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Armchair Journeys

Armchair Journeys

One evening while listening to the Gewandhaus Orchestra online, I realized that we could help make your days a little brighter by presenting art discussions similar to what we do on our travel journeys. And because we are all sequestered, many musicians and teachers are now out of work due to canceled concerts and events.

 

So to give you something to do and to help artists during this unprecedented time, Artful Journeys has assembled some of our faculty to enliven your senses and help you through the barriers of isolation. Thanks to technology such as Zoom, we are able to bring these presentations into your home. 

 

BASIC CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN

September 24 - November 12, 2021

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Series Description:

Vilma Noga, our teacher from near Florence, Italy, brings to life the Italian language  for beginners or for those just wanting to refresh a skill learned long ago.   Get ready to laugh, make mistakes and really learn to speak and understand fast.

Trip Status: OPEN

 

CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN 6

November  10, 2021 - January 19, 2022

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Trip Description:

Vilma teaches  conversational Italian, with lots of grammar,  in sets of 8-week series.  We have already learned enough Italian that several of the students speak very well, even if a bit slowly.  Vilma, on the other hand, speaks molto veloce, and we understand most of her jokes.    We are now entering the sixth series  of  Italian with Vilma.   There are still 3 requirements to participate in these classes:  1. you are willing to converse in Italian, no matter how rudimentary; 2.  you're not afraid of making mistakes; and 3.  you have a sense of humor!

Trip Status: OPEN TO THOSE WITH SOME KNOWLEDGE OF ITALIAN

 

Creativity:

An exploratory series with Joe Marchio
September 21 - December 14, 2021
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Through a series of interviews with artists, musicians, scientists, writers and others, Joe will explore the process and inspiration of their creations.  Perhaps we will discover both impressive similarities and differences in the approach and shaping of their creativity.

THE NORTHERN SOUL
a primer

 

January 25 - April 12, 2022

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Sevan Melikyan, of Hudson Valley fame, will concentrate 11 lectures on the art of Northern Europe from the Renaissance through contemporary times.  This series will be a sneak peek at Sevan's Northern Soul real trip, which will take place in April of 2022.

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CHRISTMAS IN EUROPE

December 6 and 9, 2022

Visit Italy and Norway to view some of their holiday preparations. 

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