WHY ARE THE ARTS SO IMPORTANT?
Years of research has demonstrated that an individual’s level of participation in the arts is closely linked to their academic achievement, civic engagement, and social and emotional development. Even though numerous studies provide evidence of the importance of the arts in childhood development, minimal instructional time is spent on arts in our school systems despite the growing need for creative thinkers and innovation in the workplace. The Norfolk Arts Center is the community partner best geared to help fill this gap in student learning, as we work together to meet the needs of our students and our entire community.
The Norfolk Arts Center offers classes for students of all ages, from toddlers to adults. Topics range from general art applications to specific mediums and projects. We believe that art is for everyone. Financial assistance is available for childhood education. For more information about sponsorship, please contact our education department.
Please register for classes in advance to ensure they meet minimum attendance requirements. We reserve the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. In the event that we must cancel, we will issue a refund.
View our catalog of classes here.