Learning From Home: Satisfy Your Mind!
Brush up on an old skill or develop an entirely new one
They say we don’t stop learning because we grow old … we grow old because we stop learning.
And what a great way to “keep learning” when your calendar has magically cleared up! Use this time to learn something new, or improve a skill from the experts.
Invite your laptop to lunch every Wednesday for the Science Museum’s Lunch Break Science program: the most fascinating topics with the most brainy people.
- History nerds: satisfy your cravings with a whole bunch of lectures from The American Civil War Museum and the Virginia Museum of History & Culture. Pick from the archives, or tune into all their new stuff.
- Get your creative juices flowing with the VisArts Center of Richmond – from painting to photography to, yes, sandal making.
- Take your culinary skills up a notch with the masters themselves: Mise En Place is offering virtual cooking classes … and you get to use your very own oven.
- Take an online music lesson from local Richmond musician, Brian Mahne.
- Learn a new language with a personal tutor at Preply.
TAKE A COURSE FROM THE CRÉME DE LA CRÉME
- Then, of course, there’s MasterClass, the online classroom offering nearly 100 classes from the best of the best (getting a cooking lesson from Wolfgang Puck, learn about film & TV from Ron Howard, improve your tennis serve from Serena Williams).
- You could also try The Great Courses – from literature, science, history, fine arts, and more. We’re a bit partial to brewing, if you ask us.
- Or, enroll in Rock ‘n’ Roll 101
A REAL PAGE TURNER
It’s also a great time to catch up on that growing reading list of yours. Yes, libraries are closed until further notice, but select Chesterfield County libraries are offering curbside pickup (like a drive-thru for books).
And! Don’t forget about e-books and audiobooks!
Fancy some other ways to keep yourself virtually amused? Try…