• 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

    Just the facts!

    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 limits 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 each day in 6 week sessions beginning in September and in daily one-week blocks during the summer.

  • Good to Know

    Lots of info in no particular order


    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.

    Class sessions

    6 week fall sessions begin after Labor Day

    Session /Times/ Registration Deadline
    • 11 and under Thursdays Jan 18-Feb 22 /  4:30 pm-6 pm / Sun. Jan. 14
    • 12 thru 16       Thursdays  Jan 18-Feb 22 /  6:30 pm-8 pm / Sun. Jan. 14              
    • 11 and under Thursdays Mar 1-Apr 12 / 4:30 pm-6 pm / Sun. Feb 25
    • 12 thru 16       Thursdays Mar 1-Apr 12 / 6:30 pm-8 pm / Sun. Feb 25
    • 11 and under Thursdays  Apr 19-May 24 / 4:30 pm-6 pm / Sun. Apr. 14
    • 12 thru 16       Thursdays  Apr 19-May 24 / 6:30 pm-8 pm / Sun. Apr. 14

    Academy policies

    A bunch more stuff that's good to know

    DISCOUNTS…You like to save money, right? Receive a 10% discount by taking advantage of any ONE of the following discounts:
    • Early registration (submit by December 31, February 12, and March 25 )
    • Sibling (first child in family regular price, additional siblings receive discount)
    • Family membership in FCA (save and support Falls Church Arts with your tax-deductible membership-uh yeah, we will verify! )

    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, you will be notified and receive a full refund.

    AGE-APPROPRIATE…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 out-the-door ready for you.

    CLOTHING... Art is messy business folks, don't be dumb.


    Registration Process

    You know you want to


    Class registration and payment is available securely online or you can mail it to:

    FCArts Academy, PO Box 6912, Falls Church, VA 22040, with your check, made out to FCArts Academy. Payment in full is required no later than 8 days before the first day of class.To take advantage of one of the discounts listed above, please indicate which one on the registration form. One form per child please.

  • Registration Form

    One Form per child please

  • Drop by for a Visit

    700 w. Broad St., falls Church VA