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Open Call for Exhibits

December 16, 2016 - December 31, 2020

Open Call for Exhibits The Workhouse Arts Center offers artists and curators and groups opportunities to exhibit at the Workhouse in one of many galleries.  This open call facilitates interested parties in communicating information to the Center.  There is no deadline for entries. Applicants will be notified within three months of their submission date. Entry Instructions:  Open to all artists, groups or curators. Entry Fee:   $25 administrative fee. Funding:   As a non-profit, the Workhouse may offer exhibit space, basic installation support and basic in house advertising but does not necessarily fund all/additional exhibit needs. Potential exhibitors should be prepared with a budget…

Open Call, Warrior Way Gallery

July 11, 2018 - July 1, 2025

Open Call, Warrior Way Gallery Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present Warrior Way, an exhibition space designated to display artwork by active, duty, retired and veteran service members. Our exhibition landscape consists of providing contemporary, progressive programming from both local and national artists. This open call facilitates interested artists, curators and art collectives in applying for this opportunity. There is no deadline for entries. Applicants will be notified within 3 months of the submission date. Workhouse Arts Center would like to thank all applicants for their interest. Entry Instructions:  Open to all artists, groups and/or curators. Entry Fee:   $25 administrative…

Founding Artist Exhibition & Reception

August 29, 2018 - February 3, 2019

Exhibition on view August 29 - February 3, 2019 Reception September 15, 2018, 6p-8p Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present a group exhibition highlighting Studio and Arches artists that have been a part of the organization for its 10-year span. In honor of their dedication and support, the exhibition will survey their works in various mediums including painting, sculpture, fiber, glass, precious metals, and mixed media. Featured artists include Kate Baker, David Barnes, Gwendolyn Bragg, Karen Kozojet Ching, Julie Dzikiewicz, Bill Firestone, Lynn Goldstein, Nancy Hannans, Marilyn Harrington, Joan Hutten, Marni Maree, Traci Oberle, Denise Shamoun Phalan, Patricia McMahon…

Chapel of Resistance

October 9, 2018 - March 5, 2019

Chapel of Resistance, 2016 Edgar Endress, Chris Rackley & Floating Lab Collective Outdoor Sculpture On view October 2018 - March 2019 The Chapel of Resistance is a collaborative project by Edgar Endress, Chris Rackley, and the Floating Lab Collective. The project was first exhibited at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC during the Creative Time Summit in October 2016. It consists of twenty-two large plywood figures based on original drawings by Chris Rackley. The figures, which are grouped and layered, celebrate Pussy Riot, the Occupy Movement, Hong Kong’s umbrella protests, Black Lives Matter, and other uprisings and gestures of…

Exhibition: John Hartt

November 14, 2018 - January 27, 2019

On View November 14 - January 27, 2019 Reception January 12, 6 -8 PM Warrior Way Gallery "My goal is simple, I want my art to make people smile. I’m sometimes a fly on the wall and watch people’s reaction to my art. I get the smiles I’m looking for along with the puzzled head scratches. Occasionally I’ll catch someone who seems totally engrossed in a piece and is “connecting” with it. That’s the high point about making art, when I make that “connection” I’m not just communicating with someone through art, I’m sort of giving that person a piece…

Workhouse Campus RFI

December 3, 2018 - December 31, 2019

Fairfax County and the Workhouse Arts Foundation are looking for innovative ideas to continue transforming the historically significant, 50-plus acre Workhouse Arts campus into the first mixed-used arts campus in the county. The county and the Workhouse recently issued a request for expressions of interest, seeking proposed adaptive re-use concepts from businesses, nonprofits or individuals. The two entities are asking for cultural, educational, residential, commercial or other uses that complement the Workhouse Arts Center’s existing studio, gallery and museum spaces. This could include food halls, restaurants, craft breweries, craft manufacturing, housing, arts and entertainment venues, business incubators and possibly other…

Call for Entry: Workhouse Clay International 2019

December 12, 2018 - May 15, 2019

The Workhouse Arts Center (WAF) is proud to announce a call for entries for its annual Workhouse Clay International Exhibition 2019. This is an “Open Call” for functional and/or sculptural ceramic artworks. The Workhouse Arts Center is excited to continue promoting and exhibiting the best of contemporary ceramic artwork being created throughout the US and abroad. Download the Prospectus by clicking on the button, below.   DOWNLOAD PROSPECTUS

Workhouse Student Faculty Exhibition

January 10 - February 10

Workhouse Student Faculty Exhibition McGuireWoods Gallery On View January 10 – February 10, 2019 NEW DATE: Reception: February 9, 6pm-8pm The Workhouse Arts Center Student and Faculty Exhibition recognizes the achievements and works of our Department of Education. The exhibition will survey works from our prestigious course instructors, faculty and their students. Explore the numerous paintings, drawings, glass works, clay works and fiber art created in our acclaimed classes and workshops.

Amazing Art Jam

January 26 - February 27

Amazing Art Jam On View January 26 - February 24 Vulcan Gallery Opening Reception & Event: January 26, 7pm - 11pm - Click here to RSVP Closing Reception & Event: February 23, 7pm - 11pm Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to be the host of the third iteration of the Amazing Art Jam. This pop-up exhibition offers fresh perspectives by exploring several young, contemporary themes including street art, anime, Marvel iconography and hip-hop culture. Curated by Ackshun Jackson, the show will feature works in various mediums including interactive, sculpture, murals, paintings and works on paper from over 40 regional artists.

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

EXTRA SHOW ADDED! COOL COW COMEDY presents Furlough Five Dollar Comedy Relief Show

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PURCHASE TICKETS   PLEASE NOTE: Our 7p has sold out, BUT we've added a second show at 9pm. Please click the Purchase Tickets button and then be sure to select the 9p show in the dropdown on the Cool Cow ticketing site. To inject a few much-needed laughs into our lives in the face of the ongoing furlough, the Workhouse Arts Center is partnering with COOL COW COMEDY to host a night of super-affordable stand up comedy! COOL COW COMEDY presents the Furlough Five Dollar Comedy Relief Show. It's just 5 dollars and it's going to be hilarious! If you…

Auditions: The Full Monty

January 27 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on January 22, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on January 27, 2019 at 12:30pm

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT The Full Monty Venue and Rehearsals: Workhouse Arts Center Building W-3 Theatre 9518 Workhouse Way (Building 3) Lorton, VA 22079 For questions: PerformingArts@WorkhouseArts.org Production Info: Directed and Choreographed by Jeffrey Davis & Mary Omohundro Music Direction by Chelsea Majors Performance Dates: April 13-May 19, 2019 Time: Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm Audition Dates: Sunday January 20, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (doors open to sign-in at 12:30 pm) Monday, January 21, 7:30pm - 9:30 pm (doors open to sign-in at 7:00 pm) Sunday, January 27, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (doors open to sign-in at…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Winter Music and Dance Festival

February 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A performance featuring area musicians and dancers. Next Reflex Dance Collective brings together musicians and dance artists for a night of collaborative performance and diverse creativity. Winter Music and Dance Festival features performances from area musicians and dancers culminating in a one night collaborative performance of diverse creativity, live music and dance. This year's festival features artistic work by Capitol Tap, Next Reflex Dance Collective artists Roxann Morgan Rowley and David Deegan, choreographer Heidi McFall with musicians Mary Dinkler and Hannah Gross, choreographer May Kesler in collaboration with musician Owen Kelley, and choreographer Kimberly Swartz. Musical artists also include Carmen…

Randy Akers: Scars on the Land

February 6 - April 21

Randy Akers: Scars on the Land On View February 6 - April 21, 2019 Reception: February 9, 6pm - 8pm Vulcan Muse Gallery Artist Statement Gravity, water, paint, scars. I drive down the road and see a place or a name that triggers an immediate response. These locations are always in rough condition: messy, dirty, rusty and in forms of disrepair. These sites have been either a source of conflict, social unrest, economic despair, or oppression. I make a visual record of those sites. I always have to look at the underbelly of those places and convey it in my work. The primitive…

Open Life Drawing

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up 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. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Small Plates Choreography Festival

February 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on February 9, 2019 at 8:00pm

Hosted by Haven Movement Company February 8 and 9, 2019 at 8:00 Workhouse Arts Center   PURCHASE TICKETS   Small Plates Hosted by Haven Movement Company February 8 and 9, 2019 at 8:00 Workhouse Arts Center Small Plates creates a growth environment by holding guided Q&A feedback sessions with the audience after each performance. Local dance and artistic professionals are encouraged to attend as audience members and bring their voices to this conversation, and to provide choreographers with valuable feedback and networking opportunities. This artist/audience interface is what makes Small Plates truly special. The Friday performance will feature pre-professional dance…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Community of Lorton Blood Drive

February 9 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

We're excited to announce our SECOND LIVE-SAVING BLOOD DRIVE EVENT produced in partnership with our friends at INOVA! Register online using the button below to donate from 3:30p-7:30p on February 9th. The donation event will take place at the Workhouse Arts Center (9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton, VA 22079) in the INOVA Donation Bus which will be located right outside Workhouse Building W-16. Once you're done with your donation, we invite you to stay for our monthly, free Second Saturday Art Walk, where you'll have the chance to meet nearly 100 Workhouse artists and explore amazing artwork by incredible local artists.…

Create + Sip: Recreating Escher

February 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

PURCHASE TICKETS   Join us every month for a new Create + Sip experience! Our afternoons of wine and fun offer more than just painting. Each Create + Sip is taught by one of Workhouse's talented studio artists, so we play with lots of techniques, plus fiber, glass and clay. You'll have a great time creating (and sipping), resulting in a unique piece of art made by you. Check our Events listings regularly to see what we'll have next. With Workhouse artist Wendy Anderson, you’ll explore the unique world of tessellation via its modern master, M.C. Escher.  Working with Escher’s…

Second Saturday Art Walk

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until January 13, 2020

Join us from 6p-9p on the Second Saturday of each month to discover all the Workhouse Arts Center has to offer. Whether it’s your first visit or your hundredth, the Second Saturday Art Walk is the perfect time to meet nearly 100 Resident and Associate Artists, creating art in the studios or exhibiting in our 12 campus galleries. Enjoy thrilling performances of dance, cabaret, comedy, big band, jazz, and theater. Indulge in classes in the art of mixology or cuisines from around the globe. Experience art exhibitions in nine galleries of the region’s finest sculpture, painting, glass, ceramics, and fiber…

Hand-Crafted Mixologist

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until March 9, 2019

All Skill Levels, Ages 21 and up Take your cocktail party to the next level! Learn how to create special, signature drinks sure to wow your guests and friends. This is a great class for groups, friends and couples and features a cocktail theme that changes monthly. (Meets in W-3, 302)   REGISTER NOW  

Small Plates Choreography Festival

February 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on February 9, 2019 at 8:00pm

Hosted by Haven Movement Company February 8 and 9, 2019 at 8:00 Workhouse Arts Center   PURCHASE TICKETS   Small Plates Hosted by Haven Movement Company February 8 and 9, 2019 at 8:00 Workhouse Arts Center Small Plates creates a growth environment by holding guided Q&A feedback sessions with the audience after each performance. Local dance and artistic professionals are encouraged to attend as audience members and bring their voices to this conversation, and to provide choreographers with valuable feedback and networking opportunities. This artist/audience interface is what makes Small Plates truly special. The Friday performance will feature pre-professional dance…

Open Life Drawing

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up 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. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Workhouse Dance Open House

February 16 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Workhouse Arts Center is officially launching our very own Dance Program starting in February 2019! We are starting off with a FREE open house to celebrate with you! Come see the Workhouse Arts Center's beautiful dance studios, meet the instructors, and sample mini "taster classes"! Find out more about whats going to be offered in our dance program. Special offers will be announced. Meet us in building 4 on Saturday, February 16th at 11am! Free! Click here for more information! All ages from 2 y/o to Adult are welcome! Some of the genres that we are offering: Children: -Tumbling -Move…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Date Night: Chef’s Table

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until February 23, 2019

Anyone can go out for dinner and a movie so why not make your night something special to be remembered! Date Night cooking classes are designed to be fun, relaxing and an escape from the daily grind. They are great way to learn some basic cooking techniques while enjoying your company and making new friends. The menu items will be prepared by participants working together at each of the cooking islands. No one will leave hungry! Every month you will prepare a new dish! Reservations are required. Reservations must be made at least two days prior to event start date.…

Workhouse Social Dance

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

Join us for our monthly Workhouse Social Dance in the McGuire-Woods Gallery (second floor of W-16) featuring dancing, complimentary refreshments and cash bar. The social dance will be led by professional ballroom instructors Bobbi Brennan and/or Cookie Bell beginning at 8:00pm and the music, dance, food and fun continue through 10:00pm. All skill levels welcome! The night begins at 7:30pm with a complimentary 30 minute mini-lesson led by a professional dance instructor, versed in ballroom, Latina and social dance styles. General dancing begins at 8pm and continues until 10pm. For the schedule of mini-lessons, see below. We are occasionally asked about dress code for the dances hosted at…

Open Life Drawing

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up 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. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Virginia Wine Dinner

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on February 22, 2019 at 6:00pm

Our Chef will pick from a series of local Virginia wineries and design a menu that will best bring out the rich flavors and intricate balances of the wines. You will learn to prepare an appetizer, a main course, and a dessert utilizing these flavorful complexities. One day Workshop Tuition: $70 Materials Fee: $10 spirits re-stocking fee will be added to your tuition. Bring additional $30 for fresh foods/appetizers provided by instructor. Location: W-3, 302

Cheese & Wine Pairing Party

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 23, 2019 at 10:00am

Instructor: Chef Kathleen Linton Learn how to throw the perfect Holiday party by understanding the basics of cheese styles, different cheese profiles and wine-and-cheese pairings, making your house the “go-to” for all holiday gatherings. This is not a hand’s- on cooking class. The Chef will be preparing tastings prior to the class and will cover “how-to” basics to make these events in the comfort of your own home. One day Workshop Tuition: $50 Materials Fee: $10 spirits re-stocking fee will be added to your tuition. Bring additional $10 for fresh foods/appetizers provided by instructor. Location: W-3, 302

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

The Explorer’s Club

March 2 - March 31

THE EXPLORER'S CLUB The Explorer's Club by Nell Benjamin Directed by Frank Shutts BUY TICKETS   THE STORY: London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants to admit a woman, and their bartender is terrible. True, this female candidate is brilliant, beautiful, and has discovered a legendary Lost City, but the decision to let in a woman could shake the very foundation of the British Empire, and how do you make such a decision without a decent drink? Grab your safety goggles for some very mad science involving deadly cobras, irate Irishmen and the occasional…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Amanda McCavour: Floating Garden

March 6 - May 26

Amanda McCavour: Floating Garden On View March 6 – May 26, 2019 Reception: April 13, 6pm - 8pm Vulcan Gallery Toronto Based Artist Amanda McCavour creates experiential, immersive environments that represent places in her memory. Her three dimensional, embroidered art installations are made up of delicate fabric designs that float within the space. Motifs included in her works are flowers, birds, plants and replications of living room furniture. Exploring a connection to home and the body, McCavour is interested in the vulnerability of the thread in comparison with the connection between temporary spaces in memory. About the Artist McCavour holds a BFA from…

Open Life Drawing

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up 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. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Create + Sip

March 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until January 19, 2020

Join us every month for a new Create + Sip experience! Our afternoons of wine and fun offer more than just painting. Each Create + Sip is taught by one of Workhouse's talented studio artists, so we play with lots of techniques, plus fiber, glass and clay. You'll have a great time creating (and sipping), resulting in a unique piece of art made by you. Check our Events listings regularly to see what we'll have next.

Drum Circle with Percussionist Tom Teasley

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

All Skill Levels, All Ages Instructor: Tom Teasley Internationally acclaimed percussionist, Tom Teasley, will lead an all skill, all ages drum circle. Tom is the 2016 World Percussionist of the Year by Drum! magazine, has won numerous Helen Hayes Awards and was the WAMA awardee for “World Music Instrumentalist” five years straight. Through the use of vocalizations and stepping participants will develop a greater rhythmic awareness. Tom will also demonstrate some basic drum technique development. Beginners and experienced drummers are welcome to attend. If you have a drum please bring it. There will be some drums and other percussion for those without…

Second Saturday Art Walk

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until January 13, 2020

Join us from 6p-9p on the Second Saturday of each month to discover all the Workhouse Arts Center has to offer. Whether it’s your first visit or your hundredth, the Second Saturday Art Walk is the perfect time to meet nearly 100 Resident and Associate Artists, creating art in the studios or exhibiting in our 12 campus galleries. Enjoy thrilling performances of dance, cabaret, comedy, big band, jazz, and theater. Indulge in classes in the art of mixology or cuisines from around the globe. Experience art exhibitions in nine galleries of the region’s finest sculpture, painting, glass, ceramics, and fiber…

Hand-Crafted Mixologist

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until March 9, 2019

All Skill Levels, Ages 21 and up Take your cocktail party to the next level! Learn how to create special, signature drinks sure to wow your guests and friends. This is a great class for groups, friends and couples and features a cocktail theme that changes monthly. (Meets in W-3, 302)   REGISTER NOW  

Open Life Drawing

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up 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. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Workhouse Social Dance

March 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

Join us for our monthly Workhouse Social Dance in the McGuire-Woods Gallery (second floor of W-16) featuring dancing, complimentary refreshments and cash bar. The social dance will be led by professional ballroom instructors Bobbi Brennan and/or Cookie Bell beginning at 8:00pm and the music, dance, food and fun continue through 10:00pm. All skill levels welcome! The night begins at 7:30pm with a complimentary 30 minute mini-lesson led by a professional dance instructor, versed in ballroom, Latina and social dance styles. General dancing begins at 8pm and continues until 10pm. For the schedule of mini-lessons, see below. We are occasionally asked about dress code for the dances hosted at…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Drum Circle with Percussionist Tom Teasley

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  All Skill Levels, All Ages Open to Active Duty, Retire, Veteran, Family and Care-givers to Military Instructor: Tom Teasley  Internationally acclaimed percussionist, Tom Teasley, will lead an all skill, all ages drum circle. Tom is the 2016 World Percussionist of the Year by Drum! magazine, has won numerous Helen Hayes Awards and was the WAMA awardee for “World Music Instrumentalist” five years straight. Through the use of vocalizations and stepping participants will develop a greater rhythmic awareness. Tom will also demonstrate some basic drum technique development. Beginners and experienced drummers are welcome to attend. If you have a drum please bring it.…

The Full Monty

April 13 - May 19

THE FULL MONTY The Full Monty Book by Terrence McNally Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek BUY TICKETS   Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty, a ten-time Tony Award nominee, is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show. The powerhouse team of Terrence McNally (Ragtime) and David Yazbek (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) cooks up a very funny and heart-felt musical comedy. While spying on their wives at a "Girls' Night Out," a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much they enjoy watching male…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Create + Sip

April 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until January 19, 2020

Join us every month for a new Create + Sip experience! Our afternoons of wine and fun offer more than just painting. Each Create + Sip is taught by one of Workhouse's talented studio artists, so we play with lots of techniques, plus fiber, glass and clay. You'll have a great time creating (and sipping), resulting in a unique piece of art made by you. Check our Events listings regularly to see what we'll have next.

Second Saturday Art Walk

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until January 13, 2020

Join us from 6p-9p on the Second Saturday of each month to discover all the Workhouse Arts Center has to offer. Whether it’s your first visit or your hundredth, the Second Saturday Art Walk is the perfect time to meet nearly 100 Resident and Associate Artists, creating art in the studios or exhibiting in our 12 campus galleries. Enjoy thrilling performances of dance, cabaret, comedy, big band, jazz, and theater. Indulge in classes in the art of mixology or cuisines from around the globe. Experience art exhibitions in nine galleries of the region’s finest sculpture, painting, glass, ceramics, and fiber…

The Green Light Speakeasy

April 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Green Light Speakeasy is NRDC’s pop up dance/music hall. Join NRDC in an immersive performance that takes a page from the Great Gatsby and 1920’s themes. This variety show showcases work from a variety of artists and musicians. The audience is treated to snacks that goes beyond feasting your eyes on the performers and the Green Lights own moonshine. Be prepared to dance it up with the house band and settle into a game of cards while watching fishnets, burlesque and tappin’ toes. **This performance contains Adult Themes and content**

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Workhouse Social Dance

April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

Join us for our monthly Workhouse Social Dance in the McGuire-Woods Gallery (second floor of W-16) featuring dancing, complimentary refreshments and cash bar. The social dance will be led by professional ballroom instructors Bobbi Brennan and/or Cookie Bell beginning at 8:00pm and the music, dance, food and fun continue through 10:00pm. All skill levels welcome! The night begins at 7:30pm with a complimentary 30 minute mini-lesson led by a professional dance instructor, versed in ballroom, Latina and social dance styles. General dancing begins at 8pm and continues until 10pm. For the schedule of mini-lessons, see below. We are occasionally asked about dress code for the dances hosted at…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Joan Burdette’s Cello Studio Recital

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The students of Workhouse Cello Instructor, Joan Burdette, will present a studio recital on Sunday, April 28th at 3pm in the Muse (Building W-16).  There will be a brief reception following the recital. Please share this event with your friends and support some wonderful students! This event is free and open to the public.   About Joan Burdette: Joan Burdette is a cellist living, teaching, and performing in Northern Virginia. She earned her Masters in Music Performance from Ball State University where she studied cello and chamber music with Dr. Peter Opie of the American Piano Trio and her Bachelors…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Create + Sip

May 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until January 19, 2020

Join us every month for a new Create + Sip experience! Our afternoons of wine and fun offer more than just painting. Each Create + Sip is taught by one of Workhouse's talented studio artists, so we play with lots of techniques, plus fiber, glass and clay. You'll have a great time creating (and sipping), resulting in a unique piece of art made by you. Check our Events listings regularly to see what we'll have next.

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