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Noir Magic - Lettering, Flora and Fauna

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Noir Magic — Lettering, Flora and Fauna with Theresa Martin Back in the days when monks transcribed books by hand, Illuminated letters were the enlarged first letter in a page or paragraph, often enhanced with decorative elements, flora, fauna and or mythological creatures. In this popular class, learn a variety of mark making techniques to create...

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Composition at The National Gallery of Art

at Capital Photography Center - Southwest Washington, D.C. 6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Photography, like painting, is all about composition: the symmetry, the balance, the leading lines, the framing, the perspective, the points of interest in the image that draw the viewer’s eye. So this safari is all about training you to see and capture good composition in your photographs.   We begin the safari in the atrium of the East...

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Picture-Writing, Hieroglyphics, Cuneiform-Word

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

Celebrate "visible speech” writing language as Art. Create serious whimsical beautiful communication works of Art. Explore word pictures, signs, and letter forms from ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt. Draw and paint your words as a strong design by the world’s oldest signs for syllables and alphabet letters. A fun, fast-moving journey back through...

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8 sessions

Home Body Art Doll Assemblage

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Create a unique art doll using a wooden house body and found objects. Create a holiday ornament or an art doll suitable for year-round display: hang on a wall, or create it to be a “shelf sitter” (finished size is approx 8 in. tall, and 3 in. wide). We will use polymer clay to create the face from a mold, and then add color. Found objects such...

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Realism to Abstraction: Breaking Down and Zooming In

at Weisser Glass Studio and Gallery - Kensington 4080-B Howard Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 20895

This accessible art class for kiln workers will be of interest to artists such as printmakers, painters, or anyone for whom visual expression in glass is desired. Starting with their own images, photos, clippings, etc., students will examine why certain imagery appeals to them, how to isolate the potency of the image, dissect, vary and ultimately move...

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Beginning Oil Painting

at The Smithsonian Associates - Southwest Washington, D.C. 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Artists participating in the Public Works of Art Project in 1933 and 1934 were charged with painting subjects which ranged from portraits to cityscapes as well as landscapes and rural life. This project yielded an amazing body of work that provides inspiration for artists beginning to learn the techniques of oil painting. View the Smithsonian American...

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8 sessions

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Light & Shadow

at Arlington Arts Center - Arlington 3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia 22201

This new multimedia course focuses on value, arguably one of the most important elements of art. By concentrating on light and dark, rather than outlines, students will change the way they see and represent the world through both drawing and painting. Exercises in charcoal, acrylic, chalk, and collage will lead to dramatic, high-contrast images. Subjects...

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8 sessions

Introduction to Watercolor

at Lincoln Photography Classes - Southwest Washington, D.C. National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia 20565

This series will help you through the process of creating a watercolor landscape from life.  Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced painter, these classes will sharpen your skills and help you along your way to becoming a more complete artist. First Class :: Basic Drawing in Preparation for Painting Watercolor paper (types) and...

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Figure Painting in Oils

at The Smithsonian Associates - Southwest Washington, D.C. 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Figure painting has a long and venerable tradition. Get an introduction to the practice in a course that covers concepts and concerns specific to figure painting with oils.  Lectures focus on historical and contemporary modes of the genre. Demonstrations and studio practice offer structured exercises to develop a direct approach to painting that...

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8 sessions

Oil Pastels for Everyone 

at The Smithsonian Associates - Southwest Washington, D.C. 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Although Cray-Pas, the first oil pastel, was introduced in the 1920s, it wasn’t until two decades later when Picasso asked Henri Sennelier to create professional oil pastels, that the world had a truly new art medium. Sennelier oil pastels are richly pigmented and have a creamy consistency. They have little comparison with dry or soft pastels in...

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