Ivy Tech-Bloomington expands noncredit offerings into Brown County

April 16, 2013

Ivy Tech-Bloomington expands noncredit offerings into Brown County

Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus is expanding its noncredit, personal enrichment offerings into Brown County, through its Center for Lifelong Learning. Classes will be held at the Brown County Career Resource Center (BCCRC) beginning in May.

“Ivy Tech looks forward to expanding our noncredit course options into Brown County, and we are excited to partner with Brown County artists to deliver these classes,” said Jeffery Allen, Executive Director, Ivy Tech Center for Lifelong Learning.

The first four noncredit courses offered through the Center for Lifelong Learning at the BCCRC are Music Theory, Recreational Guitar Level 1, Recreational Banjo Level 1, and You Can Paint!.

The music theory, guitar, and banjo classes will be taught by Jeff Foster, a Brown County resident and lifelong professional musician and teacher. He was a student of Ethnomusicology at Indiana University, and he went on to teach guitar there and at California State University-Bakersfield. He has researched the use of art in special education programs and was named an official delegate of Yugoslavia at the first Very Special Arts International Festival held in Washington, D.C. in 1989.

You Can Paint! will be taught by Amanda Mathis. Mathis, a Brown County primitive painter, has been teaching, and showing and selling her work for more than 30 years.

To register for any of the classes offered in Brown County, contact the Center for Lifelong Learning at (812) 330-6041 or log on www.ivytech.edu/CLL and click Personal Enrichment, then Classes in Brown County.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College (www.ivytech.edu) is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.