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Take Your Photography To The Next Level

at Capital Photography Center - Bethesda 5619 Oak Pl, Bethesda, Maryland 20817

People always tell you your photos are great but in your mind, you know they could be better. Perhaps you are entering competitions but not winning, or not winning as often as you’d like. You’re close but you need some guidance and direction on what to do to get your photography to the next level. Join Roy Sewall for an insightful presentation...

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$74

From Drawing to Painting: Figure & Still Life

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

From Drawing to Painting: Fundamentals of Figure & Still Life Learn a variety of basic drawing skills from contour and scribble to building volume and shading. Students will experiment with a variety of media including graphite, conte crayon and ink

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$279

8 sessions

Learn to Paint Flowers From Still Life

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

Explore and interpret what you see with oils (or acrylics) working from simple still lifes. A class for beginners and those who want to get back into painting. We will work on creating appealing compositions, brush work, color, how to simplify complex subject matter, and finding your own style. Supply list will be provided. 

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$260

8 sessions

Painting Flowers with Imagination

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

A relaxed Sunday morning class where you get the freedom to make attractive flower paintings from still-life in an expressive and painterly way. Explore different ways to start and finish a painting with oils/acrylics, how to simply complex subject matter, and create colorful and appealing compositions. A safe place for beginners.  Supply...

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$260

8 sessions

Finding Your Style in Watercolor

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

Learn watercolor painting techniques that will enable you to identify and develop your personal painting style.  Demonstrations complement both group and individual instruction. Topics include: drawing/sketching; color mixing; shapes and values; painting skies, trees, water and reflections, people and more. Work at your own pace as you build your...

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$295

10 sessions

Poetry Titles

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Do you struggle to find a good title for your poems? Many poets do. A good title will expand the range of a poem, and deepen the reader’s experience. Join us to explore what makes a good title, and learn how to maximize such crucial “real estate” in your own poems. For class, please bring: a notebook, and 3 copies of two typed poems that you’ve...

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$50

Painting from Photos and Sketches

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

Learn to paint using photo references and/or sketches. Work on your own projects or follow instructor's exercises. Step-by-step demonstrations and lots of personalized instruction is provided. Use the medium of your choice, including oils, acrylic, pastel, etc. (demos will be in oils). All levels welcome and a basic previous experience is recommended....

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$298

9 sessions

Abstract Representation (Intermediate to Advanced)

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

This class is designed for artists with traditional backgrounds to think abstractly in their work. This class pushes your understanding of composition design, color relationships, and eye movement and promotes using your artistic license. This is an ideal class for artists who want to take their work to a new level.   All painting mediums...

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$295

9 sessions

Experimental Drawing: Intermediate to Advanced Drawing

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

This course emphasizes the artistic importance of drawing.  We'll explore a range of drawing methods: both traditional and nontraditional techniques. We'll focus on increasing visual sensitivity, cultivating technical skills, and understanding the steps of building a drawing. $20 model fee paid in class.  For students under the age of 18,...

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$295

9 sessions

Mixed Media: Combining Representation and Abstraction

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

Explore methods of combining representation with abstraction. This course will focus on techniques of layering images, both representational and abstract when completing a composition.  Students will practice using a variety of media and techniques. We will also explore contrasting backgrounds with foregrounds by alternating abstraction and ...

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$285

9 sessions

How to Write a Book Review that’s Not Boring

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Learn how to write a book review that reads like an essay, going beyond simple recitation of plot to artfully deliver a critical assessment. This workshop will guide participants through how to structure the review; the introductory paragraph (the hook); coherent plot summary; criticism; and a strong conclusion. By the end of the workshop the participants...

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$115

5 sessions

Alla Prima Oil Painting: Intermediate to Advanced

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

This "alla prima" (at first attempt) painting course really gets to the heart of what representational painting really is, pieces of color on a canvas. Yet when the color is accurately mixed and placed next to other accurate pieces of color, the paint vibrates and tricks the eye into believing the marks are more than just paint. This class stresses...

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$295

9 sessions

Fundamentals of Painting (Beginner to Intermediate)

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

The goal of this class is to provide a strong foundation for oil and acrylic painters by providing students with a working understanding of composition, paint application, and color theory. Students will gain knowledge from working from the figure, still life and landscape.  $10 model fee paid in class.

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$295

9 sessions

Intermediate Playwriting

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

In this workshop participants will explore tactics and strategies in writing longer works, putting scenes together, and telling a longer story than the typical ten-minute play. Participants will use exercises to jump-start the imagination, consider various approaches to the writing process, and apply a feedback method designed to facilitate continued...

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$360

8 sessions

My Life, One Story at a Time

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

The goal in this ‘Guided Autobiography’ workshop is to capture your life experiences in six short pieces of autobiographical writing (true stories) for those who will survive you—or for yourself later in life. Knowing that you are writing not for publication but to set the record straight (in your own mind, if nothing else) may liberate you,...

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$215

6 sessions

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