ICC Pekin Offers Wide Variety of Spring and Summer Adult Community Programs

Illinois Central College Pekin Campus will offer classes which appeal to a wide variety of interests this spring and summer.

Digital Photography Basics – All Cameras

Whether you are new to digital photography or have experience, you’ll learn how to get the most out of your camera (point and shoot or SLR).  Composing images, exposure control, white balance control and camera mechanics will keep you discovering what else your camera can do.  Bring your camera (any type), a charged up battery, a fresh SD memory card and camera manual each week.  There will be opportunities to photograph outside the classroom.

Wednesdays, April 1 – May 6; 6 pm – 8 pm — $100

Introductory Bonsai

Join in the centuries old art of bonsai. Bonsai can be challenging as well as rewarding. Learn about the unique plants that are candidates for this amazing form of expression. Please bring a pair of pruners or sharp scissors. Materials are included.

Tuesday, April 14; 9:30 am – 11:30 am — $43

The Art of Corsages and Boutonnieres

Proms, weddings, or any other special occasion call for the old world tradition of accessorizing your clothing with flowers. Learn to create a modern look for that special event while saving money. In this class you will create one corsage and one boutonniere. Bring a small sharp knife and a pair of scissors. Materials are included. If you desire a specific color of ribbon, you may bring your own. You will need 3 yards of #5 ribbon.

Thursday, April 30; 9 am – 11:30 am — $36

The Lincoln Conspirators

Less than six hours after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton and federal officials began the largest manhunt in United States history. From April 14 to July 7, 1865, Americans watched as Confederate sympathizers, who set out to destabilize the federal government, were brought to justice. This class will discuss the investigation, capture, arrests, military tribunal, sentencing, and execution of the conspirators. We will examine each conspirator’s role in the assassination plot; the decision to try the conspirators before a military commission instead of a criminal court; and the various conspiracy theories that linked Lincoln’s death to key figures during this time in history.

Friday, July 10; 9 am – noon — $22.50

Register online at http://cce.icc.edu/acp/, by phone at (309) 690-6900, on in person at ICC North Campus, Hickory Hall.

 

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