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Potomac Arts Academy

Explore the arts at Potomac Arts Academy. As the community arts division of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Potomac connects children and adults of all ages and skill levels to enriching, university-quality instruction in music, acting, visual art, film and video, and dance.

Learning While Teaching

Malia Pereyra with violin

Malia Pereyra was a Teaching Scholar.

Not only does Potomac Arts Academy connect community members to arts experiences, it also provides opportunities for College of Visual and Performing Arts students to gain more experience in teaching.

Potomac’s faculty members are drawn from the faculty and students of the Mason arts community.

Often, talented students lead classes and give lessons as mentored teachers while finishing their degrees. This hands-on training provides the real-world experience needed to launch a successful career.

From Age 1 to 101

You’re never too young and never too old. From inspiring programs for toddlers to choirs and lessons specifically for seniors, Potomac Arts Academy offers arts experiences for everyone. In the summer, students ages 4 to 18 come for exciting camps in theater, music, film and video, and visual art.

Teachers participate in intensive professional development courses such as Orff-Schulwerk and Kodály methods of music instruction. Year-round theater training is provided by the award-winning Acting for Young People program. At Potomac, creative passions are met with quality instruction every day.

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