Free school! Here in San Diego I have been taking a plethora of courses at Continuing Education in Point Loma. The building is brand spanking new, the classrooms are stocked with top of the line equipment, it’s clean, and it’s green. I am so impressed with the place that a one-day jewelry-making affair has turned into four-day-a-week, four-hour courses with enthusiastic teachers and hilarious students (mostly senior citizens). Drawing and painting on Monday and Tuesday mornings involve loose instruction and strict critique, textile surface design (sewing made fun) on Thursdays is a ladies-only social complete with fresh baked goods, giveaways, and –I kid you not- show and tell, and jewelry making is a fast-paced, serious endeavor with lots of techniques to learn.
You might have free school near you!? Google “continuing ed” and see what you find.