Lifelong Learning for Adults
Where adults can take classes in Fairfield
Albert Einstein once said, “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death."
Thankfully this is very achievable in Fairfield, as we have many brain food offerings at our finger tips.
Fairfield Continuing Education offers many course topics that may interest you, such as:
- Arts: arts/crafts, dance/acting, food/wine, and language
- Play: fitness, home/garden, sports/games
- Profit: business, career, computers, and finance
- Self: study skills, family, mind/body, personal enrichment.
Check out the website for specific information about instructors, class times, and registration.
Located in the Sportsplex (85 Mill Plain Road), The Studio offers adult pottery classes, adult guided open studio instruction, and painting with Karl Soderlund. Each class helps further develop one’s skills in an individually guided supportive atmosphere as students develop their unique artistic voice. Also offered is Night at the Studio, where you can enjoy a fun night out while rejuvenating your creative side and enjoying a glass of spirit with friends. BYOB; art supplies, cups, corkscrews, bottle openers & smocks are provided.
Also located in the Sportsplex, the Fencing Academy offers adult instruction, promising something new to challenge your mind and body. Many call this high energy sport ‘physical chess’ — keeping your mind sharp while strengthening your core and your focus (foil and epee). Enjoy a free introductory class.
Located on 338 Commerce Drive, the Fairfield School of Music offers instruction for all ages. Choose from private or group lessons. Piano, voice, guitar, bass, drums, strings, brass and woodwind lessons are available and are tailored to the individuals musical interest, experience level and goals. Learn to play piano in various styles, including classical, jazz and blues, contemporary and accompaniment with Simply Music which makes it more accessible, enjoyable and less intimidating. The School also hosts unique performances throughout the year, including their special ‘Adult Student Happy Hour.'
Head to 75 Mill Plain Road for swimming, sailing, tennis, golf and even basketball leagues for adults. They are pleased to offer hundreds of programs for children, adults, and seniors and pride themselves in offering healthy activities as well as numerous enrichment courses.
Westport Yarns offers knitting, crochet, weaving, beaded bracelets, cardigans, jackets and an intro to brioche course. All are welcome from beginner to advanced.
Your neighborhood library offers numerous affordable courses (and even some free ones!). Topics include a technology computer class, job search boot camp, one-on-one career counseling, small business counseling, purls of wisdom, health matters, book into movie club and more.
Here are a few other references to check out...
www.ctbites.com lists local available cooking classes for adults. This site is a web based community built by and for people who love food in Connecticut. Cooking classes are abound in our area – Aux Delices, Sono Baking Co., Cake Suite, Clark Culinary Center, Amanda Cushmans Simple Real Food, Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar, Chocopologie, Chop Shop Cooking and more are listed on the ‘Guide to Cooking Classes in CT’ link.
Home Depot offers wonderful workshops each month throughout the year, a well-kept secret. Click on the ‘Project: how to’ tab (top right) and use the drop down bar.
Hands on Pottery, a paint your own pottery studio at 1700 Post Road, welcomes private parties! BYOB and foods. 203.319.1273.
Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University also offer continuing education courses.
Remember to keep Einstein's words of wisdom in mind and take advantage of all the offerings in town!