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The cover of the fall 2022 Arlington Community Education catalog features the painting 'Fall House' by cover-artist contest winner Boriana Kantcheva.

The Arlington Community Education (ACE) Fall 2022 catalog is available for preview at and lists hundreds of classes for adults, youth and families.

Registration opened at noon Tuesday, Aug. 9. Catalogs are on the way to Arlington addresses and may also be viewed online. Most classes begin the last week of September.

At left is the cover of the fall catalog featuring the painting 'Fall House' by cover-artist contest winner Boriana Kantcheva.

There are more than 250 adult classes, with a mix of in-person, outdoor and online options.

Adult evening classes will take place Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the new building at Arlington High School, on Thursdays at Gibbs School, plus during the day at the new Arlington Community Center (formerly the Senior Center) and other locations around town. ACE has 30 new adult instructors this fall  and more than 75 new classes such as origami, food photography, German, fermentation, storytelling and expressive dance.

Hard-copy catalogs are available for free in bins near the Capitol Theater and near Trader Joes. One may view class listings and also register for all classes online. Many classes fill quickly, and under-enrolled classes usually are canceled, so ACE officials advise reserving spots early. 

ACE Kids classes will be held after school at all campuses. New classes include art and theater in Spanish, ninja warriors, hip hop dance, digital photography and creative role playing. There are also evening and weekend offerings, college planning and Driver’s Education for high schoolers, and more than a dozen family classes for adults and children to take together.

This term’s catalog features artwork by Cover Art Contest winner Boriana Kantcheva. Originally from Bulgaria, she has lived and worked in the Boston area for more than 20 years. She is director of visual arts at Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown. her newest gouache on paper paintings are inspired by the book Into the Forest by Jean Hegland. They are imagined journeys into the myth, wonder and danger of the natural world. In “Fall House,” the forest becomes a source of inspiration and comfort, offering a place of peaceful introspection, and a child-like longing to return to a more natural state. View more of her paintings and prints at

“The ACE staff was captivated by the intricate details and the lush color palette of Boriana’s painting,” said ACE Director Jen Rothenberg. “We chose her work because of how the complexity of her imagery compels you to take a closer look.” 

Visit the ACE website or send an email to CommunityEd at or call 781-316-3568 for more information. Arlington Community Education is a program of the Arlington Public Schools that is completely supported by tuition paid for courses. ACE provides affordable education and enrichment for residents of Arlington and its surrounding communities. 

Thiss news announcement was published Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, based on a news release from Lisa Cohen of Arlington Community Education.

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