Gari Melchers Home & Studio is a unique and enriching destination for all ages.


Explore our museum and programs virtually.

Preschool Palette

Introduce your child to arts education in a museum setting with this award-winning class. Join us for process art projects, along with age-appropriate studio tours, exploratory garden walks, and engaging stories.

Field Trips

Youth groups are welcome at Gari Melchers Home & Studio!  The museum offers unique experiences for all kinds of groups and ages.  Art clubs, gifted programs, classrooms, home schoolers, and summer camps are encouraged to consider spending a morning or afternoon of learning, creativity, and fun at Belmont.

Picturing New Connections

Gari Melchers Home & Studio partners with the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Richmond Chapter, to offer a small, welcoming program that combines sensory-rich and interactive guided discussions in Gari Melchers’ studio with a related art-making experience afterwards.

Beeping Egg Hunt

Since 2011, the Education Department has invited visually impaired or blind children and their families to participate in a Beeping Egg Hunt. This annual event is reminiscent of the Easter parties Corinne Melchers, with her husband’s encouragement, would host for local children each year at Belmont, complete with Punch and Judy shows, egg rolls, fanciful invitations, and plenty of favors.

Children’s Orientation Video

Please contact Education and Communications Manager Michelle Crow-Dolby at 540.654.1851 to schedule a program.