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Classes

Classes

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Ages 11 & up 
(2.5 Hours)  May 6
Mon. 6:00-8:30pm

Instructor: Candace Penders
Don’t miss this truly unique opportunity -- all skill levels welcome, no prior art experience needed! Make an original hand-painted silk scarf in time for Mother’s Day in the beautiful studios at Windy Knoll Farm. We will provide design inspiration and material guidance. You will choose your colors and play to your heart’s content in this relaxing, enriching workshop for children & adults.


Ages 5-7
(3 Weeks) May 7-May 23

Tue. & Thu. 5:00-6:00 pm
Do you provide Mom and Dad with lots of entertainment at home? Then bring your imagination and explore your talents in this marvelous adventure into acting. Theatre games and improvisation provide a wealth of new acting skills and self-confidence to budding actors!


Ages 8-12
(3 Weeks) May 7-May 23

Tue. & Thu. 6:00-7:00 pm
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 this 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 11-14
May 10- May 31
(4 weeks) Fri.  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 15 & up 
(5 Weeks)  May 14 - June 11
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.


Age 15 & up
(5 weeks) May 15 - June 12
Wed. 7:00pm-8:30pm

Instructor: Emily Thomson

Improve both drawing and painting skills using the striking sepia-toned medium of walnut ink. We will explore special techniques with different types of pens, nibs, and brushes and experiment with mixed media finishing touches to bring highlights to finished drawings. This class is for students who have previous drawing experience. Price includes tuition and a $12 supply fee.


Ages 15 - Adult
(5 weeks) May 16 - June 13
Thurs. 7-9pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz

Wild and wonderful color! Learn a variety of techniques, color mixing principles, and special effects in watercolor or acrylics. The program will help clarify the differences in properties and effects that may be achieved with these paints, but the student may determine which medium they wish to use in this combined session. Beginners will learn the basics, while more advanced students will enhance skills and explore new directions. Paper and canvases will be provided, plus a list of additional supplies you will need. Course fee includes $12 supply fee.


Ages 15 - Adult
(5 weeks) May 17 - June 14
Fri. 10:30am-12:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz
Jump into an adventure and into the world of watercolor. Beginners will learn the basic tools and techniques of the medium; more advanced students are encouraged to explore new methods, materials and styles. You can grow as an artist with the class since it is offered throughout the year. A different approach or subject matter is presented each session. Watercolor paper will be provided by the instructor, along with individual instruction geared for your comfort level. Supply list will be provided. Course fee includes tuition and paper supply fee.


Age 11 & up
(12 hours) May 25 - June 15
Sat. 1:30-4:30pm

Instructor: Lydia Bratton

Improve your photographs and/or drawings with technology! Learn how to artistically transform images – with the use of computers and digital drawing tablets, creative possibilities are endless. We’ll start the session in our Historic Manassas neighborhood; students may photograph or sketch as they choose. We will manipulate our digital files with Adobe Photoshop and other widely accessible software programs in the Center’s computer lab. Using images created during class or from the students’ own body of work we will make compelling new compositions. Phone & tablet cameras welcome. This introductory class is suitable for ages 11 to adults. Enrollment limited to 8 students. Tuition includes $15.00 supply fee.


Teens & Adults
June 6 - July 18 ; no class 7/4
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.