ABOUT VMFA’S TEEN STUDIO CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
Expand your creativity and artistic awareness, build your portfolio for college, or simply spend time with peers and professional artists through studio classes related to VMFA’s world-renowned art collection. Enrollment is limited to provide individual instruction and to accommodate teens of all skill levels.
TIMES AND TUITION
Friday Evening Workshops 5–7 pm
Saturday Workshops 1–4 pm
$12 (VMFA members $10)
$30 (VMFA members $25)
Online, phone 804.340.1405, or visit the front desk during VMFA public hours.
QUESTIONS ABOUT PROGRAMS
PHONE 804.340.1331 or 804.340.1438
WHAT TO BRING
Photo identification is required for authorized adults picking up students under the age of 13.
Completed forms are only required if the student has a medical concern or enrolled in summer classes.
Medical Notice: VMFA Education Staff are not authorized to administer medications on a regular basis. If a student is to self-carry a medication for use in the event of an emergency, it must be noted on the Emergency Information Form, and written instructions on the administration of medicine must be provided by the parent or legal guardian on the Emergency Medication Permission Form. It is strongly advised that should your child need emergency medication, VMFA staff is notified at least two weeks ahead of the program. Phone 804.340.1438 or 804.340.1331, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If your child has an allergy of any kind, it is important to inform VMFA staff on the first day of camp. If your child has a serious life-threatening allergy, we welcome you to remain on campus while your child is participating in the program.
In the event of an emergency, VMFA Staff will respond to the situation promptly and accordingly; a staff person will immediately attempt to reach the parent or guardian.
VMFA provides all art supplies and tools needed for each class, though students are sometimes encouraged to bring additional supplies when noted under the class description (check online for updates). Personal sketchbooks are welcome for drawing and note taking.
WHERE TO GO
Teen programs may take place in either the Art Education Center inside the museum, or in the Pauley Center building, across the Sculpture Garden. Please refer to the course listing online or in the VMFA Classes & Programs Brochure for specific class locations. Note: All DIGITAL classes and workshops will be conducted in the Pauley Center Computer Lab.
Allow ample time to park and check in before the start of class. The VMFA Parking Deck is free for members or $5 for nonmembers. For street parking, N. Boulevard is recommended for those attending classes in the Art Education Center, and Sheppard St. for individuals in the Pauley Center building.
Museum Notice: Parking is not permitted along the Entry Plaza or fire lane.
WHAT TO WEAR
Wear attire that is appropriate for an art studio (art materials can stain clothing). Each studio is equipped with art smocks that may be used for especially messy projects. Closed-toed shoes are recommended. We also encourage dressing in layers or bringing a long-sleeved shirt, in case students feel chilly in the museum or studios.
The following is prohibited in the studio: Offensive messages, logos, or images related to violence, profanity, or illegal substances; and clothing that reveals undergarments of any kind or exposes private areas.
CLASS PROCEDURES + POLICIES
Students (13 yrs+) are responsible for signing the Attendance Sheet daily; parents are welcome to check-in with their children, if desired. Note that while programs are in session, teens will be supervised and are not permitted to leave the VMFA campus.
Teens are responsible for signing out daily (no parent/guardian necessary for checkout, unless requested otherwise). If a student does not sign out, a VMFA staff person will contact the teen’s parent/guardian to ensure his or her safety.
Timely Pickup If a student relies on someone else for transportation, we ask that the pick-up person arrive no later than the end of class. If a student is not picked up within 10 minutes of the program’s completion time, VMFA staff may attempt to reach a parent or guardian. If VMFA staff cannot reach contacts 30 minutes past the class’s completion time, the student will be escorted to the security desk and staff will determine the next course of action.
Fees are nonrefundable except when VMFA cancels a class. Classes may not be substituted or switched once registration is complete. Be sure to mark your calendar and save your confirmation email upon registering. Refunds will not be granted if you miss a program. Classes with insufficient enrollment will be cancelled at least one week before they are scheduled to start. Participants will be notified and reimbursed fully.
Parents are responsible for reviewing the following rules and consequences with their children before the start of class.
- Practice safety in the studios and galleries. Use all tools and equipment responsibly.
- Be kind and respectful to teachers and classmates.
- Help set up and clean up materials with every project.
- Participate in all activities and remain in class until dismissal.
- Smartphone usage is prohibited during instructional time.
- Have fun! 🙂
1st – Teacher will speak with student about inappropriate behavior.
2nd – Student is temporarily removed from class and asked to write a letter exemplifying his/her understanding of appropriate and inappropriate behavior. A VMFA staff member speaks with a parent/guardian after class.
3rd – Student will be removed from program entirely. Student may only be readmitted if the parent/guardian accompanies the student for next full day of class. No refunds will be issued.
Note: Smartphones must be turned off or on silent. No texting or calls during classes will be permitted.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM
A select number of scholarships are available for youth and teen studio programs. Phone 804.340.1331 to request a Scholarship Application Form or email email@example.com.
HOW WAS CLASS?
Students and/or parents may be asked to complete a survey at the end of class. We value your opinion and would greatly appreciate you taking the time to help us improve our program and exceed your expectations!