Welcome to the Smithsonian Studio Arts blog! With this post, we're kicking off our newest effort to connect with artists and participants outside of the classroom.
Headquartered in the S. Dillon Ripley Center on the National Mall, we've been offering hands-on art classes for over 40 years. Designed for individuals age 16 and up, our courses cover a range of media, including Drawing, Painting, Fiber Arts, Photography, Digital Media, Ceramics, Beading, Calligraphy, and more. The goal of each class is to help students develop their own artistic style and progress as artists. This involves teaching new or different ways of thinking about art, and allowing students to explore different tools and materials. Our teaching philosphy is dedicated to providing a hands-on, creative setting in which students can meet like-minded individuals and make connections that extend beyond the classroom.