Create Your Own Vision Board

Amy Barr
Oct. 19th from 10:30-12:30

Do you feel stuck? Want to shift your life to new direction? Do you feel the nagging sensation that there is something more in life but just not sure how to find it?

Experience this engaging and powerful process.  Create a personal vision board that enables you to identify and define dreams and goals. Guided imagery is used to help you focus on what you really want (even if you don’t know what that is!)

Your vision board can be about anything: Where you want to travel, your career path, the type of home or car you want, do you want children, a family… It can bring THE answers to your questions and we’ll have FUN doing it!

*A list of supplies will be provided at the time of registration.

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Learn to Make Art Your Way

Amy Barr
Oct 2,9,16 & 23  from 10:30-12:30

Tired of having to paint “like the teacher”? Do you get super excited to come to an Art class just to be bored by the subject matter?” Are you ready to UNLEASH your ARTIST self?

This painting class is unique. Taught 1:1, everyone’s Art is different. Finally, you will be able to create what YOU want. Have no fear! I will be there to help you every step of the way. If you have always wanted to make amazing Art, THIS is the class for you!

Beginner and Intermediate Artists
*A list of supplies will be provided at the time of registration

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Sock Knitting

Sarah Witiak
1 pm- 4 pm
October 24, 2015

If you have never worn handknit socks, you have been missing out! They have no seams, lumps or bumps to rub your toes, have padded heels, come in any color or texture you can imagine, fit perfectly, and last for years. Students will learn to knit in the round, turn a heel, and make a toe. All materials are provided, and students can take a started project home with them to finish. Some knitting experience is suggested - if you know how to knit and purl, that is all you need to start! Age of participants 12 to 212 (if a kid signs up, the parent can come for free, 1 parent per kid)

*When you register, please designate your favorite color(s) so that we have yarn to your liking for the class.

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Lego Challenge

Lego Challenge
Heather Jeffrey

Sept. 8 - Oct. 13
Tuesdays   9-10:15   

Ms. Heather will take lego enthusiasts and stretch their abilities with the blocks! Using legos as a medium students will build creative thinking skills, problem solving, communication and presentation both individually and with peers. No prior lego experience is needed!

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Dot, Drip, Shrink, Splatter and Bowl

Dot, Drip, Shrink, Splatter & Blow!  
Stephanie Barr
$40 per student

We're jumping in with both feet to get creative the messy way in this class! Ms. Stephanie is going to lead an art adventure that is full of color, artist and art history fun facts & crazy techniques to make art works your kids will love making! No fancy clothes allowed on this adventure but lots of energy is required! 

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Spanish for Today

Spanish for Today Laura Chalfant

Sept. 8 - Oct. 13

Join Ms. Laura and learn Spanish through hands on projects, full immersion, and ‘doing’ with the language. Students can have previous studies with Spanish or none at all. All skill sets are welcome and to be challenged and developed.

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Tinkering Heather Jeffrey

"Pushing the boundary of what you think is possible for your self” Come join the tinkers as we explore activities that include cause and effect, simple machines and fusing. This class will allow for students to design and collaborate ideas integrating science and art.

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Monster Mash

Monster Mash

Saturday October 31st 


K-5th grades

$20 per child 

We'll help build the excitement for evening festivities with this fun class Halloween morning! Creepy cute monster art making, Halloween treat eating, energy burning in the art park and some fun treats for later are all included in the cost of this class. 

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Nutcracker Art

Nutcracker Art! 

Saturday December 12


K-5th grades

$20 per child

Need time to wrap up some of those holiday details? Need time to START knocking off those items on your holiday to-do list? Drop the kids off at PAAL for a fun morning while you take care of business. We'll use oil pastels and colored pencils to create adorable nutcrackers, enjoy a treat from Buttermilk Bake Shop and play some holiday themed games from around the world. Supplies & treats are included in the cost of this class.

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Summer Art Camp

One of PAAL's most popular programs is our annual Summer Art Camp. Summer Art Camp consists of Individual weeks for kids ages where they spend each day working with the instructors to explore different materials, subjects and creating individual and collaborative works of art.

Summer Camps:

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Are you interested in teaching a class or workshop at PAAL?

All of our instructors are professional artists who want to share their knowledge and training because they love what they do. If you would like to teach at the Petersburg Area Art League, please mail or email the Teachers Submission form and Teachers Agreement below and be sure to note our term dates when you are proposing a class.

Proposals are accepted on an on-going basis, but should be submitted by the dates indicated below. Teaching proposals may involve courses using several media, organized around themes, working across arts, around social, cultural or historical concepts, but the mission of the PAAL is a focus on Visual art. Our facilities include 2 visual art studios and 2 gallery spaces located on the second floor.

Our programs are structured in four terms:

  • Spring: March–May: submit proposals by January.

  • Summer: June–August (very limited class availability): submit by March.

  • Fall: September–November: submit proposals by June.

  • Winter: December–February: submit proposals by October.

These Classes and Clubs also meet at PAAL:

  • Festival Chorus meets at PAAL on Tuesdays. For more information please call Gena Sullivan at 862-3706
  • Cockade City Camera Club meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 7PM at PAAL. For more information call John Rooney at 804-833-4977
  • Soul Steppers R' Us meets each Wednesday evening at 6 upstairs at PAAL.  Classes are taught by Ivy Goode and admission is $5 per week.