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F-Stops and Shutter Speeds

at Washington Photo Safari - Southwest Washington, D.C.
1000 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20560

Going on a big trip with your new camera? You MUST do this safari before you go! You love your  camera,  BUT  – out of fear of doing the wrong thing – you always keep it on a nice, safe “Auto” or “P” and let the camera  do the thinking.  Or you put it on “M” because you see the pros doing that and STILL your...

Friday Apr 27th, 10am

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Basic Color Theory

at Plaza Artist Materials - Rockville
1776 E Jefferson St #1119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Bring your medium of choice. Writing materials for note taking. Basic Color Theory encompasses a multitude of definitions, concepts and design applications – enough to fill several encyclopedias. However, this workshop will focus on the three basic categories of color theory that are especially useful for the artist: The color wheel, color harmony...

$50

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Double Take: One Artwork Two Viewpoints

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Penn Quarter
750 9th St NW Ste 3100, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

In celebration of International Workers’ Day, also known as May Day, SAAM Deputy Chief Curator E. Carmen Ramos teams up with Smithsonian National Museum of American History curator Mireya Loza to discuss Domingo Ulloa’s powerful depiction of Mexican laborers and the history of the Braceros Program. Image: Domingo Ulloa, Braceros, 1960,...

Free
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Famous Artist Series: Paint like Lois Mailou Jones

at ArtJamz - Dupont Circle
1728 Conneticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009

It's Women's History Month and this month we are celebrating artist Lois Mailou Jones. Jones was influenced by textile design and the Harlem Renaissance, she displayed these influences throughout her artwork. In this class you will paint your very own version of "Grosses" created by Jones in 1980.

$28

Paint & Sip Classics: Lunar Woman

at ArtJamz - Dupont Circle
1728 Conneticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009

It's Women's History Month, what better way than paint a symbol of female power? In this class one of our jamming instructors will take you through the steps of creating your own Lunar Woman painting.

$28

Intermediate Oil Or Acrylic Painting

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

This class is designed for those with some background in painting and drawing, as well as for the more advanced. Students choose subject matter from photographs or still life, and learn new ways of improving the painting. Demos and short art history lectures, with emphasis on color and design are given. Discussions focus on ongoing work, materials,...

$290

9 sessions

Discover Glassblowing Workshop

at Glen Echo Glassworks - Glen Echo
7300 McArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, Maryland 20812

This exciting 1-day workshop will introduce you to the world of glassblowing. Includes demo by the instructors & discussions of studio equipment, techniques, safety & the history of glass. Come with questions. You will then have a chance to experience glassblowing when you create a piece of your own. Wear cotton clothing & closed-toed...

$110

Basic Painting

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Great class to learn how to paint! Develop strong painting skills from composition, application, volume, brushwork and color. This class will get you painting with confidence in oil or acrylic paint. Assignments include still-life, costume figure & landscape. Instructor provides demos, critiques & art history lectures daily.

$240

8 sessions

Basic Drawing Studio

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Great class for the beginner who is looking to learn how to draw! Develop drawing skills using pencil, charcoal, and pastels. Assignments include still-life, costume figure & landscape. Instructor provides demos, critiques & art history lectures daily. Supply list given at first class. 

$308

10 sessions

Learning to Draw & Paint

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Great class to learn how to draw & paint! Develop drawing & painting skills using pencil, charcoal, & paint including oils & acrylic. Assignments include still-life, costume figure & landscape. Instructor provides demos, critiques & art history lectures daily.

$308

10 sessions

Abstract Expressionist Painting- Acrylic

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Working with acrylic paint and mixed media, students will develop their eye and explore abstraction using using color, line, form and movement. Critiques and art history will be used to understand and develop abstract concepts and composition.

$300

9 sessions

Figure and Studio Painting

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

For students interested in acrylics and oils. Work from a model, landscape and still life. Focus on traditional and contemporary techniques. Class may be repeated, as assignments are designed to meet the needs of all levels.  Demos and lectures on composition, color theory and history. For students under the age of 18, you and your parent/guardian...

$318

10 sessions

Introduction to Zentangle

at Plaza Artist Materials - Rockville
1776 E Jefferson St #1119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Anything is Possible…one stroke at a time!®” This is the Zentangle® motto. Zentangle® is a easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. There are no mistakes, no “right” way.  Barb is a Zentangle® CZT (Certified Zentangle® Teacher), so each workshop will cover the history, applications,...

$50

What A Relief: Block Printing with Speedy-Carve

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

What a relief! In this course, we will explore the fundamentals of rubber block printing, offering a core understanding to relief printing. During this class, students will design a custom sketch on paper, transfer an image on to speedy-carve block, carve the images, then print image in a variety of colors. We will briefly discuss the history of...

$75

Rag Basket

at Capital Quilts - Gaithersburg
15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, District of Columbia 20877

Rag bowls have been made since the beginning of time, it seems.  They have found some form of bowls that are wrapped into a coil in many archeological digs, that go back for centuries.  In more recent history, rag bowls were made in Appalachia along with rag rugs that were known to hold up over time.  Rag bowls are sturdy, versatile...

$30
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