Atelier Garage — Leesburg

Portrait and Still Life Oil Painting

Painter Marcia Klioze has designed these classes for students with a basic knowledge of oil painting and drawing. Marcia will be doing demos in oil paint, pointing out differences from life and photo reference. If you are more comfortable with pastel or acrylic, please feel to bring them. It’s still a “dark to light” process. All levels of painters are encouraged to sign up. Beginners will learn the fundamentals, including color, composition, form, and materials. Intermediate students will hone existing skills and explore new challenges. Advanced students will work with painting theory and focus on completing professional-quality work. Portrait, figure, and still-life painters are welcome. Students need their own supplies for this class. You are encouraged to bring your own projects, but the focus is on portraiture and still-life in a representational style. Portraiture will be done from photos with an emphasis on choosing a good photo, but one week will be reserved for a life model! I will set up a still life for those who prefer to paint still-life. Painting demos will be provided. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. Classes are small so there is plenty of individual attention. There is always creative discussion, music to paint by, and snacks!! All levels of painters are encouraged to sign up.

Bella Vista Photography — Herndon & Elsewhere

Springtime in the South: Savannah to Charleston Photo Workshop

Join photographers Mary Louise Ravese and Sue Bloom in an 7-day, 6-night workshop exploring the South's Low Country from Savannah, Georgia, to Charleston, South Carolina. Enjoy a variety of photo opportunities including landscapes, gardens, wildlife and architecture with southern charm. Throughout the week there will be lectures, assignments and supportive image feedback sessions, so you can improve your picture-making along the way. This workshop is open to photographers of all skill levels, since our multi-day format allows us time to work with each participant individually. Expand your ability to photograph with new shooting techniques and new photo editing techniques like Digital Painting and Collage.

Libby Stevens Studio — Leesburg

Creative Pastels

This small class is designed for the beginner pastel painter or more advanced painter. I offer individual attention at the easel, exploring the versatile applications of pastel. Beginners will cover basic application, papers, and techniques painting from a studio still life. I mentor more advanced students if they want to use their own photos to paint from. — Sterling & Elsewhere

Coffee & Colored Pencils — Ridgetop Coffee in Sterling

Explore the amazing capabilities of colored pencils while you turn a humble medium into masterful Fine Art, in a fun & social atmosphere. All materials included but you are welcome to bring your own. A different project is done each month. You must be pre-registered to attend. Teens are welcome. Taught by award-winning artist Lisa Zadravec.

Draw Your Pet in Colored Pencils — Artspace Herndon

Learn to draw animals using your favorite pet as a subject. Explore the amazing capabilities of colored pencils while you see why they are the perfect medium for realistic hair, those eye-catching eyes and more. Turn a humble medium into masterful Fine Art. Bring your colored pencils and photos of your pet. You must be pre-registered to attend (teens also welcome). Taught by award-winning artist Lisa Zadravec.

Home-School Art — Sterling Studio/Classroom

For students in grades 4 -10. This class takes the student through a complete school year course if taken through out the year, teaching all basic skills and general art knowledge. A well-rounded course, building art skills and a basic knowledge of great art and artists. Emphasis on traditional fine art methods & always includes age-appropriate projects in drawing/shading & color drawing, painting in at least two media and 3-dimensional projects in a curriculum developed in over 23 years of teaching. Students can stay at this level for 3+ years. Students may take this class for a grade if requested. Taught by award-winning artist, and teacher for over 2 decades, Lisa Zadravec.

Art for Children & Teens — Sterling Studio/Classroom

Fine Art skill building, in drawing, painting and art challenges for the budding artist. We will build art skills through methods that teach real art technique. Projects rotate each session, so there's always something new, but always included: drawing, color drawing, painting in at least two media & 3-D design in a curriculum developed in over 2 decades teaching. Students can stay at each level for 3+ years. Taught by award-winning artist Lisa Zadravec.

Loudoun Street Studios — Leesburg

Oil Painting Class

Wednesday Sessions March 20, 27, April 3, 10 9am - 12 noon Cost $200 The small class size and individual attention makes this class appropriate for all levels. Beginners will learn about materials, drawing, value, color mixing, and composition with a focus on representational art. Students will work from still life, photo reference, or weather permitting, plein air.

StageCoach Theatre — Ashburn

Acting 101

This class focuses on getting beginners comfortable in front of a crowd, feeling confident, while learning some solid “technique” behind acting. A lot of people want to take an acting class because the art itself feels so amorphous — they want to know exactly what “TO DO.” Brittany teaches the Stanislavsky method because she thinks it gives new actors concrete tasks to focus on. You’ll read plays and learn how to analyze them as storytellers.

The Clay and Metal Loft — Leesburg

Summer Art Camps at The Clay and Metal Loft

half-day and full-day summer arts camps and teen workshops

Mother's Day Tea and Temari

Beautiful and colorful Temari (ζ‰‹γΎγ‚Š) balls, are a stunning example of Japanese surface embroidery, a folk art form and Japanese craft that was introduced to Japan from China around the 7th century A.D. "Temari" means "hand ball" in Japanese. Try this technique yourself in this introductory workshop with instructor Trish Harris, known nationwide as an exciting and excellent teacher of Temari techniques. In this class, you will learn about the history and cultural significance of Temari, how to prepare a ball for stitching, and more. You will go home with a tiny Temari of your own to keep , and most supplies for making a second Temari. Saturday May 11th, 10am - 1pm What a great idea for a Mother/Daughter outing! All materials are included No previous experience needed. Some hand dexterity and a willingness to take your time is recommended. Tea and Treats will be served. This class is for adults and inspired teens .

Ceramic Bells and Birds Class

Join us Sunday, March 24th 2-4 pm to make Clay Birds and bells! We will be working with a warm dark clay to make a ceramic pinch pot bell, clapper, and beads. Use texture stamps and rollers to decorate your clay. Participants will make 3 bells and corresponding clay bird beads and clackers. Age: Kids 8 and up welcome with an adult

Make Your Own Pet Bowl!

Saturday March 23rd 2-4pm Join us at The Clay and Metal Loft to make your own pet bowl for your fur baby! Learn slab construction and slip trailing design to make a unique ceramic pet bowl. Participants will make and decorate 1 bowl. Age limit: project is appropriate for ages 10 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Choose from a selection of glazes and The Clay and Metal Loft will glaze your bowl. Items will be available for pick up 2-3 weeks after class.

Bill van Gilder Demonstration Workshop Weekend

Join us in Leesburg, Virginia, for a two-and-a-half day weekend pottery workshop with internationally recognized potter and ceramic artist Bill van Gilder. Every potter has a list of WHAT they want to make. HOW to make it, is often the question. During this two and a half day information-loaded demo-workshop, some 50+ making techniques will be demonstrated in answer to these ‘how-to’ questions — techniques participants will want to use and adjust to fit their own future work. Short cuts, tips, and tool-use at the wheel will be shared through demo after demo. Hand-building functional forms will be the focus during part of the demonstrations as requested, defining projects and techniques for hand-builders. Slide show and wine & cheese reception Friday evening. Demonstrations Saturday and Sunday.


Unison Old Country Store — Unison

Open Studio with Model

A perfect opportunity to practice your skills in your choice of media with access to a model, nude and dressed. $100 for four classes.