Visual Arts Academy

Fall 2017, September 19 – December 7

GMA VAA Fall 2017 Application

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide an avenue of development for students in Pitt County who exhibit high aptitude, interest, and skills in the visual arts.

The Academy Experience

Our goal is to give select visual art students a unique learning experience. Students are mentored by visual art educators, licensed by the state of North Carolina. These educators work with your child to further their learning within the bounds of the N.C. Standard Course of Study in the Visual Arts. We facilitate the education, exploration, and application of artistic learning in a more expansive and guided studio setting.

Structure Of The Academy

The year is divided into two 8 week semesters, September – early December and February – May. Semesters consist of 18 meetings per term. Studio times are from 4:30 pm – 6 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Studio sessions are held at the GMA Center for Art Education. This is the building next door to the museum.

Who May Attend

Students in grades 5 – 8 are eligible to apply. Parents and students must complete an application. We will contact the art teacher listed on the application form to obtain a written letter of nomination of the student to the Academy. An application is included above and may also be obtained from your child’s art teacher, from the Academy, or from the Greenville Museum of Art.


Tuition is $325.00 each semester. The tuition for returning students is $275.00. Supplies for all studio sessions are included in the tuition. Financial aid is available. Please contact the museum at 252.758.1946 for more information.

Financial Partners

Our financial partners help sponsor students to attend the Academy. Approximately one-half of our students need financial aid to be able to attend the Academy. If you would like to help send a student to the Academy please contact the museum at 252.758.1946.


GMA VAA Fall 2017 Application

$275/VAA Returning Student

$325/VAA New Student


Classes are held at the GMA Center for Art Education.

This is the building next door to the museum at 806 S. Evans Street.