Arts Education

Classes at Lee Arts Center and Thomas Jefferson Arts Center

Groups Offering Arts Education Opportunities

 Lee Arts Center: visiting master artists offer workshops in a wide variety of visual arts media, including ceramics, printmaking, jewelry making, and book arts. Workshops are geared to advanced students and professional artists. Open studios offer working artists space and equipment to create their art.  

Arlington Recreation Division: Art classes, after-school arts programs and summer art camps are offered through the Arlington Recreation Division at several Arlington County locations. Classes include basketry, ceramics, drawing and painting, jewelry making, photography, ballet, tap, modern dance, ballroom dance, and guitar instruction. For a full schedule, call (703) 228-4747. 

Arlington Public School Humanities Project  Arlington County's Artists in the Schools program.  It places artists for assemblies, workshops and residencies throughout the school year in all disciplines.


The following Arlington arts groups offer classes for children and/or adults:


Synetic Theatre: 703-824-6200
The Children's Theatre: 703-548-1154
Educational Theatre Company 703-271-0222/Extension 5


Levine School of Music: 703-237-5655


Halau O'Aulani: 301-919-7905
Indian Dance Educators Association: 703-532-5479
Jane Franklin Dance: 703-298-3235
Los Quetzales Mexican Dance Ensemble 703-204-3466

Requiebros Spanish Dance Group: 703-684-1949

Literary and Media Arts

Arlington Independent Media: 703-524-2388
The Writer's Center: 301-654-8667

Visual Arts

Arlington Artists Alliance: 703-894-0538
Arlington Arts Center 703-248-6800