Early Childhood Art Classes

2019 Fall Classes
Fall class Registration begins Aug 5 for current VMFA members and Aug 12 for non-members.

For children 3 months–5 years

In the VMFA’s Early Childhood Education programs, infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children discover the world around them through playing, singing, exploring, and creating. Held throughout VMFA’s campus, these programs supports a child’s natural sense of wonder and curiosity, and promote self-expression and social development. Register online or phone 804.340.1405. Note: Classes are nonrefundable and cannot be transferred to another class. Be sure to mark your calendars.

Early childhood programs are generously supported by Bob and Anna Lou Schaberg.

Artsy Infants

Artsy Infants

Ages 3–13 months
Select Mondays, 12:30–1:30 pm

It’s never too soon to introduce your child to art. Enjoy rhyming activities, a tour for accompanying adults, simple stories in the galleries, and safe art activities in the studio to experience the museum with your baby.

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Toddlers

Toddlers

Ages 14–30 months
Tots of Art: Thursdays, 10:30–11:30 am or 4-5 pm
Tots Together: Wednesdays, 10:30–11:30am

Foster children’s growing mobility with new sensory and fine motor experiences. Stimulate their budding curiosity through singing and movement activities, engaging stories, exploratory art experiences, and gallery walks. Monthly themes; different lessons weekly.

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Young @ Art

Young @ Art

Ages 2 ½–5 years
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:30–11:30 am

Innovative art lessons inspire imagination. individuality, and creativity! Join us for hands-on experiential play and arts activities, exciting gallery tours, and entertaining stories. Monthly themes; different lessons weekly.

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Children creating art in the studio

Wee-Kids Workshops

Ages 3 months–5 years
Select Saturdays, 10:30–11:45

Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere where play, arts, and movement connect. Gallery visits and studio time foster an appreciation for VMFA’s campus and the arts, while play and sensory activities engage children’s cognitive, social, and physical development.

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Early Childhood Camps

Ages 18 months to 5 years
Held June, August and December

VMFA offers camps for children under five! Students attending are encouraged to use their natural sense of wonder to explore, play and, when interested, create. The inspirational environment of the VMFA campus, and the responsive guidance of committed educators, creates an atmosphere of curiosity and discovery.

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Playdate & Create

Ages 2–5 years, accompanied by an adult
Minimum of 10 child/caregiver pairs required

Is your child and caregiver group looking for a fun and creative playdate location? Gather your group and visit VMFA. Children and caregivers will enjoy playful music and movement activities, a story time, a gallery walk, and a hands-on art activity.

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