• Falls Church Arts



    Personalized professional art instruction for children conducted amid contemporary works and current art makers at the FCA central gallery

  • About Art Academy

    Art Academy IS...

    Personalized art classes for children, available in
    the City of Falls Church. Professional art instructor Sally Evans teaches a combination
    of guided and open-ended projects chosen to expose students to new techniques and materials.
    Students enlarge their creative capacity while learning the underlying basic elements of art.
    Problem solving, peer encouragement, collaboration, and a dab of art history are always on the palette.
    Class-size limit of 8 students per class ensure generous personal attention. And, because
    of its unique location within the Falls Church Arts Central gallery (700 W. Broad St.),
    students are exposed to current art makers and surrounded by contemporary works.

    Art Academy BELIEVES...

    All children are creative, but successful art production requires both
    exposure to different mediums and lots of practice. Musical performers cannot just sit down
    and expect to play a complicated song without learning to read music or gaining an
    understanding of basic rhythms; similarly, children need to understand the basic elements
    of visual art in order to produce truly satisfying artwork. Students learn to trust their own
    instincts as they make artistic choices in an encouraging, upbeat environment.

    Art Academy INVITES YOU...

    If you have a child age 7-17 and would like to enrich your child’s art experience and education, please consider FCA Academy classes.
    Classes are held once a week for 1.5 hours in 6 week sessions beginning in September and running throughout the school year. There is a summer experience which is half day (with the option of full day) M-F in one-week blocks during the summer.

  • Good to Know


    A very happy lady

    Sally Evans is founder/owner of Avenue Art Studio, a private teaching studio for children in McLean, VA. She is a recreation therapist by education and professional background, enabling her to adapt and implement programming to meet a variety of circumstances and learning styles, including special needs. She is also a video-conference docent with the Smithsonian American Art Museum, where she develops and presents art education programs to remote learners. She is the mother of five children and has a well-developed patience capacity and tolerance for chaos.

    Academy Policies

    Some stuff to understand

    COST... Our prices are $195 per session and including all materials.

    FULL/EMPTY…Class size is limited to 8 students to maintain an optimal student/teacher ratio. If the capacity has been reached, we will maintain a waiting list. If on the off chance a class does not meet its minimum required students (3), you will be notified and receive a full refund.

    AGE-APPROPRIATE…Classes are divided into two age groups, 7-11 and 12 up. Though sessions are mixed age, projects and techniques will be modified to give each artist the best experience at his or her individual development level.

    MULTIPLE SESSIONS… We would love to see your student for multiple sessions and will do our best to make each set of projects unique.

    DROP OFF/PICK UP… Since we are an “urban” campus with limited parking, you will need to be prompt when picking up your students. Drop off and pick up is from our back door in the covered garage off Lee Street. We will have them cleaned up and ready for you.

    CLOTHING... Art is messy business folks, dress appropriately.

    PHOTOGRAPHY...Kids love their photos taken with their art but we will never publish your child's name.

    Extra, Extra, Read All About It: Art Camp Returns to FCA!

    Summer Sessions at FCA are extra fun as the extra time allows us to dig extra deeply into our projects. Camp is offered as a week long (M-F) experience. Two different dates are offered and you may choose half or full day. Summer sessions are specially geared to the 7-12 year old artist. Sign up with a friend or come meet a new one!

    All art camp sessions sold out for 2021, stay tuned to this space for 2022 dates



    Fall 2021

    School-Year Sessions run as 6-week blocks. Each class meets for 1.5 hours per week on Thursday afternoons or evenings (divided by age). The cost is $195 including all materials. All classes require a three student minimum. Content is based on the elements of art and exposes students to a variety of materials. Please register for the correct age group.
    Ages 7-11 meets Thursdays 4:30-6:00 pm
    Ages 12 up (grade 7 up) meets Thursdays 6:30-8:00 pm


    • Fall (I) 2021 (6 wks) Thursdays September 23- October28, 2021
    • Fall (II) 2021 (6 wks) Thursdays November 04- December 16, 2021 (no class on Thanksgiving)
  • Academy Registration Form

    One Form per child please.

    *Your spot is not confirmed until payment is received.

    You will receive an email confirmation when your payment goes through.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions.

    REGISTER HERE for 2021 FALL Art Academy

    (Please ignore Summer registration form below)



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    700 w. Broad St, Falls Church VA



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