New Community Ed Classes


ContinuingEdAs the Great Neck Public Schools open their doors to the 2015–16 school year, Community Education is ready for its fall session to begin.
This session brings with it some exciting new classes. A few of these are highlighted below.

Writer’s Workshop. Instructor Jackie Marks welcomes all writers looking for editorial guidance. She will help to refine your style and help you create your own publication through in-class writing assignments.

It’s All Greek to Me. Instructor Sal Santoro takes a look into the works and ideas of key figures in the ancient Greek philosophical tradition. Study the writings of Socrates, Aristotle, Plato and more.

Finish a Small Drawing or Painting in Under 2 Hours. Instructor Barbara Silbert will show you how to complete a still-life landscape or portrait in less than two hours. Learn to draw the basic shapes, and then quickly lay down shadow, light and tones using the medium of your choice.

Fall Into Plein Air Painting. Instructor Alacia Stubbs hosts this outdoor painting class at Steppingstone Park. Benefit from small-class instruction as you learn how to incorporate the elements of the outdoors with your painting.

Action Cinema. Join new French teacher Patricia Luque as she introduces fluent-French speakers to the world of contemporary French cinema. Join in and watch short-film excerpts and clips, and engage in discussions, debates and the exploration of social and cultural values.

Italy—City by City. Instructor Alessandra Levine will take you on a journey of Italy’s beautiful cities: Venice, Milan, Florence and Naples. Embark on a virtual tour and get to know each city’s culture and people. No knowledge of Italian is necessary.

Arguably, Some of the Best Books of the 20th Century. Join new teacher Marc Greenberg in reading and discussing some amazing books, and arguing their merits, and possibly, their demerits.

Introduction to Core Building and Strengthening. Instructor Barbara Kiprik leads this beginner-friendly class that will focus on strengthening lower back and abdominal muscles. You will learn a variety of skills to fortify and strengthen your body from the inside out.

Classes meet at the Cumberland Adult Center, 30 Cumberland Ave., Great Neck (one block south of Northern Blvd., off Lakeville Road). For complete information on these and other offerings, view the fall catalog at and click on the Community Ed icon from the scroll near the top of the homepage. You can then register online, or by phoning 516-441-4949. We are happy to assist you.

Also, be sure to join us for our first-ever, week-long Open House, Sept. 28 to Oct. 2. You are welcome to attend our classes at no cost. Meet our instructors, see our facilities and learn about the great program right here in your community! For full information, including which classes are offered each day, please call the Community Ed office at 516-441-4949.

—Submitted by The
Great Neck Public Schools

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