Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Send announcements to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call Jennifer Lesinski at 703-917-6454.

This free listing is reserved for activities and events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost.

Free class to learn self-massage techniques, pressure points and release stored stress. Presented by Dr. Scott Lamp, Sterling Family Chiropractic Center, 45665 W. Church Road., Oct. 26, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Registration required, call 703-209-8923.

Registration is open for art classes and workshops at the

Loudoun Academy of the Arts. The next session begins the week of Oct. 31 and continues through Dec. 19.

Adult classes include sculpture, drawing, from drawing to painting and a variety of painting classes in oil, pastel and watercolor, with focuses on still life, landscape and portraiture. Calligrapher, Pat Blair, will instruct a course in copperplate calligraphy for all levels of interest. Ceramics and photography are also offered. Life drawing continues on Monday evenings for artists who want to draw from a live model.

Children's classes for 5- to 12-year-olds are offered on weekday afternoons and Saturdays in drawing basics, painting, sculpting and clay. Hip art is structured for young artists aged 10 to 14, and a parent/child class for ages 2 1/2 to 5 is also available.

Visit or call 703-777-8043. The Loudoun Academy of the Arts is a 501c3 organization that offers fine art instruction to children and adults of all ages and skill levels.

Driver Improvement course, DMV approved, Oct. 29, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 2 Cardinal Park Drive, No. 105A. Leesburg. Cost: $65. To register contact Sherri at

703-675-6632 or

CPR (Adult Child Infant) and First Aid course, Sunday Oct. 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Virginia Rescue Training Center Inc., 2 Cardinal Park Drive, No. 105A, Leesburg. Cost: CPR $55, first aid $35, and combo class $80. To register contact Sherri at 703-675-6632 or e-mail to

Adult, child, infant CPR, sponsored by Christ Community Church, Saturday, Nov. 5, from 1-5 p.m., at Belmont Greene Community Center, 43003 Chesterton St., Ashburn. Cost: CPR $55. To register contact Sherri, 703-675-6632 or e-mail to

The Loudoun Academy of the Arts announces new workshops led by professional area artists:

* Nine Elements of Masterful Painting with Rob Vander Zee, Friday, Nov. 11, 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 12 and Sunday, Nov. 13, 12:30-7 p.m., Vander Zee's 16-hour workshop focuses on the fundamentals of fine painting, instructing participants in expressing power and force. $275.

* Nuts and Bolts of a Critique with Lisa Semerad, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2:30-6 p.m. This workshop offers a rare opportunity to have own work critiqued by a professional. Bring finished work or works in progress Ñ limit three pieces

per participant Ñ and also learn about the 10 elements of evaluation and critique guidelines. $40.

* The Business of Art with Joseph Trigiani, Saturday, Dec. 3, 1-5 p.m. Professional portrait artist, Joe Trigiani, talks about resumes, commissions, marketing and promotion, networking and tips for getting work into shows. $50.

The Loudoun Academy of the Arts also offers Introduction to Glassblowing weekend workshops with Dario DeHoyos, Saturdays and Sundays, from noon-4 p.m. A fee of $230 includes all supplies.

The Loudoun Academy of the Arts is a 501c3 organization that offers fine art instruction to children and adults of all ages and skill levels. Visit or call


A Better Way to Fitness LLC introduces a new total-body fitness program designed to get moms and

dads fit and toddlers play. Dance 'N Play classes will be offered at Douglas Community Center Thursdays at 9:30 a.m., classes will last approximately 45 minutes.

Class will include cardio segments done to children's music with intervals of strength training, using resistance tubing and the environment. While the classes are tailored for new moms, they are open to any child caregivers from fathers to grandparents, babysitters to nannies.

Register for the free trail class by calling 703-771-7801 or

contacting Douglas Community Center at 703-771-5913. Classes cost $10 per session and are charged on a monthly basis. Contact Lisa Atkinson at 703-771-7801 or via e-mail at

Sports Mania, for ages 3-5. The instructor will introduce a different sport each week. Mondays, Nov. 14 and Nov. 28, 3:15- 3:45 p.m., $4 each session. At the Douglass Community Center, 407 East Market St., Leesburg, 703-771-5913 or e-mail

The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, is offering ceramics, Thursday, Nov. 17, from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Cost per session is $21 for members, $22 for nonmembers. Call 703-430-2397.

The firm of Rachel L. Virk Attorney and Counselor at Law/Certified Mediator holds free monthly informational seminars on family law every second Saturday of the month, 9-11:30 a.m., 21135 Whitfield Place, Suite 207, Sterling. Learn about non-adversarial confidential dispute resolution and how to craft detailed solutions to remain in control or learn about rights to offset costly contested litigation. Call 703-444-3355. Visit

Wacky Wednesdays, for children aged 3-6, at the Sterling Community Center, from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Includes crafts, sports, story time, yoga, and more. The cost of the program is $50 for four Wednesdays. To register, call the Sterling Community Center at 703-430-9480.

Wendy Lane, flutist, will offer a flute class for beginners at her Sterling music studio, Mondays, from 7-8 p.m. for the remainder of the summer. No charge. E-mail or 703-404-3103. Instruments may be provided by the teacher. Beginners only but other lessons are given privately.

Prenatal Education. Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg, presents workshops for expectant parents. Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 703-779-2694.

English classes Thursdays, from 7-9 p.m., at Purcellville Baptist Church. Five different leveled classes offered, including one for au pairs. One time $15 registration/book fee. Free child care and homework assistance for older children. Two days a week of English instruction offered for beginners class. Walk-ins welcome. For more information, leave your name and number at 540-338-6400.

On Mondays, 9 a.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., will offer English as a Second Language basic computer skills including Internet, e-mail and word processing. Limited to five students per session, registration required, call 703-430-9500. For adults.

Yoga for a Special Child, Thursdays, from 4-4:30 p.m. $5 per child or donation to UCP fund. Anahata Center for Yoga & Wellness, 112 South St., S.E., Leesburg. Call to register, 703-771-0006 or

'Handwriting without Tears.' The Sterling Annex Community Center, 22084 Shaw Road, Sterling, offers classes for children ages 4-6 to help them focus on the beginning techniques for handwriting in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Call 703-430-6673.

Tiny Tots Classes for Twos. Katydid Inc. at Ashburn Ice House. Activities, songs, crafts for 2- to 3-year-olds and their parents. Weekly themes. Choose Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, at 9:30 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. Call 703-481-9444 or e-mail

English as a Second Language classes for adults are offered by Hogar Hispano of Catholic Charities in Falls Church, Reston and Sterling. Cost is $40 for seven weeks of classes. Call 703-534-9805 Ext. 222. Se habla espanol.

Free English as a Second Language courses will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30-9 p.m. ESL courses are located 22066 Circle Drive, Sterling, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

The Growing Stage Theatre Company. Classes and workshops for all ages. Visit, or call 540-338-5367.