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Monet’s Flowers: Watercolor Explorations

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

French impressionist painter Claude Monet is world-famous for his oil paintings of water lilies from the pond at his home in Giverny, in the later years of his career. in this class we will work on close-up flower views with watercolors (starting with watercolor pencil drawings, and we will not only do the water lilies but other flowers from his garden...

$200

6 sessions

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Painting From Photos

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

Learn to use photographs to create beautiful and believable paintings. Students will have the opportunity to paint the subject matter of their choice—from portraits of loved ones to far away landscapes to lively scenes—while receiving instruction in painting techniques and advice on the challenges of working from photos. 

$278

8 sessions

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Sumi-E: East Asian Brush Painting

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

Learn the East Asian brush painting art form of sumi-é. Classes include lessons for beginning through advanced level painters. Different schools of this ancient art, from tranditional to experimental, as well as composition and design, are explained. 

$200

9 sessions

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Fresh Approach to Portrait Painting

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

Fresh Approach to Portrait Painting Oil based class. This class emphasizes merging your skills and senses to produce a harmonious and interesting painting without overthinking. Students will learn the basics of portraiture and how to capture a likeness. Alla Prima, layering, and "blocking in" techniques will be taught.

$325

7 sessions

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Zodiac Series: Aquarius

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

What’s your sign? Find out in our one of a kind Zodiac Painting Series. This Month’s Zodiac: Aquarius.

$28
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Famous Artist Series: Paint like Basquiat

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

Combine figure painting and abstraction just like artist Jean-Michael Basquiat in this painting class.

$28
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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

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Figure Painting

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

Students of all levels will learn to draw and paint the figure expressively through observation. Train your eye to see angles, shapes, and color. Explore working from general forms to specific details, with a focus on proportion and patterns of light and shadow. Short and long poses will provide opportunities for dynamic studies as well as more developed...

$279

8 sessions

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Workshop: Painting the Portrait for Beginners

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

Workshop: Painting the Portrait for Beginners Open to all levels. While painting from a live model, students will learn proportions, the relationship between values, color and texture to create a successful piece and capture the character of the sitter. Although it is fine to use acrylic, oil is recommended for this class.

$225
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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
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Seasonal Favorites: LOVE

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

Create your very own LOVE painting based off the famous sculpture by American artist Robert Indiana.

$28
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Abstract Drawing And Painting (Beginning/Intermediate)

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

This class is for students at all levels who want to learn the abstract painting process. There are no limits to what an artist can create if they learn the basic language of abstraction and how to manipulate paint. The pure excitement of color, the mystery of line, the safety of structure, and the fun of mixed media are emphasized as the student begins...

$220

9 sessions

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Painting Water

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

Water is exciting imagery to paint and there are many techniques to capture its facets. In this workshop, students paint the ocean waves at the shore, reflections in a still lake and waterfalls. For speed, it is recommended to use acrylics so the class can paint quickly in layers. Instructor demonstrations precede each subject.  

$195

2 sessions

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Urban Landscapes

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

Referencing cityscapes by Pissaro, Hopper or Estes, students paint from personal photos of favorite urban settings. Participants with drawing experience learn the grid system to create aerial perspective and learn about light, space, color mixing, and painting techniques. One or two completed works on large format is expected. Oil or acrylics are...

$220

9 sessions

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Water/Color/Paper (Intermediate)

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

In this class the emphasis is on working with the elements that make watercolor unique and challenging the water itself, the hues of different paints, and the complexities of various paper surfaces. Attention to composition, exposure to works of other artists, and critique of our own work are a large part of the sessions. Class includes interior,...

$290

8 sessions

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