Lifelong Learning Fall Session 2

Lifelong Learning Fall Session 2 is in the past.

The Lifelong Learning Program offers people of retirement and semi-retirement age an opportunity to expand knowledge and explore new ideas in an informal, noncompetitive environment. Learning occurs in a pleasant social atmosphere in classes with one’s peers. There are no exams and no grades or credits. There is no previous educational requirement. Rather, the opportunity exists to interact with friends old and new. This is a time when you may fulfill many of your dreams.

Fall term begins in August with two five-week sessions ending in November. The classes generally meet for one and a half hours in the daytime once a week for five weeks.

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William Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha County
Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 and Nov. 4
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ezell Center, Room 136
Instructor: Dr. Dennis Loyd, Lipscomb University, retired faculty, Department of English

William Faulkner is the disputed master of southern writers in the 20th century. His created literary world of Yoknapatawpha County gave him ample characters and situations to fill his many novels and great collections of short stories. This study will focus on the chronological development of that setting and the vast cast of memorable characters who people his fiction.

Israel and Palestine from Abraham to Jesus to Today - Part Two
Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29 and Nov. 5
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ezell Center, Room 136
Instructors: Michael McRay, B.A., Lipscomb University; Master of Philosophy from Trinity College Dublin at Belfast, and Rob McRay, B.A., Abilene Christian University; M.A., Wheaton College

This continuation of the first session class will include the following:
•    Christian Zionism and Biblical Prophecy concerning Israel
•    Jesus and the Land of Israel
•    Film: With God on Our Side
•    Christian peacemaking in Israel and Palestine
•    Is there any hope of peace in Israel?

*Rebirth II! The Renaissance in Northern Italy and Austria
Oct .9, 16, 23, 30 and Nov. 6
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ezell Center, Room 136
Instructor: Drs. John and Jill Parker, Lipscomb University, retired faculty, Departments of English and Chemistry

Part Two: Art, Music, and Architecture
A sequel to the study of this region’s history and scenery, part two of Rebirth! Examines some of the richest artistic treasures of the Renaissance. Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus; Brunelleschi’s Cathedral Dome; Donatello’s David; Ghiberti’s “Gates of Paradise”; Masaccio’s The Tribute Money; Angelico’s Annunciation; Michelangelo’s David, Sistine Chapel ceiling, and Dome of St. Peter’s; Da Vinci’s The Last Supper and Mona Lisa; and Castiglione’s The Courtier are among the highlights of the period’s paintings, sculptures, and architecture. In the subsequent Baroque Age (1600-1715) and Age of Reason (1700-1789), composers and instrumental craftsmen including Monteverdi, Handel, Bach, Stradivari, Haydn, and Mozart initiated the great age of classical music.

Masterpieces: the top portraits ever painted
Note: No class on Oct. 24
Oct. 10, 17, 31 and Nov. 7, 14
3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Ezell Center, Room 136
Instructor: Michael Shane Neal, portrait artist

This class -- Masterpieces, the top portraits ever painted -- is a survey of where to find them, what to look for, and why they are special, an in-depth discussion of the art and the artist. There will also be a painting demonstration during the class and a field trip to tour Neal's new studio.

Art Landscapes at Radnor
Note: This is the second half of a 10-week course

(No class October 18 due to Fall Break)
Oct. 4, 11, 25 and Nov. 1, 8
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meeting at Radnor Lake
Instructor: Cliff Tierney, Lipscomb University, associate professor of art

Special Price - Cost $120

This continuing course will focus on learning the process of drawing and rendering on site. Subject matter will be Radnor Lake as students visit the park and learn the processes of rendering from observation.


*Fulfills requirements for the Travel Learning Certificate Program.