Courses - Monday PM
 
Course Schedule - 8 week courses unless otherwise noted 
 
 
9. 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 Feb. 11
United Christian Church
3500 W. Parmer Lane (west of MoPac) (78727)
 
 
10. CALLIGRAPHY—UNCIAL
This class will learn and practice the Uncial style of calligraphy. Uncial is characterized by somewhat rounded letters found in the 4th- to 8th- century manuscripts. Emphasis will be on making a variety of greeting cards and addressing envelopes. Other projects will be included as desired by the class members. A supply list will be given at the first session. 6 classes. Limit 20.
 
Lois Mayes
1:00—3:00 P.M. Monday, Starts Feb. 11
Faith Lutheran Church
6600 Woodrow Avenue (78757)
 
 
11. HVAC FOR HOMEOWNERS
Air conditioners and heaters are an integral part of every home, especially in the extreme temperatures of Texas. All homeowners want to save on utility bills by keeping their HVAC system as efficient as possible through proper maintenance. But what do you do? How do you do it the proper way? And what is “efficient” by today's standards? How, exactly, does an HVAC system work? What about the latest tech features? By learning about HVAC system components and their inner workings, you will be better equipped to do simple trouble-shooting, have improved dialogue with HVAC technicians, and have a more efficient and dependable system! Our instructor is a certified technician and experienced teacher. Limit 25.
 
Oscar Manzano
1:00—3:00 P.M. Monday, Starts Feb. 11
Triumphant Love Lutheran Church Upper Room
9508 Great Hills Trail (78759)
 
 
12. GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION—THE NATURE OF LIFE (VOL.1)
How did life begin? How is it changing? How are human beings related to other forms of life? What are the ethical implications of studying or altering life? These are some of the questions the new Great Books science anthology asks us as it covers a range of topics, from pesticides to DNA, and illustrates the dynamism and interconnectedness of the life sciences. The class will explore the work of major life scientists, accompanied by thought-provoking questions and discussion prompts. 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?). Class participants should read the Preface (v-viii), the Introduction (pp.1-13) and “Experiments in Plant Hybridization” by Gregor Mendel and “Silent Spring” (excerpt) by Rachel Carson in preparation for the first class. The Nature of Life, Vol. 1 is available through the Great Books Foundation in both print and ebook format at: https://store.greatbooks.org/colleges-book-groups/the-nature-of-life-volume-1.html . Selected readings may be available online. For specific questions, please email the facilitator at gblliaustin@gmail.com . Limit 20.
 
Michelle d’Arcy
1:00—3:00 P.M. Monday, Starts Feb. 11
St. Luke United Methodist Church
1306 West Lynn Street (78703)
 
13. 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 Feb. 11
Westminster Presbyterian Church
3208 Exposition Boulevard (78703)