Teen Studio – Art Classes

Expand your creativity and artistic awareness, build your own portfolio for college, or simply spend time with peers and professional artists through these studio classes 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.

Class Schedule

Wednesday Classes


Digital: Making Video Games [TE1]

Wed, Oct 5, 12, & 19, 5–7 pm | Pauley Center Studios

Ages 13 –17 | Discover the ins and outs of game development! After playing and critiquing games, learn the fundamentals of creating your own video game with user-friendly software.

$60 (VMFA members $54)


Digital: Filmmaking [TE2]

Wed, Nov 2, 9, & 16, 5–7 pm | Pauley Center Studios

Ages 13 –17 | Develop an original short film - inspired by the museum's collections and grounds - by writing, filming, and editing content of your own!

$60 (VMFA members $54)


Mixed Media: Inspired by Munch [TE3]

Wed, Nov 30, Dec 7, & 14, 5–7 pm | Pauley Center, Studio A

Ages 13 – 17 | Create original paintings and collages inspired by artists Edvard Munch and Jasper Johns.

Educational programming for Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Love, Loss, and the Cycle of Life is generously supported by the Robert Lehman Foundation. 

$60 (VMFA members $54)

 

Friday Classes


Drawing: Selfie Portraits [TD1]

Fri, Sep 9, 5 – 6:30 pm | Art Education Center
Cheryl Dillard

Using a mirror and drawing pencils provided in the studio, practice observing and drawing your unique features while developing skills in shading and proportion.

$10 (VMFA members $8)


Drawing: Fabergé [TD3]

Fri, Nov 11, 5–6:30 pm | Art Education Center
Cheryl Dillard

Visit the newly renovated Fabergé Gallery and draft designs for your own decorative objects using various wet and dry media that convey opulent jewels, precious metals, and fine detail.

$10 (VMFA members $8)


Drawing: Munch [TD4]

Fri, Dec 9, 5 – 6:30 pm | Art Education Center
Cheryl Dillard

Let evocative paintings by Edvard Munch and the Expressionist movement inspire you to create a dramatic, mood-filled scene with the intensity of bold oil pastels.

Educational programming for Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Love, Loss, and the Cycle of Life is generously supported by the Robert Lehman Foundation. 

$10 (VMFA members $8)

 

Saturday Classes


Drawing: Beginning Manga [TS1]

Sat, Sep 24, 1–4 pm | Art Education Center, Studio 1
Ahn Do

Ages 13 – 17 | An introduction to the basic history, techniques, and style of manga is followed by drawing exercises specific to this popular style of Japanese comics.

$25 (VMFA members $22)


Fashion: Basic Hand Stitching [TS2]

Sat, Oct 15, 1–4 pm | Art Education Center, Studio 1
Sarah Brown

Ages 13 – 17 | Learn the fundamental skills you need to get your start in fashion! Use basic techniques to create a unique piece of art entirely by hand.

$25 (VMFA members $22)


Drawing: Perspectives in Manga [TS3]

Sat, Oct 29, 1–4 pm | Art Education Center, Studio 1
Ahn Do

Ages 13 –17 | An introduction to the basic techniques of perspective to be followed by drawing exercises specifically on how to incorporate perspective into the art of Japanese comics.

$25 (VMFA members $22)


Painting: Mixed Media [TS4]

Sat, Nov 5, 1–4 pm | Art Education Center, Studio 1
Kendra Wadsworth

Ages 13 – 17 | Try out a wide range of tools, applications, and acrylic mediums, as well as unexpected materials and textures, to create a large-scale expressive painting.

$25 (VMFA members $22)


Design: Fused Glass [TS5]

Sat, Dec 3, 1–4 pm | Art Education Center, Studio 1
Dan Kaczka

Ages 13 – 17 | Inspired by glass art in the galleries, create your own brilliant glass ornament, pendant, or even sun catcher. The instructor will fire the pieces, which will be ready for pickup by Dec 16.

$25 (VMFA members $22)