Registration Information

Winter/Spring 2024 Classes & Programs

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

Questions: 804.340.1405

Explore the Winter/Spring 2024 Classes & Programs Brochure


Summer 2024 Classes & Programs

Registration for Members

To accommodate the high volume of enrollment, members-only registration for the following categories will begin as noted below:

Tue, Apr 9 | 8 am
Studio School and Adult Art History Classes

Wed, Apr 10 | 8 am
Early Childhood Classes & Camps (age 5 and under), Kids Studio Classes (ages 5–12), and Teen Summer Classes (ages 13–17)

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

Registration for Non-members

Tue, Apr 16 | 8 am
Non-member registration for all classes begins

Explore the Summer 2024 Classes & Programs Brochure

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.

Interior hallway at VMFA Studio SchoolStudio School Registration

Those who register for Studio School classes must be 16 or older. To register, please phone the Ticket Desk at 804.340.1405 or visit the calendar to purchase tickets online.

Register Online, by Phone, or In-Person

Enroll online, by phone at 804.340.1405, or in-person at the VMFA Visitor Services Desk from the start of registration until the week before classes begin.

Register Early!

Classes and workshops with insufficient enrollment will be canceled at least a week before they are scheduled to start. Please register early.  Check the VMFA website for current sold-out or canceled offerings.


For studio classes, students are required to supply some or all materials. Look for PDF supply lists on the class pages.  Main Art Supply is no longer in business.  Please disregard the listing if it appears on supply lists. 

Continuing Education Credit

Upon request, teachers who participate in courses will receive a letter of completion for continuing education credit to submit to their school at the end of the course.

Class & Workshop Availability

Class and workshop availability is udated online.

Questions about Class Content?

Phone the Studio School at 804.367.0816, Mon–Fri, 9 am–5 pm.

Registration Policies

  • Enrollment is open to the public.
  • We reserve the right to change instructors when necessary.
  • We reserve the right to refuse enrollment to those with a history of unacceptable behavior.

Limited Enrollment

Class space is limited.  Registration is first-come, first served. Please register early.

Studio Attire

Many materials used in art class cannot be washed out if they come in contact with clothes. Students are advised to wear “studio” clothes.


Tuition and all fees are due in full upon registration. VMFA accepts checks, cash, or credit cards (VISA, MC, AMEX). Please make checks payable to VMFA.


Fees are nonrefundable except when VMFA cancels a class or workshop. Classes may not be switched or substituted once registration is complete. Please make your selections carefully and mark your calendar!

Membership Discounts

VMFA members receive discounts on classes and workshops.

Scheduling Note

Classes do not meet during the Thanksgiving Holiday, Nov 27–Dec 1. For information on weather cancellations, phone 804.340.1400.

Teaching Proposals

Professional artists with adult studio art teaching experience interested in proposing a workshop not currently offered at the Studio School are encouraged to email a descriptive cover letter, resume, 10 images of their artwork or website address, and a workshop description. All proposals will be considered. Please familiarize yourself with our current offerings before you submit a proposal. Course offerings are set at least six months in advance of each semester.