Classes for adults in Richmond, VA

Broaden your horizons with these programs around the River City

Outside shot of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.

Experiment with a new art form at VisArts.

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Want to learn something new? Whether you want to expand your knowledge or master a new skill, check out these classes geared towards adults around the River City.

📚 Back to school

VMFA, 200 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd.
Explore art history through single or multiple session classes. Class topics include art from the Middle Ages, the Gothic movement, and architecture in Iberia.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 421 Westhampton Way
Participants in this UR program geared towards adults ages 50 and up can join for $75/year and take courses in history, science, and the arts.

VCU Higher Education Program, 1015 Floyd Ave.
Adults ages 60 and up can take up to three non-credit courses per semester, often with tuition-free. Pro tip: Check out more activities just for older adults in our guide.

🎨 Get crafty

Richmond Parks and Recreation, multiple locations
From loom weaving to guitar to clay sculpting and candle-making, Parks and Recreation has something for everyone in its adult programming. Search the offerings.

Richmond Public Library, multiple locations
RPL offers a rotating lineup of classes, often for free. Try your hand at crochet or learn how to use a sewing machine — just check the calendar.

Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 W. Main St.
Sign up for a multi-week class or try out a new art form at an intensive. Pro tip: VisArts members get discounts and early access to registration.

Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd.
Register to paint, pick up an instrument, or make your own jewelry.

🥘 Cook something up

Mise En Place, 104 Shockoe Slip
The in-person classes at this cooking school tend to fill up quickly, so keep an eye on the offerings. There’s also a free online class coming up for Earth Day.

The Kitchen Classroom, 9018 W. Broad St.
Spice up your culinary routine with a class on making pasta from scratch, mastering French classics, or serving big flavors on a small budget.

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