The Learning Curve is pleased to welcome you to another semester full of intriguing ideas, interesting classmates and instructors who delight in sharing their knowledge with others. Through music, visual art, literature, history and more we will continue to explore the human experience. As we learn together, the stories of those who came before us inspire and inform the stories yet to come.

Easy on-line registration is now available. Take a look at the classes below and click on the instructor photo or class title to see the full course description and complete your registration. The process is quick, easy and secure.

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Join us in 2023 to increase your understanding of a favorite subject or discover something new. Sample the delectable dishes at Vivace Restaurant during our Food for Thought lunch lecture series, take your seat at the LOFT Cinema, visit the UA Center for Creative Photography and enjoy the convenience of classes offered at the Hampton Inn.

The Learning Curve Library offers access to recorded sessions of classes taught in previous semesters that can be viewed at your convenience.

If you have questions about any of the programs or need assistance with registration, please call 520-777-5817 or send your question to We’ll be glad to help

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Join us in 2023

Making it Real: Writing a New Way into the World

Making it Real: Writing a New Way into the World

Expand your narrative writing style, write across genres, explore rich sensory language and see your own stories in a new light in this 6 week writing workshop.

Tuesdays, Feb 7 – Mar 14
10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Instructor: Molly McKasson

In Person
The Creative Intersection of Art and Theatre

The Creative Intersection of Art and Theatre

Explore the influence of the fine arts on the theater and vice versa in the 16th – 19th centuries and consider the cultural context and the exchange of ideas that shaped both disciplines.

Wednesdays, Mar 8 – 29
1:30 – 3:30 pm

Instructor: Kevin Justus

In Person
Discovering The American Soundtrack Through the Lens of Jazz

Discovering The American Soundtrack Through the Lens of Jazz

Through a mix of live performance and recorded samples, take a journey through time as we experience music, gain different levels of understanding, and realize the “power of now” in Jazz Music.

Thursdays, Mar 9 - 30
1:30 – 3:30 pm

Instructor: Khris Dodge

In Person
William Fry

Bookmarks: Literary Lectures

Move beyond the well-known works of great American authors to discover often overlooked treasures in this new series of monthly lectures by literature professor William Fry.

– Register for each session individually –

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman

Discover and discuss these often-overlooked treasures in a series of lectures that will expand your understanding of and appreciation for the giants of American literature.

Friday Apr 7
10:00 am – noon

Instructor: William A. Fry

In Person
Vivace Restaurant

Food For Thought: a lunch lecture series

Nourish your intellect while you enjoy the delicious northern Italian dishes offered by Vivace Restaurant in this series featuring presenters from a variety of disciplines.

Food for Thought - The Forgotten Botanist

Food for Thought – The Forgotten Botanist

Take a visual journey with Sara Plummer Lemmon, the 1880s botanist and artist for whom Mount Lemmon is named, as she moved west in 1870, taught herself botany, and, after marrying John Gill Lemmon, discovered and illustrated many Arizona plant species.

Monday, April 3
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Instructor: Wynne Brown

In Person