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May
22
Fri
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 https://www.friendsoftheyellowbarnstudio.org.

Jun
6
Sat
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 | | |

STEM + Art = STEAM!

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.

Jun
8
Mon
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 registrar@createartscenter.org).

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.

Jul
8
Wed
Intermediate Drawing ONLINE @ Online/Virtual
Jul 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Intermediate Drawing ONLINE @ Online/Virtual | | |

Pick up a pencil and increase your drawing skills in this 4-week class designed to teach the fundamentals of drawing. Learn some techniques to upgrade your artistic style, this class will teach you the basics needed to create works of art in pencil.

Materials: Ebony drawing pencil
pencil sharpener
kneaded eraser/ regular eraser
drawing paper- 9×12 size
*Suggestions on where to buy materials will be in your registration confirmation email

Intro to Color Theory ONLINE @ Online/Virtual
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intro to Color Theory ONLINE @ Online/Virtual | | |

Immerse yourself in the world of color with master painter Jose Piedra by learning the basics of painting with acrylics! Painting with acrylics is the most versatile and exciting for any beginner painter. In this 4 week course, you’ll learn not only how to creatively express your vision but how to use the fundamentals of color theory. You’ll learn how to mix and coordinate specific colors on the vast color spectrum to bring balance and harmony to your painting. No prior experience necessary.

Materials:
Acrylic primary colors + black and white
canvas- 11×14 or 16×20
flat brush # 12 and small round brush # 00 for details
palette
container for water
flat brush 1″ for bushes effects (optional)
tarp/surface protectant (optional)
*Suggestions on where to get materials will be in the registration confirmation email

Jul
10
Fri
Drawing for Beginners ONLINE for Adults @ Online/Virtual
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Drawing for Beginners ONLINE for Adults @ Online/Virtual | | |

Pick up a pencil and learn to draw in this 4-week workshop designed to teach the fundamentals of drawing. Whether you’re a first time artist or you are looking to upgrade your technique, this workshop will teach you the basics needed to create works of art in pencils and ink. Cost includes all materials. Experience level: Beginner to intermediate

Week 1: Still Life — Learn how to draw from objects in front of you. Explore different techniques such as blending, contour, hatching, and stippling.

Week 2: Figure & Gesture Drawing — Learn the basic proportions that make up the figure, and take turns doing quick sketches and gesture drawings of each other.

Week 3: Perspective — Learn about one-point and two-point perspective, and create your own landscape drawings.

Week 4: Squaring Off — Learn how to create and use a grid on a reference photo to draw your image.

Jul
12
Sun
Pet Portraits ONLINE @ Online/Virtual
Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pet Portraits ONLINE @ Online/Virtual | | |

Create a personal keepsake of your lovely pet in our Pet Portrait class! In this single day workshop you’ll earn how to turn a quick simple sketch into a fully realized depiction of your animal companion.

Materials:
Ebony drawing pencil
pencil sharpener
kneaded eraser/ regular eraser
drawing paper- 9×12 size
*Suggestions on where to get materials will be in your registration confirmation email

For adults

Mindful Doodling Teen ONLINE @ Online/Virtual
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mindful Doodling Teen ONLINE @ 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

Jul
16
Thu
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!

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