For over 33 years, Washington Studio School has believed in the power of art education to change lives. For years, WSS was largely run by a dedicated group of part-time staff and volunteers who have shaped the unique community we are today. Our Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and supporters ensure that we can continue to offer a distinctive studio based art curriculum from a diverse and talented roster of faculty, numerous free programs ranging from rotating exhibitions and associated artist conversations to our Open Houses and Annual Big Draw, as well as several scholarship and work-study opportunities each year.
Our fee-based income only covers about 70% of the costs of keeping our class offerings affordable, programs free and open to the public, equipment in good shape, and talented faculty and professional staff on board. The remaining 30% of our budget comes from the generosity of individuals, foundation and small business supporters who ensure we’re able to nurture and grow this diverse community.
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Securing our Future
Today, our organization is emerging as a hub for artists of all skill levels and walks of life, as we continue to reach new communities across the District and the region. Help us to:
Ensure our classes remain affordable and related programs free to all District area residents through increased scholarship and work-study opportunities.
Increase our community involvement and partnerships in the District and beyond
Continue to promote Washington-area artists and bring top local and national artists to WSS for classes, workshops, and conversations.
On behalf of all of us at WSS, thank you for your generosity and being a part of our future! We are where we are today because of the financial generosity and volunteerism of our community.
Call or email WSS Managing Director, Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah at 202.234.3030 or
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