Art & Culture Classes

Class: Kerrin Meis - Insiders' New York

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 10:00am

Two Fridays: Sept. 25th & Oct. 2nd • 10:00 - 12:00 pm • $75

Art lovers have visited the Met, the Modern, the Guggenheim and some have ventured  to the Frick. This class visits seventeen other fascinating spots where great works of art await. Included are the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, the Neue Galerie, the Jewish Museum, the Museum of Biblical Art, the National Academy Museum, Federal Hall, The Custom House, the Hispanic Society of America, Asia Society of America, the High Line, the new Whitney Museum, and, yes, Grand Central Terminal.

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: Ken Sherman - The Business of Writing for Screen, Television, and the Book Industries

Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Sun., Aug. 23 • 10:00-1:00 pm • $75

We'll dissect who's who in a production company, a studio, and a publishing house, to hopefully demystify these very real people who you'll come in contact with as you sell your work. 

Ken Sherman is President of Ken Sherman & Associates, a Los Angeles based literary agency. The company handles film, television, and book writers, as well as selling film and television rights for books and life-rights. An agent for more than twenty years, Ken is also a popular and accomplished speaker. 

He has taught and lectured extensively at venues including UCLA, USC, Loyola Marymount University, both in New Orleans and Los Angeles, The Santa Barbara Writers’ conference, the American Film Institute, The San Francisco Writers Conference, The Maui Writers Conference, The University of Oklahoma, Sherwood Oaks Experiment College, The Santa Fe Writers Conference, The Novelists, Inc. Conference in San Diego, The Aspen Institute, the Aspen Summers Words Writers Conference and The Eugene International Film Festival where he just received a lifetime achievement award.

A few of Ken's clients include David Guterson ("Snow Falling On Cedars"), Anne Perry (80 books in print to date), Tawni O'Dell (Oprah Book Club Book), Willa Cather (Estate), Anjanette Delgado, Louis Begley  ("About Schmidt"), Luis Bunuel (Estate), John Updike for 33 years), etc.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Ken Sherman - Moving Your Book to Film and Television

Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Sat., Aug. 22 • 9:00-12:00 pm • $75

Once you've written your book or stageplay, there's always the chance it will transfer well to film and television. We'll discuss specific projects with this history and then discuss some of yours, with the idea of taking it out of the theoretical and into the real. 

Ken Sherman is President of Ken Sherman & Associates, a Los Angeles based literary agency. The company handles film, television, and book writers, as well as selling film and television rights for books and life-rights. An agent for more than twenty years, Ken is also a popular and accomplished speaker.

He has taught and lectured extensively at venues including UCLA, USC, Loyola Marymount University, both in New Orleans and Los Angeles, The Santa Barbara Writers’ conference, the American Film Institute, The San Francisco Writers Conference, The Maui Writers Conference, The University of Oklahoma, Sherwood Oaks Experiment College, The Santa Fe Writers Conference, The Novelists, Inc. Conference in San Diego, The Aspen Institute, the Aspen Summers Words Writers Conference and The Eugene International Film Festival where he just received a lifetime achievement award.

Some of Ken's clients include: David Guterson  ("Snow Falling on Cedars"), Tawni O'Dell ("Back Roads" - Oprah Book Club Selection and about to go into production as a feature), Willa Cather Estate (two books in development as features), Luis Bunuel Estate, Anne Perry (two series of her books in development as features and television series), worked with John Updike for 33 years, John Kerr's "A Dangerous Method" on which David Cronenberg's film is based, etc

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

CANCELED Class: Nina Solomita - Writing Scenes for the Stage

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Sat., May 23 • 10:00-1:00 pm • $60

Please note: this class is canceled. Any questions, call 415-927-0960 ext 230. 

 

Scenes—one leads to the next, characters and information are revealed, the plot proceeds, twists and turns build tension. In this workshop, we’ll read as well as view video clips of dynamic scenes from plays to discover the elements and structures major playwrights use. Evocative writing exercises will allow you to create a scene of your own.

Nina Solomita’s plays have been produced in Massachusetts and California; her monologues were published in the ICWP Mother-Daughter Series, and she has taught playwriting at Pacific Repertory Theatre, Carmel and a variety of Marin venues.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

CANCELED Class: Kay DeMartini - Truth be Told

Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Sun., May 17 • 1:30-3:30 pm • $60

Please note: this class is canceled. If you have any questions, please call 415-927-0960 ext. 1


Storytelling is HUGE! People can be heard on the radio, in bars and bookstores, sharing their true, personal stories – and we are addicted to listening to them! It’s because stories are more than entertainment; they connect us through universal themes and emotions. We change our thinking when we hear a slice of someone else’s life. There are tools & techniques to help you tell your story more effectively, so if you are thinking about sharing your stories, this is the place to begin.

Kay DeMartini, Story Ninja, produces BustingOut Storytelling in Oakland, is an NPR storyteller, former improvisor with Flash Family, commercial actress and a stand-up comic. Check out her website at www.KayDeMartiniPresents.com

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Peg Conley - Inspired Play, Insightful Learning

Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Sat., August 8 • 10:00 am-12:00 pm • $20

A workshop based on Peg Conley’s book, Imagine the Life You’d Love to Live then Live It. Come join Peg as she leads you into a series of playful prompts comprised of writing and drawing exercises. You’ll discover your own inner wisdom and delight in the JOY of creativity. No prior writing or drawing experience required. Bring your journal if you have one. Materials provided.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Carl Gosline - InDesign Intensive Part I (Corte Madera)

Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 9:00am
Sunday, May 29 • 9:00am - 12:00pm • $150

Beginner to Intermediate skill levels

Morning: basics/workspace/tools/palettes/options/layers/color space/styles

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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.
 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Carl Gosline - Photoshop for Beginners-Part 1

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 2:30pm to 5:30pm

Sat., April 18, 2015 • 2:30pm-5:30pm • $150

Topics to be covered:

    • Getting Familiar with Photoshop
    • Customizing the Interface
    • Using Adobe Bridge
    • File formats, Image Resolution
    • Understanding the Tools
    • Color Modes and Control
    • Navigating Images
    • Basics of Adjustments
    • Cropping, Straightening, Rescaling, Warping, Transforming
    • Making Selections
    • Channels, Layers, Paths

For more information: http://www.tigertype.com/photoshop-for-beginners-class.html

Carl Gosline, a Photoshop user of nearly 20 years provides easy to understand information packed sessions with an amiable and amusing manner. If you are interested in exploring Photoshop but previously held back due to the enormity of the undertaking, there is no better place to start! Session Two builds on Session One, however each class can be considered a “stand-alone” session and if you miss the first, you will still leave Session Two feeling satisfied with the knowledge you have gained. Carl’s infectious enthusiasm will be sure to inspire your learning.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kerrin Meis - J.M.W. Turner: Painter of Light

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Please Note: The date for this class has changed to June 26th. If you have any questions, please call 415-927-0960 ext. 230. 

Friday, June 26 • 10:00-12:00 pm • $40

In a preview of the exhibition Turner: Setting Painting Free opening at the de Young on June 20, we study, analyze and interpret the late works of this great Romantic landscape and seascape painter who is credited both with elevating landscape to the status of History Painting and for blurring his images so that they are easily understood as the precursors of Impressionism. John Ruskin described him as the man who could “most strikingly and movingly evoke the moods of nature - even though it involved strapping himself to a mast during a fierce storm!” The term ‘tinted steam’ was once used to describe his late views of Venice. Let’s have a look!

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kerrin Meis - From Russia with Love

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Please Note: The dates for this class have changed to July. If you have any questions, please call 415-927-0960 ext. 230.

Four Fridays, July 3, 10, 17 & 31 • 10:00-12:00 pm • $140

A virtual tour of the spectacular museums in Moscow and St. Petersburg: The Pushkin Museum, the Tretyakov Gallery, The Russian Museum and the incomparable Hermitage. We will study the painting, sculpture and architecture with the goal of learning much about the history and culture of Russia as well as the art of collecting as exemplified by Catherine the Great, Sergei Shchukin, Ivan Morizov and the German collectors of French Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and 20th century paintings removed to Russia during WWII Spectacular masterpieces!

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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