Artsy Infants

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It’s never too soon to introduce your child to art. Enjoy rhyming activities, a tour for accompanying adults, simple stories in the galleries, and safe art activities in the studio to experience the museum with your baby.

See our youngest visitors as they experience art for the first time, explore a variety of sensory stimuli, and playfully get to know each other and the museum in this segment which aired on WCVE in April 2014.

To determine if this class is developmentally suited for your child, please contact Lori Valente Coffey at 804.340.1343.

Note: Classes are nonrefundable and cannot be transferred to another class. Be sure to mark your calendars

Class Schedule


[EA14] Nature Babies

Mon, May 16, 12:30 – 1:30 pm | Art Education Center
Ages 3 – 13 months | Explore VMFA's Sculpture Garden and the importance of nature in a baby's development of senses. Bring home nature-inspired works of art created in this nature-focused class.
$15 per baby/adult pair (VMFA members $13)
Advance registration required.


[EA1] Music Makers

Mon, Jun 13, 11 am–noon NEW TIME! | Art Education Center
Ages 3–13 months | Make some noise with bells, drums, and shakers! Discover musically themed works of art and participate in tempo-related art experiences.
$15 per baby/adult pair (VMFA members $13)
Advance registration required.


[EA2] Bright Ideas

Mon, Jun 20, 11 am–noon NEW TIME! | Art Education Center
Ages 3–13 months | Catch your baby’s eye with light-filled works of art, shimmering art materials, and interesting gallery spaces. Along the way, discuss infant vision development and artists’ use of light.
$15 per baby/adult pair (VMFA members $13)
Advance registration required.


[EA3] Silly Smiles

Mon, Jul 18, 11 am–noon NEW TIME! | Art Education Center
Ages 3–13 months | Observe Kehinde Wiley’s impressive portraits. Make faces to express different emotions while examining your little one’s developing personality, then relish baby’s delight in painting on canvas.
$15 per baby/adult pair (VMFA members $13)
Advance registration required.


[EA4] Animal Companions

Mon, Jul 25, 11 am–noon NEW TIME! | Art Education Center
Ages 3–13 months | Sing favorite animal songs to your baby, mimic mammal movements and sounds, and paint animal puppets in the studio.
$15 per baby/adult pair (VMFA members $13)
Advance registration required.


[EA5] Sun and Sea Babies

Mon, Aug 15, 11 am–noon NEW TIME! | Art Education Center
Ages 3–13 months | Water play, seascapes in the galleries, and sand-textured art materials make this the perfect summer class!
$15 per baby/adult pair (VMFA members $13)
Advance registration required.


[EA6] Connection and Affection

Mon, Aug 22, 11 am – noon NEW TIME! | Art Education Center
Ages 3 – 13 months | Did you know that babies interact differently than grownups, even preschoolers? Discuss and watch babies play together while exploring connections between artists on display in VMFA’s collection.
$15 per baby/adult pair (VMFA members $13)
Advance registration required.