Scarsdale Adult School E-News
September 2023
New Talent Infuses Arts & Crafts Faculty
SAS is pleased to introduce seven new instructors poised to lead students through fun and creative arts & crafts projects.
Antonia Barolini-Alvarez, a painter and draftsperson who holds an MFA from the New York Academy of Art, will be leading weekly evening Drawing classes (Course 12238) starting Wednesday, September 20, 2023. Following an interdisciplinary approach from a wide range of artistic traditions, use varied materials (pencil, charcoal, markers, Chinese brush, pen and ink) to draw from observation and imagination. By popular demand, Barolini-Alvarez will also offer Painting with Pastels (Course 12239), a ten session afternoon course beginning Wednesday, September 27, 2023. Instruction will begin with the basics of drawing, followed by step-by-step introduction to the use of pastels with attention to style, color and composition.

Carmelina Calabrese, an avid beader with experience working in the jewelry industry, will lead morning and evening sessions of Introduction to Beadweaving. Students will create beaded jewelry using a needle and thread, learning some of the basic stitches such as right angle weave, peyote, and flat spiral. The three-session morning class (Course 12093) begins Tuesday, September 12, 2023. The evening class (Course 12094) begins Wednesday, September 13, 2023.

Bonnell Marie (Bonnie) Cotnoir, an illustrator with a degree from New York Botanical Gardens, will introduce Botanical Watercolor Simplified (Course 12212). Learn techniques such as color blending, washes, and dry brush, while painting pictures of flowers. Class meets four Monday mornings starting November 6, 2023.
Artist Jacqueline Davis, former head of a high school design and technology department, will share her knowledge and enthusiasm for painting in morning and evening sessions of Oil Painting for Beginners. The daytime section (Course 12041) starts Thursday, September 28, 2023. The evening class (Course 12042) begins Thursday, October 5, 2023. Students will learn about the paint, color mixing, value, mediums, brushes, aspect ratios, substrates and surface preparation, with a strong focus on color and composition.

An interdisciplinary arts & crafts and health and wellness class, new instructors Katy Romita and Susan Girling debut Drawing Meditations in Nature (Course 12206), a three week drawing and mindfulness course. Each session includes meditation and mindfulness exercises, guided exercises for observing and drawing from nature, tea and conversation, and meaningful time in nature. Class begins Tuesday morning, September 19, 2023.

Amanda Wilson, a professional illustrator with an MAT in art education from Manhattanville College, will lead Introduction to Drawing and Acrylic Painting (Course 12079) for eight weeks beginning Tuesday afternoon, September 26, 2023. She will also teach Express Yourself Through Collage (Course 12080), a six session morning class starting Friday, September 29, 2023. Learning a new technique each week like stenciling, rubbings, or creating your own decorative paper.

We encourage you to try classes from these new faculty members as well as some of the nearly 35 arts & crafts classes from any of our beloved returning instructors. Besides drawing, painting in various media, collage, and beadweaving, the catalog also offers cartooning, knitting, embroidery, macrame, and basket weaving. Grab your art smock and get your creative juices flowing this fall!
Classes Starting in the Next Two Weeks
All class listings are for the Eastern Time Zone. Course numbers appear in parentheses.
Week of September 3, 2023
Art Appreciation
  • Dada and Surrealism: Dada’s Roots in the Avant-Garde (12054)

Walking Tours
  • Walking Tour: Ferry Along the East River (12223)
  • Walking Tour: Fashionable Upper East Side (12193)
  • Walking Tour: Manhattan's Gold Coast (12077)
Week of September 10, 2023
Special Events
  • Author Visit: Lisa See, Lady Tan's Circle of Women (2023) (12048)
  • Situational Awareness 101 (12213)

  • Must-See Buildings in the U.S.: US Capitol in Washington, D.C. (12018)

Art Appreciation
  • Dada and Surrealism: Dada in Zurich from 1915 to 1920 (12055)
  • Art as Lens to American Sociopolitical Upheaval of the 1930s (12128)

Arts & Crafts
  • Introduction to Watercolor (11996)
  • Watercolor Painting (Tuesday afternoons: 12035; Thursday mornings: 12034)
  • Introduction to Beadweaving (Tuesday mornings: 12093; Wednesday evenings: 12094)
  • Knitting for All Levels (Tuesday evenings: 12112; Wednesday mornings: 12113)
  • Advanced Beginner Knitting (12114)
  • Fall Embroidered Flowers (12132)
  • Embroidery, the Art of Slow Stitching (11995)

Career and Job Search
  • Job Searching at Age 50+ (12161)

Current Events and Politics
  • Let's Talk Current Events: Topics in the News (in person Tuesday mornings: 11977); online Wednesday mornings:11984; online Thursday mornings: 11983)
  • Moral Dilemmas, Case Studies in Justice, Ethics, and Morality (11978)

Fitness and Dance
  • Fit Blast: Cardio, Strength, and Abs (12106)
  • Body Sculpting (in person Thursday mornings: 12104; online Thursday afternoons: 12219)
  • Sit and Be Fit: Chair-Based Body Sculpting (online Tuesday afternoons: 12102; online Thursday mornings: 12103; in person Thursday mornings: 12211)
  • Total Body Workout with Bands (12105)
  • Walk 15® (online: 12122; in person: 12121)
  • Movement to Music (in person Tuesday mornings: 11979); online Tuesday mornings: 11980; online Thursday mornings: 11981; in person Friday mornings: 11982)
  • Postural Therapy Movement (12123)
  • MELT Method® Hand and Foot Treatment (12216)
  • MELT Method® for Stability, Mobility, and Performance (12052)
  • Gentle Yoga (12053)

  • Beginner Bridge (in person Tuesday mornings: 12083; in person Tuesday evenings: 12084; online Wednesday mornings: 12141; online Wednesday evenings: 12142)
  • Advanced Beginner Bridge (12011)
  • Intermediate Bridge (12012)
  • Bridge Conventions: Stayman and Transfers (12096)
  • Honing Your Bridge Skills (12145)
  • Bridge: Double Bids (12152)
  • Bridge: Defensive Strategies (12153)
  • Bridge: Play of Hand (12154)
  • Bridge: Supervised Play (12013)
  • Beginner Canasta (Tuesday evenings: 11991; Thursday afternoons 11985)
  • Canasta: Supervised Play (11988)
  • Let's Play Mah Jongg: Beginner Series (Monday afternoons: 12000; Wednesday mornings 11993)
  • Let's Play Mah Jongg: Supervised Play (12002)
  • Beginner Chess (12089)

Health and Wellness
  • Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation (in person Monday mornings: 12185; online Monday mornings: 12187; in person Tuesday evenings: 12186; online Tuesday evenings: 12188)
  • Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher Training, Level I (in person Tuesday mornings: 12191; online Tuesday mornings: 12192)
  • American Sign Language (ASL) (12148)
  • American Sign Language III (12149)
  • Beginner Spanish (12158)
  • Beginner Spanish II (in person Wednesday afternoons: 12230; online Tuesday evenings: 12221)
  • Intermediate Spanish (12155)
  • Advanced Spanish (12156)
  • Conversational Spanish (12229)
  • Intermediate to Advanced Conversational Spanish (12220)
  • Advanced Conversational Spanish (12157)
  • Advanced Beginner German (12174)
  • Intermediate German (12175)

Literature, Film, and Television
  • Short Stories by Black Authors (12107)
  • Films of Wes Anderson (in person Tuesday afternoons: 12207 online Tuesday afternoons: 12208)
  • BookTalk with Harriet Sobol: The Postcard (2023) by Anne Berest, Tina Kover (Translator) (12039)

Walking Tours
  • Walking Tour: Africa Fashion and It's Pablo-matic: Picasso According to Hannah Gadsby at the Brooklyn Museum (12200)

  • Finding Your Voice through Memoir Writing (12176)
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Catalog of Fall Classes
All upcoming classes are listed in our Printer-Friendly, Interactive Version of our Fall 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 expansive number of in-person options.
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