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Art, Music & Film Appreciation   

Learn to appreciate and understand the universal and timeless qualities in all great art by learning about different eras, movements, styles, and techniques. Explore the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic issues that artists examine in their work, and discover the role of the visual arts in history and world cultures. This perspective will also help you to derive meaning from every work of art that you encounter on a daily basis – not just those in museums. And, if you are an artist yourself, it will add a layer of meaning to your own body of work.

Music surrounds us almost constantly, from the car radio during drive time, to canned “elevator music” while shopping, to the personal playlists on our phones and other devices. If you sing or play an instrument, you may know a little about what you’re hearing; if not, your musical tastes may be influenced mainly by others. Music appreciation is the “who, what, why” of music: composers, genres, history, and music theory. It’s a fascinating story that will take you around the world and, eventually, back to the first time a person lifted her voice in song or stretched a skin across a hollow gourd to make a drum.

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 NEW!  Greatest Gardens: Art Appreciation with Kevin Costello                        
Item: AAKC1002 Kevin Costello
Tu   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Glenridge Academy Rm Mac I
Sessions: 3 Location: 7333 Scotland Way Sarasota, FL 34238
Tu 8/3/2021 - 8/17/2021       Fee: $29.00



ONLINE: Becoming Diego Rivera: Early Works of the Artist
Item: AAR1001 Baila Miller
F   1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Online Rm Zoom
Sessions: 1 Location: Online , FL
F 8/13/2021 - 8/13/2021       Fee: $19.00

Students must have a device with audio and video, internet connection, and email to participate. Students will receive an email with the link to join the class. ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE. 


Register early to avoid disappointment, as classes will fill up quickly!

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