Courses

Spanish Art

Tuesday, February 25

10 to 11 a.m.

Cleveland Museum of Art Staff

$3/$5

Park Vista

This program features paintings by artists working from or born in Spain such as El Greco, Goya and Picasso. Participants will enjoy a varied stylistic range of art that includes Renaissance, Baroque, and modern Spanish pieces and learn about those pieces’ cultural and historical context.

Spinal Health: The Source of Life

Thursday, February 27

10 to 11 a.m.

Dr. Angela Natoli

$3/$5

Ohio Living Lake Vista

Learn about the anatomy of our nervous system and how the spine protects the master system of our bodies. Explore how to keep your spine healthy and strong to live and age gracefully.

The Roaring Life & Politics of the 1920s

Tuesday, March 3

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Greg Ferro

$10/$15

Ohio Living Lake Vista

The Jazz Age and Harlem Renaissance were an interesting time in history. Learn about the new American sound, the change in transportation, and the famous trials of the decade. Of course, no study of the 1920s would be complete without taking a look at the law enforcement headache of prohibition, speakeasies and bootlegging, which enabled Al Capone to make millions.

The Hymns of the Gods: Vedic and Hindu Religions

Thursday, March 5

10 to 11 a.m.

Dr. Michael Jerryson

$3/$5

Park Vista

Around 1200 BCE, the Vedic people put together the first of the Vedas. Since then, the religion has spawned powerful philosophies, medicinal practices and Hinduism. Dr. Jerryson will explain the antecedents and the developments of Hinduism. There are over 1 billion Hindus in the world with fantastic art, phenomenal epics
such as the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, and insights that have triggered remarkable inventions and discoveries for centuries.

The Seven Natural Wonders of the World

Tuesday, March 10

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Frank Daloise

$3/$5

Ohio Living Lake Vista

Explore the discovery, history, geography, and characteristics of the natural wonders of the world.

Lunch and Learn: A Collection of Collections

Thursday, March 12

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Free

The Butler Institute of American Art

Immerse yourself in the world of art.

Shakespeare: Presidential Playwright

Tuesday, March 17

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Ruth Cole

$3/$5

Ohio Living Lake Vista

With 2020’s presidential election fast approaching, it is fascinating to study U.S. presidents in terms of their interest in Shakespeare. Some have no involvement, but others have been genuine Shakespeareans – reading, reciting, writing, and being inspired in their presidential roles.

Henri Matisse – Saturated Color Celebrating Life and Equilibrium

Thursday, March 19

5 to 7 p.m.

Felicia Zavarella Stadelman

$5/$10

Park Vista

Many people consider Matisse the greatest innovator of the 20th century. His paintings represent an uninhibited refuge of pure harmony, comfort and balanced satisfaction.

We Thrive Together

Tuesday, March 24

10 to 11 a.m.

Steve Pelton

$3/$5

Park Vista

We Thrive Together is a senior isolation and loneliness initiative in the Mahoning Valley. Over 20 community organizations come together to help individuals 50 years and older stay socially engaged.

Animal Antics

Thursday, March 26

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Educators

$3/$5

Park Vista

The Pittsburgh Zoo is home to over 4,000 animals, and this is your chance to meet some of them! Due to the inclusion of animals, no refreshments will be served.

French Art

Tuesday, March 31

10 to 11 a.m.

Cleveland Museum of Art Staff

$3/$5

Park Vista

In this overview of French masterworks in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art, explore everything from luxury goods made for the Dukes of Burgundy prior to the Renaissance and shimmering paintings by Impressionists to colorful compositions by the Fauves.

Lure of the West

Thursday, April 2

10 to 11 a.m.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Staff

Free

Ohio Living Lake Vista

Part geography and part mythology, the American West retains a powerful allure in popular culture. Explore depictions of the people, lifestyles, and landscapes of the 19th century West to better understand this dynamic
period of history.

Dictators Threaten World Peace & the United States in World War II

Tuesday, April 7

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Greg Ferro

$10/$15

Park Vista

Engage with the political, military and economic history of the United States during the 1940s. Learn about the rise of World War II, the atomic bomb, the initial chill of the Cold War, the atrocities committed by Adolf Hitler and the
Nazis, and how women took new positions in society as they replaced men in the labor force during the war.

Hidden Meaning Behind the Most Recognized Logos

Thursday, April 9

5 to 7 p.m.

Felicia Zavarella Stadelman

$5/$10

Park Vista

Some of the world’s biggest companies pay designers, advertisers, and psychologists to dream up creative logos that convey an image you might not initially see. Let’s explore the art of marketing!

Lunch and Learn: A Collection of Collections

Tuesday, April 14

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Free

The Butler Institute of American Art

Immerse yourself in the world of art.

German Art

Tuesday, April 21

10 to 11 a.m.

The Cleveland Museum of Art Staff

$3/$5

Park Vista

From medieval treasures and Meissen porcelain to contemporary paintings, this presentation introduces the art of Germany in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art and includes works by Durer, Kirchner, Klee and others.

Brain Divided: Right Brain vs. Left Brain

Thursday, April 23

10 to 11 a.m.

LeAnne Stuver

$3/$5

Ohio Living Lake Vista

Are you “right-brained” or “left-brained”? Does it really matter? Come learn about how our brains work and how we can make them stronger.

Shakespeare and Twain

Tuesday, April 28

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Ruth Cole

$3/$5

Park Vista

Shakespeare is the heart of classic British literature, and Twain is the epitome of American. Examine both great artists’ influential works, highlighted by memorable quotations and vivid social commentary.

Wonder Lust: Broadway Performers of the 40s and 50s

Thursday, April 30

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Joy Decker Borland

$3/$5

Park Vista

Many talented youngsters landed in New York in the 1940s and 50s hoping to find a career on Broadway. Learn about their experiences in New York City with friends, auditions and audiences.

The Vietnam War & the Counterculture or Hippie Movement

Tuesday, May 5

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Greg Ferro

$10/$15

Ohio Living Lake Vista

Before our current war in Afghanistan, the Vietnam War was the longest war in U.S. History! Five American presidents tried to deal effectively with the Vietnam War until it finally ended in April 1975.

English Gardens

Thursday, May 7

10 to 11:30 a.m.

Ellen Speicher

$10/$15

Park Vista

England is the most garden-loving country in the world, with more gardens open to the public than anywhere else. Journey with us on a pictorial visit to the spectacular gardens in England and enjoy scenes from the world famous
Chelsea Flower Show.

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, but Words Will Never Hurt Me!

Tuesday, May 12

10 to 11:30 a.m.

Cara Berg-Carramusa, PT, MSPT, EdD, GCS

$3/$5

Ohio Living Lake Vista

What is bone density? What factors contribute to or negate good bone health? This interactive session will empower you as you navigate ways to optimize your bone health as you age.

Lunch and Learn: A Collection of Collections

Thursday, May 14

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Free

The Butler Institute of American Art

Immerse yourself in the world of art.

Yoga: Body & Mind

Tuesday, May 19

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Kalli Caras

$3/$5

Park Vista

Learn about the health benefits of this ancient practice and how to integrate it into your daily life.

Gustav Klimt: Exotic Portraits of Gold

Thursday, May 21

5 to 7 p.m.

Felicia Zavarella Stadelman

$5/$10

Park Vista

Gustav Klimt was a controversial figure in his time, but today his pieces stand out as a “visual symphony” and are regarded as the most mportant paintings ever to come out of Vienna.

Brain Health and the Gut-Brain Connection

Tuesday, May 26

10 to 11 a.m.

Gina Jones MS, RDN, LDN

$3/$5

Ohio Living Lake Vista

Discover how a nutrient-dense diet full of real foods can impact brain health.

The Best of the Tony Awards

Thursday, May 28

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Joy Decker Borland

$3/$5

Park Vista

The Tony Awards, named for Antoinette Perry, recognize excellence in live Broadway theater. They are presented by the American Theater Wing in an annual ceremony in New York City.  Learn about a number of Tony award-winning performers and watch the performances that earned them the awards.