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August Free-for-All

Inside. Outdoors. In-person. Online. At WSS and all around D.C., 

August Free-for-All was an amazing success thanks to everyone who came out and participated in our free August events!

A month-long celebration of the art and public art programming, WSS was thrilled to offer free public art events throughout August. 

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August Free-for-All may be over, but there are great events and public programs planned throughout the Fall!

Past Events

  • Fri, Mar 01
    Mar 01, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Washington Studio School, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Mar 01, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Washington Studio School, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Join Washington Studio School and Friends of Dupont ArtWalk on Friday, March 1st from 6 to 8 pm for the opening exhibition of Junctions, a solo show celebrating the works of our most recent Master Certificate Program graduate, Peggy Greene.
  • Multiple Dates
    Sun, Feb 25
    Feb 25, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Washington Studio School, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Feb 25, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Washington Studio School, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    In-person Figure Drawing Sessions are back at WSS for the Winter Term! Sundays, 1-4 pm, for 10 weeks, January 28 - March 31
  • Fri, Feb 23
    Feb 23, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Washington, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Feb 23, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Washington, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Bring in a piece you need feedback on, or just attend as a spectator. See you then!
  • Thu, Feb 15
    Feb 15, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Washington Studio School, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Feb 15, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Washington Studio School, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    WSS faculty members Courtney Applequist & Brian Kelley will engage their students, Suzanne Harper and Alvaro Peralta, in a talk about the process and role of mentorship in their work. All four artists are participants in our current exhibition Ricochet: Student/Faculty 2024.
  • Fri, Feb 02
    Feb 02, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Washington Studio School, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Feb 02, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Washington Studio School, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Join us for February's First Friday ArtWalk, for an exclusive preview of our Student / Faculty Show: Ricochet!
  • Thu, Jan 18
    Jan 18, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Washington Studio School, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Jan 18, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Washington Studio School, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Join us for a panel discussion with the Washington Studio School faculty for Third Thursday as they exchange insights and ideas about our current faculty small works show on January 18th from 7 to 8:30pm!
  • Fri, Jan 05
    Jan 05, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Washington Studio School, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Jan 05, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Washington Studio School, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Join us on First Friday ArtWalk, for an exclusive preview of our Faculty Small Works Show!
  • Sat, Dec 16
    Dec 16, 2023, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Washington, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Dec 16, 2023, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Washington, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Show your love for Washington Studio School and join us for our most fun event yet!
  • Fri, Dec 08
    Dec 08, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Washington, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Dec 08, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Washington, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Bring in a piece you need feedback on, or just attend as a spectator. See you then!
  • Fri, Dec 01
    Dec 01, 2023, 6:00 PM – Dec 02, 2023, 8:00 PM
    Washington Studio School, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Dec 01, 2023, 6:00 PM – Dec 02, 2023, 8:00 PM
    Washington Studio School, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Join us on First Friday ArtWalk, for an exclusive preview of our Faculty Small Works Show!
  • Fri, Nov 03
    Nov 03, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Washington Studio School, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Nov 03, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Washington Studio School, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Join us for First Friday November! Explore Traces of Memory, an exhibition of works by California-based artist Yumiko Glover, examining the cross-cultural memories that bind Japan and the United States. Then create your own artwork and trace your memories too.
  • Fri, Oct 20
    Oct 20, 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Washington Studio School, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Oct 20, 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Washington Studio School, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Please join us for a heartfelt au revoir celebration to our beloved Artistic Director Jill Phillips. RSVP is appreciated, not required.
  • Fri, Oct 06
    Oct 06, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Washington Studio School, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Oct 06, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Washington Studio School, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Join us for the First Friday October Opening Reception of Traces of Memory, an exhibition of works by California-based artist Yumiko Glover, exploring the cross-cultural memories that bind Japan and the United States. RSVP is appreciated.
  • Sat, Sep 30
    Sep 30, 2023, 7:00 PM – Oct 01, 2023, 12:00 AM
    Washington, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Sep 30, 2023, 7:00 PM – Oct 01, 2023, 12:00 AM
    Washington, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Join us this ART ALL NIGHT! Add to a dynamic installation of paper-based works, draw from live figure models and dance to the beats of DJ Taylor Trostle. RSVP is appreciated, not required.
  • Multiple Dates
    Mon, Sep 18
    Sep 18, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Online Via Zoom
    Sep 18, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Online Via Zoom
    Join WSS each Monday for an opportunity to practice figure work from a model live via Zoom in a monitored but non-instructed session. Each session includes a series of 2-, 5-, and 10-minute poses the first hour and one long pose the second hour.
  • Sat, Sep 16
    Sep 16, 2023, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019, USA
    Sep 16, 2023, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019, USA
    RSVPs are not required but appreciated. Draw and paint with a group outdoors at locations across the District. All levels welcome. Free and open for all. Bring your own materials.
  • Wed, Sep 13
    Sep 13, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
    Washington Studio School , 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Sep 13, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
    Washington Studio School , 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Please join us in hosting Healoha Johnston from Bishop Museum located in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi on Wednesday, Sept 13, for a lecture: Shaped by the Elements: Art and Resistance in Hawaiʻi. Registration Required. Pay what you Can.
  • Fri, Sep 01
    Sep 01, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Washington Studio School, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Sep 01, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Washington Studio School, 2129 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    RSVPs are not required. First Friday is a free art walk open to the public and our doors are open and waiting for you! Experience the large scale portraiture installations in the WSS Gallery and see the community-wide summer-long exhibition See-and-be-Seen before it comes down!

Our programming is supported in-part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. 

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