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with Nancy Blatz
If you want to try something new like painting in watercolor this is the best way to dip your toe/brush in the water. If you have been thinking you would like to get back to painting, the course will review all the basic techniques. If you have been painting through out the pandemic and want to share your works, please bring them with you. All levels are welcome!
As has been done in previous courses, strict adherence to the presentations is not required. NEW PAINTERS. Do not buy any supplies until checking with Nancy. Proper materials guarantees success.
Photographers We May Have Missed
with Paul Sheridan
Why are some artists better remembered than others? Is it class, the market, geography, or other reasons? We will do a fairly fast look at a number of photographers from the past, from recent times, and some currently working to get an overview of who we may have missed. Plenty of links will be sent and some background about each. You will want to continue your explorations, all very easily performed, thanks to the World Wide Web. Among them: Cig Harvey, Shiho Fukada, Jutharat Pinyodoonyachet, Hyunmi Yoo, Bruna Rotunno, An-My Lê, Saiyna Bashir, Tex Williams, Zanele Muholi, Claude Cahun, Eiko Yamazawa, Lee Miller.
Paul Sheridan has a B.A. in art and an M.F.A. in photography, and in the many years he was on the faculty at the City University of New York, he also used the collected history of the medium in teaching of basic, intermediate, and advanced black and white chemical/optical photography. Now in the digital age, he continues that practice here using the internet. He has been making photographs for more than fifty-five years and has taught several well-received courses at Senior College, notably on photography, driver safety, and films.
Come Fly Away with Us!
with Nancy Perkins
Settle into a comfortable chair with your cup of tea (or glass of wine) and travel to some faraway places via the photos and descriptions of those who have been there. Mayo and Steve Bulloch will take us to exotic Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, stopping briefly in Istanbul. With Marcie Porter you will sail to the Canadian High Arctic to Baffin Island and the fjords, then visit Inuit villages on the west coast of Greenland. Arlin Larson takes us to Norway, where Arlin delved into his family roots and traveled from Oslo to the Bergen region on one of the world’s most scenic railways. Beth Sterner will show us pictures and discuss the damage on Fort Myers Beach and the Iona area of Fort Myers after Hurricane Ian as well as the status of the massive cleanup of beaches and communities. And lastly, with Marcie we travel around Madagascar off the southeastern coast of Africa, only home of the lemurs as well as 5 percent of the world's biodiversity.
Nancy Perkins will host. Presenters are Marcie Porter, Steve and Mayo Bulloch, Arlin Larson, Sharon Larson, and Elizabeth Sterner.