Courses – Fall 2022 / Visual and Performing Arts
The courses listed below, in the general area of visual and performing arts, are currently offered at Quest.
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Coordinators: Roy Clary, John Spiegel
The class includes exercises and improvisations. Members also work on monologues and scenes. Emphasis is 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 focuses on one album by a band or solo artist and is 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
Here we explore why, when, and how we laugh.
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, medium and score.
Coordinators: Mary Ann Donnelly, Beth Callender
Whether you think of yourself as creative or not, these interactive classes will help unlock abilities you may not have known you had.
Coordinators: Bob Gottfried, Ellen Gottfried
We 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.