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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Spring 2022 Classes

Introduction to Watercolor Painting with Pam Oden

Wednesdays, May 18 to June 15, 10:00am-12:30pm


Delving Deeper into Watercolor with Pam Oden (FULL)

Fridays, May 20 to June 17, 10:00am-12:30pm


Drawing with Pastels with Emily Christoff-Flowers

Tuesdays, May 24 to June 14 from 1:00-3:30pm


Introduction to Assemblage with Alex Drewry

Wednesdays, May 18 to June 15, 1:30-4:30pm



Spring 2022 Workshops

Saturday in the Park - Plein Air Painting/Botanical Field Sketch with Karen Spaulding

Saturdays, May 14, 10:00am-2:00pm

Plein Air Painting/Botanical Field Sketching with Karen Spaulding

Thursdays, May 19 and May 26, 10:00am-4:00pm


Oil & Cold Wax on Paper with Eloise Shelton-Mayo

Saturday May 21, 11:30am – 3:30pm

Mindful Art Making with Alex Drewry

Saturday, June 4, 1:00-4:00pm


A Day at the Beach - Expressive Seascape with Alcohol Ink with Tammy Burgett

Saturday, June 11, 10:00am-1:00pm