January 9 – February 27, 2020

Classes are $35.00 each. A one time Registration Fee of $15.00 per quarter is required, in addition to any copying fees noted. To register for classes scroll all the way down.

Tips and Tricks of Ocean Cruising
Ben Meyerhoff

Room 1-J

This 4 week class provides practical suggestions for individuals interested in cruising the world’s oceans. Find out about the basics of cruising, from choosing a cruise to how to book, how to select a stateroom, what to expect on the ship, visiting ports, embark/disembark and a lot more. After taking 31 ocean cruises, Ben Meyerhoff will share what he has learned after almost 30 years of cruising and answers your questions in order for you to have an outstanding cruise experience. (River cruises will not be discussed)

Class Begins: February 6-27

Thomas Mann: Joseph and His Brothers, Part 2
Bruce Bigley

Room B2

We will read the third part of the tetralogy, Joseph in Egypt, perhaps the most compelling part of the work.  This may be supplemented by selections from Mann’s essays.   Prospective new students should contact Bruce Bigley at for information on preferred texts and catching up.


Creative Writing
Vel Gerth

Room 1J

resized writing

No corrections of work, only praise for a word or line. We learn by doing and creating, and encourage each other to write in our unique voices. Men and women welcome!

Class Limit: 15

Watercolor Basics, Session 1
Cecile Disenhouse

Room B4

No experience necessary. Beginning instruction includes description of supplies, composition, use of color, washes, wet into wet, and ink with watercolor. Artists of any level are welcome to participate in the class. The instructor demonstrates mainly landscapes, cityscapes and the odd animal. Students can visit to see instructor’s work. This course is the same content for both sessions. Please sign up for one class only to allow new students the opportunity to take the class.

Class Limit: 26

Art and Architecture in Seattle
Mark Ondrake

Room B2

Have you viewed the gargoyles and architecture of the University of Washington campus? Are you familiar with Seattle’s parks and boulevards designed by the Olmsted brothers?  This class will provide an overview of major and minor art movements of Seattle, our horticultural gems, and our  local  bungalows. Highlights of the Seattle Art Museum special collections and  the Seattle glassblowing scene, as well as the  architecture of UW Denny Hall  are examined. Lecture handouts will be provided.    Mark is a  retired adjunct Art History professor who has studied in England, France, and Switzerland.

Class Minimum: 5
Copy fee: $6.00


Stiff Upper Lip: English Film Comedies  
Jim Mohundro

Room B5

England’s weather, island fortress and lingering class system create its image, and that of its people: aloof (not unlike the Seattle Freeze), self-protective and private.

English film comedy was confined for many years to small art theatres in the U. S., and first seen by wider American audiences on television.  Today’s media options, including streaming of film and digital content, have opened us to a broader appreciation of English comedy.

As children of one mother, separated by a common language, we should keep a stiff upper lip, mind the gap, keep calm, close our eyes and, from time to time, think of England.

I’m All Right Jack (1959), 105 minutes
The Man in the White Suit (1951), 85 minutes
Bedazzled (1967), 103 minutes
A Fish Called Wanda (1988), 108 minutes
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), 117 minutes
Blow Dry (2001), 94 minutes
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), 85 minutes
Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979), 94 minutes

There will be an optional class discussion following each film. Each film will include subtitles or closed captioning as an aid for the hearing impaired.


Watercolor Basics, Session 2
Cecile Disenhouse

Room B4

Same as Session 1 (shown at left). Please sign up for one Watercolor Basics class only so that new students can experience Cecile’s classes.

Class Limit: 26


Women and Poetry for Daily Living
Margot Dick

Room 1J

A peaceful oasis for sharing poetry from international writers and our own hand and heart if we are so inclined. A safe place for women to express and let their voices be heard with love of language, insight and humor.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Before you register, please make sure you have reviewed all class offerings, as it is difficult to make changes once you submit the form.   For problems  or changes please email us.

Registration Open, December 13,

9:00 A.M.

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