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Nashville Community Education Fall 2019 Classes Start Today


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!

Nashville Community Education 2019 Open House Event

Nashville Community Education

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
Senior Renaissance Center
Kquilts for Kenya
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.


Nashville Community Education Featured on WSMV

Nashville program offers low-cost classes to community members

“All of the classes are taught by community members who have a special skill or who are educated in the subject.

"What's really fun about our program is we're just so open to everybody. We have really diverse students," said Mary Bath Harding, the executive director of the program.

Classes generally meet one to two times a week for one to two hours at a time.

"They get to come into these classrooms and because they had this one shared interest, you really get to learn about people that maybe you don't get to interact with," Harding said.

Most of the classes cost money, but several are free. The average class price is $35, but none of classes exceed $100.”

Head to Channel 4 News to learn more about our program!


Spring 2019 Catalog is LIVE for viewing

Spring cover

Our office is so excited that our spring 2019 catalog is up LIVE on the website! We have some amazing classes starting in January, new partnerships and new locations (Madison Community Center).

New Partnerships: The New Beginnings Centers, Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Metro Arts Commission, and Metro Nashville Office of Minority and Women and Business Assistance.

In case you didn’t know, we already have amazing partnerships with Nashville Public Library, Nashville Farmer’s Market, NECAT and Platetone Printing Making and Books.

Spring new classes:

• Instant Piano

• Creative and Personal Journaling

• The imagery in Creative Writing

• Explore Nashville’s Public Art

• Photography Basics

• How Your Company Can Do Business with Metro Nashville

• Podcasting Basics

• Cookie Decorating Basics

• Handmade Leather Bags

• Curvy Yoga

• Fitness and Nutrition for Women

• American Sign Language I.

• Green Cleaning with Essential Oils

• Basic Makeup Application

There is so much more new class and your favorites will be returning!

Register won’t start until December 3rd! Make sure you make note of all the classes you want to take this year and mark your calendar.

Don’t forget you can apply for a SCHOLARSHIP, for up to two classes. Make sure you get that application in early. Also GIFT CERTIFICATES! Are available, get a gift certificate for a loved one or a friend to take a class.

See you in class!