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.

 


Digital: Filmmaking [TE1]

Wednesdays, Oct 7, 14, & 21, 5 – 7 pm | Pauley Center Studios
Ages 13 – 17 | Write, record, and edit an original short film inspired by the museum’s collections and grounds.
$60 (VMFA members $54)


Painting: Applications & Color [TE2]

Wednesdays, Oct 28, Nov 4 & 18, 5 – 7 pm | Pauley Center Studios
Kendra Wadsworth
Ages 13 – 17 | Explore new applications and mediums in acrylic painting while focusing on color mixing and interactions.
*No classes Nov 11 (Veterans Day)
$60 (VMFA members $54)


Photography: Digital Lab [TE3]

Wednesdays, Dec 2, 9, & 16, 5 – 7 pm | Pauley Center Studios
Tyger Belton
Ages 13 – 17 | Achieve professional-looking results by learning about camera settings, shooting techniques, and Adobe Photoshop.
$60 (VMFA members $54)


Drawing: Geared Up [TD1]

Fri, Sep 11, 5 – 6:30 pm | Art Education Center, Studio 1
Cheryl Dillard
Ages 13 – 17 | Explore composition and mechanics while drawing parts of bikes and using bike parts to draw. 
$10 (VMFA members $8)


Drawing: Portraits of Pets [TD2]

Fri, Oct 9, 5 – 6:30 pm | Art Education Center, Studio 1
Cheryl Dillard
Ages 13 – 17 | Apply textures and value to sketches of pets, focusing on the animals’ facial features. 
$10 (VMFA members $8)


Drawing: Bright Ideas [TD3]

Fri, Nov 13, 5 – 6:30 pm | Art Education Center, Studio 1
Cheryl Dillard
Ages 13 – 17 | Experiment with various light sources as tools for “drawing.” Focus on contrast and dramatic effects. 
$10 (VMFA members $8)


Drawing: The Figure [TD4]

Fri, Dec 11, 5 – 6:30 pm | Art Education Center, Studio 1
Cheryl Dillard
Ages 13 – 17 | Discover tips and techniques for drawing human figures in the correct proportions and ratios.  
$10 (VMFA members $8)


Animation: Crash Course [TS1]

Sat, Oct 3, 1 – 4 pm | Art Education Center, Studio 1
Ahn Do
Ages 13 – 17 | Learn how to bring your drawings to life as you illustrate characters and experiment with stop-motion animation techniques 
$25 (VMFA members $22)


Fashion: Felted Accessories [TS2]

Sat, Oct 17, 1 – 4 pm | Art Education Center, Studio 1
Heidi Field-Alvarez
Ages 13 – 17 | Create colorful wool accessories—everything from buttons to beads—to adorn your outfits, backpacks, and more.   
$25 (VMFA members $22)


Digital: Photoshop [TS3]

Sat, Nov 7, 1 – 4 pm | Pauley Center Computer Lab
Stephanie O'Dell
Ages 13 – 17 | Learn to alter images and design graphics using the essential tools and functions of Adobe Photoshop.
$25 (VMFA members $22)


Drawing: Art of Manga [TS4]

Sat, Nov 21, 1 – 4 pm | Pauley Center Computer Lab
Anh 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)


Painting: Urban Art [TS5]

Sat, Dec 5, 1 – 4 pm | Pauley Center Computer Lab
Dan Kaczka
Ages 13 – 17 | After learning the dos and don’ts of street art, spray paint your own designs on a large-scale surface.
$25 (VMFA members $22)


Drawing: Portraits of Friends [TS6]

Sat, Dec 19, 1 – 4 pm | Pauley Center Computer Lab
Kendra Wadsworth
Ages 13 – 17 | Learn basic charcoal-drawing techniques and practice sketching portraits of your friends in proportion. Students may bring a friend to the class to pose (models need not register). Email questions about bringing friends to youthstudio@vmfa.museum.
$25 (VMFA members $22)