March 31, 2020
 
 
Courses - Monday PM
 
Course Schedule - 8 week courses unless otherwise noted 
 
9. GLBT Images in 1940s Films
This class will focus on how the Hays Code impacted portrayals of GLBT characters in the 1940s. We’ll view some classic dramas focusing on implications and subtext: Rebecca, Lady ScarfaceThe Maltese Falcon, Laura, Gilda, Red River, Rope. Genres include romance, crime, detective, film noir, western, and suspense. Also included is Ingmar Bergman’s lesbian drama Thirst), a Swedish movie outside the purview of the Hays code. Michael Sirmons is a retired professor of English and film buff who studied cinema history in college. The highlight of his 36-year teaching career was a course he developed, Gay and Lesbian Writers. Limit 16.

Michael Sirmons
1:00—3:15 P.M. Monday, Starts Feb. 10
Overture Arboretum
10600 Jollyville Road (78759)
 

10. CALLIGRAPHY—GOTHIC
This class will learn and practice theor Old English alphabet. The style evolved during the Middle Ages. The strokes are vertical. Emphasis will be on making a variety of greeting cards and addressing envelopes. Other projects will be included as desired by class members. A supply list will be given at the first session. Left-handed students should contact Lois Mayes before the start of class at lmayes1@austin.rr.com. 6 Classes. Limit 20.

Lois Mayes
1:00—3:00 P.M. Monday, Starts Feb. 10.
Faith Lutheran Church
6600 Woodrow Avenue (78757)
 
 
11. BEGINNING BRIDGE 2
For those who have taken Beginning Bridge 1, or have played quite a bit, and want more practice in bidding and play-of-the-hand at a novice level. The course will use pre-set bridge hands from Audrey Grant's books and from the teaching materials published by ACBL (American Contract Bridge League). In each class, students will be playing a number of these hands, designed to illustrate novice/intermediate-level bidding and play-of-the-hand techniques. Play is always in a learning mode, fun rather than competitive. Limit 24.

Jack Graham
1:00—3:00 P.M. Monday, Starts Feb. 10
Highland Park Baptist Church
5206 Balcones Drive (78731)
 
 
12. ZENTANGLES®—LINE AND PATTERN DRAWING
This is an easyto-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. The process increases focus and creativity while providing artistic satisfaction, along with an increased sense of personal well-being. No drawing skills are required for taking this class! Registrants will be contacted by the instructor with a list of inexpensive supplies. Limit 30.
 
Cherry Taylor
1:00—3:00 P.M. Monday, Starts Feb. 10
United Christian Church
3500 W. Parmer Lane (west of MoPac) (78727)
 

13. PHOTOGRAPHY—THE HISTORY OF A REVOLUTIONARY MEDIUM
Since its introduction, the medium of photography has continually changed both in its technology and the uses made of it. Photographic images affect how we see and remember and how we understand ourselves and the world. In this course, we will review the development of the medium from its inception, how perceptions and attitudes about it have changed, how it has been used and how it has both influenced and been influenced by art and other media. We’ll review the evolution of the technology, but the emphasis will not be technical and there are no prerequisites. Each session will include ample time for discussion. 7 classes. No class on March 9. Limit 30.

William Schleuse
1:00—3:00 P.M. Monday, Starts Feb. 10
Westover Hills Church of Christ
8332 Mesa Drive (78759)