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.





Little Artists
Ages 3-5

Is your child ready for an introduction to art? Tiny artists can let their imaginations run wild in this preschool-friendly arts and crafts class. This is a great way to evolve motor skills through cutting, gluing, painting, drawing and much more. Each week a new artist/technique will be introduced through guided arts and crafts project increasing visual literacy for your child. Bring your creative wee one and leave the mess with us. Children can be dropped off and picked up at the end of the hour.

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
Dates: Mar. 24 - Apr. 28 - Tuesdays
Times: 10 - 11 am
Registration Period: Feb.1 - Mar. 17
Tuition: $50/student members, $55/student non-members

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Emerging Artists
Ages 7-12

Students create masterpieces through an introduction to art history and artist technique. Projects reflect lessons ranging from Prehistoric cave paintings to Modern art and everything in between. This is a great opportunity to explore a variety of media including printmaking, sculpting, painting, drawing, mosaics, collage and much more.

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Art Annex
Dates: March 26 - May 14 - Thursdays
Times: 1 -3 pm
Registration: Feb.1 - Mar. 19
Tuition: $65/student members, $70/student non-members

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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, February-May.

Location: Children's Museum of Virginia
Feb. 21; Mar 21; Apr. 18; May 16
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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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.