The most varied of all areas of studio art study, Design + Mixed-Media covers a wide range of classes and workshops including Hoop Embroidery, Introduction to Jewelry, Introduction to Stained Glass, Introduction to Sewing and many others.
 Introduction to Stained Glass Workshop
Sat & Sun, Oct 5 & 6, 10 am – 4:30 pm (2 sessions) | Studio School, 2nd floor
Learn the basics of stained glass and create a small window panel in your 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 special gift. All materials are included.
$175 (VMFA members $160)
NEW!  Introduction to Felted Jewelry
Sat & Sun, Oct 12 &13, 10 am – 4 pm | Studio School, 2nd floor
Working with a wet-felting technique, students will learn to make lightweight wool bangles, ropes, and brooches. Experiment with various ways of adding attachment to a basic shape with hand manipulation of the wool fibers. Imaginative use of color, texture, and contour will be encouraged. Embellishing techniques using hand stitching with beads and sequins will also be covered. This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as seasoned felters. A materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the workshop. Please bring two old towels. All other tools will be provided.
$145 (VMFA members $130)
 Visiting Artist Workshop with Quilter Mary
Fri, Oct 18, 10 am – 1 pm | Studio School, 1st floor
Mary Margaret Pettway
Join third generation Gee's Bend quilter Mary Margaret Pettway to learn the art of hand quilting. This master quilter has been using the same style as her family and friends for generations. Students will investigate various quilting techniques with guidance from the instructor and begin a quilt sampler or project. Students should provide their own scissors, needles, thread, and fabric scraps to personalize their quilts. Some fabric will be available.
$60 (VMFA members $45)
 Printing Tea Towels with Indian Block Prints
Sat, Nov 2, 10 am – 4 pm | Studio School, 2nd floor
Discover the history of block prints in India, while learning about fabric pigment and textile printing. Participants use intricately carved Indian wooden blocks to experiment on fabric and print two cotton tea towels. Open to all levels of experience. A fee of $15 payable to the instructor at the beginning of class covers all materials.
$90 (VMFA members $75)