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Beauty is Another Name for Aesthetics


with Christos Gianopoulos

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks


Freud said beauty has no obvious use, but civilization could not do without it. Still philosophers are worried about beauty taking a back seat in a world that measures success in terms of money and predictable results. Aesthetics is the philosophy of art and this course will focus on the thinking of Roger Scruton, who believes that beauty is fundamental to our lives as rational beings with aesthetic interests and sensibilities.  We are engaged by the force of artistic creations and it enhances our capacity find ways to lead an active and meaningful life. This is an in-person course.

Christos Gianopoulos teaches philosophy a the University of Maine at Augusta. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College with advanced degrees from American and Syracuse Universities.

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Reading the Pictures: The Art of Children’s Books


with Judy Hierstein

Calendar Oct 7, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 7 weeks


In this online art course we will examine the wonderful world of children’s book illustrations, and the variety of mediums and techniques artists/illustrators have used to bring authors’ words to life, sometimes replacing words entirely! We will touch on steps involved in creating a children’s book.  Each week there will be an optional assignment experimenting with the techniques used by the artists.

Judy has loved children's books all her adult life. She has used them as teaching aids in her art classrooms, she has illustrated some herself, and has spent many delightful hours sharing them with others.

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