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June 18-20
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! Register by June 16 to avoid $20 late fee.

Course fee includes $25.00 Supply Fee.
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Ages 5-10
June 24-28
Mon-Fri     10am-1pm

Instructor: Annaliess Trommatter

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. Register by June 16 to avoid $20 late fee.

Camp fee includes $25.00 Supply fee.

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Ages 8-14
June 24 - 28
Mon - Fri     10am-2pm

Instructor: Lydia Bratton

Creative nature lovers - join us for a unique experience in the beautiful studios at Windy Knoll Farm! This week-long camp is about making art from our surroundings, incorporating organic elements as creative tools and materials. Combining components such as leaves, twigs, and stones with traditional art media, we will apply a variety of techniques to create clay nature prints, glass-like paintings, natural sculptures, and more. Let’s push the boundaries of what art is and how we perceive ourselves in our earthly habitat. Register by June 16 to avoid $25 late fee.

Camp fee includes $25.00 Supply fee.

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June 24-28
Mon-Fri      6:30-8:30pm

Instructor:  Emily Thomson

Great illustrators masterfully bend realism to suit their visual storytelling and capture the reader’s imagination. Learn techniques, tips and tricks from published children’s book illustrator Emily Thomson. Topics will include the use of thumbnail sketches, creation of polished line drawings, inking and hand coloring techniques. You will take away a better understanding of how to convey a character’s personality and develop your own style. Bring some of your favorite animal or human photographs to use as visual references; we will have more for your choosing, too. Materials will be provided via supply fee. Register by June 16 to avoid $15 late fee.

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Course fee includes tuition and $25.00 supply fee.

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Ages 5-10
July 15-19
Mon-Fri     10am-1pm

Instructor: Amanda Shaw

Explore the visual splendor of summer in full bloom! We will create 2-D and 3-D art inspired by nature’s lush diversity. Projects may include symmetrical insects, multi-media butterfly mobiles, big, beautiful flower sculptures and fabric art. Much more awaits you so come join us for a week of creativity! Register by July 7 to avoid $20 late fee.

Camp fee includes $30.00 Supply fee.

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Ages 10 -14
July 15-19
Mon-Fri    10am-3pm

Instructor:  Lydia Bratton

Let’s reveal your artistic capabilities by refining your photography and graphic design skills.  Using your digital camera or other camera-equipped media device, we will explore and photograph the real historical backdrop of Old Town Manassas. The Center’s Computer Lab will be pressed into service to manipulate favorite photos into vivid personal compositions using a variety of software platforms. Learn mixed media techniques to apply images to alternative surfaces for a fabulous photo finish. Class limited to 8 students. Register by July 7 to avoid $25 late fee.

Camp fee includes tuition and $10 supply fee.

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Ages 11-Adult
July 22 - 25
Mon - Thu     10am-1:45pm

Instructor: Michelle Ciancarelli

All styles of drawing (cartooning, fantasy illustration, digital art) flow from an understanding and practice of fundamental drawing skills. Learn about pencil softness/hardness and how to use them correctly in your composition. Explore drawing techniques for texture, value and form rendering, and develop the ability to recognize and proportionally represent edges, shapes, negative space, line and shadow. Inspiration abounds in the beautiful studios at Windy Knoll Farm. Register by July 14 to avoid $20 late fee.

Camp fee includes $25.00 Supply fee.

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Ages 5-10
July 29-August 2
Mon-Fri     10am-1pm

Instructor: Amanda Shaw

Are you in search of new opportunities to nurture the creativity in your budding artist? In this class we will explore a variety of mediums and themes involving drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture geared toward elementary students. Introduction to these fundamental media through their history in cultures around the world will be part of our daily activities. Each child will learn to greater appreciate their own creative power and how art may connect us all. Register by July 21 to avoid $20 late fee.

Camp fee includes $30.00 Supply fee.

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Ages 5-10
August 5-9
Mon-Fri     10am-1pm

Instructor: Heather Rankin

Think outside the box, inside the box, on top of the box, and through the box! Come design your own personal art fort. We will look at simple homes through time, and construct individual creative habitats big enough to get inside and take cover! Our process will include window affects, doors, roof structures and other embellishments.  Decorate the interior and exterior of your art fort with your personal theme. Let’s make an artists’ community of our very own! Register by July 28 to avoid $20 late fee.

Camp fee includes $30.00 Supply fee.

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