Skip to Local Navigation
Skip to Content
California State University, Long Beach
University Template Project Secondary Banner Example
Print this pageAdd this page to your favoritesSelect a font sizeSelect a small fontSelect a medium fontSelect a large font

OLLI Leisure World - SPRING 2016
LW Class List (printable)



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: 15
Instructor: Dale Lieberfarb, MA
Mondays, April 11 – June 6
2:30 – 4:00 PM

LW, Clubhouse 3, room 4


Drawing for All
Drawing is basic to all art forms. Learn fundamental techniques of Contour Drawing, Form Analysis, Rendering and Perspective. The course is intended for beginning art students although it may prove helpful to experienced art students. Learn how to describe (draw) the natural world. A supply list will be presented at the first class or the following items are recommended: an 18” X 24” or 16” X 24” Bond Pad, graphite pencils (2b and 6B), an Art Gum Eraser. Class limit: 30
Instructor: Ladd Terry
Tuesdays, April 12 – May 31
1:00 – 3:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4(rear), Art Studio

Why James Baldwin?
It is time to revive an interest in James Baldwin (1924-1987), literary genius of all forms of fiction, provocative essayist, civil rights activist, and social critic. Class members will read and discuss his exploration of the ins-and-outs of racial, class, and sexual distinctions in the U.S. through scenes from “The Amen Corner,” a few of his many essays, and several of his stories. Baldwin reached the height of his notoriety in the 1960s and then retreated to his home in the South of France. The man who once graced the cover of Time had faded from popularity by the time of his death. Class limit: 18
Instructor: Elizabeth Karen Reinhart, M.A., J.D.
Tuesdays, April 12 – May 31
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3


Beginning 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: 30
Instructor: Ladd Terry
Wednesdays, April 13 – June 1
1:00 – 3:00 PM
LW Clubhouse 4, Art Studio (rear)


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
Instructors: Lynne Marsh, M.A.
Thursdays, April 14 - June 2
8:30 – 9:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 6, room 6C


The Revolution in Ethics
Beginning in the late twentieth century, new ways of thinking about gender roles, sex, and animals have challenged traditional morality as never before. Should we welcome or deplore what amounts to a naturalistic revolution in morality? Join our class for a lively discussion of values in conflict.
Class limit: 25
Instructor: Shane Andre, Ph.D.
Fridays, April 15 – May 27 (7 wks)
10:00 – 11:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Playreading with Alice
Choosing from the best plays of the 19th / 20th century, our group will read them aloud. Join in the reading or just come to listen. We will also learn about each playwright, discuss the meaning of the plays, and become familiar with how a play progresses from the written word to the stage. Gain insight into the role of the director, actor, designer, and, of course, the playwright. Class limit: 16
Instructor: Alice Lemon, M.A. Drama and Theatre
Fridays, April 15 – June 3
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3



Please send a Registration Form with your check to:
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at CSULB
HS&D, Room 100 MS-5609
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840-5609

For more information, call OLLI at CSULB Office: 562-985-8237
Fax: 562-985-8213
Web Site: