Workshops and Classes

January Events at Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum

Photo courtesy of Phil Hutinet.

Photo courtesy of Phil Hutinet.

Saturday 14, 10:00 am
Artist Studio Tour to DC
Ride the museum shuttle and visit local artists in their homes and studios. $10 transportation fee.

Saturday 28, 11:00 am
Family Program: Re-Use to Re-Invent Art Workshop
Using the museum’s exhibition “The Backyard of Derek Webster’s Imagination” as inspiration, families can decorate dinner plates with figures made from every day found objects. Webster was an artist who was born in Honduras but who eventually settled and worked in Chicago, Illinois. He was a self-taught artist who sculpted both small and large-scale figures using detritus found outside his home and around his neighborhood. He would attach some of his smaller figures to dinner plates which served as both frame and canvas. There is a $5 materials fee payable in cash or check. Workshop will be led by artist Camilla Younger.

Sunday 29, 2:00 pm
Gateways North Carolina Artist Panel
Join us as four North Carolina-based artists who have work in the “Gateways” exhibition discuss their work and process. They’ll also talk about how their work in the exhibition is informed by its main themes. Artists on the panel include: Cornelio V. Campos, Nico Amortegui, Jose Manuel Cruz, and Rosalia Torres-Weiner.

Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.