Sundays at JASA is back with expanded classes and new in-person offerings! Classes are spread across the week on Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays – your tuition fee of $200 includes the entire catalog of courses for the 10 week semester. Join Sundays at JASA in-person at the Marlene Meyerson JCC on Sundays, and join us for 12 different classes available over Zoom Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays.
Sundays at JASA has a 30-year legacy of offering the highest-quality continuing education for adults age 50+. Our Fall 2022 virtual semester will not disappoint. Students can choose from 15 unique college-level courses featuring luminaries from the worlds of politics and art. Classes include:
– Cinema Lecture Series: Sundays at JASA film instructor, Max Alvarez, hosts discussions and shares selections from acclaimed movies, directors and actors. Classes vary week-to-week on topical film industry matters.
– Drawing Workshop: Explore your creativity in this hands-on exploration inside the art of drawing and watercolor painting. Drawing and painting in watercolor can increase our observation and imagination, as we notice and appreciate more of the world around us. Beginning and experienced artists are welcome and students are free to work in either drawing or watercolor throughout the semester.
– Crossword Construction: Learn the principles of crossword puzzle construction: basic history, finding a theme, making a usable grid, and creating the fill. A group puzzle will be submitted to the New York Times. Eighteen puzzles have been featured in the Times thus far! Will Shortz has hailed this class as “one of a kind.”
– Acting: Performance in Practice: This course will provide students with an opportunity to learn how to act and perform in a play. Students will work on a selected piece of theater text to gain experience in creating a role for performance within an ensemble. The basics of acting techniques and storytelling are taught with warm-ups, games, improvisation, voice training, text analysis and rehearsal, in order to present a play in a culminating performance or staged reading. Whether you are a beginner, more experienced, or a fan of theater and film, there is something for you.
– Art in the City: Global Edition: In this course we will explore the nature of visual expression and the ways in which artists transform ideas into works that communicate across time and culture. Through lively discussion and careful observation, we will engage with works of art from museums and collections around the world, and explore new ways to connect to them virtually.
– Opera Companion: Touching Upon Romantic Era Operas: This semester’s opera course will include stylistic opera diversity, including the Baroque Era, the Bel Canto and Romantic Eras, and the Verismo and the Impressionistic Eras, all of which open up Ms. Marsh’s commentary on the vocal equipment and technical production needed for these operas. Drawing from literary drama, novels, plays, and political history, the classes will be entertaining fun, all presented through a plethora of apropos YouTube clips.
There are so many great courses to choose from, and students who want to learn, grow, and make new friends will have extra opportunities to exercise their intellect. Whether you’re a New Yorker by address or just in your heart, these classes are available to older adults around the world. We hope you’ll join us!
To learn more, and to view the full fall semester curriculum, please visit https://jasa.org/services/arts-and-education.
For more information, please contact Joe George at email@example.com or call 212-273-5304.