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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.

All upcoming Online programs

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Session 1 of 3
February 23, 2024

It takes a village! In this class, students construct their own tiny houses, which they personalize working in paper-mache, acrylics, and mixed media.


February 23, 2024

The Rhône Valley is home to some of the world's most iconic appellations such as Hermitage and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. As sommelier Erik Segelbaum leads tastings of multiple expressions from across the region, learn why wines from this beautiful area of France are food-friendly favorites of sommeliers the world over. The immersive program includes a curated personal tasting kit to enhance the experience.


February 24, 2024

Throughout its millennial history, Sicily’s complex culture, language, art and architecture, customs, and masterful cuisine have been shaped by a myriad of settlers and colonizers. In a richly illustrated day-long seminar, art historian Nigel McGilchrist, reconstructs and analyzes the intricate web that unites these disparate influences, which make Sicily for many the most seductive and fascinating destination in Europe. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)


Session 3 of 3
February 24, 2024

Learn to make three types of crepe paper filler greenery, running the gamut from single stems to complex branches. During class, produce at least 6 of each stem: lavender, eucalyptus, and pine.


Session 1 of 2
February 24, 2024

Students are introduced to the world of the photo surrealists and explore how they pushed the boundaries of photographic imagery in the 1920s to 1940s. Create a surrealist collage as part of the experience. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)


Session 4 of 4
February 24, 2024

Students get inspiration from images of both historic quilts and current improv quilts. They then practice the technical sewing skills needed and discuss design and color choices.


Session 5 of 8
February 24, 2024

Students discover the history, origins, and special characteristics of the Textura style of Blackletter calligraphy, one of the major typefaces in the history of Western typography. Learn the use of proper proportions and construction of minuscule and majuscule letters, numbers, and punctuation marks.


Session 5 of 8
February 25, 2024

Beginning students explore watercolor techniques and learn new approaches to painting through demonstration, discussion, and experimentation.


February 25, 2024

Over the course of the last century, the work of two architectural giants, Frank Lloyd Wright and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, responded to nature in very different ways influencing other architects as well as builders and clients. In a three-part series, architectural professionals examine how contemporary architecture draws on the legacies of these groundbreakers in structures that integrate nature and eco-friendly considerations into their designs. This session highlights Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)


Session 1 of 4
February 26, 2024

Break down the basics of this intricate art form originating in the 16th century as you learn to wind bobbins and follow patterns, constructing four small bobbin lace projects of your own with expert guidance from your instructors.