OLLI Summer Term Classes 2018
Please note: this course requires membership in courses that are currently unavailable
|Dates:||June 4-27, 2018 Other Dates|
|Meets:||see schedule 8 sessions|
|Location:||St. James United Methodist Church|
There are still openings remaining at this time.
Leisure Reading – Escapism???
Many readers begin to think about lighter, more leisurely reading as winter begins to turn to spring and summer. They want selections to take on vacations, to read on planes, or to read at the beach while occasionally looking up at the sand and the water. There are many categories of selections from which to choose without turning to what many people label as “trash.” Some of these less demanding selections may take up serious issues – adoption, wildlife preservation (dolphin or raptor rehabilitation, or sea turtle preservation), death, and infidelity – while entertaining readers at the same time. This workshop will introduce the class to writers, genres, and series from which they can select their summer reading. This will not be a reading course – with the exception of two sessions – as much as it will be an introduction to books that readers may find entertaining for leisure reading.
June 4, 11, 18, 25 - Mondays - 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon - 4 sessions
Instructor: Nancy Grisham Anderson
A Homemade Christmas
The first chapters of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women find the March family at Christmas with very little money. We thought it would be fun to think about what kind of tree adornments this family might create using things from around the house (specifically paper and ink). Paper garlands come to mind, as well as decorated cones to fill with small treats.
We will create some old-fashioned Christmas decorations out of paper using a technique called Zentangle (an easy-to-learn art form using simple pen and ink strokes that form beautiful patterns on paper).
June 4, 11, 18, 25 - Mondays - 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. - 4 sessions
Instructors: Sharon Wheelahan and Suzie Smith
All summer classes will meet at Saint James United Methodist Church, 9045 Vaughn Road, Montgomery AL 36117.