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Classes & Workshops

With multiple classrooms and workshop spaces in two locations in Rockville, we are pleased to expand our class offerings taught by some of the best artist instructors in our area. These classes and workshops will inspire emerging and professional artists with great content, a supportive classroom environment, and the opportunity to build on skills and talents while working among talented resident artists in a collegial atmosphere. Check back often as our offerings expand. Contact individual instructors with questions, and to register.

The Fine Art of Colored Pencils Intensive Workshop with Lis Zadravec   

Sundays 1:00-4:00pm 2 Sundays, May 20 & 27, 2018   $80.00 At Artists & Makers2 Studios, Wilkins Ave Register at https://www.liszadravec.com/adult-workshops For ALL artists, beginner to professional, who want to add colored pencils to their arsenal. In part 1 of the workshop, artists will explore the range amazing capabilities, uses and techniques of colored pencils through

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The Compass Atelier with Glen Kessler

The Compass Atelier now has three classrooms – a 1,000 sq ft classroom located at Artists & Makers Studios 1 on Parklawn in Rockville, The Compass Atelier Annex in studio 8 at A&M1, and a new 1,100 sq ft classroom at Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville that offer classes and more

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Open Life Drawing Drop-In 2nd and 4th Mondays from 6-9pm at A&M2

Resumes in February 2018 Open Life Drawing Drop-In   2nd and 4th Mondays of the month from 6-9pm. Artists of all levels are welcome. (No instruction.) Come draw from a professional model. Drop-in fee $10. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.   Artists & Makers Studios 2 12276 Wilkins Avenue Rockville, MD

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Painting Classes with Resident Artist Cathy Hirsh

Workshops with Cathy – Try something new and also make faster progress.  For beginning and intermediate artists or experienced artists new to the topic area. QuickStart to Painting with Media Exploration – full-day class on fundamentals, sketching, and tools/techniques. Exercises with media reinforce concepts and help students decide what to explore further. $150 supplies and “takeaway” tools

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Painting Classes & Workshop Events with Artist Bonny Lundy

The Joy of Color Watercolor Workshop at Artists & Makers Studios 2        Wilkins Avenue, Rockville Friday April 27    10:00am-3:00pm                    $100.00 Saturday, May 19, 2018     10:00am-3:00pm      $100.00 Immerse yourself in a day of color mixing, brush technique, and gesture painting from shapes of nature. Explore color mixing on the paper, spatter mixing, letting pigment

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Pastel with Resident Artist Jean Hirons

Jean Hirons is a painterly realist using soft pastel to create luminous landscapes. A native of New England, Hirons often features its beautiful architecture in her paintings, or the farms of the Mid-Atlantic, where she now resides.  Hirons is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a member of the Master Circle

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Watercolor with David R. Daniels

David earned a Masters of Arts Degree from Central Michigan University. After 15 years of teaching in the Michigan public school system he moved to Washington, DC to pursue an art career. In the past several years, David’s talent has earned him the distinction of Best of Show in such prestigious organizations as the Capitol Hill Art

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I, Doll: Figurative Alchemy – Figurative Sculpture Class with Melissa Ichiuji (and an exhibit opportunity!)

Are your deepest impulses and dreams longing for an expressive outlet? Please join artist Melissa Ichiuji in this four-week doll-making workshop where you will learn how to playfully manifest the you of your dreams through the art of self-portrait figurative sculpture. Participants will use journaling, movement and guided imagery to unlock the body and mind and learn basic techniques for joining soft

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From the Arts Business Institute and A&M Studios

Please join us for the Thriving Artists Workshop WASHINGTON DC METRO AREA Artists & Makers Studios 12276 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland August 12-13, 2017 Want to launch and grow your own business as an artist? Interested in moving from part-time to full-time, struggling to sustainable? This two-day workshop program is designed to guide you into

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Photography Workshops with Resident Artist Elody Crimi

Elody is currently offering 3 exciting workshops in Studio 203 at Artists and Makers 2.  Join her at the Smartphone Imagery Workshop  to learn how to take great photos with your Smartphone (along with an overview of basic and advanced functions of your phone, a demo of various apps, how to edit your photos, the

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Gelatin Plate Printing Workshops with Mariana Kastrinakis

NO ART EXPERIENCE NECESSARY All supplies provided 3 hour workshops at Artists & Makers 2 Consider taking it with friends or family for added fun In this class, we use home-made gelatin plates (provided, although brand-name Gelli plates are also welcome) and we use acrylic paints to roll onto the plates.  We texturize the plate

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The Art of Dance and Movement with Shadiyah

Belly Dance and World Culture Fitness Classes Shadiyah presents DANCE CLASSES at Rockville’s newest and fastest growing art complex, Artists & Makers Studios! NOW is a great time to indulge in the beauty and health benefits of Middle Eastern dance! Join me for a journey of Middle Eastern and World dance styles, music and movement

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Encaustic Workshops with Resident Artist Angela White

Encaustic Painting Workshop Workshop can be taken for one or two days Encaustic Painting Workshop Workshop can be taken for one or two days What is covered: This workshop is for some who have little familiarity and some who have experienced working with the medium, but seek to refine their skills. Demonstrations will be followed

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Melissa Ichiuji

Guise and Dolls with Melissa Ichiuji

Figurative Sculpture Class with Melissa Ichiuji March 5 – March 26, 2016 Saturdays from 10:00 – 1:00 $175.00 for 4 weeks (materials not included) Express your secret self through doll making   Dolls are the oldest, most popular toys that ever existed. Since the beginning of civilization dolls have functioned as playthings, magical dream keepers

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