Key to Locations in Class Listings (all in Berkeley)
AMERICA 1783-1800 - Pierce
European Enlightenment and the New American Republic.
AMERICAN SONGBOOK - Pierce
Emphasis on a survey of the lives, times and music of popular American music artists.
ART HISTORY - Pierce
Lecture, discussions, slides, films, books, museum outings about Western Art History.
ARTHRITIS RELIEF - Okazaki
Chair class. Easy movement, self-massage and acupressure.
CERAMICS - Muenning / 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
This class provides self-paced instruction in mastering basic computer operations, using the Internet, word processing, graphics and photos. Ongoing support for projects like flyers, info search, photos, and email.
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 - Pierce / Porter
This is a discussion group aimed at keeping all involved on top of the current "hot-button" issues. Diverse points of view are encouraged and respected. Explore social, political and economic issues in the news.
DRAWING - Sturm
For beginners and advanced students.
EXERCISING MEMORY - D.Davis
Simple exercises for strengthening and developing memory, including visual, vocal, kinaesthetic and auditory techniques. Maximum enrollment 25.
FELDENKRAIS - Ellyard
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.
HIKING TO LEARN - Pierce
Hikes of 2–5 miles in the city and country will include cultural information and give us a chance to explore while we learn. Students are responsible for transportation to the starting place. Bring water and lunch.
IYENGAR YOGA - Weinstein
The major poses, modified for the abilities of seniors, breathing techniques, relaxation with meditation features.
LATIN AEROBICS - Chun
Stretch and strengthening exercises followed by learning Latin dances.
LIVING PLANET - Pierce
Using films, speakers, handouts, fieldtrips and class discussion, this course gives an introduction to the wildlife, biology and ecology of our home planet Earth.
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. Sign up in person in the Main Office 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, and Stephen Levine.
MOVING QI - K. Davis
Traditional Asian methods of acupressure and movement for balancing energy and promoting physical and emotional vitality.
PARKINSON'S DISEASE MOVEMENT - Hetherington
Based on John Argue's Parkinson's and the Art of Movement, class is designed to help with balance, flexibility and improved mobility.
SHORT STORIES & ESSAYS - Porter
Reading and discussion of contemporary short-short stories and essays. Together we learn not only to become more exacting readers, but also to bring to the table the relevant ideas and personal experiences that will shed light on these short works.
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.
STILL LIFE DRAWING TO MUSIC - Aronov
This class will provide a safe and supportive environment for those who wish to explore basic skills of drawing still-life while listening to music. We will discuss how music influences our drawing and affects the ways that we see.
TAI-CHI - Yoshida
A physical and meditative approach to well-being attained by a series of simple, quiet and relaxed body movement. Tai Chi Chih is based on "floating" hand/arm movements while rocking slowly back and forth with one leg in front of the other. Goals: body awareness, muscle relaxation to improve circulation of blood/lymph, and stress reduction.
TAP DANCE - Chun
Various levels of tap dance as both aerobic and artistic movement progressing to a student performance.
THEATRE INVITATION - D. Davis
Live theatre is one of the oldest traditions around the globe. Come deepen your understanding of theatre for a richer experience of it. We will see plays live, see some footage of plays and invite guest speakers from local theatre companies. Whether you have never seen a play or are a regular subscriber, this is the class for you.
THE 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
UKULELE & SINGING - Chun
Learn to play and accompany yourself while singing.