Since many of our education programs are supported by the Reston Community Center, we use their registration system. It’s easy to register! Just follow these steps:

1. To register please visit Reston Community Center.
2. Click on Register for Classes & Activities.
3. Scroll down to find the Visual Arts category.
4. Scroll down to find class, click on the shopping cart icon and “add to cart”.
5. Follow prompts to complete registration.

For further instructions please click here.

Family Day
August 25 and September 29,  11–3pm
Greater Reston Arts Center opens its doors for a free day of family art making and exploration in the gallery. Free and open to all ages. Parking on Saturday is free in Reston Town Center garages.

Workshop: Crankable Creations with artist Tim Harper
September 8, 1–3pm
Join Building Worlds artist Tim Harper for an exciting hands-on experience! Explore the intersection of art and engineering when you learn to create your own kinetic art box. Using balsa wood, dowels, and other simple materials, you will learn how a simple wheel and axle can be used to produce a variety of movements and mechanisms. Use your crankable creation to spin a mini umbrella, bounce a googly monster, or do whatever else you can dream up! (Please note: Parents will need to assist children with the creation of their sculpture, and children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Adults may come on their own and do not need to be accompanied by a child, it will be fun for everyone). Ages 6 and up. Register here

Workshop: Sensory Scenery with artist Rachel Guardiola
September 15, 1–3pm
Join Building Worlds artist Rachel Guardiola for a super-sensory, hands-on experience. Workshop attendees will use all five senses to create one of a kind works of art inspired by Guardiola’s artwork on display in the gallery, examining the role of science fiction, science fact, and fantasy as a source of inspiration for artists and the changing nature of our relationship to our fears, ideals, and questions about being human. Workshop fees include all supplies and light refreshments. Ages 18 and up. Register here

Workshop: Collab-Collage-Photomontage!
October 20, 1–3pm
A collaboration workshop with Caitlin Teal Price. Ages 6 and up. Register here

Workshop: Handmade Holiday Ornaments
December 15, 9.30–11am
Register here