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WINTER 2017 - OLLI @ Leisure World

13533 Seal Beach Blvd. Seal Beach, CA 90740

List of Classes at LW



Short Stories: Moral Problems
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, Jan. 9 – Feb. 27
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.
Instructor: Ladd Terry, M.F.A. Art, Ph.D. Psychology
Tuesdays, Jan. 10 – Feb. 28
1:00 – 3:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4 (rear), Art Studio

Introduction to Gourd Art
Learn about gourd art and complete a simple gourd bowl project. Learn about surface decoration with oil pastels and coiling on the top rim using a variety of fabrics and yarns. Instructors will cover information on preparing gourds and will share many decoration ideas for future projects and techniques that can be used to embellish gourds. There is a $20.00 materials fee for supplies, to be collected at the first class. Beginners are welcome. Class Limit: 15
Instructors: Pamela Watson and Debra Zimmerman, members of CA Gourd Society, OC Chapter.
Tuesdays, Jan. 10 –31 (4 weeks)
3:15 – 5:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4, Art room (rear)

Acting with Alice
Develop your creativity! Discover your talent! Gain poise and confidence in front of an audience! Participation in theatre games, improvisations, monologues, and scene study will help you heighten your imagination and sharpen your sense of observation. If you’ve ever wondered how actors learn their craft, this course is for you. There is no memorization required in this class. Class limit: 18
Instructor: Alice Lemon, M.A., Drama, Theater
Tuesdays, Jan. 10 – Feb. 28
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: 25
Instructor: Ladd Terry
Wednesdays, Jan. 4 - Feb. 22 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, Jan. 5 – Feb. 23
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: 25
Instructor: Ladd Terry
Thursdays, Jan. 5 – Feb. 23
1:00 - 3:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4, (rear) Art Studio


A Love Affair with Roses
Learn how to select the correct rose for the area in which you live. Topics include preparing the soil, selecting the correct location for planting your roses, and the importance of sun, water, and fertilizer. In addition, class members will learn how to deal with insects and pruning.
Instructor: Stu Span, BA Ornamental Horticulture, author, Consulting Rosarian at Roger’s Gardens
Fridays, Jan. 6 & 13 (2 weeks)
10:00 - 11:30 AM
LW, clubhouse 3, room 3

Homeopathy—Philosophy, Fundamentals, and Applications
There are other choices in medicine other than the conventional, allopathic method. Come and learn about homeopathy. Learn the philosophy (allopathic vs. homeopathic); the art and science of homeopathy; first-aid and basic applications. Learn how it differs from allopathy and herbal medicines. Learn how to apply it for self-care (coughs and colds, flu, aches and pains) and first-aid (injuries, stings, sprains).
Instructor: Constance Malaambo, M.A. in Homeopathy, RN 50+ years in health care
Fridays, Feb. 3 - 24 (4 weeks)
10:00 – 11:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Writing for Wellness
Words can help you heal. Through directed writing, we can restore hope, compassion, and care. Subjects include choosing happiness, recapturing joy, and capturing nature’s power. We will not focus on grammar or professional writing but on expressing oneself, and healing. The class is based on techniques in the book Writing for Wellness by Julie Davey. Books will be available for class use.
Instructor: Joan Smith
Fridays, Jan. 6 – Feb. 24
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
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