Workforce Development and Community Education: Spring 2023

Visit us online at | 30 LIFELONG LEARNING & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT REMOTE American Bill of Rights: A Guide The Bill of Rights original purpose was to defend the people of the United States against an aristocratic and geographically distant Congress whose members, many feared, would act in their own self-interest. It was only after the Civil War, with the passage and ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, that the Bill of Rights began to accrue its modern meaning. This engaging 7-week course is not just an historical study but designed to deepen the student ’s understanding off presentday controversies over issues like free speech, the separation of church and state, and the Second Amendment right of ordinary citizens to “keep and bear arms.” CE-LAW 2009, 7 Wed., Mar. 29-May 10, 6:00-8:00 pm, $170. E Castillo, Jr. #20132 REMOTE Soccer: A History of the World’s Game Examine the sport of soccer from a historical, cultural and global perspective. See “the world’s game” from various angles and perspectives including the sport’s impact on personal identity in contemporary society. For those new to the sport as well as lifelong fans. CE-CULTR 2032, 5 Tues., Mar. 28-Apr. 25, 6:00-8:00 pm, $114. N Reifer. #20134 REMOTE Art and Architecture of Jewish Culture: Part 2 An exploration of the art and architecture of Jewish culture from antiquity through the 18th century. CE-CULTR 2051VA, 6 Thurs., Mar. 23-May 4 (skip 4/6), 1:30-3:30 pm, $155. B Levy. #20103 REMOTE The Mystique of the Roman Empire and Medieval Architectural Ramblings Explore architectural styles from early Roman, Byzantine, Medieval, Romanesque and Gothic periods and their role in the transition from the “dark ages” toward contemporary architectural themes. CE-HIST 2036VA, 6 Tues., Mar. 21-May 2 (skip 4/4), 1:30-3:30 pm, $124. B Levy. #20104 REMOTE Bias Awareness Participants will explore their own culture and hear about other cultures in this remote class. Using the formula power plus prejudice = isms, we will explore various “isms” including racism, sexism, homophobia, religious bias, classism, ableism, languageism, and ageism and look at personal, cultural and institutional forms of bias and prejudice. Examine ways that you have experienced bias and practice methods of interrupting bias comments. CE-CULTR 2056, 1 Mon., Feb. 27, 4:00-7:00 pm, $42. P Prutzman. #20147 VISUAL ARTS & MUSIC APPRECIATION ART APPRECIATION IN-PERSON Mary Cassatt and the Impressionists at the Met Join us for a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a guided tour of the artwork of Mary Cassatt in the American Wing and her fellow Impressionists, Degas, Renoir, Monet, and Pissarro in European Paintings. Meet inside the Met at the large vase on the right facing the grand staircase. After the tour, you have the option of having lunch together at Le Pain Quotidien (1131 Madison Avenue between 84th & 85th Streets). This class will be offsite. CE-ART 2226VA, 1 Fri., Mar. 3, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, $25 (+ $10 payable to instructor for Met Group Tour Fee). S Courtney. #20143 NEW! IN-PERSON Mary Cassatt & Me Susan Courtney, theater professor and actress, will present aspects of her solo show, “Mary Cassatt & Me”. In it, Courtney reveals how she first became enamored of Cassatt’s work which led to years of research on Cassatt’s life in France. Courtney brings to life Cassatt’s journey to becoming a professional artist and her relationships with her fellow Impressionists (especially Edgar Degas), her sister, Lydia, and American art collectors, the Havermeyers. Through PowerPoint images, Courtney shares Cassatt’s art, the art of her contemporaries, and her various residences in France. It is an in-depth look at the life and struggles of this pioneer artist. CE-ART 2356, 1 Fri., May 12, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, KNC-4, $25. S Courtney. #20380 IN-PERSON Famous Women Artists An exploration of the art, personal life, and artistic impact of six famous women artists: Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot, Camille Claudel, Georgia O’Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, and Sally Mann. CE-ART 2296VA, 8 Wed., Jan. 18-Mar. 8, 12:00 noon–2:00 pm, KNC-3, $175. S Courtney. #20140 NEW! IN-PERSON How to Understand and Appreciate Fine Painting This is a course for those who would like to enhance their understanding and appreciation of fine paintings when visiting art galleries, museums, and special exhibitions or when viewing artworks online or in books. This course will be presented interactively including the presentation of many reproductions of fine artworks and discussion. First the influence of time, place, social structure, and belief systems on artwork will be discussed with many images presented as examples. Then the course will move on to discuss the important visual elements that need to be identified and considered including line, color, light, form, space, and composition. More images will be presented and discussed with details. Finally, the discussion will turn to the spiritual and emotional affects when viewing artwork and how they may be related to the artist’s original intention. At the end of the course the student will have a more complete, holistic appreciation and understanding of fine painting and be able to enjoy viewing artworks in a higher level. CE-ART 2355, 6 Fri., Feb. 24-Mar. 31, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-5, $150. J Coppola. #20379 IN-PERSON Famous Women Photographers This course will explore the artwork, personal life, and artistic impact of famous & not so famous women photographers: Dorothea Lange, Imogen Cunningham, Lisette Model, Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Lee Miller, Vivian Meier, Annie Liebovitz, Sally Mann, Cindy Sherman, Francesca Woodman, Anne Geddes CE-PHOTO 2038, 8 Wed., Mar. 15-May 10 (skip 4/5), 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, AAB-412, $175. S Courtney. #20142