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


"C" is for Color [ET3]

Thu, Oct 9 [Sold Out] & Thu, Oct 30, 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)


"H" is for Horse [ET7]

Thu, Jan 8, 11 am – noon | Art Education Center
Ages 14 – 30 months | After checking out horses at VMFA, use stickers and stamps to arrange a creative horse collage.
$10 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $8)


"L" is for Leaping [ET8]

Thu, Jan 15, 11 am – noon | Art Education Center
Ages 14 – 30 months | Perform movement activities, find movement in art, and then create your own action-packed work in the studio. 
$10 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $8)


"M" is for Music [ET9]

Thu, Feb 5, 11 am – noon | Art Education Center
Ages 14 – 30 months | Explore music in art! After hearing and learning about sounds and rhythm, create an artistic composition inspired by beats.
$10 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $8)


"N" is for Numbers [ET10]

Thu, Feb 12, 11 am – noon | Art Education Center
Ages 14 – 30 months | Take a journey into the world of numbers. Practice singing and rhyming, and then count on a fantastic art project in the studio.
$10 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $8)


"O" is for Over [ET11]

Thu, Mar 5, 11 am – noon | Art Education Center
Ages 14 – 30 months | Practice and play with spatial concepts and experience the galleries from different perspectives. In the studio, experiment with dimensional art materials.
$10 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $8)


"R" is for Red [ET12]

Thu, Mar 12, 11 am – noon | Art Education Center
Ages 14 – 30 months | Explore the importance of bright, bold colors—especially red—and let the color-filled paintings throughout the museum inspire your creative art making. 
$10 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $8)


"S" is for Spring [ET13]

Thu, Apr 2, 11 am – noon | Art Education Center
Ages 14 – 30 months | Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and the grass is growing! Join us as we explore the colors, flowers, and shapes inside and outside the museum.
$10 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $8)


"T" is for Texture [ET14]

Thu, Apr 9, 11 am – noon | Art Education Center
Ages 14 – 30 months | After exploring works of art that appear to have interesting textures, curious little fingers will touch, hold, connect, and experiment with many tactile objects in the studio!
$10 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $8)


"U" is for Underwater [ET15]

Thu, May 7, 11 am – noon | Art Education Center
Ages 14 – 30 months | Listen to stories about sea creatures, observe seascapes in the galleries, and create ocean-inspired art with the rest of the class.
$10 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $8)


"V" is for Vegetables [ET16]

Thu, May 14, 11 am – noon | Art Education Center
Ages 14 – 30 months | Identify foods in paintings and enjoy a pretend picnic. Then use real fruits and veggies to make art.
$10 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $8)