Taking Art Classes in DC

Taking Art Classes in DC

Rachael Grad
Jan 13, 2009

Inspired by Bethz's post last week on Taking an Art Class, we wanted to share with you our favorite places to study art in DC and ask for your advice on learning to sew. We've taken paper-making, drawing, painting, sculpture, and other classes in DC. Jump below to see our favorite art schools, craft spots, and the front of the sculpture shown here...

Pyramid Atlantic offers printmaking, letterpress, and papermaking classes, and studio space for independent work. We loved taken a paper-making class there and also enjoy the frequent lectures, exhibitions, and great gift shop (with all products handmade by artists).

The sculpture shown was made by me (Rachael, AT DC blogger) at the Washington Studio School in Dupont Circle. The school has wonderful drawing, painting, and sculpture classes. Other good art schools in the area include the Corcoran School of Art and Design in downtown DC, which has accredited programs and continuing education classes. If you live in Virginia, try the Art League School at the Torpedo Factory in Old Town, Virginia, which offers a huge variety of art classes from Mosaics to Rughooking. Do you have a favorite art school?
Most winter art classes are just getting started...

We've heard great things about G Street Fabrics and really want to learn to sew, but Rockville is very far. Do you have any recommendations for sewing classes in the District?

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