Friday, October 30, 2020

Barrington Terrace Offers Free Hodges University Adult Classes

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 cwheeler@hodges.edu.

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

Dry Tortugas

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

Henry Flagler

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 cwheeler@hodges.edu.

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