Affiliate Groups

Activities organized for VAC Members . . . by VAC Members. Join other VAC Artists in specialty group activities in the artistic areas and mediums you enjoy most. Learn more about each of our affilitate groups.


Artists in Action  

Meets Saturdays from 10am to 12pm

Join an eclectic group of painters, jewelry makers, and other crafty artisans who come together to create and share constructive advice every Saturday morning from 10:00am to 12:00pm.  All VAC members of all media and levels are welcome. Suggested donation of $2 per meeting attended. 

Common Threads  

Meets monthly every 3rd Friday at 12:30pm during Season

Fiber arts group of VAC Members with a passion for creating art with fiber get together to share ideas and inspire each other -- knit, weave, spin, sew and felt.

Critique Night

Meets the first Tuesday of every month during Season from 6:00 - 8:00pm 

The group critique will be led by Beverly Yankwitt and Jill Lindsay. The goal is to share constructive advice and learn from each other. No reservations necessary, just show up with up with 1 to 3 pieces of your artwork ($5 per session).

Jewelry Arts Group (JAG) 

Meets the 2nd & 4th Friday, 1pm to 3pm during Season

VAC Member jewelry enthusiasts learn and share new ways to create wearable art.

Life Drawing Studio  

Meets every Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9pm during Season

Join other VAC Member Artists for figure work, including nude poses with live models. Must be 18 or older. ($10 per session).

Plein Air Painting  

Meets every Monday at 8:30am

VAC Members of Peace River Painters get together weekly at various locations around Southwest Florida. Join the annual Quick Draw (January) and show your work in the Plein Air Exhibits at the VAC.

Porcelain Artists  

Meets monthly during season

Join other VAC Member Artists in monthly porcelain paint-a-longs plus guest instructors sharing porcelain techniques. ($25 yearly).

Portrait Studio  

Meets every Thursday from 9am to 12pm

Join other VAC Member Artists and work on your portrait skills in any medium with live models. ($5 per session).