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June 2016

Prison (Re)Form

June 11, 2016 - December 31, 2017
Workhouse Quad & Campus Grounds, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Today the President calls for criminal reform due to the commercialization of prisons and high levels of incarcerated men in the United States. At the same time, women in the United States continue to fight for equality. Opened in 1910, the Workhouse has always been synonymous with prison reform and the fight for gender equality. In the early part of the 20th century, the Workhouse buildings were made from bricks forged on site by the prisoners, and laid by hand…

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October 2016

Glass National 2016

October 22, 2016 - January 15, 2017
W-16, Vulcan Gallery, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Exhibition Dates: October 22, 2016 - January 15, 2017 Opening Reception: November 12, 2016 from 6pm-9pm The Workhouse Arts Center is proud to present Glass National 2016, on view in the W-16 Vulcan Gallery from October 22nd, 2016 through January 15, 2017. This exhibition represents some of the finest contemporary works of glass art being created throughout the United States, showcasing technical mastery of process, material, and creativity for both functional and sculptural glass artwork. …

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December 2016
$10 - $15

Open Life Drawing

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day
W-6, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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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…

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SCAPE Open Art Studio

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until June 10, 2017

Open Art Studio art-making sessions through the Workhouse SCAPE program are available to active duty and retired service members and their families. Sessions are not therapy or medical treatment, but rather allow participants to explore their creativity, inspire and be inspired, and grow with others. Two types of Open Art Studio sessions are available throughout the year and are offered on alternating weeks. Some sessions focus exclusively on active duty and retired servicemembers, while in other sessions servicemembers may bring…

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WinterFest

December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Occoquan River Communities come together for a festive day of holiday celebration. Hosted by the Occoquan River Communities, WinterFest includes a full day of holiday activities: Daytime activities at the Workhouse Arts Center include: Winter Wonder Arts Camp – 9-12:30pm ($65 – all materials included, pre-registration required) Gingerbread House making – 10am -12pm ($35 - This is a Family Class- Children must be accompanied by an adult. Price is per student- at least one youth AND at least one…

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Second Saturday Art Walk

December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Full Campus, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Enjoy extended gallery hours, new opening exhibits, champagne, fine wine, craft beer, and live entertainment. The monthly Art Walk at the Workhouse is free and a great way to spend a Saturday evening with friends, family, or a date! PERFORMANCES Cool Cow Comedy presents Josh Gondelman (7pm + 9pm) In Concert: O, Holy Night (W-16 Muse, Tickets Required)   FEATURED ARTISTS W-5: Martin Cervantez Martin Cervantez is a self taught artist, and is the…

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Cool Cow Presents Josh Gondelman

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
W-3 Theatre, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Winner of the 2010 Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta Georgia. Josh blends a sharp and quirky sense of humor with a genuine good nature, the result of which is a hilarious and accessible blend of some holds barred comedy. Josh is the comedian that your grandmother would love, even if she did not get the jokes. Josh just finished his degree in English and Creative Writing at Brandeis University, and he performs standup, sketch, and improv comedy at clubs,…

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Cool Cow Presents Josh Gondelman

December 10 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
W-3 Theatre, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Winner of the 2010 Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta Georgia. Josh blends a sharp and quirky sense of humor with a genuine good nature, the result of which is a hilarious and accessible blend of some holds barred comedy. Josh is the comedian that your grandmother would love, even if she did not get the jokes. Josh just finished his degree in English and Creative Writing at Brandeis University, and he performs standup, sketch, and improv comedy at clubs,…

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$10 - $15

Open Life Drawing

December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day
W-6, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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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…

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SCAPE Open Art Studio

December 17 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until June 10, 2017

Open Art Studio art-making sessions through the Workhouse SCAPE program are available to active duty and retired service members and their families. Sessions are not therapy or medical treatment, but rather allow participants to explore their creativity, inspire and be inspired, and grow with others. Two types of Open Art Studio sessions are available throughout the year and are offered on alternating weeks. Some sessions focus exclusively on active duty and retired servicemembers, while in other sessions servicemembers may bring…

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