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.

Fall 2020 ArtReach At Home Classes:

All classes will be held virtually via Zoom.

Developing Young Artists
Ages: 10 - 14

September 15th - November 3rd
Tuesdays, 5 - 6:30 PM

A class designed for young artists who want to build their fine arts skills.  Students will learn about contemporary artists and art history, develop skills through different media, and explore color theory, brush techniques, and design skills. Students will gain knowledge about the importance of building an art portfolio in order to apply to high school or college visual art programs. Students will also have the opportunity to engage with local professional artists.


Community Clay
Ages: 8 - 14

September 16th - November 4th
Wednesdays, 5 - 6 PM

Community Clay, a program of District Clay Center, works to bring the joy of pottery to students across the Washington D.C. area who otherwise may not have access to clay.
Projects will include decorative and functional pieces that students will create start to finish using oven baked clay. 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. 


Advanced Portrait & Figure
Ages: 13 - 18

September 17th - November 5th
Thursdays, 5 - 6:30 PM

The ArtReach GW Portfolio Development classes provide advanced arts training, portfolio development and college readiness. The course is ideal for students wanting to build their portfolios for college or arts magnet High School admissions. This course is focused on building portraiture and figure drawing skills.  Students will render portraits and figures using a variety of media such as charcoal, watercolor, acrylic paint and more. In addition, this course will include college readiness and career workshops from local artists and university staff.


Rebelucion-Arte! (Revolution Yourself through Art!)
Ages: 17 & up

September 16th - November 4th
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8 PM

Instructor: Rebeca Carvajal, Art Therapist
A therapeutic art class for women ages 17 and up.  Express yourself through art while reflecting, nourishing, and evolving as a person. Rebelucion-Arte is a play on words in Spanish translated as “Revolutionize Yourself through Art”. Rebelucion-Arte will be facilitated by  art therapist Rebeca Carvajal who will provide a safe space for participants to freely share and support one another through dialogue and art sharing. Emphasis will be placed on information, techniques and art tools to nourish the mental health for women and explore ways to practice self-care.



Exploring Racial Justice Issues through Artmaking

November 10th - December 8th

No class November 24th (Thanksgiving Week)

6:30 - 8 PM

Join us for a series of art workshops and discussions designed to connect with others, use art for self-expression, and explore ways of staying grounded in chaotic times. GW Graduate art therapy students will facilitate virtual art groups that will focus on racial justice issues and how to use art for grounding and health.

No art experience is necessary. Art supplies can be anything you have around the house: pencils, paper, markers, crayons, paint, magazine pictures, glue, scissors, cardboard, etc.