STUDENTS 50+ EDUCATION PROGRAM
GRAMMAR, THE WRITE WAY
"(To/Two/Too) who/whom it may consern... you're/your special/especial attention to/too/ two this course will/shall be helpful to your/you're creative writing inspirations/aspirations?" The conventions of writing – spelling and punctuation – are often daunting challenges for those who wish to become effective authors. This course has been designed to ensure you know how to select the proper word and the correct punctuation mark which best communicates your thoughts. Join us for in-depth discussions, hands-on assignments and penetrating insights into how, and sometimes why, Grammar the Write Way is a path to strong, descriptive and connected written communication.
THE ART OF HAIKU: HOW TO AMERICANIZE THIS ANCIENT POETRY FORM
This course offers students an insight into traditional haiku writing, while developing their own Western style of creating these 17-syllable word-jewels. Students will write and share their poems in a workshop setting.
Prerequisites: No experience necessary.
What if you really did decide to write your memoirs? This course focuses on the practice and development of the memoir: the narrative composed from personal experience. Memoirs are autobiographical but aren't limited to the restrictions of adhering to chronology. Each student will choose a subject or event in their life and then write a short account that will be read to the group for evaluation as to suitability, style and effectiveness. At the conclusion of the course, each student will have generated sketches of their life and experience that can serve as a permanent record.
Supplies: At the first class meeting, students will need to bring a notepad and pen. Additional supplies may be necessary and will be discussed at the first class meeting.
Drawing and Painting
Improve your observation skills gain the skills to translate what you see onto paper. Regardless of skill level, anyone can learn fundamental drawing techniques to enhance their creative capabilities. This course, for beginners as well as those who are more advanced, takes a look at drawing through a series of related steps and diverse techniques.
Supplies: For the first class meeting, please bring a sketchbook, pencils and two erasers, Kneaded, Magic, or a similar brand. Additional supplies are required for this course; the instructor will hand out a supply list at the first class meeting.
Textbooks: No Textbook Required.
PAINTING: OIL OR ACRYLIC
Choose from oil or acrylic and learn a wide variety of technical and conceptual areas, including still-life, landscape, portraiture and abstraction. This is a great one-on-one course with lots of individual attention. Beginners to advanced painters are welcome.
Supplies: The course supply list is available at first class meeting, but bring whatever art supplies you already have to the first class.
Textbooks: No Textbook Required.
SQUARE KNOT MACRAME CHARM NECKLACE
BEADED HOOP EARRING
GARDENING WITH THE MASTERS
HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE ISSUES THAT AFFECT US?
How we get our news and what it says to us is changing dramatically. This course will challenge students to make choices in determining the sources of their news information. It will also assist them in selecting what events and topics deserve research and discussion in order to understand their impact on our lives.
ARE AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS FACING EXTINCTION? - PART I
Learn why your traditional newspaper has become almost an afterthought in providing daily news and whether it's too late for most newspapers to survive in the Internet Age. Trace the history of American journalism and why the press is the only non-governmental organization offered protection in the U.S. Constitution. Explore the explosion of Internet content and learn the differences among blogs, non-newspaper "news" sites, and Web video content.
Your instructor is Barry Hoffman, a news executive whose journalism experience has spanned more than 45 years and included radio news broadcasting, reporting and editing with United Press International, and top editor assignments at major newspaper companies, including Gannett and Times Mirror.
ADVANCED LEVEL PIANO FOR ADULTS 50+
RELEASE YOUR PAST FOR A NEW YOU
This course will use an interactive step-process with handouts and exercises from the instructor's book Move Past Your Past - a process for freeing your life. You will create empowerment in various areas of your life, such as awareness, fear, anger, doubt, forgiveness and self-sabotage.
FINANCIAL MISTAKES TO AVOID DURING RETIREMENT
HONEY, I'M STILL HOME: RE-CREATING YOUR MARRIAGE FOR RETIREMENT
* CONCURRENT: WORD 2013, PART ONE
* CONCURRENT: EXCEL 2013, PART ONE
* CONCURRENT: EXCEL 2013, PART TWO