Registration opens March 8 for Avenidas members and March 18 for non-members.
Our centers remain closed to the public for our Spring session. All classes will meet via Zoom, unless otherwise indicated. Log on information will be emailed to registered students.
Avenidas will be closed Monday, May 31.
New at Avenidas!
Avenidas Wise Owl Players: Engineering and Acting: Go from Einstein to Brando (#7937)
Wednesday, April 7, 3 to 4pm, Free/$96
Instructor: Enid Davis
Guest Speaker: Sanford Davis, (NASA scientist for 45 years and Wise Owl Player for 3 years)
Men, does your partner long for a more emotive, dramatic type? Would you like to find your inner Robert De Niro? Join the founder and director of Avenidas Wise Owl Players for an interactive discussion via Zoom on how your involvement in one of our staged readings or drama classes can hone your skills with sharing your feelings and turning on your right brain.
Avenidas Wise Owl Players: Great Comic Films Based on Plays: A Watch & Read Aloud Class (#7938)
Tuesdays, April 13 to May 18, 2 to 3:30pm, $120/$130
Instructor: Enid Davis
Participants will watch the three films listed below outside of class and discuss them in class. We will also select the funniest scenes from each film to read aloud. Focusing on the actor’s use of comic material, we will study the variety of ways to present humor from the actor’s point of view. The films are available on Amazon to rent. The scripts will be mailed to you as PDFs.
Barefoot in the Park, original play by Neil Simon. Film starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. Released in 1967.
Death Trap, original play by Ira Levin. Film starring Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve. Released in 1982.
The Importance of Being Earnest, original play by Oscar Wilde. Film starring Michael Redgrave. Released in 1952. (Version preferred by instructor over 2002 production).
New Instructor & Format!
Art Appreciation (#7965)
Wednesdays, April 7 – June 23, 3 – 4 pm. Free.
Instructor: Na Omi Judy Shintani
This class focuses on building a deeper understanding and appreciation for the visual arts. Via videos produced by the instructor, students will learn about a different artist each week and gain an understanding of what influenced each artist as well as the artistic process of each. Shintani specializes in presenting a multitude of artists from different cultural backgrounds (Asian, Latin, American, European, African, and more) who work in different media including textile, glass, painting, sculptural, environmental, and kinetic. The artists are traditional to contemporary in nature. Be delighted to learn more about familiar names and astonished to be exposed to new ones.
Lessons for this class are via YouTube. Links are emailed to students for self-study once each week for 11 weeks.