SCANS: SENIORS COLLEGE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA
To take SCANS courses you must register at a cost of $135 per year (fee subject to change). This allows you to take as many SCANS courses as you wish for one year in Bedford, Chester, Dartmouth, Halifax, Liverpool, Mahone Bay, Truro and Tantallon. Online registration is available.
Scans courses at the Mahone Bay Centre
Information and Registration for the Winter 2017 SCANS term will take place at the Mahone Bay Centre on Tuesday, Jan 10th at 10.30am. Meet the Instructors, ask questions about the courses and learn more about SCANS.
The Art of Seeing: It’s not just about Art. Virginia Stephen
Tuesdays, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
February, 7 – March, 14 (6 weeks)
Course Description: Through exploring the work of artists, this course will enrich participant’s ability to engage with art and deepen their ‘conversation with art’. The course will also apply this capacity to other situations – work, relationships. and your own environment. Topics such as creativity, right-brain thinking and aesthetic development will be explored as well as current theories which examine the relationship of creativity and the arts. This course is a highly participatory one and will involve discussion, group work and arts activities. It is not an art history course but one which explores our relationship with images in “art environments” as well as other spheres of activity.
Virginia Stephens was previously Executive Director, Liberal Studies, Faculty of Extension at University of Alberta. She was Acting Director of the Arts and Cultural Management Program at MacEwan. She was Deputy Director of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Executive Director of the Edmonton Art Gallery. As an educator and curator her focus has been to facilitate individual and group interaction with art to enrich ways of knowing and ways of interaction with the world and other people.She holds an MA in Visual and Performing Arts Education. She now lives in Lunenburg.