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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers an impressive selection of educational and social opportunities for adults age 50 and older. With a purpose to promote lifelong learning and continued intellectual and personal growth for retirement-age individuals, OLLI has become the place for fun, interactive learning in a safe and encouraging environment.

Curriculum draws from the interests, talents, and experiences of older adult learners. Academic courses are college level (without the homework, term papers, and tests), and cover everything from personal computers to fitness for life and visual arts. Social activities include various gatherings for dinner, laughter, and entertainment.

Our Courses and Events


Art & Music
A Picture Worth A Thousand Words
Art of the Italian Renaissance (1300-1550) Giotto through Michelangelo
Beginning Watercolor
Berlin Philharmoniker in Concert in Eight Different Symphonic Halls Across Europe
Calligraphy – The Art of Beautiful Writing
Depicting Realistic Foliage in Landscape Art
Depicting Realistic Water in Landscape Art
Drawing FUNdamentals
Drawing Your Own House
Fearless Rendering in Pen and Ink
Florals in Watercolor
Instant Piano
Italian Opera
Jewelry Making – More Techniques
Oil Painting – Beginning
Opera Appreciation
Painted Vacations in Watercolor
Painting Abstractly
Painting From Your Photographs
Pencil, Pen & Ink Drawing – Beginning
Piano By Ear
Sketching Your World
Sketching Your World- Intermediate
The Art of Alfred Hitchcock- Part II
The Flims of Meryl Streep
The Zentangle Method
Watercolor From the Masters
Western American Art History 101

Advanced Care Planning- Wellstar Good Life Club – Wednesday, 4/19/2017
OLLI Spring Social – Ports of Call – Monday, 5/22/2017
Senior Adult Literacy Program – Call Pat Walker at 470-578-3508 for information.

Do I Need an Estate Plan?
Retirement and Social Security
Retirement Income Planning

Health & Fitness
Gentle Yoga
Hearing Screening
Pilates Basics
Qigong/Tai Chi for Seniors I
Qigong/Tai Chi for Seniors II
The Labyrinth – A Walking Meditation
The Math Behind the Games

A History of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
All Politics Is Indeed Local…How to use your Leverage
Civil War Spies
Faces of “America s Greatest Generations” Since 1776
Game Changers…Westward Ho!
Grant & Sherman: “Together in Victory”
Introduction to Wine – A Journey
November 22, 1963
Spirits of The Great American West
The Age of Clipper Ships
The Guerrilla War in Georgia
Why Is Life the Way it is?

Blogging 101
Driving Your Destiny
Travel Literature
Write your novel, NOW!

OLLI ScholarOLLI Scholar Spanish Certificate
Spanish is Fun! Part I
Spanish is Fun! Part II
Spanish is Fun! Part III
Spanish Is Fun! Part IV

Advanced Beginner Knitting
Basics of eBay Selling
Beginning Knitting
Bridge in the 21st Century – Part I
Bridge in the 21st Century – Part II – Play of the Hand
Bridge in the 21st Century – Part III- Defense
Bridge in the 21st Century-Part V- Intermediate Play and Bidding
Building Your Business on eBay: Beyond the Basics
Creative Writing
Digital Photography – Introduction
eBay Stores 101
Fly Fishing for Seniors
Getting Started in Genealogy
Jewelry Making – Techniques for Beginners
Mah Jongg
Memoir Writing
Publish Your Own Book
Wine Appreciation

Get to Know and Love Your I Phone
Get to Know and Love Your iPad
Social Media for Seasoned Adults
Let s Begin With Computers!

OLLI ScholarOLLI Scholar Computer Certificate
Introduction to PCs
Internet and Email Savvy
Windows 10
Microsoft Word
Easy Steps to Safeguard Your Computer

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Ports of Call

OLLI Club Room Membership

You can make new friends and enjoy scheduled activities in the OLLI Club Room. Sit and chat awhile, check out a book, surf the Internet, or join a card or other table game…it’s all available in the Club Room, a special members’ only area of the KSU Center. To schedule a tour or for more information, please contact Pat Walker at 470-578-3508. We look forward to showing you around. Membership privileges include free coffee, free Internet-connected computer usage, 10% off any OLLI class (except when noted otherwise), regularly-scheduled Bridge games and Bridge Marathons, and OLLI Library access.

Please call our Registration office at 470-578-6765 to register and join the fun.

OLLI Catalog/Newsletter April – June 2017

Al & Chet Scholarship Application

On Our Blog
Embracing Change
Embracing Change at OLLI
Change can be difficult for many, but it doesn’t have to be. Just ask Dick Harp, our OLLI director. He shares his humorous yet educational experience of adapting to modern technology. I regret to report I have succumbed to constant pressure from my grandchildren and have finally moved into the new and modern world. I am now the sorry owner of a new Apple iPhone 7. I was constantly being... read more ❯

The Labyrinth: Finding Your Center
Chris Beam Instructor
The labyrinth is an ancient wisdom tool used for meditation. The oldest labyrinth design, the Classical Labyrinth, is 4,000 to 5,000 years old. It can be found in many cultures around the world. The path follows a circular design and allows for those walking to meander. The path itself might change along the way, but all paths lead to the center. In 2015 Chris Beam introduced this course to... read more ❯

OLLI is Listening
OLLI New Class Ideas
Dick Harp, OLLI director, is all ears when it comes to suggestions for OLLI classes. Ask, and you just might receive … unless it involves flying a plane. Keep reading for more! Occasionally, I receive an e-mail message from a member of our OLLI family.  Some of the messages detail a recent and pleasant experience someone has had as a result of being part of our program. I appreciate... read more ❯

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