Rend Lake College’s Community Education Department is bringing an exciting slate of classes to the Ina campus this fall, ranging from scrappin’ and stampin’ offerings to two classes of taxidermy, to chic framing, and much more.
Two classes of “Taxidermy” are being held this fall at the college.
Instructor Ron Jackson will hold the class from 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. The first installment is Sept. 11-27 and the second is Oct. 9-25, in Vocational Building Room 105 Tractor Lab. Each costs $72 plus a supply fee. Students will learn the art of preserving, mounting and displaying animal skins. They will get hands-on-experience by mounting their own bird, fish, deer or small animal. Supplies for class include species to mount (needs to be thawed) and a scalpel or sharp knife. Added costs for other supplies will depend on each student’s project selection. A projected list of supplies will be mailed to participants after they register. Each class size is limited to the first 12 students who have registered and paid.
SCRAPBOOKING AND STAMPING OFFERINGS
Rend Lake College will host multiple scrapbooking and stamping classes this fall, beginning with the four-session workshop, “RLC Open Studio on Scrappin’ and Stampin’ Techniques,” set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3, at the One-Room Independence Schoolhouse on the Ina campus. Whether an individual is a scrappin’ queen or one who loves to create greeting cards, this four session workshop will offer new techniques with a low-cost approach. Sessions will teach techniques suitable for a two-page layout or two greeting cards from start to finish. Prepare to have fun with this new workshop which features some of the newest, scrappin’ and stampin’ techniques. The class costs $16 and a $9 supply fee covers everything except adhesive. Instructor is Dawn Gibson.
“Digital Scrapbooking” is an incredibly fun way to combine the computer with a passion for scrapbooking. Using a graphics-based program like Microsoft PowerPoint, one can create eye-popping layouts using his or her favorite photos. This software program is probably already on the computers of most individuals who use Microsoft Office software. The pages can be printed onto cardstock and placed in a scrapbook or viewed as a slideshow on the computer. Background music and sound effects can be added as well. Participants need to bring 25-50 digital photos to the first session. The photos should relate well to a theme, season or event, such as a family get-together, at the beach or birthdays. For those who only have printed photos, instructors will show how to scan photos and turn them into digital images. The class costs $24 plus a supply fee. Instructor is Karla Lewis.
“Stamp–A–Stack: Autumn” will be a fast-paced workshop that has become one of the hottest classes offered through RLC Community Education. Students are sure to learn some new techniques, use some new products and have great fun! Each stamper will leave with three each of four different themed cards for a total of 12 completed cards! Supplies, excluding envelopes, will be provided by the instructor. Students should bring their own adhesive and a $20 supply fee, payable to the instructor, Phyllis Garner. This class will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in the One-Room Independence Schoolhouse on the Ina campus. Class cost is $15.
“Stamp-A-Stack: Christmas” will follow the same format as the “Autumn” version. It is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the One-Room Schoolhouse and costs $15 plus the supply fee. Again, stampers should bring their own adhesive.
MORE COMMUNITY EDUCATION OFFERINGS
Budget-conscious, make-over ideas will be presented during the demonstration-based workshop, “Cheap, Chic Framing.” Discover some simple, cheap and stylish framing solutions that will add sass and style to a living space. The class will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, in the One-Room Independence Schoolhouse. Cost is $12. Instructor is Dawn Gibson.
“Build Your Own Computer” is set for 6-9 p.m. over three Thursday sessions, Nov. 1-15 and from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. over three Thursday sessions, Sept. 13-27, in Advanced Technology Center Room 165. The class, instructed by Ron Murray, costs $74.50. Participants will learn about a base system, then connect, install and configure the elements necessary to get a computer up and running. Attendees will load the operating system, as well as various other programs. By the end of the course, participants will have a complete working computer to take home.