Zen and the Art of Balloon Twisting

CRN: 
9999
Course Dates: 
8 weeks: March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2018
Times: 
Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Instructor(s): 
Ira Sloan
Course Catalogs: 
2018 Spring

The primary purpose of this course is to be present and to have fun while being creative. Our vehicle will be learning balloon twisting, starting with the absolute basics of one-balloon figures to the more complex multiple-balloon figures and, at each session, a one-sentence “Moment of Zen” philosophy will serve our intention for the day. Recommended text: Captain Visual's Big Book of Balloon Art, ISBN-13: 978-0806516417. Materials fee: $14 for balloons and pump.

Course outline

Ira Sloan’s (2bjust2b@gmail.com) professional identity is psychiatry and, at present, he teaches ethics and humanism to medical students. He has taught magic, balloon twisting, ethics and medically related topics at the College for Seniors. Ira states his personal identities are too numerous to list.