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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…

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…

OPEN CALL: Art Lab

March 13 - December 31

Eligibility: Artists currently enrolled in MFA studio art programs Exhibition Dates: March– December 31, 2019 Application Deadline: On a rolling basis Entry Fee: N/A   DOWNLOAD OPEN CALL PDF   Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to invite graduate-level artists to submit project proposals for an exhibition in the gallery, Art Lab, during 2019. Exhibition proposals should reflect an expansion of the artist’s practice and can reflect work that will be created for the exhibition or work that is already complete. Proposals will be accepted from artists working in any media. Artists may apply as an individual or with a collaborative…

Gongsan Kim: Haan for Korea

May 23 - July 28

Gongsan Kim: Haan for Korea On view May 23 – July 28, 2019 Reception: June 8, 6pm – 8pm *Haan is a Korean concept of deep and bitter sorrow that remains buried within a person’s heart for a long period of time. Artist Statement Having grown up in the aftermath of the Korean War, I have lived with the heartache of seeing my homeland torn in half. My father fled to South Korea during the war and I grew up seeing his tears. Due to the war 10 million families were forcibly separated between the South and North Korea. The…

Virginia Watercolor Society 40th Annual Exhibition

May 25 - August 2

Virginia Watercolor Society 40th Annual Exhibition On View May 25 – August 2, 2019 McGuireWoods Gallery         The Virginia Watercolor Society's 40th Annual Exhibition will be on view at Workhouse Arts Center from May 25th through August 2nd, 2019. This acclaimed exhibition showcases paintings in a wide variety of subjects and styles representing beauty, experimentation, innovation, and creativity in contemporary watercolor. The Virginia Watercolor Society, organized in 1979 by Roanoke artists John Will Creasy and Ernest Johnson, is an organization of artists which seeks to foster interest and participation in the exciting world of watercolor through publications,…

ReCOVERing the Classics

June 1 - August 4

ReCOVERing the Classics On View June 1 – August 4, 2019 Reception: June 8, 6pm – 8pm Vulcan Gallery ReCOVERing the Classics is an exhibition exploring redesigned book covers from Scholastic Literature children books. Many book covers from the greatest classics that children read growing up are often auto-generated and tend to fall short of capturing the essence of what makes the literature so exciting and inspiring. We partnered with our neighboring high school, South County High in Lorton, Virginia, and prompted the students to create new covers for some of their favorites. Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present…

Home

June 12 - August 11

Home Tali Margolin Vulcan Muse Gallery On view June 12 – August 11, 2019 Reception: July 13 Artist Statement I left my birthplace many years ago. Since then I've changed places, languages and homes. In my recent mixed media works I deal with the theme of home, immigration and memories, the loss of the familiar and adjustment to new conditions. What is the meaning of home? Is it a place you come to sleep, or a place you belong to? A place that has a roof or a place that has roots? Is it even a real space or an…

Open Call, Love Sign

July 8 - December 1

After a 3-month tour in Fairfax County, the Virginia tourism LOVEwork sign will be permanently installed at Workhouse Arts Center. The Virginia is for Lover’s marketing campaign is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019 and has introduced this special activation. Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to invite professional artists to submit artwork proposals to decorate the LOVEworks sign. A new Fairfax County LOVEworks sign will offer a dynamic and fun photo opportunity providing the perfect backdrop for families, couples, and friends to create memorable moments. Proposals will be accepted from artists working in any media. The work must be durable…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm 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…

Artistic Innovation

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on August 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on September 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on September 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm

All Skill Levels, Ages Teen through Adult Instructors: Marilyn Peppers-Citizen and Erin Clarke If you are a Veteran, Active Duty or Retired, caregiver, or family member you have a spot in Artistic Innovation. Get ready to take your yoga off the mat and into the art studio. Quiet the mind to get in touch with your intuition. Inspire creative ideas. Your instructors are wellness professionals dedicated to helping individuals achieve their wellness goals. Each workshop contains 55 minutes of Yoga, multiple breaks, an artistic activity and time for reflection. Summer Series - Summer has its own personality.  It has longer…

English Country Dancing- 4 Week Series

July 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 18, 2019

Come dance like you're in Pride and Prejudice! We are excited to invite the Rockledge Assembly of Dancers, led by Diane V., to teach and dance with us this summer! No partner required but feel free to bring friends, loved ones, and little ones along with you! Costumes are optional. This four week series will teach you basic elements and dances so you can feel transported to your very own ball! What is English Country Dance (ECD)? ECD has been enjoyed by communities from courts to country folk since the Middle Ages. It was danced by our nation’s founders, including…

Make & Take Art Workshop for Military Families

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on July 13, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on August 3, 2019 at 11:00 am

All Skill Levels, All Ages, this is a Family Class Open to Active Duty, Retired, Veteran, and Family and Care-givers to Military Instructors will vary monthly These workshop experiences are deigned to be fun-filled, art-making, experiences for the whole family. This is not a class where you drop off the kids- in this experience, the family joins and journeys into the creative world together! Join our talented Art Instructors as they guide you through painting and mixed media exercises where you’ll create a unique work-of-art ready to take home at the end of the workshop. Topics will vary but one…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

August 3 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm 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 Mural Project and Festival

August 3 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Workhouse Arts Center and Ackshun Jackson Present Workhouse Mural Project and Festival Join us on Saturday, August 3rd for the inaugural Workhouse Mural Project (WMP) and Festival. This one-day event is the first mural project of its kind in Fairfax County, Virginia and will showcase the creativity of regional artists whose primary art form is mural painting. This outdoor festival include live painting by skilled muralists, live music and performances, food trucks, cash bar, local vendors and sponsor booths, and more. Meet and greet our muralists, watch them create new works of art, and enjoy a day of fun and…

English Country Dancing- 4 Week Series

August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 18, 2019

Come dance like you're in Pride and Prejudice! We are excited to invite the Rockledge Assembly of Dancers, led by Diane V., to teach and dance with us this summer! No partner required but feel free to bring friends, loved ones, and little ones along with you! Costumes are optional. This four week series will teach you basic elements and dances so you can feel transported to your very own ball! What is English Country Dance (ECD)? ECD has been enjoyed by communities from courts to country folk since the Middle Ages. It was danced by our nation’s founders, including…

Sunday Twilight Dance

August 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on August 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Come dance like you're in Pride and Prejudice! We are excited to invite the Rockledge Assembly of English Country Dancers, led by Diane V, to host a Sunday Twilight Dance right here at the Workhouse! No partner required but feel free to bring friends, loved ones, and little ones along with you! Costumes are optional but oh so fun! What is English Country Dance (ECD)? ECD has been enjoyed by communities from courts to country folk since the Middle Ages. It was danced by our nation’s founders, including George Washington, and is often featured in TV and movies such as…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm 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…

Break Out and Tap!

August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on August 10, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Put on those tap shoes that have been sitting in your closet and head on over to the “Break Out and Tap!” Workshop! This workshop is geared towards beginners and will incorporate both street and Broadway styles of tap. Tap dancing will help you gain flexibility in your ankles, learn how to use your body in new ways, and get you out of your normal routine. So come! Learn a tap warm up or two, go across the floor, and dance your heart out to a combo or two! Session 1: July 20th Session 2: August 10th REGISTER HERE! 12:00PM-2:00PM…

Artistic Innovation

August 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on August 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on September 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on September 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm

All Skill Levels, Ages Teen through Adult Instructors: Marilyn Peppers-Citizen and Erin Clarke If you are a Veteran, Active Duty or Retired, caregiver, or family member you have a spot in Artistic Innovation. Get ready to take your yoga off the mat and into the art studio. Quiet the mind to get in touch with your intuition. Inspire creative ideas. Your instructors are wellness professionals dedicated to helping individuals achieve their wellness goals. Each workshop contains 55 minutes of Yoga, multiple breaks, an artistic activity and time for reflection. Summer Series - Summer has its own personality.  It has longer…

Create + Sip

August 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm 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. Details coming soon...

Second Saturday Art Walk

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm 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 Hand-Crafted Mixologist

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on July 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Take your cocktail party to the next level! We’ll learn how to create special, signature drinks sure to wow your guests and friends. This is a great class for groups, friends and couples. Saturday May 11, 7pm–9pm, Theme: The Grass is Always Greener Saturday June 8, 7pm–9pm, Theme: Is Busting Out all Over Saturday July 13, 7pm–9pm, Theme: Fireworks Flavor Saturday August 10, 7pm–9pm, Theme: Back to School for Grown-Ups 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   CLICK HERE TO…

Belly Dance Hafla and Performance

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us August 10th during the Workhouse 2nd Saturday event for the first ever Workhouse Belly Dance “Hafla.” Hafla, is an Arabic word meaning get-together, party, or ceremony. The event will have belly dance and other dance style performances, line dancing, light snacks and end with an open dance floor to practice your belly dance moves. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP so we know how much food to provide. August 19th at 7:00PM Building 4 Room 408 Cost: FREE RSVP HERE

English Country Dancing- 4 Week Series

August 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 18, 2019

Come dance like you're in Pride and Prejudice! We are excited to invite the Rockledge Assembly of Dancers, led by Diane V., to teach and dance with us this summer! No partner required but feel free to bring friends, loved ones, and little ones along with you! Costumes are optional. This four week series will teach you basic elements and dances so you can feel transported to your very own ball! What is English Country Dance (ECD)? ECD has been enjoyed by communities from courts to country folk since the Middle Ages. It was danced by our nation’s founders, including…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm 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…

It’s Date Night: The Chef’s Table

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 21, 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! Every Third Saturday of the Month, 7pm to 9pm Tuition: $150 per couple (covers all food…

Workhouse Social Dance

August 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

Join us for our monthly Workhouse Social Dance in the McGuireWoods 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, Latin and social dance styles. General dancing begins at 8pm and continues until 10pm. We are occasionally asked about dress code for the dances. We do not have…

English Country Dancing- 4 Week Series

August 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 18, 2019

Come dance like you're in Pride and Prejudice! We are excited to invite the Rockledge Assembly of Dancers, led by Diane V., to teach and dance with us this summer! No partner required but feel free to bring friends, loved ones, and little ones along with you! Costumes are optional. This four week series will teach you basic elements and dances so you can feel transported to your very own ball! What is English Country Dance (ECD)? ECD has been enjoyed by communities from courts to country folk since the Middle Ages. It was danced by our nation’s founders, including…

Sunday Twilight Dance

August 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on August 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Come dance like you're in Pride and Prejudice! We are excited to invite the Rockledge Assembly of English Country Dancers, led by Diane V, to host a Sunday Twilight Dance right here at the Workhouse! No partner required but feel free to bring friends, loved ones, and little ones along with you! Costumes are optional but oh so fun! What is English Country Dance (ECD)? ECD has been enjoyed by communities from courts to country folk since the Middle Ages. It was danced by our nation’s founders, including George Washington, and is often featured in TV and movies such as…

The Hand-Crafted Bar-Back

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on July 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Having a well-stocked bar is always a good thing.  Having a well-stocked handcrafted bar takes everything to a whole other level.  The Handcrafted Bar-Back we will learn and produce personalized bitters, shrubs, infused liquors, simple syrups, and garnishes.  This workshop will supply bottles and jars for all your takeaways. Spring Quarter: One day Wednesday May 8, 6pm-9pm Friday July 19, 6pm-9pm Friday August 23, 6pm-9pm Tuition: $70 Materials Fee: $35, added at time of registration. Location: W-3, 302 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Mirth and Mayhem

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on August 24, 2019 at 10:00 am

Mirth and Mayhem Play. Reveal. Connect. All Levels, 18+ In this high-energy two-day workshop, Mike Funt of The Clown School in Hollywood, CA, will push you to give license to your spontaneous, fearless, and playful self through physical theatre, movement, improvisation and games. Work through improvisational exercises that focus on the connection with the audience as well as deep emotional connectivity; Perform exercises and games that are carefully constructed to build skills and techniques that are applicable to many differing performance venues and disciplines – and of course, life;Receive individual attention and targeted challenges from a world expert in the…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm 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…

Artistic Innovation

August 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on July 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on September 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on September 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm

All Skill Levels, Ages Teen through Adult Instructors: Marilyn Peppers-Citizen and Erin Clarke If you are a Veteran, Active Duty or Retired, caregiver, or family member you have a spot in Artistic Innovation. Get ready to take your yoga off the mat and into the art studio. Quiet the mind to get in touch with your intuition. Inspire creative ideas. Your instructors are wellness professionals dedicated to helping individuals achieve their wellness goals. Each workshop contains 55 minutes of Yoga, multiple breaks, an artistic activity and time for reflection. Summer Series - Summer has its own personality.  It has longer…

Golden Paints Mixed Media Lecture/Demo

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn about the wide range of Golden acrylic paints and mediums, along with the new QoR Watercolors, and discover how they can enhance your Mixed Media projects!  Get a good understanding of each product, their different attributes, and how to make the right choices in grounds and colors for the best intended application.  Learn what to put under paint, and how to layer, create washes, stains, and collage!  We will cover a variety of tools and techniques including the use of stencils, paint markers, dry media, image transfers, iridescent colors, and how to create encaustic-like effects. This is a great place for beginners and experienced artists alike to…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

August 31 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm 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

September 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm 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…

Education Open House

September 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about the creative arts offerings at the Workhouse during our Education Open House! This free event is open to the public and will feature demonstrations, hands-on workshops, opportunities to talk one-on-one with our amazing instructors as well as explore our beautiful, historic campus. Young and young-at-heart attendees come and enjoy free balloons, cotton candy and face painting! Students can take advantage of a special 10% tuition discount on classes online or by phone by using promo code OPENHOUSE2019* on the day of the Open House, but if you come to the Open House that day to enjoy all the…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm 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 Brewfest

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workhouse Brewfest takes place September 14th, with more than 30 Virginia craft breweries, artisan distilleries, and Virginia wineries on tap! This unique event features live performances by some of the region’s most popular bands, unique food trucks, access to 12 air-conditioned art galleries and 65 artist studios, and some of the area’s most exciting beer, spirits, and wine. The day provides an unforgettable experience for every kind of beer lover – from the uberknowledgeable beer geek to the casual drinker and those new to the world of craft beer. This year's Fourth Annual Brewfest builds on the incredible success of the…

Artistic Innovation

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on July 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on September 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on September 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm

All Skill Levels, Ages Teen through Adult Instructors: Marilyn Peppers-Citizen and Erin Clarke If you are a Veteran, Active Duty or Retired, caregiver, or family member you have a spot in Artistic Innovation. Get ready to take your yoga off the mat and into the art studio. Quiet the mind to get in touch with your intuition. Inspire creative ideas. Your instructors are wellness professionals dedicated to helping individuals achieve their wellness goals. Each workshop contains 55 minutes of Yoga, multiple breaks, an artistic activity and time for reflection. Summer Series - Summer has its own personality.  It has longer…

Create + Sip

September 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm 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. Details coming soon...

Second Saturday Art Walk

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm 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…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm 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…

It’s Date Night: The Chef’s Table

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 21, 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! Every Third Saturday of the Month, 7pm to 9pm Tuition: $150 per couple (covers all food…

Workhouse Social Dance

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

Join us for our monthly Workhouse Social Dance in the McGuireWoods 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, Latin and social dance styles. General dancing begins at 8pm and continues until 10pm. We are occasionally asked about dress code for the dances. We do not have…

Williamsburg Oils Lecture/Demo

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Williamsburg Oils lecture is a two hour educational presentation that covers topics essential to oil painting.  During this event, attendees will learn about sizes & grounds, using oil over acrylics, pigment grind, color properties, oil mediums, varnishing, solvent-free painting practices, and health & safety!  You will also get the opportunity to do several short hands-on exercises that feature some of our favorite ways to work with Williamsburg colors.  Each attendee will receive a color chart, product literature, and a small box of oil paint samples to take home. Tuition: $10 for general public $5 for Workhouse Arts Center Artist…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm 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…

Artistic Innovation

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on July 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on September 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on September 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm

All Skill Levels, Ages Teen through Adult Instructors: Marilyn Peppers-Citizen and Erin Clarke If you are a Veteran, Active Duty or Retired, caregiver, or family member you have a spot in Artistic Innovation. Get ready to take your yoga off the mat and into the art studio. Quiet the mind to get in touch with your intuition. Inspire creative ideas. Your instructors are wellness professionals dedicated to helping individuals achieve their wellness goals. Each workshop contains 55 minutes of Yoga, multiple breaks, an artistic activity and time for reflection. Summer Series - Summer has its own personality.  It has longer…

Haunted Trail

October 1 - October 31

Don't miss our annual haunted trail event this October at the Workhouse Arts Center! Our frightmasters are working on ghoulishly terrifying plans for 2019, so stay tuned for announcements as we get closer to October.   IMPORTANT: Please be aware that this event is VERY popular and there will almost certainly be a wait when you arrive - sometimes a long one. There are usually lots of ways to have fun before it's your time on the haunted trail, from a bar to food trucks, scary movies, escape room, and more! Also, October weather in Virginia can be...unpredictable, so be sure…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm 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

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm 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

October 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm 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. Details coming soon...

Second Saturday Art Walk

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm 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…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm 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…

It’s Date Night: The Chef’s Table

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 21, 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! Every Third Saturday of the Month, 7pm to 9pm Tuition: $150 per couple (covers all food…

Workhouse Social Dance

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

Join us for our monthly Workhouse Social Dance in the McGuireWoods 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, Latin and social dance styles. General dancing begins at 8pm and continues until 10pm. We are occasionally asked about dress code for the dances. We do not have…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm 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

November 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm 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

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm 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…

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