Art and science offered at senior center

CARLSBAD — Carlsbad Senior Center offers a line-up of art and technology classes for the over-50 crowd.The center will host Japanese Sumi-e painting classes weekly beginning Feb. 20, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sumi-e painting is characterized by the use of fundamental brush strokes based on simple lines and dots. This unique, ancient art form utilizes specialized painting techniques handed down from one Japanese master to another. Artists use rice paper, sumi-e ink, ink stone and brushes. All levels are welcome. Fees are $50 for six classes for Carlsbad residents and $60 for non-residents. Drop-in fee for one class is $10. Materials are not included and a material list will be provided in class or can be picked up in advance.

For technophiles, the center will offer a second session on iPad use from 1 to 2 p.m. Feb. 20, for adults age 50 and older. Instructor Mike McMahon will cover several uses for the iPad. Topics will include reading books on the iPad and using the iPad for photos and videos. All levels are welcome. Bring note-taking material.

In addition, the center will offer a free class on the new version of Photoshop Elements 11 from 10 to 11 a.m. Feb. 20. Instructor Mike McMahon will cover the new additions in the Adobe’s latest version of Photoshop Elements. The interface has been changed and new features have been added. Bring note-taking material.

For more information on the center seminars and classes, go to and click the “Adults 50+” button or call (760) 602-4650.




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