LIFE LONG LEARNING PROGRAM
Key to Locations in Class Listings (all in Berkeley)
A survey of American natural history and geography from Native American timesnto the present and the growth of conservation movements and ideas responding to the 20th century ecological crisis of resources. Taught with films, readings, speakers and lectures.
ART OF MEDIEVAL EUROPE & ISLAM - Pierce
The art and cultural traditions of Medieval Europe and Islam, from late Roman times to the early Renaissance. Lectures, films, readings and museum outings
ARTHRITIS RELIEF - Aronov
Chair class. Easy movement, self-massage and acupressure.
CERAMICS - Muennig / Watkins
Will acquaint the student with hand-building techniques and decorating low-fire clay in terms of the practical and the aesthetic. Class open to beginners as well as advanced students. Variable materials fee based on projects.
COMPUTER WORKSHOP - Quiñones / Rose
Digital literacy - Instruction in basic computer operations. Ongoing support for projects and troubleshooting. All levels.
CRITICAL VIEWING - Porter
A broad-based Media Studies class focused on examining the relationships between Theatrical-run, Broadcast/Cable and Web-based productions.
CURRENT EVENTS - Porter
This is a discussion group aimed at keeping all involved on top of the current "hot-button" issues.
DRAWING - Sturm
An introduction to drawing which focuses on portraiture and "drawing from observation." Special attention given to developing the means for self-expression. Materials include pencils, pens, and charcoal. Bring paper and pencil to first day of class. No experience necessary.
DRAWING - Muennig
The class will cover proportion, composition, perspective, foreshortening, shadow, and highlight. Class focus is helping you develop a personal style. No experience necessary.
FELDENKRAIS - Hetherington
Gentle, slow-moving class done lying on mats. Increased awareness leads to easier, more comfortable and pleasurable movement. Mats provided.
FILM - Hewitt / Porter
Discussion and critical viewing of films from a wide range of style, genre and period.
FUN, FITNESS & DANCE - Puro
Full body workout: flexibility & stretching exercises, aerobic activity, strength training, and balance work.
HISTORY BY HOLLYWOOD - Pierce
Social and political history as interpreted by Hollywood - from Birth of a Nation and Dr. Strangelove to Paths of Glory; from Judgement at Nuremberg to Citizen Kane. Commentary and analysis by instructor.
IYENGAR YOGA - Grevemeyer / Weinstein
The major poses, modified for the abilities of seniors, breathing techniques, relaxation with meditation features.
LATIN AEROBICS - Chun/Staff
Stretch and strengthening exercises followed by learning Latin dances.
MATURE DRIVERS CLASS - Taylor
Drivers 55 and over. Reduce auto insurance premium by completing the 8 hour course. Covers California traffic laws, defensive driving techniques. Certficate good for three years. Fee includes certificate. Must sign up in person in the Main Office at BAS. Class is in Room 209 at BAS.
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION - D. Davis
Explore meditation through simple practices and shared insights. All are welcome whether or not you have had prior meditation experience. Resources will include the writing of Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Stephen Levine, and many others. Students say this class has changed their lives.
MOVING QI - K. Davis
Traditional Asian methods of acupressure and movement for balancing energy and promoting physical and emotional vitality.
MUSIC OF THE 20TH CENTURY, FROM STRAVINSKY TO GLASS - Pierce
The class presents the revolutionary currents of 20th century classical music from Stravinsky and Gershwin to Britten, Bartok and Glass, with recordings and films.
PARKINSON'S DISEASE MOVEMENT - Hetherington
Based on John Argue's Parkinson's and the Art of Movement, this class is designed to help with balance, flexibility and improved mobility.
POETRY WORKSHOP - D. Davis
A safe place in which to write and share your work. Topics and exercises to help you write with skill and spontaneity. All skill levels are welcome
SHORT STORIES & ESSAYS - Porter
Reading and discussion of contemporary short-short stories and essays. Become a more exacting reader.
SPANISH CONVERSATION & CULTURE - Sturm
Learn to speak Spanish with exercises, songs, and new vocabulary and grammar. For those with some exposure to Spanish. Improve Spanish skills by discussing food, culture, music and current events. Class conducted in Spanish.
TAI-CHI - Staff
A physical and meditative approach to well-being attained by a series of simple, quiet and relaxed body movements.!
UKULELE & SINGING - Chun/Staff
Learn to play and accompany yourself while singing.
WAKE UP YOUR MEMORY! - D. Davis
Activate and develop your memory with visual, vocal, auditory and kinesthetic techniques. Students are amazed to discover how well their memories work. Must be willing to play!
WORLD AFFAIRS - Pierce
A discussion of political, economic and social issues, movements and events in contemporary America, Asia and Europe. Taught with lectures, films, speakers and readings.
YOGA - Okazaki
Exercises to stretch and strengthen muscles and joints to help with flexibility, strength, and relaxation. Bring your own mat.