other places you can find such classes, Try the "workshop, tutorial and classes" subforum in CS, The Photographic Society of Singapore and SAFRA Photographic Club. Google if you don't know how to find them.
Go read up a book or two, and/or look up videos on Youtube (eg. "Photography one on one" on youtube). These are all cheap or free. Then the most important part comes in.... shoot, shoot and shoot. Then review and read/view again to re-emphasize what has been taught/learnt.
Im newbie too. I just joined Basic digital photography course at PSS(photography society of Singapore). Try to browse their web page and decide what is ur interest.
For me its a gud place for beginners.