intentions, relationships between black and white women can be inauthentic, lacking empathy, depth, and mutual support. This full-day session should particularly benefit women seeking inspiration and connection across the black/white racial boundary as we move participants into and through difficult conversations about our shared past and the impact of our history with each other. We’ll identify historical and personal barriers to creating authentic cross-cultural relationships. This is a challenging all-day workshop designed to uncover unspoken tensions in order to move beyond them. COURSE CODE: BNWW

Sec. 01: Sunday, 9am-5pm. May 7 | $150

WHITE PEOPLE CHALLENGING RACISM: MOVING FROM TALK TO ACTION Barbara Beckwith and Shannon Fuller | Co-Facilitators People of all identities are welcome to join us as we focus on the role of white people in dismantling racism and building a just society. We’ll examine the impact of white privilege and how unawareness of that advantage helps perpetuate racism. We’ll discuss short readings and share everyday situations. Using role-playing, participants will develop specific plans for challenging racism in your circles. You will be encouraged to find other people who can provide support and serve as allies in your efforts. COURSE CODE: WPCR

Sec. 01: 3 Saturdays, 9:30am-1pm. Begins May 6 | $80

CULTURALLY COMPETENT PARENTING Tiffany Taylor Smith | Founder, Culture Learning Partners In light of incidents of bias towards Muslims and immigrants, transgender identity and police killings of African-American males, are you prepared to have tough cultural conversations with your children? Do you feel confident and comfortable with your own cultural identity and with ensuring that your child can do the same? Learn effective strategies to increase cultural awareness and leave this session with steps to take at home and in your community.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING Joan Vercollone Barry | Awareness speaker, My Life My Choice, Board Member Please join us as we learn about the tragedy of human sex trafficking in our country. American born and bred children as young as 12 years old are coerced into a life that is unthinkable. Without support of any kind and with abuse of every kind, these children and young women try to survive each day as they are exploited, blamed and often arrested because of the crimes of others. This eye-opening presentation will clear up many myths and misconceptions surrounding this crime and bring you into the invisible world of sex traffickers, pimps and those who purchase. COURSE CODE: HUTR

Sec. 01: Friday, 6-7:30pm. Apr. 28 | $10

TERRORISM IN THE MODERN WORLD Adam Wunische | MA Political Science, Boston College; wunische.weebly.com Terrorism is ubiquitous in the media and the national consciousness these days, but how much do we actually understand about terrorism. What is the definition of terrorism? Is it a purely modern phenomenon or does it have ancient roots? Why do some groups seek change through violence and others do not? This course will explore the topic through discussions of numerous terrorist organizations, and working through the various modern debates about what causes terrorism and what are the most effective counterterrorism methods. COURSE CODE: TERR

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $215

WOMEN IN THE CONTEMPORARY MIDDLE EAST Carla Abdo-Katsipis | Ph.D., Government and Politics, University of Maryland We’ll learn about the main concepts and theories that explain trends in women’s engagement with politics and applying those concepts on case-studies in the Middle East. The class will focus on trends in women’s interactions with the law, the role of women in economic development and labor force participation, the media, gendered traditionalism, socio-sexual norms, nationalism, women and civil society, women in conflict, and participation in the Arab spring. C O U R S E C O D E : WC M E

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $215

THE MIDDLE EAST AND GREAT POWERS’ INTERVENTION Mansour Salsabili | Research Associate, Kennedy School of Government, Ph.D., Middle East Politics, University of Exeter, UK The history of the Middle East is inseparable from the history of military intervention. This course will trace the major invasions and their consequences, from the Napoleonic Invasion of Egypt to the US Operation in Iraq. We will examine the issue of the governance of occupied areas and the impact of military invasion on political communities, economic organization and cultural issues in the region. Students are expected to actively engage with cases, make a presentation of their own, and critically discuss other students’ lectures. COURSE CODE: MDPO

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $215

COURSE CODE: CCCP

Sec. 01: Friday, 7-9pm. Apr. 14 | $70

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INVASIONS, INTERVENTIONS, AND STATE-BUILDING OPERATIONS

A HISTORY OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS 1799-1815

Adam Wunische | MA Political Science, Boston College; wunische. weebly.com

Anatole Sykley | Historian, Member, WWI Historical Society

The US invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq are just the most recent cases in a long history of states violating the sovereignty of their adversaries in order to achieve their foreign policy objectives and to replace the political leadership with something different. This course will explore the history of such interventions while presenting various theories that have been developed to explain them. This course will also look at what explains the different methods of intervention, as well as the consequences. The course will end with an interactive simulation, in which students will be able to experience firsthand the decision-making process to determine what actions should be taken.

Who was Napoleon and why did he fight all those battles all over Europe? We explore the reasons that allowed his charismatic personality to lead France in a quest to rival the British Empire. It took a coalition of several nations to defeat him at Waterloo. This course will not only explore the exciting story of his campaigns and battles, but also the social and ideological reasons that motivated him and France for so long—ideas that we would find strangely familiar! Handouts provided every week. COURSE CODE: NAPO

Sec. 01: 6 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 24 | $215 No class May 29

C O U R S E C O D E : I N VS

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $215

UNITED NATIONS AND DISARMAMENT Mansour Salsabili | Research Associate, Kennedy School of Government, Ph.D., Middle East Politics, University of Exeter, UK How is a decision made at the United Nations? The aim of this course is to delve into the history and working methods of the UN through its disarmament resolutions. Students will learn about the UN procedural and draft a UN resolution, while practically engaging in negotiation techniques and proper strategy to make a deal. To encourage critical thinking, students are expected to engage with different topics, make a presentation of their own, and critically discuss others’. COURSE CODE: UNDI

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $215

POLITICAL ECONOMY & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT: WOMEN, YOUTH, HEALTH, AND THE ENVIRONMENT

SUNDAY SEMINAR COMMEMORATE THE CENTENNIAL OF WORLD WAR I EVENTS OF THE YEAR 1917 Anatole Sykley | Historian, Member, the WWI Historical Society This year marks the centennial of several World War I events: The entry of the United States into World War I, The Battle of Cambrai where tanks were first used on a massive scale in warfare, and the Russian Revolution. We will explore the exciting and surprising backgrounds to and outcomes of one event per class. For example—how many Russian Revolutions were there? One, two, or more? The seminars will be preceded by an overview of the events that led up to the year 1917. Handouts provided every week. C O U R S E C O D E : CW W I

Sec. 01: 4 Sundays, 1-2:30pm. Begins Apr. 23 | $130 No class May 14

Carla Abdo-Katsipis | Ph.D., Government and Politics, University of Maryland This course is meant to examine the political, economic and social development of the Middle East. Students will learn about state development, rentierism, labor markets, and socio-political development with an emphasis women, youth, health, and the environment. We will explore and discuss conflicts and political instability as well as the impact of trade and globalization on the Middle East. COURSE CODE: PESD

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $215

SIN, SALVATION, AND MOBILIZATION: SIX AMERICAN SONGS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD Christopher J. Stephens | Teacher & Musician The American popular song has always lived in the sacred, profane, and socially conscious. In this six week course we’ll connect the depression-era sadness of “Brother can you spare a dime?” with the sins of “Folsom Prison Blues.” We’ll examine how secular gospel from The Carter Family (“Will the Circle Be Unbroken”) segued into the activism of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land,” which spawned a movement that remains vital today. We’ll examine these songs and more as we gauge the temperament of the contemporary American spirit. COURSE CODE: FOLK

Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 4-5:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $165

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AMERICAN COMMUNES OF THE 19TH CENTURY Brian Bixby | Ph.D. in History, UMass Amherst Long before there were hippies, Americans had experimented with communes. Whether as Christians or utopian socialists or yet something else again, they pursued a vision of social change by gathering together and sharing their property, their labor, their love, and their futures. Those visions could be as varied as free love or celibacy, returning to the soil or revolutionizing manufacturing. The course will provide an overview of their development, and examine in detail some of the more interesting movements, such as the Shakers, the Oneida Perfectionists, and the two phases of Brook Farm here in Massachusetts. COURSE CODE: USCO

Sec. 01: 5 Thursdays, 3-5pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $190


VISUAL ARTS WEEKNIGHTS IN THE PAINTING STUDIO

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

BEGINNING OIL PAINTING Join us for an introduction to the materials and mechanics of oil painting as well as the fundamentals of visual language. You will learn about composition, drawing, values, and color while working from still-life and on other projects. No experience is necessary. C O U R S E C O D E : PA P P

SPRING ART EXHIBITION

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

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $335

RECENT WORKS: FEATURING THE BERTA GOLAHNY STUDENT AWARDS AND THE DISTINGUISHED TEACHING OF ART AWARD March 31 through June 2 O P E N I N G R EC E PT I O N : F R I DAY, M A RC H 3 1 5 : 3 0 -7: 3 0 P M .

FREE

TA L K BY K AT H E R I N E F R E N C H :

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

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 6-9pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $335

ALLA PRIMA OIL PORTRAIT PAINTING Catherine Ezell | Artist, ezellportraits.com Alla Prima Painting celebrates the texture of the oil paint medium. Applying this direct painting technique we will create monochromatic and limited-color palette oil portraits from life models. Strong brushwork, value and tonal relationships, and variation of edges will be major elements of study. With minimal preparation of the canvas, we will enjoy a loose and free style that may allow a painting to be finished in one or two sessions. Supply list available upon registration. Previous drawing and painting experience highly recommended. Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 6-9pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $335

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

Sec. 01: 10 Fridays, 6-9pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $335

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 6-9pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $270 No class Apr. 17 & May 29

COURSE CODE: ALLA

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. Please bring a canvas to the first class.

W E D N ES DAY, A P R I L 5, 1 1 A M -1 2 P M .

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Join us for the opening of our spring art exhibition, Recent Works, comprised of two-dimensional art created by CCAE students and faculty within the past year. The reception will also be a celebration of the Berta Golahny awards, to honor the memory of Berta, a long-time visual arts teacher at CCAE, which was made possible by a generous gift from her family. Two visual arts teachers and three students will receive an award during the spring Berta Golahny, The Embrace, of 2016, 2017 and 2018. woodcut, 1970

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

INTENSIVE DRAWING BOOT CAMP Brett Xavier Gamache | Artist, Art Instructor, brettgamache.com Jeremy Raymond Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com Participants experience eight hours of intensive drawing. The two instructors will deliberately 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. COURSE CODE: BOOT

Sec. 01: Sunday, 9am-5pm. Apr. 9 | $185

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

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 2-5pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $335 No class Apr. 17 & May 29

EXPLORATORY DRAWING TECHNIQUES Anya Smolnikova | Painter, asmolnikova.wordpress.com Go deeper and farther out in your drawing practice with a course that will challenge assumptions and redefine the borders of your comfort zone. This class will build on foundational techniques by adding non-traditional media and guided mental exercises. Meditations on imaginary spaces and the psychological and perceptual underpinnings of image-making will enrich students with new tools and perspectives. COURSE CODE: EXDT

Sec. 01: 10 Fridays, 9:30am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $420

Maxwell's Dream by Jeremy Durling

STUDIO SCHOOL DRAWING: ADVANCED Jeremy Raymond Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com This course will expand on the foundational skills developed in Studio School Drawing. The course will continue to work primarily with the human figure, yet focus on accurately drawing specific anatomy in the context of the proportional whole and placing a figure within the perspective of an observed environment. Observational methods discussed in Studio School Drawing will be applied to relating the figure to objects in larger setups with emphasis on longer poses for more developed drawings. COURSE CODE: IDRA

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VISUAL ARTS

PAINTING I

PAINTING IN SERIES

Jeremy Raymond Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com

Jeremy Raymond Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com

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

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

COURSE CODE: IPNT

THE FIGURE: DRAWING WITH PAINT

Sec. 01: Tuesdays & Thursdays (meets 2 times per week for 9 weeks), 1:30-5pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $750

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

Sec. 01: Wednesdays & Fridays (meets 2 times per week for 9 weeks) 9am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $850

COURSE CODE: ISER

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 9am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $440

Jeremy Raymond Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com This course will begin with a tonal approach to drawing from the figure. This will involve a demonstration of measuring and translating our subject into clear gradations of light to dark. There will be an emphasis on the additive and subtractive qualities of oil paint as we begin a painting as an investigation of subject while learning to embrace the fact that everything that is added can just as easily be removed. This course is open to both beginners and advanced students. COURSE CODE: DRPT

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 9am-1pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $465

OBJECTS AND SPACE: STILL LIFE AND LANDSCAPE PAINTING Brett Xavier Gamache | Artist, Art Instructor, brettgamache.com

ON SEEING COLOR Barbara Baum | Painter, barbarabaum.com In this class, we will spend each of our 6 sessions focused on an aspect of color theory. We will do exercises in acrylic on paper exploring value, hue, complementary pairs, intensity/neutrality and warm and cool colors. After these exercises, we will do small color studies from a model. Drawing experience will be helpful but not necessary. COURSE CODE: IOSC

Sec. 01: 6 Mondays, 1:30-5pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $500 No class Apr. 17 & May 8

This course begins indoors, painting the still life from direct observation. We will explore setups of both traditional and non-traditional objects. The class will then move outdoors painting the landscape en plein air. Outside we will explore deeper spaces, learn about aerial perspective and simplify the landscape to its essential elements. Topics include composition, color mixing, paint application and how to begin a painting. Painting and drawing experience a plus, portable easel needed for outdoors. COURSE CODE: ISTL

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 1:30-5pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $440

CRITIQUE WORKSHOP Brett Xavier Gamache | Artist, Art Instructor, brettgamache.com

PORTRAIT PAINTING Brett Xavier Gamache | Artist, Art Instructor, brettgamache.com With the use of models, we will do various exercises—both quick and longer-term—to analyze the face and its relationship to the entire head. We will discuss color as it relates to skin tones and begin to find out where “likeness” comes from. Drawing and painting experience is required. COURSE CODE: IPPT

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 9am-1pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $435 No class Apr. 17 & May 29

“[JEREMY DURLING] IS A TRUE ARTIST AND HAS A GENTLE AND SERIOUS APPROACH TO OUR WORK.”

In this workshop, students have the opportunity to present their painting and drawings for a critique. The instructor will guide students through a constructive discussion to analyze and interpret works of art. C O U R S E C O D E : S S CW

Sec. 01: Friday, 1:30-4:30pm. Jun. 9 | $75

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DRAWING AND PAINTING BASIC DRAWING Liza Lynch | Artist Gillian Frazier | Artist, gillianfrazier.com Jeremy Raymond Durling | Artist, jeremydurling.com A carefully planned series of exercises will introduce the beginner to the following elements of drawing: perspective, composition, light values, and contour. C O U R S E C O D E : D R BA

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $230 | Lynch No class Apr. 17 & May 29 Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $285 | Frazier Sec.03: 9 Saturdays, 9:30am-12pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $320 | Durling

OPEN STUDIO FOR LIFE DRAWING No Instructor On Fridays and Sundays, we offer Open Studio time during which participants draw from a live model. Each week, the model will hold a series of short poses ranging from 1 to 15 minutes. This is a great opportunity to draw from live models in the medium of your choice (except no oil paints). There is no teacher present; this is not a class with instruction. CCAE provides easels; the room is air-conditioned. Located in the Lyman Studio, our recently renovated drawing space. COURSE CODE: STUD

Sec. 01: 10 Fridays, 6-9pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $150 Sec. 02: 9 Sundays, 10am-1pm. Begins Apr. 9 | $135 No class Apr. 16

DRAWING WITH COLOR Ellen Stutman | Artist, ellenstutman.com We usually think of drawing with lines. In this class we’ll focus on color shapes to help us understand and draw what we see. We will learn about color mixing, using warm and cool colors to create volume, separating objects and creating space by showing differences in value, and issues of composition. We’ll concentrate on the strengths that color gives to our drawing, using your choice of pastels, oil pastels or colored pencils. Some drawing experience is useful but not necessary.

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

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $205 No class Apr. 17 & May 29

COMICS AND SEQUENTIAL ART Christopher Stetson Wilson | Comic Artist, The Invisible Life of Poet In this process-oriented approach to comics, we will rehearse the crucial components of comics creation with a focus on modern graphic novel styles, from experimenting with materials to storytelling to drawing and layouts. You will not only create your own finished works, but also begin to develop a unique style. This course can be taken as an introduction or as a workshop for amateur artists looking to refine or diversify their work. COURSE CODE: COMX

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $205

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

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $245

COURSE CODE: COLO

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $230

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

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 9-11:30am. Begins Apr. 4 | $280

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DRAWING PORTRAITS David Wenstrom | Painter, 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. COURSE CODE: DPOR

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $285


VISUAL ARTS

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. If you want your art to express what you think, feel, and imagine, come discover some of the ways to make abstract art with the new paints and mediums. Acrylic paints only. COURSE CODE: ABST

Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 1-4pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $300

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

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 1:45-4pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $230 No class Apr. 17 & May 29 Sec. 02: 10 Wednesdays, 10am-12:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $320

RENAISSANCE SCRIPT AND ILLUMINATION: BEAUTIFUL BOOK HANDS

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

Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 9am-12pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $300

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

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-4pm. Begins May 6 | $130

WATERCOLOR Dan Moynihan | Artist, danmoynihan.com Anthony Riccardi | Artist

Kitty Pechet | Lettering Artist

Bryan Ramey | Artist, artbyramey.com

Create gorgeous pages for fall and winter with pen and paint. Beginning with the fine Renaissance bookhand, we will learn traditional letterform. Then, we will embroider our pages with historic patterns and contemporary design. This is your chance to stretch from past to future on a fun trip. Appropriate for all levels of experience. Please bring the $25 materials fee to the first class.

Watercolor is a translucent medium that sinks into the fiber of a sheet of paper, releasing the light from the surface. Watercolor dries fast, enabling one to work quickly with freshness and spontaneity. In this class, we will address the fundamentals of watercolor painting, with an emphasis on exploration and personal expression.

COURSE CODE: RSIL

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $190 | Moynihan No class Apr. 17 & May 29 Sec. 02: 10 Tuesdays, 1-3pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $235 | Riccardi Sec. 03: 9 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $210 | Ramey

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $190

ART HISTORY 25 FRENCH ARTISTS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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

WATERCOLOR AND PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION Dan Moynihan | Artist, danmoynihan.com

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

Bryan Ramey | Artist, artbyramey.com

Join us for an exploration of art innovators, from Poussin and Claude in the seventeenth century through Rodin and Toulouse-Lautrec in the nineteenth century. We’ll cover Boucher, David, Ingres, Corot, Millet, Courbet, Monet, and Pissaro. We’ll discuss major art movements: Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism. At each session, we’ll view works by four artists and learn about the characteristics of their art and their contributions to art history.

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

COURSE CODE: FRAR

Sec. 01: 6 Mondays, 2-3:30pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $180 No class Apr. 17

COURSE CODE: WPIN

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $190 | Moynihan No class Apr. 17 & May 29 Sec. 02: 9 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $210 | Ramey

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PHOTOGRAPHY & FILM CREATIVE PHOTO PORTRAITURE

BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY

Allison Evans | Owner/Operator, Allison Evans Photography

Linda Haas | Photographer • Raul Melendez | Photographer

Explore styles from environmental, cinematic, glam to self-portraits and head shots, using available light and/or studio light. We will take turns modeling for each other and then work with models. We’ll review light image retouching in Lightroom. Bring sample portraits you admire (from any source) to the first class, and bring your camera to every class. We will share work we created in class via a private Facebook page. Become a stronger image maker through constructive criticism. Basic photography experience required.

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.

COURSE CODE: CPOR

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $245

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL SLR CAMERA Melinda Bruno-Smith | Photographer, Arts Educator, melindabruno.com Join us for an introduction to the technical and creative possibilities of photographing with your digital DSLR camera. You will learn the basics of using your camera including menus, settings, and photographic controls such as shutter speed, aperture, metering, focus and white balance. Please bring your camera instruction manual to class. Since individual DSLR cameras vary widely, to get the most from this course, you should be willing to become familiar with your camera’s instruction manual. Sign up for both Part 1 and Part 2 and receive 20% off. COURSE CODE: DSLR

Sec. 01: Saturday, 9am-4:45pm. Apr. 8 | $165

DIGITAL SLR CAMERA: PART 2 Melinda Bruno-Smith | Photographer, Arts Educator, melindabruno.com Explore the personal and practical applications of photographing with your digital SLR camera. There will be in-class assignments on depth of field, freezing and blurring movement, natural light, flash, and color and black and white shooting. Please bring your camera’s instruction manual, video cords or a laptop (if you have one) to class. Individual cameras may vary widely, so to get the most from this workshop, you should be willing to become familiar with your own camera’s user manual. Prerequisite: “Introduction to Digital SLR Camera.” Sign up for both Part 1 and Part 2 and receive 20% off. COURSE CODE: DS LT

Sec. 01: Sunday, 9am-4:45pm. Apr. 9 | $165

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. Open to all levels of experience. COURSE CODE: FLSH

Sec. 01: 3 Thursdays, 1-3pm. Begins May 18 | $130

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

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $205 | Haas No class Apr. 17 & May 29 Sec. 02: 5 Thursdays, 1-3pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $175 | Melendez

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

Sec. 01: Sunday, 9am-4:45pm. May 7 | $165

SPRING LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKSHOP: PHOTOGRAPHING MILL TOWNS IN MASS. Skip Schiel | Independent Photographer, teeksaphoto.org Visually explore Massachusetts mill towns by working photographically with spring light. Basic photo experience is required. Be prepared to walk in inclement weather. For the first session, bring your camera (thoroughly tested, batteries charged) and up to five photo PRINTS showing your experience. Students will meet at the first location (accessible by public transportation) and carpool to following excursions. Please reserve the Sundays following the field trips for rain dates. C O U R S E C O D E : S L CA

Sec. 01: 4 Saturday Photo Sessions: Apr. 15, 12-4 pm; Apr. 22, 9am1pm; Apr. 29, 5:15-9:15am; & May 6, 4:15-8:15pm. 4 Review Sessions, Fridays, 6-8:30pm: Apr. 21, Apr. 28, May 5, & May 12. | $270

MASTERING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY— FROM CAMERA TO COMPUTER—IN ONE DAY Randall Warniers | Photographer, warniers.net This one-day, hands-on class covers two common aspects of digital photography. In the morning we will study camera operation, including ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. In the afternoon we will study image editing using Adobe Photoshop Elements. Please bring your camera, instruction manual, and laptop (with the free 30-day trial of Elements software installed) to class. The course is designed for beginning to intermediate photographers, but anyone can attend and get value out of the exercises. COURSE CODE: MDPC

Sec. 01: Saturday, 9am-4:30pm. May 20 | $160

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VISUAL ARTS

PRINTMAKING AT THE CAMBRIDGE CENTER This term, try your hand at printmaking by taking one of our classes. All of our teachers are practicing artists with a deep knowledge of this special art form. Classes take place in an air-conditioned studio with three presses, solarplate exposure box, aquatint screens, drying racks for prints, flat files for storing prints, non-toxic inks and drypoint and woodcut tools and much more.

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 with you to further develop your imagery, and there will be demonstrations from guest artists. COURSE CODE: ADMO

Sec. 01: 9 Fridays, 9:30am-1:30pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $300

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

WOODBLOCK FOR BEGINNERS Vinicius Sanchez | Artist Join us for an introduction to the basic techniques, processes and history of woodblock (relief) printmaking. Explore a variety of carving techniques, woods, and types of linoleum that are ideal for carving. Learn color mixing, a range of ink options, print techniques, and papers to print our work on. A materials fee of $25 is payable to the instructor at the first class. COURSE CODE: BLOK

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

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

Sec. 01: 4 Tuesdays, 6-8:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $175

OPEN STUDIO FOR PRINTMAKING AND WATER BASED-MEDIA Studio Monitor

EXPERIMENTAL PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP

Work independently in our shop, which offers two small (12"x24") presses and one medium-sized (24"x 42") press. Clean-up supplies are provided, but please bring your own nontoxic inks and materials (watercolor preferred). Open Studio is only available to students who have taken a Center printmaking or watercolor course. Please register in advance online, by phone or in-person for Sections 1-7. Add 6 or more sections to your cart online and receive $20 off the total price.

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

COURSE CODE: OPPT

COURSE CODE: ETCH

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 2-5pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $300

Explore new, experimental printmaking techniques as well as traditional techniques. We will cover monotype, solarplate etching, pronto plate and woodcut. All inks are nontoxic, and no solvents are used. For monotype, we will work on plexiglass plates and print on a press. We’ll investigate the exciting new fields of solarplate etching and pronto plate, which allow you to produce multiple images from drawings and photographs. The projects are designed for both beginning and more experienced artists.

Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec.

01: Thursday, 2-5pm. Apr. 6 | $20 02: Thursday, 2-5pm. Apr. 13 | $20 03: Thursday, 2-5pm. Apr. 20 | $20 04: Thursday, 2-5pm. Apr. 27 | $20 05: Thursday, 2-5pm. May 4 | $20 06: Thursday, 2-5pm. May 11 | $20 07: Thursday, 2-5pm. May 18 | $20

COURSE CODE: MNPR

Sec. 01: 9 Thursdays, 5:30-8pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $250

PHOTOJOURNALISM

THE FILMS OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK

Skip Schiel | Independent Photographer, teeksaphoto.org

Michael Frank | Ph.D Cornell University

In this project-based workshop we will make photographs that narrate characters, events, and locations. We will research topics, examine examples of photojournalism that utilize a variety of styles and intentions, and implement an independent project for powerful effect. This class is for proficient photographers, using film or digital. Our first meeting is an introduction with a short field trip, the second will review progress on projects, and the last will review the completed work.

Alfred Hitchcock, whose films span most of the 20th century, may well be the most influential—not to say most popular—of all directors. Though always identified with romantic thrillers and suspense, his work is significantly richer than those genres suggest, and expresses many of the most important cultural issues of his time. This course will cover films ranging from the early black-andwhite silents that he made in England to his last Technicolor big-screen Hollywood productions.

COURSE CODE: PHJO

COURSE CODE: ALHC

Sec. 01: 3 Meetings: Saturday Apr. 8, 9:30am-4pm; Sunday Apr. 23, 1-4pm; Saturday, May 13, 9:30am-4pm. | $235

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CRAFTS “LAURIE IS THE BEST TEACHER. SHE IS PATIENT, GIVES CLEAR INSTRUCTIONS AND SHE IS EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE.” —BEGINNING JEWELRY STUDENT

BEGINNING JEWELRY—PART 2: BANGLE BRACELETS

JEWELRY

Laurie Savage | Metalsmith

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

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

Sec. 01: Monday, 5:30-9:30pm. May 1 | $65

COURSE CODE: JEWR

Sec. 01: Monday, 5:30-9:30pm. Apr. 10 | $65 Sec. 02: Monday, 5:30-9:30pm. May 8 | $65

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BEGINNING JEWELRY—PART 3: STERLING SILVER PENDANT WITH BEZEL-SET STONE

ADVANCED STUDIO JEWELRY

Laurie Savage | Metalsmith

Open to students who have taken 10 or more intermediate/advanced-level jewelry classes or have equivalent experience. You’ll enjoy open studio time in which to create jewelry of your own design with direction from the instructor. No materials fee; please bring the materials you intend to use. Enrollment in this class is allowed only with permission from the instructor. Please email us your request at info@ccae.org and include your experience. We will have the instructor contact you.

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

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

JEWELRY: ALL LEVELS Heather Wang | Artist Learn to design and fabricate your own handcrafted jewelry. This class is open to students with all levels of jewelry experience. Projects and demos will be provided to beginner and intermediate students, while advanced students may choose to work on independent projects with guidance from the instructor. A materials fee of $45 for beginner/intermediate students is payable to the instructor at the first class. Advanced students should bring their own materials. C O U R S E C O D E : J WA L

Sec. 01: 8 Fridays, 10am-12pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $215

Heather Wang | Artist

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

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $300 Sec. 02: 10 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $300

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

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01: Friday, 5:30-7:30pm. Apr. 7 | $35 02: Friday, 7:30-9:30pm. Apr. 7 | $35 03: Friday, 5:30-7:30pm. Apr. 28 | $35 04: Friday, 7:30-9:30pm. Apr. 28 | $35 05: Friday, 5:30-7:30pm. May 5 | $35 06: Friday, 7:30-9:30pm. May 5 | $35 07: Friday, 5:30-7:30pm. Jun. 2 | $35 08: Friday, 7:30-9:30pm. Jun. 2 | $35

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

Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec.

01: Saturday, 10am-4:30pm. Apr. 8 | $85 02: Sunday, 10am-4:30pm. Apr. 30 | $85 03: Saturday, 10am-4:30pm. May 6 | $85 04: Sunday, 10am-4:30pm. Jun. 4 | $85

Image by Heather Wang

GLASS AND BLACKSMITHING ENAMELING Heather Wang | Artist

FUSED GLASS BOWLS AND PLATES

Enameling is the process of fusing colorful glass onto metal. In this class, students will be introduced to several different enameling techniques, and learn proper metal preparation and finishing processes as well. All experience levels welcome; no metalsmithing experience necessary. Kits are $50 and the materials fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. The kits include cloisonné scissors, tweezers, wire; a dust respirator; paintbrushes; a set of sifters; plus, copper blanks and one fine silver blank.

Michel L’Huillier | Stained Glass and Fusing Artist

COURSE CODE: ENAM

COURSE CODE: FUSD

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $215

Learn the basics of glass fusing techniques and play with colored glass pieces, glass powders, and frits, stringers, and glass beads. After a series of fun exercises, you’ll design and create a 4"x 4" dish and one 8"x 8" plate or 8" diameter bowl. These pieces will first be fused flat, and then “slumped” in a second firing to give them their final shapes. Your fused pieces will be available at CCAE within a week after class. Class tuition includes an $85 materials fee. Sec. 01: Sunday, 2-4pm. Apr. 9 | $140 REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE.ORG OR CALL 617.547.6789

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STAINED GLASS DESIGN Michel L’Huillier | Stained Glass and Fusing Artist Using the copper foil method, create a stained glass panel (up to 1.5 square feet). Learn to develop your ideas into quick sketches and then into a full-scale design. From there, play with shapes, colors, and textures to bring your design to life. Learn to cut glass accurately, foil, and solder. Class tuition includes an $85 materials fee. COURSE CODE: STGA

Sec. 01: 4 Sundays, 10am-4:30pm. Begins Apr. 9 | $270 No class Apr. 16, May 7, & May 14

GLASSBLOWING: FLOWERS

GLASSBLOWING: GLASS FLOWERS EARTH DAY WORKSHOP NOCA Glass School Celebrate Earth Day by making flowers out of hot glass. You will be introduced to the equipment in the hotshop and will learn how to safely gather molten glass, manipulate it, and shape it into your very own works of art. You will make two flower paperweights and one pulled glass flower which will be available 24 hours later for pick-up. No experience is required, and all materials are provided. Class meets at NOCA Glass School in Cambridge. COURSE CODE: GFED

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-2pm. Apr. 22 | $165

NOCA Glass School Celebrate spring’s emergence by creating colorful flower paperweights and suncatchers. You will learn the basics of blowing glass, and will be safely introduced to the hotshop equipment, tools, and proper working procedures. You will leave with at least two glass flower objects. No experience is required and all materials are provided. Class meets at the NOCA Glass School in Cambridge.

GLASSBLOWING: MOTHER'S DAY SAMPLER NOCA Glass School

GLASSBLOWING: GLASS PAPERWEIGHT WORKSHOP

Celebrate Mom by letting her experience the craft of glassblowing. You will be introduced to the equipment in the hotshop and will learn how to safely gather molten glass, manipulate it, and shape it into your very own works of art. You will make two paperweights and one window ornament which will be available 24 hours later for pick-up. No experience is required, and all materials are provided. Class meets at NOCA Glass School in Cambridge.

NOCA Glass School

COURSE CODE: GBMD

COURSE CODE: GFLO

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-2pm. May 20 | $165 Sec. 02: Sunday, 10am-2pm. May 21 | $165

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

Sec. 01: Sunday, 10am-2pm. Apr. 23 | $165

GLASSBLOWING: MARGARITA GLASS WORKSHOP NOCA Glass School This two-day course is designed to give you a well-rounded hot glass experience. You will be introduced to the equipment in the hotshop and will learn how to safely gather molten glass, add color to it, and shape it into your very own drinking glasses with colorful rims. You will make two paperweights, and two drinking glasses which will be available 24 hours later for pick-up. No experience is required, and all materials are provided. Class meets at NOCA Glass School in Cambridge. C O U R S E C O D E : G M GW

Sec. 01: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-2pm. May 6 & 7 | $278

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

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Sec. 01: Sunday, 10am-2pm. May 14 | $165

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. Class meets in Waltham at Prospect Hill Forge. COURSE CODE: FORG

Sec. 01: Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm. Apr. 6 | $65 Sec. 02: Monday, 6:30-9:30pm. May 22 | $65 Sec. 03: Saturday, 6:30-9:30pm. Jun. 10 | $65

A FORGED IRON BOTTLE OPENER: A TIP OF THE CAP TO THE ART OF BLACKSMITHING Prospect Hill Forge This bottle opener is an excellent first project for the student who wants to try their hand at the ancient and honorable Craft of Blacksmithing. The student will be introduced to the blacksmith’s techniques of flattening, bending over and on the anvil, hot-cutting, drawing-out to a taper, chamfering, bending in a fork, and twisting (in that order). By the end of class, the student can reasonably expect to have a pleasantly hefty handful of bottle-opening wonderfulness. Class meets at Prospect Hill Forge in Waltham. COURSE CODE: FIBO

Sec. 01: Saturday, 7-10pm. Apr. 15 | $65 Sec. 02: Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm. May 4 | $65 Sec. 03: Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm. Jun. 1 | $65


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WOODWORKING

WOODWORKING Carl Spagnoli | Woodworker

INTRO TO WOODWORKING: BUILD A BOX

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. Students should plan on spending between $50 to $150 on materials depending on the scope of their projects.

Jesse Shaw | Woodworker, spiralfurniture.com

C O U R S E C O D E : W KCA

BEGINNER LEVEL S T A R T HERE IF YOU HAVE LITTLE TO NO EXPERIENCE W I TH POWER TOOL S

In this class you’ll get familiar with typical woodworking tools and the basics of joinery and finishing techniques by building the foundational shape from which most furniture and structures are constructed—a box! We will discuss different types of wood and what factors go into your choice of material. We will also discuss different types of joints, and both the structural and aesthetic reasons you may want to use one joint method over another. Students should plan on spending around $50 on materials. C O U R S E C O D E : W K BX

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 6-9pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $270 No class Apr. 17 & May 29

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL F O R T H OSE WH O H AVE TAKE N INTRO TO WOODWORKI N G : B U IL D A B OX OR ITS E QUIV ALENT

INTERMEDIATE WOODWORKING: BUILD A GLASS-TOP SIDE TABLE Jesse Shaw | Woodworker, spiralfurniture.com If you have taken an introductory woodworking class, this is the perfect next step to further your skills. This class focuses on creating a small glass side table using traditional Japanese joinery that looks beautiful in any home. You will learn how to create tight fitting interlocking rails and legs using machine tools. Students should plan to spend between $100-150 on materials depending on the type of wood you purchase. C O U R S E C O D E : W KGT

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 6-9pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $335

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

SKILL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS ENHANCE YOUR WOODWORKING SKILLS THROUGH S HO RT AN D F O C U SED W O RKSHO P S

WOODWORKING SKILLS: MAKE A MARKING GAGE Dan Paret | Woodworker, planesimplebox.com The marking gauge is an essential woodworking tool; use it to lay out joints, mark grooves and dadoes, or cut thin stock. In this workshop we will make a marking gauge fitted with a nice Japanese kebiki blade. You will have an opportunity to size and shape your plane to fit your hand and the work you do. The cost of the class includes a kebiki blade, hardware, and wood for making your gauge. Please email the instructor if you have any questions: danparet@gmail. com C O U R S E C O D E : WS M G

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-3pm. Apr. 8 | $65

WOODWORKING SKILLS: HALF LAP JOINTS Jesse Shaw | Woodworker, spiralfurniture.com Expand your joinery skills by learning to construct half lap joints. This technique involves joining two pieces of wood so that they fit together by overlapping them, and can be used for an array of different woodworking projects. Join us for this one-day workshop that will broaden your woodworking repertoire. C O U R S E C O D E : WS H L

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-3pm. May 20 | $65

HAND TOOLS

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

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $335

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STEAM BENDING 101

FIBER ARTS AND MORE

Jesse Shaw | Woodworker, spiralfurniture.com Try your hand at an exciting way to work with wood. In this class we will discuss the principles and methods of steam bending wood, a process where heat is applied to wood enabling it to bend to create specific shapes. Students will learn how to build a steam box Image by Jesse Shaw using affordable materials and discover which woods bend the best and why. The class will learn two main bending techniques and explore open projects. A $30 materials fee is payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Open to all levels. COURSE CODE: WKSB

Sec. 01: 4 Saturdays, 10am-3pm. Begins Apr. 22 | $225

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

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

BASIC SEWING, LEVEL 1 Natalie LaChall | Fiber Artist Learn the basics of sewing by completing a project. You’ll learn about basic sewing skills, machines and their maintenance, and your sewing kit, as well as how to take simple measurements, choose a pattern and fabric, cut, and complete a project. Access to a machine is necessary; bring your own to class, if you have one. COURSE CODE: SEWN

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $215 No class Apr. 17 & May 29

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

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $215 No class Apr. 17 & May 29

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

YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN: WOODBLOCK FOR BEGINNERS, SEE PG. 45

Sec. 01: 2 Sundays, 2-5pm. Apr. 23 & 30 | $130

NEED A SCHOLARSHIP? CCAE offers a scholarship assistance—50% off tuition—to adults of all ages. If your household size is one and you have an annual income below $29,425, you are eligible to apply. Income eligibility increases as household size increases. You can download guidelines and an application form at ccae.org/about/scholarships. You can also obtain them via email to antonio.morales@ccae.org. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis. Please contact the Registration office to verify approval. Full-time students at degree-granting institutions are not eligible. Other restrictions apply.

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PERFORMING ARTS “[DEWAYNE NELSON] ALWAYS MADE US FEEL LIKE WE COULD BE ACTORS” —ACTING WORKSHOP STUDENT

DANCE

LET’S DO THE OLD SOFT SHOE Joyce Smith | Dance Instructor Come learn “Old School” tap dance without the taps. Wear soft sole shoes with a low heel (preferably shoes not worn in the street such as flats or loafers). You will learn easy floor movements and techniques so as to make you glide across the floor. At the end of each class you will dance a new short routine with the steps and movements learned that day. The music we will dance to will be rhythm & blues, jazz, ragtime and rock & roll. We will discuss rhythm analysis and tempo changes. C O U R S E C O D E : TA P S

BALLET

Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 11am-12pm. Begins Apr. 12 | $115

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

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 5:30-7pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $200 No class Apr. 17 & May 29 Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 4:30-6pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $220 Sec. 03: 8 Saturdays, 12-1:30pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $200 No class Apr. 29 & May 27

BALLROOM DANCING Jim Spellman | Dancer This beginning course provides the foundation of moving to music in partnership. We will learn basic dance components, timings, rhythms, key foot patterns, and essential leading and following techniques. Dances taught will include Foxtrot, Waltz, Merengue, Cha Cha, Swing, and American Tango. The Cambridge Center cannot guarantee you a partner, but you are guaranteed to have fun. C O U R S E C O D E : DA BA

Sec. 01: 8 Sundays, 1-2:30pm. Begins Apr. 9 | $190 Sec. 02: 8 Sundays, 2:30-4pm. Begins Apr. 9 | $190 No class May 7 & 28

LUNCHTIME BALLET

INTRO TO SALSA

Susan Alt | Dancer and Teacher

Jim Spellman | Dancer

Why would a grown-up want to take a ballet class? Ballet feeds the body and soul. It stretches every muscle and works every joint, gives you strength, and improves your posture. The music is inspiring and this tried-and-true discipline of the dance helps you become centered. It’s also just fun! Join us to return to your childhood dream or become acquainted with ballet for the first time. You may become addicted (in the best way)

Get ready to enjoy exciting Latin rhythms! This class will introduce you to the most popular styles of Latin dance, including salsa, merengue, and bachata. Proper partnering techniques, footwork, and turn patterns will be covered. You will quickly gain the confidence to get on the dance floor with this fun and easy-to-follow course. To promote better leading and following techniques, we’ll change partners during the class.

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

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

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 11:15am-12:45pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $220

LUNCHTIME TAP

Sec. 01: 8 Fridays, 6:45-7:45pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $180 No class Apr. 14

SWING DANCING

Susan Alt | Dancer and 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 both for beginners and those who have had previous elementary classes. C O U R S E C O D E : TA P L

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 1:15-2:15pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $165 No class Apr. 17 & May 29 Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 11am-12pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $195

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' and hoppin' to big band and neo-swing sounds before you know it! Find new ways to express yourself as an individual and as a partner, while building your dance vocabulary. We will be constantly changing partners, as this makes for better learning and more fun. COURSE CODE: SWNG

Sec. 01: 8 Fridays, 7:45-8:45pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $195 No class Apr. 14

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MUSIC OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II Benjamin Sears & Bradford Conner | Performers and Theater Historians For most people, the career of Oscar Hammerstein II is represented by his output with Richard Rodgers, yet that is only about one-third of it. Hammerstein also wrote with Jerome Kern, Vincent Youmans, Sigmund Romberg, Rudolf Friml, and George Gershwin. We will look at his career on Broadway and in Hollywood from his earliest shows to The Sound of Music, highlighting some of his efforts at taking the Broadway musical in new directions. Film clips, classic recordings, and songs from Ben & Brad will highlight this lyrical journey. COURSE CODE: OSCR

Sec. 01: 5 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $140 No class Apr. 17

EARLY MUSIC, A MODERN HISTORY Natasha Roule | Ph.D. Candidate, Historical Musicology, Harvard University Do you love Early Music? In this course, we’ll track the Early Music Movement from Arnold Dolmetsch’s pioneering efforts in the 1890s to the present day. We’ll grapple with debates about historical authenticity, and we will study the influence of politics, technology, and culture on the performance practice of Early Music in the 20th century. Finally, we will chart the changes in Early Music performance over the last 100 years with a focus on Early Music activities in Boston. COURSE CODE: EMUS

Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 3:30-5pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $140

LISTENING TO VERDI Michael Frank | Ph.D., Cornell University Giuseppe Verdi is the most performed opera composer in the world; his works make up the core of virtually every opera company. In this course, we’ll trace the development of his operas from the early works, which follow older and somewhat artificial paradigms, to the musically rich late works, which also reflect an increasing sensitivity to the democratic political impulses of the late 19th century. We’ll consider the aesthetics and appeal of operatic singing, and then review five of his operas both as drama and as music. Our analysis will be based on listening to recordings and watching videos. No prior knowledge of opera or music required. COURSE CODE: VRDI

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $225

GREAT AMERICAN JEWISH SONGWRITERS: 1950-2000 John Clark | Music Historian, Lecturer This course is an historical musical exploration of the work of four American Jewish songwriters: Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen & Randy Newman. In addition, during the first week we will survey Jewish writers of Tin Pan Alley from 1900-1950 (Irving Berlin through Rodgers & Hammerstein) and the Jewish writers of many 1950s hits of the Brill Building era (Leiber & Stoller, Goffin & King, etc). Each week we’ll discuss how the writers’ Jewishness impacts their art. Lecture and discussion. COURSE CODE: JSNG

Sec. 01: 5 Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $175

SIN, SALVATION, AND MOBILIZATION: SIX AMERICAN SONGS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD Christopher J. Stephens | Teacher & Musician

THE REAL TROUBADOURS Laura Zoll | Medieval Musicologist Who were the real troubadours? To answer this question we will consider clues and evidence: lavishly illuminated medieval manuscripts; gorgeous lyrics of love, humor, and autobiography; surviving melodies in square note notation; and performances by modern musicians who bring new life to the songs. The real troubadours were men and women composing in 12th century southwest France. They have been credited with “inventing” romantic love. This course will explore their work and marvel at their brilliance. COURSE CODE: TRBD

Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 3:30-5pm. Begins Apr. 18 | $165

The American popular song has always lived in the sacred, profane, and socially conscious. In this six week course we’ll connect the depression-era sadness of “Brother can you spare a dime?” with the sins of “Folsom Prison Blues.” We’ll examine how secular gospel from The Carter Family (“Will the Circle Be Unbroken”) segued into the activism of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land,” which spawned a movement that remains vital today. We’ll examine these songs and more as we gauge the temperament of the contemporary American spirit. COURSE CODE: FOLK

Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 4-5:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $165

AN INTRODUCTION TO WORLD MUSIC Adam Kale | M.M., New England Conservatory

LULLY AND CHARPENTIER: TWO COMPOSERS OF THE FRENCH BAROQUE Natasha Roule | Ph.D. Candidate, Historical Musicology, Harvard University Jean-Baptiste Lully and Marc-Antoine Charpentier were two of the most influential composers in 17th-century France. Their compositions, especially their operas, are still performed today. In this course, we will immerse ourselves in the music and lives of Lully and Charpentier, who rivaled one another at the court of Louis XIV until Lully’s death in 1687. What were the defining characteristics of each composer’s style, and what similarities and differences existed between each composer’s works? The final session will include guest musicians who will perform selections of Lully’s and Charpentier’s music for the class. C O U R S E C O D E : LU C H

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Explore the world of music through an introduction to music from around the globe. Students will discover the cultural and religious significance of various instruments and sonic traditions, and will have the opportunity to view, hear, and play a few of these instruments in class. Each week we will learn about music from different countries and regions, including China, Persia, Turkey, Russia, Mongolia, West Africa, Egypt, and more. COURSE CODE: WMUC

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $210


PERFORMING ARTS

PIANO FOR ADULT BEGINNERS Lucia Del Guerzo | Pianist, M.M. New England Conservatory Have you always wanted to learn the piano? This course will have you playing piano in no time! Don’t know how to read music? That’s fine! You will learn how to read music in two clefs painlessly, as well as play music using both hands simultaneously by the end of the course. Level 1 is for the absolute beginner.

ABCS OF VIOLIN FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER Sonia Voskuil | Instructor

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 5:30-7pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $215 No class Apr. 17 & May 29

Have you always wanted to play the violin but thought it too difficult? Or have you previously studied violin and wish to take it up again? Have fun playing popular folk, classical, fiddle tunes and duets, while focusing on correct posture, basic music reading and rhythm. We will work on the ABCs of Violin for the Absolute Beginner, Book 1, ABCs of Duets, and Complete Technique for Violin. For information about required books and violin rentals, visit: http://abcsofstrings.com/violin_shops.html

B EG I NNE R LEVEL 2

COURSE CODE: VIOL

COURSE CODE: PNO2

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

B EG I NNE R LEVEL 1 COURSE CODE: PNO1

Sec. 01: 9 Mondays, 7:15-8:45pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $215 No class Apr. 17 & May 29

B EG I NNE R LEVEL 3

ABCS OF VIOLIN INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

COURSE CODE: PNO3

Sonia Voskuil | Instructor

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 5:30-7pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $215

This intermediate violin course is a direct continuation of the beginner course. Improve your sight-reading skills while playing pieces and duets after warming up on studies, exercises and scales. We’ll cover shifting to 3rd position while working in ABCs of Violin Books 1, 2, 3, ABCs of Duets, and Complete Technique for Violin. For information about required books and violin rentals, please visit: http://abcsofstrings.com/teaching3.html

B EG I NNE R LEVEL 4 : COURSE CODE: PNO4

Sec. 01: 9 Wednesdays, 7:15-8:45pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $215

INSTANT PIANO FOR HOPELESSLY BUSY PEOPLE

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

Deborah Gruber | B.M., M.M.; Music Teacher; easypianostyles.com

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $210

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

BEGINNING VOICE

COURSE CODE: INPI

Sec. 01: Saturday, 1:45-4:45pm. May 6 | $80

Instructor TBA | See ccae.org for update 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, as well as how to 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. This level is for Beginners. If you have taken this class before or you have had some voice lessons in the past, please consider the Advanced Beginner level instead. Please check with the instructor if you are unsure of your level.

CELLO FOR BEGINNERS

B EG I N N E R

Cynthia Forbes | Cellist, Teacher

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $210

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. COURSE CODE: CELO

B EG I NNE R Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $240

A DVA N CE D BEGI NNER Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 5:45-7:45pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $240

I N T E R ME D I AT E Sec. 03: 10 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $240

C O U R S E C O D E : VO I 1

A DVA N CE D B EG I N N E R C O U R S E C O D E : VO I 2

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

SINGING: AN INNER JOURNEY Susan Allen | Professional Singer and Vocal Coach Maybe you’ve been told you can’t sing, or that it’s not practical. Exploring, discovering, sounding our own true self in safety: is it important? Self-expression is life giving. We need it as we need water. We will tackle exercises to open trust and confidence, explorations in sound, rhythm, and vibration in our body awareness. This course, for beginners and shy folks, will let you go as far as you can, with no expectations. Discover different registers and resonances, relaxation, breathy sigh, being present, and simple vocal exercises. COURSE CODE: SING

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 3-4:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $210

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PERFORMING ARTS

SHOWER SINGING IN PUBLIC

INTENSIVE GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS

Deborah Gruber | B.M., M.M.; Music Teacher; easypianostyles.com

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

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 activities. We will explore your unique instrument within. You are going to be pleasantly surprised! COURSE CODE: SHOS

Sec. 01: Saturday, 10am-1pm. May 6 | $75

UKULELE FOR THE ALMOST MUSICAL

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

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $280

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. COURSE CODE: UKEL

Sec. 01: 8 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $210

ACOUSTIC BLUES GUITAR STYLES Chris Brenne | Musician, Composer; B.A., Berklee College of Music What happens when you put two or more guitarists in a room together? A blues jam, of course! This class will cover the techniques and styles you need to get your jam on: common chord progressions, blues rhythm styles, supporting lines, lead lines, solo arrangements, and more. Along the way, we’ll sing and play some very fine and famous tunes. Tuition includes an exercise book and CDs with tips on theory, practice, and more. C O U R S E C O D E : AC O U

GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS Manny Pettine | Guitarist 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. B EG I NNE R C O U R S E C O D E : GTA 1

Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $165

A DVA N CE D BEGI NNER C O U R S E C O D E : GTA 2

Sec. 01: 4 Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins May 17 | $135

I N T E R ME D I AT E C O U R S E C O D E : GTA 3

Sec. 01: 6 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $165

Sec. 01: 10 Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $280

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

B EG I N N E R Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 4:45-6:15pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $220

I N T E R ME DI AT E Sec. 02: 10 Thursdays, 6:15-7:45pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $220

CAMBRIDGE CENTER & BOSTON ARTS CONSORT CONCERT SERIES A Musical Journey Through Spain This Spring: Welcome the return of Spring with the beautiful music of Spain. The Boston Arts Consort & Friends perform a trio of Spanish classical concerts in April, May and June, highlighting composer Enric Granados whose 150th birthday we mark in 2017. Concerts begin with a brief talk and end with time to meet the artists. COURSE CODE: CONC

Sec. 01: Friday, 6-7:30pm. Apr. 7 | $15 The Twelve Spanish Dances for solo piano by Enric Granados with Spanish interpretive dance Sec. 02: Friday, 6-7:30pm. May 12 | $15 Musica de Camera—Spanish chamber music for strings Sec. 03: Friday, 6-7:30pm. Jun. 9 | $15 Songs of Spain—Argentine mezzo-soprano Clara Sandler sings Spanish song

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THEATER IMPROVISATIONAL COMEDY FOR BEGINNERS Elizabeth Guerra | Comedy Instructor Have you ever watched a comedian or a comedy show and thought “I can do that?” Well you’re probably right! Improvisational theatre is an amazing skill both on and off the stage. This course will get you started with fundamentals like “Yes, and,” communication, and teamwork. We’ll focus on basic scene work, working with a group, and with a scene partner. Start your improv journey in a safe and supportive environment where you’ll have a ton of fun along the way. COURSE CODE: IMPR

Sec. 01: 8 Thursdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $230


PERFORMING ARTS

IMPROVISATION: “THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX”

ON BECOMING A BOSTON ACTOR

Mary Valentine King | Actor and Director

Here is what you need to break into the Boston theater scene. In this five week introductory course, you will learn all you need to know to begin your theatrical journey through a pragmatic, step-by-step approach in a relaxed setting. Included: theatrical resume creation, monologue preparation, successful audition techniques, scene study, optional photoshoot, and an exploration of Greater Boston acting opportunities. Fulfill your dream of working in this exciting industry. No previous experience is necessary.

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

Sec. 01: Friday, 5:45-8:45pm. Jun. 2 | $75

EXPLORE, EXPAND AND MASTER SHAKESPEARE Stan Edelson | Director, Actor, Playwright, Producer This spring term we will read, study, view and act out selected scenes from Shakespeare’s great play, The Taming of the Shrew. We will approach the text with a contemporary lens that tackle women’s role and oppression in our society while keeping Shakespeare’s original language. In addition, we will explore a contemporary view of women as equal to men rather than subservient. We will read from the No Fear Shakespeare books, where the modern translation sits opposite the page from the original lines.

Mary Valentine King | Actor and Director

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

Sec. 01: 7 Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm. Begins Apr. 7 | $200

AUDITION STRATEGIES Dewayne Nelson | Actor on Stage, Film & TV In this class, students will learn how to prepare for television commercials, film and theater auditions. Students “will discover” how to control nerves and turn off the voice that hinders the actor from success. We will use text from real television commercials, theater monologues and film, as well as ‘work with’ improvisation, all to give us confidence as we learn helpful audition techniques. COURSE CODE: AUDN

Sec. 01: 4 Saturdays, 10am-12pm. Begins May 20 | $130

COURSE CODE: SHAK

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr.3 | $230 No class Apr. 17 & May 29

ANYONE CAN ACT 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. This is helpful for business and professional presentations and a great way to get to know people. This course is designed for people with little or no experience. C O U R S E C O D E : A N AC

10 Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30pm Begins Apr.4 | $235

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

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $230

ARTSEMERSON'S PLAY READING BOOK CLUB PRESENTS: 17 BORDER CROSSINGS BY THADDEUS PHILLIPS Nicholas Malakhow | ArtsEmerson Teaching Artist Join us for a trip around the globe through this amazingly funny play that exposes us to the history of passports, smuggling Kentucky Fried Chicken into other countries and the peculiarities of airline security—it’s all covered in this miraculous, one-man saga that unpacks how the mundane details that govern global travel become the actual journey. We will read, discuss, and see the play at ArtsEmerson. Course fee includes copies of the script. Tickets to the play at ArtsEmerson are only $15 COURSE CODE: PRBC

Sec. 01: Reading: Fridays, 6-9pm. Apr. 7 & 14. Show: Wednesday, 5:30-9:30pm. Apr. 19. Class performance: Thursday & Friday, 6-9pm. Apr. 27 & 28 | $60

ACTOR MOVEMENT AND CHARACTERIZATION Evin Anderson | Movement Coach What is the first thing you see when you see an actor? You see a body; a body that has physically prepared to fit actions to words and create complexity. In this actor movement course, you will learn methods inspired by world renowned theatre and movement practitioners such as Grotowski, Feldenkrais, Meisner, and Bogart. These methods will give you the ability to move, think, and react as a dynamic character within any performance space. All levels welcomed! C O U R S E C O D E : M OV E

Sec. 01: 5 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $190 REGISTER ONLINE AT CCAE.ORG OR CALL 617.547.6789

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MIND, BODY & SPORTS

“IT WAS A USEFUL SKILL I CAN CONTINUE TO WORK ON IN MY LIFE.” —REDUCING STRESS THROUGH MINDFULNESS STUDENTS

NOTE: CCAE does not provide yoga mats. We have a studio with wooden floors and a sound system. Wear comfortable clothing; bring your own yoga mat.

YOGA AND QIGONG: ENERGY FLOW

MIND AND BODY

Jacki Farrell | Yoga Instructor A mind body practice combining the benefits of qigong and yoga for health and wellness. We will focus on breathing exercises, flowing qigong movements, and yoga sequences to increase balance, flexibility, strength and mental focus. All experience levels are welcome.

FREEDOM FROM BACK PAIN— USING THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE Kitty Breen | Founder/Director, Alexander Back and Chronic Pain

COURSE CODE: QUIG

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $180

Daily stresses, postures and habits lead many of us to unconsciously misalign the entire working mechanics of the body. Eighty percent of back pain is caused by this poor body use. If you experience back pain, come learn to use your back as intended and have it support you in future activities with ease and comfort. We’ll relearn how to sit, bend, stand, turn the head, and lie down constructively and, finally, we’ll rediscover the pinky finger as one of the back’s best friend! Please bring your own yoga mat. C O U R S E C O D E : BAC K

Sec. 01: Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm. Apr. 27 | $65

YOGA FOR A BETTER BACK

REDUCING STRESS THROUGH MINDFULNESS Kimberly Hagan | Meditation Instructor This course is tailored for people wanting to cope more effectively with short- and long-term stress. It allows for 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: bodily sensations, breath, and the arising and passing of thoughts and feelings. COURSE CODE: MBSR

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 6-7:15pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $190

Eric B. Bornstein | M.L.A., Harvard University and Artist This posture sequencing guides you through poses (asanas) in a mindful flow designed to source all our movement from our deep strength, to discover the beauty in our movement. We will practice strategies to lengthen stubborn hamstrings and hips, eliminate pain & compression in your lower back and neck, and create opening and flexibility in your upper back and shoulders. Careful attention is shown to our awareness of proper posture and breathing (pranayama) while in transitions and in stillness. Please bring your own yoga mat. C O U R S E C O D E : BYO G

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 12:15-1:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $180 Sec. 02: 8 Wednesdays, 5:15-6:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $190

CHANGE YOUR MIND, CHANGE YOURSELF Jean Fain | Teacher and Therapist You think about changing for the better, but you don’t really believe you can. If only someone would give you a positive suggestion, then maybe change would come easily. Actually, someone can and that someone is you. With positive suggestions, it’s easy to start making the very change you’ve been wanting to make. In this two-hour workshop, learn how to give yourself personalized suggestions for improving your health & well-being, boosting self-confidence, and advancing your career. COURSE CODE: CHNG

GENTLE YOGA

Sec. 01: Sunday, 2-4pm. Apr. 23 | $50

Billie Jo Joy | Certified Yoga Instructor This class is intended for absolute beginners to yoga, or anyone wanting a gentle approach to asana (physical) practice. You can expect to learn basic yoga poses, pranayama (breathing), and meditation. We will pay attention to alignment, breath and stillness of mind. Come as you are. Please bring your own yoga mat. COURSE CODE: GENY

Sec. 01: 10 Thursdays, 12:15-1:15pm. Begins Apr. 13 | $190

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

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 6-7pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $165 No class Apr. 17 & May 29

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TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS Benjamin Pasamanick | Tai Chi Instructor Originally one of the ancient Chinese martial arts, Tai Chi is practiced today primarily as a method of exercise that cultivates physical and mental harmony in movement. Its slow, fluid forms—based on the Chinese principle of yin and yang—and its emphasis on relaxed, effortless movement make it ideal for people of all ages. You will learn the first section of the traditional yang-style of long-form Tai Chi. Wear loose, comfortable clothes and soft, flat shoes. C O U R S E C O D E : TAC H

Sec. 01: 8 Mondays, 7:15-8:15pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $155 No class Apr. 17 & May 29

HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO! A GENTLE APPROACH TO FOOD, YOUR BODY AND YOURSELF

C.G. JUNG AND SYMBOLS— WHAT WE SEE IS WHAT IS Olga E. Turcotte | Jungian Consultant and Instructor Jungian Analytical Psychology stresses the presence of symbols in our lives to help build the bridge between our conscious and unconscious worlds. While we cannot exactly define what symbols are or explain exactly how they work on our psyche, we know they carry universal as well as regional meanings. Join us to look at the symbolism of Water and Mountain, among others. No prior knowledge of analytical psychology is needed. Suggested reading: Man and His Symbols by C. G. Jung. COURSE CODE: WWEC

Sec. 01: 4 Tuesdays, 1-3pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $165

KNOW THYSELF: SELF EXPLORATION THROUGH JUNGIAN ANALYSIS

Rivka Simmons | Psychotherapist/Teacher

Olga E. Turcotte | Jungian Consultant and Instructor

When we turn to food but are not physically hungry, we are indeed hungry, but not for food. Instead, we hunger for self-care, compassion, and emotional and spiritual nourishment. In this class for women, learn how to nourish yourself when food is not what you truly need. Develop healthy, effective ways to work with emotions so that you no longer manage your feelings by eating. Normalize your relationship to food by eating intuitively, mindfully enjoying the foods you love. C O U R S E C O D E : E AT S

Are you interested in knowing more about your true Self? Do you, at times, feel/intuit/sense or think you are and can be more than you have been? Join us to learn more about your true personality type and how you can tap into and develop it to have a fuller, more authentic life. Based on Swiss psychiatrist C. G. Jung’s research and findings which paved the way for most present day personality tests (including the Briggs-Myers Test) this workshop will explore ways to get to know ourselves better.

Sec. 01: 10 Wednesdays, 7:15-9:15pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $240

COURSE CODE: JUNG

Sec. 01: 4 Tuesdays, 1-3pm. Begins May 2 | $165

FULL BODY MASSAGE TECHNIQUES WITH A PARTNER

INTRODUCTION TO ASTROLOGY

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

Sally Cragin | Astrologer

Bring a friend or significant other to learn basic Esalen/Swedish massage strokes through teacher lecture, discussion, demonstration, and supervised practice. We will focus primarily on the back, neck, and shoulders. The workshop will include awareness, centering, and relaxation exercises. Students should bring two pillows, two sheets or large towels, and a squeeze-bottle of oil. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Women should wear a low-backed bathing suit or halter/bathing suit top that opens in the back.

What’s your sign? What does it mean? There are 12—and we can give you some insights about your own sign, and the other 11. Astrology is as old as human history, and every culture developed their own interpretation of planetary movements. We demystify the signs and walk you through the basics of understanding the principles of astrology (the first science, as early practitioners used it for purposes of medical assistance, agricultural guidance, public works and civic discourse and marital prospects!) Materials fee: $18 lunar phase chart

COURSE CODE: MARB

Sec. 01: Friday, 6:45-9:45pm Apr. 21 | $130 Per Pair Sec. 02: Saturday, 10am-3:30pm May 20 | $225 Per Pair

PLANT MEDICINE

COURSE CODE: SIGN

Sec. 01: Monday, 5:30-7:30 pm May 8 | $65

RELIGIONS IN INDIA

Orna Zelinger | Wellness Coach

Deepak Singh | Owner, Spiritual Journeys, Inc.

This course begins with a basic introduction to herbalism, the proper use of herbs, and how to take better take care of your health. Students will learn about the medicinal properties of plants and their uses. In addition, each student will create and customize herbal preparations. A $25 material fee is due on the first day of class to the instructor.

1.3 billion people practice The Bahá’í Faith, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, and lesser known religions, in one country, in comparative harmony. How do they do it? Why are different religions welcomed? How do people live together? Are there lessons to be learnt? Can it continue? Can it happen elsewhere? Get an appreciation of the philosophies of indigenous religions and the history of imported religions.

COURSE CODE: HERB

Sec. 01: 4 Sundays, 11am-1pm. Begins Apr. 9 | $165 No class Apr. 16

C O U R S E C O D E : I N DA

Sec. 01: Thursday, 7:45-9:45pm. May 11 | $65

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SPORTS BEST START! WATER FUN FOR PARENTS AND KIDS Wellbridge Athletic Club | At 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. COURSE CODE: POOL

Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 4:30-5pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $132 No class Apr. 18 Sec. 02: 4 Saturdays, 11:30am-12pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $88 No class Apr. 15 & 22

GOLF CONDITIONING Eric Abella | Athletic Director, Wellbridge Athletic Club at Harvard Square Want to improve your golf game? This-4-week training program will help increase your flexibility to improve your backswing and follow through, develop muscular endurance for the back nine, and increase overall power and strength for the long ball. All fitness levels welcomed. COURSE CODE: GOLF

Sec. 01: 2 Mondays, 2 Wednesdays, 3-4pm. Begins Apr. 24 | $240 Sec. 02: 2 Mondays, 2 Wednesdays, 7-8am. Begins May 8 | $240

HEART-CORE Eric Abella | Athletic Director, Wellbridge Athletic Club at Harvard Square

WATER AEROBICS

This total body workout incorporates aerobic conditioning with balance training, core conditioning and trunk stabilization, creating a fun and effective cardio workout. This class is taught by a certified personal trainer who will help guide all levels of fitness towards individual specific goals.

Wellbridge Athletic Club | At Harvard Square

COURSE CODE: HCOR

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.

Sec. 01: 6 Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm. Begins Apr. 4 | $180

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01: 6 Mondays, 6:15-7:15pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $132 02: 6 Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $132 03: 6 Fridays, 10-11am. Begins Apr. 7 | $132 04: 4 Mondays, 6:15-7:15pm. Begins May 15 | $98 05: 4 Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15pm. Begins May 17 | $98 06: 4 Fridays, 10-11am. Begins May 19 | $98

FENCING Boston Fencing Club The course will focus on épée, one of the three weapons, along with foil and saber. Épée is the old dueling weapon and as such the whole body is target. There is no right of way, unlike the other two weapons so both fencers can score at the same time, known as a double touch. To participate all the adults would need to bring is long athletic pants and sneakers, we will provide all of the other equipment to learn this Olympic sport.

ADULT SWIMMING LESSONS: BEGINNER LEVEL 1

COURSE CODE: FENC

Wellbridge Athletic Club | At Harvard Square

CARDIO KICKBOXING

This class is for beginner swimmers. In this relaxing and non-intimidating class, you can learn, or improve, front crawl stroke, also known as freestyle. You will discover how to relax in the water and learn the most effective kicking, arm stroke, and breathing exercises so you can safely enjoy water activities for the rest of your life! COURSE CODE: SWM1

Sec. 01: 6 Mondays, 12-12:45pm. Begins Apr. 3 | $192 Sec. 02: 6 Thursdays, 6:45-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $192 Sec. 03: 6 Saturdays, 12-12:45pm. Begins Apr. 8 | $192

Sec. 01: 8 Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $250

Yesner Jimenez | Fitness and Personal Trainer Cardio kickboxing is a course that combines various martial arts techniques with the excitement of a group fitness class. This high-energy workout will challenge the beginner and elite athlete alike by building stamina, and improving coordination and flexibility. In addition, students will learn the techniques of punching and kicking while enjoying choreographed kickboxing combinations. This fun and effective workout is a great way to start off the New Year. COURSE CODE: KICK

ADULT SWIMMING LESSONS: BEGINNER LEVEL 2

Sec. 01: 6 Thursdays, 7:30-8pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $115

Wellbridge Athletic Club | At Harvard Square This class is for those who have taken Adult Swimming: Beginner Level 1 or who can swim at least 25 yards of front crawl with rotary breathing and also float on their back. In this level 2 class, you will learn additional swimming drills to help you improve the front crawl, build endurance, learn proper backstroke, use basic turns, and begin swimming laps. COURSE CODE: SWM2

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01: 6 Wednesdays, 12-12:45pm. Begins Apr. 5 | $192 02: 6 Thursdays, 7:30-8:15pm. Begins Apr. 6 | $192 03: 6 Sundays, 12-12:45pm. Begins Apr. 9 | $192 04: 4 Wednesdays, 12-12:45pm. Begins May 17 | $128 05: 4 Thursdays, 7:30-8:15pm. Begins May 18 | $128 06: 4 Sundays, 12-12:45pm. Begins May 21 | $128 SEE CCAE.ORG FOR UPDATED SCHEDULES & INFORMATION

DISCOUNTED PARKING FOR CCAE STUDENTS $6 TO PARK IN THE CHARLES HOTEL GARAGE You must enter the garage after 3:30pm. Pick up a validation sticker at the Registration Office at 42 Brattle or Welcome Desk at 56 Brattle —before or after class.


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 CCAE is able to: • Offer scholarships to low-income students • Repair and restore our beloved historic buildings • Keeping CCAE classes open and accessible to all

The Alchemy Foundation

Elizabeth Coxe and G. David Forney

William M. and LuAnn S. Polk

Peter and Mary Lee T. Aldrich

Regis De Silva

Jonathan H. and Amy Poorvu

Sharman and David Altshuler

Amy Golahny

Frances G. and Harold I. Pratt

Jeannette Atkinson

Helen W. Donovan and Holly G. Nixholm

Prince Lobel

Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation

Joe and Jan Roller

Steve Batzell Richard R. Beaty Katherine Ann Burdon

Olive Higgins Prouty Foundation

S. Donald and Dorothy Gonson

Charles and Natalie Witgotsky Reed

Google for Nonprofits

Jeannie and Matey Smith

John Herron, Jr. and Julia L. Moore

Fredericka and Howard Stevenson

Patricia and John Jacoby

Edith V. and Tadhg Sweeney

Jane Katims and Daniel Perlman

Emily Welles

Marshall and Missy Carter

Mopsy Strange Kennedy

David and Patricia Straus

Fay M. Chandler and the Martin Fund at TBF

Massachusetts Cultural Council

Peter A. Brand Anonymous

Iris S. Chandler

MassDevelopment/Cultural Facilities Fund

Charitable Friends of Digamma Building, Inc.

Susan Eldredge and Kirtland C. Mead

City of Cambridge

Mary Katherine Metcalfe and Langdon B. Wheeler

Hilary and Philip Burling Cambridge Historical Commission Cambridge Trust Company Cambridge Savings Bank Charitable Foundation

Mary H. Coolidge and Isabelle Engelsted

Christian Nolen and Susan Denney

Alison Coolidge and Tom Boreiko

Lori and Roland F. Pease, Jr.

Lindsay Leard-Coolidge and Charles Coolidge

Carol A. Pechet

Stephen G. and Rosemarie T. Johnson

As of December 1, 2016

Barbara Petery

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND STAFF

Register early! The Center reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment or other considerations.

Board of Directors

Staff

President Jock Herron

Executive Director Linda Burton

Registration fees A $6 registration fee is charged for any course whose tuition exceeds $25.

Vice President Richard Beaty

Executive Assistant Lucia Del Guerzo

Vice President Mary H. Coolidge

Programs

Only one registration fee is charged per person per term. The registration fee is not refundable if you withdraw from a class. The fee is refunded if the Center cancels your class or if changes to the class schedule prevent you from attending. This does not apply to individual classes rescheduled due to inclement weather or other significant factors beyond the Center's control. Credits and Refunds If you withdraw 1 week or more before the start date of a course, we will issue you a course credit (good for 18 months from the date of issue). If you prefer, we will refund the course tuition minus a $10 processing fee. Withdrawals from courses and events under $25 are only eligible for a course credit. No cash refunds are given. If you withdraw 6 days or less from the start date of a class or event, we do not issue course credits or refunds. Transferring to another course Transfers to another course are allowed for 1- and 2-session classes if you contact us at least 5 business days before the start of the class. If there is a difference in price, we will issue a course credit or you will owe any balance. Refunds are not given. Transfers to another course are allowed for 3+ session courses if you contact us before the 2nd meeting of the class. If there is a difference in price, we will issue a course credit or you will owe any difference. Refunds are not given. Cancellation or schedule change The Center reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment or other considerations. If we cancel your class, you will receive a course credit good for 18 months from date of issue or, upon your request, a refund. Please call our registration office to request a refund.

Vice President Patricia Jacoby Clerk Marcos Espinel Treasurer Christian Nolen Sharman Altshuler Stephen Batzell Kris Butler Robert Culver Henrietta Davis Mary-Catherine Deibel Mark N. Dolny Isabelle Engelsted S. Donald Gonson Lidija Polutnik Jonathan H. Poorvu Mary Power Natalie Wigotsky Reed David Rooks Melissa Smith

Director of Programs Cynthia Pesantez Program Director Michelle Baxter Program Manager Ploy Khunisorn Program Manager Ashley Nikolyszyn Customer Service & Communications Welcome Associate/ Model Coordinator Patricia Estrela Senior Welcome Officer Kevin Finn Student Services Coordinator Antonio Morales Marketing Manager Meghan Zaremba Welcome Assistant Jessica Covert

David Strachan, Jr.

Welcome Assistant Hillary Fens

Board of Visitors

Welcome Assistant Florentina Gutierrez

Chair Susan Mead Hilary Burling Iris Chandler Patsy Chappell

Welcome Assistant Morgan Hansen Welcome Assistant Scott Kluger Welcome Assistant Nick Malakhow

If the Center cancels your course or changes the class schedule before the class begins such that you are unable to attend, you may receive a refund or a course credit.

Elizabeth Coxe David Forney

Finance & Operations

This does not apply to individual classes rescheduled due to inclement weather, other significant factors beyond the Center's control, or individual classes rescheduled by the instructor.

Susan Hartnett

Assistant Director Michael Goldman

Typographical Errors CCAE reserves the right to correct the listed price of a course or other errors due to misprints.

Regis DeSilva

Lauren Holleran & Katie Salter Florence Ladd Dave Lehman Bill & LuAnn Polk Jeannie & Matey Smith

Photos We may occasionally take pictures of students in our classes for use in promotional materials. Your enrollment in a class indicates your approval for this.

Frederica Stevenson

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David & Patricia Straus E.V. Sweeney Bill Truslow

Business Manager Juliet Richardson Collins IT and Marketing Manager Paul Sayed Setups Coordinator Michael Schultz Director of Facilities Chris Silva Custodian Manuel Argueta Custodian David Lara

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HOW TO FIND US | PARKING INFORMATION

How to Find Us CCAE holds most classes in our two historic properties in Harvard Square: The Brattle House located at 42 Brattle Street. The Blacksmith House located at 56 Brattle Street. If you have registered for a class, you can log into your account at learn.ccae.org and click the tab marked “Academics” to find out your class location.

T H E B R AT T L E H O U S E

Locations for all classes held at 42 and 56 Brattle Street are posted 24 hours prior to the start of a class. Starting locations for walking tours are included in your registration confirmation email. Public Transportation Take the MBTA Red Line, or any of many bus routes, to Harvard Square. See map for walking directions to our buildings.

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Before 4pm, Monday through Friday: <1 hr = $5 1-5 hrs = $14 After 4pm Monday through Friday and all weekend: <1 hr = $5 >1 hr = $10 You must exit by 2am.

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CCAE Spotlight On... Melissa Smith CCAE Board Member, ESL Instructor

What do you love about CCAE? My students come here because they love learning and want to improve themselves. I love the freedom to tailor each class to the needs of each group.

What do you do at CCAE? I started teaching ESL at CCAE six years ago while I was in law school. Since I started practicing law, I have added business and law themes to my classes. CCAE is an important part of the ESL community in the greater Boston area as well as the social fabric of Cambridge, so I joined the board of directors two years ago to be able to support and influence its development.

What classes have you taken at CCAE? I have taken Russian, yoga, sewing, cooking, and writing classes at CCAE. I still want to take a woodworking class.

What classes are you teaching this term? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m excited to be teaching Law Topics for Everyday Life, a course I developed to help people understand their basic civil rights, employment law, landlord/tenant law, deportation, and familybased immigration. I also teach English on the Job, a course about American business laws, etiquette, and vocabulary.

What do you work toward in your free time? In my free time, I foster dogs for Last Hope K9 Rescue. I also enjoy cooking, canning, gardening, and weightlifting.

The Cambridge Center for Adult Education is located at 42 Brattle Street in Cambridge (Harvard Square). 617.547.6789 thecambridgecenter @cambridgecenter @cambridgecenter ccae.org


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