Our instructors are professional working artists and educators with years of experience and education in their fields. For more information about our instructors, please visit our website:

Skill Levels
Classes are described by skill level, grade and/or age appropriateness. Skill levels include beginner, intermediate and advanced.

Ages for youth classes are 5-15 unless otherwise specified. Young Adult is considered 16 years of age. Adult classes are for ages 16 and up. If your child has a special need or learning disibility, please notify the Education Department before registering. Depending on the severity of the child’s needs, we may recommend that they be accompanied by his/her parent or a guardian while attending a Workhouse Arts Center class.

Supply Lists & Materials Fee
Some classes and workshops will indicate a materials fee to be paid either at the time of registration or at the first class meeting. Otherwise, it is the responsibility of the student to purchase his/her own supplies. In some cases, a supply list will be emailed to a student prior to the start of the class. Or a supply list will be discussed by the instructor on the first day of class.

Cancellation Policy
The Workhouse Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any class, workshop or camp that does not meet its minimum enrollment at least 3 – 7 days prior to the start date of the class or workshop. If a class, workshop or camp is cancelled, enrolled students are entitled to transfer to another offering without penalty (applying their paid tuition toward the new class) or may request a refund. Please register early to ensure that your favorite class will meet enrollment minimums!

Refund Policy (for weekly classes)
Class refunds are given (minus $20 cancellation fee) if the refund request is made at least three days prior to the first day of a class. Refunds are not given after the second class meeting.  Those ineligible for a refund may request an acknowledgement from the Workhouse Arts Center of a tax-deductible contribution in the amount of the unused tuition.

Refund Policy (for workshops)
Workshop refunds are given (minus $20 cancellation fee) if the refund request is made at least three days prior to the first day of the workshop. Refunds are not given for workshops if the student does not attend. It is not the responsibility of the Workhouse to accommodate individual student schedules.  There are special visiting artist workshops that do not qualify for a refund. Those ineligible for a refund may request an acknowledgement from the Workhouse Education Department of a tax-deductible contribution in the amount of the unused tuition.

Late Registration, Transfer, Missed Classes
A $10 late fee will be added to any class, workshop or camp registration received after its first meeting. (Late registrations are only allowed for classes that do not have full enrollment.) All transfers must be made prior to the second meeting of the class. Should a student miss a class due to personal conflicts, sickness or prior engagement the Workhouse instructors are not required to offer make-up lessons to that student. Neither the Workhouse nor our instructors are responsible for a student’s personal schedule and how that may affect the student’s class attendance.

Workhouse Policy
Students or participants enrolled in classes, camps and workshops are required to obey all safety standards and policies established by instructors and/or program managers. Some classes and media carry inherent hazards, which will be discussed by instructors before or at the first class meeting. The Workhouse is not liable for any loss of property, including art work belonging to any student. No student will be denied admission on the basis of race, sex or ethnic origin. However, because of the need for group cooperation in classes, the Workhouse reserves the option of refusing admission to any person deemed incompatible with any class group due to disruptiveness, or for any impediment to the learning process of the group as a whole.

Weather Policy
The Workhouse Education program (classes, workshops, camp) follows the inclement weather policy for Fairfax County Public Schools. If FCPS has implemented inclement weather action and has delayed/closed the public schools and/or programs, the Workhouse Education program will also cancel classes unless otherwise stated on the Delays/Early Closure Policies: If FCPS has a delayed opening of 1 or 2 hours, all classes starting prior to 10AM are canceled. If FCPS has a delayed opening of 3 hours, all classes prior to 11AM are canceled. If FCPS has an early closure, all classes after 3PM will be canceled. If you are concerned about whether or not your class or workshop will take place, please call our main line at 703-584-2900 and/or contact your instructor.

Workhouse Education Holidays
New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. These holidays, weather-related closures, or any additional days designated by the instructor may have make-up dates to be scheduled with students.

Payment Methods
Cash, check, money order, VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express are all accepted by the Workhouse Arts Center.


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