Young @ Art

Ages 2 1/2–5 years, accompanied by an adult
Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 am or 4-5 pm
Monthly Themes | Different lessons weekly
Art Education Center
$18 per child/adult pair (VMFA members $15)
Enrollment limit: 12 children
Advance registration required

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

Note: Classes are nonrefundable and cannot be transferred to another class. Be sure to mark your calendars

We offer weekend classes also!
Check out Wee-Kids Workshops on select Saturdays of each month.

Class Schedule


[EY4] Paper Capers - PM

Wed, Feb 5, 12, 19 or 26, 4–5 pm | Art Education Center

Ages 2 ½–5 | From papyrus to papier-mâché, explore VMFA to learn the history of paper. Enjoy paper-play and pulp-based projects.

$18 per child/adult pair, per class (VMFA members $15)


[EY5] Play, Paint, and Print - AM

Wed, Mar 11, 18, or 25, 10:30–11:30 am | Art Education Center

Ages 2 ½–5 | Delight in process-based painting and printing activities as you experiment with unusual art materials and tools. 

$18 per child/adult pair, per class (VMFA members $15)


[EY6] Play, Paint, and Print - PM

Wed, Mar 11, 18, or 25, 4–5 pm | Art Education Center

Ages 2 ½–5 | Delight in process-based painting and printing activities as you experiment with unusual art materials and tools. 

$18 per child/adult pair, per class (VMFA members $15)


[EY7] Parts of Art - AM

Wed, Apr 1, 8, 15, or 22, 10:30–11:30 am | Art Education Center 

Ages 2 ½–5 | Discover the elements of art; colors, lines, shapes, and textures, and put the "parts" together in your own artistic creations.

$18 per child/adult pair (VMFA members $15)


[EY8] Parts of Art - PM

Wed, Apr 1, 8, 15, or 22, 4–5 pm | Art Education Center 

Ages 2 ½–5 | Discover the elements of art; colors, lines, shapes, and textures, and put the "parts" together in your own artistic creations.

$18 per child/adult pair (VMFA members $15)


[EY9] Nature's Inspirations - AM

Wed, Apr 29, May 6, or 13, 10:30–11:30 am | Art Education Center 

Ages 2 ½–5 | Investigate nature's many colors and textures, enjoy visits to the Sculpture Garden, and use natural materials in the art studio.

$18 per child/adult pair (VMFA members $15)


[EY10] Nature's Inspirations - PM

Wed, Apr 29, May 6, or 13, 4–5 pm | Art Education Center 

Ages 2 ½–5 | Investigate nature's many colors and textures, enjoy visits to the Sculpture Garden, and use natural materials in the art studio.

$18 per child/adult pair (VMFA members $15)