Open Studio - Portrait Studio

Open Studio - Portrait Studio

  • $5.00

Thursdays, 9:30 - 12pm

Designed for those that want to finish in-progress projects or work on art with others. Includes 10% discount on Art Supplies from the VAC Art Supply Store for the day. The session is not designed to be a class, however, a VAC instructor or artist will be available for critique.

All sessions welcome artists working with watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastels, colored pencils, scratchboard and more. Art supplies and work may not be stored at the VAC between sessions.  A rental locker with digital lock is available for $5 a week or $15 a month to store art materials for those not wanting to transport items to and from home. 

Cost: $5 per Session for Members

VAC Members - Don't Forget to SIGN IN (Click HERE) to Receive your Membership Discount!

An Annual Individual VAC Membership costs $60 ($55 to renew) and will pay for itself after receiving a 20% discount on your first few classes! 

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Register Online To reduce personal contact, please register in advance and pay for sessions 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. Please do not show up without registering. If there are no advance registrations, session may be cancelled.

COVID-19 Precautions:
 Worktable separations will accommodate social distancing guidelines.  The tables will be wiped before and after each class, however, cleaning wipes will be available in each classroom.  As an extra precaution, we suggest each participant 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 an Open Studio Session and does not feel well to remain home and let us know.  You will receive full credit for the day.