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EdAdvance Foothills Adult & Continuing Education

Our Classes

Cell Phone Photography - Litchfield


with Harold Pantely

Calendar Oct 22, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Today, most people can use their cell phones as a camera for everyday use. Come learn how to use a cell phone as a camera with ease. Basic photo techniques are taught and adapted to cell phone usage. Discussion on composition, focus, angle, time of day and scenic techniques and unique and advanced cell phone features. Also learn how to preserve your important photos so they are not lost if something happens to your phone. Techniques are applicable to all cell phones regardless of make. 

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Celtic Wind (NEW) - Woodbury


with William Devlin

Calendar Oct 16, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Introduction to Irish history and music through penny whistle and/or flute. Learn how to hold and play tunes including Clan marches, jigs, regional tunes, slow airs, hornpipes and others. It is recommended to bring a penny whistle or flute to class. 

Full Course

Certified Nurse Aide


with Jen Rubbo

Learn the skills that will allow you to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA). Our 100-hour program consists of 52 hours of classroom time and 48 hours of clinical training. Completion will qualify you for the state certification examination (application fee included). PPD (Mantoux) and physical (within one year) are required prior to the first day of clinical. Call Foothills Adult Education 1-800-300-4781 Jen Rubbo x1118 for more details. Note: For those who need recertification you will need to call Prometric at 1-866-499-7485. Register at, Adult Education Enrichment, CNA Training w/full payment.

DAY classes - 9 weeks Wed/Thurs $900* 8:30-2:30pm Class at EdAdvance 8:00-2:00pm Valerie Manor Torrington A schedule will be handed out on the first day of class.

We also offer Evening Classes 11weeks dates tbd.

Pay in FULL or Payment schedule online via Credit Card (see detailed schedule at time of payment) OR Use our Payment Schedule (pay via cash only): $300 non-refundable deposit due at registration $300 due 1st night of class $300 due 1 month after start date. *This class is approved for WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) funding. Call 860-496-3500 for more information.

Chair Band Exercise for a Stronger You (New) - Litchfield
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Chair Band Exercise for a Stronger You (New) - Litchfield


with William Fahy

Calendar Oct 15, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This course will show participants the benefits of chair exercises for all ages and activity types. You will get a routine with simple exercises to ease into harder exercise with more resistance for a well-balanced program sitting or standing. Participants should wear loose fitting clothing. Bands will be provided for in class use. 

Charcoal Drawing with ShawnaLee - Southbury


with Shawna Lee Kwashnak

Calendar Nov 26, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Experience the drama and mystery of charcoal while learning drawing skills. Participants will gain an understanding of charcoals, the different kinds of charcoal, their techniques and artist uses. Instructor will contact participants with a supply list prior to the first class. There is a $10 one time contribution to class demonstration materials payable to the instructor on the first night of class.

Christmas in Newport - Litchfield

Calendar Dec 15, 2019 at 7 am

We will visit 2 of the most magnificent mansions in Newport: The Breakers and Marble House. The Breakers is the grandest of Newport’s “cottages” and is the sumptuous mansion of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt. Enjoy magnificently decorated rooms, poinsettias, charming ornaments, trees, and wreaths. The Marble House is the magnificent mansion of William Vanderbilt and is inspired by Versailles. Exquisite marble Corinthian columns with holiday decorations fill the mansion with beauty. Upon arrival at each mansion, everyone receives an audio guide so you can walk through at your leisure listening to the story of the mansion. We will also enjoy a delightful Sunday Brunch at the Atlantic Resort, a beautiful new hotel on the water in Middletown RI. Sample menu: Salads, omelet and carving stations, selection of hot and cold entrees, breakfast and lunch items, pastries and beverage.

Full Course

Clay Wine Stopper (NEW) - Woodbury


with Laurie Lynn Zlotowski

Calendar Oct 30, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Create your very own clay bead handles in this workshop. Great for beginners! We will make a wine bottle stopper or bottle opener. Leave with your finished creation that evening. There is a material fee of $15 payable (cash only) to the instructor on the night of class.

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Coaching for Life - Southbury


with Rebeca Espinosa-Reyes

Calendar Oct 16, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This course is a personal journey of transformation and discovery of yourself and your goals. Participants will explore values, beliefs, and personality qualities. Likewise, participants will discover diversity skills and techniques to build their motivation, confidence, and expertise.

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