Virtual Cultural Arts Summer Classes

SUMMER 2021 ONLINE CLASSES

FROM OUR LIVING ROOM TO YOURS

Now you can use your lunchtime to learn something new and stay connected to your community. All classes begin at noon.

Your registration fees help to fund these programs and Commonpoint Queens’ Services to the community.


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ART HISTORY: REBELS AND REVOLUTIONARY ARTISTS PART 3

This class focuses on the artists who literally broke the mold. From grand Renaissance sculptures to modern masterpieces, you will discover the personalities behind history’s greatest treasures, including Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Antonio Canova, Delacroix, and Gustav Klimt, with art historian Harry Weil. Be prepared for fun, lively discussions, and an opportunity to understand some of the great masterpieces!

6 Wed., 12:00-1:00 p.m.
7/7, 7/14, 4/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11

$60 member / $72 non-member

Harry Weil has a PhD in Art History from Stony Brook University and is currently the Director of Public Programs and Special Projects at Green-Wood Cemetery.


FILM DISCUSSION GROUP with FILM CRITIC MATTHEW L. WEISS

Version 2 matthew film instructorJoin Matthew in exploring how great movies use the power of cinema to rewire our consciousness and defy our expectations – of narrative, character, and identification. Filmmaker Matthew L. Weiss chooses unique and exceptional films that deepen our experience of the world and challenge us to expand our powers of perception. Watch each movie at your convenience and then come together for an always entertaining and often inspiring discussion of some of the greatest films of the last century.

6 Tues., 12:00-1:30 p.m.
7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10

$60 member / $72 non-member

Matthew L. Weiss has done everything on a film set from acting and producing to directing. As an editor his films have played festivals such as Sundance and Tribeca and he is the regular “Film Guy” correspondent on Sam Seder’s The Majority Report podcast.


POWERFUL WOMEN OF THE BIBLE: A WOMAN’S PERSPECTIVE
Attend a class on Jewish responses to the Holocaust

Numerous authoritative commentaries on the Torah have been produced over the millennia by men. Today, many scholars – particularly women – view some established “interpretations” as misinterpretations. Using modern-day commentaries, such as The Torah: A Women’s Commentary published by Women of Reform Judaism, join Rabbi Goldenberg as we explore several stories of Biblical women from the perspective of women
scholars and poets.

4 Thurs., 12:00-1:30 p.m.
7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29

$40 member / $48 non-member

Rabbi Irwin Goldenberg is a retired Reform Rabbi who, after serving several congregations, has taught at Commonpoint Queens for many years and at Gettysburg College and York College of Pennsylvania.

 

Registration will be available soon. For more information, you can contact us at [email protected]

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