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VISUAL ARTS

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

CRN: 10114-181
Michael Teague
8 Mondays
6/4/18-7/16/18
7:00-9:30 PM
Ivy Tech Waldron, Room W201
122 S Walnut Street
$149 | Register by: 5/28/18


Painting from Photographs & Imagination in Oil
Do you have personal photographs or drawings you would like to see as paintings, or maybe done in a particular style? Would you like to learn how to paint in your own style better? Michael’s individual-based method is geared toward the personal needs of his students and emphasizes results. This class will cover everything: 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, so continuing education can be a lifelong experience. Acrylic and mixed media artists are welcome.

CRN: 10113-181
Michael Teague
8 Wednesdays
6/6/18-7/25/18
7:00-9:30 PM
Ivy Tech Waldron, Room W201
122 S Walnut Street
$149 | Register by: 5/30/18


Inventing Landscape & Other Imagery with Colored Pencil
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 for 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: 10112-181
Michael Teague
7 Thursdays
6/7/18-7/19/18
7:00-9:00 PM
Ivy Tech Waldron, Room W201
122 S Walnut Street
$119 | Register by: 5/31/18


Drawing for Beginners & Beyond
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 and mass with shading and how to construct and execute compositions that make even unfinished drawings look finished. Additionally, the instructor will teach the different types of pencils and their uses, as well as how to achieve effects using your eraser.

CRN: 10111-181
Michael Teague
7 Fridays
6/8/18-7/20/18
11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Ivy Tech Community College, Room B106
200 Daniels Way
$139 | Register by: 6/1/18


Beginning Watercolor I
Would you like to paint with lovely, vibrant watercolor? Never fear! This class is designed for those who have never painted as well as those who may have had a little bit of success with watercolor but would like to improve. We’ll begin with the very basics, learning about supplies and ways to apply paint. Each class will feature hands-on activities, from simple exercises up to a painted piece. (Please don’t buy supplies beforehand; we’ll begin with provided samples, and the instructor will recommend a shopping list to provide you with a happy and successful future in watercolor. The cost of supplies is ~$50.)

CRN: 10168-181
Carol Rhodes
6 Wednesdays
6/13/18-7/25/18 (no class 7/4)
6:00-8:30 PM
Ivy Tech Waldron, Room W103
122 S Walnut Street
$149 | Register by: 6/4/18


Watercolor Guided Practice Dates Changed
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: 10170-181
Carol Rhodes
6 Thursdays
8/9/18-9/13/18
6:00-8:30 PM
Ivy Tech Waldron, Room W103
122 S Walnut Street
$149 | Register by: 7/26/18


Beginning Watercolor II
This course is an ongoing introduction to the art of watercolor, specifically designed to follow Beginning Watercolor I. Explore new techniques while continuing to discuss and work with the basics of color, perspective, and tried-and-true watercolor methods. Each class session will provide encouragement, gentle critiques, and advice to inspire individual improvement. It is recommended that students take Beginning Watercolor Part I or a similarly structured watercolor class before this course. Please bring 140# watercolor paper, paints, and supplies previously obtained to the first class. (Please don’t purchase additional materials before the class; the instructor will provide a short shopping list.)

CRN: 10169-181
Carol Rhodes
6 Wednesdays
8/8/18-9/12/18
6:00-8:30 PM
Ivy Tech Waldron, Room W103
122 S Walnut Street
$149 | Register by: 7/30/18


Watercolor Improvers’ Summer Workshop Series

Join us this summer in this new and exciting watercolor series. Each day-long workshop will explore a unique take on watercolor through exploration of artists and their distinctive styles. Sessions can be taken a la carte and do not build from one to another and you have the option to register for all 4 for at a discount. We’ll start at 9:00 AM and break for lunch and then come back and work through until 5:00 PM. 

To better imitate the artists’ media, we recommend a starter gouache set. Gouache is an opaque watercolor. All hues can be mixed from the three primary colors of red, blue, and yellow plus white and black. We recommend buying Winsor and Newton, M. Graham, Holbein, or Marie’s brand. All can be purchased online.

As part of the Improvers’ series, these workshops are not aimed at experts; however, familiarity with painting is necessary. Participants of these workshops should have a level of experience at least equivalent to a 12-week beginning series.

CRN: 10165-181*
Nancy Metz & Carol Rhodes
4 Saturdays
6/30, 7/21, 8/25, 9/29
9:00 AM-5:00 PM (Lunchbreak around noon. Several locations within walking distance and we have a fridge and microwave on site if you want to pack a lunch.)
Ivy Tech Waldron, Rooms W201 & W205
122 S Walnut Street
*Enroll in all 4 sessions for $250 | Registration for all four sessions required by 6/29/18. To be eligible for the discount you must remain enrolled in all 4 sessions—see cancelation/refund policy. If a class does not run due to low enrollment you will be refunded in full for the course ($62.50, discounted rate) and remain enrolled in any remaining workshops.  


Watercolor Improvers’ Series: Through the Windows with Edward Hopper & Henri Matisse
CRN: 10161-181
6/30/18
$75 | Register by: 6/23/18

Windows have fascinated artists of all eras. These two acclaimed artists were especially captivated by them and depicted windows from very different vantage points. Broaden your artistic repertoire by learning about the artists’ techniques, viewpoints, and biographies, and then emulate their styles in watercolor media. The workshop is divided into two parts, so you can try both styles. 

Bring your own watercolor supplies—paints, paper, brushes, etc. If you have photos of intriguing windows, please bring them. To better imitate the artists’ media, we recommend a starter gouache set.


Watercolor Improvers’ Series: Geometry in Motion with Paul Cezanne & Charles Demuth
CRN: 10162-181
7/21/18
$75 | Register by: 7/14/18

Cezanne is well known for his striking use of color and shapes, and he is celebrated as THE premiere proto-cubist and father to the cubist movement in western art. Charles Demuth, a distinguished 20th century American Artist, interlaced geometric shapes into every piece of his work. Learn about both of the artists and how each interpreted his scenes into striking shapes using various techniques.

This workshop is intended to broaden your scope as an artist. As such, we will emulate the artists’ styles while not copying any of their pieces. If you have photos of still life, architectural or landscape scenes or any subject with intriguing shapes, bring them to the workshop. Please also bring your own watercolor supplies—paints, paper, brushes, etc. 


Watercolor Improvers’ Series: Rejected Impressionists, Berthe Morisot & Claude Monet
CRN: 10163-181
8/25/18
$75 | Register by: 8/18/18

In 1874 it was said that the Impressionists consisted of "five or six lunatics, of which one is a woman.” Berthe Morisot had exhibited her work in the Salon de Paris for a decade prior, but soon after that remark she led the "rejected" Impressionists (Cézanne, Degas, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, and Sisley) in the first of their own exhibitions. Because she was a woman, her delicate style is not as well-known as the others, but in fact she was an important leader in the world of Impressionism. In this workshop you will learn about Morisot’s fascinating history and her intriguing artistic endeavors while comparing her work and experiences with Claude Monet, who is perhaps the most recognized Impressionist.

This workshop is intended to broaden your scope as an artist. As such, we will emulate the artists’ styles while not copying any of their pieces. If you have favorite photos of landscape scenes, please bring them to the workshop. Please also bring your own watercolor supplies—paints, paper, brushes, etc. To better imitate the artists’ media, we also recommend a starter gouache set.


Watercolor Improvers’ Series: Fauvism: Wild Beasts & Unfettered Color with Paul Signac & Andre Derain
CRN: 10164-181
$75 | Register by: 9/29/18

Fauve is the French word for “wild beast,” and it was the derisive name for a body of work inspired by Henri Matisse and emulated by many others. Fauvism, with its vivid expressionistic and nonnaturalistic use of color, flourished in Paris in the early 20th century and paved the way for bold, expressionistic use of color in modern times.  Paul Signac and Andre Derain were two original “Fauves” who depicted this style in different ways. In this workshop you will learn about the two artists and the techniques they used to capture their scenes, and then you will copy their styles using a realistic photo reference.

This workshop is intended to broaden your scope as an artist. As such, we will emulate the artists’ styles while not copying any of their pieces. If you have favorite photos that may inspire your sense of color and line, please bring them to class. Please also bring your own watercolor supplies—paints, paper, brushes, etc. To better imitate the artists’ media, we also recommend a starter gouache set.


DAY TRIPS & TRAVEL

Day Trip to Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis
Join us on a daytrip to the Indiana Historical Society in Indianapolis, and discover how stories bring history to life. Meet actors portraying historical figures, take a guided tour where stories from Indiana’s 92 counties can be uncovered, and explore the Cole Porter Room – an exhibit for one of Indiana’s most famous songwriters. After a provided lunch at the Stardust Terrace Café, participate in an introductory class on oral storytelling. Here, you will learn how to engage and fascinate others with stories from your own life and history.

 *Lunch, transportation, and admission are included in the cost of the class. For our friends who prefer not to drive to Indianapolis, take it easy and leave the driving to us. Ask about the van leaving the Ivy Tech campus in Bloomington at 9:00 AM, taking you to the event and returning about 4:30 PM.

CRN: 10095-181
Chadwick Gillenwater
1 Saturday
6/2/18
11:00 AM-2:30 PM
$65* | Register by: 5/26/18


HEALTH, WEALTH & WELLNESS

Experiencing Zen Buddhism: An Introduction to the Basics
“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 see reality more clearly by 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. All faith traditions welcome.

CRN: 10137-181
Hoko Karnegis, Vice Abbot, Sanshin Zen Community
6 Wednesdays
6/13/18-7/25/18 (no class 7/4)
6:30-8:00 PM
Ivy Tech Community College, Lamkin Hall
200 Daniels Way
$69 | Register by: 6/6/18