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Friday, February 3, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET

Florence nurtured an unceasing succession of great artists for centuries, but among its hundreds and hundreds of Renaissance masterpieces, which are considered the most significant? Renaissance art historian Elaine Ruffolo offers an in-depth look at three paintings and why she considers them the most important in the city. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)


Session 1 of 4
Friday, February 3, 2023 - 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

Explore techniques, proportions, colorways, and stitch patterns to create strip-knitted projects in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.


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.