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Creative Retirement Institute (CRI) - Online Classes

Zoom links are emailed two days prior to each class. If you do not find the Zoom links in your email Inbox, check Spam/Junk folders. Please contact us at cri@edmonds.edu if you still do not find the Zoom links in your email one day before the class.

 

Contact CRI: 425.640.1830 | cri@edmonds.edu

 

A Love Story in Design: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh (35646)

Presented by:   Eleanor Schrader

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Location: ONLINE via Zoom - (link emailed two days prior to class)
1 Th  
6/13/2024 - 6/13/2024 Fee: $25.00

The remarkable artistic collaboration between Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh produced elegant and sensuous forms that would leave a distinctive imprint upon modern design. Their highly imaginative designs in art, architecture, interiors, and furniture intuited an astonishing modernity in turn-of the-century Glasgow, taking inspiration from movements as diverse as Viennese Secessionism, Art Nouveau, and Arts and Crafts. This course will explore the couple’s innovative architecture, luminous interiors, and sumptuous decorative arts that forged a new style for a new age.

 

Monumental Work: Cultural Survival and the Monuments Foundation (35645)

Presented by:   Christine Maasdam

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: ONLINE via Zoom - (link emailed two days prior to class)
1 M  
6/10/2024 - 6/10/2024 Fee: $25.00

For over 80 years, the original stories that surround WWII have continued to be of global interest. One of the historical dimensions of that war is the work of the men and women who defended and rescued the arts by saving the cultural heritage of our world for future generations. We hear the stories or see the movies and think perhaps these experiences are all in the past. The truth is that today, the Monuments Foundation is at the forefront of cultural heritage preservation and art restitution, continuing to retrieve artworks and honor the work of those who carved the path of restitution. We will look at the lives of these “art saviors,” current cases, and the new Monuments Men & Women Foundation.

Concurrent with "Introduction to the Criminal Justice System."

 

Buildings That Define American Cities (35644)

Presented by:   Eleanor Schrader

Class begins in less than 2 business days or is already in session... Please call 425.640.1830 or email CRI@edmonds.edu to register.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Location: ONLINE via Zoom - (link emailed two days prior to class)
3 Th  
5/9/2024 - 5/30/2024 Fee: $50.00

Every city has a particular feel about it, defined by its architecture, demographics, geography, climate, and the people and cultures who have shaped the city from its founding to its current status. From historical to contemporary structures, this course will explore the iconic structures that identify various American cities and how they came to be. We will discuss architectural styles and the sociopolitical context in which these buildings were created. Cities to be discussed include Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington, D.C.

No class 5/23. Concurrent with "Economic Issues in the 2024 Election."

 

Economic Issues in the 2024 Election (35651)

Presented by:   Scott Gassler

Class begins in less than 2 business days or is already in session... Please call 425.640.1830 or email CRI@edmonds.edu to register.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Location: ONLINE via Zoom - (link emailed two days prior to class)
4 Th  
5/9/2024 - 5/30/2024 Fee: $58.00

In this class, we will address major issues in the 2024 presidential election: national security, economic policy, environmental policy, and social policy. Both Democratic and Republican perspectives are represented. No previous knowledge of economics is required, though students with an economics background may discover something new.

Concurrent with "Buildings that Define American Cities" and "Understanding the News: U.S. Classification System."

 

Good Poetry for Hard Times (35671)

Presented by:   Bethany Reid

Class begins in less than 2 business days or is already in session... Please call 425.640.1830 or email CRI@edmonds.edu to register.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Location: ONLINE via Zoom - (link emailed two days prior to class)
4 F  
5/24/2024 - 6/14/2024 Fee: $58.00

Many of us can recall gorgeous, memorable poems that inspired us in childhood, poems by Emily Dickinson or Robert Frost or Geraldine Brooks, poems we return to and share with friends. Grittier examples come to mind, too, as inspiring poems aren’t always gorgeous, but sometimes convey a hard truth that hits us in the gut. In this class, we’ll look at a range of such poems and discuss the inspiration and craft that goes into them. A PDF of poems will be distributed prior to the first class meeting.

Concurrent with "U.S. History Part II: The Moderns" and "The Rise of Fascism: We Need To Talk… AND Engage."

 

Jazz Appreciation Series: Survey of Jazz (35676)

Presented by:   Brent Jensen

Class begins in less than 2 business days or is already in session... Please call 425.640.1830 or email CRI@edmonds.edu to register.

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Location: ONLINE via Zoom - (link emailed two days prior to class)
4 W  
5/22/2024 - 6/12/2024 Fee: $58.00

This course provides a brief survey of the development of jazz music in the United States. A number of jazz styles will be listened to and studied, along with important instrumentalists, singers, bands and composers. Important historical and social events which parallel the development of jazz music will also be discussed. Live and recorded demonstrations of jazz style periods and jazz techniques will be presented.

 

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