Scarsdale Adult School E-News
March 2022
Performing Arts in Full Bloom
Step out from behind the curtain or down into the orchestra pit with spring Performing Arts classes at SAS.
Erika Radin brings Acting and Improv (11215) back to the stage with six sessions starting Wednesday, March 23, 2022. Learn different theater techniques, including pantomime, characterization, and improvisation through exercises, scene work, and games. Develop spontaneity, imagination, creativity, and confidence while working in pairs, small groups, and as an ensemble for a laugh-inducing fun-filled experience.

Musicians also have cause for celebration. New sessions of all our musical instrument instruction courses, in partnership with Hoff-Barthelson Music School, will soon fill the spring air with fresh melodies. Percussionists need wait only one more week for the next session of Group Piano Lessons for Beginner & Intermediate Students (11189) on Thursdays with Delana Thomsen and Ring Your Bell! (11185) on Fridays with Donna Elaine. The beat goes on with World Drumming (11188), starting Monday, April 4, 2022, with Glen Rhian.
If strings are more your thing, Rolf Sturm's Learn to Play the Guitar (11187) begins on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. Learn to Play the Ukulele for All Levels (11186) resumes with Andrew Marino on Monday, April 4, 2022. The time is now to pick up a new instrument or refine your skills at one you already know under the tutelage of talented instructors who are all polished performers.

Don't delay -- register for Performing Arts classes today!
Additions and Changes
Newly added to the catalog

  • Getting Started, A Writing Workshop (11246)
  • Movie Matinees (11247)
  • Short Stories by Nobel Prize-Winning Authors (11245)
Change in Schedule

  • The start date for Basic Yoga (11174) has been postponed by one week and will now begin on Tuesday, March 22, 2022.
  • The class meeting time for Walking Tour: Contemporary Galleries of New York City (11056) on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, has changed from 11am to 2pm.
  • The start dates for all of the following Spanish classes taught by Maria Salzinger have been postponed by one week and will begin in April:
  • Advanced Beginner Spanish (11220)
  • Intermediate Spanish (11218)
  • Advanced Conversational Spanish (11219)
Classes Starting in the Next Two Weeks
All class listings are for the Eastern Time Zone. Course numbers appear in parentheses.
Week of March 20, 2022
Special Event
  • Author Visit: Andrew Porwancher, The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton (11117)*

*Please note that this lecture will be recorded and made available to all registered students for one week of viewing on demand.
  • Architects of America: Henry Hobson Richardson (1838–86) and the Rise of American Architecture (11024)
  • Armchair Tour: Art Deco New York, from Murray Hill to Gramercy Park (11094)

Art Appreciation
  • Costumes of Downton Abbey (10960)
  • Artists of the Non Finito: Gustav Klimt (11060)
  • J.M.W. Turner, Unmatched and Unrivaled (11049)

Current Events and Politics
  • Let's Talk Current Events: Topics in the News (Wednesday afternoons: 11118 and Thursday mornings: 11120)

Fitness and Dance
  • Beginner Bridge (11146)
  • Beginner Plus Bridge (11145)
  • Intermediate Bridge (11143)
  • Introduction to Duplicate Bridge (11144)
  • Bridge: Improve Your Declarer Play (11147)
  • Bridge: Mixed Bag Topics (11148)
  • Beginner Canasta (11113)
  • Canasta: Supervised Play (11110)

  • Advanced Conversational Spanish (11229)
  • Italiano Conversazioni (11217)
  • Intermediate Italian (11198)
  • Advanced Beginner German (11222)
  • Intermediate German (11221)

Literature, Film, and Television
  • Museum Virtual Visit: Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles (11137)
  • Book Discussion: The Magician (2021) by Colm Tóibín (11104)
  • Book Discussion: Shadi Bartsch’s 2021 Translation of the Aeneid, a Refugee By Fate (11141)

Performing Arts
  • Acting and Improv (11215)

  • Finding Your Voice through Memoir Writing (11210)
Week of March 27, 2022
Special Events
  • Photographer Robert Farber Live Streaming from His Studio in the South of France (11136)
  • Curator's Perspective on The Hare with the Amber Eyes at the Jewish Museum (11190)
  • Manhattan’s Historical Houses of Worship (10992)
  • Walking Tour: Grand Central Terminal (11047)
  • Architects of America: Frank Furness (1839–1912) of Philadelphia (11025)
  • Armchair Tour: Broadway Theaters (11095)

Art Appreciation
  • Camille Pissarro, Impressionist Leader (11150)
  • Museum Virtual Visit: 2021 Triennial: Soft Water Hard Stone at the New Museum (11052)
  • Museum Virtual Visit: Museum of Modern Art (11031)
  • Kees van Dongen, Stylization and Sensuality (11050)
Arts & Crafts
  • Watercolor Painting (Thursday afternoons, in-person: 11043; Thursday mornings, online: 11239)

  • Beginner Canasta (11192)

Literature, Film, and Television
  • Artistry Behind the Series: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) (11129)
  • And Now a Word From Our Sponsor: The Early Days of TV Advertising (11171)
  • Book Discussion: Crossroads (2021) by Jonathan Franzen (Wednesday morning: 11034; Thursday morning: 11046)
  • Where Film and Painting Meet: Light It Like Rembrandt (11122)

Performing Arts
  • Learn to Play the Guitar (11187)
  • Group Piano Lessons for Beginner & Intermediate Students (11189)
  • Ring Your Bell! (11185)

  • iPhone Photography (11181)

  • Getting Started, A Writing Workshop (11246)
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Catalog of Spring/Summer Classes
All upcoming classes are listed in our Printer-Friendly, Interactive Version of our Spring/Summer 2022 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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