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Bloomington, IN 47404

Phone: (812) 330-4400

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More Watercolor Techniques & Practice (Virtual)

Learn how to conceptualize and paint loose watercolor pieces with soft edges, random fluid effects, and lively color graduations. Working from photo references and using practice examples from various artists, students will learn to see for themselves how to emphasize important details while practicing soft-focus, dramatic painting techniques. With wet-in-wet techniques, painters have less control but more drama that the sharper, more detailed methods. Some quick midweek practice exercises will be recommended. The goal for the course is for students to be inspired to reinterpret their own subject into a vivid and striking painting that brings out the luminous beauty of watercolor. Students should have completed Beginning Watercolor I and II or be comfortable with mixing, brush work, and painting liquid washes in watercolor.

CRN: 41062-211
Carol Rhodes
Wednesdays | 6:00-7:30pm
7/14/21 – 8/4/21


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 University Lake. 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.

NOTE: This class has in-person meeting times during which students are expected to follow current Ivy Tech COVID-19 safety policies.

CRN: 41053-211
Juliet Frey
Thursdays | 6:00-8:00pm
Saturdays | 10:00am-12:00pm
7/15/21 – 7/29/21


The Magician's Dream (Virtual)

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 and teaching magic for more than 60 year and has been demonstrating effects at Rich Hill's Magic & Fun Emporium in Nashville, Indiana for the past five years. A supply kit will be provided, which includes two decks of Bicycle cards and an assortment of items from Rich Hill's Magic & Fun Emporium!

CRN: 41063-211
Tom Hastings
Thursdays | 6:00-8:00pm
8/12/21 – 9/16/21


Urban Farming: Homesteading (Virtual)

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: 41060-211
Bill Pursell
Thursdays | 6:00-8:00pm
7/22/21 – 8/19/21

Eclectic Herbalism: Plant Medicine for Self-Care & Wellness (Virtual)

In this course you will learn the healing powers of herbs for beauty, cooling, tea blends, tinctures, and fire ciders. Here is a list of recommended herbs for a well-stocked apothecary from which students can choose all or some of these herbs: Lavender, Spearmint, Peppermint, Chamomile, Hemp Flower (trim), Turmeric, Ginger, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Peppercorns, Sage, Oatstraw, Marshmallow, Lemonbalm, Rose Hips, Hibiscus, Rosemary, Citrus Peel, Rose Petals, Arnica, Dandelion, Nettle, Licorice, Black Tea Leaves, Green Tea Leaves. For salves: Virgin/Organic Coconut oil, Shea Butter, Hempseed, Pumpkin seed, Sunflower or olive oil. For tinctures: Vodka, Stevia (optional). Tools: Measuring cups and spoons, Wide mouth canning jars-pint and 4 oz sizes, a tea ball or reusable tea bag, 1 Cheesecloth.

CRN: 41065-211
Rhonda Newsome
Wednesdays | 5:30-6:30pm
8/4/21 – 8/25/21