Arts & Humanities: Adult Classes

Beginner Guitar, Level One
The YMCA welcomes Ann Arbor guitarist, musician and popular performer Shari Kane as the instructor of this adult beginning guitar class. Learning to play a musical instrument is not only fun, but it has long been known to exercise the brain and promote coordination and musicality. Join us for this class and receive all the benefits! Through learning to play popular songs we will learn how to play chords and change them smoothly. We'll also learn several strumming patterns and begin learning how to finger pick. Please bring your own guitar - either electric or acoustic will be fine. No experience is necessary. Age 17 and up.

Continuing Guitar
Shari Kane teaches this class for students who have had a beginner Guitar class at the Y or elsewhere for at least one session and who have some basic technique. Students must have their own guitars, either acoustic or electric. Ages 14 and up.


Click here for a link to the Quilting for a Cause: a group that meets weekly to make quilts for the homeless.  Supplies are included.


Art 10. Holiday Card Making Workshop (Ages 10 and up) – New!
Join us as we get crafty and create unique holiday cards! We will have a variety of ideas for making cards that will please and surprise your family and friends. All materials will be provided. Sunday, November 23, 2014. 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Art 11. DIY Holiday Ornaments (ages 13 and up) – New!Join us for this hands-on workshop and create your own holiday ornaments that you will hang again and again! We have lots of ideas and we’ll supply all the materials, so just come and have fun.Sunday, December 7, 2014. 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Art 12. Edible Holiday Gifts (Ages 13 and up) –New!
Skip the holiday shopping rush this year and treat your loved ones to a homemade holiday gift. Join us for this workshop where we’ll show you how to make lovely baking kits packaged in mason jars – perfect for everyone on your shopping list this holiday season! There will be plenty of ideas and you’ll come away with your own creation. Materials will be provided. Sunday, December 7, 3:30-5:30 p.m.