Art & Culture Classes

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

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 11:00am

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

Ages 10 to 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 (Corte Madera)

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

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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

Class: Kerrin Meis - Pierre Bonnard (Corte Madera)

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 1:00pm

Two Fridays: Feb. 12 and Feb. 19 • 1:00 - 3:00 pm • $75

The exhibit at the Legion of Honor bearing this title does little to explain the enigma of this most intriguing  painter. We shall  explore his life, his early connections with the Nabis, his "Impressionist" period, his fascination with windows and  doors and the technique of bringing the outside in, his life-long attraction to Marthe, his female companion, his large decorative works and the late work which borders on abstraction and assures his place in the Modernist canon.

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 - James Simon: Berlin Museum's Greatest Benefactor (Corte Madera)

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 10:00am

Friday, Jan. 29 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm • $40

The wealthy Jewish textile merchant not only funded the discovery of the bust of Nefertiti but made important purchases in many areas of art, gifting all his treasures to various Berlin Museums. Simon, who died in 1932, was air-brushed from history but his legacy remains in the art, some of which was exhibited at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco a few years ago. Now he will have a street named after him! We will look at his acquisitions to see what was important to this man of exquisite taste and boundless generosity.

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 - Manet: Portraying Life (Corte Madera)

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 10:00am

Two Fridays: Jan. 15 & Jan. 22 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm • $75

Depicting the Paris of his day through portraits of family, friends, fellow artists, men of letters, actors, actresses, singers and models, Edouard Manet captured the nineteenth-century urban experience making “Modern Life” a legitimate subject for art. His handling of paint and subject , shocking at first, established him as the quintessential painter of modernity. We study the influence of Velazquez, parallels in the work of Renoir and his brilliant moves in the competition with photography.

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 - Sargent: Portraits of Friends & Artists

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 10:00am

Two Fridays: Nov. 13 & Nov. 20 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm • $75

We examine American painter John Singer Sargent’s international career through over sixty brilliant portraits of members of his artistic circle including family, artists, writers, actors and musicians. While some are formal portraits many are small, intimate, noncommissioned works that provide a record of influences, relationships and aspirations. Cast of characters includes Monet, Rodin, Ellen Terry, Gabriel Faure, Henry James, Robert Louis Stevenson, the influential Pailleron family and Isabella Stewart Gardner—a veritable network of artists and muses.

Kerrin Meis taught art history at SFSU for ten years and now lectures for the College of Marin and Dominican University and 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 - Jewel City Extension

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 10:00am
Friday, October 23 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm • $40
 
This class is devoted exclusively to the art featured in the Jewel City Exhibit, such as paintings, sculptures, murals, prints and photography.
 
Kerrin Meis taught art history at SFSU for ten years and now lectures for the College of Marin and Dominican University and leads study tours in Europe. Her Book Passage classes have been big favorites for years.
 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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