Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing - Washington, DC
Plenty of metered parking on the surrounding streets during weekdays; on weekends parking is available on 19th street. There are also several parking garages in the area including one in the building in which we are located whose hours are M-F 7am-7pm.
- From Dupont Circle Station (Red Line): Head south on 19th Street for 2.5 blocks. Plaza will be on the right before you get to L Street.
- From Farragut North Station (Red Line): Head west on L Street for 1.5 blocks, turn right on 19th Street, walk a half block and we are on your left.
- From Farragut West Station (Blue and Orange Lines): Head west on I Street for one block, turn right at 19th Street, walk two and a half blocks and we are on your left before you get to M Street.
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From your finest artwork to your newly earned diploma, Plaza frames it all! Our expert picture framing design team is ready and waiting for you to bring in your treasures.
Events in our Washington, DC Store
Watercolor made easy with Watercolor pencils. If you were scared to try watercolor let us wash away your fears. These are basically colored pencils that magically turn into watercolors when you get them wet.
Hands On Paint Pouring Extravaganza!
It’s back! This time with string gel! Create your own paint pouring masterpiece using string gel! Come to any Plaza Art Store anytime between 1:00pm and 4:00pm on Saturday, June 23rd to inspire your creativity through seamless surfaces, pools of colors, flowing applications, and various mark making. Experience a variety of techniques like dripping, stringing, drizzling, pouring, puddling, marbling, dragging, & more. All supplies provided! One canvas per person. While supplies last. Bring or buy your own surface for any additional pieces. Maximum size: 8in x 10in. Liquitex Pouring Medium and String Gel will be 40% off list and Liquitex Ink! will be 30% off list!
Explore Daniel Smith Watercolor
Join us for a fun and interesting conversation with Scott Stevenson, Sales Representative for DANIEL SMITH Manufacturing. Have questions about Quinacridone pigments? Wonder where the color Serpentine comes from? How does the color Moonglow gets its name or how does DANIEL SMITH test pigments for lightfastness? What’s granulation? This is a great opportunity to ask questions in a conversational and relaxed atmosphere.
The presentation will start off with the history of DANIEL SMITH Manufacturing and the many aspects of developing DANIEL SMITH products. You will see firsthand lab paint outs, minerals used to manufacture colors in the PrimaTek line and more. The finale...the exciting opportunity to sample a selection of our colors and put paint to paper!!! All participants will receive some free samples!
Put that phone away and play with Camera-less photography- no photo equipment, darkroom or chemicals needed. Make amazing images with just the light of day and a little water with the oldest photographic printing process.
Paint is not just for canvas. Let’s make some fun sun catchers. Learn to use paint makers and other art materials to create fun art you can hang in a window, off your rear view mirror or use as an ornament anywhere.
Pour your Heart Out
Make amazing paintings with Pouring medium. It’s the newest YouTube sensation. You don’t even need a brush, gravity does all the work for us. Who knew that you too can create exciting Abstract Art. Note: Paintings do not dry quickly but can be picked up at the store any time after the demo. We will keep them safe for you while they dry.
Block and Monoprinting
See how fun printing can be. Learn to make works of art with pre-carved block prints as well as making one of a kind Monoprints with a Gel Plate. Create even more dimension by layering both to create neat effects.
Water Color Resist
If Watercolor seems intimidating, it won’t after today. Learn Resist and Frisket techniques that take watercolor from scary to simple. All we need to conquer this medium is a crayon. Irresistible!
Neanderthal Stencil Project
Ancient Man created art in caves. We are going to use similar techniques to make art in the park. The cool part is you already have your own unique stencil…your hand. We will be using Marabu Art Sprays in exciting colors. Come by and unleash your creative caveman within!