Park Place Child Life Center

Park Place Child Life Center

PPCLC provides arts and literacy programs to encourage a lifetime love of learning. We are located in

Operating as usual

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Join Us For The Regular Launch Where In Addition We Will Giving Out Free School Supplies!

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JUST FOR KIDS! Come out & see us at the Launch event on Thursdays @ 5 pm. Great items for kids and groceries too!

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Here is our August Line up for FREE items for Teens only. Come see us at 500 West 34th St on Thursdays starting at 5 PM.

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All teens are welcome come out to 500 West 21st Street Norfolk, Virginia 23504 at 5 pm! We are excited to announce our coloring art kits for teens this Thursday! Color helps lower stress along with reducing anxiety. Color is super relaxing and cool for all ages!

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Preparing our largest amount of art work for the Launch event, Kairos Freedom School, & The Bridge Camp! I hope you all love the art lessons. Please also check out our website and YouTube channel. #757


This Thursday introducing resources for TEENS at the LAUNCH Community Outreach. Come out at 5:00 PM and grab your gel pens and journals-FREE! New items each week!

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Just picked up these treats for my mom & auntie from
So delish!

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PPCLC is working hard to implement programs sponsored by our amazing donors! Come check out our Art kits for kids every Thursday at 5. Roads Community Foundation # Kiwanis Club Arts # Virginia Commission for the Arts Consortium for the Arts # Cosmopolitan Club Presbyterian Church of Norfolk

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PPCLC is in high production mode! Creating & packing art kits for & Kairos Freedom school. Thanks to our sponsors for making it possible!

Facial Features & Proportions Drawing Lesson 06/27/2020

We created this video at our student's request to learn how to draw faces. This is a basic drawing lesson for all ages! Check out our videos for more fun lessons!

Facial Features & Proportions Drawing Lesson Learn how to draw eyes, nose, mouth, chin, ears, face & hair in this fun tutorial. Basic facial proportions, working with the skull as structure, creating a ...

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Putting together art kits for our Saturday kids online art lessons! I hope you all love the art kits when you receive them.

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Putting together art kits for community kids. This week artist trading cards. Graphic design with a message!

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Good Morning Everyone! I am excited to announce a terrific summer food service program for the children.
Park Place Methodist Church
Contact Nathan Butler for additional information at (757) 675-4614
Correction! 3:00- 4:00 PM

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Working on those art kits for the kids in the Park Place Community. Come on out Thursday for free art activities!

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Today's online class will combine the old & the new as we take a look at ancient rock art to inspire our artist trading cards!

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Teacher examples from our online class today. We even had a parent join in! So fun.

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Wow! We gave away all 100 of the masks we made today at the Launch community service. Fell in love with this little guy who is wearing one of the children's masks.

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Congrats to our wonderful administrative assistant who just received her Masters. She will definitely go far!

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We are busy making face masks to give out at the LAUNCH event this Thursday. Our goal is 100!

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We had a blast with pur Saturday kids today creating our first Artist Trading Card. For info on virtual classes DM us.

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Today is the day! We are introducing our artist trading card series to Saturday students. Stay tuned for awesome results!

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Bagging up fresh produce for grocery give away at 5! Art kits too!

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Working on our artist trading card kits for our Saturday students! First virtual class is this Saturday. Cannot wait to start this series and "see" our kids!

Pop-Up Puppy Card 05/12/2020

Here's a preview of our Pop-Up Puppy Card art activity we'll be handing out Thursday in the Park Place community! This is a fun and easy activity you can do from home with materials you have, so check it out and our other videos too.

Pop-Up Puppy Card Create this fun craft project using our template, drawing skills, and and a easy pop-up design. Cute puppy paper craft for kids and adults. Supplies: Paper i...

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PPCLC ELVES have been working hard on our next art kit project. This week: cute dog pop-ups!

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Happy Mother's Day! From all of us at PPCLC. Here is the card we sent out in last weeks art kit.

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A special PPCLC shout out to our students who are sheltering in place and made this great artwork from our YouTube art lesson!


PPCLC and the Launch team will be out today giving out food bags, hot meals, and art kits for the kids. 34th Street and Colonial. Walk up, bike up, or drive up and we will practice social distancing. Hope to see you there!

Bead & Twine Bracelet 05/07/2020

We're really excited about our YouTube channel with our virtual art lessons! Check it out at

Be sure to check back every week for a new lesson!

Bead & Twine Bracelet This tutorial goes with our free kits given out to the Park Place community during the Coved-19 shutdown. A easy lesson that requires a few beads and some tw...

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Here are a few of the activities included in the art kits we are giving out on Thursdays. We started video tutorials on YouTube too!

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Prepping art kits for the next Launch Give Away, this Thursday 4/23 @5 PM. Groceries, meals, and kid activities available!

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LAUNCH & PPCLC will giving away food bags, meals, & art kits today on 34th street. Drive up and help us obey social distancing!

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Sending some "love" in this beautiful student work. Great job Jaione!

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Live NOW! Groceries, food, and art kits on 34th and Colonial til 7 PM. .Norfolk

Bird and Nest: Online Art Lesson 2 04/08/2020

We just shot and uploaded our second online lesson. This one is fun and perfect for the little ones. Don't forget to post your art and tag us on Facebook and Instagram

Bird and Nest: Online Art Lesson 2 This fun project is great for little kids and big kids too! Supplies: 3 sheets of white paper, a box of crayons, pencil, scissors and a glue stick. Lots of s...

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Ppclc team packing groceries for Launch in support of Park Place Community. THURSDAY at 5 PM! Check out our website for more details. .norfolk @ Park Place United Methodist Church

Lesson 1: Rabbit 04/07/2020

Introducing out first YOUTUBE lesson! We are busy working on more content for our students. Please share!

Lesson 1: Rabbit Our first online lesson! An easy drawing with lots of art instruction. Supplies: Heavy white paper, black and pink crayons, watercolor paint PDF Instructions...

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🎵Under the Sea🎶
Great multimedia work from one of our Saturday Camps.last summer.

Norfolk Arts Sidewalk Chalk Creation 04/02/2020

Test run for our YouTube Channel! Let's hear it for sidewalk art!

Norfolk Arts Sidewalk Chalk Creation PPCLC was happy to participate in the dedication of the Public Art Project "A Place in Time" Artist Ken McCall. Our students created work for the three time ...

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Pencil self portrait from last fall. We miss our kiddos but we are working on YouTube video lessons so stay tuned!

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Art Enrichment Program

PPCLC has been working with the kids of Park Place since 2004. We offer high quality art programming to the families of Norfolk that may not have access to the opportunity otherwise. The artistic process is an excellent way to teach perseverance , creativity, and to build self esteem and healthy relationships!





7305 Hampton Boulevard
Norfolk, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 10:30am - 2pm
Tuesday 11am - 6pm
Wednesday 10:30am - 2pm
Thursday 11am - 6pm
Saturday 10:30am - 3pm
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