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Personal Enrichment Classes Offered in Orange County

Classes at Burton-Kimble Farms in Orange County


Take in the beauty of southern Indiana and join us at Rosie Kimble’s homestead, a country escape from the hustle and bustle. Burton Kimble Farms is a cozy gathering place for enrichment, relaxation, learning and fun, located just 2 miles east of downtown Orleans in Orange County.

Watercolor Flowers and Lunch on the Farm

Come to Burton Kimble Farms Education Center for a day of inspiration with Jeanne Dutton, accomplished artist and instructor. Spring will soon be blooming and this is your opportunity to learn how to paint those beautiful flowers in your garden. After a quick tutorial on how to use watercolors, students will follow along and create 2-3 paintings. Previous watercolor experience not essential –just bring your creativity and we’ll bring the supplies. A light lunch will be served in the comfort of the Old Farmhouse. Bring a friend to enjoy the country air while discovering your creative abilities with watercolor. Never painted before? This is a good place to start. You don't think you have a creative bone in your body? We will help you find it.

CRN 30136-143
Jeanne Dutton
1 Saturday
4/11/15
10:00am-2:00pm
Burton Kimble Farms
$79
Register By: 4/4/15

The Healthy Weigh!

Discover what reality based eating is all about. Turn away from T.V. drama and plug into “The Healthy Weigh”. This group, taught by Registered Dietitians, Stacey Matavuli and Mary Jo McClintic will focus on real life strategies for healthy eating and behavioral change to make you the “biggest winner” in weight management. These three sessions will include evidence based education and fun hands-on activities to master portion control, restaurant eating, label reading and healthy cooking substitutions. Participants are encouraged to bring a favorite recipe for a healthy “do-over” in the comfortable setting of this beautiful country home.

CRN 30143-143
Stacey Matavuli, MEd, RD, CD and Mary Jo McClintic, RD, CD
3 Wednesdays
5/6/15-5/20/15
1:00-3:00pm
Burton Kimble Farms
$79
Register By: 4/29/15

Farm to Fork Series

In these three classes, we will explore the local food offerings and see what we can cook up! In all classes we will discuss, prepare, and cook what the local area has to offer. Day 1 - We will visit the local Farmers’ Market. Browse through and learn what to look for, how to pick, and buy. We will then cook up a delicious meal using the local fare. Day 2 - “Meating” the dinner challenge. In this class we will be cooking with local meats. From chicken to pork to beef, we will see how to get the most from your food dollar and make it taste good to boot. Day 3 - Vegetables, Vegetables and more Vegetables! In this class we will explore all those veggies from the tame to the wild! Come see what we can make from the bounty of the garden!

CRN 30140-143
Patrick Hall
3 Sessions
6/13/15: 9:00am-12:00pm
6/15/15 and 6/17/15: 1:00-3:00pm
Burton Kimble Farms
$79
Register By: 6/8/15

Heirloom and Herbs

There's only one reason needed to try growing heirloom vegetables - Taste. Come find out all about the latest craze in vegetable and herb gardening. In this class, you will learn what it takes to grow and use those tasty heirlooms and herbs. You won't find many of these varieties in your grocery store because they weren't developed for mass production or storage. Along with handouts, you will receive 4 different heirloom vegetable or herb plants and/or seeds to start your garden.

CRN 30142-143
Patrick Hall
1 Thursday
4/9/2015
1:00-3:00pm
Burton Kimble Farms
$49
Register By: 4/2/15

Gardening in the Sun

Rejoice if you have a garden site with plenty of sun, because you're well on the way to having a garden that can support many kinds of foliage and flowering plants. In this class, you'll discover many plants that will suit your garden's needs. Learn how to tell how much sun your garden gets during the day, different types of sun and soil combinations, and the best ways to keep those plants happy and blooming in the sun. Receive handouts and a 4?�� perennial to help you get started!

CRN 30141-143
Patrick Hall
1 Thursday
4/16/15
1:00-3:00pm
Burton Kimble Farms
$49
Register By: 4/9/15

Containers, Pots, and Planters

Learn how to make fun and beautiful pots, planters, fairy garden and containers into stunning mini gardens. Learn which plants are made to be put in pots. Design a window box that will catch your eye and be the envy of the neighborhood. Bring your own container and we will look at what will grow into that container garden you always wanted. We will plan a design for your pot, container, or window box. Receive handouts, some container designs and 2 plants to start your container.

CRN 30139-143
Patrick Hall
1 Thursday
4/23/15
1:00-3:00pm
Burton Kimble Farms
$49
Register By: 4/16/15

Sassy Sewing... Make Aprons and More!

Linda McIver, popular at local Farmers's Markets and craft venues, will teach user friendly techniques for making a full apron and a "magic" pillow case. Whether you are repurposing a lightweight denim jumper or starting with new fabric, the only sewing skill you need is being able to stitch a straight seam. Bring your sewing machine along with your basic sewing skills. We'll have a light supper, sew and have lots of fun, too!
A list of basic supplies needed for the class will be provided upon registration.

CRN 30144-143
Linda McIver
3 Tuesdays
5/5/15-5/19/15
1:00-3:00pm
Burton Kimble Farms
$79
Register By: 4/28/15

Beginning Folk Guitar

Learn to play the folk guitar in this class designed for those new to the instrument. You will learn how to 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 30227-143
Dan Willens
7 Mondays
3/30/15-5/11/15
5:30-7:00pm
Burton Kimble Farms
$120
Register By: 3/23/15

Intermediate Folk Guitar

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

CRN 30228-143
Dan Willens
7 Mondays
3/30/15-5/11/15
7:15-8:00pm
Burton Kimble Farms
$120
Register By: 3/23/15


Photography classes in French Lick

The following classes are held at the Orange County Learning Center at Springs Valley, located in the heart of French Lick at 479 S. Larry Bird Blvd.


Digital Camera Basics

Digital cameras can intimidate users, even those with considerable experience with film. In this hands-on class, you will practice using your camera, connecting your camera to the computer, and transferring your photos for viewing, printing, email and storage. Learn about your digital camera’s menus, and basic controls, features, and settings. Discover the differences between the automatic mode and various scene modes of your camera, when to use them and much more. You will gain understanding of your camera and confidence in your ability to change basic settings on your camera. Each participant should bring a camera with the manual and connection cords to each class. Textbook is included in the registration.

CRN 30175-143
Charles Savage
4 Tuesdays
3/31/15-4/21/15
5:00-7:00pm
Orange County Learning Center
$99
Register By: 3/24/15

Seniors CRN 30176-143
Charles Savage
4 Tuesdays
3/31/15-4/21/15
5:00-7:00pm
Orange County Learning Center
$84
Register By: 3/24/15

Think Like a Photographer

Prerequisite: Working knowledge of your camera and a desire to take better pictures.

Learn time-honored techniques that professionals use to make memorable and exciting photographs – techniques that work with any type of camera. Discover simple artistic principles that will improve your photos as they change the way you see the world. In this class, you will enjoy hands-on activities, inspiring assignments, photosharing opportunities, and instructor-led discussions. Bring your digital camera and camera manual to this class and start thinking like a photographer. It will show in your photographs.

CRN 30177-143
Charles Savage
4 Tuesdays
4/28/15-5/19/15
5:00-7:00pm
Orange County Learning Center
$99
Register By: 4/21/15

Seniors CRN 30178-143
Charles Savage
4 Tuesdays
4/28/15-5/19/15
5:00-7:00pm
Orange County Learning Center
$84
Register By: 4/21/15