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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!
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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.
Women Pioneers in Criminal Justice
To honor Women’s History Month, the Workhouse Prison Museum is presenting a free program featuring women who have achieved positions of rank and authority within the criminal justice system.
Theresa Lantz, retired Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Corrections will moderate the panel. Ms. Lantz has had a 34-year career in the field of corrections beginning as a senior officer at D.C.’s Correctional Facility at Lorton. She currently serves as a criminal justice consultant.
Teresa Chambers, a veteran of more than 37 years of law enforcement service, retired in 2013 as the Chief of the United States Park Police, headquartered in Washington, D.C. She currently is a consultant for law-enforcement agencies across the county and is an adjunct faculty member of the Johns Hopkins University.
Susanne Devlin spent 33 years with the Fairfax County Police Department in Virginia. She retired in 2009 after serving as the Acting Chief of Police, joining a select group of women in the United States who are Chiefs of Police of Major Cities. She is currently Supervisor of Safety and Security for Loudoun County Public Schools.
Edythe Joppy served Arlington County, Virginia’s Sheriff’s Department for more than 25 years, working up through the ranks to retire as a Lieutenant in 1997. Since that time she has worked with a residential re-entry program for women in Alexandria and is a certified HIV/AIDS educator.
Stacy Kincaid is the Sheriff of Fairfax County, Virginia. She is the first woman to lead the office in its 271-year history. She joined the Sheriff’s Office in 1987 and rose to the rank of captain, serving in both line and supervisory positions, before being elected Sheriff in 2013.
This Women’s History Month program is presented by the Workhouse Museum and History Committee, a standing committee of the Workhouse Arts Foundation. The Committee is responsible for theWorkhouse Prison Museum in Building W-9 which provides information about the history of the D.C. Correctional Facility at Lorton as well as presenting an annual lecture series and special programs throughout the year.
Fires, Riots and Escapes: Lorton in the Public Eye
Life After Prison
The Workhouse Arts Center is a program of the Workhouse Arts Foundation.
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