Visit the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center


The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center hosts camps for children ages 3-12, workshops, as well as Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs. For more information please call the Education Office at
(757) 393-5258.


Scout Programs



For more information or to schedule a Cub Scout or Boy Scout workshop, please call the Education Office at (757) 393-5258.


Art Classes



Smorgasbord Saturdays - Ages 3-5

Dress for a mess as we explore science and art in this one-hour session. Be prepared for fizz or paint, slime or clay- a new surprise for each class. Classes are held the third Saturday of the month, September thru November.

Location: Children's Museum of Virginia Dates: Nov 21
Time: 9:30-10:30am
Registration Deadline: RSVP two weeks prior to class
Tuition: Free for members, $7/Student for non-members (this fee includes museum admission)

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Workshops and Gallery Talks may require advance registration and fees. Be sure to review each event for details. Contact us at 757-393-8543 for additional information.


NOV 4, 18 DEC 2

10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Memoir Writing Class with Lisa Hartz

Everyone has a story to tell but often lack the guidance to write it down. Lisa Hartz will instruct this beginner’s writing class (no experience is necessary) for adult students who wish to celebrate and preserve memories both good and bad, using easy prompts and sharing experiences through writing. Lisa Hartz holds an MA in English Writing from Hollins University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Miami. She is former Director of The Muse Writers Center in Norfolk, VA, and current Director of the Seven Cities Writers Project. Lisa has been teaching writing classes for over ten years, including previous classes at the museum.

The cost is $115 ($100 for Members). Please call 757-393-8543 to register.

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400 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704 · 757-393-8543
Mailing Address: 521 Middle Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, housed in the 1846 Courthouse, is devoted to offering quality educational, cultural and aesthetic experiences in the arts through rotating visual art exhibits, lectures, classes and performances.