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.

January 2016

Class Date/Time
Freedom of Mind - Tucson Session
Instructor: William A. Fry Ph.D
Wednesdays, Jan 13 – Mar 2, 9:45-11:45am
Freedom of Mind - Oro Valley Session
Instructor: William A. Fry Ph.D
Fridays, Jan 15 – Mar 4, 9:30-11:30am
Adventure Tales from Ancient Times
Instructor: Beth Alpert Nakhai
: Wednesdays, Jan 20 – Feb 24, 9:30-11:30am
Hooray for Hollywood
Instructor: Richard T. Hanson
Wednesdays, January 20 – Mar 9 1:00 - 3:00pm
How to Draw What You See - Session 1
Instructor: Willie Bonner M.F.A.
Tuesdays, Jan 26 – Mar 1, 1:00-4:00pm
Landscape of Power and Landscape of Delight
Instructor: Kevin Justus Ph.D
Fridays, Jan 29 – Mar 11, 10:00am-noon
Painters Workshop - Session 1
Instructor: Willie Bonner M.F.A.
Saturdays, Jan 30 – Feb 27, 9:00am-noon

February 2016

Class Date/Time
Piano Works of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven
Instructor: Alex Tentser
Wednesdays, Feb 3 – Mar 9, 1:00-3:00pm
Speaking Up and Writing Down
Instructor: Molly McKasson
Tuesdays, Feb 9 – Mar 22, 9:00am-noon
One World
Instructor: Judy Harper M.A
Mondays, Feb 15 – Mar 21, 10:00am-noon
More Amazing iPhone
Instructor: John Nemerovski
Monday, Feb 15, 1:00-4:00pm
Digital Photography for Interchangeable Lens Cameras - Beyond the Basics
Instructor: Robert Renfrow
Tuesdays, Feb 16 – 23, 9:30am-12:30pm
Poetry for Lunch
Instructor: Gerry Connolly
Tuesday, Feb 16, 10:00am-1:00pm
Taste of Tucson Downtown Culinary & Cultural Tour 2
Instructor: Elysa Crum and Sherry Weiss
Wednesday, Feb 17, 1:00-4:45pm
Zuni Fetishes and Animal Carvings
Instructor: Mark Bahti
Thursdays, Feb 18 – 25, 10:00am-noon
The Easter Rising
Instructor: Richard A. Cosgrove Ph.D
Thursdays, Feb 18 – Mar 17, 1:30-3:30pm
Food for Thought - Wright in Our Own Backyard
Instructor: Paul Fisher
Monday, February 22 11:30am-1:30pm
iPad Basics
Instructor: John Nemerovski
Monday, Feb 22, 1:00-4:00pm
Taste of Tucson Downtown Culinary & Cultural Tour 3
Instructor: Elysa Crum and Sherry Weiss
Friday, Feb 26, 1:00-4:45pm
iPad Beyond the Basics
Instructor: John Nemerovski
Monday, Feb 29, 1:00-4:00pm

March 2016

Class Date/Time
Intro to Photoshop Elements 12, 13 or 14
Instructor: Robert Renfrow
Tuesdays, Mar 1 – 8, 9:30am-12:30pm
Artists of the Eighteenth Century: Rococo to Revolution
Instructor: Julie-Anne Plax Ph.D.
Mondays, Mar 7 – 21, 2:00-4:00pm
How to Draw What You See - Session 2
Instructor: Willie Bonner M.F.A.
Tuesdays, Mar 8 – Apr 12, 1:00-4:00pm
From the Pages of “Vanity Fair” - Tucson Session
Instructor: William A. Fry Ph.D
Wednesdays, Mar 9 – Apr 6, 9:45-11:45am
Blessings, Customs and Ceremonies
Instructor: Terry DeWald
Thursdays, Mar 10 – 17, 10:00am-noon
From the Pages of “Vanity Fair” - Oro Valley Session
Instructor: William A. Fry Ph.D
Fridays, Mar 11 – Apr 8, 9:30-11:30am
Painters Workshop - Session 2
Instructor: Willie Bonner M.F.A.
Saturdays, Mar 12 – Apr 9, 9:00am-noon
Food for Thought - America through Irish Eyes: The Diary of Mim Walsh
Instructor: Judy Nolte Temple Ph.D.
Monday, March 14 11:30am-1:30pm
Taste of Tucson Downtown Culinary & Cultural Tour 4
Instructor: Elysa Crum and Sherry Weiss
Wednesday, Mar 16, 1:00-4:45pm
Women of Power in Antiquity
Instructor: Bella Vivante
Fridays, Mar 18 – Apr 22, 10:00am-noon
Have You Heard?
Instructor: Terry DeWald
Thursday, Mar 24, 8:00am-5:30pm
Photography on Location
Instructor: Robert Renfrow
Tuesdays, Mar 29 – Apr 12, 9:30am-12:30pm

April 2016

Class Date/Time
Taste of Tucson Downtown Culinary & Cultural Tour 5
Instructor: Elysa Crum and Sherry Weiss
Friday, Apr 8, 1:00-4:45pm
Food for Thought - The Reason for Flowers: Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives
Instructor: Dr. Stephen Buchmann
Monday, April 11 11:30am-1:30pm
Painters Workshop - Session 3
Instructor: Willie Bonner M.F.A.
Saturdays, Apr 16 – May 14, 9:00am-noon