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

lifelonglearning@ivytech.edu
Phone: (812) 330-4400
Fax: (812) 330-6201

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VISUAL ARTS


Discovering Your MUSEum: Transforming Your Findings into Your Art (Virtual)

What better place than a museum to search out your Muse? In this online version of Discovering Your MUSEum, you have your choice of the world’s museums to explore in search of pieces that stir your creativity. Inspired by your explorations, you will create your own art based on your chosen pieces.
 
Each week you will participate in a class session via Zoom, where instructors will walk you through the course site on Google Classroom and Slack, share materials and resources, do demonstrations of art mediums and techniques, and guide you through the process of creating your artwork. The class is designed for students and instructors to interact and learn from each other in the weekly class time and throughout the week.
 
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. A sketchbook is suggested. The Moleskine Cahier Journal (unlined) is recommended.
 
Because we will be using Google Classroom, students will need a Gmail account or a Google login. Participation may be through computer, tablet or cell phone. Instructors will personally assist people through all phases of technology including creating an account if necessary.  Please send questions to lifelonglearning@ivytech.edu.

CRN: 50331-202
Carol Rhodes & Nancy Metz
Thursdays  |  1:30-3:30pm
9/24/20 – 11/5/20
$165


Inventing Landscape & Other Imagery with Colored Pencil

There is logic to how natural forms are put together and appear. 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.

NOTE: This class will meet in-person and students are expected to follow CDC recommendations, wear masks, and practice social distancing.

CRN: 50333-202
Michael Teague
Mondays  |  2:15-4:15pm
9/28/20 – 11/30/20
$189


Printmaking (Virtual)

In this course you will learn block printing and the history of printmaking. There will be four main projects over the course of the semester. The first project will be a single-color block print, the second project will be a two-color block print. The third project will be a patterned print and the final project will conclude the course with a multi-color print of any of the techniques learned throughout the semester. The final project will have a critique and celebration of all of the projects created during the semester. A supply kit will be provided that includes all the printmaking materials and tools needed for class.

CRN: 50387-202
Amanda Hutchins
Tuesdays  |  10am-12pm
9/29/20 – 12/15/20 (no class 11/24) 
$195 


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.

NOTE: This class will meet in-person and students are expected to follow CDC recommendations, wear masks, and practice social distancing.

CRN: 50332-202
Michael Teague
Tuesdays  |  7:00-9:30pm
9/29/20 – 12/8/20 (no class 10/20)
$199


Painting from Photographs & Imagination in Oil

Do you have personal photographs or drawings you would like to see as paintings? Would you like to learn how to paint better, in your own style? 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.

NOTE: This class will meet in-person and students are expected to follow CDC recommendations, wear masks, and practice social distancing.

CRN: 50337-202
Michael Teague
Wednesdays  |  7:00-9:30pm
9/30/20 – 12/16/20 (no class 10/21 or 11/25)
$199


From the Eye to the Easel

Nature has a simple way of putting things together, and once you learn her tricks, you 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, and once you get in the zone, your blood pressure drops, and the painting practically paints itself.

NOTE: This class will meet in-person and students are expected to follow CDC recommendations, wear masks, and practice social distancing.

CRN: 50339-202
Michael Teague
Thursdays  |  2:15-4:45pm
10/1/20 – 12/10/20 (no class 11/26)
$199


Introduction to Copperplate Calligraphy (Virtual)

Christine Wilson, calligrapher and owner of Creative in Bloom Co., is bringing the art of calligraphy to you! Her introduction to Copperplate Calligraphy includes two hours of instruction and demonstration, over a 6-week period. Learn the techniques of the distinctive Copperplate pointed pen style of lettering. Enjoy a relaxed, inclusive and warm teaching style as you master the letterforms, numerals and ornaments that make up Copperplate calligraphy.

A supply kit will be provided with everything needed to start out with Copperplate Calligraphy, including black sumi ink, tracing pad, tracing paper, ink containers, penholder, nibs, and Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy: A Step-by-Step Manual.

CRN: 50353-202
Christy Wilson
Thursdays  |  7-9pm
10/29/20 – 12/10/20 (no class 11/26)
$150


Painting with Paper: A Two-Day Collage Workshop (Virtual)

Collage is usually understood to be an assemblage of different materials into a single 2D work of art. But there is another kind of collage which is more akin to painting, using only paper and glue. The process begins with a photograph and ends with a hand-made, colorific interpretation of it---with a lot of fun discovery along the way.

Students will have their choice of subject matter: portrait, landscape, architecture, still life, et cetera. Regardless of subject, the transformation from photo to collage is bound to surprise. And the great part is, there is just as much range of color as with painting, but without the mess, and without having to mix the colors yourself. Students will use magazines, which, besides being chock full of rich colors, will give them the opportunity to incorporate text and/or pattern.

CRN: 50557-202
Ray Hummel
Saturdays  |  11:00am-12:00pm
11/7/20 – 11/14/20
$40


METAL, MOSAICS & GLASS

Intro to Mosaics

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. Students will purchase materials from the instructors supply with an estimated cost of $50-$75. This can be cash or check on the first day of class.

NOTE: This class will meet in-person and students are expected to follow CDC recommendations, wear masks, and practice social distancing.

CRN: 50330-202
Chris Elam
Thursdays  |  6-8pm
9/24/20 – 10/29/20
$145


Glass on Glass

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. Materials ($50-$75) will be purchased from the instructor the first day of class.  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.

NOTE: This class will meet in-person and students are expected to follow CDC recommendations, wear masks, and practice social distancing.

CRN: 50362-202
Chris Elam
Thursdays  |  6-8pm
11/5/20 – 12/17/20
$145


PHOTOGRAPHY

Photoshop for Beginners (Virtual)

Are you looking for new ways to make your photographs the best they can be, and even add a little magic to them? Here you will get an introduction to many of the amazing tools in Adobe Photoshop and hands-on experience using images supplied by the instructor. Whether you are totally new to Photoshop or have used it but want to know more, this course will give you a good foundation for continued learning and mastery of this creative photo-editing program. Requirements: You must have on your home computer one of these: Photoshop Elements, Photoshop 5, Photoshop 6, or the Cloud (CC) version of Photoshop.

CRN: 50359-202
Juliet Frey
Mondays & Thursdays  |  6-8pm
11/2/20 – 11/12/20
$65 

ENTERTAINMENT

Stand-Up Comedy (Virtual)

Comedian Mat Alano-Martin 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 routines during a special Comedy Attic virtual show.  

CRN: 50360-202
Mat Alano-Martin 
Wednesdays  |  6-9pm
11/4/20 – 12/9/20
$75


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, who 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: 50327-202
Tom Hastings
Tuesdays  |  6-8pm
9/22/20 – 10/27/20
$125


SOCIAL TOPICS

Human Rights: The Basics [United Nations Day] (Virtual)

This course will explore the history and present-day manifestation of human rights. We will identify the generations of human rights, their role in law, and their existence in the United States. We will also define why the movement for Black Lives is a human rights issue. To get the advocacy juices flowing, we will conclude by brainstorming a class list of human rights and create action plans for realizing them in our community.  Great material for supporting your in-person and online debates. NOTE: These classes cover the same content with three different meeting times.

CRN: 50356-202
Brynn Parkinson
Saturday  |  10-11:30am
10/24/20
$15


Human Rights: The Basics [National Human Rights Day] (Virtual)

This course will explore the history and present-day manifestation of human rights. We will identify the generations of human rights, their role in law, and their existence in the United States. We will also define why the movement for Black Lives is a human rights issue. To get the advocacy juices flowing, we will conclude by brainstorming a class list of human rights and create action plans for realizing them in our community.  Great material for supporting your in-person and online debates. NOTE: These classes cover the same content with three different meeting times.

CRN: 50369-202
Brynn Parkinson
Thursday  |  7-8:30pm
12/10/20
$15


MUSIC

Beginning Ukulele (Virtual)

Learn chords, strumming, and basic fingerpicking techniques for right-handed GCEA tuning. You will be playing songs in no time! A soprano, concert, or tenor ukulele is required, as well as an electronic clip-on tuner.

CRN: 50308-202
Ellen Campbell
Tuesdays  |  6:30-8pm
9/8/20 – 10/27/20
$105


Guitar for Beginners (Virtual)

This is a class for individuals who are new to guitar and want to learn the basics they need to start playing songs on the guitar sooner, and learn the specifics of music theory later. It is a class for people who want to gain the skills they need to continue to practice and learn songs on their own even after the course is over. Hand strength and speed come with time and hard work but you will have the skills you need to learn all your favorite songs.

In this course you will learn how to tune your guitar, play basic chords, utilize basic strum patterns, read guitar tabs, practice songs, and how to find the tabs for all the songs you want to learn in the future. As we work through lessons in our textbook, you will learn tips and tricks the instructor has picked up from playing music for over 15 years. 

Get ready to create great sounds, learn patients for yourself, and have a lot of fun! No experience needed.

A supply kit will be provided, which includes guitar pics, the music book for the class, and a tuner.

CRN: 50316-202
Paige Talbert
Mondays  |  7-8pm
10/5/20 – 11/16/20
$110


HISTORY & GENEALOGY

The Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt (Virtual)

Learn about the incredible story of the men (and sometimes women) who the Ancient Egyptians worshipped as Pharaoh. Find out why the pyramids were built, why King Tut's tomb was never robbed and how the Egyptians built a dynasty that lasted more than 4000 years. We will explore the lives of famous and important Pharaohs from Narmer to Cleopatra and their interesting and unusual times.

CRN: 50302-202
Dax Collins
Tuesdays  |  1-2:30pm
9/1/20 – 10/6/20
$30


Art History: Impressionism & Post-Impressionism (Virtual)

This series of slide lectures will cover the fascinating story of Impressionism, how a new movement broke the dominant power of the French Salon with new standards for painting techniques and subject matter, providing a bridge into the 20th century.

CRN: 50307-202
Tom Rhea
Fridays | 1:30-3:30pm
10/2/20 – 11/6/20
$65


The Last Tsar and the Russian Revolution (Virtual)

In this class, we will discuss the world of Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia, and the events leading up to and culminating in 1917. We will also discuss February and October Revolutions that swept aside 300 years of Romanov dynasty and began 75 years of the Soviet Union and charted the course of the 20th century.

CRN: 50348-202
Dax Collins
Tuesdays  |  1-2:30pm
10/13/20 – 11/17/20
$30

HEALTH, WEALTH, & WELLNESS

Experiencing Zen Buddhism: An Introduction to the Basics (Virtual)

"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.

CRN: 50338-202 
Hoko Karnegis
Thursdays  |  7:30-9pm
10/1/20 – 11/5/20
$60


Retirement Readiness (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 longterm 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: 50506-202 
Doug Hughes
Thursdays  |  6:00-7:30pm
10/22/20 – 10/29/20
$39

 

CRN: 50507-202 
Doug Hughes
Wednesdays  |  6:00-7:30pm
10/28/20 – 11/4/20
$39


NATURAL LIVING

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. There is the possibility to dig deeper into many different homesteading topics depending on the interests of class participants. 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: 50309-202
Bill Pursell
Tuesdays  |  6-8pm
9/8/20 – 10/6/20
$75


Birding Basics (Virtual)

Join guide David Rupp of IndiGo Birding Nature Tours for this class designed to increase your bird knowledge and birding skills. The class will introduce participants to bird biology, behavior, identification, and conservation, while also providing tips on tools of the trade and learning bird songs. David’s teaching style will encourage questions and interaction as he presents bird photos and songs and connects you with the bird world that is all around us.

CRN: 50329-202
David Rupp
Wednesdays  |  7-8pm
9/23/20 – 10/28/20
$60


Urban Farming: Backyard Chickens (Virtual)

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: 50347-202
Bill Pursell
Tuesdays  |  6-8pm
10/13/20 – 11/10/20
$75


Urban Farming: Ruminants, Sheep, Goats, & Cows (Virtual)

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: 50366-202
Bill Pursell
Tuesdays | 6-8pm
11/17/20 – 12/15/20
$75

BURTON KIMBLE FARMS

Beginner Writers: Quick Tips & Tricks (Virtual)

Beginning writers unite! If “querying with clips” is impossible for you because you’ve not yet been published, or if your only writing award is for a poem you wrote in third grade—you need immediate results. Come to this session and discover how to build your credentials in a hurry.

CRN: 50334-202
Michelle Medlock Adams  |  Facilitated by: Dr. Judith Burton
Tuesday  |  7-8:30pm
10/6/20
$30


10 Tips to Double your Freelance Income (Virtual)

When instructor, Michelle Medlock Adams, quit her 9-to-5 magazine writing job in 2000 and entered the world of full-time freelance writing, she learned (through trial and error) how to earn consistent cash. Come to this session and discover how to double your fun and finances as a freelance writer! This is always a writers’ conference favorite.

CRN: 50350-202
Michelle Medlock Adams  |  Facilitated by: Dr. Judith Burton
Tuesday  |  7-8:30pm
10/13/20
$30


Finding Your Freelance Niche & Strategically Building a Platform (Virtual)

Instructor, Michelle Medlock Adams, has three words for you—specialize, specialize, specialize! Are you an expert at something? Are you passionate about a particular hobby or interest? Then, you’re on your way to carving out a freelance niche in today’s competitive marketplace. Come to this session and get on the path to publication and compensation, all while building a platform! 

CRN: 50372-202
Michelle Medlock Adams  |  Facilitated by: Dr. Judith Burton
Tuesday  |  7-8:30pm
10/27/20
$30


Creative Grandparenting (Virtual)

Join this session to stock up on creative ideas and traditions to do with your family. Grab your notepad and start your to do list today to build strong and meaningful memories with your grandchildren and other family members. Holly’s creative approach to life and radiance are contagious!

CRN: 50365-202
Dr. Holly Hoffman  |  Facilitated by: Dr. Judith Burton
Tuesday  |  2-3:30pm
11/10/20
$30


French Macarons: A Quarantine Triumph (Virtual)

While attending a conference at a high-end hotel, Emily Wegner had her first taste of a French macaron, and she was hooked.  In subsequent times, she searched bakeries and sweet shops to find that same delightful taste, to no avail.  The recent Quarantine provided the opportunity and the time for her to explore and experiment in her own kitchen to replicate the taste she desired. A French macaron, not to be confused with a well-known coconut macaroon, is a lovely little French cookie, begging to be filled with your favorite flavors and made into a sandwich for a stunningly delightful treat.  The filling is up to you…chocolate peanut butter cup, raspberry lemonade, chocolate chip cookie dough, or a variety of other flavors. In this class, Emily will walk you through the process required, while sharing the tips and techniques she learned for success. A recipe and detailed instructions will be provided upon registration.

CRN: 50367-202
Emily Paige Wegner  |  Facilitated by: Dr. Judith Burton
Tuesday  |  7:30-9pm
11/17/20
$30


Home for the Holidays: A Friday Evening Concert with Violin & Piano (Virtual)

Experience the miracle of Christmas with the Ivybrooke Duo.  This heartwarming and expressive program includes many of the duo's own arrangements of traditional carols and Classical favorites.  The music begins with the reflective hope and promise of Advent and eventually, the expressive joy and delight of Christmastime.  There will be traditional songs to sing from your cozy chairs at home and a special gift of a composition written by one of the duo members.  With the backdrop of Ms. Joul's beautifully decorated mantle and Christmas tree, this "concert by the fireplace" is a favorite.

This Ivybrooke Duo concert is not only a musical adventure for the audience, but also an opportunity to learn historical information about the compositions, backgrounds of the featured composers, and a couple of heartwarming stories that draw the audience closer to the music.  The duo hopes to bring the audience closer to their love of performing and educate them through the musical selections.

CRN: 50371-202
Zeliko Milicevic & Susan Clark Joul  |  Facilitated by: Dr. Judith Burton
Friday  |  7:30-9pm
12/18/20
$30