Leonardo da Vinci: A true Vitruvian Man

The fall session of Case Western Reserve University's continuing education discussion classes in Bay Village begins Sept. 16.

Explore the life and historical setting of Leonardo da Vinci, the man whose very  name is synonymous with creativity, curiosity and inventive genius. Anatomist, artist, astronomer, biologist, botanist, city planner, dramatist, engineer, geologist, inventor, militarist, ornithologist, physicist – da Vinci questioned all, created much amid the turbulent Renaissance world of mighty popes and princes. This passionate, flamboyant, but flawed man became one of the most extraordinary human beings in all of history.  

Walter Isaacson’s biography provides us a meticulously researched and highly compelling tome through which we can interact with this mercurial giant of intellect and talent. The book is available through Amazon, the library and bookstores. This will be our only textbook, and as this is a non-credit course there is no homework, no tests, no papers and reading is optional but does help one to fully enjoy our lectures and discussions. How about that for a fun and easy way to do a course? 

Class size is usually 12-20 participants. Our teacher is Jim Lane, retired from many years of teaching in the Orange School System and at John Carroll University. He is a colorful and engaging lecturer and all classes are of a discussion nature. We meet at Bay United Methodist Church, 29931 Lake Road. Classes are on Mondays, Sept. 16 though Nov. 4, 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Cost for the eight-week session is $87 for members of Lifelong Learning and $103 for non-members.  

For information, call 440-826-0658; to register, visit case.edu/lifelonglearning/off-campus-studies.

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Volume 11, Issue 16, Posted 9:21 AM, 08.20.2019