Tots of Art

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Tots of Art fosters children’s growing mobility with new sensory and fine motor experiences. Stimulate their budding curiosity through singing and movement activities, engaging stories, exploratory art experiences, and gallery walks. Monthly themes; different lessons weekly.

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


[ET1] Out and About

Thu, Sep 22 or 29, 11 am–noon | Art Education Center

Ages 1430 months | Enjoy an adventure focused on VMFA’s Sculpture Garden. Observe outdoor sculptures, enjoy outdoor sensory activities, and be inspired to make your own creations.

$15 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $13)


[ET2] Out and About

Thu, Sep 22 or 29, 4–5 pm | Art Education Center

Ages 1430 months | Enjoy an adventure focused on VMFA’s Sculpture Garden. Observe outdoor sculptures, enjoy outdoor sensory activities, and be inspired to make your own creations.

$15 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $13)


[ET3] Up, Down, Turn Around

Thu, Oct 6, 13, or 27, 11 am–noon | Art Education Center

Ages 1430 months | Play with spatial concepts, then experience the galleries from different perspectives. In the studio, experiment with dimensional art materials.

$15 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $13)


[ET4] Up, Down, Turn Around

Thu, Oct 6, 13, or 27, 4–5 pm | Art Education Center

Ages 14–30 months | Play with spatial concepts, then experience the galleries from different perspectives. In the studio, experiment with dimensional art materials.

$15 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $13)


[ET5] Let It Shine

Thu, Nov 3, 10, or 17, 11 am–noon | Art Education Center

Ages 14–30 months | Investigate precious artifacts in VMFA’s new Fabergé Gallery. Discover faces, shimmering jewels, and the element of surprise.  

$15 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $13)


[ET6] Let It Shine

Thu, Nov 3, 10, or 17, 4–5 pm | Art Education Center

Ages 14–30 months | Investigate precious artifacts in VMFA’s new Fabergé Gallery. Discover faces, shimmering jewels, and the element of surprise.  

$15 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $13)


[ET7] Painting Together

Thu, Dec 1, 8, or 15, 11 am–noon | Art Education Center

Ages 14–30 months | Where do artists get their ideas? Play and paint together, and observe artists influencing each other through lines, shapes, and processes in paint. 

$15 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $13)


[ET8] Painting Together

Thu, Dec 1, 8, or 15, 4–5 pm | Art Education Center

Ages 14–30 months | Where do artists get their ideas? Play and paint together, and observe artists influencing each other through lines, shapes, and processes in paint. 

$15 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $13)