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Classes

Classes

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Event Phone: 703-330-2787

Ages 8-18
(2 Hours)  Feb. 25
Mon. 5:30-7:30 pm

Get a head start on your next audition with this class on "need to know" basics. What is expected? How should you prepare? Learn about building a resume, delivering a monologue, or singing a few bars from your favorite song. Practice cold readings from the script to improve your self-confidence. This class is a must for those who want to try out for their school musical or for the next season at Pied Piper Theatre.


Ages 11-14
February 25 - March 25
(5 weeks)
Mon. 6:30-8pm

Instructor:  Lydia Bratton
Improve your fundamental drawing skills with a wide array of lessons which will include the use of traditional art mediums (pencil, marker, pastels, etc.) and technology (drawing software, tablets.) Learn to recognize and proportionally represent edges, shapes, negative space, line, and shadow. Class may be taken multiple times; lessons will vary from session to session. Students new to drawing instruction will learn basic techniques; more advanced students will further develop skills & explore new directions..  Course fee includes $20.00 supply fee.


Ages 15 & up 
(4 Weeks)  Feb. 26 - Mar. 19
Tue. 10:30am-12:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz
Versatile and forgiving, water-based acrylics may be manipulated with a wide array of methods, applied to many different surfaces, and modified with various additives. We will explore application techniques, surface variations, and the effect of medium additives to stretch the reach of our creativity. Small class size allows for individual instruction: students new to acrylics will learn introductory basics; more advanced students will further develop skills and explore new directions. The class may be taken multiple times; new subject matter is presented in each session. Canvases and boards will be provided by the instructor; registrants will receive a list of materials to bring to class via email after registration.  Course fee includes tuition and $12 canvas fee.


First timers call the Center at least 24 hours prior to get on Tuesday Studio email list.
Ages 15 to Adult
Tues. 7-9pm

Join us for an informal and lively studio session. Recommended for advanced-beginners and intermediate students working in any 2-D medium, subject, and style you choose.  The instructor provides technical tips, constructive feedback and assistance in achieving goals set by the student. This studio is about encouraging growth and artistic expression.  Students should bring their own supplies, reference materials and a work in progress.  No Advance Sales; Pay at the door. Check with the Center to ensure Studio is Open each week.


Teens & Adults
Feb. 26- Apr. 9
Tue. 7:30-8:30pm

Instructor: Cookie Bell
Are you looking forward to a very special event? This class will add polish to your cherished moments on the dance floor and get you ready to shine and have fun. The perfect class for busy engaged couples, proud parents, members of the wedding party, or happy guests…in seven sessions you will gain grace and confidence while learning dance steps both romantic and joyful. This is your chance to practice popular dances that will make lifetime memories. We will even finish up with a few line dances to get you ready to celebrate with style!


Event Phone: 703-330-2787

Ages 8-18
(2 Hours)  Feb. 27
Wed. 5:30-7:30 pm

Get a head start on your next audition with this class on "need to know" basics. What is expected? How should you prepare? Learn about building a resume, delivering a monologue, or singing a few bars from your favorite song. Practice cold readings from the script to improve your self-confidence. This class is a must for those who want to try out for their school musical or for the next season at Pied Piper Theatre.


Age 15 & up
(5 weeks) February 27 - March 27
Wed. 6:30pm-8:00pm

Instructor: Emily Thomson

Interested in improving your skills in creating likenesses and well-drawn faces? We will work from live models as we focus on facial proportions and symmetry and learn the subtle techniques of drawing the details of eyes, nose, and mouth. This portraiture class is suitable for both beginners and experienced drawing students. Please bring your artist sketching pencils and charcoals, and an 18" x 24" drawing pad.


Event Phone: 703-330-2787

Ages 8-18
(2 Hours)  Feb. 28
Thurs. 5-7 pm

Get a head start on your next audition with this class on "need to know" basics. What is expected? How should you prepare? Learn about building a resume, delivering a monologue, or singing a few bars from your favorite song. Practice cold readings from the script to improve your self-confidence. This class is a must for those who want to try out for their school musical or for the next season at Pied Piper Theatre.


Ages 15 & up
Feb. 28 - Mar. 21
Thurs. 7:00 - 8:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz

Discover the art of "beautiful writing" in clear and easy steps. Relax and watch the pen strokes flow when we learn basic letter forms; a different style is explored in each class.  This program is suitable for both beginners and intermediate students who want to expand skills. The class includes simple take-home projects to help you become confident with this ancient and therapeutic art form.  A perfect class for card making and invitations, it is also ideal for students who are exploring the art of bookmaking and art journals.  Course fee includes $20 supply fee.


Teens & Adults
Feb. 21 - Mar. 28
Thu. 7:30-8:30pm

Instructor: Barbara Brennan
Ballroom Dancing brings out the social dynamics and best of everyone who likes to “move.” With practice, we will get to know how to Cha-cha, Fox-trot, Swing and more. For each dance we learn, the first 5 basic steps of that dance are taught.  This class is for singles, couples, beginners or those who need a refresher course.