Scarsdale Adult School E-News
April 2023
Upcoming Writing Workshops
Upcoming writing classes are scheduled with staggered start dates throughout the spring and summer to keep students engaged and writing productively all year long.

New to SAS faculty, Brian Feinblum will reveal tricks from the book marketing and publishing trade to help students Successfully Publish Your Book (Course 11891). Learn the pros and cons of going through traditional trade, university press, small press, hybrid, or self-publishing. Find out how to win over book publishers and literary agents, how to make sure that your book is promoted, and how to position yourself for the next book deal. Class meets over the course of two Wednesday evenings, starting April 26, 2023.

Nancy Kessler will offer both May and August afternoon sessions of her popular class, Finding Your Voice through Memoir Writing. Course 11874 begins Tuesday, May 16, 2023, and meets for six weeks. The summer session, Course 11875, begins Tuesday, August 1, 2023, and meets for four weeks. Through provocative and probing questions, group discussion, and reminiscing, students will begin the process of organizing and presenting their life stories in writing. By the end of the course, students will have the start of a full memoir.

Amy Ralston Seife, who is currently teaching Getting to the Heart of It, a workshop for prose writers of all levels, will debut a new afternoon class, Mothers and Daughters, a Creative Writing Workshop (Course 11878) on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. Students will read published essays, fiction, and poetry pertaining to the complex relationship between mothers and daughters and receive weekly prompts based on these examples to write about their own experiences as a child and/or as a parent of any gender. Feedback will be offered in a safe and encouraging environment. Class size is limited in order to ensure individualized attention.

Aspiring writers of all levels are welcome to each course. Register now to ensure your spot.
Classes Starting in the Next Two Weeks
All class listings are for the Eastern Time Zone. Course numbers appear in parentheses.
Week of April 23, 2023
  • Great Architects of the Western World: François Mansart and Jules Hardouin-Mansart (11816)
  • Gilded Age Mansions of Riverside Drive, the Other Millionaire’s Row (11764)
Art Appreciation
  • Virtual Tour: Theaster Gates: Young Lords and Their Traces at the New Museum (11714)
  • Portraiture: Impressionism's Impact from Édouard Manet to Vincent van Gogh (11792)
  • Walking Tour: Anxiety and Hope in Japanese Art at the Met (11713)

Current Events and Politics
  • Moral Dilemmas, Case Studies in Justice, Ethics, and Morality (11901)
  • Gross National Happiness: Rethinking What a Healthy Economy Means (11759)

Food, Beverage, Nutrition
  • Aaharam, Indian Inspired Dishes (11786)
  • Canasta: Supervised Play (11829)
  • Beginner Canasta (11830)

Health and Wellness
  • Reduce Food Cravings, Lower Stress, and Increase Energy Without Dieting (11707)

Home and Garden
  • Step by Step Guide to House Renovating (11905)

Literature, Film, and Television
  • Book Chat with Anna Katsavos: Our Missing Hearts (2022) by Celeste Ng (11719)

Special Events
  • Author Visit: Jessie Daniels, Nice White Ladies (2021) (11726)

  • Successfully Publish Your Book (11891)
Week of April 30, 2023
  • Great Architects of the Western World: Inigo Jones (11817)
Art Appreciation
  • Walking Tour: Juan de Pareja, Afro-Hispanic Painter at the Met (11872)
  • Portraiture: Picasso's Portraits of Women (11793)
  • Masterpieces of Western Art: Andy Warhol (11943)* NEWLY ADDED

Arts & Crafts
  • Watercolor Painting (Tuesday afternoons: 11750 Thursday mornings: 11749)

  • Beginner Canasta (11824)* NEW START DATE

History and Culture
  • Petty Tyrants and Princes, Italy’s Fabled Families (11857)

  • Beginner Italian (11927)* RECENTLY ADDED
  • Advanced Beginner Italian (11926)* RECENTLY ADDED AND NEW START DATE
  • Italiano Conversazioni (11925)* RECENTLY ADDED AND NEW START DATE

Literature, Film, and Television
  • Book Discussion: All the Beauty in the World: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Me (2023) by Patrick Bringley (11850)* CHANGED TO EVENING START TIME
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Catalog of Spring Classes
All upcoming classes are listed in our Printer-Friendly, Interactive Version of our Spring/Summer 2023 Catalog. New classes are added regularly.

Class times are for the Eastern Time Zone. Please check regularly for additional options to keep you engaged and learning, whether from the comforts of home or through our expanding number of in-person options.
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