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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…

Amanda McCavour: Floating Garden

March 6 - May 26

Only a few days remain to view solo exhibition by Amanda McCavour: Floating Garden. We are pleased to announce a special opportunity to purchase the individual flowers before they are shipped back to McCavour's hometown of Toronto, Canada. Stop by the Vulcan Gallery this Tuesday, May 28, from 10a-3p to get a special sneak peak of the de-install process and purchase the flowers at a special promotional price. Small flowers are $65/each and large flowers are $90.   Amanda McCavour: Floating Garden On View March 6 – May 26, 2019 Reception: April 13, 6pm - 8pm Vulcan Gallery Toronto Based Artist Amanda…

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…

The Full Monty

April 19 - May 25

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

Dwell

May 1 - June 2

Dwell On View May 1 – June 2, 2019 Opening Reception: May 11, 6p – 9p Gallery Lecture: May 31, 7p-9p W-8 Gallery Dwell is a solo exhibition opening on May 1, through June 2, 2019 at Gallery W-8, Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA of work by ceramic sculptor and Tulane University Professor of Art Jeremy Jernegan. The exhibition features a new body of ceramic and stainless-steel wall sculptures that address climate change and its effects on oceans and waterways, that Jernegan produced during his residency at the Workhouse over the past 9 months. Dwell explores our experiences inhabiting…

Open Call, Interactive and/or Immersive Artwork

May 14 - July 15

Open Call, Interactive and/or Immersive Artwork Eligibility: Professional Artists Exhibition Dates: December 2019 – February 2020 Application Deadline: July 15, 2019   DOWNLOAD OPEN CALL PDF   Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to invite professional artists to submit interactive, immersive or experiential artworks and art installations for an exhibition in our premiere McGuireWoods gallery. 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. Please submit all of the above materials to exhibitions@workhousearts.org using “Interactive Exhibit Submission” in the subject line. If you…

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,…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

May 25 @ 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

May 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on May 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 22, 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. Spring Series - The snow and ice of winter is melting,…

Comedy Show: Jake Johannsen

May 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Rahmein Presents: Jake Johannsen! Returning from a world tour with Russell Peters, Jake is back with Rahmein Mostafavi for another intimate run of shows! A native of Iowa, Jake Johannsen spent three years at Iowa State University dabbling in veterinarian science and chemical engineering before moving to San Francisco and trying his hand at comedy. Jake sought to make his comedic mark on the city at a time when San Francisco was fostering the likes of young talents such as Bobcat Goldthwait and Dana Carvey. Jake made his own comedy debut during an open mike night at San Francisco’s Cobbs…

Rahmein Presents: Jake Johannsen!

May 31 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Rahmein Presents Jake Johannsen! Building W-16 May 31st, 8p   BUY TICKETS NOW   A self-confessed raconteur of weird stories, it’s no wonder that Jake is one of David Letterman’s favorite comics. With over thirty five Letterman appearances under his belt (not to mention a handful of Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Politically Incorrect gigs) Jake is no stranger to late night television. His late night appearances gave Jake the exposure he needed to land his very own HBO comedy special, This’ll Take About An Hour. Jake received incredible reviews, strong ratings, and…

Little Shop of Horrors

June 1 - June 30

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Little Shop of Horrors Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman Music by Alan Menken BUY TICKETS   A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This…

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…

Make & Take Art Workshop for Military Families

June 1 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on June 8, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on June 29, 2019 at 11:00 am

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

June 1 @ 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…

Make & Take Art Workshop for Military Families

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on June 8, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on June 29, 2019 at 11:00 am

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

June 8 @ 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

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on May 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 22, 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. Spring Series - The snow and ice of winter is melting,…

Create + Sip

June 8 @ 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

PURCHASE TICKETS NOW   Join us every month for a new Create + Sip experience! Our afternoons of wine and fun offer more than just painting. Each event is taught by one of Workhouse's talented studio artists, so we play with lots of techniques. You'll have a great time creating (and sipping), resulting in a unique piece of art made by you. Create a beautiful "bloom" collage that won't wilt or fade! Workhouse artist Karen Chin will guide your initial work, using cut paper, stamping, markers, and paint to structure the collage. The finishing work will be your choice, resulting…

Drum Circle with Percussionist Tom Teasley

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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

Second Saturday Art Walk

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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 galleries. Thrilling performances of dance, cabaret, comedy, big band, jazz, and theater. Indulgent classes in the art of mixology or cuisines from around the globe. Art exhibitions in nine galleries of the region’s finest sculpture, painting, glass, ceramics, and fiber art works. Featured Artists &…

The Hand-Crafted Mixologist

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on June 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm

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…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

June 15 @ 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

June 15 @ 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

June 15 @ 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…

Crumbs from the Table of Joy

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Crumbs from the Table of Joy By playwright Lynn Nottage A Staged Reading from O&B Productions PURCHASE TICKETS NOW In celebration of Juneteenth, O&B Productions, LLC is proud to again partner with Project1VOICE to present a staged reading of Lynn Nottage’s Crumbs from the Table of Joy. Each year, on the third Monday in June, Project1VOICE presents an international event: One Play/One Day. In Crumbs from the Table of Joy, 17-year-old Ernestine indulges in Hollywood-fueled fantasies, as she survives the less glamorous reality of life in a troubled African-American family in Brooklyn in 1950. The play explores themes of: grief…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

June 22 @ 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

June 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on May 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 22, 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. Spring Series - The snow and ice of winter is melting,…

Make & Take Art Workshop for Military Families

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on June 8, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on June 29, 2019 at 11:00 am

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

June 29 @ 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 Fireworks 2019

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, June 29th, when Workhouse Fireworks race skyward and illuminate the Northern Virginia landscape in an expertly-choreographed display of pyrotechnic light and thunder. Launched from our historic, 55-acre campus, the region’s largest pre-Independence Day fireworks show celebrates the history of this amazing nation and honors the courage and sacrifice that have made America a beacon of hope and freedom around the world. A nearly 30-minute fireworks show follows our Rizer Pavilion musical performance by the US NAVY BAND SEA CHANTERS and will dazzle visitors with an incredible display of vibrant colors, bright lights, and ground-shaking explosions. Enjoy…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

July 6 @ 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…

Make & Take Art Workshop for Military Families

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on June 8, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on June 29, 2019 at 11:00 am

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

July 13 @ 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 13 @ 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

July 13 @ 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

July 13 @ 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

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on June 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm

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…

The Hand-Crafted Bar-Back

July 19 @ 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

Golden Paints A-Z Lecture/Demo

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Golden Paints lecture and demonstration is a two-hour educational presentation on paint that covers a broad range of acrylic products and gives attendees a brief introduction to Williamsburg Oils and QoR Watercolors. The lecture covers pigment properties and paint formulations, gels, pastes, grounds, color mixing, drying time, health & safety concerns, and much more! Various acrylic materials and techniques will be demonstrated to enrich your understanding of the medium, among these you will learn basic tips for how to extend paint, make glazes, image transfers, acrylic "skins", and how to mix paints with gels and pastes to create exciting…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

July 20 @ 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

July 20 @ 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

July 20 @ 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

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 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…

Make & Take Art Workshop for Military Families

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on June 29, 2019 at 11:00 am

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…

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…

Artistic Innovation

August 10 @ 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

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 June 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm

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…

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…

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

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…

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