Our volunteers know how to have fun!

We offer classes for all interests and skill levels, and our talented instructors teach in a variety of media. To learn more about our instructors, download a printable PDF Instructor Brochure (click here)

Session: Class meets once each week for 3 hours and is offered in 4, 6 or 8-week sessions.

Term (when available):  Anyone desiring to study for a full Term (12-weeks) receives a 10% discount when enrolled from the Term start date. Terms: Fall: September to November; Winter: January to March; Spring: April to June.   

Download a printable PDF Class Schedule (click here)

Open Art & Pottery Studio 

Join any class or instructor for a day, or two.. or more! Set your own schedule. Perfect for those with a summer travel schedule, or just want to try something new.

Please call ahead for availability (941) 639-8810.

    • Art Open Studio (with Instructor) - $30 ($24 members) for 3 hours
    • Beginner Pottery Open Studio (with Instructor) - $40 ($32 members) for 3 hours
    • Advanced Pottery Open Studio (without Instructor) - $25 ($20 members) for 3 hours - Requires Instructor pre-approved pottery open studio card.


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.