INA, Ill. (Dec. 16, 2019) — Want to start your New Year with some new activities? Rend Lake College Community and Corporate Education has a variety of special interest classes to offer this January. To register for classes, visit www.rlc.coursestorm.com. For more information, contact RLC’s Community and Corporate Education Division at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1714, or email .
Taxidermy: Get hands-on experience in mounting your own bird, deer or small animal in the Taxidermy class taught by Fred Lawrence. Participants will learn the art of preserving, mounting and displaying animal skins. For supplies, the first session will include a species to mount (needs to be thawed) and a scalpel or sharp knife. Added costs for additional supplies will be determined and discussed during the first session depending on the selected project. Please specify the type of species you plan on mounting at registration — fish are not recommended. The class starts Thursday, Jan. 2 in the Advanced Tech Center, Room 151, at a cost of $120 plus supplies. Classes are 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and run through Jan. 30.
PiYo: Combine the muscle sculpting benefits of Pilates, the flexibility of yoga, and cardio all into one class and you get PiYo. The course, taught by Charlotte Loss, gives participants a total body workout for people of all fitness levels. Those interested are asked to bring a yoga mat, towel and water. The class costs $25 and starts Tuesday, Jan. 7 in the gym, Room 110. Classes are 1-1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and run until Feb. 6.
Pound: Get a full-body workout while banging on a drum. Pound combines cardio, conditioning and strength training with the infectious fun of drumming to help channel your inner rock star. And the exercise can be modified for anyone to participate. The cost is $50 and the class starts Thursday, Jan. 9 on the Main Campus, REC, Room 119 and runs 4:45-5:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Feb. 11.
Stencil and Paint Workshop: Learn the skills to needed to create your own home décor. The Stencil and Paint Workshop shares techniques for custom pieces, using a selection of timeless paint colors, finishing techniques and materials. Participants can create items such as wood signs, pillow cases, wall hangings, porch signs, doormats, table placemats and zipper pouches among many more. No experience is needed and supplies are provided. Sharon Corn will be the instructor for the class, which costs $15 plus a $10 supply fee per session. The class begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 at Rend Lake College’s Learning Resource Center, Room 103.
Body Toning: Previously known as aerobics, this full-body conditioning and strengthening workout improves flexibility, strength and coordination. In Body Toning, you will use free weights to help sculpt your body and all fitness levels are welcome. The class, taught by Jody Martin, begins at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27 at Benton Middle School in the choir room. Classes are from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays through April 27.
Principles of Street Rodding: Learn how to build a safe street rod, and all the other components that come with it. Principles of Street Rodding teaches how to select the right project (what to look for and what to avoid); how to navigate paperwork including taxes, titles and certificates of origin; chassis and suspension options; engine and transmission choices; tire and brake combination selections; and hands-on body mechanics instruction. A 1939 Chevy Coupe will be used for demonstration and RideTech will perform a demonstration of their suspension parts. Participants are asked to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, and should bring safety glasses and welding glasses or hood. The class is designed for those 16 and older, and participants under 16-years-old must be accompanied by and adult. The course, taught by Jody Martin, runs 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays from Jan. 28 to March 10 in the Vocational Building, Room 125.