The Louisa Arts Center is proud to incorporate a number of ways to learn and experience instruction in the arts! From our wildly popular Toast to Arts series -- learn to paint, take home your completed creation over a glass of wine with friends - to our wonderful Summer Youth Camps -- fun and educational programs for singing, performing, creating artwork, and acting! It is our mission to provide your premier outlet for arts education at the Louisa Arts Center - to Enrich. Enhance. Inspire.
Toast to Art
Create your own masterpiece -- over a glass of wine with friends! Socialize and raise a glass to celebrate the unique artist within. Toast to Art provides all the tools and guidance to create a masterpiece all your own. No painting experience required! Only bring your fun-loving self. At the end of the class take home your 16x20 canvas version of our subject in Acrylic paints. Wine and Beer available with proper ID.
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Toast to Art Junior!
A unique adult and child (5+) experience. Toast to Art, JUNIOR provides all the tools and guidance for an adult and child to create a masterpieces all their own. No painting experience required! Only bring your fun-loving twosome. At the end of the class each participant takes home an 12 x 12 canvas version of our subject in Acrylic paints!
Learn Something New
Occasionally the Louisa Arts Center hosts classes on painting, sculpting, pottery, knitting, quilting, glasswork or other craft. Keep an eye on this section for any upcoming classes to enrich your skills in the creation of art!
Palette Knife Painting Class
Learn how to recreate a beautiful photograph of your own choosing using this technique!
Audition Practices for Film & TV
These classes are not just for the craft of acting. These classes are designed to help students boost confidence in all aspects of their lives. The actor's process forces one to go through a time of trial and error until one finds the perfect choice for their specific role, resulting in many "wrong" choices and some organic ones. Students are encouraged to fail until they get to the best choice. This class allows students to create a freedom in these choices that translates seamlessly into their everyday lives. The class was created to be a safe environment for students to work as a team to guide and support one another to be their very best. Students thrive in a fun, creative environment where there is no wrong answer.
Pillow Case/Fabric Gift Bag Sewing Class
An open class program. Students can come to class when convienient between 12:00-6:00pm. Allow for time based on experience level and number of projects you'd like to complete. Participants may choose the fabric they want to use and leave with a finished product with complete instructions for home production.
-NO sewing experience needed
-Instuctors will teach Basic Machine Instructions -ALL Machines and materials provided $25.oo per bag/case OR $40.00 for 2 bags/cases **$15 for each additional bag/case after first purchase
For pricing info and to register for classes, please click the "tickets" button in the top right-hand corner of your screen
The Louisa Arts Center is very excited to present this year’s youth theatre -- professionally directed, starring talented young actors, technicians, and crew from the Central Virginia region. Auditions for the 2016-17 Youth Theatre production of Godspell, Jr. will be held December 6 and 7, 2016. Click picture above for more audition information.
The Louisa Arts Center is very excited to present this year’s summer youth camps -- a number of fun educational experiences conducted here at the Louisa Arts Center diving into various themes this year in the performing and fine arts -- hone your voice in song, your skills in acting, or your art portfolio - join us!