Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute -  Courses

Welcome to OLLI @ UM.

OLLI's home on the UM campus is located in Lau Founder's Hall, 1550 Brescia Ave, Coral Gables, FL.

You can contact OLLI @ UM in person at our office, by phone at 305-284-6554, or by email at osher@miami.edu.

Online registration is open. It's the best way to secure your seat in our popular classes!

SPRING 2: MARCH 6 - APRIL 14

SUMMER 1: APRIL 17 - MAY 26

SUMMER 2: JUNE 12 - JULY 21 (no classes 7/4)

 

Phone registration is available by calling OLLI at UM at 305-284-6554.

 

New to OLLI @ UM? OLLI @ UM is an association of community members aged 50 and better seeking intellectual enrichment. In addition to taking Osher courses, OLLI members are invited to a wide variety of University of Miami lectures and social events.

Teach a course!

Our instructors and class facilitators are volunteers! If you are a prospective instructor interested in teaching a course, please fill out our course proposal form and email it to osher@miami.edu. We have a 'teach a class, take a class' policy. Our OLLI volunteer instructors can register for an OLLI class tuition-free in exchange for teaching. Join us and teach your passion!

Coral Gables course listings

The course listing below includes all upcoming courses on the Coral Gables campus or at the Village of Pinecrest Community Center

LOCATION: OLLI Coral Gables campus location: 1550 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables, FL  33146

Accommodations Policy for OLLI@UM

OLLI@UM provides reasonable accommodations in its programs in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. To request disability accommodations, please contact the OLLI@UM office at 305-284-6554 as soon as you register and at least two weeks before classes begin. OLLI@UM has portable assistive-listening devices that enhance ability to hear the instructors using the microphone in Room 102 of Founders Hall. 

French, Advanced Conversation

This course is taught in French and taught by Dr. Nancy Lawther.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-306, Section 26
Starts : 3/10/2017 Ends : 4/14/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

Current Events Lunch Group

Would you like to discuss current events within a smaller group? Do you share the same passions as other OLLI members on certain national or global topics? Participants in this group should prepare for meetings by brushing up on current topics in the news frequently, bringing not only opinions to the table, but verified facts as well.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-101, Section 26
Starts : 3/10/2017 Ends : 4/14/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$0
Course OSH-101, Section 27
Starts : 4/21/2017 Ends : 5/26/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0
Course OSH-101, Section 28
Starts : 6/16/2017 Ends : 7/21/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0

TAI CHI

This class meets TWICE a week for 1 hour; sometimes it meets outside in the fresh air. Tai chi is a gentle and graceful movement class designed to build better balance, coordination, and focus in older adults. Students are encouraged to wear loose comfortable clothing. Our program features Tony Garcia who is certified to teach Tai Chi for work, arthritis, back pain, diabetes, and osteoporosis.

This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-201, Section 26
Starts : 3/6/2017 Ends : 4/12/2017
Meets on : Monday, Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$100
Course OSH-201, Section 27
Starts : 4/17/2017 Ends : 5/24/2017
Meets on : Monday, Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$100

Fun with Yiddish Lunch Group

Brush up on your Yiddish, and start speaking it now. Even if you understand it, but have never spoken it, come surprise yourself with how quickly you can join the conversation.

THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-310, Section 26
Starts : 3/6/2017 Ends : 4/10/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$0
Course OSH-310, Section 27
Starts : 4/17/2017 Ends : 5/22/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0
Course OSH-310, Section 28
Starts : 6/12/2017 Ends : 7/17/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0

Investments

Are you an “expert” investor or have some experience with investing? This is your chance to discuss investment topics and opportunities with fellow OLLI members.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-401, Section 26
Starts : 3/6/2017 Ends : 4/10/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$30
Course OSH-401, Section 27
Starts : 4/17/2017 Ends : 5/22/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$30
Course OSH-401, Section 28
Starts : 6/12/2017 Ends : 7/17/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$30

Adventures in Musicology

This course highlights concert performances that will be presented in Miami during the current concert season by various South Florida and other musical organizations. The musicological approach will focus on the physical, psychological, aesthetic and cultural phenomenon of the pieces.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-701, Section 26
Starts : 3/6/2017 Ends : 4/10/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

Painting with Acrylics, Beginning & Intermediate

Painting with acrylics can be great fun. Painting is to be enjoyed, not endured. Acrylics are easy to use mainly because they are water soluble, and are not encumbered by numerous technical rules, as are oils. Acrylics allow the artist to jump in and push the medium to its limits. Come and experience the fun, ease and lack of boundaries this medium and class offers.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-901, Section 26
Starts : 3/6/2017 Ends : 4/10/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$115
ONLY 3 SEATS LEFT
Course OSH-901, Section 27
Starts : 4/17/2017 Ends : 5/22/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$115

Advanced Acrylic Painting

Painting with acrylics can be great fun. Painting is to be enjoyed, not endured. Acrylics are easy to use mainly because they are water-soluble and are not encumbered by the numerous technical rules, as are oils. Acrylics allow the artist to jump in and push the medium to its limits. Come and experience the fun, ease and lack of boundaries this medium and class has to offer. There will be time in class to work on your projects where you will receive assistance and weekly critiques.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-902, Section 26
Starts : 3/8/2017 Ends : 4/12/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115
Course OSH-902, Section 27
Starts : 4/19/2017 Ends : 5/24/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115

Watercolor Painting Basics

If you've never painted before or have been painting for less than a year, this is a great class to learn or review the foundations of watercolor. Even if you are just beginning, Jim will have you painting in no time.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-903, Section 26
Starts : 3/9/2017 Ends : 4/13/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115
Course OSH-903, Section 27
Starts : 4/20/2017 Ends : 5/25/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115

Watercolor Painting Advanced

Are you an experienced watercolor artist who wants to learn more advanced techniques? This class is designed for those students who have been working with the medium for at least one year.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-904, Section 26
Starts : 3/7/2017 Ends : 4/11/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115
Course OSH-904, Section 27
Starts : 4/18/2017 Ends : 5/23/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115

Computer Basics

In this class you’ll learn how to identify the components and how to use some of the basic programs of your computer.

Course OSH-908, Section 27
Starts : 4/17/2017 Ends : 5/22/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115

Triumph and Tragedy: The Lives of Great Men

In this six-week, live costumed performance, historical lecture series, we will examine the lives of various great men in history, as portrayed by actor and historian, Robert Dawson. We will learn of their triumphs, failures, joys and disappointments, their decisions and choices (good or bad), and the events that shaped their lives. Think you know history? You ain’t seen nothing yet! SPRING 2: Paul Gauguin, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, Albert Einstein. SUMMER 1: MEN OF THE OLD WEST: Wyatt Earp, Mark Twain, Edward S. Curtis, Jim Baker, Doc Holliday, Buffalo Bill Cody.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-105, Section 26
Starts : 3/9/2017 Ends : 4/13/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63
Course OSH-105, Section 27
Starts : 4/20/2017 Ends : 5/25/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

ITALIAN, ADVANCED

For Advanced Italian speakers... Come and join our innovative class that will also include cultural segments and many other surprises: siete benvenuti!

This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-314, Section 26
Starts : 3/7/2017 Ends : 4/11/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63
Course OSH-314, Section 27
Starts : 4/18/2017 Ends : 5/9/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$50

French for Travelers (for beginner & intermediate students)

This is a course designed for level 1 to intermediate level students of French who want to learn expressions and vocabulary for every day, practical interactions when they visit France. The situations covered each week will be: 1)greetings and salutations 2) checking in/out at the hotel, 3)directions and transportation 4) at the restaurant 5)shopping at the grocery store/bakery/department store6) at the airport. The first day of class will include an introduction to French sounds, accents and the alphabet to aid with pronunciation. Teacher will use immersion method for covering curriculum, i.e., French only spoken during the class, with ample time at the end of the class for questions in English. Students will learn by memorization, imitation, and role play, with emphasis on giving each student the opportunity to speak frequently during the class. BOOK REQUIRED: Learn French the Fast and Fun Way (Barron's). Purchase it at your favorite bookseller.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-322, Section 26
Starts : 3/8/2017 Ends : 4/12/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

OLLI Poetry Club

This 55 minute club will focus on the poetry of Wallace Stevens.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-334, Section 26
Starts : 3/8/2017 Ends : 4/12/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$0
Course OSH-334, Section 27
Starts : 4/18/2017 Ends : 5/23/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0
Course OSH-334, Section 28
Starts : 6/13/2017 Ends : 7/18/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0

OLLI Book Club

Join other OLLI members for a lively and engaging book discussion! This session they will be reading A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-335, Section 26
Starts : 3/8/2017 Ends : 4/12/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$0
Course OSH-335, Section 27
Starts : 4/19/2017 Ends : 5/24/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0
Course OSH-335, Section 28
Starts : 6/14/2017 Ends : 7/19/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0

Great Decisions 2017

Global challenges have increasingly become domestic challenges with events in the remotest parts of the world affecting our lives in myriad ways. Great Decisions takes you beyond the headlines by providing a look at some of the most significant and far-reaching challenges facing the world.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-122, Section 26
Starts : 3/8/2017 Ends : 4/12/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

A Historic & Scientific Miscellany

Course description: With 16 years as lead science presenter for the Miami Museum of Science, Robert Dawson offers this selection of 4 ecclectic lecture themes based on his years of research on behalf of the musuem, and themes of an historical nature associated with his extensive character research, each subject being fascinating and informative in its own right.
Course OSH-125, Section 28
Starts : 6/15/2017 Ends : 7/20/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

French Language Conversation Club

The OLLI French Language Conversation Club is open to all OLLI members who are in our French classes or who just want the opportunity to practice their French and share their experiences. This class is limited to 10 participants. You must register in order to attend this class.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-332, Section 26
Starts : 3/9/2017 Ends : 4/13/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
$0

French Conversation, Intermediate

Bienvenue! If you've studied French, but find yourself at a loss for words the instant you land in Paris or Montreal, this is the course for you! Building upon theme-based vocabulary lists, students will gain confidence through guided practice in expressing their views on important cultural issues. Taught in French.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-350, Section 26
Starts : 3/9/2017 Ends : 4/13/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

BASIC SPANISH - PART E

Bienvenidos! Welcome to Basic Spanish – part E. This is a continuation of Basic Spanish Part D. In this course, you will continue learning the basic essentials to speak and write in Spanish. Grammar points and cultural elements will be presented, in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Come and join us!
Course OSH-352, Section 27
Starts : 4/18/2017 Ends : 5/23/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$63

Unsung Heroes of the Universe

This is the story of six individuals who -- despite extraordinary achievements in quantum mechanics, general relativity, astronomy, cosmology, and space exploration -- remain for the most part unknown to the general public. Come explore their remarkable lives and extraordinary scientific breakthroughs. Presented in everyday language all can understand.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-815, Section 26
Starts : 3/8/2017 Ends : 4/12/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

IPHONE AND IPAD BASICS

Come learn about iPhone basic usage skills, including: contacts, camera, applications, on line purchasing, on line registration, timer, Internet, messenger, emailing, and texting.
Course OSH-921, Section 27
Starts : 4/18/2017 Ends : 5/23/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63
Course OSH-921, Section 28
Starts : 6/13/2017 Ends : 7/18/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$55

Chair Yoga

Also known as seated yoga,  Chair Yoga is ideal for the desk-bound, for travelers, golfers, and those in rehabilitation or physically challenged. Chair Yoga will introduce you to a series of the most effective yoga stretches, all done from the comfort of your chair.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-216, Section 26
Starts : 3/7/2017 Ends : 4/13/2017
Meets on : Tuesday, Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$63
Course OSH-216, Section 27
Starts : 4/18/2017 Ends : 5/25/2017
Meets on : Tuesday, Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$63
Course OSH-216, Section 28
Starts : 6/13/2017 Ends : 7/20/2017
Meets on : Tuesday, Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$63

Spanish Language Conversation Club

If you can put sentences together and know some vocabulary, you're ready to join the Spanish Conversation Club!
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-358, Section 26
Starts : 3/9/2017 Ends : 4/13/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$0
Course OSH-358, Section 27
Starts : 4/20/2017 Ends : 5/25/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0
Course OSH-358, Section 28
Starts : 6/15/2017 Ends : 7/20/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0

ITALIAN, INTERMEDIATE PART D

This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-364, Section 26
Starts : 3/7/2017 Ends : 4/11/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$63

SPANISH, BASIC - PART D (a continuation of Part C)

Bienvenidos! Welcome to Basic Spanish, Part D! In this introductory course, you will continue learning the basic essentials to speak and write in Spanish. Greetings, basic grammar points, and cultural elements will be presented, in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Come and join us!
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-366, Section 26
Starts : 3/7/2017 Ends : 4/11/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$63

ITALIAN BASIC, PART D (continuation of part C)

Buon giorno! Welcome to Basic Italian Part D (continuation of Part C)! In this introductory course you will continue learning the basic essentials to speak and write in Italian. Greetings, basic grammar points and cultural elements will be presented, all in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Come and join the fun! Siete Benvenuti!
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-367, Section 26
Starts : 3/9/2017 Ends : 4/13/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$63

OLLI WRITERS WORKSHOP

This group of OLLI writers meets weekly to explore and critique writing in a safe space as all members have valuable stories and writings to share. All writers are welcome. This group is led by OLLI members.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-382, Section 26
Starts : 3/10/2017 Ends : 4/14/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$30
Course OSH-382, Section 27
Starts : 4/21/2017 Ends : 5/26/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$30
Course OSH-382, Section 28
Starts : 6/16/2017 Ends : 7/21/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$30

OLLI FIELD TRIP - New World Symphony - GUEST with bus

3/24/17: Day trip to the New World Symphony on Miami Beach, FL. Price includes round-trip bus transportation, symphony rehearsal, lunch at restaurant on historic iconic Lincoln Road. 4/7/17: Day trip to the New World Symphony on Miami Beach, FL. Price includes round-trip bus transportation and symphony rehearsal. You will be given time to have lunch on your own on historic nearby Lincoln Road.
Course UNA-007, Section 25
Starts : 4/7/2017 Ends : 4/8/2017
Meets on :
Time : 0: AM - 0: AM
$45

WORLD WAR II: The War that Saved Us All

A lecture series on what has been called the most important event in history. Between 1938 and 1945, the psychopathic madness of German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and the savagery of the Japanese Empire led to 50 million deaths and almost toppled the entire civilized world. The conflict also changed warfare forever by ushering in the use of nuclear weapons. World War 2 created the world we own today.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-149, Section 26
Starts : 3/9/2017 Ends : 4/13/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

FRENCH GRAMMAR AND PRONUNCIATION, INTERMEDIATE

This class concentrates on firming up the fundamentals of French so that when you speak, you say exactly what you mean to say. This session, we will review verb conjugation and also focus on adjectives and on interrogative and object pronouns. Media and literary selections reinforce the lessons. Join us, and prepare to participate!
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-389, Section 26
Starts : 3/9/2017 Ends : 4/13/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

FRENCH, BASIC - PART D (CONTINUATION OF PART C)

Beginning French, Part D expands upon the materials learned in Beginning French A-C. Join us, and prepare to participate!
No Scheduled Classes

VIVIENDO EL ESPANOL(adv gram & conv in Spanish)

¡Bienvenidos al mundo del español! This interactive grammar and conversation course will keep you on your “Spanish” toes! From discussing current topics, reading authentic news/magazine materials, watching film and video segments to learning useful advanced grammar, the purpose of this course is to prepare you to immerse yourself (and survive!) into all things Spanish with full confidence and pride. Vocabulary, main grammar points and cultural elements will all be presented in a relaxed, fund and family-like atmosphere. Come and join in on the fun – te esperamos!
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-392, Section 26
Starts : 3/9/2017 Ends : 4/13/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63
Course OSH-392, Section 27
Starts : 4/20/2017 Ends : 5/11/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$50

ITALIAN, BASIC - PART E

Buon giorno! Welcome to Basic Italian – part E! This is a continuation of Basic Italian Part D. In this course you will continue learning the basic essentials to speak and write in Italian. Grammar points and cultural elements will be presented, all in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Come and join the fun! Siete Benvenuti!
Course OSH-398, Section 27
Starts : 4/20/2017 Ends : 5/11/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$50

INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER TRAINING

Course description: This course is not a beginner’s course. You should have already completed (or have the knowledge from) Basic Computer Training before taking this course.Intermediate Computer Training 1. Getting started with Word, 2. Formatting text , Modifying Page Layout 3. Working with Tables , Using Templates, 4. Learning the Cloud saving process
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-925, Section 26
Starts : 3/9/2017 Ends : 4/13/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115

TUTTI A BORDO

Benvenuti al mondo d'italiano! This interactive Italian course will keep you "bello ed aggiornato" with your previously acquired Italian skills!
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-396, Section 26
Starts : 3/7/2017 Ends : 4/11/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63
Course OSH-396, Section 27
Starts : 4/18/2017 Ends : 5/9/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$50

Global Viewpoints

Join Dr. Mitra Raheb for a stimulating discussion on international current events. This class will cover current events regarding nations and issues in the Middle East, Asia and Europe.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-158, Section 26
Starts : 3/6/2017 Ends : 4/10/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63
Course OSH-158, Section 27
Starts : 4/17/2017 Ends : 5/22/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63
Course OSH-158, Section 28
Starts : 6/12/2017 Ends : 6/26/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$45

INTERNATIONAL ACTION

This class is a discussion group, led by OLLI member Mr. Alan Dietz, dealing with explaining up-to-the-minute international affairs, politics, and intrigue in the major action centers of the world, with emphasis on Europe, China, India, Russia, Japan, Latin America,and of course the smoldering Middle East.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-160, Section 26
Starts : 3/8/2017 Ends : 4/12/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$30
Course OSH-160, Section 27
Starts : 4/19/2017 Ends : 5/24/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$30
Course OSH-160, Section 28
Starts : 6/14/2017 Ends : 7/19/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$30

REAL TALK WITH ARTHUR

In this group discussion class, we will discuss a variety of topics such as impatience, holding on vs. letting go, compassion, loving kindness, acceptance of self and others, and our uniqueness through interaction, music, poetry and fun activities in class.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-234, Section 26
Starts : 3/6/2017 Ends : 4/10/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$30

SHAKESPEARE READING GROUP

In this session we will read one tragedy and one comedy. Class participants who sign up in advance collectively choose the plays to be read, and we aim towards Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-235, Section 26
Starts : 3/10/2017 Ends : 4/14/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$30
Course OSH-235, Section 27
Starts : 4/21/2017 Ends : 5/26/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$30
Course OSH-235, Section 28
Starts : 6/16/2017 Ends : 7/21/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$30

INTERMEDIATE SPANISH, PART D

This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-831, Section 26
Starts : 3/7/2017 Ends : 4/11/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: EXPLORE, DISCOVER & CAPTURE

Explore, Discover and Capture Digital Photography. Meets for Six Tuesdays from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Two classes in the OLLI-UM computer room ( classes 1 and 4) plus four outdoor photo shoots (classes 2, 3, and 5,6)
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-930, Section 26
Starts : 3/7/2017 Ends : 4/11/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$160
Course OSH-930, Section 28
Starts : 6/13/2017 Ends : 7/18/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$135

YOGA FOR HEALTH & FOR BEGINNERS

Course Description: This class and its emphasis are on postural foundation and alignment of the body. A perfect class for the novice and anyone would like a beginning approach to yoga. NOTE: The student needs to be able to do yoga on a yoga mat and be able to get up and down off of the floor.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-236, Section 26
Starts : 3/6/2017 Ends : 4/12/2017
Meets on : Monday, Wednesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$100
Course OSH-236, Section 27
Starts : 4/17/2017 Ends : 5/24/2017
Meets on : Monday, Wednesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$100
Course OSH-236, Section 28
Starts : 6/12/2017 Ends : 7/19/2017
Meets on : Monday, Wednesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$100

ITALIAN - INTERMEDIATE, PART E

Course OSH-511, Section 27
Starts : 4/18/2017 Ends : 5/9/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$50

INTERMEDIATE SPANISH - PART E

Course OSH-512, Section 27
Starts : 4/18/2017 Ends : 5/23/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

Current Topics in Modern Middle Eastern History

This course is dedicated to the study of the Middle East and North Africa’s modern history, with special focus on crucial conflicts and political events that are having a great impact in that region.
Course OSH-169, Section 27
Starts : 4/19/2017 Ends : 5/24/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63
Course OSH-169, Section 28
Starts : 6/14/2017 Ends : 7/19/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

POLYCHROME MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE

Course OSH-933, Section 27
Starts : 4/20/2017 Ends : 5/25/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
$160

INTRO TO THE HUMANITIES

This course highlights the major accomplishments of humankind in the areas of art, architecture, music, dance, drama and literature and gives an understanding of some of the major philosophical themes and issues that tie these areas together within a historical, chronological framework to encourage aesthetic and intellectual appreciation.
Course OSH-173, Section 27
Starts : 4/17/2017 Ends : 5/22/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

PREPARIAMOCI! MASTER COURSE IN ITALIAN GRAMMAR & CONVERSATION

Not feeling ready to take the Tutti a Bordo course? Feel the need to refine your Italian grammar skills? This course is desined for those who have already taken Advanced Italian but want to hone their grammar skills. This course may be taken along with Tutti a Bordo.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-413, Section 26
Starts : 3/9/2017 Ends : 4/13/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63
Course OSH-413, Section 27
Starts : 4/20/2017 Ends : 5/11/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$50

IPHONEOGRAPHY

In this class you will explore various ways to capture and process images with your iPhone, and you'll learn to create stunning results using a variety of apps.
Course OSH-935, Section 27
Starts : 4/20/2017 Ends : 5/25/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$55

OLLI COMMUNITY CHORUS

The OLLI Community Chorus will rehearse weekly. Instruction will include proper breathing and phonation for singing, as well as music reading skills. We will be singing songs from various periods and styles of the standard choral repertoire (folk songs, the Great American Songbook, Broadway and pop standard tunes).
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-033, Section 26
Starts : 3/6/2017 Ends : 4/10/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$63
Course OSH-033, Section 27
Starts : 4/17/2017 Ends : 5/22/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$63

SMARTPHONE 101: ANDROID PHONES & TABLETS

This interactive course will cover the basic operation Android smartphones and tablets such as Samsung products. Students will learn how to use voice dictation programs, web searches, make appointments on the calendar, buy online, watch videos, and read free magazines and newspapers and e-books online. Students will explore new generation technology including telephoning, texting, and photos in addition to accomplishing useful tasks on their smartphones.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-415, Section 26
Starts : 3/6/2017 Ends : 4/10/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63
Course OSH-415, Section 27
Starts : 4/19/2017 Ends : 5/24/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

NOTABLE AMERICAN ARTISTS

Although the art scene in the United States did not develop fully until the end of WWII, artist form America, like Cassatt and Whistler, have been traveling abroad to get acquainted with avant-garde artistic movements. During and after WWII the influx of immigrants changed the way art was created in America, bringing fresh ideas from other countries. Immigrant artists like Gorky, Rothko and De Kooning developed a new form of art; while American born artists like Pollock, Rauschenberg, and others created their own view. This course will study some of these artists and their lives, ending with the analysis of some of the most controversial artists like Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-799, Section 26
Starts : 3/6/2017 Ends : 4/10/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

MASTERS OF MODERN ART

Come learn about artists and their artwork in this lecture class with art historian, consultant, and specialist Mr. Armando Droulers.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-837, Section 26
Starts : 3/7/2017 Ends : 4/11/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63
Course OSH-837, Section 27
Starts : 4/18/2017 Ends : 5/30/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63
Course OSH-837, Section 28
Starts : 6/13/2017 Ends : 7/18/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$55

THE ARTS OF EGYPT & THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST

Some of the arts from our early civilizations are familiar, but their subtleties and hidden meanings are not. Some is foreign and opaque. Make friends with the pictorial devices of these cultures to see what the art has to say about its times. Join Ms. Linda Chapin, M.A., a lecturer on indigenous peoples and early Western civilizations, traveler, art & artifact collector, and an OLLI member, for this series.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-845, Section 26
Starts : 3/7/2017 Ends : 4/11/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

EVOLUTIONARY ORIGINS OF HUMANS

The basic tenets of evolutionary theory, consideration of specific human traits such as walking upright, human hands and feet, large brain, mating system, language, racial differences, and other traits; evidence from fossils and genetics; ultimate origins.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-846, Section 26
Starts : 3/7/2017 Ends : 4/11/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

SHYLOCK: THE ORIGINAL AND THE LATEST

We will be reading Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice first, followed by the recently published reworking of that play, but as a novel, titled Shylock Is My Name by Howard Jacobson who won the Man Booker Prize for an earlier novel.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-847, Section 26
Starts : 3/8/2017 Ends : 4/12/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

CLASSICAL MUSIC STRUCTURES

This lecture class is a review of the most common structural principles in the Classical Instrumental repertoire from the late 17th through the 19th centuries. Examples are drawn from well-known works by leading composers.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-848, Section 26
Starts : 3/10/2017 Ends : 4/14/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

THE RAT PACK: MUSIC & MORE

An in depth look at one of America's enduring art and entertainment institutions, The Rat Pack! Weekly topics include: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford & Joey Bishop, and Shirley McLaine & Angie Dickinson.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-849, Section 26
Starts : 3/10/2017 Ends : 4/14/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

CONSPIRACY!

This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-850, Section 26
Starts : 3/8/2017 Ends : 4/12/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

APRIL OLLI Field Trip - New World Symphony (includes transport)

APRIL 7: New World Symphony Rehearsal Observation of DAPHNIS AND CHLOE and round-trip luxury coach transportation. You will be given time for lunch on your own on Miami Beach's Lincoln Road.
Course OSH-036, Section 26
Starts : 4/7/2017 Ends : 4/8/2017
Meets on :
Time : 0: AM - 0: AM
$40

APRIL OLLI Field Trip - New World Symphony (no transportation)

APRIL 7: New World Symphony Rehearsal Observation of DAPHNIS AND CHLOE and round-trip luxury coach transportation. You will be given time for lunch on your own on Miami Beach's Lincoln Road.
Course OSH-037, Section 26
Starts : 4/7/2017 Ends : 4/8/2017
Meets on :
Time : 0: AM - 0: AM
$30

OSHER FIELD TRIP - GUEST

No Scheduled Classes

PICTURING AMERICA WITH THE SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM

JUNE 15: "TO SEE IS TO THINK." Learn the language of art and consider the many choices artists make when creating their works. This session will focus on the analysis, interpretation, and critique of artworks, providing a foundation and common vocabulary for subsequent sessions.
Course OSH-038, Section 28
Starts : 6/15/2017 Ends : 6/15/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$20

PICTURING AMERICA WITH THE SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM

JUNE 22: 'EARLY AMERICA.' Made as Americans transformed themselves from colonists to citizens of a new nation, early American art tells the story of national ambitions, territorial expansion, and the beginnings of industry.
Course OSH-039, Section 28
Starts : 6/22/2017 Ends : 6/22/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$20

PICTURING AMERICA WITH THE SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM

JUNE 29. 'WARS AT HOME AND ABROAD.' Beginning with the Civil War and stretching through WWII, artists' depictions of America during troubled times reflect a changing national identity.
Course OSH-040, Section 28
Starts : 6/29/2017 Ends : 6/29/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$20

PICTURING AMERICA WITH THE SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM

JULY 6: 'CONTEMPORARY LIFE.' Americans entering the post-War era experienced a boom time colored by global uncertainty. Artists grappled with how to reflect America's changing social and political landscape: some raised questions about the value of art and history, while others confronted issues of race and gender inequality.
Course OSH-041, Section 28
Starts : 7/6/2017 Ends : 7/6/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$20

EVOLVING IN THE 21st CENTURY

Come listen to research faculty from the University of Miami in this speaker series. Presenters will focus on “Evolving in the 21st Century”; what do we know, what are the myths, and the work that the University of Miami's Center on Aging is doing to promote successful aging.
Course OSH-180, Section 27
Starts : 4/20/2017 Ends : 5/25/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

INTRO TO MONEY BASICS FOR WOMEN

Course OSH-231, Section 27
Starts : 4/18/2017 Ends : 5/23/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

EXPRESSIONISM: FEELINGS, ART & ANGST

Course OSH-238, Section 27
Starts : 4/17/2017 Ends : 5/22/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

THE ROLLING STONES - BEHIND THE CURTAIN

Course OSH-239, Section 27
Starts : 4/18/2017 Ends : 5/23/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

GETTING INTO GRAPHICS

Course OSH-240, Section 27
Starts : 4/19/2017 Ends : 5/24/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

GETTING INTO EVEN MORE GRPHICS

Course OSH-241, Section 28
Starts : 6/14/2017 Ends : 7/19/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

TIME CAPSULE

Course OSH-242, Section 27
Starts : 4/20/2017 Ends : 5/25/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$55

6 OPERAS IN 6 WEEKS

Course OSH-243, Section 27
Starts : 4/21/2017 Ends : 5/26/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63

SONGWRITERS & THEIR SONGS

Course OSH-244, Section 28
Starts : 6/12/2017 Ends : 7/17/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$63

REMARKABLE WOMEN IN MUSIC

Course OSH-245, Section 28
Starts : 6/13/2017 Ends : 7/18/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$55

NUCLEAR ENERGY DISCUSSION GROUP

Course OSH-246, Section 28
Starts : 6/15/2017 Ends : 7/20/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0

SPANISH, BASIC PART F

Course OSH-247, Section 28
Starts : 6/13/2017 Ends : 6/27/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$45

SPANISH, INTERMEDIATE - PART F

Course OSH-248, Section 28
Starts : 6/13/2017 Ends : 6/27/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$45

OLLI WRITERS CLUB

Course OSH-344, Section 27
Starts : 4/19/2017 Ends : 5/24/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0
Course OSH-344, Section 28
Starts : 6/14/2017 Ends : 7/19/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0

FRENCH BOOT CAMP - LES POUSSINS - BEGINNERS

Course OSH-416, Section 28
Starts : 7/10/2017 Ends : 7/21/2017
Meets on : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time : 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$235
Course OSH-416, Section 29
Starts : 7/24/2017 Ends : 7/28/2017
Meets on : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time : 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$235

FRENCH BOOT CAMP - LES CADETS - INTERMEDIATE

Course OSH-417, Section 28
Starts : 7/17/2017 Ends : 7/21/2017
Meets on : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$235
Course OSH-417, Section 29
Starts : 7/24/2017 Ends : 7/28/2017
Meets on : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$235

SPANISH BOOT CAMP - BEGINNERS

Course OSH-418, Section 28
Starts : 7/17/2017 Ends : 7/21/2017
Meets on : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time : 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$235
Course OSH-418, Section 29
Starts : 7/24/2017 Ends : 7/28/2017
Meets on : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time : 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$235

SPANISH BOOT CAMP - INTERMEDIATE

Course OSH-419, Section 28
Starts : 7/17/2017 Ends : 7/21/2017
Meets on : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$235
Course OSH-419, Section 29
Starts : 7/24/2017 Ends : 7/28/2017
Meets on : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$235

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS (PSE 4-15)/PART B

Course OSH-911, Section 27
Starts : 4/18/2017 Ends : 5/23/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$160

IPHONE & IPAD - INTERMEDIATE

Course OSH-936, Section 27
Starts : 4/19/2017 Ends : 5/24/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$63
Course OSH-936, Section 28
Starts : 6/14/2017 Ends : 7/19/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
$63

NUCLEAR ENERGY CLUB

Course OSH-249, Section 28
Starts : 6/15/2017 Ends : 7/20/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0