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Winter 2024 Session Classes

Time: 9:15 AM  |  Days & Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays - Jan. 9, 11, 16 & 18

Presenter: Chuck Mishaan

Description: This Opera as Politics series will explore how opera has reacted to racial issues and tensions in the United States from the early 20th Century to today. We will examine how opera participated in and influenced our racial narrative and will include historical context as well as video presentations.

Time: 11:00 AM  |  Days & Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays - Jan. 9, 11, 16 & 18

Presenter: Jim Bennett, Artist and Author

Description: Visit Bennett’s art studio via Zoom and watch him demonstrating drawing the human face. Draw along with him and learn how to make correct proportions, realistic features (eyes, nose, mouth, ears, hair), and effective shading. The class will include critiques and suggestions for improvement.


Drawing Portraits in Pencil - Course Materials

AL3: The Television & Film Arena: Producers, Crew and Post. Who are they, what do they do, why so many and how much do they cost?

Time: 1:15 PM  |  Days & Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays - Jan. 9, 11, 16 & 18

Presenter: Ken Topolsky, Television and Film Producer

Description: The class will explore the positions required to make a show from Producers to Best Boys, Grips to Craft Service, VFX Supervisors and Compositors. We will explain the roles and include the fundamentals of budgeting such as "Above the Line", " Below the Line", Development costs, Residuals and Back end including an overview of International and Domestic Incentive programs available to filmmakers. Course materials will include scripts and budgets from projects along with redacted crew lists. Emerging technology will also be explored, time permitting.


The Television & Film Arena - Class Syllabus

The Television & Film Arena - Comp Calendar

The Television & Film Arena - Budget

The Television & Film Arena - Master Labor Prep

The Television & Film Arena - Personal Work History



Time: 2:45 PM  |  Days & Dates: Tuesdays & Thursday - Jan. 9, 11 & 16

Presenter: Gregory Edmonds, Museum Ambassador (volunteer)
                        National Veterans Memorial & Museum Columbus, Ohio

Description: African American Inventors were required to sign a release relinquishing their rights of ownership and profit. These contributions to science & inventions were extensive and it's impossible to not experience the benefits of their ingenuity. Native American Code Talkers contributed to a chapter in American Military history during World War II. Without them the war may not have ended as soon as it did. African American Astronauts have participated in many space shuttle missions: performing critical tasks, deploying and retrieving satellites, performing spacewalks, conducting research and commanding and piloting space shuttle missions.

Time: 11:00 AM  |  Day & Dates: Wednesdays - Jan. 10, 17, 24 & 31

Class Manager & Presenter: Kele Baker, Mind-Body-Movement Coach

Description: Learn and practice easy movements that enliven, warm and flow, with special focus on keeping the joints open and flexible. The practices are rooted in ancient Taoism and the principles of traditional Chinese medicine. Suitable for everyone - all movements are adaptable to your comfort and ability. Practice can be done seated or standing or both. No previous knowledge is required.


Gentle Mind-Body Exercise for Winter - Syllabus

WARNING: You should understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk and assume all risk of injury to yourself. You should always consult your physician or healthcare provider before starting an exercise program.