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Join us onsite for Instructor led Classes and Workshops in a variety of 2D and 3D art mediums at the VAC. Classes are available for all skill levels from beginners to experts and typically run 4 or 6 weeks. Workshops offer specialty techniques in half-day to multiday sessions with Visual Arts Center or Guest instructors. 


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To go directly to a 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 Supply Store.


Class tuition is fully refundable, less a non-refundable reservation deposit of $25 ($20 VAC Member) up until 30 days prior to class.

An Education Credit (less non-refundable deposit) may be issued towards a future class between 29 days and 10 days prior to class start.

All fees become non-refundable 9 days prior to class start unless the class is cancelled by the VAC.

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VAC Membership pays for itself in discounts!

    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:  Classes meet Monday through Friday.

    • Morning sessions 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Afternoon sessions 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, evening sessions 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
    • Saturday sessions 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.
    • The VAC opens 1/2 hour prior to class start 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 Precautions:  Masks are not required but are available at the front desk for those who wish to use them. 

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