Grandparent & Me Art Class, Creative Writing
Williamson County Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce a number of new community classes for youth and adults at the new Williamson County Enrichment Center at Academy Park, 110 Everbright Ave. All classes are fee based and open to the public. Registration is now available at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Art Crawl with Miss Amy
Kids can enjoy a diverse art class during the monthly Franklin Art Scene, Friday, December 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For ages 5-11, $20. Supply fee payable to instructor: $5. Register at www.wcparksandrec.com, #10663.
Creative Writing for Seniors
Tell your story through creative writing. Write about your life, a special event, or create a fictional world. Learn the fundamental elements needed in order to write a compelling story. Meets Fridays, December 1 and 8 from 9:00 a.m. to10:00 a.m. Register on-line at www.wcparksandrec.com, #10799.
Grandparent & Me Art Class
Have some fun with the grandkids on Tuesday, December 19 in this special art class. Bring along the grandkids (ages 3-6) and share time together making seasonal art projects. Meets from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Williamson County Enrichment Center. Register on-line at www.wcparksandrec.com ($10 per person), activity #10942.
Painting with Yara Stagner
Are you interested in finding your inner painter? Join the fun in this introductory class to oil and acrylic painting techniques. The class is offered on an ongoing basis on Mondays. Each class is $20 and no pre-registration is needed. New students can join at any time. Call instructor for supply list: 615-485-9839. The class meets from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. in Franklin. Skip 12/18-1/1.
Card Making with Varada
Perfect for a beginner or experienced paper crafter. Explore your creativity and learn how to create handmade, unique greeting cards using different techniques and holiday themes. Card Making with Varada meets Mondays, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (gift card holders 12/4 New Year’s party favors 12/11; New Year décor 12/18) or Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (gift card holders 12/2; New Year’s party favors 12/9; New Year décor 12/16) at the Williamson County Enrichment Center at Academy Park, 110 Everbright Ave. Open to ages 12 through adults. Register for these courses at www.wcparksandrec.com ($25 per class).
Adults can learn to draw in this drop-in class on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Williamson County Enrichment Center at Academy Park, 110 Everbright Ave. Learn the basics of drawing: perspective, value and texture. Each class will include a drawing exercise such as a face, animal or landscape. Classes are $15 each and will meet on Tuesdays (December 5-19). No advance registration is required-just pay the class fee at the front desk of the center.
Mindfulness is about improving our ability to enjoy the present. Practicing mindfulness can helps us gain focus and be more purposeful in where that focus takes our attention, power and action. Licensed therapist Melissa Herb will use classic rock and roll songs and writers like Carole King, Ringo Starr and James Taylor to teach how to use talents purposefully. Meets Fridays, December 1-22 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (#10801). The four-week course is $40, plus a supply fee of $5 payable to the instructor.
Guitar, Ukulele and Mandolin Lessons
Master guitarist John D’Amato offers private lessons on the guitar, ukulele and mandolin for all ages and skill levels. Lesson plans are created with the music and songs you want to play! Lessons are available on Fridays, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the new Williamson County Enrichment Center at Academy Park, 110 Everbright Ave. Thirty-minute private lessons are $30 each, payable monthly. Contact instructor John D’Amato at 615-394-1252.
Piano or Voice Lessons
Private weekly piano or voice lessons for adults with a focus on fun! For piano students, learn your way around the keyboard through a natural process, play songs with both hands and read music. Voice students will practice popular songs, breathing and vocal exercises as well as learn stage presence. Thirty-minute private lessons are available on Wednesdays or Saturdays. Contact instructor Lauren D’Amato at 615-394-1258 to reserve your class time. Meets at the Williamson County Enrichment Center at Academy Park, 110 Everbright Ave.
Williamson County Parks and Recreation is a public organization, here to benefit the community. Anyone may register for and participate in the department’s programs, teams, classes and events. For program registration, pass purchasing or additional information, visit www.wcparksandrec.com. You may also receive department information by “liking” Williamson County Parks and Recreation on Facebook; following us on Twitter at @wc_parksandrec or Instagram at @willcoparksandrec or on Pinterest or YouTube.