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Lifelong Learning Chesterfield


Art, Music and Drama - Summer 2017

Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield                                    

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Open Painting Tuesday                                

Tuesday                                              AD172108           

9:30-12:30                          

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Instructor(s):

Classroom space will be available weekly through the summer session (with only a couple exceptions) for painters to gather and continue to expand their artistic genius. No instructor will be present on a regular basis, but members may share their suggestions, skills, and mutual support for the common good! Instructors may pop in here and there, and if the office gets advanced notice, registered students will be notified!

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Colored Pencil Open Workshop                                              

Tuesday                                              AD172161           

1:30-3:30                             

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Instructor(s): Laura T. Evans

This class is an open art session. If you have taken any classes in Colored Pencil and would like to work on a project with some help, Laura will be available to assist you. Bring anything you're working on in Colored Pencil, and you'll be sure to make some progress!

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Woodcarving: Open Carve Sessions                                       

Wednesday                                      AD172080           

9:00-11:00                          

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Instructor(s): Bill Good

LLI Woodcarvers are invited to gather around the tables for open carving each Wednesday this session.  The idea is to bring our carving enthusiasts together for a fun, social opportunity to work on an old project or start something new.  No formal instruction will be provided, but Bill will act as coordinator. Bring along your favorite carving or tool-of-choice to share, an album of work or a book to inspire and a hunk of wood to whittle. Attendance is not required at each session, but students are encouraged to mark planned absences on the class roster. Happy carving!

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The Life and Works of Leonardo da Vinci                                             

Thursday                                            AD172160           

9:00-10:30                          

May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1

Instructor(s): Juana Levi

Leonardo da Vinci has been described as the quintessential Renaissance man, an individual with unquenchable curiosity whose expertise spanned a significant number of different subject areas. Many people recognize his most famous portrait, religious painting, and his most famous drawing in the world, but there is so much more. Learn about the man, his art, his many other interests, his genius, and his imperfections.

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Open Painting Thursday                                              

Thursday                                            AD172128           

12:30-3:30                          

May 4, 11, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Instructor(s):

Classroom space will be available weekly through the summer session (with only one exception) for painters to gather and continue to expand their artistic genius. No instructor will be present on a regular basis, but members may share their suggestions, skills, and mutual support for the common good! Instructors may pop in here and there, and if the office gets advanced notice, registered students will be notified!

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Hospice Crafts                                 

Wednesday                                      AD172003           

1:00-2:30                             

May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16

Instructor(s): Mary Jane Murphy and Karen Novitzki

Join other LLI members in making craft items to be given to local hospice patients. All craft supplies are collected by LLI members, and the finished products are donated to Crater Community Hospice, Inc. This is an enjoyable service class.

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YUPO and Watermedia Workshop                                         

Thursday, Friday                                             AD172119           

9:30-2:30                             

May 18, 19

Instructor(s): Beverly Perdue

This class is for anyone with intermediate experience using watermedia, including the use of acrylic on paper. Assistance with YUPO paper will be the focus of this workshop. Instructor will provide demonstrations during the class. Students can bring in paintings in progress or brand new pieces that the artist wants to start. You MUST bring in the reference from which the image originated. All reference material needs to have a black and white image of it and be at least 4 x 6 inches. There will be individual critiques given and suggestions as to where to go with one's own art voice. Please bring a working mat to put on your work when we discuss it. There will be an hour for lunch, so best to bring lunch with you, if possible, to keep that creative flow going. Any questions can be addressed to Bev at bevperdueartist@aol.com. Supply list will be available at registration and outside the office before class.

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Zentangle Patterns                                        

Monday                                              AD172152            $10

10:00-12:00                        

June 5, 12, 19, 26

Instructor(s): Catherine Jordan

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. As a meditational art form, it creates a “relaxed focus” as we make original, unique, and beautiful images. In this class we will explore the many patterns and possibilities used in Zentangle, breaking out the basic structure of the patterns, some methods of organizing the patterns, and tips and techniques for combining patterns. This is a class for those new to Zentangle as well as those who want to take their tangling to the next level. Students should bring a Micron .01 pen, Micron brush, Sukura white gel pen, pencil, and tortillion (blending tool). The course fee will cover the rest of the materials.

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Watercolor Problem Solving Workshop                                               

Monday, Tuesday                                           AD172151           

9:30-2:30                             

June 19, 20

Instructor(s): Beverly Perdue

This class is for anyone with intermediate experience using water media, including the use of acrylic on paper. Assistance with yupo paper will also be available. Instructor will provide demonstrations during the class. Students can bring in paintings in progress or brand new pieces that the artist wants to start. You MUST bring in the reference from which the image originated. All reference material needs to have a black and white image of it and at least 4 x 6 inches. There will be individual critiques given and suggestions as to where to go with one's own art voice. Please bring a working mat to put on your work when we discuss it. There will be an hour for lunch, so best to bring lunch with you, if possible, to keep that creative flow going. Any questions can be addressed to Bev at bevperdueartist@aol.com. Supply list will be available at registration and outside the office before class.

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Zentangle Gem Cards                                   

Thursday                                            AD172153            $12

9:30-11:30                          

July 13, 20, 27

Instructor(s): Catherine Jordan

This is a repeat of this previously popular class. Exploring a whole new area of Zentangle combining color, shadows, and highlights we will make beautiful Zentangle inspired cards. The focal area of each card will be a color gem with a Zentangle pattern bezel. Everyone will leave with a variety of completed cards and materials to make additional cards. Students should bring their favorite water soluble pencil or pen set and paintbrush (this can include watercolor pencils, Crayola water soluble pens used in the last class, or any medium that can be blended for soft shading effects), Micron .01 pen, Micron brush, Sakura white gel pen, pencil, and tortillion (blending tool). The course fee will cover the rest of the materials needed.

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American Realist Art of the Twentieth Century: The Other Art                                  

Monday                                              AD172146           

9:30-11:00                          

July 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28

Instructor(s): Chris Semtner

In an age when art became increasingly abstract, painters like Edward Hopper, Andrew Wyeth, and Ivan Albright chose to buck that trend in favor of their own idiosyncratic visions of the world around them. They painted the modern world, the city, the countryside, and the people they knew. Some of them have become famous while others are more obscure. Hear their stories and see their unique visions.

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Intermediate Acrylic Painting                                   

Thursday                                            AD172136           

10:00-12:00                        

August 3, 10, 17, 24

Instructor(s): Patrice Reese

This class is a next step for the students who have taken the Beginning Acrylic Workshop or for students who have previous experience with Acrylic painting. Students should bring their own reference photos to class, as well as the supplies used in the Beginning Acrylics Workshops. Students can bring unfinished work or start a new painting and will get help finishing them. Supply list will be available at registration or outside the office.

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Inventions and Machines by Leonardo da Vinci: A Brief Overview                                          

Thursday                                            AD172164           

9:00-11:00                          

August 10

Instructor(s): Juana Levi

Though Leonardo da Vinci is most famous for his works as an artist, he actually spent a lot more time working on his interests in science and engineering. Of course, his artistry played a large role in his inventions, and his notebooks later provided evidence that Leonardo had envisioned many ideas long before the technology to build them actually existed. This class provides an overview of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous ideas and inventions.

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MUSIC AND DRAMA

Karaoke Sing Along with the Oldies                                       

Monday                                              AD172162           

11:15-12:15                        

May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28

Instructor(s): Charles Barron

These sessions are "no pressure"; all are encouraged to enjoy singing along with the group. Song titles include oldies, ballads, bluegrass, country, gospel, and some rock and roll. Participants will be asked to submit their favorite song titles or artist's names to the class leader at the end of each session. This will help to ensure that the correct background music is available for the next session.

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Lifelong Musicians                                         

Thursday                                            AD172141           

12:00-1:30                          

May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Instructor(s): Donnie Amos

Calling all LLI students who used to or still play an instrument of any kind! This is the class for you!  No formal instruction will be provided, but the instructor will guide the class as they explore the mutual lifelong passion for music. Various genres and eras of music will be shared. This is for entertainment and not performance. Don’t be surprised if it revives a passion for music! Music is good for the soul!  Students should bring their instruments to class but are welcome to join if they don’t have the instrument they would like to play. If you play guitar, piano, trumpet, ukulele, or kazoo, come and join this class! Students are also welcome to register at any point during the session.

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Advanced Readers Theater                                        

Thursday                                            AD172015           

1:30-2:30                             

May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27

Instructor(s): Sandy Phillips

This class will continue its tradition of primarily humor-based theater. We will work on skits and playlets without the need to memorize! Give the "ham" in you an outlet as you enjoy fun with classmates. Class members should have been involved in at least one prior Readers Theater class.

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Funtastics Choral Group                                              

Thursday                                            AD172105            $3

2:45-4:00                             

May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27

Instructor(s): Sandy Phillips

The Funtastics rehearse once a week, singing a variety of music, including popular pieces, classics, as well as poetry set to music. All are welcome! Reading music isn't required, but it helps. If reading music isn't your thing, we can help you learn. We perform on occasion for both non-LLI and LLI functions. Singing is good for you--in many ways! Many studies have confirmed this, and some time with the Funtastics will confirm it as well!

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Japanese Taiko Drumming                                         

Tuesday                                              AD172163           

1:00-2:00                             

May 16, 23, 30, June 6

Instructor(s): Paul Yoon and Audrey Short

Join founders of Heian Daiko for an introduction to Japanese drums. Heian Daiko is a Richmond-area Japanese taiko drumming group formed specifically to welcome older adults with mobility concerns. We will cover the fundamentals of stance and hitting through rhythmic exercises accessible to all.

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About Fees
Your Lifelong Learning Institute membership gives you access to all of LLI classes and programs, most without any additional costs. There are some classes or programs, however, which require additional fees. Where there are additional fees, those fees must be paid to be registered. Fees can be paid by check or cash, or online. If paying by check, please clearly indicate the classes or programs being covered.