The most varied of all areas of studio art study, Design + Mixed-Media covers a wide range of classes and workshops including Introduction to Art Quilting, Interior Design Basics, Introduction to Stained Glass, Upcycling Jewelry Treasures, Holiday Gift Sampler and many others.
NEW! Indian Block Printing & Simple Stitching 
Sat, Feb 24, 10 am – 4 pm | Studio School, 1st floor
Discover the history of woodblock prints in India, while learning about fabric pigment, textile printing and simple sewing. Participants use intricately carved Indian wooden blocks to make prints on paper and print two cotton tea towels. A $15 materials fee, payable to the instructor, is due at the beginning of the workshop.
$90 (VMFA members $75)
Weaving Techniques with Wire I 
Sat & Sun, Apr 7 & 8, 10 am – 4 pm (2 sessions) | Studio School, 2nd floor
Learn how to spool knit and crochet with fine, colored art wire. You can make jewelry or decorative ware this is light and colorful, with surprising structure. No experience is necessary, but a beginner’s knowledge with single crochet is helpful. We will also review resources so you can expand your tools as desired. No experience is necessary, but a beginner's knowledge of single crochet is helpful. A fee of $20, payable to the instructor at the beginning of the workshop, will cover materials.
$135 (VMFA members $120)
Introduction to Stained Glass Workshop 
Sat & Sun, Apr 14 & 15, 10 am–4:30 pm | Studio School, 2nd floor
Learn the basics of stained glass and create a small window panel in a choice of patterns. Techniques covered in the workshop include pattern making, glass cutting, copper foiling, soldering, and construction. Make something beautiful to treasure or give as a gift. All materials are included.
$175 (VMFA members $160)
NEW! Painted Silk Scarf Intensive
Wednesdays, May 2–23, 10 am–1 pm | Studio School, 2nd floor
Using the serti technique, participants will draw original designs onto stretched silk with water-based resist. After the designs have dried, colorful paints are brushed on and spread to the edge of the resist lines. Special effects will be demonstrated including color mixing directly on a scarf, painting wet on wet, and creating starburst effects with salt on dye. Expect to take home four completed long scarves. A materials fee of $50, payable to the instructor, is due at the beginning of the workshop.