Foundations in Art

Children drawing in a galleryAges 9 – 12
Thursdays (three sessions), 4:15 – 6 pm

Imagine, create, and grow as an emerging young artist while making original artworks inspired by gallery observations and innovative materials. Through technical guidance and encouragement from VMFA educator Merenda Woodward, students build their confidence, talents, and love of art!

 

Class Schedule


What's the Point? [CF4]

Thursdays, Jan 15, 22, 29, 4:15 – 6 pm (3 sessions) | Art Education Center
Merenda Woodward
Ages 9 – 12 | Become proficient at drawing one-point perspective and other techniques that will make your flat image appear 3D!
$65 (VMFA members $59)


Mixed Media Painting [CF5]

Thursdays, Feb 5, 12, 19, 4:15 – 6 pm (3 sessions) | Art Education Center
Merenda Woodward
Ages 9 – 12 | Think outside the box! Experiment with nontraditional painting techniques and applying mixed media to develop an artistic voice.
$65 (VMFA members $59)


Graphic Design [CF6]

Thursdays, Mar 19, 26, Apr 2, 4:15 – 6 pm (3 sessions) | Art Education Center
VMFA Staff
Ages 9 – 12 | Building on students’ original ideas and talents, this graphic arts introduction teaches students everything from hand-drawn graphics to digital imaging. 
$65 (VMFA members $59)


Pencils & Paints [CF7]

Thursdays, Apr 16, 23, 30, 4:15 – 6 pm (3 sessions) | Art Education Center
Merenda Woodward
Ages 9 – 12 | Be inspired by artists like Van Gogh and Manet to draw and paint still life artwork like a pro! Learn how to use similar painting methods, apply layers and undertones, and use complementary colors for contrast. 
$65 (VMFA members $59)


The Life of an Object [CF8]

Thursdays, May 7, 14, 21, 4:15 – 6 pm (3 sessions) | Art Education Center
Merenda Woodward
Ages 9 – 12 | Enjoy this exciting mixed media and sculpture class that focuses on form and function! Design a Joseph Cornell-inspired memory box, and learn to create and solve your own artistic challenges.
$65 (VMFA members $59)