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January 2024

Arts & Crafts in February

Next month provides plenty of outlets for creativity with more arts & crafts classes.

Robin Ingram introduces a new course in Basket Weaving (12416) on Tuesday, February 6, 2024. This one will be "all about the decorations" in which students will create one large or two small baskets with a choice of decorative weaving on the sides. Please do not delay signing up because registration for this class will close on Tuesday, January 30, 2024.

Just added to the catalog is Create a Keepsake Box, Made with Love (12438) with Fara Friedman and Jessica Modell, meeting on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Create your own memory box through the fun and easy-to-learn technique of decoupage. Let your creativity flow as you craft a special keepsake just in time for Valentine’s Day.

New classes in oil painting and watercolors are also starting soon. Jacqueline Davis will teach Oil Painting for Beginners (12319) on Thursday afternoons and Intermediate Oil Painting (12318) on Thursday mornings. Both classes begin February 1, 2024, and will focus on still life subjects from photos and actual objects.

Bonnie Cotnoir will lead Botanical Watercolor Simplified (12417) on Monday mornings, beginning February 26, 2024. For the more experienced artist, this workshop will concentrate on how to simplify painting flowers while using techniques such as color blending, washes, and dry brush.

On Thursday mornings, starting February 29, 2024, Amanda Wilson will teach a new section of Watercolor Painting (12435) This course meets on Monday mornings, beginning February 26, 2024. Take your paintings from ordinary to extraordinary as you develop your own personal style of painting. Critiques and class discussion are an important component.

On that same bonus day this leap year, Katy Romita will offer Meditative Art of Mandalas (12323) in the afternoons. Participants will create their own personal mandalas using water colors, markers, and colored pencils. In addition to enjoying the meditative act of mandala creation, participants will be guided to use the mandala as a tool for ongoing meditation practice. Absolutely no prior experience or skill is needed.

Enjoy the company of fellow SAS students as you create your next masterpiece. Register for these upcoming classes to ensure your spot today!

Classes Starting in the Next Two Weeks

All class listings are for the Eastern Time Zone. Course numbers appear in parentheses.

Week of January 28, 2024

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  • Must-See Buildings in Europe: Colosseum and the Pantheon in Rome, Italy (12354)

Art Appreciation

  • Contemporary Artists of the Post-Pandemic Art Scene: Candida Höfer and Andreas Gursky (12334)

Arts & Crafts

  • Intermediate Oil Painting (12318)
  • Oil Painting for Beginners (12319)
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Literature, Film, and Television

  • Book Chat with Anna Katsavos: The Covenant of Water (2023) by Abraham Verghese (12373)
  • Book Discussion: Demon Copperhead (2022) by Barbara Kingsolver (12343)

Walking Tours

  • Walking Tour: Discover DUMBO Art Scene (12313)

Week of February 4, 2024


  • Must-See Buildings in Europe: Durham Cathedral in Durham, England (12355)

Art Appreciation

  • Contemporary Artists of the Post-Pandemic Art Scene: Wolfgang Tillmans (12335)

Arts & Crafts

  • Basket Weaving: All About the Decorations (12416)* registration closes Tuesday, 1/30/24

Literature, Film, and Television

  • Book Chat with Anna Katsavos: Hello Beautiful (2023) by Ann Napolitano (12374)
  • Film Discussion: Hitchcock’s Rear Window (1954), Seventy Years Later (12412)
  • Shakespeare's Othello (12408)

Walking Tours

  • Walking Tour: New-York Historical Society (12347)
  • Walking Tour: Unnamed Figures: Black Presence and Absence in the Early American North at the American Folk Art Museum (12422)* new day, date, and time

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Catalog of Winter Classes

All upcoming classes are listed in our Printer-Friendly, Interactive Version of our Winter 2024 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 expansive number of in-person options.

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