The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Bradley University (OLLI) is a group of more than 1,000 individuals, age 50 and over, who learn together through three distinct programs: OLLI Classes, OLLI Learning Trips, and OLLI Study Groups.
Here, members can discuss what they learned, what they enjoyed, and offer suggestions to enhance future program offerings.
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Whether we're in class, in town, or out of town ... we're on the go, having fun, and constantly learning.
We look forward to reading your comments!
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Friday, February 26, 2010
Toraason Glass -- February 10, 2010
OLLI members enjoyed a lively cure for their cabin fevers in early February when we took at trip to Toraason Glass in downtown Peoria.
While visiting the new studio, Hiram Toraason led a tour of his gallery and demonstrated the techniques of working with 2,000-degree molten glass to create a one-of-a-kind work of art. (Actually, this time, we were treated to two demonstrations, since his first project suffered a crack and didn't turn out properly).
While working on the projects, he talked about the history of his business and the excitement involving his new studio. A business and marketing major at Southern Illinois University, Hiram put his degree to work when it came time to design his new space. The front of the building features shelves upon shelves of completed work, and the back is dedicated to the three furnaces and other equipment used to create the pieces.
OLLI thanks Hiram for once again providing an informative and fun day at his studio.
For more information, please visit Toraason Glass on the web.
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