There’s nothing like a handmade painting, interesting piece of décor or one-of-a-kind furniture item to spruce up your RESA apartment – especially if you made it yourself beside one of your friends or family members. Here in Washington, D.C., you can do just that at one of these local crafting studios.
This month, skip the typical dinner out and instead, spark your own creativity by creating something at one of these local painting or crafting studios. It’s the perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon, and many of them also allow you to bring your own dinner and bottle of wine!
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, located at 545 7th St SE, Washington, D.C. which is a quick and easy nine drive from home, offers instruction in the visual and performing arts for students of all ages and abilities, artist residencies and outreach. They also produce public art.
Classes are taught by professional artists and educators. Their youth programs include after school courses, camps, outreach workshops and internships. In their history, they have never turned a person or organization away for inability to pay.
District Clay Center, located at 2414 Douglas St NE, Washington, D.C. which is only 10 minutes from home, is the largest and most complete ceramics arts center in the area. It also has a comprehensive set of tools to match – you will have access to every kind of rib, bat and trim tool imaginable, as well as electric, gas and raku kilns.
More than just a studio, a school or a shared workspace, their facility caters to a diverse community of artists at all skill levels. They have physical spaces for all of the different programs and for every type of ceramic artist.
545 7th St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
2414 Douglas St NE, Washington, D.C. 20018