Classes and Workshops

The DC region boasts a vibrant and diverse array of art classes that cater to both beginners and experienced artists. From traditional painting and drawing to digital design and sculpture, there is an art class for every creative interest. Numerous reputable institutions and studios offer opportunities to refine artistic skills and explore new mediums.

The DC region is home to world-class art institutions, many of which provide art classes and workshops to children, teens and adults in DC, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax County and Falls Church.

Register for DC, Maryland and Virginia art classes and workshops here:

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
Falls Church Arts
Glen Echo
Harmony Hall
IA&A at Hillyer
McLean Project for the Arts
Montgomery College (Community Art Classes for Adults & Teens)
Montpelier Arts Center
Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington (Formerly Arlington Arts Center)
Project Create
The Art League
Workhouse Arts Center

By East City Art Editorial Team on June 5, 2024

Del Ray Artisans | Free June 2024 Workshops

Del Ray Urban Sketchers Workshop: Sunday, June 9 from 1-3pm Come join the Del Ray Artisans Urban Sketchers on Sunday, June 9 from 1-3 PM at St. Elmo's Coffee Shop in Del Ray. Free. Del Ray Urban Sketchers operates on a drop-in basis and typically meets the second Sunday of...

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By East City Art Editorial Team on May 13, 2024

IA&A at Hillyer Demo and Workshop with Khánh Lê

  Workshop: Saturday, May 18 from 1-2:30pm   As a follow-up to his recent artist talk on “Third Thursday,” Khánh Lê will demonstrate how he created patterns for his exhibition From This Moment using a vinyl cutter machine. Lê’s installation consists of fragmented memories and collaged elements that enable him...

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VIsArts Presents Dunnie Onasanya: Gold Leaf 101 Workshop

  Workshop: Thursday, May 9 at 6pm   Join us for a special workshop led by Associate Artist, Dunnie Onasanya, whose artwork is included in our 2024 Faculty Exhibition. The art-making workshop is designed to enhance wellbeing, provide an outlet to express feelings, foster healing, and promote self love. Participants...

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By East City Art Editorial Team on April 21, 2024

VisArts Presents a Faculty Artist Demonstration with Hiral Joshi

Workshop: Saturday, April 27 from 3-4pm Join them for a demonstration and artist talk with VisArts’ Faculty, Hiral Joshi, whose work is featured in our 2024 Faculty Exhibition. Hiral will demonstrate acrylic fluid painting and will be available for questions. About Hiral Joshi Hiral Joshi (she/her) was born and raised...

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By East City Art Editorial Team on April 16, 2024

VisArts Presents a Faculty Artist Demonstration with Jenny Beech

Workshop: Sunday, April 21 from 5-6pm Join them for a demonstration and artist talk with VisArts’ Faculty, Jenny Beech, whose work is featured in their 2024 Faculty Exhibition. Beech will demonstrate different wheel-thrown forms and will be available for questions. Beginner and experienced potters are welcome. About Jenny Beech Jenny...

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By East City Art Editorial Team on April 16, 2024

VisArts Presents a Faculty Artist Demonstration with Kiel Posner

Workshop: Saturday, April 20 from 1-2pm Join them for a demonstration and artist talk with VisArts’ Faculty, Kiel Posner, whose work is featured in their 2024 Faculty Exhibition. Posner will demonstrate how they use porcelain slabs to create unique lamp shades and will be available for questions. About Kiel Posner...

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By East City Art Editorial Team on March 29, 2024

Summer Arts classes in Takoma, Rockville, and Online with Community Arts at Montgomery College

Image credit: “Self-portrait” by Community Arts student Minna Li Register today for summer arts classes for adults and teens. Sign up now, seats are filling fast! Check out a sampling below, or see the full list of offerings at montgomerycollege.edu/communityarts. Community Arts classes are for artists and hobbyists 16 and...

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By East City Art Editorial Team on March 29, 2024

MoCA Arlington Spring 2024 Classes & Workshops

MoCA Arlington Spring Class and Workshop registration is now open! Classes begin April 7th! Children's Classes: https://mocaarlington.org/education/class Adult Classes: https://mocaarlington.org/education/adult Address: Main location: 3550 Wilson Blvd Arlington, VA MoCA Innovation Studio: 525 14th Street South, Arlington, VA

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By East City Art Editorial Team on March 11, 2024

Harmony Hall Arts Center | Spring 2024 Art Workshops

Ceramics: Raku, Adults Beginner Classes start March 22, 9:30am-12:30pm, 11 Classes 18 & Up Prince Georges County Resident $124/ Non-Residents $162 Raku is an ancient form of Japanese pottery that uses low firing temperatures and the removal of the pieces from the kiln while still glowing hot. Because this process...

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By East City Art Editorial Team on February 16, 2024

2024 Visual Art Summer Camps

For tweens and teens who are passionate about the arts, VisArts' award-winning summer intensives in ceramics (handbuilding and wheel), painting + drawing, printmaking, and textiles) provide the opportunity to hone their skills in rigorous courses taught by VisArts' faculty. In our immersive program, students find their unique style, develop their...

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Art Classes in DC

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
Project Create

Art Classes in Maryland

Glen Echo
Harmony Hall
Montgomery College (Community Art Classes for Adults & Teens)
Montpelier Arts Center

Art Classes in Virginia

Falls Church Arts
McLean Project for the Arts
Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington (Formerly Arlington Arts Center)
The Art League
Workhouse Arts Center

Art Classes for Children

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
Falls Church Arts
Glen Echo
Harmony Hall
McLean Project for the Arts
Montpelier Arts Center
Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington (Formerly Arlington Arts Center)
Project Create
Workhouse Arts Center

Art Classes for Teens

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
Falls Church Arts
Glen Echo
Harmony Hall
McLean Project for the Arts
Montgomery College (Community Art Classes for Adults & Teens)
Montpelier Arts Center
Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington (Formerly Arlington Arts Center)
The Art League
Workhouse Arts Center

Art Classes for Adults

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
Falls Church Arts
Glen Echo
Harmony Hall
McLean Project for the Arts
Montgomery College (Community Art Classes for Adults & Teens)
Montpelier Arts Center
Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington (Formerly Arlington Arts Center)
The Art League
The Studio Visit
Workhouse Arts Center