The Center for Lifelong Learning

Humanities: Theatre, Writing, Music, History

The Magician's Dream

Learn basic sleight of hand and the theatrical dynamics of magic. Entertain family and friends, fool yourself and gain an abiding appreciation of this secretive art and esoteric craft from a lifelong practitioner.

CRN: 30133-143
Tom Hastings
6 Thursdays
WALDRON, Room 201
Register By: 3/19/15

Distilling 101

Join Adam Quirk, founder and distiller at Cardinal Spirits in Bloomington for this distilling class. Students will learn the fundamental theories behind spirit distillation. Our first section will start with the history of the process, the cultural significance of distilling and alcohol through the ages, and end with the state of modern distilling. The second section will start with an overview of the main spirits being produced around the world today, and discuss the raw materials and flavor profiles of each. The third section will cover the chemical and physical processes of distillation, and work through a myriad of different methodologies for making these different spirits.
What you'll learn in this distilling class:

  • Taste 5 or more spirits (don't worry, we've got snacks)
  • Technique, history and ingredients all covered
  • Distill your own spirit

CRN: 10651-151
Adam Quirk
1 Saturday
Located at Cardinal Spirits
922 S. Morton Street
Register By: 4/25/15

Stand-Up Comedy: Performance Practicum

A four week long performance workshop, students will write 10 minutes of stand-up material and perform their material publicly three times, including at a special matinee show at the Limestone Comedy Festival. Each class will feature a working comedian as guest speaker to share their story and process with the students. To be eligible to take this class, you will have to complete the Center for Lifelong Learning course "Intro to Stand-Up Comedy" or have a written acceptance from the instructor - based on your previous experience in stand-up.

CRN: 30117-143
Mat Alano-Martin
4 Mondays
5/4/15-6/1/15 (No class on 5/25/15)
WALDRON, Room 103
Register By: 4/27/15

Beginning Folk Guitar

Learn to play the folk guitar in this class designed for those new to the instrument. You will learn how orient your guitar and tune it as well. You will be led through activities that will have you playing in no time, with emphasis placed on playing "by ear"...

CRN: 30543-143
Dan Willens
7 Saturdays
WALDRON, Room W103
Register By: 3/21/15

Intermediate Folk Guitar

Advanced folk guitar skills with this intermediate class. This course is designed for students who already know chords and have played guitar in the past and wish to get back to playing guitar.

CRN: 30544-143
Dan Willens
7 Saturdays
WALDRON, Room W103
Register By: 5/9/15

Tell Your Story

Would you like to pass down your memories to your family, but don’t know where to begin the task? Join this supportive group, set your pen to paper and get started preserving your personal history. Ferne Stout, your facilitator, has written two books about her own life and will provide guidance and writing prompts. You’ll meet new people and work together toward your final writing goal, whatever that may be. Paper, folders and pens will be provided, but please bring your own if you prefer.

CRN: 10622-151
Ferne Stout
5 Wednesdays
WALDRON, Room W201
Register By: 4/29/15