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Art & Leisure Learning

Looking for fun, educational, and creative ways to get more out of your life? Allow your creativity to flourish and your mind to grow. Rediscover a love for learning with our art, music, and special interest courses for all ages!

Leisure Learning

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Early bird discount*: Register up to 2 weeks prior to the start date and get 15% off!

*The early bird special does not apply to One-on-One or French language classes.


This summer, all Leisure Learning courses are offered virtually so you can continue your creative pursuits from the comfort and safety of your home.

Arts & crafts

COURSE NAME DATES TIME COST*
Intro to Acrylic Painting Mondays, March 29 - May 10 6 pm - 8 pm $149
One Stitch at a Time Mondays, April 12 - May 3 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm $115
Weaving on a Frame - Home Décor Saturday, April 17 1 pm - 5 pm $70
Drawing for Beginners Wednesdays, April 21 - May 12 6 pm - 8 pm $139
Anatomy & Figure Drawing for Beginners *NEW* Wednesdays, May 19 - June 23 6 pm - 8 pm $149
One Stitch at a Time 2 *NEW* Wednesdays, May 19 - June 9 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm $115
One Stitch at a Time Mondays, May 31 - June 21 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm $115
Intro to Acrylic Painting Mondays, May 31 - July 5 6 pm - 8 pm $149
Weaving on a Frame - Home Décor Saturday, June 19 1 pm - 5 pm $70
One Stitch at a Time Mondays, July 5 - July 26 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm $115
Drawing for Beginners Wednesdays, July 7 - July 28 6 pm - 8 pm $139
Intro to Acrylic Painting Mondays, July 19 - August 30 6 pm - 8 pm $149
Anatomy & Figure Drawing for Beginners *NEW* Wednesdays, August 11 - Sept. 15 6 pm - 8 pm $149
Weaving on a Frame - Home Décor Saturday, August 21 1 pm - 5 pm $70

Culture

COURSE NAME DATES TIME COST*
Cultural Awareness Workshop *NEW*
Thursdays, April 8 - 29
Thursdays, June 3 - June 24
Thursdays, July 15 - August 5
6 pm - 8 pm
6 pm - 8 pm
6 pm - 8 pm
$115
$115
$115

Health & wellness

COURSE NAME DATES TIME COST*
LionHearted Leadership
Wednesdays, March 31 - May 5 7 pm - 9 pm $149
Creative Expression
Tuesdays, April 6 - May 18 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm $170
Meditation Basics
Saturday, April 10 1 pm - 4 pm $70
Kundalini Yoga
Tuesdays, April 20 - June 22 6 pm - 7:30 pm $170
Choosing Calm & Positivity *NEW* Thursdays, April 22 - May 27 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm $149
Meditation Basics Saturday, May 15 1 pm - 4 pm $70
LionHearted Leadership Wednesdays, May 26 - June 30 7 pm - 9 pm $149
Creative Expression Tuesdays, June 1 - July 6 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm $149
Choosing Calm & Positivity *NEW* Thursdays, June 3 - July 15 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm $149
Meditation Basics Saturday, June 12 1 pm - 4 pm $70
Kundalini Yoga Tuesdays, June 6 - Sept. 7 6 pm - 7:30 pm $170
Meditation Basics Saturday, July 24 1 pm - 4 pm $70

Languages

COURSE NAME DATES TIME COST*
French One-on-One
Flexible 8 hours $280
French Beginners Level 1
Wednesdays, March 24 - April 28
Wednesdays, May 12 - June 16
Wednesdays, July 7 - August 11
6 pm - 7:30 pm
6 pm - 7:30 pm
6 pm - 7:30 pm
$149
$149
$149
French Beginners Level 1
Mondays, April 26 - June 7
Mondays, June 21 - July 26
Mondays, August 9 - Sept. 20
8 pm - 9:30 pm
8 pm - 9:30 pm
8 pm - 9:30 pm
$149
$149
$149
French Beginners Level 2
Tuesdays, March 23 - April 27
Tuesdays, May 11 - June 15
Tuesdays, June 29 - August 3
6 pm - 7:30 pm
6 pm - 7:30 pm
6 pm - 7:30 pm
$149
$149
$149
French Beginners Level 3 Wednesdays, March 24 - April 28
Wednesdays, May 12 - June 16
Wednesdays, June 30 - August 4
6 pm - 7:30 pm
6 pm - 7:30 pm
6 pm - 7:30 pm
$149
$149
$149
French Intermediate - Level A Thursdays, March 25 - April 29
Thursdays, May 13 - June 17
Thursdays, July 8 - August 12
6 pm - 7:30 pm
6 pm - 7:30 pm
6 pm - 7:30 pm
$149
$149
$149
French Intermediate - Level B Thursdays, March 25 - April 29
Thursdays, May 13 - June 17
Thursdays, July 8 - August 12
8 pm - 9:30 pm
8 pm - 9:30 pm
8 pm - 9:30 pm
$149
$149
$149
French Intermediate - Level C Tuesdays, March 23 - April 27
Tuesdays, May 11 - June 15
Tuesdays, July 6 - August 10
8 pm - 9:30 pm
8 pm - 9:30 pm
8 pm - 9:30 pm
$149
$149
$149
Spanish One-on-One Flexible 8 sessions $280
Spanish Beginners - Level 1 Mondays, March 29 - May 10
Mondays, May 31 - July 5
Mondays, July 19 - August 30
6 pm - 7:30pm
6 pm - 7:30 pm
6 pm - 7:30 pm
$149
$149
$149
Spanish Beginners - Level 2 Mondays, March 29 - May 10
Mondays, May 31 - July 5
Mondays, July 19 - August 30
8 pm - 9:30 pm
8 pm - 9:30 pm
8 pm - 9:30 pm
$149
$149
$149
Spanish Intermediate - Level 1 Thursdays, March 25 - April 29
Thursdays, May 20 - June 24
Thursdays, July 22 - August 26
6 pm - 7:30 pm
6 pm - 7:30 pm
6 pm - 7:30 pm
$149
$149
$149
Mandarin Beginners - Level 1 Tuesdays, March 30 - May 4
Tuesdays, May 25 - June 29
Tuesdays, July 13 - August 17
6 pm - 7:30 pm
6 pm - 7:30 pm
6 pm - 7:30 pm
$149
$149
$149
Mandarin Beginners - Level 2 *NEW* Wednesdays, March 31 - May 5
Wednesdays, May 26 - June 30
Wednesdays, July 14 - August 18
6 pm - 7:30 pm
6 pm - 7:30 pm
6 pm - 7:30 pm
$149
$149
$149
Introduction to German Mondays, March 29 - May 10
Mondays, May 31 - July 5
Mondays, July 19 - August 30
6 pm - 7:30 pm
6 pm - 7:30 pm
6 pm - 7:30 pm
$149
$149
$149
Introduction to German 2 *NEW* Tuesdays, March 30 - May 4
Tuesdays, June 1 - July 6
Tuesdays, July 20 - August 24
6 pm - 7:30 pm
6 pm - 7:30 pm
6 pm - 7:30 pm
$149
$149
$149
Italian Beginners - Level 1 *NEW* Wednesdays, March 31 - May 5
Wednesdays, May 19 - June 23
6 pm - 7:30 pm
6 pm - 7:30 pm
$149
$149
Italian Beginners - Level 2 *NEW* Thursdays, April 1 - May 6
Thursdays, May 20 - June 24
6 pm - 7:30 pm
6 pm - 7:30 pm
$149
$149
American Sign Language 1 Tuesdays, March 30 - May 4
Tuesdays, May 18 - June 22
6 pm - 7:30 pm
6 pm - 8 pm
$149
$170
American Sign Language 2 *NEW* Wednesdays, March 31 - May 5
Wednesdays, May 19 - June 23
6 pm - 7:30 pm
6 pm - 8 pm
$149
$170

Lifestyle & leisure

COURSE NAME DATES TIME COST*
Personal Financial Planning
Wednesdays, March 31 - May 5
Wednesdays, May 26 - June 30
8 pm - 9:30 pm
8 pm - 9:30 pm
$120
$120

Photography

COURSE NAME DATES TIME COST*
Digital Photo: SLR Basics
Tuesdays, March 16 - April 13
Tuesdays, April 27 - May 25
Tuesdays, June 8 - July 6
6 pm - 8 pm
6 pm - 8 pm
6 pm - 8 pm
$160
$160
$160
Digital Photo: SLR Basics 2 Wednesdays, March 24 - April 21
Wednesdays, May 5 - June 2
Wednesdays, June 9 - July 7
6 pm - 8 pm
6 pm - 8 pm
6 pm - 8 pm
$160
$160
$160

Writing & literature

COURSE NAME DATES TIME COST*
Fixing Common Writing Errors One-on-One *NEW*
Flexible 4 sessions $140
Novel Writing
Thursdays, April 8 - May 27 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm $180
Fixing Common Writing Errors
Saturday, April 10 1 pm - 4 pm $65
Writing Horror: The Dark Side *NEW*
Mondays, April 12 - May 17 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm $165
Crafting the Short Story Thursdays, April 15 - June 3 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm $180
Screenwriting for Film & TV Saturday, April 17 1 pm - 5 pm $65
Next Level Writing *NEW* Saturday, May 1 1 pm - 5 pm $65
Introduction to Creative Writing *NEW* Mondays, May 3 - July 12 8 pm - 9:30 pm $175
Fixing Common Writing Errors Saturday, May 15 1 pm - 4 pm $65
Self-Publishing and Marketing Saturday, May 15 1 pm - 5 pm $65
An Introduction to Publishing Saturday, May 29 1 pm - 5 pm $65
Novel Writing Thursdays, June 10 - August 5 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm $180
Writing Horror: The Dark Side *NEW* Mondays, June 14 - July 26 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm $165
Crafting the Short Story Thursdays, June 17 - August 12 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm $180
Punctuating Dialogue in Fiction *NEW* Saturday, June 19 1 pm - 4 pm $65
Self-Publishing and Marketing Saturday, July 10 1 pm - 5 pm $65
Fixing Common Writing Errors Saturday, July 24 1 pm - 4 pm $65
Introduction to Creative Writing *NEW* Mondays, July 26 - Oct. 18 8 pm - 9:30 pm $175
An Introduction to Publishing Saturday, August 7 1 pm - 5 pm $65

*Fees are subject to applicable taxes.

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