Nashville Community Education

Proposals for Spring 2020 are Due October 14th 

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We are excited to announce we are now accepting proposals for spring classes. Spring session runs January 2020 through May 2020. 

Nashville Community Education provides personal and professional enrichment for adults in the Nashville-Davidson County community. We offer classes in the following subjects: 

  • Art

  • Career

  • Create

  • Finance

  • Fitness/Wellness

  • Language

  • Legal

  • Life

  • Technology

We have classes in several locations around Nashville: Cohn School (where our office is located), Inglewood Elementary, Wright Middle School, NECAT, Nashville Farmers’ Market, and Platetone. 

Submit your proposal to teach with NCE and share your skills and passion with the Nashville Community. 

To find out more about becoming an instructor:

· Email us at cecinfo@nashville.gov or

· fill out a course proposal form online under the “TEACH” tab at Nashville.gov/ce

 We are currently looking for many types of classes but here are some ideas:

  •  Computer Skills (Basic)

  •  Excel

  •  Home Repair 

  •  Art (drawing, watercolor painting)

  •  Cooking

  •  Calligraphy

  •  Sewing

Nashville Community Education Fall 2019 Classes Start Today

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Today kicks off our fall 2019 classes for Nashville Community Education. We are excited to welcome our students and instructors. We have over 165 classes for you to enjoy this fall!

This session kicks off with a few new additions:

Partnerships: We have new partnership classes!

Metro Nashville Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (BAO), Metro Arts Commission and Middle TN Mental Health Institute

The partnership classes include:

Contract Compliance Essentials

Doing Business with Metro Nashville

The Value of Minority & Women-Owned Certification

Mental Health Caregiver Support Primer

Explore Nashville’s Public Art

We also have new classes this spring that we are excited about!

New Classes: How Films Tell Stories, Visual Storytelling, Mediator in a Box, The Enneagram & Our Relationships, Contract Compliance Essentials, Intermediate Sewing Projects, Intermediate Making Comics, Salary Negotiation: Closing the Wage Gap, Mandarin for Travel, Black Women in History, SmartPhone Training for Seniors, Salsa Basics, and more!

Registration for our classes is ongoing throughout the session, and we have classes at Cohn School, Wright Middle School, Inglewood Elementary, Platetone, NECAT, Nashville Farmer’s Market, and Middle TN Mental Health Institute.

Register for a fall class here!

A Thirst for Knowledge---NCE Featured in 372WN

A Thirst for Knowledge---Nashville Community Education makes lifelong learning fun and (sometimes) free. 
Thank you 372WN - West Nashville's Magazine for featuring us in your latest issue!

Go Read all about NCE! 
https://issuu.com/372wn/docs/372wn_vol_iii_issue_5/58



Nashville Community Education 2019 Open House Event

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It’s around that time for one of our biggest events of the year, the Open House Event! This is a great time to come out, meet your local neighbors, meet over 30 of our fall instructors and register early for your favorite classes. Many people know that our popular classes fill up fast and if you are tired of being on the waiting list, you will want to be out there to register on Saturday.

The event features our instructors, many of whom will be available to talk with the community about their skills and classes and show example projects. Alongside our instructors, we have invited organizations and businesses from our community to share their great work with attendees. Free refreshments from Crème Catering.

This event is free and family-friendly. Thank you to the following sponsors, nonprofits, and local business owners for participating:
Nashville Scene
EXIT Realty Elite
A Rose
KCCreations
Senior Renaissance Center
Kquilts for Kenya
@NashvillePeaceAndJusticeCenter
@naminashville
Metro Nashville Business Assistance Office
Sewing Training Academy
Carnegie Writers

Attending Instructors Include:
Norma & Chalmer Nidiffer & Peggy Elliott (Oil Painting & Picture Framing)
Students & Teachers from Fencing
Becca Hillburn (Making Comics)
Mary Moore (Easy Quilting)
Toney Cole (T-Shirt Quilting)
Christopher Taylor (Podcasting Basics)
Stephanie Dauenhauer (Sewing)
Cyndi Clark (Qigong & Self-Healing Arts)
Jazzmin Rogers (Find Your Career)
Nathalie & Olivier Boutaud (Leather Bags)
Charley Guilyot (Eat Smart at Home)
Terry Kornman (Book Arts)
Maria Benham (Spanish)
Rossy Urbina King (Spanish)
Sheri Malman (Music as Memoir)
Paris Love Productivity Institute (How to Maximize Your Time)
Alyssa Bermhardt (Enneagram workshops)
Nancy Damron-Litchford (College Knowledge for Adult Learners)
Jessica Jones (Income Tax)
Winnie Pang (Mandarin Chinese and Hatha Yoga)


More instructors to be added soon! Event is Saturday, August 3rd, 10am-1pm.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/348103545864038/

Proposals for fall 2019 Classes Due by June 17

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We are excited to announce we are now accepting proposals for fall classes. Fall session runs September 2019 through December 2019.

Nashville Community Education provides personal and professional enrichment for adults in the Nashville-Davidson County community. We offer classes in the following subjects:

·      Art

·      Career

·      Create

·      Finance

·      Fitness/Wellness

·      Language

·      Legal

·      Life

·      Technology

We have classes in several locations around Nashville: Cohn School (where our office is located), Inglewood Elementary, Wright Middle School, NECAT, Nashville Farmers’ Market, and Platetone.

Submit your proposal to teach with NCE and share your skills and passion with the Nashville Community.

To find out more about becoming an instructor:

·      Email us at cecinfo@nashville.gov or

·      fill out a course proposal form online under the “TEACH” tab at Nashville.gov/ce


We are currently looking for many types of classes but here are some ideas:
Computer Skills (Basic)
Excel
Home Repair 
Art (drawing, water color painting)
Spanish
Cooking
Calligraphy
Sewing

A Father's Day Gift Experience with NCE

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Father’s Day is coming up this weekend and it’s a great time to think about creating memories and experiences with your dad as a gift!

This is also a good time to provide your dad with the gift of an “Experience” with one of our gift certificates for father’s day!

Nashville Community Education summer session is happening and we have classes that you can take with your dad or a fun class you can give dad a gift card to take.

1. Pressure Cooking Basics

Does your dad love to cook? UT/TSU Extension will be here to teach students all about Pressure Cooking Basics. Students will learn how to utilize fresh and local ingredients when preparing meals using the increasingly popular multicooker.

2. Perfecting the Pitch

Do you have a dad that is currently building and growing a business? Perfecting the Pitch class will teach students what to include in a pitch, how to explain their business to others and begin crafting their pitch.

Does your dad love to play music?

3. Instant Piano

Learning how to play the piano seems like a dying art but our Instant Piano class is a fun class that will teach students all the chords needed to play any pop song, any style, and any key.

4. Rhythm-Guitar Styles

Learn four guitar strums for your toolkit: easy-pop, country-rock, island, and reggae.

5. Tai Chi Basics

Perfect class for busy dads and grandpa’s! Tai Chis is a gentle, ancient Chinese form of exercise that contains numerous health benefits. Students will focus on basic Tai Chi movements that emphasize improving balance, strength, and relaxation.

6. Cyanotype Sun Printing

If you have a dad that loves art, this class is perfect! Explore this basic photography technique to create original designs on paper and fabric. Students will create their own negatives and make use of found objects for pieces that can be used in a variety of ways!

Purchase your Father’s Day gift certificate today by email (cecinfo@nashville.gov) phone: 615-298-8050 or by stopping by our office: 4805 Park Ave. Suite 123, Nashville, TN 37209.

Gift Certificate amount varies! OH! And Happy Father’s Day from the NCE Team.

Activities to Fight Mental Illness with Nashville Community Education

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May is mental health month and it’s a time to encourage each other to seek help and discover new ways to combat mental illness. “Approximately 1 in 25 adults in the U.S. (11.2 million) experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities,” according to Nami.org.

When we have months dedicated to these issues it allows us to collectively as a whole pull together our resources, knowledge, and initiatives to help better the options for people suffering from mental illness.

Over the years it’s been noted that there are diverse ways and actions people can take to help mental health and we wanted to share some classes with you that can also be a benefit for someone dealing with depression and/or anxiety.

Art and Music:

This summer we have Creative Personal Journaling/Art Journaling with Old Books/Decorated Initials: Printmaking Alphabet/Handmade Books: Coptic Stitch/Twisted Shibori/T-shirt Quilting/Old Time Fiddle/Singing Traditional Songs

Fitness:

Backpacking Basics/Swing Dancing/Fitness and Nutrition for Women/Mindful Weight Loss/Tai Chi Basics/Reiki Self-healing/Qigong Movement

Life and Food:

Unconscious Bias & Your Relationships/Practical Self-Care/Navigating Hard Relationships/Cooking for Gut Health/Anti-Inflammatory Cooking Series/Master Meal Planning

All of these classes in some way can help an individual struggling with mental health. Getting active is just a small part of getting better, for more information about Mental Health and ways to fight against it visit https://www.nami.org/

A Mother’s Day Gift Experience with NCE

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Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend and it’s a great time to think about creating memories and experiences with your mom as a gift!

This is also a good time to provide your mom with the gift of an “Experience” with one of our gift certificates for mother’s day!

With our summer session right around the corner, Nashville Community Education would like to share nine great classes you can take with your mom.

1. Explore Nashville’s Public Art

Great art isn’t just in museums. All over Nashville, there are sculptures, murals, and pieces created to enhance our public places. While these artworks make bold visual statements, have you ever wondered about the stories behind them? Metro Arts staff will guide you through the city’s public art collection, exploring the artists, inspirations, materials, commissioning organizations, and ongoing care and conservation of our most notable pieces.

2. Creative Personal Journaling

Studies have shown that keeping a private journal can help improve mental health and creativity, but finding the time to journal in today's hectic society is tough. Students will get the space & time to slow down and write while clearing their minds and releasing anxiety. Through a series of prompts and discussions, students will learn how to create their own unique journaling style, set goals and "Dreamscape." Bring your own personal journal and a pen.

3. Art Journaling with Old Books

Add a unique twist to your journaling routine by using old books to create an art journal! By learning different painting and drawing techniques and engaging in writing exercises, we will create mixed media pieces, compelling poetry and journal entries. While some classes will focus more on creative writing, a painting will be done in every class.

4. Swing Dancing

Instruction covers the basics of East Coast style of swing dancing and Shim Sham line dance. Participants will learn triple and single step basic footwork patterns, turns, etiquette, and social dance history. Registering with a partner is not necessary, but you will be paired up in class.

5. The Life You Want I

We all have the ability to create the life we want. We just need to learn the tools to help us do it. Discover how to transform your thinking to create opportunities that change your life without waiting for life to change you! Students will determine their passions, values and gift and craft a purpose statement based on these qualities. They will then define goals and a system to help them achieve this purpose.

6. American Sign Language

An introduction to American Sign Language grammar and vocabulary including fingerspelling to construct simple sentences. Each student will also participate in visual and receptive skill-building along with the information on Deaf Culture and Awareness.

7. Fitness and Nutrition for Women

Experience a wholistic approach to living a healthy lifestyle! Each class will cover nutritional habits, goal setting, and self-actualization lessons. Then students will go through a workout that incorporates strength training and metabolic work. All instruction will be given by staff from The New Beginnings Center, a non-profit that offers fitness and nutrition coaching to women in Nashville at an affordable rate. Their mission is to create an environment where women can work out and learn to live a healthier life regardless of age, background, and shape. Class is open to all levels and abilities.

8. Collect & Sell Vintage Costume Jewelry

Those rhinestone pins from Grandma, the ‘70s hippie earrings you spy at a yard sale, or your favorite chunky 1980s necklaces are all examples of vintage costume jewelry. Collecting such jewelry is a fun, popular and potentially profitable hobby. This class will introduce you to the history, innovative styles, and wonderful materials used by designers. Students will learn about the most collectible styles and brands, how to determine the value and authenticity of pieces, and tips on where to buy jewelry. The class will also cover how to list, price, photograph and sell vintage treasures online.

9. Essential Oils for Healthy Living

Looking for natural solutions to the products we normally use for healthcare? Wondering what all the hype is about essential oils? Learn how we can support our health naturally using certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils. Every session will include a take-home component of full-sized items to start using right away. Topics covered include: 1. basics and science of CPTG essential oils; 2. essential oils for family wellness; 3. minimizing and eliminating toxic load.

Purchase your Mother’s Day gift certificate today by email (cecinfo@nashville.gov) phone: 615-298-8050 or by stopping by our office: 4805 Park Ave. Suite 123, Nashville, TN 37209.

Gift Certificate amount varies! OH! And Happy Mother’s Day from the NCE Team.

Summer 2019 Registration Open

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Today Nashville Community Education summer 2019 registration is open.

This summer we have over 30 new classes, new classes with UT/TSU Extension, over 10 free classes and new wellness classes. Classes such as American Sign Language I, Intermediate Canning, What’s Your Number, Upholstery and more are returning this summer as well.

Don’t forget Upholstery, Spanish, Beginning Sewing fills up quickly! Make sure you register or get on the waitlist.

You can apply for a SCHOLARSHIP to take up to two classes and there is still time to get a GIFT CERTIFICATE for your family and friends!

You can register online {Here} or come by the office: 4805 Park Ave, Suite 123 or by calling us at 615-298-8050.

See you in class!

Proposals for summer 2019 Classes Due by March 4th

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We are excited to announce we are now accepting proposals for summer classes. Summer session runs May 28-August 9.

Nashville Community Education provides personal and professional enrichment for adults in the Nashville-Davidson County community. We offer classes in the following subjects:

  • Art

  • Career

  • Create

  • Finance

  • Fitness/Wellness

  • Language

  • Legal

  • Life

  • Technology

We have classes in several locations around Nashville: Cohn School (where our office is located), Inglewood Elementary, Wright Middle School, Smith Springs Community Center, Madison Community Center, NECAT, Southern Squeeze, Nashville Farmers’ Market, and Platetone.

Submit your proposal to teach with NCE and share your skills and passion with the Nashville Community.

To find out more about becoming an instructor:

Nashville Community Education Spring 2019 Classes Starts Today

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Today is the first day of spring 2019 classes for Nashville Community Education. Instructors and students are gearing up to roam the halls and begin to learn a new skill, try a new hobby or continue their professional goals.

I always believe that Nashville Community Education is a growing reflection of the Nashville Community. NCE halls are not just a place filled with the hope of life-long learning but a space to build community with neighbors people may have never meet before taking a class with us.

SPRING 2019

This session kicks off with a few new additions:

Locations: How exciting is it to be in Madison this year?! There are four classes taking place in Madison for the first time.

Qigong Movement/Reiki Self-healing/Biking in Nashville/The Job Shop

Partnerships: We are expanding on our local partnerships to bring students more classes.

New Partners: Metro Nashville Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (BAO), Metro Arts Commission and Bridges For Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

The partnership classes include:

How Your Company Can Do Business with Metro Nashville

Contracting for Equality: Understanding Metro’s Minority Business Programs

The Benefits of Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WBE)

American Sign Language I & II

Explore Nashville’s Public Art

We also have new classes this spring that we are excited about!

Instant Piano, Calm vs. Storm: What’s Your Style? Linkedin Basics, Unconscious Bias & Your Relationships, Beginning Leather Craft, Making Comics, Kettlebell Swings Basics, Sailing in Nashville, American Sign Language I & II, Basic Makeup Application, Collect & Sell Vintage Costume Jewelry, Safe Sleep and Care for Infants, Anti-Inflammatory and so many more!

Want to know more about these awesome classes and so much more? Visit us and let’s get you registered!

Registration Opens Today!

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Registration Opens Today!

Today is registration day for Nashville Community Education. We are excited to see students new and returning signing up for our spring 2019 classes.

Our popular classes Spanish, Beginning Sewing and Oil Painting is already filling up but there are still spots open and GET on the wait list.

We have an awesome round up of personal and professional enrichment courses for spring from American Sign Language, Photography Basics, Fitness and Nutrition for Women and so much more!

You can apply for a SCHOLARSHIP to take up to two classes and there is still time to get a GIFT CERTIFICATE for your family and friends!

See you in class!