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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

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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, the Center for the Arts’ theatre company, now entering its 10th year, brings a refreshing variety of classic drama, comedy, and musical entertainment to the community.

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Upcoming Events & Programs


Ages 15 & up  
(2 Hours) May 3
Wed. 7-9pm

Instructor:  Michele Frantz
Especially built for the beginner, this mini-workshop allows you to gain confidence with watercolors before making a big investment in supplies. The instructor will demonstrate each step used to create a simple finished painting, and then assist each student in following that procedure. “Step by step” sessions give an understanding of the basic materials needed, introductory techniques, and options for more in-depth instruction at the Center. Instructor will bring all supplies.
Course fee includes tuition and $10 supply fee.


Ages 15 & up
May 4 - June
 8 ; no class 5/11
Thu
. 10:15am - 12:45pm

Instructor: Mike Flynn
This class is designed for students (beginner to intermediate) who want to explore the unique principles of watercolor: transparency, speed, spontaneity.   Classes will emphasize and demonstrate brush work, color mixing, wash techniques, value patterns, design layout and composition. We will discover “technical tricks” with different tools: palette knives, butter knife, razor blade, plastic credit cards, and learn to make corrections by lifting out, washing out and sponging out already painted surfaces. Class may be taken multiple times; subject matter will vary among a variety of landscapes, seascapes, florals and still-life. Watercolor paper will be provided by the instructor. Supply list will be provided upon registration. Course Fee includes $12.00 paper supply fee.


Event Phone: 703-330-2787

Ages 15 & up
(4 Weeks)  May 4– May 25
Thu
. 6:30-8:30pm

Instructor:  Lee Darter

The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use the Zentangle Method, and the one-stroke-at-a-time process fosters focus and creativity, while providing artistic satisfaction and increased sense of personal well-being. The Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over the world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages. Instruction is provided by a certified Zentangle teacher, and each student will receive the proper tools needed to continue “tangling” at home.

This class is for experienced Zentanglers. More intricate and elaborate tangles will be created on several types of tiles, papers and other surfaces. Basic Zentangle is required for this class. Students should bring a sketchbook from home and their Basic Zentangle supplies (if needed, the teacher will have basic kits available for purchase on the first class day.) Additional supplies covered by supply fee will be sent home with student on the last class day.
Course fee includes tuition and $25 supply fee.

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Dance Programs

Join us for the fabulous dance sessions one Sunday of each month from 4-6pm at the Center for the Arts. Beginners and advanced dancers are all welcome.

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Arts on the Go

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

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