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Events & Programs

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

Shrek Swampfest CharactersPied 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

Thank you for contributing to Pied Piper Theatre's Beauty and the Beast through your program ad. You will make the show a success! It will be seen by over 1800 people per performance throughout Prince William, Manassas and neighboring counties. Your support helps us accomplish our goal of expanding opportunities and enhancing the quality of life for the children and families of our community. We look forward to your continued support.

Please select your ad size from the options below and add it to the cart. Ads and ad contracts should be sent to minah@center-for-the-arts.org and should be sized correctly, black and white jpeg or pdf, and 300 dpi. Download the ad contract here.

Ages 15 & up
(5 Weeks)  Mar. 30 - Apr. 27
Thu. 7-8:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz
If you love pure color, you will love pastels! Learn to use different pastel supports (types of papers and boards) while exploring a variety of techniques. Students new to pastels will learn basic tools & techniques; more advanced students will further develop skills and explore new directions. New subject matter is presented in each session. Paper is provided, plus a list of additional supplies you will need. Course Fee includes tuition and supply fee.

Ages 15 & up
Mar. 25 - Apr
. 29 ; no class 4/8
. 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Instructor: Mike Flynn
This class is designed for students (beginner to intermediate) who want to explore the unique principles of watercolor: transparency, speed, spontaneity.   Classes will emphasize and demonstrate brush work, color mixing, wash techniques, value patterns, design layout and composition. We will discover “technical tricks” with different tools: palette knives, butter knife, razor blade, plastic credit cards, and learn to make corrections by lifting out, washing out and sponging out already painted surfaces. Class may be taken multiple times; subject matter will vary among a variety of landscapes, seascapes, florals and still-life. Watercolor paper will be provided by the instructor. Supply list will be provided upon registration. Course Fee includes $12.00 paper supply fee.

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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 three self-contained interactive exhibits, each with a distinct theme.  Two modules (Habitats and Energy Matters) have been designed for use in elementary schools, and a third module (PowerUP!) has been created for middle school students.

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