Mt. Si Senior Center Partners with Bellevue College's TELOS Program
The term Lifelong learning has many definitions. For you it may mean finding educational opportunities beyond the requirements of formal
schooling or corporate training. “Lifelong learners” are those who never stop honing their skills and expanding their knowledge base. Typically,
they are curious about the world and interested in the pursuit of personal and professional development.
Why it’s important
There’s always something to learn. Whether you’re picking up a hobby or starting a new career, embracing the challenge of learning new skills has lots of benefits. Here are a few...
It Can Help Your Brain Stay Healthy
Continuing to learn does good things for our brains. Recent research has found that learning keeps brain cells working at optimum levels, which may slow cognitive and memory decline as we age. The best part is learning can come in multiple forms as we acquire new knowledge, we’re
keeping our brains healthier.
It Can Help You Stay Connected
From participating in continued education in our TELOS program to attending art classes at the senior center to studying and debating important issues in online groups, many forms of adult education allow you to meet new people and connect with new ideas. If you want to keep
making friends and avoid becoming out of touch with the world, one of the best choices you can make is to continue learning.
It Can Help You Stay Fulfilled
Many people participate in lifelong learning because they enjoy it. And that’s no surprise, given that research has shown that lifelong learning can increase our sense of self-fulfillment. When we take the time to learn new things, we open our minds and gain wisdom that can help us make the world a better place through social change and other life-affirming endeavors. Here is a link to an interesting Harvard Study on the topic of “Going Back to School” https://bit.ly/3OBiiHf
Taking one of the TELOS classes is easy. You can get started by going online to the Bellevue College TELOS program website.
Here is the link: https://bit.ly/3qaamU3
Pen & Ink Illustration - TELOS
Wed’s 2:00-3:30 PM, 9/27/2023 –11/29/2023 Fee $99
Instructor: Bryson McBride
Take your drawing to the next level. In this course, students will learn to use pen and ink to create emotion and feeling in your art using a variety of styles and techniques. Learning to draw with pen and ink gives you confidence in your lines and ideas to overcome problems. Pen and ink illustration can strengthen your ability to put ideas to paper. This class
is open to all skill levels. This is a Bellevue College TELOS program and will be held at Mt Si Senior Center.
Follow this link to register: https://bit.ly/3R113kw
Exploring Colored Pencils - TELOS
Tu & Th 2:00-3:30 PM, 11/7/2023 –12/5/2023 Fee $99
Instructor: Ekta Gupta
Did you know that when you are completely immersed in your current action, you are meditating? Creating art is an example of an activity that teaches you how to focus on, and live in, the moment. Join us to experience the joy of creating amazing art with the humble but versatile medium of colored pencils. Learn simple tips, tricks and techniques for creating rich and vibrant artwork, which can be applied to all subjects including florals, still-life, landscapes, portraits, abstracts and more. No drawing experience or expertise necessary. Instruction will be tailored to suit each individual's skill level.
Follow this link to register: https://bit.ly/3YWN15c