PROGRAMS

check out some of our programs that are available year-round! if you’re looking for our sessions and temporary workshops, click here!

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25 MICS - MONTHLY OPEN MIC

EVERY SECOND TUESDAY 7:00 PM FREE ALL AGES ARE WELCOME

JOIN US IN THIS POSITIVE SPACE TO LET YOUR CREATIVITY SHINE! HOSTED BY THE INCREDIBLE NINA BREWTON, 25 MICS IS A WARM AND WELCOMING EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE! RSVP IS APPRECIATED BUT NOT REQUIRED.

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POINT, AIM, & SHOOT PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO

SATURDAYS 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM FREE AGES 10-18

CALLING ALL ASPIRING YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHERS: CHECK OUT OUR FREE PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP. LED BY MICHAEL LEMELLE & ANGELA GILLIAM, POINT, AIM, & SHOOT TEACHES YOUNG PEOPLE HOW TO FIND THEIR CREATIVE VOICE. YOU CAN LEARN TO USE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT, ATTEND SPECIAL EVENTS AS THE FEATURED MEDIA CREW, LEARN HOW TO MARKET YOUR PICTURES, AND PARTICIPATE IN THE PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTARY FEATURES.

NO EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED AND BEGINNERS ARE WELCOME! PLEASE CALL BEFORE YOUR FIRST VISIT. THE POINT, AIM, AND SHOOT MEETING TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON SPECIAL EVENTS.

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CANVAS CAFE - PAINT AND SIP TEA PARTIES

ONE SATURDAY PER MONTH TIMES VARY $27 PER PERSON ALL AGES ARE WELCOME

FOLLOW SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL ARTISTS AS THEY LEAD YOU IN CREATING YOUR VERY OWN MASTERPIECES. ENJOY COMPLIMENTARY TEA AND COFFEE OUT OF YOUR FREE DOWNING-GROSS MUG. SPACE IS LIMITED AND REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. THE COST IS $27 PER PERSON. UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BEGIN AT 2:00 PM.

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MOSAIC STEEL DRUM ENSEMBLE

MONDAYS 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM FREE ON-SITE REGISTRATION ONLY

JOIN THE BEST STEEL DRUM PERFORMANCE GROUP ON THE PENINSULA. INTERESTED IN PLAYING A FUN MUSICAL INSTRUMENT? WANT TO PERFORM ALL OVER HAMPTON ROADS? JOIN OUR STEEL DRUM CLASS AND LEARN HOW TO PLAY THIS MAGICAL INSTRUMENT. CLASSES ARE TAUGHT BY MOSAIC STEEL ORCHESTRA AND SPONSORED BY THE NEWPORT NEWS ARTS COMMISSION. REGISTRATION IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN-PERSON.

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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

CHECK OUT SOME OF THE CLASSES AND SPECIAL PROGRAMMING THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY OFFERING. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN INSTRUCTOR, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PARTNERING WITH DOWNING-GROSS.

 
 
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Overture - youth performance troupe

Ages 8+ · Wednesdays from 5:30 - 7:30 · registration is required

Check out our new club for the kids that have a flair for the dramatics and the ones looking to break out of their shell. The word “overture” is defined as an introduction to something more substantial. this performance troupe is just that - allowing young people to sample various avenues in the world of theater. the first 10-week session begins on january 9, 2018. meetings will be held on wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. there is a one-time registration fee of $25 and the registration deadline is january 9th at 5:30 pm. it is available online or in-person. space is limited so sign up today!

 
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LET’S GET CRAFTY - ARTS & CRAFTS SERIES

AGES 3+ • SELECT THURSDAYS AND SATURDAYS • REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

ENJOY FUN D.I.Y. PROJECTS WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT BUYING THE MATERIALS OR HAVING TO CLEAN UP! THRIFTY THURSDAYS ARE FREE AND ARE HELD AT 4:30 PM. THREE DOLLAR SATURDAYS ARE ONLY $3 AND ARE HELD AT 12:00 PM. FOR MORE DETAILS ON THE CRAFTS, PLEASE CLICK THE BUTTONS BELOW!