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Fall 2019 Registration Opens Today!


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

Our popular classes, Spanish, Beginning Sewing, Oil Painting, and Yoga are already filling up fast, but there are still a few spots open and if the class is full GET on the waitlist.

We have an excellent round-up of new classes this fall: Music as Memoir, How Films Tell Stories, Salary Negotiation: Closing the Wage Gap, The Value of Minority & Women-Owned Certification, Print Your Tea Towels and Cards, Visual Storytelling, Individual Income Tax, Mandarin for Travel, Insect Basics, Black Women in History, Graphic Design Using Canva, Salsa Basics, and many 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! Get registered today!

Spring 2019 Catalog is LIVE for viewing

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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!

Nashville Community Education Has More Fall Classes Starting This Month

We are half way through the fall semester and Nashville Community Education has more than a dozen classes still available for you to register for now through December.

TV Production

Students will learn all of the technical elements of working in a TV studio: Camera, Audio, Lights, Video Switcher, Teleprompter, Audio Mixing. You will also learn the Floor Director and Technical Director roles. Class is fun, interactive, and hands-on. Beginners welcome! 

Nov 13-14/Tue & Wed/6:00pm-9:30pm

TV Pre-Production

Your next step to becoming a producer! TV Production must be completed prior to attending. This class teaches you all of the elements of putting a series together, managing a studio, collaborating with crew, and becoming a NECAT Producer. 

Nov 19-Nov 20/Mon-Tues./6:00pm-9:30pm

Brand Storytelling Using Social Media

Social Media is a great tool for creating an online presence that showcases your individual story and passions. We will explore ways of sharing your story to connect with your audience, how to put your authentic voice to the story and how to use your chosen platform (Twitter, Facebook and/or Instagram) to showcase your career, philanthropy, or hobby.  

Nov 29-Dec 13/Thu/6:00pm-8:00pm

Nashville Farmer’s Market Seasonal Cooking

There is no source better than the Nashville Farmers’ Market—feeding Nashville since 1801---to learn how to make the most of fresh, regionally-grown produce. Chef Laura Rodriguez will offer tips about cooking seasonally and demonstrate a recipe easily re-created in your home kitchen using produce from local farmers. Tastings and samples included!

Nov 7- Wed 6:00-7:15pm/Dec Wed 6:00pm-7:15pm

Altered Books

Learn how to alter books into works of mixed media art. Students use paints, pictures, post cards or special papers and trinkets to create unique embellishments. Book themes can range from holidays to love, courage or gardens. Students are required to purchase their own materials - a list will be provided the first night.

Nov 19-Dec 10/Mon/6:30pm- 8:30pm

Basketry: Woven Angel

Make your own angel tree topper or holiday centerpiece. Use a variety of different materials and several basket weaving techniques to create a unique piece that is approximately 10” tall. Some weaving experience helpful.

Nov 29/Thu/6:00pm-8:30pm

Master Meal Planning

Ready to save money, time, AND start eating healthier? Meal planning is the key to making long-lasting dietary changes for you and your family. Learn this essential life skill and finally master meal planning from the grocery store to the dining table. All instruction will be provided by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

Note: Students are required to pay a $5 materials fee to the instructor.

Nov 6- Nov 13/ Tue./6:00pm-7:30pm

Digital Storytelling with Sway

Sway is an intelligent digital storytelling app from Office that is great for project or problem-based learning. Teachers can create interactive web-based lessons, assignments, project recaps, newsletters, and more—right from a phone, tablet, or browser! Students can collaborate and use Sway to create engaging reports, assignments, projects, study materials, and portfolios. Sways are easy to share with the class or the world and look great on any screen.

Nov 8/Thu/6:00pm-8:00pm

More fall classes:

  • Consumer Bankruptcy

  • CPR for adults

  • Traditional Cuban Cooking

  • Basic First Aid

  • Beginning Sewing

  • Relief Printing Basics

and so much more!

Get our catalog and register now!

Nashville Community Education Is Now Offering Scholarships


We are excited to offer scholarships for our classes. We never want money to be an option for our students and the community.

NCE takes pride in life-long learning and we are known for our incredibly affordable class fees- the average class costs $35.00 In an effort to reach as many Nashvillians as possible and prevent costs from being a factor, we are now offering a limited amount of scholarships.

If you or someone you know is interested in applying for a scholarship to cover the cost of your class or classes (up to two per session) please send the following information to or mail to our address at 4805 Park Avenue:

o a document showing financial need (previous year’s W2’s, receipt of government assistance, etc…)

o a 250-word essay on why you want to take the class and an explanation of why you are seeking financial aid (can be typed or handwritten)

o a complete registration form found online

Download our scholarship information!