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Visual Arts

Visual Arts


Ages 8-14
June 18 - 22
Mon. - Fri. 10am-2pm

Instructor: Lydia Bratton

Frank Lloyd Wright became a great architect by using his love of nature’s colors and shapes in his ground-breaking designs. This unique camp will take place at Windy Knoll Farm in Nokesville. Students will learn about Wright’s life and vision as they directly experience the powerful inspiration of the natural world. Art activities will explore the hidden geometric shapes within nature and various works of art. Experimenting with different art media, students will learn to illustrate 3–D forms, depicting objects in proportion. The incorporation of symmetry, asymmetry and pattern will be studied and applied to both architectural and abstract forms of art.

Camp fee includes $25.00 Supply fee.


Ages 15 & up
June 18 - 22
Mon.-Fri. 6:30-9pm

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. We will discover “technical tricks” with different tools: palette knives, butter knife, razor blade, plastic credit cards, and learn to make corrections by lifting out, washing out and sponging out already painted surfaces. 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.


Ages 8-14
June 19-21
Tue., Wed., Thu. 10am-2pm

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 made in just one layer, or through multiple layers where overlapping patterns create 1-of-a-kind papers! We will explore printing many colors in a single “pull” of the plate, or layer colors one “pull” at a time to build unique and interesting designs. We will use commercial stencils, and learn to make our own stencils for more personalized graphics. Color theory and composition will be discussed, and everyday objects will be used to create textures. Learn techniques to hand color finished prints and discover ways to use “junk” prints for other mixed media projects. We will generate a lot of art in three short days - the possibilities are endless with this versatile printmaking experience!

Camp fee includes $25.00 supply fee.


Ages 5-10
June 25 - 29
Mon.-Fri. 10am-1pm

Instructor: Nicole Osborne

Are you a budding artist filling page after page with drawings? Join this studio art camp and play with materials and techniques that will expand your creativity in two and three-dimensional projects. Discover your own creative power as you learn about the wonderful elements of design: Line, Shape, Form, Value, Space, Texture, Color.

Camp fee includes $25.00 supply fee.


Ages 7-12
June 25-29
Mon. - Fri. 10am-2pm

Instructor: Lydia Bratton

Manga style drawing and Anime art forms fascinate and inspire a huge international fan base. This camp will introduce the history, influences and hand-drawing techniques of Japanese cartooning to ages 7-12.

Camp fee includes $25.00 Supply fee.


 Ages 13 & up
June 25-29
Mon.-Fri. 6:30-8:30pm

Instructor:  Annaliess Trommatter

Do you love to draw and want to explore line, shape, texture and value in a manner that conveys drama and mystique? Try the visually powerful medium of charcoal. We will experiment with additive and subtractive applications using charcoal pencils and sticks, and learn blending tools and techniques to manipulate the medium for a wide variety of effects. We will also work a bit outdoors so set-up, tools & techniques of plein air drawing may be introduced.

Course fee includes tuition and $20.00 supply fee.


Ages 13-Adult
July 2-6; no class 7/4
Mon., Tues., Thu., Fri. 10am-1pm

Instructor: Mike Flynn

Join artist Mike Flynn & learn to paint outdoors at beautiful Windy Knoll Farm in Nokesville. Working both in the field and within an onsite studio, students will take inspiration from nature, regardless of weather. Set-up, tools & techniques of plein air painting will be introduced. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to learn from Mike as he demonstrates and paints throughout the experience. Learn more about the location at www.windyknollfarm.com.

Camp fee includes $25.00 Supply fee.


Ages 12-16
July 2-6; no class 7/4
Mon., Tues., Thu., Fri. 10am - 12pm

Instructor: Suhail Mir

Middle school photography lovers - Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from expert photographer Suhail Mir. He has crafted a course designed to teach you how to capture that “great shot”, tell a story through images, and express yourself through photographs. Class topics will include common mistakes, rules of composition, storytelling, leading lines, repeating patterns, creative angles, shapes and lighting. Students must bring their own digital cameras to every class. (Phone and tablet cameras are acceptable, too.)


Ages 13-Adult
July 2-6, no class 7/4
Mon., Wed. , Thu., Fri. 6:30-9pm

Instructor: Lydia Bratton
What’s behind Manga & Anime? Why are these art forms so popular? We will look at Japanese cartooning, learn a bit about the history and techniques, and apply our skills in making creative and original Japanese frame-boards.

Camp Fee includes $15.00 supply fee.


Ages 5-10
July 9-13
Mon.-Fri. 10am-1pm

Instructor: Annaliess Trommatter
Look to the sky! Fascination with flight has inspired artists and inventors throughout the ages to push the limits of imagination…bringing about everything from kites to spaceships.  Flight will be the theme of this mixed media art camp as we use paint, paper and more to create art that will reach new heights.

Camp fee includes $30 supply fee.