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The Center for Lifelong Learning
200 Daniels Way
Bloomington, IN 47404

lifelonglearning@ivytech.edu
Phone: (812) 330-4400

Hours

Monday-Friday
9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Location and Directions for Main Campus Classes

Connie and Steve Ferguson Academic Building (Main Campus)
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Creative Arts:  Visual Arts  |  Ceramics  Fiber Arts  |  Metal, Mosaics, & Glass  |  Photography
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VISUAL ARTS

Crafting & Coffee Social Hour (Virtual)

In this course you will be crafting with a class virtually while being able to enjoy a social gathering safely from home. This is a fun course meant to get your creative side involved while also participating in a shared interest of crafting! So grab some coffee or some tea and join us at your kitchen table to make anything from mosaics to origami. You will be using everyday household items that can be made into gifts, art, or to get you thinking about what you have around the home. Some projects may include mosaics, vision boards, scrapbooking, bead making, paper crafts, origami, stationary/card making, and fun photo techniques with your phone. Please note: this class meets every other Sunday afternoon.

CRN: 60078-213
Amanda Hutchins
Sunday | 2:30-4:00pm
1/16/22 – 4/10/22 (every other Sunday)
$85


Painting from Photographs & Imagination in Oil (In-Person)

Do you have personal photographs or drawings you would like to see as paintings? Or maybe you want to paint in a particular style? Would you like to learn how to paint in your own style better? Michael’s individual-based method is geared towards the personal needs of his students and emphasizes results. This class will cover various topics in oil painting including glazing, scumbling, and under-painting. It will also include discussion about textural versus flat paints, as well as soft versus hard edge mixing. These classes accommodate new and repeat students, as continuing education is a lifelong experience. Acrylic and mixed media artists are welcome.

CRN: 60080-213
Michael Teague
1/19/22 – 3/9/22
Wednesday | 7:00-9:30pm
$165

 

CRN: 60097-213
Michael Teague
3/23/22 – 5/11/22
Wednesday | 7:00-9:30pm
$165


From the Eye to the Easel (In-Person)

Nature has a simple way of putting things together. Once you learn her tricks, you will have a way of understanding any creative project you will want to tackle. For the beginning painter, the first thing you learn is to let the brush do the work for you. Painting is a right-brain activity: once you get in the zone, your blood pressure drops, and the painting practically paints itself. Once you let the right brain take over, space, color, light, and form will become second nature.

CRN: 60081-213
Michael Teague
1/20/22 – 3/10/22
Thursday | 2:15-4:45pm
$165

CRN: 60098-213
Michael Teague
3/24/22 – 5/12/22
Thursday | 2:15-4:45pm
$165


Drawing for Beginners & Beyond (In-Person)

Drawing teaches you first how to see, then how to translate, and finally how to imagine. In this class students will explore how to create space with line, mass with shading, and how to construct and execute compositions that make even unfinished drawings look complete. Additionally, the instructor will teach the different types of pencils and their uses, as well as how to achieve effects using your eraser.

CRN: 60059-213
Michael Teague
1/21/22 – 3/11/22
Friday | 2:15-4:15pm
$155

CRN: 60060-213
Michael Teague
3/25/22 – 5/13/22
Friday | 2:15-4:15pm
$155


Inventing Landscape (& Other Imagery) with Colored Pencil (In-Person)

There is logic to how natural forms are put together and appear to us. In this class you will learn a few tricks in order to invent objects and locations in a believable pictorial space. Additionally, you will learn how an impressionist’s imagination with color can evoke not only a style but also a mood. We will explore the medium of colored pencil as a doorway into untapped creativity in landscape artistry.

CRN: 60061-213
Michael Teague
1/24/22 – 3/14/22
Monday | 2:15-4:15pm
$155

CRN: 60062-213
Michael Teague
3/28/22 – 5/16/22
Monday | 2:15-4:15pm
$155


Painting in Oil for Impatient & Hesitant Beginners (In-Person)

In this step-by-step painting class for beginners, we will take a hands-on approach that is heavy on results: you will be in the middle of your first painting and picking up tricks-of-the-trade before you know it. Much of the instruction is individualized. These classes are also designed to accommodate repeat students, so continuing education can be a lifelong experience. Acrylic painters welcome.

CRN: 60082-213
Michael Teague
1/25/22 – 3/15/22
Tuesday | 7:00-9:30pm
$165

CRN: 60095-213
Michael Teague
3/29/22 – 5/17/22
Tuesday | 7:00-9:30pm
$165


Developing Your Perfect Art Practice (Virtual)

Explore ways to stay motivated artistically and develop habits that will make sticking to a 2D art practice easy, even when life throws you a curveball. In each class we will consider motivational techniques and discuss how they might apply to our busy lives. We will also try out quick sketching or drawing exercises and longer skill building projects that you can fit into any schedule. 2D artists at any level are invited to join the discussion and students are encouraged to use art materials they already have and enjoy using. Even if you’ve got only pencils and paper, you’re good to go. If you commit to the regular practice and homework you will be well on your way to new art making habits, if you don't you'll still leave class with a plethora of resources.

CRN: 60087-213
Cassidy Young
Friday | 4:00-6:00pm
2/4/22 – 3/11/22
$75


Watercolor Guided Practice (In-Person)

Do you know the basic techniques of watercolor but are still uncomfortable painting on your own? Do you want to achieve special watercolor ventures but need help planning and proceeding? Bring your pet projects and painting supplies to this practice lab; an instructor will be there to gently advise, monitor, and help prevent you from “painting yourself into a corner” as you work. It is highly recommended that students have previously taken beginning watercolor classes.

CRN: 60089-213
Carol Rhodes
Tuesday | 6:00-8:30pm
2/8/22 – 3/15/22
$150


Introduction to Quilling (In-Person)

Quilling is an enjoyable art form involving the use of paper that is cut into strips and rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs and 3-D images. Paper quilling is a favorite crafting pastime but is by no means new. This paper art has existed since the invention of paper. Paper quilling projects can be used to embellish cards and picture frames, or even be made into 3D stand-alone art pieces and jewelry. In this class, you will learn the foundations of quilling and how to create two unique projects over a period of three weeks. All supplies included.

CRN: 60143-213
Akesha Horton with All My Quills
Saturday | 12:00-2:00pm
2/19/22 – 3/5/22
$80


Artistic Journaling with Watercolors (In-Person)

Artistic journaling is trending and this instructor is a chronic journaler! Learn how to save your memories, document your travels, or create a themed “body of work”, all while experimenting with various watercolor mediums and techniques. Students are asked to complete homework assignments, bring their journal to class and share for gentle critiques and suggestions. Having fun is required. A watercolor journal will be provided.

CRN: 60101-213
Jeanne Ellen Dutton
Thursday | 2:15-4:45pm
3/24/22 – 4/28/22
$150


Printmaking Basics (In-Person)

In this course you will learn linocut block printing. Any and all skill levels with printmaking are welcome! There will be four different techniques you will learn in this course. Participants will start with a single-color block print, then a two-color process, moving on to patterns, and a fourth one combining what you have learned from the previous sessions. This medium is so simple and fun and really holds its value because you can keep making prints from your blocks. These prints make wonderful gifts, greeting cards, wrapping paper, t-shirts, and much more! Join in the joy of printmaking with linocut block printing this spring! All supplies included.

CRN: 60102-213
Amanda Hutchins
Thursday | 6:30-8:00pm
3/24/22 – 4/21/22
$105


Beginning Watercolor (In-Person)

This class is designed for those who have never painted or suspect they have "no artistic talent" as well as those who may have had a bit of success with watercolor but want to improve their skills. We will begin with the very basics, learning about supplies and various ways to apply paint to paper. The six-week course will cover values, color mixing, brushwork, and texture techniques. Each class will feature hands-on activities, progressing from simple exercises to a painted piece. You may bring your own brushes and watercolor paints, but please don't rush out to buy supplies. At the first session the instructor will provide a complete list of supplies (estimated cost $50) and suggestions to help you navigate those sometimes confusing watercolor choices.

CRN: 60158-213
Nancy Metz
Tuesday | 6:00-8:30pm
3/29/22 – 5/3/22
$150


Discovering Your MUSEum: Transforming Your Findings into Your Art (In-Person)

What better place than a museum to search out your Muse? In course, you have your choice of the world’s museums to explore in search of pieces that stir your creativity. In the first and third weeks of this 6-week course, you will explore and sketch works in the Eskenazi Museum on the IU campus (estimated cost of parking $20). Inspired by all your explorations, you will create your own art based on your chosen pieces.

The class is designed for students and instructors to interact and learn from each other. In this immersive experience, instructors will coach participants in observing and using specific language to communicate about art in ways that are both positive and informative. We will use a web site to share materials and resources including Museum information, readings, assignments, and demonstrations of art mediums and techniques. Between our class meetings, a web-based application called Slack enables us to share, communicate, and practice talking about art. Throughout, instructors and peers guide each other through the process of creating their own personalized artwork.

You may work in any media you prefer about which you already know the basics. This course focuses on finding your inspiration and translating it into your artistic medium of choice; it is not focused on basic techniques, nor is it designed to replicate existing artworks. Instructors can help with techniques of drawing or water-based media. This class is a logical next step for anyone who has taken "Painting Styles of the Masters"; however, that class is not a prerequisite. Because we begin our journey by sketching in the museum, a sketchbook is suggested. The Moleskine Cahier Journal (unlined) is recommended. Also bring an HB pencil and kneaded eraser.

Because we will be using online sites to provide reading resources and links to museums, it is recommended that students be able to use a computer, tablet, or phone. Never fear; instructors will get everyone up and running and personally assist people through all phases of technology including creating accounts if necessary. Please send questions to lifelonglearning@ivytech.edu.

CRN: 60103-213
Carol Rhodes & Nancy Metz
Wednesday | 2:00-4:30pm
3/30/22 – 5/4/22
$190


CERAMICS

Beginning Ceramics: Wheel Throwing (In-Person)

In this class you will learn the basics of wheel throwing. We’ll get our hands dirty and have some fun as we practice how to wedge, center, throw, form, and finish wheel-thrown objects. We’ll explore the wheel as a tool for making functional pottery or even beautiful sculpture. We will also work towards some of the personal goals you would like to achieve and have put together. Finally, we will learn about glaze and finishing techniques that put the final touch on your ceramic creations. No prior experience necessary and all prior experiences welcome! All supplies included.
 

CRN: 60077-213
Tommy Connery
Thursday | 6:00-9:00pm
1/20/22 – 3/10/22
$265


CRN: 60100-213
Kate Holsapple
Monday | 5:30-8:30pm
3/28/22 – 5/16/22
$265


Beginning Ceramics: Hand Building (In-Person)

This class will introduce students to the beauty of ceramics. Each student will become familiar with the basic methods of clay construction and sculpture. We will focus on three hand building techniques, pinch method, coil processes and slab building. Students will create functional and decorative ceramic pieces while learning various ways to form and manipulate clay. A variety of surface treatment and decoration techniques will be introduced as well. All supplies included.

CRN: 60141-213
Kat Joy Mestas
Tuesday | 6:00-9:00pm
1/25/22 – 3/1/22
$245


Finding One's Way with Clay (In-Person)

This class is for all who wish to learn the specifics of pinch formwork. You will explore pinch, slab, coil, and hand-built forms, stressing, centering, wedging, as well as raising pieces in one continuous movement. Field trips to the instructor’s studio to learn raku and primitive firing are planned. Finding One’s Way with Clay by Paulus Berensohn is the text and the method used for this class. All supplies included.

CRN: 60093-213
Jamas Brooke
Tuesday | 6:00-9:00pm
3/8/22 – 4/26/22 (No class 3/22/22)
$265


Intermediate Ceramics: Wheel Throwing (In-Person)

Looking to build new clay skills and refine existing ones? This is the class for you. We will advance our wheel-throwing techniques: centering, pulling, forming, and finishing. We will explore the wheel as a tool for making functional ceramics and sculpture. Altered wheel-thrown forms will be demonstrated. Finally, we will learn about glaze and finishing techniques. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the nature of clay, glazes, ceramic processes, and equipment. All supplies included.


CRN: 60099-213
Tommy Connery
Thursday | 6:00-9:00pm
3/24/22 – 5/12/22
$265


FIBER ARTS

Knitting 101: Making a Hat (In-Person)

In this class, we’ll cover knitting from the very beginning. We will discuss reading patterns, choosing yarn, and caring for knitwear. You’ll also learn all the skills necessary to complete your own hat! No previous experience is required to take part in this class. All supplies included.

CRN: 60072-213
Sarah Nichols
Wednesday | 5:30-7:30pm
2/2/22 – 3/9/22
$120


Knitting 102: Making Socks (In-Person)

In this class, you will learn all the skills needed to complete a pair of knitted socks. We will also discuss reading patterns, choosing yarn, and caring for knitwear. Some experience is helpful, but not required. All supplies included.

CRN: 60073-213
Sarah Nichols
Wednesday | 5:30-7:30pm
3/23/22 – 5/11/22
$150


METAL, MOSAICS, & GLASS

Introduction to Mosaics (In-Person)

Our signature 6-week class is geared toward beginners and primarily self-taught students who want to learn about basic techniques, tools and materials in mosaic art. This informative class covers cutting, proper adhesives, substrates, design/layout and grouting. Students are introduced to a wide variety of materials and will complete one project during the class, exploring both traditional and contemporary techniques. Students are encouraged to experiment with color and texture to begin to discover the possibilities of this beautiful art form. Supplies will be available for purchase from the instructor on the first day of class for roughly $50. This can be cash or check.

CRN: 60086-213
Chris Elam
Thursday | 6:00-8:00pm
1/27/22 – 3/3/22
$145


Introduction to Contemporary Mosaics (In-Person)

In this introductory workshop, students will explore stone and smalti (the traditional materials used in both classical and contemporary mosaics) using the hammer and hardie (the ancient tools used for cutting the material). We will learn to apply the fragments called tesserae using the direct method on a mortar bed. Students will complete a 4”x8” project, playing with color, use of light, and texture while demonstrating flow (andamento) in mosaics. Supplies are available for purchase from the instructor at $80. This can be cash or check on the first day of class.

CRN: 60095-213
Chris Elam
Thursday | 6:00-8:00pm
3/10/22 – 4/14/22
$145


Glass on Glass (In-Person)

In this 6-week class you will learn about the unique effects that transparency, light, and color create with mosaic on glass. Participants will complete a beautiful transparent artwork that will convey the same beauty and qualities of stained glass, but with mosaic techniques. Students are encouraged to bring in rough sketches and ideas to the first class. Substrates approximately 10” x 14” are included. Students will purchase materials from the instructors supply with an estimated cost of $75. This can be cash or check on the first day of class.

CRN: 60107-213
Chris Elam
Thursday | 6:00-8:00pm
4/21/22 – 5/26/22
$145


PHOTOGRAPHY

Beginning/Intermediate Photoshop (Virtual)

Are you looking for new ways to make your photographs the best they can be, and even add a little magic to them? This course will show you how to use Adobe Photoshop to significantly improve your photographs and, beyond that, to create dramatic variations, incorporate new elements by using layers, and add self-mats for a finished look, among other useful strategies. This is a hands-on course. Students must have Adobe Photoshop on their home computers (preferably a more advanced version than Elements) and will be provided photographs to work on, and detailed handouts.

CRN: 60092-213
Juliet Frey
Monday/Thursday | 6:00-8:00pm
2/14/22 – 2/24/22
$65


Urban & Landscape Photography (Hybrid)

Have you ever seen a scenic vista or bustling street and wanted to capture the moment? This unique course will blend virtual class discussion (Thursdays) with in-person field excursions (Saturdays) to teach you how to capture these moments. We will explore both the technical and artistic elements necessary to photograph the world around us. NOTE: This course requires students to provide their own camera. Field excursions will take place in downtown Bloomington and at Lake Griffy. Field trip location details will be discussed further on the first day of class, but the timing will be 10:00am to 12:00pm as noted in the schedule.

CRN: 60105-213
Juliet Frey
Thursdays | 6:00-8:00pm
Saturdays | 10:00am-12:00pm
4/14/22 – 4/28/22
$65

ENTERTAINMENT

The Magician's Dream (In-Person)

Learn basic sleight of hand and the historical, psychological, mechanical, and manipulative dynamics of theatrical magic. Entertain family and friends. Fool yourself and gain an abiding appreciation of this secretive art and esoteric craft from lifelong practitioner Tom Hastings, a retired high school teacher. Hastings has been performing magic for more than 60 years and teaching this Ivy Tech class for 7; he's also worked at Rich Hill's Magic & Fun Emporium in Nashville, Indiana for the past 6 years.

CRN: 60076-213
Tom Hastings
Tuesday | 6:00-8:00pm
3/29/22 – 5/3/22
$130


Stand-Up Comedy (In-Person)

Comedian Shanda Sung takes a look at the history and evolution of stand-up comedy before getting down to the serious business of joke writing and performance. Students will practice their craft in class before moving to the stage, where they’ll perform their short stand-up sets during a special Comedy Attic show.

CRN: 60069-213
Shanda Sung
Tuesdays | 7:00-8:00pm
4/26/22 – 5/17/22
Thursday | 7:00-8:00pm
5/19/22
$60


HISTORY & LITERATURE

Exploring Epic: Beowulf (Virtual)

“Famed was Beowulf, far spread the glory Of Scyld’s great son in the lands of the Danemen.”

- Beowulf: An Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem Translated From The Heyne-Socin Text by Lesslie Hall.

The oldest surviving example of the English language, the epic poem Beowulf has captured and inspired the minds of many since its discovery nearly 230 years ago. But what world created this fantastic tale? Why do English literature and history enthusiasts continue to return to this manuscript? This course will explore the answers to these questions!

We will use historical and literary frameworks to explore the story and historical context of Beowulf as well as the many pop culture adaptations and inspired works. After this course, you will be familiar with the story of Beowulf as well as how it fits within the history of the English language and western culture. Whether you have read Beowulf before or are only reading it for the first time, this course offers something for everyone!

This course will be taught virtually, with all class materials being provided digitally. Each class will begin with a brief reflection of the previous class topic before moving into the day's presentation. The class will conclude with time for discussion and questions. Please note that this course may discuss sensitive topics as brought up by the source material.

CRN: 60084-213
Wendy Vencel
Wednesday | 5:45-6:45pm
1/26/22 – 3/2/22
$30


Introduction to Tracking Your Ancestors Using Online Resources (Virtual)

Genealogy is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the United States. Faded scrapbooks, handwritten and typed family histories, torn photographs, the passing of generations, and geography have limited access to information gathering. Until now. On line data management companies and the rapid advancements of internet, cloud, and other virtual resources have brought the past to new life and given us all the opportunity to track ancestors, family, and communities. Our local and state libraries, in coordination with our federal government and private foundations, have collaborated to facilitate conversation of crumbling records, newspapers, census data, and printed resources available from the comfort of home and at our fingertips. The course will provide an overview of the various services (free and fee based), introduce how to set basic research objectives, formulate a usable personalized record keeping system, and formulate record analysis for adding data to your trees. No experience or prior family search experience required. NOTE: A personal computer will be required, as well as internet access, a program to read adobe files, and it recommended to have a current membership to an online family tree making system.

CRN: 60091-213
Susan Snider Salmon
Wednesday | 6:00-7:00pm
2/9/22 – 3/2/22
$50


Epic & Romance: The Legend of King Arthur (Virtual)

“But of all kings who e’er o’er Britain lords have been, Fairest was Arthur all, and boldest, so men tell;”

- Sir Gawain & the Green Knight translated by Jessie L. Weston

The legend of King Arthur and his knights have captivated minds since the Middle Ages, creating a diverse literary and creative tradition still holding strong today. Where did this legend come from? Who are the heroes in these tales? Why do we continue to be drawn to Arthurian stories and themes nearly 550 years after Sir Tomas Malory penned Le Morte d’Arthur from Newgate Prison? This course will explore the answers to these questions! We will use historical and literary frameworks to explore three works of Arthurian literature: Lancelot, The Knight of the Cart by Chrétien de Troyes, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by the Pearl Poet, and Le Morte d’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory. Additionally, we will explore the ways Aurthurian tales have been adapted by modern media such as TV and film. After this course, you will be familiar with the story of King Arthur as well as its long tradition and current cultural relevance. Whether you have read about King Arthur before or not, this course offers something for everyone! This course will be taught virtually with all class materials being provided digitally. Students will be required to view one Aurthurian TV or film adaptation independently for this course, however accommodations can be made. Please note that this course may discuss sensitive topics as brought up by the source material.

CRN: 60094-213
Wendy Vencel
Wednesday | 5:45-6:45pm
3/9/22 – 4/13/22
$30


Upsizing Your Research: Using Best Practices in Genealogy Research (In-Person)

The rapidly expanding plethora of virtual genealogical resources challenges researchers to stay focused on the facts and to document sources to ensure the conclusions of family lineage are well established. A slip of the finger to accept a hint or a wiki entry can lead down a rabbit hole and we will review ways to minimize the consequences those unintended temptations. We will explore our family histories while focusing on the standards of quality research methodology, learn how to use best practices of setting objectives, creating research plans, citing sources, logging research, and analyzing data. We will look at the goal of telling our stories with the facts, supported with local history and highlighted with historical records. Anyone interested in expanding their genealogical research knowledge. NOTE: A personal computer will be required, as well as internet access, a program to read adobe files, and it recommended to have a current membership to an online family tree making system.

CRN: 60075-213
Susan Snider Salmon
Wednesday | 7:00-8:30pm
3/23/22 – 4/27/22
$70


Devils, Black Sheep, & Really Bad Eggs?: A History of Piracy (Virtual)

From Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island to Disney’s Jack Sparrow, the Golden Age of Piracy has long been a staple of historical fiction. However, the real life pirates of history were much more complex than the characters they have inspired. Caught in the liminal space of the open ocean, seafarers deemed as “pirates” were suspended between lives of freedom and criminality outside the reaches of decent society. This course will go through the history of piracy, focusing on the “Golden Age” of the 18th century, alongside the contemporary source materials and modern fictionalizations of these seafarers. This course will be taught virtually, with all class materials being provided digitally. Each class will begin with a brief reflection of the previous class topic before moving into the day's presentation. The class will conclude with time for discussion and questions. Please note that this course may discuss sensitive topics as brought up by the source material.

CRN: 60106-213
Wendy Vencel
Wednesday | 5:45-6:45pm
4/20/22 – 5/25/22
$30


MUSIC

Beginning Ukulele (Virtual)

Learn chords, strumming, and basic fingerpicking techniques for right-handed GCEA tuning. You will be playing songs in no time! Students ages 16+ are welcome. NOTE: A soprano, concert, or tenor ukulele is required, as well as an electronic clip-on tuner. A baritone ukulele will not work for this course.

CRN: 60079-213
Ellen Campbell
Tuesday | 6:30-8:00pm
1/18/22 – 3/8/22
$110

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Practical Interior Design for Everyday Living (In-Person)

This class will focus on design techniques for every budget, home style and experience. Participants will learn basic concepts of good design including balance, rhythm, harmony, emphasis, scale and proportion and implement those concepts into a working plan for any room in their home. We will explore space planning, fixtures and finishes, flooring, lighting and furniture selection, as well as the finishing touches of area rugs, wall art and accessory decor. Come with your questions and ideas for your particular project or just learn the basics for a future project. No prior design experience required, but having access to a home computer would be helpful.

CRN: 60057-213
Janie Ackerman
Thursday | 5:30-7:30pm
1/20/22 – 2/17/22 (No class 2/10/22)
$75


Chair Yoga & Meditation (Virtual)

Come experience the many benefits of yoga: improve your flexibility, strengthen your muscles, refine your breathing technique, cultivate ease in your joints, reduce stress, and improve your sleep! And you can do all of this while seated! Each class will work toward these benefits and include a meditation exercise. This class is perfect for students looking for a gentle yoga option or who might have limited mobility. No previous experience is necessary. NOTE: Students do not need to purchase any materials, but we will use the following household items: a strudy chair with a back and no arms, a bath or beach towel, a long belt or strap, a tennis ball, a pencil, a thick dense pillow, 2 supports (large strudy books or Tupperware containers, or yoga blocks.

CRN: 60090-213
Patricia Pauly
Tuesday | 12:30-1:30pm
2/8/22 – 3/29/22
$65


Experiencing Zen Buddhism: An Introduction to the Basics (In-Person)

"Zen" has become a shorthand term for zoning out in some blissful state, but in fact this rich, centuries-old practice is not at all aimed at getting us to escape from our lives. Instead, it offers the opportunity to release ourselves from suffering by seeing reality more clearly and becoming intimate with our own moment-by-moment experience. We'll explore what Zen Buddhism is really all about, beginning with the central ideas of Buddhism itself and moving on to the teachings and practices particular to its Zen form. Class will include instruction in sitting practice (zazen) and walking practice (kinhin), as well as plenty of time for questions and discussion. Enthusiastic participants in this class from previous years went on to form a zazen/book discussion group that is still meeting today. NOTE: Participants can use whatever meditation cushions, benches or chairs they may already have; otherwise folded towels or blankets are fine.

CRN: 60070-213
Doju Layton
Monday | 7:00-8:30pm
4/4/22 – 5/9/22
$70


CULINARY ARTS

Indian Samosas & Chutneys (In-Person)

In this course, students will learn how to make traditional potato and pea samosas, the classic savory pastry as well as chutneys that are the traditional dipping sauces. Chef will demonstrate techniques for making a masala (Indian spice mix), chutneys, and two methods for making dough for samosas – by hand and in a mixer. Students will choose their dough method and will have the opportunity to practice how to form, stuff, and fry their own samosas. This course includes both demo and hands-on components that you will learn in Ivy Tech’s professional kitchens! Supplies will be included. Students will receive copies of the recipes as well as any remaining food to take home. Please bring Tupperware. Vegetarian. Vegan option available.

CRN: 60109-213
Chef Jennifer Ryan
Wednesday | 6:00-8:30pm
2/9/22
$75


New York Style Bagels (In-Person)

Students will make classic New York style bagels, slightly chewy with a shiny crust, topped with a variety of classic bagel flavors. We will also make a few cream cheese spreads. This course includes both demo and hands-on components that you will learn in Ivy Tech’s professional kitchens! Supplies will be included. Students will receive copies of the recipes as well as any remaining food to take home. Please bring Tupperware.

CRN: 60108-213
Chef Stacy Strand
Saturday | 10:00am-2:00pm
2/26/22
$80


Biscuits & Jam (In-Person)

In this class, students will learn to make classic Southern-style buttermilk biscuits and jam. The class will cover techniques for mixing, cutting and baking biscuits and methods for making jam. Each student will make their own batch of biscuits and freezer jam. In addition, Chef will discuss jam recipes for canning and demonstrate the hot-water bath method of canning shelf-stable jam. This course includes both demo and hands-on components that you will learn in Ivy Tech’s professional kitchens! Supplies will be included. Students will receive copies of the recipes as well as any remaining food to take home. Please bring Tupperware. Vegetarian.

CRN: 60145-213
Chef Jennifer Ryan
Wednesday | 6:00-8:30pm
3/2/22
$75


Eclairs (In-Person)

In this hands-on cooking class, students will learn how to create classic eclairs! Students will learn how to make choux paste, pastry cream, and a chocolate glaze. This course includes both demo and hands-on components that you will learn in Ivy Tech’s professional kitchens! Supplies will be included. Students will receive copies of the recipes as well as any remaining pastries to take home. Please bring Tupperware. Allergies: wheat, eggs, dairy.

CRN: 60110-213
Chef Stacy Strand
Saturday | 11:00am-2:00pm
3/26/22
$80


Fermenting Pickles (In-Person)

This class will be an introduction to lacto-fermenting by the brine method, the method by which items such as traditional deli-style dill pickles and classic hot sauces such as tobacco are made. The class will begin with a discussion of the basics of the lacto-fermentation method, with an emphasis on giving students the tools to duplicate the method on their own. We will have a comparative tasting of a number of fermented foods. Students will make their own dill pickles or fermented chilis for hot sauce to take home. This course includes both demo and hands-on components that you will learn in Ivy Tech’s professional kitchens! Supplies will be included. Students will receive copies of the recipes as well as any remaining food to take home. Please bring Tupperware. Vegetarian.

CRN: 60146-213
Chef Jennifer Ryan
Wednesday | 6:00-8:30pm
3/30/22
$75


Lemon Cardamom Sweet Rolls (In-Person)

These are cinnamon rolls’ bright Spring like cousin: fluffy, sweet, lemony with a touch of cardamom, finished with the quintessential cream cheese glaze. These rolls are perfect for an early Spring or Mother’s Day brunch. Students will make a dozen rolls. We will also collectively make a few artisan pizzas to munch on while the rolls proof and bake. This course includes both demo and hands-on components that you will learn in Ivy Tech’s professional kitchens! Supplies will be included. Students will receive copies of the recipes as well as any remaining food to take home. Please bring Tupperware.

CRN: 60112-213
Chef Stacy Strand
Saturday | 10:00am-2:00pm
4/9/22
$80


Middle Eastern Mezze (In-Person)

In this class we will discuss the art of the mezze platter, which traditionally includes flatbread with a delicious array of meats, dips, vegetables, and pickled items to be enjoyed in a communal setting. Chef will demonstrate making baba ganouj and tzatziki and will discuss elements of a Middle Eastern Mezze Platter. Students will make their own kefta (meatballs) and flatbread. We will assemble out mezze platters and enjoy them at the end of class! This course includes both demo and hands-on components that you will learn in Ivy Tech’s professional kitchens! Supplies will be included. Students will receive copies of the recipes as well as any remaining food to take home. Please bring Tupperware.

CRN: 60147-213
Chef Jennifer Ryan
Wednesday | 6:00-8:30pm
4/13/22
$75


Honey Vanilla Mille Feuille (In-Person)

To celebrate our local honey scene, the beauty of honeybees, and the advent of bee keeping by our very own Outdoor Learning Lab, this class will make a honey centric dessert comprised of a honey caramelized puff pastry filled with a luscious honey spiked custard and topped with a sweet crunchy honeycomb confection. Students will make quick puff pastry, custard and honeycomb, will assemble their own mille feuille to take home and enjoy after dinner or the next day (custard needs time to set); there will be a fully formed mille feuille to taste in class. This dessert uses porcine gelatin, please let us know if you have an allergy or diet restriction. This course includes both demo and hands-on components that you will learn in Ivy Tech’s professional kitchens! Supplies will be included. Students will receive copies of the recipes as well as any remaining food to take home. Please bring Tupperware.

CRN: 60111-213
Chef Stacy Strand
Saturday | 11:00am-2:00pm
4/23/22
$85


Chinese Appetizers (In-Person)

This class will focus on American Chinese takeout-style appetizers. Students will learn to roll and fry their own pork or vegetarian egg rolls and make their own hot and sour soup. In addition, Chef will demo of smashed cucumber salad, a traditional dish from Northern China that is becoming more popular in American restaurants. Vegetarian option available (please inform when signing up). This course includes both demo and hands-on components that you will learn in Ivy Tech’s professional kitchens! Supplies will be included. Students will receive copies of the recipes as well as any remaining food to take home. Please bring Tupperware.

CRN: 60148-213
Chef Jennifer Ryan
Wednesday | 6:00-8:30pm
5/4/22
$85


Macarons (In-Person)

In this hands-on class we will make Italian Meringue macarons which are slightly less sweet and have a softer interior than the French Meringue version. Students will make one single color batch of macaron shells, and flavor two fillings: white chocolate ganache and a meringue buttercream. There will be plenty (about 40 finished macaron) to take home! This course includes both demo and hands-on components that you will learn in Ivy Tech’s professional kitchens! Supplies will be included. Students will receive copies of the recipes as well as any remaining food to take home. Please bring Tupperware.

CRN: 60113-213
Chef Stacy Strand
Saturday | 11:00am-2:00pm
5/7/22
$85


NATURAL LIVING

Urban Farming: Homesteading (In-Person)

Sustainable living is more than a passing trend, but many practitioners (or those who want to be) often lack practical information on how to successfully live off the land, especially when it comes to raising farm animals. Lifelong farmer, homesteader and Owen County native Bill Pursell guides participants through important considerations associated with homesteading. Classes will cover everything from site and animal selection to land and water management to gardening. Bill pulls the class together by also examining the business of homesteading, including budget and tax considerations, trading, marketing, auctioning, as well as topics of interest to participants.

CRN: 60058-213
Bill Pursell
Thursday | 6:00-8:00pm
1/27/22 – 2/24/22
$85


Backyard Beekeeping for Beginners (In-Person)

Has the idea of beekeeping been buzzing around your head? Are you interested but a little overwhelmed or intimidated and don’t know where to start? Or do you just love bees and want to lean more about these fascinating creatures? This class will have you feeling confident and ready to begin your journey! We will cover all the basics from selecting your equipment to collecting honey. You will learn all you need to know to get started for the first year of your new favorite hobby.

CRN: 60165-213
Jennifer Bland
Monday | 5:30-7:30pm
2/7/22 – 2/28/22
$55


Urban Farming: Backyard Chickens (In-Person)

Bill Pursell explores an agricultural approach to living sustainably in this 5-week class on raising poultry. You’ll learn about the different breeds, varieties, and classes of poultry, plus housing and feeding, disease and predator control, egg production, and related practices. The course will cover a wide variety of fowl, from chickens and ducks to geese, peafowls, guineas, quail, pigeons, and doves. No experience in raising poultry is required.

CRN: 60071-213
Bill Pursell
Thursday | 6:00-8:00pm
3/3/22 – 4/7/22 (No class 3/17/22)
$85


Mother Trees & the Urban Forest: Keeping Our City Cool (In-Person)

Who do you think should fight climate change? How can we all help our urban areas stay cooler? What if you had a toolkit that enabled you to help our urban forest? Join local Arborist, Heather Jones, to explore ways you can help our climate starting in your own backyard. In this class we will discuss simple techniques (and proper tools) to: - Destroy mulch volcanos and remove girdling roots - Properly plant and aerate soil - Prune, and the why, how often, and when - Maintain lawns that help, rather than hinder, tree growth - Using our yard waste

CRN: 60144-213
Heather Jones
Thursday | 5:30-6:30pm
3/24/22 – 4/14/22
$50


Learning Birdsong (Hybrid)

Have you always wanted to know which birds are singing in your yard? Are you fascinated by the birdsongs you hear when you go for a hike? This four-week hybrid class, taught by IndiGo Birding Nature Tours guide David Rupp, will help you learn to identify our feathered friends by their songs. Two classes will be conducted over Zoom and give you an introduction into focused listening to birds. Two classes will be held at local parks or trails and give you the chance to practice and develop your new skill. Field trip excursion details will be communicated during the first class. A great next step for those that took the Birding Basics class with CLL.

CRN: 60104-213
David Rupp with IndiGo Birding Nature Tours
Wednesday | 6:00-7:30pm
3/30/22 – 4/20/22
$60


Urban Farming: Ruminants, Sheep, Goats, & Cows (In-Person)

Ruminants, sheep, goats, and cows are the focus of this 5-week class geared toward the small farming operation. Learn from lifetime farmer Bill Pursell about the different breeds of dairy, meat, and fiber producing animals; housing, disease and predator control; pasture management; and feeds and feeding. Bill also brings his extensive experience to bear on the business-related side of farming, examining marketing, basic management, record keeping, and legislative issues.

CRN: 60074-213
Bill Pursell
Thursday | 6:00-8:00pm
4/14/22 – 5/12/22
$85


FINANCIAL LITERACY

Taxes in Retirement – 2025 The Final Drive (Learn Anywhere - In-Person or Virtual)

In this course we will discuss the Big Three retirement risks and how to deal with them. No. 1 is getting out of the way of higher taxes, no. 2 is avoiding retiring into a bad market, and no. 3 is dealing with the biggest risk of all, longevity risk. The instructor, David Hays has recently published a new book, 2025 The Final Drive to explain in depth how we can take back our retirement for the future despite higher taxes coming in 2025. David Hays is the Founder, President, and Senior Consultant of Comprehensive Financial Consultants, Inc (CFC). David is a co-author of Today’s Guide to Retirement Planning. He hosts the weekly radio show, “Your Money with David Hays” on AM10370, FM 98.7 out of Bloomington, Indiana. David serves as a U.S. Congressional Advisor on the topics of Medicare, taxes, and retirement planning issues. We will provide David’s new book, 2025 the Final Drive, you will need paper and a pen for notes.

CRN: 60065-213
David Hays with Comprehensive Financial Consultants
Tuesday | 6:00-8:00pm
2/8/22
FREE - Learn Anywhere - Attend In-Person or Via Zoom

 

CRN: 60063-213
David Hays with Comprehensive Financial Consultants
Tuesday | 6:00-8:00pm
3/8/22
FREE - Learn Anywhere - Attend In-Person or Via Zoom

 

CRN: 60066-213
David Hays with Comprehensive Financial Consultants
Tuesday | 6:00-8:00pm
5/10/22
FREE - Learn Anywhere - Attend In-Person or Via Zoom


Retirement Planning Today (Learn Anywhere - In-Person or Virtual)

Learn about the many ways to save for retirement as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each. You will discover how to save money on taxes, manage investment risks and protect your assets from potential long-term health care expenses. Above all, this course shows you how to assess your financial situation and develop a personalized plan to achieve your retirement goals. Whether your objective is to build a nest egg, protect your assets or preserve your lifestyle throughout retirement, this course helps you plan your future with confidence.

CRN: 60067-213
Doug Hughes with Comprehensive Financial Consultants
Wednesdays | 6:00-8:30pm
3/23/22 – 3/30/22
$39 - Learn Anywhere - Attend In-Person or Via Zoom

 

CRN: 60068-213
Doug Hughes with Comprehensive Financial Consultants
Thursdays | 6:00-8:30pm
3/24/22 – 3/31/22
$39 - Learn Anywhere - Attend In-Person or Via Zoom