The Workhouse Arts Center is always seeking talented and professional educators to join our ever-growing team of instructors. If you are interested in teaching at the Workhouse Arts Center and would like to be added to the instructor mailing list and receive an email copy of our course proposal packet, please contact the Department of Education at 703-584-2954 or email@example.com. or download a PDF version of the packet HERE.
The Workhouse Arts Center is currently seeking glass instructors to teach multi-week classes in a multitude of methods such as fusing, casting and flame working. Becoming a glass instructor at the Workhouse Arts Center means working in state-of-the art glass facilities with an on-site glass supply store alongside talented studio glass artisans. The Glass Program at the Workhouse Arts Center is one of the very few programs in Northern Virginia that offer multiple glass working methods all under one roof: fusing, flame working, casting, kiln working, glass blowing, stained glass, mosaics and more. Become a part of the Workhouse Glass instructor team today! Download a copy of our latest instructor packet here and send your resume to Jody Lee, Interim Glass Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education Intern Opportunities
Are you a high school or college student looking for un-paid Internship opportunities? Are you energetic, enthusiastic, and organized and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills? The Workhouse Department of Education offers a variety of internship opportunities for high school or college students looking to gain job-force experience in the field of non-profit arts education programming. Click HERE to learn more about what internships are currently available.
Seasonal Camp Counselors
*Camp Counselors have been chosen for the summer of 2013. Please look forward to more counselor opportunities next year, 2014!
If you are at least 18 years of age or older and are currently or planning to major in the visual or performing arts, are interested in seasonal employment and enjoy working with children then we encourage you to apply to become a Workhouse Summer Camp Counselor. Our counselors are invaluable staff members who spend their whole day with one group of campers. They are role models who assist and motivate campers whether they are trying to learn a new skill or they have concerns about an issue or idea. Throughout the day our counselors monitor and participate in the group's activities and do everything in their power to make each of their campers' summer the most memorable yet. Workhouse Camp counselors must be fun-loving, patient and genuinely concerned for the welfare and development of young people.
The Lorton Arts Foundation, Inc. (LAF) has established a needs-based based Workhouse Scholarship Program for the purpose of providing scholarships to attend educational programs at the Workhouse Arts Center. Scholarship requests must be submitted by:
1) Fall classes: August 31st
2) Winter classes: December 15th
3) Spring classes: March 15th
4) Summer classes (and Camp): May 31st
Life Drawing: Open Studio
Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio. The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. Open Life Drawing will meet every first and third Thursday of the month from 7:00pm to 10:00pm in building W-6. The cost is $10 (Members, Students with School ID) $15 (Non-members). Feel free to pre-register for this popular event by visiting our Registration Page or drop in with cash; checks and credit cards not accepted at the door. Please understand that this is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept payment and facilitate model poses. The Workhouse Art Center follows Fairfax County Public Schools inclement weather policy. Please check our website for class cancelations.
Ceramics: Open Studio
NEW! Beginning Fall of 2012-Open Studio will be included in the tuition price of taking a Ceramics course at the Workhouse Ceramics Program. Your instructor will provide details about scheduling open studio time during your first class meeting. For more information, please contact Dale Marhanka, Ceramics Program Director, email@example.com or 703-584-2982.
Join the Torchworkers Club and work side by side with your friends and classmates under the guidance of glasshouse staff. This open studio is designed to allow students and experienced glass workers that don't have their own studio to practice, trade ideas, and create in a relaxed, social atmosphere. Club members should have a basic knowledge of flameworking or bead making and be able to work independently. The Torchworkers Club meets on Wednesdays 1:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. The fee for studio time is $10 per hour or a 10 hour pass may be purchased for $80. Time must be used in one hour increments at your convenience based upon availability. Reservations are suggested. Supplies are available for purchase or you may bring your own. For more information, please contact Jody Lee, Interim Glass Program Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-584-2984.
Do you love to do work on your stained glass projects, but don’t have the room or equipment to work at home? Join other students and have full access to the equipment at the Workhouse. We offer glass grinders, ring saw, zinc saw, and a came bender. Students may rent hand tool kits for access to basic tools, such as cutters and soldering irons. This open studio is not monitored by an instructor, come ready with supplies to work on your own. Supplies available for purchase. Email email@example.com by Monday at noon before the Thursday you would like to attend. We need a minimum of four students to open the studio. Meets: Thurs (6:30pm-9:30pm) Cost: $10 (Friends) $15 (General) each session (Glass toolkit rental available for $5.)
Are you a local Girl or Boy Scout troop leader looking to help your scouts earn the belt loop, pin or badge awarded when they explore contemporary art through hands-on projects, guided looking activities, and group discussions? For a complete list of Workhouse Scout programs please click HERE. Contact us for more information on how we can design a program specific for your troop badge needs.
A unique treat for ages 5-12! Looking for a unique and memorable experience for your guests? Host your next Birthday Party at the Workhouse. Our party coordinator will work with you to develop a party theme, customized activities and art projects that will make your child’s special day a wonderful experience! Plus, proceeds from Birthday Parties support The Workhouse Arts Center’s programs! For a complete list of our birthday packages with pricing please click HERE or Contact us for more information.
Classrooms vary in size, capacity and availability. Classrooms may be rented for a number of activities that do not directly compete with Workhouse Educational programming. For more information please contact: Director of Education firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workhouse workshops are arts-based, interactive activities that provide the opportunity for your team members to work together to achieve a common vision while building camaraderie and boosting morale. Led by professional artists, our workshops will challenge your team to try their hands at something new – whether it be ceramics, glassblowing, culinary or movement. Let the Workhouse Arts Center inspire, motivate and energize your workforce by providing a custom educational and team-building event. Our beautiful buildings provide a unique setting and a relaxed atmosphere for a memorable, creative and productive experience for your team, encouraging colleagues to see each other from a different perspective, build trust in each other and pave the way for constructive, meaningful communication in a fun and energizing way. For more information please contact: Director of Education email@example.com.
The Education Program at the Workhouse Arts Center is currently seeking volunteers interested in helping us maintain clean, safe, and organized classroom environments. This is a great opportunity for teens or college students to build community service hours but also a great chance for anyone to get more involved with the Workhouse. The Workhouse classrooms have gone through significant change this past year and our moderate staff is in need of organized individuals who can take charge to help us maintain healthy, safe and fresh classrooms. Classroom environments are extremely important for students and for teachers. Everything from the color of the walls to the arrangement of the desks sends impressions to students and can affect the way a student learns. Volunteers should be well-organized, have experience or knowledge in working in an arts classroom, able to lift and move tables, chairs and easels and not be afraid to get their hands dirty. Interested Volunteers please contact the Director of Education Debra Yarrington at firstname.lastname@example.org.