Art, Textiles, and Photography


Visual Arts:

Drawing for Beginners and Beyond

Drawing teaches you first how to see, then how to translate, and finally how to imagine. In this class students will explore how to create space with line, and mass with shading. You will learn how to construct and execute compositions that make even unfinished drawings look finished. Additionally, the instructor will teach the different types of pencils and their uses, as well as how to achieve effects using your eraser.

CRN: 30242-133 | Instructor: Michael Teague
7 Fridays | Jan. 31-March 14, 2014 | 11am-1pm | Waldron, W201 | Cost: $126
Register by: Jan. 24, 2014

CRN: 30244-133 | Instructor: Michael Teague
8 Fridays | March 28-May 16, 2014 | 11am-1pm | Waldron, W201 | Cost: $144
Register by: Mar. 21, 2014

Supply list for Drawing for Beginners and Beyond: Newsprint pad (18”x24”), pencils (H2, HB, 2B, 6B, etc.), pencil sharpener, conte crayon or charcoal (vine and stick), and kneadable eraser. Plastic or pink erasers also useful.

Inventing Landscape (and Other Imagery) with Colored Pencil

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

CRN: 30245-133 | Instructor: Michael Teague
6 Mondays | Feb. 3-March 10, 2014 | 2:15-4:15pm | Waldron, Room W103 | Cost: $118
Register by: Jan. 27, 2014

Supply list for Inventing Landscape (and Other Imagery) with Colored Pencil: COLORED PENCILS (although you are not limited to these): white, black, light grey, middle grey, lemon yellow, golden yellow, orange, yellow ochre, red ochre (or Venetian or Tuscan red), bright red, crimson red (or red purple), purple, purple blue, bright pink, flesh tint pink, light brown, dark brown, light blue, bright blue (true blue), dark blue (indigo blue), yellow green (lime green), apple green, kelly green (true green), forest green (dark green), blue green (or teal or turquoise). DRAWING PAD: approximately 8” x 10” or larger. ALSO: 2H drawing pencil, portable pencil sharpener, pink eraser, ruler.

Beginning Watercolor, Part I

Watercolor painting is fun and rewarding, and this course is designed specifically as an introduction for the beginning student. The very basics of the art will be covered, including ways to get the paint onto the paper, supplies and materials, and composition and values. You will complete several simple paintings, and will be asked to work on projects outside the classroom. The class will review and discuss each project, offering encouragement, gentle critiques and advice along the way.

CRN: 30247-133 | Instructor: Jeanne Ellen Dutton
6 Thursdays | Feb. 6-March 13, 2014 | 2:15-4:45pm |Waldron, Room W103 | Cost: $135
Register by: Jan. 30, 2014

Supply list for Beginning Watercolor, Part I: For the first class, students should bring any brushes and watercolors they have on hand. The instructor will provide a complete list of supplies needed for the remaining classes, but please do not purchase supplies prior to the first class.

Beginning Watercolor, Part II

Suitable for students with some structured experience in watercolor. This course is designed specifically as a continuing introduction to watercolor painting. You will explore new techniques and styles, and discussion of the basics of perspective, composition, and color will continue. Project work will be required outside of class, and the weekly project will be discussed and reviewed, with encouragement, gentle critiques and advice. Previous students may follow the instructor or bring their own paintings.

CRN: 30248-133 | Instructor: Jeanne Ellen Dutton
6 Thursdays | March 27-May 1, 2014 | 2:15-4:45pm  | Waldron, Room W103 | Cost: $135
Register by: Mar. 20, 2014

Supply list for Beginning Watercolor, Part II: For the first class, students should bring 140# watercolor paper and any brushes and watercolors they have on hand. The instructor will provide a complete list of supplies needed for the remaining classes, but please consult with the instructor before purchasing supplies.

Stretch Your Wings in Watercolor

In watercolor there are no mistakes—only happy accidents. Develop your own style as an artist and learn that you are a shape maker, not a fact finder. Design elements (line, value, texture, color, size, shape, and direction) will become a part of your paint language. This class is appropriate for any level of painter, including beginners who will receive individual instruction.

CRN: 30249-133 | Instructor: Linda Meyer-Wright
6 Mondays | Feb. 3-March 10, 2014 | 2:15-4:45pm |Waldron, Room W201 | Cost: $104
Register by: Jan. 27, 2014

CRN: 30250-133 | Instructor: Linda Meyer-Wright
6 Mondays | March 24-April 28, 2014 | 2:15-4:45pm | Waldron, Room W201 | Cost: $104
Register by: Mar. 17, 2014

Supply list for Stretch Your Wings in Watercolor: Students are asked to bring only what they already have on-hand for the first class. You will learn about art materials and good consumer decisions before buying poor-quality materials.

Find Your Voice in Paint*

In this class for the student who has had at least one session of Stretch Your Wings or the equivalent, you will continue to explore and experiment in watercolor and other water media. This class is structured for you to develop personal goals and growth in your art. You will continue to develop your own sense of design elements, especially color, line, shape and texture. The fun continues as you use your enthusiasm and creativity to paint stronger, more expressive work.

CRN: 30251-133 | Instructor: Linda Meyer-Wright
7 Tuesdays | Jan. 28-March 11, 2014 | 2:15-4:45pm | Waldron, Room W201 | Cost: $128
Register by: Jan. 21, 2014

CRN: 30252-133 | Instructor: Linda Meyer-Wright
8 Tuesdays | March 25-May 13, 2014 | 2:15-4:45pm | Waldron, Room W201 | Cost: $135
Register by: Mar. 18, 2014

Supply list for Find Your Voice in Paint: Bring the materials you already have and enjoy using the ones you haven't figured out how to use ... yet!

Wabi-Sabi Art*

Wabi-Sabi is the Japanese aesthetic of finding beauty in imperfection, nature, and ordinary objects. Based on book Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop by Serena Barton, this class will use explorative techniques and unusual materials to create personal, expressive, and intuitive art. You will learn to see the artistic beauty of the marks of time, weatherworn wood, frayed edges, rust, cracks and crevices in order use them as inspiration for your artwork in this class.

CRN: 30253-133 | Instructor: Linda Meyer-Wright
8 Wednesdays | March 26-May 14, 2014 | 2:15-4:45pm | Waldron, Room W103 | Cost: $128
Register by: March 19, 2014

Acrylic Adventure*

Take a look at a medium that is versatile, experimental, and contemporary. Acrylics can be used like oil or watercolor but in this class you'll use acrylics to do what they do best: the freedom to paint any way you want and develop a unique personal voice. Don't worry about breaking the rules, because there aren't any. This class will explore some of the gels, mediums, resists and special effects available as you pour, splatter, drip, and spritz the paint. Any level of painter is welcome - bring your curiosity and be prepared to have some fun.

CRN: 30254-133 | Instructor: Linda Meyer-Wright
8 Tuesdays | March 25-May 13, 2014 | 6:30-8:30pm | Waldron, Room W201 | Cost: $126
Register by: March 18, 2014

Supply list for Acrylic Adventure: Basic supplies will be available for 1st class' the instructor will provide a supply list for subsequent classes. Bring any acrylic paints and brushes that you already have

Painting in Oil for Impatient and 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.

CRN: 30262-133 | Instructor: Michael Teague
7 Mondays | Jan. 27-March 10, 2014 | 7-9:30pm | Waldron, Room W201 | Cost: $139
Register by: Jan. 20, 2014

CRN: 30264-133 | Instructor: Michael Teague
8 Mondays | March 24-May 12, 2014 | 7-9:30pm | Waldron, Room W201 | Cost: $159
Register by: Mar. 17, 2014

Painting from Photographs and Imagination in Oil*

Do you have personal photographs or drawings you would like to see as paintings? Michael’s individual-based style of instruction is geared towards your personal needs, with an emphasis on results. This class will cover everything; glazing, scumbling, and under-painting. It will also include discussion about textural paint versus flat paints as well as soft edge versus hard edge mixing. You will be amazed by what you can accomplish! These classes are also designed to accommodate repeat students, so continuing education can be a lifelong experience. ACRYLIC AND MIXED MEDIA ARTISTS WELCOME.

CRN: 30265-133 | Instructor: Michael Teague
7 Wednesdays | Jan. 29-March 12, 2014 | 7-9:30pm | Waldron, Room W201 | Cost: $139
Register by: Jan. 22, 2014

CRN: 30267-133 | Instructor: Michael Teague
8 Wednesdays | March 26-May 14, 2014 | 7-9:30pm | Waldron, Room W201 | Cost: $159
Register by: Mar. 19, 2014

Studio Landscape Painting*

(For beginners and advanced painters.)

Good paintings have certain characteristics in common, regardless if they are figurative or abstract. The secret of painting is letting the paint do the work for you. In this class, we will use landscape from secondary sources as a point of departure, and learn the mechanics of building shape, space, color, and light. This skill set will put you in good standing for any art project you wish to tackle.

CRN: 30268-133 | Instructor: Michael Teague
7 Thursdays | Jan. 30-March 13, 2014 | 2:15-4:45pm | Waldron, Room W201 | Cost: $139
Register by: Jan. 23, 2014

CRN: 30269-133 | Instructor: Michael Teague
8 Thursdays | March 27-May 15, 2014 | 2:15-4:45pm |  Waldron, Room W201 | Cost: $159
Register by: Mar. 20, 2014

* Supply list for asterisked courses listed above: Napthol Red (or Cadmium Red HUE*), Hansa Yellow (or Cadmium Yellow HUE*), Alizarin Crimson, Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Green, Sap Green, Burnt Umber, Ivory Black, and a large tube of Titanium White. MEDIUM: Refined Linseed Oil or Liquin, plus odorless turpentine. BRUSHES: (rounds) #1, #3, #6; (flats) #3, #6. Tear-off palette sheets. Canvas or canvas board (minimum size 16”x20”). Small jars for storing medium and turpentine. A pencil (2H or HB). Paper towels or rags.

CERAMICS

Ceramics classes at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center are offered for all ages. Instructors are all teaching artists and bring extensive professional work experience and instruction to each class. At just over $11 per hour, the Ivy Tech Ceramics experience is both economical and practical. Course fees cover all materials, including clay, glazes and use of all tools, as well as firing of all pieces. Plus, open studio time is available free of charge to any adult student currently enrolled in an Ivy Tech ceramics class.

OPEN STUDIO HOURS*:We are pleased to offer open studio hours to any ceramics student currently enrolled in a class. A complete schedule is available to you the first day of class. *Subject to change.

From the Beginning

Build your confidence and explore the clay process among students of a similar experience level. Students wanting to explore clay with a solid learning base are encouraged to ask questions, think outside the box, expect the unexpected, embrace experimentation, and have fun. Lead by our ceramics studio technician, students of this beginner’s only class can expect to explore basic building techniques, explore different finishing methods, and broaden your art language. Join the beginner’s only class in ceramics and find your voice in clay.

CRN: 30272-133 | Instructor: Hilary Scott
6 Saturdays | Feb. 1-March 8, 2014 | 10:30am-1:30pm | Waldron, Room W101 | Cost: $199
Register by: Jan. 24, 2014

Ceramics: The Basics and Beyond

Stretch your imagination, learn new skills, hone existing ones, and experiment with techniques on and off of the potter’s wheel! This class will offer you the opportunity to create functional pottery vessels, sculptural forms, and explore surface decoration with a variety of clay and glaze methods. Whether you’re new to clay or have had a few classes under your belt, there is something for everyone to learn.

CRN: 30274-133 | Instructor: Marcy Neiditz
7 Mondays | Jan. 27-March 10, 2014 | 6:30-9:30pm | Waldron, Room W101 | Cost: $236
Register by: Jan. 20, 2014

CRN: 30275-133 | Instructor: Marcy Neiditz
8 Mondays | March 24-May 12, 2014 | 6:30-9:30pm | Waldron, Room W101 | Cost: $269
Register by: Mar. 17, 2014

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 sculptural forms, stressing, centering, wedging, as well as raising pieces in one continuous movement. Field trips to the instructor’s studio to learn raku and primitive firing are planned. Finding One’s Way with Clay by Paulus Berensohn is the text for, and the method used, in this class. All materials are included in the course fee.

CRN: 30277-133 | Instructor: Jamas Brooke
7 Tuesdays | Jan. 28-March 11, 2014 | 6:30-9:30pm | Waldron, Room W101 | Cost: $236
Register by: Jan. 21, 2014

CRN: 30278-133 | Instructor: Jamas Brooke
8 Tuesdays | March 25-May 13, 2014 | 6:30-9:30pm | Waldron, Room W101 | Cost: $269
Register by: Mar. 18, 2014

Intro to Metal Clay

Learn to make beautiful custom jewelry in this beginner friendly course that will introduce you to the art of making jewelry with metal clay. The instructor will share her experience and show you how to craft, build, and finish your unique design using the techniques developed in Japan in the 1990’s that allow everyone to share in the art and craft of making jewelry, without expensive tools and years of research.

Cost of class includes $55 of 27 g Artclay Silver.

CRN: 30283-133 | Instructor: Pam Hurst
6 Wednesdays | Feb. 5-March 12, 2014 | 6:30-8:30pm | Waldron, W103 | Cost: $170
Register by: Jan 29, 2014

Advanced Metal Clay

Continue your experience with metal clay in this class for students who have basic experience working with metal clay, either the intro class or outside experience. Learn how to make a hollow lentil bead. Pam Hurst will show you how to use cork clay for forms and embed stones into the clay. If time allows, learn to make a simple ring to start your personal designed jewelry collection.

Cost of class includes $95 for 50 g Artclay Silver.

CRN: 30284-133 | Instructor: Pam Hurst
6 Wednesdays | April 2-May 7 2014 | 6:30-8:30pm | Waldron, W103 | Cost: $200
Register by March 26, 2014

Digital Camera Basics

Practice using your digital camera, connecting to the computer and transferring your photos for editing and printing. Learn about digital camera controls, features, and settings; differences among various digital file formats; resolution you need to produce the kind of pictures you want; various media available for image file storage, and more. Each participant should bring a camera with the manual and connection cords to each class. Textbook is included.

CRN: 30285-133 | Instructor: Charles Savage
Tues/Thurs | Feb. 11-20, 2014 | 10am-12pm | Liberty Crossing, Room M110 | Cost: $99
Register by: Feb. 4, 2014
SENIORS | CRN: 30286-133 | Cost: $84

CRN: 30287-133 | Instructor: Charles Savage
Tues/Thurs | Feb. 11-20, 2014 | 6-8pm | Liberty Crossing, Room M110 | Cost: $99
Register by: Feb. 4, 2014
SENIORS | CRN: 30288-133 | Cost: $84

Digital Cameras: Beyond the Basics

Prerequisite: Digital Camera Basics or knowledge of topics covered: transferring pictures from camera to computer, e-mailing and printing pictures, switching camera modes and flash options. Gain more creative control over your digital photography. Find out how and when to adjust white balance, ISO, exposure and flash. Learn what the various automatic, semi-automatic and manual settings can do. Explore software and online options for file management, keeping images safe, editing out flaws and printing. Participants should bring their digital camera, camera manual and connection cords to each class.

CRN: 30289-133 | Instructor: Charles Savage
Tues/Thurs | Feb. 25-Mar. 11, 2014 | 10am-12pm | Liberty Crossing, Room M110 | Cost: $109
Register by: Feb. 18, 2014
SENIORS | CRN: 30290-133 | Cost: $99

CRN: 30291-133 | Instructor: Charles Savage
Tues/Thurs | Feb. 25-Mar. 11, 2014 | 6-8pm | Liberty Crossing, Room M110 | Cost: $109
Register by: Feb. 18, 2014
SENIORS | CRN: 30292-133 | Cost: $99

Think Like a Photographer

Prerequisite: Working knowledge of your camera. Start thinking like a photographer with hands-on activities, as well as instructor-led discussion. Learn the basic elements that professionals use to make memorable and exciting photographs. You should bring your digital camera, camera manual and connection cords to class.

CRN: 30293-133 | Instructor: Charles Savage
4 Thursdays | Mar. 27- Apr. 17, 2014 | 10am-12pm | Liberty Crossing, Room M110 | Cost: $99
Register by: Mar. 20, 2014
SENIORS | CRN: 30294-133
4 Thursdays | Mar. 27- Apr. 17, 2014 | 6-8pm | Liberty Crossing, Room M110 | Cost: $84
Register by: Mar. 20, 2014

Creative Revisions Workshop

Would you like revision help with your poems, stories, or memoirs? In this course you will share your creative writing with fellow writers. The class will focus on giving and receiving useful feedback. Writing prompts will challenge you to see your work with fresh eyes. Bring three typed pages of your written work to the first class. Participants must be willing to spend time outside of class reviewing their classmates’ writing. Writers of all experience levels are welcome.

CRN: 30307-133 | Instructor: Cara Prill
8 Fridays | Jan. 17-Mar. 4, 2014 | 10:30am-12pm | Waldron, Room W103 | Cost: $54
Register by: Jan. 10, 2014

Creative Writing Workshop

Do you want to practice writing but haven’t found the time? Have you been wishing for a group of writers to keep you motivated? This class is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy writing in the inspiring environment of Ivy Tech’s John Waldron Arts Center. Through prompts and fun exercises, you will improve your writing skills and generate new material for your poems, stories, and memoirs. Just bring your journal and enthusiasm! Writers of all experience levels are welcome.

CRN: 30308-133 | Instructor: Cara Prill
8 Thursdays | Mar. 27-May 15, 2014 | 10:30am-12pm | Waldron, Room W103 | Cost: $54
Register by: Mar. 20, 2014

My Life Stories Writing Workshop

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: 30331-133 | Instructor: Ferne Stout
5 Wednesdays | April 2-30 | 1:30-3pm | Bell Trace | Cost: $49

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. Additionally, the class will cover Latin, Country and Jazz progressions. You will be led through activities that will have you playing in no time.

CRN: 30325-133 | Instructor: Dan Willens
8 Saturdays | Mar. 29-May 17, 2014 | 11am-12:30pm  | Liberty Crossing, Room M110 | Cost: $140
Register by: March 23, 2014

Ukulele for Beginners

Ukulele playing is easy and enjoyable! Learn how to play simple chords and explore simple strumming techniques for GCEA turning. You will be playing songs in no time at all. A soprano, concert or tenor ukulele is required, as well as an electronic clip-on tuner.

CRN: 30326-133 | Instructor: Ellen Campbell
8 Wednesdays | Jan. 29-Mar. 12, 2014 | 6:30-8pm | Liberty Drive, L127 | Cost: $140
Register by: Jan. 22, 2014

Stand-Up Comedy: Writing & Performance Practicum

Comedian Mat Alano-Martin will lead this four week long writing and 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. 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 standup.

CRN: 20397-132 | Instructor: Mat Alano-Martin
5 Mondays | May 5-26, 2014 | 6-8pm  | Waldron, Room W103 | Cost: $49
Register by: April 24, 2014

HISTORY TUESDAYS
at Bell Trace Senior Living Community

Each month veteran instructor Kurt Messick leads an intriguing exploration into the history of different peoples and cultures. Join us this spring at Bell Trace–all are welcome! Classes run 1 hour each for 4 weeks.

British History: Famous Royal Couples

Sometimes the king and queen, prince and princess are equally memorable. We'll look at some from times past (Henry & Eleanor, for example) and some from modern times (George & Elizabeth, Charles & Di) and see what makes a couple a success, or at least memorable.

CRN: 30327-133
4 Tuesdays | Jan 21-Feb. 11, 2014 | 2:30-3:30pm | Cost: $18

The Vikings of Iceland and Greenland

Join Kurt for a look at the past and present of the people who settled Iceland and Greenland, and perhaps a bit into the New World centuries before Columbus. We'll look particularly at the way people and cultures have developed in the relatively isolated lands. Kurt is actually returning to Iceland over spring break (Mar 7-14), so he'll be able to share some real-time information and experiences upon his return.

CRN: 30328-133
4 Tuesdays | Feb 25-Mar 25, 2014 (No class March 11) | 2:30-3:30pm | Cost :$18

American History: First Ladies

Behind every president there has been a corps of people working to support him, but few have both the influence and the ambiguity of those in the role of First Lady. From Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, we'll look at the high points and low points of what may be the highest unpaid job in the land.

CRN: 30329-133
4 Tuesdays | April 8-29, 2014 | 2:30-3:30pm  | Cost: $18

History of the Olympics (Winterized!)

The Sochi Olympics are soon upon us. The Olympic games have a long and storied history; the winter Olympics companion piece was added late in the game. We'll look at the Olympics in general from ancient times to modern, and the advent and continuation of the winter Olympics in particular, and see some of the politics, economics, and sports that make up one of the greatest athletic events on earth.

CRN: 30330-133
4 Wednesdays | Feb. 5-26, 2014 | 6:30-7:30pm  | Bell Trace | Cost: $18