Classes

Make your Mark

At Artworks classes run month to month throughout the year. Students can start at anytime as classes are designed to suit each pupils individual level and ability.

We start all students off with the fundamentals of drawing and color. With structured guidance we help equip students with the tools to better express their own creativity.


Ages 5-6

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Classes for ages 5-6 are a great stepping stone for aspiring new artists. Our lessons focus on helping the student to identify the basic underlying simple shapes which make up more complicated forms, developing the independence to make drawings on their own. They are provided the structure of step-by-step visual guides, while also encouraged to problem-solve and use their imaginations to develop original composition and background ideas.

Students work in soft pastels, which offer the ability to work in vivid, blend-able colors, while still being easy to manipulate. Each class ends with an art show where parents are encouraged to attend. Classes are held weekly and are one hour long.

For children ages 5-6 years old
$100 per month for one hour weekly sessions
Price of class does not include the cost of pastels
Our classes run month to month throughout the year. Students can start at anytime as classes are designed to suit each pupils individual level and ability.


Ages 6-12

Ellen W. Age 12

Ellen W. Age 12

Standard classes are perfect for those who wish to develop and strengthen their artistic abilities. Beginning artists start by gaining familiarity with the fundamentals of art—including form, tone, color blending, developing a light source, creating texture- building a strong foundation to be able to create realistic drawings.

Continuing students build on these skills, moving up through Artworks-designed levels of increasing challenge and complexity.

Artworks maintains a small 7 to 1 student to teacher ratio, allowing each student to receive individual attention; each class contains a range of diverse levels and abilities, as students develop independence and the freedom to work at their own pace. After pastels, students may decide to move on to more advanced mediums, including watercolor, charcoal sketching and oil painting. Each class ends with an art show which parents are welcome to attend. Classes are held weekly and are 90 minutes long.

For children 6-12 years old
$140 per month for 90 minutes of weekly sessions
Price of class does not include the cost of materials
Our classes run month to month throughout the year. Students can start at anytime as classes are designed to suit each pupils individual level and ability.


Ages 13-18

Meredith Holmes, Age 16

Meredith Holmes, Age 16

Teen classes are offered to middle and high school students who would like to take their art to the next level. Experienced instructors guide students through advanced concepts in sketching with pastel, charcoal, and oils.

Emphasis is put on honing the student’s eye and skill in using tools of perspective, measuring proportions, and rendering realistic three-dimensional looking objects. Since the student-to-teacher ratio is small and students are guided through working independently, students at this level may choose to bring in their own projects or subject matter to work on—everyone is given the individual attention to advance along their own path, while making sure to strengthen the necessary foundations required to succeed in any artistic endeavor.

For young adults aged 13-18
$140 per month for 90 minutes of weekly sessions
Price of class does not include the cost of materials
Our classes run month to month throughout the year. Students can start at anytime as classes are designed to suit each pupils individual level and ability.


 

Adult Art Class

Adult Painting ClassAdult art classes are offered for ages 18 or older and are perfect for artists of any skill level. All students work at their own pace and at their own level. Experienced instructors will guide the student through the basics or complement the student’s previous training. Instructors introduce students to new and exciting drawing techniques that enable them to tap into their creativity. Mediums covered include charcoal, pastels, oil painting, acrylic painting, and watercolors.

Cost is $100/month for a weekly 2 hour class
Students are required to have their own art materials after the first class.
Pencils, erasers and paper are provided
Our classes run month to month throughout the year. Students can start at anytime as classes are designed to suit each pupils individual level and ability.

We offer a $25 introductory class.

Click here to register for an introductory class at Bethesda

Click here to register for an introductory class at McLean