Open Studios

Open Studios at the Visual Arts Center are for VAC Member Artists with some experience (not for the beginner). Join other artists, one week at a time, or sign up for multiple sessions. Open Studios do not include formal instruction, however, a VAC Coordinator is available to connect you to VAC resources, and may offer suggestions and critiquing, if requested. Please register online at least 24 hours prior to each session.

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    PLEASE NOTE: Fiber Arts open studios may be held in our off-site location in the Quednau-Hindman House (Yellow Building) at History Park.  Please check each class one week prior to the start date to see if it is located at the VAC or in History Park. 

    The History Park facility is a classroom space only. All administrative functions, including registrations, art sales, payments, and refunds are all handled at the VAC.  Registration online is available for all Fiber Art Classes and Workshops. History Park is located at 502 Shreve Street, next to the new Punta Gorda Library.  Parking is available in front of History Park or in the back of the Punta Gorda Library.

    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 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.