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Ivy Tech Community College's Fort Wayne Campus offers occasional IvyLiving courses. IvyLiving programs are non-credit classes promoting personal growth and lifelong learning through engaging and intriguing short-term experiences. Local and regional experts will share their knowledge and passions with you in a small group setting.


Fall 2018 IvyLiving courses are NOW AVAILABLE:

 

That's My Jam: Canning and Food Preservation ($75)

Thursday, Sept. 27
6 to 9 p.m.
The Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center
3701 Dean Dr., Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s Agriculture program chair, Kelli Kreider, will lead you through all of the steps you need to know to preserve seasonal foods for the whole year ’round. She’ll focus on canning and freezing fresh produce, jams, and jellies.

Registration deadline: Sept. 20

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Ethnic Food in the Fort ($150)

Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24
6 to 7:30 p.m.

Are you a food lover? Looking to expand your palate? This is the class for you. We’ll meet at four local ethnic restaurants to share a meal and discuss that country’s culture and cuisine facilitated by an Ivy Tech Sociology instructor. Class will focus on Ethiopian, Burmese, El Salvadoran, and Jamaican food. Course fees include dinner costs.

Registration deadline: Sept. 26

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How to Boil Water ($125)

Thursday, Oct. 11 and 18
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Coliseum Campus
3800 North Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Join Ivy Tech Fort Wayne chef Alishia Iddings for a class geared toward helping terrible cooks improve their skills. Learn the basics of knife techniques, kitchen and food safety, and key cooking methods to help you create delicious and healthy meals at home. Let us give you the confidence to take on the food processor and show the stove who’s boss.

Registration deadline: Oct. 4

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Artistic Welding–Holiday Treasures ($125)

Saturdays, Oct. 13 and 20
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center
3701 Dean Dr.
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Watch the sparks fly during your two-class adventure in metalsmithing. Start with a beginner’s lesson on welding safety and techniques by Ivy Tech Fort Wayne certified welding instructor Brian Barnes. During the second class, you’ll be creating unique take-home art in the College’s modern welding lab.

Registration deadline: Oct. 6

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Adult Tap Dancing ($99)

Sat. October 20, 27, November 10, 17
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Center Stage Academy of Dance
3525 Lake Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Veteran tap dancer Andrew Welch will share his 30+ years of tap experience in an upbeat class for adults only. Whether you’ve danced all your life, it’s been a few decades since you tied up your shoes, or you’re looking for a new way to stay fit this class is for you. Students must provide their own tap shoes.

Special thanks to Center Stage Academy of Dance!

Registration deadline: Oct. 13

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Pasta Making ($65)

Saturday, Nov. 10
9 a.m. to noon
Coliseum Campus
3800 North Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Impress your friends and family with homemade pasta at your next gathering. This class will mix, knead, shape, and cook traditional pasta as well as some artisan pastas with vibrant colors. You’ll leave with 2 pounds of handmade pasta and all the info you’ll need to make it yourself at home.

Registration deadline: Nov. 3

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Thanksgiving Baking ($65)

Tues., Nov. 20
6 to 9 p.m.
Coliseum Campus
3800 North Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Hang out with other home-bakers and knock out all of your Thanksgiving baking in just a few hours under the direction of local pastry chef, Amanda Parkinson. You’ll leave class with a fruit pie, pumpkin pie, and dinner rolls to serve to your family. Keep your kitchen clean for the turkey, and get the desserts out of the way early.

Registration deadline: Nov. 13

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Holiday Cookies with the Littles ($65)

Saturday, Dec. 15
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Coliseum Campus
3800 North Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Are the kiddos growing too fast? Take a Saturday and spend a few hours making messes and memories with your favorite littles. They’ll be impressed by our industrial kitchens and you’ll love watching them bake and decorate a variety of cookies just in time for the holidays. They’re only little once. Take advantage, pull them away from their tablets, and get ready to laugh in Ivy Tech’s kitchens.

Registration deadline: Dec. 8

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