Texas Tech’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Launches Summer Art Institute

Written by Emma Carrasco The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Texas Tech University 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 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. “OLLI’s 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 http://www.olli.ttu.edu 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 University-University College.  Numerous classes of various subjects are offered each fall and spring semester.