Intuitive Painting. Weekend workshop in Reston, June 7-8, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., introduces students to a process of painting as a means for self-expression, moving through creative blocks and finding an authentic voice. Cost is $175. Call Judith Forst at 703-860-0551. Email to

Reston Garden Club. Group meets regularly for luncheons, trips and workshops. For more information, call president Ellen Douglas at 703-716-0623.

Pastel Drawing. Reston resident Carol Berman will help students to learn the medium and improve drawing skills on Thursday mornings, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. There is room for a few more students at her Reston studio. Cost is $15 per session. Call 703-437-9068.

Self-Defense. Classes meet every Sunday at the YMCA, from 4-5:30 p.m. Other classes meet 1-2 hours twice a week: Wednesday, from 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Saturdays, from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The program is recognized by the Police Martial Arts Association and the American Jujitsu Association. Call 703-435-3824, or the YMCA program manager, Todd Morris, at 703-742-8800.

Wee Play. Explore the wonders of spring at Wee Play, a weekly playgroup class. Play at the rice table, make a simple craft, listen to flannel board and puppet stories, shake the parachute, play with bean bags, hoops or balls, and then enjoy a snack with friends. Wee Play is located at the Classical Ballet Academy in Herndon. Classes meet once a week for 10 weeks. Class times are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. Call Kathy Brennan at 703-403-8699 to register.

Artist Lassie Corbett is offering classes for children and adults at Herndon Old Town Gallery-A Place to Paint, 720 Lynn St., Herndon. Creative mixed media, beginning watercolor class, watercolor basics class for those with some experience, workshop and critique for advanced students. Oriental brush painting on Thursday afternoons. Call 703-435-1888. Visit

Gentle Adult Yoga Classes. Classes are held in Reston at Brown's Chapel. Beginners level. Class schedule is ongoing. Mondays, from 10-11:30 a.m. and from 7-8:30 p.m.; Thursdays from 7:45-9:15 p.m. Simple breathing, stretching and deep relaxation techniques are taught. Cost is $60/monthly. Children's Yoga. Thursday, May 29, at 10:30 a.m. at Sierra's Café in Great Falls. Cost is $5. Ongoing classes will follow. Registration required. Call 703-476-2827.

Lamaze Childbirth Classes. Certified Lamaze instructor at the YMCA in Reston. A series of five classes are offered on Tuesday nights, from 7-9 p.m. Call 703-631-4629 for a schedule and to register.

Free Conversational English Classes. All levels are being offered at Washington Plaza Baptist Church, 1615 Washington Plaza, Reston. Call 703-471-5225.

ESL Courses. Reston Community Center offers English as A Second Language (ESL) courses for adults with beginning to intermediate levels of proficiency in English. The courses will cover basic grammar, conversation, pronunciation and writing. Classes are targeted to people age 16 and older. Students are required to take a free Assessment Test before they can attend a class. The fee is $20 for people who live or work in Reston and $87 for all others. For information on assessment testing, class locations, dates and times, call the Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500 (TTY/V).