Creative Writing Classes

Creative Writing Class at VMFA Studio SchoolStudents are taught in a supportive environment, seminar-style so that they can explore and learn to write in a variety of formats.  Creative Writing classes are small with a maximum of ten so students can receive feedback from the instructor and classmates.

Instructors Amy Ritchie Johnson and Douglas Jones teach most weekly classes.

Class Schedule


Memoir Writing Workshop [36]

Sat, Mar 24, 10 am–4 pm | Studio School, 2nd floor Conference Room
Douglas S. Jones

Willa Cather wrote, “Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again.” Ernest Hemingway wrote, “Memory is hunger.” This workshop merges these two notions to demonstrate that memories are heightened experiences and that they make us hunger for more. The instructor offers students encouraging feedback and specific writing prompts to help develop ideas.

$90 (VMFA members $75)


Blog Writing [37]

Sat, Apr 7, 10 am–4 pm | Studio School, 2nd floor Conference Room
Amy Ritchie Johnson

Learn about blog themes, how to set up a blog, and even blog marketing. Through valuable writing exercises, discover ways to keep up the momentum of your posts and improve your creativity.

$90 (VMFA members $75)