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Painting Classes Washington, D.C.

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Unleash your creative potential with a variety of painting classes in Washington, D.C.. Learn different techniques, explore various styles, and express yourself through art, all while gaining inspiration and confidence in your artistic abilities.

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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Airbrush Essentials

Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing @ 1776 E Jefferson St, Rockville, MD

Learn the basics of operating an airbrush with basic airbrush techniques. Students will handle several types of airbrushes and discover the difference between single and double action. A combination of demonstrations and hands-on techniques will be used to teach color mixing, blending, mixed media, stenciling, and how to use different surfaces. All supplies provided.

(8) All levels 18 and older
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Learning to Work with Opaque Watercolor

Yellow Barn Studio

Opaque Watercolor (gouache) is a wonderful medium. If you like working in watercolor or oil, you will like this medium because it is a blend of both and it is so easy to transport. Gouache was a favorite medium of Degas & Picasso.

All levels 15 and older
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Dupont Studio Night | Jean-Michel Basquiat

ArtsClub @ 1506 19th St NW, Washington, DC

Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the iconic artist who captivated the 1980s New York art scene. Discover the inspiration behind his mixed-media works and create your own masterpiece using paint and oil pastels on canvas. Join us for a night of artistic exploration and unleash your creativity.

(27) Beginner 21 and older
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Dupont Studio Night | Joan Mitchell

ArtsClub @ 1506 19th St NW, Washington, DC

Discover the emotional intensity and gestural brushwork of Abstract Expressionist painter Joan Mitchell in this immersive art experience. Learn about her artistic journey and create your own artwork using the same materials and techniques she used. Unleash your creativity and connect with Mitchell's expressive style.

(27) All levels 21 and older
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Dupont Studio Night | Damien Hirst

ArtsClub @ 1506 19th St NW, Washington, DC

Get ready to channel your inner Damien Hirst at this exclusive event, where you'll have the chance to create your own unique masterpieces using a custom spin painting machine and other supplies. Emulate Hirst's iconic dot and spin paintings and leave with a one-of-a-kind artwork of your own.

(27) All levels 21 and older
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Reviews for Painting Classes in Washington, D.C.

Painting Classes in Washington, D.C. are rated 4.6 stars based on 35 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Dupont Studio Night | Yayoi Kusama

    Reviewed by Helen G. on 10/27/2019
    A lot of fun loved the process.Beautiful setting on rooftop
  • 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.
  • Airbrush Essentials

    Reviewed by Lizzy C. on 12/8/2018
    Excellent class! Instructor was expert, helpful, interesting and fun. What more could you want?!!

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

Live or work in ? Looking for a new hobby that will let you show off your creative side? Painting could be just what you have been looking for. Generally, painting is defined as the action of applying paint, pigment, color, or another medium to a solid surface, and the most commonly used tool to apply paint is a brush, but other tools, such as knives, spatulas, sponges, and airbrushes can be used alone or in combination with brushes. The history of painting is long, with some experts estimating that people have been painting in some form or another for over 30,000 years. Anyone can learn to paint, regardless of where they are in life.

Why You Should Learn Painting in

You can relieve a lot of stress when you learn to paint in , especially if you like to do things with your hands during your free time. Painting can be a great hobby if you are looking for stress relief or something to help you be productive during your free time. You may also like the aspect of painting that can be related to doing things for other people. This can come in many forms, such as creating a special gift in the form of a painting that they can hang in their home. This could be a painting of them, their pet, a landscape, or a special memory that is meaningful to them.

There is a large community of people who enjoy painting, both as a hobby and as a profession. Once you have mastered the basics of painting, you might want to research local clubs, groups, events, or organizations where you can meet other people who like painting. These groups could be in-person, but they could also be online, and pretty soon you may find yourself with a brand new social circle.

Lastly, learning painting is a marketable skill that you may be able to turn into a side hustle or even a new job altogether. Maybe you could start selling your paintings online, or in person at a craft fair near you. You may even be able to start taking commissions, where you create custom paintings based on the requests of your customers.

In-Person Painting Classes in

If you want to learn painting in-person in , CourseHorse can connect you with classes in your area. For example, Painting with Light is put on by the Capital Photography Center in nearby Alexandria, VA, and is a one session course that shows you the exciting world of painting with light. You will use darkness as a backdrop and use a flashlight to illuminate, highlight, and emphasize your subject. Painting from Life happens at the McLean Community Center and welcomes all skill levels to learn the fundamentals of painting. You will choose your own medium and explore color theory, value, composition, and more.

Painting Workshop is put on by the Stone Branch School of Art and takes place over five sessions. This course provides new and seasoned painters alike with theoretical and technical foundations for understanding painting. You will learn about color, composition, and perspective, as well as color mixing and paint handling from an experienced instructor.

Independent Painting is offered by The Art League in Alexandria, VA. This nine session course provides you with an outlet to develop your personal pictorial language, no matter your experience level. You will paint still life, the figure, landscape, abstraction, and much more, with instruction geared toward you.

Painting From Photos happens at Yellow Barn Studios, and this eight session class will show you how to use photographs to create beautiful and believable paintings. You will choose your subject matter while receiving instructions in painting techniques and advice on the challenges of working from photos.

Painting And Collage is another offering from The Art League that happens in Alexandria, VA. In this seven session course, students will learn to combine more traditional painting techniques with collage to produce pieces with texture and depth. You will add papers, acrylics, inks, and other materials to your pieces and experiment with a variety of styles.

Virtual Painting Classes 

If you decide to take an online painting class, you might be unsure of how much you will learn, but it is good to remember that they have their pros and cons just like in-person painting classes. Something good about taking a virtual painting class is that you can attend the class from anywhere. Feel free to work on your painting project at home, in your backyard, or even in a public space like a park. You also do not have to commute to a classroom when you take an online painting class, which saves you both money and time. The biggest con about taking an online painting class is that you generally have to supply your own materials and equipment.

If you are interested in online painting classes, CourseHorse has options that will work for you. For example, Beginner’s Intro to Watercolor Painting: Single Session is a class that explores the colorful world of watercolor painting. You will experience learning and fun in this relaxed group atmosphere while you discover your unique form of self-expression. Beginner Watercolor Online is a six-session course focused on botanicals, and you will learn to paint with luminous, sparkling watercolors. Enjoy acquiring new techniques and learning through fun activities that transition into studies and landscapes. Online Painting With Acrylics 301 is a virtual class for all levels in which you will learn the techniques of 20th-century painting masters. These include mixing colors and preparing your canvas for your work.

Private Group Painting Classes in

Are you interested in booking a private group painting class for your friends or colleagues in ? CourseHorse offers painting classes for private groups in that they can deliver to you. Virtual Watercolor Workshop (Materials Included) takes up to 225 participants at a time, and all materials are provided for the class. You and your coworkers will have fun learning new techniques to create an abstract painting in a relaxing and creative atmosphere. Virtual Acrylic Painting (Materials Included) will take up to 500 participants per course and all materials are included. This class will teach those in your group how to create a painting together on canvas. While you will all be working on the same painting, the end products will be unique to each artist. Virtual Watercolor Georgia O’Keeffe (Materials Included) is another workshop that takes up to 225 people and includes all the materials you need to learn. This unique class will teach your group about legendary watercolor artist Georgia O’Keeffe, and in the process of painting, you will learn her techniques.

If you do not see a group class that interests you listed publicly on their website, CourseHorse can provide a different class for your group. Reach out through the contact form on their website to learn about all available options. And remember that when you book with CourseHorse, you get a multitude of benefits, including the ability to change your group size after booking if necessary. You will also receive a confirmation within 24 hours of your booking, and there are no extra booking fees. Finally, CourseHorse private group classes are supported on multiple platforms, so everyone can join in on the fun no matter where they are.

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