Classes

Class: Sandra Kierulff - Intermediate French (Corte Madera)

Monday, January 2, 2017 - 2:00pm

7 Mondays; Jan. 2- Feb. 27, 2017 (no class 2/20) • 2:00pm - 3:30pm • $225

Review of grammar structures (past, future, conditional, and subjunctive tenses) through lively conversation, readings and songs.  Texts: ‘Grammaire en dialogues’ with CD, Niveau Intermédiaire and ‘Grammaire Progressive du Français’ 

Sandra Kierulff has taught French at the College of Marin, Adult Education and was the instructor and author of "French à la Carte," a French language course for adults aired on KQED radio. She was a teacher and director of Elan Français, a French language program for young students offered in many schools in Marin. She lived in Paris, France for several years and holds degrees and California Teaching Credentials in French and Spanish.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Hamid Emami - Beginning Conversational German

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 9:00am

8 Fridays; January 6 - February 24, 2017 • 9:00 - 11:00 am • $250

This class is for beginners and those who have previously had some exposure to German. You'll learn greetings, introductions, carrying on a simple conversation, basic grammar, and proper pronunciation. 

Hamid Emami has a master's degree from the University of Hamburg, and is fluent in German, English, French, Spanish, and Farsi. He has taught German for many years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Wendy Walsh - Higher Intermediate Italian

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 8:45am

7 Tuesdays; Jan. 17 - Feb. 28, 2017 • 8:45 - 10:30 am • $225

Wendy Walsh has a PhD in Italian Literature from UCB. She has been teaching Italian language, literature, and cooking since 1979.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Wendy Walsh - Lower Intermediate Italian

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 12:45pm

7 Mondays; Jan. 16 - Feb. 27, 2017 • 12:40 - 2:25 pm • $225

Wendy Walsh has a Ph.D. in Italian Literature from UCB. She has been teaching Italian language, literature, and cooking since 1979.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Wendy Walsh - Advanced Italian

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 9:00am

 7 Thursdays; Jan. 19 - Mar. 2, 2017 • 9:00 - 11:00am • $225

Students will use newspaper articles, novels, and a variety of engaging activities to help them master the Italian language. Wendy Walsh has a Ph.D. in Italian Literature from UCB. She has been teaching Italian language, literature, and cooking since 1979, and leads a yearly Language Study Tour Program to Italy. Buy a panino in the cafe and join Wendy before or after your class for informal Italian conversation.  

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Graciela Pera - Advanced Spanish

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 1:00pm

8 Thursdays: Jan. 12 - Mar. 2, 2017 • 1:00 - 3:00pm • $250

Graciela Pera was born in Buenos Aires. She is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires and has been teaching Spanish for over 35 years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kathy Freschi - Advanced Italian

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:45am

9 Tuesdays: Jan. 17 - Mar. 21 (no class Feb. 14), 2017 • 10:45 am - 12:45 pm • $285


We will read the gripping but redemptive novel Piu' Alto del Mare, by Francesca Melandri about the aftermath of "Gli Anni di Piombo" in Italy. A story about the many victims of the Italian terrorist movement, 1968-1982 and the complex politics of the times. Serious readers only please!

Kathy Freschi has been teaching Italian for over 40 years at UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley and College of Marin. In 1987, she founded the Credit Program of Italian at College of Marin, for which she was awarded La Stella d’Italia by the Republic of Italy.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kerrin Meis - Monet: Masterpeices of His Early Years

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 1:00pm

2 Tuesdays: Jan. 10 & 17, 2017 • 1:00 - 3:00 pm • $75

A preview of the exhibition opening in February at the Legion of Honor--The first ever study  devoted to the young genius of Claude Monet during the first phase of his long career  featuring over 60 paintings: portraits, still-life and genre  from his Normandy debut in 1858 until 1872 when he settled in Argenteuil.  Influences from Eugene Boudin  and the painters of Barbizon School -- how he absorbed and transformed them--  as well as challenges posed by his friends Manet, Pissarro and Renoir with  some highly original results.

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: Laura Deutsch - Writing from the Senses

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 1:00pm

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 • 1:00-4:00 pm • $85

 

In this workshop, we'll use sensory prompts to help us tap into memory and story for vivid imagery and detail. With instruction and techniques from Laura's book, Writing from the Senses, you’ll never have to stare at a blank page or computer screen again. We'll practice awareness of the five senses, plus motion and intuition — and learn how to write about the senses in our authentic voice. This workshop includes creative writing exercises and feedback, along with meditation to awaken awareness, spark creativity and make our writing come alive.

For writers of all levels.

Laura Deutsch helps writers and others create meaningful legacies in their lives. Her book, Writing from the Senses, was published by Shambhala and her work has appeared in the LA Times, SF Chronicle and PsychologyToday.com. Laura leads master classes from Tassajara to Tuscany, and has taught writing at UC Berkeley and San Francisco State.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Laura Deutsch - Personal Essay & Memoir (Corte Madera)

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 11:00am

Saturday December 2, 2017 • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm • $125

Using your life as the source for personal essays, stories and memoir, you’ll learn techniques to access and shape your material and approach it from new angles. This workshop includes instruction, in-class writing, and feedback.  

Laura Deutsch leads writing retreats from CA to Italy and has taught at UC Berkeley, SFSU and Dominican. Her writing has appeared in MORE magazine, the LA Times and elsewhere. She helps writers and others create meaningful legacies in their lives.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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