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Classes

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Ages 5-10
July 31- Aug. 4
Mon.-Fri. 10am-1pm

Instructors:  Kristen Henneke & Nancy Mitchell

What elements form a community, now and in the past? We will pursue that question with a variety of explorations around town, and through the story told in the children’s book All Aboard for Manassas – A Dog’s Tale.  Who better to teach this class than the book’s author Kristen Henneke and illustrator Nancy Mitchell? We will visit the Manassas Museum and local merchants and learn about the types of buildings, businesses, infrastructure and activities needed to sustain a thriving village. Each child will design their own storefront business, and students will work together to develop a mixed media mural depicting their imaginary Main Street. This camp is perfect for budding designers, entrepreneurs, and storytellers!

Camp fee includes $25.00 supply fee.


Ages 9-14
July 31- Aug. 4
Mon.-Fri. 2-5:00pm

Instructors:  Carla Jaranson

Allow your child to experience the “magic of the brush” while learning about East Asian Brush Painting.  The beauty of nature will be expressed in simple strokes to capture the Chi’ or Spirit of animals and plants.  Students will be exposed to the ancient traditions of China & Japan by award-winning artist and teacher Carla Jaranson.  For more than thirty years Mrs. Jaranson has shared her love of sumi-e (Japanese term for ink painting) with thousands of budding artists from kindergarten to adult.  Students’ favorite paintings will be mounted for display in a mini-show on the last day of class.

Camp fee includes $25.00 supply fee.


Ages 14 - Adult
July 31 - Aug. 9 (New Dates & Times)
Mon./Wed. 6-9pm  

Instructor:  David Johnson

The Actor’s Approach is designed for high school, undergraduate, and community theatre actors who are eager to continue their passion for acting into college or area theatre.  Delve into the fundamentals of the most relevant acting methods while integrating the actor’s full instrument – the body, voice and mind.  Hone your skills through theatre games, exploration and scene study to discover what acting techniques work best for you and how to make honest and organic choices in developing a role.


Ages 7-14
July 31 - Aug. 4
Mon.-Fri. 7-9pm

Instructor:  Lydia Bratton

Do you have very busy days, and find yourself daydreaming about what you might create in an art studio in the evenings? Take a full week to explore mixed media and dabble a lot as you go. We’ll work a bit at sculpture, printmaking, drawing and painting. Sounds like a daydream realized? Don’t forget to bring an old shirt because we’re going to get messy.

Camp fee includes $25.00 supply fee.


Ages 5-10
August 4, 2017
Fri. 6-8pm

Parents, come enjoy First Friday dining and shopping specials throughout Historic Manassas while your children dabble in the arts at the Candy Factory! On Friday evenings June 2nd, July 7th & August 4th our downtown district will become an open air festival of dining, music, shopping & more. Enroll your children in two-hours of art & theatre play at the Center, while you join the grown-up fun that awaits around every corner! Pre-registration required.

Course Fee includes $5.00 Supply Fee


Ages 15 to Adult
Aug. 5-12
Sat. 9:30am - 12:30pm

Instructor: Don Flory
Do you own a  Digital SLR camera but feel you aren’t taking advantage of its capabilities? This class will help you understand what your camera has to offer. We’ll cover issues that are not unique to digital cameras, such as basic camera operations, exposure, light metering, depth of field, ISO settings, as well as issues that are unique to digital cameras such as navigating, jpeg versus raw, setting white balance, color correction, understanding the histogram and more.  Class suitable for any model DSLR Camera -- Canon, Nikon, Sony & more.


Ages 13-Adult
(4 hours)  Aug. 5
Sat., 1-5pm  

Instructor: Dale Walsh

Starting with the basics of theatrical sound systems, this workshop at the Kellar Theater takes the participants through all of the skills and knowledge to be part of a sound team.  Topics will include: the parts of the sound chain (mics, mixers, amps, and speakers), how to mic the actors, building sound effects, and running a live show.


Ages 5-7
(1 week) Aug. 7-11
Mon.-Fri. 10am-12:30pm

Spider Man, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Xena Warrior Princess - let your child’s imagination run wild with this thrilling week long camp of heroes and heroines. Each day your child will embark into new and exciting adventures while developing skills in drama, music, and dance.  Campers will help create their favorite characters and costume pieces or invent their own. So unleash that superhero and have some fun.  Family and friends will join us for an awesome adventure on the last day.


Ages 9-14
Aug. 7-11
Mon.-Fri. 10am-noon

Instructors:  Ann King

Cool, moldable, malleable clay - one of the great tactile wonders of the art world! Join this class to learn several techniques of clay hand-building. We will create a pinch pot, a slab pot, a coil-built pot, and a free-form animal sculpture. Through this process, we will also be exploring three dimensional form and function. We will finish our pieces with paint and a variety of creative embellishments.

Camp fee includes $25.00 supply fee.


Ages 10 - Adult
Aug. 7-11
Mon.-Fri. 7-9pm

Instructor: Lydia Bratton

Using Adobe Photoshop as the drawing platform and a mouse or tablet, students can digitize their personal drawings, landscapes, or abstract artwork.  Print black and white and/or color final artwork in class. All art experience levels will find this instruction and practice to be beneficial; parents with their children are welcome!

Camp fee includes $20.00 supply fee.