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SPRING 2017 - OLLI @ Leisure World

13533 Seal Beach Blvd. Seal Beach, CA 90740

List of Classes at LW


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 3 - May 22
2:30 – 4:00 PM

LW, Clubhouse 3, room 4


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; on the past with little consideration of the new. By the late medieval period (13th) 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. We will examine not just the objects of Art but also the reasons for such Art. Class limit: 25
Instructor: Ladd Terry, M.F.A. Art, Ph.D. Psychology
Tuesdays, April 4 – May 23
1:00 – 3:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4 (rear), Art Studio

Exploring Gourds
Have fun creating a small gourd project.  Learn the variety of techniques used to decorate gourds. In this class you will complete a project with egg-shell mosaic.  Learn to use alcohol ink dyes to create a rich surface design. Learn to apply handmade paper to the inside of the gourd to create a finished interior.  Explore ways to embellish the piece with beads.  $20.00 Materials fee will be collected at first class.  Beginners are welcome.  Class Limit: 15.
Instructor: Debra Zimmerman, member of Orange County Gourd Society
Tuesdays, April 4 – 25 (4 weeks)
3:15 – 5:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4, Art room (rear)

Playreading with Alice
Choosing from the best plays of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, 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. You will 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
Tuesdays, April 4 – May 23
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3


Watercolor for Beginners
Lecture and demonstration will cover fundamental watercolor concepts such as: brush techniques and color theory. Instruction will include individual hands on instruction. Instructor will give supply list at the first class.
Class limit: 22
Instructor: Ladd Terry
Wednesdays, April 5 – May 24
1:00 – 3:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4, Art Studio (at rear of building)


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 6 – May 25
8:30 – 9:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 6, room 6C

Watercolor for Beginners
Use watercolors and learn to paint with a talented artist teacher. Bring your own supplies to the classroom to experiment with new techniques in a guided setting. See description for Wednesday class. Class limit: 22
Instructor: Ladd Terry
Thursdays, April 6 – May 25
1:00 - 3:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4, (rear) Art Studio


Reiki I Energy Healing
This Japanese relaxation technique, is all about self-healing. Students will learn how to direct this energy to heal long standing physical, mental and emotional issues. Students also will learn about the Reiki Meditation, the chakra system, breathing techniques, the connection of the emotional mind to disease, the importance of developing a strong self-care program, and much more. Wear comfortable clothing. $7.00 materials fee payable to instructor on first day. Class limit: 20
Instructor: Patty Tahara Rassouli, Reiki Master Teacher, Meditation and Yoga Teacher
Friday, April 7 - May 26
10:00 - 11:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

History of the Western Movie
Everyone knows that since 1903 the western movie has been one of the most watched and loved form of entertainment in movie history. From classic western films to the B-movies we watched on Saturday afternoons, to the days when the B-westerns were run on television starting in 1948, until the end of the western era in 1975 when Gun Smoke was canceled after 20 years on the air. The Italian westerns made in Italy, the most famous ones starred Clint Eastwood, helped save the life span of the western. Discussion and a western movie will be shown each class. So, western fans, come join the class, have fun, and view some great old and new movies. Class limit: 30
Instructor: Barry Buckheim
Friday, April 7 – May 26
2:30 – 4:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 33



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
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