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.

Fall 2015

September 2015

Class Date/Time
Painters Workshop - Class 1
Instructor: Willie Bonner M.F.A.
Saturdays, Sep 19 – Oct 17, 9:00am-noon
Adventure Tales from Ancient Times
Instructor: Beth Alpert Nakhai
Wednesdays, Sep 30 – Nov 11, 9:30-11:30am

October 2015

Class Date/Time
Palaces Fit For a King
Instructor: Kevin Justus Ph.D
Fridays, Oct 2 – Nov 6, 10:00am-noon
Magic Words
Instructor: Marge Pellegrino
Tuesdays, Oct 6 – Nov 3, 9:00am-noon
J. S. Bach and His Influence on Modern Culture
Instructor: Alex Tentser
Wednesdays, Oct 7 – Nov 11, 1:00-3:00-pm
How to Draw What You See - Class 1
Instructor: Willie Bonner M.F.A.
Mondays, Oct 12 – Nov 16, 9:00am-noon
Literary Road Trip - Tucson Session
Instructor: William A. Fry Ph.D
Wednesdays, Oct 14 – Dec 16, 9:45-11:45am
Classical Chutzpah!
Instructor: Bob Bernhardt
Wednesday, Oct 14, 1:00-3:00pm
One World
Instructor: Judy Harper M.A
Thursdays, Oct 15 – Nov 19, 9:30-11:30am
March!
Instructor: Bob Bernhardt
Thursday, Oct 15, 1:00-3:00pm
Literary Road Trip - Oro Valley Session
Instructor: William A. Fry Ph.D
Fridays, Oct 16 – Dec 18, 9:30-11:30am
Taste of Tucson Downtown Culinary & Cultural Tour #1
Instructor: Elysa Crum and Sherry Weiss
Friday, Oct 16, 1:00-4:00pm
Food for Thought - Secrets of Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night
Instructor: Lauren W. Rabb
Monday, October 19 11:30am-1:30pm
Food for Thought - Secrets of Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night
Instructor: Lauren W. Rabb
Tuesday, October 20 11:30am-1:30pm
How to Compose a Great Photo
Instructor: Robert Renfrow
Thursdays, Oct 22 – Oct 29, 9:30am-12:30pm
Painters Workshop - Class 2
Instructor: Willie Bonner M.F.A.
Saturdays, Oct 24 – Nov 21, 9:00am-noon
Secrets of Four Masterpieces of Art
Instructor: Lauren W. Rabb
Mondays, Oct 26 – Nov 16, 9:30-11:30am
Amazing iPhone
Instructor: John Nemerovski
Monday, Oct 26, 1:00-4:00pm
The Most Happy Fellas - Morning Class
Instructor: Richard T. Hanson
Tuesdays, Oct 27 – Dec 8 10:00am-noon
The Most Happy Fellas - Afternoon Class
Instructor: Richard T. Hanson
Tuesdays, Oct 27 – Dec 8 1:00-3:00pm
World War I
Instructor: Richard A. Cosgrove Ph.D
Thursdays, Oct 29 – Nov 19, 1:30-3:30pm

November 2015

Class Date/Time
More Amazing iPhone
Instructor: John Nemerovski
Monday, Nov 2, 1:00-4:00pm
iPad Basics
Instructor: John Nemerovski
Monday, Nov 9, 1:00-4:00pm
Speaking Up and Writing Down
Instructor: Molly McKasson
Tuesdays, Nov 10 – Dec 15, 9:00am-noon
Taste of Tucson Downtown Culinary & Cultural Tour
Instructor: Elysa Crum and Sherry Weiss
Wednesday, Nov 11, 1:00-4:00pm
Adjustable Digital Cameras Simplified
Instructor: Robert Renfrow
Thursdays, Nov 12 – 19, 9:30am-12:30pm
Lost and Found ~ The Precarious Existence of Art
Instructor: Mike Dominguez
Thursdays, Nov 12 – Dec 10, 1:30-3:30pm
Looking at Laughter
Instructor: Julie-Anne Plax Ph.D.
Fridays, Nov 13 – Dec 4, 10:00am-noon
Taste of Tucson Downtown Culinary & Cultural Tour #2
Instructor: Elysa Crum and Sherry Weiss
Friday, Nov 13, 1:00-4:00pm
Food for Thought - Hamlet Then and Now
Instructor: Cynthia Meier
Monday, November 16 11:30am-1:30pm
iPad Beyond the Basics
Instructor: John Nemerovski
Monday, Nov 16, 1:00-4:00pm
How to Draw What You See - Class 2
Instructor: Willie Bonner M.F.A.
Mondays, Nov. 30 – Jan 4, 9:00am-noon

December 2015

Class Date/Time
Digital “Point & Shoot” Camera Primer
Instructor: Robert Renfrow
Thursday Dec 3, 9:30am-12:30pm
Painters Workshop - Class 3
Instructor: Willie Bonner M.F.A.
Saturdays, Dec 5 – Jan 16, 9:00am-noon
Intro to Photoshop Elements 11, 12 or 13
Instructor: Robert Renfrow
Mondays, Dec 7 – 14, 9:30am-12:30pm
Food for Thought - An Unexpected Gift from Harper Lee
Instructor: William A. Fry Ph.D
Monday, December 14 11:30am-1:30pm
Taste of Tucson Downtown Culinary & Cultural Tour #3
Instructor: Elysa Crum and Sherry Weiss
Wednesday, Dec 16, 1:00-4:00pm