First Friday Art Samplers

Across the city, First Friday events attract throngs of art lovers. On the first Friday of each month, come to the Visual Arts Center of Richmond for a First Friday art event with a fun twist—instead of admiring art on a gallery wall, you’ll be making it.

On First Fridays, VisArts offers first-come, first-served art classes in two seatings; the first session runs from 6-7:15 p.m. and the second runs from 7:30-8:45 p.m. Classes cost between $10 and $25, depending on materials, and we guarantee that you’ll make something cool and still make it on time to your dinner reservation.

Plan on choosing from at least five rotating sampler topics each month. Popular samplers include book making, clay hand building, metal stamping, wheel throwing, raku, letterpress and screen printing. There’s always at least one sampler that’s good for families with kids.

Day-of registration for First Friday Art Samplers begins at 5 p.m. in VisArts’ lobby. There’s no online or advanced registration for these one-off classes. Bring a group of friends, a date or your entire family for this special night out.

On Friday, July 7, we’ll be offering:

  • Clay Hand Building
  • Crochet
  • Enameling
  • Glass Fusing (tentative)
  • Raku Glazing
  • Wheel Throwing