All Classes on Wednesdays July 11, 18, 25 except as noted
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|Six Great Short Stories
We’ll discuss two stories each week. All stories can be found online — no books to buy! Our stories and authors are “Silver Water” (Amy Bloom), “Cathedral” (Raymond Carver),“The Lady With the Little Dog” (Anton Chekhov), “The Lottery” (Shirley Jackson), “Eveline” (James Joyce), and “I Stand Here Ironing” (Tillie Olson).
Class limit: 15
|Plein Air Watercolor Painting
|10:00-12:00, Mon and Thur
July 2, 5, 9, 12
Join Cecile for outdoor watercolor classes at beautiful places around Seattle. Bring your portable supplies – small palette (no tubes needed), a few brushes, pencil, eraser, pen, a few sheets of watercolor paper and small water container with some water. You might bring a light stool to sit on. Also a sun hat is a good idea!
We’ll meet at Green Lake, the Arboretum and Golden Gardens.
The first meeting will be held at the Bath House Theater at Green Lake. Meet in front of the theater. Parking is close by.
*NOTE: Cecile’s classes are on Mondays and Thursdays, July 2, 5, 9, 12 .
10 person minimum, 25 maximum
Rosen Movement was created by Marion Rosen, a physical therapist, to foster, support, and maintain flexibility during the aging years. This goal is aided by music, which provides fun and inspiration to move all the joints with ease. Come move with us—be more open to the day and to life! Cameron is a Certified Rosen Method body practitioner.
Class limit: 20
|Make Your Own Note Cards: Iris Folding
Iris folding is a technique using colored strips of paper which are folded into a swirled pattern. (Think of the iris of a camera!) There are a variety of shapes and papers to work with. This class will introduce you to the easy way to use a pattern which can become a notecard. Various ways to fold the cards will be demonstrated. Additional kits will be available for purchase at $5.00 each.
Kit fee, payable to instructor: $10.00
Kit includes: 1 pre-cut design and papers
All paper supplies provided. Please bring paper scissors.
Class limit: 20
|Shakespeare’s King Lear
Come join us for reading and discussion of this great play: “Only after losing all his wealth and power does a once and mighty king find his humanity.” Bring your own text.
Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Wooden O presents free outdoor productions in parks in and around Seattle in July and August of King Lear.
Class limit: 20
|Thoughtful Discussions for Men
Ten men and a facilitator will spend 75 minutes each week getting to know each other discussing topics in two areas each session. Topics are generated by the members. There is no writing involved—just thinking, speaking and listening. This is not therapy. It is a chance to spend time with other men talking about themselves and their opinions and listening to others do the same.
Class limit: 10
|Current Events: The Sunday New York Times
This class engages in current events discussions, with a primary, but not exclusive, focus on articles, stories and features in the preceding week’s Sunday New York Times. We will include all sections of the paper in our scope: national and international events, politics, arts and leisure, book reviews, sports, business, travel, and The New York Times Magazine. Class members should bring the Sunday, July 8, edition to the first class, and we will share thoughts on stories and subjects of particular interest. The New York Times is available at most Starbucks and grocery stores for $6 or can be ordered for home delivery.
Class Limit: 15
For players who know how to play already but are interested in sharpening their games.
Topics include: no trump bidding, bidding with misfit hands, slam bidding, basic no trump and suit play ideas for defensive play.
Class limit: 24
|A Brief History of the Silk Road
The Silk Road has long captivated us. It’s exotic and sprawling and legendary and historical, and it had camels and caravans and spice markets. It reached all the way from China through Central Asia to the Middle East and then to Europe. In this class we’ll learn what it was really like, and how it was integral to the Roman, Byzantine, Mongol, Chinese, Muslim and Mongol empires. We’ll look at its early heyday in the Roman period, its revival in the Medieval period, and then its peak and decline in the early modern period, as Europe was discovering sailing routes to China instead. We’ll look at important Silk Road cities including Samarkand and Tashkent, both back then and today. Like any self-respecting trade route, it spurred cultural exchange, so we’ll learn about the spread of religions and fashion and technology along the Silk Road too.
Instructor Jerry Neufeld-Kaiser has taught 9 years at Garfield High School. He’s national board certified, and his teaching has been featured in the Seattle Times several times. He’s taught two summers previously at LLC. His cat is named Jackie.
Class limit: 30
Have you wanted to sketch people in their native environment – on the bus, in the park, reading a book, walking and running, playing, talking with animated gestures? In this short course we will practice doing just that! Topics include human proportions, gestures, clothing, and perspective.
Class Limit: 20
|More Ukulele Opportunities for Beginners!
Students who have previously taken beginning ukulele lessons with Allyson McCombs, or who know how to play the ukulele, are invited to attend this summer class! John Shue, Education Director of Dusty Strings Music Store, will be leading players in some simple songs. So come join us for a ukulele jam session. Enjoy making music with friends and improve your skills!
Recommended Book: Ukulele from Scratch, Bruce Emery, cost $16.50+tax. Books will be available for purchase first day of class.
Bring your soprano ukulele, or rent one from Dusty Strings 3406 Fremont Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98103, Phone: 206-634-1662
Class Limit: Minimum: 3, Maximium: 30
|Learn to Sail
Tuesdays July 10, 17, and 24
This class is an introduction to keel boat sailing and will provide a basic understanding of boat handling and how it works. We will not teach you how to be a sailor, but provide the basics, so when you do get on a boat you are all set to take advantage of the opportunity. We will cover the nomenclature of the boat and boat handling which includes points of sail, tacking and jibing. Additionally we will deal with safety, weather, sail theory, rigging, knots, rules of the road, and other subjects.
These classes are held on a San Juan 28’ sailboat at Shilshole Bay Marina. We will be doing some on-the-water work, so students must be able to navigate on a moving boat.
Class limit: 3 (new students only)
NOTE class dates: Tuesday, July 10, 17, and 24
PLEASE NOTE: The cost of the workshops are a donation in any amount you wish. All donations are welcome and go directly to Lifetime Learning Center in lieu of program fees.
LLC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (Tax ID No. 91-1151719).
Your donation is tax-deductible.