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Session 2 of 4
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

Explore the basics of color theory including temperature, value, and harmony-creating color schemes. In three hands-on projects, learn to use a color wheel with tinting and toning, color charts, and color harmony studies.

Session 3 of 8
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

Discover the basic elements of abstraction, a very important element of the visual arts, and create your own exciting and innovative works.

Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET

Italy and its superb cuisine draw hungry visitors from all over the world. European travel expert Rick Steves joins Fred Plotkin, a specialist in Italian cuisine and culture, for a deep dive into many of Italy’s secret culinary pleasures. Their shared insights about hidden gems ensure that your next trip to Italy is delizioso.

Friday, February 3, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET

Florence nurtured an unceasing succession of great artists for centuries, but among its hundreds and hundreds of Renaissance masterpieces, which are considered the most significant? Renaissance art historian Elaine Ruffolo offers an in-depth look at three paintings and why she considers them the most important in the city. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Session 1 of 4
Friday, February 3, 2023 - 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

Explore techniques, proportions, colorways, and stitch patterns to create strip-knitted projects in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.

Session 1 of 8
Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
$265 - $295

Gain insight into John Singer Sargent’s artistic philosophy, color palette, and materials—as well as an overview of his life—through lectures, demonstrations, and an instructor-led museum tour and talk. Then, students create their own Sargent-inspired paintings. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Session 2 of 3
Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

Learn to fashion three different flowers in this 3-session workshop. Following basic instructions, construct petals, leaves, and stamens for each bloom.

Session 3 of 3
Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

In this class, learn to create your own hand-crafted jewelry. This experience is perfect for the student new to jewelry making, or those with experience who want to refresh their skills.

Session 3 of 8
Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Learn how to use the elegant Italic script for basic projects using various colors and papers. The class is appropriate for beginners or intermediate students with some familiarity with the broad-edge pen who are ready to develop their calligraphy skills.

Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

In this in-person concert, the Smithsonian Chamber Players performs two of the best-loved masterpieces of the Viennese classical period composed by Beethoven and Schubert.