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Opaque Watercolor: Try it, You'll Like It!

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

Have you tried using transparent watercolor with opaque media like gouache or black gesso?  Have you ever painted on alternative surfaces such as black or toned grounds? Expand your watermedia experience using a mix of techniques to create interesting compositions.  Experience with watercolor and watermedia is desirable.

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$275

10 sessions

Learning to Work with Opaque Watercolor

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

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.

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$305

10 sessions

Picture-Writing, Hieroglyphics, Cuneiform-Word

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

Celebrate "visible speech” writing language as Art. Create serious whimsical beautiful communication works of Art. Explore word pictures, signs, and letter forms from ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt. Draw and paint your words as a strong design by the world’s oldest signs for syllables and alphabet letters. A fun, fast-moving journey back through...

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$325

8 sessions

Figure Drawing and Painting

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

Learn techniques of mixing color, building the form, elements of anatomy and proportions to create strong figurative paintings. Students will work on both long and short poses, going from limited to full palette. This instructor is known for having inspiring and interesting set-ups.  There may be a model fee included for low number of studen...

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$320

9 sessions

The Extreme Novelist

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

Can't find the time/energy/inspiration to get your novel written? This popular course, developed by the author of the book by the same name, will help you complete a rough draft in just eight weeks. Writers will receive the encouraging guidance of professional writing coach Kathryn Johnson (author of over 40 published novels). Each participant will...

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$360

9 sessions

Fiction II

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

Fear is just excitement without the breath! What if there was something you haven't learned yet that could change everything? The mission in this workshop is to help you use your fear as a compass, instead of letting it paralyze you - to help you write and share the pieces of your soul aching to be set free. Participants will explore the topics of...

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$360

8 sessions

Fiction I

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

This workshop is designed to help find the stories you were meant to write, and to begin to develop the craft you’ll need to tell them. Where do stories come from? To begin with, they come from memories, associations, and concerns within you. We’ll do some exercises to help you uncover these germs of an idea for a story, and turn them into fiction....

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$270

6 sessions

Abstract Painting: Objective and Non-Objective

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

An in-depth exploration for beginning and intermediate students into abstract painting. The first half of the course students work from observation exploring different ways of representing what they see.  In the second part of the course, students will develop ideas of mark-making and explore color relationships while working non-objectively...

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$300

10 sessions

Basic Landscape Painting

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

In a studio setting, students will learn the fundamentals of landscape painting. Basic oil and acrylic painting techniques will be explored. Focus will be on creating strong composition, atmosphere, and contrast in a painting. All skill levels welcome. Supply list will be sent by instructor prior to class.  Supply fee of $10 payable to instr...

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$319

9 sessions

Flowing Watercolor

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

Create dynamic compositions with strong values, color harmony and movement as we interpret still life, landscape and figure. Demonstrations of color mixing, dropping/spattering, wet on wet, gesture, and other loose approaches. Individual styles encouraged through ongoing critique. 

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$300

10 sessions

Still Life Painting for All Levels

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

Using still life as a subject, students will acquire new skills and improve techniques of painting. Learn how to design on canvas, mix and apply colors to create interesting and beautiful paintings.  Work from life and observe many demonstrations from the teacher. Students are encouraged to try new approaches and techniques to help them find...

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$290

9 sessions

Figure & Still Life

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

Students will have their choice of working from the model and still life. This is an excellent course for those who are looking to improve their skills. Lectures and demonstrations on drawing, composing and working with color will be presented. This course is for all levels of students.  For students under the age of 18, you and your parent/guardian...

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$305

10 sessions

Essaying the Self: Writing the Lyric Essay

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

The godfather of the modern essay, Montaigne, began his project by asking, "What do I know?" This class will start by considering that deceptively simple question to approach the blend of subjective and objective that is at the heart of the essay form. The aim of the course is to give writers an overview of what is sometimes called the lyric essay,...

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$135

8 sessions

Getting Started: Creative Writing

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

In this eight-week workshop, beginning and intermediate writers will have the chance to explore three different genres: memoir writing, short fiction, and poetry.  Each week participants will be given a writing assignment and several readings, to be followed by a critique of each student’s assignment. During our eight-weeks, participants will...

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$360

Basic Painting

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

Great class to learn how to paint! Develop strong painting skills from composition, application, volume, brushwork and color. This class will get you painting with confidence in oil or acrylic paint. Assignments include still-life, costume figure & landscape. Instructor provides demos, critiques & art history lectures daily.

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$308

10 sessions

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