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Building Blocks of Art with Mary Mayhew
This art class is for new students to learn the basics of drawing, painting, color theory and more.
Join Mary on Monday afternoons and learn some incredible techniques from this experienced artist.
See supply list https://www.myerberg.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Supply-List-for-Drawing.pdf This is a Limited Enrollment Program, open to the first 25 Gold Subscribers who call 410-358-6856 to register.
Mondays
NEW Session starts on January 4!
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Dynamic Acrylic Painting with Brett Greiman
Brett will be teaching different subject matter every 4 weeks. He is a master with acrylics and you’ll learn how to paint with different techniques.  Brett has taught at the Myerberg for several semesters in the past. Even if you’ve taken his class before, this is your opportunity to improve your skills and continuing to explore your creativity while utilizing your own reference photos. Please see the supply list: https://www.myerberg.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Fall-2020-Brett-Greiman-supplies-list.pdf This class has limited enrollment and will be limited to the first 25 Gold Subscribers who call to register for each 3-week session. Call 410-358-6856 to register (Included with a GOLD subscription.)
3/22, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19 – Still life (your own photo)
4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/24 – Flowers (your own photo)
6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28- Abstract (your own photo)
Mondays 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Book Reviews with Autumn Sadovnik
Avid book reader and school teacher, Autumn Sadovnik discusses a variety of book topics. Join this lively discussion and learn about some books you would enjoy reading.
Thursday, May 6 – Books about books, libraries, and bookstores
Thursday, June 3 – Summer Reads
Thursday, July 1 – Epistolary novels and other alternative writing styles
Thursday, August 5 – Humor
1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Wonders of Watercolor for Beginners with Ida Greenberg
Join us for a 6-week session where you will learn all about watercolor materials, techniques, working with basic color theory, transparency, mark making, and wash techniques. Practicing with textures, lighting, and color mixing, while painting a variety of compositions.
Supply list: https://www.myerberg.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/watercolor-supplies.pdf
Tuesdays, starting March 2
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
For Gold Subscribers, limited to first 20 people to register, call 410-358-6856, or email jennifer@myerberg.org

Basics of Pastels with Ida Greenberg
Join us for a 6-week session where you will learn basic techniques of mark making, and overview of the art elements, learning the medium through object studies, and an introduction to still life. We will create landscapes, nature, and architectural drawings. We will also work on portraits, photorealism and abstraction.
Supply list: https://www.myerberg.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Basics-of-Pastels.pdf
New Session Starts March 3
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
For Gold Subscribers, limited to first 20 people to register, call 410-358-6856, or email jennifer@myerberg.org

DIY Crafts with Tracey Robbins
Every 2 to 3 weeks Tracey will walk you through a different craft project. Join this art teacher for a fun a lively class. Tracey has previously taught glass mosaics and beading at the Myerberg. She is a skilled artist who has enthusiasm for everything she does. Projects you make will make for terrific presents although you might want to keep them for yourself!
This class has limited enrollment for GOLD subscribers. Please call 410-358-6856 to register.
Supply list: See below
Thursdays, starting January 14
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (NEW DAY & TIME)

Beaded Bracelet (4/15 & 4/22) https://www.myerberg.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Bead-link-bracelet.pdf
Jump Ring Bracelet & Necklace (4/29 & 5/6) https://www.myerberg.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Jump-Rings.pdf

Memoir Writing with Barbara Bass
Memoir writing is an important activity for any adult. It’s the act of reconstructing part of your life in words and inviting a reader to understand your perspective. This workshop will help participants retrieve their memories as they write about their lives, recording them for posterity, while at the same time preserving family history. During each session, participants will be encouraged to write, while guided by a skilled writer/teacher. Participants will be provided with writing prompts that will help to spark memories. Over the course of the session, participants will form a community of writers, sharing their stories with the other writers in the class. Barbara Bass is a Ph.D., Professor of English Emerita from Towson University. This is an 8-week session with Limited Enrollment for Gold Subscribers.
Call 410-358-6856 to register.
New Session starts January 5, 2021 (New participants welcome any time!)
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Israel Culture Club with Shinshinim
Learn about Israel – culture, dance, food, travel and more! Join Shinshinim virtually via zoom (some live in Baltimore and some live in Israel) for this fun and engaging activity.
Included with all subscriptions and Myerberg memberships.
Thursdays, January 7 through May 27 (no class 3/18 or 3/25)
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cooking the Globe with Chef Alba Johnson
Cook alongside this incredible chef as she walks us through delicious dishes. We will provide the recipe and ingredient list ahead of time if you’d like to cook along. Each session is a separate class, and both are included with Gold subscriptions. Call 410-358-6856 or email info@myerberg.org to register.

Enchanting Recipes of Casablanca
The cuisine of Casablanca, Morocco is rated among the best in the world because of its aromatic spices, how the food is carefully and artistically prepared, and how delightfully it is served. The anticipation is to always please the guest, so they know they are welcome. In this class, we will be making, Festive Seffa Couscous, Moroccan Style Salmon, Hummus, and Mint Tea with fresh mint. This class is live, virtual, and Interactive – Prep and cook along if you wish.
Tuesday, April 27
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Herb Demo
Washing and storing herbs, how to make herb salt, Chef Alba’s Herb Chart, and Making tea with fresh herbs. No cooking required.
Tuesday, May 4
2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

French Cooking with an Italian Accent
French cooking is one of the most popular cuisines in the world because of its sophistication and sauces, while Italian food is loved and renowned around the world for its simplistic ingredients, flavors, and techniques.  In this class we will enjoy a fusion of French and Italian dishes. Menu: Salade Avec Crostini de Chevre Chaud, Salmon en Croute Avec Pistacchio e Pomodori Sechi (Salmon in pistachio and sundried tomatoes and breadcrumbs), and Asparagus Avec Fromage Blanc et Gorgonzola.  This class is live, virtual, and Interactive – Prep and cook along if you wish.
Thursday, May 27
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Chef Alba is getting FRESH in the kitchen!
Summer is here! It’s an opportunity to unleash your creativity in the kitchen with fresh and full of flavor dishes. Chef Alba has selected summer recipes that are quick and easy to prepare. Let’s make and enjoy these fresh summer dishes. Menu: Halloumi Cheese with Fresh Grapes and Greens Salad, Cod in Almond and Herbs Crosta, Rice Insalata with Mango Pineapple and Feta. This class is live, virtual, and Interactive – Prep and cook along if you wish
Tuesday, June 29
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cooking with Aromatic Herbs
Herbs are valuable for cooking because they give a special touch to each dish.   Herbs are rich in vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and each has its own distinct aroma and characteristic. Fresh herbs can enhance and compliment the taste of a dish without adding calories or fat.  Join chef Alba as we make Pasta with Fresh Aromatic Herbs, Chicken with Herbs and Lemon, and Tartar of Vegetable with Herb Yogurt Sauce. This class is live, virtual, and Interactive – Prep and cook along if you wish
Tuesday, July 27
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Current Events with Journalist John Rydell
John Rydell is a Public Affairs/Public Information Specialist with strong journalism background who coordinated media coverage for State of Maryland during savings & loan crisis, has extensive network of contacts in media, public and private sector and is the winner of more than 25 awards for journalistic excellence. Join us each week for an exciting discussion on current events. Sign-up by going on to the Virtual Center or email jennifer@myerberg.org. This is included in ALL subscriptions!
Mondays, starting February 1
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Pioneering Jews of Baltimore Industries with Harry Karp
Once upon a time the city of Baltimore was bustling and smoking with industry.  Immigrant Jews and their descendants were a major part of that. We find them in shoes, suits, umbrellas and of course, food (I think most of you ate some Hendler’s Ice Cream). This course will bring back those memories. Maybe you’ll even find a product or two with their old labels. So let’s get together to savor Jewish entrepreneurship and the days of  MADE IN AMERICA. Call 410-358-6856 or login to your Virtual Center account to Sign up!
Tuesdays, April 6 through April 27
1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Stress During Uncertain Times: Maintaining Resilience and Wellness with Bev Rosen
During this 3-week session, we will examine how Covid-19 has impacted us physically, emotionally, and socially; explore the challenges and risks we have faced based on the vulnerability of each generation; look at special implications facing seniors or the elderly, including underlying conditions; examine the unique challenges facing special populations such as isolation, living in assisted living, loss of support resources, homebound help, self-care, being part of the sandwiched generation; examine the concept of resilience and wellness to deal with fear, stress and anxiety and new routines and ideas to cope with the pandemic; and discuss the long term effects of Covid-19 and how our lives will be different with vaccination and wave of new virus.

Bev Rosen is President of Work Wonders, a 25-year old company providing staff development , coaching and training for both professional and personal development. She combines a unique blend of clinical skills, diverse training expertise, and business experience with both a Masters of Social Work and an MBA. Her programs are always interactive with her audience, have lively discussions with the audience and provide useful information. Ms. Rosen holds many certifications such as a certified mediator, executive coach and leadership trainer. This class is FREE for all members and subscribers. Call 410-358-6856 or email info@myerberg.org to register. You may also register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkf-yrqDkqEtA_Rvv9Jb0pVtcMssmH4pZx
Thursdays, April 8 through April 22
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Broadway Begins: The Great Visionaries who created Broadway from 1890 to 1920 with Ellen Katz
Entertaining insights into the first entrepreneurs, performers, composers, and lyricists who launched the Great White Way. Including: Flo Ziegfield, and his Ziegfield Follies, Fannie Brice, Will Rodgers, Eddie Cantor, Bert Williams, George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, Oscar Hammerstein, & Jerome Kern. Included in your Gold Subscription, sign up by calling 410-358-6856 or emailing info@myerberg.org. For more details on this class, please read: https://www.myerberg.org/broadway-begins/
Fridays, April 9 through June 4 (no class May 21)
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Myerberg Garden Club Series with Baltimore County Master Gardener Speakers
Who is ready for Spring & Summer? Join us and learn some techniques on gardening. Each is a one-time session. Gold subscribers can sign up for one or all – email info@myerberg.org or call 410-358-6856.

Vegetable Container Gardening – Tom Potyraj
All you need to know about containers:  types of containers, fertilizers, compost, type of soil-less mixes, watering, how to plant, what to plant, and how to maximize your harvest.
Wednesday, April 21
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Pollinators in the Garden – Sara Yosua
This presentation focuses on how plants attract pollinators, what pollinators need from plants and look for in plants, best gardening practices for attracting pollinators to the garden.  During the presentation the speaker will suggest some specific plants for spring, summer and fall bloom to encourage different types of insect pollinators.  
Wednesday, April 28
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Virtual Tour with Girl Travel Tours: Ireland
From the comfort of your own home, explore Ireland with tour director George McFall. We will get to experience the architecture, history, art and culture. You can pack light, as this is a pre-recorded session. Included in all subscriptions and Myerberg Memberships.
Sign-up through Virtual Center.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Life and Music of Giants Al Hirt & Cab Calloway with Rabbi Harry Karp
They used to refer to them as Al “He’s the King”  Hirt & Cal ” Mr .HiDi- HiDi-HiDi Ho !!!! ” Calloway
Here are two performers who were at a level of excellence for all to look up to. When you listen to Al Hirt’s “Honey in the Horn” trumpet, you hear him as one with the instrument. His New Orleans flavor combined with other styles, for an exciting result of musical nirvana. From Java to “Begin the Beguine” to “Man With the Horn”, he delights us with note after note. He had a giant personality to go along with that beard and trumpet. Al will awaken dance and foot tapping muscles you haven’t used in years. Cab  Calloway, was the consummate entertainer. He could do almost everything. He was the essence of SWING, SCAT and SUAVE. His performances are stellar and bear his signature. style of artistry. Could anybody match his performance in Porgy and Bess? How about how his dancing moves which inspired generations? And his Big Band performances? Did you ever see anybody dress as sharp as he did….and still able to move so gracefully with charm? Bet you didn’t. Tune into the Myerberg to enjoy life with Cab. Watch out for Minnie the Moocher though. Included with Gold subscriptions, call 410-358-6856 or email info@myerberg.org to register.
Tuesdays, May 4 through June 1 (no class May 18)
1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

American Tapestry Part II: Contemporary Literature about our Ethnic Diversity with Gail Lipsitz
“In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.”  (Maya Angelou) 
In this course we will read and discuss short stories and poems that offer insight into the lives of people from many different backgrounds and cultures in the USA. What challenges do they face, how do they integrate multiple identities, and what unique contributions are they making? Writers will include people with Asian American, African American, Latinex, Israeli, and Russian heritages, among others. American Tapestry I is not a pre-requisite for taking this course; all the readings will be new.  Readings will be made available to participants on Gail’s page on the Myerberg website a week before each class. Included with Gold subscriptions, call 410-358-6856 or email info@myerberg.org to register.
Wednesdays, May 5 through June 2 (no class May 26)
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Sex & Religion in the Supreme Court with Barbara Blumberg
Discover and examine landmark Supreme Court cases that involve sex, religion, or a combination that have affected millions of Americans. Also learn how anti-Semitism influenced the justices on the Supreme Court for many decades. Barbara Blumberg has a BS from Towson University. She has taught history in the Baltimore Public Schools and for 25 years at Beth Tfiloh Day School. More recently Barbara has created and taught interesting and dynamic programs for adult learners at Towson University, Community College of Baltimore County, Florida Gulfstream University and various philanthropic, non-profit and education organizations and institutes. Included with Gold subscriptions, call 410-358-6856 or email info@myerberg.org to register.
Wednesdays, May 5 through May 26
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

But I Might Need This? with Cindy Bernstein
Students will learn and discuss techniques to resist the mindset of “But I Might Need This” when it comes to holding on to an abundance of items in their home. Included with Gold subscriptions, call 410-358-6856 or email info@myerberg.org to register.
Thursdays, May 6 through May 27
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Three Centers of Glass Art Excellence- Murano, Prague and Seattle with Howard Cohen
In the history of glass art since 1955, three cities have been preeminent – Murano, Prague, and Seattle. The 5-week course will cover the pioneering artists and institutions that these cities are known for. We will start with the city of Seattle, then cover Prague and finally Murano, Italy. Seattle is the home of Dale Chihuly and the Pilchuck Glass School that Chihuly started in 1971. Chihuly was trained by Harvey Littleton who established the first American program to teach glass art at the University of Wisconsin.  Although Pilchuck began rather modestly, by 1979 artists from around the world came to teach there and collaborate with their peers. The small island of Murano, off the coast of Venice, was the first center of glass artistry. Murano has had the largest concentration of glass artists and artisans from the Renaissance until the 21st century. In the decades of the 1950s- 90s, the finest glass artists in the world were from Czechoslovakia.  The course will illuminate the contributions to glass art from these three cities. Howard Cohen has taught courses on Glass art at CCBC, Beth El Synagogue and for Johns Hopkins and Towson Universities’ Osher programs. He has led trips to glass artists’ studios, the Maurine Littleton Gallery, the National Liberty Museum & the Corning Museum of Glass. For the last 25 years, he has been a passionate collector of Contemporary Glass Art and is on the Board of the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass. Included with your Gold subscription. Call 410-358-6856 or email info@myerberg.org to register.
Thursdays, May 6 through June 10 (no class May 27)
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Virtual Tour with Girl Travel Tours: Vienna
From the comfort of your own home, explore Vienna with tour director Raffaele Marmo. This capital city has an extremely rich history, starting as a Roman settlement in 15 BC and becoming an important political, economical and cultural centre thanks to the Habsburg dynasty. Together we will admire one of the most famous Opera house in the world, walk through the imperial palace with its beautiful gardens and surrounded by world class museums, visit the St. Stephen’s Cathedral – a gothic masterpiece in Central Europe – and discover delicious sweets and food while exploring some of Vienna’s most charming places.You can pack light, as this is a pre-recorded session. Included in all subscriptions and Myerberg Memberships.
Sign-up through Virtual Center.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Virtual Tour with Girl Travel Tours: Iceland
From the comfort of your own home, explore Vienna with tour director Austin Yuill. We will get to experience the Capital Region of Reykjavik, via the Golden Circle and round to the Blue Lagoon at the very end of the Island.  Included in all subscriptions and Myerberg Memberships.
Sign-up through Virtual Center.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Myerberg Design Club with Jennifer Osterweil
Come meet the Interior Designers of social media. Join us for 5 weeks of exploring various YouTube stars as we journey through a variety of design topics such as learning about different design styles, kitchen remodel mistakes and how to avoid them, ways to make your home look more luxurious, organization tips & tricks and wrapping up with tours of some celebrity homes. These sessions are open to those with any virtual center subscription. To register, call 410-358-6856 or email info@myerberg.org.
Tuesdays, May 25 through June 22
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Slavery & the American Revolution with Rick Bell
The American Revolution was a transformative moment in African American history, a freedom war second only to the Civil War in significance. African Americans threw themselves into the revolutionary war effort with more enthusiasm and with more at stake than did many white colonists. The chaos of the war itself brought many enslaved men new opportunities for independence as the British Army promised freedom to those who might be willing to desert their rebel masters and join the King’s regiments. But after the British surrendered and evacuated, black fortunes would diverge dramatically. In the north, patriot victory spurred the rise of the anti-slavery movement but in the south that same great victory helped entrench plantation slavery for generations to come.

This four-part course explores the American Revolution from the unfamiliar perspective of enslaved and free African Americans. Lecture one examines the ways that black Americans seized the unique opportunities provided by the war to declare their independence from slavery. Lecture two explores black activists’ efforts to secure the abolition of slavery in the northern states after the Revolution and enslaved southerners’ far less successful efforts to do likewise in the southern states. Lecture three uses the provisions of the 1787 United States Constitution to reconstruct the conservative campaign to minimize further slave resistance and shore up the security of southern slave societies. Lecture four returns examines the struggles of legally free black people in northern cities like Philadelphia to build community, achieve respectability, and assert claims to citizenship, using the life of AME minister Richard Allen as a case study.

Richard Bell is Professor of History at the University of Maryland and the author of the new book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home, which was shortlisted for the 2020 George Washington Prize and the 2020 Harriet Tubman Prize. He has held major research fellowships at Yale, Cambridge, and the Library of Congress and is the recipient of the National Endowment of the Humanities Public Scholar award. He serves as a Trustee of the Maryland Center for History and Culture, as an elected member of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, and as a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Included with Gold subscriptions, call 410-358-6856 or email info@myerberg.org to register.
Thursdays, June 3 through June 24
10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

The Life and Literature of Edgar Allan Poe with Rabbi Harry Karp
You know him either from school or your own armchair reading. He could be frightening, romantic, adventurous, philosophical, full of fantasy and then some. In this course, we will learn about his often sad life, his time in Baltimore, and his struggle to be both creative and have what to eat all at once. As a group, we will analyze many of his classics – The Raven, Annabelle Lee, The Bells and Fall of the House of Usher to name a few. This will not be a course on the macabre. Rather it will be an opportunity to enter the mind of a literary genius, who within his short life, had much to offer us for all time. Class involves plenty of thought and contemplation. Included with Gold subscriptions, call 410-358-6856 or email info@myerberg.org to register.
Tuesdays, June 8 through June 29
1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Broadway Fridays with Ellen Katz
Join this fabulous edutainer as she goes through the background and the makings of 4 incredible musicals including Chorus Line, Hairspray, West Side Story, & Wicked. Included in your Gold Subscription, Sign up through Virtual Center or call 410-358-6856 or email info@myerberg.org.
For more details on these classes please read: https://www.myerberg.org/four-more-fabulous-and-fun-musicals/
Friday, June 11 – Chorus Line
Friday, June 18 – Hairspray
Friday, June 25 – West Side Story
Friday, July 2 – Wicked

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Genealogy II with Dave Powell
Do you want to improve on your knowledge of genealogy? Have you reached a brick wall in your family history research and are not sure how to continue? This course is intended to be a continuation of the genealogy course part 1, however it will be a great resource for expanding your family tree and resolving some of these questions.  We will cover additional web sites that can used to do research as well as specific web sites for Jewish research.  We will discuss family history software and methods for scanning and storing your family records. 
The four weeks of this course will cover these topics:
Week 1 –  Newspaper research
Week 2 –  Land records – with special emphasis on Maryland records
Week 3 –  Probate records
Week 4 –  Web sites and Software

David Powell has been researching his own family history for over 25 years. Dave is the current President of the Baltimore County Genealogical Society and he was previously the Treasurer of that organization. He is also a member of the Maryland Genealogical Society and a member of its Board of Directors. Dave teaches genealogy courses at the Community College of Baltimore County and at local senior centers, libraries and genealogy societies. He has given numerous talks on genealogy, DNA, and foreign research throughout Maryland. He has done extensive research for himself and clients with family trees from France, Scotland, Wales, England, Canada, Poland, the United States and other countries. Mr. Powell retired as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for AAI Corporation in 2007. He holds a BA degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Information Management. He has been active in various boards and forums in the Mid-Atlantic region for information systems curriculum development and Information Technology networking and eCommerce.
Thursdays, June 17 through July 8
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.