Elevating our Quality of Life through the Arts — The Loudoun Arts Council
Join the Loudoun Arts Council

Follow us on

Twitter Facebook

Calendar of Classes & Lessons by Location


Quick Arts Instruction links from the Loudoun Arts Directory:

There is great instruction to be had in the region, including music, dance, theater, pottery and painting, just to scratch the surface. From classes at local centers to private lessons, there is sure to be something that suits for kids, teens, or adults seeking lessons at the introductory to the master-class level.

To include your next Loudoun County art class, workshop, private instruction or seminar on this page and our Happenings! email distribution, please complete our online form.

  • ArtSquare/Loudoun Academy of the Arts

    ArtSquare offers professionally taught classes in many fine art media to adults and children of all ages. From the beginning basics to more advances classes, ArtSquare provides an unparalleled level of education expertise to our students. Many weekend workshops and other concentrated course are also available in a variety of media and subject matter, many of then taught by renowned visiting instructors.

    • New Classes and Workshops are continually introduced, so please check our website for the very latest listings. Please visit www.LoudounArtSquare.com or call 703-777-5498

    Open Studio at Loudoun Academy of the Arts

    • Open Studio sessions Monday evenings for artists who want to draw from a live model. Bring materials. $75-All 6 dates per session. $15-Drop-in fee.
    • 6:30 - 9:30PM Mondays
    • The LAAF is at 12 Cardinal Park Drive SE, Leesburg, VA. 703-777-8043. www.loudounartsquare.org
  • Barbara Wilson + Private Instructor

    Acting/Musical Theatre/Speech

    • Instruction in acting technique, voice and body movement and/or theory and character development. Musical Theatre and Staging. Speech, Oral Interpretation and Diction for Children. Public Speaking for Adults.
    • Flexible as needed by student
    • www.wilsonbarbara.wix.com/actorsstudio
  • Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers

    Experienced Clogging Camp

    • $50 for a week of experienced clogging camp. Dancers will not start with the basics, but will be taught with their level of experience in mind. Ages 8 - adult are welcome.
    • August 4-8. 9AM - 12PM, Monday-Friday
    • For more information visit: www.brtc.us/summercamp.html
  • Chalvy Art

    History Through Clay

    • This class is designed for home school kids. Travel through history, starting in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and China creating clay sculptures, bowls and tools as they would have been created in ancient times with ceramic artist Rosalba Negrete.
    • 11AM - 12:30PM Wednesdays or Thursdays in Leesburg or at the Round Hill Art Center
    • Please visit www.chalvy.com or call 703-777-1858 for more information.
  • Destiny school of the Arts Leesburg

    Art in the Garden Summer Camp

    • (Age 5-8) From flowers to things that creep and crawl, students will learn age appropriate techniques to help them create a variety of things found in the garden. Students will paint, glue, draw and sculpt to make their very own masterpieces. 1:00pm – 4:00pm Cost $175 (sibling discounts available)
    • August 11 - 15
    • For more information see www.destinyschoolofthearts.com or contact jeannie@destinyschoolofthearts.com
  • Herndon - ArtSpace

    ArtSpace Herndon is a community art gallery created and supported by art lovers in the greater Herndon area. ArtSpace Herndon is a gathering place to celebrate the arts, showcasing artwork and events by local, regionally, and nationally known artists and performers. ArtSpace Herndon features a 1,700 sq foot art gallery and two classrooms for all types of art classes and small group sessions with artists.

    Arts Instruction in Herndon

    • Variety of classes offered in watercolor, oil painting, photography and children's classes
    • For more information, please visit http://www.artspaceherndon.com
  • KidzArt

    KidzArt is a fun, unique and confidence-building creative art experience. We offer: Art Classes for kids, teens and adults, camps, workshops, birthday parties for children, creative parties for adults, school and organizational fundraisers, and creative workshops for adults and teens. Kids have a great need to express themselves in many ways -- artistically, emotionally, physically and spiritually. KidzArt impacts each and every area of expression. The KidzArt classroom is a non-competitive environment enhanced by soft music that allows children to focus and enjoy what they are doing. Parents see the difference in the quality of art their children bring home.

    Serving Loudoun County, Western Prince William County, VA

  • Montrose Art School

    Open doors at Montrose Art School

    • Montrose Art School offers individual & group lessons in watercolor, acrylic & oil painting. We will help you to create an art portfolio to get accepted into a college or art school! Come to try watercolor and ask questions, the doors are open every Saturday from 11am to 1pm.
    • Every Saturday from 11am - 1pm
    • free, www.MontroseArtSchool.com
  • Private Art Instructor

    Private art lessons

    • Private instruction for one on one, or small groups of 2 or 3 students (located in Ashburn). Please contact me directly for more information. Visit my website for detailed info on my credentials and background, including samples of my work.
    • Saturday & Sunday through school year, M-S during summer hours
    • http://jterhaar.com/
  • Private Art Lessons

    Private Art Lessons with Julie TerHaar

    • Julie TerHaar received her Bachelor's of Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a major in Illustration and Painting, and a minor in Art History. She is an accomplished artist with over twenty years experience and has completed numerous commissioned paintings and portraits in both the private and corporate sector, for clients all over the United States. She is a former art teacher with over seven years teaching experience from elementary to high school. Julie enjoys working in all mediums including oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, pen & ink, pencil and charcoal. Julie also teaches group lessons at Loudoun Academy of the Arts in Leesburg. She enjoys living her passion of creating art and the rewards of teaching creative art to others.
    • Evenings and weekend hours
    • Private lessons are for 1 hour and are taught out of my home studio located in Ashburn near the Sport's Pavilion. Please contact me at 304-820-8857 or by email; julieterhaar@yahoo.com for times and availability.
  • Round Hill Arts Center

    Round Hill Arts Center is community-based, encouraging participation in the arts for the benefit of the entire community of western Loudoun. We also seek to foster an understanding of the many ways in which art is present in our lives - from paintings and drawings to furniture and textiles. In short, we are about getting people into art!

    See, Say, Create with Lori Shue

    • Children's book author, illustrator, and instructor Lori Shue leads this monthly hands-on adventure involving literature and art. $25 includes all materials; Ages 4 to 8.
    • Fridays, 9:00 am - 11: 30; June 20, July 11, and August 1
    • For more information, or to register, visit www.roundhillartscenter.org

    Famous Artists Camp with Lori Shue

    • Learn about famous artists through viewing their artwork and then make your own! Each day this camp will focus on two different artists from history. View samples of the artwork that made them famous, learn art facts and vocabulary, and the proper use of art tools while creating unique art. At the end of each day we will discuss our art experience with each other. Artists studied will include Piet Mondrian, Jackson Pollock, Vincent VanGogh, Hai Shuet Yeung, Paul Cezanne, Paul Klee, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Jim Dine, and Wayne Thiebaud. A fun multi-media experience!$200 includes all materials. Ages 6-10.
    • Monday - Friday August 4-8, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • For more information, or to register, visit www.roundhillartscenter.org.

    Sculpt, Throw, and Build Advanced Ceramics Camp

    • In this sequel to Amy's popular Kids and Clay camp, older students will learn more advanced ceramic techniques, including hand building vessels, basic wheel throwing techniques, and sculpture construction. Different projects each day! Enrollment limited to 10 students. $160 plus $25 materials, Ages 11 & up.
    • Monday - Friday August 4-8, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • For more information, or to register, visit www.roundhillartscenter.org.
  • Sacred Presence Studio

    Traditional Iconography Course

    • This course in traditional iconography will be given by Colette M. Kalvesmaki. The course is designed for all levels and will be done in traditional egg tempera methods of dark-to-light layers. For our icon, we will be painting St. Euphrosynos, patron saint of the kitchen, after a version made by the great sixteenth-century iconographer Theophanes the Cretan surviving in a fresco at a monastery in Meteora, Greece. The price for the course is $550. Shellac gilding and prepared board will be included. Course will be held in the Upper Room at the new Trinity House Cafe, 101 East Market Street, Leesburg, VA.
    • Tues-Sat, Sept 16-20, 10-4
    • For more information or to register: www.sacredpresence.com
  • Sew Magarbo

    Sewing Classes for Kids and Adults

    • A Sewing Fashion Studio that teaches sewing to kids and adults with an award winning curriculum.
    • 5-7pm Tuesdays-Fridays and 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month
    • For more information visit: www.ashburnsewing.com or call 7033759739
  • StageCoach Theatre Company

    New York" Audition Camp

    • Campers will work on audition techniques and monologues with an experienced actor and director in order to nail their next audition! They will learn and improve their cold reading skills and run practice auditions with individual feedback and attention from industry professionals. Camp will be held at Oatlands in Leesburg.
    • August 4 - 8 9:30am - 1:00pm
    • For more information and to register, please visit http://stagecoachtc.com/summer-camp.

    Hollywood" Drama Camp

    • Campers will learn and improve their acting skills through improvisation and scene study. They will perform short scenes while learning proper rehearsal techniques all while having fun along the way. On the last day of camp, campers will perform a Scene Performance Showcase. Camp will be held at Oatlands in Leesburg.
    • August 11 - 15 from 9:30am - 1:00pm
    • For more information and to register, please visit http://stagecoachtc.com/summer-camp.
  • TREEHOUSE for creative kids

    TREEHOUSE for creative kids (TCK) is a fine arts and performing arts center offering structured and enrichment lessons in art, theatre and acting to students who are interested in developing skills and techniques in expressing their creativity through arts. With arts, the students will enhance their cognitive thinking, creative abilities, and social skills and will build on their craft.

    • Visit our website for full list of classes: http://www.tckme.com LOCATION: 20608 Gordon Park Square #170, Ashburn, VA Phone: 571-239-5579, Visiting hours: 3-6pm (Mon-Wed); 10am-4pm (Sat); or call for an appointment.
  • The Old Furniture Factory

    The Old Furniture Factory Ceramic program is designed for both the novice and experienced potter and provides an overview for anyone interested in ceramics. Students are encouraged to work at their own pace. Tuition includes open studio time, glaze materials, firing fees, instruction, 25 pounds of clay and parking. We provide Adult and Children's classes in Wheel, Handbuilding, and Sculpting. Instructors: David Norton, Bruce Bucklin, Pat Miller, Amy Manson, and Rosalba Negrete

    Pottery Classes, Advanced, Intermediate and Beginner

    • 6:30-9:00PM Mondays, 6:30-9:00PM Tuesdays, 9-11:30 AM Wednesday, 6:30-9:00PM Thursdays
    • For more information please contact: www.theoldfurniturefactory.com or call 540-338-5050

If you would like your Loudoun County art class, workshop, private instruction or seminar included in the next Happenings! email, please please complete our online form at http://www.loudounarts.org/happenings/post-an-event.html. We will send an updated email mid-month, each month.

If you are not already an LAC member, please consider JOINING and helping us to continue to support the vibrant arts community of Loudoun County.