ARTIST PROGRAMS

Art courtesy of Workhouse artist Martin Cervantez. http://www.martincervantez.com/

Studio Artists

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The Studio Artist Program at the Workhouse Arts Center provides reduced-price studio spaces on our 55-acre historic campus to local artists who successfully jury into the program. Artists create original works of art in their Workhouse studios, exhibit in individual building galleries or during campus-wide shows and events, and have the opportunity to share and sell their artwork to the more than 100,000 guests who visit the Workhouse each year.

Arches Gallery Artists

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The Arches Gallery program offers opportunities for local artists to join the Workhouse family, participate in Workhouse events, and exhibit works of art in both the Arches Gallery in Building W-9 as well as in other exhibitions and events on campus.

Ceramics

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The Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Program is a collective and highly dynamic environment with the goal for the promotion of Ceramic Arts through research, education and outreach. The Ceramics program housed in building 8 at the Workhouse is a state of the art expansive and open aired facility with two indoor kiln rooms, an outdoor kiln yard with a 32 cu. Ft. gas downdraft shuttle and Raku kiln(s). We also have a spray booth, 21 wheels, fully equipped raw materials lab and clay storage/mixing room, slab rollers, extruder, ball mill, extensive shelving and workspace for either hand-building or wheel-thrown work. Our studio facility is also currently home to 6 ceramic resident artists’ who occupy one of our 6 private or shared studio spaces, and whose works range from the functional to sculptural. The facility also houses our retail gallery for the exhibition and sale of resident artists’ artworks.

The Workhouse Ceramics program offers a variety of classes for ages 5 and up in wheel-throwing, hand-building and ceramic sculpture. Our Instructors are emerging, pre-professional or professional ceramic artists and/or ceramic art educators. We pride ourselves on giving our students individual attention and providing them with a wide array of philosophies and techniques for accomplishing individual goals and complementing their work in clay.

As a part of our commitment to the promotion of artistic and cultural creativity within our community the Ceramics program at the Workhouse Arts Center will offer any student who wishes to learn more about studio practices, management, and increase their technical knowledge an opportunity to participate in the Workhouse Ceramics Work Study Program. This program also involves the training in various areas of our ceramic studio operations for any beginning thru advanced students wishing to help with daily operational activities in exchange for open access to studio during no-class times and/or tuition reductions.

The Workhouse Ceramics Program also provides and is currently involved in extensive outreach activities with Fairfax County Public Schools, Prince William County Public Schools and Private schools in Northern Virginia. These activities involve mentoring, collaboration, demonstrations and classes for field trip groups or providing resident visiting artists in classrooms.

Glass

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The Workhouse Arts Center Glass Program is a collective and highly interactive environment with the goal for the promotion of the Glass Arts through research, education and outreach. The Glass program housed in building 7 at the Workhouse is a fully equipped facility with a kiln room, hot shop, cold-working room, flame working classroom and a multi-purpose flat working classroom used for instructional purposes in fusing, stained glass, mosaics and glass casting. We also have two sand-blasting units, wet saw, lapidary, tabletop and belt grinders, 9 table-top bench mini-cc torches, a fully stocked retail glass supply store, and extensive shelving and workspace(s) in each classroom.  Our studio facility is also currently home to 11 glass resident and emerging artists’ who occupy one of our 9 private or shared studio spaces, and whose works range from the functional to the sculptural. The facility also houses our retail glass gallery for the exhibition and sale of resident artists’ artworks.

The Workhouse Glass program offers a variety of classes for ages 13 and up in kiln casting and forming, hot glass blowing, glass jewelry, fusing, stained glass, flameworking (borosilicate and soft glass) and bead making.  Our Instructors are emerging, pre-professional or professional glass artists and/or glass art educators.  As is our goal with all of our visual arts classes, each student is given individual attention and provided with a wide array of philosophies and techniques for accomplishing their individual goals and complementing their work in glass.

As a part of our commitment to the promotion of artistic and cultural creativity within our community the Glass program at the Workhouse Arts Center offers any student who wishes to learn more about studio practices specific to glass, studio management, and increase their technical knowledge an opportunity to participate in the Workhouse Glass Work Study Program.  This program also involves the training in various areas of our glass studio operations for any beginning thru advanced students wishing to help with daily operational activities in exchange for open access to studio during no-class times and/or tuition reductions.

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Artist’s Toolbox

Artist’s Toolbox

Information, tools, and resources for current Workhouse artists.

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