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OLLI Class Schedule SUMMER 2015

June 26 - August 21

summer

SUMMER CLASS LIST

Monday Classes

Foundations of Investing
This class will cover the foundations of investing including lessons on how to evaluate bonds, read stocks and tables, fixed income investments, mutual funds, asset allocation, asset management, long term care insurance, and retirement plans. The class also covers tips in selection of a professional financial advisor and what to expect when working with a financial advisor. Each class includes time for answering
your specific investment questions. No products or services are sold, endorsed, or marketed in any way.
Instructor: Andy Dilsaver, B.S., Financial & Marketing advisor
Mondays, June 29 – Aug. 17
8:00 - 9:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Exploring Meditation
We will learn about and try several different types of meditation using mindfulness, mantras, breath, visualization, and relaxation. Take time to go within.
Instructor: Jane Adair, Ph.D. Physical Education
Mondays, June 29 – July 20 (4 weeks)
8:15 – 9:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Spanish: Grammar, Conversation, & Composition II
This course is a continuation of last session’s Beginning Grammar,
Conversation, & Composition class. New students should have completed at least one semester of high school Spanish. The grammar and composition aspects will be based on dialogues (conversations) which will be studied and practiced in class. In order to reach class goals, there will be homework. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Murray Sokoloff, B.A., M.A. CSULB, Secondary Education
Mondays, June 29 – Aug. 17
9:45 - 11:15 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Longevity Stick
This class promotes physical fitness, increased energy, and mental
relaxation. Longevity stick involves gentle motions, stimulates blood
circulation, increases flexibility, aids balance and coordination, is easy to learn, and is fun! Bring a one-inch dowel, one to two inches longer than your height, with rubber (not plastic) end caps. This equipment is available at Lowe’s, Home Depot, or most hardware stores. Tennis or athletic shoes are recommended, as is loose and layered clothing.
Instructor: Camilla Marie Gartland, certified longevity stick instructor
Mondays, June 29 – Aug. 17
10:00 - 11:30 AM

714 Pacific Ave., Park Pacific Tower Garden

Secret History of Rock and Roll Roots from the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and Beyond
Class will consist of record spinning, 45s and LPs of original recordings of giant hits, obscure tunes and original versions of well-known songs and the stories behind them. Class participation in the form of observations and questions will be encouraged. It’s about the fun inherent in the type of influential music that’s not heard anymore
on the radio.
Instructor: Steve Propes, BA, R&B DJ on KLON 1981-1990; Charter TV DJ 1990 - 2000; taught rock history CSULB Ext. Division; author of 8 books on rock history
Mondays, June 29 – August 3 (6 weeks)

10:00 - 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Health Science and Health Care: Our Body Systems
A review of anatomy and physiology. Aimed to achieve a better understanding of our body structure and functions in the normal, diseased, and aged states. This will help understanding life phenomena, signs of disease, its prevention and the healing process. We’ll discuss these in relation to the effects of the environment and of aging.
Instructor: Dr. Edgar Moran Professor of Medicine, Emeritus University of California, Irvine
Mondays, June 29 – Aug. 17
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Ukulele
Beginner Class

You can learn to play songs with no prior musical training! Learn the joy of making your own music. Join us for hands on training. Be amazed at what you can do! Bring your uke and plan to have a lot of fun.
Advanced
Continuing class for learning the ukulele. Learn new strumming techniques. Learn to recognize chord patterns. Learn simple chord melodies and tips and tricks to enhance your playing skills.
Instructor: Pedro Rodriguez
Mondays, June 29 – Aug. 17
Beg: 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM Advanced: 12:30 – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Cancer: Causes, Prevention, Early Detection, and Control
Major progress has been achieved in the understanding of the causes of cancer and refined methods of diagnosis and treatment are being used. Cancer prevention and early detection are mandatory and many types of cancer are curable. Cancer is no longer the most lethal of chronic diseases but the most chronic of lethal diseases.
Instructor: Dr. Edgar Moran, Professor of Medicine, Emeritus University Calif. Irvine
Mondays, June 29 – August 17
1:30 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Short Stories
Join us to read and discuss a new selection of impressive short stories. The short story is sometimes an under-appreciated art form. The characters must be established quickly and efficiently. The author must create tone, voice, style, atmosphere, point of view, and communicate an aspect of our human condition. Let us see if the short stories we read meet the criteria. Class limit: 18 LW residents receive priority registration for this class.
Instructor: Fern Ramirez and members of the class
Mondays, June 29 – Aug. 17
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 4

Play the Recorder
Learn to play the recorder and discover the pleasures of creating music. The recorder is an early instrument popular during Medieval and Renaissance time and currently is gaining new popularity. This class is open to those who know nothing of the recorder and to those who know a little. Please bring your own recorder. Recorders are available for those without one.
Instructor: Muriel Pendelton
Mondays, July 29 – Aug. 17
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 1011

 

Tuesday Classes

Longevity Stick
The purpose of Longevity Stick is to prevent disease, protect your health, and increase concentration. The objectives include developing better balance, increasing physical strength by stretching the muscles and tendons, and supplying a greater amount of oxygen to the body through deep breathing. Bring a one-inch dowel, one to two inches longer than your height, with rubber (not plastic) end caps. Athletic shoes are recommended,as is loose, layered clothing.
Class Leader: Shona Howe
Tuesdays, June 30 – Aug. 18
9:00 – 10:00 AM
CSULB, LifeFit Center, KIN 107

Everything You Wanted to Know about Football... But Were Afraid to Ask!
Would you like to develop a greater understanding and appreciation for football and enhance your viewing experience? Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a forward pass and a fumble, a touchdown and a tight end, and what makes the Super Bowl so super? This interactive course will cover the basics of American football, including its history and evolution; the essentials of offense, defense, and scoring; explanations and diagrams of basic plays; and enough football vocabulary to allow you to watch a football game with your friends and family without having to ask “what just happened?” Bring your questions, no matter how basic.
Instructor: Bob Cooney, M.A., former football and basketball coach, Seton Hall, New York
Tuesdays, June 30 – Aug. 18
10:00 – 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

A Play Reading Circle XI
Experience drama first-hand! Join this class to read plays from various historical periods; learn about the playwrights and the times in which they lived; and discuss the significance and value of each play. A list of the plays to be covered and the recommended translation to purchase or borrow from the library will be available in the first week. Class Limit: 15
Instructor: Muriel Pendleton
Tuesdays, June 30 – Aug. 18
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

17th Century Ireland
Modern Ireland was born in the 17th century. Beginning with the Flight of the Earls and ending with the Flight of the Wild Geese, it was a century of rebellion, plantation, invasion, siege, exile, and an Irish battle for the English throne. Through a series of documentary films and discussions, we will explore a most consequential era of Irish – and British – history.
Instructor: Bill Fitzpatrick
Tuesdays, June 30 – Aug. 18
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

DreamDoors
Sleep and dreaming are essentials for health and wholeness. The purpose of this class is to appreciate dreams as an art form. Each night of sleep contains 5-6 entries into unconscious dreamscape scenarios. A variety of methods will be explored for incubation and retrieval of both the contents and accompanying emotions of dreams. By focusing on interpretive skills we can enhance our innate and idiosyncratic wisdoms. Class limit: 15 LW residents receive priority registration for this class.
Instructor: Barbara L. Reinhart, M.A.
Tuesdays, June 30 – Aug. 18
2:30 - 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

The 1965 Sculpture Symposium: Art intersects technology and
international boundaries on the CSULB campus

The University Art Museum is preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the California International Sculpture Symposium in an archival exhibition opening in September of 2015. Christina Alegria, Interim Curator of Education, will present a five-part overview of the historic 1965 symposium that paired
artists and industry to produce the first sculptures to grace the CSULB campus. The class will include contextual background on the artists and their innovative processes, as well as insights from newly uncovered research, historic films, and first hand accounts from participants that have been unearthed in the planning of the exhibition. The class will include an on-site tour of the sculpture on our campus.
Instructor: Christina Alegria, B.A. Art History and Comparative Literature, M.A. Candidate in Art History and Museum Studies
Tuesdays, July 21 – Aug. 18
(5 weeks)
3:15 - 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

FREE EVENT
Social Security Benefit Planning Workshop

Did you know there are over 500 different ways that enrollees can claim benefits?
Or that one can claim 50% of one’s ex-spouse’s benefits?
Or that one can earn 8% per year for delaying benefits?
This informative and easy to understand class will be led by John Pak, who will simplify some of the more popular rules as well as the confusing ones. He will revisit the origins of the Social Security system, take a closer look at the mechanics of the program, and explore the ways in which individuals can maximize benefits and avoid the pitfalls. People who have worked hard all their lives will be in a better position to get the most out of their benefits by attending this class.
Instructor: John Pak, CFP,RICP
Tuesday, July 7
3:15-4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

FREE EVENT
Medicare 101

Understanding Medicare is becoming more relevant in the retirement community as an estimated 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 each day for the next 19 years according to the Pew Research Center. This basic course begins with a brief history and overview of the Medicare program, then dives into more in-depth details about the various parts of Medicare, which includes Part A-for hospitalization coverage, Part B-for physicians’ coverage, Part C-Medicare Advantage, and Part D-the prescription drug program.
In addition, the course provides valuable information on Medicare Supplemental insurance and how these policies may provide coverage and benefits to fill in the “gaps” in Medicare coverage. The available Medicare Supplement, or Medigap, plans are discussed, with details provided about each of the individual policies that are titled Plan A through N.
Instructor: John Pak, CFP, RICP
Tuesday, July 14
3:15-4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

 

 

Wednesday Classes

Elementary Japanese 101
Students will be coached in polite expressions and “survival Japanese” and given further insight on Japanese daily life and customs. “Hiragana” and “Katakana” (the two Japanese syllabaries) will be introduced in connection with basic reading and writing. CDs and video clips featuring native speakers will be used regularly to facilitate listening and speaking. Class limit: 25
Instructor: William J. Teweles, Ph.D.
Wednesdays, July 1 – Aug. 19
8:15 – 9:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Taking Better Photos
This class will focus primarily on composition, the philosophies of master photographers, and getting the best from your camera. Some sessions will be devoted to shooting pictures. You need not have a film or digital camera. If you do, be sure to bring it and your camera instruction manual to the first class.
Class Leader: Terry Fiskin
Wednesdays, July 1 – Aug. 19
9:30 - 11:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

California Diversa
Consider the human cultural diversity Southern Californians may experience during a routine shopping trip: get hungry, skip the burger, and from several ethnic choices enjoy a tasty Mexican tamal while hearing four languages and seeing as many architectural styles. History can help us understand and appreciate why and how these three “foundation” cultures came to California, made it their homeland, and left a lasting legacy: the “First People,” the Tongva (for whom the current CSULB campus land was a very important village site); the kingdom of Spain, culturally diverse herself, whose colonial policies led to the inclusion of the Tongva and millions of other New World “Indios” into their colonial societies; and the Anglo-American United States, whose conquest and annexation of Mexican California added robust and innovative new dimensions to our culture.*
Finally we propose that from this diversity Southern California has emerged with its own regional culture and vision of the “California Dream.” We conclude by seeking a definition of that dream and discussing its current status.

*The final two class sessions (July 29 & August 5) will be held at Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens. Convenient free parking at the site.

Instructor: Ron Redman, Ph.D. Spanish; U.S.C., Latin American Studies; N.D.E.A. Scholar, Linguistics and Language Acquisition.
Wednesdays, July 1 – Aug. 5
10:00 – 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Advance Directive Workshop
An Advance Directive is a form you fill out to describe the kind of medical care you want to have if something happens to you and you cannot speak for yourself. It tells your family and your doctor what to do if you’re badly hurt or have a serious illness that keeps you from saying what you want. Join Constance, a registered nurse, as she explains the importance of an advance directive and walks you through how to fill out the forms. Class limit: 35
Instructor: Constance Malaambo, Registered Nurse and Masters in Homeopathy
Wednesdays, Aug. 5-19 (3 wks)
10:00 – 11:30 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Self Hypnosis for Relaxation,Self Improvement, and Fun
This is a fun filled adventure into the benefits of Self Hypnosis and other self directed techniques which improve the quality of life. Self Hypnosis is effective in many areas of life including stress reduction, relaxation, pain relief, self control, positive thinking and better sleep, but best of all more JOY. Each class will end with a guided meditation.
Instructor: Donna Kannard, Ph.D., author of Trance Magic
Wednesdays, July 1 – Aug. 19
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

Caruso and the Golden Age of Opera
In “The Great Caruso” class taught in the Summer 2014 OLLI session, we listened to the legendary tenor’s earliest rare recordings from 1901-06. Many of his performances were accompanied by only a tinkling piano or, later, a small studio orchestra. By 1906, when Caruso joined the Metropolitan Opera, he reigned as its wonder-voice until his collapse on stage and subsequent death in 1921. During this time, the Victor Recording Co. had exclusive rights to his disks, which Victor audiologists controlled with fidelity according to the accustical standards then in place. Singing in ensembles with him were such celebrated artists as Melba, Tetralini, Schumann-Heink, Galli-Curci, Ruffo, Scotti, Farrar, and others of the “Golden Age of Opera.” Golden? Are not all vocal ages wondrous? Judge for yourself.
Instructor: Les Mittleman, Ph.D
Wednesdays, July 1 – Aug. 19
11:45 – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Watercolor Painting
Learn to paint using watercolors with a talented teacher and artist. Bring your own supplies to the Leisure World classroom to try out new techniques in a guided setting.
Class limit: 25 LW residents receive priority registration for this class.
Instructor: Ladd Terry
Wednesdays, July 1 – Aug. 19
1:00 – 3:00 PM
LW Clubhouse 4, Art Room

Understanding the American Revolution and the Origins of our Government
The crisis with Great Britain in the 1760s and early 1770s brought on by the series of actions of Parliament to tax and control the colonies gave birth to the formulation of revolutionary thought by the founding fathers. How this led to the Constitution and the creation of a completely new form of government that had never existed in the history of the world will be the focus of our study. Class limit: 25
Instructor: James Espinosa, M.A. Arts, Political Science
Wednesdays, July 1 – Aug. 19
11:45 – 1:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Travel Without Luggage
Come travel the world from the comfort and convenience of the classroom. No fear of losing your passport, drinking the water, standing in line for a long flight in a tight cabin, leaving you with swollen ankles and feeling jet-lagged. Each week, travel to another part of the world. Watch juvenile gorillas, as a giant silver back keeps vigil over his troop deep in the jungle of Uganda. Visit the colorful ancient tribes of the Omo Valley and attend the annual Meskel Festival in a month long sojourn throughout Ethiopia. Experience winter in Yellowstone and track wolves on snowshoes and a 4-wheel drive and not get cold. Swim with the Humpback whales of the Silver Banks. Learn about lemurs when you visit Madagascar. These are only a few of the destinations to be visited during this second arm chair travel program at OLLI. No repeat destinations from the 2014 Spring program.
Your Guide will be: Jackie Baird-Bunker, Local Film Maker
Wednesdays, July 1 – Aug. 19
1:30 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Building Blocks of Investing
The class will cover a wide variety of topics related to personal investing including: basics of financial planning, how to read stock tables, fixed income investments, bonds, long term care insurance, retirement plans, annuities, distribution options for retirement plans, overview of estate planning, and what you should know and expect in selecting and working with a professional financial planner. No products or services are sold, endorsed, or marketed in any way.
Instructor: Steve Masoner, Investment Counselor
Wednesdays, July 1 – Aug. 19
1:30 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Write, Edit, Rewrite, Publish your Non-fiction!
Have you wanted to see your own personal experiences in print? This is a workshop for those who want to write, seek honest but respectful critiquing, and get help with final editing. Opportunities for publishing will be discussed. There is nothing quite like seeing your work in print.
Class limit: 10

Instructor: Sallie Rodman,Certif. Professional Writing,Published in over 36 Chicken Soup for the Soul books
Wednesdays, July 1 – Aug. 19
3:15 – 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Effective Communication
This class will expose attendees to various communication principles and skills. There will be brief didactic presentations followed by class participation aimed at enhancing personal communication skills. The class is interactive between presenters and students as well as between students. Some of the topics covered include: mindfulness in communication, assertive communication skills, basic elements of the communication process, how to tailor communication to the preferences of the receiver, and basics of conflict resolution. Let’s learn and have some fun doing it.
Instructors: Herb Glazeroff, Ph.D., psychotherapist; and Tere Sievers, M.A., M.F.T., specializing in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Wednesdays, July 1 – Aug. 5 (6 weeks)
3:15 - 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

The Art of Words: Creative Writing Experience
Using the Amherst Writers & Artists method, this workshop will help you banish fear and silence your inner critic. Through the use of prompts and exercises, you’ll explore, create and surprise yourself with weekly writings. The Art of Words offers the new, experienced, and shy writer a
safe and supportive space to take risks and learn from one another. No writing experience necessary.
Instructor: Marta Ceja Mora, Certified leader of workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider
Wednesdays, July 1 – Aug. 19
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Alpert Jewish Community Center

 

Thursday Classes

Longevity Stick – “Movement is the best Medicine”
The purpose is to help prevent disease and deterioration, protect your health and increase body awareness. Combining eastern and western medical knowledge, the 12 easy–to-learn movements aid in developing better balance, coordination, flexibility, strength, breathing capacity, mental focus and concentration. Bring a one-inch dowel - one to two inches longer than your height - with rubber (not plastic) end caps. Athletic shoes are recommended, as is loose and layered clothing.
Class limit: 25 LW residents have priority registration for this class.
Instructors: Lynne Marsh, M.A.
Wednesdays, July 2 – Aug. 20
8:30 – 9:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 6, room 6C

A Novel Approach to Memoir Writing
A former kamikaze pilot. A man from Holland whose family hid Jews during World War II. The man who invented “rice crispy” ice cream. The woman who wrote her stories based on family recipes. They’ve written their memoirs. When are you going to write yours? How about now?
Memoir Writing is the only OLLI class that has met every semester since OLLI began, and its longevity is witness to the fact that every person has at least one unique and fascinating story. In the class, students read stories they have written at home and receive comments and feedback. Students learn from each other as well as from the instructors, who provide writing prompts, recommended reading lists, and other memoirwriting resources. Critiques are gentle and designed to encourage writers of all levels and educational backgrounds, including those for whom English is a second language.
Class Leaders: Florence Dodge & Josephine Fitzpatrick
Wednesdays, July 2 – Aug. 20
8:30 – 10:00 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Current Real Estate Trends
Have you heard that real estate is a fast changing industry? Do you want to gain a perspective to evaluate the market? Do you want to learn how to evaluate properties for sale or property management tips? Come to this class to discuss and learn about the ever-changing real estate business. See changes in lending and banking business. There is no
real estate market-it is a neighborhood market. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Alan Fasnacht, M.A., real estate agent & broker, owner: escrow & mortgage company, property mgmt.
Wednesdays, July 2 – Aug. 20
9:00 – 10:30 AM

CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Tai Chi Chih
Come learn and experience the deep relaxation and serenity of
Tai Chi Chih. This is the American version of a Chinese system for
maintaining health. It is known as “moving meditation” which brings
about inner peace and quietness. This is a great way to obtain great health. It has 19 movements and one pose. All levels are welcome.
Instructor: Florence St. Peter
Wednesdays, July 2 – Aug. 20
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

Non-Violent Communication and Conflict Resolution: Effective and Practical Skills for Problem-Solving
Do you have conflicts with friends, acquaintances, family, and other people you love? This course will help you learn new ways of communicating and also to develop a set of skills to talk with people more effectively about difficult issues and situations. In addition, participants will adopt a philosophy of how they want to relate orally to others. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Susan Rice, DSW, Professor Emerita, CSULB School of Social Work
Thursdays, July 2 - August 6 (6 weeks)
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

National and International Current Events and Issues
Students will participate in a friendly discussion of current events and issues in national and international news. They will be encouraged to be informed, make comments, express opinions, and periodically disagree with each other while remaining
courteous.
Instructors: Carl Curtis & Jim Espinosa
Thursdays, July 2 – Aug. 20
12:00 – 1:30 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Mosaic Creations, Level I and II
Learn to design, cut, break, and grout tile and glass to create all types of decorative items: pots, frames, mirrors, bowls, hot pads, etc. Discover a relaxing hobby that you can do anywhere. Class will be at a beginners level and at an advanced level for returning students. Ideas are limited only by your creativity. Cost of materials will depend on the item you selection to decorate: approx. $5 - $15. Class limit: 20
Instructors: Barry and Shelly Levinson, life long crafters
Thursdays, July 9 - August 6 (5 weeks)
1:00 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

Tai Chi Chih
Tai Chi Chih is an American version of a Chinese system for maintaining health and balance. There are 19 movements and one pose in this discipline. Students can be taught this simple program regardless of physical capability. Class limit: 30
Class Leader: Al Talberg
Thursdays, July 2 – Aug. 20
1:15 – 2:00 PM
LifeFit Center, KIN 107

From Absolutism to Republic: Louis XIV to Louis Napoleon and Beyond
Join Historian, Doreen Seelig, and Art Historian, Christina Alegria, on a journey through France’s evolution from an absolute monarchy to an empire and republic. We will examine France’s emblematic art from Rococo through the Neoclassic and Romantic periods, including such luminaries as Boucher, Fragonard, Chardin, David, Ingres, and Delacroix. This survey of French history will include highlights from relevant art, literature, culture, and, of course, Doreen’s signature presentation of titillating scandals along the way!
Instructors, Doreen Seelig, B.A. history, UCLA; M.A. history, Loyola-Marymount & Chris Alegria, B.A.
Art History and Comparative Literature, M.A. Candidate in Art History and Museum Studies
Wednesdays, July 2 – Aug. 20
1:45 – 3:15 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Shall We Dance?
Dancing is excellent for your brain and good for your body. If you can walk, you can dance! If you can count to four, you can dance! Learn or brush up your cha-cha, swing, waltz, and other dances, with lots of laughs guaranteed along the way. So grab a partner and get ready for more fun at receptions, parties, and on cruises. It’s easier with a partner, but singles are also welcome.
Instructors: Michael & Eva Meckna, musicians and dancers
Thursdays, July 2 – Aug. 20
2:00 - 3:00 PM
LifeFit Center, room KIN 10
7

Catch the Spirit of Music
Do you like to lift your voice? Do you like to sing in the shower?
Do you like to feel good? If so, “catch the spirit” and join the OLLI Vocal Ensemble. We'd love to have you. There may be a $5.00 fee for music.
Class Leader: Fran Harding, Retired Music Teacher
Thursdays, July 2 – Aug. 20
3:30 – 5:00 PM
Location: CSULB, HS&D, room 101

 

Friday Classes

Beginning Bridge
This class is for players who have had absolutely no background with this fascinating game. We will start with "Whist" and go on, one step at a time, so that each lesson will be with fun and laughter as well as instruction.
Class Leader: Inge Johnson, Retired Teacher
Fridays, June 26 – Aug. 21
8:30 – 10:00 AM

CSULB, HS&D, room 119

 

Art Workshop Lab
Intended for students who have experience in painting or drawing. This non-directed time is for artists to improve painting skills. Share experiences, exchange ideas, give feedback and critique each other’s work. Bring art materials, paint your favorite subjects, explore creativity. Choose any time you wish!
Saturdays, June 27 - Aug 22
between 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Advanced Watercolor Painting
Stay for lessons and advice from an outstanding teacher and artist. Bring your supplies and ideas.
Instructor: Mike Daniels
Saturdays, June 27 - Aug 22
10:00 AM - 12:00 noon
CSULB, HS&D, room 105

The Writer’s Toolbox
There are many ways to approach a story be it fiction, memoir, or non-fiction. The creative urge tells you what you want to express and technique gives you the tools with which to write it. The emphasis of this class will be on showing rather than telling. You will have the opportunity to exercise your writing skills and use the “tool of the day” to improve the piece you create in class. For example, one technique we will work on is how to make a description more vivid. Whether you are a beginning or experienced writer, this class will help to hone your writing skills.
LW residents receive priority registration for this class.
Instructor: Betty Coven, Ph.D., psychologist, author
Fridays, June 26 - Aug.21
10:00 – 11:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Mural Walk in Long Beach
Join Karen Reside for a special art program that gives the back-story to six major outdoor murals of Long Beach. She will present the history of one of these murals in the first hour and the second hour will be a walking tour of the piece itself.
You’ll have an opportunity to see the great masterpieces and have a pleasant walking tour. Wear your comfortable shoes and bring water.

Instructor: Karen Reside
Fridays, June 26 - August 7 (6 weeks)

10:00 - 12:00
Pine Ave, Theater

Intermediate Bridge I
This class is for players who have had some experience playing bridge. We will start with basics: how to keep score, and opening with a suit and with no trump. In addition, we will learn about overcalls.
Instructor: Inge Johnson
Fridays, June 26 – Aug. 21
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

History of Psychology - Part II
This class continues on for two sessions and will focus on the history of psychology and its emergence and relationship to philosophy and other life and physical sciences. The summer session will include the emergence of depth, humanistic, and transpersonal psychology. The fall session will focus on how transpersonal psychology has evolved into integral psychology and/or integral science. Each session will be exciting, informative, and self-contained.
Instructor: Mark Barnett
Fridays, June 26 – Aug. 21
10:15 – 11:45 AM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Great Directors and Some of Their Finest Films
We will address each film, discussing the little known “secrets” about the directors, the stars, the productions and Hollywood, in general. Some of the directors and the films from 1934 – 1956 that we will cover are: De Mille, Capra, Ford, Hitchcock, “The Man Who Knew Too Much” 1956, “It Happened One Night” (Clark Gable & Claudette Colbert) 1934, “The Best Years of Our Lives” 1946, and “The Big Sleep” (Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall) 1946.
Instructor: Jeff Hathcock
Fridays, June 26 – Aug. 21
12:00 – 3:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

Intermediate Bridge II
This will be the same as Intermediate I, so you have a choice of time. Response to 1 of a suit, to 1 no trump, overcalls, slams and pre-empts will be explained.
Instructor: Inge Johnson
Fridays, June 26 – Aug. 21
12:30 – 2:00 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 119

Writing for Wellness
Words can help you heal. The simple act of written expression is a miracle. Life threatening illnesses and tragedies affect all of us. Through directed writing we can restore hope, compassion, and care. Subjects include choosing happiness, recapturing joy, and capturing nature’s power. This class will not focus on grammar or professional writing but on expressing oneself, and will help the writer heal. The class contents will be based on techniques in the book Writing for Wellness by Julie Davey. Books will be available for class use.
Class limit: 25 LW residents receive priority registration for this class.
Instructor: Joan Smith
Fridays, August 7 - August 28 (4 weeks)
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Art Since the Italian Renaissance
Join us in a discussion of European art history. History is a record of change. Art history is a record of cultural change. During the Middle Ages (400 to 1200 AD) European culture was focused on tribal, feudal, and religious imagery. It was focused on the past with little consideration of the new. By the late medieval period (13th century) change was initiated by exterior forces that included European contact with Islamic and Asian cultures. Changes in social conditions initiated changes in art and esthetics.
Dr. Terry will present the flow of Art History from early renaissance to the present. We will examine not just the objects of art but also the reasons for such art.
Instructor: Ladd Terry, M.F.A. Art, Ph.D. Psychology
Fridays, June 26 - Aug. 21
3:15 - 4:45 PM
CSULB, HS&D, room 101

 

Saturday Classes

Cecil B De Mille: The Master of Film
To this day, he is the most commercially successful director of all time. His movies are known for their spectacle, their sensuality, and their over-the-top production values. He introduced film noir to American cinema, created the sex comedy, and produced some gritty social dramas that were far ahead of their time. Come see why film historians call him the “Master” and why some of his movies were banned from the public for decades for being too naughty!
Instructor: Allyson Hathcock
Saturdays, June 27 - Aug. 22
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Pine Ave., Suite 202

 


Classroom

OLLI CSULB Classroom 101

OLLI CSULB Entrance to HSD Building

office

Terry Fiskin leads the Taking Better Photos class

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Wes Peck and the Mac / PC Computer Lab.

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Muriel Pendelton leads the Recorder group

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