Students preparing paintings for auction at Stuart Infiniti.

Christopher Carnes has been studying at VSOA since age 5. Christopher has received numerous awards for his art and his community service. Chris has sold his art since early childhood and his commissions included book illustrations. Chris became an intern at age 9 and at age 12 began student teaching for VSOA. He is currently one of our finest teachers.

Christopher Carnes painting on a trash receptacle for the Keep Martin Beautiful organization

Madysin Derita has been studying with VSOA since age 6. Madison has participated an auctions to raise funds for scholarships and won numerous first place awards in area contests such as the high school patriotic art contest featured below . She became an intern at age 9 and is now one of our finest teachers at VSOA. She is also a 2 year recipient of a full Women Supporting the Arts scholarship!