March 30-May 18

Advanced Tai Chi
Ann Ross

Fellowship Hall

Tai Chi is a slow-moving meditation to improve health, balance, and spirit. From the gentle practice of postures, you will learn about your physical and spiritual center. This class is geared toward continuing students.

C.G. Jung: Dreams and Fairy Tales
Bev Osband

Room B2

As children we knew that they usually began “Once upon a time” and ended “…so they lived happily ever -after.” In between came the challenge to solve a problem, overcome adversity or deal with something frightening – sometimes even the devil himself. For Jung, fairy tales offered the opportunity to more deeply explore the challenges of individuation – that process whereby we become the person destiny intended. Dreams work in a very similar way – We’ll explore both dreams and fairy tales, looking at just how valuable they are as resources in the second half of life.Class held for four weeks: March 30-April 20.

Poetophobic? A Poetry Course for Those Who Don’t Like Poetry
Bruce Bigley

Room B2

The first literature we responded to was poetry, and we didn’t care at all what “Hickory Dickory Dock” meant. But years of education, teaching us to read quickly and silently, has deafened our ears to the sound of words and the music of poems. This course will work on slowing our reading and reawakening our ears to the sound of poems, discovering how sounds support and sometimes create meaning, and sometimes ravish us so we don’t mind not knowing what it means. We will discuss a couple poems a session. No text. This will be a seven-week course; classes begin April 6.

Beginning to Intermediate
Piano Keyboarding
Jeanne Bryan

Room B5

Piano keyboarding theory for intermediate students who have previously taken piano keyboarding and have knowledge of note-reading and piano keys. Enrollment of new students requires instructor’s approval — please contact LLC office to discuss.

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 studio. The instructor demonstrates mainly landscapes, cityscapes, and the odd animal. Students can visit to see instructor’s work. The two sessions are the same.
Class Limit: 20

Creative Writing
Vel Gerth

Room 1-J

Write spontaneously through prompts, outlines, or from lines of poetry and prose. 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.

Class Limit: 15

Beginning Tai Chi
Ann Ross

Fellowship Hall

This session is geared toward beginners. See description above.

Editing Digital Photography
Tom Dempsey



Please see Tuesday’s description.

Watercolor Basics Session 2
Cecile Disenhouse

Room B4

This afternoon class (1:15pm-3:15 pm) is the same as Watercolor Basics Session 1 (held at 11:00am)
Class Limit: 20

Remakes, Updates, Sequels and Homages
Jim Mohundro

Room B5

Actors speak the lines of directors, screenwriters, production designers and cinematographers. They are all storytellers. The success of a good story in film often begs for a remake, update, sequel or homage.
Remakes of earlier films often use much of the dialog, action and film settings with new actors and directors to retell the stories. Updates may use very different dialog, action and settings to bring a good story into the present. Sequels are created from motion pictures that score immediate success and provide an economic incentive to reuse as much of the original story. The subsequent productions become “franchises” or series, like the James Bond and Rocky films. Some films pay homage to a well loved motion picture by respecting and referring to many of the emotional and visual elements that have made it memorable.
The films: The Front Page (1931, 101 minutes); His Girl Friday (1940, 92 minutes); Son of Frankenstein (1939, 99 minutes); Young Frankenstein (1974, 106 minutes); The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934, 97 minutes); Pimpernel Smith (1941, 120 minutes); An Affair to Remember (1957, 115 minutes); and Sleepless in Seattle (1993, 105 minutes).
There will be an optional class discussion following each film.

Women and Poetry in Daily Living
Elhri Larsen

Room 1-J

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

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2017 Spring Classes