Resident ARTifact
Mar
29
6:00 pm18:00

Resident ARTifact

  • Petworth Neighborhood Library

This community art project and social media campaign invites participants to share the stories of those everyday or found objects that hold special meaning. Follow the project via the hashtags #residentartifact and #petworthdc and @residentartifact.  Make a small collage using objects you bring - supplemental materials will be available.  ArasDance will performing.  Refreshments available.  Sign up because space is limited.  The event will take place at Petworth Neighborhood Library - 4200 Kansas Ave. NW; WDC 20011

Story Cloth Prints with Susi Cora
Apr
8
10:00 am10:00

Story Cloth Prints with Susi Cora

  • ArtSpace

This Touchstone@ArtSpace workshop is offered for children 4-8 years old.  Siblings are welcome.  Caregivers are welcome to stay or drop off.  Children under 4 must be accompanied by a caregiver.  $10/child or $20/child for all 4 children's workshops. Sign up!

We will combine clay and printmaking!  Children will be able to apply paint to leather hard clay to make monoprints or carve into the clay to create an relief prints.  

Susi Cora works from a lifelong interest in the natural world.  Her process-driven practice lets the materials form inherent abstractions. She is in her 2nd year as a Touchstone Fellow.

Abstract Landscape Painting with Judy Guiliani
Apr
10
6:30 pm18:30

Abstract Landscape Painting with Judy Guiliani

  • ArtSpace

The Touchstone@ArtSpace workshop is for adults.   $10/person or $20/person for all 3 adult workshops. Sign up!

We will be working with acrylic paint to create an abstract landscape painting.  Some collage will also be used.  If you have a favorite landscape photograph please bring it to use as a reference.  And remember.....grass does not have to be green.

After raising her family and a career as a college administrator, Judy Giuliani worked as a graphic designer. Her work in graphic design and a long held interest in art led to her current career as an abstract painter.  

Rock City with Paula Lantz and Ann Gordon
Apr
29
10:00 am10:00

Rock City with Paula Lantz and Ann Gordon

  • ArtSpace

This Touchstone@ArtSpace workshop is offered for children 4-8 years old.  Siblings are welcome.  Caregivers are welcome to stay or drop off.  Children under 4 must be accompanied by a caregiver.  $10/child or $20/child for all 4 children's workshops. Sign up!

We are going to have fun recreating and decorating a city using broken sidewalk and other rock from construction sites in the neighborhood. Children are welcome to bring things they find in nature to help accompany their mini city.  

Paula Lantz paints using the energy of intense color and collage combined, the abstracted figures reflect mysteries in our personal, emotional and spiritual life.  Ann Gordon'swork reflects strains of classical American Realism through her passions of water, light, shadow, reflections, transparency, and translucence.  She works in watercolor, oil paints, stained glass.

Foam Printmaking with Ellyn Weiss
May
2
4:00 pm16:00

Foam Printmaking with Ellyn Weiss

  • ArtSpace

This Touchstone@ArtSpace workshop is offered for children 4-8 years old.  Siblings are welcome.  Caregivers are welcome to stay or drop off.  Children under 4 must be accompanied by a caregiver.  $10/child or $20/child for all 4 children's workshops. Sign up!

This very rewarding printmaking process uses thin sheets of foam, a sharp tool like a pen to turn a drawing into a print.  Children will learn how to make an edition of 5-10 prints of the same work. 

Ellyn Weiss works in a wide variety of media. The paintings and sculpture in her most recent solo shows have used wax, oil bar, dry pigment and tar.  Weiss's work has, for many years, been inspired by the imagery of biological and natural structures and most recently, by the threats posed to life by global climate change. She is a current Touchstone Foundation board member and former chair.

Intro to Intaglio Printmaking with Carol Moore
May
7
1:00 pm13:00

Intro to Intaglio Printmaking with Carol Moore

  • ArtSpace

The Touchstone@ArtSpace workshop is for adults.   $10/person or $20/person for all 3 adult workshops. Sign up!

Try your hand at drypoint, an intaglio printmaking technique.  We will be using a variety of tools such as a hard-point "needle", sand paper, steel wool and chine-colle' on plexiglass.  Open to all levels. Bring your line drawings and doodles for inspiration.  We will also have some images on hand.   

Carol Moore creates lithographs and intaglio etchings with a personal connection, including portraits focusing on her own human encounters, as well as images that address her interactions with the natural world. She is now in her 2nd year as a Touchstone Fellow.

Monoprints with Mary D. Ott
May
8
6:30 pm18:30

Monoprints with Mary D. Ott

  • ArtSpace

The Touchstone@ArtSpace workshop is for adults.   $10/person or $20/person for all 3 adult workshops. Sign up!

This in-depth, hands on workshop, joins the radiant qualities of prints with spontaneity of painting called Monotype.  Participants will roll ink on a piece of plexiglass.  Using various tools and natural materials to work in the ink - an image will be created.  Open to all levels.  

Mary D. Ott is an artist working in acrylic, mixed-media drawing and painting, and printmaking. She has been a member of the Touchstone Gallery, an artist-owned contemporary art gallery in Washington DC since 2001.

Painting like Mondrian
May
9
4:00 pm16:00

Painting like Mondrian

  • ArtSpace

This Touchstone@ArtSpace workshop is offered for children 4-8 years old.  Siblings are welcome.  Caregivers are welcome to stay or drop off.  Children under 4 must be accompanied by a caregiver.  $10/child or $20/child for all 4 children's workshops. Sign up!

Children will learn about the Dutch painter, Piet Mondrian - the meaning of his work, who he was and how music influenced him. Then using acrylic paint and canvas they will make their own masterpieces.  

Claudia Samper works in oil and acrylics.  She uses color to push and intensify emotions, depicting playfulness while masking the complexity of the human mind.   Shelley Lowenstein paints stories.  She captures moments in time - scenes of people engaged in the casual interactions that course through everyday life.  


An Inauguration Day Morning Service and Open Studio
Jan
20
8:00 am08:00

An Inauguration Day Morning Service and Open Studio

  • New Community Church and ArtSpace

ArtSpace and New Community Church are opening their doors on January 20, 2017.  Join us in silence, storytelling, scripture reading, meditation, prayer, yoga and art making. 

In light of our new political and national reality that's being inaugurated on this day, we will be using the powerful, thought provoking and relevant ancient story included in Michael Meade's book "Why the World Doesn't End - Tales of Renewal in Times of Loss" to weave our time together.  The story is about about an Old Woman who is weaving the most beautiful garment.  She is almost finished, but while she stirs the soup in a great cauldron a black dog awakens and moves to where she has left the garment on the floor. This story appears to be troubled with tragedy and filled with uncertainty but it also hints at new beginnings, renewal amidst the chaos.  Come hear more of the story, share, pray and create.  

8am - 9am:  Opening Service in the Sanctuary.  Joanna Andreae is graciously bringing us yoga to complete this special time.

9am-noon:  Open Studio at ArtSpace.  There will be projects for all ages offered during this time as an extension of the story by Michael Meade.  Other materials for poster making and other art will be avialable.  

$5 fee - supply donation welcomed.   

Common Thread
Oct
1
5:00 pm17:00

Common Thread

A fiber arts installation in the Shaw Neighborhood.   

New Community ArtSpace and the Shaw/Watha T. Daniels Neighborhood Library are joining fiber forces again to present a community fiber art installation as part of What's Going On: Voices of Shaw exhibit.  Fiber artists from the Shaw neighborhood will crochet a very long Common Thread in the comforts of their home, work, play and creative spaces.  

This event is open to all ages.  Enter to win your very own tapestry loom.  

Saturday, September 24th 7-9pm @ Shaw Library As part of Arts All Night we will be offering painting and fiber arts projects. Come make something and help us crochet.

Tuesday, September 27th 6-8pm @ ArtSpace  Drop in, bring a fiber project you are working on, and help us crochet our Common Thread. 

Saturday, October 1st @ 5pm from ArtSpace - Register and help us unravel the thread in various directions throughout the neighborhood and end up at Shaw Tavern for the closing event.  

Shaw Library:  7th and R Street NW;  ArtSpace: 614 S Street, NW basement

Arts All Night
Sep
24
7:00 pm19:00

Arts All Night

We were invited to participate in Arts All Night this year.  We will be at the Shaw Library hosting painting and fiber arts projects for you to try your hand in.  

I Belong Here
Jun
3
Jul 31

I Belong Here

I Belong Here is a juried show of student work from the Touchstone@ArtSpace project, which brings the artists of Touchstone Gallery to ArtSpace, to share their skills and passion with children and parents in a series of workshops. Now in its second year this project is supported by Touchstone Foundation for the Arts generous donors.

In March and April 2016 Touchstone Gallery artists, Maureen Squires, David Beers, Shelley Lowenstein, and Mary D. Ott worked with youth and adults at New Community ArtSpace to create works of art in a variety of media. A vibrant selection of the work produced during those workshops was on display at the Touchstone Gallery through the end of June and now on display at ArtSpace until the end of July 2016. 

Bent Colors - Dzifa Awunyo-Akaba - Artist Talk @ 1:30pm
May
1
1:00 pm13:00

Bent Colors - Dzifa Awunyo-Akaba - Artist Talk @ 1:30pm

Dzifa's photos capture the extraordinary curves and bends in everyday life through faces, places, buildings and brightly colored things.  In a collage of images she uncovers the interesting and the unconventional in the ordinary, patched largely across the three places she has called home - DC, Mali and Ghana.  Come along to view the winding of colors and curves brought to life by her photos that will be on display through December 2016.  

To see the exhibit at another time please contact Rachel Dickerson at dc.artspace@gmail.com.

Calligraphy Workshop
Apr
17
1:30 pm13:30

Calligraphy Workshop

Get introduced to calligraphic lines and movements that lead to making letterforms.  Using a broad edge, we will do exercises that can be combined into letters that will start you on your way to writing in a calligraphic style.  This class is designed to be an introduction to an art form that can be a satisfying lifelong study. Open to all levels.  Work will be considered for the Touchstone Gallery exhibit in June.  $10 supply fee. 

Maureen began her formal art training as a painting major with an affinity for the alphabet at Seaton Hill University. Her current work focuses on developing layers that contain and reflect the words she writes.  We are very excited to have her join ArtSpace for this workshop. For more information on Maureen go to:  http://www.touchstonegallery.com/index/#/maureen-squires

Monoprint Workshop
Apr
10
1:30 pm13:30

Monoprint Workshop

Try your hand at making a one-of-a-kind print. This in-depth, hands on workshop, joins the radiant qualities of prints with spontaneity of painting called Monotype.  Participants will roll ink on a piece of plexiglass.  Using various tools to work in the ink an image will be created.  Then participants will incorporate printing things such as dried grasses, mesh, etc.  Open to all levels.   Mary D. Ott is an artist working in acrylic, mixed-media drawing and painting, and printmaking. She has been a member of the Touchstone Gallery, an artist-owned contemporary art gallery in Washington DC since 2001. http://www.touchstonegallery.com/mary-d-ott/ 

These workshops are in partnership with members of the Touchstone Gallery.  Please specify which workshop you are interested in.  Each workshop is $10.  Student work will be considered for the Touchstone Gallery exhibit in June 2016.  Open to all levels

 

The Good News art by Andrew Williams
Mar
6
Apr 2

The Good News art by Andrew Williams

Andrew Williams is a MD-based artist who uses acrylic paintings to spread the Good News of Jesus. His new project, (GOOD NEWS BUGLE) consists of a series of paintings that shows the gospels in a cool and fun way. Simple pictures inspired by The Bible, pop art, graffiti and stained glass art can cause the viewers to observe themselves and start a new walk of life. Andrew was blessed at the age of 4, with a natural gift of creating art work.  With no certifications, just faith in God and the desire to share with the world the marvelous things that Jesus has done, he’s going to exhibit the Word of God. 

The Good New is on exhibit at New Community Church - ArtSpace gallery through March.  Exhibit open house is Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 1-4pm and artist talk is from 1:30-2:30pm. 

Open Studio Friday for the Holidays
Dec
11
4:00 pm16:00

Open Studio Friday for the Holidays

Join ArtSpace as we celebrate the holidays.  This family friendly open studio is open to to anyone interested in being crafty this season.  We will set up all kinds of supplies for holiday cards, ornaments, books and unique pieces of art.  $10 donation.  

Artwork by Drew Feith Tye will also be on display from her#fortysevenpieces collection and for sale at a 20% discount.  

For more info contact dc.artspace@gmail.com

Common Threads
Oct
11
3:00 pm15:00

Common Threads

The Shaw Neighborhood Library and New Community ArtSpace are joining fiber forces to present a community art installation. Follow a colorful thread that runs from both venues and experience various fiber art techniques along the way. Master fiber artists will offer demonstrations and hands-on crafts. Enter to win a gift bag filled with fun fiber goodies. There will be demonstrations in weaving, crochet and knitting, projects for kids and handcraft books available for check out.  Light refreshments will be served at 5pm at ArtSpace. 

Shaw Library (7th and R St NW)  and ArtSpace (614 S St NW basement) 

For more info @ http://www.artspacedc.org or www.dclibrary.org/watha

Discovery DC Artist Talk
Jun
14
1:30 pm13:30

Discovery DC Artist Talk

Join New Community ArtSpace and Sally Canzoneri in a photo display of DC.  Explore many parts of the city through Canzoneri's pictorial style to photography.

Viewers are invited to rearrange photos on panels, constructing different visions of DC much as readers can construct their own story in Choose Your Own Adventure books. The larger DC community is invited to participate by entering their own photos to be printed and shown on the panels.  To submit your photos email: dc.artspace@gmail.com before August 2nd.  

Kids Art Show 2015
Jun
7
4:00 pm16:00

Kids Art Show 2015

The kids at ArtSpace have been busy!  Check out their amazing artwork.  We will have yummy snacks, music, games and more art to make!

May
1
May 31

I Belong Here

  • Touchstone Gallery

In January, March and April 2015 Touchstone Gallery artists, Paula Lantz, David Beers, Shelley Lowenstein, Mary D. Ott and Judy Giuliani worked with youth and adults at New Community ArtSpace to create works of art in a variety of media through a program called Touchstone@ArtSpace. A vibrant selection of the work produced during those workshops are on display at the Touchstone Gallery through the end of May. Touchstone@ArtSpace is supported by a Community Arts Project grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and by the Touchstone Foundation for the Arts.