May Isothermal Community College courses open for registration

Published 5:05 pm Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The following classes are open for registration at Isothermal Community College’s Polk Center in Columbus.

Open Studio: Instructor Don Blackwell will share techniques and guide students on any projects they are currently working on. Friday, May 3- June 21, 9 a.m.- noon or 1 – 4 p.m.

Healing Art of Writing: Instructors Lynn Parsons and Kiesa Kay. If you’ve never written a word but you know that your life deserves a voice, then this workshop is for you.

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If you’ve written for years but shown no one, this workshop is for you. If you’ve lived through trauma that needs to be told but you can’t find the right words, this powerful half-day workshop is for you. Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Developing Characters: Instructor Brittany Hampton Tokar. Writers must know their characters in order to tell a compelling story. Using creative ideas, techniques, and exercises, writers will leave this course with a better understanding of character development. Monday, May 6 – 27, 4 -5 p.m.

Art & Craft of Flash Fiction: Instructor Darlene Cah. Quick fiction. Sudden fiction. The short-short. Flash fiction. In this workshop for beginner and more experienced writers, you’ll create flash stories, read your stories aloud in class and experience peer critique and encouragement in a supportive atmosphere. Tuesdays, May 7 – 28, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Beginner Stained Glass: Instructor Dot Pearce. Learn the basics of the copperfoil method of stained glass. Thurs, May 9 – 30, 9 a.m.– noon.

Art of the Baroque & Rococo: Instructor Dr. Ben Pfingstag. Our study of art history continues with a color slide survey of the rich range of art styles in 17th and 18th century Europe, using choice examples of painting, sculpture and architecture., Thurs: May 9 – June 13, 10 a.m.- noon

Qi Gong: 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. Monday, May 13 – Aug 19, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Basic Excel: Instructor Brian Weatherley. This is your chance to learn the basics. You’ll learn when and how spreadsheets are used, data entry, formatting, sorting and filtering data, performing calculations, making charts and graphs and more.  Mondays/Wednesdays: May 13 – June 12, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

In Class Writing: Instructor Brittany Hampton-Tokar- This course is a great place to find inspiration and share with others.  A great fit for serious writers and for those who simply enjoy writing for fun.  Mon, May 13-20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Tai Chi for Health: Instructor Ed Kan- Learn the basic and easy postures of Tai Chi and discover the many body/ mind benefits of the slow, deliberate, graceful movements. Mondays, May 13 – Aug 19, 6:30 – 8 p.m.