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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

Thursday Feb 8th, 5:30pm

Pronto Papermaking

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

Want to learn how to make paper, but don't have a lot of extra time? Come dip your toes in the pulp (not literally), and quickly learn how to form, press and dry sheets of handmade paper. You're sure to have a good time, meet other creatives, and leave the workshop with 20 sheets of handmade paper in a variety of colors.

$75

Thursday Jan 25th, 6pm

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Floor Cloth Fun

at Plaza Artist Materials - Rockville
1776 E Jefferson St #1119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Learn fun and easy techniques for creating a floor cloth. Match your home décor, paint a one-of-a-kind design, and make a floor cloth for the kitchen, the kids, and the entry-so many options. You will learn the quick and easy method of making a vinyl floor cloth. A number of colorful examples will be available to give you inspiration. This workshop...

$65

Buttonhole Stitch

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

In this workshop students will learn how to create a buttonhole stitch book with an exposed spine. We will spend the first half of the class learning how to complete this binding from start to finish, from prepping and punching signatures all the way through binding with two needles. Students will then get the opportunity to use this information...

$75

Saturday Jan 27th, 10am

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

Sunday Feb 4th, 11am

Japanese Papermaking

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Japanese paper, known as washi, is characterized by its thinness and strength. Although the technique is applicable to all plant fibers, it is commonly made from the inner bark of the mulberry bush.  This class progresses through all the steps in Japanese papermaking, starting with pulp preparationall the steps of Japanese papermaking, starting...

$115

Saturday Jan 27th, 10am

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

Saturday Feb 3rd, 2pm

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

Saturday Feb 3rd, 10am

Joomchi: Felted Paper

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

Joomchi is a Korean technique for making textured, handmade paper. Students combine layers of mulberry papers of various shapes and colors to create a new piece of paper. This technique is similar to felting, but uses paper instead of wool. The resulting crinkled papers can be sued in surface design, bookmaking, collage, or anywhere one would use decorative...

$160

Sunday Feb 4th, 11am

Eco-Dyeing on Paper

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

In this one day class you will learn how to dye paper with leaves and other assorted materials. We will also make an accordion book to take home.  During our lunch break we will take a field trip around Pyramid Atlantic Art Center and identify plants that have the potential to dye natural fibers. You will also learn how to use rusty object to...

$150

Saturday Feb 10th, 10am

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

Sunday Mar 11th, 10am

Mixed Media Collage: Black Ink Papers

at Plaza Artist Materials - Rockville
1776 E Jefferson St #1119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Learn techniques to cut, fold, paint, and arrange handmade decorative papers on a canvas to create a unique and colorful 3D work of art. A variety of findings and materials will be available. Painting and drawing may be used in the piece but no drawing experience necessary. All supplies provided.

$50

Saturday Feb 3rd, 10am

Text & Image

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

This workshop is perfect for students who are looking not just to create a physical book structure, but want to fill it with content. We will start by exploring different methods to start developing a concept, then look at examples of artists books for inspiration on how to incorporate text and image. We will then experiment with various multimedia...

$150

Sunday Feb 18th, 11am

Creative Painting

at Plaza Artist Materials - Rockville
1776 E Jefferson St #1119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Expand your painting skills with this ongoing class! You may choose to work in watercolor, acrylic, water mixable oils, pastel, oil pastel, mixed media, and/or printmaking. Receive personal instruction, critique, and guidance in an easy-going environment that encourages experimentation. All levels welcome!

$25

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

Monday Mar 5th, 1pm