Summer School brightens day

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on October 6, 2020

ALBANY Summer School organisers are encouraging residents to ‘have an adventure’ and sign up for next year’s program of more than 50 classes.

President Annie Sanders said some of last year’s favourites, including macrame and poetry writing, were back again for the January 4-15 program as well as some brand new ones.

This includes a Titanic-themed cooking class, a managing back and neck pain class, guitar lessons, a wildlife welfare class, and sessions around botanical printing, watercolours, African drumming, natural fibre basketry, writing books and line dancing.

Ms Sanders said there was something for everyone.

“It’s a great way to try something for a short term. You’re not stuck with it for a year or six months. It’s a couple of classes and if you don’t like it, you can try something else,” she said.

“I tried botanical watercolours one year which is so not me, and I loved it.

“Sometimes it’s just nice to try.”

Ms Sanders has seen friendships formed at summer school blossom over the years and encouraged people to sign up and expand their horizons too.

“It’s mainly for adults, some classes are for teenagers 14 and older, and it’s a great way to meet new people and learn new skills,” she said.

“We have lots of options and people can do it on their own or in a group…we want people to have a little adventure.”

Enrolments are open now and can be completed online at