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Ages 15-Adult
November 16
(4 hours)
Sat. 10:15am - 3:15pm (1 hour lunch break)

Instructor:  Jean Seelig

Make time for art, breathe in the beauty of nature, and explore the timeless traditions of Asian brush painting in our 2nd fall workshop with award-winning artist Jean Seelig.  One stroke techniques will be demonstrated and practiced with an emphasis on the relaxing elements of the art form. Motifs will include aspects of landscapes - mountains, trees, rocks, & birds. Bring a lunch or plan to enjoy your mid-class break in a neighborhood eatery. We provide all supplies. Course fee includes $15 supply fee.

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Ages 15 & up
(2 hours) November 17
Sun. 2pm - 4pm

Instructor: Todd Cumpston

Join artists from our Urban Sketchers gallery exhibit for spontaneous drawing on sites around our Old Town neighborhood. Make quick sketches on the spot and capture a fresh impression of what you see and feel in the moment - be part of the growing international urban sketching community!  Pay $20 in advance here, or $25 at the door.

Dress for the weather.  Bring a sketchbook or drawing pad, pencils, eraser, straight edge, micro pens.  Optional supplies could include colored pencils, pencil sharpener, sable brush, small watercolor tray, water cup, bottled water.

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Ages 15 & up 
(5 Weeks)  Oct. 22 - Nov. 19
Tue. 10:30am-12:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz

Versatile and forgiving, acrylic paints may be manipulated with a wide array of techniques, applied to many different surfaces, and modified with various additives. Students new to acrylics will learn introductory basics; experienced students will improve skills and explore new directions. Class is offered throughout the year with a different approach presented each session. List of acrylics supplies given upon registration; canvases and boards will be provided by instructor.

Course fee includes tuition and $12 canvas fee.

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Ages 15 & up
(2 hours) Nov. 24
Sun.  2pm-4pm

Instructor:   Fauzi Omar of  Flowers with Passion

Come make a gorgeous autumnal arrangement for your Thanksgiving celebration with expert florist Fauzi Omar of Flowers with Passion in Historic Manassas. Fauzi will guide guests step by step in the creation of a low profile centerpiece featuring autumnal blooms and seasonal embellishments - perfect to adorn your dining table, foyer, or living room.  Fauzi will also share tips on arranging and conditioning flowers, and liven up the gathering with some fun door prizes!  No previous floral arranging experience needed. Fee includes all supplies.

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Ages 5-7
(3 Weeks) Dec. 3- 19

Tue. & Thu. 5:00-6:00 pm
Do you provide Mom and Dad with lots of entertainment at home? Then bring your imagination and explore your talents in this marvelous adventure into acting. Theatre games and improvisation provide a wealth of new acting skills and self-confidence to budding actors!

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Ages 8-12
(3 Weeks) Dec. 3-19

Tue. & Thu. 6:00-7:00 pm

Got the acting bug? While perhaps not as easy as accomplished actors make it seem, acting builds on techniques that you can learn and practice. In this class, you will learn many techniques so important to auditioning and developing not only your acting abilities, but your self-confidence. This is your chance to explore audition basics, warm-up routines, script work, improvisation, scene study and character study. Action!

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Ages 7 & up*
(1.5 hours) Dec. 8
Sun. 12:00-1:30pm

Come create an artistic gingerbread house you can display with pride. You bring one bag of candy to share and we’ll supply our homemade gingerbread, fresh royal icing, and fancy trimmings for each person to make their own unique “home sweet home.” Looking for holiday outings? Sign up with friends and family and work side by side in festive creativity.  Take note: This session is timed to allow attendance to our 2pm performance of Elf The Musical upstairs in our Kellar Family Theater! Very limited enrollment; register early!

*Children 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult registrant.

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Ages 15 & up*
(1.5 hours) Dec. 8
Sun. 2:00 - 3:30pm

Come create an artistic gingerbread house you can display with pride. You bring one bag of candy to share and we’ll supply our homemade gingerbread, fresh royal icing, and fancy trimmings for each person to make their own unique “home sweet home.” Looking for holiday outings? Sign up with friends and family and work side by side in festive creativity.  Very limited enrollment; register early!

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Ages 13 & up
(3 hours) Dec. 15
Sun. 1:30-4:30pm

Instructor: Carla Riga

Experience an authentic lotus-leaf painting workshop in the tradition originated in Himapan Gallery of Thailand. With studios thriving in New York, Paris, Bangkok, the Czech Republic, and Canada, Himapan has developed a creative process that is unique and accessible. Don't miss this opportunity to flex your creativity and produce an exquisite work of art in a very relaxing atmosphere. Gorgeous solid structure wooden canvases are already prepared with beautiful decoupaged lotus leaves. Instructor Carla Riga will provide paints, brushes/sponges, varnish, and helpful tips to inspire and get you started. You will leave with a painting ready to be hung, no additional framing needed. Sign up early - enrollment is limited. No previous art experience needed. Canvases and supplies are included in fee.
Center for the Arts may provide this Lotus Leaf Painting workshop as a private event for your group of 8 - 14 on a space available basis by special arrangement.  Contact the Center for details.

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Ages 7-11
(12 hours) Dec. 26 - 27
Thu. - Fri. 10am – 4pm

Instructor:  Lydia Bratton

What do you know about cartooning? Join our mini-camp and improve your character illustration skills and personal style. We will look at eastern and western comics, and then use hand drawing, digital tablets, and cartooning software to illustrate a page, just like the professionals!

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