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December 2018

The Explorers Club – Auditions

December 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 16, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 15, 2018 at 2:00pm

Building W-4, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

Venue and Rehearsals: Workhouse Arts Center Building W-4 9518 Workhouse Way (Building 4) Lorton, VA 22079 www.workhousearts.org   Production Info Directed by Frank D. Shutts II Performance Dates: Opening in early March 2019 Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm   Audition Dates December 15th at 2PM December 16th at 7PM Reading from the script NO APPOINTMENTS MADE OR NEEDED, first come, first seen   Callbacks Tuesday, December 18th   Rehearsal Dates First Rehearsal Wednesday December 19th, Rehearsals will be primarily weekday evenings and weekend daytimes, expecting 2-4 rehearsals per week, depending on role. Please bring all…

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Open Life Drawing

December 20, 2018 @ 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

Building W-6, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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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…

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Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

December 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Building W-16, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

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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Cool Cow Comedy Presents Moo Year’s Eve with Casey James Salengo

December 31, 2018

Cool Cow Comedy returns to the Workhouse for a fantastic New Year's Eve comedy spectacular featuring Casey James Salengo! Casey James Salengo is one of the most exciting young standups working today. His energetic and irreverent style delights audiences across the country. He recently taped a half hour special for Comedy Central that will air in the Fall and he has been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Uproarious, and Tru TV's Comedy Knockout. He was also a 2016 New Faces of Comedy at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. Casey's podcast, The Good, The Dad, and The Ugly…

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Special Performance: Man of La Mancha and New Year’s Eve Party

December 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Man of La Mancha Book by Dale Wasserman Lyrics by Joe Darion Music by Mitch Leigh Directed and Choreographed by Jeff Davis and Mary Payne Special Performance for New Year's Eve! Your combination ticket includes admission to Man of La Mancha and admission to a NYE party following the performance! Help us ring in 2019 in style in our main gallery in building W16. There'll be music, dancing, singing and complimentary refreshments and champagne toast with the midnight countdown! Your ticket also includes two beverage tokens which may be redeemed in the theatre or at the party, additional beverages may…

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January 2019

Open Life Drawing

January 3 @ 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

Building W-6, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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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…

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Student and Faculty Exhibition Submission Guidelines

January 4 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on January 5, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on January 6, 2019 at 12:00pm

Free

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 and their students. Explore the numerous paintings, drawings, glass works, clay works and fiber art created in our acclaimed classes and workshops. Mark your calendar to submit your work this January 2019! Please download a submission form, fill out completely and attach to your submitted artwork on January 4th or 5th between 11am-6pm or January 6th, between 12-5pm.   DOWNLOAD PROSPECTUS   Full submission guidelines are located on the form and below:…

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Student and Faculty Exhibition Submission Guidelines

January 5 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on January 5, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on January 6, 2019 at 12:00pm

Free

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 and their students. Explore the numerous paintings, drawings, glass works, clay works and fiber art created in our acclaimed classes and workshops. Mark your calendar to submit your work this January 2019! Please download a submission form, fill out completely and attach to your submitted artwork on January 4th or 5th between 11am-6pm or January 6th, between 12-5pm.   DOWNLOAD PROSPECTUS   Full submission guidelines are located on the form and below:…

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Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

January 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Building W-16, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

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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Student and Faculty Exhibition Submission Guidelines

January 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on January 5, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on January 6, 2019 at 12:00pm

Free

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 and their students. Explore the numerous paintings, drawings, glass works, clay works and fiber art created in our acclaimed classes and workshops. Mark your calendar to submit your work this January 2019! Please download a submission form, fill out completely and attach to your submitted artwork on January 4th or 5th between 11am-6pm or January 6th, between 12-5pm.   DOWNLOAD PROSPECTUS   Full submission guidelines are located on the form and below:…

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In the Line of Duty…

January 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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In the Line of Duty… A Special Program Presented by the Workhouse Museum and History Committee Correctional Officers and Federal Agents working at the former D.C. Correctional Facility at Lorton faced not only the daily challenge of managing prisoners of all levels of security but also the possibility of a fatal confrontation with one or more of them. A few of these courageous men were actually killed either in the prison or while pursuing escaped prisoners. This program remembers the lives of two Correctional Officers—Michael Hughes and Michael Kirby and two FBI Special Agents—Anthony Palmisano and Edwin Woodriffe who gave…

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Workhouse Student Faculty Exhibition

January 10 - February 10
Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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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.

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Open Life Drawing

January 10 @ 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

Building W-6, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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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…

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Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

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

Building W-16, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

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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WEATHER CANCELLATION: Second Saturday Art Walk

January 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Entire Campus, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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UPDATE: Due to the winter storm warning and threat of snow, the Workhouse is closing at 2:00PM on Saturday, January 12. All afternoon and evening activities are canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience. 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,…

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Hand-Crafted Mixologist

January 12 @ 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

Building W-3 (Culinary Classroom), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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$45

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  

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Open Life Drawing

January 17 @ 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

Building W-6, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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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…

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Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Building W-16, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

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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Date Night: Chef’s Table

January 19 @ 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

Building W-3 (Culinary Classroom), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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$150

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.…

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Workhouse Social Dance

January 19 @ 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

Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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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…

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Auditions: The Full Monty

January 20 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

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…

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Auditions: The Full Monty

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on January 22, 2019 at 7:00pm

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

Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

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…

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Amazing Art Jam

January 26 - February 27
Building W-16 (Vulcan Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Amazing Art Jam On View January 26 - February 24 Vulcan Gallery Opening Reception & Event: January 26, 7pm - 11pm Closing Reception & Event: February 23, 7pm - 11pm   PURCHASE CLOSING RECEPTION TICKETS   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…

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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

Building W-16, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

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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BOTH SHOWS SOLD OUT! COOL COW COMEDY presents Furlough Five Dollar Comedy Relief Show

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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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…

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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

Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

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…

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February 2019

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

Building W-16, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

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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Winter Music and Dance Festival

February 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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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…

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RESCHEDULED! Create + Sip: Chinese Brush Painting

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Building W-16, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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$38

UPDATE: This Create + Sip experience has been rescheduled from January to its new date on February 3rd. A limited number of seats are now available - reserve soon because they will go quickly! 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…

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[Landscape]

February 6 - March 17
Building W-16 (Art Lab), 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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On View February 6 – March 17, 2019 Reception: February 9, 6pm – 8pm Curatorial Statement What is a landscape? A scenic countryside? A long-standing tradition in art history? The distant backdrop of our lives and memories? In the exhibition scape, artists ask us to engage the notion of landscape on multiple levels. Some pull imagery directly from observed physical, natural, and built surroundings to construct narratives, comment on social, political, and environmental issues, or use landscape as poetic metaphor. Others explore the unseen spaces we navigate: the mind, dreams, fears, desires, the space between people, between the past and…

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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

Building W-6, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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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…

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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

Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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$25

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…

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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

Building W-16, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

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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Community of Lorton Blood Drive

February 9 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Building W-16, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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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.…

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Create + Sip: Recreating Escher

February 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Building W-16, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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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…

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Second Saturday Art Walk

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Entire Campus, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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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…

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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

Building W-3 (Culinary Classroom), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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$45

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  

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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

Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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$25

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…

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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

Building W-6, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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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…

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Workhouse Dance Open House

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

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! RSVP FOR FREE!   Free! Click here for more information! All ages from 2 y/o to Adult are welcome! Some of the genres that we are…

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Springfield Town Center Camp Fair

February 16 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

Visit the Education Department’s booth at Springfield Town Center’s FREE Summer Camp Fair on Saturday, February 16th from 11am-4pm. Learn about our camp offerings for ages 4-17, view demos, and take advantage of our one day only camp fair discounts!” Springfield Town Center 2019 Summer Camp Fair Where: 6500 Springfield Mall, Springfield, VA 22150 Date: Saturday February 16th from 11am-4pm Fee: FREE! https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/tab2.aspx?EventID=2547308

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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

Building W-16, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

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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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

Building W-3 (Culinary Classroom), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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$150

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.…

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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

Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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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…

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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

Building W-6, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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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…

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Virginia Wine Dinner

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

$70

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

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Workhouse Arcade

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Building W-16 (Muse), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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$5

You're invited to a brand new "Arcade Night" at the Workhouse and a SUPER SMASH BROS Ultimate Tournament! Join us for an evening of intense gaming thrills on different systems from Nintendo Switch to Sega Genesis! Grand Prize for the tournament is a $25 Gamestop gift card. BONUS: Participate in an ART EXCHANGE - bring a small piece of art and exchange it with other participating artists! $5 admission.

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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

$50

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

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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

Building W-16, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

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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March 2019

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

Building W-16, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

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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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

Building W-6, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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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…

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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

Building W-16, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

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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Create + Sip: Batiked and Dyed Fiber Mandala

March 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Building W-16 (Muse), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Create + Sip: Batiked and Dyed Fiber Mandala with artist Cheryl VanderMolen Neway March 9, 4p-6p Ages 13+   BUY TICKET NOW   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. Batik…

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Drum Circle with Percussionist Tom Teasley

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Building W-4, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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$20

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…

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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

Entire Campus, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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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…

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Create + Sip: Beach Getaway Painting & Collage

March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Building W-16 (Muse), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Create + Sip: Beach Getaway Painting & Collage with artist Kathy Strauss March 9, 6:30-8:30p   BUY TICKET NOW   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. Let the magic and…

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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

Building W-3 (Culinary Classroom), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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$45

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  

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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

Building W-6, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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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…

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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

Building W-16, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

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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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

Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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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…

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