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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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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.

Friday, Mar 1st, 10am–1pm Eastern Time

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All Day Private Digital Photography (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.

Friday, Mar 1st, 10am–4pm Eastern Time

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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.

Friday, Mar 1st, 9:40am–1:10pm Eastern Time

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Metals I

Jewelryclassdc LLC @ 1502 Massachusetts Ave SE, Washington, DC

Unleash your creativity and craft intricate designs with the timeless beauty of metals. Elevate your skills and learn the art of metalworking in a supportive and engaging environment. Discover the secrets of transforming raw materials into stunning handcrafted pieces under expert guidance.

Monday, Apr 1st, 6–9pm Eastern Time

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Metals II

Jewelryclassdc LLC @ 1502 Massachusetts Ave SE, Washington, DC

Unleash your creativity and master the art of working with metals in a dynamic and engaging environment. Dive into advanced techniques and learn to craft stunning metal creations with expert guidance. Elevate your skills and ignite your passion for metalwork with this immersive course.

Tuesday, Apr 2nd, 11am–2pm Eastern Time

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Flower Design Star: 1 Week Comprehensive

American School of Flower Design @ 8870 Monard Dr, Silver Spring, MD

Join us at the renowned American School of Flower Design and learn 24 different styles of design, including American, European, Asian, and contemporary. Gain valuable insights into marketing, buying, and selling, and finish the course by designing your mock wedding. Discover the secrets of flower design from Michael, a featured expert on the Today Show and the Hallmark Channel.

Monday, Mar 18th, 1–4:30pm Eastern Time

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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.

Tuesday, Mar 5th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

Monuments at Night

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

Capture the majesty of Washington, DC's iconic monuments as they come to life under the night sky. Join us for a guided photo tour that will teach you essential nighttime photography techniques and help you achieve postcard-quality images of the Nation's Capital. Don't miss this opportunity to create stunning, black-and-white photographs that truly capture the meaning of each memorial and statue.

Saturday, Mar 9th, 5:30–8pm Eastern Time

Master Your Digital Camera Controls (DC) Deal

Master Your Digital Camera Controls (DC)

Digital Photo Academy @ 3501 New York Ave NE, Renton, WA

Master Your Digital Camera Controls and discover the secrets to taking stunning photographs with any camera model. Unlock your camera's full potential and unleash your creativity in this comprehensive workshop. Don't miss out on this opportunity to elevate your photography skills.

Saturday, Mar 23rd, 10–11:30am Eastern Time

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F-Stops and Shutter Speeds

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

Master the art of manual photography and take control of your camera with this hands-on photography workshop in Washington, DC. Discover the secrets behind capturing crisp portraits, blurred backgrounds, and breathtaking landscapes. Join us at the iconic Smithsonian Castle and Enid Haupt Gardens for an unforgettable photography experience.

Saturday, Mar 2nd, 2:30–5pm Eastern Time

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.

Friday, Mar 8th, 6:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

Capital Photography Center @ 8130 Porter Rd, Virginia, DC

Take control of your camera and capture stunning photographs with Photo Basics: Getting Off Auto. Learn how to choose the appropriate settings for the look you want, freeze or blur motion, and control the depth of field. Join us at Capital Photography Center and unlock the full potential of your DSLR or mirrorless camera.

Sunday, Mar 24th, 9:30am–1:30pm Eastern Time

Sunrise on the National Mall

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

Capture the beauty of sunrise on the National Mall with Washington Photo Safari. Join acclaimed director E. David Luria in this photography tour as he guides you to perfect exposure and white balance for stunning images of the iconic US Capitol, Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial. Discover the magic of early morning light and reflect on this unforgettable experience.

Sunday, Mar 3rd, 5:30–7:30am Eastern Time

Library of Congress Open House at the Main Reading Room

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

Explore the opulence of the Library of Congress' Main Reading Room on a photography excursion in Washington, D.C. Capture stunning architectural shots and discover the secrets of interior photography with our team's expert guidance. Don't miss the chance to photograph the priceless Stradivarius Violin, Viola, and Cello on display in its exhibit rooms.

Thursday, Mar 21st, 2–4:30pm Eastern Time

DC At Night By Smartphone

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

Capture the beauty of Washington, D.C.'s famous monuments at night with your smartphone. Join this special photo safari and learn how to take stunning nighttime pictures using the latest smartphone technology. Explore the illuminated US Capitol, White House, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and more in this unforgettable photography experience.

Friday, Mar 8th, 5:45–7:45pm Eastern Time

Photoshop For Photographers

Capital Photography Center @ 1616 H St NW, Washington, DC

Master the art of Photoshop and unlock its full potential for photographers in this hands-on training. Learn the essential techniques, from layers and masks to retouching tools and composites, to confidently enhance your images. Discover tips and tricks that will save you time and simplify your Photoshop workflow.

Sunday, Mar 10th, 9am–5pm Eastern Time

Photography at the Amazing Kennedy Center

Capital Photography Center @ 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC

Capture the beauty and architectural wonders of the iconic Kennedy Center in Washington, DC with this unique photography class led by instructor Geoff Livingston. Learn how to master architectural photography techniques and create stunning images in dramatic light. Recommended gear: camera and lenses in the range of 18-105mm. No flash is required.

Sunday, Mar 10th, 10am–1pm Eastern Time

Cherry Blossoms at Sunrise

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

Capture the enchanting beauty of cherry blossoms at the break of dawn with this exclusive photography tour in Washington, D.C. Immerse yourself in the soft golden light filtering through the blossoms as you photograph iconic landmarks framed by nature's delicate artistry. Join us for an unforgettable morning of creativity and inspiration.

Sunday, Mar 24th, 6–8am Eastern Time

Early Morning at the National Zoo

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

Capture stunning wildlife photographs at the National Zoo in the morning hours as the animals emerge from their enclosures. Led by pet and wildlife photographer Julie Gould, this hands-on safari will provide tips on composition, lens use, and more. Don't miss the chance to potentially see pandas up close!

Sunday, Mar 24th, 7:45–10am Eastern Time

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ United States National Arboretum Deal

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ United States National Arboretum

Digital Photo Academy @ 3501 New York Ave NE, Renton, WA

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the United States National Arboretum and learn the art of digital photography with expert guidance. Capture breathtaking floral scenes, master composition techniques, and unlock the potential of your camera in this hands-on workshop. Elevate your photography skills and create stunning images in this picturesque setting.

Saturday, Mar 23rd, 11:30am–2:30pm Eastern Time

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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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