Continuing education

Have you been thinking of trying a new hobby or learning a language?

Forfar Association for Continuing Education has ideas for classes you can take during the winter months.

They hold several two-hour long classes at Forfar Academy on Monday and Tuesday nights and offer a computer class at the Community Education Centre, Montrose Road, on a Tuesday.

This is designed for people who have been gifted an ipad or computer by relatives and need help to get started. They can bring their own machine to learn on, with special emphasis on social media applications and internet. Or you can use a computer at the centre.

Barbara Robertson will teach Art Beginners on Monday night and Art Intermediate on Tuesdays. This is an ideal opportunity to try a new hobby or a new artistic technique.

The Association is pleased that Lynn Topping is back to teach Beginners’ French on Monday and Conversational French on Tuesday. This is an ideal opportunity to learn a new language or brush up on the French you learnt at school. Conversational is obviously for people who have more knowledge of the French language and who wish to practise and become more fluent speakers.

Calling keen anglers! Now is your opportunity to learn from Neil Anderson, a registered game angling instructor, how to tie the perfect fly, with a chance to pick up a few hints and tips on angling Neil’s class is on Monday,limited to 10 places.

The Woodcarving class is also on Monday night and Arthur Boath is keen to welcome members who have never tried this craft before. Basic tools and materials may be available to borrow in the first instance.

The jewellery class, also on Monday night, continues to be very popular and Sheila Roussel, Dundee, is keen to welcome anyone with an interest in this fascinating hobby. You will start on brass and copper but eventually will produce a unique piece of jewellery from sterling silver. No experience is necessary but materials will be extra and the class is limited to 10.

Woolcraft on Tuesdays, run by Ellie Fiddes was new last year. Ellie gives the class a comprehensive overview of uses of wool, including crochet and knitting. Materials will be extra.

Classes last 15 weeks and cost £55 and £50 (concession).