Youth and Adult Classes

 

Spring 2020 Classes:

Architecture: Tools of the Trade (Ages 8-14)
Interested in Architecture? This class is an introduction to an architect's design process.  Participants will be able to learn the tools of the trade: drawing, photography, and model-building. Students will also learn about sustainability and incorporate S.T.E.A.M. concepts into their models.  This class is in collaboration with Washington Architectural Foundation, American Institute for Architects and The George Washington University Innovation Center.

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Community Clay (Ages 8-14)
Handbuilding with District Clay Center Artists offers an introduction to 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.

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Developing Young Artists (Ages 10-14)
This class is for young artists who want to build their fine arts skills.  Students will learn about contemporary artists and art history and develop skills through different medium such as drawing, painting, and printmaking.  Students will be explore color theory, brush techniques, and design skills. 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. They will also interact with local artists

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Advanced Portrait and Figure Drawing (High School Students)

Description: 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 figures from live models using a variety of media such as charcoal, watercolor, acrylic paint and more. In addition, this course will included career workshops from local artists.

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Therapeutic Art Classes: 

Family Open Studio (Ages 6 & up)

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. This art group is a place to relax, have fun, work together and be open to trying new things. Led by Art Reach art therapist Rebecca Carvajal, this session approaches art making for wellness - less focus on what your art looks like, more focus on expression and the process of creating with your family. 

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Painting for the Soul (Ages 16 & up)

Painting for the Soul is a therapeutic painting class with the goal of providing inspiration and guidance to express what is in your heart and soul. Class is for adults and it is facilitated by a licensed art therapist to provide a calm, fun, and safe way to to explore oneself using the colors, strokes, and shapes of paint! All levels are welcomed to join.

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The Art Journal (Ages 16 & up)

Join us for therapeutic art journaling for stress relief and personal empowerment! This art journaling session, specifically for teens and adults, meets weekly and welcomes individuals to connect with their creativity alongside others - no experience required! Weekly methods and prompts designed to find relaxation, detangle stress, and tap into your artistic strengths will be offered each week as options for creative exploration. 

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