Hodges University’s Center for Lifelong Learning has partnered with Barrington Terrace to offer a south Naples location for classes. Barrington Terrace is located at 5175 Tamiami Trail East in Naples. Free of charge and open to the public, classes begin on January 31 through May 2 and will be held in the afternoons at Barrington Terrace. Refreshments will be provided. Register by contacting the Hodges University Center for Lifelong Learning at (239) 598-6133, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The schedule of classes for January through May, 2011 is as follows:
Tales From An Art Historian:
An Insider’s Guide to Appreciating Contemporary Art
Have you ever wondered why everyone around you seems to love that crazy piece of art in your local contemporary art gallery while you just aren’t sure what you’re even looking at, let alone whether or not you like it? Join Dr. G.P. Wells for a lively conversation about contemporary art, where she will discuss the stories behind some of America’s most popular and most famous (or infamous) pieces of art and the artists who created them.
Date: Monday, January 31. Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Instructor: Dr. G.P. Wells
Seventy miles west of Key West lays a cluster of seven islands called the Dry Tortugas. These islands are dominated by the impressive and historic Fort Jefferson. Participants will have the chance to learn about the history of the fort, the wildlife and scenery of the islands, and the opportunities that this South Florida national park has to offer.
Date: Monday, February 7. Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Instructor: Susan Reece
J.M.W. Turner: Father of Impressionism
JMW Turner (1775-1851) was an English Romantic painter whose dramatic works made landscape painting the equal of history painting. This class will explore his works and show how he was truly a painter of light and the father of Impressionism.
Date: Monday, February 21. Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Instructor: Carol Jonson
Florida’s Indigenous Tribes
When Ponce de Leon set foot on the Florida peninsula in 1513 more than 30 distinctly different Native American cultures made their home here. Participants will explore the various cultures of both agriculturalists and hunter-gatherers and discover how little the archeological record tells us of these vanished peoples.
Date: Monday, February 28. Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Instructor: David Southall
Railroad tycoon, Henry Flagler, became involved in Florida tourism with St. Augustine’s Ponce de Leon Hotel. The success of this operation resulted in extending his railroad and hotel network southward. This program will give participants a glimpse of early Florida tourism.
Date: Monday, March 7. Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Instructor: David Southall
Fishing in Southwest Florida
Southwest Florida is a fishing paradise, but challenges face fishermen (or photographers, boaters, kayakers, and other explorers) new to the area: where to fish, what fish to target, what tackle to use, how to get started and other questions. Three types of fishing to be discussed are: casting with lures, bait fishing – live and otherwise – and fly fishing.
Date: Monday, March 14. Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Instructor: Captain Jim Wheeler
Staying Close, Making a Connection
Whether the ones you love are an hour away, or half a world away, learn how to maintain closeness across the miles with children, grandchildren, and other special people. Topics include: establishing long-distance relationships, keeping in touch over time, and adapting relationships as kids grow older. Walk away with practical ideas, and even a few supplies to get you started.
Date: Monday, March 28. Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Instructor: Christine Wheeler
The Classical Style Period (1750-1820)
Learn about the lives and compositions of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, and Ludwig van Beethoven. These three great master composers provide a musical soundtrack to a period of political and social upheaval in the “Age of Revolution” and the “Age of Reason.” Learn about balance and structure as key elements for the era and for the music–qualities still important today.
Date: Monday, April 11. Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Instructor: Dr. Ron Bowman
Martin Johnson Heade: Florida’s First Artist
Martin Johnson Heade was the first important American artist to live full-time in Florida. In his St. Augustine studio he painted works that enticed people to visit our state – newly opened to them with the railroads and hotels built by Heade’s patron, Henry Morrison Flagler.
Date: Monday, May 2. Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Instructor: Carol Jonson
Barrington Terrace (AL #10447) is located at 5175 Tamiami Trail East in Naples. Free of charge and open to the public, classes begin on January 31 through May 2 and will be held in the afternoons at Barrington Terrace. Refreshments will be provided. Register by contacting the Hodges University Center for Lifelong Learning at (239) 598-6133, or by email at email@example.com.