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Beginners 2 (A1)

at The Italian Cultural Society - Bethesda 4827 Rugby Ave Ste 301, Bethesda, Maryland 20814

This course goes further in grammar to cover irregular verbs, modal verbs, the past tense and improve your use of adjectives and prepositions. You will talk about daily activities including leisure, inviting or accepting/declining invitations, describing your home, expressing possession and doubts. Unit 3, 4 and the beginning of 5 of Italian Project...

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$280

11 sessions

Italian Language and Culture through its Cuisine/Food

at The Italian Cultural Society - Bethesda 4827 Rugby Ave Ste 301, Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Improve your Italian language skills and expand your vocabulary while you learn about Italian regional cuisine, which is naturally related to local history, geography, lifestyle and culture. Each class includes a grammar topic and activities aimed to strengthen the four main linguistic skills. For students with Intermediate/Advanced reading comprehension...

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$105

5 sessions

Intermediate 2 (B2)

at The Italian Cultural Society - Bethesda 4827 Rugby Ave Ste 301, Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Units 6, 7 and 8 in “Italian Project for English Speakers 2b” or "Progetto Italiano 2b" are covered in this class. You will talk about taste of music, opera, feelings, city and country, environmental initiatives and awareness, advertising, computer and new technology. Grammar: Imperativo, congiuntivo imperfetto, concordanza dei tempi con il congiuntivo,...

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$280

10 sessions

The Facts of Fiction

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

This workshop is for writers who want to use real-life characters and/or true events in their fiction. Each writer will come to class with the noted character or event they would like to novelize, and explore the nexus between journalism and novel-writing. This workshop will discuss how journalistic principles may apply as the writer researches a...

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$270

8 sessions

How to Structure Your Book

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Have a book in your mind but no idea where to start. Sometimes, especially when working with nonfiction or fiction the best place to start is to create a structure or outline that works. This two week workshop will give participants techniques and exercises to create that structure.  Please bring 15 copies of a one paragraph description of your...

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$135

2 sessions

Finding Your Memoir Voice

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Explore what takes a piece of personal writing "from draft to craft," looking at elements such as character development, dialogue, incorporating sensory detail, writing in scene, and musing. Focus on the importance of taking a story that's true and connecting it, as Cheryl Strayed says, "to the greater, grander truth."  In addition to workshopping...

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$360

8 sessions

Informed Opinion Writing

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Learn how to make your writing more persuasive and more attractive! Led by former Washington Post columnist Bob Levey, this workshop will teach participants how to fashion an argument elegantly and persuasively via careful planning and precise writing. By the end of the workshop, writers can expect to be in a position to try to sell their informed...

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$215

6 sessions

Writing as a Path to Healing

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Participants of this course will learn powerful tools that allow them to use writing as a path to healing and happiness. Writers will explore the topics of body awareness, the inner critic, using fear as a compass, and mindset magic, in combination with body awareness, breath work, and therapeutic writing exercises that get participants connected with...

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$215

6 sessions

Revising the Poem

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Getting a first draft down on paper is just the first step. The revision process is where most of the work, magic, and satisfaction of writing poetry happens. In this class, participants will learn how to open up their early drafts to discover what the poem really wants to talk about. A variety of in-class exercises will help writers find the heart...

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$135

4 sessions

Color Theory/Color Mixing

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

An exploration of the properties of color, theoretical and applied. We will address the color wheel, primary and secondary colors, tertiary mixes, observed and constructed color. Learn about the use of different color palettes and grounds, beginning with painters’ greys and limited palette paintings, progressing to the full palette. We...

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$265

8 sessions

Working from the Masters

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Why reinvent the wheel? Learn how Leonardo did it! This is a drawing and painting course focused on learning from  the work of the old masters. We will work from reproductions in books and laptops.  At least one trip to a museum will be part of the course, either to the National Gallery or the Smithsonian. Students are responsible...

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$265

8 sessions

Getting Started: Creative Writing(5 Weeks)

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Participants will experiment with words, language, story telling, and poetry through interactive class activities and out of class readings and assignments.

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$270

5 sessions

Writing for Life: Continuing Memoir

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

This workshop will be dedicated to making your memories live on the page. Excerpts from memoirs and essays by authors such as James Baldwin, Tobias Wolff, Joan Didion, Maggie Nelson, and Lidia Yuknavitch will teach the art of scene-making. Participants will work on chapters of a longer work, or self-contained personal essays which employ elements of...

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$270

6 sessions

Advanced Fiction Workshop

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

You’re sick of sitting alone in your room. You’ve reached a certain level of mastery with your fiction writing, but you want some feedback you can trust, and moreover, you want to see what other good writers are doing with their fiction.  This workshop will gather together people of like minds, working hard and willing to be supportive. Do...

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$270

6 sessions

Hooking Your Reader: Writing A Killer First Line

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Most editors of both magazines and presses will say that they read the first, last, and middle page of a story before deciding if they want to read more. Potential readers are even less forgiving. So how do we snag our readers and make them want to read more?  In this workshop, we'll look at examples of powerful first lines and discuss strategies...

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$50
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