OLLI SPRING 2019 CLASS LIST- FIRST SESSION

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Note: 1nd session classes begin on Monday,January 28th. If you are new to OLLI or have not attended for some time, the parking arrangements at UTEP have changed.click here to see options

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Monday

1:30 PM

Metal Embossing/ Repujado Mondays

ROMY SAENZ HAWKINS

Metal embossing also known as repujado in Spanish 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 to create 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.The class is bilingual. This is a 12 week, 2 hour class. There is an additional fee of $40.00. The minimum number of students required for this class is 12. The maximum is 20.  

Borderlands History and Culture: Best Video Documentaries

OSCAR J MARTINEZ PhD

This course examines prominent themes in the history and culture of the borderlands, using as our main source six outstanding video documentaries. Major themes: Native Americans, Pancho Villa, Border music, Border culture, Transborder social and economic interaction, and the Chicano Movement.

Writing Your Memoir

NANCY NATALICIO

Share your life story as you record the childhood, teen and adult years in a welcoming environment. All you need is pen, paper and an open mind and heart as you read and listen to the exploits of others. Join the circle without worrying about a grade on your papers and save them for your children!

Beethoven and Mahler: Revolution and Farewell

JIM SMITH

When Ludwig van Beethoven's Third Symphony was first performed in 1804 it sparked a revolution in music that ended when Gustav Mahler completed his Ninth Symphony in 1909. This class will provide OLLI students with an exploration of how Romantic era music, stretching from Beethoven's Eroica to Mahler's Farewell, could be used to develop philosophical narratives through sound. Students in this class will receive an in-depth analysis and detailed comparison of Beethoven's Third, Mahler's Fourth, and Mahler's Ninth symphonies. This is a five week Class.

3:15 PM

Documentaries and Discussion

AUROLYN LUYKX PhD

Our popular documentary series is back! Join us each week for a documentary film. Topics range from current social issues, American history, foreign cultures, science, politics, and more -- followed by lively discussion. Most films will be have subtitles for the hard-of-hearing.

Anatomy of Criminal Investigation

ALFREDO ARROYO

A survey of the basic procedures used by criminal investigators to enforce the law and solve crimes. We will learn about surveillance techniques, scientific analysis, and traditional methods such as the use of informants and the conduct of interrogations. We will unveil the truth about CSI units. Real life case studies will be used to enforce understanding, and to appreciate the pressure, challenges, and dangers faced by detectives every day.

Romantic Southern Gothic Authors

CATHERINE DICKASON

We will read Gothic works by Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Washington Irving. These authors were the precursors to the Modern Romantic Southern Gothic Authors.

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Tuesday

9:30 AM

CHI GONG/TAI CHI TUE/THU

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.  Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Tien Shan Tzi Center. 1629 Montana Ave.  Extra fee $40.00.

1:30 PM

Metal Embossing/ Repujado Tuesdays

ROMY SAENZ HAWKINS

Metal embossing also known as repujado in Spanish 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 to create 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. The class is bilingual. This is a 12 week, 2 hour class. There is an additional fee of $40.00. The minimum number of students required for this class is 12. The maximum is 20.

The Suspense of the Thriller: Hitchcock and Beyond

LEANNE VON MITTENWALD

 Experience the thrill of the plot twists, the excitement of the cliff-hanger, and the anticipation of the danger around every corner. Explore and discuss films that have kept audiences "on the edge of their seats" for decades! Learn how earlier filmmakers developed and mastered film techniques that influenced and inspired modern filmmaking. THIS CLASS IS NOT A REPEAT OF PREVIOUS HITCHCOCK CLASSES-ALL NEW MATERIAL.

History of The El Paso/Juarez Region

FRED MORALES

The course will deal with important events effecting west TX, southern New Mexico and northern Chihuahua as well as historical personalities from the Indian period up to 1890.

7 Ways to Detox Your Body

CLAUDIA RODRIGUEZ

In this workshop we'll explores different areas in our life where we can make small, easy changes and optimize our health. We will cover how diet, exercise, sleep, environmental toxins, toxins in our homes, supplementation and stress influence our overall health and what we can do in each area to have optimal health. We will explore how we can benefit our cardiovascular, digestive, nervous and immune systems as well as how this can contribute to weight loss/management, energy and healthy skin/hair.

Project: Photography

DIANA MOLINA

Showcase your best photography! Instruction will focus on the preparation for a month long exhibit at the UTEP Student Union in April. Students will edit and refine their best photos for display and public programs while gaining experience in the promotion and marketing of their artwork as well as interpretation of a chosen theme related to our region. This is a 12 week, 2 hour class. There is an extra fee of $40.00.  

3:15 PM

Meditation, Mindfulness, and Consciousness

LYNN PROVENZANO

Get focused, think clearly, and feel connected with your life. Enhance the principles of meditation and learn techniques to improve your well-being. Class meditations will build mindfulness, the practice of insight and awareness, and offer pathways to higher consciousness.

Where Do We Go From Here?

MARY BENANTI

Following the midterms and recent controversy over the Supreme Court nomination, and the frustrations expressed by women and men over the situation in the country, it might be time to ask ourselves, who do we want to be and how do we want to live?  We will explore different issues relevant to the time each week including who we are as a country, who we would like to be as well as reproductive rights, LGBTQ issues, immigration issues and more. This course will involve readings and discussions.

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Wednesday

1:30 PM

Grasping The Sparrow's Tail

STEVE BAROWSKY

A Taoist Moving Meditation Sequence From Tai Chi. This is a beautiful sequence of four movements. These four movements exemplify the four basic energies of Tai Chi. These movements are the core from which all Tai Chi forms are created. In this class you will learn a complete sequence to practice at home or wherever you may be.

Create Your Life

ALFRED R REEVES

Life is About Creating Yourself. We have the ability to shape who we are and what we experience in our lives. We have the ability to decide what we believe in, what we do, and how we perceive and absorb those things around us. We choose how we will act on our desires and interests and what actions we take to become that person we envision and desire. We must believe in this view and act on it to create the life we want. This course will guide you and provide active techniques and tools so you can live and create the life you really want based on your purpose in life.

There is a Maestro in the House! Conductors and Conducting

RON HUFSTADER PhD

Have you ever been at a concert and wondered what the conductor is doing with all that waving and pointing? This class will give you the answer! Taught by UTEP Professor Emeritus of Music, Dr. Ron Hufstader, this class will cover the basics of conducting technique and the many jobs of the conductor while exploring band and orchestra literature.

Rediscovery of Egyptian Art and Architecture and Development of Egyptology As a Science

KATHLEEN KEY

How did Napoleon Bonaparte play a role in the development of Egyptology? How did ancient Egyptian religious beliefs lead to the building of massive structures such as the pyramids of Giza and Karnak temple? How did the geography of Egypt play a role in the development of art and architecture of Ancient Egypt? These are a few of the issues we will address in this class:  The black and the red land--how Ancient Egypt's geography played a role in their religious beliefs and how their religious beliefs lead to the building of massive structures such as pyramids and temples; Old Kingdom art and architecture; Middle Kingdom and New Kingdom art and architecture; Champollion and the birth of Egyptology, the first archaeologists; and Howard Carter, King Tutankhamun and 20th century Egyptologists.

3:15 PM

Progetto Italiano (A1-A2) part 2

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 for adults and teens that have little- to-no prior experience with the language. We will cover units 5-9. New participants are welcome!

The Philosophical Study of Morality: Ethics for the Modern World

RUBY MONTANA

Ethics is a branch of philosophy that deals specifically with issues regarding morality. In other words, ethics involves concepts such as good and bad, right and wrong, virtue and vice, justice, equality, etc. In this class, we will examine modern day moral dilemmas as well as various topics such as the nature of the good, the basis of actions, and how our cultures and beliefs affect our decisions.

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Thursday

1:30 PM

Pop Music Of The 1950's, 60's And 70's- A Sing Along With The Oldies Class

STEVE SCHILLER

Each week the class will study and sing 15 pop songs. This is not a choral performance class, it will be a " sing for fun " class. It won't matter if you are a "good" or a "bad" singer. First a video of the original artist/group will be shown followed by a short discussion of the song and artist. I, ( Steve ) will demonstrate how to sing notes that one might find too high at lower pitches and notes that one finds too low at higher pitches. No one will ever be "put on the spot" and asked to sing alone. Finally, we will sing along with the original recording aided by the lyrics displayed on the screen. Some examples of songs; Uptown Girl,Billy Joel/ Fire and Rain,James Taylor/ Can't Hurry Love, The Supremes/ I Saw Her Standing There, The Beatles/ Be My Baby, The Ronettes/ Wake up Little Suzie,Everly Bros. / Will You Love Me Tomorrow, The Shirelles/ Help Me Rhonda/Beach Boys.

Myths and Realities in Texas History

CHARLES H MARTIN PhD

 This course will cover key issues in the social, cultural, and political history of the Lone Star State, from the early 1700s to the twenty-first century. Topics to be covered include Texas Independence, secession and the Civil War, The Texas Rangers, the second Ku Klux Klan, African American and Mexican American civil rights movements, and recent political developments.

William Shakespeare's Richard III

GRACE HADDOX

Join us while we explore one of Shakespeare's greatest villains, King Richard III.  We will read the full text of the play, engage in lively discussions, and enjoy a full-length production on film. Shakespeare's Richard is the villain we love to hate!

Knitting Therapy

LINDA LARBI- CHERIF

Knitting is good for your health and it is good for your brain to learn something new.  It might be a little challenging to learn at first but it is fun, therapeutic and productive.  If you are a beginning knitter, learn the basic steps and knit a dishcloth, a cup holder or a scarf. If you have been knitting a little while, learn to knit a baby blanket or the project of your choice. This class is limited to 15 participants.

3:15 PM

Plant Based Food Cooking

JACQUELINE CORDOVA

Learn to prepare plant-based dishes without soy. Healthy, easy, tasty and affordable. We will talk about the benefits of the ingredients used. This is a twelve-week class with good eats! There is an extra fee of $40.00.

Dietary Supplements: Risks And Benefits

ARMANDO GONZALEZ PhD

Do certain herbs and foods interact with prescription medications? Will grapefruit juice interact with statin drugs and certain heart medications? Are some herbs directly toxic to the consumer? This course covers the benefits or risks of possible herb-drug interactions, as well as direct toxicity of various herbal supplements, "energy drinks", and "natural" weight loss products available in our border area.

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Friday

9:00 AM

Landscape in Oils

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.

10:45 AM

Painting Abstracts and Non-Objectives

DAVINIA MIRAVAL

This class will show you different techniques to create Abstract and Non-Objective Paintings. Looking at influences like Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani and others you will enjoy the application of paint and the process of painting without the pressure of rendering objects as they are, but as they feel. You will be painting the essence of the object and in this class, freedom is the key.  This is the continuation of last Fall's painting class, but newcomers are welcome.  This is a 2 hour, twelve-week class. There is an extra fee of $40.00.  Maximum number of students 16.

11:15 AM

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.

1:00 PM

Portrait Painting

RAAFAT MAXIMOS

In this class, we will discuss composition, head construction, color harmony, lighting, edges and the relationship between color and value. You will be guided through the class to understand and explore the various techniques in portrait painting. This is a 2 hour, twelve-week class. There is an extra fee of $40.00.  Maximum number of students 16.

1:30 PM

Drawing is Learning

CHRISTIAN GERSTHEIMER

To draw is to learn about the subject one draws. This course will explore some of the most important subjects and techniques of the medium essential to all visual artists. Starting with the still life, we will progress to landscape, portraits and the figure exploring the science of perspective, the elements of line, shape and form and the difference between drawing from observation and drawing from the imagination. We will also practice with a variety of drawing media, surfaces and subjects including self-portraits. This course is open to first time participants and to those who would like to further to develop their drawing practice. This is a 2 hour, 12-week class. There is an Extra fee of $40.00.

Easy Vinyasa Yoga

PHYLLIS PRICE

Just challenging enough, with movement powered by breath and the whole of you PRESENT.  You'll practice techniques developed over the last 5,000+ year to create HEALTH:  asanas - postures that build strength & flexibility, balance & focus; Pranayama - breathing techniques you can use to calm and/or energize; pratyahara - meditation techniques you can employ to quieten "busy brain".  Western research now supports the benefits of Yoga practice.

Conversational Spanish: Building A Real Life Bridge (Part 2)

VIRIDIANA VIDANA

The class will have an emphasis on the genuine use of Spanish here in the Border. 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 so that one becomes in-tune to bridging the academic realm to the social arena. The class will be a real use of language for specific real life situations.

Behind the Curtain

HECTOR SERRANO

Find out what goes on behind the scenes of plays, ballets, operas, and concerts.  Meet the scenic, lighting, costume, and sound designers and technicians who collaborate to make the “magic” you see onstage.  Hector Serrano will give a brief lecture about the different types of creative and technical skills required to put on a live production and will then introduce the professionals who work behind the curtain. We will also go on backstage tours of some of UTEP’s venues including the Wise Family Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Magoffin Auditorium, Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, and Don Haskins Special Events Center. Whenever possible, invitations will be arranged for students to attend rehearsals and/or performances of local productions (at a discounted price).

The Interaction Between Political Theory and Philosophy Of Religion In Modern Democracies

CESAR R. RIVERA, JD, MA.

Most courses on the philosophy of religion concentrate on the arguments for and against the existence of the God of theism (i.e., revealed religion).  This course will survey these arguments but only as background to questions about whether constitutional democracies should mirror theological inclusivism, exclusivism, or pluralism, which involve debates about the nature and legitimacy of the state (i.e., classical debates in political philosophy and theory).

3:15 PM

Still Life Painting

RAAFAT MAXIMOS

This class will cover the concept of creative drawing, tonal structure and value keys. As well as the relationship of light, shadow and color. Additionally, how to see, mix and apply color. Learn to paint still life traditionally and impressionistically. This is a 2 hour, twelve-week class. There is an extra fee of $40.00.  Maximum number of students 16.

Tutti Frutti

JESUS G BURCIAGA

Habrá de todo como en botánica. Aprenda a nombrar a las cosas por su verdadero nombre: al pan, pan y, al café colón. Precisé cuando hay ansiedad, nostalgia y sentimiento de culpa, así como de estrés. Ríase del pasado que transcurrió y no se preocupe porque no sucederá. Por qué, entonces, ¿tanto brinco estando el suelo tan parejo? ¿Cómo anda su inteligencia emocional?

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SESSION 2 -MONDAYS BEGINNING MARCH 18, 2018

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Monday

1:30 PM

Metal Embossing/ Repujado Class-Continued

ROMY SAENZ HAWKINS

Walt Whitman at 200

BRIAN YOTHERS PhD

This class will be devoted to the poetry of the United States' most influential poet, Walt Whitman, and a few of the many writers inspired by his work. The timing is especially apt, as May 31, 2019 is the 200th anniversary of Whitman's birth.

Great Italian Composers

STEVE SCHILLER

This class was previously presented in 2014.  Videos of performances of Italian Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th century compositions. The music of Gabrieli, Vivaldi, Rossini, Bellini, Leoncavallo, Verdi, Puccini, Respighi and the film music of Enio Morricone.  There will be discussion of the histories of the Stradivari, Amati and Guanari violins, as well as video performances of Renaissance and Baroque music on period instruments.

Writing Your Memoir

NANCY NATALICIO

Share your life story as you record the childhood, teen and adult years in a welcoming environment. All you need is pen, paper and an open mind and heart as you read and listen to the exploits of others. Join the circle without worrying about a grade on your papers and save them for your children!

3:15 PM

Modern Southern Gothic Literature

CATHERINE DICKASON

We will read about the genre that delves into romantic, supernatural and grotesque elements, and also focuses on damaged and delusional characters. Authors we will read: Poter, Welly, O'Connor, McCullers, Faulkner, and Williams, great Southern Gothic-sometimes creepy, but always fun!

Celtic Spirituality

REV. NEAL LOCKE

An exploration of the rich tapestry of Celtic spiritual thought and practice in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, The Isle of Man, Cornwall, Brittany, and the Iberian Peninsula. We will approach our subject through art, archaeology, music, literature and history, including time for individual reflection and practice. This class is a continuation of the "Introduction" to Celtic Spirituality with new material for returning students, but is open to new students as well.

Secrets and Betrayal

ALFREDO ARROYO

A visit through the dark world of espionage and the challenging job of federal agents assigned to protect our nation's secrets. The class will explore investigative facts about notorious spies and their acts of betrayal. Students will learn how spies train, their methods, their networks, and the tools of the trade. Come learn the truth about the "Red Sparrow".

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Tuesday

9:30 AM

CHI GONG/TAI CHI - TUE/THU

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.  Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Tien Shan Tzi Center. 1629 Montana Ave.  Extra fee $40.00.

1:30 PM

Metal Embossing/ Repujado Class -Continued

ROMY SAENZ HAWKINS

History of The El Paso/Juarez Region

FRED MORALES

This course will deal with events effecting west Texas, southern New Mexico and northern Chihuahua as well as key historical personalities in the time period of 1891-1965.  Attendance in the first session might be helpful but not required.

Cutting Edge Contemporary Art

MARIE LIVINGSTON

ART - modern, contemporary, cutting edge. Confused, curious, a fan? Discover how the art world developed in the late 20th into the 21st centuries. Explore the different movements and motivations in painting, sculpture, and many other modes of art making.

Project: Photography -Continued

DIANA MOLINA

3:15 PM

Improve Your Health and Life with Positive Psychology

CLAUDIA RODRIGUEZ

If we want to be happy and healthy we need to cultivate it, it will not happen by accident. In this workshop, participants will learn Positive Psychology strategies and how to integrate them to reduce stress, improve their health, live longer, and have more well-being and how to be the best version of themselves.

Self-Healing and the Power of Meditation

LYNN PROVENZANO

The Power of meditation benefits the mind and body. Learn how meditation facilitates the downpouring of nurturing energy to ultimately promote self-healing and support wellness. Classes include basic tenets, exercises, and guided meditations. No pre-requisite.

The Conquest of Old Mexico

ALBERT MENDOZA

The Conquest of Old Mexico by Hernan Cortes. The class will explain the reasons and the insights of the conquest. In addition, the protagonist historical background of the Spanish and the Mexica will be introduced and explained. A power point presentation will be utilized to show places related to the conquest.

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Wednesday

1:30 PM

Endangered Languages

AUROLYN LUYKX PhD

Ninety percent of the world's languages may be gone before the end of this century. Linguists consider this perhaps the greatest intellectual disaster to befall humankind; yet, most people are not even aware of it. This series will examine the state of the world's linguistic diversity and why its decline should be of concern to all of us. Along the way, we will examine some of the quirkier corners of the world's lesser-known languages.

Creative Writing

MARIE VIANNEY BILGRIEN

Everyone is an artist, everyone is a writer.  Grade School sort of diminishes that, teaching us to color only in the lines.  We will look at different forms of prose and poetry and use our imagination.  There is no right or wrong, good, better, or best.  Only you can judge if you could do better.  It's a chance to enlarge the view of what you can do.  It's an opportunity to be funny, tragic, scientific, loving, surprising, etc. Please bring a tablet, a pen or pencil, and the excitement of something new.

Moving Gently With Creative Purpose (MGCP)

LISA SMITH

Creative dance movement for older adults;  This class is NOT about high-flying athleticism. MGCP seeks to find expressive movement within the aging body.  Dancers may move as much or little as they feel is within their capacity and desire.  Participants may also dance from chairs when necessary. We will use available movement patterns from which to craft a movement language for expressing musicality, meaning, and mind/heart connections.  Added benefits include better balance, alignment, muscle tone, and a sense of community for exploring the expressive powers of the body.  Participants will dance in bare feet or socks and comfortable clothing.  No formal dancewear is required.

3:15 PM

Plant Base Food Cooking Continued

JACQUELINE CORDOVA

"There's No Place Like Home" A Guide to Interior Design Wizardry

STEPHEN J LEDESMA

Floors to ceilings and everything in between. Applying the fundamentals of interior design in practical, economical and efficient methods for your home. How to make smart investment decisions whether refreshing or remodeling. Discussing trends, colors, materials, lighting and furnishings for kitchens, baths, living rooms and outdoor spaces. Discovering your home's assets to optimize its potential whether to "age in place" or increase resale market value.

Psychoactive Plants: Medicines or Poisons?

ARMANDO GONZALEZ PhD

Since the dawn of time, humans have used a plethora of hallucinogenic plants and mushrooms to alter their consciousness, communicate with their deities, as well as to treat various ailments. This course will cover the main characteristics and traditional uses of Ayahuasca, Cannabis, Coca, Kava, Khat, Kratom, Peyote, Poppy, Tobacco, and the "magic mushrooms".  We will emphasize their possible medical benefits as well as the risks associated with them.

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Thursday

1:30 PM

Before They Were Movies

LEANNE VON MITTENWALD

Many of the books listed on the 100 BEST THRILLERS OF ALL TIME became movies. Was the director's version the same or even similar to the author's version? Find out as we watch and analyze some of our favorite movies that were first books!

French Language and Culture

FRANCE PETERS

This class is divided into three sections. The class focuses on oral communication. We will cover pronunciation, short dialogue and French culture. We will be using the French in 10 Minutes a Day book (2005 -2018 editions). The book can be purchased at Barnes & Nobles or Amazon. New students and past students welcome.

The Yucatan Express: How our migratory songbirds return to their breeding grounds from Mexico and South America

JOHN GROVES

This course will show the marvel of Migration and highlight the large variety of birds that spend half the year in the Neo-tropics. Many of these birds are our most colorful and popular songbirds! Mechanics and routes of various species will be used to illustrate the flight. Special attention will be given to species that fly through the El Paso area and field trips will provide looks at our travelers going North.

3:15 PM

Progetto Italiano (A1-A2) part 2

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 for adults and teens that have little- to-no prior experience with the language. We will continue to work over units 5-9. This class is a continuation of previous classes. New participants are welcome!

Reiki Level II

SUKHIDEVI

Continue your Reiki journey with this gentle and natural hands-on energy healing technique.  Completion of Reiki Level I is required prior to taking this class. Topics include the first three Reiki symbols, distant healing, infusing inanimate objects with Reiki, and advanced information on chakras. The course includes a Reiki II course manual and a Certificate of completion.     

Why Hitler? Explaining Hitler's Rise through Film

EVERETT DAGUE PhD

Hitler and Nazism provide irrational perspectives on the world, yet Germany accepted his ideas. This class addresses why they did so by looking at media, specifically film, and examining how Hitler made his case to the German people. It will include a look at propaganda used to justify the Holocaust.

Singing Made Easy!

MAUREEN KETON & MARY BETH

Singing for all! Have you always wanted to sing, but were afraid to try! This class is for you. We will explore a variety of musical styles and have fun making music! No experience necessary. We will be accompanied on the piano by Mary Beth Harper.

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Friday

9:00 AM

Landscape in Oils (Class A) -Continued

ROSARIO PONTE

11:00 AM

Painting Abstracts - Continued

DAVINIA NG MIRAVAL

11:15 AM

Landscape in Oils (Class B-Continued

ROSARIO PONTE

1:00 PM

Portrait Painting-Continued

RAAFAT MAXIMOS

1:30 PM

Drawing is Learning -Continued

CHRISTIAN GERSTHEIMER

Easy Vinyasa Yoga

PHYLLIS PRICE

Just challenging enough, with movement powered by breath and the whole of you PRESENT.  You'll practice techniques developed over the last 5,000+ year to create HEALTH:  asanas - postures that build strength & flexibility, balance & focus; Pranayama - breathing techniques you can use to calm and/or energize; pratyahara - meditation techniques you can employ to quieten "busy brain".  Western research now supports the benefits of Yoga practice.

A Tour of The Spanish Language Through Music: Lyrics Of The Heart (Spanish Part 3)

VIRIDIANA VIDANA

This class is intended for those who know little to some basic Spanish (those that have previously taken a Spanish course either at OLLI or another place) and who wish to enrich their linguistic repertoire through the delighting sounds of music. We will travel around different musical eras and genres to learn not only about vocabulary, language tenses, formal and informal commands, but also about popular culture and senses. Get ready to sing, dance and have fun!

Resistance During the Holocaust Through Art, Music, & Poetry

JAMIE FLORES

Exploration of the artistic - poetry, art, music, theatre - means of coping with and resisting oppression and persecution during the Holocaust by Jewish survivors and victims. Special focus on the cultural and artistic resistance in the ghettos and concentration camps.

The Role Of Legal Philosophy In The American Federal Judiciary

CESAR R. RIVERA, JD, MA.

Judicial nominees to the federal court system are inclined to assert their legal neutrality at their confirmation hearings by claiming that they simply apply the law (instead of making law), or that they simply "call balls or strikes" (rather than pitching).  The reality is a bit more complex. This course will cover several schools of legal thought (e.g., natural law, legal positivism, legal realism, critical legal studies), as well as positions on the legitimacy of civil disobedience, legal punishment, and religious advocacy, in order to clarify to what extent federal judges bring their legal philosophies to bear in their judicial decisions.

3:15 PM

Still Life Painting -Continued

RAAFAT MAXIMOS


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