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STUDIO PROGRAMS¬

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ABOUT IN-PERSON STUDIO PROGRAMS¬

Welcome to Studio Programs at Virginia MOCA. No matter your age or experience, we’re here to help you embrace your inner artist and enjoy exceptional and exciting hands-on art experiences inspired by the art in our galleries. Engage with a variety of artists, creative media, techniques, and themes to produce contemporary artworks filled with meaning. Our next sessions start soon, why not sign up when you can?

VIRGINIA MOCA MEMBERS REGISTRATION OPENS Monday, November 22, 9:00am
GENERAL REGISTRATION OPENS Tuesday, November 23, 9:00am

*Class sizes limited. Masks required for all sessions.

YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS¬

The Cohen Memorial Fund at Virginia MOCA offers a number of scholarships for children and teens to participate in art education. Everyone deserves to express their creativity. Through these scholarships we hope to provide an understanding and appreciation of the arts to those who might not otherwise be financially able to participate, and to recognize and encourage artistically gifted individuals.

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UPCOMING CLASSES

ADULTS



MASTER CLASS WITH MEGAN ANGOLIA

INSTRUCTOR Megan Angolia
PRICING Members $90, Nonmembers $105
DATE Saturday, January 22, 10:30 AM–4:30 PM

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MASTER CLASS WITH AGNES GROCHULSKA

INSTRUCTOR Agnes Grochulska
PRICING Members $50, Nonmembers $65
DATE Saturday, February 12, 10:30 AM–1:30 PM

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CONSTRUCTING IDENTITY

INSTRUCTOR Dede Schmidt
PRICING Members $75, Nonmembers $90
DATES Thursday, February 17, 6:30–9:30 PM
Thursday, February 24, 6:30–8:30 PM
Thursday, March 3, 6:30–7:30 PM

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NARRATIVE VESSELS: TELLING STORIES THROUGH LAYERED IMAGES

INSTRUCTOR Anna Freeman
PRICING Members $75, Nonmembers $90
DATES Sunday, January 23, 11:00 AM–3:00 PM (students bring packed lunch)
Sunday, February 13, 1:00–3:00 PM

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FAMILIES

FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AGES 3–8

MATERIAL WORLD

INSTRUCTOR Kendall Chandler
PRICING Members $20, Nonmembers $25
DATE Saturday, January 15, 10:30–11:30 AM

Pricing includes supplies for one adult and one child.
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PLACES AND SPACES

INSTRUCTOR Kendall Chandler
PRICING Members $20, Nonmembers $25
DATE Saturday, February 19, 10:30–11:30 AM

Pricing includes supplies for one adult and one child.
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PRE-K

CHILDREN AGES 2-5, WITH A CAREGIVER

THE GREEN LIFE

INSTRUCTOR Kim Herman
PRICING Members $15, Nonmembers $20
DATE Saturday, February 5, 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

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ART ON THE GO

INSTRUCTOR Kim Herman
PRICING Members $15, Nonmembers $20
DATE Saturday, March 5, 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

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AGES 6-8



MARK MAKING: A MICRO INVESTIGATION

INSTRUCTOR Renee Calway
PRICING Members $25, Nonmembers $30
DATE Tuesday, January 11, 4:30–6:30 PM
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MAKING WITH MEMORIES

INSTRUCTOR Renee Calway
PRICING Members $25, Nonmembers $30
DATE Saturday, January 29, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM

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AGES 9-12



INTRO TO CONTEMPORARY ART

INSTRUCTOR Kendall Chandler
PRICING Members $100, Nonmembers $115
MULTIPLE SESSIONS Sundays, February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2:00–4:00 PM
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AGES 13-17



IDENTITY INVESTIGATION

INSTRUCTOR Renee Calway
PRICING Members $25, Nonmembers $30
DATE Saturday, January 29, 1:00–3:00 PM

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ARCHETYPE CORNER

INSTRUCTOR Renee Calway
PRICING Members $25, Nonmembers $30
DATE Wednesday, February 16, 4:30–6:30 PM

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SUMMER ART CAMPS

Enroll your young artist in Summer Art Camps with Virginia MOCA! Children and teens ages 6-8, 9-12, and 13-17 will enjoy captivating and unique hands-on art experiences led by knowledgeable art educators. Campers will engage with a variety of artists, creative media, techniques and more through exciting and memorable art activities.

2022 dates Coming soon!

*Masks are required for all in-person sessions. Each in-person camp is limited to 10 participants.

STUDIO SCHOOL POLICIES

Registration & Studio Policies

Register online, by telephone or in person. Tuition must be paid at the time of registration. No student is considered registered until all fees are paid. We cannot make confirmation calls, however students are notified in the event of a cancellation.

Registration deadline is 5pm, seven days prior to the course start date unless otherwise noted.

Refunds

Refunds are available only if a course is cancelled by Virginia MOCA due to low enrollment. Students cancelling enrollment before the registration deadline (7 days prior to the course start date) will receive a tuition credit voucher which can only be applied to another class at Virginia MOCA.

Payment

Currently, Virginia MOCA is only accepting payment by credit/debit card online or over the phone and Tuition Credits from previous Studio School sessions. To apply Tuition Credits, call 757-425-0000 x338 or email Kendall@virginiamoca.org.

Scholarships

Financial aid scholarships are available thanks to The Cohen Family Memorial Fund. Registrations for approved scholarship applications will be made by MOCA staff. You can also email Kendall@VirginiaMOCA.org or call the education department at (757) 425.0000 x338 for more information.

THE COHEN FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Additional Policies

  • Adult classes are for students ages 18 and up
  • Adult students provide their own materials unless otherwise noted
  • Virginia MOCA attempts to reschedule any course that is cancelled
  • Substitute instructors may be hired without advance notification
  • Minimum enrollment for all courses is seven students unless otherwise noted
  • Most classes are held at Virginia MOCA, see course descriptions for exceptions
  • Studio activities may be photographed for Virginia MOCA promotional use

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Exhibitions

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Learn more about the current exhibitions, dig into our archives, or see what is coming up next. As an ever-changing Museum there is always something new to explore.

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