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 July 13.

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. 


• Plein Air Painting with VAS

Coming up Wednesday, June 20 and June 27 at 10 am Accotink Creek trail head, at Arlington Blvd (Rt 50 ) and 243. Meet in the parking area. Tuesday July 3 at 10 am River Bend Park

Contact Deb Schneider or Dick Neff ( so they will  know you are coming and can wait at the meeting spot for you.

Everyone is invited.  Bring your own art materials and equipment. Join the Plein Air painters next week. Questions? Deb Schneider:


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

Don’t Come on Monday. David Delano is on break until Fall. Check back in September.