Art Classes & Workshops

Registration Information

Summer 2024 Classes & Programs

Registration for VMFA Members & Non-members is currently underway online, by phone, and in person.

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Fall 2024 Classes & Programs

Registration for VMFA Members

To accommodate the high demand, members-only registration for the following categories will begin as noted:

Studio School and Art History Classes (ages 16+)

Tue, Aug 6 | 8 am (online or by phone) or 10 am (in person)

Teen and All Children’s Classes

Wed, Aug 7 | 8 am (online or by phone) or 10 am (in person)

VMFA members have the first chance to register for classes. Not a member? Join today.

Registration for Nonmembers

Nonmember registration for all classes begins Tue, Aug 13 | 8 am (online or by phone) or 10 am (in person)

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In need of assistance?

Visitor Services is available by phone 804.340.1405 starting at 8 am or in-person at the museum starting at 10 am on registration days.

The Studio School offers adults (16+) year-round art classes and workshops in drawing, painting, photography, pottery, printmaking, mixed media, creative writing, and design. Yoga classes are also available.

Drawing and Painting Classes at VMFA Studio School

Drawing + Painting

The Studio School offers a wide variety of drawing and painting classes and workshops geared for the beginning student through the experienced artist.

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Photography Classes at VMFA Studio School


Courses in digital, traditional and alternative photography processes are offered each semester at the Studio School.

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Pottery Classes at VMFA Studio School


Ceramic sculpture, hand-building, wheel-throwing, and glazing are all techniques taught in the Studio School’s pottery courses.

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Creative Writing Class at VMFA Studio School

Creative Writing

Memoir, poetry, short story and playwriting courses are some of the creative writing offerings at the VMFA Studio School.

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Yoga Classes at VMFA Studio School

Mind, Body + Spirit

Beginning Hatha Yoga classes incorporate stretching, strengthening, and breathing exercises to reduce stress and promote well-being.

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