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Art & Music 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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Steel Maidens & Iron Roses: Innovations of Art Nouveau (incl lunch) Glenridge
Item: AASM1001 Kevin Costello
Tu   10:30 AM - 1:00 PM Glenridge Academy Rm Mac I
Sessions: 3 Location: 7333 Scotland Way Sarasota, FL 34238
Tu 9/24/2019 - 10/8/2019       Fee: $99.00
 

Steel Maidens & Iron Roses: Innovations of Art Nouveau (incl lunch) Glenridge
Item: AASM1002 Kevin Costello
Tu   10:30 AM - 1:00 PM Glenridge Academy Rm Mac I
Sessions: 3 Location: 7333 Scotland Way Sarasota, FL 34238
Tu 10/22/2019 - 11/5/2019       Fee: $99.00
 

The Amazing Story of the American Musical - Glenridge
Item: MVT1001 Mary Jane Ayers
Th   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Glenridge Academy Rm Mac I
Sessions: 5 Location: 7333 Scotland Way Sarasota, FL 34238
Th 9/26/2019 - 10/24/2019       Fee: $49.00
Wonderful show tunes have been filling the air for more than a century, thanks to creative composers like Cole Porter, the great George and Ira Gershwin, the marvelous Rodgers and Hammerstein, and modern musical masterminds like Stephen Sondheim and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Please join Dr. Mary Jane Ayers on Thursday afternoons at the ACE school for two six-week sessions that will show you the bumpy road from the roots of American musical theater in the early 20th century through the latest sensation, "Alexander Hamilton."
 

Through Their Eyes: 16th thru 20th Century Artists and Sculptors
Item: AATE1001 Kevin Costello
Th   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-205
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Th 10/3/2019 - 11/7/2019       Fee: $79.00
 

Made in France: Degas, Rodin, Monet
Item: AAF1001 Kevin Costello
Th   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Floridian Club Rm classroom
Sessions: 3 Location: 19600 Floridian Club Drive Venice, FL 34292
Th 10/10/2019 - 10/24/2019       Fee: $49.00
 

Before They Were Beatles
Item: MB1001 Alan McKee
W   1:00 PM - 2:30 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-119
Sessions: 4 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
W 10/30/2019 - 11/20/2019       Fee: $49.00
 

Music With Joan: 20th-century American Composers - Glenridge
Item: MAJ0101 Joan Rubinstein
Th   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Glenridge Academy Rm Mac I
Sessions: 4 Location: 7333 Scotland Way Sarasota, FL 34238
Th 10/31/2019 - 11/21/2019       Fee: $49.00
 

Hoof, Paw, Beak & Claw: Brief History of Animals in Art
Item: AAA1001 Kevin Costello
Th   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-205
Sessions: 4 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Th 11/14/2019 - 12/19/2019       Fee: $59.00
NO CLASS NOV 28 AND DEC 5
 

The Wild Beasts: Intro to the Colorful Fauves
Item: AACF1001 Kevin Costello
Th   2:00 PM - 4:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-205
Sessions: 4 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Th 11/14/2019 - 12/19/2019       Fee: $59.00
NO CLASS NOV 28 AND DEC 5
 

Out West: A Tour of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Item: AALA1001 Kevin Costello
Tu   2:00 PM - 4:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-205
Sessions: 2 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Tu 12/10/2019 - 12/17/2019       Fee: $29.00
 

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