Inside the Center: Teacher of the Week: Laurie Savage


Laurie Savage received a BFA in metalsmithing from MassArt in 1998. She has taught the jewelry program at CCAE since 1999 and metalsmithing workshops at the DeCordova Museum School since 2005. Her work is included in numerous private collections nationally and internationally, and is available by commission. She maintains a studio in the Distillery Building in South Boston.

This Sunday, August 24th, Laurie only has ONE SEAT LEFT in her Open Studio Metalsmithing and Jewelry class. Sign up now before it’s gone!


Summer Squared Continues this Thursday, August 21, with A Brief History of Chocolate

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Nine out of ten people love chocolate… and the tenth person lies! What is it about this delicacy that makes mouths water? How did this food get such a bad reputation? And did you know that chocolate is good for you? All the questions you’ve ever had about chocolate are answered in this class. You’ll even learn what your chocolate preference says about your personality. This class is not for the faint of heart, as we will sample chocolates from the world over, ranging from white chocolate, all the way up to 99% cacao. So, if chocolate is an invaluable part of your life, then this program is for you!

Judith Kalaora (pictured) is a professional historical interpreter and educator. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University and attended the Globe Education Program of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, England. Judith works as a consultant for Boston Chocolate Tours and teaches at Newton Adult Education and various independent living communities around the state.


ONLY 2 SEATS LEFT for Watercolor Boot Camp Tomorrow!

watercolorSpend a full day immersed in this beloved art form. Watercolor is a translucent medium that sinks into the fiber of a sheet of paper, releasing the light from the surface. Watercolor dries fast, enabling one to work quickly with freshness and spontaneity. We will explore the medium in an intensive workshop that will cover the fundamentals.

Inside the Center: Teacher of the Week: Laura Quincy Jones

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Laura Quincy Jones has taught English language, literature, and literacy in urban schools for ten years and loves helping her students surprise themselves with their achievements. She is a lifelong learner herself and is always taking some kind of class, at CCAE or elsewhere, and looking for learning opportunities and challenges. She holds degrees with honors from Brown University (BA), Cambridge University in the UK (MPhil), and Tufts University (MAT). In December 2013, Laura returned from three years of adventurous international travel during which she was living on Australian farms; Japanese homesteads; Russian trains, villages, and cities. On these journeys, Laura explored good food and ecological sustainability, created a book of paintings and stories about what she experienced, and loved living in fascinating corners of the world. Now back home in Cambridge/Somerville, she is excited to be teaching again, learning constantly, painting and publishing, and working on community development and urban agriculture projects.

Laura will be teaching several ESL classes beginning the week of August 11th!

Get ready for “Uke Jam” tomorrow by warming up with tunes from last year!

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Everyone is invited! Singing out loud is highly recommended. Music and lyric sheets will be provided. See you tomorrow night at 42 Brattle at 7pm for the 5th Annual Uke Jam with everyone’s favorite Uke Jam leader, Danno Sullivan.

Tiny Bubbles
The Sloop John B
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Maxwell’s Silver Hammer
Dancing in the Street

FREE Ukulele Jam this Friday, August 1st at 7pm!


Danno Sullivan returns to the courtyard of 42 Brattle Street to lead a fresh and funky uke jam. Play along with your fellow uke enthusiasts, or just come to sing or listen. Refreshments provided.


The renovation is complete! Watch the process here: