$50 for $100 Worth of Adult Skills and Enrichment Classes at Colorado Free University


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In a Nutshell

Learn everything from how to speak a foreign language or play a musical instrument to how to work with wood or buy real estate

The Fine Print

Expires Dec 18th, 2013. Limit 1 per person. Registration required 48hr before first class. Extra fee for course materials. Valid only for students who haven't taken a class in the last 6 months. Single person may use voucher for multiple classes. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, but teach him to genetically engineer his own fish and—by the gods, what has science done? Evolve your mind with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • $50 for $100 worth of adult skills and enrichment classes
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Colorado Free University

John Hand had a theory: for any problem a person might have, someone in their local community has a solution. To that end, he founded Colorado Free University, continuing a tradition that began with the Denver Free University of the 1970s and early '80s. Whereas the Denver Free University was created as a political move to make education more accessible, the Colorado incarnation sets its sights on simple personal betterment, becoming more of a learning network than a school. All of its teachers are independent contractors culled from the local community, and together they helm skill-based and enrichment classes for adults, spanning a range of artistic, humanitarian, and business disciplines.

Students can receive training in foreign languages or ASL, business or digital marketing, or acting, visual arts, or woodworking. The school's facilities also accommodate CompuSkills computer-training classes, which progress from basic sessions in computer operation to advanced sessions in photoshopping a ghost out of a family portrait. There are cooking classes, foreign language courses, and style classes, all of which turn out well-rounded pupils. The campus's 89-seat John Hand Theater, meanwhile, hosts intimate performances from local Firehouse Theater Company and Spotlight Theatre Company.

Classes and lessons, from horseback riding to wine tasting