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Classes & Lectures -acting, dance, writing & more in Metro DC

Find classes in art, dance, theatre and writing in Metro DC on CultureCapital. Check here for schedules and information for drop in art and dance classes and writing workshops. Hear explorers, authors, historians tell their stories. Enroll your children, tweens and teens in fun and exciting art classes and camps designed to ignite their interest and spark life-long interest in the arts.

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Summer Camps & Programs in the Arts - Metro DC 2014
Find a Metro DC Summer Camp program that matches your child's interest in theatre, dance, music and visual arts. Whether they are toddlers, tweens or teens, there's a program that will spark their creativity, build on their talents and excite them through the summer season.
Colin Powell: On Life and Leadership: Evening Lecture and Book Signing
GW Lisner Auditorium
Mon, August 4
Gen. Colin Powell is one of America’s most respected and admired public figures. He shares his thoughts on reaching goals and realizing dreams during a life spent in service to his country.
Mars Up Close
National Geographic
Tue, August 5
To celebrate the new National Geographic book Mars Up Close, find out about the latest discoveries from the Red Planet as a panel of distinguished space scientists and Mars experts involved in current Mars exploration share what we’ve learned from Curiosity and the other Mars rovers.
The Nixon Tapes
National Archives
Fri, August 8
In his latest book, The Nixon Tapes, historian and author Douglas Brinkley and co-author Luke Nichter have transcribed President Nixon's tapes, permitting us to read an unprecedented account of one of the most controversial presidencies in U.S. history.
Free Summer Saturdays: Sketching Workshop and "Art + ___" Trivia Series
Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design
Sat, August 9
The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art and Design's Free Summer Saturdays series of programming includes gallery tours, workshops, demonstrations, and performances. Admission to the museum and to these special programs and workshops is free every Saturday between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend. This week, participate in a Sketching Workshop from 10:30am-12:30pm.
Handwriting Analysis Workshop
National Archives
Wed, August 13
Join us for a special evening viewing of the "Making Their Mark" exhibit and learn the basics of Handwriting Analysis from Edda Manley. Come see what you can discover about a person from the mark they make!
Phillips after 5: September Slow Down
The Phillips Collection
Thu, September 4
Celebrate the art of slowing down. Sip cocktails, savor local pickled delicacies and learn about the brining craft. See the Phillips with fresh eyes through close looking tours. In collaboration with FreshFarm Markets.
Sam Harris: Waking Up
GW Lisner Auditorium
Wed, September 10
Sam Harris’s new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. He will be in conversation with Michelle Boorstein, religion reporter for the Washington Post.
Children's Talk and Tour
Strathmore
Sat, September 13
Young art lovers enjoy a talk about the current exhibition. Get behind the brushstrokes and into the head, heart and history of the artists with these kid-friendly Saturday tours. The program includes a hands-on activity.
Highlights
Painting Under the Stars: Pink Flip Flops
Thu, July 31
VisArts at Rockville
Jewelry Workshop for Teens
Mon, August 11
The Art League
Summer Stock with Bob Boross
Mon, August 11
Joy of Motion Dance Center - Atlas
Cheers to the Chief! Favorite Presidential Cocktails: Evening Seminar with tasting
Tue, August 12
National Museum of the American Indian
Cocktails and Canvas: Pink Tulip
Fri, August 15
VisArts at Rockville
Community Forum: Sister Waterways
Fri, August 15
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Date Night: Chef's Table
Sat, August 16
Workhouse Arts Center
The Burning of Washington, 1814: Evening Lecture
Thu, August 21
Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center
Building Characters Readers Love…or Love to Hate
Sat, August 23
The Writer's Center
Drawing Marathon: 9/6
Sat, September 6
VisArts at Rockville
Move This World (for Women)
Sat, September 6
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
The Supreme Court: A Preview of the New Term: All-Day Seminar
Tue, September 9
Supreme Court
Author Talk
Sun, September 14
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Michelangelo in Rome: An Architectural Journey: Evening Seminar
Mon, September 15
Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center