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All Fired Up Cleveland Park

Art center in Washington, D.C.

Paint your own pottery studio offering painting, mosaics, fused glass and Canvas Painting.

Also offer Take Home Kits, birthday parties, group events and Summer Camps

Address: 3413 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

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Anna Banana Arts and Crafts

Art school in Washington, D.C.

Anne Freeman is a long-time D.C. resident who brings 20 years of art experience and an energetic enthusiasm to to her teaching.

Anne has taught children privately from The River School, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School, the National Child Research Center (NCRC), Barbara’s Montessori School, National Presbyterian Church School (NPS), Hyde-Addison Elementary, Stoddert Elementary and Beauvoir to name a few.

In recent years, she taught a year-long Art Resource Program at the Chevy Chase Bethesda Community Children’s Center and a yearly Art Resource Unit at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church Nursery School.

Children that enroll in classes will enjoy an opportunity to learn about artists such as Monet, Seurat, O’Keeffe, Matisse and Calder.

Children will also be exposed to contemporary art and artists such as Koons, Warhol and Lichtenstein.

Address: 3270 S St NW, Washington, DC 20007

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Art by the Glazz

School in Washington, D.C.

Address: 405 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Art Studio Blue Giraffe

Art school in Washington, D.C.

The world of creativity and exploration in Washington DC!

Art Studio Blue Giraffe offers unique programs for children ages 3 and up in exploring their talents and creativity.

Small classes, unique individual projects, professional artists.

The mission of Art Studio Blue Giraffe is to find the hidden treasure in every child and to make it shine!

We believe that everyone is naturally creative. Some people have more natural talent than others.

However, everyone can increase his or her creativity with appropriate training and focused practice.

In art Studio Blue Giraffe we create paintings, drawings, collages,3-D projects, and much more!

We work with watercolor, tempera, acrylic, clay, paper, cardboard, plastic, fabrics, and other materials.

Please check our galleries! All materials are child safe and nature friendly.

Address: 4545 42nd St NW #104, Washington, DC 20016

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Art center in Washington, D.C.

ARTECHOUSE is nation’s first innovative art space for art and technology, welcoming audiences of all ages for one-of-a-kind immersive art experiences. With multiple locations across the United States including Washington, DC, New York and Miami, ARTECHOUSE is dedicated to showcasing experiential and technology driven works by artists who are forerunners of the new age in the arts and technology. Our mission is to inspire, educate, and empower the creation of new, experiential and exploratory art form, connecting audience to the arts, and stimulating interest in the limitless possibilities of technology, science and creativity.

Address: 1238 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024


Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

Arts organization in Washington, D.C.

Great art. Strong community. Social impact. Classes and programs for people of all ages and abilities who aspire to be creative. Visit us at

Address: 545 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

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Congress Heights Arts And Culture Center

Museum in Washington, D.C.

Address: 3200 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032

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Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at GW

Art museum in Washington, D.C.

The Corcoran Gallery of Art was an art museum in Washington, D.C., United States, that is now the location of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, a part of the George Washington University.

Address: 500 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006

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DC Arts Center (DCAC)

Art center in Washington, D.C.

Address: 2438 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

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District Clay Center

Pottery classes in Washington, D.C.

The District Clay Center is DC’s largest ceramic center. With over 6,700 square feet, it offers 26 weekly classes, a 24/7 artist program, master workshops, a resident artist program, a ceramic gallery & Community Clay!-free classes for underserved kids.

Address: 2414 Douglas St NE, Washington, DC 20018

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Edgewood Arts Center

School in Washington, D.C.

Address: 3415 8th St NE, Washington, DC 20017

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Elevated Arts LLP

Art studio in Washington, D.C.

A cannabis friendly art studio offering puff and paint classes located in the DuPont area of DC.

Address: 1821 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

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Kraft Studio

Artist in Washington, D.C.

Over the past 35 years Craig Kraft has gained national recognition in creating original works of art that advance the techniques he has developed while working with drawn neon lines and sculptural light volumes surrounding the figure, holographic style lit negative body casts sited on buildings around the world, to monumental outdoor rolled aluminum and neon sculptures.

Kraft achieved his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

For the past 25 years he has been a faculty member of the Smithsonian Institution Studio Arts Program.

His sculptures have been featured in over 120 exhibits throughout the U.S.A. (17+ solo) and he has been a leader of the International Sculpture Conference twice.

Recently, Kraft has been commissioned to create monumental rolled aluminum light sculptures for both Montgomery County Maryland and P.F.A. for the Downtown Silver Spring Development as well as for Anacostia Arts Center and The Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, Virginia.

He was invited to exhibit at both The Busan Biennale Art Festival 2004 and Hermandades Escultoricas 2005 in Merida Yucatan Mexico. Kraft Resides at 1239 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, D.C. U.S.A.

His work can be seen at his home gallery and studio, a historic building in Anacostia. His pieces are for sale and he is available for commissioned artwork.

Address: 1239 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020

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National Conservatory of Arts

Music conservatory in Washington, D.C.

Address: 4606 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20011

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New Community ArtSpace

Art gallery in Washington, D.C.

In 1999, ArtSpace was created as an artistic extension of New Community Church, serving the Shaw and surrounding neighborhoods with exciting art programs, workshops, seminars, and membership opportunities.

ArtSpace provides an affordable avenue for artists of all ages and walks of life to express themselves, share and gather skills, create economic opportunities and find common ground through art while adding significant value to the renewal of the Shaw neighborhood.

Our rich variety of programs are offered all year round and are taught by amazing working artists and experienced volunteer teachers. These individuals are deeply passionate about their craft and eager to share their talents with others.

Throughout the year, The ArtSpace Exhibition Program showcases the talent of the Shaw neighborhood and greater Washington DC area. The artwork addresses relevant issues, showcasing new talent and increasing exposure of both emerging and established artists.

Address: 614 S St NW, Washington, DC 20001

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Painted Palettes

Artist in Washington, D.C.

Painted Palettes is a watercolor and calligraphy studio in Washington DC. Owned by artist Samantha Testa, Painted Palettes specializes in engraving, live events, workshops, and custom art.

Address: 716 Monroe St NE Studio 1, Washington, DC 20017

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Rhizome DC – Art Learning DIY Culture

School in Washington, D.C.

Address: 6950 Maple St NW, Washington, DC 20012

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Sitar Arts Center

Arts organization in Washington, D.C.

Sitar Arts Center was founded and officially opened in 2000, providing programs to 50 children within the walls of a 2,600 square foot basement in a subsidized-housing apartment building in Adams Morgan.

In the fall of 2004, Sitar moved into its current state-of-the art, 10,700 square-foot-facility designed to provide optimal arts education to children and youth in DC. In 2016, Sitar expanded its space to meet the demands of the community for more aftercare and summer program opportunities.

Today, as in 2000, Sitar Arts Center remains firmly rooted in its vision that every child deserves a high-quality arts education, and eighty percent of students come from households with low-income each semester. Sitar currently serves more than 900 students each year.

Our work is made possible through the partnership of 100 volunteer teaching artists who donate their time and our amazing artistic partners, including Berklee City Music Network, DC Jazz Festival, Meridian Hill Pictures, National Symphony Orchestra, The Washington Ballet, Washington Performing Arts, and Young Playwrights’ Theater.

Address: 1700 Kalorama Rd NW #101, Washington, DC 20009

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Smithsonian American Art Museum


The Smithsonian American Art Museum is home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world. Its artworks reveal key aspects of America�s rich artistic and cultural history from the colonial period to today. The museum is free and open to the public 364 days a year. No reservations or tickets are required to visit the galleries, and free walk-in tours are offered daily. Additional amenities include the glass-enclosed Kogod Courtyard, the Courtyard Caf�, and the museum store.

Address: G Street NW, 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

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Smithsonian Associates

Museum in Washington, D.C.

Address: 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC 20026

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Studio V: Private Musical Instruction

Piano instructor in Washington, D.C.

Studio V is a professional musical studio in the heart of Washington, DC, offering instruction in piano, composition, and musicology. Current and former students have included lauded recording artists, music teachers, producers, DJ’s, conservatory students, international piano competition winners, and various enthusiasts of a diverse background. The Studio is a European Classical studio, in the Beethoven-lineage tradition, building a holistic and supportive musical community of learners grounded in a rigorous academic approach.

Address: 350 G St SW N309, Washington, DC 20024

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The Children’s Art Studio

Art school in Washington, D.C.

Make Art, Stay Safe, Find Purpose, Have Fun, Enroll Now!

Address: 2121 Decatur Pl NW, Washington, DC 20008

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Washington Studio School

Art school in Washington, D.C.

Art classes and workshops in drawing, painting, sculpture and collage.

Numerous free public programs including artist talks and conversations, on and off-site accessible art engagement programs, exhibitions, and more.

Address: 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008