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class schedule

From painting to current events, writing to law, July offers a number of interesting and compelling classes for our friends. Classes will be held at the Hamilton Holt building, the Rollins Campus, Westminster Winter Park Towers, Oviedo Mall,  and other locations.

the irish national theatre: folklore, romance, history and ghosts

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Kathleen Hohenleitner

DESCRIPTION: At the turn of the century, Irish writers W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory founded the Irish National Theatre as an artistic resistance to British colonialism. We will read short plays from throughout the 20th century that include folklore, history, romance, and hauntings. Classes will include historical and literary background and group discussions of the plays. One small drama collection contains all the plays we will read: Yeats’ Cathleen níHoulihan, Gregory’s Spreading the News, Synge’s Playboy of the Western World and Riders to the Sea, Friel’s Translations, and McPherson’s The Weir.

Warning: the most recently published play does contain a wee bit of salty language!

DATES: Mondays, July 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: Hamilton Holt Auditorium

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mah jongg for beginners +

INSTRUCTOR:  Meril Salzburg

DESCRIPTION:  Mah Jongg (commonly referred to as Maajh) is a fascinating, rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards, originating in China.  It uses a Card of Official Standard Hands and Rules by the National Mah Jongg League, against which all games are played.  The game is enjoying a resurgence in popularity, with millions of dedicated players around the world.   In this class, participants will learn the elementary principles of the game, leading to mastering the fine points of Mah Jongg.  Patience and practice will be repaid many times by the keen enjoyment invariably derived from the game.  Keep your mind active and vibrant by playing Maajh!   

     Also, as noted in the course description, the game is played with "Mah Jongg Cards," which cost $8.00 each. Thus any students continuing the game will need to buy this card in order to play, which they can buy from me. I will have cards with me when teaching and then they can purchase them.

DATES: Mondays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 10:30am to 12:30

LOCATION: Reeves Lodge on Rollins main campus

NOTE: Cap at 16

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intermediate mah jongg

INSTRUCTOR:  Meril Salzburg

DESCRIPTION:  Mah Jongg (commonly referred to as Maajh) is a fascinating, rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards, originating in China.  It uses a Card of Official Standard Hands and Rules by the National Mah Jongg League, against which all games are played.  The game is enjoying a resurgence in popularity, with millions of dedicated players around the world.   In this class, participants will learn more about hands and rules on game playing, strategy and scoring. Keep your mind active and vibrant by playing Maajh!   

DATES: Mondays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 1pm to 3pm

LOCATION: Reeves Lodge on Rollins main campus

NOTE: Cap at 16

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the life and literary works of marjorie kinnan rawlings

INSTRUCTOR: Anne Gardepe

DESCRIPTION: In this class we will touch on the life of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings with special emphasis on her time in Florida. We will read and discuss samples of her writing such as The Yearling, Cross Creek, short stories and poems. The class will be approximately 1/3 lecture and 2/3 discussion.

DATES: Mondays, July 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 1pm to 2:30pm

LOCATION: Hamilton Holt Auditorium

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vermeer’s painted world

INSTRUCTOR: Rangsook Yoon, Ph.D.

DESCRIPTION: Johannes Vermeer of Delft (1632–1675) is one of the most famous Dutch genre painters of the seventeenth century, and undoubtedly, one of the most beloved, enigmatic artists of all time. There survive only thirty-five paintings—all, exceptionally beautiful and mesmerizing—that are accepted as his. During this class, we will study Vermeer’s magical paintings, such as the Girl with a Pearl Earring (Mauritshuis, The Hague) and the Officer with a Laughing Girl (Frick Collection, New York). Using his works as portals into the seventh-century Netherlands, we will also get a glimpse into the material culture and daily life of Vermeer’s contemporaries, permanently transformed by their extensive global trade and contacts with Asia and the Americas.  

DATES: Mondays, July 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 3:30pm to 5pm 

LOCATION: Cornell Fine Arts Museum on Rollins main campus

NOTES: We will use Timothy Brook’s bestselling history book, Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World, and Tracy Chevalier’s novel A Girl with a Pearl Earring as textbooks.  

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basic photography

INSTRUCTOR: Rinat Halon

DESCRIPTION: This course is designed for all camera owners (point & shoot, SLR, or even a smart phone) who want to understand how to photograph better, using their own cameras. No previous photography education is required. This course has class and field work combined. In class 1 we will go over the basics: getting to know the camera – the language of photography (camera body, lens, the digital system,
ISO, rule of thirds, freezing motion, & depth of field). In class 2, learn to use pre-set features, and ISO, plus practice what we learn in class. The third class will be a review of work and the different options to transfer
photos from the camera to the computer, as well as basic editing, sharing your photos via email, Facebook, and other social media. 

DATES: Mondays, July 6, 13, & 27 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm

LOCATION: Hamilton Holt Auditorium

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photography ii

INSTRUCTOR: Rinat Halon

DESCRIPTION: This course is designed for all camera owners who want to continue their education in basic photography, using their own cameras. The basic photography RCLL course is a pre requirement. This course has class and field work combined. In class 1 we will go over camera functions such as white balance, metering, black & white captures, using fill flash, & more. In class 2, we will do a photo tour of Rollins. The third class will be a review of work and camera options – “how to choose your camera.”

DATES: Mondays, July 6, 13, & 27 from 6pm to 8pm

LOCATION: Hamilton Holt Auditorium

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beginner portuguese cancelled

INSTRUCTOR: Margarita Valenzuela CANCELLED

DESCRIPTION: Introduces simple conversation and vocabulary for everyday life. By the end of the course, students will be able to express themselves in the present tense and conjugate some verbs. No prior exposure necessary. Students will be encouraged to speak Portuguese in class. Class will center around shared interests of the group.  Class will include reading, spelling, pronunciation, and writing. 
 

DATES: Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 10am to 11:45am CANCELLED

LOCATION: Bush Science Center room 212 on Rollins main campus

 

current events and politics

INSTRUCTOR:  Bob DiConsiglio

DESCRIPTION: This class will discuss the major current events of the day and how they relate to politics. The topics to be discussed may include but not be limited to the following: aftermath of the 2014 midterm elections and the new Congress; 2016 Presidential election; The Affordable Care Act (Obama Care); Johnathan Gruber; immigration and President's Executive Action; separation of powers; Keystone pipeline; Ferguson and its aftermath; ISIS; ACC subsidies in federal exchanges; legalizing marijuana; is there a decline in America's standing in the world?; and other matters that are happening at the time of the class and any other subjects the class would like to discuss. This is a discussion/debate format.

DATES: Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 11am to 12:30

LOCATION: Hamilton Holt Auditorium

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constitutional law

INSTRUCTOR: Bob DiConsiglio

DESCRIPTION: This class will discuss the major issues of our time and how they relate to the Constitution. The topics to be discussed may include but are not be limited to: ACC (Obama Care); separation of powers; executive action and immigration; Hobby Lobby case; recess appointments; subsidies for those individuals in federal exchanges; separation of church and state; federalism (state's rights); First Amendment; the Second Amendment; Voter ID laws; other Supreme Court decisions that come down during the course; and any other subjects the class would like to discuss. This is a discussion/debate format.

DATES: Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21, & 28  from 1pm to 2:30pm

LOCATION: Hamilton Holt Auditorium

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understanding contemporary art through the alfond collection of contemporary art

INSTRUCTOR: Amy Galpin, Cornell Fine Arts Museum Curator

DESCRIPTION: Do you want to know more about art created in the last fifty years? The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College is transforming our community. Much of the collection is on view at the Alfond Inn, a dynamic space that has become a place for guests and for locals to gather for thoughtful conversations about art. Over several class sessions, the class will discuss key works in the collection and recent acquisitions. Internationally-renowned-artists in the collection such as Alfredo Jaar, An-My Lê, Jenny Holzer, and Deborah Kass will be contextualized within their larger creative practices. Painting, photography, and sculpture will be discussed as will major movements of the twentieth century such as pop art and conceptualism.

DATES: Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 4pm to 5:30pm

LOCATION: Hamilton Holt Auditorium

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small clay works for the garden

INSTRUCTOR: Catherine Cross

DESCRIPTION:  Markers, plaques, small sculpture, windchimes come to mind as students consider their options for building small works with clay.  Students will utilize hand-building techniques, learn about tool use, underglaze and glaze, expand their vocabulary and leave with clay pieces fired in the kiln.   Students will have the opportunity to choose what they would like to make from a variety of offerings that are within the small works curriculum, both functional and decorative and holiday works for the garden.  Working with clay provides wonderful fine motor benefits for our hands while engaging our minds with the creative process.  The only requirement for this class is a willingness to laugh and have fun.  Supply fee $10.00, collected at first class for each session to cover the six hour program.

Dates: Tuesdays, July 14, 21, & 28 from 6pm to 8pm

Location: Winter Park Presbyterian Church, 400 S. Lakemont Avenue,  Winter Park, FL 32792 - Turn at the corner of Dundee and Lakemont driving past church and park in the lot behind the church near the playground. The class will be held in the Art Center.  Note:  Registrants may be given my cell number in case they need directions. 

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advanced zentangle! cancelled

INSTRUCTOR:  Maria Leone Garcia CANCELLED

DESCRIPTION: Students should have completed the Zentangle class and/or have experience drawing or with the process of Zentangle. We will let our spirits, imaginations and Zen meditative minds soar as we continue our process of creating in the art of mindful and soul-filled doodling! Students will expand on their experience by adding color pencil and/or marker, collage, incorporating fine art or art historical references and even dabble in adding watercolor.

DATES: Wednesdays, July 1, 8, & 15 from 10am to noon CANCELLED

LOCATION: Hamilton Holt Auditorium

NOTE: Students will need a sketchbook and pencil. Students may wish to later make additional purchases at their favorite supply store of card stock paper, color pencils, fine point markers, watercolor paints, glitter pens, gel pens, stickers, ribbon… the latter are all discretional and optional and materials will be discussed in class.

 

synoptic gospels gospels according to mark, matthew and luke

INSTRUCTOR: Joseph Gerard Barker

DESCRIPTION: This workshop explores what some biblical scholars are learning and proposing regarding the Synoptic Gospels such as:

The development of the Synoptic Gospels- what are the sources, who is the audience, when did these Gospels evolve and what are the primary differences and similarities between these three Gospels.

  1. What can we learn from other literature, oral traditions and written trends from the time period before and during the Gospel development period.
  2. What can we know about the historic person, Jesus, from these Gospels.
  3. When did these Gospels become a part of the Biblical Christian Testament and how did this occur.
  4. What do we know and not know today about other documents concerning Jesus that were not included in the Christian Biblical Testament.

This workshop will include information presentations, a review of pertinent source documents and open discussions about the information presented.

DATES: Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: Parrys Corner, Westminster Winter Park Towers, 1111 S Lakemont Ave, Winter Park, FL 32792

NOTE: There will be reading and reference materials provided at sessions for the attendees. This workshop does not involve a theological or religious approach to the subject and the information presented. 

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formal italic calligraphy

INSTRUCTOR:  Maria Leone Garcia

DESCRIPTION: Learn to draw words in formal Italic Calligraphic style. Students will learn Upper and Lower Case Letters, Numbers, Punctuation and tricks to make cards, envelopes and all things written special and personal.

DATES: Wednesdays, July 1, 8, & 15 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm

LOCATION: Hamilton Holt Auditorium

NOTE: Supplies:  Sanford Calligraphy marker 2.5mm / medium point, any color and a legal size pad of paper (white or yellow)

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beginner spanish

INSTRUCTOR: Margarita Valenzuela

DESCRIPTION: Introduces simple conversation and vocabulary for everyday life. By the end of the course, students will be able to express themselves in the present tense and conjugate -ar, -er, -ir and irregular verbs. No prior exposure necessary. Students will be encouraged to speak Spanish in class. Class will center around shared interests of the group.  Class will include reading, spelling, pronunciation, and writing. 
  

DATES: Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 3pm to 4:45pm

LOCATION: Hamilton Holt Auditorium

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painting a masterpiece for beginners

INSTRUCTOR: Denise Manara  

DESCRIPTION: Get hands on instruction on how to paint with acrylics! We provide everything you need to complete your masterpiece: the brushes, paint, easel, apron, instruction, and a 18×24 stretched canvas. There is no experience needed! We will guide you step by step. Not only you will take home a beautiful painting, but you get the chance to meet new people, have fun, and maybe even discover a new passion.

DATES: Wednesdays, July 1 & 8 from 1pm to about 4pm

LOCATION: The Winey Wench Oviedo. At The Oviedo Mall, 1760 Oviedo Mall Boulevard, Oviedo, FL 32765

NOTES: The mall has several entrances, the closest one is by The Zoo Gym and Chamberlin's Natural Food Market. We recommend parking at the area designated by the pole 2E. For more information on the location, go to www.thewineywenchoviedo.com or call (407) 366-0330

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your life in words part ii cancelled

INSTRUCTOR: Yvonne Vassel CANCELLED

DESCRIPTION: This class is most appropriate for those who have taken Part I of Your Life in Words, or have already begun writing a Life Story/Memoir. It will function as a guided writing group where writing exercises are given, your efforts shared, group feedback elicited, and you are assisted through the personal challenges that always come when delving into past events, as well as the difficulty of putting the pieces together in a coherent, interesting narrative. This class will keep you on the road to completing your project.

DATES: Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23, & 30 from 10am to 11:30

LOCATION: Hamilton Holt Auditorium CANCELLED

 

florida goes to the movies full closed

INSTRUCTOR: Joy Wallace Dickinson FULL CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: Florida has important links to America’s cinematic past, both as a site of early studios and as a memorable setting of films in many genres, ranging from the serious (“The Yearling”) to the scary (“Creature from the Black Lagoon”) to light-hearted aquatic musicals starring Esther Williams. We’ll examine Florida’s past through the prism of the movies, looking at scenes ranging from silents to the work of the fine Florida director Victor Nunez (“Ruby in Paradise,” “Ulee’s Gold”). Bring the popcorn!

DATES: Thursdays, July 9, 16 & 23 from 1pm to 3pm FULL CLOSED

LOCATION: Hamilton Holt Auditorium FULL CLOSED

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understanding our neighbors; a look at judaism christianity, and islam

INSTRUCTOR: Zena Sulkes

DESCRIPTION: Today’s American melting pot is very different than that of the nineteenth & twentieth centuries.  We compare and contrast the three major religions came from a small space in the Mideast.  We will explore the role of the clergy, the meaning behind their sacred texts, and their religious practices. Are we more alike than we are different?

DATES: Friday, July 10, 17, 24, & 31 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: Hamilton Holt Auditorium

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coming into the home stretch

INSTRUCTOR: Robin Wilson  

DESCRIPTION: Flexibility promotes a more youthful body and mind. By blending of the art of dance, the power of yoga and the science of pilates. This class is designed to do just that! The special benefit  is that each student will  gain the ability to perform these  movements and exercises in the privacy of their own homes for many years to come.

DATES: Fridays, July 10, 17, 24, & 31 from 10am to 11:30am

LOCATION: Annie Russell Dance Studio on main campus

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developing our own theology

INSTRUCTOR: Zena Sulkes

DESCRIPTION: We use a model to help you construct your own theology and them compare it to the God of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.  You may find it very enlightening to see where you fit in the wide spectrum of theologies in our world today.  We will create a “safe space” for people to explore and express their own beliefs.

DATES: Friday, July 10, 17, 24, & 31 from 1pm to 2:30pm

LOCATION: Hamilton Holt Auditorium

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