Classes for adults in Lexington, KY

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A new year brings a fresh sense of excitement for the unknown, and might just have you wanting to learn something new. Get those backpacks packed, and pencils sharpened, we’re heading back to the classroom with nine opportunities for you to broaden your brainpower.

📖 Back to school

Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning | Whether you’re looking to learn a new language or fine-tune your writing, the Carnegie Center has standalone workshops, recurring free writing sessions, and more.

UK’s Fine Arts Institute | You can choose from 3-12 week course classes like ceramics, drawing, and woodworking or attend a day workshop for perfecting your painting and photography skills.

UK’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute | This series is open to the public and geared towards adults ages 50+. Participants can attend seminars, lectures, or in-person classes on computer basics, photography, dancing, and more. Browse the Spring 2023 catalog.

🪴 Gettin’ crafty

Forage | From bonsai plantings to Mother’s Day bouquet arrangements, these workshops will teach you how to care for and create works of art with plants.

Living Arts & Science Center | If you’re an aspiring artist, the Oil Painting Basics class kicks off next week. Be sure to keep an eye out for more offerings throughout the year.

💪 Move your body

Artworks at the Carver School | In addition to its creative class offerings, Lexington Parks & Recreation is helping you move in new ways with Shorin-Ken Karate and Irish Dance (also known as Irish céilí).

🍴 Iron chef

Laura Lou Patisserie | This two-hour, hands-on class will take you into the world of venoisserie — yeast-leavened baked goods like croissants and Kouign-Amann.

The Cheerful Baker | Learn from local baker Lauren Jacobs, who happens to have made an appearance on Food Network’s “Christmas Cookie Challenge,” how to craft and decorate unique edible art.

Know of another class we don’t have listed? Share it with us and we’ll keep this semester’s offerings growing.

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