Arlington County Community Arts

Arlington County Community Arts Arlington Community Arts is a section of the Community Recreation Division of Arlington County Virginia, Department of Parks & Recreation.

Operating as usual

Make an awesome 3-D Lizard!
09/11/2020

Make an awesome 3-D Lizard!

09/09/2020
Have some legos? Stamp a city!

Check out this video! Use some black mat board or construction paper, legos, and some paint to create an awesome retro city!

Create a Zig Zag Book to use as photo album or sketch book!
09/04/2020

Create a Zig Zag Book to use as photo album or sketch book!

09/03/2020
Arlington County Recreation, Youth & Family Programs

Fall themed art project with Ms. Liz! Follow along to make an awesome fall leaf painting!

What's your favorite part of fall?

Ms. Liz loves when the leaves change colors, so today she'll be teaching us how to make a beautiful watercolor leaves painting with a glue resist technique!

Did your family try this project? Leave a picture in the comments!

Create a BEAUTIFUL Sunflower at home using markers, a little paint, and some water!
08/28/2020

Create a BEAUTIFUL Sunflower at home using markers, a little paint, and some water!

08/25/2020
Art with Jim: Cezanne's Still Life!

Ever paint with paper? Join Mr. Jim for this colorful, tissue paper based activity for all-ages.

"I will astonish all of Paris with an apple!"

-Paul Cezanne

08/18/2020

Warning: Wombat Crossing! Ever wonder what the weirdest street sign is? Join Mr. Jim to design your very own silly street sign!

Sidewalk Art by Community Art Specialist Sheri B.. post photos of sidewalk art you do! We use Prang Gallery Freart chalk...
08/13/2020

Sidewalk Art by Community Art Specialist Sheri B.. post photos of sidewalk art you do! We use Prang Gallery Freart chalk to get those vibrant colors!

Beautiful Batik is made in many countries around the world!  Make your own adaptation at home with supplies around the h...
08/07/2020

Beautiful Batik is made in many countries around the world! Make your own adaptation at home with supplies around the house! Check out the "notes" section for instructions!

08/07/2020

Batik Glue Paintings

Community Arts Outdoors is enjoying the beautiful weather and tie dying some shirts this afternoon!
08/05/2020

Community Arts Outdoors is enjoying the beautiful weather and tie dying some shirts this afternoon!

Arlington County Recreation, Youth & Family Programs
08/05/2020

Arlington County Recreation, Youth & Family Programs

Our Arlington County Community Arts experts created this beautiful butterfly at Madison Community Center! Did you get to see it before the rain?

More chalk masterpieces will be popping up at different community centers throughout the next 2 weeks. We can't wait to see the chalk art your family creates: https://parks.arlingtonva.us/rec-at-home/this-week/

Looking for something fun, creative and free? Join us for our outdoor programs: Link to register at the bottom. Plein Ai...
08/04/2020
Programs in the Park - Parks & Recreation

Looking for something fun, creative and free? Join us for our outdoor programs:
Link to register at the bottom.

Plein Air Painting
Painting outdoors - it’s called Plein Art Painting! On Thurs., Aug.6 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Fairlington Park, show your creative side as paint al fresco on easels. Ages 13+; register adults and youth."

Community Arts Outdoors: Flying Objects!
Join us on Wed., Aug. 12, 11 a.m. at Fort Ethan Allen Park we will be making paper airplanes and flying objects! This is an all-ages program. Register youth with parent/guardian.

Plein Air Painting
Painting outdoors - it’s called Plein Art Painting! On Thurs., Aug. 13 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, show your creative side as paint al fresco on easels. Ages 13+; register adults and youth."

Community Arts Outdoors: Spatter Art!
Join us for a series of Art Workshops! On Wed., Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. at Bon Air Park, we will be doing splatter paintings! This is an all-ages program. Register youth with parent/guardian.

https://parks.arlingtonva.us/programs-in-the-park/

Parks & Rec has a packed calendar of fun, free programs in our parks!

The outdoor fun continues into August with Arlington County Parks and Recreation! We’ve got a calendar full of FREE prog...
08/04/2020
Free Outdoor Programs - Parks & Recreation

The outdoor fun continues into August with Arlington County Parks and Recreation! We’ve got a calendar full of FREE programming for all ages in our parks. Let’s get together in a safe, socially distanced way to stay active! Below is a list of fun, outdoor things to do near you. You can check out the full list of free in-person programs and register here https://parks.arlingtonva.us/july-outdoor-programming/

Registration is required based on the Governor’s Guidelines; no walk-ups allowed.) If you aren’t comfortable venturing out, check out our virtual programming.

Sharing what Renee Gorsky created in response to Art with Jim. BEAUTIFUL!!!
07/31/2020

Sharing what Renee Gorsky created in response to Art with Jim. BEAUTIFUL!!!

Some great artists making nature journals at Ft. Bernard Park this evening with the Rec on Wheels program!
07/27/2020

Some great artists making nature journals at Ft. Bernard Park this evening with the Rec on Wheels program!

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Earthfest at Arlington Mill!! We used templates to transfer on corrugated cardboard, then carved the design with incising tools. Tempera paint sponged on and...voila! Instant upcycled masterpiece!