Course Detail: O_CREAT - Art, Music, and Poetry: The Origins of Creative Experience

How can a painting or a poem give rise to a tactile sensation? How can music summon spatial imagery? Human experience is a creative act. In this slide/ lecture/discussion course, we'll read from philosophers, neuroscientists, musicians, and poets and look at paintings from Lascaux to Expressionism as we attempt to answer these questions. There will be simple, optional homework. Required book: A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness, V.S. Ramachandran, ISBN 9780131872783, USM price $16. Additional short readings provided in class. This is a repeat course.

Course Pre-requisites
(required) OLLI Annual Membership

 Session Detail:  OPFA17CREAT (6 seats (30%) remaining)
Schedule: Every week on Wednesday, starting on 09/13/17 and ending on 11/01/17
Times: 12:45pm - 02:45pm
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Price: OLLI Course : $50.00

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Elizabeth Chapman
Elizabeth Chapman
Biography: Elizabeth Chapman has a MArch from MIT and BArch from Cornell. She has taught courses on Perception, Creativity, and Neuroscience at OLLI and Lafayette College. She is a practicing architect and paints in a Portland studio. No image available

Facility Detail
Wishcamper Center
44 Bedford St.
Portland, ME 04101