Winter 2019 Classes Now Open!

Art Battles in the Bay Area: Arthur Mathews and the Society of Six

Linda Loveland Reid, 2-week session, starts: January 14
The early 1900s brought change and the earthquake to the Bay. Would the enchanting landscapes of Arthur Mathews’ Tonalist art continue to dominate—or would the new colors and techniques of the Society of Six win out? …Register Now

Life in the California Current

Dr. Robert Rubin, 4-week session, starts: January 16
The current along the California coast is one of the world’s most diverse and productive systems. Explore the marine seasons; the life and biology of plankton; the great whales and the largest and deepest diving elephant seals. …Register Now

Cops, Courts, and Corrections: The Politics of Law and Order

Dr. Eric Williams, 6-week session, starts: January 28
While police brutality and sentencing policy may grab headlines, the criminal justice world is often misunderstood. Look behind the walls and explore the nature, intentions, application and consequences of criminal justice laws, practices and policies. …Register Now

Hollywood Before the Code

Terry Ebinger, MS, 4-week session, starts: February 13
In 1929, emerging movie sound inspired a rush of revolutionary, socially conscious films, which were squashed in short order by regressive Hays Code censorship. Watch four Pre-Code gems: Red Dust, Island of Lost Souls, Baby Face, and The Eagle and the Hawk. …Register Now

Documentary Film Masterworks

Ernie Rose, 3-week session, starts: March 9
Watch and discuss (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies, revealing current research; Obit: Life on Deadline, one of three films made inside the New York Times offices; and Our Man in Tehran, a Canadian account of the 1973 Iran hostage crisis. …Register Now


Jazz Horizons / February 2

Listen To Them Play…
Featuring four horns and a four-piece rhythm section, this tightly organized ensemble presents all the contemporary Jazz sounds including Straight-Ahead, Latin, Blues, Funk, Hip-Hop and Brazilian…Reserve A Seat

The Folk Legends / March 29

Former Kingston Trio singers George Grove and Rick Dougherty team up with Jerry Siggins to perform an evening of songs from the great Folk Era of the 50s through the mid-70s.…Reserve A Seat

David Thom Bluegrass Band / June 13

With a vocal range called staggering, David sings from the deepest bass to the highest falsetto and plays a rhythm guitar. He is joined by the hard driving 5-string banjo of Andy Shaw, the tone of Brian Judd’s mandolin, the aged and knowing fiddle of Paul Shelasky and the rock solid foundation of Jeff King’s bass round out the band.…Reserve A Seat

OLL students Charlene Bunas and Barry Katz. Photo by Julie Kiil.

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