Due to COVID-19, the Visual Arts Center (VAC) is currently operating with limited hours, Monday through Friday, 10am to 2pm as we begin to transition to a new normal.  A small collection of Art Classes, limited to 6 participants per class is offered beginning the week of June 8. 


For A VAC Summer Class & Activity Schedule, Click Here 

All Classes are 6 weeks from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

2D ART CLASSES: $150 ($120 for Members) 

  • Watercolor with Linda Benson (All Levels), Monday June 8 to July 13 
  • Scratchboard with Sheryl Unwin (All Levels), Wednesday, June 10 to July 15
  • Oil Painting with Laura Pommier, (All Levels), Friday, June 12 to July 17
  • Oil Neo-Impressionism with Margaret Egli, (All Levels), June 10 to July 15

GLASS:  $150 ($120 for Members) 

  • Fused Glass with Janie Duke (All Levels), Tuesday, June 9 to July 14
  • Stained Glass with Belinda Duclos (All Levels), Wednesday, June 10 to July 15

JEWELRY:  $150 ($120 for Members) 

POTTERY:  $225 ($180 for Members) includes 25 lbs. of clay with glazing and kiln firing for up to 6 pieces

Instructors: Our talented instructors teach in a variety of media. To learn more about our instructors, download a printable PDF Instructor Brochure (click here) 

Class Times:  All classes will meet from 10:30am to 1:30pm.  Please do not arrive before 10:15am and be ready to leave no later than 1:45pm. 

Register Online:  To reduce personal contact, please register and pay for classes online. 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 will accommodate social distancing guidelines.  We will wipe tables before and after each class, however, cleaning wipes will be 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.  You will receive full credit for the remaining sessions of your class. 



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