Summer 2022 Classes

Spend the summer learning a new art form, or exploring movement in the Laura and Bill Buck Atrium.

 

MOVEMENT AND CONTEMPLATIVE ARTS

QIGONG
Katie Nall
Qigong is an 8,000 year old movement program that exercises internal organs. With over 9,000 variations, it is the parent form for Tai Chi, Kung Fun, acupuncture, acupressure, and Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping). Qigong is known as the Longevity Exercise as the movements have been known to extend healthy lives. No special equipment required.

Classes meet at VBMA in the Atrium
July 13 – August 10
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
$70 (Museum members $55)

Register for Qigong 7/13

 

PAINTING

PAINTING STUDIO AND MORE
Christine Thomas
All levels
Join a friendly group of artists who work independently while sharing with each other. The instructor provides suggestions and demonstrations. This studio class is open to these 2-D mediums: acrylics, oils, mixed media, watercolor, and drawing. Students should bring their preferred materials to class.

Classes meet at VBMA in Studio 2
July 12 – August 9
Tuesdays, 5:30 –8:30 pm
$170 (Museum members $140)

Register for Painting Studio and More 7/12

 

OIL STUDIO – OLD MASTERS TECHNIQUES
Martha Westphal
All levels
This course will be a study of composition, under painting, color, materials and their uses in oil painting. Learn Fibonacci theories of composition, how to make paint and tube it, also how to make varnish, medium and it’s uses. The primary focus is to learn how to incorporate your style with old master techniques. Materials needed: Westphal Oil Supply list

Classes meet at VBMA in Studio 2
July 13 – August 10
Wednesdays, 5:30 –8:30 pm
$170 (Museum members $140)

Register for Oil Studio 7/13

 

LEARNING TO LOVE WATERCOLOR
Judy Burgarella
All levels
From the basics of watercolor to advanced techniques, learn how to unlock your creativity and create a work of art. Techniques, tips and tricks will be covered, along with composition, values, measuring methods, lost edges, making corrections, and basic drawing principles. Demonstrations and personal guidance will be provided each week. Materials needed: Burgarella Learning to Love Watercolor materials

Classes meet at VBMA in Studio 3
July 12 – August 9
Tuesdays, 5:30 –8:30 pm
$170 (Museum members $140)

Register for Learning to Love Watercolor 7/12

 

CERAMICS

PLEASE NOTE: A 25-pound bag of clay is included in your class tuition. Registered students may purchase up to two more bags of clay maximum from your instructor during the duration of this course. Only clay provided by the Museum may be used in class or fired in the Museum’s kilns. 

WORKING WITH CLAY
Kent Johnson
Open to intermediate students, this class includes both hand building and wheel throwing. Students work on perfecting their techniques. The instructor covers surface decoration, design, and glazing instruction, and will also employ helpful class critiques. Working with Clay material list

Classes meet at VBMA in Studio 5
June 7- August 9
Tuesdays, 5:30 –8:30 pm
$300 ($240 Museum Members)

Registration for this course is now closed.