Art & Music History Programs

Music Appreciation PLUS: A Four-Part Course
This series is for all who want to improve their listening and focusing skills and be truly awakened by music and remarkable musicians.
Jul 22: Listening to live performance on piano and famous recordings.
Jul 29: Breaking down complex sounds into their elements: melody, rhythm and harmony.
Aug 5: Learning the basics of musical grammar.
Aug 12: Identifying of various musical styles, genres, and periods. Each class will be dedicated to different elements of music.
Course taught by Polina Sisman.
Fridays 1-2pm. 4 part course $40/M, $50/NM. Drop-In Price $12/M, $15/NM.
Registration required. Minimum 10 students.

Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, the Music and History
The “1812 Overture” is a brilliant and exiting musical portrait of Napoleon’s failed invasion of Russia. We will appreciate the 1812 battle through the music: its military charges, disparate prayers and celebrations.  In this class history and music join hands: Why did the great French general experience the complete collapse of his military campaign? We will also appreciate Tchaikovsky’s life. Music, history, Tchaikovsky, and Napoleon are our focus in this one-hour musical event.
Instructor: Chris Burns, MA
Tue, Aug 9, 1pm. $12/M, $15/NM. Registration required

Leonardo da Vinci: Portrait of a Genius and His Art
Leonardo da Vinci is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest geniuses in history.  What were the experiences in his early life that contributed to his body of work? What secrets lie behind some of his outstanding art works?  Does his Last Supper have an astrological dimension?  Please join art historian Douglas Barker for a slide-illustrated talk on this complex man and his exquisite paintings and sculptures.
Instructor: Douglas Barker, MA.
Thu, Aug 18, 7pm. $10/M, $15/NM. Refreshments served.

“Composition: Different Ways to See What You’re Looking At”
Photographer Steve Gould will be giving a presentation on composition in photography, using examples from some of his award winning photos from around the world to demonstrate his points. Steve is a San Diego photographer, who specializes in landscape, nature, wildlife, and underwater photography from around the world.  His images have been exhibited in many shows and galleries around San Diego County. Steve has published three books including “San Diego: A Photographic Portrait,” This presentation should be of great interest to photographers and painters, as well as anyone who enjoys art.
Tue, Aug 23, 6pm. Free, open to all. Please RSVP.

Of Julia and Men: Book Reading and Signing
Join local author, Peggy Hinaekian, for a book reading and discussion about her new book has recently been included in the New York Times Book Review Magazine under “Discover New Titles – Great Stories, Unique Perspectives.” This intriguing tale follows the intertwined lives of Julia and men in an engaging story of love, passion and forgiveness. Those who purchase a copy of the book will receive a signed and numbered print of Peggy Hinaekian’s artwork.
Wed, Aug 24, 2:30pm. Free, open to all. Please RSVP.

Warfield Art Class: How to Start a Painting!
Learn beginner techniques in an upbeat environment! Class will concentrate on shape, value and color using acrylics. The best part? You go home with a painting you can call “uniquely yours.” Not artistic? Don’t worry, Jackie will guide you through step by step recreating the days painting. It’s easy, fun, and totally stress free. Cost includes materials, including light refreshments. All levels welcome. You will start a new painting every week. Have a picture you love of a landscape or seascape? Maybe a favorite vacation destination? Bring an 8×10 copy and recreate it!
Instructor: Jackie Warfield.
Mon, Aug, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 10:30am-12:30pm.
Registration required. Pre-purchase: $20/M, $23/NM per class, Door: $28 per class.

Art Class with Live Model – Uninstructed
Join artists from all levels to paint from a live model.
Sat, Aug 6, 13, 20, 27, 10am-1pm. Model Fee + Free/M, $5/NM.
Please RSVP to Dottie Stanley at dottieaartist@gmail.com

Raiders of the Lost Art: Video Series
Throughout history, some of the world’s most amazing works of art have simply disappeared. Through re-enactment, rare archive, and expert comment we see how these treasures were looted, stolen or vanished into the archives.
Aug 22: Edward Munch’s “The Scream” & Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I”
Aug 29: “The Self-Portraits of Rembrandt van Rijn” & “El Greco”
All showings at 1pm. Free/M, $5/NM.