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The Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio Virtual Gallery’s 21st Annual High School Art Exhibition @ Online
May 22 – Sep 1 all-day
The Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio Virtual Gallery’s 21st Annual High School Art Exhibition @ Online

The Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio present the 21st Annual High School Art Exhibition on May 22, 2020. The Friends, a nonprofit organization supporting the Yellow Barn, has hosted an annual high school art competition for the past 20 years. This exhibit provides young artists in the DC metropolitan area with the chance to be recognized and rewarded for their artistic excellence. The virtual, juried exhibition this year is a collection of fine art works by gifted high school students from 10 area high schools. Selecting the works this year is, Paul Spreiregan, a renowned Architect.Artists accepted in this show will receive a gift certificate for Art Supplies, with a top prize of $500, a second place award of $250, and a third place award of $150. All prizes are provided by Plaza Art Materials and from the financial support of Friends of the Yellow Barn. Congratulations to the awardees! For more information, visit

Glen Echo Park Virtual STEAM Video Series @ Glen Echo Park
Jun 6 – Aug 31 all-day
Glen Echo Park Virtual STEAM Video Series @ Glen Echo Park | | |


Glen Echo Park brings you a series of short and fun experiments at home, using simple ingredients.

Join us on our virtual journey as we explore various STEAM experiments where art meets science!

Explore our NEW Online Gallery Experience, Frontline Arts: Transforming Voices, opening Friday, May 22.

Summer Art Camp @ CREATE Arts Center
Jun 8 – Aug 28 all-day
Summer Art Camp @ CREATE Arts Center | | |

When school is out for the summer, art is in at CREATE!
Each week of summer camp will bring new art adventures. Our experienced teaching artists inspire creativity by teaching a variety of art-making techniques, and by exploring the styles of artists to help our campers draw inspiration for their own artwork.

Summer Camp 2020 runs from June 8 though August 28, 2020 in one-week sessions. Individual day registration is available for Session 1 (June 8-12, 2020) only.

Ages 5-12 (5 year olds must have completed kindergarten to be eligible to register). 13 & 14 year-olds can interview for CIT positions (Learn more about becoming a CIT. To set up a CIT interview, please contact us at 301-588-2787 or

The regular camp day runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Before care (8:00-9:00 am) and after care (3:00-6:00 pm) are available.

Mindful Doodling for Adults @ Online/Virtual
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mindful Doodling for Adults @ Online/Virtual | | |

Take some time for self-care! Mindfulness is the act of being fully present — which isn’t always easy. In this workshop, practice different approaches to creating your own patterns, and learn about elements you can consider in your drawing, such as composition and balance. This session will include black and white doodles, as well as a chance to add in some color!

Materials: Pen, marker, blank sheets of paper

Art for Healing: Coping with Coronavirus @ Online/Virtual
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Art for Healing: Coping with Coronavirus @ Online/Virtual | | |

JOIN US to connect, create and de-stress during COVID-19.

Led by licensed art therapist Laura Goss, this 8-week online therapeutic art group is designed to address the sustained and ongoing trauma of the global COVID-19 crisis. which may include:

* Developing coping skills and practicing mindfulness and body regulation as a response to fear and anxiety
* Finding purpose amid feelings of hopelessness
* Engaging in mourning for collective and personal loss
* Creating opportunities for meaningful connection in the midst of isolation and loneliness,
* And sitting with the uncertainty of the progression and impact of the pandemic.

The group is designed to use materials commonly found around the house, along with basic art supplies which can be ordered online or picked up from your local arts and crafts supply store.

No prior art experience required. It’s more about the journey than the finished artwork!

The Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio’s Virtual Gallery Presents Small Works V Art Exhibition
Jul 18 – Sep 1 all-day
The Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio’s Virtual Gallery Presents Small Works V Art Exhibition

Join us for our virtual summer Small Works V art show, held by the Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio. Opening on Saturday, July 18 through Sept.1, 2020 on our NEW website:

The show represents the works of both emerging and professional artist members of the Friends of the Yellow Barn, where all works are 14 x 14 inches and under! This annual show is typically held at the Yellow Barn Gallery in Glen Echo Park. At the gallery we welcome hundreds of patrons yearly to enjoy our small works show where the best works of art come in small packages! This year viewers will enjoy seeing our small works show online. The variety of works on display include all painting and drawing media such as: oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor, mixed media, pastels, charcoal and ink. Be sure to visit this collection to see the work of some of our most talented local artists. All purchases will be handled directly with the artists.

For general information on the Friends, or questions on purchasing art work, please contact us at:

The Creative Process in the Time of Corona @ Online/Virtual
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Creative Process in the Time of Corona @ Online/Virtual | | |

In a time of isolation and constant change, take some time for self care! Led by CREATE’s professional teaching artist Tara Hall, this workshop will have you practice the act of mindfulness while exploring different creative techniques to help you cope. In this two part workshop you’ll explore different art fields like painting, drawing, written & spoken word, as well as creativity through unconventional materials.

For adults

Inspired Painter Girl Scout Program @ Dumbarton House
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am

Armed with artistic inspiration from the various 18th-19th century art forms at Dumbarton House, Brownies expand their art vocabulary and create their own artwork! Explore how to express yourself in a self-portrait and share a story by painting a mural. Most steps to earn your badge will be completed during our program. Some programs include supplementary activities that must be completed after the program to finish the badge. Send in a photo of your completed activity to receive your Dumbarton House Patch!

Virtual Collage & Sip @ Online/Virtual
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Virtual Collage & Sip @ Online/Virtual | | |

Join us online every fourth Friday from 6:30-8:30 pm with your drink of choice for Virtual Collage Night with CREATE! This July 24, artist Jose Piedra will teach how to create an amazing 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):

White paper for background (thick)
Construction paper (various colors)
Gold (or other metallic) paper/foil
Tissue paper (various colors)
Oil pastels
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

Terracotta Creations: Chia & Planter Pets @ Online/Virtual
Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Terracotta Creations: Chia & Planter Pets @ Online/Virtual | | |

Join CREATE’s ceramic queen Shelley Sarrin in creating your very own functional sculptures for the summer garden! Learn basic handbuilding skills like pinch pot, scoring, slipping, and textures. Class fees include instruction, all materials and firing in our studio.

After registration, you can pick up your materials at CREATE Arts Center on Sunday, July 19 from 2-4pm. Please email (cc what time you would like.

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