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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
|Relief Printmaking *In-Person*||Jan-11-2024||$335.00||8 Thursdays, 6-8:30pm Begins Jan. 11||Cambridge Center for Adult Education|
|Jewelry 1||Jan-11-2024||$490.00||January 11, 2024 - March 14, 2024, Weekly on Thursday from 10:00am - 1:00pm (9 days)||Metalwerx, Waltham|
|Jewelry 3||Jan-11-2024||$490.00||January 11, 2024 - March 14, 2024, Weekly on Thursday from 1:30pm - 4:30pm (9 days)||Metalwerx, Waltham|
|Jewelry 2||Jan-11-2024||$490.00||January 11, 2024 - March 14, 2024, Weekly on Thursday from 6:00pm - 9:00pm (9 days)||Metalwerx, Waltham|
|WINTER ADULTS: Wheel Fundamentals (Thursday evenings)||Jan-11-2024||$575.00||9 weeks, Thursdays, January 11 - March 14, 6:30pm - 9:30pm (no class 2/22)||The Umbrella Arts Center, Concord|
|WINTER ADULTS: Wheel Fundamentals (Thursday mornings)||Jan-11-2024||$575.00||9 weeks, Thursdays, January 11 - March 14, 10:00am - 1:00pm (no class 2/22)||The Umbrella Arts Center, Concord|
|Teen Sewing Ages 13-17 1W24||Jan-11-2024||$395.00||January 11-March 21, 2024 3:45 PM-5:15 PM Weekly Thursday||The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts, Jamaica Plain|
|Indian Folk Art||Jan-11-2024||$215.00||6:00 PM - 7:30 PM , Th , 10 weeks||Newton Community Education|
|Klezmer Music Ensemble||Jan-11-2024||$300.00||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM , Th , 10 weeks||Newton Community Education|
|Italian: Intermediate II||Jan-11-2024||$275.00||6:00 PM - 7:30 PM , Th , 10 weeks||Newton Community Education|
|Come Back to Dance||Jan-11-2024||$180.00||6:30 PM - 7:30 PM , Th , 9 weeks||Newton Community Education|
|Everything You Need to Know about Auto Repair||Jan-11-2024||$89.00||6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time , Th , 3 weeks||Newton Community Education|
|Beginner II/ Intermediate French – Thursday Evenings||Jan-11-2024||$250.00||10 meetings, Class Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM||Lexington Community Education|
|French Conversation Through Literature||Jan-11-2024||$250.00||10 meetings, Class Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM||Lexington Community Education|
|Beginner Oil Painting *In-Person*||Jan-12-2024||$505.00||9 Mondays, 6-9pm. Begins Jan.8 No class Jan. 15 an||Cambridge Center for Adult Education|
|Studio School Drawing *In-Person*||Jan-12-2024||$620.00||9 Tuesday, 9:30am - 12:30pm. Begins Jan. 9||Cambridge Center for Adult Education|
|Mending Circle: Sew Together 1W24||Jan-12-2024||$25.00||January 12-February 2, 2024 6:15 PM-9:15 PM Weekly Friday||The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts, Jamaica Plain|
|Still Life in Watercolor *In-Person* *NEW*||Jan-12-2024||$240.00||6 Fridays, 1-3pm. Begins Jan. 12||Cambridge Center for Adult Education|
|Picture Worth a Thousand Words: Visual Communication Foundation *In-person* *NEW*||Jan-12-2024||$540.00||9 Fridays, 2-5pm. Begins Jan. 22||Cambridge Center for Adult Education|
|Painting the Seascape with watercolors *In-Person*||Jan-12-2024||$225.00||6 Fridays, 10am - 12pm Begins Jan. 12||Cambridge Center for Adult Education|
|Introductory 3D Printing, Coding, & Design||Jan-12-2024||$235.00||3:00 PM - 4:00 PM , F , 8 weeks||Newton Community Education|
|East Coast Swing Dance *In-Person* *NEW*||Jan-12-2024||$185.00||8 Fridays, 7:15-8:15pm Begins Jan. 12||Cambridge Center for Adult Education|
|Dances For a Romantic Occasion *In-Person*||Jan-12-2024||$185.00||8 Fridays, 6-7pm Begins Jan. 12 $185 per pair||Cambridge Center for Adult Education|
|Woodworking Open Shop *In-Person*||Jan-12-2024||$405.00||8 Fridays, 6-9pm. Begins Jan. 12||Cambridge Center for Adult Education|
|Masters of Modern American Art *Online* *NEW*||Jan-12-2024||$150.00||6 Fridays, 2-3:30pm. Begins Jan. 12||Cambridge Center for Adult Education|
|Beginning Jewelry: Sterling Silver Band Ring *In-Person*||Jan-12-2024||$100.00||Friday, 5:30-9:30pm. Dec. 15||Cambridge Center for Adult Education|
|Weaving in Wire: Hand Woven Hollow Forms||Jan-12-2024||$155.00||January 12, 2024, Friday from 10:00am - 5:00pm||Metalwerx, Waltham|
|WINTER ADULTS: Oil and Acrylic Technique||Jan-12-2024||$485.00||9 weeks, Fridays, January 12 - March 15, 1:00pm - 4:00pm (no class 2/23)||The Umbrella Arts Center, Concord|
|WINTER ADULTS: Friday Wheel||Jan-12-2024||$575.00||9 weeks, Fridays, January 12 - March 15, 6:30pm - 9:30pm (no class 2/23)||The Umbrella Arts Center, Concord|
|WINTER ADULTS: Watercolor Technique||Jan-12-2024||$485.00||9 weeks, Fridays, January 12 - March 15, 9:30am - 12:30pm (no class 2/23)||The Umbrella Arts Center, Concord|
|Beginner French I||Jan-12-2024||$250.00||10 meetings, Class Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM||Lexington Community Education|
|Joyful Yoga||Jan-12-2024||$185.00||10 meetings, Class Time: 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM||Lexington Community Education|
|Korean: Beginner Level 1 *In-Person*||Jan-13-2024||$290.00||9 Mondays, 4:15-5:45pm. Begins Jan. 8 No class Jan||Cambridge Center for Adult Education|
|Classical Yoga *in-Person* *NEW*||Jan-13-2024||$125.00||8 Saturdays, 10-11am Begins Jan.13||Cambridge Center for Adult Education|
|Kids' Woodworking Ages 10-14 2W24||Jan-13-2024||$425.00||January 13-March 23, 2024 1:45 PM-3:45 PM Weekly Saturday||The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts, Jamaica Plain|
|Alabaster Carving 1W24||Jan-13-2024||$480.00||January 13-15, 2024 10:00 AM-4:00 PM||The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts, Jamaica Plain|
|Character design for children’s books||Jan-13-2024||$250.00||Saturday and Sunday, 10am–2:30pm||Massart, Boston|
|Design 101: intro to graphic design elements and principles||Jan-13-2024||$175.00||Saturday, 9am–4pm||Massart, Boston|
|Intro to Oil Painting Two-Day Workshop||Jan-13-2024||$176.00||Saturday, January 13-Sunday, January 14, 2024, 12:30 pm?4:30 pm||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
|Sterling Silver Handmade Chain Workshop *In-Person* *NEW*||Jan-14-2024||$150.00||2 Sundays, 10am-2pm Jan. 14 & 21||Cambridge Center for Adult Education|