Arts & Education Classes

Katz Adult Continuing Education classes at JCC Indianapolis offer a chance for you to expand your mind, continue learning and make connections with others. We aim to offer a wide variety of classes for all interest levels. Keep checking here and on our Events page for class offerings.


The Power of Love Workshop with Justin Wolverton of Butler University

Mondays  |  Aug 21-Sept 18  |  7-8:30 pm
Free Pre-registration requested

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Participants will work together to define, address and navigate the common and uncommon barriers that inhibit participation in, and engagement with, altruistic love. Participants will also create an individual plan for using their unique strengths to engage their community.

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Creative Writing for Wellness

Have fun and relax using the tool of creative writing

Tuesdays  |  Sep 19-Oct 17  |  6:30-7:45 pm
$45/$30 M

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In the past ten years, medical professionals, clinicians and artists have recognized the therapeutic value of creative writing. We invite you to join Hilene Flanzbaum, Ph.D. and her Butler MFA students as they use short readings and other creative prompts to help you explore this enjoyable path to self-discovery and wellness.

Dr. Flanzbaum has taught creative writing more than 30 years and is a professor of English at Butler University where she also directs the Masters program in Creative Writing. She is a member of the National Association of Poetry Therapy (NAPT), a poet, and non-fiction writer whose work has appeared in O Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Ploughshares, The Massachusetts Review, Tikkun, and others. She and her family are long-time JCC members.

Please bring a writing implement and something in which to capture your writings. Minimum of 5, maximum of 10 students. 


Heartland Film Presents Tyrus


Tue  |  Aug 29  |  7 pm
$10/$10 M

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This tour-de-force documentary is about 105-year-old Guangzhou-born, LA-based visual artist Tyrus Wong, his breathtaking scope of work across multiple artistic mediums and his personal and professional journey navigating racial bigotry in 20th century America.

The film makes use of Tyrus Wong’s exquisite art, archival footage, illuminating interviews and commentary from Wong himself to document how his unique style helped the Disney animated film, Bambie (1942), and early Hollywood.