Free Art Programs at Downing-Gross


Art Classes

There are lots of great programs for kids throughout Hampton Roads and some of them offer FREE sessions and classes. Here are some upcoming Art programs offered for FREE at Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center in Newport News:

Family Creations (Begins October 2, 2019)

Wednesdays · 11am - 12pm · Ages 1+ · Free · Space is limited and registration is required!

Enjoy quality time with your preschooler while learning the fundamentals of art through various techniques including painting and drawing. This class is also great for seniors who would like to participate in fun and simple arts and crafts. Registration is required and is available below.


Kids Do SmART Things (Begins October 5, 2019)

Saturdays · 10:30 - 11:30am · Ages 3-5 · Free · Space is limited and registration is required!

This pre-school focused class features activities designed to increase students’ understanding of color, texture, shapes and the ways in which manmade and natural materials can be used to create original works of art. This workshop series is presented by Barbara Wright. Barbara Wright has five years of experience as a Newport News Public Schools Art Teacher and is a 10-year Museum Educator at The Mariner’s Museum. She is also a Founding Member of the Peninsula Glass Guild.


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