EVENTS

KIDS AND FAMILIES¬

Jan 30

Colored wire contour portraits.

PROGRAMS
Looking to Learn: Art & Storytime

Join us each month as we look, learn, and make in response to themes from our current exhibitions. This virtual family program will include close-looking at artwork, reading of a storybook, and a making activity inspired by the theme. Looking to Learn encourages valuable social emotional skills that help children ages 3–8 build and develop greater empathy, understanding and respect for their peers and community.

Sunday, January 30, 2022
10:00 AM

ZOOM

Feb 05

Photo by Fresh Look Photography.

CLASSES
The Green Life

Class Full!

We’ll explore our galleries to find nature-inspired artworks by Made in VA artists Caitlin Blomstrom and Gregory Hennen, then capture the elements of nature through monoprints, liquid watercolor, and found object stamping!

Saturday, February 5, 2022
10:30 AM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Feb 06

Photo by Fresh Look Photography.

CLASSES
Intro to Contemporary Art

AGES 9–12
Comprehensive, Multi-Session Class

Uncover the themes, techniques, and materials exhibited in the galleries at Virginia MOCA, and discover the why behind the creation of contemporary art. Immerse yourself in the professional practices of a contemporary artist to conceptualize, workshop, and implement ideas through 2D and 3D art. Perform visual research in a handmade sketchbook, photograph objects with a digital microscope, and learn techniques in printing and casting. This experience gives students the tools to build a necessary foundational skillset to develop portfolio-ready, relevant, and meaningful artwork.

Sundays, February 6 - February 27, 2022
2:00 PM-4:00 PM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Feb 19

Shara Appanaitis, Fog Rising, 2019. Encaustic on panel. Courtesy of the artist.

CLASSES
Places and Spaces

FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AGE 3–8
Painting and Print Making
One-day Workshop

Contemporary artists who explore the idea of place in their work are masters of using shape, color, and texture to recreate and imagine a variety of settings. Join us in the galleries to examine the place-based work of Made in VA artists Shara Appanaitis and Riley Goodman, then combine painting, printmaking, and other processes to represent a special space of your own!

Saturday, February 19, 2022
10:30 AM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Feb 19

Family Fest in the Atrium.

PROGRAMS
Family Fest

Family Fest offers a unique opportunity for all ages to create, explore, and connect with art. Join Virginia MOCA as we celebrate our current exhibitions with inspired art making, gallery activities, and more.

Saturday, February 19, 2022
10:30 AM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Feb 26

Eirene Espinoza, Comfort, 2019. Sweet gum tree seed pods, yarn. Courtesy of the artist.

CLASSES
Making with Memories

AGES 6–8
Mixed Media, Sculpture
One-Day Workshop

Discover the work of installation artists Pattie Chalmers and Eirene Espinoza who consider the impact of the five senses on art and memory when creating their deeply personal and immersive artworks. Assemble an engaging multi-media installation that explores the concept of memory with clay, found materials, ink, paint, and pastels.

Saturday, February 26, 2022
10:00 AM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Feb 27

Young child holding a paper bag puppet at a Looking to Learn family event at Virginia MOCA

PROGRAMS
Looking to Learn: Art & Storytime

Join us each month as we look, learn, and make in response to themes from our current exhibitions. This virtual family program will include close-looking at artwork, reading of a storybook, and a making activity inspired by the theme. Looking to Learn encourages valuable social emotional skills that help children ages 3–8 build and develop greater empathy, understanding and respect for their peers and community.

Sunday, February 27, 2022
10:00 AM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Mar 01

Suzanna Fields, Interstices, 2020. Ink and acrylic on synthetic paper. Courtesy of the artist.

CLASSES
Mark Making: A Micro Investigation

AGES 6–8
Painting and Printmaking
One-day Workshop

Dive into a microscopic universe of discovery that will unveil tiny secrets of our world! Examine the marks of Made in VA artists Suzanna Fields and Sarah Boyts Yoder, inspect synthetics and organics under the microscope, and experiment with an unconventional variety of materials to create reduction prints and mixed media paintings about the world up close.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022
4:30 PM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Mar 05

Photo by Fresh Look Photography.

CLASSES
Art On The Go

PRE-K, AGES 2–5
Fiber Arts
One-day Workshop

Get inspired by Made in VA artists Lou Haney and Donna Cooper Hurt to recreate the shapes and colors of remembered places. This sensory-based class encourages creative play and material research to create a portable and modifiable work of fiber art perfect for kids on the go!

Saturday, March 5, 2022
10:30 AM

VIRGINIA MOCA