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OLLI Leisure World - SUMMER 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
June 27-August 22
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: 25
Instructor: Ladd Terry
June 27- August 22
1:00 – 3:00 PM
LW, Clubhouse 4(rear), Art Studio

Acting with Alice
Develop your creativity! Discover your talent! Gain poise and confidence in front of an audience! All this and more await you in our basic acting class. 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
Class Leader: Alice Lemon, M.A., Drama, Theater
Tuesdays, June 28 – August 16
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, June 29 – August 17
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, June 30 – August 18
8:30 – 9:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 6, room 6C


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
Instructor: Joan Smith
Fridays, July 1 – August 19
10:00 – 11:30 AM
LW, Clubhouse 3, room 3

Explore Islam
Islam is in the news daily. Where do all of the Muslims ideas come from? What does the Koran say about Islam? Is it a religion of peace that has been hijacked by Islamic terrorists? What about their view of women, Jews, Christians, or anyone who does not believe in their religion. Is it true that the Koran teaches world domination? We will explore the Koran to determine the answers to these questions.
Instructor: Alan Maben, A.A. Biblical Studies, BA History, grad. work in History and Christianity
Fridays, August 12 & 19 (2 wks)
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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