Tots of Art

tots-art_360x175Captivate your toddler and stimulate his or her budding curiosity! Tots of Art fosters growing mobility and introduces children to new sensory and fine motor experiences that only the VMFA campus and studio can provide. In this exciting program tailored to 14-  to 30-month-olds, children and caregivers play and bond through singing and movement activities, exploratory art lessons, and stroller tours.

To determine if this class is developmentally suited for your child, please contact Lori Valente Coffey at (804) 340.1343.

Class Schedule


Animals on the Farm [ET1]

Thu, Jun 4, 11 am – noon | Art Education Center
Ages 14 – 30 months | Find farm animals in the galleries, sing your favorite farm animal songs, and make some animals of your own come to life back in the studio.
$10 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $8)


Rock-a-Bye Boats [ET3]

Thu, Jul 9, 11 am – noon | Art Education Center
Ages 14 – 30 months | Ahoy, toddlers! Get ready to rock and row your way through the galleries in search of seascapes. Use the colors of the ocean to create a work of art in the studio.
$10 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $8)


Over Under [ET4]

Thu, Jul 16, 11 am – noon | Art Education Center
Ages 14 – 30 months | Develop a deeper understanding of where objects in the galleries, studio, and classroom are in relation to your body. Toddlers will play movement games, view the museum from new heights, and mold dimensional art materials.
$10 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $8)


My Five Senses [ET5]

Thu, Aug 6, 11 am – noon | Art Education Center
Ages 14 – 30 months | Learn about your five senses, identifying the body parts related to them, and then put your senses to work to explore the museum. Use sensory art materials to create your own sensational work of art int he studio.
$10 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $8)


Musical Arts [ET6]

Thu, Aug 13, 11 am – noon | Art Education Center
Ages 14 – 30 months | Explore music in art! After hearing sounds and learning about rhythm, create an artistic composition inspired by beats.
$10 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $8)