ACTC Offers Creative Spring Classes

Need a creative outlet this spring? ACTC offers humanities courses in art, music, theatre, history, philosophy, religion and Appalachian Studies that explore humanitys cultural and creative expressions. Non-credential seeking students can take a course for their own enjoyment, and Kentucky residents 65 and over can take courses without tuition payment through the Herman L. Donovan Fellowship for Older Adults.

Those who do not seek a credential, such as a diploma, certificate or degree, can register by contacting Associate Dean of Admissions amp; Records Kevin Coots, 606.326.2064 before January 8. Those seeking a credential will need to apply online by December 28 at ashland.kctcs.edu.

Some of the classes are listed below. For a complete listing of spring courses, see the class schedule at ashland.kctcs.edu under Academics.

C. S. Lewiss The Chronicles of Narnia is the focus of a Special Topics English course (ENG 299). Students will read from the Chronicles and some of Lewiss other fantasy works while they learn about his life and ideas. The instructor, Dr. Charlie W. Starr, is an expert on C. S. Lewis and a professor at Kentucky Christian University. The class meets Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m.

Creative Writing (ENG 207) offers hands-on practice in writing memoirs, poetry and fiction. The class meets Tuesdays and Thursday from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. Students who take this course with the three core Appalachian Studies courses can earn a Certificate in Appalachian Studies with a Creative Writing Emphasis.

History of the British People since the Restoration (HIS 203) explores the major political, social, economic and cultural developments in British history from the Stuart kings to the reign of Queen Victoria. Topics include the Protestant Reformation and Puritan Revolution that helped shape the history of Europe and the US. The course meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m.

Art classes include Drawing I (ART 110) for developing basic drawing skills and concepts in a variety of media, including projects in line, value, space and composition. Painting I (ART 220) is a studio class in painting techniques, including color theory, materials, paint application, and image making.

Introduction to Theatre: Principles and Practice (THA 101) looks at the processes and products of theatre. Acting Techniques (THA 127) includes movement exercises and sensory work to develop acting awareness and skills. Students will also work on physical techniques to use when acting on a production.