Seven Good Reasons to Take a Class

Dozens of classes are starting right now in the Boston area.  What an opportunity for you to break out of your everyday routine and start something amazing!  Looking for extra motivation - check these out.

  1. Personal Enrichment - Classes are a great way to break out of our daily routine and enrich our lives in ways that we often can’t imagine. A class can add a new dimension to our thinking and add spice and potential to our lives. 
  2. Develop Life Skills - We all enter adulthood lacking essential life skills such as relationships, finance, parenting and more.  Classes are a great way to catch up without having to invest a disproportionate amount of time. 
  3. Professional Growth - The world is changing at a rapid pace and we all struggle to stay up-to-date.  Classes are a great way to brush up on specific professional skills without affecting our jobs and lives drastically.
  4. Make new Friends - Research shows that in spite of all the technology available to us, more and more people feel isolated.  It seems that with all the convenience and time-saving we gain from technology we experience less and less personal interactions. A class is a great way to enjoy the company of others outside of our daily lives.
  5. Creative Stimulation - Creative expression is an essential element in maintaining happiness and a positive attitude.  Creativity does not have to be limited to activities such as art or design but is an essential ingredient of ordinary activities such as cooking, baking or even car repair.
  6. Get Certifications and Licenses - Life is full of exams and tests such as college admission tests, drivers license tests and real estate license exams.  Classes are a quick and simple way to get up to speed. 
  7. Keep your Mind Active - Keeping your mind active is an effective way to combat premature aging.  Research has shown that learning new skills keeps our minds nimble and may delay the onset of age-related mental decline.

 

Upcoming Classes in the Boston Area

Image Class Class Date Price Specifics Location
Basic Sewing 4W24 Basic Sewing 4W24 Feb-22-2024 $270.00 February 22-March 28, 2024 10:00 AM-1:00 PM Weekly Thursday The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts, Jamaica Plain
The Worm in the Apple: The Stories of John Cheever *Online* *NEW* The Worm in the Apple: The Stories of John Cheever *Online* *NEW* Feb-22-2024 $175.00 5 Thursdays, 2-3:30pm Begins Feb. 22 Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Hold Everything! Hold Everything! Feb-22-2024 $115.00 February 22, 2024, Thursday from 6:00pm - 9:00pm Metalwerx, Waltham
ESL Advanced: The Power of Your Business Voice: Promote Yourself at Work *In-Person* ESL Advanced: The Power of Your Business Voice: Promote Yourself at Work *In-Person* Feb-24-2024 $220.00 5 Saturdays, 1-3:30pm. Begins Feb. 24 Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Polymer 2: Luminous Color Blending for Polymer Canes Polymer 2: Luminous Color Blending for Polymer Canes Feb-24-2024 $115.00 February 24, 2024, Saturday from 11:00am - 1:00pm February 26, 2024, Monday from 6:00pm - 7:00pm Metalwerx, Waltham
Curb Your Enthusiasm! Curb and Cuban Chains Curb Your Enthusiasm! Curb and Cuban Chains Feb-24-2024 $400.00 February 24 - 25, 2024, Daily from 10:00am - 5:00pm (2 days) Metalwerx, Waltham
Tackling Time Management for Teens Tackling Time Management for Teens Feb-24-2024 $35.00 1 meeting, Class Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Lexington Community Education
Wood Turning: Shallow Plates 1W24 Wood Turning: Shallow Plates 1W24 Feb-25-2024 $130.00 Sunday, February 25, 2024 9:00 AM-4:00 PM The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts, Jamaica Plain
Sterling Silver Handmade Chain Workshop *In-Person* *NEW* Sterling Silver Handmade Chain Workshop *In-Person* *NEW* Feb-25-2024 $150.00 2 Sundays, 10am-2pm Feb 25 & Mar 3 Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Intensive Drawing Boot Camp *In-Person* Intensive Drawing Boot Camp *In-Person* Feb-25-2024 $190.00 Sunday, 10am-4pm. Feb. 25 Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Bread Obsession Baking: Fundamentals of Sourdough Baking 2/25 Bread Obsession Baking: Fundamentals of Sourdough Baking 2/25 Feb-25-2024 $150.00 1 meeting, Class Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Lexington Community Education
Chinese, Made Easy for Kids Chinese, Made Easy for Kids Feb-26-2024 $175.00 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time , M , 8 weeks Newton Community Education
Se d?brouiller en fran?ais: How to Get By in French and Travel successfully to France *In-Person* Se d?brouiller en fran?ais: How to Get By in French and Travel successfully to France *In-Person* Feb-26-2024 $130.00 4 Mondays, 10:30-12pm. Begins Feb. 26 Please note Cambridge Center for Adult Education
How to Be Smart About Art ? An Art Collecting Primer *In-Person* How to Be Smart About Art ? An Art Collecting Primer *In-Person* Feb-26-2024 $105.00 4 Mondays, 6-7:30pm Begins Feb. 26 Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Intermediate Italian I Intermediate Italian I Feb-26-2024 $175.00 7 meetings, Class Time: 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM Lexington Community Education
High Intermediate - Advanced English   High Intermediate - Advanced English Feb-27-2024 $300.00 Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Day of the Week: Tu W Th, Number of Sessions: 15 Brookline Adult and Community Education
Monotype Printing with a Press 1W24 Monotype Printing with a Press 1W24 Feb-27-2024 $140.00 Tuesday, February 27, 2024 10:00 AM-2:00 PM The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts, Jamaica Plain
Open Studio for Life Drawing *In-Person* *NEW* Open Studio for Life Drawing *In-Person* *NEW* Feb-27-2024 $25.00 Tuesday, 7:45-9:45p. Feb. 27 Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Gluten free Desserts: Biscuits & Chocolate cake Gluten free Desserts: Biscuits & Chocolate cake Feb-27-2024 $80.00 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Standard Time , Tu , 1 weeks Newton Community Education
Meditative Stitching Meditative Stitching Feb-27-2024 $49.00 Arlington High School, Tuesday, Feb 27, 6:30 - 9:00 PM Arlington Community Education, Arlington
Jumpstart Your Vegetable Garden Jumpstart Your Vegetable Garden Feb-27-2024 $155.00 Online, Tuesdays, Feb 27 - Mar 19, 6:30 - 8:00 PM Arlington Community Education, Arlington
Mindfulness Meditation Mindfulness Meditation Feb-27-2024 $95.00 Arlington High School, Tuesdays, Feb 27 - Mar 19, 6:30 - 8:00 PM Arlington Community Education, Arlington
Write a Winning Grant Proposal Write a Winning Grant Proposal Feb-27-2024 $135.00 Online, Tuesdays, Feb 27 - Apr 2, 7:00 - 8:30 PM Arlington Community Education, Arlington
An Evening with Paper-Cut Artist Peter O Zierlein An Evening with Paper-Cut Artist Peter O Zierlein Feb-27-2024 $15.00 Arlington High School, Tuesday, Feb 27, 7:00 - 8:30 PM Arlington Community Education, Arlington
Conversational French for Fluent Speakers Conversational French for Fluent Speakers Feb-27-2024 $119.00 Online, Tuesdays, Feb 27 - Apr 2, 7:30 - 8:30 PM Arlington Community Education, Arlington
Graphic Narrative 1W24 Graphic Narrative 1W24 Feb-28-2024 $280.00 February 28-April 3, 2024 6:30 PM-9:00 PM Weekly Wednesday The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts, Jamaica Plain
Science and Art of Sugar Sculptures *In-Person* Science and Art of Sugar Sculptures *In-Person* Feb-28-2024 $85.00 Wednesday, 6-8:30pm. Feb. 28. The cost of tuition Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Argentine Tango for Beginners Argentine Tango for Beginners Feb-28-2024 $215.00 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM , W , 4 weeks Newton Community Education
Chess Tournament Club Chess Tournament Club Feb-28-2024 $275.00 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM , W , 8 weeks Newton Community Education
The Art of the Dumpling The Art of the Dumpling Feb-28-2024 Free 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time , Th , 1 weeks Newton Community Education
The Ins and Outs of Home Inspection The Ins and Outs of Home Inspection Feb-28-2024 $40.00 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern Standard Time , W , 1 weeks Newton Community Education
Italian Caffè I Italian Caffè I Feb-28-2024 $120.00 6 meetings, Class Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Lexington Community Education
Dot Mandala Rock Painting Dot Mandala Rock Painting Feb-28-2024 $195.00 Arlington High School, Wednesdays, Feb 28 - Mar 20, 6:30 - 8:30 PM Arlington Community Education, Arlington
Boating Skills & Seamanship Boating Skills & Seamanship Feb-28-2024 $50.00 Concord Carlisle High School, Wednesdays, Feb 28 - May 22, 7:00 - 9:00 PM Arlington Community Education, Arlington
Art & Soul Art & Soul Feb-28-2024 $109.00 TBD, Wednesdays, Feb 28 - Mar 27, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Arlington Community Education, Arlington
Beginner Green Wood Carving Beginner Green Wood Carving Feb-28-2024 $105.00 Gibbs School, Wednesday, Feb 28, 6:00 - 8:30 PM Arlington Community Education, Arlington
French Café: Conversation & Culture French Café: Conversation & Culture Feb-28-2024 $149.00 Online, Wednesdays, Feb 28 - Apr 3, 7:30 - 8:45 PM Arlington Community Education, Arlington
iPhone & iPad Settings: Where All The Secrets Hide    NEW! iPhone & iPad Settings: Where All The Secrets Hide NEW! Feb-29-2024 $35.00 Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Day of the Week: Th, Number of Sessions: 1 Brookline Adult and Community Education
Intermediate Sewing 2W24 Intermediate Sewing 2W24 Feb-29-2024 $270.00 February 29-April 4, 2024 6:30 PM-9:00 PM Weekly Thursday The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts, Jamaica Plain
Brazilian Portuguese: Beginner Level 1 *In-Person* Brazilian Portuguese: Beginner Level 1 *In-Person* Feb-29-2024 $215.00 5 Thursdays, 6-8pm. Begins Feb. 29 Cambridge Center for Adult Education