Your Ongoing Support Sustains WSS




The Washington Studio School is a vibrant, growing arts community because of the generous support of friends like you. WSS has provided high-quality arts programs and fostered a diverse community of artists for 30+ years. WSS continues to grow and sustain increased class enrollment, course offerings, and workshops. For the Washington D.C. arts community and public at large, WSS offers free lectures and panel discussions by leading contemporary artists as well as free art events such as the “Big Draw.”
Your generous financial contribution, at any level, makes our unique mission in the arts possible. WSS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable arts organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Donations by check are greatly appreciated or you may donate online. WSS also accepts gifts of stock and other property.

Volunteer

The Washington Studio School depends on the generous commitment of time and energy of its volunteers. As is true with all nonprofit organizations, our volunteers are one of our most valuable resources. Their dedication is a testament to the sense of community that WSS fosters. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please give us a call, email us, or stop by.

Contribute

The Washington Studio School is extremely grateful for the ongoing support of its arts mission through contributions by various public and private sector organizations. WSS is pleased to recognize the contributions of the following organizations: Dupont Circle Citizens Association, Dupont Circle Historic Main Street, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, Prince Chartable Trusts, Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Microsoft, Dell Computers, The Washington Post, and Freddie Mac Foundation. To learn more about how your organization can contribute to WSS’s unique mission in the arts, please contact us.

2016 ANNUAL APPEAL

Each year WSS invites friends and supporters to invest in our future by contributing to our year-end Annual Appeal.  Your generous contributions help sustain the School’s day to day operations and insure the financial stability that we need to build on our successes.  For more information about the 2016 ANNUAL APPEAL, please click  here.To donate to the Annual Appeal, click on donate button. And watch for more about our 2016-2017 WHAT IF Campaign coming your way in January 2017.

PAST APPEALS & CAMPAIGNS

WSS CELEBRATES 30 YEARS!

WSS 30 Small LogoShare in our bold, ambitious future by giving as generously as possible to help sustain WSS.

Our goals are simple:  1) Enrich Our Programs, and 2) Raise Our Visibility.  So we can do more, serve more, and create more in the visual arts.

WSS annual fund helps us operate day to day — we can only do this with your support. We are thrilled to report a record-breaking year for 2014 with new highs in enrollment and with Lights, Action, Art! providing for new lights in our classrooms! But WSS needs your ongoing support to sustains us. Learn about our wish list and accomplishments in WSS’ 2014 Annual Letter.

WSS is a vibrant community of learning for the arts … because of YOU!

Every contribution makes a mark. Any amount is greatly appreciated. Your gift will change a life. Join Us. Engage. Support Us. DONATE ONLINE, and consider a recurring gift to WSS with PayPal.

WSS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable arts organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Donations by check are greatly appreciated. Prefer to gift stock or other property? Please contact us.

Our Supporters

Volunteers

Washington Studio School depends on the generous commitment of time and energy from a team of hard working volunteers, many of whom are students.  As is true with all nonprofits, this corps of well-trained volunteers is one of the School’s most valuable resources.  Their dedication is a testament to the sense of community that Washington Studio School fosters. To learn more about becoming a volunteer, please give us a call and ask for Tricia Garey or email us.

Contributors

WSS is extremely grateful for the ongoing support of its WSS community of artists, students, friends, and Board of Directors, Dupont Circle Citizens Association, Dupont Circle Historic Main Street, and the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities. Numerous and generous financial support from foundations and businesses helped build WSS. WSS is pleased to recognize the following groups: The National Endowment for the Arts, Prince Charitable Trusts, Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Microsoft, Dell Computers, Washington Post, Freddie Mac Foundation, and the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities.

Blic horizontal logoBlic horizontal logoWSS would like to thank Blick Art Materials for generously offering all the drawing supplies for our annual event THE BIG DRAW.

 

 

$100,000…We made it! You did it!

Thank you all for your generosity and being part of this pivotal campaign!

Washington Studio School’s first major campaign to bring more people into the WSS community, share our unique artistic vision widely, and raise funds for critical improvements to benefit students, artists and the public. Your generosity will help:

– Re-light our classrooms!
– Revamp our kitchen/student lounge
– Upgrade computer and sound equipment
– Replace old classroom equipment
– Buy art supplies, and much more

Every gift helped us to get over the top … Thank you!

Our WSS community expanded both in gifts and numbers to support Lights, Action, Art! This campaign relied on the tremendous generosity of many. This past fall, WSS friends and supporters helped kick off our Lights, Action, Art! campaign. And, we are so deeply grateful for this support – together donating $46,000. Adding to this impressive sum, WSS was grateful to receive an award in the form of a matching grant from the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities for $25,000. So much generosity is greatly appreciated.

Watch for our new lights, new classroom equipment, and functioning kitchen in the next few months. And, all because of each of you! Again, our warmest appreciation for all you do!

As we enter our 28th year, our vision to build a vibrant community for the visual arts is real, fueled by incredible energy, commitment and passion for our mission. Your support is a big part of our success.

Thank you for helping light our way to a “color-full” future!

 

 

Your Ongoing Support Sustains WSS

Read our 2013 Annual Letter.

Washington Studio School truly starts with you! 2013 was an impressive year because of your support. Learn more about our progress, our priorities, our plans, and how you can further help us thrive. Read our Annual Letter. Your generous financial contribution, at any level, makes our unique mission in the arts possible and is greatly appreciated. Be a part of our future with a donation to the WSS Annual Fund.

WSS is a 501(c)(3) and is dedicated to building a vibrant community of artists and an extraordinary curriculum of art instruction for adults and high-school teens. At WSS every donation received directly supports our student artists. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Donations by check are greatly appreciated, or you may donate online. WSS also accepts gifts of stock and other property.

Washington Studio School
2129 S Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008

 

Art Changes Lives. With your support there are so many more lives that WSS can touch through our exceptional arts programs.

Why Support The Arts? Read here.

 

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