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Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor

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

Designed for beginning and continuing students with emphasis on still life and landscape using watercolors.  An introduction to color theory, composition, techniques and materials.

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$260

8 sessions

Watercolor Painting (Beginner and Intermediate)

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

Designed for beginning and continuing students with emphasis on still life and landscape using watercolors.  An introduction to color theory, composition, techniques and materials.

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$260

8 sessions

Creating a Likeness: Portrait Painting Techniques

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

Become a master portraitist in this fun and intensive class! Paint from beautiful model setups inspired by master paintings. Learn from lectures and demonstrations on anatomy, creating a likeness, mixing color for flesh tones, and capturing personality. More experienced students are welcome to work at their own pace.

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$298

8 sessions

Emerging Young Artists

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

Artists ages 13-18 will expand their drawing and painting skills in various drawing media, watercolor, and acrylic paint. We will work from observation and images to explore techniques, imaginative work and design. Students are also welcome to pursue their own interests. Connections to museums and the art world are part of the ongoing discussions. ...

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$260

8 sessions

Encaustic (hot wax) + Mixed Media Workshop

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

Discover encaustics! Workshop includes painting and collage with wax, fusing, carving into wax, and more experimenting with techniques. You can upcycle existing art (drawings, prints, photos) if you like. See how encaustic painting can be a sculptural art form. Apply tools and techniques to create relief emphasizing positive and negative space and...

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$150

Sonnet Crash Course

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

Here's an opportunity either to improve your sonnet skills or to write your first one. With the help of a widely published author of sonnets and villanelles, participants will read several classic and contemporary examples and then write one or more of their own. Then, writers will see how a new poem can be improved by revision. (Feel free also to...

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$50

Charcoal Drawing from Photos Workshop

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

Create a black and white masterpiece in this energetic and satisfying workshop! Students use photographs of their choice to draw lumuinous and impressive compositions. Discussions and demos on composition, value, and charcoal application.

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$178

2 sessions

Playwriting: Dialogue

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

Dialogue is the playwright’s primary tool for conveying a story that ultimately becomes a visual, aural, and emotional experience for an audience. In this one-day workshop, participants will look at various functions of dialogue and discuss how actors, designers, and directors use dialogue as a basis for transforming words on the page to life on...

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$50

Advanced Personal Essay

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

This workshop is for writers who have a good understanding of what a personal essay is, are open to exploring further the many forms a personal essay can take, and are already working seriously in the genre. The class focus will be on participants' writing, supplemented with assigned readings. Participants will workshop two essays (or drafts of the...

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$360

8 sessions

Your First (Or Next) Novel

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

Writing a novel takes commitment, but it doesn’t need to be daunting. Learn how to generate a handful of plots from which to choose, methods for effectively planning your story, and simple hacks for fine tuning your basic fiction skills. Participants will initiate a flexible writing plan that will keep their writing flowing. This is a great half-day...

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$50

Introduction to Watercolor and Gouache

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

Watercolor and gouache are two of the most versatile and user-friendly mediums for a painter. No toxic mediums are necessary, transport is easy, and clean up is quick. Learn to paint with a direct approach and take advantage of the unique qualities that each paint offers. Our plans will include interpreting still life, the figure, working on location...

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$295

10 sessions

Fresh Style Portraits & Figure (Intermediate/Advanced)

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

Learn how to work with the figure in your art and/or create portraits. Loosen up and have some fun. Create believable and painterly skin tones, hair, features, and backgrounds. We will work from both reference photos and the model. Some experience (such as drawing or prior painting class) is required. Intermediate/Advanced. All media welcome. Instructor...

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$200

7 sessions

Writing the Spy Novel

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

Clancy, Ludlum, Le Carre, Follett -- These authors write books with tension that barely eases from beginning to end. Their characters often play to type, but that doesn't keep them from being memorable. How do these authors do it? In this six-week class participants will take an up-close look at publishied spy novels, then create some characters and...

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$215

6 sessions

Basic Drawing Studio

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

Great class for the beginner who is looking to learn how to draw! Develop drawing skills using pencil, charcoal, and pastels. Assignments include still-life, costume figure & landscape. Instructor provides demos, critiques & art history lectures daily. Supply list given at first class. 

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$308

10 sessions

First We Read, Then We Write

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

As writers, we live and move and have our being in a world of words. The bricks and mortar from which we build are the phrases, sentences, sounds, and tropes of our own texts which, in turn, echo those of others. In fact, we are rooted in and formed by the work other authors, whether we know it or not. Our reading makes us who we are as writers. In...

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$270

6 sessions

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