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Lifelong Learning Program

With some variation, this term starts on the week of Monday, June 13 and runs through the week of Monday, June 27. Off the week of July 4 and continue the week of Monday, July 11 and runs through the week of July 25.

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Courses offered:

Mondays

  • Fundamentals of Improvisation

    Instructor: Amy Angelilli

    Students will experience the basic concepts of improvisation – and their real world applications -- in a supportive, team-oriented setting. The class is designed to build self-confidence and explore creativity using the fundamentals of improvisation. Created for both actors and non-actors, the experiential learning environment will expose students to: Using specific communications tools for more dynamic interactions; Staying focused on the present moment; Creating successful collaborations; Embracing -- and using -- failure for increased resilience; Participating in co-creative environments for a stronger team dynamic; Thriving in an unscripted environment. Students leaving this course will have a working understanding of the basic fundamentals of improvisational theater as well as an increased appreciation, and comfort, with living life without a script.

    Date/Time:
    Mondays
    6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25

  • (CLASS FULL) iPhone/iPad Everything to Get You Going!

    Instructor: Kai Long

    This six-week class will focus on using different functions of your iPhone/iPad device at each session. The following topics will be taught with hands on time to increase learning and carryover. Detailed handouts will also be provided by instructor.

    Session 1 - iPhone/iPad Basics

    Session 2 - iPhone/iPad Camera and Photo App

    Session 3 - iPhone/iPad Using Maps/GPS/Contact Folder

    Session 4 - iPhone/iPad Using Safari to Search internet, Bookmarks, read offline & more!

    Session 5 - iPhone/iPad Customizing your device for how you most use it!

    Session 6 - Using Siri to make life easy & Easy Ways to save battery life

    Materials Needed: Students need to bring their iPhones and/or iPads to class.

    Date/Time:
    Mondays
    6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25

  • (CLASS FULL) American Sign Language II

    Instructor: Kim Nichols

    This is an overview of American Sign Language (ASL), its basic vocabulary, structure, syntax and grammar. Community members will focus on mastering the basics of fingerspelling, numbers, colors, facial grammar and simple sentence structure; as well learn various conversational/cultural behaviors necessary to hold a beginning-level conversation in ASL. Useful for St. Augustine community members.

    Date/Time:
    Mondays
    6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25

  • Understanding American Islam: The Most Misunderstood Religion

    Instructor: Dilara Hafiz

    According to a Pew Research Center 2015 poll, Islam is the world's fastest growing faith, yet remains the most misunderstood. This course will explore topics such as Islam 101, women's rights, role of the media, interfaith dialogue, and current events relating to the youngest of the Abrahamic faiths...Islam. Format of the class will include PowerPoint presentations, handouts, a final general knowledge pop quiz, and lively class discussion.

    Date/Time:
    Mondays 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25

  • Yoga for Everyone

    Instructor: Patricia Foley

    This class will provide students with the opportunity to learn and practice basic yoga. Classes will incorporate yoga postures with a gentle flow of movement, breath-work, and meditation. Doing yoga in this way will help to strengthen the muscles, encourage relaxation, and allow for connection of the mind, body, and spirit. The class is open to all levels of students--from beginners to those with experience. Class activities will be designed to fit the needs of the class.

    Materials Needed: Students should bring their own yoga mat, yoga strap (or a tie from a robe or necktie), and two beach towels.

    Date/Time:
    Mondays 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 8/01

Tuesdays

  • Belly Dance: Basics and Beyond

    Instructor: Elizabeth Rizzolo

    This course is designed to teach students the basic skills necessary to develop their physical strength, muscle awareness, and mind-body connection to learn the art of Bellydancing. In this course students will learn the basic movements of bellydance such as posture, arm positions, hip work, foot work, shimmies, and more. Students will also learn traveling steps and will be introduced to movements designed to increase coordination and precision. This class is appropriate for beginners as well as those who have some previous dance experience.

    Date/Time:
    Tuesdays
    6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    6/14, 6/21, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/02

  • Introduction to the French Language & Culture

    Instructor: Denise Baudinet

    Discover the basics of the French language, and focus on frequently used words. Emphasis will be placed on mastering word pronunciation and comprehension in simple conversations. Enrich your learning experience by exploring daily activities interests such as introducing yourself, days of the week, colors, numbers, months, seasons, telling time, family members, weather, geography, ways of transportation and some knowledge of vocabulary to get around airport, hotels, restaurants, clothing and shopping stores.

    Materials Needed: "50 Ways to Improve Your French," by Marie-Jo Morell and Lorna Wright, ISBN # 978-0071746328

    Date/Time:
    Tuesdays
    6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26

Wednesdays

  • (CLASS FULL) Ceramics and Pottery

    Instructor: Angela Varga

    We will practice the coil method to make a large bowl, and the slab method to make a vase and serving platters. You may make extra projects during the lunch hour or after class, too. Some students will have more experience and can design their own projects. Our clay is earthenware. You will be purchasing low-fire glazes (cone 04-06). We will talk about that in class so you can make choices when you have more of an idea about what you are designing.

    Materials Needed: You will start with one bag of clay, which is 25 lbs. total. (You may want to split with a friend-- if this is your first time, you can always get more). This clay can be purchased through the Flagler Bookstore, but will be waiting for you in Studio 8 on your first day with bookstore receipt. Glazes can be purchased on-line. An apron is advised. All tools are provided to share. 

    Date/Time:
    Wednesdays & Thursdays
    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    6/15, 6/16, 6/22, 6/23, 6/29, 6/30, 7/13, 7/14, 7/20

    Location: Main Campus – Studio 8

     

  • Introduction to the French Language & Culture Level II

    Instructor: Denise Baudinet

    This course is a continuation of "Introduction to the French Language and Culture".

    Discover the basics of the French language, and focus on frequently used words.Emphasis will be placed on mastering word pronunciation and comprehension in simple conversations. Enrich your learning experience by exploring daily activities , interests, such as introducing yourself, days of the week , months, seasons, colors, numbers, telling time, family members, weather, geography, mode of transportation , traveling, shopping, food, French culture, local customs, expressions and current trends.

    Materials Needed: "50 Ways to Improve Your French”
    ISBN # 978-0071746328

    Date/Time:
    Wednesdays
    6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27

  • Intro to Photoshop Elements

    Instructor: Christine Rodenbaugh

    Learn how to make good pictures great. Explore the power and ease of use of Adobe Photoshop Elements. Are your vacation photos dull because of atmospheric haze? Is your favorite shot of children, grandchildren, or pets blurred by camera shake? Is there always one person in group shots whose eyes or closed? Use Photoshop Elements to fix all of these and more. At the conclusion of this course, you should understand resolution, file formats, and color spaces; know how to use the Quick, Guided, and Expert modes of the software; and make extraordinary images from ordinary photos.

    Software is available from Adobe as free 30-day trial. Laptop is not required for this class.

    Date/Time:
    Wednesdays
    6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    6/22, 6/29, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/03

Thursdays

  • Golden Age of the Broadway Musical, The

    Instructor: Thomas Hischak

    This is a survey of the Broadway musicals that opened between 1943 and 1964, considered the Golden Age for New York shows. The course will explore musicals from Oklahoma! (1943) through Hello, Dolly! (1964), as well as such Broadway creators as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, Frank Loesser, Irving Berlin, Jerry Herman, and Bock and Harnick. The class consists of lectures and watching scenes from various musicals. Recommended (but not required) book: The Oxford Companion to the American Musical.

    Materials Needed: Hischak, Thomas S. The Oxford Companion to the American Musical. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN # 978-0-19-533533-0

    Date/Time:
    Thursdays
    6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28

  • Happiness Through Stoicism

    Instructor: Giles Laurén

    Stoicism teaches clear thinking as a guide to living well. It is a synthesis of Greek Thought, encompassing centuries of prior thought. Its purpose was to answer Socrates’ great question: How should man live his life? The Church, Western Civilization and the American Constitution cannot be understood without an understanding of Greek thought. This is not a course about Stoicism, it is meant to be a living philosophy that is to be practiced. This six lecture series may change your view of life!

    Materials Needed: It is recommended that students obtain a copy of the Stoics Bible from Amazon. Paper and pencil to take notes and an open mind are suggested.

    Date/Time:
    Thursdays
    6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28

  • Unlocking the Creative Mind

    Instructor: David Elliott Johnson

    Creative motivation isn't always an immediate thing. The mind has a way of blocking the process with negatives and doubt. But what if there was a way to get past your mind quicker and reach the meaning of your creativity with confidence? This course helps you to define your creative voice, learn how to listen to it, and keep fear out of its way. Unlocking The Creative Mind is not just for creative individuals but, professionals as well. Break past the traditional mind set into the power of creative energy and reach your fullest potential.

    Date/Time:
    Thursdays
    6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28

  • Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography

    Instructor: Charlene Vincent

    Bring your favorite writing instrument on this armchair journey through your life. No experience in writing required; no reading assignments. You already know what you need to write your spiritual autobiography. Each week will include readings from authors who have written about their spiritual journeys. Writing prompts will be given that will get you writing the story of your life. No requirements to share with the group or the instructor. Course culminates with a discussion on future writing retreats.

    Materials Needed: Writing materials: notebook, etc. Books recommended are available through the library or online through Amazon.

    Date/Time:
    Thursdays
    6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/21, 7/28, 8/04

Saturdays

  • Drawing 101

    Instructor: Robin Borland

    Can't draw a stick figure? Then this class is for you! If you have always wanted to learn how to draw this class will make it a fun, easy and enjoyable experience. We will be learning the basics of line drawing, composition, shading and 1-point perspective. Let's take your stick figure into the next level!

    Materials Needed: Students need to provide their own materials. Some materials will be provided on the first day (drawing journal, pencil and eraser). A list of more supplies will be given out on the first day of class.

    Date/Time:
    Saturdays
    10:00 am – 11:30 am
    6/18, 6/25, 7/02,7/16,7/23,7/30

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Contact Info:

For more information email  lifelonglearning@flagler.edu.