ADULT ARTS PROGRAMS WEST SIDE Y WINTER/SPRING 2012
WEST SIDE Y 5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 P 212-912-2600 ymcanyc.org/westside
WHY WE’RE HERE FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
FOR HEALTHY LIVING
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Nurturing the potential of every child and teen We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, through the YMCA, millions of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.
Improving our community’s health and well-being In neighborhoods across the five boroughs, the YMCA is a leading voice on health and well-being. The Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, nearly 400,000 youth, adults and families are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.
Giving back and providing support to our neighbors The YMCA has been listening and responding to New York City’s most critical social needs for 160 years. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demographic populations through global services, or preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities through collaborations with policymakers, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve.
We’re Here for Good. It’s been the signature phrase of New York City’s YMCA since early 2008, and it describes the Y’s commitment to building the foundations of—and strengthening—our communities, through nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving community health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors. We’re here for you and your family. We’re here for the community. We’re here for good.
2 | WEST SIDE Y WINTER/SPRING 2012
GET ENGAGED We know firsthand how difficult it can be to find balance in life. That’s why we’re here with you every day, making sure that you, your family and our community have the resources and support needed to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on developing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, your participation will not just bring about meaningful change in yourself, but in your community too. Here are some of the ways you can get involved. MEMBERSHIP Join the West Side Y and become part of a community committed to helping you and your kids learn, grow and thrive. Y members receive full access to the facility’s Fitness Center, Gym and Lockerrooms; priority registration for classes and programs; discounts on classes and programs with a fee; and six guest passes each year to share with friends.
FEES Membership Types
West Side Y
Youth (up to 11)*
Teen (12 - 17)
The option for a Citywide membership allows you to use any of the other YMCAs in the boroughs, each of which offers quality facilities and programs... and a swimming pool.
Adult (18 - 64)
Family II (2 Adults & kids)****
Do you need someone to look after your child (ages 1-7) while you work out? We’re here for you! You may bring your child (for a maximum of two hours per day) to the YMCA Child Watch Program. Kids will enjoy creative play in a fun, safe environment with responsible YMCA staff members. This is a free service available to members only. Please register at the Member Services Desk in advance.
*Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult when using the facility **Any age, full time, 12+ credits, must bring copy of transcript ***1 Adult and kids under 18 years, living in the same household ****2 Adults and kids under 18 years, living in the same household
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES When you volunteer at the Y, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood. As a program volunteer, board member or Strong Kids Campaign fundraiser, you can make a difference for our Y and the community as a whole.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES Visit ymcanyc.org/careers for open positions in our staff family at the YMCA or at one of more than 100 sites throughout the five boroughs and at our New York YMCA Camp upstate.
WEST SIDE Y WINTER/SPRING 2012 | 3
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
We’re proud to ensure that the YMCA is accessible to everyone, and we never want anyone to be turned away for an inability to pay. Don’t hesitate to ask about financial assistance for programs or membership. We’re happy to help. We’re able to open our doors to all thanks to a community of generous supporters to our annual Strong Kids Campaign. Contributions to Strong Kids enable us to offer a number of our programs and services at low or no cost, and to make assistance available to make participation affordable. The Y is more than a membership card. We’re bigger than the programs we offer in our facility or around the community. Will you help us as a donor or volunteer fund-raiser to ensure that everyone can be a part of the Y? To donate to the West Side YMCA Strong Kids Campaign or to get more information, please contact Wyndy Sloan at 212-912-2611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 | WEST SIDE Y WINTER/SPRING 2012
WEST SIDE Y INFORMATION
The West Side YMCA has friendly and courteous staff, committed to providing excellent service while making your stay an enjoyable experience.
HOURS OF OPERATION ADULT Monday - Friday: Saturday - Sunday:
5:00 AM - 10:45 PM 8:00 AM - 7:45 PM
TEENS (Except school holiday & summer) Monday - Friday: Saturday - Sunday:
2:30 - 6:30 PM 8:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Note: locker-rooms will stay open until 11:00 PM weekdays & 8:00 PM weekends.
HOLIDAY HOURS New Year’s Day Monday, January 2
2012 WINTER/SPRING SESSION & REGISTRATION DATES SESSION 1 REGISTRATION DATES Member: Non-Member:
December 12, 2011 December 19, 2011
SESSION DATES: January 2, 2012 - February 26, 2012
SESSION 2 REGISTRATION DATES Member: Non-Member:
February 6, 2012 February 13, 2012
SESSION DATES: February 27, 2012 - April 29, 2012 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 16 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM President’s Day Monday, February 20
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Memorial Day Monday, May 28
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
(All times are subject to change. Group exercise classes will not be available. )
SESSION 3 REGISTRATION DATES Member: Non-Member:
April 9, 2012 April 16, 2012
SESSION DATES: April 30, 2012 - June 24, 2012
COMMUNITY ARTS DEPARTMENT STAFF
STEVEN MCINTOSH Director of Community Arts email@example.com / 212-912-2633 KATE MISSETT Visual Arts Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org / 212-912-2638 DANABELLE DENIS Coordinator, Community Arts & MSDLT email@example.com / 212-912-2635
REGISTRATION FOR PROGRAM SESSIONS
Our swimming, wellness, aerobics and fitness classes are scheduled in eight-week sessions. Registration is on a first-come, first serve basis. Payment is due at time of registration. YMCA members enjoy the privilege of early registration (2 weeks before the session starts). Holidays and other schedule changes may apply. Note: All fee-based classes will be prorated in the event of holidays or other closings.
Contact Us Phone: 212-912-2600 | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | Web: ymcanyc.org/westside
THE MARJORIE S. DEANE LITTLE THEATER......... 6 ADULT ARTS INFORMATION .............................. 7 THEATER ARTS FOR OLDER ADULTS................... 7 THE WRITER’S VOICE ..................................... 8-11 ARTWORKS ................................................. 12-15 MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION ......................16-18 STAFF INFORMATION/LOCATIONS ....................19 WEST SIDE Y WINTER/SPRING 2012 | 5
THE WORLD IS A STAGE
THE MARJORIE S. DEANE LITTLE THEATER The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater is the jewel of the West Side YMCA. Our recently renovated 145-seat theater serves to nurture the potential of new and developing artists and companies. Our performances, which range from plays to concerts to readings and more, give the you the opportunity enjoy the enriching experience of the arts right in your own neighborhood.
THE MARJORIE S. DEANE LITTLE THEATER MISSION STATEMENT The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA is a non-for-profit, independent, off-broadway theater which exists to: è è è è è
Encourage the creative spirit in young people. Empower, educate, and maximize the potential of the young people and emerging artists. Serve our community by providing affordable and high quality professional arts performances, programming, training, education. Create and launch new and innovative works that inspire, entertain, and reflect our diverse community. Further the YMCA of Greater New York’s mission of building healthy bodies, healthy minds, and healthy spirits.
HOW WE BUILD Healthy Bodies We develop bodies and voices through participation in arts programs that build and strengthen community. We teach selfexpression through dramatic movement, dance, and the performing arts. Healthy Minds We support arts education and literacy efforts, providing opportunities through the development of innovative partnerships, programming, and theater resource services. We explore ideas and culture. We involve young people in the entire creative and technical process and development of productions. We empower maximize the potential of our youth by providing professional performing arts training, workshops, connections, and performance opportunities. Healthy Spirits We develop confidence, imagination, a sense of self, teamwork, discipline, integrity, and other life skills through the teaching of stage skills. We provide a safe place to be passionate an creative, and inspire a desire for learning. We use the arts as a dynamic and progressive tool to teach effective ways to listen and communicate. We provide a creative forum for young people to express their concerns and ideas. FOR RENTAL INQUIRES PLEASE CONTACT: Danabelle Denis, Coordinator, Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, 212-912-2635 or email@example.com. The box office is open 2 hours prior to show times. Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater Box Office 212-643-4075 6 | WEST SIDE Y WINTER/SPRING 2012
BERENSTAIN BEARS LIVE! IN FAMILY MATTERS, A MUSICAL Every Saturday 11:00 AM and Sunday 2:00 PM Entrance at 10 West 64th St. Tickets available: Call 1-866-811-4111 or www.ovationtix.com Members get a 25% discount off all tickets.
ADULT ARTS INFORMATION ARTS DEPARTMENT POLICIES PAYMENTS ARE DUE IN FULL PRIOR TO THE START OF THE 1ST CLASS PRORATING POLICY Prorating is not granted for any students joining a class late or leaving a class early. CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY All classes must have a minimum number of students in order to begin. If registration falls short of this minimum the class will be cancelled. Contact the Community Arts Department to see if your class is running prior to the first class. Credits will be applied to the accounts of anyone who pays for a class that gets cancelled. FINANCIAL AID Financial assistance is available for qualified applicants and can be applied to any Community Arts program. Financial Aid applications are available at the Membership Desk at the West Side YMCA. Please submit applications prior to funding deadlines and/or six weeks before the start of the desired course to provide adequate time for processing.
THEATER ARTS FOR OLDER ADULTS Welcome to Community Arts at the West Side YMCA. The West Side YMCA has a long history of nurturing artists of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities in a variety of art disciplines. Whether you are interested in acting out a scene, writing a short story, or sculpting clay we have an array of exciting choices with professional instructors who will inspire your creativity. Take a look. In each class you will experience: è è è è è è
Intentionally small class sizes to nurture an ensemble of peers An atmosphere of lively, theatre-centered discussion Insightful and stimulating feedback New, creative challenges An understanding and appreciation of a range of theatrical writing An attentive and experienced instructor
READER’S THEATER I | 55+ A great class for theater enthusiasts interested in reading aloud great plays and having fun exploring character with on-your-feet scene work. Every two to three weeks the class selects a play for discussion, divides up roles, reads through the play, and works on scenes in small groups. No prior theater experience required. Maximum enrollment is 12 students. Wednesday Fees:
1:00 - 4:00 PM $130 Member
WEST SIDE Y WINTER/SPRING 2012 | 7
ONCE UPON A TIME...
THE WRITER’S VOICE: NEW DIRECTIONS The West Side YMCA Writer’s Voice is one of New York City’s longest-running and well respected writing programs. Writer’s Voice continues to nurture writers of introductory and advanced levels in genres such as fiction, non-fiction, memoir, and writing for the stage and screen. Each class provides opportunities for participants to generate new or hone existing material, give and receive constructive feedback, and cultivate new writing peers in supportive, small group environments with highly qualified instructors. “...pressure-free, creative and challenging atmosphere provided by the teachers.” - Writer’s Voice student “...insightful feedback, coaching, generous sharing of resources and nurturing spirit.” - Writer’s Voice student In each Writer’s Voice class you will experience: è è è è è
"OJOUFOUJPOBMMZTNBMMDMBTTTJ[FUIBUOVSUVSFTBDPNNVOJUZPGXSJUJOHQFFST "OBUNPTQIFSFPGMJWFMZ TVQQPSUJWFEJTDVTTJPO *OTJHIUGVMBOETUJNVMBUJOHGFFECBDL 8SJUJOHBDUJWJUJFTBOESFBEJOHTUIBUOVSUVSFJOEJWJEVBMHSPXUI "OBUUFOUJWFBOEBDDPNQMJTIFE8SJUFSÝT7PJDFGBDVMUZNFNCFS
NON-FICTION LIFE STORIES Each week provides students the opportunity to generate, share, and get feedback on writing inspired by personal experiences past and present. All levels of writers welcome. Maximum enrollment is 9 students. Pre-registration requirement(s): Instructor approval required
SHAPING THE STORIES IN OUR LIVES Every life has stories worth telling. This workshop provides tools to overcome fear of the blank page and writing prompts to jump-start the creative process. Inspired by examples of great writing, participants will hone in on their stories and explore elements of craft. Maximum enrollment is 10 students. Pre-registration requirement(s): Open to writers of all levels.
Map Room Tuesday Fees:
Room 505 Tuesday Fees:
Patty Dann 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $195 Member $330 Non-Member
8 | WEST SIDE Y WINTER/SPRING 2012
Mindy Lewis 1:15 - 3:15 PM $195 Member $320 Non-Member
NON-FICTION | Intermediate to Advanced Levels
WRITING FOR STAGE AND SCREEN
WORKS IN PROGRESS For non-fiction writers (eg. memoir, magazine, and personal essay) interested in working towards some form of publication. Each week participants share and discuss works in progress. The class has a special emphasis on how to use fiction techniques of narration, description, dialogue, and structure to improve each piece. Sessions are seven weeks long and begin on Jan. 10 & Mar. 6. Maximum enrollment is 15 students. Pre-registration requirement(s): Instructor approval required.
SCREENWRITING/PLAYWRITING Learn the fundamentals of dramatic writing for both screen and stage with an emphasis on sceneconstruction, character, dialogue, story structure and revision. Participants will contribute new pages each week and in-class exercises are tailored for both beginners and advanced students with scripts-inprogress. Maximum enrollment is 12 students. Preregistration requirement(s): All levels of writers welcome.
Map Room Tuesday Fees:
Charles Salzberg 6:30 - 8:30 PM $175 Member $295 Non-Member
MEMOIR AND CREATIVE | Non-Fiction For writers working on personal narrative in any form: memoir, creative non-fiction and personal essay. Through focused critique and discussion, we hone the tools of strong writing: distinctive voice, precise language, resonant imagery, vivid sensory description, dramatic scene and dialogue, and inventive form. Maximum enrollment is 8 students. Pre-registration requirement(s): Instructor approval required. Session 1: this session is seven weeks and starts January 10. Room 505 Tuesday Fees: Session 1 Session 2&3
Mindy Lewis 6:45 - 8:45 PM
Room 505 Tuesday Fees :
Charlie Schulman 6:45 - 8:45 PM $195 Member $330 Non-Member
WRITING FOR CHILDREN’S TV | The “Spec” Script Children’s television writing requires special skill to seamlessly implement educational curriculum while telling an engaging, developmentally-appropriate story. In this class, students will learn how to write a “spec” a script based on an existing show to gain an understanding of the genre as well as have a writing sample necessary for the industry. Maximum enrollment is 10 students. Pre-registration requirement(s): All levels of writers welcome. Fireside Wednesday Fees :
Pammy Salmon 6:45 - 8:45 PM $195 Member $330 Non-Member
$175 Member $295 Non-Member $195 Member $330 Non-Member
MEMOIR AND CREATIVE | Non-Fiction (Adv. only) For writers working on personal narrative in any form: memoir, creative non-fiction and personal essay. Through focused critique and discussion, we hone the tools of strong writing: distinctive voice, precise language, resonant imagery, vivid sensory description, dramatic scene and dialogue, and inventive form. Maximum enrollment is 8 students. Pre-registration requirement(s): Instructor approval required. Session 1 & 2: this session is 15 weeks and starts January 11. Room 505 Wednesday Fees: Session 1&2 (15 Weeks) Session 3
Mindy Lewis 6:45 - 8:45 PM $375 Member $620 Non-Member $195 Member $330 Non-Member
WEST SIDE Y WINTER/SPRING 2012 | 9
FICTION FICTION 101 A great class if want to try writing fiction or you are returning to the genre. Fiction 101 helps you understand and apply the basic elements of good fiction writing (dialogue, character, beginnings and endings) through writing exercises and assignments, peer discussion, and instructor feedback. Maximum enrollment is 12 students. Pre-registration requirement(s): All levels of writers welcome. Session 2 ONLY Room 505 Thaddeus Rutkowski Monday 6:45 - 8:45 PM Fees: $195 Member $330 Non-Member THE CREATIVE WRITER Inspire your creative side by learning how to write vivid pieces of fiction with dynamic characters and engaging plots. Readings, short stories, and writing assignments will be the basis for lively peer to peer dialogue and feedback focused on exploring the craft of writing. Maximum enrollment is 10 students. Pre-registration requirement(s): All levels of writers welcome. Sessions 1 & 3 ONLY Room 505 Beth Ann Bauman Wednesday 9:30 - 11:30 AM Fees: $195 Member $330 Non-Member FILLING THE WELL Learn how to feed your writer’s imagination and play with words. Weekly writing prompts, assignments, and discussion will invigorate your creativity and ignite your writing process. Maximum enrollment is 10 students. Pre-registration requirement(s): All levels of writers welcome. Session 1 ONLY Room 505 Beth Ann Bauman Tuesday 6:45 - 8:45 PM Fees: $195 Member $330 Non-Member STORY STUDY AND FICTION In the first four weeks, we study published short stories in order to broaden our sense of what’s possible in storytelling. We look at how fiction is shaped and how it achieves its effects. In the second four weeks, student work is workshopped. Pre-registration requirement(s): All levels of writers welcome. Session 3 ONLY Room 505 Beth Ann Bauman 10 | WEST SIDE Y WINTER/SPRING 2012
6:45 - 8:45 PM $195 Member $330 Non-Member
FICTION | Intermediate to Advanced Levels THE WRITER’S WORKOUT Out of shape? Blocked? Unable to finish? Unable to begin? The Writer’s Workout offers you an effective method for working that will help you generate ideas and get them down on paper. The course addresses the technical aspects of writing fiction (such as dialogue, character development, and narrative structure) as well as the psycho-emotional challenges that hinder consistent and creative output. Maximum enrollment is 8 students. Preregistration requirement(s): All levels of writers welcome. Map Room Monday Fees:
Sonia Pilcer 6:45 - 8:45 PM $195 Member $330 Non-Member
GOING DEEPER For intermediate to advanced fiction writers working on novels and short stories, looking to hone their craft and address common storytelling problems. Class sessions are devoted to student work. Maximum enrollment is 8 students. Preregistration requirement(s): Instructor approval required. Session 2 ONLY Room 505 Beth Ann Bauman Wednesday 6:45 - 8:45 PM Fees: $195 Member $330 Non-Member THE WRITER WITHIN: Tapping and Refining Your Narrative Voice A class for writers interested in strengthening the clarity, tone, and color of the narrative voice found in their work. The class cultivates a supportive framework of feedback and dialogue that will inspire your craft and improve your writing. Maximum enrollment is 8 students. Pre-registration requirement(s): Instructor approval required. Room 504 Thursday Fees:
Marcia Golub 6:45 - 8:45 PM $195 Member $330 Non-Member
POETRY THE HOW AND WHAT OF POEMS A great entry class for anyone interested in learning how to write poetry. Come develop your poetic skills to write, carefully critique, and enjoy other poets in this introductory workshop. Maximum enrollment is 10 students. Pre-registration requirement(s): All levels of writers welcome. Room 505 Thursday Fees:
Estha Weiner 6:45 - 8:45 PM $195 Member $330 Non-Member
THOUGHTS INTO POEMS Examine how seemingly random thoughts and emotions, phrases that occur to us, and images we perceive, can all be turned into poems. We will critique one another’s work in a supportive and reflective manner, and look at instructive models ranging from the use of form in Shakespeare, to imagery in Mary Oliver, to humor in Billy Collins. Pre-registration requirement(s): All levels of writers welcome. Sessions 2 & 3 ONLY Location TBD Instructor TBD Monday 6:45 - 8:45 PM Fees: $195 Member $330 Non-Member
WRITER’S VOICE FACULTY Beth Ann Bauman is the author of Beautiful Girls (MacAdam/Cage), Rosie and Skate (Random House), which was selected for the New York Times Editors’ Choice list and Booklist’s 2009 Top Ten First Novels for Youth, and Jersey Angel (Random House) forthcoming in 2012. Ms. Bauman has received fellowships from the Jerome Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Patty Dann is the author of The Goldfish Went on Vacation: A Memoir of Loss, and The Baby Boat: A Memoir of Adoption. She has also published two novels, Sweet & Crazy and Mermaids. Her work has been translated into French, Dutch, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean and Japanese. Mermaids was made into a movie starring Cher, Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Christian Science Monitor, O Magazine, Redbook, More, Forbes Woman, The Writer’s Handbook, Poets & Writers Magazine, and Dirt: An Anthology About Keeping House. She was cited by New York Magazine as one of the “Great Teachers of NYC.” Marcia Golub has published two novels, Secret Correspondence and Wishbone, and a book on writing; I’d Rather Be Writing. She has had poetry and stories appear in Contemporary Rhyme, Ars Medica, Blueline, Caution Horse, and Narrative Design: A Writer’s Guide to Structure. Her work has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was a PEN/Nelson Algren Award finalist. Mindy Lewis is the author of Life Inside: A Memoir and the editor of Dirt: The Quirks, Habits and Passions of Keeping House. Her essays have appeared in Newsweek, Lilith, Body & Soul, Poets & Writers, Arts & Letters, Many Mountains Moving, and huffingtonpost.com. She also teaches at Brooklyn College and the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center. Sonia Pilcer is the author of the fictionalized memoir The Holocaust Kid, which she adapted as a theatrical play, and has been performed in many venues. She has written four other novels including Teen Angel, Maiden Rites, Little Darlings, and I-Land: Manhattan in Monologue. Thaddeus Rutkowski is a graduate of Cornell University and The Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of the novels Haywire, Tetched and Roughhouse. Haywire reached No. 1 on Small Press Distribution’s fiction best-seller list. Tetched and Roughhouse were finalists for a Members’ Choice Asian American Literary Award. He has been a resident writer at Yaddo, MacDowell and other colonies and has reviewed books for The New York Times and other papers. He has been the fiction editor of the literary journal Many Mountains Moving since 2007. His web site is www. thaddeusrutkowski.com. Pammy Salmon is a writer for children’s media. She has written for interactive television shows such as Martha Speaks, Super Why!, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, Pinky Dinky Doo, JoJo’s Circus, and Stanley. She’s penned promos and interstitials for PBS Kids programming block and over 100 comedy shorts for a Sesame Street English DVD series. Pammy also consults on development projects for TV, web, and online games. Charles Salzberg is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Esquire, New York Magazine, Elle, the New York Times Book Review, the New York Times Arts and Leisure, and GQ. He is the author of over 25 books, including The Mad Fisherman, From Set Shot to Slam Dunk, and Soupy Sez: My Zany Life and Times. His novel, Swann’s Last Song, was nominated for a Shamus Award for Best First Novel, and the sequel, Swann Dives In, will be published October 2012. He is a founding member of the New York Writers Workshop. Charlie Schulman is a playwright whose work includes the musical The Fartiste (Outstanding Play – 2006 FringeNYC) and Character Assassins, which received its world premier last fall at NJ Rep. He is a recipient of the 2010 Walton Fellowship from Arena Stage. He teaches Playwriting and Screenwriting at New York University. Estha Weiner is co-editor and contributor to Blues For Bill: A Tribute To William Matthews (Akron Poetry Series, 2005), and author of The Mistress Manuscript (Book Works, 2009) and Transfiguration Begins At Home (Tiger Bark Press, 2009). In the Weather of the World is forthcoming from Ireland’s Salmon Poetry in 2011. She was nominated for a 2008 Pushcart Prize, was the 2005 winner of a Paterson Poetry Prize, and a 2008 Visiting Scholar at The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford, England. Estha is founding director of The Sarah Lawrence College NY Writers Nights Series, Marymount Writers Nights, and a Speaker on Shakespeare for The New York Council for the Humanities. In her previous life, Estha was an actor and worked for BBC radio.
WEST SIDE Y WINTER/SPRING 2012 | 11
DO SOMETHING YOU LOVE ARTWORKS
The ArtWorks program offers a variety of classes in the visual arts, including ceramics, stained glass, drawing, and water-color. We have been offering craft classes to the Upper West Side community for over 30 years. The diversity of classes includes all levels of handbuilding and wheel as well as photo ceramics, majolica and other specialized techniques. This is a friendly, supportive studio with ample open time for you to practice as well as learn from others. Open Studio Time is available in all studios whenever there are not classes scheduled. We have monthly exhibits in our two lobby cases of work made in the ArtWorks studios both by students and faculty members. Please come by to see them or follow us on Facebook under ArtWorks. Practicing a craft is focusing for the body, calming for the mind, and enriching for the spirit…all part of the YMCA mission! If you miss a class due to a holiday, there will be a make up offered. For information or questions call ArtWorks at 212-912-2638. PLEASE SEE PAGE 5 FOR REGISTRATION AND SESSION DATES, AS WELL AS A LIST OF HOLIDAYS. Session 1 visual arts classes begin January 9 and will only be 7 weeks long. All other sessions will be 8 weeks. Fees for Session 1: $175 Members Fees for Session 2&3: $200 Members
$245 Non-Members $280 Non-Members
Open Studio time is available in all studios whenever there are no classes scheduled. Participants are asked to vacate the studios a half hour in advance of class beginning. WORKING ON PAPER DRAWING & WATERCOLOR | Beginning Students will learn basic drawing techniques inspired by still life in a relaxed environment. No experience necessary. Supplies will be provided during the first class. Beth Bailis Thursday
7:00 - 9:30 PM
WATERCOLOR | Beginning/Intermediate An intensive class in developing watercolor techniques by working primarily with still life and painting in Central Park, weather permitting. This is 12 | WEST SIDE Y WINTER/SPRING 2012
a multi level class but some experience is helpful. Bonnie Steinsnyder Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM or 1:00 - 3:30 PM GRAPHIC STORIES FOR GROWN UPS Have you been fascinated by the new genre of graphic novels and wanted to explore making your own stories but never found a class? In this adult class, students will tell their own stories in the narrative based drawing style that has evolved from cartooning. Instructor Tuesday
TBA 7:00 - 9:30 PM
WORKING WITH GLASS
STAINED GLASS Learn to create a variety of beautifully colored art pieces like light catchers, candle holders and window pieces by developing proficiency in this ancient craft. Guided assistance by the instructor will allow for each person to learn and work at a comfortable pace. Class time includes 1.5 hours of open studio. Multi level class, no experience necessary.
BEADED JEWELRY This class is for beginners as well as those with some beading experience. Participants will learn square stitch, brick stitch, right angle weave and other stitches. Each stitch will be used in a project assigned by the instructor. Supplies will be available for purchase from instructor in the first class. Multi level class, no experience necessary.
Ron Beckett Wednesday 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Ellen Gelber Thursday 1:30 - 3:30 PM
FUSED GLASS Glass fusing is the process of kiln firing to join together pieces of glass. Slumping includes using molds to create new shapes in the glass. In this introductory class the participants will learn the basic techniques of scoring, cutting glass, and slumping into molds. Multi level class, no experience necessary.
Course Dates Session 1 January 5 - February 9 (6 weeks) Fees: $155 Member $200 Non-Member
Ron Beckett Wednesday 5:30 - 8:00 PM
BEADED JEWELRY WORKSHOP This workshop is designed for people who have never beaded. One new stitch and project will be taught during each session. We will be learning peyote, herringbone, netting, and right angle weave. Sign up for all of them or just one session. This is a perfect time for those who always wanted to try beading without making a big commitment. Basic materials will be provided at each class and specialty beads will be available for purchase.
Please note: Glass purchase is arranged through the teacher for individual projects and has an extra fee.
Course Dates Session 2 April 5 - May 24 (8 weeks) Fees: $175 Member $245 Non-Member
Ellen Gelber Saturday Dates Fees Supply fee
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM February 17, 24 March 3, 10 $45/one session or $180/all four $15 payable to instructor
WEST SIDE Y WINTER/SPRING 2012 | 13
WORKING WITH CLAY FUN WITH CLAY Get a feeling for working with clay in just four classes. We will make whimsical, narrative based sculptural and functional forms, explore texture and color and have fun. Session 1 ONLY Kate Missett Thursday 6:00 - 7:30 PM Fees: $80 Member $120 Non-Member CERAMIC JEWELRY In this special topic class you will learn an assortment of techniques to create ceramic jewelry from majolica to Egyptian paste, reduction stoneware and colored porcelain. Students make necklaces, earrings, brooches and even rings. Some time is devoted to the use of findings, so one leaves with finished, wearable pieces of art. Session 2 ONLY Kate Missett Thursday 6:30 - 8:30 PM Fees: $175 Member $245 Non-Member FOCUS ON TILES This beginning/intermediate level class will focus on making tiles and slab work. We will also explore stamped and resist patterns plus other decorative techniques. Multi level class, no experience necessary.
Matt Nolen Friday
6:30 - 9:00 PM
SOURCES OF INSPIRATION Advanced Handbuilding Students pursue their own individual handbuilding projects with occasional class assignments and demonstrations. Instructor critiques, slides, readings, films and field trips will also be included. Must already be skilled in working with clay. Kate Missett Session 1 Tuesday Session 2 & 3 Monday
12:30 - 3:00 PM 12:30 - 3:00 PM
WHEEL | Beginning/Intermediate An introduction to the basic elements of throwing on the wheel and surface decoration. Intermediate students develop increased skills through more demanding projects that explore a variety of shape and glaze possibilities. Classes include a demonstration and assigned projects. Multi level classes, no experience necessary. Outi Putkonen Monday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Tuesday 6:30 - 9:00 PM EXPLORATIONS WITH THE WHEEL | Intermediate These classes will focus on individual development of wheel skills. Projects such as learning to make matching sets, covered jars and complex forms will be explored.
Peter A.Davis Thursday 2:30 - 5:00 PM
HANDBUILDING | Beginning/Intermediate This class will focus on construction techniques for vessels and tiles as well as exploring colorfully patterned surfaces with the use of underglazes and slips. Explore new forms and surfaces to add richness and diversity to your handbuilt work. Multi level class, no experience necessary.
WHEEL | Beginning/Intermediate Develop wheel skills while focusing on subtle aspects of form and function. Refine techniques for functional feet and handles as well as incorporating texture into the thrown surface. Glazing techniques will be demonstrated. No previous experience is necessary.
Sheryl Zacaria Tuesday 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Drew Montgomery Friday 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
EXPLORING SURFACE & FORM Advanced Handbuilding For students seeking to develop an individual style through a personal vision in clay. Class includes thematic projects and slide presentations. Students experiment with combining wheel throwing and handbuilt forms in developing their own vision in clay. Experience is necessary.
WHEEL | Intermediate/Advanced These classes will offer specific projects for furthering individual skills. Focus on surface techniques and the refinement of forms. Previous throwing experience is necessary.
14 | WEST SIDE Y WINTER/SPRING 2012
7:00 - 9:30 PM 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Julie Terestman Janet Belden
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM Outi Putkonen 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Janet Belden
ARTWORKS FACULTY: Beth Bailis: MFA, City College, BFA, Maryland Institute. Teaching: Pratt Institute, La Guardia Community College. Exhibited: Thai CafĂŠ Gallery, Brooklyn, Chelsea Art Museum, Brooklyn Waterfront Arts Coalition. Ron Beckett: MFA, Columbia University. Member: Stained Glass Studio. Taught for many years with the NYC Board of Education. Janet Belden: BFA, Louisville School of Art. Exhibiting member of Piedmont Craftsmen. Exhibited at the Smithsonian, The Clay Pot (Brooklyn), Renwick Gallery (D.C.) and Gallery I/O (New Orleans). Teaches at Earthworks and Kingsborough Community College. Peter A. Davis: Cooper Union, NYC. Teaching: Greenwich House Pottery, Art School of the Aegean, Samos, Greece. Exhibited: Jane Hartsook Gallery, Media Loft Gallery, New Rochelle, NY, All Fired Up. Mary Marino: BFA, SUNY, New Paltz. Teaching: Kingsborough Community College Studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Kate Missett: MFA, Pratt Institute. Teaching: Greenwich House Pottery, Adjunct Professor, Kingsborough Community College. Artworks Program Director. Sculpture and photo-ceramics exhibited at: Cheryl Hazan Gallery, Jane Hartsook Gallery, The Clocktower, Queensborough Gallery, (NYC). Eubie Blake Cultural Center (Baltimore, MD) Represented by Barnstone Gallery, Pa. Published: 500 Raku (Lark books) Pottery Making Illustrated.
Drew Montgomery: SUNY, New Paltz. Teaching: Earthworks, Greenwich House Pottery, Craft Students League, NYC. Exhibited: American Craft Museum, Made In Clay (NYC) Matt Nolen: Teaching: Adjunct Professor of Art: NYU and Pratt Institute. Recipient of NYFAI Grant and NEA. Collections: Cooper-Hewitt Museum, (NYC) Everson Museum of Art (Newark, NJ) DeYoung Mu-seum (San Francisco, Ca.). Outi Putkonen: BS, University of Helsinki. Co-founder of Soho Potters. Co-Owner and Manager of Mugi Pottery, NYC. Bonnie Steinsnyder: MFA: Queens College. Teaching experience: PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Linden Tree School, Brooklyn, NY, Queens Museum. Exhibited: Arsenal Gallery, NYC, Rittenhouse Fine Art, Philadelphia, Pa. Goldwin-Ternbeck Museum, NY. Julie Terestman: MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, BFA, Boston University. Teaching: Greenwich House Pottery, Recipient: NJ State Council Fellowship Award Exhibited: American Craft Museum, NY Mint Museum, Pro-Art Gallery. Sheryl Zacaria: Teaching: Greenwich House Pottery, Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, NJ. Published in Handbuilt Tableware. Resident artist at Museum of Art and Design, Spring 2011.
WEST SIDE Y WINTER/SPRING 2012 | 15
JOINING THE CAUSE MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION MISSION
The YMCA of Greater New York is a community service organization that promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people with a focus on youth.
Cancellation of membership requires a fifteen (15) day written notice prior to the monthly draft date.
POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION YMCA membership is available to all persons regardless of race, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or financial circumstances. The YMCA welcomes families and persons of all ages, income levels, and physical conditions with an emphasis on responsibility and self-improvement.
MEMBERSHIP GUARANTEE Membership in the YMCA is fully guaranteed. Members who are not completely satisfied with their YMCA membership are entitled to a refund of any unused portion of their membership.
MEMBERSHIP CARDS MEMBERSHIP CARD The Branch membership card must be presented and scanned in order to gain access into a YMCA facility. PROGRAM CARDS Program members will be issued a card granting them YMCA access for their program. This card must be presented and scanned for access into the YMCA facility and/or a specific program. LOST CARDS Please let us know if your card is lost or stolen. There is a fee to issue a replacement card.
16 | WEST SIDE Y WINTER/SPRING 2012
MEMBERSHIP TRANSFER Membership and program privileges are not transferable from one person to another.
MEMBERSHIP HOLDS Members may put their membership on hold for 1 - 3 months during any calendar year. A monthly hold fee will be charged and all membership privileges will be suspended while your membership is on hold.
PAYMENT OPTIONS & INFORMATION Ă¨ .FNCFSTIJQEVFTNVTUCFVQUPEBUFJOPSEFSUPVTF facility. Ă¨ 3BUFTBOETDIFEVMFTBSFTVCKFDUUPDIBOHF Ă¨ .FNCFSTIJQNBZCFQBJEJOGVMMCZDBTI QFSTPOBMDIFDLT MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover cards. Ă¨ .POUIMZQBZNFOUTBSFQBZBCMFCZDSFEJUDBSEPSCBOL draft only (excluding Discover). There is no cash option for monthly payments. Ă¨ *GBDIFDLPSBOBVUPNBUJDCBDLESBGUJTSFUVSOFEGPS insufficient funds a service fee of $15.00 will be added to the payment amount.
GUEST AND DAY PASSES
LOCKER ROOMS & LOCKERS
All YMCA members are given 6 complimentary guest passes per year to help introduce the Y to friends and associates. Branch members are welcome to visit other YMCA locations within NYC 10 times per year at no charge. Day passes are available to purchase.
Ă¨ -PDLFSTBSFBWBJMBCMFGPSEBJMZVTF1MFBTFCSJOHZPVS own lock and secure your belongings when using the facility.
CAMERA POLICY For the privacy and security of allâ€”especially our kids and teensâ€”we do not allow any photo or video recording without permission from the Executive Director.
Ă¨ 0VSGBNJMZGSJFOEMZMPDLFSSPPNJTBHPPEBMUFSOBUJWFGPS parents who wish to accompany their child that is over the age of five and of the opposite gender.
YMCA â€œAWAYâ€? POLICY AWAY (Always Welcome at the YMCA) As a YMCA member, you have access to YMCAs across the country and around the world. You must present a valid YMCA ID to be eligible to use AWAY privileges. Call ahead to check on individual branch policies.
WEST SIDE Y WINTER/SPRING 2012 | 17
While you’re improving your life, help others grow strong too. We ask you to follow the Y Code of Conduct and exhibit the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility while you’re here. 1. Get oriented. Not sure how to use the equipment or what you should be doing? Orientations are free for all members! 2. Just ask. We’re here to help! 3. If there’s a problem with any of the equipment or the facility, please let a staff person know. If there’s an incident or accident, contact a uniformed staff person immediately. 4. Be safe. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear. (Open-toed shoes, over-restrictive or street clothes are not allowed.) Have a spotter help you with free weights. Warm up before and cool down after exercise. Make sure you’ve had enough to eat and drink before exercising to prevent dizziness or light-headedness. If you are experiencing dizziness, pain or unusual discomfort at any time, stop the exercise and ask staff for help.
5. Help us keep the Y clean. Wipe off equipment after each use. Return all equipment when finished with it. Take your personal items with you. Remove the plates from lifting bars when you’re done. Don’t bring food, open containers or coffee cups into the center. 6. Give others a turn. The equipment is here for everyone to use. Please respect the 30-minute time limit on cardio equipment if others are waiting, and follow any posted sign-up procedures. 7. Storing your stuff. Lockers in the center are only meant for your personal items while you are in the Y. Items may not be left overnight. 8. Youth are welcome after completing an orientation and submitting a signed parental consent form. (ages 12-17) 9. Get personal. Personal trainers are available. Ask a staff person for more information. 10. Hang it up. For your safety and in consideration for others, please refrain from cell phone use while in the fitness facilities.
The YMCA of Greater New York is a community service organization which promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people, with a focus on youth.
18 | WEST SIDE Y WINTER/SPRING 2012
STAFF DIRECTORY ADMINISTRATION
Front Desk Supervisor Bharathi Iyer x 2605 Office Manager (Main) Dorothy Claborn x 2600 Customer Service Specialists Jorge Pacas x 2601 Jeffrey De La Cruz x 2602 x 2603 Ray Vasquez Jasmin Richards x 2606 Zaheeda Hafeez x 2607 Director of Community Arts Steven McIntosh x 2633 Coordinator, Arts and MSDL Theater Programming Danabelle Denis x 2635 Visual Arts Coordinator Kate Missett x 2638 Director of Aquatics Eric Klimowich x 2675 Senior Director of Early Childhood Shannon Cussen x 2650 Associate Director of Early Childhood Abbey Robarge x 2651 Early Childhood Coordinator Bridget Sieling x 2652 Director of Healthy Lifestyles Tamara Heisler x 2670 Group Exercise/Pilates Coordinator Jonathan Wood x 2671 Senior Director of Youth and Family Kathryn Irizarry-Wright x 2640 Teen Director Victor Marte x 2665
Executive Director Eileen Oâ€™Connor x 2610 Associate Executive Director Jasmin Cardona x 2612 Special Projects Director Marjorie Jean-Jacques x 2618 Executive Assistant Jenny Chon x 2619 Business Manager Maria Rocha x 2614 Assistant Business Manager Jessie Martinez x 2615 Human Resources Coordinator Carolina Chavez x 2616 Director, Fund Development & Comm. Wyndy Wilder Sloan x 2611 Communication and Events Manager Aleksandra Nadolski x 2617 Development Associate Tara Hopkins x 2613 Building & Properties Admin. Assistant Jenise Walters x 2682 Director of Security Ramon Mejia x 2684
Director of Membership Lisa Renaud x 2604 Membership/Sales Coordinator Jess Prewitt x 2641
RESERVATIONS AND SALES CENTER
Regional Director of Guest Rooms Gary Villaverde x 2620 Director of Marketing & Sales Valerie Henry x 2625 RSC Business Coordinator Carol Pimentel x 2627 CSC/Guest Rooms Supervisor Francisca Infante x 2621
GROSVENOR NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE YMCA 212-749-8500 Early Childhood Director Jane Rosenthal Program Coordinator Grace Rochford
LOCATIONS MANHATTAN BRANCHES Chinatown YMCA 273 Bowery New York, NY 10002 212-912-2460
BROOKLYN BRANCHES Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA 1121 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11216 718-789-1497
QUEENS BRANCHES Cross Island YMCA 238-10 Hillside Avenue Bellerose, NY 11426 718-479-0505
STATEN ISLAND BRANCHES Broadway Center YMCA 651 Broadway Staten Island, NY 10310 718-981-4933
Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA 176 West 105th Street New York, NY 10025 212-749-8500
Dodge YMCA 225 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11201 718-625-3136
Flushing YMCA 138-46 Northern Blvd. Flushing, NY 11354 718-961-6880
Flatbush YMCA 1401 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11201 718-469-8100
Jamaica YMCA 89-25 Parsons Blvd. New York, NY 11423 718-739-6600
North Shore Center YMCA/ Counseling Service 285 Vanderbilt Avenue Staten Island, NY 10304 718-981-4382
Greenpoint YMCA 99 Meserole Avenue New York, NY 11222 718-389-3700
Long Island City YMCA 32-33 Queens Blvd. Long Island City, NY 11101 718-392-7932
North Brooklyn YMCA 570 Jamaica Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11208 718-277-1600
Ridgewood YMCA 69-02 64th Street Ridgewood, NY 11385 212-912-2180
Prospect Park YMCA 357 Ninth Street New York, NY 11215 718-768-7100
BRONX BRANCH Bronx YMCA 2 Castle Hill Avenue Bronx, NY 10473 718-792-9736
Harlem YMCA 180 West 135th Street New York, NY 10030 212-912-2100 International YMCA 5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 212-727-8800 McBurney YMCA 125 West 14th Street New York, NY 10011 212-912-2300 Vanderbilt YMCA 224 east 47th Street New York, NY 10017 212-912-2500 West Side YMCA 5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 212-912-2600
Park Slope Armory YMCA 361 15th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 212-912-2580
Counseling Service Branch South Shore Center/ Administrative 3911 Richmond Avenue Staten Island, NY 10312 718-948-3232 HUGUENOT, NY New York YMCA Camp Big Pond Road Huguenot, NY 12746 845-858-2200 ASSOCIATION OFFICE 5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 212-630-9600
WEST SIDE Y WINTER/SPRING 2012 | 19
WEST SIDE Y 5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 P 212-912-2600 E firstname.lastname@example.org W ymcanyc.org/westside
WELCOME TO THE WEST SIDE Y
Published on Jan 28, 2012
WEST SIDE Y WINTER/SPRING 2012 WEST SIDE Y 5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 P 212-912-2600 ymcanyc.org/westside