OLLI SUMMER 2017 CLASS LIST

REGISTRATION RUNS MAY 15 - MAY 27TH

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MONDAYS -BEGINNING June 5, 2017

1:30 PM

REPUJADO: METAL EMBOSSING

Romy Saenz Hawkins

Metal Embossing also known as Repujado in Spanish or Repoussé 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 will learn the basic techniques, and a beginner kit project will be available for $10  payable at the first class. Advanced students will review intermediate and advanced level techniques. Class is bilingual. This is a two-hour. Extra Fee is $15.00. Class Limit 20.

VICTORIAN AND MODERN POETS AND THEIR TIMES THIS CLASS IS FULL!!

Grace Haddox

Come and discover the energetic and varied work of Victorian writers such as Alfred, Lord Tennyson, the Brownings, Christina Rossetti, and Emily Bronte. The modern period will cover Thomas Hardy's poetry, as well as the work of several World War I poets. We will discuss not only the poetry of these amazing authors but also their lives and the events that helped shape their work.

3:15 PM

THE THREE DIMENSIONAL MEDIA:SCULPTURE AND ARCHITECTURE: A SURVEY

Davinia Miraval

In this class you will be able to recognize construction systems in famous buildings around the world as well as identify types and techniques used to create amazing sculptures. You will learn about the processes and how artists use them to create their work.  

SPANISH IMMERSION

Viridiana Vidana

The course is designed to immerse students in Spanish so that they may be able to communicate under different circumstances (greet/introduce themselves to a friend/give basic commands/ask for directions/elicit information) and above all, communicate effectively. The class will not be based on grammar (although we will see some of it) but rather on tasks and total physical response.

TUESDAYS -BEGINNING June 6, 2017

1:30 PM

MEDITATION AND THE POWER OF INTENTION

Lynn Provenzano

Learn to find energetic balance through the positive field of intention and the experience of mediation. Practice meditation techniques, discover the difference between desire and intention, and develop the power within yourself to achieve healthier living.

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC, BALLET AND OPERA FROM OR INSPIRED BY SPAIN AND IBERIA THIS CLASS IS FULL!!

Steve Schiller

Full-length video performance of De Falla's Sombrero de Tres Picos Ballet. Video presentation of the music of South American Composer Villa-Lobos with Mexican composer Revueltas and others, Ravel's Rhapsody Espanol, Rimski-Korsakov's Capriccio Espanol, Debussy's Iberia, Bernstein's Mambo and America from West Side Story. The instructor, Steve Schiller, is a member of the trumpet sections of both the Las Cruces and El Paso Symphonies and will discuss the music from the perspective of a symphony musician.

3:15 PM

AROMATHERAPY AND ESSENTIAL OILS FOR HEALTHY LIVING

Dr. Armando Gonzalez

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to promote healing and a feeling of well-being and relaxation. This course will explain the safe use of various essential oils and their proper blending. 

WOMEN ARTISTS IN SURREALISM

Anthony Rodriguez

Female artists of the surrealist movment from the 1920's through the 1950's--example: Frida Kahló, Remedios Varo, Leonor Fini, Kay Sage, Leonora Carrington and many more.

WEDNESDAYS-BEGINNING June 7, 2017

1:30 PM

CHINA, YESTERDAY AND TODAY

Paul Huchton

This course offers a brief history and demography of China, the current political situation (including leadership) and many photos of the country.

AN INTRODUCTION TO CELTIC SPIRITUALITY

Rev. Neal Locke

This class will explore the rich tapestry of Celtic spiritual thought and practice in Ireland and Scotland during pre-Christian "Pagan" times, through the era of St. Patrick and Celtic Christianity and beyond into the modern (post-Christian) expressions of Celtic spirituality. We will approach our subject through art, music, literature, history and time for individual reflection and practice.

3:15 PM

COMPLACENCIAS

Jesus Burciaga

Recuerde usted que en su juventud pidió a las radiodifusoras que tocaran un disco dedicado a la pretendiente . ¿No se acuerda de KAMA, la J, la PZ, la QK, la K 102, la K OYE? Este verano las sesiones buscan deleitar a usted con los temas que m&aacutres le gusten. Para la primera clase sugiero: la Microhistoria del Segundo Barrio como un recuerdo a nuestro querido compañero Alfred Goytia. También podemos hablar de un nuevo libro con tema viejísimo, basado en El Paso Morning Times de hace un siglo. Luego les diré el título pues ahora se me olvidó. Tomen en cuenta que "la parte más importante para la identidad de un pueblo es su lenguaje, sus tradiciones y costumbres. Sin el español sería esto muy distinto a lo que es".  

In English

Remember when in your youth you would ask the radio stations to play a record dedicated to a girlfriend? Don&rsquo you remember KAMA, J, PZ, QK, K102, KOYE..? This summer we will try to delight you with subjects that you like the most. For the first class I recommend the Microhistory of the Second Ward in memory of our dear companion, Alfred Goytia. We can also talk about a new book with a very old subject, based on the El Paso Morning Times of a century ago. I will give you the title later because I have forgotten it right now. Bear in mind that "the most important part of a people’s identity is its language, its traditions, and its customs". Without Spanish, this would be very different from what it is. NOTE: Even if you are not a fluent Spanish speaker, you may appreciate Mr. burciaga’s class. His grasp of the Spanish language and his knowledge of El Paso History make his classes quite enjoyable, and yes he can answer English questions!!!

BEGINNING RECORDER (HANDS ON MUSIC HISTORY)

Ricky Vilardell

Learn how to play a charming instrument and learn a thing or two about early music history! Although it is mostly thought of as a child’s instrument in the United States, the recorder has been played by professional musicians since the Middle Ages and comes in a wide variety of sizes. It is widely used in school music classes due to its portability and ability to easily produce a pleasant sound. Additionally, the recorder can serve as an ideal "gateway" instrument to other woodwind instruments such as clarinet, oboe and saxophone. You will need to bring your own Instrument. A Yamaha 28B Alto Recorder can be purchased for as little as $20.00 (Amazon), or sweetpipes.com. (You may email the instructor, ricksax06@hotmail.com, if you have questions.)

4:30 PM

EASY VINYASA YOGA

Phyllis Price

Vinyasa means moving with the breath. Yoga means union. Adapted to your abilities, you'll be practicing 5,000 year old yogic techniques (pranayama/breathing, pratyahara/meditation, and asana/postures) proven to benefit the whole of us. You will build focus, calmness, strength, flexibility, energy, lung capacity - and often, delight. You'll be working with all your body's systems to restore balance, hence health. You should bring your own mat . Park in Lot P-9, across from Memorial Gym.

THURSDAYS -BEGINNING JUNE 8, 2017

1:30 PM

THE ART OF VERSAILLES

Nicholas Dahle

Come explore the beauty, intrigue and the scandal that is the Palace of Versailles. Explore the palace through the eyes of the kings who resided there. See the style of each king, his tastes and fancies. Students will explore the clothing and costume that could make or break a courtier. We'll see the buildings that inspired Versailles and their illustrious owners. Come explore the jewel that is the Palace of Versailles. Lecture one: Aspirations of a King. Lecture two: The Making of a Palace, Lecture three: Court Life, Lecture 4: Painting, Lecture 5: Costume, Lecture 6: The Gardens.

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 early filmmakers developed and mastered film techniques that still influence filmaking today.

3:15 PM

THE ART OF SPAIN

Kathleen Key

Travel with us to "España!" This class will cover the art and architecture of incredible cities and towns all over Spain. We will spend three sessions in the south and three sessions in the north. We include the museums and churches of Madrid; study how Islam and the Moors of North Africa have influenced the history of Spain, especially in art and architecture and we will also study Spanish culture and nightlife and learn why Spanish art is a jewel!  

HOLLYWOOD SCANDALS OF THE GOLDEN AGE

CATHERINE DICKASON

Explore mysterious deaths of movie stars, sexual scandals, adulterous love affairs, studio cover-ups and lasting love stories during the Golden Age of Hollywood! We will discuss the behind-the-scenes lifestyles of some of Hollywood's greatest stars and meet some of the most powerful studio moguls who shaped and attempted to control "more stars than the heavens!"


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