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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 4
February 22, 2024

Learn to apply the principles of abstract art to making embroidery. Develop a free-flowing approach to embroidery that emphasizes form, color, line, texture, pattern, composition, and process.


Session 1 of 4
February 22, 2024

Anatolia’s colorful history has left a windfall of riches—ancient ruins, ornate Byzantine churches, supremely elegant mosques, and splendid Ottoman palaces. In an illustrated series, Serif Yenen, a Turkish-born tour guide and author, highlights the heritage and splendor of ancient Türkiye through an examination of some of its cultural gems.


Session 2 of 3
February 22, 2024

This course is an introduction to Vincent van Gogh's accomplishments in drawing, with particular attention to his unique and instantly recognizable touch. Participants investigate how his imaginative mark making forms his images. In-class exercises revolve around drawing studies of his masterworks.


Session 1 of 2
February 22, 2024

This class covers all the techniques you need to illustrate common birds. Students use colored pencils and watercolors to depict birds in a natural state. Studying reference photos, learn ways to communicate delicate feathers, glossy eyes, and unique wings and feet.


Session 6 of 8
February 22, 2024

Create your own story as you learn to upcycle book pages as surfaces for drawing, painting, and collage using gelatin plate prints, textures, photo transfers, drawing, painting, and text redaction.


Session 6 of 8
February 22, 2024

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


Session 1 of 4
February 22, 2024

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


Session 4 of 5
February 22, 2024

Take your skills beyond auto mode as you explore a myriad of your digital camera’s exposure options and features in this course designed for intermediate photographers.


February 22, 2024

Over more than a century, three generations of Wyeths of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, have created a collective portrait of America. Art historian Bonita Billman traces the family tradition reflected in their disparate subjects and styles. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)


February 22, 2024

Did you know that your morning cup of coffee has the power to protect birds—or to destroy their habitat? Ruth Bennett, a Smithsonian research ecologist, journeys south to the coffee farms responsible for migratory songbird survival, exploring why some farmers are actively protecting bird habitats by growing coffee under native shade trees, while others are eliminating their winter habitat by cutting down cloud forest to grow more coffee. She also reports on how the Smithsonian is creating a market for coffee brands carrying its Bird Friendly certification.