Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center - Studio Classes

COVID-19 Information

The Torggler will be closed for the holiday Nov. 24-29

Get creative at the Torggler with our fall season of classes for children and adults! Classes are held at convenient times throughout the week in brand new, well-appointed studio classrooms. Taught by qualified, experienced artists and art instructors, our classes focus on developing creative skills and self-expression, and will range in duration from weekend workshops to six-week courses.

The Torggler will present new classes each season. Educational classes are critical to our mission to empower creative expression, critical thinking and lifelong learning in our community.

Fall classes begin even before the Torggler opens to the general public on October 31. Join us and start your creative journey!

Courses Offered

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Holiday Workshop: Ceramic and Glass Ornaments

Exploring Watercolor

Not-Your-Grandma’s Crochet Class

Beginning Wheel-Throwing

Drawing Fundamentals: The Still Life

Figure-Drawing Studio

Fundamentals of Oil Painting

Advanced Watercolor Studio

Free-Wheelin’ Pottery

Working with Watercolor

Awesome Acrylics for Beginners

Play with Clay!

Nature as Art: Electroforming Workshop

All registered participants will receive more information and instructions by email prior to the start of class. We look forward to seeing you at the Torggler very soon!

Important Policies

COVID Protocols

At this point, we anticipate maintaining COVID safety protocols for both instructors and participants in all classes, including face coverings, physical distancing in classrooms and enhanced cleaning procedures.

Wait List

Classes that are full will have a waiting list. You can sign up for the waiting list for a specific class by calling (757) 594-0800.

Paying by Check

If you prefer to pay by check, you can call Joan Dobson at (757) 594-0800 to schedule a time to drop off a check at the Torggler, or you can mail it to:
Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA 23606

Please note that your spot in the class will not be held or confirmed until payment is received.

Cancellation Policy

You must cancel your class reservation at least 14 days in advance to receive a full refund minus a $25.00 administrative fee. Cancellations received at least seven days before the start of class will receive a 50% refund minus a $25.00 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than seven days before the start of class are not eligible for a refund. To request a refund, please call the Torggler at (757) 594-0800.

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