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Sculpture Classes Washington, D.C.

Discover the art of sculpting in the heart of Washington, D.C., as you learn techniques in clay modeling, stone carving, and metal casting from experienced instructors.

4 classes in-person in Washington, D.C. have spots left, and 3 classes live online are available.

Fieldwork - Photography Basics at Library Of Congress

Capital Photography Center @ 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC

Explore the beautiful architecture and hidden gems of the Library of Congress in this hands-on fieldwork class. Reinforce your photography basics as you practice exposure settings, depth of field, and creative captures in Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, or Manual modes. Join us to enhance your skills and capture stunning images you'll be proud of.

Saturday Dec 16th, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

Library Of Congress Field Shoot

Capital Photography Center @ 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC

Capture stunning architectural shots and holiday-themed photos, and creatively use intentional camera movement at the Library of Congress. Explore hidden gems inside the building and learn exposure bracketing for high dynamic range shots. Join us for a photo adventure and unleash your creativity in the heart of Washington, D.C.

Saturday Dec 16th, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

Story-Telling at the National Museum of American History

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

Unleash your smartphone's storytelling potential at the National Museum of American History. Capture powerful images, learn composition techniques, and master low-light photography to truly make an impact with your art. Join us for a safari designed for smartphone users, and discover the stories waiting to be told.

Saturday Dec 16th, 2–4pm Eastern Time

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iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

Capital Photography Center @ 4th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC

Discover the art of iPhone photography at the National Gallery of Art, where you'll learn how to capture stunning images and transform them into artistic expressions through the use of editing apps. Unleash your creativity and master the techniques of exposure, composition, and focus for optimal results. Don't miss this opportunity to explore endless photographic possibilities with your iPhone camera.

Sunday Jan 28th, 10:30am–2:30pm Eastern Time

Portrait in Clay

Dionisio Sculptor LLC

This course will provide students with an intensive introduction to traditional figurative sculpture based on techniques from Italian and European old Masters. Students will sculpt using oil-based clay or water-based clay from a 3D virtual Head Portrait model. Studying the figure planes from the model is fundamental to acquire the skill to create realistic and lively sculpture. In addition, it will provide an understanding of techniques from Italian...

Tuesday Jan 2nd, 10am–12pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

$350

8 sessions

Figure in Clay

Dionisio Sculptor LLC

This course will provide students with an intensive introduction to traditional figurative sculpture based on techniques from Italian and European old Masters. Students will sculpt using oil- based clay or water- based clay from a 3D virtual Figure model . Studying the figure planes from the model is fundamental to acquire the skill to create realistic and lively sculpture. In addition, it will provide an understanding of techniques from Italian...

Wednesday Jan 3rd, 10am–12pm Eastern Time

 (9 sessions)

$350

9 sessions

Textures and Patterns in Nature

Chicago Botanic Garden @ Online via Zoom

Nature provides us with a full range of textures and patterns that do not cease to enchant us. In this intermediate-level class you will learn how to capture nature’s design and organic forms with an artistic vision. We will learn about elements and principles of design, the use of light to sculpture the textures and carve out the details while paying attention to background and composition. Class will include lectures, weekly assignments, image...

Thursday Apr 11th, 9:30am–12pm Central Time

 (6 sessions)

$437

6 sessions

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Moldmaking and Casting

Stone Branch School of Art @ 1331-M Rockville Pike, Washington, DC

This class will teach you techniques for creating molds and casting from an original work . Whether your original is made of clay, stone or plaster creating a mold will make it possible to reproduce that work in various mediums including plaster, foam and resin.

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$300

5 sessions

Smartphone Photography at the National Sculpture Garden

Washington Photo Safari @ Constitution Ave. NW & 7th St NW, Washington, DC

Join smartphone expert Elody Crimi for an exciting afternoon at the National Sculpture Garden to learn how to take great photos with your Smartphone camera.  Topics include:  an introduction to the basic (and advanced) functions of your phone;  how to use little know features to drastically improve your photography;  an overview of the most important rules of composition and how/why they affect your photos (with plenty...

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Faces, Not Places! At the National Sculpture Garden

Washington Photo Safari @ Constitution Ave. NW & 7th St NW, Washington, DC

When you travel, you like to come back with images not just of the monuments, historic buildings and landscapes, but also the faces that you see. After all, people are the lifeblood of any country. But how do you DO that, especially with people you do not know? Sticking a camera in a stranger’s face is NOT a great way to make friends! It’s intrusive and inconsiderate! And how do you capture those magic moments of your own family or friends...

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Sculpting the Figure in Clay

Stone Branch School of Art @ 1331-M Rockville Pike, Washington, DC

Work from a live model and photographs to sculpt the 3D figure in clay. Students learn techniques for creating well proportioned figure that capture lifelike gesture.

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$620

12 sessions

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.

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Wax Carving Essentials

Jewelryclassdc LLC @ 52 O St NW, Washington, DC

In the three day wax carving class we will learn about the uses of all tools as well as several different types of carving wax, inlay wax, and injection waxes. The design process applied to carving wax models will be an open ended discussion throughout our class. All questions and ideas are encouraged. Our projects will include the use of your pictures and sketches to create the wax models and miniature sculptures. Four issued specific wax carving...

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$485

3 sessions

Tulip Magnolia Time At The Smithsonian Castle

Washington Photo Safari @ 1001 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC

Some of the best “photo ops” in the nation’s capital are available right outside the door of the Smithsonian Castle, the heart of the Smithsonian Institution, ESPECIALLY when the magnificent pink tulip magnolias pop into bloom in the adjoining Enid Haupt Gardens! This photo safari, led by architectural photographer and Washington Photo Safari director E. David Luria, will train you in the techniques of travel photography and help you capture...

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Franciscan Monastery – Inside and Out

Washington Photo Safari @ 1400 Quincy St NE, Washington, DC

Learn tips for architectural photography - both interior and exterior! If you have not been to the Franciscan Monastery, you are in for a treat! A little bit of Europe right here in DC, it is one of the great hidden treasures for architectural photography, a 93- year old Byzantine-style church modeled after Istanbul’s Hagia Sofia. Outdoors we’ll enjoy many photo opportunities capturing the monastery, it’s arcades and beautiful gardens and...

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