Log in 703.330.2787 9419 Battle Street, Manassas, VA 20110

Workshops

Visual Arts

Workshops


Ages 15 to Adult
Jan. 12 - 26
Sat. 9:30am - 12:30pm

Instructor: Don Flory

Do you own a Digital SLR camera but feel you aren’t taking advantage of its capabilities? This class will help you understand what your camera has to offer. We’ll cover issues that are not unique to digital cameras, such as basic camera operations, exposure, light metering, depth of field, ISO settings, as well as issues that are unique to digital cameras such as navigating, jpeg versus raw, setting white balance, color correction, understanding the histogram and more. Each class will include photo walks in our neighborhood for guided practice working with your camera settings. All brands of DSLR camera are welcome.


Ages 15 & up
January 12-26
Sat. 10:30-12:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz

Through a trio of 2 hour workshops, students will learn the basic techniques and supplies needed to get started in acrylics, watercolors and pastels. This class is the perfect overview for the beginner who wants to compare these media options, and would make a wonderful gift for budding artists!

Course Fee includes $20.00 supply fee.


Ages 15 & up
(4.5 hours) February 9
Sat. 10am - 2:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz

Take your drawings to new depths of visual interest with a better understanding of the colored pencils medium. This workshop will focus on color blending, shading and textural variations possible with an array of application techniques. Train your eye to see form and color with greater distinction -- colored pencils are supremely portable and ideal for urban and plein air sketching in the field, cartoon coloring, mixed media explorations, and abstract compositions.  Suitable for beginners and intermediate students. Course fee includes tuition and $8 supply fee.


Ages 15 & up
(4.5 hours) March 9
Sat. 10am-2:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz

If you love pure color, you will love pastels! Learn about different pastel supports (types of papers and boards) while exploring a variety of techniques in this workshop. Dive right in without needing paintbrushes, solvents or a palette - no other medium allows you to apply rich color to the support as quickly as you can with pastels. Students new to the medium will learn basic tools & techniques; more experienced students will further develop skills and explore new directions. Supplies will be provided, $8 supply fee is included.


Ages 7-11
March 26 - April 9
Tues. 6:30-8:30pm

Instructors: Martin Cervantez, Lee Darter, Kimberly Faulkner, Jean Seelig

Allow your child to experience the restorative power of creativity with multiple fine artists in the studios at Windy Knoll Farm. Each instructor will guide students in making art in a manner that fosters stress reduction, self-expression, and meditation. Lessons may include Asian Brush Painting, Zentangle, Meditative Dot Painting and more. All exercises provide channels for relaxation and focus. Each student will take away new pieces of art, grater confidence in their creative power, and positive techniques to continue to use in fostering health and wellness.  Tuition below includes $15.00 supply fee.


Ages 15 to Adult
May 4 - May 18
Sat. 9:30am - 12:30pm

Instructor: Don Flory

Do you own a Digital SLR camera but feel you aren’t taking advantage of its capabilities? This class will help you understand what your camera has to offer. We’ll cover issues that are not unique to digital cameras, such as basic camera operations, exposure, light metering, depth of field, ISO settings, as well as issues that are unique to digital cameras such as navigating, jpeg versus raw, setting white balance, color correction, understanding the histogram and more. Each class will include photo walks in our neighborhood for guided practice working with your camera settings. All brands of DSLR camera are welcome.


Ages 15 & up
(4.5 hours) June 8
Sat. 10am-2:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz

If you love pure color, you will love pastels! Learn about different pastel supports (types of papers and boards) while exploring a variety of techniques in this workshop. Dive right in without needing paintbrushes, solvents or a palette - no other medium allows you to apply rich color to the support as quickly as you can with pastels. Students new to the medium will learn basic tools & techniques; more experienced students will further develop skills and explore new directions. Supplies will be provided, $8 supply fee is included.