Teen Studio – Art Classes

Registration Information

Summer 2023 Classes & Programs

Registration for VMFA Members

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

Tue, Apr 11 | 8 am (online or by phone) or 10 am (in-person)
Studio School and Art History Classes (ages 16+)

Wed, Apr 12 | 8 am (online or by phone) or 10 am (in-person)
Early Childhood Classes & Camps (age 5 and under), Youth Summer Camps (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 18 at 8 am (online or by phone) or 10 am (in-person)
Non-member registration for all classes begins

Questions: 804.340.1405

Explore the summer 2023 Classes & Programs Brochure

Expand your creativity and artistic awareness, build your own portfolio for college, or simply spend time with peers and professional artists through these studio classes related to VMFA’s world-renowned collection. Enrollment is limited in order to provide individual instruction and accommodations for teenagers of all skill levels. Register online or by phone 804.340.1405.

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Teen Studio classes run September-May.

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Teen Studio Programs

Wednesdays (2- or 3-session classes)
5 – 7 pm
Art Education Center, Studio 1, or Pauley Cente, Computer Lab
Enrollment limit varies per class
$50-70 (VMFA Members $40-60)

Focus on your favorite style, medium, or technique in one or all of these innovative classes. Designed for teens in middle or high school, these classs help students grow creatively, explore self-expression, and develop works for a college portfolio.

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[TW8] Digital: Fashion Illustration

Wed, Apr 12 and 19, 5–7 pm (2 sessions) | Pauley Center, Computer Lab
Elena Keeler

Ages 13–17 |Get to know the basic functions of Adobe Illustrator to create digital illustrations for
fashion. Enjoy planning a mood board— combining inspirational ideas, silhouettes, colors, and texture—to designing an original fashion illustration. Students are encouraged (but not required) to bring a flash drive.
$50 (VMFA members $40)

[TW9] Drawing: Chalks and Charcoal

Wed, Apr 26, May 3 and May 10, 5–7 pm (3 sessions) |Art Education Center, Studio 1
Lindsay Steele

Ages 13–17 |Whether you simply sketch for fun or want to advance your skills in drawing and painting, you’ll enjoy learning tips and techniques that will help you successfully draw with powdered
pigments like charcoal and chalk pastels. 
$70 (VMFA members $60)

Important Dates
Select Fridays
5 – 7 pm
Art Education Center, Studio 1
$12 (VMFA members $10)
Enrollment Limit: 12

Explore the galleries and boost drawing skills associated with different art movements, styles, and cultures. Designed for teens in middle or high school, monthly sessions include demos, art talks, and independent instruction to accommodate both beginning and accomplished artists.

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[TD8] Drawing: Sew Inspiring

Fri, Apr 21, 5–7 pm |Art Education Center, Studio 1
Lizzie Green

Ages 13–17 | Reimagine classic drawing techniques through mixed media and embroidery! With
inspiration gathered from elements found in contemporary works of art, create a dynamic composition by “drawing with thread” or combining a variety of stitching and fiber techniques.
$12 (VMFA members $10)

[TD9] Drawing: Still Life

Fri, May 19, 5–7 pm |Art Education Center, Studio 1
Rachel Deutch

Ages 13–17 | Find inspiration in everyday objects—create your own still life compositions and use
perspective and value to capture a variety of shapes and surfaces.
$12 (VMFA members $10)

Times differ per workshop (1–2 sessions)
Art Education Center or Pauley Center
Fees differ per workshop

Each of these innovative workshops focuses on a unique art movement, culture, and medium associated with the VMFA collection. Teenagers benefit from learning new techniques and using a variety of professional tools and materials.

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[TS9] Digital: 3D Modeling

Sat, Apr 15, 11am–4 pm |Pauley Center, Computer Lab 
Anh Do

Ages 13–17 | This introduction to 3D modeling teaches students to design and model with polygons by creating objects using simple geometric shapes. Open-source software is used so students have the option to continue designing 3D computer graphics from home. Students should bring their lunch. No peanut products, please. Students are also encouraged (but not required) to bring a flash drive.
$50 (VMFA members $40)

[TS10] Painting: Acrylic Scenes

Sat, May 6, 1pm–4 pm |Pauley Center, Studio A 
Kendra Wadsworth

Ages 13–17 | Go sightseeing around the museum to find inspiration from works by Impressionist artists. Using acrylics and new techniques, paint an outdoor scene that captures a moment in time. If weather permits, enjoy painting en plein air!
$30 (VMFA members $25)