Night School — Fall 2019

Night School — Fall 2019

Night School at Park School is a wonderful opportunity for adults in the Park community, including parents, grandparents, alumni, parents of alumni, prospective parents, and other friends of Park, to experience what it’s like to be a Park student. Our extraordinary faculty offers courses in the spring and in the fall, and registration fills quickly!

Please note that classes may be canceled (with a full refund) if enrollment does not meet the minimum.

Welding Basics

Michael Guarraia — Upper School Science

Session I — Wednesday, October 16 (This class is now full)
Session II — Wednesday, October 23 (This class is now full)
Session III — Wednesday, October 30 (This class is now full)
Session IV — Wednesday, November 6 (This class is now full)
6–9 p.m.
Athletic Center (Main Lobby)

This class will teach the basics of something called Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding, or Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). We’ll start with an explanation of the actual process, how it works, and safety considerations. We will then work on material selection, cutting, surface preparation, and subsequently run some practice welds.  Once proficient, we will end by actually fabricating a small project that students can take home. No materials fee. Wear clothing that can get dirty!!

Tuition for this one-evening seminar is $75.

Participants: Limited to 3 students.*

ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL.

*Note: Class may be cancelled (with a full refund) if enrollment does not meet the minimum. 


Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman by Stefan Zweig

Gregory Brandt — Upper School English

Wednesday, November 13
7:30–9 p.m.
Room 348 in the Upper School

A story within a story, Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman, first published in 1928, limns the power of desire, addiction, and compassion.

Reviewing the novel for The Guardian, Nicholas Lezard writes, “One hardly knows where to begin in praising this work. Perhaps it would be best to concentrate on the almost supernatural ability Zweig had to get into the heart and mind of a woman. From his other works … one gets the impression that he actively preferred to write about women, and about the great moral crises that send shivers down the spines of polite society. … [This novel] is an expert exercise in unpeeling the formal skin and seeing what mania could lurk within.”

Participants should get the Pushkin Press edition of Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman, translated by Anthea Bell (96 pages). ISBN 978-1782272151.

Tuition for this one-evening seminar is $25.00.
Participants: minimum of 8 and maximum of 18.*

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

*Note: Class may be cancelled (with a full refund) if enrollment does not meet the minimum. 


Mixed Media Lamp Design

Michael Guarraia, Upper School Science

Wednesday, November 13
(if filled, a second class will be offered Wednesday, November 20)

6–9 p.m.
Athletic Center (Main Lobby)

Do you have a sentimental object at home that you think would make an interesting lamp? Maybe a vintage 35mm camera, or perhaps some old part from your first car? For several years, Michael has been upcycling old industrial “junk” and transforming these objects into lamps that have been sold throughout the mid-Atlantic region. In this class, a student will bring an object into the shop and be taught how to safely wire it into a functioning lamp. The skills and tools used will vary depending upon the object and the vision of the student, but might include soldering, welding, grinding, drilling, and more. Aside from the initial object, all other materials will be provided (cord, plug, switch, socket, fasteners, etc.). By the end of the session, the student will leave with a functioning lamp, as well as the skills, confidence, and resources necessary to duplicate the process.

Potential participants will need to submit a detailed photograph of the object, and a brief description of how they might want the object to look as a lamp. To review ideas and ask questions before signing up, please reach out to the instructor at: mguarraia@parkschool.net.


Tuition for this course one-evening seminar is $225.

Participants: this class is limited to 1 student.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.


First Love by Ivan Turgenev

Gregory Brandt — Upper School English

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
7:30–9 p.m.

Room 348 in the Upper School

First Love is a study of awakening from innocence: of how a boy of sixteen becomes aware of the nature of adult love. As is usual in Turgenev’s stories, the tale turns on the growth of knowledge of the heart. Love is not a simple yet tormenting rapture of adolescence; it is revealed as an awe-inspiring complex passion which leaves its trail of jealousies and guilt and a completely changed view of the meaning of life.

                                                                                                                        —V. S. Pritchett

Participants should get the Penguin Classics edition of First Love, translated by Isaiah Berlin (107 pages). ISBN 978-0-140-44335-6.

Tuition for this one-evening seminar is $25.
Participants: minimum of 8 and maximum of 18.*

THIS CLASS HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE.
REGISTRATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.

*Note: Class may be cancelled (with a full refund) if enrollment does not meet the minimum.


If you have any questions about Night School, please contact:

Adrienne Peres
Associate Director of Development
aperes@parkschool.net
410.339.4174