Call VAS: (703) 319-3971


All classes and workshops are held at

115 Pleasant Street N.W.,Vienna
CALL: 703 319 3971


• Joe Phillips is back with his Monthly Watercolor Workshops. After a winter hiatus Joe will be beginning again with his monthly workshops next is on Friday June 8.

Each session is $50. Call the art Center to confirm. Bring your favorite watercolor supplies, paints and palette. Joe may include some watercolor papers, and other project supplies. A final matted painting is your reward at the end of a “fun” afternoon.

Those who know Joe are excited that he is returning for this rare opportunity. The word is that he is not only very skilled, but also a joy to have him share his talent. Spend some time sharpening your watercolor skills on Friday.

Don’t forget to call the Art Center to reserve your space. 


• “The Power of Pastel”, a landscape workshop with Bryan Jernigan, Saturday, June 9

The class will be held at 
Vienna Art Society, 115 Pleasant Street, NW, Vienna, VA, June 9 from 10 am to 4 pm

National award-winning pastelist, Bryan Jernigan, paints impressionistic landscapes. Watch him demonstrate from beginning to end, while he shares with you the secrets of the pastel medium. From choosing papers, to learning about the basics of value, composition and application, a new world of artistic possibilities will open up for you. Jernigan shows you how to produce loosely expressive, traditional, works on a small scale, but also how to incorporate realistic structures (barns, houses, etc) within the landscape. For beginners and experienced pastelists alike, you’ll learn what tools to use, get guidance on aerial perspective, add just enough information to suggest landscapes, explore framing options, and discover application tips and tricks to take your art to the next level. If you are looking for a balance between control and expressiveness, color confidence and greater mastery, this is the workshop for you.

Register with Bryan Jernigan directly, Bryan Jernigan,

$150 due by June 2.   All major credit cards accepted.

Call Bryan Jernigan at 571-263-6317 or email at

Download Bryan’s  The Power of Pastel Supplies List


Mosaic Jewelry with Bonne Fitzgerald

August 11, 2018, from 10am to 5pm

Tuition: $95  Supply Fee: $65

To register:

In this workshop you will be guided through the steps to create stunning and unique mosaic jewelry pieces. This comprehensive workshop will teach you about jewelry base selection, adhesive choice, and we will work with a wide variety of mosaic materials: mosaic gold, smalti, semiprecious stones, dichroic glass, filati, tempered glass and millefiori. You will learn the unique skills of precision cutting and artistic laying techniques – the keys to fine mosaic jewelry. This workshop will especially benefit anyone interested in learning to work in small-scale mosaic.

Everyone will be supplied with two beautiful base metal jewelry blanks. If time permits students may work on additional pieces. A selection of pendant shapes will be available for purchase, or you may bring your own.  Included in your supply fee are two bases, a wide variety of mosaic materials and adhesives. An extensive resource list will be provided at the workshop.

Students please bring your favorite tweezers and a good quality mosaic wheel nipper. This workshop is suitable for 16+, mosaic experience helpful but not necessary.



Magic Mosaic Tapestry with Bonnie Fitzgerald

August 18, 2018, from 10am to 4pm

Tuition: $85     Supply Fee: $45

to register:

This workshop is for the person who loves quilting, patterning, bling and glitz!  It is also a terrific opportunity to learn how to work in a concrete setting bed.

We will be creating beautiful mosaic tapestries for interior display. Included in your workshop fee is a generous selection of materials including glass and ceramic tiles, glitzy glass, ball chain, costume jewelry, beads and we will have your substrate and adhesive prepared for you.  Our adhesive is pre-colored thin-set mortar and we embed our tesserae into the “setting bed.”  Our finished tapestries will be textural and remain ungrouted.

Inspired by artist friend, Laurel Skye, we will be making our own version of “magic carpets.” This workshop is suited for anyone 14 and over.

25% of the profits from this workshop will be donated to Laurel’s “Go Fund Me Page” as she bravely battles her cancer diagnosis. To learn more or to make an additional donation visit

• Weekly Figure Workshop with David Delano

David Delano is back from his Winter Break. 

Drop in open studio meets on
Mondays from 6 – 9:00 pm at the VAS Art Center 

  • One long pose – costumed models
  • Member rate $11.00 a session
  • Non-members $13.00 a session
  • Students $7.00 a session