Family Programs


Open Studio Sundays

First Sundays, 1 – 4 pm | Art Education Center
Make Open Studio Sunday part of your family’s monthly routine! Visit the MWV Art Education Center anytime between 1 and 4 pm to participate in art activities inspired by objects from the VMFA collection. A new art project is offered every month, led by VMFA Youth Studio staff and volunteers.  (For groups of eight or more children, please email youthstudio@vmfa.museum.)
Open Studio Sundays are generously sponsored by MeadWestvaco Foundation.
Free, no registration required


Silk Painting [F2]

Fri, Nov 21,  5 – 7 pm | Art Education Center
Recommended for children ages 5 – 12 |Explore traditional and modern approaches to the ancient Chinese art of silk painting! 
$20 per child/adult pair (VMFA members $18)


Gingerbread Houses [F3]

Fri, Dec 5 or 19,  5 – 7 pm | Art Education Center
Recommended for children ages 5 – 12 | Construct an architectural — yet delectable — structure out of gingerbread, royal icing, and lots of colorful candies! 
Note: This class is not recommended for anyone with food allergies. For questions, email youthstudio@vmfa.museum.
$20 per child/adult pair (VMFA members $18)