Get creative with Theresa Wilson!

NCE Spring 17 classes-209Meet one of our newest instructors, Theresa Wilson, who will be leading two classes with us this Summer: Beginning Sewing: Pajama Pants and Upcycled Greeting Cards. Theresa recently moved to Nashville from Germany where she still occasionally works as a costume designer! We think you’ll love her friendly, creative spirit so sign up for her classes soon before they fill!

What neighborhood or area of town do you live in?
Belmont-Hillsboro

Why do you teach at Nashville Community Education?
Because I am passionate about my work and love sharing my knowledge and artistic skill with interested people excited to learn.

If you weren’t teaching a class, what class would you be taking OR what class are you taking in addition to teaching?
There are so many classes I’d like to take. They all seem very interesting, but if I’d have to choose one it would probably be Pottery by Hand and Wheel. I’ve always been fascinated by this skill/art/craft.

What is one thing you wish people knew about NCE?
I’d like people to know what an amazing work the staff provides. They are extremely helpful, efficient and open minded, which makes teaching a course rewarding and fun.

What’s one thing we would be surprised to learn about you? (that we can’t read in your bio)
At the age of 19 I traveled around the world for a year with my best friend living out of a backpack.

When you aren’t teaching a class with us, how are you spending your time?
I work as a costume designer in Europe and love being outdoors in my free time.

What’s the last book, podcast, or blog you read or listened to?
The current book I am reading is called  A Little History of the World by Ernst Gombrich.

You are new to Nashville, what do you love the most about the city?
The friendliness of the people, Sevier Park and greenways.

 

 

 

Dan Harrell, the garden guru!

DanDan Harrell, from the UT/TSU Extension, will be leading our From Seed to Table Gardening series this summer. We can’t wait to learn more about raised beds, vegetables, pests, the Richland Park Library seed catalog and more! Our Executive Director will be leading the last class – a cooking demonstration using ingredients from our garden or local farmers! The class filled within days, but make sure to get on the wait list!

Let’s learn a little more about Dan before the class starts:

What neighborhood or area of town do you live in?
West Meade

Profession: Agriculture Extension Agent

Why do you teach at Nashville Community Education?
Nashville is a vibrant city with a forward thinking population and I am privileged to serve in this community.

Although you are teaching a class, what have you learned through students or others?
Everything I teach I have learned from others.

What is one thing you wish people knew about NCE?
What a wonderful opportunity it is.

When you aren’t teaching a class with us, how are you spending your time?
I am at one of my children’s sporting events.

What’s the last book, podcast, or blog you read or listened to?
“The Eye Of The Needle” by Ken Follett

 

Meet an Instructor: Lee Isenberg

Outdoor Photo
Lee Isenberg is new to NCE and excited to share his knowledge with you in our Basic Car Maintenance class on Monday evenings at the Cohn School. Learn a little more about Lee here and register for his class online – hurry, spaces will fill fast!

 

 

What neighborhood or area of town do you live in?:
Brentwood, near Cool Springs

If you weren’t teaching a class, what class would you be taking?
Upholstery & Basic First Aid

What is one thing you wish people knew about NCE?
All of the locations & all of the offerings. It’s a wonderful place!

What’s one thing we would be surprised to learn about you? 
I used to teach skateboarding to 7-8 year olds.

When you aren’t teaching a class with us, how are you spending your time?
Working as a caregiver, learning & repairing things at home.

What’s the last book, podcast, or blog you read or listened to?
“13 Hours” & I listen to NPR 90.3fm public radio.

If you are from Nashville (Lee’s been here 38 years!), what’s one thing that transplants would be surprised to know about the city?
We have an old Nascar race track at the fairgrounds.

Favorite back road to get around town?
Granny White Pike to Radnor Lake.