Classes

Do you want to keep your mind and body sharp? Our core program is our outstanding and diverse offerings of dozens of weekly classes (about half our usual amount during the pandemic), including classes in movement, the humanities, and the arts. 

Most Fall 2021 Classes began the week of Sept. 27, and many are still welcoming new people to join.   

33 weekly class series are happening in-person at MSAC, outdoors at two great locations, and on-line (Zoom, phone option also available). Two thirds are movement classes; the remainder are in the Arts, Humanities, Writing and Cooking. Most classes are also open to people under age 50, and are all open to people who live in any town in or out of state. Please contact us at msac@montpelier-vt.org if you have questions or need help to enroll. If you’re running into any problems with the online system related to fees or membership, just let us know. 

Click for:

Fall Registration Form     Fall Class Descriptions   Instructor Bios  (copies in our side entrance, too)  

Drop-in Groups   

Proposal Form for New Class Series   

Proposal Form for a Presentation / Event / Workshop

Current COVID guidelines affecting MSAC operations can be read here and will be updated when they change.  

If you need help with Zoom, please click here for some helpful information or attend one of our trainings in a future month or check out Technology for Tomorrow online classes. If you’d like more help, contact us so we can assist you. Or let us know if you need help for other technology questions! Link to online registration is also below.

Membership gives you the lowest rates on all classes! If you were a member of MSAC in FY20 or FY21 (through June 30, 2021), you will NOW need to renew your membership to qualify for membership rates on Summer and Fall classes, and new members can join.  Membership renewals went out in May. Many classes are open to the public and city employees, but non-members pay higher rates!

There are four ways to sign up for classes: 1) print a registration form, fill it out, and drop it off in our lockbox in the side entrance. 2) mail your completed registration form to 58 Barre Street to arrive by September 2. 3) register online, calling 223-2518 or emailing msac@montpelier-vt.org if you need a user-id and password. 4.) Stop by during our business hours to register in person. 

We are providing printed copies in our side entrance. You can also print your own copies at home or call us if you need one mailed.

Register online for Fall classes online starting 9/7, 9:30am
Fall 2021 Registration Form to Print
Spring 2021 Program Guide - Fall update coming someday - See link above for adult class descriptions (PDF)
Apply for Financial Aid (PDF)

Active Living and Wellness:
Our classes can help you stay fit and active! Consider one of our yoga classes, ranging in difficulty to suit every need. Get your body moving in our popular Pilates classes. Strengthen your muscles in our Bone Builders classes or practice the ancient art of Tai Chi. Our movement instructors are experts in their fields.

Performing, Culinary and Fine Arts:
Get in touch with your inner Picasso. Learn to cook for taste and health. Play a new instrument. Build something out of clay! With our performing, culinary and fine arts courses our instructors will teach you the basics and then let you go wild.

Humanities and Arts:
Learn to use the computer or get a handle on your finances.What exactly goes into composing a film score? We bring in topic experts to teach you all the nitty gritty details.

Drop in Groups  Click here for our current list of drop-in offerings that include in-person and online options. Most meet weekly and are free; some accept donations. Current groups include many related to writing, music, books, discussions, table-top games, crafting, walking and more! Maybe you have an idea for a new Drop-in group you'd like to facilitate/organize, or know someone who can! . 

Private classes by some of our instructors

While we continue through the next phase of the pandemic, some of our talented instructors are offering remote classes independently / privately, and we are pleased to provide this list that gets updated periodically. Click here. Please support them while keeping yourself engaged and active! Some instructors will continue teaching privately (only), and some will be doing a combination of MSAC and private classes. Ask us if you are confused about any particular teacher!