Classes & Programs


If you are interested in registering online for one our classes, please take a look at our Guide to Online Registration.  When you are ready to complete your registration online, you may go to our Online Registration page.  Gallery classes and events can be found under the 'Arts and Culture' tab.

Upcoming Classes and Events with the Suffolk Art Gallery

Duck Decoy Wood Carving Class  *This class is currently full*

February 16th – 17th, 2019 from 9:00am-5:00pm


The duck decoy carving class at the Suffolk Art Gallery is an educational, fun way to begin carving, sharpen your skills, or just enjoy a day carving with like-minded people. Ed Morrison, the instructor, has been carving for many years and teaching carving for over 20 years. Ed has an easy carving process that ensures everyone can complete a handsome duck decoy ready to display. Registration includes any materials needed for the class and students will have the opportunity to pick which decoy they would like to complete.

Poetry, Prose, and Pizza with Nathan Richardson

Thursday, March 14th, 2019 from 5:30-8:30pm
Free and open to the public. Online Registration is encouraged but not required.

Join the Suffolk Art Gallery, the Suffolk Art League, and host Nathan Richardson for this Open Mic event. Poets, writers, musicians, spoken word, and more are welcome. Present your own original works, or favorites by others. Not a writer or musician? Come listen to others, enjoy a slice of pizza, and visit the Gallery in a relaxed, open, and comfortable environment. Register online is available in advance, and beginning at 5:30pm at the Gallery before the event. Free and open to the public.

Talk and Pop-Up Breast Cancer Awareness Exhibit with Ebony Daniels

Saturday, March 16th from 2:00-4:30pm
Free and open to the public. 

Ebony Daniels presents her breast cancer awareness and pop-up exhibit at the Suffolk Art Gallery on March 16th
. Daniels is a Suffolk native, currently residing in Arizona. She is a former Air Force member, breast cancer survivor, speaker, author, and artist who is passionate about sharing her message of breast cancer awareness through the arts. In the exhibit entitled "Walk the Line" she shares her experiences before, during, and after cancer. 

The Digital Portrait Workshop in Partnership with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Saturday, March 23rd from 10am-3pm
$20, ages 15 and up
Participants are encouraged to bring their own camera.

In celebration of our annual juried photography exhibit, join photographer Glen McClure, whose projects have included "A Random Portrait of Virginia" and "Faces at the Races," in a hands-on workshop on the digital portrait. Learn simple portrait techniques, including the use of natural light, electronic studio flash, proper backgrounds, and strategies to help your subjects relax in front of the camera. Weather permitting, we will work outside with natural light and create portraits of our classmates. At the end of the day, images are reviewed in one-on-one and group discussions. This program has been organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is funded, in part, by the Paul Mellon Endowment and the Jean Stafford Camp Memorial Fund. 
Class Photos