Art Studios

People in an art studio

 

The TJ Art Studio at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center provides a creative space for artists to attend classes, workshops, independent studies and artful events.

Art Studio questions can be directed to Homer Ailstock at 703-228-5925 or hailstock@arlingtonva.us.

Register today and start learning and practicing crafts in three unique disciplines: ceramics, jewelry, and woodworking.


Open Studio

Wheel Time

Wheel time is for participants with previous experience to work at their own pace with no instruction provided. 

  • Registration is required for all sessions. No drop-ins.
  • Space is limited to 8 people per session.
  • Clay must be purchased at the TJ Art Studio; outside clay is not allowed.

 

Fees
Residents $20 per time block
Non-County Residents $25 per time block
County Senior Residents – Pottery $14 per time block
 25lb Bag of Clay  $16 per bag
 Recycled Clay (when available)  80¢ per pound

How to register for a session

  • Visit https://registration.arlingtonva.us
  • Click on ACTIVITIES in the blue banner > scroll right to TJ Art Studios > select Wheel Time > scroll down until you see the calendar.
  • Select your session from available timeslots and add to your cart.

 

 Wheel Time Schedule
 Wednesday  10:30am - 1:30pm
  5:30pm - 8:30pm
 Saturday  1:30pm -4:30pm

*dates and times subject to change       

   


Person doing wooodworking

Independent Study: Woodworking 

Our well-equipped studio is a perfect resource for those with previous Woodworking experience. These sessions are not instructional, but a qualified studio tech is available to answer questions and ensure safety.

  • Registration is required for all sessions. No drop-ins.  
  • A minimum of 5 registered participants are needed for a session to go.
  • Space is limited to 6 people per session.
  • Minimum age 16.
  Fee 
County Residents   $26 per time block
 Non-County Residents  $31 per time block
 County Senior Residents - Woodshop     $18 per time block

 

How to register for a session

  • Visit https://registration.arlingtonva.us
  • Click on ACTIVITIES in the blue banner > scroll right to TJ Art Studios > select Woodshop > scroll down until you see the calendar.
  • Select your session from available timeslots and add to your cart. 

 

Independent Study: Woodshop Schedule
 Wednesday 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
 Saturday 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
 *dates and times subject to change

 

 

 

 

For information and any questions, please contact Homer Ailstock at 703-228-5925 or hailstock@arlingtonva.us.


Accommodation and Accessibility

Arlington County can provide reasonable accommodations upon request for participants with disabilities. An advance of two weeks notice is preferred. For information about access and inclusion, please call 703-228-5918

The County believes no participant should miss any desired class, camp, or program due to fee barriers. For information about qualifying fee reductions, please call 703-228-5920

For general information, please contact Homer Ailstock at 703-228-5925 or hailstock@arlingtonva.us.

Please note that the TJ Art Studio is closed from August to Labor Day.