Education Schedule

The mission of the Education Committee is to provide opportunities for intellectual stimulation for residents, principally through the Monday Night Lecture Series, short-term courses and seminars offered on site, and various reading and discussion groups.

More information will be available closer to the time in the Residents Website Calendar and in Spotlight. To enable you to save the dates, here’s the 2019 Spring/Summer education short course schedule:


Jill Kiefer, Great Artists of the 20th Century ~ Tues., June 4, 11, 18, 25 — 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Beginning with Paul Cezanne and Claude Monet — who took the modern era in quite different directions, we’ll examine those artists who became part of the continuum that is art history. Modernism and Postmodernism including such artists and Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso. Wassily Kandinsky, Joan Miro, Salvador Dali and many others.

Dr. Jill Kiefer, President of the Ossining Arts Council is a teaching artist and art historian. She has developed and implemented a number of comprehensive academic and lifelong learning programs in Art History, Fine Arts, Film Studies and the Humanities for nearly 40 years.

Tuition $50 for all 4 sessions; $15 per individual class. Complete the enrollment form and return with your check to Cubby 4120.


Kate Farrington, Shakespeare’s Comedies ~ Tues., July 9, 16, 23, 30 — 1:30 - 3:30 pm

This year her theme is “Shakespeare Comedies - Travels through time”. The plays that are covered will be Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, and Twelfth Night.

August No course

Sept. 10, 17, 24 & Oct. 1 — Walter Srebnick Film Course: American Melodrama — 1:30 - 3:30pm

Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29 - Jean-Marc Oppenheim Middle East after Obama — 1:30 - 3:30pm

Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26 — Marjorie Miller Religion & Power in China — 1:30 - 3:30 pm