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The word calligraphy derives from the Greek words for beauty (kallos) and to write (graphein).  Students will create calligraphy pieces for framing and gift giving, address envelopes and draft an invitation.  Increase your mastery of this fun and useful skill by practicing in between classes.  Calligraphy Style:  Using dip pens and ink learn the beautiful writing style of Spencerian. An American writing style from  the late 1800's great for addressing invitations and creating pieces as well as improving your own handwriting. Click on link to see class supply list: Supply List

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; 6 sessions; starting 3/21/2017, ending 5/2/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 4/11/2017)

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Tuition: $150.00

Location : Westchester Reform Temple Location : 
  Westchester Reform Temple.

Instructor : Anne Tascio 



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It is never too early to start your memoir.  By reminiscing out loud in class, answering provocative and probing questions, and participating in group conversations to be recorded,and completing assignments each week, students will begin the process of organizing and presenting their life stories in writing.  At the end of the six-week course, students will have the start of a full memoir.  Students from prior classes are welcome as we will be exploring new questions.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; 6 sessions; starting 3/21/2017, ending 5/2/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 4/11/2017)

Tuition: $180.00

Location : Westchester Reform Temple Location : 
  Westchester Reform Temple.

Instructor : Nancy Kessler 



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This class begins with essential lessons for new knitters: choosing supplies, casting on, knitting, purling and binding off.  We will cover the basics in the first two classes; then students will begin a simple project of their choosing.  Bring wooden size 8 needles and light colored worsted weight yarn to the first class.  

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM; 6 sessions; starting 3/24/2017, ending 5/5/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 4/14/2017)

Tuition: $135.00

Location : Westchester Reform Temple Location : 
  Westchester Reform Temple.

Instructor : Melissa Shinsato 



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Create personalized, one-of-a kind beaded jewelry, using a variety of dazzling beads in this introductory course.  The combinations are endless!  Basic techniques for beginners — knotting, stringing, basic wire working and de,sign — will be demonstrated and taught.  Develop an eye for color, proportion and balance to complement your design.  Course fee is inclusive of all materials.  

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; 4 sessions; starting 3/31/2017, ending 4/28/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 4/14/2017)

Tuition: $125.00

Location : Westchester Reform Temple Location : 
  Westchester Reform Temple.

Instructor : Eileen Tacoma 

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Crochet  

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Crocheting is chic again!  Learn the basics: chaining, single and double crochet, reading patterns, and weaving in your ends.  Using what you learn, you can start a scarf, cowl, purse or basket by the end of six weeks.  More advanced students can bring projects into class for help.  Beginner supplies: please bring light colored worsted weight yarn and a “J” sized hook.

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM; 6 sessions; starting 4/17/2017, ending 5/22/2017

Tuition: $135.00

Location : Westchester Reform Temple Location : 
  Westchester Reform Temple.

Instructor : Melissa Shinsato 



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Make a one-of-a-kind mosaic using a wide variety of materials such as china, ceramics, colored mirror, glass, tiles and other treasures! You will learn how to design a mosaic, cut with glass tools, glue, grout and put the finishing touches on your unique creation.  No experience necessary; if you are experienced, we will build on your skills. Fee includes materials.  

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM; 3 sessions; starting 4/20/2017, ending 5/4/2017

Tuition: $105.00

Location : Wishflower Studio Location : 
  Wishflower Studio.

Instructor : Libby Denenberg 



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In this continuation class, or for those with prior beading experience, students will make more advanced necklaces, dangle earrings, and multi-strand bracelets, and learn how to add chain and multi-beaded components to complete projects.  Course fee is inclusive of all materials.    

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; 4 sessions; starting 5/12/2017, ending 6/2/2017

Tuition: $125.00

Location : Westchester Reform Temple Location : 
  Westchester Reform Temple.

Instructor : Eileen Tacoma 



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It is never too early to start your memoir.  By reminiscing out loud in class, answering provocative and probing questions, and participating in group conversations to be recorded,and completing assignments each week, students will begin the process of organizing and presenting their life stories in writing.  At the end of the six-week course, students will have the start of a full memoir.  Students from prior classes are welcome as we will be exploring new questions.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; 4 sessions; starting 5/16/2017, ending 6/20/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 5/23/2017, 5/30/2017)

Tuition: $120.00

Location : Scarsdale Public Library Location : 
  Scarsdale Public Library.

Instructor : Nancy Kessler 



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During two evenings, learn how to weave a basic basket that you can use for storage or for a bread basket at your breakfast table.  The basket is made of reed, and the finished size is about 10" x 6" by 5" high.  You will learn how to weave start/stop rows or plain weave and how to fit and lash a rim.  Materials will be provided with a choice of colors for the stripes.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 5/16/2017, ending 5/23/2017

Tuition: $60.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Robin Ingram 



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Stonecrop Gardens is located in Cold Spring, New York and was originally the home of Anne and Frank Cabot.  Stonecrop became a public garden in 1992.  Beautifying approximately 12 acres, Stonecrop features diverse woodland and water gardens, a grass garden, raised alpine stone beds, cliff rock gardens, and an enclosed English-style flower garden.  For garden enthusiasts and nature lovers, this class is an opportunity to take a guided-tour along the paths of this paradise and learn about its creation and plants.  Please wear clothing and shoes suitable for walking. . 

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM; starting 5/17/2017, ending 5/17/2017

Please read: Rain Date: May 24, 2017

Tuition: $30.00

Location : Stonecrop Location : 
  Stonecrop.

Instructor : N.A. 



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Learn about and acquire hands-on experience on ikebana, the traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement.  Ikebana is a disciplined practice that uses living flowers and plants to convey impermanence, mindfulness, and oneness with the universe.  Materials will be provided.  

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 5/19/2017, ending 5/19/2017

Tuition: $40.00

Location : Westchester Reform Temple Location : 
  Westchester Reform Temple.

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1. Toyoko Yasui  2.Masayo Kaneko 



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Chanoyu, sado, or simply ocha, the Japanese tea ceremony, is a disciplined art.  Experience this highly ritualized and choreographed ceremony and learn that it is not about drinking tea, but is about aesthetics of preparing and appreciating tea in the moment and space that are shared together.  

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 5/26/2017, ending 5/26/2017

Tuition: $40.00

Location : Westchester Reform Temple Location : 
  Westchester Reform Temple.

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1. Toyoko Yasui  2.Masayo Kaneko 



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