W19-22 Insider’s View of the Arts of Sarasota

Starts from: 1/15/2019
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM

$95.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-22
  • Duration
    8
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Sarasota is truly the capital of the arts scene of the “Culture Coast” of Florida. In this class, you will explore its rich artistic heritage through class discussions and field trips. Our field trips may include the Ringling Museum, Ringling College of Art and Design, and the artist colony in Towles Court. We will also take backstage tours of the Sarasota Ballet, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall for its extensive art collection, and the Palm Avenue galleries. Note: Field trips may require entrance fees that are not covered by the course fee; class time may be adjusted to accommodate the schedule of the Sarasota Ballet, Van Wezel, and Palm Avenue galleries.

Judith Levine has photographed the art of Tibet, West Africa, Egypt, and Indonesia. She creates limited-edition jewelry and owns Phoenix Art Workshops. She has bachelor’s in art and art education and a master’s in visual arts from Montclair State University (NJ), where she was on the art education faculty.

W19-33 Modern Architecture in the 21st Century

Starts from: 2/5/2019
1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

$85.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-33
  • Duration
    5
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Join us as we delve into the works of today’s leading architects: Frank Gehry, Moshe Safdie, Norman Foster, Santiago Calatrava, Zaha Hadid, and many more. Learn how finance, advanced technology, climate change, and computers have influenced the approach used to design buildings today. We will examine modern architecture’s 15 most celebrated buildings, including skyscrapers, museums, libraries and housing. This course is perfect for those interested in gaining knowledge of important architectural works, influential architects of the 21st century and the advancements made in building design.

Robert Cassway is an award-winning architect who has taught at the University of Michigan and Temple University (PA) and was a visiting lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania. He has won local, state, and national awards, and has designed projects throughout the U.S., the Bahamas, and Britain.

W19-86 Movie Club

Starts from: 1/31/2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$90.00

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-86
  • Duration
    6
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

(Note: Extended Class Time) Good films can give us much more than an entertaining interlude, and if you would like to delve a little deeper, this class will offer you a toolbox to help you become a more engaged moviegoer. Any aspect of filmmaking that adds to the quality of the production will be part of our explorations, with special emphasis on story, acting, and motivation of the characters. Most films will be shown in class.

Mike Beltzman graduated from Wayne State University (MI). For 17 years, he was a manager with Mobil Chemical in Rochester, NY. After leaving Mobil, he developed his own company, working with small businesses. Now retired, he leads film discussion classes for Wayne State University’s Society of Active Retirees program as well as for OLLI at Ringling College. mikebeltzman@comcast.net.

Artists in Shadow: Lunch & Lecture – Glenridge

Starts from: 1/22/2019

$139

Campus Location
ACE
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AAS1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Sketch Comedy for Everyone

Starts from: 1/25/2019

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ATH2003
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class is an introduction to the basics of writing sketch comedy in the style of Saturday Night Live, MadTV, or The Daily Show. Students will be introduced to exercises and workflows to help with brainstorming on a topic, pitching ideas, writing a first draft, working with a collaborator, and delivering a final draft. The goal is to help students turn a nugget of an idea into a comedic sketch ranging in length from 10 seconds to five minutes.

Colorful Women: Six 20th & 21st Century Female Artists

Starts from: 1/28/2019

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ACW1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Though not always acknowledged, there have always been female artists. It is possible that women carved the first female torsos during the cave cultures of ancient Europe. During the last century, however, female artists have become better known, and with this broader recognition a deeper appreciation has developed.

This lecture series considers the art of six outstanding female artists with international reputations. They are the art deco painter Tamara de Lempicka, the early abstractionist Sonia Delaunay, the monumental sculptor Louise Nevelson, the lyrical abstractionist Helen Frankenthaler, the conceptualist artist Barbara Kruger, and the quirky photographer and film director Cindy Sherman.

Improv Comedy for Everyone

Starts from: 1/28/2019

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ATH1002
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Discover the freedom of spontaneity and prepare to laugh! Improv Comedy for Everyone will teach students to think quickly on their feet, explore creativity, hone their comedic voice, and build self-confidence. Over the five-week course, students will focus on the tenets of improvisation by learning how to play together, make others look good, be confident, support each other, and have fun, all while learning some of the classic improv games made famous by shows like “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” By the end of the session, every student will learn they already have what it takes to improvise successfully both onstage and off.

The Gifts of Homer: The Iliad & The Odyssey

Starts from: 2/26/2019

$19

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Road
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AAG1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This survey of courses makes clear how the Greek world became the cradle of Western civilization. Through the study of Greek mythology, history, literature, art, and architecture, we will see how this ancient civilization emerged and how it spread its ideas throughout the world. Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey set the gold standard in storytelling 2,800 years ago. These epic poems, recounting the battle of Troy and the subsequent voyage home of Odysseus, remain the most influential works of the Western Canon because of their universal truths – for example, the stark contrast between the young, passionate Achilles and the more mature, reasoned Odysseus, which represents the predicaments and choices that people make throughout their lives. Do we act on our impulses and pay a deadly price, or do we think about the consequences of our behaviors before we act them out?

Sketch Comedy for Everyone II

Starts from: 3/1/2019

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ATH3002
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students will apply the basics of Part 1 to create longer and more comically complicated sketches. They will learn how to layer parody and satire over basic comedic premises and have the opportunity to get feedback from their fellow students.

The Rite of Spring – The Revolutionary Ballet That Changed Dance

Starts from: 3/5/2019

$29

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AAR1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Controversial ballet that changed Dance: Nijinsky, Martha Graham, etc.

Colorful Worlds: Landscape Painting in Europe & America

Starts from: 3/25/2019

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AAL1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Landscape painting in the West evolved out of religious art of the late 15th century as backdrops to biblical events. By the 17th century, the land was the subject matter in its own right: the Dutch with towering clouds and deep vistas to the sea; the English in the 18th century with sprawling scenes of forests and streams; the French in the 19th century with strong color and musicality; while in America in the 20th century, landscapes were metaphors of spirituality. With this series of lectures, we can walk through these different vistas examining each country’s national character as expressed in this genre of art.

Elizabethan Humanism: The Golden Age

Starts from: 3/25/2019

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AAE1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

The panoply of fresh new inventions and ideas that shaped the Renaissance in England during the 16th and early 17th centuries has been called “The Golden Age of Gloriana.” It was a flowering of brilliant ideas and inventions in architecture, agriculture, the arts, literature, philosophy, science, and exploration that still resonates today. This lecture will highlight those achievements and introduce the character of the social and political order that made such an extraordinary world possible.

Art of Ancient Greece: Sculpture, Painting, & Architecture

Starts from: 3/26/2019

$19

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Road
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AAAG1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This survey of courses makes clear how the Greek world became the cradle of Western civilization. Through the study of Greek mythology, history, literature, art, and architecture, we will see how this ancient civilization emerged and how it spread its ideas throughout the world. Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey set the gold standard in storytelling 2,800 years ago. These epic poems, recounting the battle of Troy and the subsequent voyage home of Odysseus, remain the most influential works of the Western Canon because of their universal truths – for example, the stark contrast between the young, passionate Achilles and the more mature, reasoned Odysseus, which represents the predicaments and choices that people make throughout their lives. Do we act on our impulses and pay a deadly price, or do we think about the consequences of our behaviors before we act them out?

Great Capitals of Art: Madrid, Paris, London, Washington DC

Starts from: 3/26/2019

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AAC1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Artists in the Shadows

Starts from: 3/27/2019

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AAS2001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Before the 20th century, it had been the fate of female artists, though successful in their own time, to be ignored by art historians. In this series of PowerPoint lectures, we will present images that make clear the originality and energy women have brought to western painting. We will highlight painters such as Giulia Lama, the first woman known to draw and study the male nude from a live model; Marietta Robusti, the daughter of Tintoretto who was known in her time as “LaTintoretta”; the great still-life painters Maria Van Oosterwyck and Rachel Ruysch; and Lavinia Fontana, the first female painter in western Europe to reach the same level of professional acclaim as her male contemporaries. These lectures will bring many more female artists out of the shadows.

Hellenistic Geography, History, & Alexander the Great

Starts from: 4/18/2019

$19

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Road
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AAHG1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This survey of courses makes clear how the Greek world became the cradle of Western civilization. Through the study of Greek mythology, history, literature, art, and architecture, we will see how this ancient civilization emerged and how it spread its ideas throughout the world. The ancient Greek culture was exceptional in premodern world history for its influence, dominance, and duration as a regional power. This was accomplished by a political system that was expansionist and competitive. This lecture begins with early Greek enclaves located on the island of Crete and on the mainland: the city-state of Mycenae. It continues with significant politicians and statesmen who developed city councils, monetary systems, and laws for the first democracy. It concludes with significant battles between the Greeks and the Persians and the conquests of Alexander the Great.

Hellenistic Geography, History, & Alexander the Great

Starts from: 4/18/2019

$19

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Road
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AAHG1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This survey of courses makes clear how the Greek world became the cradle of Western civilization. Through the study of Greek mythology, history, literature, art, and architecture, we will see how this ancient civilization emerged and how it spread its ideas throughout the world. The ancient Greek culture was exceptional in premodern world history for its influence, dominance, and duration as a regional power. This was accomplished by a political system that was expansionist and competitive. This lecture begins with early Greek enclaves located on the island of Crete and on the mainland: the city-state of Mycenae. It continues with significant politicians and statesmen who developed city councils, monetary systems, and laws for the first democracy. It concludes with significant battles between the Greeks and the Persians and the conquests of Alexander the Great.

Artists in the Shadows

Starts from: 3/27/2019

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AAS2001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Before the 20th century, it had been the fate of female artists, though successful in their own time, to be ignored by art historians. In this series of PowerPoint lectures, we will present images that make clear the originality and energy women have brought to western painting. We will highlight painters such as Giulia Lama, the first woman known to draw and study the male nude from a live model; Marietta Robusti, the daughter of Tintoretto who was known in her time as “LaTintoretta”; the great still-life painters Maria Van Oosterwyck and Rachel Ruysch; and Lavinia Fontana, the first female painter in western Europe to reach the same level of professional acclaim as her male contemporaries. These lectures will bring many more female artists out of the shadows.

Great Capitals of Art: Madrid, Paris, London, Washington DC

Starts from: 3/26/2019

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AAC1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Art of Ancient Greece: Sculpture, Painting, & Architecture

Starts from: 3/26/2019

$19

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Road
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AAAG1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This survey of courses makes clear how the Greek world became the cradle of Western civilization. Through the study of Greek mythology, history, literature, art, and architecture, we will see how this ancient civilization emerged and how it spread its ideas throughout the world. Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey set the gold standard in storytelling 2,800 years ago. These epic poems, recounting the battle of Troy and the subsequent voyage home of Odysseus, remain the most influential works of the Western Canon because of their universal truths – for example, the stark contrast between the young, passionate Achilles and the more mature, reasoned Odysseus, which represents the predicaments and choices that people make throughout their lives. Do we act on our impulses and pay a deadly price, or do we think about the consequences of our behaviors before we act them out?

Elizabethan Humanism: The Golden Age

Starts from: 3/25/2019

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AAE1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

The panoply of fresh new inventions and ideas that shaped the Renaissance in England during the 16th and early 17th centuries has been called “The Golden Age of Gloriana.” It was a flowering of brilliant ideas and inventions in architecture, agriculture, the arts, literature, philosophy, science, and exploration that still resonates today. This lecture will highlight those achievements and introduce the character of the social and political order that made such an extraordinary world possible.

Colorful Worlds: Landscape Painting in Europe & America

Starts from: 3/25/2019

$59

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AAL1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Landscape painting in the West evolved out of religious art of the late 15th century as backdrops to biblical events. By the 17th century, the land was the subject matter in its own right: the Dutch with towering clouds and deep vistas to the sea; the English in the 18th century with sprawling scenes of forests and streams; the French in the 19th century with strong color and musicality; while in America in the 20th century, landscapes were metaphors of spirituality. With this series of lectures, we can walk through these different vistas examining each country’s national character as expressed in this genre of art.

The Rite of Spring – The Revolutionary Ballet That Changed Dance

Starts from: 3/5/2019

$29

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AAR1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Controversial ballet that changed Dance: Nijinsky, Martha Graham, etc.

Sketch Comedy for Everyone II

Starts from: 3/1/2019

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ATH3002
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students will apply the basics of Part 1 to create longer and more comically complicated sketches. They will learn how to layer parody and satire over basic comedic premises and have the opportunity to get feedback from their fellow students.

The Gifts of Homer: The Iliad & The Odyssey

Starts from: 2/26/2019

$19

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Road
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AAG1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This survey of courses makes clear how the Greek world became the cradle of Western civilization. Through the study of Greek mythology, history, literature, art, and architecture, we will see how this ancient civilization emerged and how it spread its ideas throughout the world. Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey set the gold standard in storytelling 2,800 years ago. These epic poems, recounting the battle of Troy and the subsequent voyage home of Odysseus, remain the most influential works of the Western Canon because of their universal truths – for example, the stark contrast between the young, passionate Achilles and the more mature, reasoned Odysseus, which represents the predicaments and choices that people make throughout their lives. Do we act on our impulses and pay a deadly price, or do we think about the consequences of our behaviors before we act them out?

Improv Comedy for Everyone

Starts from: 1/28/2019

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ATH1002
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Discover the freedom of spontaneity and prepare to laugh! Improv Comedy for Everyone will teach students to think quickly on their feet, explore creativity, hone their comedic voice, and build self-confidence. Over the five-week course, students will focus on the tenets of improvisation by learning how to play together, make others look good, be confident, support each other, and have fun, all while learning some of the classic improv games made famous by shows like “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” By the end of the session, every student will learn they already have what it takes to improvise successfully both onstage and off.

Colorful Women: Six 20th & 21st Century Female Artists

Starts from: 1/28/2019

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ACW1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Though not always acknowledged, there have always been female artists. It is possible that women carved the first female torsos during the cave cultures of ancient Europe. During the last century, however, female artists have become better known, and with this broader recognition a deeper appreciation has developed.

This lecture series considers the art of six outstanding female artists with international reputations. They are the art deco painter Tamara de Lempicka, the early abstractionist Sonia Delaunay, the monumental sculptor Louise Nevelson, the lyrical abstractionist Helen Frankenthaler, the conceptualist artist Barbara Kruger, and the quirky photographer and film director Cindy Sherman.

Sketch Comedy for Everyone

Starts from: 1/25/2019

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ATH2003
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class is an introduction to the basics of writing sketch comedy in the style of Saturday Night Live, MadTV, or The Daily Show. Students will be introduced to exercises and workflows to help with brainstorming on a topic, pitching ideas, writing a first draft, working with a collaborator, and delivering a final draft. The goal is to help students turn a nugget of an idea into a comedic sketch ranging in length from 10 seconds to five minutes.

Artists in Shadow: Lunch & Lecture – Glenridge

Starts from: 1/22/2019

$139

Campus Location
ACE
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    AAS1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION