Art and Dance Classes Starting at the Center for the Arts

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Provided by Center for the Arts

There are a number of art and dance classes coming up at the Center for the Arts this spring.

Drawing Skills, ages 11-14

Art students ages 11-14, improve your fundamental drawing skills with a wide array of lessons. Explore traditional art mediums (pencil, marker, pastels, etc.) and technology (drawing software, tablets.) Practice techniques to represent edges, shapes, negative space, line, and shadow. Class may be taken multiple times; lessons will vary from session to session. All supplies provided.
Class held at the Candy Factory, 9419 Battle Street, Historic Manassas
Instructor: Lydia Bratton | Feb. 24 to March 23, Mondays 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. More Info and Registration Options

Zentangle Basics

Practice the meditative art form Zentangle®, a renowned method of structured drawing featuring beautiful patterns. Class will cover the history, applications, and simple steps to create original Zentangled squares, called “tiles.” All art levels are invited and no artistic experience is needed, just a willingness to try something new. Students should bring their own sketchbook from home. Supply kit covered by supply fee will be sent home with student on the last class day.
Class held in the art studios at Windy Knoll Farm, 11602 Kettle Run Road, Nokesville
Instructor: Lee Darter – Certified Zentangle® Teacher | Feb. 24  to March 23, Mondays 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. More Info & Registration Options

Wedding Season Ballroom Prep

Are you looking forward to a special event, or do you just want to learn ballroom dance in a welcoming class for beginners? Either way, here is the perfect intro – a class that will add polish to your cherished moments on the dance floor and get you ready to shine and have fun. In seven lessons you’ll gain grace and confidence while learning dance steps both romantic and joyful. We will even finish up with a few line dances to get you ready to celebrate in style!
Class held at the Candy Factory, 9419 Battle Street, Historic Manassas | Ages 15 – Adult
Instructor: Cookie Bell  | Feb. 25  to April 7, Tuesdays 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. More Info & Registration Options


Discover the art of “beautiful writing” in clear and easy steps. Relax and watch the pen strokes flow when we learn basic letter forms; a different style is explored in each class. This program is suitable for both beginners and intermediate students who want to expand skills. The class includes simple take-home projects to help you become confident with this ancient and therapeutic art form. A perfect class for card making and invitations, it is also ideal for students who are exploring the art of bookmaking and art journals.
Class held at the Candy Factory, 9419 Battle Street, Historic Manassas | Ages 15 – Adult
Instructor: Michele Frantz | Feb. 27  to March 19 , Thursdays 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. More Info & Registration Options

More Art and Dance Classes

Classes for adults and teens. Pre-registration required.

  • Oil Painting, Mondays March 23 to April 27 (no class April 6), 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

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