(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
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
reserve your space.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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 Day! We 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!