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Scarsdale Adult School E-News
September 2017
Greetings Lifelong Learners,

We are pleased to announce that we will once again celebrate our homegrown SAS artists with our fourth Student/Teacher Art Show, running throughout the first half of November in the Scott Room of the Scarsdale Public Library. We originally conceived of the event in 2013 as we began a full year of themed activities in honor of our 75th anniversary. Two years later, we decided that we did not need a special occasion, judges, or awards, to entice you to share your artwork. Now, the show has become a much anticipated tradition.

The opening reception, FREE FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY, is scheduled for Wednesday, November 1, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Scott Room. Please do invite your friends and family to join us that evening and continue to stop by the Scott Room through November 15, 2017, to view the magnificent drawings, paintings, and photographs proudly on display. Join us to celebrate our community in a feel-good event with wine, cheese, and light snacks and not a hint of pressure nor a whiff of politics.

Drawing, painting, mixed media, photography, and art appreciation instructors have all shared some of their fantastic original creations but our students are often the artists who steal the show. We encourage everyone who has taken an SAS photography or arts & crafts class within the past year, from novice to expert, to contribute to the exhibition.

We will be accepting one piece of artwork (drawings, paintings, photographs, or mounted mixed media pieces) from each SAS art student who would like to participate.

Basket Weaving Class fall 2017Please note that all items must be WIRED to be hung on a wall. We cannot accept pieces that have "claws" for hanging or that require a stand or a display case. As a result, we will not be displaying baskets or jewelry made in any of our classes, but I will share this photo of our fall basket weaving class. I enjoyed the class I took over the summer so much that I took yet another one earlier this month!

Please let us know if you plan to participate in the show. Send an email to Director@ScarsdaleAdultSchool.org with the following information:
Your name
Title of your submitted piece
Medium of your submitted piece

Artwork drop off will be on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, from 12 to 2 p.m. in the Scott Room of the Scarsdale Public Library.

And if you like the idea of showing off your artwork but do not yet have anything ready, we still have plenty of Arts & Crafts and Photography classes coming up in the next few weeks so you can prepare your portfolio for next year’s show!

See you out and about and in the classroom!

Jill Serling, Executive Director
Late Breaking News

This just in -- even more new classes have been added to our online catalog!

In light of the growing wait list, Katie Goldberg has opened yet another section of Mah Jongg: Beginner Series (Course 5553), meeting Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. starting October 2, 2017. Class will have a skip date on October 9, 2017 (Columbus Day). Grab your spot in this popular and social class while seats are still available.

LouvreOn Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 7 p.m. at the Bronxville Public Library, David Brashear will enlighten us on the Invention of the Museum as Public Institution in the 18th and 19th Centuries (Course 5552). The Louvre and the Altes Museum served as the conceptual and architectural models for many national museums to follow.

New York Times Editorial Board Member Carol Giacomo returns to SAS for a one night lecture with Q&A on Hot Topics in Foreign Policy (Course 5551) on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 7 p.m. at the Bronxville Public Library. A former diplomatic correspondent who traveled the globe with eight different U.S. Secretaries of State during her long career, Giacomo will address recent the political turmoil involving Iran, Myanmar, and other nations.

Ai WeiweiOn Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 7 p.m., Elizabeth Thompson Colleary will introduce students to Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei’s public art installation, Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, on view from October 12, 2017, through February 11, 2018, at sites throughout New York City. The installation takes its name from Robert Frost's classic American poem Mending Wall, which explores the role and impulse for boundaries in society, where tradition and habit often mask fear and narrow mindedness, Weiwei's upcoming exhibition was inspired by the international migration crisis and tense sociopolitical battles surrounding the issue in the United States. Weiwei transforms the metal wire security fence into a powerful artistic symbol of division. Colleary’s one-session lecture, Mending Wall: Preview of Weiwei's Good Fences Make Good Neighbors (Course 5554), will prepare students to see the exhibition as well as provide background on the artist and his other compelling public works.

On the Move

Kim Jong UnMarjorie Miller's highly anticipated return to SAS could not be more timely. Not surprisingly, Korea, Land of the Morning Calm in the Eye of the Storm (Course 5273) has many interested takers -- so many that we have moved its location to accommodate a larger class size. The course will now take place at Temple Israel New Rochelle, beginning on Thursday, October 19, 2017 and ending on November 9, 2017. Miller's class will include "up to the moment" insights into the current situation in this part of the globe that has been making headlines daily.

Untemeyer GardensIn addition, coming up on Thursday, October 12, 2017, is an opportunity to delve into the History of Westchester's Untermyer Gardens (Course 5278). The lecture is suitable for those who have never been to the gardens at Greystone in the City of Yonkers as well as for those who attended our recent walking tour. The grounds were magnificent and students enjoyed beautiful weather to take in what Untermyer had hoped would be "the greatest gardens in the world," complete with ancient Roman monolithic cipollino marble columns from the estate of Stanford White.

More Changes to the Catalog

Please be aware of these previously announced scheduling changes:

Body Sculpting (Course 5409), which began two weeks ago, now has a skip date of October 10, 2017. The make-up will be on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.

Hula (Course 5530) had a skip date last week, and will have a make-up on Monday, November 6, 2017.

Museum Preview of Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950-1980 at the Met Breuer (Course 5299) with Page Knox has been moved to Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

Acting and Improv (Course 5372), beginning on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, will have a skip date of October 25, 2017. The make-up will be on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

Mah JonggLet's Play Mah Jongg: Beginner Series (Course 5283) with Katie Goldberg on Wednesday afternoons has a skip date of November 1, 2017. The make-up will be on November 8, 2017. Let's Play Mah Jongg: Supervised Play (Course 5279) on Thursdays will have a skip date of November 2, 2017. The make-up will be on November 9, 2017.

As a result of these make-ups, the start dates for the next set of Katie Goldberg's Let's Play Mah Jongg: Supervised Play have been pushed off by one week. Specifically, the Wednesday afternoon Course 5280 will begin on November 15, 2017, and the Thursday afternoon Course 5281 will begin on November 16, 2017. Both of those classes will run for 5 sessions rather than 6, at a reduced tuition of $125.

Understanding the Newly Enacted New York State Estate Tax and Asset Protection Laws with Neil Lubarsky on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, is now Course 5536.

The price for Grant Writing: How to Get Funding for Your Organization (Course 5447) is $75, and not $50, as previously indicated in the printed catalog.


Not to be Missed

All coming up in the next few weeks are classes in the following categories:

  • Architecture
  • Art Appreciation
  • History, Culture and Current Events
  • Literature and Film
  • Museum Previews, Exhibits, and Walking Tours
  • Music Appreciation
  • Religion and Philosophy
skill developmentSkill Development and Enhancement
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Computers, Technology, and the Internet
  • Cooking and Baking
  • Languages
  • Performing Arts
  • Photography and Videography
  • Writing
personal_professional_growthPersonal and Professional Growth
  • Career and Business Development
  • Health, Wellness, Stress Reduction, Nutrition
  • Hobbies and Edutainment
  • Personal Finance, Aging, Retirement Planning
  • Fitness and Dance
  • Games

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