Special Opportunities: Session I
This special opportunity correlates with John Parker's class on Shakespeare. The class and the play can also be taken independent of each other. The play, King Lear, by William Shakespeare, performed at the Belmont Troutt Theater, will be discussed in Dr. John Parker’s Wednesday, Session I Class called ‘Shakespeare YOU Will Understand and Enjoy’. Begin with class on Wednesday, January 27, then go see the play on January 28. The next week of Dr. Parker's class will review what you saw, making this truly a session of Shakespeare that YOU can enjoy and understand.
Sculpt with clay! Create functional and sculptural pieces and leave with a better understanding of the process of creating with earthenware. We will cover hand building, slab, coil and decorative textures as well as glaze techniques. Decorative or functional pieces. Some ideas will be presented, but come with some of your own. Pieces will be glazed and kiln-fired. Pick up date will be March 1.
Special Opportunities: Session II
The Stribling Brock Letters Collection tells an unusual tale of wartime encounters that created lasting friendships. It tells the story of friendships made between World War II German prisoners of war and those who held them captive. During World War II, from April 1944 to March 1946, a German prisoner of war camp was located in the Middle Tennessee town of Lawrenceburg, Tenn. The 300 or so prisoners housed there were contracted out to local farms as day laborers, and many of them got to know the locals quite well. When the war ended and the POWs went home to Germany, they wrote letters to their American friends. One Lawrenceburg family, the Brocks, kept the letters, and in the 1980s, one of their descendants found more than 350 letters stuffed in a Corn Flakes box. Come and hear Curtis Peters, an in-law in the Brock family, tell the story of these letters and the men who wrote them.