A Gallery Preview

Most Creative Expressions sessions utilize VMFA’s Modern and Contemporary Art Collection. Before your visit to VMFA, introduce your students to these galleries. Let them explore the space and imagine what they may find there!

Mid-Late 20th Century Galleries Preview

Meet the Educator

VMFA Distance Learning sessions are designed to be student-centered explorations.  Use this video to introduce students to the Distance Learning Educator and the kind of interaction they will have during a session.


Video: What to Expect

Take a Closer Look

We can look at art to analyze and interpret the ideas at play; we can also use art as a prompt for creativity, but these two things don’t have to be mutually exclusive.

This simple creative writing exercise guides students as they use creative thinking in tandem with critical thinking to make meaning from a complex and intriguing painting by 20th-century artist James Rosenquist.

Use this interactive exercise to set the stage for a Distance Learning session or for continued engagement after a visit.

Interactive Exercise

Formulation - Articulation I (Portfolio Title) by Josef Albers

Experiential learning can be an informal but valuable way for teachers to gauge student understanding of a topic under study. This tool may be used to document student ideas expressed during your museum visit or Evans Distance Learning session.

Visit Observation Tool for Teachers