The Center for Lifelong Learning

Humanities: Theatre, Writing, Music, History

Creative Writing Workshop

Do you want to practice writing but haven't found the time? Have you been wishing for a group of writers to keep you motivated? This class is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy writing in the inspiring environment of Ivy Tech's John Waldron Arts Center. Through prompts and fun exercises, you will improve your writing skills and generate new material for your poems, stories, and memoirs. Just bring your journal and enthusiasm! Writers of all experience levels are welcome.

CRN: 30308-133 | Instructor: Cara Prill
8 Thursdays | Mar. 27-May 15, 2014 | 6:00pm-7:30pm | Waldron, Room W103 | Cost: $54
Register by: Mar. 20, 2014

My Life Stories Writing Workshop

Would you like to pass down your memories to your family, but don't know where to begin the task? Join this supportive group, set your pen to paper, and get started preserving your personal history. Ferne Stout, your facilitator, has written two books about her own life and will provide guidance and writing prompts. You'll meet new people and work together toward your final writing goal, whatever that may be. Paper, folders and pens will be provided, but please bring your own if you prefer.

CRN: 30331-133 | Instructor: Ferne Stout
5 Wednesdays | April 2-30 | 1:30-3pm | Bell Trace | Cost: $49

Beginning Folk Guitar

Learn to play the folk guitar in this class designed for those new to the instrument. You will learn how to orient your guitar and tune it as well. Additionally, the class will cover Latin, Country and Jazz progressions. You will be led through activities that will have you playing in no time.

CRN: 30325-133 | Instructor: Dan Willens
8 Saturdays | Mar. 29-May 17, 2014 | 11am-12:30pm  | Liberty Crossing, Room M110 | Cost: $140
Register by: March 23, 2014

Stand-Up Comedy: Writing & Performance Practicum

Comedian Mat Alano-Martin will lead this four-week-long writing and performance workshop. Students will write 10 minutes of stand-up material and perform their material publicly three times, including at a special matinee show at the Limestone Comedy Festival. Each class will feature a working comedian as guest speaker to share their story and process. To be eligible to take this class, you will have to complete the Center for Lifelong Learning course "Intro to Stand-Up Comedy" or have a written acceptance from the instructor based on your previous experience in standup.

CRN: 30309-133 | Instructor: Mat Alano-Martin
5 Mondays | May 5-26, 2014 | 6-8pm  | Waldron, Room W103 | Cost: $49
Register by: April 28, 2014

at Bell Trace Senior Living Community
Each month veteran instructor Kurt Messick leads an intriguing exploration into the history of different peoples and cultures. Join us this spring at Bell Trace--all are welcome! Classes run 1 hour each for 4 weeks.

The Vikings of Iceland and Greenland

Join Kurt for a look at the past and present of the people who settled Iceland and Greenland, and perhaps a bit into the New World centuries before Columbus. We'll look particularly at the way people and cultures have developed in the relatively isolated lands. Kurt is actually returning to Iceland over spring break (Mar 7-14), so he'll be able to share some real-time information and experiences upon his return.

CRN: 30328-133
4 Tuesdays | Feb 25-Mar 25, 2014 (No class March 11) | 2:30-3:30pm | Cost :$18

American History: First Ladies

Behind every president there has been a corps of people working to support him, but few have both the influence and the ambiguity of those in the role of First Lady. From Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, we'll look at the high points and low points of what may be the highest unpaid job in the land.

CRN: 30329-133
4 Tuesdays | April 8-29, 2014 | 2:30-3:30pm  | Cost: $18

History of the Olympics (Winterized!)

The Sochi Olympics are soon upon us. The Olympic games have a long and storied history; the winter Olympics companion piece was added late in the game. We'll look at the Olympics in general from ancient times to modern, and the advent and continuation of the winter Olympics in particular, and see some of the politics, economics, and sports that make up one of the greatest athletic events on earth.

CRN: 30330-133
4 Wednesdays | Feb. 5-26, 2014 | 6:30-7:30pm  | Bell Trace | Cost: $18