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The Fairfax County Park Authority offers a variety of activities such as classes, camps and tours in a wide variety of categories including aquatics, fitness, nature, dance, outdoor recreation, performing arts, history and many more. Special events, trips/tours and specialty workshops are listed in Parktakes, the Park Authority’s quarterly guide, available through free subscription to county citizens. .

Animal Art (6-12 yrs)

Learn various techniques for drawing and painting our animal friends, both tame and wild. Bring a sketchpad and pencils (4B, HB and 2H). Supply fee payable to instructor at first class.


Animation Drawing (10-18 yrs)

Learn how to make your characters move and come to life. Students learn how to make a flipbook and other techniques. Supply fee payable to instructor at the first class.


Art Above & Beyond (5-7 yrs)

This mixed-media class offers a variety of fun projects including drawing and painting. Supply fee payable to instructor at first class.


Art Above and Beyond (6-12 yrs)

This mixed-media class offers a variety of fun projects including drawing and painting. Supply fee payable to instructor at first class.


Awesome Acrylics Paint & Sip (13-Adult)

One painting per class is demonstrated from start to finish, then students paint a 16 x 20 canvas each class as we listen to good music, laugh, and sip a fizzy, non-alcoholic beverage. No experience necessary. Supply fee of $30 payable to instructor at class.


Cartooning (6-12 yrs)

Sharpen your drawing skills, learn how to develop characters and illustrate background to create cartoons. Students must bring a sketch pad and black soft lead pencils (4B and 2H). Supply fee payable to instructor at first class or supply list distributed at the first class.


Cartoons & Comics (16-Adult)

Learn to illustrate basic cartoons and comics with your own characters and settings. Draw funny cartoons in ink and colored pencil for posters, projects, greeting cards and more. Bring a 9'x12' sketch pad and a No. 2 or 2b pencil to class. Supply list will be provided at first class.


Collage & Photography at Huntley Meadows 16+

Artist Kathryn Coneway leads students in creating art inspired by the beauty of Huntley Meadows Park, combining collage explorations of color and texture with imagery from photos taken in the park. Class will include time walking and observing in nature as well as time creating in the classroom. Participants will work in layers over several weeks and learn practices with mulberry paper, acrylic and photo transfer. All supplies are provided.


Crocheting (Adults)

Students receive individual attention based on skill level and projects. Class covers basic stitches and pattern reading. Bring one crochet hook in size G (6), H (8), I (9) or J (10) crochet hook and a skein of light colored four-ply worsted weight yarn. Any supply fee payable to instructor at class.


Digital Photography (13-Adult)

There's more to photography than just using the automatic setting. Topics include your camera's controls, resolution, flash, composition, stop motion, close ups and more. Course includes weekly assignments with reviews. Software and printing are also covered. Any supply fee payable to instructor at first class. ~


Digital Photography II (13-Adult)

Prerequisite: Digital Photography I or equivalent.


Discover Drawing (13-Adult)

This course teaches fundamental drawing skills through various techniques and projects. Students need to bring an 11'x14' sketch pad and two drawing pencils (HB & 6B). Supply fee payable to instructor at first class.


Discover Drawing I (6-12 yrs)

This course teaches fundamental drawing skills through various techniques and projects. Students need to bring an 11"x14" sketch pad and two drawing pencils (HB & 6B). Supply fee payable to instructor at first class.


Discover Painting (13-Adult)

This course provides a basic introduction painting fundamentals. Students learn basic painting skills and techniques to create simple works of art. Practical exercises include simple sketching, use of color theory and application and basic composition.


Discover Painting (6-12 yrs)

Class teaches fundamental painting skills through various techniques and projects. Supply fee payable to instructor at first class.


Draw with Color (6-12 yrs)

Learn color shading, blending and color harmony using pencils and colored pencils. Bring a sketch pad and pencils (4B, HB, and 2H). Supply fee payable to instructor at first class.


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