Get creative this summer! Classes camps and events

Last Ham Standing Comedy Boot Camp

Comedy boot camp!  Dive right into this workshop and learn improv skills, comedic timing and ready yourself for a performance on Friday July 11 at 7:30 pm, just before the monthly Last Ham Standing Comedy Improv show at Franklin Park Arts Center.
This hilarious camp meets from July 7 thru July 10from 6-9 PM with a performance on July 11th.  Cost is just $135 and you can register thru the County’s Webtrac system.  Register Here
Webtrac activity # is 463603


First Stage Theatre Camp

(Ages 5-7)  For your budding actor! Students will be led in theatre games, improvisation exercises, and theater warm-ups, build their own theater masks, and stage a final ‘sharing” performance during the final class.  Instructor Heather Stillings.  This camp begins onMonday, July 14th and runs thru Thursday, July 17from 10 AM unitl Noon.  Cost is $80 and you can register in the County Webtrac System by clickingHere  
Webtrac activity # is 463201


Patchwork Tote Bag Design

(Ages 12 & Up) Create a one-of-a kind bag using patchwork design. Students will choose their color-ways, cut material using a rotary blade, and learn the art of fabric piecing and constructing a modern, beautiful, functional, multi-pocket tote bag. Some sewing experience is helpful, but not required. Students need to bring their own sewing machine. Call the Arts Center if you want to attend class, but do not have a machine.  Class meets M-F from 9:30 to 11:30 AMfrom July 21-July 25  Cost is just $80 plus $40supplies fee paid to instructor. and you can register thru the County’s Webtrac system.  Register Here
Activity # is 463204


Arts for All  Summer Camp

(Ages 7 and up) VSA arts of Loudoun and DSANV are joining forces again this year to co-sponsor TWO week-long summer camps. If you would be interested in having your family member(s) attend and/or if you would like to volunteer, please sign-up and we will contact you about registration. Please sign-up soon, as we need to have a minimum number of campers and volunteers to make the camp feasible.
WHAT: A week-long inclusive, recreational camp that focuses on integrating students through music, theater, art and dance.
WHO: Campers ages 7 and up are welcome to attend (special exceptions can be made for 6 year old campers to attend, based on sibling attendance). Note: Campers must be self-sufficient with personal care and safety.
WHEN: Week 1- July 21st – July 25th from 1-4 PM each day Week 2 – August 11th – August 15th from 1-4 PM each day
WHERE: Franklin Park Performing Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville, VA 
COST: $80 / per camper per week
To Register Visit 

Special Events This Summer


July 4th Entertainment Announced!

Bring the family for an evening of music, food, fun and fireworks!
Threesound opens The show at 6 pm, a group that seamlessly merges various genres of music to create something Fresh. Catchy songs that encompass rock, jazz, funk, jam, dance and beyond.
The Crawdaddies begin at 7 pm.  This Baltimore based group will wow you with some Louisiana swamp rock, Zydeco, and their own unique fusion of Northeastern Roots Rock.
Red White and Blues takes the stage at 8 pm. This local group will get your toes tappin’ with some hot licks and cool grooves.
The Loudoun Symphonic Winds will start at 9 pmwith patriotic favorites, and continue performing as a live soundtrack to the fireworks which will begin at around 9:20.
$5 per carload.
Friday, July 4, 2014 @ 6:00PM

Tanabata Celebration

We are hosting our own version of this traditional Japanese festival. Make Tanzaku and simple origami decorations for the bamboo tree in the gallery, learn the ancient tale of Orihime and Hikoboshi and celebrate with musical entertainment. The at dusk, we will release peace lanterns on our pond with your own wishes written on them.
$5 All ages. Call 540-338-7973 to reserve.


39 steps

Alfred Hitchcock meets Monty Python in Patrick Barlow’s superbly ridiculous, award-winning Broadway play. Based on the Hitchcock film of the same title, the plot follows the comic misadventures of Englishman Richard Hannay, who blindly stumbles into a web of intrigue involving murder, international spy rings, abductions, seductions and true romance. The four-person cast plays over a 100 characters as they romp through downtown London, train depots and Scottish moors in search of the mysterious 39 Steps. Cast includes Phil Erickson, Penny Hauffe, Kevin Daly and Tom Johnson. Directed by Meredith Bean McMath.