Free Saturday Morning Art Classes: Down to Earth! The Art of Nature grades 5-12

 ODU Art Education Students Present:

Free Art Classes for students in grades 5-12


The Art of Nature

Free Saturday Morning Art Classes at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens:

This year the Saturday Morning Art Classes we will be held at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens in Norfolk.

Click here to register:



“All classes will take place in our Visual Arts Studio building located off of North Shore Road, adjacent to the playground which can be seen from the road.”

Come join us and create artwork to better understand our connection to this precious place we call Earth!  Build large animal sculptures from found wood and objects, create a boat from earth materials found on nature walks in the beautiful gardens, create mythological creatures from clay or even turn trash into trees!

There are many amazing choices to learn from!  All lessons are developed and taught by ODU Art Education Students. You will discover how you can act to conserve our precious resources as we tour the unique and beautiful artwork and grounds of the Hermitage Museum and Gardens.

Participating students will also have an exhibition and reception at the Hermitage Museum Saturday December 7th 1-3:00!

WHEN:  Saturday November 16th and November 23rd

Morning Classes: 9:30 –11:30       

Afternoon Classes: 12:30 - 2:30

WHERE: Hermitage Museum and Gardens Visual Arts Classroom

7637 North Shore Road, Norfolk, VA 23505

COST: FREE students must be available to attend on both Saturdays of their class and chosen session.

You can register for a morning and afternoon class (or just one)!

 NOTE: We are collecting pillows, twin-sized sheets, canned food, children's books and children's clothing to benefit The Dwelling Place, an emergency shelter for homeless families in Norfolk ( We welcome your donations (you can drop them off on 11/16 or 11/23 in our collection box at The Hermitage).


  1. See the class descriptions below.
    • Students may sign up for Session A and Session B.
    • Each class meets for the two Saturdays.
    • Students may only attend one class in the morning and one in the afternoon, but can choose a first and second choice (in case the 1st choice is full).
  2. Register your child by Thursday, November 14th. (Register early, classes fill quickly)

Posted By: Richard Nickel
Date: Mon Nov 04 10:36:52 EST 2013