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June Workshops at Washington Printmakers Gallery

June 1, 2023 Daily until June 30, 2023 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Washington Printmakers Gallery (1675 Wisconsin Ave NW)

Drawing for the Everyday Overthinker With Nick Cruz Villeman
Saturday, June 3 – 11:00-12:00 pm

Overthinking is a common trait, but does it generate real solutions or just real anxiety, and what can we do about it? This workshop examines how overthinking appears in our everyday lives, how it blinds us to the present moment, and how a regular drawing practice could be a remedy. Participants will:

  • learn simple drawing activities they can do anywhere, anytime they need a mental break.
  • experience how the senses ground us in the present moment,
  • develop a better understanding what it means and feels like to be an overthinker,
  • and identify how overthinking can be harnessed into a superpower.

$35, please bring a pencil & 6-8 blank sheets of paper ( 8.5″ x11,” or a sketchbook with these dimensions) class limited to 15, ages 18 and up, no experience necessary.


Monoprint Workshop with Nina Muys
Saturday, June 10 from 10 am to 1 pm

Nina Muys, charter member of the Washington Printmakers Gallery and an active, exhibiting printmaker will teach students how to create and exciting monoprint. We will be using plexi glass that will be incised with a sharp tool to create lines. Students will use a variety of textures to create interest. An etching press will be used to lift the inked lines onto damp paper, resulting in a rich impression. Sign up through Eventbrite.

Date: Saturday, June 10 from 10-1. Cost $150, all materials, except aprons and gloves, included

Ages – 18 and up
Class size – maximum 6


The Creative Line with Carolina
Wednesdays June 14-28. 12:30-2:30pm (3 weeks)

In this workshop we will study the fundamentals of drawing and concepts of composition, perspective and proportions. Assignments based on art theory and important art history references will combine foundational techniques and individual experimentation with traditional and alternative media. Sign Through Eventbrite. Materials included.


Print in Black in White with Leslie
Saturday, June 17 from 10 am to 3 pm

Printing in black and white. Try a woodblock and/or linocut using only black leaving the negative space to be determined by paper. We will look at some traditional woodblock artists for inspiration. The teacher will supply paper enough to print a small edition of 4-6 and ink and carving tools. Blocks will be supplied to. Come with an idea, photo, drawing conducive to a simple tonal image. We will meet from10:00 am to 2:/3:00 depending on your timing. Class size: 6. Sign up Through Eventbrite.


Classical Guitar Lessons with Roberto Alcaraz
June 22 (other dates below) – 45 minutes, 3:00-7:00

From complete beginner to advanced level, you will learn to play classical guitar and read music. These individual lessons will be tailored to your individual needs. You will learn the basic technique and skills to be able to perform music of different time periods and styles: renaissance, baroque, classical, contemporary, and popular music. Lessons are 45 minutes long and only require the student to bring their own instrument.

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Smartphone Photography Workshop with Naurya
Saturday, June 24 from 10 to 1 pm
Topics: choosing the right camera when purchasing a smartphone; discovering your smartphone camera’s features; camera angles in photography; rule of thirds, depth of field, flash & the various camera modes. Sign up through Eventbrite.

Number of participants : max 6. All levels and ages welcome. Price is $75 per person.


Chai and Dinner with Rani
June 11th & 25th
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Participants: 8. Price: $25. Mumbai street food served

June 11 – Sign Through Eventbrite

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Art of Making Roti ( intro ) and Dinner with Rani
June 6 & 20
Time: 5:30 to 6:30pm

Participants: 6. Price: $25. Dinner served

June 6 – Sign up Through Eventbrite

June 20 – Sign up Through Eventbrite


Art of Indian Spices and Dinner with Rani
June 2 & 16
Time: 8 pm – 9:30 pm – Participants: 6 – Price: $25 – Mask: optional

Dinner served.

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