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Adult Art Classes For The Whole Nashville Community Through Sarratt Art Studios
by TJ Anderson
It’s a funny thing: When you’re young and all kinds of lessons are foisted upon you, learning gets to feeling like a chore. As you get older, and opportunities to learn new skills and subjects become more difficult to come by, education feels like the great gift it actually is.
Shame that sharing that wisdom with a kid usually just gets you eye-rolled.
A great benefit for the creatively and intellectually curious adults of Nashville: We have lots of opportunities to expand our minds and skill sets, through affordable adult classes spanning all kinds of disciplines.
One of my favorite options, whose fall session is just about to start: Sarratt Art Studios adult art classes, taught by gifted pros and hosted through Vanderbilt University.
Sarratt Art Studios basics
While you don’t get any credit toward a Vanderbilt degree by taking Sarratt Art Studios classes, you do get top-notch training from working Nashville artists and the joy of picking up a new skill.
The courses run for 10 weeks, for 2 1/2 hours each week, and many of the classes are scheduled to slot (if not easily, at least doably) into a working adult’s schedule, meeting weeknights at 6 p.m. The total tuition is a bargain, considering: $150, plus a $30 materials fee.
The only prerequisite for signing up: be 18 or older.
Sarratt Art fall 2018 session
The fall Sarratt Art Studios session kicks off on Sept. 10, 2018, and runs through the week of Nov. 12. Once again, the offerings span all kinds of artistic disciplines, from watercolor painting and pottery to digital photography and photo editing.
Many of these courses give you access to tools and materials that’d be challenging to come by on your own, too — kilns for completing clay projects, torches for jewelry design. And although it’d take a significant investment of time and dedication, more than a few of these classes — like Beginning/Intermediate Techniques in Jewelry Designs, or Exploring Tapestry Techniques — could transform into a rewarding side hustle or new career.
Looking for a new passion or creative outlet? Check out the full Sarratt Art Studios fall 2018 adult art classes schedule, and register online through vanderbilt.edu.
Online registration is open through Sept. 7.
Have any other Nashville adult education options you'd recommend? More ideas are always welcome — leave a comment here, or hit the TJ Anderson Homes Facebook page.
If home decor is your creative passion, and you need a new palette — i.e., you’re looking to buy a new home in Nashville — please let me know if we can help. Check out some homes for sale in Nashville here, and call or email TJ Anderson Homes to get your househunting journey started.
TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....
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