The Workhouse Art Center is host to many special events throughout the year; anything from ballroom dances, golf tournaments, the Collector's Showcase and much, much more.Be sure to check back often for the most up-to-date events and happenings at the Workhouse!Having trouble registering online? No problem; call us and we can register you over the phone at 703-584-2900.
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Open to all but great for Working Studio Artists, Instructors and Students!
This special Golden Paints lecture/demo is a two-hour educational presentation on paint, covering a broad range of acrylic products, as well as information about 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 to save money and how to mix paints with gels and pastes to create exciting textures! We will also discuss Golden's newest products, including the High Flow paints! Discover the possibilities and become inspired with how these fabulous materials can be added to your own creative process! Each attendee will get an information packet and some acrylic paint samples to take home!
Presenter: Amy Shawley, (Golden Paints representative in the Working Artist Program designed to bring information about paint to various schools and organizations)
Event Date & Time: Saturday, May 23rd, 12pm-2pm
Event cost: $5 (proceeds benefit the Workhouse Education Scholarship Fund)
Event location: Vulcan Muse Gallery, 1st Floor, Building W-16
Seats are limited so register early to ensure your spot!
Registration cut-off is Wednesday, May 20th!
Fires, Riots and Escapes: Lorton in the Public Eye
About the Workhouse Prison Museum:
The Workhouse Prison Museum opened to the public in 2009 and is entirely supported by private contributions. It is located in Building W-9 at the Workhouse Arts Center. The Museum was created to present an overview of some of the interesting and significant events that took place at the District of Columbia’s Correctional Complex at Lorton from its opening in 1910 until the last prison left in 2001. Your support for the museum is appreciated.
Life After Prison
The Workhouse Arts Center is a program of the Workhouse Arts Foundation.
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