United States presidents, watercolour painting and gardening are the three fascinating weekly adult learning courses from the WEA (Workers Educational Association) that start in Rye next week.
Experienced lecturer Karen Chang returns to Rye to lead a new course called “US Presidents: the Office and the Men”. Over 10 weeks, starting on Monday January 8 at 2pm, the class will get to grips with just how and why the present incumbent of the White House should operate by looking back at how the US presidency works.
“Starting 200 years ago the North American colonies had a blank sheet of paper with no name for the country, no constitution and no leader,” says Karen. “We will look at how the country and the office of President were originally created, and then over each of the weekly two-hour sessions we will look at the individual lives of some of the men who have held office and shaped the role, which is now filled by Donald Trump.”
The class is at St Mary’s Centre in Lion Street, next to the Kino.
For those looking to kick-start or improve their artistic skills, Judy Sillem will be leading a popular course called “Practical Art: Watercolour Painting and Drawing” starting at 2pm on Wednesday January 10, also at St Mary’s Centre. The course is designed for all levels of experience from starters upwards and Judy will help everyone find their style and develop over the 10 weeks in a friendly environment.
Last, but far from least, Practical Gardening starts up a new term in Udimore Village Hall in Udimore at 11.15am on Friday January 12. Led by Jackie White, this course is designed for people of all levels of experience and also types and size of garden from a few window boxes to a large country garden. The emphasis on the course is to have fun while learning and to enjoy a nice cup of tea and some homemade cakes as everyone shares and learns from others’ experiences.
All three courses cost £86 for the 10 sessions and concessions may be available.
Book online at enrolonline.wea.org.uk or by calling Jackie White on 01424 815292 or Andy Stuart on 01797 223831. Otherwise, turn up on the day!
Photos courtesy WEA