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    CLASSES + WORKSHOPS

    Fall 2014 Classes

    Presented by Watkins College Community Education Program at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, Nashville

    July 21 - November 27, 2014

    Here at Watkins Community Education, we offer non-credit classes, workshops and camps in art, design and film for people of all ages, skill-levels, and backgrounds. This Fall, we will also have our 4th annual Handmade & Bound book arts festival and exhibition on October 3 and 4! Whether you're a "first-time artist" interested in trying something new or a professional looking to go deeper in your ...more


    Organic Gardening 101

    Presented by Warner Parks Nature Center at Warner Parks Nature Center, Nashville

    December 4, 2014

    It’s time to start planning next year’s garden! Learn all about when and how to grow a beautiful organic garden.
    Age level: Adults
    Call to register
    Leader: Deb...more

    Souper Supper

    Presented by Warner Parks Nature Center at Warner Parks Nature Center, Nashville

    December 5, 2014

    The smell of soup will be in the air as we hike through Warner Park at sunset. Bring a vegetable to add to our broth and let the soup simmer as we hike in the cool night air. After the hike we...more

    Family Workshop: Good as Gold: Creating Gilded Holiday Gifts

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    All that glitters in this program is gold. Work with family members to create unique holiday gifts and family heirlooms using real gold! Experiment with a variety of gilding...more

    American Gem Expo Bead & Jewelry Show

    Presented by Tennessee State Fairgrounds at Tennessee State Fairgrounds & Nashville Expo Center, Nashville

    December 6 - December 7, 2014

    At Amercian Bead Shows, you will find vendors that sell all types of Beads, Jewelry, Lampwork Beads, Turquoise Beads, Gem and Mineral, Gift, Pearl Beads, Swarovski Crystal Beads...more

    Wreath Marking: Live Greenery Workshops with Geny’s Floral

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

    December 7, 2014

    Start the holiday season by creating a fresh wreath for your front door with Cheekwood and Geny’s Wholesale staff! Workshop materials...more

    2014 Tennessee Local Food Summit

    Presented by Vanderbilt University at Vanderbilt Student Recreation Center, Nashville

    December 5 - December 7, 2014

    “Barefoot Farmer” Jeff Poppen, host of Nashville Public Television’s long-running program Volunteer Gardener and one of the nation’s leading authorities on organic...more

    Level Three: Emotional Preparation

    Presented by Actors Bridge Ensemble at Actors Bridge Ensemble, Nashville

    October 29 - December 10, 2014

    The Meisner Technique gets you out of your head and into the moment. At Actors Bridge, we take students through a step-by-step approach to the Meisner Technique giving them a strong foundation in...more

    Adult Gingerbread Workshop

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

    December 11, 2014

    Plan a creative, “adults-night-out” holiday get-together for you and your friends! Enjoy light bites and a cash bar in Massey...more

    Homeschool Journeys: Habitats of Warner Park

    Presented by Warner Parks Nature Center at Warner Parks Nature Center, Nashville

    December 11, 2014

    Designed just for homeschool students, this program will provide a grade/age appropriate science-based field experience comparing the varied habitats of Warner Parks.

    Age level: 5-13 years...more

    TESL Info Session

    Presented by TN Foreign Language Institute - TFLI

    December 12, 2014

    TFLI's 150-hour TESL Certification is accepted throughout the world, and we have earned recognition from the British Council for meeting the highest standards in teacher training. You can find...more

    Nature Center Storytime

    Presented by Warner Parks Nature Center at Warner Parks Nature Center, Nashville

    December 12, 2014

    Join us for seasonal nature stories under the giant beech tree!

    Age level: Pre-K
    Call to register
    Leaders: Nature Center Volunteers
     


    Intro to Improv Comedy Classes

    Presented by Nashville Improv Company at Eastwood Christian Church, Nashville

    November 1 - December 13, 2014

    Want to be a more confident public speaker? Be a more creative person? Be more fun at parties? Learn to do what we do? Meet some fun people? The Nashville Improv Company has 6-week improv comedy...more

    Family Gingerbread Workshops

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

    November 29 - December 13, 2014

    Create magical memories with your little ones as you learn to decorate your own gingerbread house! Cheekwood’s creative team will be on hand...more

    "Create Your Story" Writing Performance Institute with Minton Sparks

    Presented by Minton Sparks at Scarritt-Bennett Center, Nashville

    December 13, 2014

    Every one of us has a story about who we are. Some are wildly inspiring; other times, they are the very things that hold us back. Minton believes that tremendous value lies in locating yourself...more

    Creative Community-Building: Let's Make Art Together, THRIVE Workshop

    Presented by Metro Arts at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, Nashville

    December 13, 2014

    A key component of a successful THRIVE micro-funding proposal is ensuring your project engages the community. Join Metro Arts for a workshop exploring community-based arts processes and methods...more

    Coast into Winter...with Roller Coaster Science!

    Presented by Warner Parks Nature Center at Warner Parks Nature Center, Nashville

    December 13, 2014

    Slide into the season with a little physics! Come design and build your own small-scale roller coaster – complete with loops, hills and jumps. All you need is your creativity and a little...more

    Preserve the Past

    Presented by Warner Parks Nature Center at Warner Parks Nature Center, Nashville

    December 13, 2014

    Spend a day giving back to the parks that you love and help us protect a culturally significant and historic cemetery. Volunteers are needed to assist with preservation of this unique landscape as...more

    HAPI Art Exhibit in Art Corner at TSU Library

    Presented by Healing Arts Project, Inc. at TSU - Tennessee State University, Nashville

    September 1 - December 15, 2014

     The Healing Arts Project, Inc. (HAPI) provides an avenue for persons in mental health and addiction recovery to express their creativity through a wide range of artistic endeavors, including...more

    Meisner Level Two: Scene Study

    Presented by Actors Bridge Ensemble at Actors Bridge Ensemble, Nashville

    October 27 - December 15, 2014

    The Meisner Technique gets you out of your head and into the moment. At Actors Bridge, we take students through a step-by-step approach to the Meisner Technique giving them a strong foundation in...more

    ESL Classes with Nashville Adult Literacy

    Presented by Nashville Public Library and Nashville Adult Literacy Council at Nashville Public Library - Madison Branch, Madison

    November 14 - December 15, 2014

     ESL Classes with Nashville Adult Literacy Council(registeration required)

    Learn English at your local library! These classes are offered in partnership with Nashville Adult Literacty...more

    Citizenship Classes with Nashville Adult Literacy Council

    Presented by Nashville Public Library and Nashville Adult Literacy Council at Nashville Public Library - Edmondson Pike Branch, Nashville

    November 14 - December 15, 2014

     Citizenship Classes with Nashville Adult Literacy Council

    Study for the citizenship test at your local library! Review the 100 questions, improve your English, reading and writing...more

    Free Yoga

    Presented by Brentwood United Methodist Church at Brentwood United Methodist Church, Brentwood

    July 25 - December 16, 2014

    Practice and learn yoga in a healthy way with a Certified Yoga Instructor. Relax and unwind while building strength, flexibility, and balance. The class is open to the public. It meets...more

    Art History Course: Italian Renaissance Art

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

    December 2 - December 16, 2014

    This three-part class for participants age 18 and older introduces the visual language and meanings of the art of the Italian Renaissance within a cultural, historical, political and social...more

    Let's Talk Franklin Toastmasters Club

    Presented by Let's Talk Franklin Toastmasters Club

    November 20, 2013 - December 17, 2014

    Come hone your public speaking skills with the Toastmasters Club!

    Toastmasters is an international professional development organization, focusing on communication skills and leadership...more

    Burlesque Dance Classes

    Presented by Delinquent Debutantes

    November 16 - December 17, 2014

    Looking for a flirty, fun way to workout and feel great? Join like-minded women for cardio classes that will get your heart rate going, and take home new moves that are sure to raise the heart...more

    Workshop: Drop-in Drawing

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

    December 18, 2014

    Participants age 18 and older will practice different animation techniques and enhance their drawing skills during this workshop. Visitors may check out drawing materials and find inspiration in...more

    Weekly Vintage Swing Dance!

    Presented by Nashville Swing Dance Foundation at Jump Session Swing Dance Studio, Nashville

    July 25 - December 19, 2014

    Swing Dance is the most exuberant, spontaneous, friendliest form of partner and solo dancing there is! Jump Session Nashville is the perfect place to get your fill! Never danced before? Need to...more

    Accelerated 5-Day Spanish Course (Part 1)

    Presented by Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition (CALA) and Middle Tennessee State University at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro

    December 15 - December 19, 2014

    CALA has spent years researching how the brain learns language best with the experts in the field of psychology and brain research. The research shows that the best way to learn a language is the...more

    Family Program: Guitar 101

    Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

    December 20, 2014

    Learn a few guitar chords and some simple festive songs that celebrate the season! Touring musician and teacher Jeff Burke will lead this introductory, hands-on workshop. Burke taught group...more

    LIVE Reindeer EVERY DAY!

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

    November 29 - December 21, 2014

    Get up close and personal with two of Santa’s trusted North Pole companions on display! Tuesday - Sunday 9 am - 5 pm.


    All About Air Science Club

    Presented by Mr. Bond and The Science Guys at Charlie Daniels Park, Mt. Juliet

    October 21 - December 23, 2014

    This fun eight week program will be all about air! We will freeze objects with Liquid Nitrogen, explode things with air pressure, run planes with air power, separate oxygen from water, make hot...more

    Spiritual Development Meetings

    Presented by I Am Precious International at Baymont Inn & Suites - Brentwood, Brentwood

    February 2 - December 28, 2014

    Yes, this is happening...The Lord spoke according to Psalm 110:3 that in the day of His Power the people will be willing, and indeed we are ready to answer that call. Precious International...more

    Oil Painting

    Presented by Gordon Jewish Community Center at Gordon Jewish Community Center, Nashville

    August 11 - December 29, 2014

    The class includes instruction in oil painting and drawing.

    Instructor: Rhonda Wernick, Professional Artist


    Aerial Classes

    Presented by Miss Fit Academy

    September 25 - December 31, 2014

    Come hang with us! Aerial Hoop (lyra) is a great way to train like the cirque pros while being elegant and graceful like a dancer. You will learn tricks, flexibility and beautiful poses on a metal...more

    Art Crawl CLE

    Presented by Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville at TBD

    December 1 - December 31, 2014

    More information coming soon! 


    How To: Ancestry Library Edition

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Bordeaux Branch Library, Nashville

    January 7, 2015

    Learn how to use the library edition of Ancestry.com to research your family's history. Available on all library computers, this database offers complete Census Records from 1790-1930;...more

    Make a Snack Bracelet

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Bordeaux Branch Library, Nashville

    January 8, 2015

    Enjoy an evening making yummy edible snack bracelets!


    Accelerated 5-Day Spanish Course (Part 1)

    Presented by Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition (CALA) and Middle Tennessee State University at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro

    January 5 - January 9, 2015

    CALA has spent years researching how the brain learns language best with the experts in the field of psychology and brain research. The research shows that the best way to learn a language is the...more

    Public Symposium: Sanctity Pictured

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

    January 10, 2015

    The Frist Center will hold a public symposium to coincide with the major exhibition ...more

    Science Explorers Club

    Presented by Adventure Science Center at Adventure Science Center, Nashville

    November 2, 2014 - January 11, 2015

    New program for young scientists!

    Join the club! Adventure Science Center invites young scientists ages 12-14 to participate in a new program where they can go in-depth with exciting...more

    Accelerated 5-Day Spanish Course (Part 2)

    Presented by Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition (CALA) and Middle Tennessee State University at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro

    January 12 - January 16, 2015

    CALA has spent years researching how the brain learns language best with the experts in the field of psychology and brain research. The research shows that the best way to learn a language is the...more

    Grief Support Group

    Presented by First Presbyterian Church Nashville at First Presbyterian Church Nashville , Nashville

    January 4 - January 25, 2015

    This group is for persons who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The grief support group will combine prayer with a study of the psalms of lament and explore how we, like the psalmists, can...more

    Special Topic

    Presented by Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville at TBD

    January 28, 2015

    More information coming soon! 


    Professonal Development Opportunities for Educators - January

    Presented by Adventure Science Center at Adventure Science Center, Nashville

    January 16 - January 29, 2015

    Adventure Science Center offers professional development opportunities to help you teach standards-based science that will engage your students and build your content knowledge on a variety of...more

    Rube Goldberg Machine Workshop

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Bellevue Branch, Nashville

    February 2, 2015

    Let's build a Rube Goldberg machine! We'll use everyday objects to create a series of chain reactions that complete a simple task.


    Studio NPL: Music Production Workshop

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Bellevue Branch, Nashville

    February 3, 2015

    Teen producers of all levels including songwriters, singers, rappers interested in producing their own music will learn how to make beats and music tracks using Logic Pro. Participating artists...more

    Design Studio: Valentine's Day Cards

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Bellevue Branch, Nashville

    February 9, 2015

    Make Valentine's Day cards for all of the special people in your life!


    Studio NPL: Music Production Workshop

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Bellevue Branch, Nashville

    February 10, 2015

    Teen producers of all levels including songwriters, singers, rappers interested in producing their own music will learn how to make beats and music tracks using Logic Pro. Participating artists...more

    How To: Ancestry Library Edition, Finding Your African American ancestors

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Bordeaux Branch Library, Nashville

    February 11, 2015

    Learn how to use the library edition of the popular genealogical database powered by Ancestry.com to find your African American Ancestors.


    Exploring Original Ideas: A Workshop for Upper-Level Art Teachers

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts and Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Various Venues, Nashville

    February 13 - February 14, 2015

    In collaboration with Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, middle and high school art teachers are invited to participate in a two-day workshop that focuses on engaging students in...more

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