Visit the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center


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


Spring 2017 Art Classes


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: Wednesdays, January 18th – February 18th
Registration Period: December 1st – January 10th or until space becomes unavailable.
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
Dates: Thursdays, January 19th – March 9th, 1-3 PM
Registration Period: December 1st – January 10th or until space becomes unavailable.
Tuition: $65/ Student Members, $70/Student Non-Members

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Girl Scout Programs



For more information about our Girl Scout badge offerings, please call the Education Office at (757) 393-5258.





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.




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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.