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February 27, 2024

For Ages 7 to 11.  This original, interactive play honors the creativity and genius of African American entrepreneurs and inventors – and inspires the achiever in all of us.


Session 6 of 8
February 27, 2024
In-Person
$255 - $285

This introductory course teaches the basic skills needed for drawing. Working with a variety of materials and techniques, including charcoal and pencils, students explore the rendering of geometric forms, volume, and perspective, with an emphasis on personal gesture marks.


Session 7 of 8
February 27, 2024

Whether you want to work in digital or film, this course offers a solid foundation for new photographers ready to learn the basics. Topics include camera functions, exposure, metering, working with natural and artificial light, and composition.


February 27, 2024

For Ages 7 to 11.  This original, interactive play honors the creativity and genius of African American entrepreneurs and inventors – and inspires the achiever in all of us.


February 27, 2024

For nearly a century, Hollywood has been captivated by the allure of the Broadway musical. Most of the Great White Way’s biggest hits have made the transfer to the movie theater, though sometimes the journey has yielded damaged goods. Media historian Brian Rose looks at this colorful history, including glorious reinterpretations like Milos Forman’s Hair and Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story.


Session 5 of 5
February 27, 2024

Franz Josef Haydn (1732­–1809) proved that music could be both serious and joyful—at the same time. In an engaging series, classical music and opera expert Saul Lilienstein demonstrates the range of Haydn’s innovative genius in almost every field of musical endeavor. Each session is highlighted by music recordings and video performances of Haydn’s great works.


February 27, 2024

Discover what it takes to keep the Smithsonian’s many gardens and interior plant displays looking their best all year. Smithsonian horticulturist Vickie Dibella takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Smithsonian Gardens’ Greenhouse Nursery Operations facility in Suitland, Maryland, whose greenhouses provide plants for the institution’s gardens and horticultural exhibits.


Session 2 of 5
February 27, 2024

In this class, learn the strategies artists such as Rembrandt, Daumier, Cézanne, and van Gogh used to harness light to unify, intensify, and give dimension to their images. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)


Session 6 of 8
February 27, 2024
In-Person
$255 - $285

Participants refine and expand their drawing skills through studio practice in traditional media. Sessions focus on classic subject areas such as landscape, portrait, and figure.


Session 6 of 8
February 27, 2024
In-Person
$215 - $245

Learn clay techniques and gain an understanding of the human body, gestures, and expressions as you sculpt a portrait, torso, or full-figure piece by working from life.


All upcoming programs

Showing programs 1 to 10 of 1236
February 27, 2024

For Ages 7 to 11.  This original, interactive play honors the creativity and genius of African American entrepreneurs and inventors – and inspires the achiever in all of us.


Session 6 of 8
February 27, 2024
In-Person
$255 - $285

This introductory course teaches the basic skills needed for drawing. Working with a variety of materials and techniques, including charcoal and pencils, students explore the rendering of geometric forms, volume, and perspective, with an emphasis on personal gesture marks.


Session 7 of 8
February 27, 2024

Whether you want to work in digital or film, this course offers a solid foundation for new photographers ready to learn the basics. Topics include camera functions, exposure, metering, working with natural and artificial light, and composition.


February 27, 2024

For Ages 7 to 11.  This original, interactive play honors the creativity and genius of African American entrepreneurs and inventors – and inspires the achiever in all of us.


February 27, 2024

For nearly a century, Hollywood has been captivated by the allure of the Broadway musical. Most of the Great White Way’s biggest hits have made the transfer to the movie theater, though sometimes the journey has yielded damaged goods. Media historian Brian Rose looks at this colorful history, including glorious reinterpretations like Milos Forman’s Hair and Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story.


Session 5 of 5
February 27, 2024

Franz Josef Haydn (1732­–1809) proved that music could be both serious and joyful—at the same time. In an engaging series, classical music and opera expert Saul Lilienstein demonstrates the range of Haydn’s innovative genius in almost every field of musical endeavor. Each session is highlighted by music recordings and video performances of Haydn’s great works.


February 27, 2024

Discover what it takes to keep the Smithsonian’s many gardens and interior plant displays looking their best all year. Smithsonian horticulturist Vickie Dibella takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Smithsonian Gardens’ Greenhouse Nursery Operations facility in Suitland, Maryland, whose greenhouses provide plants for the institution’s gardens and horticultural exhibits.


Session 2 of 5
February 27, 2024

In this class, learn the strategies artists such as Rembrandt, Daumier, Cézanne, and van Gogh used to harness light to unify, intensify, and give dimension to their images. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)


Session 6 of 8
February 27, 2024
In-Person
$255 - $285

Participants refine and expand their drawing skills through studio practice in traditional media. Sessions focus on classic subject areas such as landscape, portrait, and figure.


Session 6 of 8
February 27, 2024
In-Person
$215 - $245

Learn clay techniques and gain an understanding of the human body, gestures, and expressions as you sculpt a portrait, torso, or full-figure piece by working from life.