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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 3 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.)
2/1/21, 2/8, 2/15 – Landscapes (your own photo)
2/22, 3/1, 3/8 – Wildlife (your own photo)
3/15, 3/22, 4/5 – Still life (your own photo)
4/12, 4/19, 4/26 – Flowers (your own photo)
5/3, 5/10, 5/24 – 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, January 7 – Most anticipated books of 2021
Thursday, February 4 – Romance Novels (not the Harlequin type)
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, January 5 through February 23
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 January 6 through February 24
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)

Magazine Baskets (1/14, 1/21 & 1/28) https://www.myerberg.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Magazine-Basket.pdf
Glass Bead & Wire Flowers (2/4 & 2/11) https://www.myerberg.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Glass-bead-and-wire-flowers.pdf
Macrame Owl (Dates TBD) https://www.myerberg.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Macrame-Owl.pdf
Mosaic Planter (Dates TBD) https://www.myerberg.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Mosaic-Planter.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 February 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.

Scrumptious Soups You Can Eat with a Fork!
Soups are exceptionally satisfying in cold weather months and ideal to prepare ahead. Let’s renovate plain soups into flavorful and decadent main courses with simple and quality ingredients. In this class, Chef Alba will prepare scrumptious and creative Italian soups that will be appreciated and enjoyed by everyone. Don’t forget to serve them with a slice of toasted bread (Fentutta). Menu: La Pappa al Pomodoro (Tuscan Italian Tomato Soup), Vellutata di Patate e Porri (Velvety Potato and Leek soup), Greek Lentil Soup, and Fentutta Aglio e Olio. This class is live, virtual, and Interactive – Prep and cook along if you wish.
Wednesday, January 27
2:30 p.m to 4:00 p.m

Irresistible Italian Pasta Sauces
Pasta is an essential and irresistible staple in traditional Italian cuisine. The ways of preparing pasta sauces are countless. Chef Alba will demonstrate her personal recipes to create fantastic and versatile pasta sauces for any occasion. The key to a good sauce is fresh, few and quality ingredients, and easy technique to follow. Menu: Pasta Pesto Genovese e Faggiolini (Pesto and Green Beans Pasta), Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes and Golden Breadcrumbs, and Farfalle Pasta with Ricotta and Strawberries.
This class is live, virtual, and Interactive – Prep and cook along if you wish.
Tuesday, February 23
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuscany Past and Present
Tuscan cuisine will forever be up to date and greatly appreciated. It is an uncomplicated cuisine using high quality ingredients with unsophisticated techniques. Chef Alba will create delicious old family traditional dishes modified and personalized for today’s cuisine. Menu: Asparagus Florentine, Etruscan Style Chicken, Tuscan Cannellini Beans in Tomato and Sage. This class is live, virtual, and Interactive – Prep and cook along if you wish. (This class is during Passover, recipes are kosher style and adapted for Passover)
Wednesday, March 31
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

It Took A Woman with Barbara Blumberg
Before the 1970s, the topic of women in history was largely missing from the general public consciousness, and that includes women inventors. A women invented the computer language that enables everyone to use PCs, the refrigerator, the ice cream maker, the dishwasher, the car heater, the windshield wiper, bullet proof material, drugs for cancer, lupus and many more things that we all use in our everyday lives. Yet, these inventors are mostly unknown, and that is a sad commentary on our gender history. Learn about these brilliant and fascinating women. They had to overcome huge obstacles, not just their gender, but race, lack of money, lack of education, issues in their personal lives and other stumbling blocks. What is even more interesting is that may of these inventions were made well over one hundred years ago, and in some cases 200 years ago. We’re all familiar with the names of Bell and Edison and Ford and Franklin, however we’ll come to admire these inventors because “IT TOOK A WOMAN TO…” invent the above mentioned and many more. Included with your Gold subscription. Call 410-358-6856 or email info@myerberg.org to register.
Mondays, January 4 through January 25
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Travel Worthy Spots for Every Maryland County with Harry Karp
The diversity of Maryland! Our 23 counties have something to offer just about anybody. Be it the serenity of Harford County, the history of Baltimore County, quaintness of Carroll County or Wicomico’s parks, Maryland has a spot for you. Join us for this statewide course presenting worthy locations to add to your “must visit “ list. Included with your Gold subscription. Call 410-358-6856 or login to your Virtual Center account to Sign up!
Tuesdays, January 5 through January 26
1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Myths, Folklore & Fairy Tales with Charles Hanna
In this 4-week course we will discuss myths and folklore around the world, including the cultures of Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Far East, and Fairy Tale Anthologies like the Grimm Brothers and Arabian Nights. We will also look at deeper meanings behind the tales driven by psychological and cultural interpretations. Charles Hanna received an MA in folklore studies from the University of Oregon and currently teaches classes in the arts and literature. Included with Gold subscription. Call 410-358-6856 or email info@myerberg.org to register.
Wednesdays, January 6 through January 27
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Bridge Over Cluttered Waters with Cindy Bernstein
This 6 week class is open to newcomers and “Let My Clutter Go!” Alumni who want to continue making progress on decluttering and organizing their homes. Each class will concentrate on a different area of the home and feature strategies to help you “bridge” the clutter. We’ll laugh and we’ll commiserate while we whittle away at our accumulation of stuff. Included with Gold subscription. Call 410-358-6856 or email info@myerberg.org to register.
Thursdays, January 7 through February 11
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Creative process of Contemporary Glass Artists with Howard Cohen
This 5-week course will provide insight into the work of some of the finest glass art made in the world today, and the creative processes of five International artists. We will learn what inspires each artist and the themes they are exploring and communicating in their work. We’ll explore the work of two of the best glassblowers and the artistry of the world’s finest paperweight artist. In addition, you’ll learn about a Swedish artist who creates large boats on a transcendental journey,  and an Australian artist who creates beautiful vessels embodying endangered parrots. 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, January 7 through February 4
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

“THREE POP DIVAS”- Barbra Streisand, Carole King and Bette Midler with Ellen Katz
Ellen Katz will deliciously edutain you with the amazing stories of these three pop divas whose multifaceted roles as singers, composers, actresses, activists and philanthropists have been extraordinary. You will be enriched and educated by highlights of their musical careers spanning fifty years. How did they break into show business and what personal attributes have taken them to the top?You’ll delight in their memorable performances from TV, films, and Broadway. Enjoy Streisand performing “People” and “The Way We Were”, “Yentl”, and “Dolly”. Did you know that Bette Midler was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii? Savor her renditions of “The Wind Beneath My Wings” and “From A Distance”. Carole King is one of the most popular composer divas and has gained even more popularity since “Beautiful”, her biography on Broadway. Join in as she sings “You’ve Got A Friend”, “So Far Away” and “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” The stories and songs from our divas will delight you emotionally and artistically.  Please join in—You’re in for a real treat! Included with a GOLD subscription. Call 410-358-6856 or email info@myerberg.org to register.
Fridays in January (1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29)
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Managing Your Finances Safely Online with Senior Tech & Melanie Waxman
Join us for a 5 week class with the tech gurus from Senior Tech and our own tech concierge Melanie Waxman to learn how to work on your computer or laptop to manage your Finances SAFELY online!
You will learn:​ ONLINE BANKING (Pros & Cons, How to Pay Bills, Online – vendor account, BillPay, automatic debits, single payments… Online Banks vs brick and mortar banks with online accounts); USERNAMES, PASSWORDS & PASSWORD MANAGERS (Choosing a Username, Password security tips, Using a PM for meet your security needs); EXCEL, QUICKEN, SPENDING TRACKER (Managing & tracking your finances, Reminders for bill paying, Linking to your accountant, Managing your spending); SHOPPING, ONLINE SECURITY & VIRTUAL PAYMENT VENDORS (Protecting your data, Administrator vs Other Users, Insecure WiFis, logging off & VPNs, Browsing safely, Setting up online accounts, Setting up security questions); ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE & ANTI-MALWARE (Using a firewall, Keeping software up to date, Only use your own external devices (USBs etc), Backing up your data, Using a privacy screen). Included with Silver & Gold Subscriptions, call 410-358-6856 or email info@myerberg.org to register.
Mondays, January 18 through February 15
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

My Favorite Music!  Musical Memoires of 3.5 decades in Radio! with Jonathan Palevsky
Jonathan has been on the air professionally since 1986 and has enjoyed sharing music with the WBJC audience for almost 35 years.  He has also been teaching for a very long time and has enjoyed the close and personal contact with his amazing students.  During this time there are many pieces that he has enjoyed playing on the air that have never found their way into a course.  We never talk about Karl Goldmark’s Rustic Wedding Symphony, Orff’s Carmina Burana or Rodrigo’s Concierto D’Aranjuez…. We have the chance to enjoy four weeks of beautiful music…some of which you may know and others not.  All will be beautiful and interesting. Besides, what else is there to do between now and Shavuout! Included with your Gold subscription. Call 410-358-6856 or email info@myerberg.org to register.
Mondays, February 1 through February 22
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Background on Bingo & other “Jewish” fundraisers our parents used to support us with Harry Karp How did Jewish institutions foot the budget for all those years? You know the answer! Our parents ran the bingos, the raffles, bazaars and penny socials which raised the needed funds. You don’t see so much of that now, but it could come back. Should it? We’ll discuss the whole story in this course. Hey should they bring back the shul’s Las Vegas night? Call 410-358-6856 or login to your Virtual Center account to Sign up!
Tuesdays, February 2 through February 23
1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

American Tapestry: 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 this country.  What challenges do they face, how do they integrate multiple identities, and what unique contributions are they making? Writers will include people with Chinese, Native American, African American, Mexican, Indian, Israeli, Palestinian, and Russian heritages, among others. Readings will be made available to participants online a week before each class. Included with your Gold subscription. Call 410-358-6856 or email info@myerberg.org to register. Limited enrollment.
Wednesdays, February 3 through February 24
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Virtual Tour with Girl Travel Tours: Greece
From the comfort of your own home, explore Greece with tour director Elena Salerno. We have already enjoyed Paris and Rome with her and will love Greece as well. We will learn the about sports, philosophy, science and architecture. There will be several pit stops for some delicious cuisine as well. This is a pre-recorded session. Included in all subscriptions and Myerberg Memberships.
Sign-up through Virtual Center.
Friday, February 5, 2021
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Virtual Tour with Girl Travel Tours: Russia
From the comfort of your own home, explore Russia with tour director Dominic Harris. We will learn the about the 11 different time zones of Russia, the expansive history and incredible architecture. This is a pre-recorded session. Included in all subscriptions and Myerberg Memberships.
Sign-up through Virtual Center.
Friday, February 12, 2021
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Virtual Tour with Girl Travel Tours: Alaska
From the comfort of your own home, explore Russia with tour director Bob Brown. We will learn the about the wild life, vegetation, and history of Alaska. This is a pre-recorded session. Included in all subscriptions and Myerberg Memberships.
Sign-up through Virtual Center.
Friday, February 19, 2021
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Health & Nutrition: Digestive Wellness with Baltimore City Health Department
What’s Your Gut Telling You? Everyone has probably had some issues with their “gut” or gastrointestinal tract at some point in their lives. Our “gut” helps regulate the connection between our brain and out immune system. Learn possible ways to ensure a healthy “gut” and increase our body’s immune response. Registration is FREE and open to the community. Instructor is Rona Martiyan, MS, RD, LDN, Nutritional Consultant (Division of Aging & CARE Services, Baltimore City Health Department) Please register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAuf-uoqjIuHNA38J2zFRndAAnU1kjq1i_O
Monday, February 22, 2021
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Art on Stage with OSHER at JHU via ZOOM
We will explore the connections between theatre and visual art including: costume design, scenery, and theatrical settings. We will discuss famous artists who have played a part in stage production including Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso who both designed for the Russian ballet. We will also consider the artwork of David Hockney, Salvador Dali, and Robert Rauschenberg who all created set designs.
Instructor Ann Wiker, MA, is an artist, curator, lecturer and the director of Art Exposure. She teaches art studio, history, and appreciation courses to students of all ages. Ann has been published in local media and works as an art consultant. Her BA is in art history form the University of Maryland and her master’s is in art education from Towson University. She is also the Administrative Supervisor of Osher at JHU. There is a $70 fee for Myerberg members or $80 for Non-members for this course. Call 410-358-6856 or email jennifer@myerberg.org to register.
Fridays, February 26 through April 2, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Virtual Tour with Girl Travel Tours: New Zealand
From the comfort of your own home, explore New Zealand with tour director Melissa Roff. We will learn the about the various landscapes, weather patterns, culture, nature, history, and art. This is a pre-recorded session. Included in all subscriptions and Myerberg Memberships.
Sign-up through Virtual Center.
Friday, February 26, 2021
10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Great Jewish Women Composers & Lyricists with Harry Karp
They didn’t always get the credit they deserved, but they’re getting it now and we’re adding to it. It all started in the Torah with Serach, Miriam, then Deborah the Prophetess. People know those women. They are part of Judaism’s essence. But we have some other ladies who would like to be known. Some you know, others you know through the music of others. Carole King, Sylvia Fine ( Kaye) Carole Bayer Sager (Bacharach), Fanny Mendelssohn and Marianne Martines…to name a few of these highly creative ladies. This will be a class on both their art and struggles. The end result…we get to enjoy their products. Call 410-358-6856 or login to your Virtual Center account to Sign up!
Tuesdays, March 2 through March 23
1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

History of Broadway from 1890 to 1920 with Ellen Katz
Description Coming Soon!
Fridays, April 2 through May 21
10:30 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.