It’s never too late to learn a new skill. Between the ever-increasing pace of digital acceleration and lessening spaces between work and leisure, it can be difficult to carve out some time for pure learning.

The Toronto District School Board has an ongoing commitment to serve more than the under-18 set. Today, nearly 30,000 adult learners join 1700 general interest classes to take up a hobby, learn a skill and meet people in their communities. Classes are affordable, local, and incredibly relevant. Registration for the fall semester is now available. Here are our picks:

Art History: Modern

Survey the key movements of modern art from 1850 to the present. Discover how modern art went from landscape painting, to abstraction, to seeing urinals in galleries. Discuss important artists and movements, such as Impressionism, Cubism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Conceptual, Postmodernism, and Contemporary.

Drawing For People Who Can’t Draw

Focus on looking, seeing, form, perspective, composition, line and shading techniques, and texture. Get ready to draw a variety of subject matter using pencil, charcoal, conté, pen and ink and coloured pencils.

Career Exploration & Decision Making

Are you ready to start your career or make a career change but unsure of which direction to take? Qualified counselling will provide the professional tools needed in determining your career path. Take part in interpreting standardized assessments and uncovering which careers suit your unique blend of interests, aptitudes, skills and values.

Start Your Own Business – Workshop

Are you an entrepreneur? This interactive course will assist you in making your decision to pursue self-employment. Topics include assessing your entrepreneurial potential; analyzing the viability of your business idea; understanding the importance

and the components of a business plan; introduction to market research, promotion and marketing. Business registration and types of ownerships will be discussed as well as common challenges and problem-solving solutions to move your business towards the start-up phase.

Creative Writing: Memoirs

You will have the opportunity to submit several pieces of work for class discussion and critique. Discussions about contemporary memoirs will illustrate a variety of approaches to memoir writing.

Yoga: Kundalini/Hatha-Beginner/Intermediate

This course is a fusion of the Hatha and Kundalini styles of yoga. Explore breathing and relaxation techniques as well as the mental, physical and spiritual aspects of the yoga tradition. This course is designed for beginner to intermediate level students, and it’s a really good deal if we do say so ourselves.

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