About Us

 
 
 

mission

Visual Art Institute nurtures creative expression, teaches imagination and fosters artistic development through in-depth study and experimentation, inspiring individuality and confidence regardless of age or ability.

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goals

The Executive Director, teachers, and staff believe that adding the arts to your child's education can:

          -  Increase imagination and curiosity

          -  Build self-confidence

          -  Improve artistic skills and talents

          -  Strengthen critical thinking

          -  Enhance emotional well-being

Our focus is on offering quality instruction in the visual arts. By doing so, it is our hope that students will discover their own artistic voices and will have other areas of their lives enhanced.  We have seen many of our teens gain confidence as they progress through our program and received recognition and awards in the community. Young children who "love to draw" quickly respond to our curriculum. Students who want to draw and paint find VAI a welcoming and supportive place to create. 

It is not uncommon for students to discover VAI at a young age and work through our curriculum throughout high school.  Our most dedicated students have earned scholarships at colleges & universities and have pursued careers in the arts.  Some have even returned to VAI to teach a new generation of aspiring artists.