Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Summer Kids Art Classes at South Riding Multi-Purpose Center

Summer Children's Art Classes now available for signup!
Provided by ArtSmart Studio - contact them here.

Cartooning Camp
South Riding Multipurpose Center June 30, July 1st, 2nd and 7th, 2:00 pm, 4 sessions/$80.00

4 days/ 2 hours of cartooning using artist provided worksheets.
For ages 8 - 11 years/3 child minimum - 9 child maximum. Kids will create their own set of characters and develop a cartoon from it. Concentrates on drawing methods with various media and language arts.

Claymation Camp
South Riding Multipurpose Center July 7th - 9th and 14th - 16th - 2:00 pm, 6 sessions/$120.00

6 days/ 2 hours of class time using artist provided worksheets.
For ages 8 - 11 years/3 child minimum - 6 child maximum. Kids will create there own set of characters and develop a story line and a brief claymation production from it. Concentrates on: drawing and photography methods, film basics, set design and language arts.

Coming soon!

Once Upon an Artist

Weekly study of different artists using games, stories, puppet shows and then an art project. For ages 4 - 6 years/3 child minimum - 6 child maximum.

Artists include:

Calder, Leonardo DaVinci, Michaelangelo, Picasso, VanGogh, and more!
Classes are 1 hour long and cost $15.00 a class.

Watch your child develop basic art skills while having fun!

Drawing from the Ground Up!
Five week class focusing on the fundamentals of drawing with different media. For ages 7 - 10 years/3 child minimum - 6 child maximum.

Charge is $15.00 per class (5 classes). Kids learn drawing techniques for: Colored pencil, markers, and oil pastel.

Many projects are based on nature art and the artists who used that subject matter. Your child's drawing skills will grow before your eyes.

Investigational Drawing:
Observe, Create and Design!

Five week course focusing on the art and science of Leonardo Davinci. Each week we will draw something from a non - living model and then design a fantasy modified illustration.

All classes are 90 minutes (ages 8 - 11 years). Classes are $20.00 each (6 classes) and a studio fee of $7.00.

Topics covered are: Flying machines, cars, the human body, and more.

Some prior drawing experience preferred.


Thursday, May 14, 2009

For Parents, and Those Who Love and Care for Dogs and Children

Something for dog lovers everywhere, parents, and those who care for our children...

For more information about the Paws4People Foundation out of Loudoun County, VA, visit http://www.paws4people.org, or visit CharityRaffles.org to donate.


Saturday, May 09, 2009

DC - Northern Virginia Beer Festival/BrewFest - Bands and Music Announced!

This summer's Northern Virginia Brewfest|Beer Festival "A Celebration of American Beer" just announced their VA beer festival music/band lineup.

This Loudoun County beerfest, June 27-28 in Morven Park, near Leesburg, VA, features an incredible lineup of local, regional and other US-based beers, breweries and even some crafters.

The great collection of DC area bands and musicians includes:


1:00 - Reverend Hookems

2:45 - Miguel Aubertin

4:30 - REW

6:15 - The BlackJacks - winners of the 2008 DC101 Chili Cookoff Last Band Standing


12:45 - Smylin Jack

2:30 - Lloyd Dobler Effect

4:15 - Jah Works

We'll be there, for sure - along with several hundred of our friends and thousands of our fellow Virginia beer lovers...isn't Virginia for Lovers (of beer), after all?

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Saturday, May 02, 2009

#Detox your mind, body, lifestyle and fish

"Detox" is all the rage these days (i.e. #detox tweets-aplenty) but not just from a personal digestion or "green-clean" industrial cleanup perspective. (We're personally looking forward to the next opportunity to "detoxify" our Loudoun Board of Supervisors, but that election's still a bit off...) Here's an interesting post covering several detoxification avenues to consider...

Detox now!