Classes: Adults

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Performances

Acting a Song (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Thu. Nov 7

Acting in a Professional Production (15 & Up)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Thu. Sep 26

Advanced Acting for the Camera (15 & Up, Seven Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Oct 26

Anyone Can Act (15 & Up, One Session)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Nov 16

Anyone Can Act (15 & Up, One Session)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Dec 7

Anyone Can Act (15 & Up, One Session)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Sep 28

Anyone Can Act (15 & Up, One Session)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Oct 19

Auditioning (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Thu. Oct 31

Beginning Scene Study (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Mon. Nov 11

Belters Workshop (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Tue. Nov 12

Voiceovers I (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Nov 2

Voiceovers II (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Nov 2

Mentorship

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Dec 14

Mentorship

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Thu. Oct 31

Life Stories (Online Course)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Dec 14

Life Stories (Online Course)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Thu. Oct 31

Life Stories Institute (4 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Thu. Oct 3

Creating an One-Person Show (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Wed. Nov 6

Drama Workshop (15 & Up, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Nov 2

Directing for Actors (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Mon. Nov 11

Intensive Scene Study (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Tue. Nov 12

Intro to Acting (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Nov 2

Intro to Acting for the Camera, Two Sections (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Nov. 6 & 11

Meisner Technique II: Scene Work (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Tue. Nov 12

Public Speaking the Actor's Way (15 & Up, Four Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Tue. Nov 12

The Art of French Cooking with Chef Gérard Pangaud

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sat. Oct 5

Street Food: Dumplings

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Thu. Nov 14

Composition Dance Class

Theatre on the Run
Fri. Sep 27

Kitchen 101: Sausage Making

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Wed. Oct 16

The Whole Beast: Duck Boot Camp

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Tue. Oct 22

Street Food: Classics of the Mediterranean

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Tue. Nov 19

Forty+ Project (Adults, 8 session)

Theatre on the Run
Sep. 24 – Oct. 29

Order In: Indian

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Tue. Nov 5

Storytelling: A Workshop in Creative Nonfiction

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sat. Nov 9

Contemporary Watercolors

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sat. Oct 19

Introduction to Linocut Printmaking

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sat. Oct 19

Budgeting For Documentaries

Docs in Progress
Thu. Sep 19

Intro to Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing

Docs in Progress
Wed. Sep 25

Beyond Basics: New Orleans Fête

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Thu. Sep 19

Order In: Chinese

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Tue. Sep 24

No Boundaries Cuisine: Plantains

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Thu. Oct 10

Conversation Circles

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Nov. 1 – 29

Conversation Circles

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sep. 20 – Nov. 29

Drawn to Figures: How to Draw Feet

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Nov. 13 & 16

Drawn to Figures: How to Draw Hands

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Nov. 6 & 9

Strike A Prose: Writing for Justice (non-fiction)

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tue. Oct 8

Strike a Prose: Write from Your Soul (cross-genre)

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Oct. 22 & 25

Strike a Prose: Crafting Dialogue (fiction)

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Oct. 15 & 18

Funding Strategies For Your Film

Docs in Progress
Tue. Sep 24

Intermediate Adobe Premiere Editing Workshop

Docs in Progress
Sat. Oct 26

Basic Drawing (Adult, 5 Sessions)

The Art League
Fri. Oct 18

Basic Drawing (Adult, 9 Sessions)

The Art League
Sat. Sep 28

Basic Drawing (Adult, 9 Sessions)

The Art League
Mon. Sep 23

Basic Drawing (Adult, 9 Sessions)

The Art League
Tue. Sep 24

Basic Drawing (Adult, 9 Sessions)

The Art League
Wed. Sep 25

Basic Drawing (Adult, 9 Sessions)

The Art League
Thu. Sep 26

Basic Weaving (Adult, 9 Sessions)

The Art League
Sat. Sep 28

Night Photography (Adult, 9 Sessions)

The Art League
Thu. Sep 26

A Perfect Ending

The Writer's Center
Sat. Nov 9

Advanced Personal Essay

The Writer's Center
Sat. Sep 28

Advanced Short Story

The Writer's Center
Tue. Dec 3

Advanced Short Story

The Writer's Center
Tue. Oct 15

Beginner's Travel Writing

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Thu. Sep 19

Diction: A Poet's Choice

The Writer's Center
Sun. Oct 27

Book Marketing & Promotional Speaking

The Writer's Center
Sat. Dec 7

Contemporary Memoir: How to Share Your Story

The Writer's Center
Sun. Sep 22

Break Out of Your Writing Rut with Improv

The Writer's Center
Sat. Oct 26

First We Read, Then We Write

The Writer's Center
Mon. Sep 30

Your First Five Pages

The Writer's Center
Tue. Sep 24

Your First (Or Next) Novel

The Writer's Center
Sat. Oct 5

Writing with Sensitivity

The Writer's Center
Mon. Nov 11

Writing the Narrative Poem

The Writer's Center
Sun. Sep 22

Writing the Layers

The Writer's Center
Sat. Nov 16

Writing Stories From Your Life

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sat. Dec 14

Writing Picture Books

The Writer's Center
Thu. Oct 3

Self-Publish Your Picture Book

The Writer's Center
Sat. Oct 26

Celebrating the Work of Joy Harjo

The Writer's Center
Sat. Nov 2

Creating Conflict & Tension

The Writer's Center
Sat. Oct 19

Creating Novel Characters (Online)

The Writer's Center
Fri. Nov 1

Dialogue for Writers

The Writer's Center
Sat. Oct 5

Writing for TV and Film

Glen Echo Park
Sat. Nov 2

Writing for TV and Film

Glen Echo Park
Sat. Sep 28

Writing Bilingually

The Writer's Center
Wed. Oct 16

Writing a Memoir

The Writer's Center
Wed. Sep 18

Exploring Our Five Senses

The Writer's Center
Sat. Nov 2

Write Like the News

The Writer's Center
Wed. Dec 11

Words That Heal

The Writer's Center
Sun. Oct 13

Villanelle Crash Course

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sat. Oct 19

Unstuck! Facilitating Change and Healing

The Writer's Center
Thu. Oct 10

Torque and Profit: A Poetry Workshop

The Writer's Center
Wed. Oct 16

The Story of You

The Writer's Center
Sat. Sep 21

The Secret of Life Through Screenwriting

The Writer's Center
Sun. Oct 6

The Personal Poem

The Writer's Center
Sat. Nov 9

The Nuts and Bolts of Getting Published

The Writer's Center
Mon. Oct 14

The Force of Poetry

The Writer's Center
Mon. Nov 4

The Extreme Novelist II: Revision

The Writer's Center
Wed. Oct 2

The Business of Writing

The Writer's Center
Sat. Oct 19

Structure Your Book

The Writer's Center
Tue. Sep 24

Beginning Fantasy & Science Fiction

The Writer's Center
Wed. Sep 18

Sonnet Crash Course

The Writer's Center
Sat. Oct 12

So You Want to Write Your Story!

The Writer's Center
Tue. Oct 1

Setting and Voice (Online)

The Writer's Center
Mon. Oct 21

Sestinas 101

The Writer's Center
Sat. Sep 21

Selling Your Novel to a Major Publisher

The Writer's Center
Sat. Oct 12

Blogging to Build Your Author Platform

The Writer's Center
Tue. Sep 24

Boot Camp for Writers

The Writer's Center
Wed. Oct 30

Dangerous Writing

The Writer's Center
Tue. Oct 22

From Novice to Novelist

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sat. Dec 14

From Novice to Novelist

The Writer's Center
Sat. Oct 19

Funky Forms in Flash Fiction (Online)

The Writer's Center
Mon. Oct 21

Getting Started: Creative Writing

The Writer's Center
Sat. Sep 28

Getting Started: Creative Writing

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sat. Nov 16

Getting Started: Creative Writing

The Writer's Center
Wed. Oct 30

Great Beginnings

The Writer's Center
Sat. Dec 14

How to Plot Like a Pro

The Writer's Center
Sat. Nov 16

How to Revise a Poem

The Writer's Center
Sun. Dec 8

How to Write a Lot

The Writer's Center
Sat. Nov 2

How to Write a Novel

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Wed. Dec 11

How to Write a Novel

The Writer's Center
Wed. Oct 16

Identity Poetry

The Writer's Center
Sat. Oct 5

Imagery in Poetry

The Writer's Center
Sat. Oct 26

Intro to the Novel (Online)

The Writer's Center
Fri. Nov 1

Intuitive Copywriting for Entrepreneurs

The Writer's Center
Tue. Dec 3

Life Sentences

The Writer's Center
Mon. Nov 11

Making It Whole: Poetry Chapbook

The Writer's Center
Sat. Sep 28

Making Your Characters Matter

The Writer's Center
Sat. Sep 21

Marketing Your Book

The Writer's Center
Tue. Nov 5

Meter Crash Course

The Writer's Center
Sat. Nov 16

Micro Memoir

The Writer's Center
Sat. Oct 26

Perfecting The Ten-Minute Play

The Writer's Center
Mon. Oct 21

Picture Books II: Revision

The Writer's Center
Thu. Nov 7

Plotting Your Novel (Online)

The Writer's Center
Fri. Oct 4

Polishing the Perfect Poem

The Writer's Center
Sat. Oct 5

Acrylic Painting (Adults, 9 sessions)

Glen Echo Park
Thu. Sep 26

Acrylic Painting (Adults, 9 sessions)

Glen Echo Park
Sat. Sep 28

Anatomical Drawing (Adults, 9 sessions)

Glen Echo Park
Wed. Sep 18

Hustle/Disco (Adults, 2 sessions)

Glen Echo Park
Wed. Nov 27

iPad Art Workshop (Adults, 1 session)

Glen Echo Park
Sat. Oct 5

Line Dance 101 (Adults, 4 sessions)

Glen Echo Park
Wed. Oct 2

More Swing Dance (Adults, 4 sessions)

Glen Echo Park
Mon. Oct 7

Plein-Air Watercolor (Adults, 7 sessions)

Glen Echo Park
Fri. Sep 27

Printmaking (Adults, 10 sessions)

Glen Echo Park
Thu. Sep 19

Relief Printmaking (Adults, 8 sessions)

Glen Echo Park
Wed. Sep 18

Portrait Painting (Adults, 9 sessions)

Glen Echo Park
Tue. Sep 24

Viennese Waltz 101 (Adults, 3 sessions)

Glen Echo Park
Tue. Nov 5

Beginning Drawing (Adults, 9 sessions)

Glen Echo Park
Fri. Sep 20

Beginning Painting (Adults, 10 sessions)

Glen Echo Park
Thu. Sep 19

Creative Watercolor (Adults, 8 sessions)

Glen Echo Park
Wed. Sep 18

Flowing Watercolor (Adults, 10 sessions)

Glen Echo Park
Wed. Sep 18

Flowing Watercolor (Adults, 10 sessions)

Glen Echo Park
Wed. Sep 18

Plein-Air Oils (Adults, 7 sessions)

Glen Echo Park
Tue. Sep 24

Illustration Workshop (Adults, 3 weeks)

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
Wed. Oct 23

Life Drawing Session II (Adults, 6 weeks)

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
Thu. Oct 24

Shades and Light Workshop (Adults, 3 weeks)

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
Tue. Oct 22

Ceramics II - Intermediate (Adults, 6 weeks)

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
Thu. Oct 24

Digital Photography: Session II (Adults, 7 weeks)

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
Tue. Oct 22

Plaster Mold-Making (Adults, 3 weeks)

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
Thu. Oct 3

Ballet Dance (Adults, 9 weeks)

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
Mon. Sep 30

Jazz Dance (Adults, 9 weeks)

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
Mon. Sep 30

Tap Dance (Adults, 9 weeks)

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
Mon. Sep 30

Giro d’Italia: Sicily

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sat. Oct 12

Street Food: Arancini and Polpette

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Wed. Oct 9

Long Lunch: Paella

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Fri. Oct 11

Wreath Workshop: Herbal

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sun. Dec 15

Wreath Workshop: Historic Greenery

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Dec. 14 – 15

Collage: Classic To Contemporary (Adults)

Arlington Arts Center
Wed. Sep 25

Ongoing Events

Working from the Figure (Adults, Drop-in class)

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
Thru Dec. 31

Adult Dance Technique- Jane Franklin Dance

Theatre on the Run
Thru Jul. 25, 2020
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