JOURNALING AS HEALING (LLI 0041): This interactive workshop will lead to better understanding of how to use writing to help control stress and enjoy life. Move forward in life through journaling, where you can discover your passions, process negative feelings, deal with stress, and develop an “attitude of gratitude.” We will discuss types of journals, from records of family memories to grief journals. Journaling is a proven method of improving your physical and emotional health. Handouts will be provided. Sharing is optional.
PUBLISH YOUR OWN BOOK (LLI 0879): Self-publishing has become possible and popular recently because of the online systems available from Amazon and others. Mike McCandless, publisher at the Touchwood Press, will show you how to publish your own written work of fiction, non-fiction, or creative non-fiction as an e-book or as a paperback. Develop your memoirs as a gift to others or write the next great American novel. Depending on where you are in your writing, you can be a self-published, independent author in a matter of days or weeks. Bring your manuscript and your questions!
WRITING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY OR MEMOIR (LLI 7021): You have stories. Your family has stories. Now is the time to record these stories to pass down to future generations. You may even want to publish a book. Learn techniques for interviewing family and friends and practice self-reflection. CE writing instructor Laura Ehrke’s writing exercises will help you write your own recollections in full detail. Once all the stories are collected, you will learn how to organize the writing process and create your personal masterpiece.
WRITING INSPIRED BY ART SERIES (LLI 6079) - LLI MEMBERS ONLY: Take the full tour with this series, which includes: Writing Inspired by Impressionism: Monet and Pissarro; Writing Inspired by Impressionism: Seurat and van Gogh; Writing Inspired by the Muse d’Orsay and More; and Art Institute of Chicago: A Writing Tour. Fees include museum admission to the Art Institute of Chicago on 5/3. Members Only. Fees include museum admission to the Art Institute of Chicago on 5/3/18.
WRITING INSPIRED BY IMPRESSIONISM: MONET AND PISSARRO (LLI 6080): Write creatively, inspired by the masterpieces of Impressionist artists Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro. After viewing works and learning about the artists’ stories, instructor Laura Ehrke has created a set of creative writing exercises that will guide you to a better understanding of the relevance of their works. You will be amazed at the writing that flows from your pen. Not only will you enjoy viewing beautiful works of art from the Impressionism period, you’ll learn techniques to improve your writing while gaining new perspectives on the artists. Bring paper and your favorite pen or pencil to collect your written masterpieces.
WRITING INSPIRED BY IMPRESSIONISM: SEURAT AND VAN GOGH (LLI 6081): Write creatively, inspired by the masterpieces of Impressionist artists Georges Seurat and Vincent van Gogh. After viewing works and learning about the artists’ stories, instructor Laura Ehrke will guide you through creative and fun writing exercises relevant to their works. You will be amazed at the writing that flows from your pen. Not only will you enjoy viewing beautiful works of art from the Impressionism period, you’ll learn techniques to improve your writing creativity and gain new perspectives on the artists. Bring paper and your favorite pen or pencil to collect your written masterpieces.
WRITING INSPIRED BY MUSEE D’ORSAY AND MORE (LLI 6082): Travel virtually to some of the world’s best collections of Impressionist masterpieces. Our online visits to sites such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Musee d’Orsay in Paris, National Gallery in London, and Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam will include virtual tours and curators’ videos. Gain insights into your favorite paintings from the galleries that house them. Instructor Laura Ehrke will guide you in expressing your impressions in fun, creative writing exercises. Bring paper and your favorite pen or pencil to collect your written masterpieces.
ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO: A WRITING TOUR (LLI 6083): Join us as we tour the world-renowned Impressionism collection at the Art Institute of Chicago. We will start by looking at key pieces by Monet, Pissarro, Seurat, Van Gogh, and other masters. Choose your favorites to complete some guided creative writing exercises. You’ll be amazed at what this in-person experience will inspire! Laura Ehrke will meet you at the Museum (Monroe St entrance) at 12:30 p.m. You are responsible for arranging your own transportation. After our class, you are free to leave or explore the museum on your own. Details will be e-mailed to registered students by 4/26. Fees include museum admission.
Please note: Not all classes are offered every semester.
Classes are offered at the Harper College Main Campus as well as at our partner locations. Please check the current schedule or call 847.925.6300 to confirm the location of your class.