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Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio Virtual Gallery’s Drawing & Water Media Art Exhibition @ Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio - Virtual Gallery @ Glen Echo, MD
Sep 5 – Dec 1 all-day
Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio Virtual Gallery's Drawing & Water Media Art Exhibition @ Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio - Virtual Gallery @ Glen Echo, MD |  |  |

Join us for a captivating, virtual Drawing & Water Media Art Exhibition opening online from Sept. 5 through Dec. 1 2020. Each Labor Day weekend the Friends of the Yellow Barn artist members and studio instructors exhibit their works at the Yellow Barn Gallery in Glen Echo Park, to express mark making and line quality in all styles of realism and abstraction. This year the Drawing show has expanded to include all water based media work, and will be held online on our new virtually gallery! The online show recognizes the importance of drawings skills and use of water based media in paintings. To view the show please visit our Friends website at:

The media on exhibit includes: color pencil, charcoal, graphite, ink, watercolor, gouache, and mixed media. A People’s Choice prize award of $250 will be awarded to a member of the Friends, and to a Yellow Barn instructor. Viewers have a chance to vote for their favorite works online from Sept 5 through Oct.5th. The winners will be awarded and highlighted in the gallery show, through the close of the show.

For questions on the show and purchasing information on the artwork, please email Lee Ann Howdershell at:

To join the Friends membership please visit:

Children’s Etiquette Online Intro Course – Free! (Ages 7-12) @ Online at your Home
Sep 15 – Dec 31 all-day
Children's Etiquette Online Intro Course - Free! (Ages 7-12) @ Online at your Home |  |  |

“Free manners lessons hosted by the founder of The Swann School of Protocol Elaine Swann.

In this course your child will learn the 3 Core Values. They will identify when to use them at home, at school, and when out and about. The link to the video will be sent in your registration confirmation. This is a pre-recorded class. We ask the younger students have a parent help them with the writing activities.”

Arena Stage Virtual Fall Classes @ Arena Stage
Sep 29 – Nov 20 all-day
Arena Stage Virtual Fall Classes @ Arena Stage  |  |  |

Online classes at Arena Stage allow participants, from preschoolers through adults, to try something new or explore a favorite artform more deeply. No experience is required.
Classes are held weekly via Zoom. Classes range from $60-$240. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants.

Visit to learn more about classes, instructors and how to register

Pre-School Classes

Bilingual Moving Stories
Historias en movimiento
Tuesdays (9/29,10/6,10/13,10/20,10/27,11/3,11/10,11/17)
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Participants: Pre-K and K students and their caregiver

Elementary School Classes

Tuesdays (9/29,10/6,10/13,10/20,10/27,11/3,11/10,11/17)
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Participants: Grades 2 and 3

Thursdays (10/1,10/8,10/15,10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19)
4 – 5 p.m.
Participants: Grades 4 and 5

Middle and High School Classes

Musical Theater Dance
Tuesdays (9/29,10/6,10/13,10/20,10/27,11/3,11/10,11/17)
4 – 5 p.m.
Participants: Grades 5 – 8

Voices of Now: Devising Film for Change
Tuesdays (9/29,10/6,10/13,10/20,10/27,11/3,11/10,11/17)
4 – 5:30 p.m.
Participants: Grades 7 – 11

Costume Design
Wednesdays (9/30,10/7,10/14,10/21,10/28,11/4,11/11,11/18)
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Participants: Grades 5-8

Acting for the Camera
Wednesdays (9/30,10/7,10/14,10/21,10/28,11/4,11/11,11/18)
4 – 5 p.m.
Participants: Grades 7-9

10-Minute Plays
Mondays (9/28, 10/5, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23)
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Participants: Grades 7-9

High School and Adult Classes

Dancing through the Decades:
Musical Theater Dance
Fridays (10/2,10/9,10/16,10/23,10/30,11/6,11/13,11/20)
7 – 8 p.m.
Participants: Grades 10 to Adult

Bethesda Painting Awards @ Gallery B
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm
Bethesda Painting Awards @ Gallery B |  |  |

Nearly 300 artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. submit work to this annual competition created to exclusively honor regional painters. The work of the eight finalists will be on display at Gallery B on Fridays & Saturdays from October 9 – 31, 2020.

The Best in Show winner will be awarded $10,000, second place will be honored with $2,000; third place will be awarded $1,000 and a Young Artist will receive $1,000.

The finalists are:
Christopher Batten, Baltimore, MD
Lawrence Cromwell, Baltimore, MD
Temi Wyston Edun, Columbia, MD
Pat Goslee, Washington, D.C.
Monica Ikegwu, Baltimore, MD
Chee Keong Kung, McLean, VA
Scott Ponemone, Baltimore, MD
Jowita Wyszomirska, Baltimore, MD

Gallery Hours:
Friday – Saturday, 12-4pm

*Social distancing will be enforced and face masks must be worn by all visitors.

op Life: Ric Garcia and Fierce Sonia @ Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo Park
Oct 10 – Nov 15 all-day
op Life: Ric Garcia and Fierce Sonia @ Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo Park |  |  |

Washington DC metro area artists Ric Garcia and Fierce Sonia imagine worlds where comic book and fairy tale heroes and heroines are deconstructed and reframed to explore the rhythm of modern life and the differences between genders. Enjoy a nostalgic and trippy shout out to the 1960s and 1970s as the artists present the dreams, fears and hopes of each gender, while at times, having a bit of tongue in cheek fun with the topics. Exhibition Opening: Saturday, October 10, 4 – 6 pm. For your health and safety, access to the exhibit will comply with CDC and local health guidelines due to COVID 19, which currently requires wearing face coverings in the gallery and a limit on the number of visitors at one time.

Smithsonain Craft Show @ Smithsonain Virtual Craft Show
Oct 13 – Oct 25 all-day
Smithsonain Craft Show @ Smithsonain Virtual Craft Show |  |  |

A two week celebration of fine American craft to benefit the Smithsonian Institution, featuring artists in individual online shops, plus a virtual gala and live auction. All events are free. Pre-registration is required. See website for more information.

Crystalline @ ARTECHOUSE
Oct 15 2020 – Jan 3 2021 all-day
Crystalline @ ARTECHOUSE |  |  |

To wrap up this unprecedented year, we’re transforming our three locations into unique expressions of Pantone’s Color of the Year 2020 Classic Blue. From earth to water to air, each location will present a distinct, elemental experience related to the unique qualities of the color. Imprinted in our psyches as a restful color, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit. The new installations seek to do the same; centering our thoughts and fostering resilience.
Inspired by blue’s dependability, “Crystalline” at ARTECHOUSE DC explores the color’s connection with earth and crystals through a journey that is both an adventure and a meditation—an exploration through an illusory, blue-hued castle. Representative of our desire for a stable foundation that often feels out of reach during these turbulent times, this surreal yet familiar place offers guests a refuge from the everyday. Discover creative curiosities in each room as you learn more about your surroundings and yourself. Submerge yourself in the sights, sounds and sensations of Classic Blue.

Virtual Collage & Sip @ CREATE Arts Center
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Virtual Collage & Sip @ CREATE Arts Center |  |  |

Join us online every fourth Friday from 6:30-8:30 pm with your drink of choice for Virtual Collage Night with CREATE! On October 23rd, join teaching artist Nikki Israel as you create a gorgeous Starry Night-inspired collage using materials commonly found around the house!

To participate, you will need a free Zoom account ( The following materials are recommended (but if you don’t have all the materials on hand, the collage can be completed with what you have):

Scissors or X-Acto knives
White paper for background (thick)
Construction paper (black, light-dark shades of blues, warm & cool yellows, orange, green)
If you do not already have these supplies and would like to obtain them, they can be purchased online from local art retailer (and friend of CREATE!) Plaza Arts or Amazon. If you purchase from Amazon, please consider designating CREATE Arts Center as your Amazon Smile charity of choice at

Zoom link information will be sent out closer to the event. If you have any questions about our online Collage & Sip, please contact us at

Art & Study Hall @ CREATE Arts Center @ CREATE Arts Center
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Art & Study Hall @ CREATE Arts Center @ CREATE Arts Center |  |  |

Art + Study Hall is a weekly daytime program designed to provide parents with a flexible and safe option for the days when their children are engaging in distance learning and parents must return to work.

Art + Study Hall will provide socially distanced space for up to 8 children (less than 50% capacity for the studio) to complete their daily school distance learning, monitored by a CREATE staff member and teaching artist. CREATE will provide daily art instruction as well, with the timing to be determined by the schedule of each child’s live online classes. A mid-day lunch period will include a break for indoor/outdoor recreation.

Throughout each day (with the exception of the art lesson), students will be expected to INDEPENDENTLY work on their daily school work via online lessons, packets, etc. Students will need to bring their own laptops or tablets and headphones (with built-in microphones if the student will be participating in a live interactive online class) from home. Staff members will be on hand to monitor the children and provide (very) minor assistance with their work (i.e. help sounding out an unfamiliar word, explain a basic math problem). Staff will NOT be teaching academic lessons.

Go to our website to find out more information:

*Onsite* Family Pottery Mini Session I @ CREATE Arts Center
Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
*Onsite* Family Pottery Mini Session I @ CREATE Arts Center |  |  |

Spend some quality time as a family exploring the world of clay! Whether your clay creations are purely decorative or practical pieces, you’ll treasure the time you spend working both independently and as a family. Explore clay construction (pinch, coil, and slab — all hand building; no wheel), and various glaze finishes. Projects are fired in a kiln on our premises, and students will take home several finished pieces. Younger children will need their adult pottery partner to assist through part of the process, which is part of the fun you’ll have together!

Fee includes participation for 1 child and 1 adult. Class meets for 5 sessions. All materials and firing are included.

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