Education

AVA Gallery and Art Center offers a vibrant, year-round art education program for individuals of all ages, ranging in ability from novice to professional. Classes for Adults and Teens introduce participants to the creative process, teach basic drawing skills, offer students exposure to media ranging from watercolor to sculpture, and encourage the pursuit of advanced study in areas like oil painting, printmaking, and digital photography.

AVA’s renowned Children’s Classes—which takes place in our welcoming and well-equipped studios—offers preschool and afterschool classes, as well as unique, weeklong art camps coinciding with the vacation calendar of local schools.  Creative opportunities for teens abound. AVA draws on a strong faculty composed of nationally and regionally known artists.

If you haven’t taken a class at AVA before, you may be in for a surprise. You won’t be striving for grades or credits, because there aren’t any here. Instead, you can expect:

  • The freedom to learn in your own style
  • Engaged, supportive fellow students with a variety of perspectives
  • The satisfaction and challenge of defining your own goals
  • The opportunity to work with a dedicated, highly qualified faculty
  • Spacious, light-filled studios
  • The pleasure of being in an award-winning “green” building, with access to exhibition galleries and special programs.

Scholarships are available.