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    Painting and Wine

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    Maybe you're not the master painter working on his or her Mona Lisa. You still can have a great experience painting in a social setting! This class will provide you with a partially sketched canvas and acrylic paint for you to finish and stylize however you'd like. Soda, snacks, and complimentary red or white wine will also be available to help you relax and get the creativity flowing. It's a great way for a beginner to get into painting, or for someone to brush up on his or her skills!
    Painting and Wine

    155 Gibbs St, Rockville

    • Make your own masterpiece with an unfinished canvas you can paint how you'd like
    • Learn the fundamentals of acrylic painting as a beginner or someone brushing up on his or her skills
    • Enjoy complimentary soda, snacks, and wine to help the creative process flourish
    • Socialize in this friendly and familiar setting as you work on your painting
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    Mud & Merlot: Mugs

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    Tired of drinking out of the same four mugs in your cupboard? This class will be an experience for you to craft your own tea cups or coffee mugs. You will learn how to make them exactly to your liking, and also how to properly glaze them for an appropriate finish. Merlot, white wine, and soda will be served to you as refreshments, so you can loosen up and let your creativity flow as you work. Enjoy the process of making a drinking vessel that you know is unique and exactly what you want!
    Mud & Merlot: Mugs

    155 Gibbs St, Rockville

    • Create a coffee mug or teacup to your exact preferences and specifications
    • Enjoy merlot, white wine, and soda as you relax and get your creative juices flowing
    • Explore the process of crafting a unique drinking vessel you can call your own
    • Uncover your artistic vision and embrace a both fun and educational environment
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    16 positive reviews
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    Life Drawing

    Do you ever see shapes in the yellow wallpaper of your bedroom? Do they crawl around, begging you to join them? Well, that's weird. We suggest you stop reading Charlotte Perkins Gilman and join the real world. In fact, why not take a figure drawing class -- get some fresh air, make some wall art to cover those dreadful walls of yours, kill two birds with one stone. In this Life Drawing independent figure drawing series by Hillyer Art Space, you'll get the unique opportunity to practice capturing the human form on paper while working from a live model. Whatever your choice of medium may be, this class will improve your drawing techniques as you learn how to properly shade, texturize, and add gesture to your art. When the class is over, you'll get to take home your masterpiece as a symbol of all your hard work and progress! Capturing a figure on paper never seemed so tangible.
    Life Drawing

    9 Hillyer Ct NW, Washington,

    • Learn live figure drawing with expert instruction in a relaxed and creative setting
    • Develop the fundamental drawing techniques of shading, composition, and gesture
    • Complete the course with a unique drawing that is completely your own
    • Bring your favorite drawing and sketching supplies to personalize the experience in whichever medium you choose
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    Handbuiding Clay

    Pottery making is located at the intersection between feeling, learning and creating, but it is especially so when it comes to the handbuilding clay method. Throughout this try-it class, you will gain knowledge in all the processes involved in a ceramic studio. The experience will lead to you knowing the handbuilding clay techniques necessary to create the pottery and clay projects you want. Here, you will learn this fascinating method while creating your own bowl or mug. With a unique Hawaiian hands on approach, this relaxing class will engage and stimulate your senses for a program that does more than just teach. Come explore your artistic side and enjoy making a practical item!
    Handbuiding Clay

    11215 Lee Hwy Suite N., Fairfax

    • Learn the handbuilding clay techniques of pottery and create your own bowl or mug
    • Use a hands on approach and relax your senses while enjoying the creation process
    • Find the cross between feeling and creating through the processes of a ceramic studio
    • Create practical items that are durable, useful, and intriguing
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    Introduction to Knitting

    What skills are needed for this Intro to Knitting class? None! You don't even have to know how to pronounce the word "knitting"! (The "k" is silent.) Jump start you knitting hobby and learn all the basics in this comprehensive introductory class. You'll learn all the basic stitches, including the knit stitch and purl stitch. You'll also learn to cast on, bind off, and tinkle. Plus, your instructor will teach you common knitting terminology, so that last sentence might actually mean something to you! With your new knitting skills, you'll be able to knit all sorts of things, including mittens, hats, and scarves. They'd all make wonderful presents. You could also think outside of the box and make something really weird! Like a knitted dog house, or a knitted sack of potatoes. Just suggestions.
    Introduction to Knitting

    1219 King St, Alexandria

    • Learn the basics of knitting in a comprehensive introductory course
    • Practice stitches including the knit stitch and purl stitch
    • Develop your knitting skills so that you can make wonderful gifts
    • Make new friends in a cozy and comfortable environment
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    Intuitive Painting Workshop

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    Throw the rules out the window as you learn to follow your intuition and express yourself in this one-of-a kind workshop. A professional instructor will show you the keys to unlocking your creativity, silencing your inner critic, and using emotion to fuel your art. Let the canvas be your escape as you experiment with shapes, colors, textures, and anything else your free mind can conjure up! From emotional healing to mental lucidity, intuitive painting can provide a new level of enlightenment and awaken the inner artist. No matter your skill level, you will leave with a renewed sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.
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    Intuitive Painting Workshop

    155 Gibbs St, Rockville

    • Free your mind and let go of the rules as you learn to paint intuitively
    • Learn the skills to silence your inner critic and simply create
    • Receive instruction from a professional artist
    • Discover a new level of enlightenment as you create from within
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    16 positive reviews
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    Charcoal Drawing and Wine

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    Discover your artistic side and get your hands dirty as you explore the fun of working with charcoal in this all-levels class. Sip on a glass of wine and let your daily troubles fade away as your instructor takes you through basic techniques and helps you unlock your creative potential. You'll begin with simple exercises that will help with the night's drawing and then get to work on an image hand-selected by your instructor. By the end of the night, you'll have gained an entirely new level of artistic skill evidenced by your handmade masterpiece.
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    Charcoal Drawing and Wine

    155 Gibbs St, Rockville

    • Create a captivating charcoal drawing as you sip on a glass of vino
    • Learn the proper techniques for working with charcoal
    • Receive instruction from a professional artist
    • Have fun as your create your own masterpiece
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    16 positive reviews
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    Peyote Stitch Bootcamp

    Ancient traditions transcend time and exist today through exquisite bead-work, specifically through the peyote stitch. Originating in Ancient Egypt, peyote pieces can be woven as flat, round, or tubes to create pouches or even decorate objects. In this class, you'll embrace these old traditions and learn the beading loom work behind the peyote stitch. This full-day workshop will teach you proper stitch techniques, through an array of unique projects to test your creativity and stitching skills. Decorate a bottle or fan handles, making sure to add your own unique touch!
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    Peyote Stitch Bootcamp

    8506 Fenton St, Silver Spring

    • Explore the fundamentals of peyote stitching in this full-day workshop
    • Work on an array of class projects to create decadent beaded and stitched objects
    • Express your creativity through your artwork
    • All levels are welcome
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    Wine & Pottery Night (Foggy Bottom)

    Looking for something a little different than the usual bar bender? This pottery-painting workshop takes place in a restaurant/bar, rather than a studio, so you can enjoy delicious adult beverages and finger foods while working on your next masterpiece! While you're partying, you'll get the instruction to turn out a beautiful memento that will be a highlight of your home decoration, or make a thoughtful handmade gift. You'll get to pick out the pottery piece of your choice at the start of the class, and have access to a wide selection of colorful paints to decorate it as you see fit. This is a great way to let off some steam while exploring your creative side! If only your day job could be this much fun!
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    Wine & Pottery Night (Foggy Bottom)

    2000 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington

    • Enjoy a pick-and-paint pottery decoration session in a local restaurant/bar
    • Gain access to drink and food specials available to class participants
    • Create a stunning art piece that is yours to keep after being glazed and fired
    • Unwind during a session of artistic expression with a party-like atmosphere
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    Painting Under the Stars

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    Nothing makes the perfect setting for your painting endeavors like a rooftop terrace at night! Come along for this artistic experience and receive a partially pre-sketched canvas, acrylic paint, brushes, easels, and apron. From this, you will be able to learn the basics of acrylic painting while enjoying a beautiful environment full of creative minds. There will be soda and snacks, along with beer and wine for purchase to make sure your experience is as relaxing as it is creative. The first half hour is instruction, the rest is all paint mixed in with intermittent guidance as needed. Come learn what you need to make your masterpiece!
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    Painting Under the Stars

    155 Gibbs St, Rockville

    • Experience an acrylic painting class that takes place on a rooftop terrace at night
    • Receive a pre-sketched canvas for you to embrace your artistic vision and paint as you please
    • Enjoy a variety of complimentary drinks and snacks, along with beer and wine for purchase
    • Come let your artistic energy flow with this unique painting experience
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    16 positive reviews

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