Classes: Adults

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Performances

Dance for Parkinson's Disease Workshop

The Reach @The Kennedy Center
Feb. 15 & May. 16

Acrylic Painting (Adults, 9 sessions)

Glen Echo Park
Sat. Jan 25

Acrylic Painting (Adults, 9 sessions)

Glen Echo Park
Thu. Jan 23

Anatomical Drawing (Adults, 9 sessions)

Glen Echo Park
Wed. Jan 22

Beginning Drawing (Adults, 9 sessions)

Glen Echo Park
Fri. Jan 24

Flowing Watercolor (Adults, 10 sessions)

Glen Echo Park
Wed. Jan 22

Flowing Watercolor (Lundy)

Glen Echo Park
Wed. Jan 22

Pastel Painting (Adults, 9 sessions)

Glen Echo Park
Mon. Jan 27

Pastel Painting (Adults, 9 sessions)

Glen Echo Park
Thu. Jan 23

Relief Printmaking (Adults, 10 sessions)

Glen Echo Park
Wed. Jan 22

Woven Glass Workshop (Adults, 2 sessions)

Glen Echo Park
Sat. Feb 15

No Boundaries Cuisine: Cooking with Sausage

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Wed. Jan 22

Order In: Chinese

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Thu. Jan 23

Long Lunch: DIY Dumplings

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Fri. Jan 24

Drawn to Figures

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Feb. 12 – 22

Open Studio

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Jan. 24 & 31

Open Studio

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Feb. 7 – 28

Spanish Language Course: Beginners (Four- or Eight-week session)

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Thu. Feb 6

No Boundaries Cuisine: Thai Flavors

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sat. Jan 25

Chef’s Table with Chef Gérard Pangaud

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Fri. Feb 14

Filmmaking at Your Fingertips: The Smartphone Documentarian

Takoma Park Community Center
Sat. Feb 8

Intro to Storytelling with Story District

AMP by Strathmore
Sun. Mar 1

French Language Course: Beginner I (Four- and Eight-weeks)

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Mon. Feb 3

French Language Course: Intermediate (Four- to Eight-weeks)

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Thu. Feb 6

Introduction to Documentary Production

Docs in Progress
Tue. Feb 4

Celebrating the Work of Joy Harjo

The Writer's Center
Sat. Feb 1

Comedy Writing

The Writer's Center
Tue. Jan 28

Finding the Right Editor For You

The Writer's Center
Thu. Feb 6

Flash Fiction

The Writer's Center
Fri. Jan 31

Foundations of Poetry

The Writer's Center
Mon. Feb 3

From Novice to Novelist

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sat. Jan 25

How to End a Poem

The Writer's Center
Sun. Jan 26

How to Write a Novel

Theatre on the Run
Wed. Feb 5

How to Write a Novel

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Wed. Jan 29

Memoir Master Class

The Writer's Center
Tue. Feb 4

My Life, One Story at a Time

The Writer's Center
Wed. Jan 22

Playwriting: Character

The Writer's Center
Sat. Feb 1

Playwriting: Dialogue

Theatre on the Run
Wed. Feb 5

Playwriting: Exposition and Process

The Writer's Center
Sat. Jan 25

Poetry as Experience

The Writer's Center
Sat. Feb 1

The Craft of Young Adult Fiction

The Writer's Center
Mon. Feb 3

Whole-Brain Poetry

Theatre on the Run
Sat. Jan 25

Writing Bilingually

The Writer's Center
Mon. Feb 3

Writing the Short Story

The Writer's Center
Wed. Jan 22

Short Story II

The Writer's Center
Tue. Mar 3

Sonnet Crash Course

Theatre on the Run
Sat. Apr 25

The Fiction Writer's Toolkit

The Writer's Center
Thu. Feb 20

Thursday Night Writing Prompts!

Theatre on the Run
Thu. Feb 20

Troubleshoot Your Story

The Writer's Center
Sat. Apr 18

Turning Points: The Role of the Volta in Poetry

The Writer's Center
Sun. Mar 8

Unclogging Your Brain

The Writer's Center
Tue. Feb 11

Villanelle Crash Course

Theatre on the Run
Sat. Mar 14

Write Like the News

The Writer's Center
Wed. Apr 29

Writing For TV & Film

Glen Echo Park
Sat. Mar 28

Writing Picture Books

The Writer's Center
Thu. Mar 26

Writing Short Plays

The Writer's Center
Sat. Apr 4

All About Tone

The Writer's Center
Sun. Apr 19

Book Promo Strategies No One Tells You About

The Writer's Center
Sat. Apr 4

Boot Camp For Writers

The Writer's Center
Thu. Feb 27

Creating Novel Characters (Online)

The Writer's Center
Fri. Mar 6

Creative Recovery

The Writer's Center
Mon. Mar 2

Erasure Poetry

The Writer's Center
Sat. Feb 8

Exciting Stories: Fiction Workshop

The Writer's Center
Tue. Mar 10

Experimental Forms in Fiction

Theatre on the Run
Fri. Mar 27

Finding Your Poetic Voice

The Writer's Center
Tue. Mar 3

From Novice to Novelist

Theatre on the Run
Sat. Feb 8

From Novice to Novelist

The Writer's Center
Sat. Feb 29

Fundamentals of Persuasive Writing

The Writer's Center
Thu. Mar 26

Fundamentals of Storytelling

The Writer's Center
Tue. Feb 18

Getting Started: Creative Writing

The Writer's Center
Wed. Mar 11

Getting Started: Creative Writing

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sat. Apr 18

Getting Your Poetry Published

The Writer's Center
Sat. Apr 25

How to Write a Lot

The Writer's Center
Sat. Feb 22

How to Write a Novel

The Writer's Center
Wed. Feb 26

Increasing Book Sales

The Writer's Center
Sat. Feb 29

Informed Opinion Writing

The Writer's Center
Wed. Feb 12

Intro to Flash Fiction

The Writer's Center
Fri. Apr 17

Intro to the Novel

The Writer's Center
Fri. Mar 6

Journaling through Visual Poetry

The Writer's Center
Mon. Apr 6

Life Stories Intensive

The Writer's Center
Sat. Mar 28

Making Your Characters Matter

The Writer's Center
Sat. Apr 25

Memoir and Motherhood

The Writer's Center
Sun. Feb 23

Meter Crash Course

Theatre on the Run
Sat. Feb 22

Micro Memoir

The Writer's Center
Sat. Apr 25

Parenting Essays

Theatre on the Run
Sat. Mar 21

Persona Poems

The Writer's Center
Sat. Mar 14

Playwriting: Character

Theatre on the Run
Wed. Feb 26

Playwriting: Exposition and Process

Theatre on the Run
Wed. Feb 12

Plot Like a Pro

The Writer's Center
Sat. Apr 4

Plotting Your Novel

The Writer's Center
Fri. Feb 7

Polishing the Perfect Poem

The Writer's Center
Sat. Feb 29

Public Speaking 101

The Writer's Center
Sat. Feb 29

Publishing in Literary Magazines

The Writer's Center
Sat. Apr 4

Sensory Detail in Fiction

The Writer's Center
Sun. Apr 26

Writing History and Biography

The Writer's Center
Tue. Feb 25

The Art of Care for Medical Professionals (Adults, 4 Sessions)

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Fri. Feb 7

Advanced Acting for the Camera (Adults, 7 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Thu. Apr 16

Anyone Can Act (Adults, 1 Session)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Feb 8

Anyone Can Act (Adults, 1 Session)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Mar 28

Anyone Can Act (Adults, 1 Session)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Apr 25

Anyone Can Act (Adults, 1 Session)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. May 16

Anyone Can Act (Adults, 1 Session)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Jun 6

Auditioning (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Mon. Feb 24

Auditioning on Video (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Wed. Apr 15

Beginning Scene Study (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Feb 29

Beginning Scene Study (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Mon. Apr 13

Beginning Scene Study (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Feb 29

Belters Workshop (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Wed. Apr 15

Cold Reading (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Tue. Apr 14

Conflict (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Tue. Feb 25

Creating a Musical Role: Bonnie and Clyde (Adults, 12 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Tue. Feb 11

Creating a One-Person Show (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Tue. Apr 14

Drama Workshop (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Apr 18

How to Rehearse a Monologue (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Feb 29

Intensive Scene Study with José Carrasquillo (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Apr 18

Intro to Acting at Levine (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Mon. Apr 13

Intro to Acting for the Camera, Section A (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Tue. Feb 25

Intro to Acting for the Camera, Section A (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Apr 18

Intro to Acting for the Camera, Section A (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Tue. Feb 25

Intro to Acting for the Camera, Section B (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Thu. Feb 27

Intro to Acting for the Camera, Section B (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Thu. Feb 27

Intro to Acting, Section A (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Mon. Apr 13

Intro to Acting, Section A (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Wed. Feb 26

Intro to Acting, Section A (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Mon. Apr 13

Intro to Acting, Section B (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Feb 29

Intro to Acting, Section B (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Wed. Apr 15

Intro to Acting, Section B (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Feb 29

Meisner Technique I: Foundations (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Tue. Feb 25

Meisner Technique II: Scene Work (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Tue. Apr 14

Playwriting (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Tue. Feb 25

Scenes in Performance (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Thu. Mar 5

Uta Hagen Technique (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Apr 18

Viewpoints (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Wed. Feb 26

Voice and Speech (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Mon. Feb 24

Voiceovers I (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Apr 18

Voiceovers II (Adults, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Apr 18

Kitchen 101: Pizza Night

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Thu. Feb 20

Beyond Basics: New Orleans Fête

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Tue. Feb 25

The Art of French Cooking with Chef Gérard Pangaud

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sat. Mar 7

Order In: Chinese

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Tue. Mar 10

Southern Comfort Brunch: Red Beans and Rice + Sweet Potato Pie

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sun. Mar 22

Beyond Basics: Pasta Making

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Thu. Mar 26

Order In: Indian

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Tue. Apr 7

The Art of French Cooking with Chef Gérard Pangaud

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sat. May 9

Order In: Chinese

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Wed. May 13

Kitchen 101: Pizza Night

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Wed. Jun 10

Order In: Indian

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Thu. Jun 18

Storytelling: A Workshop in Creative Nonfiction

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sat. Feb 29

Ongoing Events

Adult Dance Technique- Jane Franklin Dance

Theatre on the Run
Thru Jul. 25

Open Life Drawing Sessions (Adults, Drop-in)

Del Ray Artisans
Thru Dec. 9
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