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


"A" is for Animals [ET1]

Thu, Sep 18, 11 am – noon | Art Education Center
Ages 14 – 30 months | See animals in art throughout the museum! Explore paintings and sculptures, mimic sounds, and go wild over art materials.  
$10 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $8)


"B" is for Boat [ET2]

Thu, Oct 2, 11 am – noon | Art Education Center
Ages 14 – 30 months | Ahoy toddlers! Imagine you are on a boat in one of VMFA’s seascapes and sail through the galleries, feeling the wind and hearing the waves. Explore paints and colors from the sea in the studio.    
$10 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $8)


"C" is for Color [ET3]

Thu, Oct 9, 11 am – noon | Art Education Center
Ages 14 – 30 months | See what happens when colors are mixed and blended. While experimenting with paint and modeling clay, your budding artist will get messy with colors! 
$10 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $8)


"E" is for Elephant [ET4]

Thu, Nov 13, 11 am – noon | Art Education Center
Ages 14 – 30 months | Explore art from South Asia. Sing and stomp like elephants! Back in the studio, mix paints to create your own shade to match the elephants.
$10 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $8)


"F" Is for Faces [ET5]

Thu, Dec 4, 11 am – noon | Art Education Center
Ages 14 – 30 months | How many faces can you find in VMFA? Be inspired by the many different facial features and expressions in the galleries, and then make portraits of your own.
$10 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $8)


"G" Is for Garden [ET6]

Thu, Dec 11, 11 am – noon | Art Education Center
Ages 14 – 30 months | Gaze at the gorgeous gardens found in impressionist paintings and use gobs of paint to create flowers of your own!
$10 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $8)