Napa Valley College offers a variety of courses that are specifically designed for older adults to offer them lifelong education providing opportunities for personal growth and development, community involvement, skills for well-being and topics on self-sufficiency. We are delighted to offer classes in partnership with many senior serving organizations throughout the Napa Valley. All noncredit classes are free and “open entry” however, the below list of classes are designated for adults over 55 years of age.
NONCREDIT CLASSES FOR OLDER ADULTS
Ceramics - This noncredit course provides students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of ceramics through the study of various forming techniques and / or firing techniques. In addition to hands-on projects, students will also explore the role of Ceramic Art and Craft in current and past cultures.
Mindful Singing - This class will provide an opportunity to experience and participate in a music setting through singing and playing rhythm instruments. No previous musical experience necessary. Currently being offered as part of the programs at Calistoga Community Center.
Senior Seminar - This lecture series is designed to provide older adults in the Napa Valley with educational and informational opportunities, offered through a variety of topics for this population and issues of interest to them. Currently being offered through Rianda House, St Helena as part of their
Retirement for the Boomer Series.
Visual Expression - This noncredit course provides older adults with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the visual arts through the study of various artistic techniques, tools and materials. In addition to hands-on projects, students will also explore the role of art in current and past cultures.
These classes are very popular and often fill up quickly. Pre-registration is highly recommended through our quick and easy online registration system. You may also drop-in on the first day of classes however if it is already full, you will be placed on a waitlist. We suggest registering for other sections. Please call (707) 967-2901 for more information or email us at UVC_StHelena@napavalley.edu.