At The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center, we believe the best way to keep the arts in your life is by creating art throughout your life. Our educational programs allow visitors and students to broaden their understanding and appreciation of art by interacting with art, artists, and instructors, while expressing themselves through the creation of their own artwork.

The Arts Center has approximately 20 classes in various media throughout the year on a quarterly basis. These include drawing, watercolor, painting, photography, and other media. Both one day workshops and multi-week class sessions are offered. Our award winning artist instructors exhibit widely throughout Hampton Roads and have 10 to 40 years of teaching experience.

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Summer 2022 Classes

Introduction to Watercolor Painting with Pam Oden

Wednesdays, July 20 – Aug 24, 10am-12:30pm


Delving Deeper - Intermediate Watercolor with Pam Oden

Fridays, July 22 – Aug 26, 10am-12:30pm


Introduction to Drawing with Emily Christoff-Flowers

Tuesdays, July 19 – Aug 23, 1pm-3:30pm


Pastel Drawing with Emily Christoff-Flowers

Thursdays, July 21 – Aug 25, 1pm-3:30pm


Introduction to Printmaking with Alex Drewry

Wednesdays, July 20 – Aug 24, 5pm – 7pm


Assemblage with Alex Drewry

Fridays, July 22 – Aug 26, 1:30pm – 4:30pm


Studio Painting with Savannah Hastey

Thursdays, July 21 – Aug 25, 10am – 12:30pm


Jewelry Making with Erin Thomas

Saturdays, July 23 – Aug 27, 3pm – 6pm



Summer 2022 Workshops

Paper Making with Alex Drewry

Saturday, Aug 20, 1pm-4pm


Alcohol Ink with Tammy Burgett

Saturday, Aug 6, 10am – 1pm


Small Art Making with Alex Drewry

Saturday, July 23, 10am – 1pm