Young adult classes at YMCA

As part of the early fall class session, the Wilton Family Y is offering several new enrichment programs for young adults.

Chess Class is taught by the Chess Club of Fairfield County, which provides professional teachers and elite chess players to deliver the curriculum, which was created by Scholastic Director Daniel Lowinger. The class is designed to build logical and critical thinking, develop patience   concentration and connect students with the evolution of chess strategy. A beginner level for eight- to 10-year-olds is scheduled for Tuesdays 4:30-5:30, and an intermediate level for ages 10-13 meets Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30.  The cost is $170 for Y members, $270 for program members.

A Young Artists series of classes includes Cartooning for ages 7-11 on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30, which explores a variety of cartoon art following the style of classic animation characters; Drawing People for ages 9-11 on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30, which focuses on creating realistic portraits of human figures; and Water Coloring for ages 8-11 on Fridays from 3:30-4:30, which teaches techniques for still life and landscape led by a professional artist. All art class fees are $165 for Y members, $265 for program members.

Berlitz Learning Center language classes will be offered in beginning German, Mandarin and Italian for ages 14-18 from Sept. 2 through Dec. 20.  Instructors focus on basic vocabulary and conversational techniques as well as cultural aspects of the country.  German class meets Mondays, 4:30-5:30; Mandarin meets Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30; and Italian on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30. The cost for the 15-week session of each language class is $325 for Y members, $450 for program members.

For more information, contact Y Afterschool and Teen Directors Laura Koellmer at 203-762-8384, ext. 293/ or Geoff Malyszka at 203-762-8384, ext.  224/

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