Center for Lifelong Learning – Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

VISUAL ARTS

Painting in Oil for Impatient & Hesitant Beginners 

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.

Michael Teague
Tuesday | 7:00-9:30pm
9/6/22 – 10/18/22
$155

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Michael Teague
Tuesday | 7:00-9:30pm
10/25/22 – 12/6/22
$155

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Painting from Photographs & Imagination in Oil 

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.

Michael Teague
Wednesday | 7:00-9:30pm
9/7/22 – 10/19/22
$155

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Michael Teague
Wednesday | 7:00-9:30pm
10/26/22 – 12/7/22
$155

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From the Eye to the Easel 

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.

Michael Teague
Thursday | 2:15-4:45pm
9/8/22 – 10/20/22
$155

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Michael Teague
Thursday | 2:15-4:45pm
10/27/22 – 12/15/22 (No class 11/24)
$155

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Watercolor: Give It a Try! 

Have you been hesitating to “dive” into watercolor? Then this two-session introductory class is just for you. First, beginning watercolorists will learn the very basic technique: how to put paint on paper! Tools of the trade will be discussed, including paints, brushes, and paper, and students will practice with small paintings in class. The second session will teach values as you prepare a simple value chart, then do a monochromatic painting of an object, e.g. a hat or an apple. Then, you will have fun playing with different texture techniques as you create more small paintings. All supplies will be provided.

Jeanne Ellen Dutton
Thursday | 2:15-4:45pm
9/15/22 – 9/22/22
$75

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The Colors of Autumn 

Autumn is almost here and with it comes an opportunity to capture those amazing colors in watercolor! After a quick tutorial on how to put paint on paper, students will follow along and create two to three small paintings of fall leaves and a pumpkin or two. No Experience Required! Just bring your creativity and we’ll bring the supplies and the coffee. Around noon, we’ll take a break, so bring your brown bag lunch and drink.

Jeanne Ellen Dutton
Saturday | 10:00am-2:00pm
10/15/22
$60

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Watercolor Guided Practice 

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. NOTE: Students must provide their own painting supplies.

Carol Rhodes
Tuesday | 6:00pm-8:30pm
11/1/22 – 12/6/22
$150

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CERAMICS

Finding One's Way with Clay 

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. Finding One’s Way with Clay, by Paulus Berensohn, is the text and the method used for this class (not required to purchase for class).

NOTE: This class is not eligible for fee remission for Ivy Tech employees due to limited capacity. Please see our CLL fee remission guidelines for more information.

Jamas Brooke
Tuesday | 6:00-9:00pm
8/30/22 – 10/11/22
$265

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Beginning Ceramics: Wheel Throwing 

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 not only functional pottery but also beautiful sculpture. Finally, we will learn about glaze and finishing techniques that put the final touch on your ceramic creations.

NOTE: This class is not eligible for fee remission for Ivy Tech employees due to limited capacity. Please see our CLL fee remission guidelines for more information.

Lauren Winkler
Wednesday | 6:00-9:00pm
9/14/22 – 10/12/22
$215

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An Interplay of Ceramic Techniques & Ideas 

This course is designed for people who have experience with shaping clay and who wish to explore their imaginations and broaden their skills in the art and craft of ceramics. The class encourages both independence and the interplay and incorporation of ideas and techniques of fellow ceramicists. That is, we will learn from and teach each other. We will also push ourselves in new directions and face failure together. We will use methods of hand-building, wheel-throwing, surface-texturing, and their combination to create pieces of art of underlying functionality, pure aesthetics, or both. Come to this class with your ideas and goals. You already know what you can do. Now do more.

NOTE: This class is not eligible for fee remission for Ivy Tech employees due to limited capacity. Please see our CLL fee remission guidelines for more information.

Scott Barton
Thursday | 6:00-9:00pm
10/20/22 – 12/15/22 (No class 11/24)
$265

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Beginning Ceramics: Wheel Throwing 

Students will learn to throw from beginner forms (pulling cylinders) and expand to things that interest them! Bowls, cups, mugs, plates, teapots, vases, planters, etc. We will work towards personal goals of the student while improving technique and gaining information regarding throwing itself. No prior experience necessary and all prior experiences welcome!

NOTE: This class is not eligible for fee remission for Ivy Tech employees due to limited capacity. Please see our CLL fee remission guidelines for more information.

Kate Holsapple
Monday | 5:30-8:30pm
10/24/22 – 12/5/22
$265

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Experienced Ceramics: Wheel Throwing 

Looking to build new clay skills and refine existing ones? This class is a great continuation for students with some experience who would like to advance their 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 while exploring their own projects. PREREQUISITE: Beginning Ceramics: Wheel Throwing or an equivalent level of experience in ceramics is recommended for this class.

NOTE: This class is not eligible for fee remission for Ivy Tech employees due to limited capacity. Please see our CLL fee remission guidelines for more information.

Lauren Winkler
Tuesday | 6:00-9:00pm
10/25/22 – 12/6/22
$265

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FIBER ARTS

Beginning Knitting: Making a Hat 

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 knitting experience is required to take part.

Sarah Nichols
Wednesday | 6:00-8:00pm
9/7/22 – 10/5/22
$90

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Beginning Knitting: Making Socks 

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.

Sarah Nichols
Wednesday | 6:00-8:00pm
10/19/22 – 11/16/22
$90

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METAL, MOSAICS, & GLASS

Introduction to Mosaics 

In this beginner’s class we’ll look briefly at mosaics as a medium before exploring cutting materials, proper adhesives, substrates, design/layout and grouting techniques. You will be encouraged to experiment with color and texture and have fun as you explore the endless possibilities of this beautiful art form. All will complete a project using ceramic tile and crockery.

NOTE: This class is not eligible for fee remission for Ivy Tech employees due to limited capacity. Please see our CLL fee remission guidelines for more information.

Sara Colvard
Saturday | 10:00am-12:00pm
9/10/22 – 10/15/22
$185

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Clay in Mosaics 

Clay is likely the oldest material used in the formation of mosaics and is used extensively in contemporary mosaics today. In this six-week class, we will explore the many ways this versatile material is being used in mosaics through creating our own unique forms, hand-formed tiles and elements from raw clay. Students will have opportunities to experiment with different textural and detailing methods and also learn about basic glazing and firing techniques. During the final portion of the class, we will then use the materials we have made to craft our own mosaics on a substrate. A discussion of the basic tools, materials and adhesives in making mosaics will be covered.

NOTE: This class is not eligible for fee remission for Ivy Tech employees due to limited capacity. Please see our CLL fee remission guidelines for more information.

Chris Elam & Christie Cooper
Thursday | 6:00pm-8:00pm
10/20/22 – 12/1/22 (No class 11/24)
$275

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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.

NOTE: This class is not eligible for fee remission for Ivy Tech employees due to limited capacity. Please see our CLL fee remission guidelines for more information.

Chris Elam
Thursday | 6:00pm-8:00pm
12/15/22 – 1/19/23
$185

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Beginning/Intermediate Photoshop (Virtual)

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.

NOTE: 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.

Juliet Frey
Monday/Thursday | 6:00-8:00pm
9/12/22 – 9/22/22
$65

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The Magic of Black & White Photography (Virtual)

Why is it that although we see in color, a black and white photograph can have such unique beauty, drama, and even mystery? Black and white photographs show us the world as we do not see it, and allow us to perceive shape, form, and texture, light and shadow with a special clarity that can be obscured by the impact of color. This class will help you expand your photographic creativity as we explore what kinds of images may be most striking in black and white and consider the various techniques for converting color images to monochrome. We will also look at the work of some of the masters of black and white photography.

NOTE: Students should have Adobe Photoshop on their home computers (Elements is fine) and will be provided photographs to work on, and detailed handouts. Also, those who just want to learn about black and white photography, and about some of the famous photographers in that medium, are welcome to join!

Juliet Frey
Monday/Thursday | 6:00-8:00pm
10/3/22 – 10/13/22
$65

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ENTERTAINMENT

The Magician's Dream 

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 Denny's Magic & Fun Shop in Nashville, Indiana for the past 7 years. SUPPLIES: A supply kit will be provided, which includes two decks of Bicycle cards and an assortment of items from Denny's Magic & Fun Shop!

NOTE: This class is not eligible for fee remission for Ivy Tech employees due to limited capacity. Please see our CLL fee remission guidelines for more information.

Tom Hastings
Monday | 6:00-8:00pm
8/29/22 – 10/10/22 (No class 9/5)
$120

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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.

Ellen Campbell
Tuesday | 6:30-8:00pm
9/6/22 – 10/25/22
$95

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Bluegrass Banjo for Beginners 

This course will introduce students to the basic 3-finger picking style of Bluegrass banjo playing. At its conclusion, students will be able to read tablature, play a few songs, play with other people, learn how to practice efficiently, pick out melodies for simple songs, and arrange these melodies into songs using banjo rolls. Students must provide their own banjo.

Jesse Goodman
Monday | 6:00-7:30pm
11/7/22 – 12/12/22
$80

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HISTORY, LITERATURE, & GENEALOGY

Fall of the USSR & the Rise of Putin (Learn Anywhere – In-Person or Virtual)

The end of the Cold War brought the end of one superpower, although some in Russia refused to believe that the days of empire were over. We will discuss how the fall of the Soviet Union and the chaos that followed allowed for the rise of a new self-proclaimed Tsar to emerge who has slowly tried to put the Soviet pieces back together.

Dax Collins
Tuesday | 1:30-3:00pm
10/4/22 – 11/8/22
$30

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Genealogy Part 1: Essential Research Processes for Fertilizing Family Trees (Virtual)

Genealogy is a fascinating discipline and one which often becomes a passion. Finding answers to questions honoring loved family members is often the energy behind our motivation to preserve family chronicles, tell an in-depth story, or resolve a quest to find answers to lost history. Nurturing our growing trees can lead to exploration, discovery and provide rewards.

Essential elements of strategic planning, identifying record-keeping organizational options, and categorizing key elements of the big picture can help lead to a bountiful growth process. Intentional processes offer the rewards of documented sourced discovery. Our sessions will focus on developing research topics, developing research plans, citing resources, utilizing research logs, using on-line searches for locality information and identifying potential records availability. We will focus on how to use a “big picture” perspective for family research.

Susan Snider Salmon
Wednesday | 7:00-8:00pm
10/5/22 – 10/19/22
$45

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Genealogy Part 2: Branching Your Trees by Revisiting & Maximizing use of Vital Records and Census Data (Virtual)

Vital government records including birth, death, and marriage hold essential documentation to support expanding individual history, finding stories of lives, and strengthening family trees. Decennial US census data holds extensive information tracking individuals and families over decades and distances, enriching family narratives and offering clues. Using example records and documents, we will examine how to analyze official documents, weigh the details of names, dates, places, ages, relationships, locations, and “facts” found in plain sight. Alternative sources and free online crowd-sourced data bases will be reviewed and evaluated.

We will practice genealogy “best practices” and utilize record keeping tools to intentionally track to compare person by person data over time.

Susan Snider Salmon
Wednesday | 7:00-8:00pm
11/2/22 – 11/16/22
$45

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Genealogy Part 3: Peeping Through Cracks & Breaking Down Barriers to Help Resolve Family History Mysteries (Virtual)

In every family tree, there are points where information and even people come up missing. Data may conflict with family stories. Repeated use of family first name configurations can confuse record tracking between generations. Even the loss of common records through fire and flood, or even neglect, can present challenges to locate and confirm facts. Individual records may be compromised by inaccurate assumptions or incomplete information or lack of documentation.

We will look at the practice and purpose of historical record-keeping and evaluate how to distinguish types of available resources, including how to document when records may not be found. Examples will show how to expand searches to utilize collateral family branches, build FAN clubs (family and neighbors) to widen searches with a controlled methodology, demonstrate how to use time charts and location for clues. We will apply mapping techniques to learn how to fill in gaps and formulate conclusions.

Susan Snider Salmon
Wednesday | 7:00-8:00pm
11/30/22 – 12/14/22
$45

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THEATER & FILM

The Ivy Tech Center for Lifelong Learning is excited to partner with Constellation Stage & Screen, who offer an exciting lineup of film, theater, and musical theater programs for adults to work with professional instructors to explore their creative talents.

NOTE: Constellation Stage & Screen classes are not eligible for fee remission for Ivy Tech employees.

Improv – Fall 1 

Constellation’s Improv for Adults teaches and reinforces basic improv skills and performance techniques. This class will focus on short-form improv and is open to both novices and experienced improvers. Improv is a magical art form that is not only fantastically fun, it develops storytelling ability, enhances listening, communication, and collaboration skills, builds resilience, increases confidence, and so much more!

NOTE: Please review Constellation Stage & Screen Covid-19 Protocols.

9/7/22 – 10/19/22 | Wednesday, 7:15pm-8:45pm
Constellation Staff | Constellation Stage & Screen Studios | $165

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Acting Through Song with Cabaret 

This class is for adults with some singing experience and is geared towards exploring musical theatre repertoire, although all genres of music are welcome. You will be able to experiment with new material or fine-tune songs that are already in your repertoire. You will also:

  • receive acting and musical guidance to help shape your performance, focusing on techniques of musical storytelling

  • analyze song structure and explore given circumstances

  • practice interpreting the lyric, both musically and dramatically

  • build skills in vocal projection, articulation, intonation, physicality, character development, and stage presence

  • be given song suggestions that are appropriate to age and type, and will subsequently learn how to pick material for yourself

  • learn how to critique your peers in a positive, constructive way

  • gain overall confidence in performance skills

PREREQUISITE: Some singing experience.

NOTE: Please review Constellation Stage & Screen Covid-19 Protocols.

Fall 1 – 9/8/22 – 10/20/22 | Thursday, 7:15pm-9:00pm
Constellation Staff | Constellation Stage & Screen Studios | $190

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Fall 2 – 10/27/22 – 12/15/22 (No class 11/24) | Thursday, 7:15pm-9:00pm
Constellation Staff | Constellation Stage & Screen Studios | $190

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Short Film Project 

In this Constellation Studios project, you will jump into a full-scale short film production. This immersive, experiential, project-based learning environment will give young filmmakers the opportunity to work on a safe, fun, and collaborative film set. Filmmakers will learn and actively participate in each stage of film production:

Pre-Production: In this 5-week phase, students will get a “writer’s room” experience–a collaborative space where the groundwork for creative ideas comes together. Students will learn world-building by exploring and incorporating elements of screenwriting. Next, filmmakers will go through visual pre-production, shot lists, scheduling, and casting.

Production: In this full-day phase, each student filmmaker will get a professionally guided hands-on experience to make their story come to life. They will learn how to effectively communicate as actors and filmmakers, rotate through crew positions, and practice industry-standard set operations.

Post-Production: In the final 2 project sessions, filmmakers will collaborate through the post-production and editing process and will complete their short film on the final day of the project. Each filmmaker will have the chance to rotate through a variety of film set positions both in front of and behind the camera. Come ready to find your creative voice!

PREREQUISITE: Eligible students will have participated in one of the following to join this class: Previous BAFT Studios Short Film Project; BAFT Movie Camp; A Crash Course in Moviemaking.

NOTE: Please review Constellation Stage & Screen Covid-19 Protocols.

10/10/22 – 11/28/22 (No class 11/21) | Monday, 6:30pm-8:30pm
11/12/22 | Saturday, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Constellation Staff | Constellation Stage & Screen Studios | $245

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Acting – Fall 2 

Constellation's Acting for Adults curriculum is adapted from a variety of master teachers and acting traditions. Students will engage in collaborative acting exercises to help develop and sharpen their actor toolkit (body, voice, breath) and will use scripted scenes not for quick results, but as "acting laboratories" to build upon the following skills:

  • identifying given circumstances

  • character analysis

  • script/scene analysis

  • improvisation

  • presence

Students will leave the class more competent and confident performers.

NOTE: Please review Constellation Stage & Screen Covid-19 Protocols.

10/26/22 – 12/14/22 (No class 11/23) | Wednesday, 7:15pm-8:45pm
Constellation Staff | Constellation Stage & Screen Studios | $165

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

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. If you are interested in this class but have concerns about beginning a yoga practice, please consult a doctor.

NOTE: Students do not need to purchase any materials, but we will use the following household items: a sturdy 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 sturdy books or Tupperware containers, or yoga blocks).

Patricia Pauly
Tuesday | 12:30-1:30pm
9/6/22 – 10/11/22
$50

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Practical Interior Design for Everyday Living 

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.

Janie Ackerman
Thursday | 5:30-7:30pm
10/6/22 – 11/3/22 (No class 10/20)
$75

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NATURAL LIVING

Homesteading (Learn Anywhere – In-Person or 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.

Bill Pursell
Thursday | 6:00-8:00pm
9/22/22 – 10/20/2022
$85

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Birding Basics (Virtual)

Join David Rupp, owner of IndiGo Birding Nature Tours, for an introductory look at birds and birding. If you enjoy watching the birds at your feeders and listening to the bird songs when outside but have been wanting to know more, then this class is for you! David will give an interactive online presentation each week, focusing on topics such as bird biology, bird conservation, bird ID, and understanding bird song. After each virtual presentation there will be time for questions and further discussion. This class will be a great way to prepare for the winter bird feeding and watching season!

David Rupp of IndiGo Birding Nature Tours
Wednesday | 7:00-8:15pm
10/19/22 – 11/16/2022
$60

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Homesteading: Poultry (Learn Anywhere – In-Person or 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.

Bill Pursell
Thursday | 6:00-8:00pm
10/27/22 – 12/1/2022 (No class 11/24)
$85

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Homesteading: Ruminants, Sheep, Goats, & Cows (Learn Anywhere – In-Person or 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.

Bill Pursell
Thursday | 6:00-8:00pm
12/8/22 – 1/19/2022 (No class 12/22 or 12/29)
$85

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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.

David Hays | $10
9/26/22 | Monday | 6:00-8:00pm

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David Hays | $10
9/28/22 | Wednesday | 6:00-8:00pm

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David Hays | $10
10/26/22 | Wednesday | 6:00-8:00pm

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David Hays | $10
10/27/22 | Thursday | 6:00-8:00pm

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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.

Doug Hughes | $39
Wednesday | 6:00-8:30pm
10/5/2022 – 10/12/2022

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Doug Hughes | $39
Thursday | 6:00-8:30pm
10/6/2022 – 10/13/2022

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CULINARY ARTS

Schnecken (Pecan German Sticky Buns) 

These are the stickier, gooier cousin to an old-fashioned sticky bun. Schnecken means snail in German, referencing the spiral shape not unlike a cinnamon roll. These beauties are perfect for any special occasion brunch (ahem, holiday season approaching!). Students will make a dozen buns to take home. This course includes both demo and hands-on components that you will learn in Ivy Tech’s professional kitchens.

NOTE: This class is not eligible for Ivy Tech Employee Fee Remission due to limited capacity.

Chef Stacy Strand
Saturday | 10:00am-2:00pm
9/10/22
$90

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Thai Noodle Dishes 

In this course, students will learn about techniques, flavors, and ingredients essential to making classic Thai noodle dishes. Chef will discuss and demonstrate making Pad Thai and Pad Kee Mao (a.k.a. “Drunken Noodles”). The class will learn about how to customize the dish with ingredient substitutions such as proteins and vegetables. Then students will have the opportunity for hands-on learning by making and enjoying their own noodle dish creations. Vegetarian and vegan options will be available.

NOTE: This class is not eligible for Ivy Tech Employee Fee Remission due to limited capacity.

Chef Jennifer Ryan
Wednesday | 5:30-8:00pm
9/14/22
$85

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Sushi Rolls & Korean Kimbap 

This class will focus on the cooking and techniques needed for making sushi rolls, known as maki in Japanese, and Korean rolls known as kimbap. Although the technique is essentially the same, the kinds of ingredients used in each dish vary somewhat. Chef will demonstrate how to prepare rice for rolls, discuss some of the protein and vegetable ingredient options in each dish, and demonstrate how to roll and cut sushi and kimbap. Then students will make rolls with the fillings of their choice.

NOTE: This class is not eligible for Ivy Tech Employee Fee Remission due to limited capacity.

Chef Jennifer Ryan
Thursday | 6:00-8:30pm
9/22/22
$85

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Brunch Classics: New York Style Crumb Cake and Butter Scones 

This holiday season, up your brunch game with two classics that are not only loved by all but are versatile and freezer friendly. Students will make and take home an 8”x8” pan of NY Style Crumb Cake (more crumb than cake, think Entenmann's) and a dozen scones. Students will be able to choose from a variety of dried fruit, nuts, zest, and/or chocolate chips to flavor their scones. This course includes both demo and hands-on components that you will learn in Ivy Tech’s professional kitchens.

NOTE: This class is not eligible for Ivy Tech Employee Fee Remission due to limited capacity.

Chef Stacy Strand
Friday | 3:30pm-7:30pm
9/23/22
$90

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Making Fresh Mozarella 

In this class students will learn the ingredients, equipment, and techniques for making their own mozzarella at home. Chef will discuss the types of milk best for making mozzarella, demonstrate the use of rennet and citric acid to form curds, and the stretching and forming a fresh mozzarella ball. In addition, chef will discuss the storage of mozzarella and some suggestions for how to serve it. Then, each student will have the opportunity to make their own mozzarella to take home with them.

NOTE: This class is not eligible for Ivy Tech Employee Fee Remission due to limited capacity.

Chef Jennifer Ryan
Friday | 6:00-8:30pm
10/7/22
$85

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Kouign-Amann 

Kouign-Amann (pronounced “queen – ahmahn”) is a roughly laminated yeast dough, similar to a croissant, but not as precise and thoroughly doused in sugar…copious amounts of sugar so that the sugar and butter caramelize into a third and fourth flavor that can only be described as heavenly. Students will make and take home about a dozen muffin sized pastries, still perfect the next day with a cup of coffee and the Sunday crossword or frozen for a ready-made Thanksgiving morning. This course includes both demo and hands-on components that you will learn in Ivy Tech’s professional kitchens.

NOTE: This class is not eligible for Ivy Tech Employee Fee Remission due to limited capacity.

Chef Stacy Strand
Saturday | 10:00am-2:00pm
10/8/22
$90

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Indian Samosas & Chutneys 

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.

NOTE: This class is not eligible for Ivy Tech Employee Fee Remission due to limited capacity.

Chef Jennifer Ryan
Saturday | 11:30am-2:00pm
10/15/22
$85

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Georgian Khachapuri & Phkali 

This class will delve into some of the classics of the cuisine of the country of Georgia. Students will learn about some of the varieties of the cheese-filled bread dish, Khachapuri, which Georgia is famous for. Chef will demonstrate several phkali, colorful, tangy Georgian dips made with walnuts and a variety of vegetables. Chef will also demonstrate making khachapuri adjaruli, the decadent boat-shaped cheese filled bread dish, including good options for easily sourced cheese for filling. Students will then make their own khachapuri adjaruli and sample phkali. All dishes in this class will be vegetarian.

NOTE: This class is not eligible for Ivy Tech Employee Fee Remission due to limited capacity.

Chef Jennifer Ryan
Wednesday | 5:30pm-8:00pm
10/26/22
$85

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Tasting & Making Kimchi 

This class will focus on all things kimchi! We will learn about and taste some of the wide variety of types of kimchi enjoyed in Korean cuisine, including white kimchi and water kimchi. We will learn about the common ingredients used in kimchi and the different techniques used in making them. Then chef will demonstrate how to make classic napa cabbage kimchi. Students will then try their hand at making their own kimchi to take home with them. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

NOTE: This class is not eligible for Ivy Tech Employee Fee Remission due to limited capacity.

Chef Jennifer Ryan
Thursday | 6:00pm-8:30pm
11/3/22
$85

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Middle Eastern Mezze II 

This class is designed to stand on its own or to be a complement to the Middle Eastern Mezze class offered last spring.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 tabouli as well as the techniques involved in making delicious stuffed grape leaves from scratch. Students will learn about some of the common components in a mezze platter and how to construct one for maximum variety. Students will also make their own stuffed grape leaves hands-on. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

NOTE: This class is not eligible for Ivy Tech Employee Fee Remission due to limited capacity.

Chef Jennifer Ryan
Saturday | 11:30am-2:00pm
11/12/22
$85

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Christmas Stollen & Mincemeat 

Learn to make Christmas Stollen (German fruitcake) and meatless Mincemeat in this two-day workshop, just in time for the holidays! In the first class, students will make their own candied citrus peel and marzipan. The next day, students will use their peels and marzipan to make a few small loaves of Stollen to eat right away or freeze to share for the holidays. Homemade citrus peels make a world of difference to Mincemeat, of which students will make about a pint to be enjoyed immediately or allowed to ripen for few months. Mincemeat is fantastic on a charcuterie board, eaten warm with ice cream or as a cheesecake topping. This course includes both demo and hands-on components that you will learn in Ivy Tech’s professional kitchens.

NOTE: This class is not eligible for Ivy Tech Employee Fee Remission due to limited capacity.

Chef Stacy Strand
Friday | 3:30pm-6:30pm
Saturday | 10:00am-2:00pm
11/18/22 – 11/19/2022
$130

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Cast Iron Skillet Cooking: Pizza & Baking 

In this class, students will learn about techniques for cooking in cast iron, with a focus on baking in a cast iron skillet. Chef will discuss the selection of and purchasing of cast iron, the process of seasoning the pan, and proper care of cast iron. Then she will demonstrate baking breads, pies, and pizza in cast iron. Then students will have the opportunity to learn how to make a quick, delicious pizza from scratch in a cast iron skillet that is even easy enough for a weeknight dinner! Each student will practice by making their own pizza with the toppings of their choice. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

NOTE: This class is not eligible for Ivy Tech Employee Fee Remission due to limited capacity.

Chef Jennifer Ryan
Thursday | 6:00pm-8:30pm
12/1/22
$85

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Making & Cooking with Indian Paneer Cheese 

In this class, students will learn how to make paneer cheese, an important ingredient in several classic Indian dishes. Chef will demonstrate techniques for cooking with paneer and demonstrate its use in dishes including saag paneer and paneer tikka masala. The students will have the opportunity to make their own paneer cheese to take home with them and try their hand at cooking with paneer. All dishes in this class will be vegetarian.

NOTE: This class is not eligible for Ivy Tech Employee Fee Remission due to limited capacity.

Chef Jennifer Ryan
Friday | 6:00pm-8:30pm
12/9/22
$85

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Buche de Noel 

Are you looking for the perfect dessert to take to a holiday party? Look no further. In this course, each student will make a traditional Buche de Noel, which they can take home and enjoy. This holiday tradition, made to look like a yule log, consists of a delicate vanilla sponge cake roulade filled with a rich buttercream, decorated with a chocolate frosting, meringue mushrooms and marzipan holly leaves. Students will be able to choose between vanilla, chocolate or coffee flavored filling. Light snacks will be provided. The cake is somewhat tall and long, so bring a cake carrier with approx. 12” base or an open cardboard box to take it home. This course includes both demo and hands-on components that you will learn in Ivy Tech’s professional kitchens.

NOTE: This class is not eligible for Ivy Tech Employee Fee Remission due to limited capacity.

Chef Stacy Strand
Saturday | 10:00am-3:00pm
12/10/22
$90

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Sticky Toffee Pudding 

Yes, this is a British thing and yes, we should be eating it, too! The flavor is dark, rich, and sweet; think dates, brown sugar, butter, and molasses. Students will also make a traditional vanilla custard sauce to go with their puddings. Everyone will make and take home an 8”x8” pan of the pudding, approximately 6 servings. This course includes both demo and hands-on components that you will learn in Ivy Tech’s professional kitchens.

NOTE: This class is not eligible for Ivy Tech Employee Fee Remission due to limited capacity.

Chef Stacy Strand
Saturday | 10:00am-2:00pm
12/17/22
$90

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