This inspiring course will be team taught by two of OLLI’s (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) popular instructors, Charlie Goldberg and Heidi Chretien, who believe reading art is like learning a foreign language, only easier to practice it because one needs only to visit a local gallery or museum. Together, in each class, they will guide you as you learn the basic tools and insights into learning how to make sense of what you are seeing; as you learn and think about line, color, light, space and ultimately, composition and design. Each class focuses on one aspect of the visual dialogue as they develop over the centuries. Together you will see and understand what links the Old Masters with contemporary artists. The elements remain the same but each artist recreates and reassembles according to their own vision.
Instructors: Heidi Chretien PhD (History/Art History). Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Art History, History and Graduate Humanities at Dominican University, an Adjunct Associate Professor of Art History at SSU and a sought-after OLLI instructor. She has a home in Provence France, and has directed learning tours in both Southern France and Tuscany. Dr. Charles Goldberg MD is a retired medical doctor and life-long art enthusiast. He is a docent at SF MOMA & Museum of the African Diaspora (MOAD) and a popular OLLI instructor for Bay Area Universities.