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Artventures: A Drop-in Painting

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

Make art and feel better. All are welcome to this open studio style class. Get a weekly dose of creativity! Making art does improve your physical and mental well-being. Instruction will be provided for beginners. Bring your own painting project and get professional support to make it your best! You will receive 1:1 attention in a group setting. All...

$30

Monday May 28th, 9:30am

Palette Knife Oil Painting

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

With just a palette knife and ten colors, Diane teaches a wet on wet painting technique which is fun and uniquely different. You will learn color theory, composition, perspective and how to enhance your drawing and painting skills. Work on the subject matter of your own choice and at your own pace.  All skill levels are welcome and no experience...

$25

Tuesday May 29th, 5pm

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Transcend the Reference - An Ongoing Art Class

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

Through working on a current piece or project with guidance and insight from the instructor, practice new ways to see and develop your artistic voice and/or technical skills. Learn to discover roadblocks and work through current limitations with an emphasis on fundamentals in your chosen media in painting or drawing. There will be various discussions...

$30

Thursday May 31st, 10am

Friday Figure Drawing

at Arts Club of Washington - Downtown, Washington, D.C.
2017 I St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20006

Classical painter Teresa Oaxaca will coordinate figure drawing sessions Fridays from 10:30 am to 2 pm. Students at all levels are welcome at these uninstructed sessions using traditional drawing media.

$20

Friday May 25th, 10:30am

Wine Glass Painting

at VisArts at Rockville - Rockville
155 Gibbs St, Washington, District of Columbia 20850

You will be provided four wine glasses to paint and all the art materials (enamel paints, brushes) and instruction you need. No experience required. NO ALCOHOL PROVIDED.

$40
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Movies at SAAM: Days of Heaven

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

The beautiful lighting in this film and its subject were inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World, blending both painting and modern cinematic arts. George Washington University’s film studies professors Michael Shull and Dr. David E. Wilt participate in a post-film discussion. Directed by Terrence Malick (95 mins; 1978).

Free
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Landscape Painting

at The Art League

This outdoor class focuses on composition, value, and color relationships. Students examine the property of light and hoe it reveals form and color. Instruction includes demonstrations for newcomers to plein air (outdoor) painting. Class is held indoors during inclement weather.  Locations may not be metro accessible and students are responsible...

$160

4 sessions

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Mud Dyeing Workshop

at VisArts at Rockville - Rockville
155 Gibbs St, Washington, District of Columbia 20850

In this mud dyeing workshop, participants will begin with a guided meditation to reflect on their own relationship with the earth. Participants will then learn the process of mud dyeing and traditional Shibori folding techniques to create lovely, hand dyed and hand painted fabric. Optional 4x5 inch frames will be available for purchase on which to...

$40
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Painting from Life

at McLean Community Center - McLean
1446 Chain Bridge Rd, Virginia, District of Columbia 22101

Painting from Life (MPA) All levels welcome! Learn the fundamentals of painting with your choice of medium. We will explore color theory, value, composition and more while observing from life and photographs. 

$265

7 sessions

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Intro to Plein Air Drawing & Painting

at McLean Community Center - McLean
1446 Chain Bridge Rd, Virginia, District of Columbia 22101

Students will dive right into plein air by making observational drawings from nature, tonal sketches, and small painted studies that will build up confidence to paint directly from the landscape.  This class will meet offsite each session, locations and supply list will be emailed to students prior to the first class. Students must be able to...

$190

4 sessions

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Independent Painting

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

This course provides an outlet to develop a personal pictorial language for both the beginner and the advanced painter. Painting subjects include the figure, still life, landscape, abstraction, and the imagination. Instruction is geared towards the individual student.

$220

9 sessions

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Abstract Painting

at McLean Community Center - McLean
1446 Chain Bridge Rd, Virginia, District of Columbia 22101

Abstract Painting Through an art historical lens, we will explore the principles of Impressionism, lyrical abstraction, and abstract expressionism. We will attempt dynamic mark making and complex color combinations whilst developing a personal voice in the realm of abstract painting.

$370

8 sessions

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Fundamentals of Art: From Drawing to Painting

at VisArts at Rockville - Rockville
155 Gibbs St, Washington, District of Columbia 20850

Starting with drawing, students will develop their artistic potential through observation, while exploring techniques and materials. Technical aspects of drawing such as line, light and volume, and perspective will be introduced through class instruction and demonstrations. At their own pace, students will move to painting, becoming comfortable with...

$247.50

6 sessions

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Watercolor Studio

at McLean Community Center - McLean
1446 Chain Bridge Rd, Virginia, District of Columbia 22101

Watercolor Studio Learn how to combine watercolor painting techniques with your own authentic self-expression. Enjoy this inspiring journey of watercolor painting and learn a wide variety of techniques. You will explore graded washes, variegated washes, wet on wet, wet on dry, dry brush, splattering, dripping, glazing, color mixing, and more. 

$325

7 sessions

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Painting The Landscape

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

Explore both realist and expressive approaches to depicting the surrounding world. Students learn to show space on a 2-D surface through linear and atmospheric perspective, and examine composition, color, and techniques for the landscape painter. All levels welcome. Oil and acrylics are the mediums of choice.  

$220

9 sessions

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