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Students & Families

Thousands of students from all across the region have participated in our arts education programs. Through our school programs, we develop artistic, academic and social skills that extend beyond the art form. Our community programs are geared towards families and youth by exposing audiences to the arts — many for the first time — or engaging participants in the artistic process.

Wells Fargo OnStage Family Series

The Wells Fargo OnStage Family Series features performance groups from across the Richmond region and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Performances represent a variety of art forms including music, theater, puppetry and more. Past performers have included Barefoot Puppets Theatre, techno and juggling performer Mark Nizer, theater artist Charmaine Crowell-White, and Virginia Opera.

View the 2017-18 season calendar!

Digital Arts Lab Summer Camps 2018

Creator Space: Better Than Unboxing
June 18-22
There’s more to video than watching people open things! Learn how to tell your story your way and share it with the world. Students ages 10-13 will learn how to produce engaging videos using professional equipment and the phone in your pocket, with an emphasis on personal storytelling.
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Digital Cinema Production
June 25-29
Learn how to produce a short film during this intensive workshop. Students ages 13-17 (students turning 13 years old in 2018 are eligible to participate) will work as a team to storyboard, direct, shoot, and edit a short script using local actors on location at the Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Learn industry techniques and crew positions while getting hands-on production experience with professional equipment, and leave with a short film you can add to your reel.
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Creator Space: More Than Content
August 13-17
There’s more to video than generating clicks! Learn how to tell your story your way and share it with the world. Students ages 13-17 will learn how to produce engaging videos using professional equipment and the phone in your pocket. Learn how to curate a thoughtful online presence and explore personal branding. If you’ve got visions of YouTuber stardom, this could be your first step.
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Genworth Lights Up! Youth Open House

Held bi-annually, Lights Up! opens the Dominion Energy Center to the entire community! Over the course of the day, more than 25 participatory workshops, lecture-demonstrations and performances are scheduled, and all events are free for children and families! With offerings in the performing and visual arts for children and youth ages 3-18, there promises to be something for everyone. Stay tuned for news about Lights Up! Youth Open House 2018!

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