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Classes

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Event Phone: 703-330-2787


Ages 8-18
(2 Hours)  Feb. 26
Wed. 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 next season at Pied Piper Theatre.  For those with audition experience, brush up on your audition skills and improve your chances for getting that “dream role.”


Teens & Adults
(4 weeks) Feb. 27 - Mar. 19
Thu. 10:30am - 11:30am

Instructor:  Natalya Nikitina

Improve flexibility, focus, and self-expression through meditative creative movement. We will warm-up, stretch, and transition to simple dance motions designed to support fitness and well-being. Find empowerment through a greater mind/body connection. Dance experience is not necessary. Dress comfortably, bring a water bottle.

Event Phone: 703-330-2787


Ages 8-18
(2 Hours)  Feb. 27

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 next season at Pied Piper Theatre.  For those with audition experience, brush up on your audition skills and improve your chances for getting that “dream role.”


Ages 15 & up
Feb. 27 - Mar. 19
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.


Ages 7-11
(4 Weeks) March 6 - 27
Fridays  6:30-8:30pm

Instructor:  Lydia Bratton

Wish you had more time to make something amazing in the art room? Come indulge design impulses in our Friday night studio art class!  Find plenty of individual instruction and opportunities to try new media and techniques; projects explored may vary with each student's interest. We will draw, paint, sketch, and build dynamic creations. Course fee includes $15.00 supply fee.


Ages 5-7
(3 Weeks) Mar. 10-26
Tue. & Thu. 5-6pm

Instructor: John Waldron

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


Ages 8-12
(3 Weeks) Mar. 10-26
Tue. & Thu. 6-7pm

Instructor: John Waldron

Got the acting bug? Acting builds on techniques that young actors can learn and practice. In this class, students will learn many techniques so important to auditioning and developing not only acting skills, but self-confidence. This is the young actor's chance to explore audition basics, warm-up routines, script work, improvisation and much more. Action!


Age 15 & up
(5 weeks) March 4 - April 1
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.


Ages 15 & up
(4 hours) March 15
Sat. 1pm - 5pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz

Learn to mat and frame art and photos, and save money by doing it yourself. Participants will learn to cut a mat, which tools to use, where to buy supplies, and much more. Bring an image to be matted (size 4 x 6 or 5 x 7), and a frame (size 8 x 10.)


Ages 15 & up
March 21 - April 25 ; no class 4/11

Sat. 12pm - 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. 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.