Del Ray Artisans

Grown-Ups Art Camp (GUAC)

Welcome to our first ever Grown-Ups Art Camp! What is GUAC, you ask? It is an intensive schedule of workshops (day, night, weekday, weekend)—for anyone and everyone—scheduled for July 1-12, 2013. Download the Program or view each workshop separately below. For more information on the instructors, download the "Meet the Instructors" sheet. Register for as many workshops as you want!


Title Instructor Date/Time Cost Registration
Framing for Artists Karen Schmitz & Guy Jones July 8, 8-10pm $30 Register
Intro to Visual Journaling Christina Perry 2 parts: July 2 & July 9, 8-9:30pm $40 + bring supplies Register
Marketing is NOT a Four-Letter Word Laurie McCarriar July 1, 10am-noon $30 Register
Monotype Madness Karen Schmitz July 7, 3:30-6:30pm $40 + $5 supplies Register
Photo Tools & Editing for Artists Laurie McCarriar July 2, 11:30am-1pm $30 Register
Playing with Resin Tracy Wilkerson July 1, 6:30-9:30pm $30 + $8 supplies Register
Quick Draw Creative Guy Jones July 7, 7-9pm $30 + $3 supplies Register
Recipe for Collage Theresa Kulstad July 5, 6-10pm $40 + $5 supplies Register
Shaving Cream Marbling/Monoprinting Stacy Rausch & Jen Athanas July 3, 6:30-9:30pm $30 + $20 supplies Register
Tell Your Story Online: Simple Marketing Strategies for Artists Laurie McCarriar July 2, 10am-noon $30 Register
Tiny Landscape Mandala Margaret Wohler July 10, 10am-noon $30 + $12 supplies Register


We expect the dates and times for each workshop to stay put, but life happens! If something changes and you are already registered, we will notify you. Below are some DRA policies to be aware of when registering:

  • You may register online, by mail or at the gallery. Registration must include payment in order for you to be fully registered for the workshop. If you register online and choose to pay by cash or check, please send/bring in your payment right away. Registrations without payment will be cancelled after a week.
  • If a workshop does not reach the minimum number of students within 3 days of the workshop, it may be cancelled at the instructor's discretion. If you are already registered (and paid) for a workshop that is cancelled, your whole registration amount will be refunded.
  • If you, the student, withdraw from a workshop after paying...
    • ...within 72 hours or more before the day of the workshop, you will receive a refund of the workshop fee and any supplies fee minus a 15% processing fee.
    • ...less than 72 hours before the day of the workshop, you will not be refunded (extreme cases considered).
Grown-Ups Art Camp

Fun Stuff

Do you want to sell an art piece that you created in a GUAC workshop? Great! There will be dedicated wall space during GUAC for students to sell their art pieces made in workshops. Normal DRA procedures apply:

  • Wall tags will need to be written and posted with the piece by the artist
  • A 20% donation goes to DRA
  • Checks to artists will be mailed out before the end of July

GUAC T-shirts available for sale: Want to order a t-shirt with the GUAC logo on it? Only $18 and made by a DRA member! Email Tracy at with your color choice (white or athletic grey) and size (S - 6XL), then mail your check or pay at the gallery!


When visiting the Del Ray Artisans gallery, you can park on Mt Vernon or Commonwealth avenues, or in the small parking lot next to the park (lot entrance is on Commonwealth Ave). The facility is handicapped accessible and bathrooms are available. DRA also has a kitchen, including a refrigerator and microwave if you are attending a long workshop.

Questions or Feedback

Contact Tracy Wilkerson, GUAC Coordinator, at: .

Date: Monday, July 1, 2013
Repeat Type: Daily;Until=7/13/2013 4:00am
Created by: Public Access ( by Office Manager )
Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013 2:51pm EDT
Attachments: None

Supported in part by:
City of AlexandriaAlexandria Commission for the ArtsVirginia Commission for the ArtsNational Endowment for the Arts

Del Ray Artisans gallery
at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center

2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301-1124
Phone: 703-838-4827 | Directions

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Thursday:  Noon to 6 pm
First Thursday (May-Sep):  Noon to 9 pm
Friday:  Noon to 9 pm
Saturday:  Noon to 9 pm
Sunday:  Noon to 6 pm

Free admission, Open to the public