Art & Culture Classes

Class: Kerrin Meis - In a Brilliant Light: The Lure of the South of France

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 1:00pm

3 Fridays: June 10, 17, & 24 • 1:00 – 3:00 pm • $105

The word for this area is Midi—meaning “noon”—that perfectly describes its characteristic feature: the brilliant light. For artists it was an absolute revelation. We see what that intensity of color meant to the those who thrived there: Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Signac, Braque, Dufy, Matisse, Chagall and Picasso.

Kerrin Meis taught art history at SFSU for ten years and now teaches OLLI programs at Dominican University and U.C. Berkeley, and leads study tours in Europe. Her Book Passage classes have been favorites for years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kerrin Meis - The Art and Architecture of Vienna

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 1:00pm

Two Fridays: July 22 and 29 • 1:00 - 3:00 pm • $75

The Art and Architecture of Vienna. 

Kerrin Meis taught art history at SFSU for ten years, and she currently teaches for the OLLI programs at Dominican University and UC Berkeley. She leads study tours in Europe. Her Book Passage classes have been big favorites for years.

 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kerrin Meis - The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of 17th Century France

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 1:00pm

Two Fridays: July 8 and 15 • 1:00 - 3:00 pm • $75

Opening at the Kimbell Art Museum in May and to San Francisco in October is the first major exhibit in this country devoted to the Le Nain brothers: Antoine, Louis and Mathieu whose whole range of production will be highlighted with over 50 works: altarpieces, portraits, private devotional pieces and the deeply-moving images of peasants for which they are so famous. The exhibit will unveil new research as to the attribution of works to the individual brothers. This has always been an art history mystery.

The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of Seventeenth Century France will be coming to the Legion of Honor in October. You can view the catalogue online

 

Kerrin Meis taught art history at SFSU for ten years, and she currently teaches for the OLLI programs at Dominican University and UC Berkeley. She leads study tours in Europe. Her Book Passage classes have been big favorites for years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kerrin Meis - A Museum of Own's One: Superb Collections in London and Paris

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 1:00pm

Three Fridays: March 11, 18, 25 • 1:00 - 3:00 pm • $105

An exciting tour of art museums rarely visited by visitors to these major tourist destinations. Many were originally residences: we meet the collectors, learn about their passions and study the masterpieces they selected. The Wallace Collection, the Courtauld Gallery, Kenwood House, the Dulwich Picture Gallery and the Sir John Sloane Museum in London --- the Jacquemart-Andre, the Cluny, the Musee Marmottan, the Musee Picasso in Paris as well as the splendid art gallery in the Chateau Chantilly.

Kerrin Meis taught art history at SFSU for ten years, and she currently teaches for the OLLI programs at Dominican University and UC Berkeley. She leads study tours in Europe. Her Book Passage classes have been big favorites for years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Jeffrey Halford - Songwriting: Three Chords and the Truth (Intermediate - Advanced)

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 1:00pm

4 Saturdays, June 4, 11, 18 & 25 • 1:00 - 2:30 pm • $160

 

Ages 10-99 Welcome!

This class by acclaimed Bay Area singer/songwriter Jeffrey Halford will cover the spectrum of writing lyrics, melodies and brainstorming creative and personal song ideas. Learn how the seed of an idea can blossom with your stamp of originality. The class will cover folk, blues and R&B, including pop hooks, riffs, progressions and poetry. We'll explore the pantheon of the best in work songs, protest songs, story songs, train songs, fight songs, groove songs and unrequited love songs. There are no rules. Class size will be limited to foster interaction and Q&A.

Texas-born songwriter, singer and guitarist Jeffrey Halford has shared the stage with such luminaries as Taj Mahal, Guy Clark, Jimmy Cliff, Los Lobos and Greg Allman, to name only a few. LA Weekly wrote, "I am here to place Halford in the pantheon of songwriters with John Prine, Randy Newman, Bob Dylan and John Fogerty." In 2011, Halford won best songwriter at the LA Music Awards. Visit his website at jeffreyhalford.com.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Jeffrey Halford - Songwriting: Three Chords and the Truth (Beginner)

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 11:00am

4 Saturdays, June 4, 11, 18 & 25 • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm • $160

 

 

Ages 10-99 Welcome!

This class by acclaimed Bay Area singer/songwriter Jeffrey Halford will cover the spectrum of writing lyrics, melodies and brainstorming creative and personal song ideas. Learn how the seed of an idea can blossom with your stamp of originality. The class will cover folk, blues and R&B, including pop hooks, riffs, progressions and poetry. We'll explore the pantheon of the best in work songs, protest songs, story songs, train songs, fight songs, groove songs and unrequited love songs. There are no rules. Class size will be limited to foster interaction and Q&A.

Texas-born songwriter, singer and guitarist Jeffrey Halford has shared the stage with such luminaries as Taj Mahal, Guy Clark, Jimmy Cliff, Los Lobos and Greg Allman, to name only a few. LA Weekly wrote, "I am here to place Halford in the pantheon of songwriters with John Prine, Randy Newman, Bob Dylan and John Fogerty." In 2011, Halford won best songwriter at the LA Music Awards. Visit his website at jeffreyhalford.com.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Carl Gosline - Lightroom & Photoshop II

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 10:00am
Sunday, May 22 • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (lunch 12:00 - 1:00pm) • $300
 

Advanced beginner to advanced intermediate skill levels

Morning: more advanced editing in both apps

Afternoon: integrating both apps

visit www.tigertype.com/classes for more course content details
 
Carl Gosline is a seasoned user of both Photoshop and Lightroom and he provides information packed sessions that are easy to understand, while revealing expert level tips, tricks and shortcuts. “Lightroom and Photoshop 2” will build on information from “Lightroom and Photoshop 1” (or your previous commensurate experience) and  Carl’s infectious enthusiasm will be sure to inspire your learning. The morning session will focus on more advanced Lightroom and Photoshop editing techniques, and the afternoon session will focus on integrating the two applications together.
 
**Part I or commensurate experience recommended for Part II**
 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Carl Gosline - Lightroom & Photoshop I

Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 10:00am
Sunday, May 15 • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (lunch from 12:00-1:00 pm) • $300
 

For Beginner to Intermediate Skill Levels.

3 hours each app-from basics to organizing and editing.  Visit www.tigertype.com/classes for more course content details

Carl Gosline is a seasoned user of both Photoshop and Lightroom and he provides information packed sessions that are easy to understand, while revealing expert level tips, tricks and shortcuts. If you are interested in exploring these applications but have shied away due to the enormity of the undertaking, this is the place to start! “Lightroom and Photoshop 1” will cover a variety of topics designed to give even absolute beginners a solid footing to move forward independently, and Carl’s infectious enthusiasm will be sure to inspire your learning. The morning session will focus on the basics of Lightroom and the afternoon session will focus on the basics of Photoshop.
 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Carl Gosline - InDesign Intensive - Part II

Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 12:30pm
Sunday, May 29 • 12:30 - 3:30 pm • $150
 

Advanced beginner to advanced intermediate skill levels

Afternoon: image mgmt/linking & wrapping text/more on: layers/ linking images/exporting/packaging/TOC/printing

visit www.tigertype.com/classes for more course content details

Popular teacher Carl Gosline presents a new course on Adobe InDesign, which he has been using since version 1 was released in 1999. Carl delivers content in a style that is easy to grasp and will arm you with expert level skills. The morning session will focus on the basics, from understanding the tools and workspace optimization, and the afternoon session will focus on more complicated document handling techniques. After attending these sessions you will be able to confidently create any kind of document, from business cards to billboards and anything in between…including laying out that book you plan to self-publish. Join us knowing that you will come away with new skills that you can put to use immediately.
 
**Part I or commensurate experience recommended for Part II**
 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kerrin Meis - Washington D.C. Museums (Corte Madera)

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 1:00pm

Two Fridays: Feb. 26 and Mar. 4 • 1:00 - 3:00 pm • $75

Be a savvy visitor to our nation's capital. Art Historian Kerrin Meis provides information about the many museums really worth your time and when and how to visit  them. Which monuments are an absolute must and why?  And what about gems of art tucked away in less visited venues as well as lurking in the corners of the National Gallery , the Museums of the Smithsonian., and the Library of Congress.  Why are Du Pont Circle and Dumbarton Oaks go-to destinations?

Kerrin Meis taught art history at SFSU for ten years, and she currently teaches for the OLLI programs at Dominican University and UC Berkeley. She leads study tours in Europe. Her Book Passage classes have been big favorites for years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Art & Culture Classes