Summer in the Studio

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Teens working on a project together.Ages 13 – 17
Five-day programs run Jun 28 – Aug 20, 2021
Mon – Fri, 9 am – noon or 1 – 4 pm
Meet in the Pauley Center lobby
$150 (VMFA members $130)

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.

Class Schedule

[T25] Painting: Techniques in Oil

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

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. 

$150 (VMFA members $130)

[T26] Fashion: Illustration

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

Ages 13–17 | Benefit from using tools of the trade, from specialty markers, pens, and pencils to digital design software, and learn how to illustrate stylish clothing, textures, and accessories.

$150 (VMFA members $130)

[T27] Digital: Photography Today

Mon–Fri, Aug 9–13, 1–4 pm | Pauley Center, Computer Lab

Ages 13–17 | Interpret artistic concepts, improve photography techniques, and learn today's options for shooting images, from digital cameras to cell phones. Use a variety of editing tools and apps for enhancing images and designs. Students are encouraged (but not required) to bring a flash drive, DSLR camera, and mobile devices.

$150 (VMFA members $130)

[T28] Drawing: Figures & Faces

Mon–Fri, Aug 9–13, 1–4pm | Pauley Center, Studio B

Ages 13–17 |See [T21] 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. 

$150 (VMFA members $130)

[T29] Digital: Fun with Adobe

Mon–Fri, Aug 16–20, 9 am–noon | Pauley Center, Computer Lab

Ages 13–17 | Learn how to digitally manipulate images and create your own graphics, posters, and GIFs by incorporating images, effects, and typography using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Students are encouraged (but not required) to bring their own flash drives.

$150 (VMFA members $130)

[T30] Drawing: Museum Muse

Mon–Fri, Aug 16–20, 1–4 pm | Pauley Center, Studio A

Ages 13–17 | From still lifes to landscapes, enjoy spending the week sketching in the studio and around VMFA grounds, studying new art concepts and drawing techniques each day. 

$150 (VMFA members $130)