Lifelong Learning

Toni Morrison’s Fiction

Instructor: Phil Weinstein, Published Author & Professor

Explore Morrison’s major work, beginning with an early masterpiece, Sula (1973), going on to her supreme work, Beloved (1987), and finishing with her recent brief novel, Home (2013).  Morrison is arguably the most significant American novelist now writing, and Beloved is a stunning exploration, fictionally, of our country’s foundational nightmare, slavery.

6 Wednesdays 6:30-8pm
February 7, 14, 21 | March 7, 14, 21
Classes will not be held the week of February 27th because of school vacation. 
MVRHS: Room 513
Fee: $175
Class size limited to 25

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Observe, Feel, Experience, Write!
Creative Non-fiction

Instructor: CK Wolfson, Published Author & Reporter

Whatever has affected, enlightened, or inspired you can become topics for wonderful writing. This workshop shows how, using your own perspective, you can turn ordinary subjects such as parenting, traveling, or observations from your daily routine into compelling and effecting prose. Make your readers feel as if they are there, sharing the experiences, and witnessing your observations. Learn basic techniques, composition and editing skills. Practice when and how to use analogies and metaphors as descriptive devices. The sessions include brief in-class writing exercises, open critiques, short assignments, and discussions about what makes some of the best examples of non-fiction writing so effective. When time permits, participants are invited to read excerpts from their works in progress and get feedback.

5 Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm
February 13, 20 | March 6, 13, 20
MVRHS: Room 515
Fee: $139
Classes will not be held on February 27.  The building will be closed due to school vacation. 

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Conversational Spanish I

Instructor: Lorena Crespo

A conversational fluency class based on personalization and collaborative storytelling. This course welcomes beginner and intermediate speakers who wish to broaden their understanding of the language.

10 Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm
February 21 | March 7, 14, 21, 28|April 4, 11, 25|May 2, 9
Classes will not be held on April 18 due to school vacation. 
MVRHS 511
Fee: $250

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Conversational French I
A Tour of Provence 

Instructor: Anthony Briggs

Parlez-vous francais? Build on what you know and practice what you know already and learn lots more. Intended for those who have some speaking ability already.

5 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm
February 6, 13, 20| March 6, 13
MVRHS 513|Fee: $139 or Register for French I & II and pay $250

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 Conversational French II

A Tour of France 

Instructor: Anthony Briggs

A wonderful follow-up to our French I class!  Build on what you’ve learned.  Take a visual tour of France and learn how to converse. This course is only intended for those who have some conversational speaking ability already.

5 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm
March 20, 27| April 3, 10, 24
MVRHS 513|Fee: $139 or Register for French I & II and pay $250

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Italian II

Instructor: TBD

Learn the language of love, including basic vocabulary, conversation, phonetics and grammar and open the door to language proficiency in later courses. All classes will use a variety of methods and roleplaying that contextualize the topics covered in each class. For beginners. Materials include: Progetto italiano 1: Libro degli alumni e quaderno degli esercizi  (pdf. Free versión). This class is intended for those who have completed Italian I and for those with more than a beginner’s understanding of the language.

Days & Times: TBD
Dates: TBD
MVRHS 512
$250

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 Conversational Brazilian Portuguese

Instructor: TBD

This course welcomes both beginners and intermediate speakers. You will learn the tools necessary to communicate effectively in a variety of settings including in the work place and at home.

Days & Times: TBD
Dates: TBD
MVRHS 512
Fee: $250

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Cake Decorating

 Instructor: Chef Valerie Stoyer, Valcakes

Learn how to pipe frosting like a pro! Borders, stars, shells, rosettes and basket-weave. Take home the tricks of the trade, along with your own decorated mini-cake. Chef Valerie of Val Cakes will work with you so you can learn to create your own confectionery masterpiece.

3 Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm
January 17, 24, 31 
MVRHS Culinary Arts| Fee: $130, includes materials Sponsored by Val Cakes
Course limited to 10
 
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Valentine’s Cooking & Dining

Instructor: TBD

Join us for an evening of romance in the kitchen.  Our instructor will walk you through a culinary celebration that is sure to please the palate.  Participants will work together to create sumptuous Hors D’oeuvres and desserts and then move to the Culinary Arts Dining Room where you’ll fall in love with the incredible food you’ve made!

1 Monday, 5:30-8:30pm
February 12
MVRHS: Culinary Arts Room
Fee: $60 per person, includes materials
Course limited to 15

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North Indian Cooking

Instructor: Uma Datta

Travel to India with lessons in authentic North Indian cooking with a 21st century twist.  You be cooking with fresh ingredients without preservatives.  Our instructor will also teach you how to update these recipes to accommodate a vegan and gluten-free lifestyle. See you in class! 

5 Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm
February 13, 20 | March 6, 13, 20
MVRHS: Culinary Arts Room
Fee: $189, includes materials
Course limited to 15
Note: Class will not meet on February 27.  MVRHS will be closed due to school vacation. 

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Thai Cooking, Flavors of Thailand

Instructor: “Som”Kotchaphan Somparn

The sights, sounds, and flavors of Thailand are evident in Som’s Thai cooking class.  You’ll learn from Som, a native of Northern Thailand, how to cook authentic Thai dishes that burst into rainbows of colors, textures and flavors.

5 Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm
March 15, 22, 29| April 5, 12 
MVRHS: Culinary Arts Kitchen
Fee: $189 (includes materials)
Course limited to 10

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Exploring Island History  

Lecturer: Thomas Dresser

The story of the Vineyard forms a unique block in the American quilt. Delve into island history from its geological formation through the Native American heritage that survives today. Learn of the role the Vineyard played in the American Revolution, abolitionism and the Civil War. Trace the demise of whaling and rise of tourism in the early 20th century and understand how the Vineyard participated in World War II. Finally, grasp the current status of the Vineyard today.

5 Wednesdays 6:30- 8pm
January 10, 17, 24,31 | February 7 
Location: MVRHS 512
Fee: $139

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Understanding the Island’s Geology

Instructor: Doug Cooper

How old is Martha’s Vineyard and what forces shaped the contours of its natural beauty? This story is layered in the landscape. Uncover the secrets of the Island’s formation from the last ice age to present day by exploring geologically important sites including the clay cliffs of Lucy Vincent Beach in Chilmark.

COMING JUL 2018

Location: MVRHS 501 and field trips
Fee: $139

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Writing from the Heart

Instructor: Nancy Slonim Aronie  

This writing workshop is about being in a safe place to write in your own voice, your own rhythms, and your own story. It’s not about editing or fixing your words or publishing, it’s about the actual writing and honoring each individual’s process.
 
COMING FALL 2018
 
Chilmark Writing Workshop
Fee: $350 / special ACE MV price!
Location: 1 West Meadow, Chilmark
Cosponsor: Chilmark Writing Workshop

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Canning & Preserving

Instructor: Alice Robinson

This class is aimed at first-time canners & preservers or those wishing to refresh their skills. Bring your fresh cucumbers, cauliflower, small carrots, green beans and the like and learn how to preserve them. We will prepare and process during the class as well as discuss techniques to safely can a variety foods at home. For canners & preservers of all levels!

COMING FALL 2018

1 Monday: 6:30-8:30pm
MVRHS: Culinary Arts Kitchen
Fee: $45, includes materials

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Woodworking for Beginners

Instructor: Greg Pattison

This class will make you friends with all the hand tools in the shop – the bandsaw, table saw, joiner, cordless drills and fasteners. This project based class will focus also on working with pneumatic tools, compressors, as well as sanding and the finishing process. All skill levels are welcome!

COMING FALL 2018

5 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00pm
Edgartown School Industrial Arts 108
Fee: $139

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