After School Art Club

A group of children sitting on the floor in the African Art gallery, listening to an instructor speak about the objects on view.

Ages 58
Thursdays, 4:156 pm

Let your imagination soar in the studio as you make original works of art inspired by objects in the museum. Sign up for one or more of these fun and creative workshops led by Lori Valente Coffey.

Special Offer
Receive a $2 discount per class when you register for six or more After School Art Club classes! Available only by phone at 804.340.1405.

Class Schedule


Stylin' Still Life [CA26]

Thu, Apr 30, 4:15 – 6 pm | Art Education Center
Lori Valente Coffey
Ages 5 – 8 | Explore still life compositions and painting styles by famous French artists like Van Gogh and Manet. Discuss shapes, contrast, and complementary colors to use in vibrant still life paintings. 
$20 (VMFA members $18)


Express Yourself! [CA27]

Thu, May 7, 4:15 – 6 pm | Art Education Center
Lori Valente Coffey
Ages 5 – 8 | Learn about the abstract expressionist movement and make your mark by creating your own action paintings. 
$20 (VMFA members $18)


Is it Art? [CA28]

Thu, May 14, 4:15 – 6 pm | Art Education Center
Lori Valente Coffey
Ages 5 – 8 | Discover how art can serve a purpose. Check out the handcrafted buckles and brooches in the Art Nouveau collection and then return to the studio to create your own functional artworks!
$20 (VMFA members $18)


Plein Air Painting [CA29]

Thu, May 21, 4:15 – 6 pm | Art Education Center
Lori Valente Coffey
Ages 5 – 8 | Experience impressionist-style painting en plein air (in the open air). While painting what you see outside, focus on color theory and brushstrokes.
$20 (VMFA members $18)