Virtual Art Sparks

Recommended for ages 5–12
Free videos posted weekly
on Wednesdays, Jul 8–Aug 26

In lieu of summer camps, we are offering some short, fun art tutorials for you to try at home! Bring the creativity and culture of the VMFA into your home as you paint, draw, or sculpt, your own imaginative creations. To find these and lots of other creative content, check VMFA’s Learn resources on our website.



Watercolor Tips for Teens: Wet-on-Dry & Wet-on-Wet Art Activity Video

In this video, you will learn how to use wet-on-dry and wet-on-wet techniques, inspired by the Ernst Wilhelm Nay watercolor painting Composition.

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Watercolor Tips for Teens: Lifting & Using Salt Art Activity Video

In this video, you can explore lifting techniques and using salt to create interesting textures, inspired by the Dugald Stewart Walker painting The Fairy Ring.

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Watercolor Tips for Teens: Glaze & Gradation Art Activity Video

In this video, you can explore grazing and gradation techniques to create value, inspired by the Eugène Delacroix watercolor painting, Narcissus.

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Virtual Art Sparks: Egyptian-Inspired Amulets

Join VMFA Youth Studio Educator, Alex Parrish, for this Virtual Arts Sparks on creating polymer clay amulets (geared toward ages 5-12). In this video, discover basic clay sculpting techniques that will help you create your own Ancient Egyptian-inspired lucky amulet.

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Virtual Art Sparks: Found Object Collage

Join VMFA Youth Studio Educator, Sandi Wiley, for this Virtual Arts Sparks on creating a found object collage (geared toward ages 5-12). In this video, be inspired by artists that include unique items and materials in their art as you create your own collage using objects found in your own home.

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Virtual Art Sparks: Still Life Painting

Join VMFA Youth Studio Educator, Tiffany Glass Ferreira, for this Virtual Arts Sparks on creating a still life painting (geared toward ages 5-12). In this video, learn techniques to help you paint your own colorful still life composition.

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