Craft + Design Online Education Wing

Virtual Community Project
1:00 p.m.

YouTube Premiere
Join the VisArts community online for our Craft + Design Online Community Art Project! Artists of all ages (adults, too!) are invited to this giant, fast-paced, group art class. Using bold + colorful drawing materials and sturdy paper, you can follow along to create a work of art around the theme of gratitude. We’ll celebrate what and who we’re thankful for and spread that love with the gift of art. Expect some dance breaks, music, pet cameos and camaraderie with your friends in the Richmond arts community!

Join us for the community project

Third Annual Clay Olympics
1:00 p.m.

YouTube Premiere

Join us for our Third Annual Clay Olympics to see four, Richmond potters face off in wheel-throwing challenges for the grand title of VisArts Clay Olympics Champion. Four competitors will race to build various vessels in three exciting challenges and we’ll be premiering the competition through YouTube Premiere on Friday, November 27. Make sure to comment and vote for a winner as they race for the title of Clay Olympic Champion. Commenters who (correctly choose the champion will be entered to win a wheel throwing class at VisArts!

watch the clay olympics

NOV. 23, 25, 28, 29
Artist Demonstrations
11:00 a.m.
VisArts’ Instagram page (@visartsrva)

Head to our Instagram to watch artist demonstrations by VisArts teachers who work in wood, glass and metal!

Watch artist demos

Special Program Courtesy of the Virginia Museum of History and Culture
Craft + Games from the Past

Join the Virginia Museum of History and Culture to explore crafts from the past…specifically toys of the past! Follow along or download the PDF instructions below to make your own ball in a cup toy.


Download ball in a cup instructions

Art Projects Inspired by Craft + Design Artists

The projects below are all inspired by our talented, Craft + Design artists and they’re designed for all ages. Create beautiful, fun + meaningful artwork to give as gifts or keep for yourself!