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


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.



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.



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.


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 ( with your name address and phone number.

May 14 Featured Book

American Spy

by Lauren Wilkinson