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LLL-smtx offers a variety of courses allowing adult learners

to meet new people, stimulate their minds,

and learn new information and skills.

Did you know…

…creating a daily ritual of gratitude is a powerful happiness tool?

If you’d like to learn more about the science of happiness and how it “works,”

register for the Zoom course that starts Nov. 23rd.

Don’t worry, be happy!





To register or for more information:

Contact Marianne Reese at

lifelonglearningsm@gmail.com or 512.216.6427

Course fees can be waived upon request.



December 8 at 10:30 AM via Zoom

The Art of David Everett at the Witliff

Join David Coleman, Director of the Witliff Collections, and artist David Everett for a visual tour of David’s art housed in the Witliff Collections at Texas State University.

Born in Beaumont, David was drawn to the forests, swamps, bayous, bays, and marsh-covered plains that lead from Beaumont down to the coastline on the Gulf of Mexico. It was from this vantage point that he began a life-long process of restating his observations into a visual art that explores an allegorical interplay of both human and animal forms celebrating a natural history of a personal world.

Another World/The Art of David Everett -- edited by Becky Duval Reese, LLL-smtx's resident art expert -- was released in October and launched by David and Becky at the Texas Book Festival.

This is a FREE Zoom event co-sponsored by LifeLong Learning-San Marcos

and the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University.

LLL-smtx instructor Rev. Dr. Helen Boursier launched her new book on  Thursday, November 4.


The handbook provides an authoritative guide to relevant and emerging topics on gender studies, feminism, and religions in their intersections across the humanities and social sciences. To encourage greater dialogue across disciplines, this series engages high-quality, original and multi-disciplinary research on topics, themes and key debates in academia today that are rippling out into activism and grassroots movements.

Choose a Course or Presentation

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The list below gives you an idea of the types of offerings available.

Fine Arts

Learn about art and music history with films and lectures.

Studio Art
Other Topics

Make your own art in painting and drawing classes.

Learn about slavery in Texas, Native Americans, quilting, the U.S. constitution.

Study bridge, birding, gardening, the Texas Hill Country, literature, philosophy

Look through the schedule of up-coming courses and and choose something that interests you.

 Meet New Friends and Reconnect with Old Friends

If you're a new-comer or a long-time San Marcos resident,

you'll find friends to connect with in LLL-smtx courses


LifeLong Learners Relax at AquaBrew

                                                       Revisiting "Texas Artists and Their Art"  


Becky Duval Reese’s “Texas Artists and Their Art” –her first Zoom delivered course-- was outstanding! 


The six-week course included three slide lectures presented by Becky covering the range and diversity of styles in 19th-21st century art created by Texas-based artists.  Interspersed with the slide lectures were tours/discussions of...

             •  the newly expanded and renovated Wittliff Collection (www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu) with a focus on the Southwestern and Mexican Photography Collection conducted by Carla Ellard, Photography Archivist for     the Wittliff.


             • the studio of David Everett ( http://www.davideverett.com/) who focuses primarily on wood sculptures, woodcuts, along with bronzes and works on paper; and


             • the Flatbed Press (http://www.flatbedpress.com/) by owner Katherine Brimberry-  Owner/Director and Master Printer of fine art.


The gestalt of this most interesting course was an elevated sense of pride in the past and ongoing work of our Texas visual artists!

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The Expanded and Renovated Wittliff 

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David Everett in his Studio

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Sculpture by David Everett

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LLL-smtx at Flatbed Press with Katherine Brimberry

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Becky Duval Reese Rolling the Press

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