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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.

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Ages 5-8
June 10-14
M-F 10am-1pm

Instructor: Lydia Bratton

Calling all future comic books artists and animators – Improve your ability to design characters and bring them to colorful life in hand-drawn comic format, using high quality cartooning art media! Let’s have fun and work step-by-step to tell a story in pictures. Register by June 2 to avoid $20 late fee.

Camp fee includes $25.00 Supply fee.

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June 11-13
T, W, Th 10am - 1pm

Instructor: Cheryl Miehl

Visual art journaling is an exciting frontier for self-expression. The art form combines art and words, providing a place to access creative energy, stretch image-making capabilities and explore techniques, tools and processes to create very personalized artwork. Artists will experiment with graphite, colored pencil, caran d’ache crayons, paint, collage and printmaking techniques to learn the basic skills of art journaling. Visual Art Journals emphasize the use of color, texture, shape, line and image. No previous artistic experience required as there are no rules, just self-expression! Register by June 2 to avoid $15 late fee.

Course fee includes $25.00 Supply fee.

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Ages 7-12
June 17-21
Mon-Fri     10am-2pm

Instructor: Lydia Bratton

Manga style drawing and Anime art forms fascinate and inspire a huge fan base. This camp will introduce the history, influences and hand-drawing techniques of Japanese cartooning to young Manga enthusiasts. Register by June 9 to avoid $25 late fee.

Camp fee includes $25.00 Supply fee.

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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 9 to avoid $20 late fee.

Course fee includes $20.00 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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Ages 9-14
July 8-12
Mon-Fri     10am-2pm

Instructor: Lydia Bratton

Imagine creating your very own handmade book inspired by materials, techniques and traditions that date back to ancient Chinese and Egyptian times! We will take a look at some of the earliest surviving inscriptions for idea development.  Students may choose a favorite proverb or write an original expression of truth, then illustrate the concept through a series of bound pages. The construction of these books will consist of natural and modern bookmaking materials, and could include parchment, leather, wood and even clay. Amazing lifetime keepsakes! Register by June 30 to avoid $25 late fee.

Camp fee includes $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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