What You'll Do
Creativity isn't a faucet that can be turned on and off, though it can sometimes be helped along by a pour. With a glass of wine in hand and professional artist Claudia Olivos leading the way, you'll have a chance to think outside the box and follow your painting muse. Together with her husband, Sergio, Claudia will offer a primer on color theory and composition, giving a live demonstration that sheds light on abstract art and mixed-media painting. As you put brush to canvas on your own work of art, Claudia and Sergio will make the rounds, offering as much help as you need to make your vision a reality.
Tap into Your Creativity
Instead of painting a stock photo, professional artists Claudia and Sergio Olivos help you harness your inner vision and paint a beautiful, original work of art
BYO Wine and Snacks
Bring along your favorite vintage and a platter of hors d'oeuvres to keep your mind limber and your appetite satisfied while painting
Each event is capped at 12 participants; each event requires a minimum of 8 participants in order to take place.
With a master's degree in painting and works displayed all over the world, Claudia and Sergio Olivos could justifiably focus solely on their artistic careers; however, they believe in spreading the joy of art to people of all ages. Over their more than 25 years of combined experience, the pair has taught and worked at such venues as the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria and the Smithsonian Institute.
Where You'll Meet
Run by successful artists Claudia and Sergio Olivos, Olivos ARTstudio encourages guests to tap into their inner creativity as they hone their technique. The intimate studio—its walls blanketed with colorful art—hosts private and group lessons where artists of all ages can express themselves.