PROGRAMS

The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center offers classes, camps and workshops for youth and adults throughout the year.

HALLOWEEKEND:
THE POE PROJECT

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Art Annex  

Friday, October 19

7-8:30pm

The Core Theatre brings classic literature to life through dramatic reenactments of Edgar Allan Poe’s famous poems. Hold onto your popcorn as Poe’s immortal words leap from the page to the stage through special lighting, creative props, costumes, and sound effects to send chills up your spine. Enjoy popcorn and festive refreshments as you experience dark and creepy tales of murder, revenge, being buried alive and insanity. This program is recommended for ages 13 and older. The performance is approximately 90 minutes, and admission is $5 per person. Space is limited. Tickets can be purchased online or at the front desk of the Children’s Museum of Virginia or Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center.

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HALLOWEEKEND: FRIGHT FLIGHT

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Art Annex

Saturday, October 20

7pm

If you enjoy horror stories, come visit us for Fright Flight. Join five horror story authors as they read original short stories with a hint of drama. Our readers include some internationally published and award winning authors. This is free to the public and geared to adults. Light refreshments will be served.

WORKSHOPS

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.

SENIOR SERIES

TIDEWATER ARTS OUTREACH

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Art Annex

Wednesdays,
October 17 & November 14,
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Enjoy a mini-tour of the current exhibits, immediately followed by a hands-on creative art project or musical event led by professional local artists.  For November 14, the program will focus on a musical let movement activity, sans the tour as exhibits will close in October. All these events are designed for adults 55 and better but friends and caregivers of those who attend are invited as well, with a nominal cost of $3 admission, all the rest is included.  Please register ahead by calling 757 393-8543.

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A THOUSAND WORDS

Free Community Writing Project

Facilitated by Writing Instructor Lisa Hartz

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center & Art Annex

Saturday,
October 13, 11:00 am

 

Participants will create written stories or poems using innovative prompts by focusing on artwork in the museum exhibits.  Lisa Hartz will begin the session with a guided imagery presentation in the Art Annex, and then move on to the museum exhibits.  With pens in hand, participants will explore the galleries together, looking for inspiration for writing –all culminating in the opportunity to share the work in a group reading.  Admission will be free but participants need to register. Lisa Hartz holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Miami. She is Director of Seven Cities Writers Project.  Please call 757 393-8543 to register by Friday, October 12.

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EXPLORING COLORS

Gelli Plate Monoprint Class

Instructor: Eloise Shelton-Mayo

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Art Annex

Saturday,
October 27, 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

 

Learn how to create unique designs on paper using the Gelli Plate, an exceptional tool allowing new techniques for making patterned and designed surfaces.  Embrace what can happen and learn ideas about color harmonies to help you create extraordinary designs. The class will also delve into image transfer using magazines.  No experience is necessary and all materials are provided for the cost of $75 per person.

Please call 757 393-8543 to register by Sunday, October 21.

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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.

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