The Academy of LVA
The Academy of LVA is under the umbrella of The Children’s Fine Art Classes program. Founded in 1925, its mission is to provide intensive, in-depth art experiences for talented and motivated art students. The program offers concentrated studies in two-dimensional art that include studio practices in drawing and painting; art history; critiquing skills; and aesthetics. Instruction is covered by a sliding scale scholarship so that economic status will play no part in a child’s participation.
The Academy runs for 10 weeks each spring and 10 weeks each fall. Classes are two hours to allow for more in depth art making and more thorough critiques. To maximize their experience, students should expect to spend one to two hours outside of the classroom each week researching artists and universities, working on projects, visiting galleries, or writing about their work. We want The Academy experience go beyond the classroom doors.