We are sure you will find a class that will inspire you to create the world you imagine!

If the class that you want to register for is full, we invite you to join the waitlist on our registration site.

Please note that for all in-person classes, materials provided by Art Works Now are available for use only during class hours.

We are always mindful of keeping up to date on our COVID-19 policy and procedures  to help keep our students and staff safe as we learn, explore, and create together.


If you are interested in learning about Private Lessons (geared towards individuals who are interested in foundational concepts in painting, drawing, and other art mediums) or Mentorships (working with one of our many talented Teaching Artists to advance your artistic practice/skills through experimentation, learning new processes, research, and portfolio development), contact for more information. 

(Ages 2-17)

Youth Programs

Parents’ Night Out

October 6

November 3

December 1

Friday • 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Click here for more details on session dates
$45 • Ages 5-12 • In-Person
(10% off per sibling set – applied automatically at checkout)

Join us for our awesome Parents’ Night Out program! Let the kids get creative, watch a movie, play games, and have fun while you enjoy an evening to yourself! Pizza will be served!!! Learn more…

Kids’ Clay with Jennie Sniderman FULL

October 7 – November 25 (8 weeks)
Saturday, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
$160 Ages 5-8 • In-Person

Learn how to make sea creatures, mugs, face-like sculptures, and pencil holders using pinch and coil clay hand building techniques.

Upcyclers with Glennis Muldoon

October 3  – November 21 (8 weeks)

Tuesday  5 – 6:30 p.m.

$160 •  Ages 6 – 12  •  In-person

Transform recycled and other found materials into 3D works of art! In this class, students will explore ideas such as sustainability and repurposing to discover new ways to use items that would otherwise have been thrown away.

(Ages 18+)

Adult Programs

Wheel Throwing
with Pegah Shahghasemi and Nick Maletta

Various Dates and Times (10 weeks) • Ages 18+ • In-Person
$325 (includes one 25 lb bag of clay/additional clay available for purchase at registration)

We offer wheel-throwing clay classes at three experience levels. Whether you’ve never touched clay before, or you’ve been throwing for years, our talented teaching artists have the skills to further your abilities. Each session’s capacity is 9 students, allowing for one-on-one instruction in a laid-back environment. Learn techniques of wheel throwing and glazing.

Click here to LEARN more about the classes and to REGISTER…

Beginner/Intermediate w/Nick: October 2 – December 11 (10 weeks) No class on 10/09

Monday 7 – 9:30 p.m *This class is full.*

Beginner/Intermediate w/Nick: October 4 – December 13 (10 weeks) No class on 11/22

Wednesday  7 – 9:30 p.m. *This class is full.*

Beginner w/Pegah: October 5  – December 14 (10 weeks) No class on 11/23 Thurs. 7 – 9:30 p.m. *This class is full.*

Advanced with Pegah: October 3 – December 5 (10 weeks)  • Tues. 7 – 9:30 p.m.

Clay Hand Building with Pegah Shahghasemi

October 5  – December 14 (10 weeks) No class on 11/23

Thursday 10:30 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m.

$260 •  Ages 18+ •  In-person  


This class will focus on hand building functional pottery with surface decorations. Projects will include making mugs, teapots, vases, and more. We’ll explore using stamps, paper cutouts, found objects with unique textures, and how the glazes break on the textures created.

Paint, Print, & Create with Ric Garcia

October 4  – November 29 (8 weeks) No class on 11/22)

Wednesday 7 – 9 p.m.

$210 •  Ages 18+ •  In-person

Work on guided projects or get inspired and work independently. Class projects will focus on fundamental art concepts such as composition and color harmony. It’s your time to express yourself while exploring nontraditional painting and printmaking techniques. Drawing skills are not required.

Acrylic Painting with Barbara Mandel

October 16 – November 20 (6 weeks) 

Monday 1 – 2:30 p.m.

$120 •  Ages 18+ •  In-person


The class will explore acrylic painting techniques, inspired by artists such as Alma Thomas, Georgia O’Keefe, Sam Gilliam, Joan Mitchell, and Robert Rauschenberg. We will engage in deep observation of artwork, personal interpretations, and group sharing.

Intro. to Drawing with Kamryn Dillon

October 3 – November 21 (8 weeks) 

Tuesday 7 – 9 p.m.

$210 •  Ages 18+ •  In-person  


This class is an introduction to working with traditional drawing materials including pencils, charcoal, conte crayon, ink, and more. Students will gain a better understanding of how to use various drawing materials while pulling inspiration from everyday life and tapping into initial ideas.

Paint, Pints, & Pizza

October 22, November 19, & December 17

Sunday 3 – 5:00 p.m.

$35 (includes one appetizer)  •  In-person  at Pizzeria Paradiso, Hyattsville

PAINT – Your own landscape guided by Art Works Now Teaching Artists.

PINTS – Enjoy Happy Hour specials

PIZZA – Order food of your choice to nourish your creativity as you paint.


(Ages 55+)

Creative Aging

This is a completely FREE program for ages 55 and better!

In keeping with our values of equity and inclusion and our mission to provide opportunities for as many students as possible, we are limiting registration to a maximum of 2 Creative Aging Classes per session per student as demand for these classes far exceeds our current capacity.

Please note our new process. Art kits will be available for virtual participants to pick up at Art Works Now during business hours on September 18 and 19. On September 22 all remaining boxes will be mailed.

Students who receive items they don’t need are invited to donate the supplies back to the Little Free Art Shop in front of the AWN building


If the class that you want to register for is full, we invite you to join the waitlist on our registration site.

Light & Lovely Watercolor with Tara Holl

October 2 – November 20 (8 weeks) 

Monday 10 a.m.  – 12 p.m.

FREE •  Ages 55+ •  Virtual

This class is for returning and new students. We will continue experimenting, exploring, and reinforcing our watercolor skills through a variety of watercolor techniques. Some lessons will be highly focused on realism and others will be more abstract oriented. Our goal is to continue developing our knowledge and joy of this medium!

Watercolor for Beginners with Tara Holl

October 6 – December 1 (8 weeks) No class on 11/24

Friday 10 a.m.  – 12 p.m.

FREE • Ages 55+ •  Virtual 

We will start at the beginning and learn about this much-misunderstood and challenging medium. Watercolor is light and fresh and ever challenging however with tried and true methodology, one can achieve lovely results!

Ceremonial Objects with Rachel Cross

October 5 – November 30 (8 weeks) No class on 11/23

Thursday 10 a.m.  – 12 p.m.

FREE •  Ages 55+ •  In-person

We will identify and share stories of our own Rites of Passage. We will explore ceremonial art from a variety of ancient and modern cultures. Students will identify an important past, present, or future milestone in their own lives and create a ceremonial object to honor that life experience. This class is open to folks with any level of arts experience.

Hand Stitching with Cynthia Gossage FULL

October 11 – December 6 (8 weeks) No class on 11/22

Wednesday 12 – 2 p.m.

FREE •  Ages: 55+ •  In-person 

Experience the joy of using nothing but a needle, thread, and fabric to decorate textiles. Hand stitched clothing and home furnishings are integral to cultures on six continents, fulfilling humans’ desire for color and pattern in our daily lives. Hand stitching slows us down, engaging our hands, eyes, and minds while connecting us through time to past generations and through space to people around the world.

Inspired Creative Journaling with Sharon Burton

October 7 – December 2 (8 weeks) 

Saturday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

FREE •  Ages 55+ •  Virtual  REGISTER HERE

Unlock the transformative power of ageless wisdom and creative expression in our virtual class. This 8-week immersive experience draws inspiration from two remarkable works on creativity: “12 Notes On Life and Creativity” by Quincy Jones and “It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again” by Julia Cameron. Participants will engage in their choice of practical artistic techniques, ranging from collage, expressive writing and mindfulness practices, enabling them to express their creativity across various art mediums. This course provides a unique opportunity to explore the intersections of personal growth, artistic exploration, and a deeper connection with oneself. Each week we will delve into key themes and practices from the selected books, fostering a supportive and enriching environment for participants to thrive creatively.