Armchair Journeys

One evening while listening to the Gewandhaus Orchestra online, I realized that we could help make your days a little brighter by presenting art discussions similar to what we do on our travel journeys. And because we are all sequestered, many musicians and teachers are now out of work due to canceled concerts and events.

 

So to give you something to do and to help artists during this unprecedented time, Artful Journeys has assembled some of our faculty to enliven your senses and help you through the barriers of isolation. Thanks to technology such as Zoom, we are able to bring these presentations into your home. 

 

MUSIC AND ARCHITECTURE

January 8 – March 26, 2021

Trip Description:

Different music genres belong in buildings that enhance the music–in churches and cathedrals, symphony halls, theaters, opera houses, movie theaters, and, yes, even in orphanages. In a new Armchair Journey series, Joe Marchio will discuss the relationship between different types of music and the architectural structures. 

Trip Status: OPEN

 

CERAMICS IN JAPAN & ITALY

March 8 - 29, 2021

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Trip Description:

Jeff Shapiro, the clay artist from Accord, New York, will briefly explore the ancient history of ceramics in Japan and its evolution to its contemporary art form.  He will also relate to us stories about the patronage relationship he experienced, as well as talk about nature's imperfections affecting art.  The last segment of this 4-part series will be devoted to ceramics in Italy.

Trip Status: OPEN

ARTS MEDLEY IV

 

March 3-April 7, 2021

Trip Description:

During this series of hands-on art classes, Raisy will concentrate on drawing and painting the human figure. Grab a gel pen, some pencils, water colors, oils or acrylics and a piece of paper - almost

anything will do - and take on the challenge of putting a medium to paper to learn to see and to express yourself.

Trip Status: OPEN

 

WHAT DO WE SEE HERE?

January 25–March 1, 2021

Trip Description:

These lectures will lend themselves to a more general understanding of paintings: What symbols do we see in the artist's baskets of tricks? How do these symbols inform the viewer about a particular painting? How often and when in art history do we stumble across these symbols? Let Sevan take you on an Armchair Journey to answer these questions.

Trip Status: OPEN

 

CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN

January 27–March 17, 2021

Trip Description:

Vilma will teach basic conversational Italian in an 8-week series. She will first cover the language you will need to maneuver as a tourist and then move on to more advanced conversation, depending upon progress made. The first set of classes will most likely be followed by future series as people progress. The only requirement to participate in these classes is that you are willing to converse in Italian, no matter how rudimentary. 

Trip Status: OPEN

 

CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH

February 4–March 25, 2021

Trip Description:

This French conversational series will be the second in our language series. Taught by Sheyda Eversley, you will be encouraged to speak French from lesson one. You will be in a small group, and you can relax with one another with no judgment or competition. Best part? No homework, just a little practice! Language is like music. Listen to it!! If it sounds good, it must be right!!!!!

Trip Status: OPEN

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