LifeLong Learning Society

Courses

There are no exams or grades in the courses, although some courses include assigned readings and the possible purchase of a text.

Summer Schedule

June 5-23

*Limited enrollment

June 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21
Mondays, 9-10 a.m. & Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Take your yoga practice to the next level. Students will be challenged with more advanced options. Fundamentals of poses and breath work will be explored in greater depth as you grow on your own personal journey. If you wish to enroll and have not taken yoga with Rose before, please contact the instructor.

$15 course fee.

Instructor: Rose Winter, MPT, CMT, RYT

June 5-9
9:30-11:30 a.m.

This instructor-facilitated workshop will focus on outdoor landscape painting, design and the use of photo references. Weather permitting, you will work outdoors in nearby parks or other settings as agreed upon.

Instructor: Jenny Lynn Loveland, BA, MA

June 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21
Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. & Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m.

Learn a gentle style appropriate for all levels and adaptable to each person’s needs. All classes begin with a warmup to prepare the spine and muscles and then move through a series of yoga postures. After the postures have relaxed the body, yoga moves us toward a calm mind, with breath work and meditation.

$15 course fee.

Instructor: Rose Winter, MPT, CMT, RYT

June 5-9
12:30-2:30 p.m.

This instructor-facilitated workshop makes indoor studio space available for your drawing and/or painting projects. The afternoon also offers morning painters an opportunity to finish work started in the morning. Depending on class interests, instruction will be augmented to focus on still life, figurative, and/or color theory and mixing color.

Instructor: Jenny Lynn Loveland, BA, MA

June 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22
11 a.m.-noon

This exercise class will focus on muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility, balance and coordination combined with a variety of equipment.

Instructor: Betty Peach

June 6-7
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Day one cooking with Chef Erika. Day two food and wine pairings like a professional. Lunch will be provided on the second day. Class will be held in the DSU Ballroom.

$30 course fee.

Instructor: Erika Nestler, CNU Executive Chef

June 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22
Tuesdays, 2:30-3:45 p.m. & Thursdays, 1-2:15 p.m.

This class will teach the introductory form of Tai Chi, nine movements in the Yang style. Tai Chi, a nonaerobic exercise, will help improve balance and muscle strength.

$15 course fee.

Instructor: Bill Hansell

June 8-9
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Day one will focus on Greenland, its people, culture and natural beauty. Day two will take a look at Operation IceBridge, measuring the melting of the Ice Sheet in Greenland.

Instructor: Luci Crittenden, NASA

June 8-9
1-2:15 p.m.
Held at PFAC

Curator Diana Blanchard Gross will lead a personalized tour of two exhibitions on view at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center. The first day, participants will learn about artworks in the NASA Art Program and its history as the region celebrates NASA Langley Research Center’s centennial anniversary. The second day we will examine the works of Glen McClure, a Norfolk artist who has embarked on a two-year-long project photographing the workers of the region’s historic and definitive shipbuilding and ship-repair industry.

Instructor: Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator

June 13, 15, 20, 22
9-10:15 a.m.

This exercise class will focus on muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility, balance and coordination combined with the use of a variety of equipment.

$15 course fee.

Instructor: Lisa Powell, CNU

June 12-16
9-10:30 a.m.
Tour on Friday 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Held at Jefferson Lab

Learn about the world-leading physics research program at Jefferson Lab. Experts will reveal how physicists plumb the depths of the nucleus with accelerators, uncover the inner workings of particle detectors and show how super computers advance research. Tour will be offered at the end of the course with extra time and walking required. Photo ID required for entry.

Instructor: Michael Robbins, Public Affairs Associate

June 12-16
9:30-11:30 a.m.

Learn to select, mix and apply. Enhance your skill in composition. If you are no longer a beginner, continue to develop your skills. Please register for only one watercolor class.

Instructor: Betty Anglin, Ret. CNU

June 12-16
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

From flowerpots to great estates, gardens connect us to beauty and delights of the natural world. Whether you thrill at the touch of the soil or bask in the horticultural handiwork of others, here is an opportunity to gain new insights and inspirations from the garden. Open your eyes, mind and heart, and prepare to share the joy and beauty gardeners create when Mother Nature cooperates.

Instructor: Marie Butler, Garden Speaker, Ret. Landscape Coordinator for the VA Zoo

June 12-16
12:30-2:30 p.m.

Same as course #12. Please register for only one watercolor class.

Instructor: Betty Anglin, Ret. CNU

June 12-14
1-4 p.m.
Held at Mariners’ Museum

The oceans have captured creative people’s imaginations. For decades, filmmakers have used movies to explore our relationship with the sea. In Mariners’ at the Movies, we’ll watch a series of popular maritime movies and analyze them for historical accuracy and cultural significance.

Instructor: Mark Arduini, Manager Adult Learning, Mariners’ Museum

June 15
1-2:15 p.m.

Just because you are paranoid, it doesn’t mean somebody around the world isn’t out to victimize you! Take a reality check on living with today’s evolving tech and other scams and how to minimize being their prey. Discuss cyber security on our beloved devices, telemarketing, other cons and scams, and reducing your risks.

Instructor: Terry Vermillion

June 16
1-2:15 p.m.

Personal security is a concern when traveling around town, on U.S. road trips and going abroad in today’s sometimes daunting world. Learn security considerations to have a safe trip and return home intact and “with” your camera (no orange jumpsuit selfies on CNN) and your wallet (emptied by you, not them).

Instructor:Terry Vermillion

June 19-23
9-10:15 a.m.

Join us as we cast aside the textbook and spend a week practicing pronunciation, learning handy travel phrases and singing songs. No previous knowledge of Spanish is necessary, but there will be optional homework!

Instructor: Erika St. Dennis, LLS

June 19-23
9:30-10:45 a.m.

Writing a short story is easier than you think.

Instructor: Heidi Hartwiger

June 19-23
11 a.m. -12:15 p.m.

Join us as we turn perspective upside down and challenge the limits of your brain. You will be confronted with optical illusions, moral dilemmas, cognitive puzzles and downright freaky surprises as you navigate the universe between your ears. We will not discuss much science or psychology; we will focus on five days of fun experimentation and interactive adventures.

Instructor: Erika St. Dennis, LLS

June 19-23
1-2:15 p.m.

Do you want to keep your French skills fresh? Do you want to revive your vocabulary and pronunciation? Join us for five days of singing, speaking, grammar and culture. No previous knowledge of French is necessary, although there will be optional homework!

Instructor: Erika St. Dennis, LLS

June 19-23
2:30-3:45 p.m.

Ah, Latin – the language of emperors and poets, lovers and warriors! Join us for a five-day foray into this marvelous (and yes, living) language. We will explore the vocabulary, grammar, history and culture of this ancient tongue as we discover that it surrounds us daily in our newspapers, conversations and current events right here in the U.S. No previous knowledge of Latin is necessary, although there will be optional homework!

Instructor: Erika St. Dennis, LLS

June 19-23
1-3 p.m.

This is a one week class for beginning to intermediate-level beaders. The project will be flying geese earrings or bracelet. By working on one project the whole week, you should be able to complete it by the end of class. The cost for supplies will be $10 for earrings or $20 for a bracelet to be given to the instructor at the first meeting of class.

Instructor: Barb Gibson, LLS

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