NEW Spring Classes for New Beginnings

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Ahhh, spring. The season known for renewal. It brings fresh air, colorful flowers and longer days. After a year of the pandemic and its many challenges, we invite you to join us for this hopeful season of new beginnings.

Take a class to feel rejuvenated! Try a new activity, cultivate a handy skill, or explore a fascinating subject. Although all classes continue to be online, they are designed for action. Gain a fresh perspective, increase your knowledge or awaken that part of you that feels most alive and inspired.

In this post we've highlighted some of the new classes available (there's over 40!) and seasonal classes (not offered every quarter) so you don't miss them.

For new perspectives, you might enjoy: Macro Photography and learning to create super close-up images that show off dazzling details like they're on the big screen; Asteroids, Comets and Ocean Worlds for a cosmic perspective; Learn to Meditate: Buddhist Meditation for Everyone for a look inward; or an immersion into the world of color with The Artful Use of Color.

Would you like to spark your creativity? Try Pet Portraits, and let your furry (or feathered, or scaly) friend be your artistic muse; and experiment with new materials in Chinese Brush Painting – Botanical and Mixed Media with Watercolors and Colored Pencils. Be sure to explore all art classes if this is your thing, because the selection for spring is vast!

Ready for picnic season? Get crafty in the kitchen and make tasty treats that you can share in Dumpling Making! At Home and from Scratch! (and go great together) in Beer and Brewing Basics.

Have you been suffering from pent-up pandemic emotions? Enjoy expressing yourself through music or a writing.

It's spring -- ready to get your body moving? Try a dance, fitness or wellness class, or Get Back in Shape: Full Body Workout and get in the groove!

Feeling cooped up and chomping at the bit to travel? Us, too! Plan ahead in a language and culture class, or in Travel Photography: Even in Pandemic Times

Parents, does your child need support with school work -- someone other than you? We get it. Sign them up for One-on-One Personalized Tutoring.

All classes continue to be ONLINE ONLY for spring. We specialize in real-time classes via videoconferencing, and also offer many self-guided classes that you can do on your own schedule. Explore classes you can take to boost your skills by subject:


      Job Skills & Careers

        Let's talk about jobs for a minute. The pandemic has wreaked havoc on, or at least altered, many jobs and workplaces.

        If you're seeking a new opportunity, skill, job, or career, check out our professional development classes and certificate courses.

        Many are well suited for working from home (check out our blog post 12 Top Work-from-Home Careers for 2021), an advantage and privilege during the pandemic.

        Spring highlights include:


        See ALL Business & Project Management classes.


        See ALL marketing & communication courses.


        See ALL certificate courses.