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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Nov 2017

Class Date/Time
Relationships and Mythology
Instructor: Bella Vivante
Fridays Nov 3 – Dec 15, 1:00-3:00pm
Painters Workshop
Instructor: Willie Bonner M.F.A.
Saturdays, Nov 4 – Dec 16, 9:30am-12:30pm

Jan 2018

Class Date/Time
Native American Literary Renaissance - Tucson Session
Instructor: William A. Fry Ph.D
Wednesdays, Jan 10 – Feb 14, 9:45am - 11:45am
Native American Literary Renaissance - Oro Valley Session
Instructor: William A. Fry Ph.D
Fridays, Jan 12 – Feb 16, 9:30am-11:30am
Painters Workshop - Session 1
Instructor: Willie Bonner M.F.A.
Saturdays, Jan 13 – Feb 17, 9:30am-12:30pm
Food for Thought: Mars - Pristine Beauty of the Red Planet
Instructor: Alfred McEwen
Monday, January 15, 11:30am-1:30pm
Fly Me to the Moon - Session 1
Instructor: Richard T. Hanson
Tuesdays, Jan 16 – Mar 6, 10:00am-noon
Fly Me to the Moon - Session 2
Instructor: Richard T. Hanson
Tuesdays, Jan 16 – Mar 6, 1:00-3:00pm
Fly Me to the Moon - Session 3
Instructor: Richard T. Hanson
Wednesdays Jan 17 – Mar 7, 10:00am-noon
Taste of Tucson Downtown - Tour 1
Instructor: Elysa Crum and Sherry Weiss
Friday, January 26, 1:00-4:45pm
Proustian Paris
Instructor: Kevin Justus Ph.D
Mondays, Jan 29 – Mar 12, 10:00am-noon

Feb 2018

Class Date/Time
From the Beginning
Instructor: Mark Bahti
Thursdays, Feb 1 – 15, 1:30-3:30pm
Ancient Greeks
Instructor: Bella Vivante
Fridays, Feb 2 – Mar 9, 1:00-3:00pm
iPhone and iPad - In Depth
Instructor: John Nemerovski
Mondays, Feb 5 – 12, 1:00-4:00pm
Process over Product
Instructor: Marge Pellegrino
Tuesdays, Feb 6 – 27, 9:30-11:30am
Music of the Russian Silver Age
Instructor: Alex Tentser
Wednesdays, Feb 7 – Apr 4, 1:00-3:00pm
Taste of Tucson Downtown - Tour 2
Instructor: Elysa Crum and Sherry Weiss
Wednesday, February 7, 1:00-4:45pm
Music and Meaning
Instructor: Dan Kruse
Fridays, Feb 9 – Mar 16, 10:00am-noon
Food for Thought: Prokofiev's Musical Portraits
Instructor: José Luis Gomez
Monday, February 12, 11:30am-1:30pm
iPhone and iPad - Apps, Tips, Hints, and Tricks
Instructor: John Nemerovski
Monday, Feb 19, 1:00-4:00pm
Day Trip to the Amerind Foundation
Instructor: Mark Bahti
Thursday, Feb 22, 9:00am-3:30pm
Taste of Tucson Downtown - Tour 3
Instructor: Elysa Crum and Sherry Weiss
Friday, February 23, 1:00-4:45pm
Painters Workshop - Session 2
Instructor: Willie Bonner M.F.A.
Saturdays, Feb 24 – Mar 31, 9:30am-12:30pm
iPhone and iPad - Travel Tips and Photography Basics
Instructor: John Nemerovski
Monday, Feb 26, 1:00-4:00pm
Treasures of Italian Cuisine - Session 1
Instructor: Fulvia Steffenone
Tuesday, Feb 27, 5:30-8:00pm
Pioneers of Modern American Poetry - Tucson Session
Instructor: William A. Fry Ph.D
Wednesdays, Feb 28 – Apr 4, 9:45-11:45am

Mar 2018

Class Date/Time
Tracking the Footprints of Humanity
Instructor: Matthew J. Rowe PhD
Thursdays, Mar 1 – Apr 19, 10:00am-noon
The British Empire
Instructor: Richard A. Cosgrove Ph.D
Thursdays, Mar 1 – 22, 1:30-3:30pm
Pioneers of Modern American Poetry - Oro Valley Session
Instructor: William A. Fry Ph.D
Fridays, Mar 2 – Apr 6, 9:30-11:30am
Taste of Tucson Downtown - Tour 4
Instructor: Elysa Crum and Sherry Weiss
Friday, March 2, 1:00-4:45pm
Speaking Up and Writing Down
Instructor: Molly McKasson
Tuesdays, Mar 13 – Apr 17, 1:00-4:00pm
Taste of Tucson Downtown - Tour 5
Instructor: Elysa Crum and Sherry Weiss
Wednesday, March 14, 1:00-4:45pm
Food for Thought: From Euclid to Amazon
Instructor: Paul Fisher
Monday, March 19, 11:30am-1:30pm
Treasures of Italian Cuisine – Session 2
Instructor: Fulvia Steffenone
Tuesday, Mar 20, 5:30-8:00pm

Apr 2018

Class Date/Time
Taste of Tucson Downtown - Tour 6
Instructor: Elysa Crum and Sherry Weiss
Wednesday, April 4, 1:00-4:45pm
Food for Thought: Updates from the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition
Instructor: Prof. Pearce Paul Creasman
Monday, April 16, 11:30am-1:30pm
Treasures of Italian Cuisine – Session 3
Instructor: Fulvia Steffenone
Tuesday, Apr 17, 5:30-8:00pm