Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing

Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing

Art
Rockville, Rockville, Maryland
(8 Reviews)

“Where Creativity Has No Limits” – that’s our motto and has been since we first opened our doors in the summer of 1960. At that time we pledged to supply artists with the finest products, best prices and unparalleled customer service and we stand by that pledge today. Shop with us for a huge selection of art supplies for painting, drawing, pottery and printmaking. Find creative gifts for kids and young artists and outfit your studio with sturdy and comfortable chairs and easels. Select quality picture framing products to preserve and protect your artwork or choose our well-regarded custom picture framing service. We also offer a full range of classes, workshops and demos.

Reviews of Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing

(8 Reviews)
Hand Lettering

3/4/2019
Sterling N.

Attended: Hand Lettering


I LOVED this class. I'm completely new to handwriting/calligraphy (and not at all an artist) but Heather (the instructor) was INSPIRING, sweet, friendly and a great teacher. She's seriously the most talented person I've ever met. I'm going to practice a lot so maybe someday I'll be good enough to take her more advanced classes! :) I'd highly recommend this class. It's reasonably priced (although if you want to continue what you've learned - you'll still need to buy the tools and materials from Plaza.) But they aren't very much - and it's nice to support a local art store. Heather was awesome! Loved her.

Hand Lettering

2/18/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Hand Lettering


Great Teacher!

Hand Lettering

2/18/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Hand Lettering


Did a lot of practice which I know is essential. Thought the teacher could have put more individual instruction in it rather than sitting quietly while we copied letters.

Modern Illumination Capitals

2/3/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Modern Illumination Capitals


Great opportunity to learn from a master calligrapher, Joanne Wasserman.The focus of the class was on students developing ccontemporary interpretations of traditional illuminated manuscript capitals. Joanne emphasized the visual “stories” which might be told through using decorated letters as a springboard to the imagination of the artist. Even though illuminated script is a revered, centuries-old art, Joanne encouraged us to explore our own expressive style in the class projects. Materials provided were good quality and the instruction and inspiration by the teacher first rate! You definitely don’t have to be a calligrapher to take this class—only to have a willingness to put your own spin on a a beautiful traditional art form.

Uncial Script Calligraphy

2/2/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Uncial Script Calligraphy


I learned several new skills but the training area wasn't conducive to effective learning....e.g., poor wall space to post samples, teacher spent 10% of the time taping up brown paper to write on. As well, the teacher seem disorganized and unprepared, rambled about history of the content rather than weaving it in while we were practicing. As well, the samples shown we not relevant to what she was teaching. On the positive side, the teacher was upbeat, had a good sense of humor and clearly knew her craft...but being good at a craft doesn't always translate to being able to teach it well. I left halfway through the class since it became clear that more of the same would be happening in the 2nd half. I will enroll in other CourseHorse classes but will not be taking another one from this teacher.

Airbrush Essentials

12/8/2018
Lizzy C.

Attended: Airbrush Essentials


Excellent class! Instructor was expert, helpful, interesting and fun. What more could you want?!!

Hand Lettering

2/18/2019
Jill S.

Attended: Hand Lettering


Jill S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Paper Marbling

1/30/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Paper Marbling


Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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1776 E Jefferson St Unit 119, Rockville, Maryland 20852
Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing
Rockville
1776 E Jefferson St Unit 119
Btwn Montrose Rd & Rollins Ave
Rockville, Maryland 20852

Directions:
We are located on the West side of Federal Plaza near Panera Bread. PARKING: Parking lot in front of store. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: 3 blocks from the Twinbrook Metro Station (Red Line). On the following bus lines: 5 (Silver Spring-Twinbrook), 26 (Montgomery Mall-Glenmont) and 46 (Medical Center).

Upcoming Classes at Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing

Airbrush Essentials
Airbrush Essentials
Next start date:

Saturday Jul 20th, 1pm - 4pm

Picture Framing Studio
Picture Framing Studio
Next start date:

Sunday Jul 21st, 1pm - 4pm

Watercolor Landscapes
Watercolor Landscapes
Next start date:

Saturday Jul 27th, 1pm - 4pm

Acrylic Landscapes
Acrylic Landscapes
Next start date:

Saturday Aug 3rd, 1pm - 4pm

Wire Sculpting
Wire Sculpting
Next start date:

Sunday Aug 4th, 1pm - 4pm

Painting in Water-Mixable Oils
Painting in Water-Mixable Oils
Next start date:

Saturday Aug 10th, 1pm - 4pm

Wire Sculpting with Air Dry Clay
Wire Sculpting with Air Dry Clay
Next start date:

Sunday Aug 11th, 1pm - 4pm

Perspective Made Easy
Perspective Made Easy
Next start date:

Saturday Aug 17th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Sumi-e: Rose
Sumi-e: Rose
Next start date:

Sunday Aug 18th, 1pm - 4pm

Teachers at Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing

Alex Donahue Alexandra N. Sherman Amy Shawley Angela White Barb Allensworth Darrell Martin Deborah Maklowski Firouzeh Sadeghi Heather Dawson Joan Lok Joanne Wasserman Julie Starling Juliet Verdi Lea Szopinski Lea Szopinski Michael McCloy Michele Foshee Patricia Dubroof & Irina Selya Plaza Art Staff
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