adventures for lifelong learners
Your Community House is not just for children. Are you looking for a creative outlet, a way to enrich your mind or just something to do while your child is in a class? We offer a range of art classes, sports programs, and fitness and exercise classes geared toward adults. You’re never too old to learn something new, pursue a lifelong interest or keep your body moving!
programs for adults
ENRICHMENT AND EDUCATION
Floral Design 101 will give you all the basics of floral design including design rules and flower care, as well as the confidence to discover your own floral design style. Each session will focus on one of the fundamental elements of floral design, as well as provide time for the students to learn about and work, hands-on, with different types of flowers including garden varieties, bulbs, and exotics.
Ceramics: All Levels
From a lump of clay to a finished vessel, all the steps of centering, shaping, trimming, decorating and glazing are covered during the semester. All adults are welcome, from complete novice through more experienced. Beginners concentrate on making, decorating and glazing basic forms both functional or non-functional. Students with previous experience may advance at their own pace, learning more complex forms and glazing techniques.
Learn something new or refine your skills at our adult ballet classes.
Adult Guitar Lessons
Gain or hone a skill this summer with feedback that you can’t get online. An instructor who has been teaching guitar for more than a decade will guide you, in a 30-minute lesson each week. Flexible options are available to fit your schedule, speak to the instructor for advice. All skill levels welcome.
Private Music Classes
Choose one instrument or many! Learn how to SING and/or PLAY piano, violin, drums, ukulele, bass guitar, banjo, mandolin and percussion, all in a fun and creative way! Our unique approach is structured entirely around the student’s needs. Regardless of age or skill level, we educate our students with a strong musical foundation, learning the theory as well as the fundamentals of music! Ages 3 years to adult are welcome!
Adult Improv Classes
Be yourself, be in the moment, just...be. It takes work to break down the barriers we adults learn to build around ourselves and simply connect with another person but who says that hard work can’t be fun? Improv - even for non-performers-is a proven way to learn to trust your instincts, commit fully to a moment, and celebrate mistakes.
Founded in 2001, Anything PAWZible was created with the family dog owner in mind. We offer a variety of group classes, aimed at every stage of life for you and your dog. Having been based in the city of many years, we are thrilled to now have a teaching venue in the suburbs - here at Winnetka Community House! Our methods and techniques are founded in positive reinforcement - and fun for both you and your dog. It's never too late to improve your relationship with your dog... Because Anything is PAWZible.
Big Sky Dog Training
These classes are designed to review commands and increases the difficulty of exercises (commands) by extending the time and distance for each command. At each lesson, you will be able to focus on your concerns, like housebreaking, chewing, and barking to name a few. This class will teach you how to effectively train your dog while getting your dog to merge into your schedule and lifestyle.
Creative Paws teaches the basics of obedience including sit, down, stand, recall (coming when called), stay and heel - everything your companion dog needs to know? Both verbal commands and hand signals will be used. Dogs of any age may take this class. Positive reinforcement techniques will be used, so please bring food rewards or a small toy with you to class. No retractable leashes allowed.
Karate IV +
Adult Taekwondo +
Drop-In Pickleball — Adults
Open Gym for Basketball — Teens and Adults
FITNESS & EXERCISE
Better with Age: Senior Strength
Improve Your Posture
Focus on Stability: Balance Training
Survive Strong: Cancer-Related Fatigue Program