LIFE LONG LEARNING PROGRAM
Key to Locations in Class Listings (all in Berkeley)
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.
AMERICAN HISTORY - Pierce
Lecture, discussions, slides, films, books, museum outings about Western Art History.
ARTHRITIS RE---LIEF - Aronov
Chair class. Easy movement, self-massage and acupressure.
BACH, BEETHOVEN, AND BRAHMS: MUSIC HISTORY - Pierce
Non-technical survey of the life, times and music of composers from the Baroque through the Classical and Romantic periods to early 20th century. Taught with the use of films, recordings, concerts and lectures.
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
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. No experience necessary.
DRAWING - TBA
The class will cover proportion, composition, perspective, foreshortening, shadow, and highlight. Class focus is helping you develop a personal style. No experience necessary.
EXERCISING WITH WEIGHTS - Aronov
Strengthen your muscles and learn to engage your core using light weights and Thera–Bands. Increase bone health, build stamina, help prevent bone loss. A safe and supportive class to help you feel better and healthier.
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.
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.
NOTE: Start date is 10/7.
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. Must sign up in person in the Main Office at BAS. Class is in Room 21 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.
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. 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.
TAI-CHI - Yoshida
A physical and meditative approach to well-being attained by a series of simple, quiet and relaxed body movements.
TAP DANCE - Chun
Various levels of tap dance as both aerobic and artistic movement progressing to a student performance.
UKULELE & SINGING - Chun
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!
YOGA - Okazaki
Exercises to stretch and strengthen muscles and joints to help with flexibility, strength, and relaxation. Bring your own mat.