Youth and Adult Classes

ArtReach GW provides free, high quality fine arts education, expressive and therapeutic art classes, and advanced fine arts college preparation facilitated by GW Corcoran alumni and local teaching artists to more than 200 youth and families who reside in DC Wards 7 & 8, and nearby Prince George's County, MD.

Summer 2020 ArtReach At Home Classes:

The Art Journal: Altered Book (Ages 16 & up) 

Wednesdays | June 17 - July 8 | 6-7 PM

Join us for a therapeutic art class where as a virtual community you will explore ways to express feelings and anything on your mind using the art journaling process of altered books and support each other in the process. An altered book is the art process of changing or altering a used book from its original form into a different form and look using mixed media art techniques and art journal prompts. No prior experience necessary.


Family Open Studio (All ages)

Wednesdays | July 8 - July 22 | 6-7 pm

We invite parents and children to explore family art making virtually using materials you have readily available at home.  This group highlights collaboration and individuality as you create art with and alongside your family. 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. These sessions approach art making for wellness - less focus on what your art looks like, more focus on expression and the process of creating with your family. Video tutorials created by Art Therapist Rebeca Carvajal, will be emailed three days ahead of the scheduled virtual sessions.  This will give you time to create with your family before joining the virtual sessions for sharing and reflection.


Drawing Out Loud (Ages 11 - 18)

Tuesdays | June - July | 1-3 pm

Explore drawing using traditional and unconventional methods and materials.  Refine your drawing skills while challenging yourself to create innovative approaches to drawing. No prior experience is necessary.