Summer in the Studio

Thank you all for a successful Summer in the Studio 2017! Registration for the next summer session will begin in April 2018.

Teens working on a project together.Ages 13 – 17
Five-day programs run Jul 9 – Aug 31, 2018
Mon – Fri, 9 am – noon or 1 – 4 pm
Meet in the Pauley Center lobby
$140 (VMFA members $120)

Whether you enjoy drawing, painting, sculpting, film, or fashion, these studio classes teach you new skills and enhance your talents, help you develop personal vision, and strengthen your portfolio for college. Professional artists and instructors use a wide range of concepts and media to expand your knowledge of art, art history, culture, and perspective while building new relationships with peers and mentors within the arts community. Classes offer individual instruction to accommodate students of all levels of experience.

Note: Upon registration, VMFA will send a confirmation to the email address you used in your registration. Please review this information carefully as it provides further details about the program and the student emergency form, which should be submitted on the first day of class. It is important that both teens and their parents or guardians understand all policies and procedures pertaining to this program, including check-in/check-out, lunch options, Code of Conduct, studio attire, and VMFA’s cancellation policy.

Get the Teen Summer Camp info & forms here Check out our fall programs!

Class Schedule


[T9] Digital: Fun with Photoshop

Mon – Fri, Jul 23 – 27, 9 am – noon | Pauley Center, Computer Lab
Anh Do

Ages 13 – 17 | Take your Photoshop skills to the next level and experience the world of new media art! Learn how to create animated GIFs, 3D anaglyph (red/cyan) photos, and stereoscopic "wiggle" GIFs. Students are encouraged (but not required) to bring their own flash drives.

$140 (VMFA members $120)


[T10] Mixed Media: Paints & Prints

Mon – Fri, Jul 23 – 27, 9 am – noon | Pauley Center, Studio A
Heidi Field-Alvarez

Ages 13 – 17 | Explore the word of printmaking as you create original designs to stencil, print, or paint on t-shirts and more!

$140 (VMFA members $120)


[T11] Digital: Animating with After Effects

Mon – Fri, Jul 23 – 27, 1– 4 pm | Pauley Center, Computer Lab
Anh Do

Ages 13 – 17 | Get a basic introduction to Adobe After Effects and the world of digital animation. Learn how to animate through exploratory exercises using shapes, text, and images from the museum's collection.

$140 (VMFA members $120)


[T12] Pottery: Hand Building

Mon – Fri, Jul 23 – 27, 1– 4 pm | Pauley Center, Studio A
Kendra Wadsworth

Ages 13 – 17 | Unearth basic methods of hand building with clay and enjoy experimenting with surface textures and underglazes to add dimension, color, and creativity to original forms. The class is open to all levels of experience. Finished pottery will be available for pick-up in the Pauley Center Aug 14 
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$140 (VMFA members $120)


[T13] Pottery: Wheel Throwing

Mon – Fri, Jul 30 – Aug 3, 9 am – noon | Pauley Center
Steven Glass

Ages 13 – 17 | Wheel throwing is a challenging yet rewarding experience that teaches not only artistic skill but also discipline and self-awareness. Learn to center clay, make basic forms, and paint pots with colorful slips and underglazes. Finished pottery will be available for pick-up in the Pauley Center Aug 14 
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$140 (VMFA members $120)


[T14] Fashion: Creative Construction

Mon – Fri, Jul 30 – Aug 3, 9 am – noon | Pauley Center, Studio B
Angela Bacskocky

Ages 13 – 17 | Learn from a former Project Runway designer how to construct innovative wearable art from recycled materials and fabrics.

$140 (VMFA members $120)


[T15] Digital: Video Game Design

Mon – Fri, Jul 30 – Aug 3, 1 – 4 pm | Pauley Center, Computer Lab
Stephanie O'Dell

Ages 13 – 17 | Go from gamer to game developer! Explore the ins and outs of game design and development. After playing and critiquing games, learn the fundamentals for creating your own game with user-friendly design software. Students are encouraged (but not required) to bring their own flash drives.

$140 (VMFA members $120)


[T16] Drawing: Depth & Perspective

Mon – Fri, Jul 30 – Aug 3, 1 – 4 pm | Pauley Center, Studio A
Anh Do

Ages 13 – 17 | After exploring the galleries for inspiration, learn techniques for depicting space, volume, and depth on a flat surface to help give the illusion of three dimensions. Recommended for students interested in fine arts or manga.

$140 (VMFA members $120)


[T17] Digital: Art & Design

Mon – Fri, Aug 6 – 10, 9 am – noon | Pauley Center, Computer Lab
Stephanie O'Dell

Ages 13 – 17 | Discover where fine art meets graphic design! Learn the basics of professional design tools, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, to create a unique logo and designs inspired by work of VMFA artists. Students are encouraged (but not required) to bring their own flash drives.

$140 (VMFA members $120)


[T18] Fashion: Costume Design & Accessories

Mon – Fri, Aug 6 – 10, 9 am – noon | Pauley Center, Studio B
Angela Bacskocky

Ages 13 – 17 | Let your imagination run wild and design a crazy couture costume! Create unique accessories inspired by your design such as custom masks and fancy fabric embellishments.

$140 (VMFA members $120)


[T19] Digital: Filmmaking

Mon – Fri, Aug 6 – 10, 1 – 4 pm | Pauley Center, Computer Lab
Todd Raviotta

Ages 13 – 17 | See [T3] for class description. Teens are welcome to register for either class without a prerequisite or both classes to increase mastery of the medium or technique. Students are encouraged (but not required) to bring their own flash drives and headphones. All other equipment will be provided.

$140 (VMFA members $120)


[T20] Drawing: Figures & Faces

Mon – Fri, Aug 6 – 10, 1 – 4 pm | Pauley Center, Studio A
Kendra Wadsworth

Ages 13 – 17 | Increase your proficiency in drawing portraits and figures. Work from clothed models in the studio and objects in the galleries to practice proportion, tone, and line quality.

$140 (VMFA members $120)


[T21] College Prep: Portfolio Building

Mon – Fri, Aug 13 – 17, 9 am – noon | Pauley Center, Studio A
Lindsay Durrette

Ages 13 – 17 | Feeling overwhelmed by college applications? Whether you are interested in applying to art school in the future or currently in the process, this course is for you. Gain insight into the undergraduate admission requirements for your school of choice, benefit from professional critique, and take advantage of studio time, tools, and instruction to build your art portfolio.

$140 (VMFA members $120)


[T22] Fashion: Illustration

Mon – Fri, Aug 13 – 17, 9 am – noon | Pauley Center, Studio B
Angela Bacskocky

Ages 13 – 17 | Find out how to conceptualize your own "product line," and illustrate a cohesive fashion collection that reflects mood and personal style, inspired by patterns and designs throughout the galleries.

$140 (VMFA members $120)


[T23] Painting: Techniques in Oil

Mon – Fri, Aug 13 – 17, 1 – 4 pm | Pauley Center, Studio A
Kendra Wadsworth

Ages 13 – 17 | Explore classical to contemporary oil paintings in the galleries to discover both traditional techniques and alternative applications to integrate into your own work on canvas.

$140 (VMFA members $120)


[T24] Fashion: Sewing II

Mon – Fri, Aug 13 – 17, 1 – 4 pm | Pauley Center, Studio B
Sarah Brown

Ages 13 – 17 |  Improve your sewing proficiency by learning how to read a standard pattern and alter it to create a dress or other garment. Prerequisite: [T2] or basic hand and machine sewing ability.

$140 (VMFA members $120)


[T25] Digital: Photography

Mon – Fri, Aug 20 – 24, 9 am – noon | Pauley Center, Computer Lab
Tyger Belton

Ages 13 – 17 |  Interpret artistic concepts, improve shooting techniques, and explore editing tools for enhancing digital images and designs in Adobe Photoshop. Also gain insight into portfolio development and professional photography. Students are encouraged (but not required) to bring their own flash drive and DSLR camera.

$140 (VMFA members $120)


[T26] Drawing: In the Galleries

Mon – Fri, Aug 20 – 24, 9 am – noon | Pauley Center, Studio B
Kendra Wadsworth

Ages 13 – 17 |  Spend a week in the galleries sketching and studying new art concepts and history. Each day highlights a different collection and artistic style. 

$140 (VMFA members $120)


[T27] Mixed Media: Glass & Metals

Mon – Fri, Aug 20 – 24, 1 – 4 pm | Pauley Center, Studio A
Angele Fernandez

Ages 13 – 17 |  After developing a baseline understanding of glass and metal properties, learn to construct a simple stained glass or fused glass design, as well as experiment with enameling and cold working metals.

$140 (VMFA members $120)


[T28] Animation: History & Illustration

Mon – Fri, Aug 20 – 24, 1 – 4 pm | Pauley Center, Studio B
Anh Do

Ages 13 – 17 |  Make your drawings come to life! Explore the history, language, and technique of animation through exploratory exercises, flip books, and more.

$140 (VMFA members $120)


[T29] Drawing: Figures & Faces

Mon – Fri, Aug 27 – 31, 9 am – noon | Pauley Center, Studio A
Kendra Wadsworth

Ages 13 – 17 | See [T20] for class description. Teens are welcome to register for either class without a prerequisite or both classes to increase mastery of the medium or technique.

$140 (VMFA members $120)


[T30] Painting: Exploring Applications

Mon – Fri, Aug 27 – 31, 1 – 4 pm | Pauley Center, Studio A
Kendra Wadsworth

Ages 13 – 17 | Try out a wide range of tools, applications, and acrylic mediums, as well as unexpected materials and textures, to create large-scale, expressive paintings. Students are encouraged to think outside the box!

$140 (VMFA members $120)