Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing - Washington, DC

Plaza Artist Materials Washington DC

Parking

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.

Public Transportation

  • 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.

Custom framing

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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

Acrylic Pouring – New Techniques
Friday, February 22: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Free!

Just when you think you have poured your heart out enough using this technique, they just keep coming out with new innovative ways to keep Pouring. Let’s dive even deeper into the pouring experience and the new tricks and tools people have come up with like using kitchen strainers? Oh yes- kitchen strainers are amazing to paint with.


Oil Painting Part 1: Where and How to Start
Friday, March 1: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Free!

How you start a painting is way more important to a finished painting than you might think. Let us guide you through best practices with materials and lay down the foundations for success. We will spend time going over drawing in your vision, the importance of good composition and underpainting. Participants are encouraged to purchase a canvas at the beginning of series so they can create a finished painting by parts two or three.


Oil Painting Part 2: Using Oil Mediums
Friday, March 8: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Free!

Today we will get into the thin and thick of Oil Painting. What does painting ‘lean to fat’ really mean? Play with Oil painting mediums and learn what they all do. Learn the importance of choosing your palette and choosing the correct brushes. We will also introduce you to painting solvent-free. Participation in Part One of the series is not necessary.


Oil Painting Part 3: Building Luminosity and Dimension
Friday, March 15: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Free!

Discover the amazing transformations Glazing gives to your paintings. The joy of oil painting is the multiple transparent layers you can build that bring your painting to life. Luminosity and dimension are what draws the eye. It makes all that work on the underpainting come to life with light and color. Participation in Part One and Two not necessary.


Pouring Madness!
Saturday, March 16: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Free!

Come learn THREE advanced pouring techniques to take your pieces to the next level. Join us in learning new approaches such as flip cup, balloon smash, and swish! You’ll have the opportunity to create your own piece to take home along with tips and tricks to try on your own, featuring Golden paint and Ampersand surfaces.


Bookmaking
Friday, March 29: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Free!

Ever wanted to bullet journal – from scratch? We love making handmade journals here at Plaza. Come make a book with us. We will teach you how to sew signatures, create a binding and put it all together. Then there is even more fun to come as you decorate your one-of-a-kind book.