Because Art Matters: OLLI Offers Classes To Local Adults

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will host summer art classes in oil painting, clay and glass.

Written by Emma Carrasco

Classes are available to adults from Lubbock and surrounding communities on a first-come, first-served basis.

Classes are available to adults from Lubbock and surrounding communities on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) will host “because art matters,” a summer art institute.

“We invite adults from Lubbock and surrounding communities to explore for the first time or to expand their knowledge of art in a unique learning environment and with personalized instruction from local art professionals,” said Emma Carrasco, coordinator of OLLI. “Our main philosophy is to celebrate learning in a relaxed, intellectually stimulating and accepting environment.”

An oil painting class and a clay class will run June 28-July 9. The clay instructor is Wendell Warman-Adams assisted by Roger Holmes, and the oil painting instructor is Kathy Hinson. Pre-registration is required for the oil painting and clay on or before Friday (June 11).

A glass class by instructor Pauline Mills is scheduled for July 12-23 and pre-registration for this class ends on July 1.

Each two-week class costs $165 per person and includes all supplies. Enrollment is open to adults on a first-come, first-served basis as there are limited spots available. Register by calling (806) 742-7202 ext. 270, or visit the OLLI website to register securely using a credit card.

This new summer art institute is funded by a grant from The Helen Jones Foundation.

OLLI is a self-funded, membership organization endowed by the Bernard Osher Foundation and located at Texas Tech's University College. Numerous classes of various subjects are offered each fall and spring semester.


Osher Lifelong Learning Center

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is designed for adults age 50+ who are still working, semi-retired or fully retired. OLLI offers classes as an opportunity to learn something new: no tests, no grades.

Call (806) 742-6554 for more information or visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/olli/.

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