Gallery Tours and Field Trips
The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is a great stop for groups of all sizes and all ages. VisArts offers a comprehensive field trip program through our Engage Program, which caters to K-12 students and community groups. Engage visits typically last two hours and can include both a gallery tour and hands-on workshop that can be adapted to fit the needs of your group. We provide free tours and workshops to school groups and community-based organizations through Engage, however we always appreciate donations to support our ongoing community outreach efforts.
Gallery tours and field trips through the Engage Program can be scheduled Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. Transportation must be provided by the school or community group. Visiting groups are welcome to bring their own packed lunches and use VisArts’ space to eat after the gallery tour and workshop. Please remember, VisArts is nut-free facility.
Gallery tours include an overview of the current exhibition, viewing of a short video about the artist and a discussion about the artist’s materials and process. Our gallery coordinator will lead your group through the gallery, providing enough time at the conclusion of the tour for people to ask questions and do some exploring on their own.
Hands-on workshops are led by professional artists or arts educators. These workshops incorporate themes and methods inspired by the exhibition. Workshops encourage students to experiment with new materials and expand their visual vocabulary by exploring the show and thinking about art-making methods. Workshops take place in one of VisArts’ 16 professional art studios, are focused on a variety of art media and are accessible for students of all skill levels. This portion of the program typically lasts 1.5 hours.
For questions regarding VisArts’ Engage Program, please contact our gallery coordinator.