Designed for those who love to learn, Tucson’s independent arts and humanities series offers intriguing topics presented by outstanding scholars who delight in teaching.  You’ll find classmates who share your passion for new ideas as you explore art, writing, literature, music, history, and more.

Include some time for learning in your busy schedule this year. Nourish your intellect, increase your understanding of a favorite subject, or experiment with something new. Energize yourself with new ideas. You’ll be amazed at the result.

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September 2016

Class Date/Time
Make Your Writing POP
Instructor: Marge Pellegrino
Wednesdays, Sep 28 – Nov 2, 9:30am-12:30pm (No class Oct 12)

October 2016

Class Date/Time
Painters Workshop - Session 1
Instructor: Willie Bonner M.F.A.
Saturdays, Oct 1 – Nov 5, 9:30am-12:30pm (No class Oct 8)
Literary Road Trip - Tucson Session
Instructor: William A. Fry Ph.D
Wednesdays, Oct 12 – Dec 7, 9:45-11:45am (No class Nov 23)
World War I: 1916
Instructor: Richard A. Cosgrove Ph.D
Thursdays, Oct 13 – Nov 3, 1:30-3:30pm
Literary Road Trip - Oro Valley Session
Instructor: William A. Fry Ph.D
Fridays, Oct 14 – Dec 9, 9:30-11:30am (No class Nov 25)
Amazing iPhone - Session 1
Instructor: John Nemerovski
Monday, Oct 17, 1:00-4:00pm
Taste of Tucson Downtown Culinary & Cultural Tour 1
Instructor: Elysa Crum and Sherry Weiss
Wednesday, Oct 19, 1:00-4:45pm
The Giants of the Romantic Piano
Instructor: Alex Tentser
Wednesdays, Oct 19 – Dec 14, 1:00-3:00pm (No class Nov 23)
Food for Thought | Under Desert Skies: How Tucson Mapped the Way to the Moon and Planets
Instructor: Melissa Sevigny
Monday, October 24 11:30am-1:30pm
Amazing iPhone - Session 2
Instructor: John Nemerovski
Monday, Oct 24, 1:00-4:00pm
Dear Diary
Instructor: Judy Nolte Temple Ph.D.
Wednesdays, Oct 26 – Nov 16, 1:30-3:30pm
How to Draw What You See
Instructor: Willie Bonner M.F.A.
Thursdays, Oct 27 – Dec 8, 1:00-4:00pm (No class Nov 24)
Rubens and Rembrandt
Instructor: Kevin Justus Ph.D
Mondays, Oct 31 – Dec 5, 9:30-11:30am
More Amazing iPhone
Instructor: John Nemerovski
Monday, Oct 31, 1:00-4:00pm

November 2016

Class Date/Time
Speaking Up and Writing Down II
Instructor: Molly McKasson
Tuesdays, Nov 1 – Dec 13, 9:30am-12:30pm (No class Nov 22)
In the Mood! - Morning Section
Instructor: Richard T. Hanson
Tuesdays, Nov 1 – Dec 13 (No class Nov 22) 10:00am-noon
In the Mood! - Afternoon Section
Instructor: Richard T. Hanson
Tuesdays, Nov 1 – Dec 13 (No class Nov 22) 1:00-3:00pm
The Landscape of Mythology
Instructor: Bella Vivante
When: Fridays, Nov 4 – Dec 16, 10:00am-noon (No class Nov 25)
Taste of Tucson Downtown Culinary & Cultural Tour 2
Instructor: Elysa Crum and Sherry Weiss
Friday, Nov 4, 1:00-4:45pm
iPad Basics
Instructor: John Nemerovski
Monday, Nov 7, 1:00-4:00pm
Creative Photo Composition
Instructor: Robert Renfrow
Tuesdays, Nov 8 – 15, 9:30am-12:30pm
Adjustable Digital Cameras Simplified
Instructor: Robert Renfrow
Thursdays, Nov 10 – 17, 9:30am-12:30pm
Au Naturale: The Nude in Art
Instructor: Mike Dominguez
Thursdays, Nov 10 – Dec 15, 1:30-3:30pm (No class Nov 24)
Painters Workshop - Session 2
Instructor: Willie Bonner M.F.A.
Saturdays, Nov 12 – Dec 17, 9:30am-12:30pm (No class Nov 26)
Food for Thought | Aaron Copland in Hollywood - an Adventure in Wonderland
Instructor: Kevin Justus Ph.D
Monday, November 14 11:30am-1:30pm
iPad Beyond the Basics
Instructor: John Nemerovski
Monday, Nov 14, 1:00-4:00pm
Food for Thought | Aaron Copland in Hollywood - an Adventure in Wonderland
Instructor: Kevin Justus Ph.D
Wednesday, November 16 11:30am-1:30pm
Taste of Tucson Downtown Culinary & Cultural Tour 3
Instructor: Elysa Crum and Sherry Weiss
Wednesday, Nov 16, 1:00-4:45pm

December 2016

Class Date/Time
Taste of Tucson Downtown Culinary & Cultural Tour 4
Instructor: Elysa Crum and Sherry Weiss
Friday, Dec 2, 1:00-4:45pm
Digital “Point & Shoot” Camera Primer
Instructor: Robert Renfrow
Thursday Dec 8, 9:30am-12:30pm
Food for Thought | Emily’s Gift
Instructor: Judith Rodman Ph.D., William A. Fry Ph.D
Monday December 12 11:30am-1:30pm
Taste of Tucson Downtown Culinary & Cultural Tour 5
Instructor: Elysa Crum and Sherry Weiss
Wednesday, Dec 14, 1:00-4:45pm
Food for Thought | Emily’s Gift
Instructor: Judith Rodman Ph.D., William A. Fry Ph.D
Monday December 19 11:30am-1:30pm