Virtual May Day Family Celebration

May 1, 2021

Celebrate spring and learn more about art and environmental conservation with our virtual May Day family program. Explore how the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s team of art conservators preserve and […]

Multi-Media – Ages 6-10 – Tuesdays and Thursdays with VisArts

April 6, 2021

In this class, students will work with a variety of media, such as painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, and more. Because students will be able to use an assortment of materials […]

Comic Art – Ages 14-17 with VisArts


In this class, students will learn how to create comic art and illustrations and learn how to develop their art skills through basic drawing, perspective, anatomy, character creation, and letter […]

Acrylic Painting Basics – Online Class with VisArts

April 2, 2021

In this class, students will: •Learn about the paints, brushes, different painting surfaces, and acrylic mediums •Develop an underpainting made entirely of neutral grays in order to create a full […]

Painting Flowers with Ink and Watercolor (Class limited to 6 for social distancing)


Masks are required throughout this class. You will learn how to use ink, watercolor, and rice paper to paint flowers, leaves, and the background.  This painting technique is good for […]