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


Shape Shifters [CA23]

Thu, Apr 2, 4:15 – 6 pm | Art Education Center
Lori Valente Coffey
Ages 5 – 8 | Practice using symmetry while shifting around different shapes and patterns. Learn to transform these puzzle-like designs into mathematical tessellations. 
$20 (VMFA members $18)


Let's Make Paper [CA24]

Thu, Apr 16, 4:15 – 6 pm | Art Education Center
Lori Valente Coffey
Ages 5 – 8 | Learn about the history of papermaking and then get messy while making your own fiber sheets using pulp and natural materials.
$20 (VMFA members $18)


Land of Illustrators [CA25]

Thu, Apr 23, 4:15 – 6 pm | Art Education Center
Lori Valente Coffey
Ages 5 – 8 | Focusing on landscape elements, read stories and explore techniques found in well-known children’s books. Create your own images inspired by these illustrated scenes.
$20 (VMFA members $18)


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)