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Afterschool Art Classes in Columbia Heights

BloomBars in Columbia Heights (3222 11th Street, NW) is offering a couple of free or low-cost after-school art classes for students ages 7 to 12.

Art After School

From now until March 7, students ages 7 to 12 can participate in free art classes every Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at BloomBars.

DC area artist and creative camp director Marissa Long teaches the Art After School program that she writes is a “fun and engaging, artistic after-school activity that stimulates imagination and prompts independent thinking. Rather than focusing on pre-prescribed or “how to” artistic activities, Art After School invites youth of all skill levels and interests to imagine and create with a variety of accessible materials.”

For the schedule and descriptions of the classes, go to Marissa’s blog make/believe

These classes are funded by the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities and if you would like to see this program continued, you can help make this happen by making an on-line tax-deductible donation here.


Heart to Art

Starting Thursday, February 9 and  every Thursday through May from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at BloomBars, girls ages 7 to 12 can participate in Heart to Art, a “superhero school for young girls who want to use art to change the world” led by vocalist Tamika Love Jones. 

Each week, students will take on a new topic (environment, civil rights, peace, health, disease, conflict resolution), and then explore that issue through music, dance, visual arts, film and theater.

This costs $10 per class or $100 for the 12 sessions.