Art Classes

Unleash Your Inner Artist!® at the ArtJamz® Academy with Washington DC art classes, artist meetups and professional artist workshops.

At the ArtJamz Academy we creatively enable everyone from first-time painters to aspiring and established professionals. Select the program that fits your artistic level and start expanding your artistic horizons.

Novices and artistic professional alike have the same two things in common: they love to paint and thirst for ways to improve. That’s why we started the ArtJamz Academy and packed it full of interesting and unique Washington DC art classes, artist meetups and professional artist workshops.

Reservations are highly recommended. Walk-ins are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and access is dependent upon space and availability.

The ArtJamz Academy’s mission is to provide affordable and accessible training and workshops for first-time painters and working artists alike while facilitating the ongoing development of the local creative community. Plus, since ArtJamz® is America’s original public art studio and lounge, there will always be wine, beer, creative cocktails and refreshing non-alcoholic beverages such as Illy iced coffees, Honest Tea and sodas available for liquid inspiration in the artist lounge.

You can view our upcoming schedule and register below. Admission ranges from free to $35 depending on the programming.

Interested in teaching a class or proposing an idea?  Fill out our proposal form here.

Have questions about the academy? Go to our FAQ page.

CONTACT AND LOCATION
ArtJamz Dupont Studio
1728 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC, 20009
Studio: 202-709-8096
Academy questions: academy@artjamzdc.com
Private Event Bookings: christina@artjamzdc.com or 202-768-9164

HOURS
Closed Monday
Tuesday to Thursday 5PM to 11PM
Friday 5PM to Midnight
Saturday Noon to Midnight
Sunday Noon to 8PM

UPCOMING ACADEMY PROGRAMS

Public Class: Dali’s Surrealism
Date: 09/17/14
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
What: While the Surrealist movement of the early 20th century featured fantastic painters such as Giorgio De Chirico, René Magritte, and Man Ray, none were more influential than the master of melting clocks, Salvador Dali.  Inspired by the writings of psychologist, Sigmund Freud, and the surreal art of Renaissance painter, Arcimboldo, Dali created art that was based more on dreams than reality. In this class we will create our own paintings influenced by Dali’s aesthetics by painting objects in a melting, surreal dreamscape.
Where: ArtJamz Dupont Studio, 1728 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, 20009
Cost: $34 includes 1.5HR of instruction, 12 x 16 canvas, art materials and one drink.
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Public Class: Cosmos
Date: 09/24/14
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
What: Love star-gazing, staring at the night sky, or imagining yourself float through planets and stars?  Take our Cosmos class for an up-close-and-personal experience with outer space!  In this class our instructor will teach you the techniques to creating a beautiful night-sky scenery.
Where: ArtJamz Dupont Studio, 1728 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, 20009
Cost: $34 includes 1.5HR of instruction, 12 x 16 canvas, art materials and one drink.
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Public Class: Expressionist Painting
Date: 10/01/14
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
What: Art is more than just pretty pictures  – it is made to inform, to spread a message or to capture a feeling. Expressionist artists are known for distorting their subjects radically in order to evoke moods or ideas. In this class, you will learn how to use color, shape, lines, perspective, and size to evoke emotional reactions from your audience. Whether you are painting a person, a landscape, or an object, we’ll be sure to make your artwork speak for itself.
Where: ArtJamz Dupont Studio, 1728 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, 20009
Cost: $34 includes 1.5HR of instruction, 12 x 16 canvas, art materials and one drink.
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Public Class: Paint Like Chagall
Date: 10/08/14
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
What: Marc Chagall was renowned for his unique painting style that mixed surrealism, cubism, and fauvism. His paintings of people, cows, and chickens are inspired by Jewish folklore and he is considered the most important Jewish artist of the twentieth century.  In this exciting class we will paint scenes from our imagination while drawing influence from Chagall.
Where: ArtJamz Dupont Studio, 1728 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, 20009
Cost: $34 includes 1.5HR of instruction, 12 x 16 canvas, art materials and one drink.
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Public Class: Autumn Landscape Lover
Date: 10/15/14
Time: 7:30-9:00pm* (please note time change)
What: Join us as we pay homage to pumpkin things, sweaters, infinity scarves, cool weather, and of course the leaves changing colors.  In this class, our talented instructor will teach you the techniques of creating a landscape painting with an autumn twist.  And of course, no fall event will be complete without cider–we will be serving our special spiked cider during the class!
Where: ArtJamz Dupont Studio, 1728 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, 20009
Cost: $34 includes 1.5HR of instruction, 12 x 16 canvas, art materials and one drink.
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Public Class: Intro to Painting
Date: 10/22/14
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
What: Never took Painting 101 in school? No problem.  This class jam packs a semester’s worth of introductory painting into a fun and relaxing 1.5 hour class. A talented instructor will demonstrate basic painting techniques such as blending, glazing, overpainting and underpainting, and wet-on-wet versus wet-on-dry; as well as key art fundamentals like color theory, light and shadows, and perspective.
Where: ArtJamz Dupont Studio, 1728 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, 20009
Cost: $34 includes 1.5HR of instruction, 12 x 16 canvas, art materials and one drink.
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Public Class: Day of the Dead Skull Painting
Date: 10/29/14
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
What: Celebrate Halloween the creative way! Day of the Dead is a unique Mexican holiday that commemorates loved ones who have passed away. Held annually on November 1st, Day of the Dead is celebrated with bright, bold and flamboyant art work such as sugar skulls, used as gift offerings for the dead. Jam with us for a deathly good time while you create your very own bright and colorful sugar skull painting!
Where: ArtJamz Dupont Studio, 1728 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, 20009
Cost: $34 includes 1.5HR of instruction, 12 x 16 canvas, art materials and one drink.
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