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Children

Visual Arts

Children


Ages 11-14
February 24 - March 23
(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. Course fee includes $20.00 supply fee.


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Ages 7-11
(5 Weeks) Feb. 22 - March 21
Sat. 3:00 – 4:30pm

Instructor:  Lydia Bratton

What are the tools and techniques of cartoon drawing? Join this class and improve your ability to take a rough sketch to a finished cartoon using hand drawing media or digital tablets, as you choose. We will develop a cartoon character-based narrative and create pages of pictures and words to tell a story.  Course Fee includes tuition and 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 to Adult
Mar. 7 & Mar. 14
Saturdays    12:30pm - 2:15pm

Instructor:  Brandy Ryman

Make beautiful metallic hand-painted tiles.  Learn a technique with the look of traditional baked enamel, but finished without heat using tooling foil and high gloss tempera paint.  The process is simple enough for children, and has potential to intrigue any budding artist.   Instructor Brandy Ryman will provide guidance, motif samples, and all the supplies needed to create your own colorful works of art!  Enrollment limited.  Ages 7 & under must be accompanied by an adult.

Course fee includes $5.00 Supply Fee.


Ages 11-14
April 3 - May 1
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 11-14
April 4 - May 9
(5 weeks)
Sat. 3:00-4:30pm

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. Course fee includes $20.00 supply fee.


Ages 10-14
(16 hours) April 6 - 9
Mon. - Thu. 10:30am – 2:30pm

Instructor:  Lydia Bratton
Explore the powers of the third dimension in this diverse approach to sculpture. You will have creative freedom regarding the source of your inspiration. Build anything from whimsical characters to abstract constructs—the sky is the limit! Using wire, wood, clay & more, we will develop and improve modeling skills and the ability to “see” the three-dimensional art in the making.  Course Fee includes tuition and supply fee.


Ages 7-11
April 13 - May 11
(5 weeks)
Mon. 6:30pm - 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.) Class may be taken multiple times; lessons will vary from session to session. Course fee includes $20.00 supply fee.


Age 11 & up
(12 hours) May 23 - June 13
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.