1. Color Rush Art Classes – South Riding – Classes Begin January 8
2. Valiant Warrior Project Quilting Event – Purcellville – January 18-27
3. National Museum of American History Educator’s Open House – Washington, D.C. – February 2
Dulles South Recreation and Community Center
South Riding, Virginia
Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 8 through January 31, 2019, or February 5 through February 28, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (ages 8 to 11 years) or noon to 1:30 p.m. (ages 12 to 14 years). Cost: $80/student. Choose either of the eight-class, four-week sessions. Register online by entering activity code 205216 in the search box. (You will need to create a free account to register for classes.)
Color Rush is an art class all about color theory. Children will learn to create color wheels, mix their own colors, and expand their art vocabularies. The goal of the class is for the students to be able to identify, critique, and discuss elements of art, as well as create and refine their own style.
205 N. Maple Avenue
Friday, January 18 through Sunday, January 27, 2019, Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Valiant Warrior Project meets twice a year to teach and mentor quilting skills while making quilts for those who have been wounded in service to our country. To date, the organization has made more than 1,500 quilts, which have been sent to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, and the military hospitals at Ramstein and Landstuhl.
No experience is needed;, no registration is required. All supplies are provided, although donations of red, white, or blue fabric are welcome. Experienced quilters are welcome to bring their own machines if preferred. Those wishing to participate but unable to attend may contribute projects made from home, and monetary contributions to help underwrite quilting and shipping costs are also gladly accepted.
National Museum of American History
Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 10 a.m. to noon. This is a free event, open to educators of young children.Pre-registration recommended.
Educators of young children are invited to join the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center to explore learning opportunities outside of the classroom. The open house will include tours of the preschool center, model lessons in museum galleries, resources and information about early learning in the community, light refreshments, and take away bags including additional resources and a discount code for future educator workshops.