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(Photo: Kevin Garrett, 2000 Minneapolis, by Walter Iooss)

Game On: Sports in Ancient and Modern Art July 9 - October 9

The theme of sports is worldwide in art, and has occupied artists from ancient times to the present.  Sport has long served art as one of its happiest sources. Well before words, art recorded man's tests of strength and agility, his games and diversions. The works on view will depict a sweep of sporting activities ranging from rowing to wrestling.  As leisure time and sports entertainment expanded throughout the years, artists shared the public’s growing fascination with sports reacted by incorporating the subject into their art. 


Game On Schedule of Events:

Friday, July 8 | 5:30pm
Member's "Opening Ceremonies" Friday, July 8 | 5:30pm
RSVP to (757) 596-8175 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by July 5
Cash Bar with wine and beer. Free to Members, Artists and their guests. 

August 4, Curator's Circle Dinner in the Gallery $45
Farm-to-Table Dinner, Paired Wine and a Discussion with Curator
Diana Blanchard Gross, (757) 596-8175 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to
reserve your space.

August 7, 2-4pm Book Release and Meet & Greet with Glenn Shepard
Author of The Missile Game, The Zombie Game and The Ebola Game
August 20, Noon - 4pm FREE Community Day in partnership with CAN Kids
Collaborative mural and outdoor painting, face painting, screen printing,College of William & Mary Hip Hop Collection Youth Workshop & Performance contest, GAME ON inspired art activities, Life-size Hands-On For Kids building blocks on the lawn to design your own obstacle course or stadium, food trucks, snow cones, and more!
September 22, 5:30-7:30pm ART AFTER DARK
Tailgating Party: Bring it with your best tailgate! Food Trucks and Tradition Brewing Company will also be on site





Send your child on a SUMMER ARTventure! Camps are enrolling now, but spaces are filling quickly! Full day, half day and extended care available for ages 5-8 and 9-12. Camps start at just $105 per week!



Travel the Globe
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to travel the world? Make decorative clay tiles like the ones from ancient temples in the far East, try your hand at tattooing like Mehndi artists in India and paint your face like the aboriginal tribes of Australia.
June 28-July 1 & July 26-29

Imagination Station: Stories, Fables and Fairy Tales
Dragons, fairies, monsters, and more...oh my! Fire up your imagination and dive into the storybook realm. Make swords, design castles, and create magical wings! Join us as we explore a world of fantasy and imagination!
July 5-8 & Aug 2-5

Don't Try This At Home: The Sequel
If you missed it last year, don’t make the same mistake twice! This fun, mess-filled camp is making a comeback with more ooey-gooey, messy fun! Join in as we suds things up with wet-felting, get down and dirty in clay or turn up the psychedelic vibes with some tie-dye!
July 12-15 & Aug 9-12

Game On!
Inspired by Pfac’s upcoming exhibit, Game On! Learn about art in sports throughout the ages! We will begin by making clay vases like ancient Greek Olympic urns, then we will dive into archery painting, and finish by designing and creating our very own gold medals!
July 19-22 & August 16-19

Clay Camp
Mud, sludge, slurry, muck, mire or dirt! No matter what you call it, you can expect to get dirty at Pfac Clay Camp! Campers will turn pinch pots into animal bowls, make fairy and gnome cottages, create coil vases and even try their hand at throwing on the pottery wheel! Work will be ready for pick-up 2-3 weeks later.
August 23 – 26
Tuesday through Friday 10am-2pm
Members $195 /Nonmembers $210
Limit 8 students, Ages 9-12



POSTPONED! October 14th, 6pm

You're invited to a speakeasy, Casino Night, Auction and Dinner

benfitting PFAC's education and healing arts programs

TIckets are $60 for Ladies and Gents and $100 for Highrollers, prices increase on Oct 1st. 

Grab Your Tickets!

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If you're an artist or arts supporter and have something you'd like to contribute to the auction: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Summer Classes and Camps!

The Studio Art School now offers online class registration, featuring classes in acrylic painting, glass fusion, ceramics and fun intro classes in clay, fun for kids!   Click to register.

Registration can also be completed by calling (757) 596-8175 or visiting the PFAC Front Desk. Classes that do not meet minimum registration requirements may be cancelled at the Studio Art School Coordinator’s discretion. Minimum registration requirement is generally six students per class.

Members receive discounted pricing on classes in the Studio Art School.


Make and Take Saturdays 

Special guided activities just for member families with kids ages 5-12. These activities are free and offered exclusively to members. Just RSVP in advance to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Each activity is limited to 12 participants. 

August 13, 10:30 AM Sandbox Plaster Casting: Use sand to create a mold for your plaster masterpiece.

September 10, 10:30 AM Paper Op Art: Create optical illusions with paper.


Join Us for Preschool Art Classes

Every Wednesday!




July 27 Surf’s Up Dude! Practice drawing, coloring and gluing when you design a small surfboard (that really floats) for your favorite “action figures.”

August 3: Watermelons: It’s National Watermelon DayWe will practice our folding, gluing, drawing and cutting when we create an adorable watermelon guy.  

August 10: Go for the Gold! The 2016 Summer Olympics started a few days ago. You’ll practice cutting, gluing and color theory as you make you very own gold medal!

August 24: Puppy Mask: National Dog Day is Friday! Use your imagination to create a puppy mask!  Woof!

August 31:Painted Fish: Practice your painting skills when you create one of these colorful tropical fish! Just keep swimming!

Due to popular demand, beginning September 7th, we will have 2 ArtStart classes.  The first 10:30-11:00 and second 11:15-11:45.   To provide a better and richer experience for parents and preschoolers, ArtStart will no longer be a “drop-in” class.  Each class will have a brief lesson or story followed by a related art activity. Please be sure to arrive a few minutes early for class.  RSVP to Joan Dobson by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 596-8175.