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Summer Camps

Summer Camps


Check out all our great camps!

Ages 8-14
June 19-23
Mon. - Fri. 10am-1pm

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 just one layer, or have layer after layer building up the pattern and color to create 1-of-a-kind papers! We will explore printing many colors in a single “pull” of the plate, layering colors one “pull” at a time to build unique and interesting designs. We will use commercial stencils, and also learn to make our own stencils for more personalized designs. We will discuss color theory and composition, and use everyday objects to create textures. Lastly we will explore ways to hand color a finished print, and ways to use “junk” prints for other mixed media projects. The possibilities are endless with this versatile printmaking technique!

Camp fee includes $30.00 supply fee.

Ages 5-7
(1 Week) June 19-23
Mon.-Fri. 5-6pm

Do you provide mom and dad with lots of entertainment at home? Then bring your imagination and explore your talents in this magical adventure into acting. Theatre games and improvisation provide a wealth of new acting skills and self-confidence to budding actors!

Ages 10-15
June 19-23
Mon. - Fri. 6:30-9pm

Instructor: Jacqueline Penders

Join us for five evenings in the Center’s art studio as we paint a beautiful series of paving stones that will be incorporated into an outdoor art installation near the grounds of the Manassas Museum. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to contribute to the “Artful Manassas” public art initiative.

Camp fee includes $30.00 supply fee.

Age 13 – Adult
June 19-23
Fri. 7-9pm

Instructor: Suhail Mir

Do you know the basic functions of your camera, but want to bring the “wow” factor to your photos? Improve your skills through 5 consecutive nights with an expert. We will focus on using composition and lighting to capture more compelling images, and help you transition away from using automatic camera settings and move into the creative use of manual mode. We will gain practice with guided photo walks around town, then learn to take better photos through hands-on tutorials in the Center's computer lab. Please bring your DSLR camera to class. Enrollment limited to 8 students.


Age 8-12
(2 weeks) June 26-July 7;  no camp 7/4
Mon. - Fri. 9am-3:30pm

The curtain is rising on this exciting dramatic and musical theatre workshop.  Join professional guest artists and teachers in a theatre arts adventure through theatre games, drama, acting techniques, mime, scene study, and improvisation.  Morning sessions in dance, music, voice, musical theatre, and theatre combat add a variety of skills essential to the young actor. The afternoon session features a musical theatrical performance workshop.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in all elements of the production from character development to creating sets, props, makeup, and costumes.  Friends and family are welcome to attend the performance on the final afternoon.

Ages 5-7
(1 week) June 26 - 30
Mon.-Fri. 9:30am-12pm

Spider Man, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Xena Warrior Princess - let your child’s imagination run wild with this thrilling week long camp of heroes and heroines. Each day your child will embark into new and exciting adventures while developing skills in drama, music, and dance.  Campers will help create their favorite characters and costume pieces or invent their own. So unleash that superhero and have some fun.  Family and friends will join us for an awesome adventure on the last day.

Ages 6-9
June 26-30
Mon. - Fri. 10am-1pm

Instructor: Jane Zatkowsky

Let’s have a club of LEGO activities, constructing vehicles, gliders, spinners, bridges, towers, and speed-building challenges, all from a pile of bricks! Come Play at LEGO Camp!

Camp fee includes $5.00 Activity fee.

Ages 8-14
June 26-30
Mon. - Fri. 10am-2pm

Instructor: Lydia Bratton

Frank Lloyd Wright became a great architect by using his love of nature’s colors and shapes in his ground-breaking designs. This unique camp will take place at Windy Knoll Farm in Nokesville and in the Center’s Computer Lab. Students will learn about Wright’s life and vision as they directly experience the powerful inspiration of the natural world. Art activities will explore the hidden geometric shapes within nature and various works of art. Experimenting with different art media, students will learn to illustrate 3–D forms, depicting objects in proportion. The incorporation of symmetry, asymmetry and pattern will be studied and applied to both architectural and abstract forms of art.

Camp fee includes $20.00 Supply fee.

Ages 11-18
June 26-30
Mon. - Fri. 6-7:30pm

Actors & actresses, this dance is for you!  Come and learn the different styles of dance that are used by choreographers on the Broadway stage. You will also be introduced to the basics of dance that will help you improve your moves for your next audition and performance.  So, bring your jazz shoes and be prepared to learn how to dance like a real "star"!

Ages 15 & up
June 26-30
Mon.-Fri. 6:30-9pm

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.