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Our Mission

The Center for the Arts of Greater Manassas and Prince William County's vision is "a community enriched through the creative arts."

Our mission is to enrich the creative community by:

Engaging people of all ages
Celebrating diversity
Fostering innovation
Cultivating collaboration and communication

Pied Piper Theater

The Center for the Arts’ nationally recognized Pied Piper Theatre (PPT) welcomes young people ages 8 through 18 to explore the world of theatre both on the stage and behind the curtain.

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Rooftop Productions

Rooftop Productions, the Center for the Arts’ theatre company, now entering its 10th year, brings a refreshing variety of classic drama, comedy, and musical entertainment to the community.

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Upcoming Events & Programs


Ages 15 & up
Feb. 15 - Mar. 22 ; no class 3/8

Thu
. 10:15 am - 12:45 pm

Instructor: Mike Flynn
Explore the endless possibilities when using fluid and dry media together to make beautiful art. Working with watercolor, gouache, brushes, pencils, pens and ink we will blend line, stroke, wash, transparent and opaque color to create compelling compositions with subtle and bold textural variation. Subject matter options may vary among a variety of landscapes, seascapes, florals, still-life, and abstraction. Watercolor paper will be provided by the instructor. Supply list will be provided upon registration. Course Fee includes $12.00 paper supply fee.  Note:  the end date has changed since printing catalog.  These are the correct dates.


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Ages 15 & up
(6 Weeks)  Feb. 15 - Mar. 22
Thurs
. 6:30-8:30pm

Instructor:  Jean Seelig
Learn fundamental Asian brush painting techniques while painting on rice paper, silk and other surfaces! Award-winning artist Jean Seelig will introduce the 4000-year-old philosophy, traditions and techniques of Sumi-e brush painting as she teaches students to capture the essential spirit as well as the appearance of natural forms within their designs. One stroke techniques will be demonstrated and practiced during the class. Motifs will vary with the season.
Course fee includes tuition and $15 supply fee.


Ages 15 & up
(5 Weeks) Feb. 22 – Mar. 22
Thu. 7:00-8:30 pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz
Wild and wonderful color! Learn a variety of techniques, color mixing principles, and special effects in acrylics. Students new to the medium will learn the basics, while more advanced students will enhance skills and explore new directions. New subject matter is presented in each session. Canvas will be provided by the instructor; registrants will receive a list of materials to bring to class via email after registration.  Tuition includes $12 canvas fee.

Fred and Ginger side by side
Dance Programs

Join us for the fabulous dance sessions one Sunday of each month from 4-6pm at the Center for the Arts. Beginners and advanced dancers are all welcome.

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Arts on the Go

The Arts on the Go project consists of four self-contained interactive exhibits, each with a distinct theme.  Two modules (Habitats and Energy Matters) have been designed for use in elementary schools, and two other modules (PowerUP! and Biomes of the World) has been created for middle school students. 

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