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May 29

Maya Lin, Marble Chesapeake & Delaware Bay (detail), 2022. Glass marbles & adhesive. Photo by Kerry Ryan McFate. Courtesy of Pace Gallery.

CLASSES
You Are Here!

CLASS FULL
AGES 6–8
Mixed Media
One Session

Class full; please join waitlist

Join artist Renee Calway in the studios to discover the wonders of mapmaking! Get inspired by the dazzling textures, colors, and forms in Maya Lin’s Marble Chesapeake Bay as you learn to create your own 3D map using clay and found materials.

Sunday, May 29, 2022
1:00 PM

VIRGINIA MOCA

May 31
CLASSES
Explorations in Ice

CLASS FULL
AGES 2–5 WITH CAREGIVER
Mixed Media
One Session

Class full; please join waitlist.

Artist Maya Lin studies many aspects of nature to create works of art inspired by her observations. Join us in the galleries to examine Maya Lin’s artworks about ice, discuss the role of ice in nature, then head back to the studio to conduct your own chilly artistic experiments!

Tuesday May 31
10:30 AM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Jun 04
CLASSES
Plaster Casting

TEENS
Sculpture
Four Sessions

Engage with the sciences to investigate the unique characteristics of water through sculpture. Using plaster and other mold making materials, we’ll create cast sculptures inspired by our visual observations and imagination!

Saturdays, June 4 - June 25, 2022
1:00 PM-3:00 PM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Jun 04
CLASSES
STEAM Studio

AGES 9–12
Mixed Media
Four Sessions

Interpret topics in science, technology, engineering, and math through art! Make a spinning waterwheel, construct data-informed sculptures, and create your own microbiome of the Chesapeake Bay. You’ll be amazed at how interrelated our world really is!

Saturdays, June 4 - June 25, 2022
10:30 AM-12:00 PM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Jun 05
CLASSES
Fluid Art

CLASS FULL
TEENS
Painting
One Session

Class full; please join waitlist.

Get inspired by forms, rhythms, and colors found in nature! Join artist Deanna Strother in the studio to select an eye-catching palette, create your own fluid paint, and learn techniques in paint-pouring to produce a striking composition of flowing, organic forms on canvas.

Sunday, June 5
1:00 PM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Jun 11
CLASSES
Explorations in Salt Water

AGES 2–5 WITH CAREGIVER
Mixed Media
One Session

Did you know that over 97% of the water on earth is salty? Join us in the galleries to explore artworks featured in Maya Lin: A Study of Water, learn more about some of our earth’s most precious natural resources, then head back to the studio to combine water and salt in a 2D artwork of your own!

Saturday, June 11, 2022
10:30 AM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Jun 12

Example of paint-pouring technique.

CLASSES
Fluid Painting

CLASS FULL
ADULTS
Painting
One Session

Class full; please join waitlist.

Get inspired by forms, rhythms, and colors found in nature! Join artist Deanna Strother in our studios to select an eye-catching palette, create your own fluid paint, and learn techniques in paint-pouring to create a striking composition of flowing, organic forms on canvas.

Sunday, June 12
1:00 PM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Jul 03

Maya Lin, White Fracture (detail), 1994. Embossed paper. Courtesy of Maya Lin Studio.

CLASSES
Embossing with Nature

ADULTS
Embossing
One Session

Embossing is the process of creating a raised relief design on paper or other substrates. Explore our grounds to discover the abundant patterns and shapes of fallen natural materials, examine the embossing work of Maya Lin in our galleries, then head into the studios with artist John Runner to create your own nature-based embossing on 100% cotton rag paper.

Sunday, July 3
10:00 AM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Jul 09
CLASSES
Encaustic Art

ADULTS
Encaustic
One Session

Encaustic painting is a process that uses melted, pigmented beeswax to create layered and luminous work. In this workshop, designed for all levels, artist Karen Eide will lead you through encaustic painting basics as well as how to add inks, pastels, graphite, watercolor, collage, mixed media, and texture!

Saturday, July 9, 2022
10:00 AM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Aug 20

Example of cyanotype print.

CLASSES
Cyanotypes: Printing with Light

ADULTS
Cyanotypes
One Session

When exposed to the sun, fabric and paper treated with the light-sensitive cyanotype solution reveal original prints in an intense shade of blue. Artists, botanists, and architects have been employing this non-toxic light-printing technique in their work for nearly 200 years.

Saturday, August 20
10:00 AM

VIRGINIA MOCA