Monroe Street Studio

Workshops and Events

Ukrainian Folk “Pysanky” Easter Egg Decorating

Ukrainian Folk "Pysanky" Easter Egg Decorating

Let’s Celebrate Easter Together!

The Ukrainian folk art of decorating Easter eggs, known as “Pysanky” is a deeply historical artistic tradition. Lean the process of selecting symbolic designs, applying heated beeswax with a Kistka (stylus) in a wax-resist method, while layering colors of dye. To reveal the egg’s final design, we melt the wax away to show all the colors.

SESSION: Spring 2024

Saturday, March 9

Age: Adult
Dates: 3/9
Note: 3:00pm – 5:30pm
Class size: 10 Students
Price $65 per student

Includes all materials, including egg shells.

Exquisite Easter Egg Family Bonding Workshop

Exquisite Easter Egg Family Bonding Workshop

An Adult & Child Art Partnership Workshop you will love. Working together as a team of two, you and your child, aged 5 and older, (note: scissors and glue guns will be carefully used) will create an extravagant, extraordinary egg that is uniquely yours. Guests will learn techniques to make papier-mache forms to design decorative Easter eggs.  You and your child will apply art techniques with lovely, sparkling materials and embellishments under the guidance of our resident artist. You will depart with an exquisite work of art suitable for display in your home or as a special gift created by you for a loved one.

SESSION: Spring 2024

Saturday, March 23

Age: Adult
Dates: 3/23
Note: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Class size: 6 Families
Price for Two Students: $70 (additional $20 for another participant, please pay at the studio)

Includes all materials. 

Family Bonding

Family Bonding Time

Family Bonding Time

Monroe Street Studio is excited to offer Family Bonding Times on Saturdays from 2:00 – 3:30 pm. We consider our Studio to be a big art family, and we would like to invite your family and loved ones to experience the joy of creating art together. This is a great opportunity for your family or group to gather in the studio space and connect over a selection of art-based activities. Attendees will have guidance from an experienced art teacher and will have materials provided to express their creative side. We welcome people of all ages and experience levels to join!

For Family Bonding Time, we offer the following activities:

  • Painting (Acrylic, Watercolor, Oil Pastel)
  • Printmaking
  • Clay Modeling
  • Glazing Bisque (Pre-made Piece)
  • Glass Painting
  • Hand Sewing
  • Seasonal Craft Project (Ornaments, Easter Eggs and More)

If you are interested in scheduling a session for your family or group, please contact us at art@monroestreetstudio.com

Exquisite Easter Eggs

Exquisite Easter Egg Workshop

A Parent and Child Art Partnership Workshop you will love. Working together as a team, you and your child, aged 6 and older, (note: scissors and glue guns will be carefully used) will create an extravagant, extraordinary egg that is uniquely yours. Guests will learn techniques to make papier-mache forms to design decorative Easter eggs.  You and your child will apply art techniques with lovely, sparkling materials and embellishments under the guidance of our resident artist. You will depart with an exquisite work of art suitable for display in your home or as a special gift created by you for a loved one.

 

 

One Day “All Around the Studio” Workshop for Children

Monroe Street Studio offers a one-day workshop during the days when Fairfax County Schools are closed for students, during school breaks and holidays!
This is a great opportunity for new students to get familiar with our studio’s artistic approach. Try their hand at painting, drawing, clay art, mosaic, and many more wonderful projects.
Small class of 6 students ensure personal attention from the Art Teacher and focus on supporting individual skill and knowledge building.
Come create together and join our amazing art family!
Children should bring their own packed lunch and water.

If you are interested in a session, please contact us at art@monroestreetstudio.com

GAMING, COSPLAY AND MOLD MAKING WORKSHOPS

COSPLAY, TABLE TOP GAMING, AND MOLDING

Basics of Casting and Molding

Beginner and returning adult students will learn how to create molds and cast from three types of objects. The student will learn how to create a pour over mold for creating a flat facade piece; a 2-part mold to replicate a decorative gnome; and finally, learn how to encapsulate an object. Molding and casting materials will be provided. 

This project takes 5 classes to complete.

Sessions: Coming soon

Session: Coming soon

COSPLAY, TABLE TOP GAMING, AND MOLDING

Creating Cosplay Props and Accessories

Beginner and returning adult students will learn to create props and cosplay accessories from foam, clay and plastic. The student will learn to create 3 types of props using a variety of techniques: horns, an amulet, and a dagger. A large selection of basic materials will be available. More advanced materials and visual effect components will be available for purchase at the studio or from local and online sellers.  

This project takes 5 classes to complete.

Sessions: Coming soon

Sessions: Coming soon

COSPLAY, TABLE TOP GAMING, AND MOLDING

Creating Table Top Game Scenery

Beginner and returning adult students will learn to design and create terrain and visual effects for tabletop gaming using foam, clay and plastic. The student will learn visual storytelling concepts and construction techniques to create their own design projects. The class will focus on the three most common scenes used in any table game: the ruins, the campsite, and a building. A large selection of basic materials, bits and scenery material will be available. More advanced materials and visual effect components will be available for purchase at the studio or from local and online sellers.  

This project takes 5 classes to complete.

Sessions: Coming soon

Sessions: Coming soon

Did you miss the beginning of the session but still want to enroll? Want to do a trial class to see if it is a good fit for your student?  Opportunities are available – please contact art@monroestreetstudio.com for details.