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-Everything is Raw Material 
and why your life is worth writing about
-Life as Tapestry,  drawing your life picture

Sunshine and Shadow: Shining light on the creative subconscious

Workshops and Classes 2020
-First Thoughts, surprising poetry 
-Right and Left Brain Orientation 
-Still Life Gesture Drawing
-Masks as Self Portraits 
-Carnival Traditions/ Orpheus Legend
-What does Jung have to do with it?  

Apollo or Dionysus? Discover your creative personality traits
-Playing with Pigment, pastel painting 
-The Man with the Blue Guitar 
-Singing, Writing and Painting the Blues
Crossing the Lines: Improvisation in art, in life
-Improvisation, a musical conversation 
-Found Music/Visual Poetry 
-Improvising Your Life
All Things Blue: Strumming your own blue guitar
Compost as Metaphor: Introduction to your creative self
Exploring Creativity through the Arts: music, visual arts & poetry

Group classes for five-week course $350. Personalized coaching for individuals $450. Flexible scheduling.
​​Five unique workshops are detailed below:
Music in Film: A Brief History of its Role 
in Cinematic Story-Telling 

Introductory Course/ 5-weeks, 90-minute classes via Zoom, Cost: $125  Choose from three scheduling options:

Section A. Tuesdays    7:30pm to 9:00pm EDT
Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13

Section B. Wednesdays 2:00pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28

Section C. Thursdays   11:00am to 12:30pm EDT
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Course Description: In this five-week series, we’ll take a thematic approach to the history of music in film. What’s more fun than a good swordfight with a great score? Listen to music transform the original King Kong from stereotype to “beauty-and-the-beast” guy. Learn the origins of Spaghetti Westerns and connect the genre’s enduring influence to later films. Survey a century of space exploration on screen, before and after the 1969 Lunar Landing. Become a more discerning consumer of audio/visual media; learn to evaluate music, analyze and interpret musical techniques as they relate to time, place and relationships in your favorite movies. 

   New Classes Start September 15, 2020
Music in Film and Visual Media: 
Its Evolution from Silence to Soundtrack

Comprehensive Course/10-weeks, twice-weekly 90-minute classes via Zoom, Cost: $995

College-level course, weekly readings, assignments and feedback, and final film analysis project

Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm to 3:30pm
September 15 through November 20

Course Description: This course offers an in-depth study of the history and evolution of music in film, and the ways in which films reflect culture. Music’s role in film, as well as techniques of film editing and scoring, will be studied and discussed using select examples of visual media. The works of notable film composers and their scoring techniques will be examined. Students will develop increased awareness of music’s power to amplify a film’s narrative and visual messages.

Systemic Hollywood, 1915-1939: How early films 
fueled revisionist and racist narratives

Special-Focus Course/3-weeks, 90-minutes via Zoom, Cost: $75

Section A. Wednesdays11:00am to 12:30pm EDT
Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14

Section B. Thursdays7:30pm to 9:00pm EDT 
October 1, 8, 15

Course Description: The years 1915 to 1939 encompass a quarter century of milestones in film development, from the Talkies to Technicolor. A fresh analysis of movie classics, with emphasis on music, reveals how a revised history of the Civil War and slavery found a home in the film industry during its formative era, and reinforced racist narratives in the American psyche. Learn to discern a film’s craft from its message. 

Safe Journey: On the Romani musical path 
from India to Spain

Special-Focus Course/3-weeks, 90-minutes via Zoom, Cost: $75  
Tuesdays 4:30pm to 6:00pm EDTOctober 6, 13, 20

The 1993 documentary film, Latcho Drom (Safe Journey), serves as the backdrop for a survey of traditional music of the Roma. The journey begins in Northern India, passes through Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, France, Spain. It consists primarily of music, containing little dialogue and few captions. We’ll pause along the way for in-depth discussion about each country’s musical traditions, such as Gypsy Jazz and Flamenco.

Registration information for all courses

 Send name and email address to  Please specify the Course Title in the subject line and state  your section preference. You’ll receive an email with payment  details and links to access Zoom sessions.

​Payment: Paypal, Venmo

 Recommended for adults, ages 17+, due to movie ratings 
 PG13 and R. (Students 14 to 16 may be allowed with  parental guidance. Course content can be adjusted for  younger students in a homeschool environment. Inquiries  welcome.)