Art Studios

Due to COVID-19, our studios are closed to the public. Art Studio questions can be directed to Homer Ailstock at 703-228-5925 or hailstock@arlingtonva.us.

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.

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


Open Studio

Open Studio Drop-In Pottery

  • First-come, first-serve.
  • Previous experience is required.

Clay must be purchased at the TJ Art Studio; outside clay is not allowed.

A 25 lb. bag of clay is $16. When recycled clay is available, it is .80¢ per pound.

Monday: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Saturday (Oct - May): 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Passes Fees
Residents $20 per time block
Non-County Residents $25 per time block
County Senior Residents – Pottery $14 per time block
Resident Multi-Pass $108 (6 sessions)
County Senior Residents (62+) $75.60 (6 sessions)
Non-County Residents $140 (6 sessions)

One-On-One Session: Pottery & Jewelry

One-On-One Session: Pottery & Jewelry

  • Open to all skill levels.
  • Individual instruction provided.
  • Space is limited to two participants.

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

Try-It Wheel Workshop Jewelry Intensive
2-hour Session 3-hour Session
$44 $97
Minimum age 11 Minimum age 16

Person doing wooodworking

Independent Study: Jewelry & Woodworking

Our independent studies are for experienced artists interested in jewelry or woodworking and are not instructional.

The registration fee is $26 for County Residents and $31 for Non-County Residents for a 3-hour session and a minimum of five participants must register.

For information and scheduling, 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.