Osher Courses

Fall Session 2018

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Monday

Applique’ Design Quilt

9:00 am – 11:30 am

11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10 & 12/17

This class is designed to give the quilter complete control of the design decisions, by blending a variety of fabrics, vintage and new, different colors, tones, and patterns to create interesting and unique pieces.   Material from your stash of fabric scraps can be used for the raw edge applique’ technique. Finished product designed for wall hanging. Supplies will be needed. Skill Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Mrs. Deloris Thomas

Location: City Center 4th Floor

 

Monday

Line Dancing for Fun

New Students

10:30 am- 11:30am

Returning Students

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/26, 12/3, & 12/10

If you know little or nothing about line dancing, this course is for you! Come learn some basic steps and a few simple dances that will get you started on the path to great fun and fitness. Sign up to make new friends, stimulate your mind, build your confidence and move your body!

Instructor: Mrs. Wanda Gardner

Location: Student Center Aerobics Room

 

Basic Quilt Making

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10 & 12/17

This class is designed for those who have some basic knowledge of quilting and would like to improve cutting, piecing and quilting skills.  Basic squares and triangles will be used to set squares on point that enhances the design. This an exciting and fun-filled class. All participants will take an amazing journey into the world of quilting, and will develop an appreciation for the art.    

Instructor: Mrs. Deloris Thomas

Location: City Center 4th Floor

 

Tuesday

Do it yourself (Crafting with style)

10:00 am - 11:00 am

10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/27, 12/4, & 12/11

If you have always wanted to make decorations for your table, door, home or special occasions, this is the class for you.

You will learn to make every day and special occasion centerpieces, door wreathes, decorative tissue boxes, decorate with balloons and more. Class members will determine which or how many of these projects will be done in this class.

No prior knowledge or skills required, just lots of creativity.  Supplies are required.  

Instructor: Ms. Marilyn Foster

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 206

 

Introduction to Microsoft Word

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/27, 12/4, & 12/11

This course introduces the student to the basic techniques of working in the Microsoft Office  Word program. The student will learn the essential key strokes, terminology and word processing skills that will enable them to create successfully letters, slides, envelopes, calendars and etcetera.  The student also learns how to navigate and save documents, apply character and paragraph formatting, insert symbols, graphics, clip art and create headers and footers. Editing and proofing skills are introduced as they discover how to check spelling and grammar, add page breaks, work with document views and finally the student learns how to print and convert documents to PDF.

 Instructor: Mr. Melvin Hill

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 207

 

Wednesday

Genealogy

Digging up Roots”

9:30 am - 10:30 am

10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, & 12/12

This class is a continuation of learning strategies and techniques for tracing and documenting family history through family documents, oral history, personal memories, public records, the Internet, and other resources.  Ideas for preserving family records and history will also be discussed in this class.

Instructor: Mrs. Stephanie Thomas

Location: W.O Lawton Building, Room 207

 

Wednesday

Yoga for Everyone

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, & 12/12

This class focuses on fundamental yoga poses to increase strength, balance, and flexibility. Modifications are given to allow everyone to practice at their own personal level. Breath work and meditation combined with the asana (poses) make this class a rich time of practice. You will need a yoga mat for this class.

Instructor: Ms. Alice McAdory

Location: Student Center Aerobics Room

 

Hampton University Museum Tour & Lunch at the Holly Tree

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

November 7, 2018

Theme: The Black Visual Aesthetic: 200 Years of African American Fine Arts

Hampton University Museum has a history of representing diverse world cultures with objects that have been gathered by faculty, students, and friends of the school who sought understanding of other cultures. As the oldest African American Museum in the country, the collection has had an important significance providing vital cultural resources.

Guide: Ms. Crystal Johnson

Location: Hampton University Museum

 

Hypertension and You

Free Seminar

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

November 14, 2018

Instructor: Dr. Frances Gray

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 205

 

Yoga for Everyone

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, & 12/12

This class focuses on fundamental yoga poses to increase strength, balance, and flexibility. Modifications are given to allow everyone to practice at their own personal level. Breath work and meditation combined with the asana (poses) make this class a rich time of practice. You will need a yoga mat for this class.

Instructor: Ms. Alice McAdory

Location:  City Center 4th Floor

 

Thursday

iPhone Explorers

11:00am – 12:00pm

11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, & 12/13

Are you interested in exploring and learning more about your iPhone? Students will learn how to get the most out of using their iPhones. Workshop will include but is not limited to: downloading apps and graphics, GPS directions, utilizing Siri, making notes, making voice memos, face time, checking your email, and other fun stuff.  

Prerequisite: iPhone 6 TO 8

Instructor: Mrs. A. Delores Minor

Location: W.O Lawton Building, Room 208


Thursday

Google It!

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, & 12/13

Google is probably best known as a searchengine called Google Chrome. Google provides many services to perform many various tasks for your phone or tablet. Learn some of the most popular services available with Google account.

Instructor:  Ms. Jackie Barrett 

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 207

 

Thursday

Beginning Spanish

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, & 12/13

This course is designed for beginning students, who want to continue learning the basics of speaking Spanish.

Instructor: Mrs. Julia Hughey

Location: W.O Lawton Building, Room 206


Thursday

Intermediate Spanish

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, & 12/13

This class is design for those who have a basic background in Spanish pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary.

Instructor: Mrs. Julia Hughey

Location: W.O Lawton Building, Room 206

 

Friday

Economics, War, Politics, Mass Media

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, & 12/14

In these sessions we will continue to explore the historical barriers the Blacks face to full participation in American Society through the nine areas identified by Neely Fuller, Jr. economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, religion, sex, and war. We will review the varied solutions posed by noted experts and discuss the feasibility and implications of becoming engaged in systemic change. We will continue to reference the texts used in the prior sessions and other selected texts, articles, and videos.

Instructor: Mr. Kenneth Elazier

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 206


Friday

Watercolor

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, & 12/14

This class is a wonderful stress reliever for beginners and a great creativity buster for an experienced artist.  You will be introduced to the contemporary art exploring a wide range of watercolor techniques and experimental approaches. No prior knowledge or skills required, just lots of creativity.  Supplies at your choice!  Prints, photographs, colored paper, fabric, or your unfinished projects could be the perfect source for your new art. 

Instructor:  Mrs. Oksana Davis

Location: W.O. Lawton Building, Room 205

 

Friday

Paint Party

November 16, 2018

12:00 pm- 2:00 pm

Osher is offering a completely different kind of art experience that is more like fun art, not fine art, and is suited to anyone who has never picked up a paintbrush. (Lunch Included)

Additional $20

Instructor: Ms. Crystal Johnson

Location: Hampton University Museum

 

DONATIONS: OLLI at Hampton University appreciates donations of any kind.

 Donations support our scholarship fund, allow us to purchase equipment or other learning materials, and help sustain the organization. Visit our website, http://cecs.hamptonu.edu/olli/

 Or call 727-5434 for more information.

 

You may also register for  classes online:

http://universitycollege.hamptonu.edu/page/Osher-Lifelong-Learning-Institute

By mail or In-person

 

*Please register as soon as possible; each class is dependent on the number of students registered.