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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 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…

Golden Paints Mixed Media Lecture/Demo

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

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

Education Open House

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

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

Workhouse Brewfest

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

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

Williamsburg Oils Lecture/Demo

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

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

Haunted Trail

October 1 - October 31

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

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