For more than 30 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. Today, WSS is a financially strong organization that reaches more than 3,500 students and visitors annually.
Our vision of "drawing the artist out in everyone," shapes our distinctive studio-based curriculum, numerous free programs, rotating exhibitions and financial aid program organized throughout the year.
As a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization, Our fee-based income only covers about 70% of the costs of keeping our class offerings affordable, programs free, equipment in good shape, and talented faculty and professional staff on board. The remaining 30% of our budget comes from the generosity of individual, foundation and corporate donors as well as grant makers to help support our ambitious programs.
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Securing our Future
Today, our organization is emerging as a hub for studio-based arts education and engagement opportunities for artists of all skill levels. Help us:
Ensure our classes remain affordable and related programs free to all District area residents;
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
More Ways to Give
Interested in making a sustaining contribution? Click the button below to learn more about ways you can give by joining one of our Giving Circles, making a sustaining monthly contribution, or a qualified charitable distribution.
Washington Studio School is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization, Tax ID 52-1345165. Your gift is tax deductible to the extent fully allowed by law.