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


Session 3 of 8
Sunday, February 5, 2023 - 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. ET

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


Session 3 of 8
Sunday, February 5, 2023 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

The beautiful decorations of religious and secular manuscripts are centuries-old Islamic traditions. Guided by a graduate of the Turquoise Mountain Institute, explore the elements of gold-leaf manuscript illumination in the Afghan tradition.


Session 3 of 6
Sunday, February 5, 2023 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
In-Person
$195 - $225

Great shoots start with great locations—and Washington offers plenty of unbeatable visual inspiration. Learn to capture this vibrant city and sharpen your way of thinking about shooting outdoors as you deploy a minimal amount of equipment and a lot of fresh perspective.


Sunday, February 5, 2023 - 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET

Indulge in a colorful midwinter escape as horticultural experts lead a series of virtual visits that highlight the beauty of notable botanical gardens. This program spotlights Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Eden Project.


Monday, February 6, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

While the early days of Jamestown were marred with struggle, conflict, and tragedy, the settlement would survive as the first permanent English colony in North America, from which the seeds of the United States grew. Unearth the tumultuous first century of Jamestown with Mark Summers, the public historian for the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeological project, in this lecture series. This session focuses on events between 1622 to 1646, including an uprising by the Powhatans.