Second Act Special Interest

Spring 2016

The Civil War      NEW

This course will explore the causes of The Civil War and some of the pivotal Battles of the war.  Particular emphasis will be placed on the Antietam and Gettysburg Campaigns.  John S. Benson, Esquire 

Pennswood Village/$99/RCEGN 8393 CPV1
6 Wed, 4/20-5/25, 10 am- 12 pm

Crime and Punishment: Not Your Parents’ Urban Detective Story      NEW

A murky and unstable St. Petersburg, circa 1864; a double murder; a distraught murderer; and a dogged investigation which turns out to be beside the point. Aberrant behaviors, clashing ideas and beliefs, muddy values, and uncertain loyalties characterize Dostoyevsky’s deeply alienated and conflicted characters, with whom we share the struggle to uncover meaning in this dark and unbalanced world. Jo Ellen Winters

Pennswood Village/$109 (includes book fee) /RCEGN 8391 CPV1
7 Mon, 3/14-4/25, 10 am- 12 pm

Basic Drawing

This class is designed to build upon your observational drawing skills, improve your use of design elements (contour, shape, composition, texture, value, & perspective) and increase your versatility in various drawing materials, both in-dividually and in combination. Some drawing skills required. Danielle Cargas M.Ed

Pennswood Village/ $109/ RFNRT 8028 CPV1
6 Thu, 2/4-3/10, 10am -12:30 pm

Watercolor – Basics & Beyond

Whether a beginner or advanced watercolor artist, this course will help you achieve sparkling highlights and luscious wet washes in this transparent, lumi­nous medium. Students are encouraged to bring their own photographic reference materials. Empha­sis will be on promoting creativity and the realiza­tion of the artist’s vision. Note: Please bring whatever supplies you have and a supply list will be given out the first night of class. Gail Bracegirdle, B.F.A

Pennwood Village/$99/ RFNRT 2531 CPV1
4 Fri, 4/1-4/22, 9am -12 pm

Sketchbook Drawing

A journal of thousand images begins with a single page. This class offers the perfect opportunity to develop drawing skills, practice creative play and daily sketchbook habits. Observations and creativity will be emphasized as well as exploring the sketchbook and its use in preparation for future artwork. We will use a variety of media and techniques to create successful “artistic journal” while expanding our visual thinking skills. Some drawing skills required. Danielle Cargas, M.Ed

Pennswood Village/ $109/ RFNRT 8029 CPV1
6 Th, 3/31-5/5, 10am -12:30 pm

Mixed Media Collage

Collage is an important part of contemporary imagery. It is like no other medium. It challenges the beginner artist as well as the more accomplished artist. It offers versatile materials, exciting visual effects and enormous expressive potential. In this class you will explore the use of a modified color pallet, a combination of collage processes, and the methods of integrating collage with painting. Bring your creativity! Please bring all materials to the first class. Danielle Cargas, M.Ed

Pennswood Village/ $159/ RFNRT 8030 CPV1
8 Tu, 2/23-4/19 (no class 3/22), 10 am-12:30 pm

Skincare and Menopause

Keep your skin healthy and youthful looking during menopause by discovering the anti-aging benefits of good skin care, ingredients and techniques which target the unique requirements of skincare during this stage of life. Camouflage makeup will be applied to demonstrate how to conceal imperfections and enhance the skin. This program includes an anti-aging Fabulous Facelift demonstration. Barbara Strampello-Grabosky, Image Consultant, Licensed Esthetician

Newtown Campus/ $69 (includes $10 materials fee) RHEAL 8002 C01
2 Sat, 5/7-5/14, 10 am -12 pm


*Courses at Pennswood Village  are open and not limited to Pennswood Village.

Summer 2016 

The Civil War  

This course will explain the causes of the Civil War and some of the pivotal Battles of the war. Particular emphasis will be placed on the Antietam and Gettysburg Campaigns.  John S. Benson, Esquire

Newtown Campus/$99/RCEGN 8393 C01

6 Wed, 6/8-7/13, 6:30-8:30 pm

American Music from the Revolutionary

War through the 1920s Gain a new perspective on American history by listening to and learning about American popular, sacred, and serious art music from the Colonial Era through the 1920s. Special attention will be paid to the influence of war music from “Yankee Doodle” and early military bands of the Revolutionary War, through popular songs of the Civil War, and precursors of jazz from World War I. Margaret Montet, M.M., M.L.S.

Pennswood Village/ $69 / RMUSC 8011 CPV1/

6 Wed, 7/27-8/10, 10am - 12 pm


*Courses at Pennswood Village  are open and not limited to Pennswood Village.


** See also Lifelong Learning The Great Bone Wars and Beneath the Streets: Examining Urban Archaelolgy.