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2 classes in-person in Washington DC have spots left, and 12 classes live online are available.

Garden Stories

Artistic Artifacts @ 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304

Let’s use all those fun presser feet you buy, but then don’t know what to do with or how to use! Susan’s fabric book will help you learn how to use them and play at the same time. This is an accordion style book that is housed inside a Triptych trifold cover. The theme is all about nature, and also help you learn new stitching skills, such as Free-Motion, Couching, Ruffles, Edge-Stitching, etc. We will add ribbons, buttons and anything you’d...

Sunday Jul 23rd, 10:30am–4:30pm Eastern Time


Create A Gold + Diamond Engagement Ring

Wear Ever Jewelry Studio School @ 1112 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Make the best day of your life even better by creating your beloved's engagement ring! In this private three-hour class, you will saw, bend, hammer, and solder 18k yellow gold to create this symbol of love. The ring you will craft features a 1 ct lab-grown round diamond cradled in a Tiffany-style setting.  All materials are included. All experience levels welcome.

Sunday Jun 4th, 2–5pm Eastern Time

Virtual Bath Bomb Making

Love & Make @ Virtual Classroom

In this live, virtual workshop, we will guide you in the sometimes-tricky process of making your very own bath bombs. This workshop is based on the Love & Make Bath Bomb DIY kit, available for order in our online shop. If you will use your own materials, please be sure to have your recipe and tools ready before the workshop begins. Important: This virtual session does not come with supplies. If participants plan to participate together via...

Saturday Jun 17th, 11am–12pm Central Time

Virtual Candle Making Workshop

Love & Make @ Virtual Classroom

In this live, virtual workshop, we will guide you in creating soy wax candles at home! We'll walk through basic candle making steps as well as share tips, tricks and troubleshooting. This workshop is suited for our DIY Candle-Making Kit. We also welcome curious learners who may not have our kit but would like to learn about candle-making in this virtual class.  At the end of this one-hour class, you will have practiced your new skills and...

Saturday Jun 10th, 11am–12pm Central Time

Painting and Drawing with Mixed Media

New York School of the Arts @ Online Classroom

Experiment with a variety of mediums in combination with various types of surfaces. Students can use Graphite, Gouache, Watercolor, Oil paint and Colored Pencils in this class. The surface directly influences mark making whether your style is traditional or contemporary. Many different artists used mixed media such as Degas, Romare Bearden, Jasper John, Jim Dine, and Rauschenberg just to name a few. The combinations are endless, but the basic idea...

Wednesday Jun 7th, 1–4pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

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Make a Photobook with One Sheet of Paper


Join book artist Elizabeth Castaldo for a mini-workshop to learn about “artist’s books” —  an artwork in the shape of a book — and why this medium is great for photographers. Elizabeth will share some examples and then teach you how to lay out content and create a mini-zine by folding a single sheet of paper.  This is a fun way to dip your toe into making handmade books that are perfect for presenting a series of photos and...

Sunday Jul 9th, 2–4pm Eastern Time

Ceramic Llama Painting

Food Craft @ Live Online

Easy ceramic painting with virtual llama meeting No drama for our Llamas! Fulfill your dream of painting a ceramic Llama, while (virtually) meeting real Llamas! This event will be unforgettable and Ll-amazing. Paint your own ceramic Llama pottery with your desired color palette and get to visit fantastic Llama royalties you'll never meet anywhere else! Guests will discover the easy techniques for painting a colorful ceramic Llama, and meet star...

Friday Jun 9th, 9am–11pm Eastern Time

Paper Remix I: Inspired Collage I

Evanston Art Center

Snip, tear, and assemble your way through the expressive medium of collage. Create compositions using a variety of papers and techniques to gather images, shapes and colors. To inspire your work, themes such as poems, landscape or personnel imagery will be shared. Skill Level: Intermediate Important notes: This interactive online class is presented via Zoom. Please download Zoom prior to your first class: You will be emailed...

Wednesday Jun 14th, 1–3pm Central Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Artist's Books (Intermediate/Advanced)

92nd Street Y

Use collage techniques and learn basic bookbinding to create your own artist book. You’ll learn how artists have made these handheld objects to create series, stories and more through simple and sometimes intricate art making techniques. For the Supply List, Click Click Here

Tuesday May 30th, 12–2:30pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

Collage and Mixed Media (Intermediate/Advanced)

92nd Street Y

Join us for ongoing discussions on concepts, process and materials for collage and mixed media artists. Each week you’ll have dedicated time to work on your own independent projects and also participate in discussions on materials and techniques, reviewing contemporary artists and exhibits. Through personal and group critiques you’ll be challenged to push your work to the next level! Click here for the Supply List

Thursday Jun 1st, 1–3:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Pen, Ink and Beyond

92nd Street Y

Perfect class for beginners or the more experienced student who wishes to attain a greater mastery of their craft. This online class is dedicated to guiding students towards mastering pen, ink, brush and color washes and towards introducing students to the work of sepia masters like Da Vinci, the Expressionists and modernists like Raymond Pettibon. Develop a series of drawings (utilizing expressionistic contour, cross hatching, pointillism, color...

Sunday Jul 16th, 2–4:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

The Photobook: Its Roots, Evolution, Proliferation

Penumbra Foundation @ Virtual Classroom

The Photobook: Its Roots, Evolution, Proliferation and Use By the mid-to-late 19th century, photography was used in books to create documentary evidence, sharable scientific data or pictorial illustration. Today, the photobook has come into its own as an artform, often defying categorization. This online class will examine the earliest use of photography in books, the evolution of photographic books into book objects, and, finally, the various genres,...

Saturday Oct 14th, 12–2pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

Paint a Tote Bag Party

La Pittura Art Studio @ Virtual Learning

It's time to get that bag. You can show off your creativity and personal style by painting your own vibrant, outrageous tote bag in this online class. This DIY painting project is an engaging and interactive activity anyone of all ages can enjoy. A talented and supportive teacher from Art Therapy. Studio will guide each student so you'll have a blast customizing your own tote bag. You'll have plenty of time to put your own spin on your piece...

Thursday Jun 1st, 6:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

Beginners Art Journaling

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Unlock your creative expression in this fear-free, relaxing and self-expressive art journaling class for all levels, total beginners included! Art journaling provides a stress-relieving, inspiring and safe space to experiment, explore and express your inner-world through a variety of materials, colors, layers, and subject matter. Learn how to tap into meditative states through authentic art-making, and practice creative mindfulness while allowing...

Wednesday Jun 7th, 7–8:15pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

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Smithsonian American Art Museum @ 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006

DC’s original crafting happy hour brings back SweetARTS valentines and cork crafting. Create your own Valentine’s Day cards and try your hand at wine cork and tile crafts. Enjoy craft brews from Denizens Brewing and live music from a local band while you work. Price includes two beers, snacks, live music, and all-you-can craft. Must be 21 or older to attend and must present valid ID at the door for entry.

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Woven Fabric Basket

Capital Quilts @ 15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, DC 20877

This craft project is a real scrap buster! Use a plastic needle, 1/2” wide strips of fabric, and some clothesline to weave together these handy baskets. No sewing machine needed: great for travel!

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Introduction to Candle Making

Nyah @ 203 Ridgely Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401

With candles being used in 7 out of 10 households there is no wonder why you don't want to learn how to make candles. In this 3 hour hands on class students will learn to craft custom candles using soy and coconut waxes. You will learn how to: Choose the correct wick Select appropriate candle containers Use colorants Safely make candles Pick the right wax Properly use fragrance Melt and Pour at the correct temperature Source ingredients...

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A View to My Heart

Artistic Artifacts @ 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304

Create a lovely shrine/altar using the beautiful Relics and Artifacts line of craft blanks by Sandra Evertson. A beautiful Valentine’s gift, or for year-round display.  You will learn collage and layering techniques with paint, finishes, paper and more while assembling a one of a kind mixed media piece of art that will be ready to hang or display at the end of class. While all supplies are provided, to personalize your assemblage, please...

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Hot Process Soap Making

Nyah @ 203 Ridgely Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401

It is going to get HOT in here as we make three types of soap using the Hot Process soap making method. Soap makers who tend to choose this method of soapmaking prefer it over Cold Process soap making because: Soaps are completely saponfied within a few hours More economical to use essential oils and fragrance oils Immediate use; no curing is necessary The day will be split up into three sessions: Session One:  Hot Process Soap Making...

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Introduction to Soap Making CP and HP Methods

Nyah @ 203 Ridgely Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401

Soapmaking is an artisan craft that has been in existence for centuries. Learn about the beauty, art and chemistry of soapmaking using both the cold process and hot process methods. During class you can expect to: Discover the history of soapmaking Understand the safety practices required to manufacture soap Know what necessary equipment is needed to make soap Know what components make up soap Understand the industry terminology and lingo...

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Paper Marbling

Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing @ 1776 E Jefferson St, Rockville, MD 20852

Marbling is a fun art with an infinite variety of patterns and color combinations. The process is simple and in addition to bookbinding, marbled papers can be used for picture framing, placemats, notecards, desk sets, collages, origami, lampshades, and for covering just about anything such as boxes and cans. This workshop is a challenge of artistic freedom and refinement! All supplies provided.

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Zentangle: Candle Art

Capital Quilts @ 15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, DC 20877

The warm light from a candle adds a lovely ambience to any room.  Use a heat gun and tissue paper to transfer your Zentangle artwork to a pillar candle.  Add crystals for holiday glitter!  Great hostess gift! Please bring your Zentangle supplies and a white 3” x 6” (8” is okay, too) pillar candle 

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Picture Framing Studio

Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing @ 1776 E Jefferson St, Rockville, MD 20852

Need help with your DIY framing projects? Come by The Picture Framing Studio. We will have mat cutters and other specialized framing tools for you to use for fitting as well as the knowledge and support of a seasoned professional. Instructor will be available for advice and instruction on mat cutting, mounting and fitting techniques. Customers must provide or purchase their own frames and materials.

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Cream Soap Making

Nyah @ 203 Ridgely Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401

In this workshop you will learn how to formulate and make luxurious cream soaps. Cream soaps have long been used for shaving soap but can also be used as a hand and body soap including facial soaps. They are formulated with a blend of potassium and sodium hydroxides. During the advance hot process soap workshop we will cover the following topics: Equipment Ingredients The Mix and Cook Testing for Alkalinity Supercreaming When to Add Extra...

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Soap Making Intensive

Nyah @ 203 Ridgely Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401

In this workshop with La Shonda Tyree, who turned her hobby and passion for making her own soaps and lotions into a highly successful business, we will learn how to make a range of exquisite self-care products. We will begin by discovering the history and chemistry of soapmaking, and the safety practices required to manufacture soap. We will then get hands-on instruction in soapmaking using sodium hydroxide with the cold process method.  We...

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Keepsake Shrine Assemblage

Artistic Artifacts @ 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304

Affectionately nicknamed “The Tjap [chop] House,” this project was originally designed to showcase a beautiful tjap or wooden printing block from Artistic Artifacts, keeping a favorite surface design tool on display when it’s not in use. It’s also the perfect home to highlight any other precious object that you have. Students will choose from a variety of house-shaped open-back boxes and sliding-lid cigar boxes for the foundation piece....

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Fabric Embellishing Workbook

Artistic Artifacts @ 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304

Learn a variety of fabric embellishing techniques as you create a beautiful fabric book! Class sessions consist of demonstrations as well as hands on activities; you will leave with all the information and ability needed to complete your pages and additional “homework” on your own between sessions. Techniques from Fabric Embellishing — the Basics and Beyond, as well as Judy’s own techniques will be covered in class. The end result? An artful...

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