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Our Mission

The Center for the Arts of Greater Manassas and Prince William County's vision is "a community enriched through the creative arts."

Our mission is to enrich the creative community by:

Engaging people of all ages
Celebrating diversity
Fostering innovation
Cultivating collaboration and communication

Pied Piper Theatre

The Center for the Arts’ nationally recognized Pied Piper Theatre (PPT) welcomes young people ages 8 through 18 to explore the world of theatre both on the stage and behind the curtain.

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Rooftop Productions

Rooftop Productions is our theatre company for adults. Now entering its 15th year, Rooftop Productions brings a refreshing variety of classic drama, comedy, and musical entertainment to the community.

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Upcoming Events & Programs

Ages 13-Adult
July 1-3, 5
Mon-Wed, Fri     6:30pm-9pm ; No class 7/4

Instructor: Lydia Bratton

What’s behind Manga & Anime? Why are these art forms so popular? We will look at Japanese cartooning, learn a bit about the history and techniques, and apply our skills in making creative and original Japanese frame-boards. Register by June 23 to avoid $15 late fee.

Course fee includes $15 Supply fee.

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.

Ages 13- Adult
July 8 - 12
Mon - Fri     10am-1pm

Instructor: Martin Cervantez

Step into the 3rd dimension as renowned artist Martin Cervantez leads students through the multi-faceted process of making art from found objects and non-traditional media. Explorations of composition, rhythm, texture, and depth will combine with the engineering of assembly and attachment utilizing the instructor’s fascinating collection of components. All materials will be provided via supply fee.  Register by June 30 to avoid $20 late fee.

Camp fee includes $25.00 Supply fee.

Artist Martin Cervantez is a former Artist in Residence at the U.S. Army Center of Military History where he was responsible for capturing the Army's story on paper and canvas. Current artwork transitions to dynamic abstract creations in two and three dimensions.  This summer Martin shares his passion for visual expression in two sessions at Windy Knoll, providing a vivid introduction to the elements of design through abstraction. These programs are excellent for portfolio development, or just for the joy of creating art with the instructor’s guidance.
See also Martin's second abstract art class
Painting - Mind, Body & Spririt.

Fred and Ginger side by side
Dance Programs

Join us for the fabulous dance sessions one Sunday each month at the Center for the Arts; or try out a dance class with one of our terrific teachers. Beginners and advanced dancers are all welcome.

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Arts on the Go

The Arts on the Go project consists of four self-contained interactive exhibits, each with a distinct theme. Two modules (Habitats and Energy Matters) have been designed for use in elementary schools, and two other modules (PowerUP! and Biomes of the World) have been created for middle school students.

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