October 22, 2019
 
 
Courses - Monday PM
 
Course Schedule - 8 week courses unless otherwise noted 
 
 
10. CALLIGRAPHY—ITALIC
In this course we’ll learn and practice the Italic style of calligraphy. Italic was developed during the 15th century Italian Renaissance. 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. Note: Left-handed students should contact the instructor before the class begins at lmayes1@austin.rr.com . 6 classes. Limit 20.
 
Lois Mayes
1:00—3:00 P.M. Monday, Starts Sept. 9
Faith Lutheran Church
6600 Woodrow Avenue (78757)
 
 
11. Course Cancelled GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION— COUNTERPARTS
The Great Books Foundation anthology, Counterparts, presents 20 pairs of contrasting texts that take opposing views on issues or contend with ideas presented by other scholars. Together they offer a range of perspectives on topics such as art and war, love and fidelity, gender, aspiration, and death. The class uses shared inquiry to discuss these works, combining both interpretive discussion (interpretation and meaning conveyed by the author’s words), and evaluative discussion (weighing the significance of the selection in a larger context – how do the author’s words speak to us?). In preparation for the first class participants should read both selections from LOVE (The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen and The Pangs of Love by Jane Gardam) and ASPIRATION (Facing West from California’s Shores by Walt Whitman and The Golden West by Daniel Fuchs). It is helpful to read Introduction/Preface materials. Counterparts is available through the Great Books Foundation in print and e-book format at: https://store.greatbooks.org/colleges-book-groups/recently-published-titles/counterparts.html . Selected readings may be available online. For specific questions, please email the facilitator, Michelle d’Arcy, at gblliaustin@gmail.com . Limit 20.
 
Michelle d’Arcy
1:00—3:00 P.M. Monday, Starts Sept. 9
St. Luke United Methodist Church, Downstairs Classroom
1306 West Lynn Street (78703)
 
 
12. POLITICAL ECONOMICS AND A NEW VIEW OF AMERICAN HISTORY
The study of political economy was part of a basic college education from the mid-1700s through World War II, when economists wanted to make the discipline more of a science than a social study, and the academic disciplines split. But this course seeks to demonstrate that studying either government without fundamental macroeconomic theory OR macroeconomics without appreciating the corrective tools provided by governmental entities is folly. It puts the two fields back together to give us a better understanding of the major events in American history. Is government really too big? Should we do away with the Federal Reserve? Adopt a balanced budget amendment? Break up the big banks? We’ll explore these questions in a seminar setting. Our instructor is a trial attorney with experience in all three branches of government service, state and federal, and lifelong interests in public policy and institutional macro-economics. Expect a small fee for handouts. Limit 20.
 
Erwin McGee, JD 
1:00—3:00 P.M. Monday, Starts Sept. 9
St. Martin’s Lutheran Church
606 West 15th (78701)
 
 
13. ZENTANGLES—LINE AND PATTERN DRAWING
This is an easy-to-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! After registering, contact the instructor for a list of inexpensive supplies at cherryt@austin.rr.com . Limit 30.
 
Cherry Taylor
1:00—3:00 P.M. Monday, Starts Sept. 9
United Christian Church
3500 W. Parmer Lane (west of MoPac) (78727)
 
 
14. Course Cancelled HOW TO LISTEN TO CLASSICAL MUSIC
By focusing on different ways of listening and understanding, we enrich and deepen our enjoyment of classical music. We will listen to representative masterworks and discuss their style, form, and meaning. The selection of works changes from semester to semester. Questions to be raised include the role of interpretation and the importance of rehearing music. No formal musical background is required. Limit 35.
 
Hanns-Bertold Dietz, PhD
2:00—4:00 P.M. Monday, Starts Sept. 9
Westminster Presbyterian Church
3208 Exposition Boulevard (78703)