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Discover a wide range of art classes in Washington, D.C. that will inspire your creativity and teach you new skills. From painting and drawing to ceramics and photography, these classes offer hands-on instruction and the opportunity to unleash your artistic potential.

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Jewelry Technique (Drop-In)

Wear Ever Jewelry Studio School @ 1112 King St, Alexandria, VA

Discover the art of jewelry making at a renowned studio. Learn soldering, forming, and other metalsmithing techniques in a personalized class session. Unleash your creativity and create stunning pieces in a safe and supportive environment.

(11) Beginner 16 and older
$85
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Monuments and Memorials: Travel Photography

Washington Photo Safari @ 5114 Ritchie Rd #644, Bealeton, VA , USA, Bealeton, VA

Capture the essence of iconic landmarks and memorials in this hands-on travel photography course. Master the art of composition, exposure, and camera settings as you explore the diverse landscapes of Washington, D.C. Perfect for photographers of all levels seeking to enhance their skills in capturing stunning cityscapes and portraits.

(7) Beginner 16 and older
$99
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Half Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (DC)

Digital Photo Academy @ Cross Streets TBA, Washington, DC

Capture stunning images and master your camera's capabilities with personalized instruction from expert photographers at Digital Photo Academy in Washington, DC. Explore various photography genres and receive hands-on guidance during an in-the-field shoot. Enhance your post-capture workflow skills and learn valuable editing techniques to bring your images to life.

(146) All levels 15 and older
$375
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Dupont Studio Night | Robert Rauschenberg

ArtsClub @ 1506 19th St NW, Washington, DC

Join us for a transformative evening where you will explore the art of Robert Rauschenberg, a pioneering artist known for his powerful and socially conscious works. Discover how to create your own sculptural painting using collage materials in a hands-on workshop that reflects the vibrant energy of the city.

(27) All levels 21 and older
$68
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All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (DC)

Digital Photo Academy @ Cross Streets TBA, Washington, DC

Enhance your photography skills with a personalized, immersive experience led by expert instructors at Digital Photo Academy. Capture stunning images in various genres, receive guidance tailored to your camera and interests, and learn essential post-capture techniques. Schedule a private session to elevate your photography to new heights.

(146) All levels 15 and older
$675
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Dupont Studio Night | Frida Kahlo

ArtsClub @ 1506 19th St NW, Washington, DC

Unleash your inner artist and immerse yourself in the world of Frida Kahlo at a unique studio experience. Dive into the mesmerizing world of Surrealism and Magical Realism, and create a stunning self-portrait inspired by Frida's iconic style.

(27) Beginner 21 and older
$68
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Dupont Studio Night | Mondrian

ArtsClub @ 1506 19th St NW, Washington, DC

Unleash your creativity and explore the iconic style of abstract artist Mondrian at an exclusive evening studio session Experience a unique opportunity to dive into the world of geometric shapes and primary colors.

(27) All levels 21 and older
$68
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Dupont Studio Night | Jackson Pollock

ArtsClub @ 1506 19th St NW, Washington, DC

Indulge in an evening of art-making as we delve into the captivating world of Jackson Pollock. Join us for an immersive experience where creativity knows no bounds, and you can harness the essence of Pollock's iconic style. Let your imagination run wild and leave with a masterpiece of your very own.

(27) All levels 21 and older
$68
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Dupont Studio Night | Yayoi Kusama

ArtsClub @ 1506 19th St NW, Washington, DC

Experience the iconic polka dot art of Yayoi Kusama and create a vibrant pumpkin masterpiece. Discover the artistic journey of this internationally renowned artist and delve into her unique style characterized by organic forms and optical illusions. Join us for an unforgettable evening of creativity and inspiration.

(27) All levels 21 and older
$68
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Breaking The Rules: Fifteen Tricks for Clever Pix!

Washington Photo Safari @ 5114 Ritchie Rd #644, Bealeton, VA , USA, Bealeton, VA

Unlock the secrets of innovative photography with 15 techniques to creatively break the rules! From transforming skies to capturing ethereal light, learn how to masterfully manipulate your camera settings for unique and captivating images. Elevate your photography skills and discover new artistic possibilities in the scenic heart of Washington, DC.

(7) All levels 16 and older
$99
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Dupont Studio Night | Wassily Kandinsky

ArtsClub @ 1506 19th St NW, Washington, DC

Unleash your inner artist and explore the world of music-inspired abstract paintings with the guidance of a professional instructor. Join us for a creative evening filled with art, music, and wine. No experience is necessary.

(27) All levels 16 and older
$68
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Dupont Studio Night | Pablo Picasso

ArtsClub @ 1506 19th St NW, Washington, DC

Unleash your inner Picasso and discover the secrets behind his iconic portraits. Create your masterpiece using Picasso's techniques to express your inner thoughts and passions. All art supplies and an art history lesson are included.

(27) Beginner 21 and older
$68
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Dupont Studio Night | Georgia O’Keeffe

ArtsClub @ 1506 19th St NW, Washington, DC

Discover the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe as you create stunning autumnal flower paintings in her signature style. Immerse yourself in her journey from the Midwest to New Mexico and unleash your creativity in this inspiring studio night.

(27) Beginner 21 and older
$68
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Dupont Studio Night | Alma Thomas

ArtsClub @ 1506 19th St NW, Washington, DC

Discover the bold and vibrant style of artist Alma Thomas as you create your abstract paintings inspired by her unique mark-making technique. Embrace the beauty of flowers and the natural world in this immersive art experience. Unleash your creativity and leave with a masterpiece of your own.

(27) All levels 21 and older
$68
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Dupont Studio Night | Claude Monet

ArtsClub @ 1506 19th St NW, Washington, DC

Explore the narrative behind Claude Monet's masterpieces, from sunsets to water lilies. Learn his techniques to depict light and color, then create your own vibrant Impressionist paintings inspired by your favorite landscapes.

(27) All levels 21 and older
$68
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Dupont Studio Night | Henri Matisse

ArtsClub @ 1506 19th St NW, Washington, DC

Learn about Henri Matisse & create vibrant cut-out works! Towards the end of his life, Henri Matisse created a series of colorful and vibrant works capturing the energy of falling foliage. He used a technique he called “drawing with scissors," which involved painting with gouache on paper, cutting out leaf-shaped pieces and assembling them on boards. During this event, you'll learn about Matisse’s vibrant cut-out works and create your own...

(27) Beginner 21 and older
$68
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Dupont Studio Night | Vincent Van Gogh

ArtsClub @ 1506 19th St NW, Washington, DC

Unleash your inner artist and learn to create swirling, dreamlike landscapes in the style of Vincent van Gogh. Join us for a night of thick brushwork and imaginative colors that will transport you into a fantasy world of art.

(27) Beginner 21 and older
$68
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Dupont Studio Night | Mark Rothko

ArtsClub @ 1506 19th St NW, Washington, DC

Explore the life and art of Mark Rothko, a renowned Abstract Expressionist. Unleash your emotions through color as you create abstract masterpieces. Join us for an evening of creativity, inspiration, and wine.

(27) Beginner 21 and older
$68
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Dupont Studio Night | Washington Color School

ArtsClub @ 1506 19th St NW, Washington, DC

Unlock the vibrant legacy of Washington Color School artists through immersive studio sessions. Immerse yourself in the techniques and philosophies that defined this revolutionary movement.

(27) All levels 21 and older
$68
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Dupont Studio Night | Helen Frankenthaler

ArtsClub @ 1506 19th St NW, Washington, DC

Discover the innovative painting techniques of Helen Frankenthaler and create your own serene soak stain masterpieces at this exclusive studio night. Unleash your creativity as you learn about this influential American Abstract Expressionist painter and immerse yourself in a world of vibrant, liquid-like colors. All art materials and protective wear are provided.

(27) Beginner 21 and older
$68
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Reviews for Art Classes in Washington, D.C.

Art Classes in Washington, D.C. are rated 4.7 stars based on 191 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Half Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (DC)

    Reviewed by Andy L. on 5/14/2023
    Bob was a terrific help giving me a wide-angle look at photography as well as in the weeds helpful hints about the kinds of photos I'll be taking. As a result of this class, I have a renewed confidence in my ability to not just improve my photographs but to keep learning as I go. It was a fun three hours and I'm raring to take improved shots!
  • Dupont Studio Night | Yayoi Kusama

    Reviewed by Helen G. on 10/27/2019
    A lot of fun loved the process.Beautiful setting on rooftop
  • Monuments and Memorials: Travel Photography

    Reviewed by Katherine L. on 9/1/2019
    David was very knowledgeable, an incredible storyteller, and accommodating to our group.
  • Dupont Studio Night | Jackson Pollock

    Reviewed by Erica R. on 4/28/2019
    I really enjoyed this class. It made me get loose and be messy with art in a big studio space. I didn’t have to worry about making the painting perfect but just have fun with it. I also appreciated the BYOB addition to the class.

Discover the Best Art Classes in Washington, D.C.

Although is best known for its place in US history, it also has a rich history of art. is home to the National Gallery of Art, which hosts over 150,000 sculptures, decorative arts, prints, drawings, photographs, and paintings. When viewed together, the museum gives a unique view of the power and range of human creativity. It includes works from some of the most famous artists of all time, including Leonardo de Vinci, Raphael, Van Gosh, and Monet. 

Because is home to many great galleries and museums, it’s a great place to get art inspiration. If you want to take an art class in , browse through the classes and schools listed on CourseHorse. CourseHorse lists the best classes available in your area. 

Why You Should Learn Art in

There are several great reasons why you should learn art in DC. First of all, offers a plethora of art classes and schools that are ready to teach you the skills you’ll need to excel in art. While learning art in , you’ll gain access to the best tools, facilities, and teachers. 

When you take an art class in , you’ll also be able to meet new people, network with other artists, and join art communities. Through these new connections, you can make new friends, join clubs and groups, and attend art shows. If you’re interested in starting a career in art, then you can also use art classes to pick up teaching skills and ensure your mastery of the topic. 

Another great reason to take art in is that art is a relaxing hobby. It’s a great, productive way to spend your free time and ensure that you’re using your time wisely. Art classes help you to unlock your creativity and relax your mind. 

In-Person Art Classes in

In-person classes offer some of the best instruction for learning art in . In-person classes offer access to live demonstrations and personalized feedback to help you excel while you learn art. On CourseHorse, you’ll find dozens of great in-person art classes offered through schools in . 

One of the best art classes to consider taking is Art and Architecture - Creative Captures from Capital Photography Center. The class meets once for two and a half hours and walks through the National Gallery of Art. you will explore how to reimagine the lines and shapes of these elements to create unique and memorable photographs. 

The class will also encourage participants to create their own interpretations, use perspective, emphasize patterns, use composition, and choose details. To participate, you will need a DSLR or mirrorless camera. Although the class is open to all skill levels, it’s recommended that you have some familiarity with the exposure settings of ISO, aperture, and shutter speeds. 

Another class you should consider taking is the National Portrait Gallery/American Art Museum from Washington Photo Safari. The class meets for two hours and will walk you through basic photography to capture artwork on display. The class is a safari that is led by Paris-trained professional architectural photographer and Washington Photo Safari director E. David Luria.

During the class, you will learn how to photograph works of art on display and how to use your smartphone to take professional pictures that can be enlarged, matted, framed, and printed on canvas. 

Also, consider taking Natural Light Portrait Photography from Washington Photo Safari. This two-hour class focuses on teaching you to take professional photographs in natural lighting. You will create moody and artistic photographs that are unique to your style. Your instructor will show you the tips and tricks needed to master taking photos in natural light. 

Virtual Art Classes 

Although in-person art classes often offer the most personalized instruction, they might not always include the class subjects that you’re interested in taking. Online art classes offer a wider range of classes, which may make it easier to find what you’re looking for. In addition, virtual art classes include many of the same benefits as in-person classes. For example, you can still receive live demonstrations and personalized feedback. 

If you want to take an online art class, consider taking Beginners Art Journaling from The Art Studio NY. This art class focuses on unlocking your creativity through a range of styles and mediums. You will fill a journal with art pieces that express your inner thoughts in a safe environment. The class called itself a “[f]ear-Free Beginners Art Journaling Class” because students will have a “safe, encouraging and inspiring space to explore and express feelings through color, texture, words, and art.”

The class doesn’t provide the materials, but you’ll need watercolor paints, a mixed media pad, pencils, glue, paintbrushes, and more to get the most out of your time. By the end of the class, you’ll know how to express your thoughts through art. 

Another great class to take is the Abstract Painting class from Richmond Art Center. This course includes four sessions that each last for two hours. You will learn how to create abstract art through your own visions. You can also choose your own art medium so that you’ll be able to create art in the medium that you’re already comfortable using. 

Remote classes are great opportunities for you to learn art from the comfort of your home. CourseHorse’s website lists some of the best art classes for you to take. Since the course list is updated regularly, make sure to check back to ensure that you’re getting the best remote classes.

Private Group Art Classes in

Are you a business looking to schedule an art class as a fun team-building event? Art classes provide a great outlet for employees to release stress and learn new skills. CourseHorse offers a great list of art classes for private groups in

For example, consider booking the Virtual Group Drawing & Sketching Class for one hour. The class is open to groups of up to 255 people and will teach your group how to create a graphite still-life drawing. It’s a great class to help your group spark their creativity. The class covers hatching and cross-hatching techniques to build value, create depth, and use basic shapes to build objects. 

To fully participate, your group will only need a pencil and paper. You can also choose from still lifes, landscapes, botanical drawings, faces, and custom topics to ensure that your getting the best fit for your group.

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