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Ages 5-10
June 2, 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 13 & up
(3 hours) June 3
Sat. 2:00-5:00pm

Instructor: Kim Joy
This pearl choker promises to be a timeless piece to add to your jewelry collection, and can be worn dressed up or casual. You will learn bead weaving techniques to complete this project. Tools are available for workshop use. Materials fee $30 payable to instructor.

Teens & Adults
June 6 - July 18, no class July 4
Tue. 7:30-8:30pm             

Instructor: Cookie Bell

Have you always wanted to Swing Dance? With this session you'll learn to dance East Coast and West Coast Swing with great moves and confidence. If you haven't danced before or need some refreshing, basics will be taught and you'll learn different rhythms to all kinds of music. Great dancer already? Come learn lots more and spend summer Tuesday evenings out on the town!  Singles welcome.

Teens & Adults
June 8-July 13
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.

Teen & Adult
June 8-July 13
Thu. 8:30-9:30pm

Instructor: Barbara Brennan
Want to polish what you’ve mastered in Basic Ballroom? We’ll keep the steps going and learn all the other moves for each dance we’ve studied. Feel your confidence grow as you move, step, swirl and spin around the dance floor.

Ages 8-14
June 19-23
Mon. - Fri. 10am-1pm

Instructor:  Cheryl Miehl

The Gelli Plate is a tool that encourages play!  Join us as you learn to create amazing prints loaded with layers of color and design.  Prints can be just one layer, or have layer after layer building up the pattern and color to create 1-of-a-kind papers! We will explore printing many colors in a single “pull” of the plate, layering colors one “pull” at a time to build unique and interesting designs. We will use commercial stencils, and also learn to make our own stencils for more personalized designs. We will discuss color theory and composition, and use everyday objects to create textures. Lastly we will explore ways to hand color a finished print, and ways to use “junk” prints for other mixed media projects. The possibilities are endless with this versatile printmaking technique!

Camp fee includes $30.00 supply fee.

Ages 5-7
(1 Week) June 19-23
Mon.-Fri. 5-6pm

Do you provide mom and dad with lots of entertainment at home? Then bring your imagination and explore your talents in this magical adventure into acting. Theatre games and improvisation provide a wealth of new acting skills and self-confidence to budding actors!

Ages 8-12
(1 Week) June 19-23
Mon.-Fri. 6-7pm

Got the acting bug? While perhaps not as easy as accomplished actors make it seem, acting builds on techniques that you can learn and practice. In the Acting and Improvisation class, you will learn many techniques so important to auditioning and developing not only your acting abilities, but your self-confidence. This is your chance to explore audition basics, warm-up routines, script work, improvisation, scene study and character study. Action!

Ages 10-15
June 19-23
Mon. - Fri. 6:30-9pm

Instructor: Jacqueline Penders

Join us for five evenings in the Center’s art studio as we paint a beautiful series of paving stones that will be incorporated into an outdoor art installation near the grounds of the Manassas Museum. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to contribute to the “Artful Manassas” public art initiative.

Camp fee includes $30.00 supply fee.

Age 13 – Adult
June 19-23
Fri. 7-9pm

Instructor: Suhail Mir

Do you know the basic functions of your camera, but want to bring the “wow” factor to your photos? Improve your skills through 5 consecutive nights with an expert. We will focus on using composition and lighting to capture more compelling images, and help you transition away from using automatic camera settings and move into the creative use of manual mode. We will gain practice with guided photo walks around town, then learn to take better photos through hands-on tutorials in the Center's computer lab. Please bring your DSLR camera to class. Enrollment limited to 8 students.