Course Catalog Spring 2017–Self-Improvement, Languages & Learning

Self-Improvement, Languages & Learning

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Adventures in Sailing (#01)

After 10 years, this three-day class has become a legacy of the Williamsburg Learning Tree. Get a rigorous, safety-first education without anxiety. Recommended for landlubbers, reluctant spouses, and prospective owners. Each day 4 hours of instruction on the water. Bring a bag lunch. Topics: power of trim, skill and seamanship, rules of the road, navigation basics.

Bill O'Donovan is ASA certified & licensed as a US Coast Guard 50-ton Captain. He runs a charter sailing business on the York River.

This course meets three times this fall (and there's a rain date):
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 22, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 29, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Rain date if necessary: November 5, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Total Cost: $125.00

Location: York River Yacht Haven, Gloucester Point, VA

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Chinese Calligraphy (#119)

Chinese Calligraphy, the most revered of fine arts in China, is closely linked to Chinese culture, aesthetics, philosophy, and history. The class is designed to help students appreciate the unique beauty of this art form and learn how to write traditional Chinese characters with a bamboo brush. Students will understand the way calligraphy is integral to various aspects of Chinese culture, improving the students' cultural proficiency and writing. The course's main emphasis is individuality and creativity while practicing the age-old techniques.

Lianghao Liu is a graduate student at Beijing Normal University, majoring in English Translation and Interpreting. Dedicated to promoting Chinese culture internationally, Lianghao has been trained extensively by Hanban in teaching Chinese language and traditional arts, such as Chinese calligraphy, paper-cutting, etc. Her special interest lies in Changquan, which is a form of traditional Chinese martial arts.

Sessions for this course: 8

Cost: $80.00

Times: All classes are from 5:10 PM to 6:10 PM

Location: Rowe House, 314 Jamestown Road, College of William and Mary

Dates:
Tuesday, October 24
Thursday, October 26
Tuesday, October 31
Thursday, November 2
Tuesday, November 7
Thursday, November 9
Tuesday, November 14
Thursday, November 16

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Chinese Level 1 (#12)

This course focuses on daily conversational Chinese and emphasizes listening and speaking proficiency. Students will become familiar with the basic phonetic system & grammar of the language and will practice conversational Chinese in seven topics.

Biyun Qi is a volunteer teacher of William & Mary Confucius Institute, majoring in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages.

Sessions for this class: 8

Cost: $80.00

Time: All classes are from 5:10 PM to 6:10 PM

Location: Confucius Institute, The College of William & Mary. Rowe House, 314 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA

Dates:
Tuesday, September 19
Thursday, September 21
Tuesday, September 26
Thursday, September 28
Tuesday, October 3
Thursday, October 5
Tuesday, October 10
Thursday, October 12

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Chinese Painting - Session 1: September/October (#129)

Chinese painting is a delicate art form that emphasizes the beauty of simple, flowing brush strokes and graceful designs. It combines the arts of poetry, calligraphy, painting, and seal engraving. The class will provide students with fundamental knowledge of Chinese painting and expose them to a variety of traditional painting techniques, thereby reflecting time-honored principles of Chinese philosophy and culture.

Kaiyan Gao is a graduate of Beijing Normal University with talents in both Chinese calligraphy and painting. She loves painting and has drawn pieces of works mounted on scrolls.

Sessions for this class: 8

Cost: $80.00

Time: All classes are from 5:10 PM to 6:10 PM

Location: Confucius Institute, The College of William & Mary. Rowe House, 314 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA

Dates:
Monday, September 18
Wednesday, September 20
Monday, September 25
Wednesday, September 27
Monday, October 2
Wednesday, October 4
Monday, October 9
Wednesday, October 11

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Chinese Painting - Session 2: October/November (#229)

Chinese painting is a delicate art form that emphasizes the beauty of simple, flowing brush strokes and graceful designs. It combines the arts of poetry, calligraphy, painting, and seal engraving. The class will provide students with fundamental knowledge of Chinese painting and expose them to a variety of traditional painting techniques, thereby reflecting time-honored principles of Chinese philosophy and culture.

Kaiyan Gao is a graduate of Beijing Normal University with talents in both Chinese calligraphy and painting. She loves painting and has drawn pieces of works mounted on scrolls.

Sessions for this class: 8

Cost: $80.00

Time: All classes are from 5:10 PM to 6:10 PM

Location: Confucius Institute, The College of William & Mary. Rowe House, 314 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA

Dates:
Monday, October 23
Wednesday, October 25
Monday, October 30
Wednesday, November 1
Monday, November 6
Wednesday, November 8
Monday, November 13
Wednesday, November 15

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Erhu Workshop Session 1 - September/October (#100)

Introduced during the Tang Dynasty, the Erhu has played a central role in traditional Chinese music for over 2,000 years. This class is designed to teach students basic Erhu techniques and songs while exposing them to classic Erhu music.

Xiaolu Ma is a volunteer teacher of William & Mary Confucius Institute, majoring in Musicology and specializing in teaching Chinese traditional musical instruments.

Sessions for this course: 8

Total Cost: $80.00

All Class Times: 5:10 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.

Dates:
Tuesday, September 19
Thursday, September 21
Tuesday, September 26
Thursday, September 28
Tuesday, October 3
Thursday, October 5
Tuesday, October 10
Thursday, October 12

Location:
Rowe House, Confucius Institute
College of William & Mary
314 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA

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Ehru Workshop Session 2 - October/November (#200)

Introduced during the Tang Dynasty, the Erhu has played a central role in traditional Chinese music for over 2,000 years. This class is designed to teach students basic Erhu techniques and songs while exposing them to classic Erhu music.

Xiaolu Ma is a volunteer teacher of William & Mary Confucius Institute, majoring in Musicology and specializing in teaching Chinese traditional musical instruments.

Sessions for this course: 8

Total Cost: $80.00

All Class Times: 5:10 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.

Dates:
Tuesday, October 24
Thursday, October 26
Tuesday, October 31
Thursday, November 2
Tuesday, November 7
Thursday, November 9
Tuesday, November 14
Thursday, November 16

Location:
Rowe House, Confucius Institute
College of William & Mary
314 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA

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The Great American Songbook: Inside the Cabaret World (#128)

Explore the cabaret genre and its special characteristics -- the intimate conversation and connection between the artist and his/her audience, selection of songs, the theatrical nature of the performance, and the unique contribution the singer brings to the materials. Listen to examples and discuss the different vocalists as they personally interpret the Great American Songbook. Recordings and videos of cabaret artists from the current nightclub scene will be played.

Instructor: Susan James is an experienced instructor who holds a B.A. in Music from Manhattanville College. She has taken Masters courses in camera and film production at the University of Southern California and holds a Teaching Certificate in Speech and Performing Arts. She has been an understudy on Broadway and a producer and director of musical reviews in the American Theatre Wing and the USO. She is the founder of Artists in Partnership, Inc., a cultural arts non-profit. To date, she has produced 15 cabaret festivals with top NYC club performers.

Cost: $40.00

Location: Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists campus, 3051 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Walking Into Today's China (#15)

This course provides a panoramic view of a today’s China, including pop culture, consumerism, social media, dating culture, recreation, etc. Through our learning and discussion, students will gain up-to-date knowledge about life in a modern and booming China.

Lianghao Liu is a graduate student at Beijing Normal University, majoring in English Translation and Interpreting. Dedicated to promoting Chinese culture internationally, Lianghao has been trained extensively by Hanban in teaching Chinese language and traditional arts, such as Chinese calligraphy, paper-cutting, etc. Her special interest lies in Changquan, which is a form of traditional Chinese martial arts.

Cost: $60.00

Sessions for this class: 6

Times: All classes are from 5:10 PM to 6:10 PM

Location: Confucius Institute, The College of William & Mary. Rowe House, 314 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA

Dates:
Tuesday, September 19
Thursday, September 21
Tuesday, September 26
Thursday, September 28
Tuesday, October 3
Thursday, October 5

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