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Age 15 & up
(4 weeks) May 22 - June 12
Wed. 6:30pm-8:30pm

Instructor: Emily Thomson

Improve both drawing and painting skills using the striking sepia-toned medium of walnut ink. We will explore special techniques with different types of pens, nibs, and brushes and experiment with mixed media finishing touches to bring highlights to finished drawings. This class is for students who have previous drawing experience. Price includes tuition and a $12 supply fee.

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Ages 15 - Adult
(5 weeks) May 16 - June 13
Thurs. 7-9pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz

Wild and wonderful color! Learn a variety of techniques, color mixing principles, and special effects in watercolor or acrylics. The program will help clarify the differences in properties and effects that may be achieved with these paints, but the student may determine which medium they wish to use in this combined session. Beginners will learn the basics, while more advanced students will enhance skills and explore new directions. Paper and canvases will be provided, plus a list of additional supplies you will need. Course fee includes $12 supply fee.

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Ages 15 - Adult
(5 weeks) May 17 - June 14
Fri. 10:30am-12:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz
Jump into an adventure and into the world of watercolor. Beginners will learn the basic tools and techniques of the medium; more advanced students are encouraged to explore new methods, materials and styles. You can grow as an artist with the class since it is offered throughout the year. A different approach or subject matter is presented each session. Watercolor paper will be provided by the instructor, along with individual instruction geared for your comfort level. Supply list will be provided. Course fee includes tuition and paper supply fee.

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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 15 & up 
(5 Weeks)  May 14 - June 11
Tue. 10:30am-12:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz
Versatile and forgiving, water-based acrylics may be manipulated with a wide array of methods, applied to many different surfaces, and modified with various additives. We will explore application techniques, surface variations, and the effect of medium additives to stretch the reach of our creativity. Small class size allows for individual instruction: students new to acrylics will learn introductory basics; more advanced students will further develop skills and explore new directions. The class may be taken multiple times; new subject matter is presented in each session. Canvases and boards will be provided by the instructor; registrants will receive a list of materials to bring to class via email after registration.  Course fee includes tuition and $12 canvas fee.

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First timers call the Center at least 24 hours prior to get on Tuesday Studio email list.
Ages 15 to Adult
Tues. 7-9pm

Join us for an informal and lively studio session. Recommended for advanced-beginners and intermediate students working in any 2-D medium, subject, and style you choose.  The instructor provides technical tips, constructive feedback and assistance in achieving goals set by the student. This studio is about encouraging growth and artistic expression.  Students should bring their own supplies, reference materials and a work in progress.  No Advance Sales; Pay at the door. Check with the Center to ensure Studio is Open each week.

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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.

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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 10-14
Mon-Fri  6:30-8:30pm

Instructor:  Annaliess Trommatter

Do you love to draw and want to explore line, shape, texture and value in a manner that conveys drama and mystique? Try the visually powerful medium of charcoal. We will experiment with additive and subtractive applications using charcoal pencils and sticks, and learn blending tools and techniques to manipulate the medium for a wide variety of effects. We will also work a bit outdoors so set-up, tools & techniques of plein air drawing may be introduced. Register by June 2 to avoid $15 late fee.

Course fee includes tuition and $20.00 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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