Today’s Newsletter - New Classes + Free Events!
Today in 1926, the College Board adminstered the very first SAT. If you can pick the three most closely related words out of the following lists, you’re exactly as smart as teens of the Roaring Twenties.
wage, fee, money, salary, wealth, legacy
poverty, honesty, beauty, diligence, courage, conceit
butcher, stoker, surgeon, milliner, lawyer, minister
Honestly, College Board, are we playing Great Gatsby mad libs?
Make Your Own Stationery - your thank you notes just got way more interestingThursday, July 26
English Paper Piecing - create awesome patterns with a needle and some hexagons Tuesday, July 31
Make Interactive Art - create a group project, then test it out starts on Wednesday, August 1
Experiential Drawing - definitely not how you learned to draw in school starts on Wednesday, August 1
Hand-Sewn Summer Tote - design, pin, cut and stitch your way to a new summer bagstarts on Thursday, August 9
Photographing People - tips and tricks from a professional photographer Saturday, August 11
Design Gym - a weekend-long intensive to help you think like a designer Friday, July 27
American Sign Language - a four-week introduction to a new way of communicating starts on Monday, August 6
How to Play Chess - making chess fun starts on Tuesday, August 7
How to Run an Effective Meeting - we recognize the irony of a meeting about meetings Tuesday, August 7
Speak Better Now - public speaking is for everyone multiple dates
Thinking about Things
Altering Consciousness Through Art History: Minimalism and Surrealism - what’s so artistic about yarn? starts on Monday, July 23
Zome Sweet Zome: 3D Geometrical Building - build neat things with Zome, the mathematician’s version of Legos Wednesday, July 25
Queer Poets & Poetry — Part II - Michelle Tea, Eileen Myles, D.A. Powell, and moreThursday, July 26
The Supreme Court’s Ruling on the Affordable Care Act: Understanding What Happened - don’t rely on the pundits Monday, August 6
Paradise Found! The History of Eden on Earth - the adventures (and misadventures) of amateur archaeologists, ministers, entrepreneurs, and ordinary citizens searching for the Garden of Eden starts on Tuesday, August 7
Ha Ha Hmm…: Thinking VERY deeply about comedy - connecting your brain to your funny bone starts on Thursday, August 9
Serial Killers - do you lose entire weekends to Law & Order marathons? Monday, August 13
American Taste: Black Pepper - how it went from being as precious as gold to a shaker on a diner table Wednesday, July 25
Ice It: Brewing Amazing Iced Coffee - for beginning home-brewers and burgeoning baristas Wednesday, August 8
Ethiopian Cooking Workshop - Learn how to make awesome Ethiopian food at home (hint: tons and tons of spiced clarified butter) Saturday, August 11
Tuesday! Masters of Social Gastronomy - The Ice Cream Lectures
Tomorrow night, July 24, come on over to Public Assembly in Williamsburg for a night of ice cream learning + sampling. We’ll teach you all about the history of ice cream in America and around the world, with a dash of science thrown in for good measure.
As always, MSG doesn’t cost anything and starts at 7pm. More details
The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies - August 7
This month, S.A.S.S. will entertain you with tales of historical badasses, from Genghis Khan to the Vikings. RSVP on Facebook