OLLI FALL 2018 CLASS LIST

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Note: Classes begin on Tuesday,September 4th due to Labor Day. Monday classes will begin on September 10th.

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MONDAYS -BEGINNING September 10, 2018

1:30 PM

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S JULIUS CAESAR

GRACE HADDOX

In an age filled with political intrigue and controversy, there has never been a better time to read Julius Caesar. Join our class to relive ancient political turmoil presented in Shakespeare's lush language. We will read the full text of the play, watch a full length production and participate in lively discussions. The No Fear Shakespeare version of the play will be used.

REPUJADO: METAL EMBOSSING (CLASS A)

ROMY HAWKINS

Metal embossing, also known as Repujado (in Spanish), is an ancient art of manipulating soft metals like copper, aluminum, pewter, or brass by hand. This form of art uses special tools to create unique works of art. New students learn the basic techniques and a beginner's kit will be available for $10, payable at the first class. Advanced students will review intermediate to advanced level techniques. This is a 12 week, 2 hour class. There is an additional art fee of $35.00 for this course. The  minimum number of students required for this class is 12. Maximum is 20.

THE 6TH ANNUAL SYMPHONY CLASS

STEVE SCHILLER

This class incorporates discussion and video presentations of major works being performed by the Symphonies of El Paso and Las Cruces. Famous works include arrangements by Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Strauss. Learn a little more about live symphonic performance from instructor Steve Schiller, as well!

3:15 PM

BOTANICAL MEDICINE

ARMANDO GONZALEZ

This course discusses the main herbal and nutritional options for the treatment and prevention of various chronic/degenerative diseases, such as anxiety  and depression, cancer, Type 2 Diabetes, Alzheimer's, Osteoarthritis and various autoimmune problems. The herb's actions, safety guidelines and potential toxicity will also be covered.

DOCUMENTARIES AND DISCUSSION

AUROLYN LUYKX

The popular documentary series is back! Join us each week for a short (30-60 minute) documentary film. Documentary topics range from current social issues to American history, foreign cultures, international relations, politics, public education and more! After every documentary, we will take time to discuss the film academically. Films will contain subtitles for the hard-of-hearing.

TUESDAYS -BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 4, 2018

9:30 AM

CHI GONG/TAI CHI

SIFU BETO BRISENO

Experience increased vitality and radiant good health through exercises to improve physical and mental health. This ancient Chinese system of movement and breathing is especially appropriate for those in the second half of their lives as the non-aerobic exercises can increase flexibility, stamina, agility, and overall well-being. Newcomers are welcome.  Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Tien Shan Tzi Center. 1629 Montana Ave. . Extra fee $35.00.

1:30 PM

REPUJADO: METAL EMBOSSING CLASS B

ROMY SAENZ HAWKINS

Metal Embossing also known as Repujado in Spanish term or Repousse in French is an ancient art of manipulating soft metal such as aluminum, copper, pewter or brass, entirely by hand using special tools creating unique works of art. New students learn the basic techniques in this art, and a beginner kit project will be available for $10 payable at the first class. Advanced students will review from intermediate to advanced level techniques. This is a 12 week Class. Maximum Number of Students is 20. Extra Fee is $35.00.

THE HISTORY AND HISTORICAL MEMORY OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

CHARLES MARTIN PhD

This five-week course will cover the history of African American civil rights efforts with special attention to the "classic years" from 1954 through 1968. We will also explore how these struggles have been remembered and commemorated in museums, statues, films, etc. Excerpts from the iconic PBS documentary "Eyes on the Prize" will be used to recreate pivotal moments in movement history.

CLASSIC SHORT STORIES

BRIAN YOTHERS

English Department faculty will discuss some of the best known short stories in American and/or British Literature. Both the themes (subject matter) and the artistic design of the stories will be under consideration. Authors considered might include Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville, among others. Because of the brevity of the material, reading the stories in advance is desirable but not necessary for students to enjoy the discussion.

KNITTING THERAPY

LINDA LARBI -CHERIF

There are health benefits to knitting. It can decrease blood pressure, depression and dementia. In this class, you will learn basic knitting: cast on, cast off, knit stitch and purl stitch. We will learn to make a dishcloth and a scarf. For the first class, bring a 4 oz skein of 100% cotton, medium gauge yarn (e.g. sugar n' cream brand) any color and a pair of 5 mm or 5.5 mm straight needles. Class size is limited to 15 students.

3:15 PM

MEDITATION – YOUR PERSONAL LIFELINE

LYNN PROVENZANO

Discover the benefits of meditation. Learn to relieve stress, clear your thoughts, relax, restore, and re-energize through simple techniques that fit into your daily routines - from a one minute meditation to  guided meditations that create and develop your positive personal space.

WELCOME TO THE RUSSIAN HOUSE

NATALIA SAVCHENKO

In this course, you will learn how and from what materials the Russian house is built, what are the functions of its parts and who lives in it. We will show you how the food and activities in the home change depending on the season of the year. You will learn how and when Russians celebrate. Some Russian holidays are even shrouded in century-long superstitions. While learning about the culture of Russian holidays, we will include traditional Russian cooking, recipes and tasting of some of Russia's most popular holiday dishes.

ICONS AND SYMBOLS OF THE BORDERLAND

DIANA MOLINA

Icons and Symbols of the Borderland is a title given to a wide range of paintings, photography, sculpture, and collage, that embody the spirit and traditions of our region. Discussions in this course combine tradition, culture, history and nature to assist our analysis and interpretation of works that depict/represent the borderland. Students will be given the opportunity to create their own art iconography representing their personal connection to the borderland. This is a 12 week, 2 hour class. There is an additional art fee of $60.00 for this course. The  minimum number of students required for this class is 12.

WEDNESDAYS-BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 5, 2018

1:30 PM

LONGEVITY BREATHING

STEVE BAROWSKY

As we go through life we tend to develop poor breathing habits which negatively affect our health and energy. This class is both a practical method of creating beneficial breathing patterns and an introduction to Taoist Meditation methods. You will find that your breathing will be smoother, finer and deeper, which helps to release stress from your nervous system.

NILE: ALL THINGS CONSIDERED

BILL KEY

When and how did geological forces form the Nile? What was the dynamic between Egypt, Israel, Russia, and the United States that forced the Aswan Dam to be designed as it was? Most importantly what effects has this design had on the monuments and people downstream? Eleven independent countries share the Nile’s water, based on treaty agreements set forth by England, how did this happen? These questions form the basis of this course. Come and experience the newest research on the most ancient of rivers, the majestic Nile!

FRENCH AND FRANKISH SPIRITUALITY IN THE EARLY AND HIGH MIDDLE AGES

NEAL LOCKE

This class will survey and explore spiritual thought and practice in France, Belgium, and Norman, Britain from the time of the ancient Gauls to the reign of Charlemagne and finally the "age of chivalry" in the 11th and 12th centuries. We will approach our subject through art, archeology, music, literature and history, including time for individual reflection and practice.

CREATIVE WRITING I

MARIE VIANNEY BILGRIEN

Everyone is an artist  and a writer. We were all born with creative instincts. Each week we will use models of poetry and prose as an opportunity to write our own poetry and prose that is outside of the box. The writings can be fun, humorous, dramatic, simple and even profound! Bring a pen and paper or a tablet.

3:15 PM

A HISTORY OF U.S./MEXICO BORDERLANDS

JEFFREY SHEPHERD

This six week course incorporates the research of several UTEP faculty and PhD Candidates to highlight main themes, key turning points, and important issues and events on the history of US- Mexico Border. Presentations will focus on the intellectual and cultural impact of Spain, the creation of the modern borderlands (1830- 1850), civilian conflict and warfare, a history of the Apache, segregated schools and education, and a history of family immigrations.

FOLK GUITAR

ROBERT JACOBS

This class will continue working on skills learned this past summer.  Students will work on tuning the guitar, making basic chords, playing by ear, and forming simple chord progressions. Learn at your own pace. New Participants are welcome. The Instructor will provide instruction for you to 'catch up'. Play some tunes and have fun!  

THURSDAYS -BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 6, 2018

1:30 PM

FASHION AND FASHION DESIGNERS FROM 1750-1950

KATHLEEN KEY

Fashion symbolizes 250 years of drama, innovation and fun! This class will examine the fashion of each time period. Fashion not only includes clothing, but also hairstyles, hats, shoes and all garments in between (for both men and women)! The course will feature fashion designers of each decade and Hollywood costume designers who have also contributed to worldwide trends.

REALLY SIMPLE COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

BARRY LEVINE

In only 10 minutes, you can write your first computer program with simple English code! This course explores the processes by which computers "think". Computers operate and perform based on coding language. Every week we will build on your computer programming skills and review what we've learned.

WRITING YOUR MEMOIR

NANCY NATALICIO

In this class, you will be asked to recall dialogue, people, places and historical events that have contributed to the person you are today. We will begin with simple prompts that will guide you through the writing process and end the course with more complex writing. This course allows you to share more about yourself with classmates and often leads to deep, meaningful friendships with peers. This is far more than a writing class, join us!

THE SUSPENSE OF THE THRILLER: HITCHCOCK AND BEYOND

LEANNE VON MITTENWALD

Experience the thrill of plot twists, the excitement of the cliff hanger, and the anticipation of danger around every corner. Explore and discuss films that have kept audiences on the edge of their seats for decades! Learn how early filmmakers developed and mastered techniques that still influence today's filmmakers.  (There are no reruns of previously shown films. All new content.)

3:15 PM

THE CULTURE AND LANGUAGE OF SPAIN

BELEN PAREDA

This basic spanish course, geared for non-spanish speakers will be a glimpse of the art, culture, music and food of Spain!! Each week we will cover one spanish city or area delving into its art and culture. Students will also be learning some basic spanish vocabulary and simple ways to communicate. The class will get a “tour” of Madrid, Barcelona, Toledo, Sevilla and the areas of San Sebastian/Pamplona and Zaragoza/Valencia.

BEGINNING PORTUGESE AND A TASTE OF BRAZIL!

LUCIENE WANDERMUREM

This course will allow students to learn the basic foundation of the Portugese language, while experiencing many aspects of Brazil's vibrant culture! Our classes will focus on introductory grammar structures that allow you to engage in everyday communication, including how to introduce yourself and greet people, order food, and more! This class is interactive: infused with Brazilian music, culture and beautiful images of the country's landscape!

PROGETTO ITALIANO (A1-A2)

SILVIA PORTILLO KOCH

Progetto Italiano is the first of three levels of a modern Italian multimedia course for teens and adults. It's easy to use and adaptable for students of all levels. This course emphasizes modern Italian language, situational language and conversational practice. No prior foreign language experience necessary. Units 1-4 will be covered.

FRIDAYS -BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 7, 2018

9:00 AM

LANDSCAPE IN OILS (CLASS A)

ROSARIO PONTE

Learn how to mix colors, determine paint and color temperature, and use composition and drawing. Some experience would be beneficial, but all levels are welcome! A list of supplies will be provided for this course. This is a 12 week, 2 hour class. There is an additional art fee of $35.00 for this course. The  minimum number of students required for this class is 12. Maximum is 16.

10:30 AM

COOKING WITH CHEF LUGO

CHEF LUGO

Featuring seasonal dishes, easy to make with lots of flavor. Focusing on fresh ingredients, fun, fast soups, salads, appetizers and simple hearty entrees. Not to forget light and delicious desserts. We will also focus on infusions of drinks and preservation techniques as well as basic knife skills with tips and tricks for the kitchen. Extra fee to cover cost of food is $60.00.

11:00 AM

PAINTING ABSTRACTS AND COLOR THEORY

DAVINIA MIRAVAL

Have you ever wondered why certain combinations of color are more effective than others? Maybe you've wondered why certain colors evoke specific reactions and emotions? This course is designed to teach you about color schemes, the emotions evoked by color, and techniques on how to apply color theory in abstract composition. This is a hands-on art course. You will be painting the essence of the object. Express yourself! This is a 12 week, 2 hour class. There is an additional art fee of $35.00 for this course. The  minimum number of students required for this class is 12. Maximum is 15.

11:15 PM

LANDSCAPE IN OILS (CLASS B)

ROSARIO PONTE

Learn how to mix colors, determine paint and color temperature, and use composition and drawing. Some experience would be beneficial, but all levels are welcome! A list of supplies will be provided for this course. This is a 12 week, 2 hour class. There is an additional art fee of $35.00 for this course. The  minimum number of students required for this class is 12. Maximum is 16.

1:30 PM

RIVETING HOLLYWOOD COURTROOM DRAMA

CATHERINE DICKASON

Guilty or innocent? We will view and discuss some of the smartest scripts, deceiving diabolical characters, ingenious criminal plots and nail biting action featured in some of Hollywood's most famous films! Bring your detective hat and discover the jaw dropping twists and turns of some of the most thrilling courtroom dramas Hollywood has to offer!

PORTRAIT PAINTING IN OIL II

RAFFAAT MAXIMOS

This class will take you a step further to understand and explore the various techniques in portrait painting to reach a realistic likeness in your art.  Although some students began this course this past summer, we encourage new students as well. This is a collaborative, hands-on, art course. This is a 12 week, 2 hour class. There is an additional art fee of $35.00 for this course. The  minimum number of students required for this class is 12. Maximum is 16.

EASY VINYASA YOGA I

PHYLLIS PRICE

Western research supports yoga as a means of restoring balance, build strength, flexibility, lung capacity, equillibrium, energy, and focus. This course will allow you to learn and practice 5,000 year old techniques. This practice is best suited for those who can get up and down slowly from the floor. The facility will furnish lightly used mats, or you may bring your own.

RELIGION IN THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM

CESAR RIVERA

While Americans remain ambivalent over the role of religion in the public square, much has already been achieved in our legal system to protect the liberty of conscience. This class will cover the Supreme Court's jurisprudence on the First Amendment Religion Clauses and the significant extent to which it already accomodates religious pluralism in the U.S.

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH (PART 1)

VIRIDIANA VIDANA

This class will have an emphasis on the genuine use of Spanish here in the borderland. Students will be able to learn basic Spanish in order to make use of and apply language to real life situations. Both proper and slang spanish will be covered.

3:15 PM

LA HISTORIA SEGÚN BURCIAGA: CENTENARIOS Y MEDIO MILENIO

JESUS BURCIAGA

2018 es para celebrar en grande los 100 años de la fundación del Café Central de la calle Oregon y la ordenación sacerdotal de San Pedro de Jesús en San Patricio de la calle Arizona en El Paso. Es el centenario del nacimiento del fecundo escritor chihuahuense José Fuentes Mares.  2019 representa 500 años de la muerte del genial Leonardo da Vinci y el arribo de los españoles a estas ignotas tierras del Nuevo Mundo. Recuerden que en OLLI ya celebramos el primer siglo de la novela Los de Abajo en 2015 y la Batalla de El Carrizal en 2016.

"WHY?" AN EXPLANATION OF THE HOLOCAUST

JAMIE FLORES

This course explores the cause(s) and effects of the Holocaust from the perspective of those who lived it--perpetrators, bystanders, rescuers, and victims. We will seek to answer so many of the questions surrounding the Holocaust. The course includes detailed analysis of primary documents and testimonials from survivors.

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SESSION 2 -MONDAYS BEGINNING OCTOBER 22, 2018

1:30 PM

THE ROARING '20'S: A CULTURAL REVOLUTION

CATHERINE DICKASON

Experience a trip back in time! We will explore America in the 1920's. Learn about some of the values and attitudes that brought us hot Jazz and new dance crazes like "The Charleston" and "The Lindy Hop." Visit the era of prohibition that saw the rise of gangsters, bathtub gin and "The Flapper". Booze, sex and music were but a few of the "vices" that ruled during this hedonistic period of American culture.

REPUJADO: METAL EMBOSSING (CLASS A) PART II

ROMY HAWKINS

Continuation of 12 week class. (Description on Page 4)

THE INSTRUMENTS OF THE ORCHESTRA

STEVE SCHILLER

This class explores performances of concerto, chamber ensemble and full orchestra works featuring each of the string, wood wind, brass and percussion instruments. Each instrument is necessary for a full orchestra to function. We will examine all components separately. In learning to look at the separate instrumental departments the idea of symphonic harmony is appreciated and understood.

MUSIC IN CINEMA

JIM SMITH

Music's unique ability to magnify emotion makes it an essential element in the language of film. This class will explore the history of music in cinema, beginning with an examination of how music of the nineteenth cenury--particularly the music dramas of Richard Wagner- - foreshadowed the use of music in films. The class will then examine the use of music as an accompaniment for silent films, and then move chronologically through the development of film music from the late 1920's to the present.    

3:15 PM

A GUIDE TO INTERIOR DESIGN WIZARDRY

STEPHEN LEDESMA

From floors to ceilings, and everything in between! This course teaches you how to apply the fundamentals of interior design in practical, economical and efficient methods in your home. We will cover how to make smart investment decisions regarding home remodeling or just simply refreshing a room. Join us as we discuss trends, colors, fabrics, lighting and furnishings for kitchen, living, bath and outdoor spaces. Discover your  home's assets to optimize its potential for increased resale market value.  

BORDERS AND DESTINIES

NATALIA SAVCHENKO

The history of mankind is the history of the development of living spaces, geographical discoveries and division of territories. This course invites you to talk about the borders of states and people's lives: how people create states and how countries form or change people. Discoveries and suprises are guaranteed!

SESSION 2 -TUESDAYS BEGINNING OCTOBER 23, 2018

9:30 AM

CHI GONG/TAI CHI II

SIFU BETO BRISENO

Experience increased vitality and radiant good health through exercises to improve physical and mental health. This ancient Chinese system of movement and breathing is especially appropriate for those in the second half of their lives as the non-aerobic exercises can increase flexibility, stamina, agility, and overall well-being. Newcomers are welcome.  Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Tien Shan Tzi Center. 1629 Montana Ave. . Extra fee $35.00.

1:30 PM

REPUJADO: METAL EMBOSSING (CLASS B) PART II

ROMY HAWKINS

Continuation of 12 week class. (Description on Page 5).

FASHION AND FASHION DESIGNERS FROM 1960-2018

KATHLEEN KEY

This class is a continuation from the previous fashion course. We will study popular designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Coco Chanel, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. We will specifically examine pop culture celebrities who make headlines because of their fashion choices. Both men's and women's fashion history is explored. Discover why fashion is so influential to society and our own lives.

BOOST YOUR ENERGY BY TAKING QUALITY SUPPLEMENTS

CLAUDIA RODRIGUEZ

Many Americans take nutritional supplements as part of their daily routine, but not all supplements are good. The industry is weakly regulated and it is important to be an informed consumer. In this workshop, you will learn how widely used supplements have become, which nutrients boost health (and at what amounts), and how to choose high quality supplements that support your lifestyle.

AND THE OSCAR SHOULD HAVE GONE TO…

LEANNE VON MITTENWALD

Each year the Academy Awards are given to those deemed the best in categories ranging from Sound Mixing to Best Picture. Then there are times when we collectively ask "What were they thinking?" Watch, critique and explore films that critics and film enthusiasts agree should have been recognized as the best. This course has new material, and no duplicates from the previous summer session.

3:15 PM

ESSENTIAL OILS AND AROMATHERAPY FOR HEALTH AND BEAUTY

ARMANDO GONZALEZ

Learn about the characteristics and safety behind some of the most important essential oils (lavender, peppermint, ylang ylang, jasmine, etc.) for the treatment of diverse ailments. The use of essential oils in cosmetics, their actions, safety guidelines and potential toxicity will also be covered. We will explore this topic by working with and demonstrating some various essential oils.

ICONS AND SYMBOLS OF THE BORDERLAND PART II

DIANA MOLINA

Continuation of 12 week class. (Description on Page 6).

MEDITATION, THE MIND, AND CREATIVE VISUALIZATION

LYNN PROVENZANO

We see through the mind. Expand your awareness into the creativity of your mind. Learn to apply the principles of meditation using creative visualization as a technique to find relaxation and inner harmony, create solutions, and support healthier and positive living.

SESSION 2 -WEDNESDAYS BEGINNING OCTOBER 24, 2018

1:30 PM

IMPROVE YOUR BALANCE TO PREVENT FALLS

STEVE BAROWSKY

Prevent falls by improving your balance with a series of the best exercises and meditative practices from the internal arts of Tai Chi and Chi Gung. We will use physical balance techniques to balance your right and left sides, your front and back, and your sense of downward energy and rising energy to develop the aspect of Tai Chi known as central equillibrium. All levels of physical strength welcome.

CHINA: YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW

PAUL HUCHTON

This China course includes history, demography, arts, music and much more on current events in politics and culture. New discussions regarding the life of current president XI have been added to the course, as well as China's role in Sub-Saharan Africa. Expand your horizons and join us as we all explore China together!

MAMLUKES: THE SLAVE SOLDIERS WHO RULED EGYPT

BILL KEY

The story of the Muslim slave soldiers of the Middle East is one of the most fascinating sagas from the Middle Ages to the time of Napoleon. Of European and Central Asian heritage, these men battled the Crusaders, Mongolian hordes, and Napoleon's army. While staging battle, these men left behind a gold mine of art and architechtural monuments, irrigation works and universities, which are still in use today. These six lectures employ a wide range of visual representations which convey the significance of this topic in history.

CLASSICAL HALLOWEEN - OCTOBER 24TH -1 DAY - 1:30 - 4:30PM

JIM SMITH

The history of classical music contains numerous composers who were fascinated with expressing elements of the supernatural and the macabre through music. This class will provide an afternoon of spooky classical music that was designed to scare audiences and give people the creeps.  OLLI will have a Halloween party before and during the class. Feel free to come in costume!!

CHANGING WORLD - START OCTOBER 31ST

Various

A guest lecturer series featuring renowed UTEP faculty and a number of movers and shakers in the El Paso community.  The list of speakers will be announced before the beginning of Session 2.

3:15 PM

ART OF SOUTH PACIFIC POLYNESIA

NICHOLAS DAHLE

Come and explore the artwork of the South Pacific. Learn about the unique cultures and societies that call these islands home. Come and enjoy the art of a place that many consider to be paradise.

RESOLVING US/MEXICO IMMIGRATION ISSUES

FAUSTINO PINO JR.

This course is meant to be an open discussion revolving around the current state of our border security. We will look at scholarly papers regarding border security and about illegal immigrants now living in the US. We will talk about potential solutions and means of resolving specific immigration issues.

SESSION 2 -THURSDAYS BEGINNING OCTOBER 25, 2018

BIRDING: EXPLORING OUR MOST VISIBLE WILDLIFE

JOHN GROVES

A class for beginners and more experienced birders. We will learn the basic types of birds, how to identify them, and apply our knowledge with field trips to area hotspots. Other topics include information on bird feeding and conservation.

WRITING YOUR MEMOIR PART II

NANCY NATALICIO

In this class, you will be asked to recall dialogue, people, places and historical events that have contributed to the person you are today. We will begin with simple prompts that will guide you through the writing process and end the course with more complex writing. This course allows you to share more about yourself with classmates and often leads to deep, meaningful friendships with peers. This is far more than a writing class, join us!

MOVING GENTLY WITH CREATIVE PURPOSE

LISA SMITH

This class is a creative dance movement for older adults. You will be tasked with finding expressive movement for the aging body. Feel free to move at your own pace and within your own limits. We will learn how to craft movement when attempting to express musicality, meaning and mind/heart connections. Added benefits include better balance, alignment, muscle tone, and a sense of community. No formal dance experience necessary. Please bring socks and comfortable clothing.

3:15 PM

ANATOMY OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

ALFREDO ARROYO

We will survey the basic procedures used by criminal investigators to enforce law and solve crimes. The course emphasizes surveillance techniques, scientific analysis, and traditional methods such as the use of informants and interrogations. We will unveil the truth about real-life CSI. The course will use true case study analysis to supplement the material. After this course, students will be able to understand the pressure, challenges and dangers faced by detectives in the field.

THE CONQUEST OF OLD MEXICO

ALBERT MENDOZA

The course will utilize the novel, The Conquest of Old Mexico by Hernan Cortes. Join us as we learn about why the conquest of old Mexico is important geographically and historically. We will closely examine the protagonistic relationship between Mexico and Spanish politics. This topic is rarely studied, yet especially applicable to our local community.

PROGETTO ITALIANO (A1-A2)  PART II

SILVIA PORTILLO KOCH

Progetto Italiano is the first of three levels of a modern Italian multimedia course. This class format, style, and material is specifically designed for adults and teens who have little-to-no prior experience with the language. This class is a continuation for those who have previously taken the course. We will cover units 5-9.

SESSION 2 -FRIDAYS BEGINNING OCTOBER 26 , 2018

9:00 AM

LANDSCAPE IN OILS (CLASS A) PART II

ROSARIO PONTE

Continuation of 12 week class. (Description on Page 8)

10:30 AM

CULINARY DELIGHTS

DIEGO AMIGO

Southwest Winter:  A weekly sampling of dishes pertaining to our region, using ingredients predominately available during this time of year.  Students will enjoy a weekly lecture about the ingredients, meal demonstration and preparation, along with some student interaction.  Students will also sample an entree and either an appetizer, salad or dessert, each week.  In addition, students will take home a printed weekly recipe. Extra fee to cover cost of food is $60.00.

11:00 AM

PAINTING ABSTRACTS AND COLOR THEORY

DAVINIA MIRAVAL

Continuation of 12 week class. (Description on Page 8)

11:15 AM

LANDSCAPE IN OILS (CLASS B) PART II

ROSARIO PONTE

Continuation of 12 week class. (Description on Page 8)

1:30 PM

DRAWING IS LEARNING

CHRISTIAN GERSTHEIMER

This course will explore some of the most important subjects and techniques of drawing. The course begins with analysis and practice of still life drawings and a gradual progression towards landscape, portrait drawings and then the complex science of perspective in art. We will practice with a variety of drawing media, surfaces and subjects--including self-portraits. Along the way, we will look at a few contemporary drawing practitioners and learn the art of a generous critique.

EASY VINYASA YOGA II

PHYLLIS PRICE

Western research supports yoga as a means to restore balance, build strength, flexibility, lung capacity, equillibrium, energy, and focus. This course will allow you to learn and practice 5,000 year old techniques. This practice is best suited for those who can get up and down slowly from the floor. The facility will furnish lightly used mats, or you may bring your own.

PROTECTED AND UNPROTECTED CLASSES IN CIVIL RIGHTS AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAW

CESAR RIVERA

The civil rights movements achieved several victories in anti- discrimination law, but challenges remain to be addressed convincingly by our constitutional democracy. This class will cover existing civil rights protections in government, employment, and public accomodations against discrimination on the basis of race, origin, and sex, as well as current efforts to extend said protections to other vulnerable positions.

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH (PART 2)

VIRIDIANA VIDANA

This course is a continuation from the previous class. This course is designed to build upon and improve the student's ability to communicate conversationally in Spanish. We will also cover the simple past tense forms. A review of present tense forms will also be included as review.   

PORTRAIT PAINTING IN OIL II

RAFFAAT MAXIMOS

Continuation of 12 week class. (Description on Page 8)

3:15 PM

HOMENAJE A LEONARDO DA VINCI 500 ANOS DE SU MUERTE

JESUS BURCIAGA

Basadononos en el monumental libro de Walter Isaacson, apenas aperecido el ano pasado, realizaremos un viaje de 6 semanas por la vista y grandiosa obra de tan ilustre italiano, autor de la admirada Ultima Cena (1495), de la sonriente pero enigmata Gioconda (1503) y de sus principios de la aviacion (1498), de la Ingernieria Hidrualica y de Anatomia. Quisiera aprovechar las sessiones para recordar a mi maestro Felipe Lacouture Fornelli (Premio Nacional de Arquitectura de Mexico) que a varias generaciones no inculco el gusto por las Bellas Artes.

HOW TO THINK ABOUT WEIRD THINGS

AUROLYN LUKYX

 This course is based off of the the book 'How to Think About Weird Things' by Theodore Schick and Lewis Vaughn. We will examine how we evaluate claims about ESP, telekinesis, UFO's, ancient aliens, reincarnation, Bigfoot, communication with the dead, homeopathy and the like. Join us as we learn if logic requires us to reject such phenomena, or if some of these might be plausible, or even likely.


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