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Dupont Studio Night | Yayoi Kusama

ArtsClub @ 1506 19th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036

Create polka dotted pumpkin art in the style of Yayoi Kusama!  Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s most widely recognized and commercially successful living artists, most famous for her paintings and sculptures of pumpkins. Her style is characterized by polka dots, organic forms, and optical illusions. Learn about Kusama's artistic journey -- from her career as a young artist in Japan to international artistic stardom -- and create your own...

Thursday Oct 5th, 6:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

Fieldwork - Photography Basics at Library Of Congress

Capital Photography Center @ 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20540

This class is designed for those who have taken any of the Photography Basics classes and want the opportunity to work in the field to reinforce the material covered in the classroom. We’ve encouraged you to leave the Auto settings behind and to shoot in the Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority or Manual modes so now it’s time for some hands-on. Our location at the Library of Congress gives us plenty of photo opportunities to practice exposure...

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

Story-Telling at the Nat’l Museum of American History

Washington Photo Safari @ 5114 Ritchie Rd #644, Bealeton, VA , USA, Bealeton, VA 22712

Smartphone Photography: Story-Telling at the National Museum of American History This safari is especially designed for smartphone users! Her face says it all: “You can make me sit in a segregated part of this train, but you can’t break my spirit.” Her face is proud, resolute, her chin is held high, her lips are tight, her hands firmly clasped in her lap, as if to say: “Someday, one day, we will be able to sit anywhere we want. I might...

Saturday Dec 16th, 2–4pm Eastern Time

iPhone Photography - Getting Started

Capital Photography Center @ 4th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565

Learn to use the iPhone camera and go beyond taking a simple snapshot to creating a photograph that’s an artistic expression unique to your vision. Join us at the National Gallery of Art and tap into your creative side through mobile photography. Using our iPhone cameras, we’ll explore the Museum's offerings from abstract sculptures, colorful paintings and wall hangings, to the architecture of the building as well. We’ll find endless photographic...

Sunday Oct 22nd, 10:30am–2:30pm Eastern Time

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field@US Botanic Garden

Digital Photo Academy @ 100 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20002

Our DPA instructor presented us with the challenge of editing dozens of his spectacular images of the property and the selection we made does not do justice to the wonder and splendor of Washington DC’s Botanic Gardens with an overwhelming array of floral, tree and plant subject matter in the various gardens, each peppered with charming winding pathways to add to your portfolio worthy images. On top of those photo ops you have architectural scenes...

Saturday Nov 18th, 11:30am–2:30pm Eastern Time

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National Portrait Gallery/American Art Museum

Washington Photo Safari @ 5114 Ritchie Rd #644, Bealeton, VA , USA, Bealeton, VA 22712

National Portrait Gallery/American Art Museum By Smartphone Learn to Photograph the Artwork on Display as Well as Spectacular Architecture! You could spend a day in here and not see all of the spectacular exhibits this museum has to offer. Renovated and reopened in 2006, the National Portrait Gallery/ American Museum of Art is a photographer’s delight, and most of the exhibits are open to photography. Our safari, led by Paris-trained professional...

Sunday Oct 1st, 2:30–4:30pm Eastern Time

Paris on the Potomac

Washington Photo Safari @ 5114 Ritchie Rd #644, Bealeton, VA , USA, Bealeton, VA 22712

Designed by the Frenchman Pierre L’Enfant (who loved our city so much he changed his name to Peter!), Washington DC offers many sights that rival those of the French capital: They’ve got classic Gothic-style Notre Dame? So what? We’ve got Washington National Cathedral. They’ve got the Pantheon? Big deal! We’ve got the US Capitol (whose design was in fact influenced by the Palladian-style of the Paris Pantheon). They’ve got Pont Neuf?...

Sunday Oct 15th, 2:30–5pm Eastern Time

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Dynamic Sculptures And Installations

The Art League @ 105 North Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Learn how artists create interactive installations and kinetic sculptures. This workshop teaches how to incorporate motion, light, and sound into your work with a simple, inexpensive device called a microcontroller. Without any prior knowledge of electronics or programming, participants learn to achieve interactive pieces that respond to environmental changes.  Students bring a laptop and, prior to the workshop, directly order a kit of parts...

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Beginning / Intermediate Sculpture

The Art League @ 105 North Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314

This course introduced students to the techniques and skills to achieve artistic expression through volume. Students discover the main principles of proportion along with the mysteries and surprises that accompany the creative process. Participants may work with a model, or bring in their own concepts for sculptures. Students are free to explore abstract or representational projects. Instructor guides students on particular methods to best produce...

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9 sessions

Figure Sculpture

The Art League @ 105 North Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314

This class introduces the concepts and techniques of sculpting the human form. Students begin to develop the basic skills of clay modeling and figure assemblage, while learning to see, perceive, and reproduce the human form with all of its complexities. Live models and anatomical casts are used. Tuition includes two bags of clay. Model and firing fees are extra.

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9 sessions

Metal Sculpture

The Art League @ 105 North Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314

This course is designed for both the absolute beginner and the experienced artist. Students learn oxyacetylene welding and cutting, metal-bending, drilling, grinding, finishing techniques, and the use of proper safety precautions. Working with the instructor, students design their own projects and create sculptural works while they hone metal working skills. Individual attention and a hands-on approach address the needs of students at all skill ...

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9 sessions

Wood And Stone Sculpture

The Art League @ 105 North Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Students learn the techniques and skills to sculpt in the ancient mediums of wood and stone, starting with the sketch and continuing to carve, finish, patina, and mount the piece on a base. Students work on an individual project in the medium they choose. The studio is equipped with tools.  Note: Wood and stones are available for purchase in class.  

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9 sessions

Clay Sculpture For Teens

The Art League @ 105 North Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Students develop confidence, consistency, and an individual style. Instruction includes class critique, demonstrations, and individual attention in solving problems in composition, value, and color harmony. The goal is to exploit the unique ÒmagicÓ of watercolor with a variety of approaches. Beginners with some experience in drawing or other media are welcome.

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8 sessions

Wire Sculpting

Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing @ 1776 E Jefferson St, Rockville, MD 20852

We will be sculpting animals and humans out of 18- or 20-gauge wire, a perfect medium for small to medium size sculptures. We will mostly concentrate on the technique of making three-dimensional wire figures that can stand alone as sculptures

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Wire Sculpting with Air Dry Clay

Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing @ 1776 E Jefferson St, Rockville, MD 20852

Build on the wire sculpting workshop and use your three-dimensional figure as an armature and applying clay over your wire figure to create a professional looking traditional sculpture.

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