May Class Overview

Online Lectures/Classes Listed Below (scroll down for details):

  • How to Zoom
  • Traveling through St. Petersburg, Sweden & Norway
  • Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Virtual Tour
  • Laumeier Sculpture Park: A Monumental Experience
  • Campbell House Museum Virtual Tour
  • Monthly Book Club
  • Exercise on Zoom
  • Coffee Talk
  • Online Art History

Check back often – new classes added monthly!

How To Zoom

Presented by Shepherd’s Center Staff, Webster-Kirkwood-Affton Region

This free introductory class on how to use Zoom is for complete beginners as well as those who would like to learn more. In advance of the class, participants will receive a step by step guide on how to download the app onto their device and sign into a Zoom meeting. Then, on February 19, we will all login to Zoom for a review of the controls and other useful information. This is a great opportunity to prepare for a whole new season of Shepherd’s Center online programs.

Topics will include:

  • turning your camera on and off
  • controlling sound and microphone
  • screen settings
  • how to chat
  • and more

Friday, May 14, 1:00-2:00 CT

Registration Required by Tuesday, May 11, 5:00 pm CT to participate

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Virtual Vacationing: Explore Arts & Culture without Leaving Your Favorite Chair

 

Laumeier Sculpture Park: A Monumental Experience 

In collaboration with LifeQuest of Arkansas – Presented by Betsy Solomon, MA, Art Historian and Executive Director, Shepherd’s Center Webster-Kirkwood-Affton Region

Tuesday, May 18, 12:00-12:45 CT

On 105 acres of green space and tree-lined paths, Laumeier Sculpture Park is one of just a handful of open-air museums around the world. The park is home to 60 outdoor sculptures, many up to 70 feet tall. Join us for a virtual walking tour of this St. Louis gem.

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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

In collaboration with LifeQuest of Arkansas – Presented by Museum Guides, Kim Ratcliff and Dana Hayden

Tuesday, May 25, 12:00-12:45 CT

The mission of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is to welcome all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature. Crystal Bridges takes its name from a nearby natural spring and the bridge construction incorporated in the building, designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie. A series of pavilions nestled around two spring-fed ponds house galleries, meeting and classroom spaces, and a large, glass-enclosed gathering hall. Sculpture and walking trails link the museum’s 120-acre park to downtown Bentonville, Arkansas.

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Campbell House Museum

Presented by Michael Stoecklin, Assistant Director

Friday, May 28, 1:00-2:00 CT

Built in 1851, the first house in the elegant Lucas Place neighborhood, the Campbell House was the home of renowned fur trader and entrepreneur Robert Campbell and his family from 1854 until 1938. The museum contains hundreds of original Campbell possessions including furniture, paintings, clothing, letters, carriages and a unique set of interior photographs taken in the mid-1880s.

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Monthly Book Club

Facilitated by Brittany Riegert, St. Louis County Library, Oak Bend Branch

Group meets on Zoom the second Friday of every month at 1:00 CT. Books selected monthly by library staff and can be checked out and picked up curbside at the Oak Bend Branch.

To sign-up, email Betsy Solomon (bsolomon@shepherdscenter-wk.org) with your name address and phone number.

May 14 Featured Book

American Spy

by Lauren Wilkinson

Exercise on Zoom

Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 CT

Interval Exercise and Chair Yoga classes are offered on Zoom on alternating Thursdays, see specific dates for each class listed below. Class will be conducted “live online” and registered participants will be emailed new links for class recordings each week.

Class Fee: $16/4-week class sessions

 

Interval Exercise with Mary Beth Wilczak

Winter/Spring 2021 Dates: 5/13, 5/27, 6/10, 6/24, 7/8, 7/22

Five minute intervals of cardio, isolation exercises, stretching and balance done to music. With or without weights, standing or seated – suited to all exercise abilities.

 

Chair Yoga with Debbie Daugherty

Winter/Spring 2021 Dates: 5/6, 5/20, 6/3, 6/17, 7/1, 7/15/ 7/29

Improve your balance, learn restorative breathing, functional skills and relaxation techniques. Includes seated and standing yoga poses.

To Register

Click the link below to access our online registration portal. Tip: if you would like to pay via credit card, go through the checkout process as if you are paying with a check. You will receive an automatic confirmation email with a link to pay by credit card.

If you have trouble with online registration, email Betsy Solomon (bsolomon@shepherdscenter-wk.org) with your name, address, phone number and the name of the class you want to attend. I’ll take care of it, no worries.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Coffee Talk on Zoom

Join us for a virtual coffee hour using Zoom or connecting by phone. Do you miss seeing your Shepherd’s Center friends? We may not be able to gather in person but we can certainly still connect with a little technology. This informal discussion group meets every Tuesday at 10:30 CT. BYOC (bring your own coffee) and join us for casual chats.

Free – donations in support of the Shepherd’s Center accepted

Every Tuesday at 10:30-11:30 CT

To Join the Zoom Conversations

Email Betsy Solomon (bsolomon@shepherdscenter-wk.org) with your name, address and phone number.

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Online Art History May-July 2021

Presented by Betsy Solomon, MA, Art Historian and Executive Director, Shepherd’s Center

 

Fridays, 11:00-12:30 CT

$12/3 week session

 

May Series

May 14 – Inspired by the Damned: Dante’s Inferno & Art

May 21 – Fra Filippo Lippi: Reluctant Monk & Master Artist

May 28 – Hans Holbein: Painter of Princely Portraits

 

June Series

June 11 – Sublime: 19th Century Romanticism

June 18 – Mary Cassatt: A Woman’s Impressionism

June 25 – Toulouse Lautrec: Visions of Parisian Night Life

 

July Series

July 9 – Gustav Klimt: Golden Visions

July 16 – Andrew Wyeth: Popular & Controversial American Painter

July 23 – Jacob Lawrence: The Shapes & Colors of Harlem

 

To Register

Click the link below to access our online registration portal. Tip: if you would like to pay via credit card, go through the checkout process as if you are paying with a check. You will receive an automatic confirmation email with a link to pay by credit card.

If you have trouble with online registration, email Betsy Solomon (bsolomon@shepherdscenter-wk.org) with your name, address, phone number and the name/month(s) of the class you want to attend. I’ll take care of it, no worries.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER