September classes at ICC Polk

Published 5:52 pm Friday, September 16, 2011

The Polk Campus of Isothermal Community College announces the following classes in September:
Discovery/Plant Walks: Instructor, June Ellen Bradley. Discover the fall beauty in our mountains firsthand. Class will take a variety of hikes, look at native plants, discuss life cycles and see tracks and animal signs. Mondays, 8 a.m. – noon, Sept. 19 – Nov. 7.
Fiberarts: Instructor, Christine Mariotti. Explore paperarts, bookmaking, papermaking, feltmaking, textile printing on fabric and unusual surfaces using a variety of media. Mondays, 9 a.m. – noon, Sept. 19 – Nov. 7.
Computing for the Workplace: Instructor, Mike Kleiner. Learn the basic skills needed to use a computer at work. Learning basic computer vocabulary, how to use the calendar and various programs in Microsoft Office. Mondays/Wednesdays, 2:30 – 5 p.m., Sept. 19 – Oct 12.
Tai Ch’i for Health: Instructor, Ed Kan. Learn the basic and easy postures of Tai Chi and discover the many benefits of the slow, deliberate, graceful movements for the body and mind. Mondays, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Sept. 19 – Nov. 28.
Word I: Instructor, Mike Kleiner. Become skilled in creating, editing, saving, opening and closing documents. Learn how to apply formatting options, copy and paste, preview, print and much more Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6 – 8:30 p.m., Sept. 20 – Oct 6.
Qi Gong for Health: Instructor, Ed Kan. An easy-to-learn exercise program combining simple stretch movements with breathing. Most of the exercises do not require moving the feet and can be practiced in a simple folding chair. Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Sept. 21 – Nov. 30.
Botanical Drawing: Instructor, June Ellen Bradley. All skill levels are welcome in this class. Thursdays, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Sept. 22 – Nov 10.
Journaling: Instructor, June Ellen Bradley. Journaling is a great way to record your personal thoughts and daily experiences, to clear emotions and to serve as a creative outlet. Thursdays, 4 – 6 p.m., Sept. 22 – Nov 12.
Fall Garden Workshop: Coordinator, Lynn Sprague. Learn how to plant and maintain your fall garden. Learn how to grow collards, kale, winter greens, beets, onions, garlic and more in this hands on class. Fridays, 8 a.m. – noon, starting Sept. 23.
Jewelry 101: Instructor, Dot Pearce. Learn basic skills and use of tools as you design a memory wire bracelet and two pair of drop earrings. Fri, 1 – 4 p.m., Sept. 23 and Sept. 30.
Decorating for Your Own Home: Instructor, Gillian Drummond. Join this small class to discover how to transform it into the room of your dreams. Wednesdays, 2 – 5 p.m., Sept. 28 – Nov. 16.
Drawing Figures with Fashionable Style: Instructor, Christine Mariotti. Learn the basics of figure drawing with a fashion approach. This class is directed to those who like to sew as well as those who like to do figure drawing, but are hoping to improve their skills with a new media. Wednesdays, 6 – 9 p.m., Sept. 28 – Nov. 16.
Fall class brochures are available at ICC Polk Center in Columbus, area post offices and other locations throughout Polk County and online at Please call 828-894-3092 for more details or to register for classes.
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by Kate Barkschat

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