Oakmont Lifelong Learning

Oakmont Lifelong Learning partners with Santa Rosa Junior College's office of Community & Contract Education to offer a full schedule of enrichment classes, workshops, and seminars each season. Taught by SRJC's reputable instructors and highlighting a variety of topics, Oakmont residents can enroll for courses in art, history, writing, nutrition and more. 

OAKMONT RESIDENTS: To register online, please CLICK HERE to log in, or to create a new user profile. Then click the registration links below to enroll for classes. To register by phone, call SRJC's office of Communtiy Education at (707) 527-4372.

These courses are taught at Oakmont, for Oakmont residents. For SRJC's full menu of public Community Education offerings, please click here


Fall 2018 Course Offerings:


Joan of Arc

Legends of History

Instructor: Dr. Bruce Elliott
Mondays | Sep. 17 – Oct. 22 |  3:00 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center
6-week session, $110 (includes $5 of materials at cost)
Class ID 7416

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Throughout history at critical junctures, there have been individuals who appeared almost out of nowhere to meet seemingly impossible challenges, who significantly altered the course of history. This class highlights six such intrepid individuals: Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Martin Luther, Catherine the Great, Napoleon Bonaparte and Winston Churchill.


Painting of Wine

Wine as Art

Instructor: David Sandri
Wednesdays | Sep. 19 – Oct. 3 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center
3-week session, $67 (includes $5 of materials at cost)
Class ID 7421

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For centuries, the production of wine has been considered part science and part art. Wine, as depicted in art, has been an important part of reflecting human history and the joys and sorrows of humanity. Come on this journey to see how the depiction of wine through various mediums of art intertwines with our history.


Journal Writing

Memoirs and More: The Art of Writing About Life

Instructor: Ida Rae Egli
Tuesdays | Oct. 2 – Nov. 6 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM | Central Activities Center, Rm. B
6-week workshop, $130 (includes $5 of materials at cost)
Class ID 7419

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Writing memoirs is different from writing an autobiography or other forms of creative fiction. This interactive class clarifies those distinctions and teaches the skills that are needed for memoir writing in an interactive, experiential way that is personalized to each student. Teacher and student feedback on in-class writings are offered in addition to traditional classroom instruction.


Painting by Klimt

Music, Myth and Gustav Klimt

Instructor: Dr. Kayleen Asbo
Wednesdays | Oct. 10 – Oct. 31 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center
4-week session, $81 (includes $5 of materials at cost)
Class ID 7422

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The art of Gustav Klimt was profoundly influenced by both music and mythology. In honor of the 100th anniversary of Klimt’s death, this four-week interdisciplinary class will revel in the transformative myths and ideas that ignited his imagination and highlight how these enduring stories have been mirrored across the centuries in Classical music.


Illustration of Food as Brain

Nutrition and Mental Health

Instructor: Dr. Chiara Kae
Mondays | Oct. 29 - Nov. 5 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Berger Center
2-week session, $52 (includes $5 of materials at cost)
Class ID 7417

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Brain health is essential for emotional regulation and optimal mental function, but our diets often limit the brain’s capacity to rebound from daily stresses. This class will empower you to understand how nutrition shapes brain health and will show you how to begin a whole foods-based ‘brain health’ eating pattern.