Aspiring Artists Downtown Ages 8-13

Aspiring Artists classes offer hands-on, studio art experiences. Taught by credentialed art teachers, classes give students one-on-one attention tailored to their skills and interests. In addition to receiving formal instruction, students engage in discussions in the galleries that add to their knowledge of artistic concepts and broaden their perspective.

The following weekend classes for ages 8–13 are held at the Corcoran’s Downtown campus, 500 Seventeenth Street NW, Washington DC 20006

Ages 8-10

Spring 2014

standing scupltures


Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Downtown campus
Five Sessions April 5 – May 3

Make art that stands up for itself.  After surveying the sculptures in the galleries, students will start with the idea of a person, an animal, or a tree, then design and build an abstract version in wire, cardboard, and Styrofoam.


Ages 11-13

Spring 2014

Graphic novels


Saturdays from 1–3 p.m.
Downtown campus
Five sessions: April 5 - May 3

Studying the works of graphic novelists, learn the latest conventions of comic book art and expand your cartooning skills. Students create a short graphic novel in color.

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Corcoran Gallery and College of Art + Design
500 Seventeenth Street NW Washington, DC 20006
Gallery:  (202) 639-1700
College: (202) 639-1800