Greetings!
Are you looking for a unique art class? Learn to paint portraits and still lifes virtually with Kevin Berlin from his studio in Italy! Also learn how to make visual poetry by pairing photographs and poems with Karen Keating.

Join Adventure Theatre MTC and Councilmember Evan Glass this Sunday for a virtual presentation. ATMTC's Artistic Director Chil Kong and Councilmember Glass will discuss what’s been happening in our nation's capital and help us understand the various ways the United States can and has transitioned from one President to another. 

You'll find all the details and links for these activities and more below.

Enjoy!
Signing up for a class is easy on our redesigned website!
Just click here to go to our Classes & Camps page, then click the type of class you want to take - music, photography, etc. - and you’ll see a list of the classes offered. Click on a class to learn more and register. It’s that easy!

You can also browse the entire digital catalog and find more information about online registration.
Featured Classes
Kevin Berlin

Still Life Painting Can Be So Much More
A unique opportunity, live from the artist's studio in Florence, Italy! While the world stays at home, master still life painting!
Tues 1-3:30pm, January 19 - March 23

Self-Portrait and Portrait Painting
Explore composition, color, materials, anatomy, narrative painting, and compelling poses.
Thurs 10am-12:30pm, January 21 - March 25
Karen Keating

Vision: Visual Poetry
This course gives the photographer the opportunity to marry images and words! Starting points will be favorite poems, personally meaningful photos, personal writing and a newly discovered photograph.
Thurs 7-9pm, January 21 - February 18
Upcoming Children's Winter Classes
Build a House and More
Sat 10am-12pm, January 23 - February 27
Musical Imagination Stage
Sat 12-12:40pm, January 23 - February 13
Upcoming Teen & Adult Winter Classes
Yellow Barn

Drawing & Painting Materials and Methods
Mon 6:30-8:30pm, January 18 - March 22

Beginning and Intermediate Drawing
Tues 1-3:30pm, January 19 - March 16

Everyday Drawing
Tues 10am-12:30pm, January 19 - March 16

Gouache and Acrylics Painting Techniques I
Tues 10am-12pm, January 19 - March 16
Portrait & Figure - Incorporating the Narrative - Oil
Tues 7-9:30pm, January 19 - March 16

Portrait Painting
Tues 4-6:30pm, January 19 - March 16

Basic Landscape Painting from Photos & Other Sources
Wed 1:30-3:30pm, January 20 - March 17
Washington Conservatory of Music

Beginning Ukulele
Thurs 6:30-7:30pm, January 14 - March 4

Intermediate Acoustic Guitar
Thurs 8-9pm, January 14 - March 4

Songs with Friends
Thurs 9-10pm, January 14 - March 4
Dance & Movement

T'ai Chi New Tuesday Evening Class
Tues 7-8pm, January 19 - March 23
In the Galleries

View these exhibitions from January 9 - February 21. View our website for more information and gallery hours.

Popcorn Gallery - EVOLVING: New Image Artists

Stone Tower Gallery - Lynn Cazabon: Diluvian

Park View Gallery - Closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Virtual Tour of Diluvian with Lynn Cazabon
Saturday, January 23 at 11:30am

Grab your coffee and join us on Facebook Live for a virtual gallery tour of Lynn Cazabon's solo exhibition Diluvian. The images in the Diluvian series were created using expired black and white photographic vellum and lengthy solar exposures. The artist will give a tour of the show and share more about her photographic exploration.
Online Art Market
From jewelry and pottery to paintings and glass art, our the market features artwork and crafts by local artists. We are excited to present an accessible way to support the artwork you love!
Hindsight is 2020 – Street Photography in a Tumultuous Year
Call for entries

The world has suffered so many tests in this tectonic year that —while being deeply felt — are also paradoxically largely invisible. Health, environment, politics and social justice are all megascopic; too large to be seen. So how and what can photography begin to inform where words cannot? Submit to this VIRTUAL exhibition today!

Deadline for submissions: January 15, 2021
Notification of juried results: January 27th, 2021
Online Exhibition opens: January 30, 2021 
Artist zoom talk: Sunday, January 31, 8pm 
#PhotoworksChallenge
Virtual Benefit

JOIN THE PHOTOWORKS CHALLENGE!

Select a photograph of yours to be sold to benefit Photoworks. Post a photo of your art online (Facebook or Instagram). Tag Photoworks (@glenechophotoworks) and use the hashtag #PhotoworksChallenge. Please make sure to include a link to the Photoworks website in your social media post or in your bio! As a way to acknowledge our gratitude to all of the artists that participate in the Photoworks Challenge, a photo of your donated artwork will automatically qualify for our “Photoworks Challenge: Art for Artists” Winter 2021 Online Exhibition.
VIRTUAL Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio, 26th Annual Juried Members’ Show

Artists from near and far working in any 2D medium have submitted their best work to be juried into this exclusive show.
The online show runs from December 12, 2020 to March 1, 2021. The artwork will be available on their website through the following November. Click below to view the exhibition and see the winners of this year's show.
Check out the interview with Walt Bartman and judge Harry Cooper Head Curator of the Modern & Contemporary Art department at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
ONLINE Exhibitions & Galleries
Enjoy all the exhibitions in our Glen Echo Park Online Gallery Experience.
Support Glen Echo Park!

Make a year-end donation to support the park and help us provide online and in-person arts programs for the entire community.

Thank you for your support!
VIRTUAL Social Dance
Our wonderful dance presenting partners continue to offer online events!
Virtual Milonga

Sunday, January 17 at 7:30pm

Check Tango Brilliante's Facebook page for Zoom code and information.
VIRTUAL Adventure Theatre

"A Teachable Moment on the Peaceful Transition of Power"

Adventure Theatre welcomes special guest Councilmember Evan Glass to their digital productions. The Councilmember will discuss what’s been happening in our nation's capital and how this time can be a teachable moment. He will help us understand the various ways the United States can and have transitioned from one President to another.
What can PARK PLACES be for you?

Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is excited to present a new concept – Park Places
 
  • A quiet space for individuals to telework
  • A spot for coworkers to meet in-person in a physically distant and safe manner
  • An alternative location for students to engage in remote learning
Visit our Stay Connected page each week to see everything that's going virtual.
#StayConnectedGEP
The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org) and also by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (creativemoco.com). All programs are produced in cooperation with the National Park Service and Montgomery County, Maryland.