Youth and Adult Classes


Fall 2019 Classes:

Youth Classes (8 & up)

ArtReach GW provides free high-quality visual art classes to youth living in underserved communities in Ward 7 and 8.


Mural Painting at Oxon Run Park (Ages 8-18)

Saturday, November 2nd, 11am-2pm

Decorate and paint large pavers in the newly improved Oxon Run Park (1200 Mississippi Ave. SE).  The DC Building Industry Association recently installed 18 large pavers in a maze design and you can help paint them, adding your own mark to Oxon Run Park! Students can earn community service hours.


S.T.E.A.M. (Ages 8 - 14)

Calling all Makers! Join us for a hands-on overview of 21st century areas of science, technology, engineering, and math – mixed with entrepreneurship – that will inspire you to learn and invent using basic electronics, coding, and more. In collaboration with the George Washington University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences' Innovation Center and Georgetown University's Maker Hub.


Eating Good in the Neighborhood (Ages 8-12) (In collaboration with DC Central Kitchen)

This class is a fun way to learn about the food you eat and where it comes from while engaging in the artistic process. DC Central Kitchen will visit periodically to teach students about nutrition, food systems, and food security in DC. Students will reflect on these lessons and work in various media including sculpture and painting to create their own versions a delicious, vibrant, and healthy city.

Portfolio Development (Middle School Students)

This is designed class for young artists who want to build their fine arts skills. Students will learn drawing, painting, and printmaking techniques. They will explore color theory, brush techniques, and art history. Students will gain knowledge about college readiness and the importance of building an art portfolio in order to apply to high school or college visual art programs.


Community Clay (Ages 8-14) (In Collaboration with District Clay Center)

Handbuilding with Community Clay offers an introduction to handbuilding with clay. Projects will include decorative and functional pieces that students will create start to finish. Students will create using slabs, coils and pinch pots. This class is a fun way to start off a lifelong love for clay and the ceramic arts. Community Clay works to bring the joy of pottery to students across the Washington D.C. area who otherwise may not have access to clay.



Portfolio Development (High School)

The ArtReach GW Portfolio Development classes provide advanced arts training and portfolio development. The course is ideal for high school students wanting to build their portfolios for college or arts magnet High School admissions.  Students will be engaged in academic drawing and painting instruction and receive mentorship in creative development and college readiness.



Therapeutic Art Classes

Arpillera: Storytelling through Textiles (Ages 16 & up)

This class is an opportunity to tell your own story through textiles and cloth.  Arpilleras is a type of craft or folk art from South America using hand sewn stitches, applique of textile, and embroidery to create a narrative.  A safe and comforting space will be provided for you to be a part of the community by relaxing, reflecting, enjoying, and expressing among others a story. This class is led by art therapist Rebeca Carvajal and is open to all skill levels.



Family Open Studio (All Ages)

We invite parents and children to explore family art making with collage, clay, drawing, painting, fabric, and more! Each group highlights collaboration and individuality as you create art with and alongside your family and peer group members. Art activities are tailored to be available for adults and children, 6 years and up, and specific instruction will be provided to guide you through the art process. - The Art Journal




Contact Aselin Flowers at [email protected] or 202-819-5490