Year of the Pig Painting
February 2nd & 3rd
Sat 10AM-6PM & Sun12PM-6PM
The Year of the Pig begins this Chinese New Year, February 5th. According to Chinese astrology, 2019 will be a year full of joy, friendship, love, and prosperity! It will be an especially good year for growing and learning new skills. Celebrate the coming Year of the Pig at Artbeat with one of our special Pig-themed projects. You can paint a pig on a small canvas, with our pig stencil as a guide, or make an adorable pig plaque with pink felt ears. $15 pp includes all materials
Romancing the Square
Sat February 9th
4PM-6PM – Woven Hearts & Gift-making
Capitol Square’s annual “Romancing the Square” event celebrates the spirit of Valentine’s Day with activities on Saturday, February 9th throughout East Arlington’s Mass Ave. business district. Stop by Artbeat any time from 4pm-6pm to make a free woven paper heart. You can also stay and make a Valentine’s Day gift in the studio (studio projects $15+pp)
6PM-8PM – Valentine Painting w/ Custom Mug
After the Romancing the Square festivities, adults can join us for a special Valentine Canvas Painting class ($30). We will also show you how to create a custom mug or tumbler with your artwork (starting at $20pp and ready for pick-up the next day).
We Make a Great Pear
February 10th Sun 12PM-6PM
Nothing says I love you like a good old fashioned pun. This Valentines Day at Artbeat, paint yourself and a loved one reimagined as in “We make a great pear!” $15 pp includes all materials
Valentine’s Day Card-making
The best kind of Valentines are handmade. Come to the studio to make your own Valentine’s Day cards using our buffet of beautiful patterned papers.
Presidential Peg Dolls
February 16th – 22nd
Sat 10AM-6PM & Sun 12PM-6PM & Mon 10AM-6PM
This President’s Day weekend, you can paint your own little presidential peg dolls with the likeness of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, or another favorite U.S. president. Or paint your own peg dolls family during our open studio every day during school vacation week (other studio projects also available. $15 pp and up
African Heritage Pillow
February 23rd & 24th
Kente cloth is an icon of African cultural heritage around the world, recognized by its bright multicolored patterns, geometric shapes and bold designs. Kente cloth is considered a sacred cloth, originally worn only in times of extreme importance. Today it is still used specially for child naming ceremonies, graduations, weddings, and funerals. To honor African Cultural Heritage, join us in the studio for this special project. You’ll learn the symbolic meanings of each color and use our strips of colored felt to create your own Kente-inspired pattern on a decorative felt pillow $15 pp.