Art Education

The Visual Arts Center (VAC) offers a variety of education opportunities for beginner, intermediate and advanced artists, and those just interested in exploring art. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the class that interests you to reserve your space . . .  or click on the title below for more detail and a shorter list by category. 

OPEN STUDIOS - Work on your individual project at the VAC in small groups - no instructor.
ONLINE CLASSES - Take live classes from the convenience of your home via Zoom.
ONSITE CLASSES - Instructor led classes in a variety of 2D and 3D art mediums.
WORKSHOPS - Specialty techniques in half-day to multi-day session(s) with VAC or Guest Instructor.
ART SOCIALS - A fun art get together. An art project with supplies and wine in less than 2 hours.,
YOUTH CLASSES - Ages 10 to 18 Instructor led classes in a variety of 2D and 3D art mediums.


Click Here To Register For Classes! 

To go directly to Class Page, click on the class title.

If you are logged in as a VAC Member when connecting to the schedule link, it will show member pricing.

Advance registration is required.  Online registration closes 72 hours prior to start dates.  If you miss the start date, you may email and ask to join mid-session. Art Supplies and an optional Class Supply Kit is available for most classes in the VAC  Art Supply Store.


Vac Members – Don’t Forget to sign in for your Member Discount! (CLICK HERE)

VAC Membership pays for itself in discounts!

  • 20% Savings on Classes
  • 10% Savings on Workshops.
  • CLICK HERE to become a VAC Member


Instructors: Our talented instructors teach in a variety of media. To learn more about Visual Arts Center (VAC) instructors  CLICK HERE for Instructor Brochure.

Class Times:  Monday through Friday, morning sessions meet from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, and afternoon sessions meet from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, Evening sessions meet from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Saturday sessions meet from 10:0 am – 1:00 pm.  The VAC opens ½ hour prior to start class time.

Difficulty Registering? If you have any trouble using the website to register or pay your fees, please call the VAC at 941-639-8810 (from 10am to 2pm, Monday through Friday) or email and someone will help you.  

COVID-19 Precautions: Worktable separations are available to accommodate social distancing guidelines and cleaning wipes are available in each classroom.  As an extra precaution, we suggest each student wipe their space before and after use.  Gloves and masks are not required but are available at the front desk for those who wish to use them. Personal hand sprays will also be available.

We encourage anyone who registers for a class and does not feel well to remain home and let us know.