Boulder Senior Activities – Mar. 2016

Beginning Mixed Media Oil Pastel and Colored Pencils
East Senior Center
Mondays, Mar. 14 to May 2
9 to 11 a.m.
Students will explore the versatility of oil pastel. We will create a minimum of five finished works. Each week we will explore different techniques using pastels. This is a class for the beginner. Everyone will find success. Both realistic and abstract compositions will be demonstrated. No prior art experience is required. Basic color theory and composition will be highlighted. Instructor: Diane Deyo

Michelangelo: A Difficult Life
West Senior Center
Mondays, Mar. 21 to Apr. 25
10 to 11:15 a.m.
$7 per class
In this class you will become familiar with the life and art of Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), the great Florentine painter, sculptor and architect. You will become familiar not only with his masterworks, but also with the cultural milieu that shaped them. Instructor: Peter Lynch

A Beautiful Equation
West Senior Center
Friday, Mar. 11
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Free – call to reserve your space
Join us in viewing this moving, award-winning film by local filmmaker Robin Truesdale where eight grandmothers bring wisdom, delight, and a grand sense of play to this collection of stories about Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr, two renowned physicists and lifelong friends.

Transportation through the Ages at Forney Museum of Transportation
East Senior Center
Friday, Mar. 4
10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
$30-$35 Fees include senior services bus transportation, escort, museum admission, and docent-led tour.
Come see this one-of-a-kind collection of over 600 artifacts related to historical transportation. Our visit coincides with the Tri-Five Chevys exhibit, with featured vehicles from 1955-1957. Following the museum, enjoy lunch on your own at a local diner.

Step Back in Time at the Byers Evans House
Thursday, Mar. 17
9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
$30-$35 Fees include senior services bus transportation, escort, and house tour.
Transport yourself back in time by meandering through this beautifully restored period 1912 to 1924 homes. You will learn about the Evans family and their involvement in Denver’s early development. Polished wood finishes, brightly patterned wallpapers, ornate mantels, and period draperies form a backdrop for the rich variety.