Teen Studio – Art Classes

Enjoy spending time with peers and professional artists, while expanding your creativity, talents, and artistic awareness, with our wide range of teen studio programs related to VMFA’s world-renowned collection. Enrollment is limited in order to provide individual instruction and accommodations for teenagers of all skill levels. Register online or phone 804.340.1405.

Teens working on a project together.

Summer in the Studio

Mon–Fri (five-day programs), 9 am–noon or 1–4 pm

Whether you enjoy drawing, painting, sculpting, film, or fashion, these studio classes teach you new skills and enhance your talents, help you develop personal vision, and strengthen your portfolio for college.

Class Schedule

Teens drawing in the gallery

Teen Drawing Club

Second Fridays, 5 – 6:30 pm

Explore the galleries and boost drawing skills associated with different art movements, styles, and cultures. Led by artist Cheryl Dillard and designed for teenagers enrolled in middle or high school.

Class Schedule

Teen working on a canvas

Evenings in the Studio

Wednesdays (three sessions), 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Focus on your favorite style, medium, or technique in one or all of these innovative classes, designed for students enrolled in middle or high school.

Class Schedule

Teens working together in the computer lab

Saturdays in the Studio

Select Saturdays, 1 – 4 pm

Each of these innovative workshops focuses on a unique art movement, culture, and medium associated with the VMFA collection.

Class Schedule