The LCVA is committed to arts education beyond the walls of our galleries. Within these resources, educators will find worksheets and activities to inspire students’ creativity and promote self-expression.
Pre-K-12 Educational Resources
The LCVA offers a of variety online resources for use at the museum, on virtual tours, at home, and in the classroom.
Book a Tour
Plan your class field trip to the LCVA.
The LCVA offers free tours of our galleries and exhibitions for classes from pre-K through 12th grade. As part of your class field trip, you can also schedule a hands-on art activity. A member of the LCVA’s education team will work with you directly to tailor a tour and art activity that supports your curriculum.
Tours are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
When scheduling your tour, please indicate any special needs your students may have. Reservations must be sent no less than 2 weeks in advance.
Please inquire if a tour is needed outside of our normal days/times.
Tours are not available on State, Federal, and Longwood University holidays.
These dates include:
- New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King Day
- Longwood University Spring and Fall Breaks
- Memorial Day and Labor Day
- Independence Day
- Thanksgiving holiday (Wednesday through Sunday)
- Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Reservations Are Also Accepted Via Mail
Director of Education and Outreach
129 North Main Street
Farmville, VA 23901
A tour confirmation will be mailed 1-2 weeks after receipt of reservation. If we are unable to accommodate your group you will be contacted immediately.
Groups are limited to 45 per hour. Groups will be spilt into smaller groups of 15-20 to insure an effective teaching environment is maintained during the visit. Faculty should plan on attending with their class.
Faculty members or their student assistant must accompany tours.
Please check your syllabus for test dates, holidays, special activities, etc. before scheduling your tour. If you must cancel a tour, please call 434-395-2648 immediately so that volunteer docents assigned to your group may be notified
Tours are offered for free.
Enter only at the LCVA main entrance on the corner of Third and Main Streets in downtown Farmville. There is limited public parking adjacent to the LCVA. Please pay particular attention to signs designated as restricted parking. Metered parking is available on Main Street. Some free parking is available in the municipal parking behind the courthouse across the street from LCVA.
Prepare your students to look at and discuss works of art prior to your visit. Please discuss your students’ educational needs with the LCVA museum educator prior to your visit to ensure that educational objectives are met during the visit. The LCVA enjoys designing tours to fit every course.
Youth Art Exhibition
Start with Art, Learn for Life
For over 25 years, the Start with Art, Learn for Life: Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition has celebrated the talented student artists in Farmville and over 11 surrounding counties. This annual exhibition features the work of pre-K through 12th grade students in over 12 counties from over 30 public, private, and homeschool organizations.
The LCVA offers professional development workshops for teachers throughout the academic year. These Standards of Learning-based workshops are designed for both the generalist and the specialist teaching kindergarten through grade 12. These workshops help teachers earn recertification points. More importantly, the workshops help them learn methods of integrating art into their curricula.
Questions about getting involved?
*The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is a 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions may be tax-deductible.