Expand Your Knowledge at Westchester’s Adult Schools and Centers

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Westchester’s adult schools, colleges, and cultural centers boast a stimulating array of learning opportunities for personal enrichment, career growth, and just plain fun.

By Paul Adler & Michelle Gillan Larkin
*Disclaimer: COVID-19 protocols are in place at all learning centers and are subject to change; in-person classes may pivot to remote sessions due to the pandemic.

There’s nothing faster than a kid racing out of class when the bell rings, but now that we’re all grown up, there’s something curiously alluring about going to school. Some of us enroll as adults in order to launch a career move; others long to be led down the path of intellectual enlightenment and soulful fulfillment. Whatever the reason, rest assured: Westchester offers a wealth of avenues and opportunities for learned growth, in person and online.

Business & Finance | Culture & History | Dance | Fine Arts, Crafts & Photography | Food & Drink | Sport’s & Game | Health & Fitness | Home | Language | News & Current Events | Performing Arts & Music | Reading & Writing | Technology & Science

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Business & Finance

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education
Valhalla
Explore the different types of conflict, plus diagnose, understand, and resolve disputes effectively.

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Effective Communication — From Ordinary to an Extraordinary Business

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education
Valhalla
Learn to communicate with the best of ’em — be they clients, coworkers, superiors, or staff — and acquire tips and techniques for saying what you mean and meaning what you say in ways that are clear, specific, and free from assumptions and speculations.

Getting Started With Facebook and Instagram for Your Business

Bronxville Adult School
Bronxville
Fancy yourself an Insta pro but wondering how to apply the app to a burgeoning biz? Perhaps you don’t even know where to start? Drop in and learn how to create a Facebook page and/or an Instagram professional account and get tips on comments, hashtags, increasing followers, and the best times to post while developing an effective social media strategy.

How to Schmooze

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education
Valhalla
Whether you’re in the market for a new job, a promotion, or a date, you have to know how to schmooze. This one-day session will arm amateur schmoozers with key tips, techniques, exercises, and feedback for schmoozing without coming off like a phony baloney.

Starting Your Own Business: Mindset and Practice

Bronxville Adult School
Bronxville
If you have an idea for the perfect business but don’t know where to start, this three-part workshop aims to help those with a service to offer, a product to sell, or just a crafty idea for an Etsy side-hustle develop their value proposition, identify and reach potential clients, and gain a basic understanding of their company’s economic underpinnings.

Culture & History

Costumes of Downton Abbey

Scarsdale Adult School
Scarsdale
If you reveled in the clothes the characters wore as much as you did in the dramas and scandals within the Abbey, this one-day workshop will leave you with an understanding of how the vintage costumes — some original to the period — fit into the narrative of the much-loved British TV series.

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Haunted History of the Hudson Valley

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education Valhalla
Brace yourself for the tales of ghosts and haunted homes of the Hudson Valley, including such famous local figures as Washington Irving, Edgar Allen Poe, and Henry Hudson.

History of the New York Public Library and the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Scarsdale Adult School
Scarsdale
Hear the stories of how the robber barons of the Gilded Age (Astor, Carnegie, Lenox, and Tilden) started the iconic library’s massive collection of ancient manuscripts, maps, and other historical paraphernalia (like the original toys that inspired the Winnie the Pooh books), and learn about the significance of its location in Midtown Manhattan.

Introduction to Historic Preservation

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education Valhalla
This 14-week program will provide a framework for understanding how the architecture and natural beauty of the Hudson Valley influenced the birth of the preservation movement in America and how preservation law in NYS has evolved into the policies of today.

Mummies and More: Discovering Ancient Egypt

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education
Valhalla
Step back in time to the era of mummification, hieroglyphics, gods, and goddesses while digging into a variety of Egyptian topics, ranging from the pyramids and papyrus to King Tut and his tomb of preserved treasures.

Mummies and More: Discovering Ancient Egypt
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Notorious Westchester County: Investigating True Crime in Westchester Through Historic Documents

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education Valhalla
By delving into the Westchester County Archives, this course opens a window to the Hudson Valley’s storied past, exploring a period of considerable economic development and social upheaval during the early 20th century.

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Storytelling: Stories From Our Native Land to Build Cultural Understanding

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education Valhalla
Listen to native stories from different lands and discuss the impact they had on cultural, social, and religious beliefs.


Get to Know…

Francile Albright

The Picture House Regional Film Center
Pelham

When The Picture House’s deputy director and director of education, Francile Albright, conceived of a class for families during the early days of the pandemic, she had no idea it would blossom into a vibrant and active film-studies program for adults.

“I came up with something called an Arts Break, where we feature short films, have activity sessions, and discussions,” explains Albright, “and we started finding that a lot of adults were watching them; people who were stuck at home or empty nesters were watching these films and e-mailing us with their thoughts. This is when we started our online film-studies class for adults. There is an interest and a need. We started that during COVID and have continued it, and we have been able to discuss topics people don’t usually talk about, without arguing or divisiveness.”

Since then, The Picture House’s Arts Breaks have included discussions of August Wilson’s films, colorblind casting, Asian Americans in film, and stereotypes in marketing. “We even did a course on Native American cinema with two people from the Sundance Institute who lead indigenous programs,” adds Albright.

“I think that our online film class has become a space where we are truly using films as a conduit for conversations that can sometimes be hard, but in that environment, they really aren’t, and they end up being proactive and positive,” says Albright. “We get everyone from film lovers who want to see something they never would have watched to the folks who like the cultural perspectives and lessons.”

Francile Albright headshot.
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Dance

Ballroom Dancing: Beginner to Intermediate

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education Valhalla
Learn the classics, from the fox trot, waltz, and cha-cha to the tango and rumba, in easy-to-follow steps. No partner required, just a comfy pair of kicks.

Belly Dance for Fun and Fitness: Beginner to Beyond Beginner

Bronxville Adult School
Bronxville
Tap into your feminine energy while engaging in a full-body workout that involves shimmying and shaking to the beat of Eastern drums. All shapes and sizes are welcome, and classes will focus on hip and abdominal isolation, technique, travel steps, and a short dance sequence.

Country Line Dancing: Beginner to Intermediate

Bronxville Adult School
Bronxville
All the rage in the 1990s but still going strong in honky-tonks across much of the country, beginners and practiced line dancers alike will boot, scoot, and boogie to all the quintessential dances, including Cowboy Charleston, Gin & Tonic, Oh Behave, Let Me Sleep, and Redneck Angel.

Family Jazz

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education Valhalla
Bring the kids and learn the basics of jazz as a family, because a family that dances together…

Latin Dancing

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education Valhalla
Learn the basic steps of merengue, bachata, cumbia, and salsa with no experience necessary and no partner required.

Salsa & Bachata: Beginner to Beyond Beginner

Bronxville Adult School
Bronxville
With the right teacher and a determination to concentrate on timing, footwork, and partnering, Salsa can be mastered by anyone, as can the hottest dance trend at the moment, bachata, which derives its roots from salsa, tango, and other traditional ballroom dances. No partner required.

Fine Arts, Crafts & Photography

Abstract Painting

Pelham Art Center
Pelham
Channel your inner Pablo Picasso with this class aimed at initiating students into the world of abstract art. Participants are invited to expand their visual boundaries through the production of non-figurative and non-objective works that channel creators’ emotions and moods by the use of form, light, and color in the service of a unique artistic style.

Art History for Travelers

Greenwich Adult & Continuing Education
Greenwich
If there is nothing you love more than traveling the world to spy leading art, but COVID has you sitting at home, take a long look at this offering. Each course will explore a different country and its impact on art history, with France, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands, Spain, and the UK all on the docket.

Creating a Family Legacy Video

Scarsdale Adult School
Scarsdale
If loved ones ever complain about your shaky vacation videos, you might want to take this useful course aimed at making you a maestro of family films. Students will learn how to shoot with a smartphone, tripod, and microphone, as well as how to conduct an interview and just what questions to ask. They will also learn how to edit the flick like a pro and share their touching family tribute.

Face Workshop

Clay Art Center
Port Chester
Ever wanted to create your own ceramic masterpiece? Go for it with resident artist Able Broyles, who leads a three-day workshop about sculpting the human head. Students will learn the ins and outs of hollow construction methods, as well as proper proportions, so viewers can actually recognize your prized piece.

Food Photography: Take Amazing Photos of Food

Bronxville Adult School
Bronxville
Those hoping to spruce up their Instagram accounts will likely find plenty of useful information in this class about snapping mouthwatering shots of food. The course will cover topics like composition, proper lighting, backgrounds and props, as well as editing, branding, and more — all so you can be proud of that next food-centric post.

Overlooked & Underappreciated Artists: Art of the Marginalized

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education
Valhalla
Blast through the hackneyed coterie of famous painters with this unique course, which sheds light on the artistic and cultural contributions of six separate, marginalized groups — African Americans and women among them — by discussing their boundary-breaking works and their pieces’ controversial receptions.

Portrait Painting for All Levels

The Rye Arts Center
Rye
Imagine transforming a child or spouse into an immortal work of art. You can learn how to freeze anyone in time during this class taught by an acclaimed area artist who illuminates the finer points of portrait painting, with information on both color theory and clever techniques for imitating a sitter’s likeness.

Pottery for Beginners

Clay Art Center
Port Chester
Want to craft sculptures like Demi Moore in Ghost but don’t know where to start? Why not step into the wild world of pottery with this “sampler” class offering an expansive introduction to both wheel-throwing and hand-construction techniques, such as slab and coil building.

“Pysanka” Egg Decorating Workshop

Bronxville Adult School
Bronxville
Dating back thousands of years, the Ukrainian art of pysanka involves the delicate decoration of eggs using a wax-resistant batik to form traditional folk designs. Learn how to create incredible shapes using melted beeswax, as well as the meaning of traditional Ukrainian geometric designs.

“Pysanka” Egg Decorating Workshop
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Watercolor for Beginners

The Rye Arts Center
Rye
There is something truly awe inspiring about the ethereal, delicate nature of watercolor art. Students will have the opportunity to learn this underappreciated medium through informative, interactive demonstrations, as well as one-on-one instruction, along with points on the principles of design and composition.

Food & Drink

Buttercream Decorating Techniques

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education
Valhalla
Acquire the art of cupcake and cake decorating through basic baking tips and tricks, including how to prepare icing to obtain the right consistency for decorating, how to color icing, and how to fill a decorating bag.

Classic French Opera Cake

Bronxville Adult School
Bronxville
A festive and impressive culinary feat, participants will master this rectangular Parisienne specialty, from its three layers of coffee-soaked almond sponge cake to the coffee buttercream and chocolate ganache within, and finally to the dark chocolate glaze that is the finishing touch.

Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cookery

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education
Valhalla
Get the skinny on why the Instant Pot is such a practical and adored addition to the modern kitchen and learn how to use it to broaden your culinary repertoire and get dinner on the table efficiently, nutritiously, and deliciously.

Introduction to The Republic of Georgia Wines

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education
Valhalla
Before grabbing the distinction of being the world’s oldest wine producer (after traces of winemaking were discovered in 8,000-year-old pottery shards), varietals from this region of the globe were virtually unknown to the average drinker. Sign up for this one-day seminar, enjoy a few splashes, and impress the pants off your oenophile friends.

Perfect Pavlovas

Bronxville Adult School
Bronxville
This hands-on class provides tips and tricks for creating sublime, cloudlike meringue-based masterpieces. Fluffy, crunchy, sweet, and tart, this fun and festive dessert (with a crisp, chewy outside and a soft, marshmallow inside) is perfect for Easter and spring celebrations.

The Rise of Rosé Wine

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education
Valhalla
Rosé has been enjoying a meteoric rise in popularity over the past several years, and this one-day workshop will walk students through the process of producing this refreshing, blush-toned beverage while also comparing a variety of vintages from around the world.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Favorites

Bronxville Adult School
Bronxville
For a tasty take on the traditional Irish boiled dinner, unlock unexpected recipes for fork-tender Guinness corned beef; precise baked potatoes; savory, oven-roasted cabbage; and hot honey carrots. Pound cake with a chocolate Bailey’s glaze is the perfect celebratory meal ender.

Vegetarian Indian

Bronxville Adult School
Bronxville
Ditch the delivery for a day and save a little dough with this vegan-friendly workshop, which aims to demystify Indian spices and ingredients while offering a healthy, from-scratch alternative to takeout.


Get to Know…

Jo Jayson

The Center for Continuing Education
Mamaroneck

Jo Jayson isn’t your everyday educator — or artist. “I’ve never thought of myself as part of the mainstream art world. My work is about the feminine; I call it the ‘sacred feminine,’” explains Jayson. “There is currently a movement of the feminine rising. When I started these paintings back in 2007, I was a little bit ahead of the times. So, by the time these paintings became more known, I kind of hit this movement, and it was great timing.”

Jayson currently teaches private classes for kids and adults at her home, as well as courses at Mamaroneck’s Center for Continuing Education. Previously, she worked and lived in the UK, specifically Manchester and London, as well as in Sydney. “I love to teach there,” says Jayson of the Center for Continuing Education. “I think it’s assumed that it is just retired people that take these classes, but that’s not true. Whether people are working from home or are stay-at-home moms, there is just this whole cross-section of humanity.”

According to Jayson, who lives on the border of Harrison and Mamaroneck, much of this success lies in her approach to pedagogy. “I am self-taught, and I teach intuitively — the way that I think makes sense to the average person who has never drawn before,” she says. “I do think I teach in a very different way than other teachers. I teach people to see. That is really what I do. We can use different mediums, but at the end of the day, that is what drawing is: It is about seeing correctly.”

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Sports & Game

The Major Arcana Tarot Cards: The Fool’s Journey

Bronxville Adult School
Bronxville
Tarot is much more than some card game found at oddity shops across the globe. In fact, the soul’s journey from darkness to enlightenment is represented in the tarot’s major arcana, which comprises 21 numbered cards and one unnumbered card — that of the fool. In this course, students are invited to delve into the significance and meaning of this potent symbol.

Beginner Bridge

Scarsdale Adult School
Scarsdale
Sometimes there is just nothing more calming than a long game of bridge with your besties. If this sounds like the tranquil future you’ve always hoped for, but you aren’t sure how to play, try this convenient class, which schools students in the rules of the game. You’ll be out on the veranda in no time.

Indoor Golf at Lake Isle Country Club: Intermediate

Bronxville Adult School
Bronxville
In an indoor studio, complete with launch monitor and nets, learn all aspects of the game, from rules and etiquette to short games and full swing. Equipment is provided, and instruction is limited to three participants per class.

Intro to Pickle Ball at Lake Isle Country Club

Bronxville Adult School
Bronxville
Master all aspects of this very-now game (including rules and strategy), which combines elements of badminton, tennis, and paddle-ball. Fun, plus a great workout, is guaranteed. Equipment provided.

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Intro to Platform Tennis at Lake Isle Country Club

Bronxville Adult School
Bronxville

This tennis/squash hybrid workshop is designed to give you a grasp of the game while focusing on entry-level techniques. Paddles and balls provided.

Health & Fitness

Buff Bones

Bronxville Adult School
Bronxville

This medically endorsed full-body exercise system for bone and joint health integrates Pilates, strength training, functional movement, and therapeutics with the goal of making participants longer, leaner, straighter, and stronger. Safe for osteoporosis and osteopenia sufferers.

Free Your Body Yoga

Wainwright House
Rye

No experience necessary to engage in traditional yoga poses, focusing on freeing up issues in the back, hips, shoulders, and neck.

Guided Meditation Practice

Bronxville Adult School
Bronxville

Uncover your latent resilience and discover how the breath is an anchor to guide you to the “home within.” Reconnect with the body in a way that soothes and brings awareness to daily experiences.

Healing Through Forgiveness

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education
Valhalla
Delve into the concepts and transformative power of forgiveness and gain the tools necessary to begin the forgiving process, release anger and resentment, and achieve a more relaxed and healthy life.

Mindfulness Meditation

Wainwright House
Rye
Learn to quiet the mind, tune into the senses, and be present through exercises and meditation instruction to gain a clearer awareness of thoughts and emotions.

Movement to Music

Scarsdale Adult School
Scarsdale
Like working out at Carnegie Hall, this unique fitness program (for women of all ages) features carefully choreographed exercise routines timed to the rhythm of live piano music, for a full-body workout like no other.

Qi Gong

Wainwright House
Rye

This playful practice of gentle exercise and mindfulness centers around movement, breathwork, static poses, visualization, and sounds that focus on optimal health, fitness, and well-being — changing seasonally to reflect the body’s needs during different times of year, according to the teachings of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Therapeutic Yoga

Wainwright House
Rye

This gentle, therapeutically oriented class is designed to meet the multidimensional needs of the practitioner by empowering them to go inward, get quiet, and listen to the body to discover an inherent ability to heal and live well.

Weight Management: Help with Hypnosis

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education Valhalla
Use self-hypnosis to alter eating habits, manage weight, and influence ideas about one’s own ability to achieve an ideal weight for a happier, healthier lifestyle.

Home

Creating a Bird-Friendly Garden

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education Valhalla
Learn the best landscaping techniques to attract birds to your yard and discover the native plants that provide the right food, shelter, and nesting sites.

Fungi in Your Garden

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education Valhalla
Determine the role fungi play in both a healthy garden and as pathogens in a less-than-healthy landscape while gathering tips for growing edible mushrooms and recognizing common fungal diseases and parasites.

Language

Cuentos Cortos (Short Stories)

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education Valhalla
Improve your Spanish-speaking skills by reading short stories and discussing the themes and culture present in each (en Español, naturally).

French: Beginner to Advanced Beginner

Scarsdale Adult School
Scarsdale
Aspiring Francophiles will develop language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing through a communicative approach focusing on vocabulary topics, verb conjugation, and grammatical structures, supplemented by the use of real-life dialogue, cultural notes, and multimedia resources.

German: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

Scarsdale Adult School
Scarsdale
For students who possess an understanding of the past, present, and future tenses, these German-language classes will enhance their knowledge by expanding vocabulary, building on essential grammar rules, and practicing everyday conversation.

Italian: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Bronxville Adult School
Bronxville
Inexperienced and intermediate students alike will learn the foundations for understanding written and spoken Italian, while advanced speakers will review and study more in-depth grammar topics and explore activities that aim to bring today’s Italy to life this side of the Arno. No English spoken at the advanced level!

Japanese: Beginner to Intermediate

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education Valhalla
Learn the basics of Japanese conversation, from greetings to asking for directions.

Mandarin Chinese: Beginner to Advanced-Intermediate

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education Valhalla
Learn the basics, from greetings to directions.

Portuguese: Beginner to Advanced

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education Valhalla
Learn Portuguese, from basic words and phrases to more advanced conversation.

Russian: Beginner to Advanced

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education Valhalla
Develop basic skills in grammar, writing, reading, and conversation via everyday life situations and cultural training.

Spanish: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Bronxville Adult School
Bronxville

Inexperienced and intermediate students will learn the foundations for understanding written and spoken Spanish, while established speakers will tackle advanced grammar lessons. No English spoken at the advanced level!


Ven Canta Conmigo (“Come Sing With Me”)

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education
Valhalla
Sign up and see why some linguists argue that singing is the easiest way to learn a Romance language.

News & Current Events

American Bill of Rights: A Guide

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education
Valhalla
Not just a historical study, this seven-week course is designed to deepen one’s understanding of present-day controversies over issues such as free speech, the separation of church and state, and the Second Amendment.

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In the News

The Center for Continuing Education
Mamaroneck
Distinguishing fact from fiction has gained newfound significance over the last few years — especially when it comes to current events. This germane class is aimed at helping students discern what is and isn’t fake news and how to understand the outsized impact of both traditional headlines and social media.

Let’s Talk Current Events: Topics in the News

Scarsdale Adult School
Scarsdale
If you’ve always lusted for discussing current events with a group of well-informed news junkies, you just might find your tribe in this weekly conversation, which addresses pop culture, media issues, and other hot-button news topics at the local, national, and international levels.

Performing Arts & Music

Beatles and Beyond: Exploring the Music

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education Valhalla
Fab Four fans are sure to flock to this groovy course that centers on the world’s most popular Liverpudlians’ numerous innovations in recording and songwriting, how they expanded the concept of pop rock, and the ways in which they fomented their signature sound.

Improv for Everyone

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education Valhalla
An essential skill for actors, improvisation is also a great way for the rest of us to meet smart, fun people and have a few laughs. These fast-paced sessions aim to enhance creative, public speaking, and teamwork skills.

Learn to Play the Ukulele for All Levels

Scarsdale Adult School
Scarsdale
If the dulcet tones of the ukulele conjure fond memories of Hawaiian serenades and lighthearted hits, why not learn to play the thing yourself? In this class, future string kings will learn how to strum chords, read music, and even sing along.

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Music of the Romantic Period: Originality, Expression, and Experimentation

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education Valhalla
Grab your finest viola and delve into the Romantic period of music history with this class encompassing such classical icons as Brahms, Beethoven, and Schubert, with analysis of their unique orchestrations, innovations, genres, and styles.

World Drumming

Scarsdale Adult School
Scarsdale
Find yourself swimming in an ocean of bongos, congas, panderos, djembes, timbales, and other rarefied percussion instruments during this drum-centric class, which covers topics like proper technique, notation reading, keeping tempo, and even on-the-fly improvisation in a range of styles.

Reading & Writing

How to Write FAST

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education
Valhalla
High on many professionals’ wish lists is the ability to write with alacrity. If you find yourself struggling to crank out that article, pitch, or paper in time, you just might want to drop by this class offering sage advice to up your efficiency through exercises, tips, technologies, and evaluations, all while learning how to break through writer’s block and generate new ideas.

Screenwriting 101

Hudson River Community Education
Dobbs Ferry
Turn your movie concept into a bona fide script during this class tailored to both greenhorns and seasoned screenwriters looking for a refresh. Each one-hour course tackles a different element of screenwriting, from character development, conflict, and structure to dialogue, concept, and formatting.

Short Stories Live

Scarsdale Adult School
Scarsdale
Combining live performance, analysis of classic and contemporary literature, as well as lively discussions with fellow classmates, this innovative course features a professional actor reading a thought-provoking short story live, after which students engage in teacher-led discussions.

Write and Publish Kids Books

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education
Valhalla
Release your inner Dr. Seuss during this class that teaches authors-to-be how to progress from a cool concept to published product. Students explore the demands of various audiences of kids’ and young-adult books, the intricacies of several genres, how to self-publish, and ways to snag an agent.

The Writer’s Circle

The Rye Arts Center
Rye
This class is aimed at anyone who has felt the undeniable urge to become a writer. Those who are looking to pen the Great American novel (or just hope to turn some notes into a coherent piece of fiction) are welcome to take this workshop, which involves writing along to prompts, developing characters and settings, and honing the perfect plot.

Writing for Well-Being

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education Valhalla
Unleash your creativity and focus on descriptive narratives using the five senses to form an emotion and picture in the reader’s mind.

Technology & Science

Build Websites Without Coding

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education
Valhalla
Learn how to construct a modern website you can be proud of, and get the low down on tracking analytics while you’re at it.

Declutter Your Digital Life

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education
Valhalla
Grab a few tips for organizing and trans ferring photos, videos, and tunes from mobile to desktop, while learning how to secure Internet accounts, encrypt important files, and manage endlessly overflowing email.

Google Slides Made Simple

Bronxville Adult School
Bronxville
For tech babies and junkies alike, this workshop on Google Slides (PowerPoint’s hip, younger sibling) lets users create modern, clean, quick presentations, complete with images, charts, transitions, and edgy effects.

Optimizing Social Media Profiles

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education
Valhalla
Get the gist on strategic best practices and optimization techniques for the top five social media platforms, plus the elements to keep in mind when creating a social media presence.

Self-Promotion and Branding

Westchester Community College Division of Workforce Development and Community Education
Valhalla
Master simple graphic design techniques (with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign) to promote yourself or your business via wall calendars, post cards, business cards, pop sockets, key chains, and more.

Gemology

Scarsdale Adult School
Scarsdale
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but amateur gem lovers of all walks of life will gain a solid foundation in diamonds, pearls, and colored gems by studying how gems are formed, mined, identified, graded, and evaluated.

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