At Glen Echo Park. A fun class to explore this wonderful member of the guitar family! You will learn simple chords and how to use them in a variety of traditional and contemporary songs. Great for personal enjoyment, parties, and open mics! Bring ukulele and notebook. More info: 301.320.2770 or washingtonconservatory.org. Minimum age 13. 8 sessions.
At Glen Echo Park. Learn a few chords and strums; you will be playing satisfying versions of your favorite songs in this fun class. You know a lot about music just from years of listening. Use that knowledge and you will be playing by ear in no time at all. Bring guitar and notebook. For more information, contact the instructor at: 301.320.2770 or washingtonconservatory.org. Minimum age 13. 8 sessions.
At Glen Echo Park. So you’ve taken beginning guitar or you’ve been playing for a while and want to get to the next level. Learn some finger picking and other techniques that will make your playing more interesting. Use these skills to play songs you love. Bring guitar and notebook. For more information, call the instructor at 301.320.2770 or go to washingtonconservatory.org. Minimum age 13. 8 sessions.
At Glen Echo Park. From blues to Bob Dylan to Bono to Beyoncé and beyond, expand your guitar technique and repertoire while playing great music with others. We all pick suitable songs and learn to play them as individuals and as a group. Ukuleleists welcome too. For more information, call the instructor at 301.320.2770 or go to washingtonconservatory.org. Minimum age 13. 8 sessions.
Discover the joy and creative possibilities of watercolor! Relax and learn about color relationships, texture, transparency and opacity. In this class, we will explore abstract painting, as well as painting from the still life or objects from nature. Prior experience necessary.
Materials: watercolor palette, watercolor paper (any size), round brushes- size 2, 6, & 12, cup, back board, painters tape, pencil, eraser
*Suggestions on where to get materials will be in your registration confirmation email.
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.
Acrylic primary colors + black and white
canvas- 11×14 or 16×20
flat brush # 12 and small round brush # 00 for details
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
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.
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.
Ebony drawing pencil
kneaded eraser/ regular eraser
drawing paper- 9×12 size
*Suggestions on where to get materials will be in your registration confirmation email
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
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!