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Portrait and Figure Drawing & Painting

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

Learn to draw and paint like the masters! We'll work from live models to focus on how to draw accurately, build 3-dimensional space with light and shadow, and develop a sophisticated understanding of color. For beginning to professional students. Model fee not included.  For students under the age of 18, you and your parent/guardian must obtain...

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$318

10 sessions

How to Impress an Editor from Page One

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

Like it or not, your literary work is often judged based on first impressions. Join workshop leaders from three literary magazines for a hands-on session to ensure success for your short stories and essay submissions. For this class, writers will submit the opening page from one of their stories or essays to share with two editors and a publisher of...

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$50

Figure and Studio Painting

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

For students interested in acrylics and oils. Work from a model, landscape and still life. Focus on traditional and contemporary techniques. Class may be repeated, as assignments are designed to meet the needs of all levels.  Demos and lectures on composition, color theory and history. For students under the age of 18, you and your parent/guardian...

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$318

10 sessions

Writing About Place

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

Participants in this workshop will share their projects and discuss short readings from a variety of genres, including journalism, poetry, memoir, and fantasy. We will discuss the various ways to establish an immersive sense of place in your writing, including historical context, natural description, dialogue, and more. Participants will gain a friendly,...

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$115

3 sessions

Acrylic Painting

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

Great class to explore expressive painting in acrylics. Learn how paint instinctively with acrylics and explore all the nuances of this wonderful medium to your advantage. Work on visual sensitivity, cultivating technical skills and developing personal view points. This class may be repeated as assignments are designed to meet the needs of all...

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$295

10 sessions

Pure Pastel (Zaremba)

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

For beginning and intermediate artists - Pastel is color in its purest form. Through demos, short lectures and individual encouragement, discover the versatility of this medium and how its immediacy can help develop your understanding of color and composition. Still life and 19th century Impressionist landscape traditions provide inspiration. Weather...

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$270

9 sessions

Beginning and Intermediate Drawing

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

This drawing course is designed for beginners and intermediate students who want to get a deeper understanding and practice of traditional drawing concepts such as proportions, shading, perspective, composition, etc. We will work on a variety of projects and from different sources including still life, photographs and life models. Model fee: $15....

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$298

9 sessions

Drawing (Beginner & Intermediate)

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

This drawing course is designed for beginners and intermediate students who want to get a deeper understanding and practice of traditional drawing concepts such as proportions, shading, perspective, composition, etc. We will work on a variety of projects and from different sources including still life, photographs and life models.  For students...

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$298

9 sessions

Writing Literary Science Fiction

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

Works of fiction are often identified as either literary or genre, but this class will consider them both/and. Writers will identify what makes fiction "genre" or "literary," and look at contemporary short stories that combine aspects of science fiction with a literary aim. Participants will focus on an example and an aspect of craft each week. By...

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$360

8 sessions

Creating Your Book for Children

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

Having a children's book published in today's tough market may seem like an impossible dream. But, in reality, getting your book idea into shape and into print can hinge on just the right advice from a pro. Do you need an agent? Should you connect with an artist? What about self-publishing? In a DC-area exclusive one-session workshop, nationally-known...

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$50

Pet Portraits in Oil

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

Paint your pet. Working in oil from reference photos, learn to capture the expression and personality of your four-legged friends. This class will cover the basics of oil painting, focusing on textures such as fur and feathers. We will look at historical examples and there will be in-class demonstrations and individual instruction.

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$260

8 sessions

Basic Drawing

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

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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$285

9 sessions

Sketchbooks: An Important Tool of the Artist

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

Learn to make and use a sketchbook. The sketchbook can be a tool for an artist. It is a source for ideas. The class will meet on location. This course will focus on developing your drawing skills. For students of all levels. A variety of subjects and techniques will be explored. 

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$305

10 sessions

Pastel Painting

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

Discover the beauty of pastel painting! In this class you can work on your own projects or follow the instructor's exercises, including still life, figure and landscape. Step-by-step demonstrations and lots of personalized instruction is provided. This class includes optional group critiques. All levels welcome. Two figure sessions are optional...

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$298

9 sessions

Painting From Photos

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

Learn to use photographs to create beautiful and believable paintings. Students will have the opportunity to paint the subject matter of their choice—from portraits of loved ones to far away landscapes to lively scenes—while receiving instruction in painting techniques and advice on the challenges of working from photos. 

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$278

8 sessions

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