All Winter Friday classes are FREE. Space is limited.
All Friday classes meet 10:10am-11:50am.
NCC Photo ID with current LLI sticker must be worn and visible.
January 25 – Carol Lawrence Hosts The Bell Telephone Hour – Free class!
Join instructor Byron Matthews as he shares his knowledge of The Bell Telephone Hour television shows hosted by Carol Lawrence. The shows ran in the 1960s and are considered some of the greatest shows in television history. Carol sings, dances and performs comedy routines with many famous guests: Robert Goulet, Howard Keel, Larry Kert and many others who join in for the fun. Byron will also be telling us about his connections to Carol Lawrence. Not to be missed!
Byron Matthews was one of LLI’s most popular instructors for many years with his movie classes. He returns for this special presentation.
January 18 – From Time Covers to T-shirts – Free class!
Join us for a visual journey through Miggs Burroughs’s almost 50-year career as an artist and designer. His work has covered a wide range of projects from Time covers to US postage stamps, to t-shirts for local road races and other events. His current passion is creating lenticular imagery, which allows a photograph to change or transition from one to another, as the viewer walks by. There will be lots of intriguing images to look at, with an equally engaging and candid commentary.
Miggs Burroughs, a graduate of the Carnegie-Mellon University Drama Department, has taught graphic design at Fairfield University and UConn. He is a founding member of the Westport Artists’ Collective at the Westport Arts Center and was the first Artist-in-Residence at the Westport Library. His acclaimed work with cutting-edge lenticular imagery has been exhibited in several one-man shows and is in many private collections. Miggs has designed hundreds of award-winning logos, websites and print material.
February 1 – The Ukulele as a Musical Adventure – Free class!
The ukulele with its four melodious strings is experiencing a renaissance. Also known as the Hawaiian guitar, the ukulele conjures up images of tropical paradise, carefree living and happiness. In this workshop learn about the ukulele through lecture and active participation. Whether you’re thinking about learning the ukulele or curious about it, join us for a fun dose of ukulele appreciation. Participants in past beginner courses will play their favorite songs. The instructor provides demonstrations and the opportunity for a sing-along.
Two ukuleles are available for hands on experimentation and music making during the workshop.
Nina Lesiga is an artist, storyteller and ukulelist who makes learning the core ukulele skills achievable and fun. She teaches the ukulele at Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning and after school programs. Nina is passionate about community music making as a means of gifting kindness forward. Learn more about her at www.gottatravelsolo.com.
February 8 – Humor in Personal, Platonic & Professional Relationships – Free class!
Humor is the essence of all relationships. However, we all know that personal, platonic and professional relationships can have their ups and downs. Come and find the humor in all of them. Through class discussion, we focus on the humor that can be found in each day of our lives. Your wealth of experiences sheds light on the humor we enjoy every day with a spouse or companion. We even talk about the age-old question of whether or not men and women can be friends. Come join us.
Kenneth Ormand has been a classroom teacher for over 40 years with experience in peer mediation and facilitation in which students are helped to resolve personal conflicts in a positive manner. He specializes in using humor and interactive discussion to bring about a feel-good attitude that leaves participants with a smile.