COURSES Fall 2022 / Visual and Performing Arts
The courses listed below, all in the general area of visual and performing arts, are currently offered by the Quest Lifelong Learning Community. Click on a title to view the related course page.
Coordinators: Roy Clary, John Spiegel
The class will continue with exercises and improvisations. Members will also work on monologues and scenes. Emphasis will be on the importance of relationships and relating to objects to achieve a greater reality in creating a character.
Coordinators: Linda Downs, Lynnel Garabedian, Bob Reiss, Ellen Shapiro
“Artists and Their Work” is an art history course that explores the lives and work of artists throughout the world.
Coordinators: Steve Koenig, Wayne Cotter
Each session will focus on one album by a band or solo artist and be enriched by related tracks from the band’s career or works by others that shed light on the album.
Coordinators: Wayne Cotter, Leslie Goldman, Michael Wellner
This course will explore why, when, and how we laugh. It will feature writers, performers, and artists who brought us laughter over the years and explore the extent to which their humor reflected the times in which they lived.
Coordinators: Judy Hampson, Jennifer Jolly, Donna Ramer, Sheryl Harawitz
This course focuses on the global influence of contemporary British culture, including art, music, dance, theatre, literature and fashion.
Coordinators: Steve Koenig, Frieda Lipp, Victor Brener
At each session, we view a different opera and engage in a lively discussion of the text, staging and medium.
Coordinators: Bob Gottfried, Ellen Gottfried
We will look at folk music in the USA through the songs of folk singers.
Coordinators: Roy Clary, Wayne Cotter, Frieda Lipp
Important American and European plays are presented. Each session begins with a brief biography of the playwright followed by a “staged reading” of the play. The audience is encouraged to share their insights.
Coordinators: Howard Salik, Marian Friedmann, Bobbie Gold, Brenda Zusman
For Questers who love movies, “Indie Films” is a perfect fit. If you’ve seen a movie that is worthy of class discussion, email us with details.
Coordinators: Art Spar, Roy Clary, Mary Ann Donnelly, Sheryl Harawitz
In a fun, creative, and supportive environment, poetry will come alive as participants read it aloud and interpret it. Class leaders will introduce an engaging list of poets.