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FAQs

Here are the answers to a few questions The Adult School commonly receives. Answers can be found be clicking on the question or scrolling down the page.  If you don't find what you're looking for here, feel free to e-mail us at tasinfo@theadultschool.org or call us at (973) 443-9222 during our business hours.

How can I register for classes?

What is The Adult School's refund policy?

When does my website credit expire?

How do I know if the school where my class is being held is closed?
 
I want to teach a class through the Adult School. How can I make that happen?
 
Where do I find the supply list for my class?
 
What textbook do I need for my class? 
 

 

Q: How can I register for classes?

 A: There are four easy ways to register for a class.

Online: You can register online by browsing our online catalog and clicking "ENROLL NOW" below the class of your choice. Then, follow the easy directions.

By Mail: Fill out the registration form in the back of your paper catolog and mail it to us with payment for the class amount.

By Phone: Need help with registering, want to ask questions, or can't find the class of your choice? Call us at (973) 443-9222 to speak with someone in the office.

In Person: Drop in during our business hours and we will be happy to help you register.

Q:  What is The Adult School's refund policy?

A:  No refund will be given once a class has started.  Students wishing to withdraw from class must do so at least one week (7 days) prior to start of the class in order to receive a refund.  A $10 processing fee will be deducted for each dropped class.  Refunds are given in the same method of payment made, and may take up to 4-6 weeks for processing.  Refunds for trips vary by the trip agency and may not be available unless the seat can be re-sold.  You may have to cover incurred expenses.  A full refund will be issued if the Adult School must cancel a class or trip.     

Q: When does my website credit expire?

A website credit remains in your name on our registration system, and the credit will automatically be applied to your balance the next time you register.  Website credits are valid for two years after the date of issuance.  Should the credit not be used within two years of its issuance, it will be removed from the registration system and no longer available to you.   

Q:  How do I know if the school where my class is being held is closed?

 A:  If the school district determines that the schools will be closed then no Adult School classes will meet.  Announcements will be on our answering machine, our website, and you may will receive an e-mail update.  Missed classes will be made up by mutual agreement of the students and the teacher.

Q: I want to teach a class through the Adult School. How can I make that happen?

 A: The Adult School is always looking for new and original ideas to add to our course selection. Please complete our New Instructor Class Proposal Form here for each class idea you have along with a copy of your resume. Call our office (973-443-9222) or e-mail us at tasinfo@theadultschool.org if you have any questions, and we will give you more information on our class proposal process. We will not consider courses that compete with existing offerings. 

Q: I want to have an influence at The Adult School, and give back to my community. How can I become a trustee?

 A: If you are interested in helping us oversee the organization, please let us know. Send an e-mail to tasinfo@theadultschool.org, or call the office.

Q.   Where do I find the supply list for my class?

 A: Arts & Crafts supplies are available at Joann Fabrics and Michael's art stores.  Knitting and crochet supplies are also available at Blue Purl, 60 Main Street, Madison, 973-377-5648.  

DRAWING

Drawing Step by Step: Tricks of the Masters - Leslie Wallant: Click here for supply list.

Easy Approach for Drawing People - June Blake: 11x14 newsprint pad, soft vine charcoal sticks and charcoal pencil, kneaded eraser, pencils: HB, 2B, 6B, Conte pencils: black, sepia, and white.

Pet Portrait Charcoal Drawing - Susan Gepford: Click here for supply list. 

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner - South Avenue Arts: coming soon 

Figure Drawing - South Avenue Arts: coming soon

Pastels - South Avenue Arts: coming soon

 

JEWELRY

Kumihimo Jewelry for Beginners - Susan Meyers: Click here for supply list.

Viking Knitted Bracelet - Carolyn Hanson: Click here for supply list.

 

KNITTING & CROCHET

Crochet for Beginners I - Carolyn Hanson: Click here for supply list.

Stitching into Spring: Floral Scarf - Carolyn Hanson: Click here for supply list.

Knitting for Beginners I - Virginia Tucci: Click here for supply list. 

 

PAINTING

Beyond Basics: Open Studio Painting - Susan Gepford: Please bring whatever painting supplies you prefer. Table space is provided, but you may bring an easel. 

Painting from the Ground Up: Oil & Acrylic Painting - South Avenue Arts:  Click here for supply list.

 

Q.  What textbook do I need for my class? 

A: All classes requiring textbooks are listed below by subject matter.  A limited supply of some textbooks listed below is available in our office.  Textbooks can also be ordered through Short Stories Community Book Hub, 32 Main Street in Madison (973-845-6086), The Bookwork, 99 Claremont Road in Bernardsville (908-766-4599), or from online retailers. 

COMPUTERS: 

QUICKBOOKS:

Computer Training Services:

Optional Textbook: Quickbooks 2010 On Demand (by Gail Perry, Laura Madeira (ISBN#978-0-7897-4323-7)

 

LANGUAGES:

CHINESE:

Beginning Chinese: Books will be provided by the instructor.

FRENCH:

Aneta Mascaro:

All Levels: Get Started in French with Audio CD: A Teach Yourself Program by Catrine Carpenter (ISBN# 1444174592) and French Verb Tenses: Fully Conjugated Verbs by Jeffrey Chamberlain and Lara Finklea Mangiafico (ISBN# 1438002904)

 Click here for Aneta's website.  A limited number of books available for purchase in our office.

GERMAN:

RoseMarie Johnson:

All Levels: There is no required book. All materials will be provided by the instructor in class.

ITALIAN:

Frank Cifelli:

Beginning Italian I:  Get Started in Italian  (Vittoria Bowles). Available for purchase in our office.

Beginning Italian II:  "ITALIAN NOW! L'italiano d'oggi" by Marcel Danesi, Ph. D.; BARRON'S, LEVEL 1, Livello primario, Second Edition.  Available for purchase in our office.

Mary Kessler:

Beginning Italian: Italian Made Simple  by Cristina Mazzoni (ISBN# 9780767915397)

Aneta Mascaro:

 All Levels:  Get Started in Italian Paperback with Audio CD  by Vittoria Bowles (ISBN# 1444174711).  Available for purchase in our office.

Matilda Secci:

Beginning and Intermediate Italian (all levels):  Get Started in Italian  (Vittoria Bowles). Available for purchase in our office.

Advanced Italian:  Easy Italian Reader (Riccarda Saggese)

Lettura e Converszione:  Morning class - "Racconti Romani" by Alberto Moravia, Evening class - "Un Italiano in America" by Beppe Severgnin 

Supplemental Workbook:  Italiano Essenziale I for Beg. Italian I and II and  Italiano Essenziale II for higher level courses.  Note:  this book is only available by ordering it through the instructor once the class begins.

Filippo Secci:

Beginner and Intermediate Italian:  Essential Italian Grammar (Olga Ragusa)

JAPANESE:

Curtis Wright:

Beginning and Intermediate Japanese: GENKI I:  An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese (English and Japanese Edition), 2nd edition.

RUSSIAN:

Tatiana Ivanova:

Beginning Russian I & II: There is no required book. All materials will be provided by the instructor in class.

 SIGN LANGUAGE:

Diane Montemorano: 

Beginning American Sign Language - ASL I: There is no required book. All materials will be provided by the instructor in class.

SPANISH:

Linda Lopez

Beginning Levels: Barron's Spanish Now! Level 1, Eighth Edition, by Ruth Silverstein, Heywood Wald & Allen Pomerantz (ISBN# 1438075235). Available for purchase in our office.

Intermediate Levels: Barron's Spanish Now! Level 2, Third Edition, by Christopher Kendris (ISBN# 0764141104).  Available for purchase in our office.
 
Gail Soltysik:

Beginning Spanish I & II: Barron's Spanish Now! Level 1, 8th Edition, by Ruth Silverstein, Heywood Wald and Allen Pomerantz (ISBN# 1438075235).  Available for purchase in our office.

 












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