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Professional Development for Artists: Art Dialogue, Development, and Critique

Virginia MOCA

In this class led by Made in VA Biennial exhibiting artist Nadd Harvin, we will study the work and processes of artists from across the state and critically explore their motives for creating. We will learn how to “read” the work of contemporary artists to understand how to engage with, interpret, and be inspired by their intentions.

STEAM: Weaving with Weather

Virginia MOCA

Get inspired by the art on view in our galleries, and work with a local artist to create your own circular weaving!

Ceramics: Form and Pattern

Virginia MOCA

Get inspired by the art in our galleries and work with a teaching artist to create functional and sculptural ceramic objects with a focus on form and pattern.  

Introduction to Crochet

Virginia MOCA

Get inspired by the art in our galleries and learn to create with crochet! 

Ceramics: Wheel-throwing for Homeschoolers

Virginia MOCA

Enrich your home-school day with clay! Get inspired by the art in our galleries, and learn to create your very own wheel-thrown ceramic artworks.  

First Art: Painted Portraits

Virginia MOCA

Get inspired by the art on view in our galleries, and work with a local artist to create painted portraits!  

Master Class with Emma Knight: Surrealist Landscapes

Virginia MOCA

Join Made in VA exhibiting artist Emma Knight for a master class inspired by her artistic viewpoint. Knight's surreal landscapes, influenced by artists like Paul Gauguin and Georgia O’Keeffe, fuse botanical elements with puffy organic shapes, transporting viewers to otherworldly realms.  

Soft Sculpture Stuffies

Virginia MOCA

Get inspired by the art on view in our galleries, and work with a local artist to create your own stuffed animal sculpture.

Hand-Drawn Animation

Virginia MOCA

Over three engaging sessions, participants will dive into the fundamentals of animation, learning to breathe life into their drawings and tell captivating stories through movement and character design.  

First Art: Painting and Printmaking with Circles

Virginia MOCA

Ages 2–5 (with caregiver)

10:30–11:30 AM

Bria Tyler



Get inspired by the art on view in our galleries, and work with a local artist to create art with circles.  

Ceramics: Portrait Mugs

Virginia MOCA

Get inspired by the art in our galleries, and hand-build your own unique portrait mug!