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All upcoming Streaming programs

Your newest link to our world of learning

Welcome to Smithsonian Associates Streaming, a new digital platform for the high-quality, engaging and varied programs that you’ve come to expect from us.

We invite you to join us from the comfort of your home as we present individual programs, multi-part courses, studio arts classes, and virtual study tours inspired by the Smithsonian’s research, collections and exhibitions. We’re excited to present this new aspect of our 55 years as the world’s largest museum-based educational program—and to have you be an important part of our future growth.

Explore all our offerings in this month's digital program guide.

All upcoming Streaming programs

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Session 3 of 8
April 16, 2024

Build on your botanical painting skills in this next-level class as you create vibrant watercolors inspired by nature. Learn to focus on the texture and detail of botanical subjects, including flowers, fruits, and vegetables.


Session 3 of 8
April 16, 2024

In this class open to all levels, students discover the versatility and fluidity of working in watercolors while exploring the functional and aesthetic elements of design found in plants.


Session 2 of 7
April 16, 2024

Acquire the basic skills to work with the versatile and portable rigid heddle loom—a great entryway into weaving scarves, placemats, dishtowels, and more.


Session 3 of 4
April 16, 2024

Find inspiration in both the ancient art of mosaics and the form’s international modern-day movement as you learn cutting techniques and approaches to design while you are guided through the process of creating a contemporary glass mosaic.


Session 3 of 4
April 16, 2024

Learn to harness digital tools to create powerful black-and-white images with the emotive power seen in works by Edward Weston, Paul Strand, and Alfred Hitchcock.


April 16, 2024

For 50 years, Akira Kurosawa reigned supreme as Japan’s premier filmmaker and one of the world’s leading cinematic masters. In works from Rashomon to The Seven Samurai to Rhapsody in August, his mastery is evidenced in the 31 unforgettable films he directed between 1943 and 1993. Film historian Max Alvarez unfolds his sweeping saga, tracing Kurosawa’s remarkable life from a meteoric rise at Toho Studios during the 1930s through personal and professional triumphs, frustrations, and artistic comebacks.


April 16, 2024

The New Horizons mission, which flew by Pluto in 2015, revealed a number of surprises: nitrogen glaciers, vast fields of organic compounds, ice volcanoes, geological hints that the world is relatively new, and evidence pointing to an internal ocean of water. Planetary scientist Michael Summers describes how the New Horizons mission revolutionized how we view the most distant worlds in our solar system.


Session 1 of 4
April 17, 2024

Composing is solitary work, but artistry cannot flourish in isolation. Whether reclusive or gregarious, socially inept or beloved and charming, all successful composers were supported by a wide network of friends, family, fellow professionals and patrons. From Mozart and Haydn to Richard Wagner and Ludwig II of Bavaria to Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein, speaker and concert pianist Rachel Franklin examines some of these fascinating associations and the inspiring music that we owe to them.


Session 1 of 8
April 17, 2024

Students are introduced to the materials, tools, and technologies used in collage and assemblage. They find inspiration in artists who worked in collage, including Joseph Cornell, Romare Bearden, and Gertrude Greene.


April 17, 2024

Learn to use the iPad, Apple Pencil, and Procreate for illustration and animation. With this minimal toolset, artists can create a wide range of visuals. Students get an introductory lecture on the basics of digital art production, demonstrations, and experience drawing in Procreate on an iPad