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Paper Marbling

at Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing - Rockville
1776 E Jefferson St Unit 119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Marbling is a fun art with an infinite variety of patterns and color combinations. The process is simple and in addition to bookbinding, marbled papers can be used for picture framing, placemats, notecards, desk sets, collages, origami, lampshades, and for covering just about anything such as boxes and cans. This workshop is a challenge of artistic...

Sunday Jan 27th, 1pm

Night Photography of the Washington Monuments

at Journey Photo Academy

Join Journey Photo Academy for an exciting scenic tour of Washington’s monuments at night. These monuments are remarkable tributes to our nations history, and represent one of the most popular tourist attractions in DC.  Spend a warm summer night with us learning to photograph these historic landmarks.  During this tour JPA will provide...

Saturday Oct 6th, 7pm

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Handi-hour

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Downtown, Washington, D.C.
17th Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20006

DC’s original crafting happy hour brings back SweetARTS valentines and cork crafting. Create your own Valentine’s Day cards and try your hand at wine cork and tile crafts. Enjoy craft brews from Denizens Brewing and live music from a local band while you work. Price includes two beers, snacks, live music, and all-you-can craft. Must be 21 or older...

$25
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Tunnel Books

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

The tunnel book structure is a charming way to view an inner world created by an artist. In this beginning workshop we will make two models to familiarize ourselves with the structure, the accordion-fold side panels, and how the expansion influences the viewer’s perception. We will also make a cover for one of our models. Most of the materials...

$160
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Framing Artwork

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

Framing artwork can be very expensive. Students will learn to refurbish frames, cut mats, and fit frames for professional display. Materials fee includes all necessary materials, including two frames. Students will have the chance to cut a few extra mats and may bring photos or artwork 4x6 inches or smaller.

$100
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Zentangle: Candle Art

at Capital Quilts - Gaithersburg
15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, District of Columbia 20877

The warm light from a candle adds a lovely ambience to any room.  Use a heat gun and tissue paper to transfer your Zentangle artwork to a pillar candle.  Add crystals for holiday glitter!  Great hostess gift! Please bring your Zentangle supplies and a white 3” x 6” (8” is okay, too) pillar candle 

$20
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Woven Fabric Basket

at Capital Quilts - Gaithersburg
15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, District of Columbia 20877

This craft project is a real scrap buster! Use a plastic needle, 1/2” wide strips of fabric, and some clothesline to weave together these handy baskets. No sewing machine needed: great for travel!

$20
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Bookbinding II

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

In this one-day workshop, students will further their bookbinding skills to include three more advanced sewing structures, including: long-stitch Coptic sewing over tapes These three structures will allow for the binding of thicker books, which will be ideal in the creation of journals or sketchbooks.  We will use a variety of decorative...

$160
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Bookbinding I

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

This one-day workshop will introduce students to the basics of bookbinding, including appropriate materials and tools needed to make your own notebooks, journals or albums. Book structures taught will be the pamphlet, accordion, and Japanese stab binding. Additionally, students will learn how to: properly cover boards for hard covered books...

$160
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Kumihimo Braiding

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria
4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Kumihimo braiding is a Japanese braiding technique that can be used to create unique pieces of jewelry, or cording/embellishments for fiber and mixed media art.  During the morning session, students will learn the basic braiding technique and create a necklace in the pattern of their choice. After lunch, the afternoon session will teach you how...

$92
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Fabric Embellishing Workbook

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria
4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Learn a variety of fabric embellishing techniques as you create a beautiful fabric book! Class sessions consist of demonstrations as well as hands on activities; you will leave with all the information and ability needed to complete your pages and additional “homework” on your own between sessions. Techniques from Fabric Embellishing — the Basics...

$175

6 sessions

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Simply a Pleasure Table Runner

at Capital Quilts - Gaithersburg
15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, District of Columbia 20877

This table runner is very attractive and actually very easy - so it matches its name - SIMPLY A PLEASURE to make! Showcase your favorite print in this vibrant table runner. We will make the runner in class, but the pattern also has instructions for 4 placemats. This pattern makes a runner that can be elegant or whimsical depending on your choice...

$38
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A View to My Heart

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria
4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Create a lovely shrine/altar using the beautiful Relics and Artifacts line of craft blanks by Sandra Evertson. A beautiful Valentine’s gift, or for year-round display.  You will learn collage and layering techniques with paint, finishes, paper and more while assembling a one of a kind mixed media piece of art that will be ready to hang or display...

$85
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Playing with Books

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

Learn how to make interactive book forms that can easily be adapted to many projects. We’ll start by exploring some ways to make books using just one sheet of paper. We’ll then move on to making simple books that require minimal sewing and gluing. The beauty of all the book forms covered in this workshop is that they can be made with any variety...

$75
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The Dreamcatcher Reimagined

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria
4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

The purpose of this mixed media dream catcher isn’t to ward off bad dreams, but to capture moments in time from the past, present, or future. The base for this project is a metal tray (provided) which will be embellished with a lace doily “web”. Photos and other keepsakes will then be captured in the web. Additional embellishments will include...

$82
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