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 details and a shorter list by category.

ONSITE CLASSES - Instructor led classes in a variety of 2D and 3D art mediums

ONLINE CLASSES - Live classes from the convenience of your home via Zoom.

WORKSHOPS - Specialty techniques in half-day to multi-day session(s) with VAC or Guest instructors.

ART SOCIALS - A fun art get together. In less than 2 hours, create an art project with supplies and refreshments included.

OPEN STUDIOS - Work on your individual project at the VAC in small groups - no instructor. (Restricted to Members only)

YOUTH CLASSES - Ages 8 to 20 Instructor led classes in a variety of 2D and 3D art mediums.

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.

VAC Members - Don't Forget to sign in for your Member Discount! (CLICK HERE)
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.

    Classes meet: Monday through Friday at the following times:

    • 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-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. 


    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.