St. Johns River State College will offer art history and drawing courses this fall on the St. Augustine campus.
The noncredit courses will be taught by local artist and Florida School of the Arts instructor David Ouellette.
■ Drawing I: This course is structured to develop basic drawing techniques by concentrating on the elements of descriptive drawing through observation. The class will meet from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 27 through Oct. 27.
Registration is $80.
■ Art History I: This course will cover the art of the Aegean culture, including the palaces, painting and sculpture of the Cycladic Islands, Crete and Mycenae. The class will meet from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Nov. 1 through Dec. 6.
Registration is $62.50.
GOVERNMENT FORUM WELCOMES AUTHOR
Flagler College will welcome capital budget expert Stan Collender to speak on “The 2016 Election and Beyond: After the Hype, Spin and Craziness” on Sept. 27.
The talk kicks off this year’s Forum on Government and Public Policy lecture series. As executive vice president and national director of financial communications of Qorvis MSLGROUP Communications and the author of the “Capital Gains and Games” blog on Forbes.com, Collender is known for his incisive posts on federal taxes, spending, deficits, debt and politics.
All forums take place in Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., at 7 p.m. Forums are free and open to the public, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are a person with a disability and need accommodations, call Lynn Francisco at 819-6460. Sign Language Interpreters are available upon request with a minimum of three days’ notice.
LEADS BOOK READING
Flagler College Associate Professor of History Michael Butler will be giving a reading on his new book “Beyond Integration: The Black Freedom Struggle in Escambia County, Florida, 1960-1980” on Sept. 29. His book examines how institutional forms of cultural racism persisted well beyond the visible signs of racial integration in the 1960s. During his talk, he will discuss the process of researching and writing a book that, according to him, still has an impact today on race relations in Florida and throughout the nation.
The event will be in the college’s Flagler Room in Ponce Hall, located at 74 King St. For information, call 819-6205 or email email@example.com.