If you have an interest in arts and crafts and haven’t checked out nearby Artist and Craftsman Supply, you probably should. Located at 1201-1203 Brentwood Road NE (in the shopping center behind the Giant and Home Depot) it has a wide variety of products – there is something for pretty much anyone, from paint, canvas, and brushes, to decorative paper, stamps, stickers and games to knitting supplies and glitter. They also conduct classes, a few upcoming ones are listed below. You can keep track of upcoming events via their Facebook page. Call (202) 526-4446, email
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or stop in to sign up.
- Saturday 5/13 2:00-4:00pm- Beginning Paint Class
Learn to paint a seascape in this instructor-led, two hour class! Class is $25 and all supplies are included. Acrylic painting technique will be taught. Students take home their own piece. Open to all levels! (Teacher: Joelle Hanton)
- Sunday 5/14 3:00-5:00pm- Beginning Watercolor Class
Spring is here and to most that means flowers! We can’t forget however that it also means moms! Join D.C. area painter and illustrator Martin Swift on Mother’s Day for a two hour watercolor class and learn how to paint roses. We will cover the basics of watercolor technique through a step by step process detailing how to reproduce one of nature’s most iconic gifts. Materials and light refreshments are provided! Price for 2 hour class is $40.
- Saturday 5/20 1:00-3:00pm- Kids Paint Class
Paint class just for kids! Using acrylic paint, instructor will lead students to paint an outdoor, panda bear scene! Great for kids ages 5 and up. Students get to take home their very own piece! Parent or guardian must remain on premises. Class is $10 and all supplies are included. (Teacher: Joelle Hanton)
- Sunday 5/21 3:00-5:00pm- Stencil Class
Learn how to make your own stencil using X-acto knives and stencil paper. You’ll be able to make the stencil and use it to make your own stenciled piece. Class is $10 and all supplies are included. (Teacher: Darren Soto)
- Sunday 5/28 3:00-4:30pm- Kids Art Time
Craft time for kids! Bring your kids for a fun time of crafts! Check in ahead of time to see what the craft is for the day. Craft time is $10/child to cover the cost of supplies. Parent or guardian must remain on premises. (Teacher: Tony Johnson)