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Discover Your Next educational experience. Add a new skill, pursue a hobby or try something you always wanted to learn. Explore a growing variety of in person and online classes by category below. Questions? Contact the Amava Learns Team.

Arts

Pursue your creative side.

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How to Paint
Simple title, in-depth course led by an expert! After exploring the painter’s toolkit and fundamentals, Professor Ricky...
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Drawing for the Absolute Beginner
If you're looking for a way to get started, start with the fundamentals of drawing. You'll become familiar with paper...
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Annie Liebovitz Teaches Photography
In her first online photography class, Annie Liebovitz shows that what makes a picture stunning isn’t the gear or...
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Malcolm Gladwell Teaches Writing
Gladwell, the renowned storyteller and best-selling author of "Blink" and "The Tipping Point," is teaching his first...
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Gabriela Cámara Teaches Mexican Cooking
A “star of modern Mexican cuisine,” Gabriela Cámara brings her local, sustainable twist to time-honored traditions....
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Music in the Theater
Opera, operetta, and Broadway style productions marry singing, acting, stagecraft and orchestra to produce aesthetic...

Hobbies & Leisure

Follow your fascinations.

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Ron Finley Teaches Gardening
When Ron Finley first grew a garden on a curbside dirt strip, he got cited—and then a warrant was issued for his...
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Annie Liebovitz Teaches Photography
In her first online photography class, Annie Liebovitz shows that what makes a picture stunning isn’t the gear or...
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Serena Williams Teaches Tennis
Serena Williams, the world's #1 ranked women's tennis player and winner of 23 Grand Slam singles titles, teaches you...
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Gabriela Cámara Teaches Mexican Cooking
A “star of modern Mexican cuisine,” Gabriela Cámara brings her local, sustainable twist to time-honored traditions....
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Beginner Photography Bundle
Save time stringing together the classes you need to get the basics of photography covered all in one place. Creative...
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The Photography Starter Kit for Beginners
Photography techniques, terminology and equipment can seem complicated and intimidating at first. But after a few hours...
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Business

Cultivate your career.

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Turn Your Etsy Shop into a Sales Machine
Join creative marketing guru Lisa Jacobs for three in-depth sessions on how to use Etsy as it’s meant to be used - as a...
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Smart PR for Artists and Entrepreneurs
Join media strategist and best selling author Ryan Holiday for his course on how to create smart, savvy and provocative...
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Workflow, Time Management and Productivity...
Do any of these common myths about creatives sound familiar to you? "Creatives are inherently disorganized. They’ll...
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Build a Successful Creative Blog
Join the founder of Blacksburg Belle and author of Marketing for Creatives April Bowles-Olin for a comprehensive course...
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Adobe Photoshop 101
Instructor Ben Willmore will show you how to use the most important features of Adobe Photoshop by working through...
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Transcription Certification and Training
The benefits of a transcription career include having the ability to work from home, set your own schedule, and work...

General Education

Learn for learning’s sake.

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Dr. Jane Goodall Teaches Conservation
In her first ever online class, Dr. Jane Goodall teaches how you can conserve the environment. She also shares her...
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Music in the Theater
Opera, operetta, and Broadway style productions marry singing, acting, stagecraft and orchestra to produce aesthetic...
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Philip Roth's "The Plot Against America"
Philip Roth's great 2004 novel "The Plot Against America" begins in an alternate 1940s universe. It's a world where...
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The Birth of the Musical Baroque
The Baroque is a style of music, dance, architecture and the fine arts that flourished in Europe, beginning in the early...
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How to Look at and Understand Great Art
Master the critical ways of seeing to truly comprehend a work of art. Learn about color, line, illusion, perspective,...
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Guide to Birding in North America
This course delves into the history of birdwatching in the U.S., from the early naturalists of the 18th century to...
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Health & Wellness

Focus on what matters.

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The Power of Happiness
After studying the underlying patterns that drive our behavior for 4 years, Vanessa Van Edwards has come up with a...
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Serena Williams Teaches Tennis
Serena Williams, the world's #1 ranked women's tennis player and winner of 23 Grand Slam singles titles, teaches you...
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Ron Finley Teaches Gardening
When Ron Finley first grew a garden on a curbside dirt strip, he got cited—and then a warrant was issued for his...
Class
Dr. Jane Goodall Teaches Conservation
In her first ever online class, Dr. Jane Goodall teaches how you can conserve the environment. She also shares her...
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Gabriela Cámara Teaches Mexican Cooking
A “star of modern Mexican cuisine,” Gabriela Cámara brings her local, sustainable twist to time-honored traditions....
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Food Gardening
Get started right away! From sprouts and microgreens to windowsill herb gardens and other edible container gardens, you...

Languages

Expand your communication options.

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Train to Teach English Abroad or Online
To teach English as a Foreign Language in a non-native English speaking country (or online to a non-native speaker), a...
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Interpersonal Communication
Explore examples of verbal and nonverbal habits, effective listening, differences in conversation styles, and conflict...
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Instant Italian
This dynamic course will teach you how to express yourself comfortably in Italian. You'll learn practical, everyday words...
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Conversational Japanese
Whether you want to learn conversational Japanese for future travel or just as a new way to connect with people, you'll...
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Beginning Conversational French
Learning Conversational French will make your visit to France or the fabulous new French restaurant in town an experience...
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Speed Spanish
Imagine yourself speaking, reading and writing Spanish. You will learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together...
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Professional Development

Strengthen your skills.

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Annie Liebovitz Teaches Photography
In her first online photography class, Annie Liebovitz shows that what makes a picture stunning isn’t the gear or...
Class
Malcolm Gladwell Teaches Writing
Gladwell, the renowned storyteller and best-selling author of "Blink" and "The Tipping Point," is teaching his first...
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Robin Roberts Teaches Effective & Authentic...
Robin Roberts, the Emmy-winning “Good Morning America” co-anchor, shares how she creates unforgettable moments...
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Smart PR for Artists and Entrepreneurs
Join media strategist and best selling author Ryan Holiday for his course on how to create smart, savvy and provocative...
Class
Workflow, Time Management and Productivity...
Do any of these common myths about creatives sound familiar to you? "Creatives are inherently disorganized. They’ll...
Class
Build a Successful Creative Blog
Join the founder of Blacksburg Belle and author of Marketing for Creatives April Bowles-Olin for a comprehensive course...

Science & Technology

Study up on bits and bytes.

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Introduction to the Medical Laboratory
This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of working in a medical laboratory. Observe how to perform common lab...
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Introduction to QuickBooks Online
This QuickBooks course will teach you how to manage your business financials with QuickBooks Online. This powerful...
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Introduction to Programming
Take your first steps toward a career as a computer programmer! In this course, you'll learn to use Just BASIC, a free...
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Introduction to PC Security
This course will quickly bring you up to speed on the fundamentals of PC and network security and highlight what you can...
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Introduction to Networking
This class explains networking basics for those with no experience. It introduces how networks have become so important...
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Introduction to Mobile Security
Mobile devices are particularly vulnerable to cyber attacks, so learn to keep them safe. This course covers the...
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Personal Development

Cultivate your interests.

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Annie Liebovitz Teaches Photography
In her first online photography class, Annie Liebovitz shows that what makes a picture stunning isn’t the gear or...
Class
Serena Williams Teaches Tennis
Serena Williams, the world's #1 ranked women's tennis player and winner of 23 Grand Slam singles titles, teaches you...
Class
Malcolm Gladwell Teaches Writing
Gladwell, the renowned storyteller and best-selling author of "Blink" and "The Tipping Point," is teaching his first...
Class
Ron Finley Teaches Gardening
When Ron Finley first grew a garden on a curbside dirt strip, he got cited—and then a warrant was issued for his...
Class
Dr. Jane Goodall Teaches Conservation
In her first ever online class, Dr. Jane Goodall teaches how you can conserve the environment. She also shares her...
Class
Gabriela Cámara Teaches Mexican Cooking
A “star of modern Mexican cuisine,” Gabriela Cámara brings her local, sustainable twist to time-honored traditions....
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