Summer in the Studio

Teens working on a project together.Ages 13 – 18
Five-day programs run Jul 7 – Aug 29
Mon – Fri, 9 am – noon or 1 – 4 pm
Meet in the Pauley Center lobby
$130 (VMFA members $115)

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. Professional artists and instructors use a wide range of concepts and media to expand your knowledge of art, art history, culture, and perspective while building new relationships with peers and mentors within the arts community. Classes offer individual instruction to accommodate students of all levels of experience. Teen Studio programs correlate with the Virginia Standards of Learning.

Note: Upon registration, VMFA will email the forms required for classes along with detailed information about Summer in the Studio. It is important that both teens and parents/guardians understand policies and procedures pertaining to this program, including check-in/check-out procedures, lunch options, Code of Conduct, studio attire, and VMFA’s cancellation policy.

Class Schedule


Mixed Media: Experimental Arts [T29]

Mon – Fri, Aug 25 – 29, 9 am – noon | Meet in the Pauley Center lobby
Kendra Wadsworth
Ages 13 – 18 | From weaving bicycles wheels to making mosaics, this studio class puts a fun and funky spin on art history while utilizing found objects and leftover supplies!
$130 (VMFA members $115)


Animation: Character Development [T30]

Mon – Fri, Aug 25 – 29, 9 am – noon | Meet in the Pauley Center lobby
Saxton Moore
Ages 13 – 18 | Learn how to turn basic renderings into visual entertainment from an award-winning illustrator. Using digital tools for animation, focus on design principles to create characters and bring ideas to life.
$130 (VMFA members $115)


Drawing: In the Galleries [T31]

Mon – Fri, Aug 25 – 29, 1 – 4 pm | Meet in the Pauley Center lobby
Kendra Wadsworth
Ages 13 – 18 | Spend a relaxing week in the galleries sketching and studying new art concepts and history. Each day highlights a different collection and artistic style. 
$130 (VMFA members $115)