Personal and Family Enrichment programs (courses, camps, retreats, workshops, etc.) are non-credit and allow participants to learn and have fun as they explore arts, crafts, and cultural heritage. The programs offer an economical way to try a new hobby, expand a craft, improve basic skills--and so much more! They are designed to enrich the intellectual and social lives of children and adults by offering stimulating educational opportunities taught by outstanding faculty and guest lecturers.
Don't miss the exciting programs at BridgeValley!
- Join our Personal & Family Enrichment mailing list for updates and announcements.
- Download our 2021 Spring Course List
To register or not to register--that is the question!
The answer? Yes--sort of! Many of our workshops and classes are scheduled "on demand". We strongly encourage you to pre-register for workshops or classes that are of interest to you. When we have enough people interested in a particular workshop or class, we schedule the program. If you pre-register, you are under no obligation to attend and fees are not paid until the class has been scheduled and you have chosen to enroll. Pre-register here.
Lots of subjects to explore!
Our Personal and Family Enrichment prgrams cover a broad range of areas and topics. These courses offer an economical way to try out a new hobby, build on existing skills, or learn how to use technology to stay in touch with family and friends. These courses (ranging from two hours to one day) are provided to our community at both campuses through partnerships with local senior centers, community groups, and artisans.
1. Arts & Crafts
- From Fabric & Needlework to Painting and Pottery, check out the broad range of exciting workshops and classes at The GRID.
- Download PDF.
2. Personal Enrichment
- Wine 101 (4 Ss of tasting, proper serving temperature and glasses, best food pairings)
- Smart Phones for Seniors
- Vintage train rides through West Virginia
- Community engagement
3. Artisans and Crafters as Entreprenuers
- Makerspace at the GRID
- rooms that contains tools and components, allowing people to enter with an idea and leave with a complete project.
- Art Gallery, Exhibits, and Competitions
- Small business startup and retail space
- Kauffman FastTrac®
- to design a comprehensive business plan to take your business to the next level
4. Computing and Technology
- Computer Basics
- 3-D Printing
- Virtual Reality
5. Just for Children
- VEX Robotics (design, build, and operate; team competitions)
- Ozobots and coding (ozobot, python, minecraft)
- Camps (summer and Saturdays)
- VEX Robotics (design, build, and operate)
- Camps (summer and Saturdays)
Don't miss out on the exciting workshops and camps for children!
- Join our Just for Children mailing list to receive information as new programs are added and schedules are update.
6. Plans for the future
- Retreats (i.e., needlework, basketweaving, Bridging the Outdoor Gap, spa and aromatherapy with essential oils)
- Stand Up Paddleboarding
- Fly-fishing; Fly-tying
- Day trips on Amtrak
- and so much more!
- Call 304.205.6650