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


Drawing [CF1]

Thursdays, Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 9, 4:15 – 6 pm (3 sessions) | Art Education Center
Merenda Woodward
Ages 9 – 12 | In the galleries, discover artists who use everything from horses to tigers as inspiration. Then practice drawing animals and learn to create forms and the illusion of texture. 
$65 (VMFA members $59)


Mosaic Design [CF2]

Thursdays, Oct 16, 23, 30, 4:15 – 6 pm (3 sessions) | Art Education Center
Merenda Woodward
Ages 9 – 12 | Learn techniques for making 3D mosaics by creating a flowerpot. Then create “grout blobs,” using sand and cement, for use as stepping stones. 
$65 (VMFA members $59)


Inspired by China [CF3]

Thursdays, Dec 4, 11, 18, 4:15 – 6 pm (3 sessions) | Art Education Center
Merenda Woodward
Ages 9 – 12 | After discovering ancient Chinese traditions such as shadow puppetry and woodblock printing, explore the culture and ways of thinking that influence these art forms.
$65 (VMFA members $59)