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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…

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 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…

Create + Sip: Special Daylong Brewfest Event

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

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. We've got something special "on tap" for Create + Sips this September 14th! Join us at the fourth annual Workhouse Brewfest - a celebration…

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…

Haunted Trail

October 1 - October 31

  BUY TICKETS NOW   Volunteers are needed for the 2019 Haunted Trail. Volunteers will have the chance to help out in all kinds of ways, from building the trail before we open in October, costumed scare-actors, ticket sales, makeup and costume artists, and more. Visit our SignupGenius site to sign up and we'll be in touch soon with more information. Volunteers may qualify for service hours or financial compensation. SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER   BUY TICKETS NOW   Don't miss our annual haunted trail event this October at the Workhouse Arts Center! Our frightmasters are working on ghoulishly terrifying…

Phantom of the Workhouse: Masquerade Ball

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Arts. Intrigue. Romance. Saturday, November 16, 2019 Reception, Raffle, Silent Auction 6:00pm-7:00pm Dinner, Live Auction, Dancing 7:30pm - 10:00pm Reserve your tickets and sponsorships now! Mysterious & Impressive Evening Awaits! Black tie optional. Masquerade Encouraged For more information, contact Elena Romanova at elenaromanova@workhousearts.org

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